The Link Obituaries - 2016

Lillie Rebecca Bennett

CHESTERFIELD – Lillie Rebecca Bennett, 75 died on Monday, December 28, 2015. Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 1PM from the Drucilla A.M.E. Zion Church, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born on October 24, 1940 in Wadesboro, NC and the daughter of the late James Daniel and Beatrice Wallace. Lillie was educated in the Anson County, North Carolina public school system. Survivors: husband, William Bennett, Jr.; two sons, William Bennett, III, Cheraw, SC and Timothy Bennett,Chesterfield, SC; a daughter, Barbara Bennett, Cheraw, SC; two grandchildren, Amber Bennett and Nivion Lewis, both of Cheraw, SC; three sisters, Francis McCoy, Mary Burch, both of Morven, NC and Pecolia Evans (Charlie), Charlotte, NC.

Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield was in charge. Published in The Link, Page: 8, January 5, 2016.

Wiley Glen Curry

CHERAW – Mr. Wiley Glen Curry, age 72, died Thursday, December 31,2015 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 P.M. Monday, January 4, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation was from 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. Sunday, January 3, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Curry was born August 6, 1943 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Henry Luther and Mollie White Curry. He was a retired Construction Superintendent with Environmental Air Systems, Inc. of Greensboro, NC. Mr. Curry was a member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church, and the S.C. Army National Guard, serving during the Vietnam War. He was a true family man, who enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was known for his favorite pastime and hobby, gardening. In addition to his parents, Wiley was also preceded in death by his 8 brothers, H.L., J.C., Ed, Clarence, Walter, Charlie, Rudolph, and Robert Curry; and by 2 sisters, Clarice Leslie, and Molly Lynn McKain.

Survivors include Wife of 50 years: Betty Grant Curry of the home; 3 Daughters: Adeana Curry (Scott) Hunter of Cheraw, SC, Dawn Curry (John McDonald) Taylor of Rockingham, NC, and Glenda Curry (Keith) Thomas of Cheraw, SC; 6 Grandchildren: Meagan Taylor Hunter, Chandler Jarrett Hunter, Winston Tyler Bullion, Makenzie Nicole Taylor,Kadin Grant Thomas, and Baylen Keith Thomas; and 2 Sisters: Sallie (Sonny) Berrie of Sumter, SC and Bonnie (Jimmy) Thurman of Las Vegas, NV.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Road, Cheraw, SC 29520.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Curry Family. Published in The Link, Page: 8, January 5, 2016.

Charles Stuart Maxwell

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Charles Stuart Maxwell, age 66, died Friday, January 1, 2016.

A celebration of life gathering will be held from 3:00 – 4:30 PM, Sunday, January 10, 2016 at the Maxwell Family Home, 122 Green Street, Chesterfield, SC.

Mr. Maxwell was born February 19, 1949 in Wadesboro, NC a son of the late Charles Orval and Martha Smith Maxwell. He was a graduate of Florence Darlington TEC, and Francis Marion University. Mr. Maxwell was a veteran of the U.S. Army, enlisting during the Vietnam War. He was a former employee of A.O. Smith and was of the Baptist faith. Stuart was a devoted caregiver to his mother, sister, and a loving father to Allison.

Survivors include 1 Brother: Ronnie (Cynthia) Maxwell of Cheraw, SC; 3 Sisters: April Melton of Chesterfield, SC, Martha Ann Tucker of Lancaster, SC, and Allison Maxwell of Chesterfield, SC; 1 Niece: Melanie (Chris) Tarlton; and 1 Nephew: Lee (Caren) Maxwell.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Maxwell family. Published in The Link, Page: 8, January 5, 2016.

Beverly Jean Thomas Suhy

CHERAW – Mrs. Suhy, age 82, went to be with our Savior on December 30, 2015. She was born on July 13, 1933 in Cheraw, SC to the late Maybelle Epps and Robert Vance Thomas, Sr. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the love of her life, Robert R. Suhy, Sr.; her sister, Mable Epps Thomas; and four brothers, Robert Vance Thomas, Jr., Haley Fiske Thomas, Joseph Lee Thomas, and Jack Gibbons Thomas.

Mrs. Suhy was a graduate of Cheraw High School and attended Winthrop College until her marriage to Robert Suhy from Philadelphia, PA., they lived most of their lives in Cheraw, SC where they raised their four children.

Mrs. Suhy was a life long member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, where early on she taught Sunday school, and faithfully played the piano for assembly for Sunday school, and sang in the church choir most of her life. She held various offices in the church in her earlier years.

She loved life, her husband, her family, her friends and the many cat pets. She said they were her extended family. Most of all she loved God, who blessed her with all of these things and so much more.

Survivors include her son, Robert R. Suhy, Jr. and wife Nancy of Johnson City, TN; daughters, Laurie Morrell and husband, Kyle of Cheraw, SC, Jan Laney and husband, Duncan of Cheraw, SC, and Kimberly Jean Suhy of Lilesville, NC; five grandchildren, Jason (Amanda) Suhy, Kaleb (Langlee) Morrell, Jacob Morrell, Caroline Laney, and Clair Laney; and lots of special nieces and nephews.

The Celebration of Life Service for Mrs. Suhy was held at 3:00 PM Sunday, January 3, 2016 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. The family received friends 2:00 – 3:00 PM Sunday prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, the family cordially requests memorial contribution be made in Mrs. Suhy’s memory to the Chesterfield County Animal Services, 467 Goodale Rd., Cheraw, SC 29520

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Suhy Family. Published in The Link, Page: 8, January 5, 2016.

Elaine Campbell Yow

PATRICK – Mrs. Elaine Campbell Yow, age 64, died Saturday, January 2, 2016 at her home.

A celebration of life service was held at 6:00 P.M. Monday, January 4, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel.

Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Sunday, January 3, 2016 at Miller-Rivers- Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Yow was born July 29, 1951 in Chesterfield County, SC a daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Constance Crowley Campbell. She was formerly employed with the Hartford Insurance Company of Randleman, NC and a substitute teacher at Randleman High School. Mrs. Yow was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church of Randleman, NC. Her favorite pastime was reconnecting with friends on Facebook.

Survivors include 1 Son: Christopher Todd Yow and wife, Wanda Crowley Yow of Randleman, NC; 1 Daughter: Jacqueline Alisha Yow of Randleman, NC; Parents: Thomas and Connie Campbell of Patrick, SC; 5 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild; 2 Brothers: Thomas Jefferson Campbell, Jr. and wife, Teresa S. Campbell, and Samuel Wayne Campbell both of Patrick, SC; and 1 Sister: Jacqueline V. Marsh of Greensboro, NC.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Mrs. Yow’s caregivers, Keith York and Caroline O’Neal for the love and care given to their mom.

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 Yow Family. Published in The Link, Page: 8, January 5, 2016.

Marion Junior Brown

PATRICK - Marion Junior Brown, 69, died Tuesday, January 05, 2016. Born in Patrick, SC, he was a son of the late William Manuel and Eliza Ingram Brown. He was a retired Welding Instructor at Northeastern Technical College and Timmonsville High School.

Surviving are his daughter, Hope Martin (EJ) of Patrick, SC, sons, Cory Brown of Cheraw, and Douglas Brown (Charity) of Jefferson, SC, brothers, Wilson (PJ) Brown of Clayton, NC and Lester Bobo Hodge (Renda) of Camden, SC, sisters, Nancy Pierce of Wallace, SC and Patricia Ray (Johnny) of Cassatt, SC, two grandchildren, Kaili Wallace and Berry Wallace, four step-grandchildren Beckham, Oscar, Delilah, and Brody Scott, and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents listed above, brothers, Otis Ingram, William Brown, and sisters, Ruby Boone, Helen Parker, Agnes Brown and Ellen Thomas.

The family will receive friends prior to the service at 1:30 PM, Thursday, January 7, 2016 at the Patrick Cemetery in Patrick, SC.

A graveside service was held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 7, 2016 at the Patrick Cemetery in Patrick, SC.

Kiser Funeral Home is assisting the Brown family. Published in The Link, Page: 8, January 12, 2016.

Christine Clyburn

PAGELAND – Christine Clyburn, 83, died on Thursday, January 7, 2016. Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 9, 2015 at 11am from the Pageland Community Center, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Greenlawn Memorial Park, Pageland, SC. She was born on April 23, 1932 to the late Julius and Anna Thompson Blakeney in Chesterfield County, SC. Survivors: a son, Ricky Clyburn of the home; three daughters, Kay Francis Mungo of Darlington, SC, Patricia Miller (Howard) and Kathy Louallen (Lynel), both of Jefferson, SC; two grandchildren reared in the home, Dwight Clyburn, Pageland, SC and Shartina Richardson (Demetrius), Charlotte, NC; nineteen grandchildren, forty-two great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Fleming Funerals-Pageland was in charge. Published in The Link, Page: 8, January 12, 2016.

Amy Leigh Curtis

CHESTERFIELD – Miss Amy Leigh Curtis, age 32, died Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Chesterfield Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC.

Visitation was from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Thursday, January 7, 2016 prior to the service at the funeral home.

Miss Curtis was born April 8, 1983 in Monroe, NC, a daughter of Michael Kenneth and Cynthia Hancock Curtis. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School, class of 2001 and received her BA degree in Criminology from Coker College. Amy was a former substitute teacher, pharmacy tech, and case worker with DSS. She was also a former employee of Chesterfield County, having worked in the assessor’s office and the solicitor’s office. Amy was truly a people person who never met a stranger and was a true friend to all. Her love for family and friends al- ways flowed freely and her smile could light up the darkest cave. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Willie Ray and Leona A. Hancock and Julian P. Curtis.

Survivors include Parents: Mike and Cindy Hancock Curtis of the home; Grand mother: Shelby Jean C. Curtis of Chesterfield, SC; Also: Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and her fur baby, “Cracker.”

The family requests memorial donations be made to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, 318 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709 to assist the family with funeral expenses.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Curtis Family. Published in The Link, Page: 8, January 12, 2016.

Doris Evelyn ‘Popsy’ Brown Hatcher

WALLACE - Doris Evelyn “Popsy” Brown Hatcher, 91, died Monday, January 04, 2016. Born in Laurel MD she was a daughter of the late Edward James and Maude Emma Fairall Brown. She was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women’s Ladies Circle of Oak Grove UMC.

Surviving is her son, Robert (Barbara) Smith of Frederick, MD, a daughter, Louis Greene of Jessup, MD, grandchildren, Michael Miller, Denise Shanken, Meredith Smith, and James Smith, six great grandchildren. Also several nieces and nephews

Visitation was Tuesday January 5, 2016, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A Funeral Service was held 3:00 PM Wednesday January 6, 2016 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC. Interment was at Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Wallace, SC.

Memorials to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Kiser Funeral Home is serving the Hatcher family. Published in The Link, Page: 8, January 12, 2016.

Benjamin ‘Ben’ F. Hill

CHESTERFIELD - Benjamin “Ben” F. Hill of Chesterfield passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 6, 2015 at his home. He was 80 years old.

There was a memorial service to celebrate Ben’s life at 3:00 PM Sunday, January 10, 2016 at the Chesterfield Church of God. Officiating was pastor Tim Haulbrook.

Ben was born May 10, 1935 in Randolph County, NC to the late Valon Carr Hill and the late Dellie Mae Russell Hill. He spent his working years as a lumberjack and working in the sawmill. He loved to run hounds in the hunt for deer and he enjoyed being in the outdoors. In later years he enjoyed spending his days watching Clint Eastwood movies. Ben’s favorites were the westerns but any Clint Eastwood film was fine with him.

I n addition to his parents Ben was preceded in death by his wife of almost 50 years, Vivian Hurley Hill; a brother, Walter Hill, a sister, Ruthie Yow, and two infant sisters, Hilda and Lucille Hill.

To cherish his memory Ben leaves behind a son, Billy Ray Hill and wife Dar- lene of New Hope, NC; three daughters, Shirley Hill Nance of New Hope, NC, Ruby Hill Sullivan and husband John of Fayetteville, NC, and Betty Hill of Aynor, SC; three brothers, Hoyle Hill, Barney Hill, and Johnny Hill, all of New Hope, NC; two sisters, Rachel Brinkley of Asheboro, NC and Wiladene Powell of New Hope, NC; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; his long-time companion and caretaker, Barbara Spivey Pearce and a host of nephews, nieces neighbors and friends who will miss him dearly.

Rogers Funeral Home of McColl, SC is assisting the family with the arrangements. Published in The Link, Page: 8, January 12, 2016.

Floyd Ervin Hodge

RUBY – Mr. Floyd Ervin Hodge, age 72, died Saturday January 9, 2016.

A funeral service was held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, January 11, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Pine View Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. Sunday, January 10, 2016 at the Funeral Home.

Mr. Hodge was born May 11, 1943 in Chesterfield, SC, a son of the late Jason and Lela Brock Hodge. He was a retired employee with the SCDOT and a member of Pine View Baptist Church. Floyd enjoyed motorcycle riding, fishing, walking, and working on old cars. In addition to his parents, Floyd was also preceded in death by 3 sisters, Leona Hodge, Geneva Hodge, and Rita Mills.

Survivors include Wife: Dorothy Ann Roscoe Hodge of the home; 2 Sons: Jason (Rose) Hodge of Patrick, SC and David Hodge of Ruby, SC; 2 Daughters: Karen Roscoe of Ruby, SC and Darlene (John) Adams of Chesterfield, SC; 12 Grandchildren: Jennifer Roscoe, Kayla McCathern, Nathaniel Thompson, Daniel Roscoe, Megan, Dara Gracen, and Joshua Adams, Briana, Jasa, Brook, and J.J. Hodge, and Destiny Hodge. Also 1 Great grandson: Jackson Carnes, 3 Brothers: Junior Hodge, Jerry Hodge, and Billy Hodge all of Ruby, SC; 4 Sisters: Mary Campbell of Jefferson, SC, Daisy Jordan, of Patrick, SC, Bonnie Wallace, of Ruby, SC, and Cathy Jordan, of Aberdeen, NC; Also Nieces and Nephews.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Hodge Family. Published in The Link, Page: 8, January 12, 2016.

Molly Frances Melton

WALLACE – Molly Frances Melton, 73, died Saturday, January, 9, 2016. Born in Shoals, NC, she was a daughter of the late John Wesley and Jenny Edwards Hauser. Mrs. Melton was the widow of Redmond Melton, Sr. She enjoyed spending time with her family, talking to friends, and watching TV.

Surviving are her daughters Wanda Melton of Wallace, SC, and Patricia McRae of Clayton, NC, grandchildren, Alen, Molley, Alexis, and Jennifer, great-grandchildren, Hailey, Jazmine, and Junior, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents listed above, and a son Redmond Melton, Jr.

Services for Mrs. Melton are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link, Page: 8, January 12, 2016.

Gladys Turner Moss

CHERAW - Ms. Gladys Turner Moss, age 77, went home to be with her Lord, Wednesday, January 6, 2016.

A funeral service was held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Calvary Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Interment followed at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.

Visitation was from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. prior to the service at the church.

Mrs. Moss was born March 29, 1938 in Chesterfield, SC, a daughter of the late Gary Thomas Turner and Mary Ethel Burr Turner. She was a former ladies’ buyer with Frank’s Dept. Store, and worked for many years in the insurance industry, and as a legal secretary. Gladys also worked for many years with Hope Children’s Home in Tampa FL. She also worked with and was a former board member of New Hope Home in Society Hill, SC. In 1988, Gladys was one of the founding members of Calvary Baptist Church, and was a member and Pianist at Faith Community Baptist Church. Gladys enjoyed reading her bible and being a Missionary for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by 2 sons, Bobby C. Moss, Jr. and infant Boy Moss, a brother James G. Turner, a sister Shirley Turner Goodwin, and by a brother-in-law, Francis Knight.

Survivors include 1 Son: Jeffery Moss of the home, 2 Daughters: Kimberly (Chris) Parsons of Summerville, SC, and Brittini Rayne Moss of the home; 2 Grandchildren: Turner Parsons and Maxwell Parsons; 1 Brother: Barnice G. (Betty) Turner of Cheraw, SC; 4 Sisters: Willie B. Knight, Mildred (Mike) Michael, and Mary (Tom) Johnson all of Cheraw, SC., and Carolyn (Rev, Wayne) Chapman of Society Hill, SC; Brother-in-law: Tommy Goodwin of Cheraw, SC Also several Nieces and Nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hope Children’s Home, 11415 Hope International Drive, Tampa, Fl. 33625; Faith Community Baptist Church 6851 Hwy. 52 South, Society Hill, SC 29593; or to Calvary Baptist Church 364 Calvary Rd., Cheraw, SC 29520

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Moss Family. Published in The Link, Page: 8, January 12, 2016.

Maggie Leak Ellerbe Sellers

CHERAW - Maggie Leak Ellerbe Sellers, 69, of died on Wednesday, December 30, 2015. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 2PM from the Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Gillespie Cemetery, Cheraw, SC.

She was the daughter of the late Clara Mae Leak and Ed Mack born in Cheraw, SC on February 14, 1946.

Survivors: her husband, Willie Sellers; nine daughters, Teressa Leak (Johnny), Cheraw, SC, Tracy Norwood (Rico), Monroe, NC, Theresa Michelle Cooks (Michael), Tonya Ellerbe, Theda Henry, all of Cheraw, SC, LaVounda Floyd, Tashia Rubin (Chad), both of Florence, SC, Tammy Ellerbe and Tiffany Ellerbe, both of Cheraw, SC; seven sons, John D. Ellerbe, III, Queens, NY, Daniel Ellerbe (Monique), Fayetteville, NC, Apollo Alex Ellerbe, Florence, SC, Christopher Ellerbe (Tosha), Etric Kenyatta Ellerbe, both of Cheraw, SC, Travis Ellerbe, Atlanta, GA and Paul Ellerbe, Cheraw, SC; a sister, Gladys Merriman, Cheraw, SC; two brothers, Marion Leak (Cynthia), Society Hill, SC and Donnie Leak, (Theodora), Charlotte, NC; thirty-six grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

Flemming Funerals-Cheraw was in charge. Published in The Link, Page: 8, January 12, 2016.

Eva Mae Threatt

MONROE - Eva Mae Threatt, 88, died on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. Funeral services were held on Saturday, January, 9, 2016 at 2:30PM from the Flint Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born on March 13, 1927 in Chesterfield County, S.C. to the late Early Nicholson and Mattie Crawford Nicholson.

Survivors: companion, Curtis McManus, Monroe, NC; four daughters, Sally Deese, Lancaster, SC, Pearlie Mae Blakeney, Tradesville, SC, Mae Bell Parker (James), Marshville, NC and Phyllis Obasi, Monroe, NC; four sons, Billy James Threatt (Blondell), Pageland, SC, Jackie Threatt (Kathy), Monroe, NC, Leroy Threatt, Monroe, NC and Frankie Threatt, Marshville, NC; children she raised, Thomas Nivens (Rosa), Pageland, SC, Curtis Nicholson (Judy), Monroe, NC, Wilbert Nicholson (Shirley), Wingate, NC, Willie Nivens (Rita), Priscilla Nivens, Tiffany Threatt, Feiarah Miller and Gary Miller, all of Monroe, NC; half brother, L.C. Nicholson, Charlotte NC; twenty-five grandchildren, seventy-six great grandchildren, thirty-two great great grandchildren and eighteen great great great grandchildren.

Flemming Funerals-Pageland was in charge. Published in The Link, Page: 8, January 12, 2016.

Johnnie Cole

GREENVILLE – Mrs. Johnnie Cole, 83, formerly of Cheraw, SC, died Saturday, January 9, 2016. Born in Cheraw, SC, she was a daughter of the late John A. and Julia Herndon Thompson. Mrs. Cole was the widow of C. Elbert Cole. She was formerly a member of First Presbyterian Church of Cheraw, SC and currently attended Trinity Presbyterian Church in Traveler’s Rest, SC. Mrs. Cole enjoyed spending time with her family, so much so, that she retired early in life from Southern Weaving in order to take care of her mother, when her health began to decline. She would often take her mother on car rides into the mountains and take her fishing. Mrs. Cole supported her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in all that they were involved in, always spending time with each of them. She enjoyed growing flowers and spending time taking care of her yard as well. Mrs. Cole was a graduate of Rock Hill High School and attended Winthrop Training School.

Mrs. Cole is survived by her sons, Robert Cole of Greenville, SC, and Frank Lynn Cole of Traveler’s Rest, SC, a daughter, Julie Cole of Greenville, SC, a brother, John Thompson (Emma) of Dalzell, SC, a sister, Mattie Belk of Rock Hill, SC, 3 grandchildren, Robbie Cole, Zachary Cole and Ethan Cole and 2 great-grandchildren, Leah Cole and Tripp Cole.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents listed above.

A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, January 14, 2016 at Old Saint David’s Church in Cheraw, SC.

The family received friends starting at 10:30 AM before the funeral service. Kiser Funeral Home is assisting the Cole family. Published in The Link, Page: 6, January 19, 2016.

Paul Lawrence Godwin Jr.

SULLIVAN’S ISLAND – Paul Lawrence Godwin, Jr. 37, died Sunday, January 10,2016. Paul had recently moved back to Sullivan's Island to be closer to his family and friends. At the time of his homegoing, he was living at the home of his beloved cousin, Juleanne Judy Bryan. Born in Fort Worth, TX he was the son of Laura Anne Dennis Godwin of Lancaster, SC and Paul Lawrence Godwin, Sr. (Inessa) of Cheraw, SC. He was active in Boy Scouts as a child, He was a carpenter and recently talked about Jesus being a carpenter and how cool that was that they shared the same kind of job. He was the most talented musician who wrote and played songs. He was an artist and drew and painted and designed furniture. He had a successful career doing so in New York City, where he lived for 10 years.

Surviving are his parents listed above, sisters, Anne Elizabeth Godwin of Lancaster, SC, Laura Katherine Godwin of Charlotte, NC, Maternal grandmother, Gertrude Cauthen Dennis of Lancaster, also many uncles, aunts and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Raymond L. Dennis and paternal grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Winston Y. Godwin, Sr.

The family received friends 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 16, 2016 at First Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 16, 2016 at First Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials to: First United Methodist Church, PO Box 608, Lancaster, SC 29721 or East Cooper Baptist Church, 361 Egypt Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 or First Baptist Church, PO Box 337, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link, Page: 6, January 19, 2016.

Farish Watlington Justice

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. – Farish Watlington Justice, widow of John William Justice, Jr., passed away peacefully on November 24th, 2015 at Penick Village in Southern Pines, N.C. at the age of 90. She was born and raised in Caswell County, N.C. and graduated from Cobb Memorial High School where she was voted "Best All Around Girl" and was captain of the basketball team. Farish graduated from Peace College in Raleigh, N.C. in 1945 and worked in the State Capitol as a secretary for Thad Eure, the Secretary of State. She and John were married in 1951 and raised their two children, Anne and Johnny, in Camden and Cheraw, S.C. and at their vacation home on Pawley's Island, S.C. They then moved to Siler City, N.C. and back to Cheraw before retiring to Penick Village in 2002. Farish was active in Grace Episcopal Church in Camden, St. David's Episcopal Church in Cheraw and Siler City United Methodist Church. She was an avid tennis and bridge player and pianist and a lifelong University of North Carolina basketball fan. She was known to unplug her phone when Tarheel basketball games and professional tennis tournaments were being televised.

She is survived by her two children, Anne Farish Justice of Georgetown, S.C. and John William Justice, III (Donna) of Fernandina Beach, FL and Sea Island, GA, tw grandsons, John William Justice, IV (Barbara) and Samford Watlington Justice all of Savannah, GA, two sisters, Mary Lily Watlington of Ruffin, N.C. and Carolyn Watlington Fagan of Laurens, S.C., two nieces, Betsey Reed Mayhew (Jack) of West Tisbury, MA and Kay Reed Carey (Lee) of Virginia Beach, VA and one nephew, Roy Otho Fagan (Mary) of Reidsville, N.C. and five great-nieces. A small family graveside service held at 2:00 PM Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Old St. David's Cemetery in Cheraw, S.C. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that memorials be made to the Old St. David's Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 1196, Cheraw, S.C. 29520. Published in The Link, Page: 6, January 19, 2016.

Mark Martin

CHESTERFIELD – Mark Martin, 38, died on Monday, January 11, 2016. Funeral services were held on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 2PM from the Chesterfield Ruby Middle School Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the Foundry Hill Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. He was the son of Sam W. Martin and the late Joann Griffith Martin born in New Rochelle, NY on November 11, 1977. Mark graduated from Chesterfield High School and was currently employed with CM Tucker Lumber Company. Survivors: his grandmother, Audrey Griffith, Chesterfield, SC; a sister, Keisha Martin, Chesterfield, SC; four nieces and two nephews.

Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield is in charge. Published in The Link, Page: 6, January 19, 2016.

Molly Frances Melton

WALLACE – Molly Frances Melton, 73, died Saturday, January, 9, 2016. Born in Shoals, NC, she was a daughter of the late John Wesley and Jenny Edwards Hauser. Mrs. Melton was the widow of Redmond Melton, Sr. She enjoyed spending time with her family, talking to friends, and watching TV.

Surviving are her daughters Wanda Melton of Wallace, SC, and Patricia McRae of Clayton, NC, grandchildren, Alen, Molley, Alexis, and Jennifer, great-grandchildren, Hailey, Jazmine, and Junior, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents listed above, and a son Redmond Melton, Jr.

A memorial service was held at 4:00 PM, Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home Chapel, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link, Page: 6, January 19, 2016.

Ola B. Polson

PATRICK – Mrs. Ola B. Polson, age 81, went home to be with her Lord, Thursday, January 14, 2016. A funeral service was held at 4:00 P.M., Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Patrick Presbyterian Church. Interment followed in the Patrick Cemetery.

The family will receive friends anytime at the home of Alvin and Mary Tolson.

Mrs. Polson was born February 13, 1934 in Patrick, SC a daughter of the late William Jasper Tucker and Emma Tucker. She was a retired employee of Hartsville Manufacturing and attended Patrick Presbyterian Church. Her favorite pastimes were raking leaves, talking on her cell phone to friends, and taking trips to the beach. She loved her family, and enjoyed hosting “family night” every Sunday evening at her home. Mrs. Polson was affectionately known as the “Community Mother” to all the children in Patrick.

In addition to her parents, Ola was also preceded in death by her husband, Belton E. Polson; infant son, John Preston Polson; daughter, Evelyn Polson Walters; daughter-in-law, Sheila Polson; 2 brothers, W.T., and Willis Tucker; 2 sisters, Betty O’Neal and Carolyn Tucker; grandson, Joseph Walters; and a great granddaughter, Alaina Polson.

Survivors include 4 Sons: William (Bonnie) Polson of Patrick, SC, John Polson of Hartsville, SC, Jimmy (Sherry) Polson, and Wendell “Scotty” (Melody) Walters both of Patrick, SC; 1 Daughter: Mary (Alvin) Tolson of Patrick, SC; 1 Brother: Earl Tucker of Polkton, NC; 3 Sisters: Helen (Kenneth) Freeman of Patrick, SC, Janie (Ray) Fratus of Cheraw, SC, and Debbie Tucker of Patrick, SC; Grandchildren: Jerry (Tracy) Lundy, Adam Lundy, and William Jacob Polson all of Patrick, SC, Brandy (Ray) Hemby and Justin (Charlotte) Polson both of Hartsville, SC, Deana Price, Jamie (Jodie) Polson both of Patrick, SC, Holly (Clint) Patterson of Rock Hill, SC, Joshua Tolson of Patrick, SC, Evelyn Nicole “Nikki” (Brandon) Tolson, and Destiny Faith Brown both of Cheraw, SC, and Jonathan (Christine) Cook of Chesterfield, SC; 15 Great Grandchildren; Also Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Polson Family. Published in The Link, Page: 6, January 19, 2016.

Karl Lavon ‘Yogi’ Quick

WALLACE – Karl Lavon “Yogi” Quick, 56, died Tuesday, January 13, 2016. Born in Cheraw, SC he was a son of Allene Haire Quick and the late Luther Quick. Mr. Quick enjoyed baseball, hunting and fishing, and was member of the Riverdale Hunting Club.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Quick of the home, daughters, Jennifer Quick, and Abby Quick, his son, Ryan Quick, his mother, Allene Quick, brothers, Mike Quick and Dean Quick, all of Wallace, SC and a sister Darlene Cottingham of Cheraw, SC.

He is preceded in death by his father listed above.

The family received friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Friday, January 15, 2016 at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Wallace, SC.

A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 16, 2016 at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Wallace, SC. Burial followed the service in the church cemetery. Published in The Link, Page: 6, January 19, 2016.

Verona ‘Ronnie’ Hammers Sides

BENNETTSVILLE – Mrs. Verona "Ronnie" Hammers Sides, 79, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2016 at Morrell Nursing Center in Hartsville.

Born February 22, 1936 in Poteau, OK, she was a daughter of the late James Emmett and Marie Beasley Hammers. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the ladies Bible study. Mrs. Ronnie enjoyed sewing, working in her yard, puzzles, and especially spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond C. Sides, Jr.; a son, Raymond C. Sides, III; brother, James Hammer, Jr., and sister, Donna Arena.

Surviving are: sons, Randy Sides (Anne) of Fayetteville, NC and Rusty Sides (Janet), of Bennettsville; daughter, Debbie Watson (Harold), of Cheraw; grandchildren, Raymond Sides (Jessica), Luke Sides, Justin Sides, Ashley Locklear (David), Jeremy Shuford (Jessica), Patrick Shuford, Adam Watson (Mallory) and Megan Watson; great grandchild, Seth Watson.

Services were held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Christ United Methodist Church, with burial to follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Officiated by the Rev. Wade Everett. Visitation was held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Burroughs & Cooper Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 75, Bennettsville, SC 29512 or to a Hospice of One's Choice.

Burroughs & Cooper Funeral Home is assisting the Sides Family. Published in The Link, Page: 6, January 19, 2016.

William David Threadgill

CHERAW – William David Threadgill, 79, died Thursday, January 14, 2016. Born in Chesterfield, SC, he was a son of the late Henry Cannie and Ola Estelle Threadgill. He was the widower of Annie Ruth Ray Threadgill. Mr. Threadgill was a member of Cheraw Church of God and retired from Delta Mills after 42 years of employment. He enjoyed fishing, beekeeping, gardening, playing music and singing, and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Oree McDonald Threadgill of the home, sons, Tony K. Threadgill (Pamela) of Franklin, TN, and D. Heath Threadgill of Bennettsville, SC, also, Mackie Mc- Cormick of Cheraw, SC, who was like a son, daughters, Andrea DuBose of Hartsville, SC, Keri Dickson of Fayetteville, NC, and Melissa Oliver (Reggie) of Ruby, SC, a brother, Frank Threadgill of Cheraw, SC, and a sister, Christine McPherson of Cheraw, SC and nine grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by relatives listed above, brothers, Nelson Threadgill, and Grady Threadgill, sisters, Mary Ruth Brock, and Pauline Oakley and his favorite dog Rascal.

Memorials may be made to Cheraw Church of God, 100 Pecan Orchard Road, Cheraw, SC 29520.

The family received friends at 11:00 AM Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Cheraw Church of God.

A funeral service followed at 12:00 Noon, at Cheraw Church of God. Burial followed the service at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Published in The Link, Page: 6, January 19, 2016.

Christine T. Brewer

Mrs. Christine T. Brewer, age 91, widow of Clyde L. Brewer, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2016 after a lengthy illness. A private graveside service will be held at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery where she will be interred beside her beloved husband and infant son. Mr. Phillip Caulder will conduct the service.

Mrs. Brewer was the daughter of the late Alfred and Aggie Timmons and the last surviving child of a family of eight siblings. She was a homemaker and seamstress and was well known for her wonderful desserts. As a member of Oakland Baptist Church, she served numerous years as the Ladies Adult Sunday School teacher.

Surviving are her three daughters, Gen Scott of Columbia, SC, Ellen Tucker (Dean) of Chesterfield, SC, and Clara Ratliff (Charlie) of Charleston, SC along with five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Instead of a formal visitation, the Family invited everyone to stop by Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home on Sunday, January 24, 2016 between the hours of 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM and spend a few minutes remembering a favorite time you shared together.

Friends and relatives are invited to view this obituary and share condolences or memories with the family at www.mrcfuneralhome.com

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Brewer family. Published in The Link, Page: 10, January 26, 2016.

Mildred Claire ‘Millie’ Baker Campbell

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Mildred Claire “Millie” Baker Campbell, age 70, died Sunday, January 10, 2016.

A funeral service was held 4:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Miller-Rivers- Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Chesterfield Cemetery.

Visitation was from 2:30 – 4:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 12, 2016 prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

Mrs. Campbell was born March 1, 1945 in Florence, SC, the daughter of the late Henry Earl Baker and Mildred Louise “Dutch” Mulloy Baker, and the granddaughter of the late Annie Redfearn Mulloy. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School, Class of 1963, and a retired office clerk with Delta Mills with over 40 years of service. Millie was a member of Chesterfield Baptist Church. Her hobbies included reading, puzzles, watching ballgames, and making bows. Millie loved the holidays. She enjoyed giving gifts during Christmas, having Easter egg hunts for the kids, and dressing up for Halloween. Her favorite thing was being “MiMi” to those special children in her life. In addition to her parents, Millie was also preceded in death by her brothers, Tommy Baker and Jimmy Baker.

Survivors include Husband: Tommy D. Campbell of the home; Godchildren: Marla Jacobs, and her son, Johnny Bittle; Chelza White Leviner and her children, Dakota, Kieran, and Kyndall; Douglass Ross Campbell and Clay Demby Campbell; Special Friend: Margie Nell Jacobs; Special Nieces and Nephews: Stacia Baker, Jeb Baker, Jennifer Baker Sizemore, and David Baker; Special Great Niece and namesake: Sadie Claire; Special Cousins: Ann Munn and Dot Watanabe; Sister-in-law: Goldia C. Johnson.

Memorials may be made to Chesterfield Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 388, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to a charity of one’s choice.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Campbell family. Published in The Link, Page: 10, January 26, 2016.

Deborah Jean Roller Cohoon

WALLACE – Deborah Jean Roller Cohoon, 60, died Monday, January 18, 2016. Born in Laurinburg, NC, she was a daughter of Sarah McMillian Roller and the late John Roller, Jr. She was a foster parent, Pastor of Mission of Faith Church, and teacher at Mission of Faith School. Mrs. Cohoon enjoyed sewing, helping people, and taking care of children. She was a devoted wife and mother that loved her family and her Lord.

She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Rodney Eugene Cohoon, of the home, a son, Isaiah Oxendine / Cohoon, of the home, a daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Cohoon Sanchez (Joaquin) of Wallace, SC, her mother listed above, a brother, Aldon Roller (Carla) of Wallace, SC, sisters, Sylvia Previtte (Gerald) of Wallace, SC, Dorothy Teal (Jimmie) of Wallace, SC, Sandra Hall (Robert) of Wallace, SC, grandchildren, Christian Amor Sanchez, Josue Francisco Sanchez, Jeylan Elizabeth Sanchez, special foster children in her life, Johnathon, Douglas, Joseph, Harold, Victoria, and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father listed above and a sister, Linda Roller.

The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Mission of Faith Church, Wallace, SC. A funeral service was held 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 20, 2016.

Memorials can be made to Mission of Faith Church, 4164 Delta Heights Road, Wallace, SC 29596. Published in The Link, Page: 10, January 26, 2016.

Arline M. Courtney

PAGELAND – Mrs. Arline M. Courtney, 83, of Pageland, South Carolina passed away peacefully at her home and went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

Arline was born on January 31, 1932 in Mt. Croghan, South Carolina to the late Benton Crump and Sadie Watts Maner. She was preceded in death by her son, Dwight Edwin (Eddie) Courtney, Jr., and her Brothers, Roy Carson and Henry Maner.

She is survived by her loving Husband of 63 years, Dwight E. Courtney, Sr.; Three children, Robbin (Al) Usher of Pageland, SC, Chris (Carol) Courtney of Marshville, NC and Tracy (Sharon) Courtney of Walterboro, SC, Four Grandchildren, Courtney (Chris) Brown of Pageland, SC, Trent (Jerica) Usher of Pageland, SC, Justin (Blair) Courtney of Pageland, SC and Josh (Emily) Courtney of Jefferson, SC, Four Great Grandchildren, Ali Grace Brown of Pageland, SC, Major Usher of Pageland, SC, Captain Usher of Pageland, SC and LeeJon Tadlock of Marshville, NC and a Sister, Tona Carnes of Pageland, SC.

Arline was a devoted Christian who loved her family and her church, High Point Baptist Church. She was a faithful member of the choir and served in various other capacities within the church, including Prime Timers and Women’s Missionary Union.She especially enjoyed working with the children during Vacation Bible School. She will be deeply missed by her family and all who knew her.

Arline’s family would like to express special thanks to Chesterfield County Hospice and Help at Home Hartsville for their dedicated service and kindness throughout Arline’s illness.

The family received visitors at the High Point Family Life Center on Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 1:30 – 2:30 PM

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at High Point Baptist Church with Pastor Rodney Nicholson, Pastor Don Rhyne and Pastor Ernest Mungo officiating. The burial will follow in the Church Cemetery with Dr. Joel Dale officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests Memorial Contributions be sent to Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, SC is handling the arrangements. Published in The Link, Page: 10, January 26, 2016.

Mary "Dean" Johnson Drake

CHERAW – Mary "Dean" Johnson Drake, 58, died on Thursday, January 7, 2016. Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2PM from the Charity Community Church of Christ, Cheraw SC. Burial followed in the Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. She was the daughter of Mary Rivers Johnson and the late Chester “Head” Johnson, born on February 24, 1957 in Chesterfield, SC. Survivors: husband, Thomas S. Drake, Jr., Baltimore, MD; daughter, Tammara D. Drake, Cheraw, SC; step-son, Thurman Drake, Baltimore, MD; two granddaughters, Shamiyah Melton and Tykira McCaskill; a grandson, Antonio Mc-Caskill all of Cheraw SC; mother, Mary Johnson, Chesterfield, SC; sister, Susan (Terry) Powe, Cheraw, SC; five brothers, Donnie (Dianne) Rivers, Roy Chester (Shirley) Johnson, Allen (Rita) Johnson all of Chesterfield, SC, Mitchell (Beverly) Johnson, Lilesville, NC and Marvin (Sharon) Johnson, Hartsville, SC.

Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield is in charge. Published in The Link, Page: 10, January 26, 2016.

James Mark Witherspoon Sr.

Myrtle Beach – James Mark Witherspoon, Sr. 55, died Friday, January 23, 2016. Plans to be announced by Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link, Page: 10, January 26, 2016.

Joe Mundy

CHESTERFIELD – Joe Mundy, 67, died on January 19, 2016. Funeral services were held on Monday, January 25, 2016 at 2PM from the St. James A.M.E. Zion Church Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was born on July 14, 1948 in Mecklenburg County, NC to the late Jethro Mundy and Mattie McNeely Mundy. Joe was educated in the Mecklenburg County Schools and later worked in the comercial printing business until he retired from PBM Graphics after more than 35 cumulative years of service. Survivors: his wife, Mary E. Mundy; two sons, Jeffrey E. White of Troutman, NC and Tracy A. White of Davidson, NC; two daughters, Tara T. Mundy (Kenji) of Joint Base Andrews, MD and Sabrina M. Nichols of Chesterfield, SC; a nephew raised as a son, Gregory A. Dunkley of Alexandria, VA; eleven grandchildren, six great grandchildren; four sisters, Ruth Davis (Jerry) of Mooresville, NC, Shirley Copeland (Melvin) of Miami, FL, Phyllis McCain (Earl) of Mooresville, NC and Roberta Mundy of Davidson, NC; three brothers, James McNeely (Sandra) of Cornelius, NC, Jerry Mundy (Janice) of Charlotte, N.C. and Dale Mundy (Shirley) of Newport News, VA.

Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, February 2, 2016.

Albert Stuart Nickles Jr.

CHERAW – The Reverend Albert Stuart Nickles, Jr. 77, died January 26, 2016. Born in Hodges, SC he was the son of the late Albert Stuart Nickles, Sr. and Ruby Elvera Matthews Nickles. He was a graduate of Greenwood High School, Davidson College and Columbia Theological Seminary. Rev. Nickles served the congregations of Presbyterian churches in Westminster/Richland, Barnwell, Cheraw, SC and Montgomery, AL.

His survivors include, Virginia “Ginny” F. Nickles of Cheraw, SC, a son, A. Stuart Nickles, III (Nickie) of Lexington, SC, a daughter, Virginia “Ginger” Sloop (Gray, III) of The Woodlands, TX, grandchildren, John and Alex Nickles, and Taylor and Grayson Sloop.

Reverend Nickles was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a sister, Nancy N. Cobb.

A memorial service was held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 30, 2016 at First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC. The family received friends in the fellowship hall following the service.

Memorials to: First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 552, Cheraw, SC 29520 or the charity of your choice. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, February 2, 2016.

Virginia Oliver

GAFFNEY – Florence Virginia Redmond Oliver, 90, formerly of Cheraw, SC, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Peachtree Centre.

Born in Norfolk, VA, she was the daughter of Franklin Dewey Redmond and Florence Virginia Billups Redmond. She was retired from Hornwood Textiles, enjoyed reading and sewing and was of the Methodist faith.

Surviving are a daughter, Melanie Cutchin and husband, Dr. Richard of Gaffney; three brothers, Robert Redmond of Lilesville, NC, Tommy Redmond and wife, Frances of Winston Salem, NC and Graham Redmond of Fort Lauderdale, FL; ten grandchildren, Sierra Burgin and husband, Derick, Richard Lee Cutchin, Jordan David Cutchin, Jenny Dutton, Lori Dutton, Adam Paul Oliver, Donnie Oliver, Jr., Michelle Oliver Murphy, Rebecca Oliver and Presley Oliver; thirteen great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Oliver was preceded in death by two sons, Bennie Oliver and Donnie Oliver; and a daughter, Beverly Dutton.

The family received friends from 3:00 until 4:00 PM on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Blakely Funeral Home.

Memorial services immediately followed at 4:00 PM in the Blakely Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Tommy Huddleston officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church, 200 N. Limestone Street, Gaffney, SC, 29340.

The family will be at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Cutchin, 226 Lionshead Way.

An online guest register is available at Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory, Gaffney, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, February 2, 2016.

Thomas ‘Preacher Tom’ Rutan

CHESTERFIELD - Reverend Thomas “Preacher Tom” Rutan, age 72, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 P.M. Sunday, January 31, 2016, at Pine Grove Baptist Church, Chesterfield, SC. Interment followed in the Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery

Visitation was from 4:00–6:00 P.M. Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Pine Grove Baptist Church, 293 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Reverend Rutan was born September 18, 1943, in Buffalo, West Virginia, a son of the late Herman Cecil Rutan and Oma Christine Cobb Rutan. He was a graduate of Richwood High School and Berkshire Christian College and served as a minister of The Gospel for the past 50 years. Tom pastured churches in Virginia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and South Carolina. He was currently serving Chesterfield Baptist Church as interim pastor. Reverend Rutan was a member, former pastor,

and Pastor Emeritus of Pine Grove Baptist Church. He was also a former Trustee of the South Carolina Baptist Ministry for the Aging, and diligently worked to raise financial support for Bethea Retirement Communtiy and the Martha Franks Retirement Center. “Preacher Tom” was also a member and former moderator of the Chesterfield Baptist Association. Tom also had served as a school teacher and coach. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and training dogs and horses. Tom carried many young people on their first hunting and fishing trip. Preacher Tom was a true servant of God and was a witness of God’s love to everyone he met. In addition to his parent, Rev. Rutan was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Charles and Neil Rutan, and by a great grandson, C. J. Gillespie.

Survivors include Wife of 53 years: Rose Ann Shinkle Rutan of the home; 2 Sons: Scott Rutan of Chesterfield, SC and Stephen (Sandi) Rutan of Myrtle Beach, SC; Brother: Randy (Lois) Rutan of Berkley Springs, WV; Sister: Marilyn Rutan (Jim) Taylor of Delaware, OH; Also 6 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Chesterfield County Relay for Life, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Road, Cheraw, SC 29520.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rutan Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, February 2, 2016.

Thomas Watt Baker

CHERAW – Thomas Watt Baker, 47, died, Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Born in Cheraw, SC he was the son of Thomas Jackson and Sloan Ingram Baker of Cheraw, SC. In high school, Watt was a punter for the Cheraw Braves. He was an All Conference Football Player and selected for the North-South All-Star game in 1986. He was also a punter for Elon College. Watt enjoyed watching all sports, college and professional.

Surviving is his daughter, Sydney Blaine Baker of Cheraw, SC, his parents listed above, a sister, Kimball (Bill) Baker of Murrells Inlet, SC, nephew, Hunter and niece, Ingram.

A memorial service was held 2:00 PM, Friday, February 5, 2016 at First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC. Inurnment was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family received friends following the committal at the cemetery.

Memorials to: The charity of your choice. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, February 8, 2016.

Howard Lucas Blackwell

MCBEE – Funeral services for Howard Lucas Blackwell, age 79, were held Wednesday at 2:00 at the Union United Methodist Church. Rev. Steven Todd and Rev. Charlie Short officiated. Burial was in the Union Methodist Church Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home. Visitation was held Tuesday 5-7 at the funeral home.

Mr. Blackwell was born in McBee a son of the late Lucas Hardy Blackwell and Ithane Mozingo Blackwell Guest. He was a member of Union United Methodist Church,retired from the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department after 18 years of service. He served in the US Army for 9 years. He was an avid Golfer and Gamecock Fan. Hewas a loving husband, father,grandfather and great grandfather.

Surviving are his wife, Glenda Sprouse Blackwell, McBee; two daughters, Johnnie (Bobby) Stafford, Chesterfield and Michell (Corey) LaCross, Lexington; two sons, Stephen (Melissa) Brooks, Lynchburg, VA and Christopher (Kim) Blackwell, Patrick; one sister, Margie Gardner, West Columbia; seven grandchildren, Carson Brooks, Megan LaCross, Brandon LaCross, Lucas Blackwell, Hannah Blackwell, Skylar Brooks and Jason Stafford; two great grandchildren, Jase Stafford and Jenna Stafford. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Tyner.

Memorials may be made to the Union United Methodist Church, 4374 Union Church Road, McBee, S.C. 29101, or American Heart Association, 181 East Evans Street, Florence, S.C. 29506 or the American Cancer Association, 128 Stone Mark Lane, Columbia, S.C. 29210. Norton Funeral Home was honored to service the Blackwell Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, February 8, 2016.

Brenda Stutzman Evans

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Brenda Stutzman Evans, age 73, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at The Living Word Ministries, 100 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC. Interment followed in the Mt. Croghan Memorial Park.

Visitation was from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Wednesday, February 3, 2016 prior to the service at the church.

Mrs. Evans was born August 10, 1942 in Norfolk, VA, a daughter of the late Lloyd E. and Stella Wengerd Stutzman. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield County DSS with over 30 years of service, and a charter member of The Living Word Ministries. Mrs. Evans loved her Lord, reading and studying His word, and sharing that love with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed working in her yard, and cooking for her family. In addition to her parents, Brenda was also preceded in death by 3 brothers, Keith, Harold, and Howard Stutzman.

Survivors include Husband of 52 years: Ralph Evans of the home; 1 Son: Chip Evans of Chesterfield, SC; 1 Daughter: Lani (Pastor Scott) Adams of Chesterfield, SC; 4 Grandchildren: Steven (Brittani) Evans of Andrews AFB, MD, Lawrence Evans of Colorado Springs, CO, Seth Adams and Brendan Adams both of Chesterfield, SC; 3 Great Grandchildren: Brayden Evans, Kian Evans, and Raya Lynn Evans; 3 Brothers: Jim (Ellie) Stutzman of Arlington, WA, William Stutzman of Virginia Beach, VA, and Edward Stutzman of Shallotte, NC; Also: Numerous Nieces and Nephews

Memorials may be made to the Living Word Ministries “Building Fund”100 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Evans family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, February 8, 2016.

Coyt Funderburk Jr.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Coyt Funderburk, Jr., 50, died on Saturday, January 30, 2016. Funeral services were held on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 2PM from theOak Hill Baptist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was born on March 28, 1965 in Pageland, SC to Coyt Funderburk, Sr. and the late Allen Robinson Funderburk. Coyt was a carpet installer with the family business and later moved to Charlotte, N.C., where he continued working in the carpet industry. Survivors: his father, Coyt Funderburk, Sr., Pageland, SC; two brothers, Pete Funderburk (Carrie), Charlotte, NC and Carvin Funderburk, Charlotte, NC;. Seven sisters, Pauline Melton (Randolph), Pageland, SC, Celeste McManus (Clinton), Charlotte, NC, Brenda Sowell, Pageland, SC, Rena Funderburk, Pageland, SC; Debra Funderburk, Pageland, SC, Nancy Mungo (Hazel), Bronx, NY and Dianne Funderburk (Dennis), Pageland, SC.

Flemming Funerals-Pageland was in charge Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, February 8, 2016.

Lee Thomas Johnson

CHESTERFIELD – Lee Thomas Johnson, 83, died on Monday, January 25, 2016. Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 2PM fromthe Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was born December 2, 1932 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Willie J. Johnson and Barzilla Pegues Johnson. He was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Narciss Evans Johnson. He was a diligent and hard worker throughout his life, spending time working in farming, construction and lawn care. He was employed for years with several local funeral homes, including Flemming Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC, and Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC. Survivors: two sisters, Ruby J. Lee, Albemarle, NC and Dorothy J. Singletary, Denver, CO; sister-in-law, Sarah H. Johnson, Charlotte, NC; step-son, Bobby L. “Buster” Watson, Kershaw, SC; two special nephews, Thomas Johnson, Charlotte, NC and Lester Johnson, Ruby, SC; a companion, Nezzie N. Bennett, Chesterfield, SC; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, February 8, 2016.

Matthew Sherwood Pearce

FLORENCE – Matthew Sherwood Pearce, 37, of Florence, passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2016.

Mr. Pearce was born in Lexington, SC, a son of Elizabeth Abernathy Pearce and the late George Michael Pearce. He was a teacher at Alfred Rush Academy. Mr. Pearce was named Teacher Of The Year twice during his career and was a member of the Faculty Advisory Committee of Florence School District 1.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Megan Ellen Mehaffy Pearce, and sister, Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” Drake (Mark) of Cary, NC.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Frank and Nancy Guy Pearce of Cheraw, SC and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sherwood Abernathy of Gaffney, SC.

A Memorial Service was held at 3:00 on Saturday, February 6, 2016, in the Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home Chapel in Florence.

Family received friends from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Darlington County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1655, Hartsville, SC 29551. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, February 8, 2016.

Earle Stanley Pelfrey

CHERAW – Mr. Earle Stanley Pelfrey, age 66, entered into rest on Friday, January 29, 2016 surrounded by his family and friends.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Miller-Rivers- Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment with Masonic rites followed in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation was from 1:00 – 3:00 PM Tuesday, February 2, 2016 prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Pelfrey was born February 10, 1949 in Cheraw, SC a son of the late Martin Van Buren Pelfrey and Katye Stanley Pelfrey. He was a retired employee of Ina Bearing and a member of Westside Baptist Church. Mr. Pelfrey was also a member of the Cheraw Masonic Lodge # 15 and was a Shriner of the Moroccan Temple. Earle enjoyed following all sports, playing golf, and was an avid car enthusiast. He enjoyed drag strip racing, attending car shows, and working on his 2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1. Earle had a heart for ALL animals, and was quick to rescue them, providing them with a second chance at life. He was a true people person who never met a stranger, and was a friend to all.

Survivors include Wife of 34 years: Jane G. Pelfrey of the home; 1 Daughter: Rebecca L. (Shane) Jones of Chesterfield, SC; 4 Brothers: William “Butch” (Jackie) Pelfrey of Twentynine Palms, CA, John (Karen) Pelfrey, Michael (Cathy) Pelfrey both of Cheraw, SC, and Robert (Lynette) Pelfrey of Jacksonville, FL; Nephews: Joseph Pelfrey, Joshua Pelfrey, Brandon Pelfrey, Tyler Pelfrey, Nolan Pelfrey, and Ethan Pelfrey; and Niece: Brittany Pelfrey

The family would like to express their gratitude and love to the staff of McLeod Regional Medical Center of Florence, SC, CVICU Unit for the love and care shown to Mr. Pelfrey during his illness.

Memorials may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605; or to Chesterfield County Animal Shelter, 467 Goodale Rd, Chesterfield, SC 29709

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Pelfrey Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, February 8, 2016.

Minnie Beulah Sinclair

PAGELAND – Minnie Beulah Sinclair, 56, died on Friday, January 29, 2016. Funeral services were held on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 2PM from the Oro United Methodist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born in Pageland, SC on September 5, 1959 to the late Chalmers David Lowery and Essie Mae Watts Lowery. Minnie was a graduate of Central High School Class of 1977. She was employed with Cinderella Knitting Company for 18 years. Minnie was currently employed with Subway, Inc. Survivors: five daughters: Shekita Covington (Dewayne) Pageland, SC, Kamaria Sinclair, Bowie, MD, Khalilah Sinclair, Jalesia Lowery, all of Pageland, SC, and Imani Lowery, of the home; eight grandchildren: Aniya, Jaden, Ja’Cari, My’Keria, Jeziah, Joelle, Jashir, and Ja’Kalyn; two sisters: Deborah Lowery Williams, Dale City, VA and Dianne Lowery Morgan, Washington, DC; two brothers: David Lowery (Linda), Parkersburg, WV; and Chalmers D. Lowery II (Lorie), Bowie, MD.

Flemming Funerals-Pageland was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, February 8, 2016.

Clyde S. ‘Nicky’ Watson Sr.

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Clyde S. “Nicky” Watson, Sr., age 79, died Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at his home.

A funeral service was held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, February 5, 2016, at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the Chesterfield Cemetery.

Visitation followed the committal service at St. Paul United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

Mr. Watson was born April 27, 1936, in Chesterfield, SC, a son of the late J. Clyde and Sallie Sowell Watson. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and a former member of the S.C. Army National Guard. Mr. Watson was the owner and operator of Watson Brothers Appliance Store, a family-owned business founded in 1901. He was a former member of both the Chesterfield Volunteer Fire Department and the Chesterfield Rescue Squad. Mr. Watson also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Sandhill Telephone Cooperative for the past 29 years. Through the years Nicky had a number of interests, including aviation, history, gardening, and watching NFL football games. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and a USC Gamecock fan.

Survivors include Wife of 61 years: Faye Jones Watson of the home; 1 Son: Clyde S. (Jayne) Watson, Jr. of Chesterfield, SC; 2 Daughters: Joye Watson (Rory) Cox of Chesterfield, SC and Nikki Watson (Steve) Greif of Cornelius, NC; 5 Grandchildren: Christina Cox, Kevin Cox, Sarah Ruth (Brandon) Owens, Laney Greif, and Sarah Greif; 1 Brother: Gene (Jewell) Watson of Chesterfield, SC; Also: a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 305 W. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to a charity of one’s choice.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Watson Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, February 8, 2016.

Rosalie Ann Wise

CHESTERFIELD – Rosalie Ann Wise, 68, died Thursday, February 04, 2016. Born in Geneva, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Emmett and Theresa Pry and the widow of Paul Wise. Ms. Wise was a nurse, enjoyed helping others and being a caretaker. She also enjoyed reading.

Surviving are a son, Steve (Kay) Wise of Chesterfield, SC, a daughter, Criket McCoy of Coral Springs, FL, a sister, Toni Fox of Missouri, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, her sisters, Theresa Fordham and Juanita Salgado.

The family is receiving friends at the residence of Steve and Kay Wise, 511 Vaughn Lane, Chesterfield, SC. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Kiser Funeral Home is serving the Wise family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, February 8, 2016.

Patricia Ann Cash Joines

CHESTERFIELD – Ms. Patricia Ann Cash Joines, 56, died on Saturday, February 06, 2016. Funeral services were held on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 1PM from the Mt. Airy A.M.E. Zion Church, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born September 11, 1958 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina to the late Viola C. Watson and James O. McCoy.

Her employment over the years included; Chesterfield Manufacturing in Chesterfield, South Carolina and Hardee's Restaurant in Cheraw, South Carolina. Survivors: her only child, Tricia Ann Joines, Charlotte, NC; a special friend, John B. Little, Chesterfield, SC; four grandchildren, Shaniqua Danielle Joines, Frederick Levon Joines, both of Myrtle Beach, SC, Alesa Rautrice McMillan and Damien Markeyce Joines, both of Charlotte, NC; a great granddaughter, Everr Skye Edwards, Myrtle Beach, SC; seven sisters, Mae Heath (Michael), Cheraw, SC, Frances Wilson (John), Ruby, SC, Icy Douglas (Anthony), Chesterfield, SC, Annie Hames (Fred), Jenie Dogier, Sue McCoy and Shirley Ethridge, all of Charlotte, NC; two brothers, Chester Lowery and James McCoy, both of Charlotte, NC.

Flemming Funerals Chesterfield is in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 10, February 16, 2016.

Mary Lee Knight

Cheraw – Mary Lee Knight, 71, died Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Born in Altavista, VA she was a daughter of Helen Delores Atkinson Crawford of Laurinburg, NC and the late Carrington Benjamin Crawford, Sr. She was the widow of James “Fidler” Knight. She was a member of Cheraw Family Worship Center. She loved spending time with family, sewing, making crafts, reading her Bible and spending time with God through prayer.

Surviving are her daughters, Pam (Tony) Butler of Cheraw, SC, Natasha (Scott) Kelley of Wadesboro, NC, her mother listed above, sisters, Marie (Terry) Holt of Maxton, NC, Betty Shepherd of Laurinburg, NC, Teresa (Dennis) Turner of Laurinburg, NC, sisters-in-law Teresa Pearce and Judy Crawford both of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Blake (Ashley) Butler, Brooke Butler, Ricky George, Brycen Brower, and great grandchild, Dalton Ratliff.

She was preceded in death by her husband and father listed above, also, her son, Carrington “Heath” Knight, brothers, Henry Crawford, Billy Crawford, C.B. Crawford, Jr., a sister, Hazel Etherton, brothers-in-law, Mark Shepherd, I. and Houston Chavis.

The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Friday, February 12, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or McLeod Guest House, c/o McLeod Health Foundation, 800 East Cheves, Street Suite 150, PO Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502-0551. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 10, February 16, 2016.

Sante ‘Tino’ Martini

CHERAW – Sante “Tino” Martini, 80, died Monday, February 8, 2016. Born in Montefranco (Province of Terni), Italy, he was the son of the late Sabatino and Domenica Crispoldi Martini. He was a retired engineer, beginning his 30 + years of service with INA Bearing on July 1, 1964 in Germany and transferring in January 1973 to INA in Cheraw as a tool designer. He was promoted to Supervisor of Manufacturing of Engineering in 1985. Mr. Martini was fluent in three languages. “Tino” enjoyed bowling, cycling, Italian sports cars and being with people.

Surviving are his sons, Mauro Martini of Odentahl, Germany, Alessandro Sabatino Martini of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Dagmar Martini of Nuemberg, Germany and grandchildren, Elys and Leonardo.

The family received friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thursday, February 11, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home. A Rosary was held at 7:00 PM following the visitation.

An entombment service was held at 4:00 PM, Friday, February 12, 2016 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.

In lieu of flowers: Chesterfield County First Steps, P.O. Box 553, Chesterfield SC 29709 or the charity of your choice. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 10, February 16, 2016.

Betsy JoAnne Melton

CHERAW – Betsy JoAnne Melton, 44, died, February 7, 2016. Born in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of Janet Brock Rivers of Cheraw, SC and the late Tommy Moore, she was the widow of Hubert Ray Melton. She enjoyed gardening and going to yard sales. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are her sons, Cody (Kylee) Melton, Aaron (Shareena) Roscoe, Nick (Lacey) Melton all of Cheraw, SC, Brother-in-law, James (Crystal) Edward Melton of Cheraw, SC, Sister- in-law, Wendy (Greg) Walters of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Tanner Melton, Lillie Melton, Mary Roscoe, nephew, Blaine Walters, nieces, Leigh Ann Walters, Kayli Melton and a great nephew, Aiden Walters.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents listed above, also, a grandmother, Mary Brock.

The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, Febru- ary 10, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 10, February 16, 2016.

Evelyn Anderson Moser

RUBY – Mrs. Evelyn Anderson Moser, 86, died onThursday, February 04, 2016. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 1PM from the Rock Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Ruby, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

She was born February 16, 1929 in Columbia, South Carolina to the late Henry and Cora Gadson Anderson. She was employed with the State Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina and later met her husband, Carlee Moser in Ruby, South Carolina. They were joined together in Holy matrimony on September 4, 1947 and to this union, thirteen children were born. She was an ordained minister of the gospel, an active missionary and cofounder of the Holy Temple Church of the Living God.

Survivors: her husband, Reverend Carlee Moser; four daughters; Rosalind Hopkins (Phillip) of Nashville, TN, Hortense Granderson of Marino Valley, CA, Althea Casandra Driver of Atlanta, GA and Deborah Ann Miller of Rock Island, IL; six sons; Larry Moser (Dale) of Richmond, VA, Carlee Moser, Jr. of Columbia, SC, Todd Andrew Moser (Lillie) of Charlotte, NC, Ricky Dean Moser of Ruby, SC, Mark Moser of Chesterfield, SC, and James Carlisle “Sweetie” Moser (Inez) of Cheraw, SC; two brothers, Leon Anderson of Queens, NY and Malverse Anderson of Columbia, SC; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield is in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 10, February 16, 2016.

Lonnie Legette Parker, Jr.

BENNETTSVILLE – Mr. Lonnie Legette Parker, Jr., age 72, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 11, 2016 surrounded by his loving family at the McLeod Hospice House in Florence.

Funeral services were held at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at the Bennettsville Church of God with burial following at Sunset Memorial Park. The family received friends from 2:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M. at the church prior to the funeral service. The Rev. Jerry Lewis and Pastor Ronnie Poston officiated. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 10, February 16, 2016.

Rev. Dr. Billy G. Rivers

FAIRVIEW, N.C. – The Reverend Dr. Billy G. Rivers, age 86, formerly of Chesterfield, SC, went home to be with his Lord, on Sunday, February 7, 2016.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Chesterfield Cemetery

Visitation was from 2:00 – 3:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 9, 2016 prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

Dr. Rivers was born May 19, 1929 in Wadesboro, NC, a son of the late Legette and Maude Hunt Rivers. He was a 1946 graduate of Chesterfield High School. Dr. Rivers also graduated from Wingate College, Furman University, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. In 1976, he earned his doctorate degree from Luther Rice Seminary in Jacksonville, FL, and served as a Baptist minister and pastor for 50 years, serving First Baptist Church, Hamlet, NC; Pee Dee Baptist Church, Rockingham, NC; Lower Creek Baptist Church, Lenoir, NC; First Baptist Church, Hudson, NC; and as interim pastor of Crest View Baptist Church, Lenoir, NC. He was ordained into the Gospel Ministry in 1947, at the age of 17, by Chesterfield Baptist Church. Dr. Rivers served as moderator of the Caldwell Baptist Association and was a member of the General Board. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute, Gardner Webb University, and served on the Board of Ministers for Campbell University. Dr. Rivers served as a Trustee of the Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC for many years. He had the distinct honor of attending 9 Presidential Prayer Breakfasts in Washington, D.C. at the invitation of the President of the United States. He enjoyed reading, writing, and authored and published a book, “Return to Reality, America, It’s Not Too Late.” Dr. Rivers will be remembered for his passion and dedication of serving God and helping people. In addition to his parents, Billy was also preceded in death by his brother, Hugh Rivers.

Survivors include Wife of 68 years: Joyce Hancock Rivers of the home; 3 Sons: Bill (Carol) Rivers of Fairview, NC, Sammy (Nancy) Rivers of Ellerbe, NC, and Tim (Paula) Rivers of Greensboro, NC; Daughter: Joy Rivers (Phil) Parsons of Mt. Airy, NC; Also 10 Grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren and Nieces and Nephews.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rivers Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 10, February 16, 2016.

Marvin F. Davis

HARTSVILLE – Memorial services for Marvin F. Davis, 58, who passed away Monday, February 15th, 2016, were held Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. in Souls Harbor Pentecostal Holiness Church with Revs. Wayne Windham and Grady Baskins officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Mr. Davis was born in Cheraw, a son of Annie Mae Reese and the late, Marvin Davis. One of his favorite hobbies was fishing. Surviving are: son, Matthew Davis and wife, Kerri of Mt. Croghan; parents, Annie Mae Reese and step-father, James Reese of Hartsville; and a sister, Dr. Terri Davis of Atlanta, GA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Souls Harbor Pentecostal Holiness Church, 2000 W. Bobo Newsome Hwy., Hartsville, SC 29550. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, February 23, 2016.

Eugene Ellis

CHESTERFIELD – Eugene Ellis, 73, died on Sunday, February 14, 2016. Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 2pm from the Flemming Funeral Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Community Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. He was born on September 25, 1941 in Kershaw, SC to the late Willie and Viola Allsbrooks Ellis. Survivors: his siblings, Vienethea Malloy, New London, CT, Willie Ellis (Arlene), Cheraw, SC, Roy Lee Ellis, Wadesboro, NC, Runette Wilson (John), Chesterfield, SC, Louise Chapman, Chicago, IL, Jasper Ellis (Tina), Cheraw, SC and Woodrow Ellis (Sandra), Cheraw, SC.

Flemming Funerals Chesterfield was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, February 23, 2016.

Willie Sellers

BENNETTSVILLE – Willie Sellers, 76, died on Thursday, February 11, 2016. Funeral services were held on Thursday February 18, 2016 at 1PM from the Flemming Funeral Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Community Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. He was born in Chesterfield County, SC on February 5, 1940 to the late Ms. Ella Jane Sellers. Survivors: a daughter, Deborah Sellers, Bennettsville, SC; a step-daughter, Tonida Woodson, Florence, SC; a brother, Johnnie T. Sellers (Patricia), Chesterfield, SC; five grandchildren, Erica Stroman (Dexter), Charlotte, NC, Lakendra Toney, Hartsville, SC, Andre' Woodson, Florence, SC, Jalisa Woodson of Thailand, and Kyla Zimmerman, Bennettsville, SC; a great-granddaughter and a great-grandson.

Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, February 23, 2016.

Lois Morris Spears

BENNETTSVILLE – Mrs. Lois Morris Spears, wife of the late L.L. Spears for 67 years, died February 15, 2016. She was born Alda Lois on January 20, 1924 to C. B. and Laura Adams Morris. She was nicknamed Sissy by her brothers Bryte, Jerry, Harold, Joel, and Jack and outlived them all. Her only sister, Judy Burch, lives in Cheraw, S.C. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, a retired bank teller, and homemaker. After working all day she would come home to keep house, cook, and sew. Her ability as a talented seamstress is only surpassed by her skill in the kitchen. She could bake some mean biscuits. Her memory will be kept alive by her children Alan of Moncure, North Carolina; Larry, and daughter in law Kay of Cheraw, South Carolina; grandchildren Amy and her husband Patrick of Cheverly, Maryland and Will and his girlfriend Jea- nine Armour of Homer, Alaska; and great granddaughter Sara Rose Gavin who brought many smiles to her face. Graveside funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Sunset Memorial Park directed by Burroughs & Cooper Funeral Home. The family will receive friends immediately after the service at graveside. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, February 23, 2016.

Chadwick ‘Chad’ Wright

CHESTERFIELD – Chadwick "Chad" Wright, 38, died on Friday, February 12, 2016. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 2PM from the First Baptist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery, Pageland, SC. He was born on April 13, 1977 in Monroe, NC to Roger and Yolanda Sowell Wright. Upon graduating from Central High School in 1995, he moved to Charlotte, NC where he began his career with UPS. Survivors: his wife, Brittany Wright; a daughter, Carleigh Wright; parents, Roger and Yolanda Wright, Jefferson, SC; two sisters, Christy Kaleena Wright, Columbia, SC and Laura Wright, Charlotte, NC.

Flemming Funerals-Pageland was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, February 23, 2016.

Charles ‘Chuck’ Edward Ashburn

WALLACE – Charles “Chuck” Edward Ashburn, 80, died Sunday, February 21, 2016. Born in Sparta, TN he was a son of the late Harley Lee and Katie Morgan Ashburn. He was a US Army Veteran. He was a member of the Cheraw Moose Lodge. Mr. Ashburn enjoyed politics, golfing, camping, working in his shop, cooking, and playing pool.

Surviving is his wife Faye Haire Ashburn of Wallace, SC, a son, Richard “T.O.” Ashburn of Wallace, SC, a daughter, Sheila Ashburn Graham of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Brandy Ashburn, Suzanne (Adam) Harmeling, Justin Ashburn, Kristi (Brad) Boob, great grandchildren, McKenna Ashburn, Mason Spradley, Chloie Spradley, Faith Ashburn, Isabella Ashburn, Bailee Boob and Kallie Boob.

The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Monday, February 22, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service was held 3:00 PM Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Whites Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Wallace, SC. Burial was in the church cemetery. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, March 1, 2016.

Vena Johnson Catoe

MIDDENDORF – Funeral services for Vena Rebecca Johnson Catoe, 99, were held at 11:00 am Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Middendorf Baptist Church. The Rev. Beau Boyle, the Rev. Don Rhyne, and the Rev. William Catoe officiated at the burial in Middendorf Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on Friday, February 26, at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.

Mrs. Catoe died Wednesday, February 24, 2016. Born on November 18, 1916 in Chesterfield County, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Joseph A. and Minnie A. Cassidy Johnson. A member of Middendorf Baptist Church, she was married to the late Gus S. Catoe and the late Jasper B. Dixon.

Surviving are her daughters, Janet Pickrell of Uniontown, Ohio, Shirley Sweatt of McBee, S.C., Rebecca (Harold) Snipes of Middendorf, S.C., Jean Jordan of Cayce, SC, Shirley Sullivan of Hartsville, S..C, Judy Branch of Fleming Island, Fla; sons, Richard Catoe, Randy (Dianne) Catoe, Amos (Amanda) Catoe, John (Lynn Gardner) Catoe, all of Middendorf, S.C.; daughter-in-law, Delores Catoe of Middendorf, S.C.; brother, Jack Johnson of Michigan; 47 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; 34 great-great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her children, Stanley Catoe, Hilda Ann "Sister"

Catoe, Frank Catoe, Deborah Gail Catoe, Ruth Gainey, Freddie Soule, Ralph Catoe, Helen Monnie and Bill Catoe; sisters, Ethelene Yeatts, Ola Griggs, Leo Johnson and Dorothy Griggs; brothers, Arthur Johnson, Thurmond Johnson and Beler Johnson.

Memorials may be made to the Middendorf Baptist Church, 2202 Middendorf Church Rd., Hartsville, SC 29550 or Hospice of Chesterfield County, 700 W. Boulevard, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, March 1, 2016.

Edith S. Creasey

CHESTERFIELD - Ms. Edith S. Creasey age, 83, died Friday, February 19, 2016 at her home of natural causes.

Ms. Creasey was cremated and her cremains buried in the grave of her Mother at Hillcrest Cemetery, White House, Tennessee.

Born October 28, 1932 in Sumner County, Tennessee, Ms. Creasey was the daughter of the late Marguritte Edith Keene Summers and Granville U. Summers. She was an honor graduate of White House High School, Fall’s Business College in Nashville, and received an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from the Southern College of Nevada in Las Vegas. Ms. Creasey worked in the insurance industry for 28 years in Nashville and Phoenix before moving to Las Vegas. She was an Office Manager, over-saw all Maintenance Contracts for the County and was the Surplus Property Coordinator for eight years before her retirement in 1996 with over 16 years of service.

Surviving are her sister, Gale Baker, of Stuart, Florida, one niece, one nephew, one great-niece, four great-nephews, and many friends located throughout the U.S. Three loving caregivers: Jeannie R. McCormick, Cindy Gibson, Dawna C. Rushing, all of Chesterfield, SC. Ms. Creasey was a lifelong Baptist.

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Creasey Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, March 1, 2016.

Blanche Hillian Fleming

Parrish, FL- Blanche Hillian Fleming, 95, formerly of Chesterfield, SC funeral services were held on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 2PM from the Word of Life Fellowship Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Community Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. She was the widow of George Fleming, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. Born on August 1, 1920 in Chesterfield County, SC, Blanche was the daughter of the late Ethan J. Lindsey and Melissa Turnage Hillian. She is survived by her children: Margie Barron, Plainsfield, NJ, James T. Flemming (Laura), Pageland, SC, Minister Sue Fleming-Garris, Wimauma, FL, Gwendolyn Fleming of the home and Linda Washington (Bernard), Bradenton, FL; fifteen grandchildren, twenty-six great grandchildren and twenty-one great great-grandchildren.

Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, March 1, 2016.

Patricia Baskins Green

CHERAW - Mrs. Patricia Baskins Green, age 63, died Wednesday, February 24, 2016.

A funeral service was held at 12:00 PM, Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Miller- Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Saturday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Green was born January 27, 1953 in Bennettsville, SC a daughter of the late James Bruce and Dorothy Grooms Baskins. She was a former employee of Stanley Black & Decker. Pat enjoyed fishing, working in her flowers, and gardening. She also enjoyed sewing, and was an avid animal lover. In addition to her parents, Pat was also preceded in death by a sister, Bertie Lee Lewis, and three brothers, Luther, Clifton, and J. B. Baskins.

Survivors include Husband: William Nelson “Jimmy” Green Jr. of the home; 4 Sons: Phillip and Joseph Faile of Cheraw, SC, Michael Baskins of Cheraw, SC, and Caleb Green of Columbia, SC; 2 Daughters: Michelle B. Myers of Cheraw, SC and Michaela Green of Cheraw, SC; 12 Grandchildren; 3 Brothers: Rev. Grady Baskins of Hartsville, SC, Harvey Baskins of Cheraw, SC, and Horace Baskins of Patrick, SC; 2 Sisters: Betty Joe Gatti and Doris Allen, both of Chesterfield, SC; Also Nieces and Nephews.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Green Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, March 1, 2016.

William R. Bobby Lively

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. William R. “Bobby” Lively, age 71, entered into rest on Thursday, February 25, 2016.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Miller- Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery in Cheraw, SC.

Visitation was from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Saturday, February 27, 2016 prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Lively was born June 9, 1944 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late William Parker Lively and Nellie Stafford Lively Martin. He was a former employee of JP Stevens and was a retired welder and pipefitter foreman with Fluor Daniel Construction Company with 30 years of service.

Bobby was a United States Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and was a Purple Heart and Medal of Honor recipient. He was a faithful member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and usher. Bobby was an avid marksman and enjoyed going to the gun range with his special friend, Leverne Stafford. He also enjoyed feeding and watching birds.

Survivors include Wife of 51 years: Linda Hill Lively of the home; 1 Daughter: Trina Lively (Brett) Stafford of Conway, SC; Aunt: Cubie Jean (Gene) Hill of Florence, SC; Nephew: Fred Hill of Chesterfield, SC; Numerous Cousins and his Special Cat: “Speedy.”

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Lively Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, March 1, 2016.

Joseph ‘Joe’ Preston Morton

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Joseph “Joe” Preston Morton, age 69, died Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 pm Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 5:00 – 7:00 PM Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Miller-Rivers -Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Morton was born January 14, 1947 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Cranford Ezekiel and Minnie Lee Williams Morton. He was a former employee of Chesterfield Webbing and a member of Chesterfield Church of God. Mr. Morton enjoyed gardening, planting flowers and trees, coon hunting, and watching NASCAR. One of his favorite pastimes was talking to his brother Carrol on the phone several times a day. In addition to his parents, Joe was also preceded in death by 1 sister, Helen Jean Eddins.

Survivors include Wife of 47 years: Peggy C. Morton of the home; 1 Son: Joseph P. “Little Joe” Morton, Jr. and wife, Teresa of Chesterfield, SC; 2 Grandsons: Joseph Tyler Morton and Collin Elvis Morton both of Chesterfield, SC; 3 Sisters: Rachel Rivers, Ruth Sellers both of Ruby, SC, and Kathy Smith of Chesterfield, SC; 6 Brothers: Carrol (Margaret) Morton of Ruby, SC, Donnie Morton of Chesterfield, SC, Ricky (Gail) Morton of Ruby, SC, Lester Phillip (Ann) Morton, Josh Morton both of Lancaster, SC, and Kyle (Whitney) Morton of Chesterfield, SC. Also: Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Chesterfield Church of God, P.O. Box 64, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Morton Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, March 1, 2016.

Pauline Elizabeth Lindsey Rhodes

SNELLVILLE, GA-Pauline Elizabeth Lindsey Rhodes, 63, formerly of Chesterfield, SC died on Sunday, February 21, 2016. Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 11am from the Fisher Hill Community Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Community Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. She was born in Chesterfield, SC on April 20, 1952 to the late James Lindsey and Eula Ratliff Lindsey. She graduated from Weequahic High School, Newark, NJ and was employed by Bell South as a phone operator. On December 22, 1975 she enlisted in the US Army as a military police officer and received an honorable discharged after serving three years. Survivors: a daughter, Marion “Monique” Rhodes; future son-in -law, Leronza “June” Williams, Snellville, GA; a brother, Lawrence “OR” Lindsey, Linden, NJ; a sister, Mary Jean Covington, Charlotte, NC; two grandchildren, Dadronique McCall and Lunden Williams, both of Snellville, GA. Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, March 1, 2016.

Roger Seals

CHERAW - Roger Seals, 90, died Sunday, February 21, 2016.

A funeral service was held 3:00 PM Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. The family received friends following the service.

Memorials to: Christ United Methodist Church, 819 N. Marlboro Street, Bennettsville, SC 29512 or Epworth Children's Home, 2900 Millwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29205 or St Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, March 1, 2016.

Ayla Rei White

CHERAW - Little Miss Ayla Rei White, 12 days old, received her Angel Wings on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, and flew into the arms of Jesus.

A graveside service was held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, February 26, 2016 in the White Family Cemetery.

Visitation was from 12:30 – 1:30 Friday, February 26, 2016 at the Miller-Rivers Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC.

Miss White was born Thursday, February 11, 2016, in Hartsville, SC, the daughter of Katrina Alexandria Yates and James Harold White III. Although Ayla’s time here was short, she touched many lives and left her mark on all who were blessed to meet her.

Survivors include Parents: Katrina Yates and Trey White of the home; Grandparents: Carl and Tammy Yates and James H. and Angelia “Necci” White, Jr. all of Cheraw, SC; Great Grandparents: Lillian Faye Quick of Cheraw, SC; Carl L. Yates Sr. of Thomasville, NC; Doris P. Deese of Patrick, SC; and Jo Ann (Bobby) Roscoe of Cheraw, SC; Aunts: Winter White, Kristin Yates, and Monica Yates of Cheraw, SC; Uncles: Daniel Coombes and Zack Rivers of Cheraw. SC; Cousin: Cooper Daniel Coombes; Also: Many other Relatives and Friends.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the White family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, March 1, 2016.

Martha Mavis Threatt Blakeney

PAGELAND – Martha Mavis Threatt Blakeney, 91, of Pageland, SC died on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 2PM from the Rose Hill Baptist Church, Lancaster, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born in Chesterfield County, SC on April 27, 1924 to the late William and Della Threatt. She was united in holy matrimony to the late Hazel Blakeney.

Survivors: two sons, George Blakeney (Barbara), Pageland, SC and Randolph Blakeney (Hollis), Lancaster, SC; three daughters, Dallas McCain, Nettie Threatt and Maggie Funderburk (Gene), all of Pageland, SC; 27 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren and 35 great great grandchildren. Flemming Funerals-Pageland was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, March 8, 2016.

Shirley B. Douglas

Chesterfield – Mrs. Shirley B. Douglas, age 81, died Monday, February 29, 2016 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Shiloh United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery. Visitation was from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Wednesday, prior to the service in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

Mrs. Douglas was born November 16, 1934 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Ned James and Janie Sellers Burch. She was a 1952 graduate of Chesterfield High School. Mrs. Douglas retired from Chesterfield County DSS as business manager with 32 years of service. She was a lifelong member of Shiloh United Methodist Church where she served as church treasurer for 17 years. Shirley was also a member of the Shiloh UMW and the Ladies Bible Class. Her hobbies included working crossword puzzles, crocheting, and meeting with friends to go out and eat. In addition to her parents, Shirley was also preceded in death by her husband, T.H. Douglas; 3 brothers, Aubrey Burch, William Burch, James Ellis Burch; 5 sisters, Gladys Gaskins, Dot Gaskins, Ivy Widejko, Sara Neighbors, and Eunice Davis.

Survivors include 1 Son: Jerry (Tammy) Douglas of Lexington, SC; 1 Daughter:

Brenda Douglas (Allen) Lookadoo of Cheraw, SC; 3 Grandchildren: David Hamilton of Chesterfield, SC, Thomas Douglas, and Heather (Tommy) Corley both of Lexington, SC; 4 Great Grandchildren: Zachary and Xander Hamilton of Chesterfield, SC, and Maddox and Harper Corley of Lexington, SC; Special Friend: Dicky Davis of Chesterfield, SC; Also: Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Shiloh United Methodist Church Parking Lot Fund, 3154 Hwy. 102, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Douglas Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, March 8, 2016.

Mary Etta Lewis Keith

MCFARLAN, N.C. – Mrs. Mary Etta Lewis Keith, 82, died Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Carolinas Medical Center Union in Monroe, N.C.

Funeral services were held at 3:00 pm Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry King officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday, March 4, 2016 at Leavitt Funeral Home and other times at the home.

Mary Etta was born May 18, 1933 in Anson County, NC a daughter of the late Johnny Isiah Lewis and the late Emma Jean Tyner Lewis. She was retired from Saconey Mfg. In Cheraw with 31 years of service and was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her sister, Doris Whittington of McFarlan and her nieces and nephews and their families. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Walter James Keith and Jim McQuaige and sisters, Laura Phillips, Janie Livingston Moore, Janie Livingston Moore and Lizzie Griggs.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Building Fund or Cemetery Fund, in care of Mildred Lowery, 8998 Diggs Rd., Morven, NC 28119.

The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, March 8, 2016.

Lou Roue Sutton Lee

CHERAW – Mrs. Lou Roue Sutton Lee, age 75, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. A celebration of life service was held at 3:00PM, Sunday,

March 6, 2016 at Westfield Creek Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Westfield Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Miller-Rivers - Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lee was born February 18, 1941 in Pageland, SC a daughter of the late Woodrow William and Maggie Lena Aline Horne Sutton, and received Christ and was born again in April of 1954. She was a former employee of Norris Interiors, Robertson Factory and J.P. Stevens / Delta Mills from which she retired as supply manager after 32 years of service. Mrs. Lee was a faithful member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church where she served as Sunday school teacher, having taught every age from beginners to the senior adult class. She also served as a V.B.S. teacher and was very active on the V.B.S. kitchen committee.

Lou Roue was a member of the adult choir and was former youth choir director. She was a member and past president of the W.M.U., member of the bereavement committee, member of the shut-in and nursing home CD outreach ministry, and served on various other committees through-out the years. She was a member of the Cheraw chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, having served as Worthy Matron on 5 different occasions, and in other positions within the chapter. Mrs. Lee was also a member of the Gideon’s Ladies Auxiliary. Lou Roue as an avid reader who enjoyed working crossword puzzles, traveling, studying God’s word, gardening and preserving vegetables and fruits. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her family and friends, especially Trey, Courtney and Louise. She also had a deep love for animals, with dogs being her favorite.

Lou Roue was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and loving mother to her son-in-law and daughter-in-law. Mrs. Lee was a lady of grace and dignity that always looked and smelled pretty. She freely shared her great faith in and love for Jesus. She will be remembered as a witness of God’s great love and goodness with a great sense of humor who always saw the lighter side. In addition to her parents, Lou Roue was also preceded in death by her husband and soul mate of over 50 years, Richard Rudolph Lee, Sr.; and her brother, V.L. “Buck” Sutton.

Survivors include Children: Richard R. “Ricky” Lee, Jr. and wife Pam; and Carol Lee Hall and husband Ronnie both of Cheraw, SC; Grandchildren: Richard R. “Trey” Lee, III, Courtney E. Lee, William (Lisa) Skipper all of Cheraw, SC, and Rodney (Teresa Moser) Hall of Marshville, NC; Great Grandchildren: Madeline, Samuel and Chandler Lee Hall, Molly and Jodi O’Neal Sister: Elsie Rutan of Fayetteville, NC; Brothers: Randolph “Dolph” Sutton of Wallace, SC and John David “Johnny” (Pat) of Hartsville, SC; Sister-in-law: Essie Sutton of Cheraw, SC; Grandsons of Choice: Spence (Jennifer) Vaughn and their children Colin and Addison, and Brent (Brooke) Taylor and their children Anna Belle and Ava; Daughter of the Heart: Lynn Cassidy (John) Sullivan; Special Nieces and Nephews: Nicole Lee (Quetin) Austin, Bobby Lee, Melissa (Clint) Reed, and Shane Reed whom she loved as grandchildren; Sisters of the Heart: Louise Brock (her bestest friend), Barbara Morris, Dorothy Zearfoss, Wanda White, Margaret Jones, and Betty Teal; Special Family Friend: Clinton Ratliff; Numerous Nieces and Nephews; And her fur babies: Socks,Trixie and Sparky.

The family would like to express their sincerest thanks and gratitude to Peggy Putnam, RN and Dr. Shawn Charest and the entire staff of McLeod Hospice House, and Dr. John Frank McLeod, III and staff of McLeod Family Medicine, and special caregiver Michaela Gathings for the exceptional love and care shown to Mrs. Lee.

Memorials may be made to Westfield Creek Baptist Church “CD / Shut-in Out reach Ministry,” 316 Westfield Church Road, Cheraw, SC 29520; Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709; or to the McLeod Hospice House 1203 E. Cheves Street, Florence, SC 29506.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Lee Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, March 8, 2016.

Kurt Liehs

CHERAW – Kurt Liehs, 79, of Cheraw, SC, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March

1, 2016. He was born in Mattydale, N.Y. and worked as a partner in the family business, Liehs & Steigerwald. Kurt retired in 1992 and lived his life doing what he loved most. He was an avid sportsman and traveler, from trekking through Africa to exploring the Amazon River. He also cooked for local events such as the Oktoberfest and hosted clambakes and barbecues at his homes in Syracuse and Osceola, N.Y. In 2004, he exchanged lake-effect snow for sunny South Carolina.

He is predeceased by his daughter,Catherine Liehs, and his sister, Hilda Redell. He is survived by his daughters, Deborah Liehs and Christine Milback; friend, Susan Redmond; brother, Eric (Gloria) Liehs; four sisters: Sally (Edward) Cummings, Sonia (Edward) Donegan, Cynthia Liehs, and Kathleen (John) O'Hara; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Contributions in Kurt's memory may be sent to Chesterfield Convalescent Center, Activities Dept., P.O. Box 1329, Cheraw, SC 29520.

Private services will be held by the family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, March 8, 2016.

Roger Seals

CHERAW – Mr. Roger Seals, 90, died Sunday, February 21, 2016, at McLeod Cheraw, surrounded by his family. A Funeral Service of Full Military Honors was held Wednesday, February 24, at 3:00 p.m. At Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. The family received friends following the service. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC.

Mr. Seals was a US Military veteran with 25 years of service. He served in the Marine Corps in World War II in the Pacific (1943), during the invasion of Iwo Jima (1945), on Honolulu; U. S. Army and SC Army National Guard-Cheraw Unit. Roger was proud to have served in the military and counted it an honor to do so for the freedom of his Country and family. Roger was born in Marlboro County, SC on October 29, 1925, a son of the late James H. Seals, Sr., and Alma Seals Hardman.

He was predeceased by: brother Billy Seals, USMC – killed in action during the Korean War; sister: Eleanor S. Rhea; brother: James H. Seals, Jr.; daughter: Kimberlee White Polson.

He is survived by his spouse of 25 years, Marie P. (White) Seals, daughters: Rhonda Seals (Mark) Griffith, Chesterfield, SC, Hope White (Andy) English, Cheraw, SC. grand-children (5)- Carrie Griffith (Tim) Allyson, Florence, SC, Madeline Polson (Joshua) McMillan, Fort Bragg, NC, Charles Baylen English, student at Newberry College, Newberry, SC, Avril E. (Nick) Norris, Myrtle Beach, SC, Cameron English, Hamlet, NC. (2) great granddaughters-Gracie English, Cowen Engish. Also, a sister, Thelma Clinkscales, Cheraw, SC and a brother, Henry (Nell) Seals of Goose Creek, SC.

Roger served for 10 plus years as a volunteer for the Cheraw Rescue Squad; he was a volunteer at the Cheraw State Park Golf area for over 10 years and Papa Roger had the pleasure of introducing his grandchildren to the game of golf. You would always find Roger attending most of Cheraw High football games regardless of the weather, Papa Roger would be found in the fans Braves Booster section, and saluting the US Flag during the “Star Spangled Banner” played by the High School Band. Roger always made time for family. Roger retired from Burlington Industries (Highland) Finishing Department in Cheraw in the mid 80’s. He enjoyed refinishing and repairing furniture; keeping his lawn looking good as well as his azalea and camellia bushes; he enjoyed playing golf and loved spending time with his family.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Carolyn H. Seals, 1989. Roger was a life-long member of First Baptist Church, Cheraw. He grew up attending First Baptist Church, Cheraw for 70 plus years.

Memorials to: Christ United Methodist Church, 819 N. Marlboro Street, Bennettsville, SC 29512; or Epworth Children’s Home, 2900 Millwood Ave., Columbia, SC 29205 or St. Jude’s Children’s Research and Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, March 8, 2016.

Sue Brock Adams

CHERAW – Mrs. Sue Brock Adams, age 79, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. A funeral service was held at 1:00 PM Saturday,

March 12, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Brock’s Mill Baptist ChurchCemetery. Visitation was from 6:00 - 8:00 PM Friday, March 11, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Adams was born August 28, 1936 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Therrell and Annie V. Parker Brock. She was a member of Cash Baptist Church and was a former employee of Stanley Tools. Sue loved working in her flowers and in her garden every summer, and working word search puzzles. She enjoyed having family and friends get togethers. Mrs. Sue was a loving mom and grandmom.

In addition to her parents, Sue was also preceded in death by her husband Gerald W. Adams; two sisters, Reatha English and Arlene King; one brother, Dean Brock; one grandson, Michael Dean Malloy; and one great grandson, Riker Pittman.

Survivors include 2 Sons: Tim (Cathy) Adams and Mark (Tina) Adams both of Cheraw, SC; 1 Daughter: Geraldine (Ricky) Malloy of Cheraw, SC; 5 Grandchildren: Ricky Malloy, Jr., Brad (Erica) Pittman, Kenneth Nicholas, Jacob Nicholas, and Heather (Chuck) Caulder; Also: 7 Great Grandchildren; 3 Brothers: Richard Brock of Florence, SC, Harold Brock of Durham, NC, and Jerry Brock of Lexington, SC.

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Adams Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, March 15, 2016.

John Olin Atkinson

CHERAW – John Olin Atkinson, 75, died Sunday March 6, 2016. Born in Angelus, SC he was a son of the late James Owen and Marie Middleton Atkinson. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. He was a past Worshipful Master of the Cheraw Masonic Lodge #15.

Mr. Atkinson was a US Army Veteran (Helicopter Mechanic) having served in Vietnam 1963-1964. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, collecting and restoring classic cars, and hosting pig-pickins.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Barley Atkinson, sons, Bryan Steven Atkinson, John Edwin (Jamie) Atkinson, a daughter, Janice A. (Kip) Kiser all of Cheraw, SC, a brother, L. Neal (Mamie) Atkinson of Columbia, SC, grandchildren, Rachel Kiser, Graham Kiser, Kelsey Atkinson, Madyson Scott, Caleb Atkinson and Kaitlyn Atkinson.

He is preceded in death by his parents listed above and a brother, James Kenneth Atkinson.

The family received friends 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at First Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service was held 4:00 PM, Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at First Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial with military honors was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. Memorials to: Agape Hospice, Attn: Doris Smith, 309 East Main Street, Benennetsville, SC 29512. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, March 15, 2016.

Gwendolyn Johnson

HYATTSVILLE, Md. – On Saturday, March 5, 2016 Gwendolyn Johnson went peacefully to Heaven while surrounded by her family.

She was born in 1940 to Moultrie and Annie Hudson in Cheraw, South Carolina. Gwendolyn married a young man from her hometown named John E. Johnson. John’s career in the United States Army was the start of their unique adventure. As a military wife with a growing family, Gwendolyn still found time to earn her Master’s Degree. She taught at numerous primary schools, finishing her career at Brent Elementary School in Washington, DC. The couple were longtime residents of Bowie, Maryland and active members of St. Lucille AME Zion Church in Washington, DC. Gwendolyn was the beloved wife of 54 years to Lieutenant Colonel John E. Johnson (U.S. Army, Retired), devoted mother of Latonya Thompson, John Johnson, Duane “DJ” Johnson, Andrea Monique Kirkland, Chris Johnson and Amia Johnson. She was the mother-in-law of Robert Thompson, Clare Johnson, Jessica Johnson and Charles Kirkland Jr. She is also survived by her adoring grandchildren Danielle (Garrett) Simpson, Lavel Thompson, Brock Johnson, Andrew Jones, Charles, Samuel and Alyssa Kirkland, Jayden Boatwright and two beautiful great-grandchildren, Abraham Simpson and Janiya Maddox. Visitation and services were held in Maryland and Washington, DC. Graveside service at Cheltenham Maryland Veteran’s Cemetery on March 16, 2016.

Arrangements entrusted to Gasch’s Funeral Home, P.A., Hyattsville, MD. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, March 15, 2016.

David Neal Jordan

PAGELAND – Mr. David Neal Jordan, 64, of Pageland, South Carolina passed away on Friday, March 11, 2016, while surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Tuesday, March 4, 1952 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina to the late Hardy “Shine” Jordan and Betty Bernice Gooden Jordan. He is preceded in death by his Brothers, Leverne Jordan and Randy Jordan. Mr. Jordan enjoyed Drag Racing with his boys and the Jordan Brothers. He was a truck driver for 12 years. He also attended Pageland Rose Memorial Nazarene Church.

Mr. Jordan is survived by his Wife of 19 years, Libby Jordan of Pageland, SC, Sons, Chris Jordan (Brandy) of Pageland, SC and Scott Jordan (Amelia) of Florence, AL, Step-Son, Brad Williams (Angel) of Kershaw, SC, Step-Daughter, Hope Williams of Kershaw, SC, Brother, Charles Jordan (Lucy) of Pageland, SC, Sister, Darlene "Debbie" Helms (Don) of Pageland, SC Grandchildren, Zachary Jordan, Ariel Jordan, Kaleb Jordan and Allie Jordan and Step-Grandchildren, Alisha Prince, Cody Prince, Anna Williams, Lilly Prince, Tylor Tadlock and Caydence Tadlock.

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was at 2:00 PM on Monday, March 14, 2016, at Pageland Rose Memorial Nazarene Church with the Rev. Scott Gibson officiating. The burial followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park of Pageland.

The family received friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Sunday, March 13, 2016, at Baumgartner Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Pageland Rose Memorial Nazarene, Church, P.O. Box 275, Pageland, SC 29728.

Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, SC is handling the arrangements. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, March 15, 2016.

Willie C. Mungo

PAGELAND – Willie C.Mungo, 96, of Pageland, SC died on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 11AM from the Pageland Community Center, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Mt. Elon United Methodist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. He was born in Kershaw, SC on August 3, 1919 to the late James Mungo and Catherine Mungo. He was united in holy matrimony to Malinda Mae Jowers and they celebrated 74 years together.

Survivors: children, James“Jimmy” Mungo, Wilhelmina Miller (Johnny), Leonard Mack “L.M.” Mungo (Kay Francis), Nannie Lee Mungo, Catherine Redfearn (James), Matthew Mungo (Regina), Linda Blakeney (Sam) and Joyce Alford (Michael); and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Flemming Funerals-Pageland was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, March 15, 2016.

Dorothy Clark Winburn

CHERAW - Dorothy Clark Winburn passed away peacefully in her sleep Saturday, March 12, 2016. She was 90 years old. Mrs. Winburn was predeceased by her beloved husband (of 52 years) James Noel Winburn.

Born in Hartsville, SC she was the daughter of the late Albert Joy and Alma Cross Howle and the adoptive daughter of the late John Alexander and Lottie Howle Clark. Mrs. Winburn was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church. She was a member of Senior Circle, the Gamecock Club and was a Hospital volunteer. She retired from J.P. Stevens with 35+years of service. She enjoyed going to USC (Gamecock events) and traveling to the beach.

She leaves her loving memories to by cherished by daughters, Veronica (Herbert) Watts of Cheraw, SC, Mary Jim Hage of North Myrtle Beach, SC, grandchildren, Jay Pruitt, Herbert Watts, Jr., Alexa Hitchcock, Otto Hage, Chris Hage, Clark Pruitt, Caroline Driggers, great grandchildren, Kayleigh Pruitt, Madeline Hage, Jayson Pruitt, Hannah Watts, Preston Hage, Ella Watts, Daniel Watts, Lukas Hage, Heinz Driggers, William Hage, Anthony Pruitt and a sister, Belva Gravitt. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also, a daughter, Cynthia W. Smith, a son-in-law, Otto Hage, sisters Elizabith Taylor, Lottie Jean Walker, Miriam Odom, brothers, Carl Howle, James Howle and Mac Howle.

The family received friends 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday, March 14, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC A rosary was held 7:00 PM, Monday, March 14, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral mass will be held 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial will be in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials to: Agape Hospice, Attn: Doris Smith, 309 East Main Street, Bennettsville, SC29512 or St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 602 Market Street, Cheraw, SC 29520 or the charity of your choice. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, March 15, 2016.

Deanna Driggers Miles

WALLACE – Deanna Driggers Miles, 47, died Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Born in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of the late Billy Carl Driggers and Grace White Griggs. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband, Lester Miles, daughters, Chasity (Travis) Miles, Alicia (R.C.) Miles, step-father, Edwin Griggs, a brother, Chris (Margaret) Griggs, sisters, Tracy Griggs (Jimmy) Miller, Judy D. (Shuler) Clark all of Wallace, SC, Cheryl D. (Billy) Lovin of Hamlet, NC, grandchildren, Ella, Karleigh, Madison, Liley and Brenna.

The family received friends 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Friday, March 18, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 5:00 PM, Friday, March 18, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Wallace, SC.

In lieu of flowers: The Miles Family, c/o Kiser Funeral Home, 1020 State Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, March 22, 2016.

Brian Murchison McBride

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Brian Murchison McBride passed away at his home in Knoxville, Tennessee on March 13, 2016. Brian was born on May 26, 1980 in Charleston, SC to Bill McBride and Ethel Murchison Eckenstein. Brian grew up in Cheraw, SC, and was a member of St David’s Church. He graduated from Cheraw High School in 1998. He attended Florence Darlington Technical College.

Brian is survived by his mother, Ethel (Jack) Eckenstein of Florence, SC; his father, Bill (Jacque) McBride of Murrells Inlet, SC; his brother Billy (Karen) McBride of Florence, SC; his twin sister, Kate McBride of Florence, SC; his daughters, Myriam and Maya McBride of Cosby, Tennessee; his nephew and niece, Wells and Collins McBride of Florence, SC; and other relatives and friends.

Brian was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Colonel Retired Robert B. and Mary Murchison of Dillon; and paternal grandmother, Juel D. McClain of Charleston.

Funeral was held at St David’s Church on Friday March 18, at 11 AM. Visitation was held the hour before the service in the St David’s Chapel. Interment was at Riverside Cemetery in Dillon in the Murchison plot. Cooper Funeral Home in Dillon is assisting the Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, March 22, 2016.

Myra Simpson Boegemann

CHERAW – Myra Simpson Boegemann, 73, died Wednesday, March 23, 2016.

A graveside funeral service was held 1:00 PM Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. The family received friends at graveside after the service. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, March 29, 2016.

Glenn L. Cottingham

CHERAW – Glenn L. Cottingham, 76, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Born in Latta, SC, he was a son of the late Elliott Glenn and Lelia Moore Cottingham. He was retired from Stanley Tools of Cheraw (15+ years of service). He was a member of Free Worship, Cheraw, SC. Mr. Cottingham was a veteran of the SC Army National Guard. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and most of all spending time with his family.

Surviving is his wife, Peggy Lane Cottingham of Cheraw, SC, daughters, Teresa (Tim) C. Streett of Florence, SC, Jennifer (Chris) C. Davis of Cheraw, SC, a brother, Mike (Margaret) Cottingham of Florence, SC, a sister, Lois (Ray) White of Latta, SC, grandchildren, Ryan (Anna) Streett, Kaitlin Streett, Mason Davis, Hunter Davis and a great - grandchild, Cecily Streett.

The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 1:00 PM, Friday, March, 25, 2016, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A committal service was held 3:30 PM Friday, March 25, 2016 in the Magnolia Cemetery, Latta, SC.

Memorials to: Free Worship, 915 Chesterfield Highway, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, March 29, 2016.

Janice C. Estridge

CAMDEN – Funeral service for Janice Christmas Estridge, 71, was held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Camden with burial to follow in Timrod Baptist Church Cemetery in Bethune. The Rev. Bruce Hancock officiated. The family received friends Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. At Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Mrs. Estridge passed away at home on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Born in Dillon, she was the daughter of the late Forrest Lafon and Mattie Wallace Christmas. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Camden. She volunteered with Make-A-Wish and enjoyed painting, beach music, shagging and most of all spending time with her family. She valued friendship and enjoyed keeping in contact with classmates and those friends from the past.

Surviving are her husband of 21 years, Edwin Wilson Estridge Jr.; daughter Kelly White Kercher (Edward J. Kercher Jr.) of Mt. Pleasant; mother-in-law, Iris M. Estridge; step-children, Edwin M. Estridge (Michelle) of Chapin and Ashton W. Estridge (Nikki) of Lexington; grandson, Edward J. “Jack” Kercher III; and step-grandchildren, Evan, Kylie, Harper, Sophie, Silas and Sullivan Estridge.

She was predeceased by a brother, Richard Christmas. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, March 29, 2016.

Lonnie ‘Ricky’ Guinn

WALLACE – Lonnie "Ricky" Guinn, 59, died Saturday, March 26, 2016. Plans to be announced by Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, March 29, 2016.

Ella Elizabeth Johnson Kelley

WADESBORO – Mrs. Ella Elizabeth Johnson Kelley, age 83, of Harrisville, NY, went home to be with her Lord, Saturday, March 12, 2016, while spending time with her daughter in Wadesboro, NC

A service of celebration was held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Pine Grove Baptist Church, 293 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Visitation is anytime at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Gary Hovermale, 3970 Country Club Road, Wadesboro, NC.

Mrs. Kelley was born November 3, 1932, in Ogdensburg, NY, a daughter of the late Thomas and Jennie Beatie Johnson. She was a former therapy assistant, with E.J. Noble Hospital for 20 years, and retired from St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center in 1990. Ella was a member of North Gouverneur Methodist Church, in North Gouverneur, NY, and attended Pine Grove Baptist Church, when she was spending time with her daughter, Sue.

In addition to her parents, Ella was also preceded in death by her husband, Lindon Kelley, her son, Lindon Kelley, Jr. and her 5 brothers, George, Robert, Walter, Albert, and Ralph Johnson.

Survivors include 2 Daughters: Sue (Gary) Hovermale of Wadesboro, NC and Carol (Allen) Bango of Harrrisville, NY; Daughter-in-law: Diane Kelley of Gouverneur, NY Also 9 Grandchildren and 19 Great Grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pine Grove Baptist Church (Maintenance Fund) 293 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Kelley Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, March 29, 2016.

Dennis Matthew Penny II

MT. CROGHAN – Mr. Dennis Matthew Penny II. Age 40, died Thursday, March 17, 2016.

A funeral service was held at 6:00 P.M. Monday, March 21, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC.

Visitation was from 5:00 – 6:00 P.M. Monday, March 21, 2016, prior to the service at the Funeral Home

A funeral service, visitation and interment were held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Community Funeral Home, Beulaville, NC, with Visitation 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. prior to the service at the Funeral Home. Interment to follow in the Edwards Family Cemetery, Beulaville NC.

Mr. Penny was born May 14, 1975, in Magnolia, NC, a son of Dennis Matthew Penny, Sr. and the late Linda Denise Huggins Penny. He was a graduate of North Central Institute and was a former owner of an Auto Repair Shop and worked in the manufacturing of Medivac helicopters. Dennis was a US Army Veteran and an Apache helicopter engineer. He enjoyed scuba diving and sky diving.

Survivors include WIFE: Chasity Oliver Penny of Mt. Croghan, SC; 4 Children: Dennis Matthew Penny III, Grace Elizabeth Penny, and Ebren and Oliver Penny all of Mt. Croghan, SC; Father: Dennis Matthew Penny, Sr. of Georgia; and 3 Brothers: Adam (Jesica) Penny of Ruby, SC, Nick Penny of Chesterfield, SC, and Brandon Hatcher.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Penny Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, March 29, 2016.

John Willie Peterkin Jr.

HARTSVILLE – John Willie Peterkin, Jr., 45, of Hartsville, SC died on Thursday, March 10, 2016. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 2PM from the Bethesda Baptist Church, Society Hill, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was born in Darlington, SC on August 8, 1970 to Katherine Graham Peterkin and the late John Willie Peterkin, Sr. Survivors: his wife, Lynette D. Peterkin; a daughter, Krishaunda Grant, Florence, SC; a step-daughter, Raquel Wilson, Hartsville, SC; two sons, DeOnta Peterkin, Hartsville, SC and Jordan Harrison, Mebane, NC; a step son, Antwan Wilson, Statesville, NC; his mother and step-father, Katherine and Archie Peterson, Hartsville, SC; two brothers,

Michael Peterkin (Teresa), Chesterfield, SC and Timothy Peterkin, Charlotte, NC; a sister, Janice Peterkin, Bennettsville, SC; and a grandmother, Bessie Mae Graham, Society Hill, SC. Flemming Funerals Cheraw was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, March 29, 2016.

Ernestine Melton Powe

CHERAW – Ernestine Melton Powe, 72, of Cheraw, SC died on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 2PM from the Mt. Airy A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery Chesterfield, SC. She was born in Chesterfield, SC on December 30, 1943 to the late Noreen Melton. Survivors: a daughter, Mary Jean Davis of Pageland, SC and a son, Davie E. Melton of the home. Flemming Funerals-Cheraw was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, March 29, 2016.

Tracy Hurst Rhyne

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Tracy Hurst Rhyne, age 46, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016.

A funeral service was held at 6:00 P.M. Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel.

Visitation was from 5:00 – 6:00 P.M. Thursday, March 24, 2016 prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

Mrs. Rhyne was born February 6, 1970, in Chesterfield, SC, a daughter of Peggy Goodale Hurst Morrow and the late Billy Hurst. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and was a homemaker. Tracy was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. She enjoyed trips to the beach and mountains and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. Tracy also loved flowers, animals, and her 80’s music.

Survivors include Husband: Jody H. Rhyne of the home; Son: Tyler (Riley) Wallace of Cheraw, SC; 2 Daughters: Grayce and Gabi Rhyne of the home; Granddaughter: Willow Wallace of Cheraw, SC; Mother: Peggy Morrow of Chesterfield, SC; Brother: Joe (Stacey) Hurst of Chesterfield, SC; Father and Mother-in-law: David and Rhonda Harpe Rhyne of Chesterfield, SC; Also a number of Aunts, Uncles, Nephews, Nieces, and Cousins.

Memorials may be made to the Shiloh United Methodist Church “Parking Lot Fund,” 3154 Hwy. 102, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rhyne Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, March 29, 2016.

Billy Frank Sinclair

MARSHVILLE, N.C. – Billy Frank Sinclair, 56, of Marshville, NC died on Wednesday, March 9, 2016.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 3PM from the Pageland Community Center, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Gum Springs Church Cemetery, Pageland, SC.

He was born in Mt. Croghan, SC on March 22, 1959 to the late Hardin Frank Sinclair and Helen Tyson Sinclair.

Survivors: three daughters: Shekita Covington (Dewayne) Pageland, SC, Kamaria Sinclair, Bowie, MD and Khalilah Sinclair, Pageland, SC; two sisters: Dora Sinclair Gladney, Chester, SC and Fyrail Sinclair Marsh (Johnny), Monroe, NC; five grandchildren.

Flemming Funeral-Pageland was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, March 29, 2016.

Betty Catoe Sullivan

JEFFERSON – Mrs. Betty Catoe Sullivan, age 72, died Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at her home. A funeral service was held

at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Fork Creek United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.

Visitation was immediately following the Interment in the Church Fellowship Hall.

Mrs. Sullivan was born November 30, 1943, in Lancaster, SC, a daughter of the late Clarence and Ruby Catoe. She was a homemaker and a former employee of Springs Industries, and was a member of Fork Creek United Methodist Church. Betty enjoyed sewing, knitting, puzzles, and collecting antiques. She also loved camping and spending time at the beach.

Survivors include Husband of 56 years: Joe Thomas Sullivan of the home; 2 Sons: Brian (Wendy) Sullivan and Eric Sullivan both of Jefferson, SC; 2 Daughters: Beth (Floyd) Demby and Deborah (Tommy) Catoe both of Jefferson, SC; 8 Grandchildren: Chad (Kelsey) Demby, Layne (Kevin) Rollins, Casey (Nicole) Catoe, Alisha Catoe, Lacy (Davis) Catoe, Thomas Catoe, Jr., Sydney Sullivan, and Lexi Sullivan all of Jef- ferson, SC; 6 Great Grandchildren: Kylie, Ashton, Faith, Bentley, Emma, and Harper; 2 Brothers: Donald (Kathy) Catoe of Charleston, SC and Sam (Kathy) Catoe of Pageland, SC; 5 Sisters: Sue Rollings of Myrtle Beach, SC, Elaine Knight and Diane (Randy) Gregory, both of Lancaster, SC, Emily (Phil) Robinson and Janice (Kenneth) Cauthen both of Kershaw, SC.

Memorials may be made to Fork Creek United Methodist Church, 643 Sandhills VFD Road, Jefferson, SC 29718; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Sullivan family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, March 29, 2016.

Myra Elaine Simpson Boegemann

CHERAW – Myra Elaine Simpson Boegemann, 73, of Cheraw, SC, died Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Born in Greenwood, SC, she was the daughter of the late Curtis Ware Simpson and Sula Battle Simpson. She was a graduate of Laurel Hill High School and Campbell College and worked as an administrative secretary and homemaker. Myra received Christ into her life at an early age, being baptized in the Baptist Church. Her greatest joy was being a loving mother and grandmother. She had a beautiful artistic talent for drawing and sketching. She enjoyed trips to the beach and dancing. In recent years she enjoyed the quiet solitude of reading.

Surviving are her daughters, Kaye Marsh of Cheraw, SC, Rena Deal of Candler, NC, grandchildren Jacob Deal, Hannah Marsh, Rachel Marsh, Rebecca Marsh, a brother John Simpson and a niece and nephew.

A graveside service was held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. The family received friends after the service.

Memorials to a charity of one’s choice. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6 , April 5, 2016.

Charlotte Freels Duvall

Miami, Fla. – Charlotte Freels Duvall, age 95, died Saturday, April 2, 2016. Born in Morristown, TN, a daughter of the late James Cleveland Freels and his wife Aileen Fisher. Her family wintered in Miami where she attended Shenandoah Elementary and Junior High, and graduated from Miami High in 1938. She earned degrees at Mount Vernon Junior College, Washington DC and the University of Miami, class of 1942. She met her husband John Emack Duvall of Cheraw, SC, at a dance at the Coral Gables Country Club; they were happily married 69 years! She is predeceased by her husband and parents listed above and a brother, James Cleveland Freels, Jr. She is survived by three children Mary Aileen Smith (Harold), Charlotte Denise West (Macdonald) and Mareen Walker Duvall (Millicent); three grandchildren Jonathan Walker Duval (Karen), Taylor Mareen Bennett (Ryan) and Gideon Williams Duvall; 3 great-grandchildren, Micah Walker Duvall, Gabriel John Duvall, Charlotte Rose Bennett and two sisters, Mary Nelson White and Julia Chwalik. She was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, the Beaux Arts, and the Coral Reef Yacht Club. She loved doing genealogy research and was a member of many hereditary societies including DAR, NSCDA, NSDAC, FFV, DFPA, Order of the Crown, Colonial Governors, Crown of Charlemagne. Services in Cheraw, SC, Saturday April 9, 2016 at 11AM at St David’s Church. Contributions can be made to St. David’s Cemetery Association, PO Box 1196, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6 , April 5, 2016.

Helena Funderburk

CHERAW – Helena Funderburk, 91, of Cheraw, SC died on Sunday, March 20, 2016. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 2PM from the Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Foundry Hill Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. She was born in Cheraw, SC on June 4, 1924 to the late Rev. Early Funderburk, Sr. and Dinah Tillman Funderburk. Ms. Funderburk was a graduate of Coulter Memorial Academy, Cheraw, SC, received her B.A. degree from Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC and Masters Degree from North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. She was an educator for more than forty years.

Survivors: two brothers, Reece Funderburk and Leroy Funderburk (Joyce), both of Cheraw, SC; a sister, Doretha George (Arthur), Cheraw, SC. Flemming Funerals-Cheraw was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6 , April 5, 2016.

Lonnie Richard Guinn

WALLACE – Lonnie Richard “Ricky” Guinn, 59, died Saturday, March 26, 2016. Born in Edwards, California, he was the son of Irene Guinn and the late Charles Guinn. Mr. Guinn was employed by the Weller Corporation for more than 20 years. He is survived by his mother of Wallace, SC; sister, Debbie (Eddie) Davis of Carolina Beach, NC; niece, Holly (Mike) Fitzgerald of Wilmington, NC; great-niece, Sophia Fitzgerald of Wilmington, NC and special aunt, Louise Hoomstead of Wallace, SC.

He was preceded in death by his father; nephew, Jay Guinn; paternal grandparents, Lonnie and Bessie Guinn and maternal grandparents, James and Ada Broome.

A memorial service will be held 4:00 PM, Sunday, April 3, 2016at Oak Grove

Methodist Church, Wallace, SC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Chesterfield County Hospice, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6 , April 5, 2016.

Edward Doyle Plyler Sr.

CHERAW – Mr. Edward Doyle Plyler, Sr. age 72, died Thursday, March 24, 2016 at his home. A service of celebration was held at 2:00 PM Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation was from1:00 – 2:00 PM Saturday, April 2, 2016 prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Plyler was born December 11, 1943 in Monroe, NC a son of the late Fred Edward and Pauline Hargett Squires Plyler. He was a retired general superintendent with Heavy Construction. In addition to his parents, Edward was also preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Plyler.

Survivors include Wife of 36 years: Teresa McDaniel Plyler of the home; Children: Eddie (Ali) Plyler, Brandis P. (Scottie) Hall, and Shawn Etier; 9 Grandchildren: Christian, Joshua, Bella, Colton, and Jaxon Plyler, Troy and Tyson Hall, and Sophia Hattie and Alexander Maximus Etier; 2 Brothers: Albert Smith Plyler and Carroll Van Plyler; and 3 Sisters: Ruth Plyler Thomas, Sue Plyler Horne, and Betty Plyler Curtice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Plyler Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6 , April 5, 2016.

Peggy Gaskins Rivers

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs.Peggy Gaskins Rivers, age 79, died Friday, April 1, 2016. A funeral service was held at3:00 P.M. Sunday, April 3, 2016 at the Miller-Rivers -Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the David’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was from 2:00 – 3:00 P.M. Sunday, April 3, 2016 prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

Mrs. Rivers was born August 7, 1936 in Chesterfield, SC, a daughter of the late John Lawson “Johnny” and Annie Belle Lewis Gaskins. She was a homemaker and a member of David’s Grove Baptist Church. Peggy enjoyed working in her flowers and cooking. In addition to her parents, Peggy was also preceded in death by her husband, J. Royce Rivers and by a sister, Joelyn Walters.

Survivors include 2 Sons: Ronnie R. Rivers and Jerry (Jackie) Rivers both of Chesterfield, SC 1 Daughter: Teresa Gail Bruce of Eden, NC; 5 Grandchildren: Justin (Jessica M.) Rivers, Jessica Rivers, Joe (Dottie) Rivers, Shannon Steele, and Mark Brock; 8 Great Grandchildren: Trevor Royce, Trevor, Weston, Abby, Alisha,Chandler, Jannelle, and Tierra; 3 Brothers: Bubba (Rachel) Gaskins, Mike (Patricia) Gaskins, and Ricky (Vickie) Gaskins all of Chesterfield, SC 1 Sister: Brenda G. Curry of Chesterfield, SC; and Nieces and Nephews.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rivers Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6 , April 5, 2016.

Ricky Dean Davis

RUBY – Mr. Ricky Dean Davis, age 57, died Saturday, April 2, 2016. A funeral service was held at 4:00 P.M. Monday, April 4, 2015 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the White Oak Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Visitation was from 3:00 – 4:00 P.M., Monday, April 4, 2016 prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

Mr. Davis was born December, 13, 1958 in Ruby, SC, a son of Grace Oliver Davis Dees and the late James Eleba Davis. He was a former textile worker and an avid outdoorsman. Ricky enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. In addition to his father, Ricky was also preceded in death by a daughter, Holley and by a sister, Linda Penman

Survivors include Mother: Grace Davis Dees of Ruby, SC; 2 Brothers: Charles (Loretta) Davis of Ruby, SC and Jimmy (Sadie) Davis of Cheraw, SC; Sister: Kay Newberger of Faison, NC; Also Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Davis Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6 , April 12, 2016.

Joyce Francois

PAGELAND – Joyce Francois, 76, died on Monday, March 28, 2016. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 3:30 pm from the Salem United Methodist Church, Pageland, SC. She was born on June 15, 1939 to the late William Clyburn and Lillian Blakeney Clyburn in Chesterfield County, SC. Survivors: husband, James Francois, Sr.; two sons, Joseph Francois, Washington, DC and James Francois, Jr. (Constance), Simpsonville, SC; a daughter, Jennifer Francois, Pageland, SC; two sisters, Lillian Louallen, Pageland, SC and Betty Lockhart, Pageland, SC and two grandchildren. Flemming Funerals-Pageland was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, April 12, 2016.

Sadie H. Freeman

SOCIETY HILL – Sadie H. Freeman, 89, died Thursday, April 07, 2016. Born in Hartsville, SC she was a daughter of the late Richard Hayward and Lula Reynolds Hainey. She was a widow of Grover C. Freeman. She was a lifetime member of Society Hill Church of God. She is survived by her sons, James E. (Emma Jean) Freeman of Great Falls, SC, George (Joyce) Freeman of Society Hill, SC, a daughter, Mary (William) Dixon of Society Hill, SC, a brother, Jim O’Neal of San Diego, CA, 11 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also a son Charles O. Freeman, Sr., brothers, Gus Haney, Richard Haney, William O’Neal, Leroy Reynolds, sisters, Mary L. Dixon and Cremus Haney, and grandson, Scott Freeman. The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Society Hill Church of God. Burial will be in the church cemetery

Memorials to: Society Hill Church of God, 378 Pressley Ave, Society Hill, SC 29593. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, April 12, 2016.

Henry V. Griggs

CHERAW - Henry V. Griggs, 88, died Monday, April 4, 2016. Born in Chesterfield, SC he was a son of the late Henry V. Griggs Sr. and Ola Purdue Griggs. He was a USArmy Veteran and a member of American Legion Post 23. He enjoyed fishing, camping and NASCAR racing.

Surviving is his wife Dixie L Griggs of Cheraw, SC, a son, Frank (Pat) Wiseman of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Susan (B.J.) Leviner of Cheraw, SC, a brother, Grady (Alise) Griggs of Chesterfield, SC, a sister, Ruth Crowley of Chesterfield, SC, five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a daughter, Mona Lisa. The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Friday, April 8, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A graveside service with military honors was held 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 9, 2016 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, April 12, 2016.

Doy Ott Louallen

PAGELAND – Doy Ott Louallen, 68, died on Thursday, March 31, 2016. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 2PM from the Flemming Funeral Chapel-Pageland. He was born on November 9, 1947 to the late Caldwell and Ronnie

Hough Louallen. Survivors: wife, Lena Rae; children, Noah Louallen, of the home; daughters, Shelia Miller (Christopher), Pageland, SC, Bridget Rice (Danny), Duncan, SC, Roniell Mitchell (Kevin), Greensville, SC, Ronald Louallen (Ozelm), Detroit, MI, Donald Louallen (Robin), Lancaster, SC, Robert Louallen, Mt. Croghan, SC and Franklin Louallen (Kimberly), Mt. Croghan, SC; ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Flemming Funerals-Pageland was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, April 12, 2016.

Rosemary Mothershed

DUNHAM, N.C. - A funeral service to celebrate the life of Rosemary Rhoad Mothershed, 75, of Dunham, NC, formerly of Camden, SC, was held Friday, April 8, 2016 at 3:00 PM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

Father John M. Zimmerman officiated with burial following in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family received friends Thursday, April 7, 2016 following the Rosary at 6:00 until 7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

Mrs. Mothershed, widow of Wyatt Allen Mothershed, died Tuesday, April 5, 2016. She was born in Charleston, SC, and was the daughter of the late Henry Poppenheim Rhoad and Mary Dawson Rhoad.

Surviving are her son, Randy Mothershed (Laurie); 3 grandsons, Nickolas, Jacob and Nathan Mothershed; sisters, Sally Horton of McBee, SC, Gerrie Hoffman of Middendorf, SC and Joan Rivers of Gaston, SC; brothers, Jack Rhoad of McBee, SC and Robert (Bobby) Rhoad of Raleigh, NC.

Besides her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Russell Wyatt Mothershed and a brother, Hank Rhoad.

Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, April 12, 2016.

Lanny Reese Rayfield

CHERAW - Lanny Reese Rayfield, Sr., 78, died Thursday, April 7, 2016. Born in Gastonia, NC, he was the son of the late James Andrew and Leona Fite Rayfield. A graduate of North Carolina State University, he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and the Pershing Rifles drill team. He enlisted in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged as a First Lieutenant.

After several moves around North Carolina, he made Cheraw, SC his home in 1972. As a member of First United Methodist Church of Cheraw, SC, he served on the Finance Committee and served as a Trustee. He was president of and taught the Fred and Lorraine Harris Sunday School class. He served as a Volunteer Deputy with the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department. He enjoyed playing golf and watching sports, especially Wolfpack football and basketball.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda C. Rayfield of Cheraw, SC; sons, Lanny Reese (Jennifer Y.) Rayfield, Jr. of Cheraw, SC and James Patrick (Jennifer E.) Rayfield of Columbia, SC; and four grand- children: Erin Leigh Rayfield, Lanny Reese Rayfield, III, Anna Elizabeth Rayfield and Julia Porth Rayfield.

The family received friends 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, April 12, 2016.

Betty Twisdale Dickens

CHERAW - Betty Twisdale Dickens, 82, died Sunday, April 10, 2016. She was born in Enfield, NC. Mrs. Dickens was a member of the Four Seasons Garden Club. She enjoyed gardening, getting her house just the way she wanted it, and she loved her close friends. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her husband, Robert G. “Bob” Dickens of Cheraw, SC, sons, Steve Dickens and his fiancé, Isabel Gallardo of Monroe, NC, Tom Dickens of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Kim Williamson and her husband Dr. Jimmie Williamson of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Jordan Williamson, Spencer Dickens and Jake Williamson.

The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, SC; also, the family will be gathering at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Jimmie Williamson, 408 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520.

In lieu of flowers: Mercy in Me, Free Medical Clinic, PO Box 1684, Cheraw, SC 29520 or McArn Food Bank, 131 Second Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, April 19, 2016.

Vera Goodwin Kimery

CHERAW – Mrs. Vera Goodwin Kimery, age 84, died Sunday, March 27, 2016. A graveside service was held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 30, 2015, at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Kimrey was born January 20, 1932, in Chesterfield County, a daughter of the late Henry Frank and Lillie Hilliard Goodwin. She was a homemaker and a member of North Cheraw Baptist Church. She enjoyed growing pretty flowers. Vera also enjoyed her trips to McBee, SC for peaches and her trips to the mountains for apples and cabbage, which she and her husband shared with family and friends. In addition to her parents, Vera was also preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Douglas Houston Kimrey, her son-in-law, Mike White, and by a brother, Curtis Goodwin.

Survivors include Son: Chuck (Joyce) Kimery of Lexington, SC; Daughter: Sheila Kimrey White of Winston Salem, NC; 4 Grandchildren: Michael (Hillary) White, Jr., William Wesley White, Ashley (David) Drummond, and Houston (Sarah) Kimrey Also 7 Great Grandchildren; 2 Brothers: Henry F. “Jay” (Shirley) Goodwin of Franklin, VA and Harold Goodwin of McNeill, MS; and 1 Sister: Blanche G. Allen of Hartsville, SC.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Kimrey Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, April 19, 2016.

Annie Miller

JEFFERSON – Annie Miller, 99 died on Saturday, April 9, 2016. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 2pm from the Mt. Canaan Baptist Church, Jefferson, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born to the late Ollie

Miller and Preston Miller on April 8, 1917 in Jefferson, South Carolina.

Survivors: fourteen grandchildren, twenty-seven great grandchildren and twentyfive great great grandchildren. Flemming Funerals-Pageland was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, April 19, 2016.

Lois Smith Parks

MORROW, Ga. – Mrs. Lois Smith Parks, age 82, died Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

A funeral service was held at 0 PM, Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Miller-Rivers- Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, April 15, 2016 at Miller-Rivers- Caulder Funeral Home, 318 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Mrs. Parks was born September 23, 1933 in Cheste field, SC a daughter of the late James Kirby and Ella Maude Freeman Smith. She was a retired employee of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service and a member of Friendship United Methodist Church. She enjoyed working puzzles and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Lois was also preceded in death by her husband, Lindsey Eugene Parks; 1 sister, Carolyn S. Coley; and 4 brothers, Glenn, Bill, Jack, and Rex Smith.

Survivors include 2 Sons: Donald Parks of Lakeland, FL and James (Regina) Parks of Danielsville, GA; 3 Daughters: Joyce Shelton of Forest Park, GA, Debra (Steven) Tucker of Attalla, AL, and Melissa (Antonio) Griffin of Rex, GA; 7 Grandchildren: Robert Eugene Tucker, Amanda Michelle Tucker, Brittani Michelle Maddox, James William Parks, Jr., Alfred Lee Troy, III, Braxston Chandler Griffin, and Shannon Michelle Shelton; 3 Great Grandchildren: Kaitlynn, Chyenne, and Chloe; 1 Sister: Sylvia (Gene) Hurst of Chesterfield, SC; and 1 Brother: Garland Smith of Bishopville, SC.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Parks Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, April 19, 2016.

Della Jane Rivers

PAGELAND – Della Jane Rivers, 73, died on Friday, April 8, 2016. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 11am from the Oro United Methodist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born July 24, 1942 to the late Cephus and Daisy Lee Miller in Jefferson, SC. Survivors: four daughters, Della Vanessa Edgeworth (Eddie), Marilyn Maxine Rivers, both of Pageland, SC, Becky Loretta Patterson, Spartanburg, SC and Cherrie Denise Rivers (Tyrone), Charlotte, NC; a son, Eddie Thomas Rivers, of the home; four sisters, Patricia Caudle, Gloria Reid, both of Jefferson, SC, Jacquelyn Miller and Kayretha Caudle, both of Washington, DC; two half-sisters, Delores Miller, Washington, DC and Rainelle Miller, Silver Springs, MD; fourteen grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren.

Flemming Funerals-Pageland rendered services. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, April 19, 2016.

Landy Sweatt

SEAGROVE – Landy Sweatt, age 79, of Seagrove passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Randolph Hospice House.

Mr. Sweatt was born in Bennettsville, SC on May 5, 1946 to Robert Lee and Mae Leviner Sweatt. Landy served his country in the US Army for 9 years and was an avid contributor to the Wounded Warriors Project. He retired from Asheboro Elastics after 18 years of service. In addition to his parents, Landy was preceded in death by his sisters, Callie Lee Hatcher, Norma Shaw, and Bonnie Sweatt and brothers, Earl, Lewis, Lindo, and Charlie Sweatt. He enjoyed walking, cutting wood, and working on his old cars. Landy was a loving husband, dad, grandpa, and great grandpa.

He is survived by his wife, Bernice Sweatt, son, Larry Sweatt; daughter, Vickie Auman and husband Scott; grandchildren, Stephen Sweatt, Abby Auman and fiancée Todd Hunsucker and their son Zack, Matthew Auman and wife Ashley and their children, Brantley, Henley, and Beasley, Lauren Poole and husband Michael and their daughter, Paisley; sisters, Edith Wilkes and husband Scott, Ruby Gainey and husband Larry, Faye Sartor and husband John, Mae Shaw, Pat Cole and husband Jackie; and many nieces and nephews.

The family received friends on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. At Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro, NC and other times at the home of Vickie and Scott Auman. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Society Hill Church of God, 378 Pressley Ave., Society Hill, SC with Rev. Larry Gainey officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

The family would like to express a special thanks to the staff of the Randolph Hospice House for their loving care, prayers and condolences. We would also like to thank the many family and friends who came to offer prayers, food, and condolence.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204- 0009 or the Wounded Warrior Project P.O., PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, April 19, 2016.

David Lawrence Brown

MIDDENDORF – Memorial services for David Lawrence Brown, age 53, who passed away April 20, 2016, will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Chapel Norton Funeral Home in Hartsville. The Rev. Tommy Brown will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service and at other times at the residence of his mother at 751 Scott Pond Road in Middendorf.

Born March 18, 1963, in Hartsville to Vadaree Johnson Brown and the late Heyward Drew Brown, David was employed as a truck driver with Estes Trucking in Darlington. An Army veteran of the Cold War, he was an avid fisherman, Gamecock supporter and a loyal McBee Panthers fan.

Surviving are his mother of Middendorf; twin daughters, Jennifer (Michael) Brown-Weber, Kannapolis, N.C., and Kelly (Forest) King, Midland, TX; two brothers, Wayne Brown and Mack Brown of Middendorf; one sister, Donna Brown Davis of Hartsville; two grandchildren, Quinn Weber, Kannapolis, N.C., and Vada King of Midland, TX; one niece, Danielle (Sunshine) Davis of Hartsville.

Memorials may be made to the Veterans Administration, Darlington County Court House, 1 Public Square, Darlington, S.C. 29532. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, April 26, 2016.

Leonard Hubbard

MT. CROGHAN – Leonard Hubbard, 92, died on Friday, April 15, 2016. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 10am from the Pageland Community Center, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Rhode Branch A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery, Mt. Croghan, SC. He was born to the late John Wesley and Flora Jane Crawford Hubbard. He is survived by his children, Carolyn Kamunanwire (Perezi), Brooklyn, NY and Leonard Hubbard, Mt. Croghan, SC; four grandchildren, Malaika Prosper (Joanes), Brooklyn, NY, Bahati Walker (Derrick), Bridgeport, CT, Lodema Hubbard, San Francisco, CA and Leah Hubbard, Gaithersburg, MD; and great-grandson, Derrick P. Walker, Bridgeport, CT.

Flemming Funerals-Pageland was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, April 26, 2016.

Ruth Hazel Stone Kelly

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Ruth Hazel Stone Kelly, ag 89, died Thursday, April 21, 2016.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Friendship United Methodist Church. Interment followed in New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation was from 2:00 – 3:00 P.M. Sunday, April 24, 2016 prior to the service at the Church.

Mrs. Kelly was born October 9, 1926 in Morven, NC a daughter of the late Paul and Nettie Adams Williams. She was a business college graduate and a cosmetologist for 64 years. Mrs. Kelly was owner and operator of Hazel’s Beauty Shop and a member of Friendship United Methodist Church. Ruth ejoyed crafts and growing pretty flowers. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Joel Stone, a daughter, Cheryl Stone Barefoot, and by her brother C. P. Williams.

Survivors include 1 Son: Paul Ellis (Mary Ellen) Stone of Chesterfield, SC; 1 Daughter: Debbie (Johnny) McLain of Chesterfield, SC; Daughter of the heart: Kim (Jim) Price of Matthews, NC; 6 Grandchildren: Rodney (Tina) Stone, Laurie (Jim) Tarleton, Joel (Kristen) McLain, John (Ashley) McLain, Paul (Tamara) Barefoot, and Alison Barefoot; Also 14 Great Grandchildren; and Special Friend: Sue Rivers of Chesterfield, SC.

Memorials may be made to Friendship United Methodist Church “Building Fund,” c/o Sylvia Hurst, 1790 Highway 742, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Kelly Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, April 26, 2016.

Catie Mae Marshall

PAGELAND – Catie Mae Marshall, 91, died on Friday, April 15, 2016. Funeral services were held on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 3pm from the Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Nicey Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Pageland, South Carolina.

She was born on February 22, 1925 to the late Albert and Odell Smith McCray in Dillon County, SC. She is survived by her daughter, Gail Marshall, of the home; three sisters, Retha Burch, Coletha Giles, both of Pageland, SC and Marie Burr, Patrick, SC. Flemming Fu- nerals-Pageland was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, April 26, 2016.

Betty Matheson

CHERAW – Betty Matheson,73, passed away Friday December 25, 2015.

Born in Cheraw, SC she was the daughter of the late Jesse “Dock” and Alene Matheson. Betty taught and retired from Northeastern Technical College. She was an active member of Cheraw First Baptist Church and played the piano at other area churches for many years until Alzheimer’s prevented her from continuing her service.

She is survived by her two children, Connie Evans Garberich of Dana Point, CA. and Eddie Evans of Ridgeway, SC.; sister Brenda Cranford of Myrtle Beach, SC; four grandchildren Jake Evans, Michael Garberich, Gracyn Garberich, Garrett Garberich.

A memorial service will be held Saturday May 7, 2016 at 2PM at Kevin Lear on Main. The family welcomes friends to attend.

Those who wish to honor her legacy and continue her passion for education in the community may send memorials to “Betty Matheson Memorial Scholarship,” Northeastern Technical College Foundation, 1201 Chesterfield Hwy., Cheraw, SC 29520.Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, April 26, 2016.

Brenda Gale Quick Munnerlyn

DARLINGTON – Brenda Gale Quick Munnerlyn, 68, died Sunday, April 17, 2016. Born in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of the late Rev. W.D. and Ollie White Quick. She was a member of Palmetto Street Church of God, Florence, SC.

Survivors include her husband, Marvin Munnerlyn, Jr. of Darlington, SC, a son, Jason Marvin Munnerlyn of Darlington, SC, a daughter, Amy M. (Kevin) Poston of Pamplico, SC, a brother, William Irvin (Pam) Quick of Garner, NC, a sister, Karen Q (Randel) Melton of Cheraw, SC and a grandchild, Hailey Poston.

The family received friends 11:00 am to 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Palmetto Street Church of God, Florence, SC. A funeral service was held 12:00 Noon Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Palmetto Street Church of God, Florence, SC. Burial was at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.

Memorials to: Palmetto Street Church of God, 3132 W. Palmetto Street, Florence, SC 29501. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, April 26, 2016.

Russell Keith Blackmon

CHERAW – Russell Keith Blackmon, 51, died Thursday, April 28, 2016.

A memorial service was held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Bennettsville, SC.

The family is receiving friends at 1582 Hickory Grove Road, Bennettsville,

SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, May 3, 2016.

Brent Lee Chapman

CHERAW – Brent Lee Chapman, 38, passed away with his brother, Timothy Owen Chapman, Saturday, April 23, 2016. Born in Cheraw, SC, he was a son of Howard Clifton “Bucky” and Kaye R. Chapman. He was a member of Fountain Inn First Baptist Church. Brent was a devoted father, son and brother. He enjoyed admiring the beauty of the creation of God’s Earth, and was a hunting and fishing enthusiast. Brent was employed by Carolina Canners, Cheraw, SC.

He is survived by his parents listed above, his daughters, Alexandria Elise Chapman, of Fountain Inn, SC and Brena Isabella Chapman of Cheraw, SC, sisters, Tiffany Chapman Gemmell and Catherine Rosa Chapman, Simpsonville, SC.

The family received friends Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Welsh Neck Baptist Church, Society Hill, SC. Burial followed the service at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.

Memorials may be made to Hebron Colony Ministries Inc., 356 Old Turnpike Road, Boone, NC 28607. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, May 3, 2016.

Timothy Owen Chapman

FOUNTAIN INN – Timothy Owen Chapman, 43, passed away with his brother, Brent Lee Chapman, Saturday, April 23, 2016. Born in Cheraw, SC, he was a son of Howard Clifton “Bucky” and Kaye R. Chapman. Tim was a devoted son and brother. He was a member of Fountain Inn First Baptist Church and enjoyed cooking barbeque and working at Creative Innovations.

He is survived by his parents listed above, sisters, Tiffany Chapman Gemmell and Catherine Rosa Chapman, both of Simpsonville, SC.

The family received friends Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Welsh Neck Baptist Church, Society Hill, SC. Burial followed the service at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.

Memorials may be made to Hebron Colony Ministries Inc., 356 Old Turnpike Road, Boone, NC 28607. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, May 3, 2016.

Margaret Helen Gaddy Hamden

CHERAW – Margaret Helen Gaddy Hamden, 91, of Cheraw, South Carolina, passed away peacefully April 25, 2016, at her home. A service celebrating her life was held Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at 11 o’clock a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, with the Reverend Richard L. Young officiating. Visitation with the family was at 10 o’clock a.m. in the Church Fellowship Building prior to the service.

Helen was born January 13, 1925, in Morven, North Carolina, the eighth child of nine children born to Simeon McRae Gaddy and Emma Ethel Porter. She grew up in Wadesboro, North Carolina, and graduated from Wadesboro High School. For her senior year piano recital, she chose “Finlandia”, by Jean Sibelius. A portion of that composition was made into a hymn titled, “Be Still My Soul”, and will be sung during the service.

Following high school graduation, Helen attended Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina. While in college, she was active in sports, playing basketball, soccer, field hockey and was also the head cheerleader. College also provided her the opportunity to once again find her “Prince Charming” (and later, the love of her life), Woodie. They had first met at Cheraw State Park when Helen was a teenager and Woodie was a lifeguard.

Helen’s father was Sheriff of Anson County for many years and one of his friends gave Helen a summer job in his office in Raleigh. When Woodie’s father sent him money to come home from the Service for a visit, Woodie used the money to go see Helen instead. They were married July 20, 1946 after Woodie’s completion of his Naval service and began their married life together in Cheraw. Their first child, Peggy, was followed by Woodie, Jr. (Bobby), Dru and their youngest, Steve. While her primary duty was raising children, Helen found time to sing in the choir at First Presbyterian, Cheraw, which she continued to do for fifty years. Her Church acknowledged Helen’s service by awarding her an honorary life membership in 2006. She was also known to balance a baby, or two, on her lap while playing bridge with her friends. When the children were finally all in school, Helen worked as a bookkeeper at Cheraw Primary School for four years to be close to her youngest, Steve. Helen was also de- voted to the American Red Cross, coordinating its activities for more than ten years. As her children married and most moved away, Helen and Woodie began to spoil 11 grandchildren, beginning first with Cam, and followed later by Donna, Mac, Ashton, Warren, Meg, Taylor, Chad, Stephanie, Holley and Alexa. Her granddaughterr Meg has been her special caregiver during these last two years and was also a special caregiver for her “Papa”. Helen and Woodie’s grandchildren gave them 18 greatgrandchildren, ranging in age from 21 to eight, and there is also one great-greatgrandchild, age two. Helen loved to read and travel, enjoyed her Red Hat sisters as an original member, and also the Cheraw Singers, of which she was a founding member. She was known for her delicious chocolate cakes and pies which were always there for birthdays and special occasions. Helen never met a stranger, always had a smile on her face and never held a grudge. She believed in the Golden Rule and especially believed in the power of prayer. She told her children that she learned how to pray from an early age while watching her mother on her knees every night. Helen is survived by her children, Peggy and her husband Steve Stewart, Dru and her husband Michael Penny, of Cheraw, and Woodrow S. Hamden, Jr. and his wife Kathy, of Conway. Helen was predeceased by her son, Steve, in February, 1996, and her beloved Woodie in June, 2015. The family also acknowledges with grateful ap- preciation the loving care provided to Mrs. Hamden by Joyce Price and Gayle Grant. The family also wishes to thank the nurses and staff of Hospice of Chesterfield County, Alex Newsom, M.D., the Reverend Alan Arnold and the Reverend Don Rhyne. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, Post Office Box 293, Chesterfield, South Carolina 29709 or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Kiser Funeral Home is assisting the Hamden family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, May 3, 2016.

Ansel Lee Knight

CHERAW – Ansel Lee Knight, 80, died Saturday, April 23, 2016. Born in Bennettsville, SC he was a son of the late John Willis and Mary Morris Knight. He was a US Navy Veteran. Mr. Knight was a very active member of Cheraw First Baptist Church. He volunteered with the men’s group of the church for special projects, such as, building ramps, drama sets and vacation Bible school activities. Mr. Knight believed in putting his Chris- tian faith in action. He would make house hold repairs for the widows and widowers of the church.

His survivors include a son, Bryan Lee (Cyndee) Griggs of Chapin, SC, a daughter, Karen Lynn Knight, GA, granddaughters, Savannah McClain Griggs, Logan Matheson Griggs and a nephew, Bobby Roberts of Wallace, SC.

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, a brother, George Willis Knight and a sister, Margaret Ann Roberts.

A celebration of life was held 3:00 PM, Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. The family received friends following the service. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, May 3, 2016.

Bruce Anthony ‘Tony’ Lewis

CHERAW – Bruce Anthony “Tony” Lewis, 52, died Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Born in Cheraw, SC he was a son of the late Ralph David and Lena Beatrice Cassidy Lewis. He was a member of Westside Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. He was a dedicated employee of Food Lion for 20+ years. He enjoyed football and NASCAR.

His survivors include a son, Justin Lewis of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Brittany (Trippe) Harrington of Cheraw, SC, brothers, Eddie Lewis and David Lewis both of Columbia, SC, grandchildren Addisyn and Reed Harrington.

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a brother, Wooley Lewis.

A memorial service was held 2:00 PM Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Maranatha Worship Center, Cheraw, SC. The family received friends after the service. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, May 3, 2016.

Nora Jean Lockhart

PAGELAND – Evangelist Nora Jean Lockhart, 74, died on Monday, April 18, 2016. Funeral services were held on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 2pm from the Salem United Methodist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Lancaster, SC. She was born on February 14, 1942 to the late Lester and Iren Edgeworth. She is survived by a daughter, Shirley Threatt (Ralph); two brothers, Harold Edgeworth and Earl Edgeworth; two sisters, Lila Edgeworth and Eldora Edgeworth (Herbert); four grandchildren, Travis, Janessica, Brianna and Miah; and a great grandson, Deakon. Flemming Funerals-Pageland was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, May 3, 2016.

Anna Elizabeth Page

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Miss Anna Elizabeth Page, age 27, died suddenly, Friday, April 22, 2016.

A funeral service was held at 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Miller- Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC, conducted by the Reverend Bill Lynch.

Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 27, 2016, prior to the service at the Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Shirley and Willard Page, Ivy Hill, Chesterfield, SC.

Interment was at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, April 28, 2016 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.

Miss Page was born February 16, 1989, in Kingsport, TN, the only child of Pamela (Pam) Evans Page and John (Johnny) Willard Page. Anna received a BA degree in microbiology from the University of Tennessee and had recently, received a BSN in Nursing from LMU. She had many friends and will be greatly missed. Anna always considered Cheraw home, although she lived all her life in Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Herman Evans.

Survivors include Parents: Pam and John Page of Gray, TN; Grandparents: Mable Evans of Cheraw, SC and Willard and Shirley Page of Chesterfield, SC; Aunts: Cathy Page and Susan Evans, several cousins; and Her fur babies: Dolly and Emma.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in memory of Anna, to the charity of your choice.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Page Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, May 3, 2016.

Robert Lee Stroud

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Robert Lee Stroud, age 91, died Thursday, April 28, 2016.

A funeral service was held at 4:00 P.M. Monday, May 2, 2016 at Hopewell Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.

Visitation was from 3:00 – 4:00 P.M. Monday, May 2, 2016, prior to the service at the Church.

Mr. Stroud was born February 4, 1925, in Anson County, NC, a son of the late Clarence Dupree Stroud and Annie Privette Stroud. He was a retired employee of J.P. Stevens and a longtime member of Hopewell Baptist Church. Robert enjoyed gardening and riding around talking to people. In addition his parents, Robert was also preceded in death by his wife Louise Sellers Stroud, his 5 brothers, Ernest, Tyler, Harvey, Floyd, and Flake Stroud, and by his 2 sisters, Ruth Vaughn and Arie Howlett.

Survivors include Son: Tony (Helen) Stroud of Chesterfield, SC; 2 Granddaughters: Leigh Ann (Buck) White of Chesterfield, SC and Susie (Chris) Kilia of Mauldin, SC; 5 Great Grandchildren: Krystan and Ashtan White and Katie, Kelly, and Christopher Kilian; also Nieces and Nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church, 15066 Hwy. 9, Chesterfield, SC 29709

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield,SC is serving the Stroud Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, May 3, 2016.

Steve Wilson Childers

CHERAW - Steve Wilson Childers, 64, died Saturday, May 07, 2016. Born in York, SC he was a son of the late Herbert Glenn Childers, Sr. and Dora Mae Wilson Childers. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC, where he was a prior Elder. Formerly he had been a member of Beth Shiloh Presbyterian Church, York, SC and had served as an Elder. Mr. Childers was retired (38 years of service) from the South Carolina Department of Transportation. He was a volunteer with the McArn Food Bank, Cheraw, SC. He enjoyed gardening, cheering on the Clemson Tigers, and volunteering in the community. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandsons.

He is survived by his wife, of 38 years, Becky Robinson Childers of Cheraw, SC, daughters, Jennifer (Elly) Jones of Prosperity, SC, Ashley (Daniel) Cohen of Washington, DC, a brother, Basil (Pat) Childers of York, SC, a sister, Doris Smith of York, SC, a sister-in-law, Teny Childers of York, SC, grandchildren, Jack Davis Jones, II and Wilson Edward Jones.

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, a brother, Herbert Glenn Childers, Jr. and a brother-in-law, Marvin Smith.

The family will receive friends 10:00 am, Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service will be held 11:00 am, Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC.

A graveside service will be held 4:00 pm, Tuesday, May 10, 2016 in Beth Shiloh Cemetery, York, SC.

Memorials to: McLeod Hospice House, McLeod Health Foundation, PO Box 100551, 800 East Cheves St., Suite 150, Florence, SC 29502-0551 or McArn Food Bank, 131 Second Street, Cheraw, SC 29520.

Kiser Funeral Home of Cheraw, SC and Bratton Funeral Home of York, SC will be assisting the family with arrangements. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, May 10, 2016.

Gladys Cunningham

INDIAN TRAIL, N.C., – Gladys Cunningham 64, died on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 2 PM from the Pageland Community Center, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Baptist Church cemetery, Pageland, SC. She was born on April 8, 1952 in Pageland, SC to the late Jazel and Myrtle Miller. She is survived by: her husband, Terence L. Cunningham; a daughter, Monica M. Blakeney (Marty), Lancaster, SC; a son, Terence L. Cunningham, II, Charlotte, NC; four granddaughters, LaDasia, Myka, Marquisha and Naraiyah; a grandson, Steffone; a great granddaughter, Tonya; six sisters, Annie Massey, Charlotte, CC, Mamie Richardson (James), Lancaster, SC, Margaret McManus, Jeran Miller and Judy McKoy(William), all of Pageland, SC; a brother, Louis Funderburk (Edith), Charlotte, NC. Flemming Funerals-Pageland was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, May 10, 2016.

James Ray Freeman

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. James Ray Freeman, age 74, died Saturday, April 30, 2016.

A funeral service was held at 6:00 P.M. Monday, May 2, 2016 at Friendship United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 5:00 – 6:00 P.M. Monday, May 2, 2016, prior to the service, in the Church Fellowship Hall.

Mr. Freeman was born October 25, 1941, in Chesterfield, SC, a son of the late Ray Thomas “Buddy” and Aletha James Freeman. He was a farmer and a member of Friendship United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the BWZ Men’s Club. James Ray was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed growing watermelons and cantaloupes. He also loved animals, especially horses and his pet chicken “Cluk Cluk.” James Ray loved his family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them.

Survivors include Sister and Brother-in-law: Ollie Dean Freeman Dutton and Ronnie Dutton of Chesterfield, SC; 2 Nieces: Amy Dutton Yow and Pamela Dutton Adams; 4 Great Nieces: Deanna Yow Dixon, Amber Yow, Erin White Hurst, and Hannah Rebecca White; Also 3 Great Great Nieces and 1 Great Great Nephew; Aunt: Elizabeth J. Wallace and Uncle: Jadie S. James both of Chesterfield, SC, and many Cousins.

Memorials may be made to Friendship United Methodist Church, c/o of Sylvia Hurst 1790 Hwy. 742, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Freeman Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, May 10, 2016.

Betty White Hurst

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Betty White Hurst, age 85, died Monday, May 2, 2016 at her home. She was born August 31, 1930 in Chesterfield, SC, a daughter of the late Thurman Ellison White and Letha Smith White. In addition to her parents, Betty was also preceded in death by her husband, Billy Campbell Hurst and by her sister, Louise W. “Sister” King.

A Celebration of Life Service was held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Chesterfield Baptist Church, Chesterfield, SC. A private family service of committa the service.

Betty was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to all. “Miss Betty” was known for her most generous, loving heart, and she touched the lives of many with her love and kindness.

Betty retired in 1996 as Assistant Vice President of First Citizens Bank in Chesterfield, SC. She was a dedicated employee for 48 years. She was an active member of Chesterfield Baptist Church and served as nursery director for 45 years. For her dedication to the many children she served, the nursery was recently named the Betty W. Hurst nursery. Betty will long be remembered for her love and devotion to her church, family, and others. We are thankful for the gift of her life.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Nancy and Grady Brown of Beaufort, SC.; and Bill and Charlotte Hurst of Chesterfield, SC. Also her grandchildren, Caroline Brown (Thomas) Rhodes of Columbia, SC. And Drew Hurst of Chesterfield, SC. The light of her life were her great grandchildren, Lee and Virginia Rhodes who she was known as Great Gram. Also surviving are sisters, Eloise W. Melton of Columbia, SC. and Bobbie W. Freeman of Chesterfield, SC and many special nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank Hospice of Chesterfield County for their loving care of “Miss Betty.”

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Chesterfield Baptist Church, 207 East Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Hurst Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, May 10, 2016.

Colease Hardison Love

CHERAW – Colease Hardison Love, 86, died on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 1pm from the Wesley United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Galilee A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery, McFarlan, NC.

She was born April 10, 1930 in Morven, North Carolina to the late Lacoste and Alice Johnson Hardison.

Colease is survived by: four daughters, Valerie Coachman of the home, Brenda Myers (Larry), High Point, NC, Gloria Brown (David), Columbia, SC, and Robin Miller, High Point, NC; an aunt, Doreatha Hardison; three grandchildren; Italy Nacole, Jessica Colease, Christian David and a great grandchild, Kayln Alise.

Flemming Funerals-Cheraw was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, May 10, 2016.

Edith ‘Edie’ Locklear Boswell

RUBY - Mrs. Edith “Edie” Locklear Boswell, age 67, of Ruby, SC, died Thursday, May 12, 2016 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 4:00 P.M., Saturday, May 14, 2016 at RubyBaptist Church, Ruby, SC. Interment followed in the Ruby Cemetery, Ruby, SC.

Visitation was from 3:00 – 4:00 P.M. prior to the service at the church.

Mrs. Boswell was born July 14, 1948, in Bennettsville, SC, a daughter of the late Willie and Evelyn Jacobs Locklear. She was a retired administrative assistant with Bo-Buck Mills and a member of Ruby Baptist Church. Edie enjoyed cooking, painting pictures, and collecting crystal. In addition to her parents, Edie was also preceded in death by a brother, Willie Almond Locklear.

Survivors include Husband: Alvin L. “Skeeter” Boswell of the home; Daughter: Misty (Daniel) Watson of Summerville, SC; Son: Warren (Susie) Boswell of Ruby, SC; 4 Grandchildren: Bella-Claire and Jackson Tate Watson; Zach and Nick Boswell; 1 Brother: Bobby Locklear of Clio, SC; and 1 Sister: Gertrude Treadaway of Clio, SC.

Memorials may be made to Embrace Hospice, 116 N. Liberty St., Bennettsville, SC 29512 or to Ruby Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5, Ruby, SC 29741.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield,SC is serving the Boswell Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, May 17, 2016.

Wilson Manuel Brown

Wilson Manuel Brown, 74, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.

Wilson was born November 29, 1941, in Patrick, SC to the late William Manuel and Eliza Ingram Brown. He was a great man and loved spending time with his family. He watched NASCAR faithfully and always had a joke to share. Making people laugh came naturally to him. Although he loved to laugh, he was not stranger to hard work. He was employed with Bryant Durham Electric for 25 years.

Funeral Service were held Friday, May 13, 2016 at 2pm in the chapel at McLaurin Funeral Home, 12830 US HWY 70 Business West, Clayton, NC 27520. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2PM prior to the funeral. Interment will be at Patrick Cemetery, in Patrick, SC.

The family would like to thank the staff at Transitions Hospice, especially Cheryl Bradford, RN, Lauren DeVan, RN, Paula Womack, SCC, and Leeanne Poole, NP.

He is survived by his wife, Paulette Joyce Wigal Brown; sons, Wilson “Bucky” Manuel Brown, Jr. and wife, Lisa, and William Edward “Eddie” Brown; stepsons, Jimmy Neal Mann and Jamie Lee Mann; grandchildren, Trey Jordan Mann, Jessi Owen, Skylar Mann, Sebastian Mann, and Haley Amber Owen; sisters, Elvia Pierce and Patricia Ray; and brother Lester “Bobo” Hodge. In addition to his parents, Wilson was preceded in death by his daughter, B.G.; siblings, Neal Brown, Otis Ingram, Ruby Boone, Marion Brown, Helen Parker, Agnes Brown, and Ellen Thomas.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to Transitions Hospice, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.

Arrangements by McLaurin Funeral Home. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, May 17, 2016.

Mae Belle ‘Pat’ Crowley

PATRICK - Mrs. Mae Belle “Pat” Crowley, age 68, died Monday, May 2, 2016.

A funeral service was held at 4:00 PM, Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Bethel United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.

Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Miller-Rivers- Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Crowley was born January 15, 1948, in Patrick, SC, a daughter of the late Enoch and Julia Mae Edwards O’Neal. She was a loving wife and mother and a former member of the Bay Springs Fire Dept. Pat was also a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, Pat was also preceded in death by her husband, Newsom E. Crowley, 2 brothers, Bill and Joe O’Neal and by 5 sisters, Annie Sue Gainey, Mary Catherine Perdue, Sally J. Perdue, Geneva “Tom” Law- son, and Dorothy Chapman.

Survivors include 1 Son: Albert Crowley of Patrick, SC; 1 Brother: Enoch O’Neal, Jr. of Patrick, SC; 2 Brothers-in-law: John Perdue of Patrick, SC and Henry Chapman of Society Hill, SC; Special Care Giver: Stacey Gooden of Patrick, SC; Nieces and Nephews; and her Dog, “Daisey.”

Memorials may be made to the SCDNR-TOMO, P.O. Box 167, Columbia, SC 24202.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Crowley Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, May 17, 2016.

Randel Lee ‘Cotton’ Deese

PAGELAND - Mr. Randel Lee “Cotton” Deese, age 56, died Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM Friday, May 13, 2016, at Providence Baptist Church Family Life Center, Pageland, SC. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.

Visitation was from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Miller-Rivers -Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC.

Mr. Deese was born June 9, 1959 in Pageland, SC a son of Betty Jordan Deese Wilbanks and the late Basel Lee Deese. He was a graduate of Central High School, Class of 1977 and a telecommunications specialist with North State Communications. Mr. Deese was a member of Zion UMC. Cotton enjoyed camping and trips to the mountains. He also was an avid Carolina Gamecocks fan and enjoyed NASCAR and football.

Survivors include Wife of 30 years: Tracy Hendrix Deese of the home; Son: Toby Deese of Pageland, SC; Daughter: Courtney Deese and fiancé Gregory Laughlin of Myrtle Beach, SC; Granddaughter: Alia Laughlin of Myrtle Beach, SC; Mother: Betty J. Wilbanks of Pageland, SC; and Dog: Sandi-Bug.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Deese family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, May 17, 2016.

Robert Edward Fuller

Robert Edward Fuller, son of Jannie Watson Fuller and Evans (Buddy) Fuller Sr., was born 13 Sept 1931 in Cheraw, SC. Robert spent his early childhood and teenage years in Cheraw, S.C. where he attended Coulter Memorial Academy.

On 24 Nov 1950, he joined the United States Army, and was selected to attend Airborne School. Upon completion, he was assigned to Frankfurt Germany, the first of four overseas tours; he completed two tours to Vietnam and two tours to Germany. Robert retired with over20 years of military service and was a recipient of the Bronze Star, the National Defense Service Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster, the Vietnam Service Medal with One Silver and Two Bronze Service Stars, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Valorous Unit Commendation, the Republic

of Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster, the Parachutist Badge and finally he was an expert on the M16 rifle. As a parachutist, he was a proud member of both the infamous 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) XVIII Airborne Corps - nicknamed the Screaming Eagles and the 82d Airborne, 101st Airborne Division. A strong advocate of military service, he encouraged each of his five children to enter the military, all five of his children choose to follow in his footsteps. He was a long time member of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, where he served on Trustee Board.

An extremely sharp dresser, Mr. Fuller was always "dress right dress" or "dressed to the nines". He was always the sharpest dresser.

Predeceased by his sons, Jerome Hooks and Robert Fuller, Jr., two brothers, Benjamin and Fred Fuller and one sister, Lucille Esau.

Mr. Fuller is survived by his wife of 47 years, Tishia Mae Fuller, daughters Charlene Fuller White of Smyrna, Georgia; Patricia David, (Michael) of Cheraw, South Carolina; Terrie Fuller Mahoney (Eathel) of Conyers, Georgia; his elder brother, Evans Fuller, Jr. of Cheraw, South Carolina; his sister, Mamie Watts of Cheraw, South Carolina; one daughter in law Sarah Fuller of Cary, North Carolina; a host of nieces and nephews, and eight grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, May 17, 2016.

Phillip Curtis McLaurin

CHERAW - Phillip Curtis McLaurin, 21, died Monday, May 9, 2016. Born in Bennettsville, SC he was a son of Robert “Bob” Anthony McLaurin of Cheraw, SC and the late Dana Curtis McLaurin. Phillip was an Emergency Medical Technician student at Northeastern Technical College working toward his National Certification. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and a member of the Cheraw Rescue Squad.

Surviving is his father listed above, a brother, David McLaurin of Cheraw, SC, maternal grandmother, Rachel Curtis of Chesterfield, SC, paternal grandmother, Nancy McLaurin of Cheraw, SC.

He was preceded in death by his mother listed above, maternal grandfather, David Legrand Curtis, Sr. and paternal grandfather, Phillip Creech “Bubba” McLaurin, Jr.

The family received friends 1:00 PM, Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service was held 2:00 PM Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial will be in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials to: The charity of your choice. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, May 17, 2016.

Tracy Ann Sloan

HOPE MILLS, N.C. – Tracy Ann Sloan, age 26, passed away Monday, May 9, 2016, at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville. She was born in Robeson County on September 18, 1989.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother Jean Lowder and her maternal grandfather Horace Fipps.

She is survived by her father, Robert “Bob” Sloan and wife Kelly of Society Hill, SC; her mother, Diane Fipps Fields and husband Don of Hope Mills; her children, Julius Alexander Graham III and Alexis Diane Sloan, both of the home; her sister, Amanda Sloan of Society Hill, SC; her maternal grandmother, Dura Ann Fipps of Lumberton; and her paternal grandfather, Albert Sloan and wife Loa of Camden, TN.

A time of visitation was held prior to the service on Saturday, May 14, 2016, from 12:00-1:45 PM at Floyd Mortuary & Crematory, Inc.

Following the visitation, a funeral service was held at 2:00 PM at Floyd Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ed Wilcox officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, May 17, 2016.

William B. ‘Dock’ Winburn

PATRICK - Mr. William B. “Dock” Winburn, age 76, died Sunday, May 8, 2016.

A funeral service was held at 4:00 PM, Friday, May 13, 2016 at Miller-Rivers -Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Patrick Cemetery. Visitation was from 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Friday, May 13, 2016 prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Winburn was born September 25, 1939 in Florence, SC a son of the late John Oswald and Olivia Griggs Winburn. He was a retired employee of J.P. Stevens with 26 years of service and a member of Patrick Baptist Church. Mr. Winburn was instrumental in organizing and building the Patrick Rural Fire Department, where he served as a volunteer firefighter for over 30 years. He also served as a Board Member of Patrick Rural Fire Department. Mr. Winburn enjoyed doing yard work, mowing grass, and working in his flowers. His favorite pastime was spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, Dock was also preceded in death by 1 sister, Emmie Kneece Shaw.

Survivors include Wife of nearly 55 years: Helen F. Winburn of the home; 1 Son: William B. (Debbie) Winburn, II of Florence, SC; 1 Daughter: Teresa W. (Ted) Leonard of Charlotte, NC; 2 Grandsons: Ben and Bailey Winburn; 1 Sister: Faye W (Joe) Harding of Silverton, OR; Also: Numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Patrick Rural Fire Department, P.O. Box 336, Patrick, SC 29584.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Winburn Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, May 17, 2016.

Olin Dewitt Adams Jr.

ASHEBORO, N.C. – Olin Dewitt Adams, Jr., 51, of Asheboro, died Thursday, May 19, 2016 at The Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro.

Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tim Isley officiating. Burial followed at Randolph Memorial Park.

Mr. Adams was born June 22, 1964 in Chesterfield, SC. He was retired from Food Lion, he loved fishing and spending time with his family. Mr. Adams was an avid sports fan, and especially enjoyed football and NASCAR.

Mr. Adams was preceded in death by his father, Olin Dewitt Adams, Sr.; and father-n-law, Jerry Anderson.

He is survived by his wife, Sherry Anderson Adams of the home; daughter, Ashley Brooke Adams and fiancé, Phillip Ibsen, of Staley; sons, Cody Anderson Adams of Asheboro, Dylan Dewitt Adams of Greenville, NC; mother, Margaret Adams Hill and husband, Gerald, of Bennett; sisters, Ann Adams Payne of Bennett, Suzanne Hill Hensler and husband, Bart, of Florida; mother-in-law, Shirl Anderson Smith and husband, Skip, of Asheboro; and sister-in-law, Cathy Anderson Mason and husband, Reid, of Little River, SC.

The family received friends from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service at Ridge Funeral Home and other times at the home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Randolph County, PO Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, May 24, 2016.

James E. Chapman

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Full military rites for retired Army Major James (Jimmy) Elmer Chapman of St. Petersburg, Florida, formerly of Cheraw, were held on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at 11:30am in Bushnell National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

Jimmy passed away Friday, May 6, 2016, at Patrick Manor in St. Petersburg after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born December 22, 1935, he was the son of Henry Elmer and Mary Della Linton Chapman.

Jimmy attended Cheraw Public Schools where he was the ever-present entrepreneur. He sold peanuts from a booth at the end of Market Street downtown as a young boy and later worked as a curb hop at Cheraw's popular hangout, Cabin Creek.

Jimmy left Cheraw at age 17 and with the permission of his parents enlisted in the Army as a Private. He was stationed at Fort Bragg, NC. After years of service and completing requirements for his high school diploma he later graduated from Officer

Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia. Later in his military career he graduated college and attained a Master's degree in Business Administration from Troy State University.

Jimmy was a proud U. S. Army veteran serving 23 honorable and faithful years. He answered his country's call serving during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. His citations include the Distinguished Flying Cross for valor, the Bronze Star, 28 Air Medals of which 7 were issued with V device for valor, the Army Commendation Medal with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal with Star device, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Senior Aviator Badge, and Senior Jump Wings.

After retirement from the Army in 1976, Jimmy estabished Chapman Air in Orlando, Florida (his last military assignment). After realizing a very successful second career, he decided to sell his company and remain in Florida.

Retirement for Jimmy included purchasing and developing land, traveling (often returning to Society Hill and Cheraw), and volunteering. He especially enjoyed driving a school bus taking children on field trips and planting vegetable gardens, always striving to give back to the community and nurturing the earth, following in his father's footsteps.

Jimmy spent the last year of his life at Patrick Manor where he was the first person to be honored "Resident of the Month" twice. He initiated in-house activities and always looked out for everyone else.

He is survived by two sons, Jim (Gina), St. Petersburg, Fl., and Bradley, Orlando, Fl., one daughter, Lori (Jeff) Brisson, Sorrento, Fl., a granddaughter, Sofia Chapman, two grandsons, Brandon Chapman and Dillon Brisson, one sister, Patricia Chapman Huff, Hartsville, S. C., one brother-in-law, Dick Carr, Asheville, N. C., and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years Edna Carr Chapman, a son, Douglas Chapman, his parents, a brother, Henry Chapman, and two sisters, Edna and Sandra Chapman of Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, May 24, 2016.

Robert Edward Fuller

Robert Edward Fuller, son of Jannie Watson Fuller and Evans (Buddy) Fuller Sr., was born 13 Sept 1931 in Cheraw, SC. Robert spent his early childhood and teenage years in Cheraw, S.C. where he attended Coulter Memorial Academy.

On 24 Nov 1950, he joined the United States Army, and was selected to attend Airborne School. Upon completion, he was assigned to Frankfurt Germany, the first of four overseas tours; he completed two tours to Vietnam and two tours to Germany. Robert retired with over20 years of military service and was a recipient of the Bronze Star, the National Defense Service Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster, the Vietnam Service Medal with One Silver and Two Bronze Service Stars, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Valorous Unit Commendation, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster, the Parachutist Badge and finally he was an expert on the M16 rifle. As a parachutist, he was a proud member of both the infamous 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) XVIII Airborne Corps – nicknamed the Screaming Eagles and the 82d Airborne, 101st Airborne Division. A strong advocate of military service, he encouraged each of his five children to enter the military, all five of his children choose to follow in his footsteps.

He was a long time member of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, where he served on Trustee Board.

An extremely sharp dresser, Mr. Fuller was always "dress right dress" or "dressed to the nines". He was always the sharpest dresser.

Predeceased by his sons, Jerome Hooks and Robert Fuller, Jr., two brothers, Benjamin and Fred Fuller and one sister, Lucille Esau.

Mr. Fuller is survived by his wife of 47 years, Tishia Mae Fuller, daughters Charlene Fuller White of Smyrna, Georgia; Patricia David, (Michael) of Cheraw, South Carolina; Terrie Fuller Mahoney (Eathel) of Conyers, Georgia; his elder brother, Evans Fuller, Jr. of Cheraw, South Carolina; his sister, Mamie Watts of Cheraw, South Carolina; one daughter in law Sarah Fuller of Cary, North Carolina; a host of nieces and nephews, and eight grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, May 24, 2016.

Betty George Joines

CHESTERFIELD – Betty George Joines, 77, died on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Funeral services were held on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 3PM from the Drucilla AME Zion Church, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born on April 25th, 1939 to the late Ell Ratliff, Sr. and Emma Cranford Ratliff. Survivors: two sons, Tommy L. Joines, Jr., Chesterfield, SC and Christopher L. Joines (Jennifer), Belews Creek, NC; seven grandchildren: Teaira, Joines, Kirsten Joines both of Chesterfield, SC, Madison Joines, Christopher Joines, Jr., Matthew Joines, Julie Joines all of Belews Creek, NC and Christian McPhail, Hartsville, SC; two brothers, Jimmie Ratliff (Audrey), Chesterfield, SC and Johnny Ratliff (Anne), Columbia, SC; and five great-grandchildren. Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, May 24, 2016.

Jack Jordan

PAGELAND - Mr. Jack Jordan, 77, of Pageland, South Carolina went to be with his Lord on Monday, May 16, 2016.

Mr. Jordan was born in Jefferson, South Carolina to the late Oris Jordan and the late Nellie Sutton Jordan. He later met and united in marriage of 58 years to Sue Jordan. He was a lifetime member of Zion United Methodist Church, High Point Fire Department, and a Charter member of the Pageland Rescue Squad where he served as Chaplain. Jack loved Bluegrass music, playing his fiddle and his cat, Garfield.

Mr. Jordan is survived by his Wife, Sue Jordan of the home, Son, Michael Jordan of Pageland, SC, Brother, David W. Jordan of Lancaster, SC, Sisters, Betty J. Wilbanks of Pageland, SC and Edith Sabia (Mark) of Las Vegas, Nevada.

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held at 2:00 PM Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Zion United Methodist Church with Pastor Athon Arant and Pastor James Lewis officiating. The burial followed at Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family received friends from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Baumgartner Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Zion United Methodist Church, 647 Zion Church Road, Pageland, SC 29728, High Point Fire Dept., PO Box 164, Pageland, SC 29728 or Pageland Rescue Squad, PO Box 507, Pageland, SC 29728.

Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, SC is handling the arrangements. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, May 24, 2016.

Billy Ray Leviner

WALLACE - Billy Ray Leviner, 76, died Saturday, May 14, 2016. Born in Marlboro County, SC he was a son of the late Jimmy and Lucy Mae Rainwater Leviner. He was a retired pipefitter. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and riding his tractor. He was an avid NASCAR fan.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Brenda Sue Chavis Leviner, a son, William Ray Leviner, a daughter, Cheryl Lynn Chavis, a brother, Jimmy “Jap” (Barbara) Leviner, sisters, Nellie Faye (Charles) Perdue, Mildred (Richard) Jackson, grandchildren Tristan Chavis and Hayden Leviner all of Wallace, SC. Also, several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday, May 16, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service was held 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Memorials to: Embrace Hospice, 1220 Bennettsville Sq, Bennettsville, SC 29512 Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, May 24, 2016.

Nona G. Lowrimore

HICKORY, N.C. – Nona Jean Gardner Lowrimore, 85, passed away Wednesday, May18, 2016 at Catawba Valley Hospice House. Born June 23, 1930 in Patrick, SC, she was the daughter of the late Simeon Hoke Gardner and Essie Hodge Gardner. She was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening, playing the piano and was a devout Christian.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Roy H. Lowrimore, Jr; and brother, James Carlisle Gardner.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Thomas R. Lowrimore and wife Carla of NM; daughters, Hope R. Lowrimore of VA and Leanne Lowrimore Johnson of Hickory; grandchildren, Megan Johnson of Hickory, Scott Johnson and wife Mykah of Stoney Point, Levi Johnson of Taylorsville, Steven Lowrimore and wife Mary of WA and Kristi Lowrimore of TX; great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Johnson Moose; brother, Simeon H. Gardner, II and wife Shelby of GA and sister-in-law, Martha Gardner of GA.

A graveside service will be held for Nona and Roy at a later date in Cheraw, SC.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Kenneth Colman and the staff of Drum Funeral Home in Hickory. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, May 24, 2016.

Bonnie Atkinson Privette

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Bonnie Atkinson Privette, age 69, died Thursday, May 19, 2016, at her home.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 P.M. Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Miller-Rivers Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation was from 2:00 – 3:00 P.M. Saturday, May 21, 2016 prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

Mrs. Privette was born June 7, 1946, in Chesterfield, SC, a daughter of the late Coy Thomas and Essie Cassidy Atkinson. She was a rtired employee of Galey & Lord. Bonnie enjoyed working in her flowers, cooking for her family, and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Bonnie was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Patricia Brigman and Vonzille Jordan.

Survivors include Husband of 54 years: Robert H. Privette of the home; 1 Son: Robert H. Privette, Jr. of the Philippines; 4 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; 12 Grand children: Joseph (Diedra) Hatchell, Jr., Randell (Bailey) Sellers, Brandon (Kimberly) Pregmon, Amber Pregmon Parker, Corbin (Ashley) Hatchell, Courtney (Bret) Hess, Carrie Privette, Taylor Lang, Caitlin (Jacobs) Williams, Forrest Privette, Rory Privette, and Carolina Privette; 7 Great Grandchildren: Kinsey Hatchell, Lily Pregmon, Joseph Hatchell, III, Kodak Hatchell, Remmington Hatchell, Brody Williams, and Case Sellers; 7 Brothers: Jack (Julia) Steen of Ruby, SC; Bobby Atkinson and Billy (Ruth) Atkinson, both of Charlotte, NC; Robert (Faye) Atkinson of Jefferson, SC; William (Jenny) Atkinson of Pageland, SC; Tommy (Gail) Atkinson of Chesterfield, SC; and Grady (Betty) Atkinson of Ruby, SC; 4 Sisters: Beatrice Johnson and Sylvia Lawing both of Charlotte, NC; Claire Roberts of Mt. Croghan, SC; and Catherine Atkinson of Ruby, SC; and Brother-in-law: James Jordan of Ruby, SC.

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 6A, May 24, 2016.

Herbert D. Snyder

CHERAW – Dr. Herbert D. Snyder, 65, of Cheraw, SC, died Monday, May 9, 2016, in hospice near his former residence in Shallotte, NC. He was born March 10, 1951, in Carlisle, the second of four sons of the late William H. Snyder, Sr., and Dorothy W. Snyder. He was twice married, first to Janice Eyler (now Snyder-Hess) and later to Denise Yunginger (now Snyder), who was his caregiver during his last illness. Both survive, along with the following children: Jeffrey B. Snyder, of Lancaster, Benjamin S. Snyder, of Oakland, CA, Kathryn L. Snyder, of Cape Town, South Africa, and Cole R. Snyder, of Shallotte, NC, and two grand-children: Ivy and River. He is also survived by three brothers: William, of Bedford, Edward, of Charlotte, NC, and Reginald, of Roanoke, VA; one aunt, Jane Gorman, of Bedford; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He nurtured his relationships with them all with kindness, thoughtfulness and endearing good humor.

Dr. Snyder was a graduate of Bedford High School and Dickinson College in Carlisle. He completed a master of science degree in biology at Pennsylvania State University, medical school at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia (1979), internship (1980) and residency (1984) at Boston University Surgical Training Program in Boston, and two years in the United States Navy as a medical officer. He was a board certified general surgeon.

Following his military service, he established a practice in general surgery in Lancaster, and relocated to Brunswick County in southeast NC in 1997 and to Chesterfield County, SC, in 2008. There he maintained affiliations with Chesterfield General Hospital, Marlboro Park Hospital and Loris Healthcare System until illness led to his retirement in 2014.

A Methodist by upbringing, he was last attending services and singing in the choir at the United Methodist Church in Bennettsville, SC, before his final illness.

A memorial service was held at the Bedford United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at 12:00 p.m., with Rev. Jeff Welsch officiating. Burial at Everett Cemetery. Arrangements by the Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home, in Bedford. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, at 955 Mercy Lane SE, Bolivia, NC 28422. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 7A, May 24, 2016.

Peggy Taylor Wallace

CHERAW - Peggy Taylor Wallace, 58, died, Tuesday, May 17, born in Union, SC she was a daughter of Francis McGowan of Union, SC and the late Joan Wood McGowan. She was a Dean’s List Graduate of Francis Marion College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology. She was retired from INA Bearing. She attended Cheraw Family Worship Center. She loved spending time with her children, nieces and nephews.

Surviving is her husband, Thomas Wallace of Cheraw, SC, a son, Austin Mashburn of Cheraw, SC, her father listed above, brothers Michael McGowan, Francis “Dudley” McGowan, Jr. both of Union, SC, and a grandchild, Mallory Brooke Outlaw.

She was preceded in death by her mother listed above a daughter, Kacie J. Taylor and a sister, Janet Northern.

The family received friends 11:00 am to 12 Noon, Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Cheraw Family Worship Center, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service was held 12 Noon, Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Cheraw Family Worship Center, Cheraw, SC.Burial was in Hawkins Lane Cemetery, Union, SC.

Memorials: The Wallace Family, c/o Kiser Funeral Home, 1020 State Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 7A, May 24, 2016.

Norman Dallas Campbell

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Norman Dallas Campbell, age 63, died Saturday, May 21, 2016.

A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM, Friday, May 27, 2016 at Miller-Rivers Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Campbell Cemetery.

The family greeted friends immediately following the committal service.

Mr. Campbell was born February 15, 1953 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Norman Lee and Mary Elizabeth Lang Campbell. He was a retired employee of INA USA and a member of Sandy Plains United Methodist Church. Norman enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing music. One of his favorite hobbies was working in Taxidermy. In addition to his parents, Norman was also preceded in death by his brother in law, Larry Drummond.

Survivors include 4 Sisters: Ann Corbett of Chesterfield, SC, Barbara Fay Drummond of Cheraw, SC, Mary Ethel Campbell of Chesterfield, SC, Bonnie Louise (Gary) Leamon of Florence, SC; 1 Brother: Mitchell Campbell of Chesterfield, SC; Also: Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Campbell Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, May 31, 2016.

Michael J. ‘Goober’ Goodale

CHERAW – Mr. Michael J. “Goober” Goodale, age 66, formerly of Timmonsville, SC, died Sunday, May 22, 2016.

A graveside service was held at 4:00 P.M., Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC.

Visitation was from 2:30 – 3:30 P.M. prior to the graveside service at the Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC.

Mr. Goodale was born November 1, 1949 in Chesterfield, SC, a son of the late William Joseph and Wilma Rena Hurst Goodale. He was a retired supervisor with Ingram Lumber Company. Goober was a true people person and was an avid racing and football fan. In addition to his parents, Goober was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Voyd and Billy Goodale; 2 sisters, Violet Johnson and Margie Nesbitt; and also an infant sister.

Survivors include Children: Pierce Goodale, Lacey Goodale, and Collin Goodale and their mother, Kathy Davis Goodale, all of Timmonsville, SC; 2 Grandchildren: Aubrey and Christian Samuel; 1 Sister: Josephine Adams of Kannapolis, NC; 1 Sister-in-law: Mary D. Goodale of Chesterfield, SC; Also numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home for the “Michael J. Goober Goodale Funeral Fund”. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Goodale Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, May 31, 2016.

Lucille Howard Gray

CHERAW – Lucille Howard Gray, 91, died Saturday, May 21, 2016. Born in Cheraw, SC she was the daughter of the late William Butler and Airelee Caudle Howard. She was the widow of Howard Edward Gray, her husband of 30 years. She was a member of St. David’s Episcopal Church, Cheraw, SC where she had served on the altar guild and in the preschool and kindergarten. She was an avid gardener and had been the recipient of the Four Seasons, Yard of the Month Award on several occasions. She was a retired seamstress and had made many dolls (Raggedy Ann and Andy) for children in the community. Mrs. Gray had a servant’s heart and made it her mission to care for those in need or by suppling food.

Surviving are her daughters Betty D. Hurst of Cheraw, SC, Sarah (Valentyn Potapov) Potapova of Kinston, NC, Caroline G. Berry of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Kaitlin Berry, Emily Berry, Deborah (Russell) Whaley, Chappell (Alisa) Hurst III, Dana (David) Jarman, Jimmy A. Kimrey, Mary (Kenneth) McLain, Holly (Don) Haire. great-grandchildren, Micah Kimrey, Caleb Kimrey, Aiden Kimrey, Emily Kimrey, Joshua Kimrey, Cody Kimrey, Elijah Haire, Abigail Haire, Elissa Haire, Chappell Hurst IV, Grace Whaley, Phillip Whaley, Daniel Whaley, Savanna Daughtry, Michaela Eubanks, Destini Jarman. great greatgrandchildren Grayson Eubanks, and Hallie Eubanks, and a special friend, C.J. Eddins of Chesterfield, SC.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, sons, Allen Gray and infant son Ronnie, a daughter, Roger Brenda Kimrey, brothers, Alexander Luther Howard and Allen Wesley Howard and special lifetime friend, Janie Mills.

The family received friends 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw SC.

A funeral service was held 1:00 PM, Monday, May 23, 2016 at St. David’s Episcopal Church. Burial was be at Old St. David’s Cemetery.

Memorials to: St. David’s Episcopal Church, PO Box 926, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, May 31, 2016.

Sylvia Rivers Johnson

HARTSVILLE – Mrs. Sylvia Rivers Johnson, age 71, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at her home.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 P.M. Friday, May 27, 2016 at Patrick Baptist Church.

Interment followed in Patrick Cemetery. Visitation was from 2:00 – 3:00 P.M. Friday, May 27, 2016 prior to the service at the Church

Mrs. Johnson was born March 10, 1945, in Hartsville, SC, a daughter of the late Pittman Victor and Catherine Vena Sellers Rivers. She received her BSN degree from USC and was a registered nurse. Sylvia was employed by the SC Dept. of Disabilities and Special Needs as director of QDIP at the Thad E. Saleeby Developmental Center. Sylvia has been a lifelong advocate for persons with special needs, and was a member of Patrick Baptist Church. Sylvia enjoyed growing flowers, reading, and spending time with her family. In addition to her parents Sylvia was also preceded in death by her brother Michael P. “Mike” Rivers.

Survivors include Husband of 48 years: Mike Johnson of the home; Son: Will Johnson of Hartsville, SC; Daughter: Julie Johnson of Hartsville, SC; Sister: Elaine R. (George) Sellers of Chesterfield, SC; Sister-in-law: Janie C. Rivers of Hartsville, SC; Also Nieces and Nephews.

Memorials may be made to Patrick Baptist Church, P.O. Box 23, Patrick, SC 29584. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Johnson family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, May 31, 2016.

Harvey ‘Brick’ Keith

CHERAW – Harvey “Brick” Keith, 80, died Saturday, May 21, 2016. Born in Society Hill, SC he was a son of the late John and Sudie Walters Keith. He was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. He was a Veteran of the US Army. He worked at Associated Transport as a terminal manager and at Delta Wood- side. He loved spending time with his family especially his grandsons. He enjoyed watching NASCAR Races and his favorite driver Kyle Bush. He enjoyed working in the yard and caring for the flowers and roses.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Patsy Poole Keith, a daughter, Debbie (Ben) Leppard of Rock Hill, SC, grandsons, Ben Leppard and Stephen Keith Leppard, a brother, Howard Keith of Spartanburg, SC and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, brothers Rochell Keith, John Keith, Mack Keith, Zeke Keith, Odell Keith, Harold Keith, sisters, Ada K Johnson, Rezell K. Tucker and Sally K. Baker.

The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial with military honors was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials to: Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 1016 Tech Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, May 31, 2016.

Irene Wallace Poston

CHERAW – Mrs. Irene Wallace Poston age 82, went home to be with her Lord, Saturday, May 21, 2016 at her daughter’s home, surrounded by her family.

A funeral service was held at 5:00 PM Monday, May 23, 2016 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Interment followed in the Church Cemetery. Visitation was from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Poston was born December 28, 1933 in Hamlet, NC a daughter of the Belton and Nona Smith. She was a retired office clerk with Delta Mills, and a longtime member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Irene enjoyed square dancing, reading, and traveling. In addition to her parents, Irene was also preceded in death by her husbands, Charles Wallace and Lurie Poston, 3 brothers, James, Rudolph, and Belton Smith, Jr., and by her 3 sisters, Lillian Barber, Clara Herndon, and Pearl Olerud.

Survivors include 3 Daughters: Peggy Wallace, Darlene Flowers, and Debbie McCauley, all of Cheraw, SC; 2 Grandchildren: Amy Flowers and Suzanne McCauley; 1 Great Grandchild, Tranzley Adcock; 2 Brothers: Marshall Smith of Laurel Hill, NC and Floyd Smith of Hamlet, NC; and Special Caregiver: Diane Burr.

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 Poston Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, May 31, 2016.

Larry M. Sweatt

SEAGROVE – Larry Martin Sweatt, age 55, of Seagrove passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Randolph Hospital.

Mr. Sweatt was born in Bennettsville, SC on March 18, 1961 to Landy and Bernice Lucas Sweatt. He was formerly employed with Asheboro Elastics for 18 years. Larry enjoyed fishing and was an avid Tarheel and Redskins fan. As he was unable to attend church on a regular basis due to his disabilities, Larry enjoyed watching Jimmy Swaggart on Sunday morning with his mom and dad.

He is survived by his son, Stephen Sweatt; mother, Bernice Lucas Sweatt; sister, Vickie Auman and husband Scott of Seagrove; nieces and nephews, Abby Auman and fiancée Todd Hunsucker and their son Zack, Matthew Auman and wife Ashley and their children Brantley, Henley, and Beasley, Lauren Poole and husband Michael and their daughter, Paisley.

The family received friends on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Society Hill Church of God, 378 Pressley Ave., Society Hill, SC with Rev. Larry Gainey officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family requests memorials be made to United Cerebral Palsy, 1660 L Street, NW, Suite 700, Attn: Development Dept., Washington, DC 20036. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, May 31, 2016.

Helen Kay Emanuel

CHESTERFIELD – Ms. Helen Kay Emanuel, age 64, died Monday, May 30, 2016.

A service of celebration was held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel.

Visitation was from 1:00 – 2:00 PM, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Ms. Emanuel was born January 8, 1952 in Washington DC a daughter of the late Florian Witczak and Emma Louise Richards Witczak. She was a retired teller with First Citizens Bank, and was of the Catholic Faith. Helen was a loving mother and a very proud grandmother.

Survivors include 1 Son: Sean F. Emanuel of Chesterfield, SC; 1 Daughter: Jennifer Emanuel of Myrtle Beach, SC; 1 Grandson: Mitchell Wideman III; 1 Brother: George Witczak of Chesterfield, SC; 2 Sisters: Mary Lou Entwistle and Martha Ann Mencer both of Maryland; Special Friend: Richard Sellers of Chesterfield, SC; Also many Nieces and Nephews.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Emanuel family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

Frances Ann Griggs Loflin

CHERAW - Frances Ann Griggs Loflin, 65, died Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Born in Mount Croghan, SC, she was a daughter of the late Wallace and Pauline Horne Griggs. Mrs. Loflin was the widow of Donnie Loflin. She attended Living Hope Church when she was able. She enjoyed sewing, working with flowers and doing puzzles with family.

Mrs. Loflin is survived by a son, Eric DeWayne Loflin (Nikki McDonald) of Cheraw, SC, daughters, Donna Jean (James) Maroney of Cheraw, SC, and Donna Dean (Kenny) Childers of Cheraw, SC, brothers, Lemuel Wallace Griggs of Summerville, SC, James M. Griggs of Cheraw, SC, Tommy L. Griggs of Corsicana, TX, and William J. Griggs of Olanta, SC, sisters, Sara Pauline Roscoe of Cheraw, SC, and Marie Shaw of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Cameron “Alex” Loflin, Coty Childers (Christin Gulledge), Taylor Loflin, Kristopher “Peanut” Childers, Jade Maroney, and Donnie Maroney, step-grandchildren, Brent McDonald, and Amber Caison, a greatgrandchild, Emelia, and two step-great-grandchildren, Ariyane, and Isaac.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents listed above, and a sister Shirley Gandy.

The family received friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service was held, 2:00 PM, Thursday, June 2, 2016 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

Walter Robert Teal

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Walter Robert Teal, age 70, died Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at his home.

A funeral service was held at 4:00 PM, Thursday, June 2, 2016 at Miller-Rivers -Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the Funeral Home.

Mr. Teal was born September 27, 1945 in Hartsville, SC, a son of the late Frank and Mary Turner Teal. He was a retired employee of Highland Industries and was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church. Walter also was an auto mechanic and enjoyed working on cars, and was a NASCAR fan. He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and spending time with Blade. He also was a former CB and Ham Radio operator. In addition to his parents, Walter was also preceded in death by a daughter, Robin Suzanne Teal.

Survivors include Wife of 47 years: Jo Ann Teal of the home; 2 Sons: Jackson Teal of Chesterfield, SC and Blade Teal of the home; 2 Sisters: Frances Teal of Las Vegas, NV and Elizabeth (Jimmy) Hutson of Hartsville, SC; Special Brother: Charlie Hageman of Cheraw, SC; Also Nieces and Nephews.

Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, c/o Oletta Deese, 252 Cassidy Mill Road, Patrick SC 29584.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Teal Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

Janice Gail Watson

CHERAW - Janice Gail Watson, 60, died Sunday, June 5, 2016. Born in Florence, SC she was a daughter of Dorothy Harris Watson of Cheraw, SC and the late Tyler Bennett “T.B.” Watson. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC all of her life. She was a sweet gentle lady who loved everyone she met. Janice had the talent to make you smile. She loved her family dearly and will be greatly missed by them and all of her friends.

Survivors include her mother listed above, brothers, Ron B. (Sandi) Watson of Cheraw, SC, Wade H. (Debbie) Watson of Chesapeake, VA, a sister, Margaret W (Roger) Wolfe of Cheraw, SC, nephews, Ben (Lauri) Watson, Randy (Kim) Watson, Alex Watson, a niece, Lauren (Paisley) Watson, great nephews, Drew Copeland, Tyler Watson, George Paisley Watson, III, Connor Watson and a great niece, Brantley Watson.

She was preceded in death by her father listed above and a niece, Allison Leanne Toole.

The family received friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home. A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Old St. David’s Cemetery, Cheraw, SC.

Memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church, PO Box 337, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

Ruby Quick Allen

BENNETTSVILLE – Ruby Quick Allen, 67, died Friday, June 10, 2016. Born in Bennettsville, SC she was a daughter of Elease Steen Quick and the late William ShufordQuick, Jr. She was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and also served as an Assistant Sunday School Teacher.

Surviving are her mother listed above, a son, John Paul (Sarah) Allen of Fort Mill, SC, brothers, Alexander (Minnie) Chavis of Cheraw, SC, and William Shuford (Elaine) Quick III of Wallace, SC, a sister, Donna Lee (Ron) Chavis of Rockingham, NC, and four grandchildren, Morgan Carlisle Allen, William Spencer Allen, Grace Katherine Allen and Laurin Elizabeth Allen.

The family received friends from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Bennettsville, SC. A funeral service was held at 4:00 PM, Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Bennettsville SC. Burial was in Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery, Bennettsville, SC.

Memorials: Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 2610 Ebenezer Road, Bennettsville, SC 29512. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

Cynthia Faye ‘Cindy’ Pigg Collins

PAGELAND – Cynthia Faye “Cindy” Pigg Collins, 62, died Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

Born in Monroe, N.C., she was a daughter of Billy and Bobbie Pigg of Pageland. Cindy was a graduate of Cheraw High School and worked at Carolina Canadian Lumber Company in Spartanburg as a bookkeeper. She was retired.

Cindy was a former member of Providence Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and daughter and devoted wife who loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, cooking, gardening and fishing. She enjoyed attending NASCAR races, cheering the Carolina Panthers and spending time at the beach with her husband. She was an animal lover all her life, and her mom tells many stories of Cindy bringing home stray animals.

She is survived by her parents, listed above; her husband of 28 years, David Collins of the home; a daughter, Melissa Dawn Shrum of Conway; a son, Jon David Shrum and his wife, Dana, of Boiling Springs, SC; step-daughter, Gina Wooldrik and her husband Joshua of Bull Head City, Az.; granddaughters Elisa Petty of Spartanburg and Stevie Rose Shrum of Boiling Springs; step-grandsons Klayton and Parker Wooldrik and step granddaughter Addie Wooldrik of Bull Head City, Az.; a brother, Farris Pigg, and his wife Jane, of Cheraw; and her fur baby, Scooby Do.

A memorial service was held at Providence Baptist Church on Saturday, June 10, 2016, at 4:00 p.m.

Miller Rivers Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S.C. is serving the Collins family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

Paul David Davis

SOCIETY HILL – Paul David Davis, 86, of Society Hill passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2016.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at 4 PM in Society Hill Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in Swift Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, directed by Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home of Darlington. The family received friends from 5:30 until 7:00 PM on Friday, June 10, 2016 at the funeral home and other times at the home.

Mr. Davis was born in Darlington, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Harley and Katie Hutchinson Davis. Mr. Davis served his country in the United States Army and retired from Highland Industries. He was a member of Society Hill Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon, elder and Sunday School Superintendent. Mr. Davis enjoyed hunting, fishing, old cars and spending time with his family.

Surviving are his daughter, Teresa (Robert) Hancock of Society Hill; his granddaughters, Regina Hancock (Josh Evans) and Amber Hancock (Kyle) Ange; his brothers, Jody (Sybil) Davis, Winfred (Shelvie Jean) Davis; his sisters, Rachel Davis Weatherford, and Sylva Ree Stokes; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his wife, Jo Ann M. Davis; his siblings, Lois Harrell, Jimmy Davis, Olin Davis, Vera and Earline and by his twin brother, Silas Davis.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Society Hill Presbyterian Church, 308 Pressley Ave, Society Hill, SC 29593. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

Joyce Smith English

WALLACE - Joyce Smith English, 76, died Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Born in Hamlet, NC she was a daughter of the late Rozell Smith and Jennie Mae English. She was the widow of Joseph D. English. She was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC. She was a loving caretaker of family members and people in the community.

Her survivors include her daughters, Cindy (Randy) Polson, Sheila (Shaune) Whitten, Melinda J. English all of Wallace, SC, grandchildren, Joshua (Ashley) Cohoon, Joseph (Amber) Cohoon, James (Nikki) Polson, Jadon English, great grandchildren, Landon Cohoon, Lillie Cohoon, Bentley Cohoon, Colton Cohoon, Kayleigh Polson,Brayden Polson, Aubree Polson, a sister, Barbara Sue Clark of Laurel Hill, NC.

She was preceded in death by her parents listed above and a sister, Leatha Steen.

The family received friends 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Friday, June 10, 2016 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC.

A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Friday, June 10, 2016 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

Virginia Osteen Graham

CHERAW - Virginia Osteen Graham, 91, died Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Born in New Smyrna Beach, FL, she was a daughter of the late Mitchell Dick and Vera Louise Gessford Osteen and the widow of William Graham. She was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC. Mrs. Graham was a retired Accountant Assistant.Her survivors include a sister, Marian Roach of Jacksonville, FL, a niece, Elaine Strange, great nephews and nieces.A graveside service was held 1:00 PM, Friday, June 10, 2016 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Tuesday, June 15, 2016.

Martha Sue P. ‘Mama Sue’ Mancill

CHERAW - Mrs. Martha Sue P. “Mama Sue” Mancill, age 87, died Tuesday, June 7, 2016. A graveside service was held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cheraw, SC.Mrs. Mancill was born August 9, 1928 in Cheraw, SC a daughter of the late George Ervin and Kezzie Mae Caulder Parnell. She was a retired employee with Robertson Drapery and a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking and working in her flowers. Mama Sue’s home was always open to everyone. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Sam Perry Mancill, her sister Genie Rae Parnell Davis, and sister-in-law, Maude Quick Parnell.Survivors include 1 Son: Perry Mancill of Florence, SC; 3 Daughters: Jennie M. Turnage and Terrie M. Chapman both of Cheraw, SC and Brenda M. (Rev. Robert) Turner of Patrick, SC; 6 Grandchildren: Matthew (Kimberly) Turner, Dusty Chapman,Sam Turnage, Brandi (Joey) McKay, Patrick (Shannon) Mancill and Jonathan Mancill; Also 4 Great Grandchildren; 1 Brother: Roy Parnell of Cheraw, SC; and Special Caregiver: Lorriane English.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Mancill Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

Marvin Munnerlyn Jr.

DARLINGTON – Marvin Munnerlyn, Jr., 80, died Friday, June 10, 2016. Born in Bennettsville, SC he was the son of the late Marvin and Evelyn McDuffie Munnerlyn. He was the widower of Brenda Gale Quick Munnerlyn. He and Brenda had been married for 50 Years. He was a member of Palmetto Street Church of God, Florence, SC. Mr. Munnerlyn worked at Pamplico Bank and Trust for over 40 years. He loved to tell stories, go fishing and spend time with his granddaughter Hailey.

Survivors include his son, Jason Marvin Munnerlyn of Darlington, SC, a daughter, Amy M. (Kevin) Poston of Pamplico, SC and a grandchild, Hailey Elizebeth Poston. The family received friends 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, June 13, 2016 at Palmetto Street Church of God, Florence, SC. A funeral service was held 1:00 pm Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at Palmetto Street Church of God, Florence, SC. Burial with military honors was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.

Memorials to: Palmetto Street Church of God, 3132 W. Palmetto Street, Florence,

SC 29501. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

 

Robert ‘Bob’ Emory Redfearn

WEST COLUMBIA – Robert “Bob” Emory Redfearn, 94, of West Columbia, South Carolina, passed away Friday, June 10, 2016, at his residence. He was born on March 31, 1922, in Chesterfield, South Carolina, to the late Robert Townley and Lessie Pusser Redfearn.

Bob was strong in his Christian faith and was a long time member of Shandon United Methodist Church. He served his country during WWII as a Quartermaster 1st Class in the United States Navy. Bob completed his degree as a veteran student in accounting from the University of South Carolina and worked with the Internal Revenue Service for over 30 years. Bob was a member of the Edisto Beach Lion’s Club and former Chairman of the Colleton County Planning Commission. After his retirement, he and Mary moved to Edisto Beach where they operated the Atwood Real Estate Agency, then opened and operated the local IGA Grocery Store.

Bob is survived by his sons, Robert D. Redfearn (Brenda), Thomas “Andy” Douglass (Rowena) and W. Kirk Douglass (Trudy). He also leaves behind his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a brother, Richard Townleybvg Redfearn (Nancy) to cherish his memory.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Refo Douglass Redfearn; and a sister, Frances Williams Redfearn. Friends and family held a private silent memorial at the graveside at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 845 Leesburg Road, Columbia SC 29209.

Thompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park is assisting the family.

Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

Billy Ray Fincher

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Billy Ray Fincher, age 70, died Monday, June 6, 2016. A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Miller-Rivers – Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was from 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Thursday, June 9, 2016 prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Fincher was born September 9, 1945 in Monroe, NC a son of the late Louie  Vernon and Doris Nicholson Fincher. He was a Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a retired employee of Caro Knit with 35 years of service. Mr. Fincher was the owner and operator of Memories by Billy and a member of Chesterfield Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, Billy was also preceded in death by his brother, Ronnie Fincher.

Survivors include 2 Sisters: Betty Oliver of Mt. Croghan, SC and Sheila Wright of Chesterfield, SC; Special Friends: Don (Betty) Crutchfield of Chesterfield, SC; Also: Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 6604, Columbia, SC 29260.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home o fChesterfield, SC is serving the Fincher Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wedesday, June 15, 2016.

Janet Lee Brock Rivers

CHERAW - Janet Lee Brock Rivers, 62, died Thursday, June 9, 2016. Born in Chesterfield, SC, she was the daughter of the late Henry Allen Brock, Sr. and Mary Ruth Threadgill Brock. She had been a member of Brock’s Mill Baptist Church and Westfield Baptist Church. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed gardening and was a cat lover.

She is survived by her brother, Henry Allen Brock, Jr. of Cheraw, SC, sisters, Trudy Stamey of Hartsville, SC, and Ann Morris of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Erin Roscoe, Cody Melton, and Nicklos Melton, and great-grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Roscoe, Tanner Melton, and Lillie Rae Melton.

She is preceded in death by her parents listed above, and a sister Betsy Joanne Melton.

The family received friends 11:00 AM, Monday, June 13, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home. A funeral service was held 12:00 Noon, Monday, June 13, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 14A, Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

Fred Sheheen

CAMDEN - A Mass of Christian Burial for Fred Roukos Sheheen, 79, of Camden, SC, was held at noon Thursday, June 9, 2016, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Father John Zimmerman officiated. The family received visitors at the home on Wednesday, June 8th from 10 a.m. 4 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, 810 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020; the American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647  Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078; Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church,  1709 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020; Columbia City Ballet, 1545 Main Street,  Columbia, SC 29201; or Allen University, 1530 Harden Street, Columbia, SC 29204.

Fred Sheheen, beloved husband of Rose Serio Sheheen for almost fifty years, died Monday, June 6, 2016. He was born in Camden, SC, a son of the late Austin  Moses Sheheen, Sr. and Lucile Roukos Sheheen. Mr. Sheheen was a former head of the state Commission of Higher Education. He was a graduate of Camden High  School and finished with honors from Duke University in the late 1950s. After  graduating, he worked as a reporter for The Charlotte Observer, covering civil-rights  issues. In the 1960s, he worked as an aide to S.C. Gov. Donald Russell.

Mr. Sheheen was head of the state agency that oversees public colleges and universities, the Commission on Higher Education, from 1987-1997. At the commission, he helped craft policies to provide equality for blacks attending S.C.  colleges and universities. Mr. Sheheen was a dedicated supporter of the arts, and  very active in local and civic affairs. He was a lifelong supporter of the Democratic Party and continued to be committed to public service until his death.

Besides his wife, Mr. Sheheen is survived by his son, Vincent Sheheen (Amy) of  Camden, SC; Maria Spring (Steven) of Camden, SC, and Margaret Bishop (Matthew)  of Camden, SC; brothers, Austin M. Sheheen, Jr. and Robert J. Sheheen; grandchildren, Austin, Joseph and Anthony Sheheen. William and Robert Spring,  David, Olivia and Thomas Bishop.

Besides his parents, Mr. Sheheen was predeceased by his daughter, Olivia Marie  Sheheen, and his brother, Michael Sheheen. Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 14A, Wednesday, June 15, 20

Lenwood Jerome Blakeney

Mr. Lenwood Jerome Blakeney was born on July 25, 1956 to the late Tressie Leola Statin and Curtis Blakeny and the late Effie Mae Funderburk and Wallace Funderburk. After a long struggle, God called him home and into eternal rest on Thursday, May 26, 2016.

He graduated from Shannon High School in Jefferson, South Carolina. He was employed with Monroe Metal many years ago.

He was preceded in death by a sister Yvonne Blakeney; two nephews: Lamont Blakeney and Kevin Blakeney and a niece Danielle Miller.

He leaves to cherish loving memories his loving wife of eight years Mrs. Pegiene Yvonne Smith Blakeney; four daughters: Dezzie Clyburn, Danielle Smith, Antonette Blount and Omega Clyburn;one son Brandon Smith; grandchildren Khyrei, Madison, Caleb, Tatyana and Jayaya; siblings: Judia Miller, Jimmy Blakeney, James Funderburk, Shirley Jackson and Robert Mungo; nieces: Carol Blakeney, Charlene Miller, Latoya Welch, Letina McManus and a host of nieces and nephews and many more. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, June 22, 2016.

Donnie Edwards Harris

CHERAW – “Senator” Donnie E. Harris was born in Cheraw on the great date of 10-21-59 to the late Frances Elizabeth Harris. Donnie received his education from Chesterfield County public schools and quickly started his career as an auto mechanic at Bailey’s Garage on Front Street.

Curly,” as he was affectionately known by his friends and family, attended Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. He later moved to Orlando, Fla. After 22 years of enjoying the Florida sun, he returned to Cheraw where he rejoined Pee Dee Union Baptist Church and gave his life to Christ.

On Saturday, May 21, God dispatched his angels to transition Donnie from life to life everlasting. Silently and quickly he went home to be with the Lord.

Preceding him in death was his eldest sister, Shirley A. Little.

He leaves to cherish his memories brothers Jimmie Harris (Dorothy) and Ronnie Harris (Annette); and sisters Carolyn Gary, Leatha M. York, Willie Mae Burden (Gregory) Sue Harris, Janet Tillman and Sharon Thomas. Even though he had no kids, he was a father to all of his nephews and nieces. He will also be remembered by his special friends, Angela and Michael McCaskill. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, June 22, 2016.

Neil Sellers Hinson

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Mr. Neil Sellers Hinson, age 46, formerly of Chesterfield, SC, died Monday, June 13, 2016. He was born July 2, 1969, in Chesterfield, SC, a son of Margie Sellers Hinson Hood and the late Ronnie Neil Hinson. Neil was a 1987 graduate of Chesterfield High School and was a former employee of INA USA. He enjoyed fishing and working on the computer, and loved sports, especially foot- ball. Neil was an avid Carolina Gamecock fan, and had a deep love for all animals, especially cats, having had as many as 8 at one time. He was also a lifelong member of Shiloh United Methodist Church, and was a U.S. Army veteran, with the 82nd Airborne Division. Neil was a true people person, and had the gift of being able to talk with anyone. Neil is survived by his wife, Anna Quick Hinson; his mother and stepfather, Margie and Wayne Hood of Chesterfield, SC.; his stepson, Rosell Quick of Chesterfield, SC; brother, Mike (Fern) Hinson of Chesterfield, SC, stepbrother, Chad (Dawn) Hood of Summerville, SC, and his grandmother, Julia Rae Griffin of Chesterfield, SC. Neil is also survived by aunts, uncles, and cousins. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, June 24, 2016 at Shiloh United Methodist Church, with Inturnment to follow in the Church Cemetery. The family received family and friends, Friday, June 24, 2016 from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Prior to the service in the Church Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be to the Shiloh United Methodist Church “Parking Lot Fund” 3154 Hwy 102, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Hinson Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, June 22, 2016.

Penny Wallace Parker

CHERAW - Ms. Penny Wallace Parker, age 57, died Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

A graveside service was held at 3:00 P.M. Friday, June 17, 2015 in Brock’s Mill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was immediately following the service at the cemetery.

Ms. Parker was born March 24, 1959, in Chesterfield, SC, the daughter of Margie Parker Wallace and the late Willie Wallace. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and was a homemaker. Penny enjoyed talking on the phone, crossword puzzles, and watching T.V.

Survivors include Mother: Margie Wallace of Cheraw, SC; 2 Brothers: Walter “Frankie” Wallace and William (Sharon) Wallace both of Cheraw, SC; and 3 Nieces: Donna, Cory, and Brianna Wallace.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Parker Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, June 22, 2016.

Janet Lee Brock Rivers

CHERAW - Janet Lee Brock Rivers, 62, died Thursday, June 9, 2016. Born in Chesterfield, SC, she was the daughter of the late Henry Allen Brock, Sr. and Mary Ruth Threadgill Brock. She had been a member of Brock’s Mill Baptist Church and Westfield Baptist Church. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed gardening and was a cat lover.

She is survived by her brother, Henry Allen Brock, Jr. of Cheraw, SC, sisters, Trudy Stamey of Hartsville, SC, and Ann Morris of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Aaron (Shareena) Roscoe, Cody (Rylee) Melton, and Nicholas (Lacey) Melton, and great grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Roscoe, Tanner Melton, and Lillie Rae Melton.

She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, a daughter, Betsy Joanne Melton, and son-in-law, Ray Melton.

The family received friends 11:00 AM, Monday, June 13, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home.

A funeral service was held 12:00 Noon, Monday, June 13, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial followed at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, June 22, 2016.

Robert Gerald ‘Nook’ Taylor

WALLACE - Robert Gerald “Nook” Taylor, 78, died Saturday June 18, 2016.

The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday, June 20, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC.

Burial with military honors was in the church cemetery. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, June 22, 2016.

David Carlyle White

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. David Carlyle White, age 45, died Friday, June 17, 2016.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, July 1, 2016, at Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.

Mr. White was born February 15, 1971, in Chesterfield, SC a son of Baxter, Jr. and Bernadine White. He and his family lived in Pooler, GA for 16 years. David worked with Dent Wizard where he earned the 2008 Five Star Technician Award for over 5 states. He enjoyed spending time with his 2 children, Carlyle and Abigail White. He coached his son’s baseball and soccer games, and enjoyed following his daughter’s dance recitals. David also enjoyed cooking and playing golf, and his favorite pastime was watching sports on television.

Survivors include Children: Carlyle White and Abigail White; Parents: Baxter, Jr. and Bernadine White of Chesterfield, SC; Sister: Tamela Grice and husband, Richard of Wallace, SC; 2 Brothers: Forrest “Buck” White, III and wife, Leigh Ann, and Dennis White both; of Chesterfield, SC; Also: Numerous Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.

Memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, 3154 Hwy 102, 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 White Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, June 22, 2016.

Alieth Watson Bruner

CHERAW – Mrs. Alieth Watson Bruner, age 91, died Friday, June 24, 2016. A funeral service was held at 4:00 PM, Sunday, June 26, 2016, at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.

Visitation was from a 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Miller Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC.

Mrs. Bruner was born, December 15, 1924, in Ruby, SC, a daughter of the late Lonnie Anderson Watson and Minerva Purvis Watson. She was a 1943 graduate of Ruby High School and a retired employee of INA USA with 25 years of service. Alieth was an active member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church for 65 years, and was a faithful servant through the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. In addition to her parents, Alieth was also preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Walter P. Bruner, her 3 brothers, Johnny Watson, L.A. Watson, and Wilbert Bruton, and by 2 sisters, Vinelle Hancock and Fraulien Sutton.

Survivors include 1 Son: Mike (Sandy Dawson) Bruner of Cheraw, SC; 2 Daughters: Patsy (Mike) Orr and Jo Anne (Tony) Tumasian, both of Cheraw, SC; 6 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren; 1 Sister: Lucille W. Winecoff of Cheraw, SC; Niece and Sister of the heart: Ruby Keith of Cheraw, SC; Also Nieces and Nephews; and her Precious Cat, “Duchess.”

Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church “Cemetery Fund” c/o Ruby Keith, 305 Windsor Drive, Cheraw, SC 29520.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Bruner family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, June 29, 2016.

Patricia Graham Dixon

CHERAW – Mrs. Patricia Graham Dixon, age 70, died Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at her daughter’s home in Phoenix, AZ.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at First Southern Methodist Church. Interment followed in Church Cemetery.

Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Monday, June 27, 2016 at Miller - Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Dixon was born December 17, 1945 in Darlington County, SC a daughter of the late Lillie Reece King and Theodore Graham. She was a retired employee of Cheraw Yarn Mill with 27 years of service and a member of First Southern Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, Patricia was also preceded in death by her husband, Cecil W. Dixon; 1 daughter, Patsy Lynn Dixon; and 1 brother, Jean Graham.

Survivors include Daughters Saundra Nolan of Cheraw, SC, Jennie (Charles) Polson of Phoenix, AZ; Grandchildren: Chris (Dee) Dixon of Chesterfield, SC, Brandon Dawson of Palmdale, CA, Alissa Dawson of Tempe, AZ, Kendall Polson of Gilbert, AZ, Kevin Polson of Phoenix, AZ, and Kolby Polson of Phoenix, AZ; 3 Brothers: Jimmy (Lu Ann) Graham of Loris, SC, Lloyd Graham of Columbia, SC, and Hayward Graham whose location is unknown; Also her Furbaby: Sweet Pea, who became so much more than just her pet, she was therapy and kept her happier than any human could in her last weeks.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Dixon family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, June 29, 2016.

Mary Mungo Funderburk

JEFFERSON – Mrs. Mary Mungo Funderburk, age 81, died Sunday, June 19, 2016 after a sudden illness.

She was born November 7, 1934, in Pageland, SC, a daughter of the late Perry F. and Lois Funderburk Mungo. Mary was a graduate of Pageland High School and Limestone College. She was a retired Vice-President with Bank of America and had spent more than 40 years in the banking industry. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Pageland. Mary enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, reading, and housekeeping. In addition to her parents, Mary was also preceded in death by her husband, Tony Ned Funderburk.

Mary is survived by her 2 sons, Steve Jackson and wife Kathy of Pageland, SC and Tony N. Funderburk and wife Cammie of Charlotte, NC; 3 grandchildren, Conner, Julia, and Barrett Funderburk; one brother, Bo (Frances) Mungo of Pageland, SC; and 3 sisters, Theda M. Lynn of Pageland, SC, Judy (Joel) Mills of Mt. Croghan, SC, and Elaine (Danny) Hendrix of Pageland, SC.

Funeral Service was at 11:00 Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Pageland, with Interment to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

The family received family and friends 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at the Funderburk home.

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 Funderburk Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, June 29, 2016.

Vera Parker Hunt

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Vera Parker Hunt, age 91, died Thursday, June 23, 2016.

A funeral service was held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 25, 2016, prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hunt was born October 21, 1924, in Cheraw, SC, a daughter of the late James and Frances Pegues Parker. She was a graduate of Zoar High School and was a retired employee of INA USA. Vera was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. She enjoyed fishing and reading her Bible and devotionals. In addition to her parents, Vera was also preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Hunt, her daughter-in-law, Staci Hunt, and by her 4 brothers.

Survivors include Son: Kenneth B. Hunt of White Lake, NC; Daughter: Sharon (Johnny) Davis of Chesterfield, SC; Also 5 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church “Parking Lot Fund” 3154 Hwy 102, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller Rivers Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S.C. is serving the Hunt family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, June 29, 2016.

Sandra Dell Little Mullen

RALEIGH, N.C. – Sandra Dell Little Mullen, 76, of Raleigh passed on Saturday, June 25, 2016.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 29 at First Presbyterian Church, 300 Market Street, Cheraw, SC with visitation at 1 PM in the parlor followed by the funeral service at 2 PM in the sanctuary. A private committal service will be held at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Ms. Mullen was born on December 20, 1939 in Bennettsville, SC to the late George “Pete” Thomas Little and Mason Ingram Little. She was a graduate of Cheraw High School where she was the head drum majorette and participated in many extracurricular activities including the National Honor Society and the Speech and Debate Club where she won state championship in debating. Sandra earned a Bachelor’s degree in Home Economics from Winthrop College and went on to earn a Master’s degree in Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She taught high school home economics and business in her earlier years. She was a loving mother and grandmother who had a zest for life. She loved cooking, entertaining, and spending time with her family. Her loved ones will miss her spunkiness and spirit for fun and her grandchildren will miss their “Grandma San San”. She lived life with laughter, love and courage.

Survivors include her sister Dr. Delilah Little (William) Turpin of Raleigh, NC; daughter, Lynn Mullen (Randy) Stephenson of Pittsboro, NC; son Michael David Mullen of Surprise, AZ; grandchildren Nathan and Marissa Stephenson; a nephew Dr. George Bradley (Kathleen) Turpin, and great nephews Joshua and Isaac Turpin of Austin, TX.

Memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity or the charity of your choice. Kiser Funeral Home of Cheraw, SC is serving the family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, June 29, 2016.

Vanessa ‘Nessa’ Quick

BENNETTSVILLE - Vanessa “Nessa” Quick, 58, died Monday, June 20, 2016. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was a daughter of Clyde J. McCauley Jr, and the late Clara Calise. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, and taking care of animals.

She is survived by her husband Evander Dean Quick, Sr., of the home, sons, Richard Quick, of Bennettsville, SC, Evander Quick, Jr., of Bennettsville, SC, and Joey Quick, of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Catina Barry, of Benettsville, SC, her step-father, Richard Harlow, of Orange Park, FL, brothers, John Goulart, of Corbin, KY, and Jimmy McCauley, of Stark, FL, sisters, Deborah Goulart, of Orange Park, FL, Maryellen McCauley, of Orange Park, FL, and Patricia McCauley, of Vineland, NJ and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother listed above.

The family received friends, Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Wallace, SC.

A funeral service was held 4:00 PM, Thursday, June 23, 2016 at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Wallace, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, June 29, 2016.

James ‘Jim’ Huntley Watson

GRAYSON, Ga. – James (Jim) Huntley Watson, age 68, of Grayson, GA went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 20, 2016. He was surrounded by his loving family at Peachtree Christian Hospice, Duluth, GA.

He was born to Mayrow Walter and Rebecca Huntley Watson on July 30, 1947 and lived with his family in Mt. Croghan, SC. He graduated Valedictorian from Pageland High School, Pageland, SC in 1965. Jim received his BA from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC in 1969. While at Wake Forest, he was a member of the ROTC program and subsequently received a commission as First Lieutenant in the US Army upon graduation. His military service then led him to an assignment in Honolulu, Hawaii for 2 years. His decision to leave the military was a difficult one as he enjoyed his work and life in the military. Upon leaving the military, he entered Vanderbilt University School of Law in Nashville, TN receiving his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in 1975. After earning his law degree, Jim’s love of Hawaii carried him back to Honolulu where he founded, with his friend and partner, Jim Wagner, Wagner and Watson, PA. He remained in Hawaii for 23 years during which time he started his family with his wife of 26 years, Kathy Franklin Watson. He enjoyed playing soccer, sailboat racing, hiking and many other outdoor activities. His lifelong love of volunteering continued with his involvement in “Christmas in April” where his skills in carpentry helped to build homes for the needy. In 1998, Jim and his family relocated to the Atlanta, GA area where he worked with Holland and Knight, PA specializing in Real Estate Law.

Jim loved to write. He was working on a compilation of Southern stories with a Christian message at the time of his death. He enjoyed bluegrass and oldtime Christian music and played the guitar, piano and banjo.

Jim was a dedicated member of Grayson United Methodist Church, Grayson, GA, and especially enjoyed the fellowship of his “Empty Nesters” Sunday school class.

He is survived by his fiancée Linda Belcher Bender of Grayson, GA, his beloved children Johnathan Paul Watson of Atlanta, GA, Caroline Rebecca Watson of Atlanta, GA, his sister Debra Watson Taylor and her husband James of Mt. Croghan, SC. Jim was predeceased by his older brother Larry Andrew Watson of Los Angeles, CA and his parents Mayrow Walter and Margaret Rebecca (Huntley) Watson.

Friends are invited to attend a celebration of life service on Wednesday June 29 at 1:00 p.m. at Grayson United Methodist Church, 555 Grayson Parkway, Grayson, GA 30017. The family will receive friends at 12:00 noon prior to the service. Interment will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Lakewood Memorial Park, 1111 Access Road, Covington, GA 30014.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grayson United Methodist Church, 555 Grayson Parkway, Grayson, GA 30017 designated to the “Handy Hands”, one of Jim’s favorite mission programs. Please visit legacy.com to sign the guest book and leave a condolence. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, June 29, 2016.

David Carlyle White

CHESTERFIELD – Funeral plans for Mr. David Carlyle White have changed.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, July 5, at Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, June 29, 2016.

James Kevin ‘Jimmy’ Williams

CHERAW - James Kevin “Jimmy” Williams, 33, died Saturday, June 18, 2016. Born in Cheraw, SC, he was a son of James David Williams and the late Jackie Scott Anderson. He graduated from Cheraw High School, Class o 2000, and was an Army National Guard veteran, serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He enjoyed fishing, golf, art, drawing, and being with his many friends.

He is survived by his father, James David Williams (Sarah Francine), of Winter Haven, FL, sons, Conner Williams, of Davenport, FL, and Johnathan Hodges, of Hartsville, SC, a brother, Keith Williams, of Charlotte, NC, his step-father, Keith Anderson of Cheraw, SC, maternal grandparents, Jack and Margaret Scott, of Wallace, a nephew, Taylor Williams, and a niece, Aliyah Williams.

He was preceded in death by his mother listed above, and paternal grandparents David and Sarah Williams. The family received friends from 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home.

A memorial service was held 12:00 Noon, Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, June 29, 2016.

Robyn Perry Motley Archie

CHERAW – Robyn Perry Motley Archie, 36, died Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Born in Patrick, SC, she was a daughter of the late Roger and Angela Carter Motley. She was a loving mother with a contagious smile. She enjoyed being around other people and spending time at the beach.

She is survived by her loving husband, Gerald “Jerry” Bridges of the home, her son, Derek Michael Motley of the home, a sister Sabrina Tucker of Emporia, Virginia, her loving step-father, Eugene Huckabee of Cheraw, SC a step-sister Gean Allison Maxwell of Chesterfield, SC, also, several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents listed above and a brother Roger Motley. The family received friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home.

A funeral service was held 11:00 AM, Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, July 6, 2016.

Vickie Bostic

Cheraw – Vickie Bostic, 52, died on Sunday June 19, 2016. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 1:00 PM from Robinson AME Zion Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Word of Life Cemetery, Bennettsville, SC. She was born March 24, 1964 in Laurinburg, NC to Louise Smith and the late Ulysses Lyles Smith. Survivors: husband, James A. Bostic Jr.; two daughters, Shaunell Bostic, Charlotte, NC and Kadesha Bostic, Bennettsville, SC; three grandchildren, Shanice Bostic, Cheraw, SC, Kaiya Bethea, and Darius Bethea, both of Bennettsville, SC; mother, Louise Smith, Bennettsville, SC; a sister, Edith Burke, Charlotte, NC; two brothers, Lorenzo Smith Jr., Bennettsville, SC and James Lyles, High Point, NC.

Flemming Funeral Home-Cheraw was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, July 6, 2016.

Bill Covington

DURHAM, N.C. – Bill Covington, 77, died on Monday, June 20, 2016. Funeral services were will held on Wednesday June 29, 2016 at 2PM from the Oro United Methodist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was born on November 8, 1938 in Chesterfield, SC to the late John and Violet Rivers Covington. Survivors: a special niece, Marlene Drummond (Joseph) of Durham, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield was in charge. 28209. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, July 6, 2016.

Thelma S. Clinkscales

WALLACE – Mrs. Thelma S. Clinkscales, age 86, died Saturday, July 2, 2016. Graveside services were held 10:00 AM Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC by Pastor John L. Melton, III. The family greeted friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.

Mrs. Clinkscales was born September 21, 1930 in Wallace, SC a daughter of the late James and Alma Hatcher Seals. She was a graduate of Cheraw High School and a member of Wallace Baptist Church. Mrs. Clinkscales was a retired employee of Trans South Finance Company. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her children and grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Thelma was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 53 years, William Thompson “Tom” Clinkscales, Sr.; 3 brothers, Billy Seals, USMC, James “Harry” Seals, Roger Seals; and 1 sister, Eleanor Rhea.

Surviving are her children, William T. “Tommy” Clinkscales, Jr. and wife Lisa of Wallace, SC, Martha Winsch and husband Larry of Rock Hill, SC, Timmy Clinkscales and wife Denise of Wallace, SC, Cindi Brigman and husband Charles, and Don Clinkscales all of Cheraw, SC; her 9 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; her brother, Henry Seals and wife Nell of Summerville, SC; and her nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Clinkscales to Wallace Baptist Church, 4174 Hwy. 1, Wallace, SC 29596

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Clinkscales Family. 28209. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, July 6, 2016.

Levoid Joines

RUBY – Levoid Joines, 73, died on Friday, June 17, 2016. Services were held on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 2 PM from the Rock Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Ruby, SC. Committal services were held in the church cemetery. He was born Sep- tember 9, 1942 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Rev. William and Bessie Lucy Joines. Survivors: three sons; Anthony Joines, Wadesboro, NC, Ricky Joines (Lisa), Pageland, SC and Quincy Fair (Alisa), Abbeville, SC; a stepson, William Joines (Eunice), Charlotte, NC; a daughter, Tricia Ann Joines, Charlotte, NC; three brothers, James Perry Joines, Angelus, SC, Larry Joines, Cheraw, SC and David Joines (Wendy), Chesterfield, SC; eight sisters, Peggy Covington, Charlotte, NC, Doris Melton, Cheraw, SC, Lillie Wilson (Nathaniel), Cheraw, SC, Betty Hubbard (Fletcher), Mt. Croghan, SC, Carolyn Joines, Dianne Ross (Jimmy), Susan Joines and Jackie Wadsworth (Kenny) all of Charlotte, NC; twenty-one grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Flemming Funerals- Chesterfield was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, July 6, 2016.

Debbie Faye Pope

CHERAW – Debbie Faye Pope, 57, died Friday, July 1, 2016. Born in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of the late Charles Russell Howle, Sr. and Glenda Faye Davis Howle. She enjoyed going to the beach and collecting sea shells. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Her survivors include a son, Jason Treadaway of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Glenda Elizabeth “Beth” Davis of Wallace, SC and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, a daughter, Angie Blackmon, a brother, Charles Howle and a sister, Judy Howle.

The family will receive friends 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A committal service will be held 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, July 6, 2016.

Alfred Robinson

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Alfred Robinson, 51, died on Monday, June 13, 2016. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 2PM from the Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was born May 1, 1965 to the late Walter Lee and Lillie Viola Baker Robinson Sr. Survivors: five brothers; Hendrick Robinson, Franklin Robinson, Walter Robinson Jr., Colon Robinson, and Rodney Robin- son all of Charlotte, NC; five sisters, Shirley Austin (Dunbar), Vivian Sowell, Pamela Wade (Tony) all of Charlotte, NC, Barbara Johnson (Jackie), Mint Hill, NC, and Cecelia Clark (Johnny), Monroe, NC.

Flemming Funerals-Pageland was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, July 6, 2016.

Ruth Ellen Sowell

MYRTLE BEACH – Ruth Ellen Sowell, 86, died Monday, June 27, 2016, she was born in Camden, AR. Mrs. Sowell was a member of First Baptist Church in Cheraw, SC. She was formerly a legal secretary and had retired from Davis & Davis Rentals as an office manager. In addition, she was an avid reader and a published author of several short stories. She also enjoyed cheering for the Arkansas Razorbacks.

She is survived by a son, Darrell (Sandra) Sowell of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Robin (Layne) Holland of Myrtle Beach, SC, a daughter-in-law, Nancy Sowell of North Myrtle Beach, SC, a brother, William “Bill” Edwards of Fort Smith, Arkansas, seven grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas William Sowell.

The family received friends from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A memorial service was held 11:00 AM, Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

Memorials may be made to: Arthritis Foundation, 4530 Park Rd. Suite 230 Charlotte, North-Carolina 28209. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, July 6, 2016.

Sylvia Starnes Crowley

PATRICK - Mrs. Sylvia Starnes Crowley, age 69, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, July 9, 2016. Funeral services were held at11:00 A.M. Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel by Pastor Scott Adams. Burial followed in the Bay Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 10:00 – 11:00 AM Tuesday prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Crowley was born October 30, 1946 in Cassatt, SC a daughter of the late Joyce and Pearl Halford Starnes. She was a homemaker and member of Green Hill Church of God of Prophecy. She also enjoyed attending The Living Word. Mrs. Crowley enjoyed working in her flowers, watching hummingbirds, and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a true Christian lady who loved the Lord, and was known throughout the community as a faithful “Prayer Warrior.”

In addition to her parents, Sylvia was also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Moore Crowley; and her 3 sisters, Judy Russell, Marie Carpenter, and Eunice Brown.

Survivors include her children, Kenneth Moore Crowley and wife Jackie of Patrick, SC, Eric Michael Kuhn and wife Becky of Chesterfield, SC, Vera “Cretia” Egner and husband Parker, Kim Blackwell and husband Chris, and Jean Bryant all of Patrick, SC; 8 grandchildren, Cortney and Andrew Egner, Jimmy and Shelby Bryant, Lucas and Hannah Blackwell, and Haley and Gavin Kuhn; 3 great grandchildren, Zada Reece Egner, Rhett Boone Leviner, and soon to be arriving, Ellijae Pearl Phillips; and 1 brother, Jeff Starnes and wife, Betty Jo of Patrick, SC

The family requests memorials be made in Mrs. Crowley’s memory to The Living Word, 100 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Crowley Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

Harold Taylor Holliday Sr.

FLORENCE - Mr. Harold Taylor Holliday, Sr. passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Holliday was born to the late John Mayo Holliday and Blanche Taylor Holliday McWhite on January 23rd, 1928 in Conway, South Carolina. He graduated from Carlie Military School in Bamberg, South Carolina.

Mr. Harold attended Clemson University and the University of South Carolina. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1952. He served in the Navy on the U.S.S. Pasadena from 1946—1948. While in Long Beach, CA, Harold witnessed the flying of “The Spruce Goose” that Howard Hughes built for the military. He married Sally Rice in 1949. After 47 years of marriage, Mrs. Sally Holliday passed on. He worked for J.P. Stevens in Wallace, South Carolina and retired there in the late 1980’s.

Mr. Holliday is survived by his son, Harold Taylor Holliday, Jr. and wife Doris Holliday in St. Ignatius, Montana, daughter, Tressa Holliday Tuck and husband Phillip Tuck of Nolensville, Tennessee, grandchildren, Harold Taylor Holliday III, Benjamin Jacob Holliday, John Phillip Sullivan Tuck, Sally Madison Ann Tuck, great grandchildren, Victoria, Olivia and Landon Holliday.

A Celebration of Life Graveside Service was held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Chatham Hill Memorial Garden in Cheraw, South Carolina with Pastor Ken Timmerman officiating. The family visited with friends following the Graveside Service.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to go to the General Fund at First United Methodist Church of Cheraw, 117 3rd St., Cheraw, SC 29520. The family has chosen Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, South Carolina to handle arrangements. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

Lucille B. Isgett

HARTSVILLE - Mrs. Lucille B. Isgett, age 90, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services were held 3:00 PM Sunday, July 10, 2016 at Cedar Creek Baptist Church by Pastor Jeff Williams, Rev. Homer Hinson and Rev. Jackie Hinson. The family received friends at the home from 5:00 – 8:00 PM Saturday, July 9, 2016.

Mrs. Isgett was born September 20, 1925 in Darlington County, SC a daughter of the late Henry and Jane Jones Barefoot. She was a homemakerand lifelong member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Isgett was a faithful member of the Senior Ladies Adult Sunday school class, and was the recipient of the Mother of the Year award presented by the church in 1990. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Lucille was also preceded in death by her husband, James L. Isgett; 5 brothers, J.C., Glenn, Herbert, June, and Tom Barefoot; 1 Sister, Ara Walters; 2 grandsons, Robert Clark, Jr. andJohn Isgett, Jr.; and 1 great granddaughter, Jessica Sanders.

Surviving are her children, Harvey Isgett of Hartsville, SC, James Isgett and wife Sara of Patrick, SC, John Isgett and wife Cindy, Richard Isgett and wife Julie, Paul Isgett and wife Valerie, David Isgett and wife Dana, Joe Isgett and wife Angel, Shirley Clark and husband Robert, Janie Huestess and husband Don all of Hartsville, SC, Sylbia “Sib” O’Neal and husband Harold of Patrick, SC, and Margaret Helen “Margie” Atkinson and husband Curtis of Brandon, MS.; her 27 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren; her sister, Edna Lynch of Hartsville, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Isgett to Cedar Creek Baptist Church, “Bus Fund” 1635 Cedar Creek Church Rd., Hartsville, SC 29550.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Isgett Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

Michael Walker McManus

MT. CROGHAN – Master Michael Walker McManus, infant son of Jared and April Turner McManus, received his angel wings and was welcomed into heaven on Friday, July 8, 2016. He was greeted in heaven by his maternal grandfather, Michael Winfred “Hippie” Eubanks; maternal great-grandfather, Bobby Hayes; and his paternal great grandfather, Jackie Pardue.

His memory will be cherished by his loving family that include parents, Jared Scott and April Turner McManus; his sisters, Emmalyn Taylor and Madalyn McManus; his big brother, Jaxson McManus; maternal grandparents, Randy and Jackie Allan of Mt. Croghan, SC; paternal grandmother, Virginia Pardue of Elgin, SC; maternal great grandmothers, Essie Hayes of Mt. Croghan, SC and Rachel Eubanks of Jefferson, SC; and his paternal great grandmother, Jean Pardue; also a host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and friends.

The family will hold a private service and suggests memorials be made in Michael’s memory to Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, 212 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the McManus family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

Marie Hatcher Previtte

WALLACE – Marie Hatcher Previtte, 85, died Sunday, July 3, 2016. Born in

Wallace, SC she was the daughter of the late Jimmy and Frances Brigman Hatcher. She was a member of True Gospel Emanuel Holiness Church, Wallace, SC. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, baking and cooking.

Surviving her is her husband, Glenn Previtte, sons, Gerald (Sylvia) Previtte, Ronnie Previtte, Charles Previtte, a brother, Rev. Jerry Hatcher, grandchildren, Stephanie Previtte, R.J. Previtte,step granddaughter Brittany Hatcher, great grandchildren, Angel Previtte and Hannah Previtte and step great-grandchild Braxton Waddell all of Wallace, SC.

The family received friend 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at True Gospel Emanuel Holiness Church, Wallace, SC. Burial was in Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Wallace, SC.

Memorials to: Woodmen-Life Chapter 966 Wallace SC, c/o Monica Tucker, 418 West Boulevard, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

Buddy Lee Quick

WALLACE - Mr. Buddy Lee Quick, 68, of Wallace, SC went to be with his Lord on Monday, July 4, 2016.

Mr. Quick was born in McColl, SC on July 3, 1948 to the late Rosell Quick and Anna Smith Quick. He later met and united in marriage to Paula Kay Haire. He loved fishing with his son and grandsons. He also loved spending time with his family, cooking and cutting up with his grandkids.

He is survived by his wife “his saving grace”, Paula Kay Quick of Wallace, SC, son, Ell Quick (Brooke Barrett-Quick) of Cheraw, SC, five grandchildren, Carlin Hubbard, Aidan Quick, Hayden Hubbard, Addison Quick, and Connor Quick all of Cheraw, SC, brother, Earl Quick of Mindorf, SC and a special niece, Phyllis Lane of McColl, SC.

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held at 11:00 AM Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Whites Creek Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Kevin Hall and Pastor JC Linton officiating. The burial followed in the church cemetery.

The family received friends from 6:00—8:00 PM on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Whites Creek Freewill Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

Jean Hancock Curtis

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Jean Hancock Curtis, age 86, died Sunday, July 17, 2016. Funeral services were 3:00 PM Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel by Phillip Caulder, Jr. The family received friends immediately following the service at the funeral home until 5:00 PM. A private family committal was held at the Chesterfield Cemetery.

Mrs. Curtis was born March 25, 1930, in Ruby, SC, a daughter of the late Carl Ezra and Annie Campbell Hancock. She was a graduate of Ruby High School and Furman University. Mrs. Curtis was a faithful member of Chesterfield Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and on various church committees through the years. Mrs. Curtis begin her working career as a supervisor with the Chesterfield County School District lunch program and joined her husband Bill in 1961 as co-owner and operator of Curtis Oil Company. She was the first recipient of the Katherine G. Hurst business woman of the year award. Mrs. Curtis loved her Lord, her family, and her flowers.

In addition to her parents, Jean was also preceded in death by her twin brothers, Harold and Harris Hancock; her sister, Madge Wilkins; and 1 son-in-law, Kenny Welch.

Survivors include her devoted husband of 63 years, Bill Curtis of the home; children, Dennis Curtis and friend Rosa Privette, Teresa Welch, Dean Curtis and wife Josephine, Douglas Curtis and wife Carol Ann, Danny Curtis and wife Terrie, and Tenita (Jerry) Sellers all of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Amanda Jean Curtis, Jennifer Curtis Grainger and husband Brandon, William Dennis “Will” Curtis, Jr., Clint Welch, Moni C. Rayfield and husband Brandon, Ashley Curtis, Josh Zearfoss and wife Kristy, Kirkley Curtis, Natalie Watson and husband Trey, Linsey Curtis, Taylor Curtis, Elizabeth C. Snipes and husband Brandon, Daniel Curtis and Lane Sellers; her great grandchildren, Kaylee, Emma, Scarlett, Everett, Briley, Reed, and Deacon; 2 sisters, Joyce Rivers of Fletcher, NC and Bertie Willis and husband Joe of Simpsonville, SC; 1 brother, Terry Hancock of Cheraw, SC; numerous nieces and nephews; and her children of the heart, Johnny Rivers and Debbie Lisenby.

The family requests memorials be made in memory of Mrs. Curtis Chesterfield Baptist Church “Scholarship Fund”207 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709or the Chesterfield Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 388, 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, July 20, 2016.

Elsie Miller

PAGELAND – Elsie Miller, died on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Funeral services were held on Monday, July 18, 2016, at 2 PM from the Salem United Methodist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

She was born November 22, 1915 to the late William and Effie Blakeney.

Survivors: five sons, Jackie Miller (Sarah), Eddie Miller, both of Manhattan, NY, Tony Miller (Mary), Indian Trail, NC, Ronald Miller, Pageland, SC and Vernon Miller (Kay), Charlotte, NC; a daughter, Janet Capehart (Walt), Valley Stream, NY; three sisters, Marcene Timmons, Charlotte, NC, Ernestine Gantt, Columbia, SC and Peggy Ann Blakeney, Manhattan, NY; eigheen grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren.

Flemming Funerals-Pageland was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, July 20, 2016.

J.B. Moore

CHERAW – Mr. J.B. Moore, age 84, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, July 15, 2016 at his home. Funeral Services will be12:00 PM Monday, July 18, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. R.P. Grice. The interment will follow in the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from

11:00 – 12:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. Moore was born April 17, 1932 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late James William and Mary Harpe Moore. He was a retired textile worker with Cannon Mills and a faithful member of Cheraw Church of God. Mr. Moore enjoyed fishing and working in his garden.

In addition to his parents, J.B. was also preceded in death by his 2 brothers, James Hazel Moore and John Moore; 3 sisters, Annabell Moore Proctor, Edith Moore Williams, and Rosa Moore Sims; 1 son, Bobby Ray Moore; and his son-in-law, James Webb.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Harriet Graham Moore of the home; 3 sons, William Gary Moore of Cheraw, SC, Ronnie Dean Moore of Concord, NC, and Timothy Scott Moore and wife Gloria of Salisbury, NC; his daughter, Bonnie Jean Webb of Concord, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their thanks to Dr. Travis Novinger, the nurses and staff of Embrace Hospice, and Kathy Teal for the love and care shown to Mr. Moore.

The family requests that memorials be made in Mr. Moore’s memory to Cheraw Church of God, 100 Pecan Orchard Road, Cheraw, SC 29520.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Moore Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, July 20, 2016.

Dorothy Saxon Brewer

PAGELAND – Dorothy Saxon Brewer, 91, died on Wednesday, July 20, 2016.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 3PM from the Wes-ley Chapel United Methodist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born September 12, 1924 in Allendale, SC to the late George and Hattie Mae Saxon. Survivors: a daughter, Arthelia Brewer of Bloomfield Hills, MI; two sons Arthur Brewer Jr. of Plainfield, NJ and Joseph Carroll Brewer of Charlotte, NC; a granddaughter, Kristen Brewer of Plainfield, NJ; a daughte-in-law, Iris McKay of Plainfield, NJ; one brother, Moses (Jean) Saxon of Westbury, NY; two sisters, Bernice Gill of Allendale, SC and Margaret (Ravenell) Keller of Silver Spring, MD. Flemming Funerals-Pageland was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

Minnie ‘Miss Bill’ Ratliff Gulledge

RUBY – Mrs. Minnie “Miss Bill” Ratliff Gulledge, age 89, died Monday, July 18, 2016, at the home of her daughter. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Thursday, July 21, 2016, at White Oak Presbyterian Church by Rev. Charlie Short and Rev. Johnny Tadlock. The burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Gulledge was born January 14, 1927, in Ruby, SC, a daughter of the late James Nathaniel and Lena McNair Ratliff. She was a retired employee of INA Bearing and a lifelong member of White Oak Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Gulledge was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, great-grand- mother, sister, and good friend to everyone she met. She will surely be missed by all who knew her. Her laughter and good sense of humor were always an uplifting assurance to all. Her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law thought of her as their sister.

In addition to her parents, Miss Bill was also preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Beuford Gulledge; brothers, Dewey, Perry, Roy, Fred, Duncan, and J.D. Ratliff; and her sisters, Thelma Knight, Mary Campbell, Ruth Martin, and Clara Short.

Survivors include her son, Danny P. Gulledge and wife Peggy of Ruby, SC, 2 daughters, Judy G. Tomlinson and husband Charlie of Oak Isand, NC, and Sherry G. Tadlock and husband Rev. Johnny of Pageland, SC; sister, Louise Allen of Indiana; 7 grandchildren, Charles Tomlinson, Jr. of York, SC, Steven Scott Tomlinson and wife Stephanie of Bolivia, NC, Nicolas Gulledge of Cheraw, SC; Chad Tadlock and wife Crystal, Amber Tadlock Sowell and husband Dexter both of Pageland, SC; Brandi Rivers and husband Bill, Crystal Rollins and husband Anthony both of Ruby, SC; 10 Great Grandchildren, Hunter Gulledge, Aiden Tomlinson, Maegan Tomlinson, Lauren Tomlinson, Rebekah Tadlock, Owen Tadlock, Colton Tadlock, Jalen Sowell, Harper Sowell, Garrett Rivers, Gavin Rivers, Grady Rivers, Dawson Rivers, and Abram  Rollins.

Memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Gulledge to White Oak Presbyterian Church, 5386 Angelus Road, Ruby, SC 29741.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Gulledge family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

Mae Nora Miller Hough

JEFFERSON – Mae Nora Miller Hough, 89, died on Friday, July 15, 2016. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 2PM from the Hopewell

United Methodist Church, Jefferson, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born July 6, 1927 in Jefferson, SC to the late Everette B. Miller and Laid Williams Miller. Survivors: three sons, James Hough, Russell Detroit Hough (Debby) and David Brennion Hough, all of Jefferson, SC; twenty-six grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren; two sisters, Ella Ree Pittman, Waxhaw, NC and Nancy Baker, Jefferson, SC. Flemming Funerals-Pageland was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

Sammie Kay McManus

PAGELAND – Miss Sammie Kay McManus, age 69, died Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Friday, July 22, 2016 at First Freewill Baptist Church by Pastor Melvin Keziah. The burial followed in the Union Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday, July 21, 2016 at First Freewill Baptist Church, 209 S. Pine Street, Pageland, SC.

Miss McManus was born March 24, 1947 in Pageland, SC a daughter of the late J. Vonder and Ruby McManus. She was a former employee of Chesterfield Yarn Mill and a member of First Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed fishing and going out to eat. In addition to her parents, Sammie Kay was also preceded in death by her brothers, Charles and Johnny McManus.

Survivors include her son, Tracy McManus of the home; sisters, Shirley (Ed) Steen of Jefferson, SC, Ann (Scott) Hargett of Tradesville, SC, Betty (Randy) Horne,

Ronnie (Daisy Mae) McManus both of Pageland, SC; brother, Lewis (Peggy) McManus of Pageland, SC; 2 sisters-in-law, Catherine McManus of Pageland, SC and Wanda Aldridge of Monroe, NC; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the McManus Family.Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

Elsie Miller

PAGELAND – Elsie Miller, 100, died on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Funeral services were held on Monday, July 18, 2016 at 2PM from the Salem United Methodist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born November 22, 1915 in Pageland, SC to the late William and Effie Blakeney. Survivors: five sons, Jackie Miller (Sarah), Eddie Miller, both of Manhattan, NY, Tony Miller (Mary), Indian Trail, NC, Ronald Miller, Pageland, SC and Vernon Miller (Kay), Charlotte, NC; a daughter, Janet Capehart (Walt), Valley Stream, NY; three sisters, Marcene Timmons, Charlotte, NC, Ernestine Gantt, Columbia, SC and Peggy Ann Blakeney, Manhattan, NY; eighteen grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren. Flem-ming Funerals-Pageland was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

Albert Lee Nicholson

INDIAN LAND – Min. Albert Lee Nicholson, 50, died on Saturday July 16, 2016. Funeral services were held on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 3Pm from the Zion Hill Christian Fellowship Church, Monroe, NC. Burial followed in the Rocky Branch Baptist Church Cemetery, Lancaster, SC. He was born August 10, 1965 in Charlotte, NC to the late Reverend Harden and Hallie B. Marshall. Survivors: two daughters, Heather Causey (Kennisha), Duluth, GA and Kristen Palk, Rock Hill, SC; a son, Albert Perry, Charlotte, NC; six brothers, Jason Bennett (Shelia), Charlotte, NC, Hue Jean Marshall (Aleigh), Lancaster, SC, Henry Nicholson (Teresa), Rock Hill, SC, Rev. Buster Marshall (Quarkina), Lancaster, SC, Douglas Marshall, Jr. (Sandra), Charlotte, NC and Billy Nicholson (Shondra), Lancaster, SC; six sisters, Julia Hamilton (Freddie), Lancaster, SC, Juanita Blakeney (Ronald), Charlotte, NC, Dreamie “Susie” Nicholson (Darryll), Lancaster, SC, Myrtle Newman, Lancaster, SC, Glennie Smith, Rock Hill, SC and Eyvonne Nicholson, Fort Mill, SC; and two grandchildren. Flemming Funerals Pageland was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

Roach Sowell

JEFFERSON – Roach Sowell, 90, died on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Funeral services were held on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 3pm from the Sandy Run Baptist Church, Jefferson, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was born September 10, 1925 in Jefferson, SC to the late Bill and Lona Newman Sowell. Survivors: three daughters, Patricia Gordon (Bernard), Chesterfield, SC, Betty Miller (Bobby), Jeffer son, SC and Shirley Raley (Joe), Jefferson, SC; two brothers, Freddy Sowell and Calhoun Sowell; two sisters, Margie Miller and Mary Ponds; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren. Flemming Funerals-Pageland was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

Brenda Gail Steen

PATRICK – Mrs. Brenda Gail Steen, age 49, died Thursday, July 14, 2016 at her home. The family received friends on Saturday afternoon from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Steen was born October 6, 1966 in Lancaster, SC a daughter of Sarah Bernice Boan and the late Jimmie Nelson Hill. She was a former employee of Care South Carolina. Mrs. Steen enjoyed cross stitching and crocheting, and her favorite pastime was spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Randy H. Steen of the home; 1 daughter, Melissa L. Griggs and husband Robert of Piedmont, SC; 2 grandchildren, Sarah and Callie Griggs; her mother, Sarah Bernice Boan; 2 brothers, Timmy Hill and wife Motsy of Chesterfield, SC and Jimmy Hill of Cassatt, SC; and 1 sister, Connie Southard of VA.

The family requests memorials be made in Brenda’s memory to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Steen Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

Phyllis Geraldine Atkinson

PAGELAND – Phyllis Geraldine Atkinson, age 80, of Pageland, South Carolina went to be with her Lord on Monday, July 25, 2016 while surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice of Chesterfield County.

Mrs. Phyllis Atkinson was born on January 27, 1936 in Charlotte, North Carolina, to the late Roy Evans and Eva Griffin Evans. Phyllis was united in marriage of 43 years to the late Bruce Atkinson. She is preceded in death by her Daughter, Rhonda Atkinson Thomas, Brothers, W.L. Evans, Alpheus Evans, Roy “Shorty” Thomas Evans, Charles “Shot” Evans and Everette Evans. She was a member of Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church in Jefferson, SC.

Mrs. Atkinson is survived by her Sons, Richard Atkinson (Kathy) of Pageland, SC and Randy Atkinson (Eileen) of Pageland, SC, Brother, Marvin Evans(Dale) of Marshville, NC, Grandchildren, Brandon Atkinson( Ashley) of Pageland, SC, Leigh Anne Thomas of Matthews, NC, Brianne Atkinson of Pageland, SC, Daniel Atkinson of Pageland, SC, Stephen Atkinson of Pageland, SC, Jonathan Atkinson of Pageland, SC, Whitney Atkinson of Pageland, SC and David Atkinson of Pageland, SC, Great Grandson, Carson Atkinson of Pageland, SC and Great Granddaughter Aleah Atkinson of Pageland, SC.

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church in Jefferson, SC with Rev. Tim Madaris and Pastor Farrar Griggs officiating. The burial followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park of Pageland.

The family received friends from 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Baumgartner Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, South Carolina 29709 or The Gideons International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, Tennessee 37214-0800.

Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, SC is handling the arrangements. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, August 3, 2016.

Mary Davis Goodale

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Mary Davis Goodale, age 82, died Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Oakland Baptist Church by Rev. Julian Cato and Dr. Phillip Hunter. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, July 29, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Goodale was born February 17, 1934 in Morven, NC, a daughter of the late Reuben Nathan and Effie Jane White Davis. Mrs. Goodale, along with her husband, was the owner and operator of The Townhouse Restaurant for many years. She later retired from Chesterfield Manufacturing. At the age of 7, Mary accepted Christ as her Savior and faithfully served Him throughout her life. She was a member of Oakland Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading, cooking, gardening and working in her flowers. Mrs. Goodale will be remembered for her generous, giving soul. She had a special place in her heart for animals and would rescue each and every one of them. Her family was of utmost importance to her and she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mary was also joyously reunited with the love of her life, Voyd G. Goodale, and her brothers and sisters. Survivors include her son, V. Garland Goodale, Jr. and wife, Kristi of Chesterfield, SC; her daughter, Angela Goodale and fiancé, Gary Joslin of Sumter, SC; adopted son, Kenny Scott of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Christian J. Goodale and Kaleb Goodale ; special nieces, Jane Boyle and Ann Hanson both of Signal Mtn., TN, Terry Rhyne of Wallace, NC, and numerous other nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Josephine Adams and Betty Jean Davis both of Kannapolis, NC, Jane Davis of Alexandria, VA, and Mickie Davis of Fl.; and beloved family friend, Frances Pruitt of Chesterfield, SC.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Goodale family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, August 3, 2016.

Bernice Mary Jordan

PAGELAND – Miss Bernice Mary Jordan, age 90, died Sunday, July 31, 2016, at her home. Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery by Rev. Robert Rivers and Rev. Doug Taylor. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Miss Jordan was born August 20, 1925, in Pageland, SC, a daughter of the late Houston and Nola Helms Jordan. She was a homemaker and member of White Plains Baptist Church. Bernice enjoyed gardening and cooking. She was a “mother” to all of her nieces and nephews and will be remembered for always putting others first.

Survivors include a brother, Billy H. Jordan of Pageland, SC; numerous other nieces and nephews, including Ricky Watts of Pageland, SC, and special caregivers, Pat Rollings of Jefferson, SC and Debbie Donahue of Mt. Croghan, SC.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Jordan Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, August 3, 2016.

Frank Monroe Patterson Jr.

PAGELAND – Mr. Frank Monroe Patterson, Jr., 66, of Pageland, SC, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, July 28, 2016 while surrounded by his oving family.

Mr. Frank Monroe Patterson, Jr. was born on November 27, 1949 in Fayetteville, NC to the late Frank Monroe Patterson, Sr. and Isabel Tillinghast Patterson. While attending college at Western Carolina, he met and married his wife of 45 years, Frances Bland. He was a member of Zion United Methodist Church where he served on various committees. He was also an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. Frank started his career in education as a teacher in 1971. During this time, he also coached basketball and football affectionately becoming known as “Coach P”. He then became Principal of the Junior High School in Pageland and later at Central

High School where he led with both accountability and compassion. Mr. Patterson advanced to the District Office as the Assistant Superintendent of Operations, retiring after 40 years in education. Frank served on local and state committees during his tenure and played a vital role in shaping the lives of children in Chesterfield

County. Mr. Patterson was highly regarded as a great educator and role model, impacting and influencing his students and colleagues. Frank was also a loving husband and dedicated father, instilling in his children the value of hard work and respect for others. An invaluable asset to his community, Mr. Patterson met no stranger and was gracious to each person he encountered. Known as “Big Frank” for his large personality and presence, Frank was a staple in the Pageland community and will surely be missed.

Mr. Frank is survived by his Wife of 45 years, Frances Patterson, Sons, Frank Monroe Patterson III “Pat” (Fernanda) of Miami Beach, FL and Clint Patterson (Holly) of Fort Mill, SC and his Brother, Jack Patterson (Ann) of Greensboro, NC.

The Celebration of Frank Patterson, Jr.’s Life was held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Zion United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eight Ave. 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 or Hospice of One’s Choice.

Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, SC is handling the arrangements. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, August 3, 2016.

Chad Davis

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Chad Davis, age 40, died Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM Friday, August 12, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel by Brent Taylor. Burial followed in the Thompson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the funeral home.

Mr. Davis was born February 12, 1976 in Monroe, NC a son of Avery D. Davis and Carolyn Todd Shoemake. He was a 1995 graduate of Chesterfield High School and an employee of Southern Eight Farms. Chad was a former employee of Dixie Cup and Griggs and Son Contractors. He enjoyed fishing, riding horses, and all forms of carpentry work. His favorite pastime was spending time with his daughters.

He is survived by his loving children, Cheyanne Davis, Savannah Davis, Jewel Davis all of the home; their mother and his best friend, Melissa Davis of Rock Hill, SC; his stepson, Seth Liles of Wadesboro, NC; his significant other and love of his life, Tiffany Maikowski of the home; his father, Avery D. (Deborah Larymore) Davis of Chesterfield, SC; his mother, Carolyn (Mitch) Shoemake of Darlington, SC; 1 brother, Dale Davis of Chesterfield, SC; 2 nephews, Cody and Dustin Davis; 1 niece, Sarah Davis; 2 uncles, Calvin (Cindy Stephens) Davis and Ricky (Alice) Todd; and his loyal blue heeler, “Abby” of the home.

The family request memorials be made in Chad’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29212

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Davis Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, August 17, 2016.

Ronnie Glenn Guinn Sr.

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Ronnie Glenn Guinn Sr., age 51, died Thursday, August 11, 2016, at McLeod Health Cheraw. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Monday, August 15, 2016, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. John Cartrette. Burial followed in the Guinn Family. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Sunday, August 14, 2016, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Guinn was born March 7, 1965, in Hamlet, NC, a son of the late Norman Guinn and Juanita Bass Guinn. He was an Area Manager for Wal-Mart Logistics #6073 and enjoyed working with his family there. Mr. Guinn also enjoyed coaching baseball for the Dixie Youth, reading, playing his PlayStation, and spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Guinn was also very actively involved with the Chesterfield County Relay for Life.

In addition to his parents, Ronnie was preceded in death by his sister Wanda Quick and brother-in-law Max Deese.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Kimberly Curry Guinn of the home; one son, Ronnie Glenn (Alyssa) Guinn Jr. of Patrick, SC; one daughter, Kasey Danielle Guinn of Chesterfield, SC; six brothers, Everett (Doris) Guinn of Laurinburg, NC, Jackie (Linda) Guinn of Bennettsville, SC, Roger Guinn of Bennettsville, SC, Chris Guinn of Monroe, NC, Archie (Alice) Guinn of Marshville, NC, and Gary Guinn of Patrick, SC; four sisters, Nadine Deese of Monroe, NC, Norma (John) McDonald of Rockingham, NC, Patsy (Rickey) Quick of Bennettsville, SC, and Pamela Wooten of Bennettsville, SC; brother-in-law James Quick of Bennettsville, SC; five grandchildren, Ronnie Guinn III, Mark Moten, Ryan Moten, Seth Moten, and Bayleigh Guinn; numerous nieces and nephews; and brother of the heart, Jimbo McGready.

In lieu of flowers, the family cordially requests memorials be made to the Chesterfield County Relay for Life, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Rd. Cheraw, SC 29520; or the American Heart Association, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Guinn Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, August 17, 2016.

Robert H. Hatcher Sr.

BENNETTSVILLE – Rev. Robert H. Hatcher, Sr., 63, died Friday August 12, 2016. Born in Bennettsville he was a son of the late Simmie Hatcher Sr. and Ruby Bennett Hatcher. He was an ordained Minister with the Emmanuel Holiness Conference. He pastored Red Springs Emmanuel Holiness Church and Lumberton Emmanuel Holiness Church.

Surviving is his wife Shirley Ann Carr Hatcher of Bennettsville, SC, sons Robert Hatcher, Jr. of Bennettsville, SC, Jerry Wayne (Tawnya) Hatcher of Laurinburg, NC, brothers, Simmie Hatcher, Jr., Jimmy (Betty) Hatcher all of Laurel Hill, NC, a brother-in-law, Rev. Vaster Emanuel of Leland, NC, a grandchild, Drake Hatcher, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a sister, Billie Joyce Hatcher Emanuel. The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00, Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral was held 3:00 PM, Sunday, August 14, 2016 at True Gospel Emmanuel Holiness Church, Wallace, SC. Burial was in the church cemetery. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, August 17, 2016.

Era Mae Moore

CHERAW - Miss Era Mae Moore, age 67, died Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at her home. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Friday, August 12, 2016 at Fork Creek United Methodist Church by the Rev. Carl Ritter. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Friday prior to the service at the church.

Miss Moore was born September 5, 1948 in Ruby, SC a daughter of the late James Franklin and Eula Bell Oliver Moore. She was a homemaker and member of Fork Creek United Methodist Church. Mae enjoyed talking with her friends and never

met a stranger Survivors include her beloved sister, Abbie Jean Moore of Cheraw, SC; special friend and caregiver, Sara Leak of Cheraw, SC; and a host of cousins and friends.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Moore Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, August 17, 2016.

Margaret B. Price

JEFFERSON - Miss Margaret B. Price, age 84, died Friday, August 12, 2016. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Miller-Rivers- Caulder Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Tim Williams and the Rev. Curtis Laney. Burial followed in the Long Branch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 1:30 - 3:00 PM Sunday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Miss Price was born June 15, 1932 in Jefferson, SC a daughter of the late Wade Hampton and Quincey Melton Price. She was a retired employee of Dawson of Wadesboro. Miss Price enjoyed watching TV, reading her cookbooks, and cooking for her family. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchild.

In addition to her parents, Margaret was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Edith Mae Rollins, and Louise Rollins; brothers, Wade “Speck”, Dan, Ed, Roy, Earl, and Willis Price.

Survivors include her daughter, JoAnn P. Lynn and husband Mitchell of Jefferson, SC; brother, Bobby H. “Bud” Price of Jefferson, SC; 2 grandchildren, Teresa Lynn Adams of Jefferson, SC and Mitch Lynn, Jr. of Charlotte, NC; her great grandson, Ridge Adams of Jefferson, SC; numerous nieces and nephews; and her special 4 legged friends, “Tiny” and “Chloe.”

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Price Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, August 17, 2016.

Betty J. Rivers

CHESTERFIELD – Betty J. Rivers, 66, died on Friday, August 5, 2016. Funeral services were held on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 3:30pm from the Fisher Community Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born on March 27, 1950 to the late Burnest and Vellma Evans Chapman in Chesterfield, South Carolina. Survivors: her husband, James “Calvin” Rivers; children, Burnest Rivers (Tasha) and Tajuana Rivers (Michael); a stepson, Joe Redfern Sr. and eight grandchildren.

Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, August 17, 2016.

Betty Z. Coulson

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Betty Z. Coulson, age 75, died Saturday, August 20, 2016. Funeral Services were held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel by Phillip Caulder, Jr. with burial following in the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 12:00 – 1:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Coulson was born July 7, 1941 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Melvin Lee “Tom” Stafford and Allie Mae Lewis Stafford. She owned and operated Coulson’s Cleaning Service for many years and was a former employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing and Carolina Restaurant. Betty enjoyed working in her yard, antiquing, and planning and hosting parties.

In addition to her parents, Betty was also preceded in death by her sister, Sarah Bell Price.

Survivors include her life partner and companion, Mike Davis of the home; 1 daughter, Debbie (Julian) Stewart of Florence, SC; 1 son, Joseph A. (Gina Lee) Hanna of Cheraw, SC; 3 grandchildren, Stefanie (Mark) Despagni of Raleigh, NC, Deidre Stewart of Phoenixville, PA, and Kersey Hanna of Bennettsville, SC; 1 sister, Carolyn (Ted) Crowley of Cheraw, SC.

The family cordially requests memorials be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to Chesterfield County Animal Shelter, 467 Goodale Rd., Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Coulson Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

William Jason Ingram

CHERAW - William Jason Ingram, 39, died August 14, 2016. Born in Rockingham, NC, he was a son of Willa Jo Patton Griggs and John Ed-ward Ingram. He worked in construction as a plumber. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He loved his family and lived life to the fullest.

Surviving are his parents listed above, daughters, Magen Brock and Emma Ingram both of Cheraw, SC, brothers, Josh Ingram and Travis Ingram both of Wallace, SC, and his girlfriend Tamika Walker of Cheraw, SC.

A memorial service was held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

Eloise Turner Quick Jordan

CHERAW – Mrs. Eloise Turner Quick Jordan, 99, of Cheraw, SC and formerly of Wadesboro, NC died Monday, August 15, 2016 at Chesterfield Convalescent Center where she had been a resident for the past 2 years.

Graveside services were held at 4:00pm Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery, Ebenezer Rd., Bennettsville. The family greeted friends from 3:00pm until 4:00pm in the church fellowship hall.

Eloise was born July 9, 1917 in Marlboro County, SC a daughter of the late Alex and Ella Chavis Turner. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church and while a resident in Wadesboro she attended North Wadesboro Baptist Church. She loved gospel music.

Surviving are her son, Jackie (Helen) Quick of Cheraw, SC; her grandchildren, Chuck (Roxanne) Quick of Rockingham, NC, Jacqueline Gause and Patricia (Todd) Bethea both of Bennettsville, SC; 8 great-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and 10 step-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Therrel Jordan and Daniel Quick, son, Thomas Turner, daughter Eva Dean Driggers, brothers, Alex Turner, Jr., Sam Turner, Belvin Turner, sisters, Ada Quick and Eva Turner and 8 step-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ebenezer United Methodist Church, c/o Gordon Chavis, P.O. Box 377, Bennettsville, SC 29512.

The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

Wade H. Miles

RUBY - Rev. Wade H. Miles, age 84, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 20, 2016. Funeral services were held at 12:00 PM Monday, August 22, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel by Dr. Troy Rogers, Dr. A.B. Brown, and Phillip Caulder, Jr. with burial to follow in the Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

A native of Chesterfield County, Rev. Miles was born in the Black Creek Community on September 14, 1931, to Walker B. and Nettie Short Miles. He was number nine of thirteen children. Rev. Miles’ family attended Cross Roads Baptist Church, where he made a profession of faith and was baptized at age 16, but, as he recalls, truly started serving the Lord with his whole heart at age 19. Rev. Miles served Cross Roads church as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, and music director. Feeling led into the ministry, he attended Wingate College as a ministerial student.

After following God’s plan into the ministry, all of Rev. Miles’ pastorates were in Chesterfield County. After serving Clanton Plains Baptist Church for eight months as interim, he accepted that church’s pastorate and was ordained in 1961. He pastored Clanton Plains Baptist Church and Oakland Baptist Church together until 1965. He then left Clanton Plains and began pastoring Brocks Mill Baptist Church while continuing to pastor Oakland. Thirteen months later, while still pastoring Oakland, he left Brocks Mill to accept the pastoral call to Lower Macedonia Baptist Church and continued to pastor both until 1971. At that time, Lower Macedonia Baptist Church decided to move towards a full time ministry, thus Rev. Miles left Oakland Church and continued as a pastor of Lower Macedonia until his retirement in 1999.

During these years of pastoring, Rev. Miles was active on the associational level of ministry as well. He faithfully served Chesterfield Baptist Association in the following capacities, Brotherhood Director; Associational Music Director; Secretary of Pastor’s Conference; Connie Maxwell Children’s Home representative; Secretary Treasurer of the Building Committee for the Freedom Chapel; Time, Place and Preacher Committee; Stewardship Committee; and chairman of the Presbytery Committee.

Following his retirement, Rev. Miles served as interim pastor for Long Branch Baptist Church and Fairview Baptist Church, and served as supply pastor for High Point Baptist, Bay Springs Baptist, Brown Springs Baptist, Clanton Plains Baptist, Hopewell Baptist, Macedonia Baptist, and Pine Grove Baptist Churches.

Rev. Miles served many years as a bi-vocational minister and farmer. He enjoyed farming and gardening. He would plant, grow, nurture, and share his crops with his friends and neighbors. He was also very active in the community having been elected to two four-year terms as County Commissioner between the years of 1958 and1966. He served for many years on the State Committee Board of Farm Bureau and was a County Board Member as well. Rev. Miles was a member of Woodmen of the World # 516 and served as their Chaplain for many years.

In addition to his parents, Rev. Wade was also preceded in death by his 3 brothers, Elmore, Croft, and Grady Miles; 7 sisters, Arie Carpenter, Ida Mae Mills, Estelle Mills, Lillian Mills, Mattie Benfield, Gladys Maynard, and Elaine Miles; and his great granddaughter, Anna Grace Sellers.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Elizabeth “Lib” Miles of the home; 3 daughters, Doris Ann (Nicky) Sellers of Chesterfield, SC, Pam (William) Stancil of Ruby, SC, and Debi (David) Wallace of Blythewood, SC; 7 grandchildren, Steven (Angie) Sellers, Bryan (Melinda) Sellers, Jennifer Sellers, Chris (Ashley) Stancil, Andrew Stancil, Katherine Wallace, and Ian Wallace; 6 great grandchildren, Austin, Josh, Haley, August, Brittany, and John Michael; 2 brothers, George Washington Miles of Colorado Springs, CO, Jerry Brooks Miles of Lancaster, SC; 2 sisters-in-law, Phyllis Miles of Washington, and Rachel Miles (Avery) Jackson of Mt. Croghan, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family cordially requests memorials be made to the Cross Roads Baptist Church Benevolence Committee, 4963 Cross Roads Church Rd. Ruby, SC 29741 or to a charity of one’s choice.

One of Rev. Miles’ treasured statements was “I may not be much of a preacher, but I strive to be a really good pastor.”

But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. ~ IIThess. 4:13-18.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Miles Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

Susan Jane Proctor

RUBY - Susan Jane Proctor, 53, died Sunday August 14, 2016. A Memorial Service was held 5:30 PM Wednesday August 17, 2016 at Zoar United Methodist Church, Chesterfield, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

William Thomas ‘W.T.’ Rushing

RUBY - Mr. William Thomas “W.T.” Rushing, age 74, died Friday, August 19, 2016 at his home. Funeral services with Masonic Rites were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Ronald Thurman and Phillip Caulder, Jr. Burial follow in the Ruby Cemetery with Military Honors. The family received friends from 1:30 – 3:00 PM Sunday prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Rushing was born August 18, 1942 in Mt. Croghan, SC a son of the late Tom W. Rushing and Ruby Myrtle Horne Rushing Harward. He was a retired employee of Springs Industries and a faithful member of Ruby Baptist Church. W.T. was a member of the Woodmen of the World Lodge # 516 and a retired member of the S.C. National Guard with 23 years of service. He was a member and Past Master of Ruby Masonic Lodge # 314 and also served as treasurer of the lodge for over 30 years.

Mr. Rushing loved his grandchildren, and he enjoyed spending time with them. He also enjoyed gardening, traveling, and fishing. Mr. Rushing loved his friends, and he will be remembered for his easy-going spirit.

In addition to his parents, W.T. was also preceded in death by his daughter-in law, Jennifer Huston.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Sylvia Rushing, of the home; one son, Thomas “Tommy” Edward (Pam Hinson McCormick) Rushing of Bennettsville, SC; one daughter, Jean Rushing (Jason) Watson of Chesterfield, SC; one sister, Betty Rushing (Jerry) Gulledge of West Columbia, SC; and four grandchildren, Tiffany Watson, Bryan Watson, David Rushing, and John Rushing.

In lieu of flowers, the family cordially requests memorials be made to the Ruby Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 3, Ruby, SC 29741. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rushing Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

William Everett Sellers

CHERAW - Mr. William Everett Sellers, age 90, died Tuesday, August 16, 2016. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, SC by Rev. Dan Johnson and Rev. Everett Douglass. The Service of Committal was held at 3:00 PM Friday, August 19, 2016 at Bethany Cemetery, 10 Cunnington Avenue, Charleston, SC with full military honors. The family greeted friends immediately following the service on Thursday at the funeral home chapel.

Mr. Sellers was born October 9, 1925 in Jefferson, SC a son of the late John and Lucille Brewer Sellers. Mr. Sellers entered into the Navy as an enlisted man during World War II where he served as a Radioman in the Pacific Area. He later went to Guadalcanal and then participated in various amphibious landings ending up at Iwo Jima.

Mr. Sellers received a Purple Heart for injuries received during a Kamikaze attack in the Philippines and was discharged at the end of the war. However, he was called back during the Korean War and continued on active duty advancing to Officer Status and retired as Lieutenant Commander, USN, in November of 1970. He also served from 1960 – 1963 with the original Mercury Manned Space Program as a Communication Officer for the Pacific Recovery Area. He later went to the Vietnam Area and served prior to his retirement.

In addition to the Purple Heart, Mr. Sellers was also the recipient of the Bronze Star, the Good Conduct Medal, the Navy Unit Commendation Medal, the American Theater Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal, the WW II Victory Medal, the Philippine Liberation Medal, the National Defense Medal, the Japanese Occupation Medal, and the Vietnam Service Medal.

Mr. Sellers was a member of North Charleston Baptist Church, where he taugh Sunday school and was very active in church activities. He enjoyed gardening, growing fruit trees, and was known for his “green thumb”. Other hobbies included working cross word puzzles, baking and cooking. He was especially gifted at carving watermelons and various fruits.

Over his Navy career, Mr. Sellers traveled and lived in many places, but his home was always with his beloved wife, Cora Lee Sellers, affectionately known as “Squirt”. They shared over 70 years of marriage, and after her death, he still loved her dearly with a passion. He will always be remembered for his infectious smile that would light up a room.

In addition to his parents and beloved wife, Mr. Sellers was also preceded in death by his brothers, Emmett L. Sellers, Bobby C. Sellers, and Francis R. Sellers; his sisters, Billie S. Thomas and Alice S. Byrd.

Survivors include 3 sisters-in-law, Virginia C. Sellers of Cary, NC, Frances Ann

Sellers of Virginia Beach, VA, and Lucille Douglas of Chesterfield, SC; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews including Press Douglass and wife Tammy of Cheraw, SC.

The family would like to express their thanks to Mr. Sellers’ caregivers, Brittany Hatcher, Cindy Dixon, Nancy Hildreth, Candie Van-Derpoel, Darlene Lovelace, Sharron Coachman, Jennifer Eddins and the entire staff of Hospice of Chesterfield County.

The family cordially requests 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 Sellers Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

Jennifer Michelle Welch

WALLACE – Jennifer Michelle Welch, 29, died Wednesday, August 17, 2016. Born in Sumter County, SC she was the daughter of Cathey McLain of Wallace, SC and her biological mother, Tammy Welch of Coward, SC. Jennifer was very likeable and loved by many people. She attended Trinity Emmanuel Holiness Church, Rockingham, NC for several years. Her daughter Sha`Kayla was the love of her life.

Surviving are her mothers listed above, a daughter Sha`Kayla Welch of Coward, SC, a brother, Cody, a sister, Tamara, nephews, Braylon and Jayce, (grandparents) Pepa, Jerry Hatcher; Papa, Freddie and Nana, Eva, also, aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Friday, August 19, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service were held 5:00 PM, Saturday, August 20, 2016 at True Gospel Emmanuel Holiness Church, SC.

Memorial to: Wallace Rescue Squad, PO Box 245, Wallace, SC 29596 or Hospice Care of South Carolina, 232 Hwy 15 - 401 East, Bennettsville, SC 29512. Publishedin The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

Ruth Smith Williams

PATRICK - Mrs. Ruth Smith Williams, age 86, entered into rest on Friday, August 19, 2016. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Monday, August 22, 2016, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel by Phillip Caulder, Jr. with burial to follow in the Patrick Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Williams was born April 6, 1930 in Rockingham, NC a daughter of the late June Smith and Martha B. Smith both of Rockingham, NC. She was a homemaker and a member of Patrick Baptist Church. Mrs. Williams loved her family and enjoyed watching Westerns and eating Pecan Swirls.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was also preceded in death by her husband, Bill Williams; 1 daughter, Patricia E. Smith; and 1 grandson, Christopher Allen Peele.

Survivors include 4 daughters, Jo Ann (Wayne) Spivey of Patrick, SC, Brenda S. Boswell of Wadesboro, NC, Jan S. (Steve) Thomas of Patrick, SC, Donna (Tim) Robertson of Hartsville, SC; 1 son, Dean (Jeanette)Williams of Hartsville, SC; 1 sister, Dorothy (Sam) Weatherford of Patrick, SC; 2 brothers, Rev. Dennis (Barbara) Smith of Hamlet, NC, Harrison (Joann) Smith of Rockingham, NC; grandchildren, Sheila (Sean) Thomas, Tammy (Steve) Hodges both of Cheraw, SC, Denise (Pete) Charlez of West Palm Beach, FL, Tim Peele of Bennettsville, SC, Beverly (Phillip) Smith of Greenville, SC, and Amanda (David) Lee of Florence, SC; 10 great grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren, Tiffany and Robert Lee; 3 step great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Williams Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

Ternetha Ann Bennett

PAGELAND – Ternetha Ann Bennett, 51, died on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. Funeral services were held

on Wednesday August 24, 2016 at 2pm from the Pageland Community Center, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland, SC. She was born March 8, 1965 in Marshville, NC to the late Mary Lean Staton Bennett and Charlie Bennett. Survivors: two sons, Thermond Barrett Jr. (Simona), Pageland, SC and Elvis Autry, Bennettsville, SC; a sister, Theresa Livingston (Pierre), Monroe, NC; six brothers, James Bennett (Tina), Monroe, NC, Ricky Staton, Monroe, NC, Lewis Bennett, Monroe, NC, Charles Bennett, Pageland, SC, Malcolm Bennett, Rock Hill, SC and Robert Bennett (Melissa), Pageland, SC; and three grandchildren.

Flemming Funerals-Pageland was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

Betty Fincher Oliver

MT. CROGHAN – Mrs. Betty Fincher Oliver, age 67, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at her home. A Celebration of Life service was held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Ruby Baptist Church by Pastor Ronald Thurman. The family greeted friends in the sanctuary of the church from 2:15 – 3:00 PM.

Mrs. Oliver was born July 3, 1949 in Pageland, SC a daughter of the late Louie Vernon and Doris Nicholson Fincher. She was a member of Ruby Baptist Church. Mrs. Oliver enjoyed fishing, going to flea markets and auctions, and most of all spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Betty was also preceded in death by her brothers, Billy R. Fincher and Ronnie Fincher.

Survivors include her son, Gregory Philip Oliver and wife Paula of Foley, AL; her beloved companion of 22 years, Fred Eddins of the home; loving sister, Sheila F. (Bobby Sikes) Wright of Chesterfield, SC; and her beloved grandchildren, Colt Oliver of Chesterfield, SC, Katie and Sydni Oliver of Foley, AL

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield,SC is serving the Oliver Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

Tallie W. Allred

CHERAW - Mrs. Tallie W. Allred, age 88, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, August 27, 2016. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel by Pastor Joe Stroud with burial following in the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Monday, August 29, 2016 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Allred was born January 12, 1928 in Clemson, SC a daughter of the late Bolt and Pauline White. Due to her parent’s early death, Tallie was reared at the Connie Maxwell Children’s Home in Greenwood, SC and developed a love for God and His word. She was a faithful member of Midway Baptist Church where she served as church pianist for many years. Mrs. Allred was a retired employee of Delta Mills. She enjoyed reading, sewing, cooking, playing piano, and her favorite time of the day was early each morning reading and studying God’s word.

In addition to her parents, Tallie was also preceded in death by 1 son, John L.Dooney” Allred; 1 son-in-law, Charles A. Freeman; and 2 grandsons, John Everett Miller and Michael Lee Hartwick, Jr.

Survivors include her beloved husband of 64 years, John J. Allred of the home; 3 daughters, Cheryl M. (Ken) Miller of Cheraw, SC, Vicki (Steve) Cobb of Parkville, MO, and Nancie E. Freeman of Cheraw, SC; 6 grandchildren, Kenneth (Jill) Miller, Jr. of Lexington, KY, Quentin Miller of Jacksonville, FL, Robb (Melissa) Hartwick of Orrick, MO, Phillip Allred of Cheraw, SC, Rachel Grace (Danny) Rorie of Lilesville, NC, and Cassandra T. Freeman of California City, CA; 1 sister, Eloise Phillips of Greenville, SC; 5 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family cordially requests memorials be made in memory of Mrs. Allred to Midway Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1403, Cheraw, SC 29520

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC, is serving the Allred Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

Mildred Cox

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Mildred Lee Quick Martin Cox, 85, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. Mrs. Cox was married to Dewey Marshall Martin (deceased), father of her three children, and is the widow of James Craven “Jed” Cox of Asheboro, N.C.

Funeral services were conducted at 3:00 p.m. Friday, September 2, 2016 at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Richard Rainwater officiating.

Born in Marlboro County, SC, Mrs. Cox was predeceased by her parents, Roland Vance and Katie Kathryn Quick of SC and by five siblings, Luther, Harrison, Mamie, Donnie and Minnie.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Faye Martin of Charlotte; two sons, Michael L. Martin of Randleman, and Reginald Lewis Martin and wife, Judy of Sherrills Ford; sister, Thelma Rainwater of Wallace, SC; grandchildren, Kristopher James Martin in US Army, Autumn Nicole Martin of Camas, WA, Chad Lewis Martin of Randleman, Joshua Keenan Martin of Chapel Hill, Tricia Martin Vaughn of Franklinville, Jeffrey Forbes of Burlington; and several great-grandchildren.

The family received friends from 2:00-3:00 p.m., Friday prior to the service at the funeral home.

Those who wish, may make a contribution to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4600 Park Road, Suite 250, Charlotte, NC 28209 or Community Home Care and Hospice, 1308 Davie Ave., Statesville, NC 28677. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

Jackie Mitchell Evans

PAGELAND - Mr. Jackie Mitchell Evans, 73, of Pageland, South Carolina went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, September 1, 2016.

Mr. Mitchell Evans was born on May 12, 1943 in Pageland, South Carolina to the late Jack Evans and Allie Jordan Evans. Mitchell later met and united in marriage to the love of his life Minnie Bennett Evans. Mitchell spent most of his life farming in the Pageland Community where he received his nickname “The Watermelon Man.” He was also a member of Providence Baptist Church of Pageland. Mitchell’s most treasured accomplishments were his loving family and also his two guard dogs Lady and Maggie.

Those left to celebrate and remember his life include: his loving wife of 51 years Minnie Bennett Evans of Pageland, South Carolina, Son, Brad (Dana) Evans of Pageland, South Carolina, Daughter, Lisa (Jack) Horton of Pageland, South Carolina, three Grandchildren, Jake (Lacey) Horton of Jefferson, South Carolina, Hunter Horton, and Aleiya Evans both of Pageland, South Carolina, Great Granddaughter, Remi Horton of Jefferson, South Carolina, Sisters, Pat Moore of Rock Hill, South Carolina, Judy Jordan of Pageland, South Carolina, Sue (Duane) Dawley of Lancaster, South Carolina and Gail (Tommy) Jenkins of Florence, South Carolina.

A Celebration of Life Graveside Service was held at Providence Baptist Church at 3:00 P.M. Sunday, September 4, 2016 with Pastor Roger Wall and Pastor Steve Neal officiating.

The family received friends from 2:00-3:00 P.M. on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at the Providence Baptist Church Sanctuary.

Memorials may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 232 Providence Church Rd. Pageland, South Carolina 29728.

Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Evans Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

Carolyn Teal Griggs

HARTSVILLE – Funeral services for Carolyn Teal Griggs, age 71, were held Friday at 4:00 at the Cedar Creek Baptist Church. Rev. Jeff Williams and Rev. Jackie Hinson officiated. Burial was in the Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home. Visitation was Thursday 5-7 pm at the funeral home.

Carolyn was born in Hartsville a daughter of the late Lester Teal and Mary Winburn Teal Griggs. She was retired from Sonoco Products Company, a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church where she served as past Treasurer of the church, a member of the church social committee, taught the Pre-School Sunday School Class and was Secretary-Treasurer of the Meredian Sunday School Class. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and a friend to everyone.

Surviving are her husband, Wilson Griggs, Hartsville; two sons, Jim (Lisa) Griggs, Elgin and Timothy (Karen) Griggs, Patrick; one sister, Janelle (Walter) Britt, Hartsville; brother in law, Olin Griggs, Hartsville; step brother, Loran (Linda) Griggs, Hartsville; step sister, Elaine (Marvin) Whittle, Hartsville; four grandchildren, Ethan & Raegan Griggs, Patrick; Anna Caroline & and Ainsley Griggs, Elgin. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Miriam Griggs and Jean Howle. Memorials may be made to the Cedar Creek Baptist Church Bus Fund, 1635 Cedar Creek Road, Hartsville, S.C.

Norton Funeral Home is honored to serve the Griggs family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

James Gardner Perdue

HARTSVILLE – Funeral services for James Gardner Perdue, age 83, were held Monday at 4:00 at the Emmanuel Baptist Church. Dr. Gary Colboch and Rev. Charles McLendon officiated. Burial was in the Westview Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home. Visitation was Sunday from 5-7p.m. at the funeral home.

James was born in Patrick a son of the late Bert & Alma Odom Perdue. He was a faithful member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. He is a 1954 graduate of South Carolina Area Trade Schools in Columbia, SC with a degree in Machine Shop. He worked in machine shops in the Greenwood area from 1954 until 1970. After moving to Hartsville, he decided to make a change and began providing yard services for many local residents and businesses. He loved being outdoors and wanted to ensure everyone’s yard was perfect. Most of all, he loved working on the grounds of his church and took great pride in what he could offer. He was also well known for grooming and growing the most beautiful roses in Kelleytown.

Survivors are: one Son, Gardner (Missy) Perdue, Hartsville; Daughter, Kellie (Todd) Tolson, Hartsville; Daughter in Law, Robin Lane Perdue, grandsons, Jonathan Perdue, Jacob Perdue and Joshua Tolson,; Step-daughter, Sharon (Jimmy) Barbee; Step-sons, Tom (Tanya) Threlkeld; Steve Threlkeld and Gary (Christal) Threlkeld, 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Special thanks to Morrell Nursing Home, Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center and McLeod Hospice Care who all took part in giving great care to Dad.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shelby Jean Perdue; brother Floyd Perdue and sisters, Linda Perdue, Shirley Rabon Martin and Clara Mae Brown; step son, Keith Threlkeld; grandson, Tim Threlkeld.

Memorials to be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church. 949 North Marquis Highway, Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Norton Funeral Home is honored to serve the Perdue family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

Anne Ratliff Powers

CHERAW - Anne Ratliff Powers, 88, died Monday September 5, 2016.

The family will receive friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Wednesday September 7, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A Funeral Service will be held 3:00 PM Wednesday September 7, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

Mary Louise Stafford

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Mary Louise Stafford, age 85, died Sunday, August 28, 2016. Funeral Services were held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel by Brent Taylor with burial following in the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 -8:00 PM Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Stafford was born August 8, 1931 in Patrick, SC a daughter of the late John and Ida Oakley Heustess. She was a homemaker and member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, Mary Louise was the last surviving member of her family and was also preceded in death by her husband, E.H. “Tater” Stafford; one son, Glenn Stafford; and her son-in-law, Maxie R. Gainey.

Survivors include her son, Jerry (Claudia) Stafford ; daughter, Cathy Gainey both of Chesterfield, SC; 2 grandchildren, Steven Russell (Kristie) Gainey of Pageland, SC and Jerry James (Hayley) Stafford of Chesterfield, SC; 4 great grandchildren, Kelsey Stafford, Cooper Stafford, Jerry James Stafford, II, and Aiden Russell Gainey; also numerous nieces and nephews.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S.C., is serving the Stafford Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

Essie Carlisle Langley Sutton

CHERAW - Mrs. Essie Carlisle Langley Sutton, age 83, died Sunday, August 28, 2016. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel by Pastor Bobby Morton with burial following in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Sutton was born January 4, 1933 in Laurinburg, NC a daughter of the late Nash and Stella Cox Carlisle. She was a retired employee of Dan Rivers and a former employee of the Crandall Plant. Mrs. Sutton enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Essie was also preceded in death by her husband, V.L. “Buck” Sutton; and 1 son, Isaac Langley.

Survivors include 2 sons, Ruben Langley of Maxton, NC and Robin Langley of Cheraw, SC; 2 daughters, Barbara Langley Leviner of Hamlet, NC and Tonia Huckabee of Cheraw, SC; 2 brothers, Donald Ray Carlisle of Hamlet, NC and J.W. Carlisle of Thomasville, NC; 2 sisters, Helen Staton of Rockingham, NC and Sarah Benton of Laurel Hill, NC; 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 5 great- great-grandchildren; also numerous nieces and nephews.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S.C. is serving the Sutton Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

Margaret Tolson White

BENNETTSVILLE – Mrs. Margaret Tolson White passed away Monday, August 29, 2016 at her home in Bennettsville. She was 95 years old.

A funeral service was scheduled for 3:00 p.m. On Friday, September 2, 2016 at Burroughs & Cooper Funeral Home, followed by burial at White Family Cemetery in Patrick, SC.

The family received friends from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home, just prior to the service.

Born November 24, 1920 in Patrick, SC, she was the daughter of James Roachel and Vera Chapman Tolson. She was a seamstress for thirty years at Secony Manufacturing Company of Cheraw, SC. Mrs. Margaret was a member of Antioch United Methodist Church in Bennettsville. She enjoyed gardening, canning, and cooking and loved the outdoors, especially her beautiful plants and flowers.

She was preceded in death by her sons, James H. White, William Thomas White, Jerry Eugene White, and Ronnie Wayne White.

She is survived by her sons, Henry White, Jr. (Margaret) of Chesterfield, SC; Julian L. White (Jackie) of McFarlin, NC; Clyde D. White (Jackie) of Patrick, SC; and daughters, Vera Meggs (Larry) and Ruby Jean O’Tuel (Vernon) all of Bennettsville, SC; brothers, Randle Tolson (Mable) of Patrick, SC; Jetter Tolson (Lydia) of Chesterfield, SC; Odell Tolson Lowell Tolson, Raymond Tolson, Nolan Tolson, and a sister, Daphene Wrenn; 19 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and 13 great -great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Antioch United Methodist Church, c/o Tracy Lee, 588 Antioch Road, Bennettsville, SC 29512 or Agape Hospice, 309 East Main Street, Bennettsville, SC 29512.

Burroughs & Cooper Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

Mayo Wright

JEFFERSON – Mayo Wright, 98, died on Thursday, September 1, 2016. Funeral services were held on Monday, September 5, 2016 at 1 pm from the Mt. Canaan Baptist Church, Jefferson, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

She was born April 22, 1918 in Lancaster County, SC to the late John Lee and Annie Jean Clyburn Wright.

Survivors: a devoted nephew, Bobby (Dorothy) Wright, Jefferson, SC and host of nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Flemming Funerals-Pageland was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

Retha S. Cranford

CHESTERFIELD – Retha S. Cranford, 85, died on Sunday, September 4, 2016. Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 1 PM from the St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the Cranford Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. She was born February 18, 1931in Chesterfield, SC to the late Thomas Sowell and Alice Pegues Sowell. Survivors: a daughter, Mary E. Mundy, Chesterfield, SC; two sons, Dewayne G. Cranford (Beverly), Chesterfield, SC and Danny L. Cranford (Amy), Woodbridge, VA; eighteen grandchildren, forty-eight great-grandchildren and eighteen great-great grandchildren; four brothers, James O. Sowell, Washington, DC, Walter T. Sowell, Tommy L. Sowell (Vivian), both of Chesterfield, SC and Lee P. Sowell (Elaine), Cheraw, SC; and a sister, Mary S. Jenkins (Scipio) of Chesterfield, SC.

Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

Juanita McCoy Hancock

CHERAW – Juanita McCoy Hancock, 85, died on Saturday, September 3, 2016. Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 10, 2016 at 4PM from Flemming Funerals, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, Cheraw, SC. She was born May 8, 1931 in Cheraw, SC to the late Daisy (Baskin) and the late Willie McCoy. Survivors: six sisters, Willie Mae Williams, Kannapolis, NC, Katie (Howard) Goodwin, Baltimore, MD, Alva (Wannamaker) Hubbard, Pageland, SC, Barbara (Kenneth) Johnson, Wilmington, DE, Geneva McCoy, and Johnsie Ratliff, both of Cheraw, SC; and a brother, Jimmie (Gloria) McCoy, Cheraw, SC.

Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

Ann Faile Mangum

CHERAW – Ann Faile Mangum, 77, passed away peacefully at Levine and Dickinson Hospice House of Lake Norman on 9/04/16 with family

holding her hands and surrounded by the Holy Spirit. Her battle with hydrocephalus dementia, brain surgery and a subsequent brain hemorrhage was nothing short of heroic. Ann was born in Monroe, North Carolina to the late John B Faile and Nell W Faile. She had one brother, the late Dr. James T Faile. Ann grew up in Kershaw, SC and after graduating from high school, she attended Winthrop University where she had the honor of being selected for the May-court and received a BA in early childhood education. After graduating from Winthrop University, Ann began her lifelong passion and career in Education. She was a dedicated teacher for 30 years with her main tenure in Cheraw, SC where she and Jack lived for almost 47 years. They had two children, Wendi Bridgers Wood and John Albert Mangum. Ann was the heart of her family. She was a spirited and extraordinary woman who was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She had an uncanny ability to draw people in and the gift of putting a smile on their faces. Her love for life, family, friends, children and teaching defined her. She was a rock for everyone in her family and to friends. She enjoyed playing tennis at Cheraw Country Club, gardening and staying at Wendi and John’s houses. She loved the beach and enjoyed family trips. The highlight of her life was the birth of her three grandchildren. Her wisdom and advice over the years will always be remembered. Her stories about life left us feeling inspired and full of hope. She brought an infinite amount of love, happiness and comfort to her family and friends. Her love was a beautiful gift and although life’s circumstances changed over the years, her love and heart did not. Her love was unconditional and gentle, yet powerful and profound and her devotion to her family, grandchildren and friends was unparalleled. Simply put, she was a small slice of Heaven. She is survived by her daughter Wendi Bridgers Wood and her husband, James F Wood and daughter Allison Taylor Bridgers and by her son John Albert Mangum, her daughter-in-law Stephanie V. Mangum and their children Cord and Summer Ann Mangum her sister-in-law, Marycaroll Reed and her brother-in-law Robert Reed and her two nephews and four nieces. Ann’s celebration of Life was Sunday, 9/11/16 at 2:00 pm at Cheraw First Baptist church with visitation following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Levine & Dickenson’s Hospice House of Lake Norman. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

Ola E. McLain

PATRICK - Mrs. Ola E. McLain died Monday, August 22, 2016. Funeral services were held at 5:00 PM Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Ralph Jacobs with burial following in the St. John Freewill Baptist Church. The family received friends from 4:00 – 5:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. McLain was born December 28, 1921 in Hartsville, SC a daughter of the late Joseph and Viola Morrell Easterling. She was a graduate of Antioch High School and a member of St. John Freewill Baptist Church. She, along with her husband, were the owner and operator of McLain Grocery Store. Mrs. McLain enjoyed shopping, playing cards, working word search puzzles, and raking leaves in her yard.

In addition to her parents, Ola was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Willard Bartoe McLain, and 11 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include 3 daughters, Barbara Ann (Mickey) Roscoe of Cheraw, SC; Shirley (Frank) Watts of Hartsville, SC; and Marie Chisholm of Patrick, SC. 9 grandchildren, Penny (Bill) Walton of Zurich, Switzerland; Gina (Lee) Wilkerson of Cheraw, SC; Joy (Scott) Graves of Myrtle Beach, SC; Bill (Crystal) Perdue of Hartsville, SC; Brandy (Greg) Clemmer of Matthews, NC; Bradley (Jessica) Watts of Pawley’s Island, SC; Matthew (Sarah) Watts of Florence, SC; Alicia (Ronnie) Perdue of Patrick, SC; and Kattie (Jackson) Huggins of McBee, SC. 16 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family cordially requests memorials be made to Agape Hospice, 309 E. Main Street, Bennettsville, SC 29512. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

George Graham Walters Jr.

CHERAW – George Graham Walters, Jr., 66, died Monday, September 5, 2016 at his home after a long illness. He is survived by his wife of 34 years Beth S. Wicker; daughter Mary Elizabeth Walters of Carrboro, NC; and sisters Emma Dennis Bruce of Florence, SC and Bea Murphy of Nantucket, MA. He had one nephew, Ry Murphy of Nantucket, and three nieces, Elizabeth Blanton of Florence, SC, Dr. Kaki Bruce of Columbia, SC and Martha Bruce of Columbia, SC. He was preceded in death by his parents Mary Emma and George Graham Walters, Sr.

George was born on December 31, 1949 – his father was given the option of a tax deduction baby, or the first baby of the new year, and chose the tax deduction. George was born in Spartanburg and grew up in Cheraw. He was an Eagle scout and graduated from Cheraw High School. He attended Clemson University and returned to Cheraw to manage Sandhill Quilting Company with his father. He was an early pioneer in doing business with China, traveling there long before most American businesses were doing this. A tireless promoter of his business and of SC manufacturing, he traveled to conventions around the country regularly.

George loved quail hunting with his beloved German Shorthair Pointer Patch, fishing, and thoroughly enjoyed taking his daughter and her friends out on the ICW in his pontoon boat. One of his favorite activities was hunting for the perfect sea shell in the Carolinas, Florida, and Hawaii. A private pilot, he was also chairman of the Cheraw Airport Commission for many years. He loved to “throw” pots on his potter’s wheel, and enjoyed sharing his creations with others. He began oil painting later in life, and enjoyed giving paintings to family and friends.

George loved traveling, and visited Canada, Mexico, Europe, Great Britain, the Caribbean, and Puerto Rico, as well as trips within America. For years George, along with his wife and daughter and various friends, visited the Mennonite Relief Sale in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. George and Beth developed an extensive collection of

Mennonite handmade quilts and other fine crafts and art from around the world.

Memorial Service was held on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 1:30 pm from Flemming Funerals-Cheraw.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale, 601 Parkwood Drive, Harrisburg, VA 22802. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

Katie Hancock Deese

KANNAPOLIS, NC – Mrs. Katie Hancock Deese, age 98, formerly of Mt. Croghan, SC, died Monday, September 19, 2016. Graveside Services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery, Pageland, SC by Brent Taylor. The family will greet friends im- mediately following the service at the cemetery.

Mrs. Deese was born May 27, 1918 in Ruby, SC a daughter of the late Mary Elizabeth Gulledge and Robert Hudson Hancock. She was the last surviving member of her family. Mrs. Deese was a homemaker who loved sewing, reading, watching television, and listening to country music.

In addition to her mother and father, Katie was also preceded in death by her husband, Cleve John Deese, and her son, Charles Robert Deese.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Patsy Elaine Deese, of Kannapolis, NC. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC, is serving the Deese Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

James Levern Dixon

WALLACE – James Levern Dixon, 68, died Sunday September 11, 2016. Born in Cheraw, SC, he was the son of the late Earl and Retha Dixon. James was married to his loving wife Doris Elizabeth Dixon. He was a member of Cheraw Church of God, enjoyed fishing, watching NASCAR, and loved spending time with his family.

Mr. Dixon is survived by his wife listed above, sons Randolph Clayton Gray, and Josha Ray English of Wallace, SC, daughters Frances Dixon and Carolyn Hargrove of Wallace, SC, sisters Mary Griggs of Patrick, SC, four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

He is preceded in death by his parents listed above and sisters Mary Griggs, and Patricia Atkinson.

The family received friends 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Friday September 16, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A memorial service was held 6:00 PM Friday September 16, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home.

Memorial to: Wallace Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 245. Wallace, SC 29596. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

Betty Sue Driggers

CHERAW – Betty Sue Driggers, loving wife of Michael Driggers for almost 46 years, passed eacefully at 12:05 AM on Sunday, September 18, 2016 in her home Betty was born to Jack and Maude Driggers on March 11, 1952 in Cheraw, SC in the home of her grandparents, C.C. And Mamie Hewett, who resided on Oak Street in Cheraw which was commonly referred to as the Cotton Mill Hill. Betty’s father Jack passed away in 1959 when she was just seven years old in a tragic automobile accident. Her mother remarried a couple of years later to Albert Weaver, Betty’s step-father, who helped raise her as his own daughter. Betty and Michael built their home right next door to her parents’ home on Oak Street in 1980 and she remained there until her death.

Betty and Michael have one son Dale and two grandsons, Bryson Driggers and Bryck Driggers. Betty had one brother, Jackie, husband to Linda Driggers and the parents of Joshua (Ashley) and Matthew Driggers (Betina), Betty’s two nephews. Betty was also a great aunt to Kailey and Jacob Driggers, children of Joshua and Ashley. Betty was a pet lover and her dog Kinsey has been with the family for 13 years. She was also an avid Gamecock fan who was most proud of the baseball team’s championship years.

Betty and Michael loved camping in their recreational vehicle and camped up and down the Southeast Coast but were particularly fond of the Cheraw State Park. Betty was predeceased by her father, Jack in 1959 and her mother, Maude in 2013. Betty also leaves behind a special friend, Chris Horton, and numerous family members and friends who have been most helpful keeping her comfort- able during her final days with us as well as providing support for the family during this time. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 3 PM in the Chapel of Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home in Darlington. Entombment followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw. The family received friends from 6 until 8 PM on Monday, September 19, 2016 at Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home in Darlington and other times at the home in Cheraw.

In lieu of flowers the family asked that donations might be made to either the Hospice of Chesterfield County of the Humane Society of Chesterfield County. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

Thomas ‘Tommy’ Roscoe Hendrix

PAGELAND – Mr. Thomas “Tommy” Roscoe Hendrix, 78, of Pageland, South Carolina went to be with his Lord on Thursday, September 15, 2016 while surrounded by his loving family and while under the care of Hospice of Chesterfield County. Born in Chesterfield County, South Carolina on March 15, 1938 to the late Palmer Hendrix and Ethel Evans Hendrix, Tommy spent his life growing up in the Pageland Community. Tommy later met and united in marriage to the love of his life Margie Johnson. Tommy served his Country in the United States Army and also as a Deacon for several years at Providence Baptist Church where he was a member. In his free time, Tommy enjoyed raising English Bull Dogs, Truck Driving and also spending his time outdoors especially at the beach and mountains with his family. Tommy is preceded in death by one Brother, Harry Hendrix. Those left to celebrate and remember his life include his loving wife of 55 years, Margie Johnson Hendrix of Pageland, SC, Sons, Thomas Roger Hendrix (Abbey) of Chesterfield, SC and Timothy Craig Hendrix of Monroe, NC, Daughter, Tina Sue Hendrix (Billy McKnight) of Pageland, SC, Brothers, Anthony Hendrix (Paulette) of Kershaw, SC, Rick Hendrix (Bonnie) of Pageland, SC and Bobby Hendrix (Sylvia) of Pageland, SC, Sisters, Evelyn Lewis of Pageland, SC, Lois Brewer of Spartanburg, SC, Billie Jean Ussery (Tommy) of Rockingham, NC, Peggy Smith of Cheraw, SC and Betty Ingram of Jefferson, SC, Eight Grandchildren, Roman Hendrix (Allyson), Adam Hendrix (Kelly), Will Albright, Mason McKnight, Madeline McKnight, Nathan Irvine, Chris Irvine and Daniel Irvine, Five Great-Grandchildren, Kylie Hendrix, Heidi Hendrix, Hunter Hendrix, Cannon Hendrix and Dynem Blakeney. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Providence Baptist Church with Pastor Roger Wall and Pastor Steve Neal officiating.The family greeted friends from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Providence Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Providence Baptist Church, 232 Providence Church Road, Pageland, SC 29728. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolinais assisting the Hendrix Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

Brenda Johnson

MARSHVILLE, N.C. – Brenda Johnson, 60, died on Thursday, September 8, 2016. Funeral services were held on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 3PM from Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Burial followed in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. She was born to the late Dollether Lindsey on May 2, 1956 in Chesterfield, SC. Survivors: her husband, Calvin Johnson; two sons, Calvin, Jr. and Sean, Marshville, NC; five brothers, Paul Watson, Wadesboro, NC, Theo (Rhonda) Lindsey, Cheraw, SC, Reginald (Sherry) Lindsey, Chesterfield, SC, Carl (Birgit) Johnson, Germany and Charles (Diane) Johnson, Waxhaw, NC; seven sisters, Mary Ann (Charles ) Love, Chesterfield, SC, Patricia Ann Lindsey, Cheraw, SC, Sue Johnson, Lilesville, NC Olia Pruitt, California Bonita (Jackie) Threadgill, Patrick, SC, Mae (Dana) Arline, California, and Shirley (Pearl) Taylor, Wadesboro, NC. Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

Thomas Michael ‘Mike’ Knight

CHERAW – Thomas Michael (Mike) Knight, 72, died Wednesday, September 14, 2016. The family re- ceived friends 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

Memorial to: McLeod Cancer Center, c/o McLeod Health Foundation, P.O. Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502-055. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

Ethel B. Massey

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Ethel B. Massey, 79, died on Thursday, September 8, 2016. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Tuesday at 12PM from the Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church, Charlotte, NC. Burial followed in the Mt. Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. She was born on December 10, 1936 in Chesterfield County, SC to the late K.C. and Carrie Blackwell. Survivors: a son Carty M. Massey (Iris), Haymarket, VA; a daughter, Phyllis Massey, Charlotte, NC, four grandchildren, Eric, Julian, Donovan and Victoria; four brothers, Willie H. Blackwell, Eddie R. Blackwell, Elijah D. Blackwell, and Cornell Blackwell, all of Jefferson, SC; two sisters, Jenette Miller and Dorothy Myers (Alvin), Jefferson, SC. Flemming Funerals-Pageland was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

Roger A. Owens

CHERAW – Roger Alan Owens, 62, died Saturday, September 17, 2016. Born in Greenville SC, he was a son of the late Dr. P.W Owens and Virginia Fromm Owens. He was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC. Roger had been a member of the Cheraw Rescue Squad since 1969, serving as Chief for 12 years before retiring. He had served on the board of directors of the South Carolina Association of Rescue Squads. (SCARS) He also was on the board of directors and assistant chief of the Cash Fire Department.

He is survived by his brother, Dr. Bill (Suzanne) Owens, nephews, Robert Owens, Ryan Owens, and an aunt, Joyce Jansen all of Cheraw, SC.

The family receivee friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday, September 19, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service was held 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

Memorials to Cheraw Rescue Squad, PO Box 28, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published n The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

Delores B. Sturdivant

PAGELAND – Delores B. Sturdivant died on Sunday, September 11, 2016. Funeral services were held on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 1PM from the Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born on October 7, 1948 in Pageland, SC to the late Sidney and Alma Robinson Baker, Sr.

Survivors: a son, Michael Mumford (Yumeako); three grandchildren, Tyler Mumford, Xavier Mumford and Travius Mumford; two brothers, Sanford Baker and Sidney Baker, Jr. Flemming Funerals-Pageland was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

Lucy Powers Yates

RALEIGH, N.C. – Lucy Powers Yates, age 88, died on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at Hillside Nursing Center in Wake Forest.

She was born in Bennettsville, SC, but spent most of her life in Raleigh. In 1980, she and her husband, Bob Yates, moved to Greensboro, NC, where Lucy worked as a purchasing agent for Dillard Paper Company. In 1992, after Bob and Lucy retired, they returned to Raleigh.

Survivors include her four daughters: Kathy Tyndall and her husband Frank of Wake Forest; Binky Haley and her husband David of Knightdale; Margaret Glass and her husband Rob of Lexington, SC; and Susan Gressel and her husband Scott of Raleigh. Also left to cherish her memory are ten grandchildren: Tim Tyndall, David (Jessica) Tyndall, Mary Kathryn (Hank) Keleher, Vickie (Scott) Hoelzle, Lindsey (Todd) Reiner, Drew (Katie) Pearce, Robert (Morgan) Glass, Kathryn Glass, Eric (Randi) Gressel, and Will (Rachel) Gressel. Great grandchildren include: Michael, Emma, and Thomas Keleher; Clair and Yates Tyndall; Olivia Hoelzle; Riley and Aubrey Reiner; Evelyn and Lydia Pearce; Garrison Glass; and Ashton Gressel.

Lucy is predeceased by her beloved husband of 61 years, Robert R. Yates, her father and mother, Charles Wesley and Lucinda Vernon Powers, her step-father, Eugene D. Boney, sister Margaret Brooks, and brothers Harris and Vernon Powers.

A private family memorial service was conducted by Rev. Hal Melton of Trinity Baptist Church and Rev. David Haley, son-in-law of Lucy Yates.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Hillside Nursing Center for the exceptional care, concern, and support they provided.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Building Fund of Trinity Baptist Church, 4815 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27609. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

Sarah K. ‘Sue’ Blackwell

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Sarah K. “Sue” Blackwell, age 74, went home to be with her

Lord on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel by Pastor Tracy Gooding and Phillip Caulder, Jr. with burial following in the Bay Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 2:30 – 4:00 PM Saturday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Blackwell was born September 6, 1942 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Leon M. and Addie Bell Rivers Stafford. She was a retired employee of Weller/Cooper Tools with nearly 30 years of service, and a faithful member of Bay Springs Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, shopping with her family, and working in her flowers. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Sue was also preceded in death by her brothers, Charles M. Stafford, and Alvin J. Stafford.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Gandhi E. Blackwell of the home; 4 daughters, Darlene (Clifton) Keith of Ruby, SC, Glenda (Bryan) Slocum of Lancaster, SC, Tammy (Hatch) Rivers of Chesterfield, SC, Kim (Matthew) Hurley of Waldorf, MD; grandchildren, Jena (Austin) Owen of Cheraw, SC, Allen (Elisabeth) Dixon of Ruby, SC, Matthew Dixon of Hartsville, SC, Amy (Scott) Rivers of Ohio, Heather (William) Rivers of Chesterfield, SC, Amber (Robbie) Gainey of Hartsville, SC, Nicholas Hurley and Shauna Hurley both of Waldorf, MD; 6 great grandchildren, Wyatt, Gus, Brock, Hunter, Liam, and Lily; 2 brothers, Steve M. (Mary Alice) Stafford, and Joe E. Stafford both of Cheraw, SC; 1 sister, Linda S. (CharlesDave”) Price of Camden, SC, Sister-in-law, Christine Stafford of Cheraw, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to Bay Springs Baptist Church, 1888 Bay Springs Church Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Blackwell Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

Irene Chambers

PAGELAND – Irene Chambers, 95, died on Monday, September 19, 2016. Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 2PM from Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born on September 25, 1921 in Chesterfield County, SC to the late David and Clara Alsbrook. Survivors: two sons, Lonnie Chambers of the home and Luther Chambers, Pageland, SC; a daughter, Fannie Louallen, Brooklyn, NY; a sister, Essie Huntley of Philadelphia, PA; nineteen grandchildren, fifty-nine great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Flemming Funerals-Pageland was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

Jennie Mae Poole Curtis

COLUMBIA - Mrs. Jennie Mae Poole Curtis, age 96, entered into rest on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at her home. Funeral Services were at 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Susan Culler with burial following in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 10:00 – 11:00 AM Tuesday prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Curtis was born May 9, 1920 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Frank and Carrie Blalock Poole. She was a graduate of Pfeiffer College and a retired employee of Federal Land Bank with over 30 years of service. Mrs. Curtis was a faithful member of Washington Street United Methodist Church where she was very active and dedicated to the Soup Kitchen Ministry. She was the recipient of the Woman of the Year award in 2002 presented by her church family. Jennie Mae enjoyed gardening, and sharing her vegetables with neighbors and friends. She loved her family, and was very instrumental in planning and organizing family reunions, and attending the annual Poole family “Cousin’s Walk.”

In addition to her parents, Jennie Mae was preceded in death by her beloved husband, LeRoy Curtis; 3 brothers, John Milton, Howard Y., and Don Poole; 4 sisters, Myrtis Poole, Evelyn P. Ellis, Marguerite P. Snipes, Martha Lucille P.Gayle; and 1 nephew, John P. Causey, III.

Survivors include her sister, Catherine Causey of Conway, SC; 2 sisters-in-law, Lois A. Poole, and Josephine S. “Joker” Poole both of Chesterfield, SC; nieces and nephews, Gary Poole of Atlanta, GA, Irvin Poole of Chesterfield, SC, Patsy Keith of Cheraw, SC, Mickey Lockey of Cheraw, SC, Edward Poole of Atlanta, GA, Mary Murray of Spring Hope, NC, Saundra McLeod of Sumter, SC, and Lynn Gayle of Onancock, VA; her adopted family of the heart, Kelli (Dr. Rodney) Rhinehart of Columbia, SC and their children, Gabrielle, Hamilton, and Ellie whom she was affectionately known to as “Me-Maw”; Special Caregiver, Brenda Hutto of Columbia, SC, and a host of friends that were very special to her. The family cordially requests memorials be made in Mrs. Curtis’ memory to the Washington Street United Methodist Church “Soup Kitchen Ministry”, 1401 Washington Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC.is serving the Curtis Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

Eddie B. Gainey

CHERAW - Mr. Eddie B. Gainey, age 76, died Thursday, September 22, 2016. Graveside Services were at 3:00 PM Monday, September 26, 2016 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens by Rev. Jerry Gainey. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Gainey was born March 10, 1940 in Cheraw, SC a son of the late Ike and Martha Gainey. He was a retired employee of Highland Industries and a former employee of Delta Mills. He enjoyed fishing, watching sports, and spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, Eddie was preceded in death by his loving wife, Audrey Faye Gainey; and his 4 brothers, Earl, Arthur, Ike, and Maxie Gainey.

Survivors include his 2 sons, Maxie (Lisa) Gainey of Patrick, SC, and David (Kelli) Gainey of Cheraw, SC; 1 daughter, Linda (Jimmy Smith) Johnson of Hartsville, SC; step-sons, James (Karen) Gainey of Hartsville, SC and Frank Gainey of Elgin, SC; 9 grandchildren and 6 greatgrandchildren; and his beloved pet, “Cat”.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Gainey Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

Charlie Franklin Hancock Jr.

MT. CROGHAN – Mr. Charlie Franklin Hancock, Jr., age 50, died Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Funeral Services were held at 1:00 PM Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Cross Roads Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, September 23, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Hancock was born July 2, 1966 in Chesterfield, SC a son of Lucy Williams Hannah and the late Charlie Franklin Hancock, Sr. He was an employee of Professional Pipe Inc. and a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church. Mr. Hancock enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding horses, and his favorite pastime was riding his motorcycle.

Survivors include his wife, Lisa S. Hancock of Mt. Croghan, SC; 2 sons, Randall Quentin (Michelle) Hancock of Ruby, SC, and Kevin Chadwick Hancock of Mt. Croghan, SC; daughter, Courtney Elizabeth Hancock of Mt. Croghan, SC; mother, Lucy Williams (Jerry) Hannah of Mt. Croghan, SC; 2 sisters, Gail H. (Ricky) Morton and Dale H. Tarlton of Mt. Croghan, SC; 1 granddaughter, Miranda K. Hancock; niece, Sarina G. Morton; nephews, Christopher “Ryan” Taylor and Christopher “Tyler” Tarlton; and great nephew, Easton Zachary Morton.

The family cordially requests memorials be made in Mr. Hancock’s memory to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Hancock Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

Joseph Jefferson ‘Joe’ Marsh

CHERAW - Joseph Jefferson “Joe” Marsh, 88, died Saturday, September 24, 2016. Born in Wadesboro, NC he was a son of the late Elisha Sampson Marsh and Glennie Flake Marsh. He was the youngest of 12 children. He attended Deep Creek Hig School. He was a US Army Veteran of World War II, and also a US Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Mr. Marsh moved to Cheraw, SC,where he had started his own business, Marsh Industrial Sheet Metal Works. Joe was a hardworking provider, a loving hus- band, brother, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. He enjoyed fishing. Most of all he loved the time spent with his family.

Surviving is his wife (married in 1949), Virginia Dare Morris Marsh, sons, Glenn (Emily) Marsh and Douglas (Susan) Marsh all of Cheraw, SC, daughters, Dinah (Graham) Marsh Edwards of Isle of Palms, SC and Dee Dee (Dave) Marsh Evans of Pinopolis, SC, daughter-in-law, Kaye Bunch Marsh of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, David, Courtney, Joseph, Haley, Mary Dare, Hannah, Rachel, Rebecca, great grandchildren, Alex, Samantha, Gavin, Colton, Natalie Dare and a brother, Fred Ross

Marsh of Wadesboro, NC.

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, a son, Daniel “Dan” Marsh, a granddaughter, Robin Christopher “Christy” Marsh and 10 of his siblings.

The family received friends from 1:00PM to 2:00 PM, Monday, September 26, 2016 in the Caston Parlor of First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Monday, September 26, 2016 at First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial with military honors was in Old St. David’s Cemetery, Cheraw, SC.

Memorials to: First United Methodist Church, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520 or St. David’s Cemetery Association, PO Box 1196, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

C.H. Rivers

CHESTERFIELD – C.H. Rivers, 83, died on Monday, September 19, 2016. Funeral services were held on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 3PM from Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Community Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. He was born on June 16, 1933 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Cecil and Lottie Pegues Rivers. Survivors: four daughters, Vivian Bailey (John), Bertha Rivers, Tina Blakeney (Anthony) and Tonette McManus, all of Chesterfield, SC; four sons, Danny Rivers, Christopher Rivers, Gary Rivers, all of Chesterfield, SC and Gregory Rivers (Tasha), Hartsville, SC; five sisters, Louise Evans, New Haven, CT, Mary Johnson, Myrtle Lee Johnson (David), both of Chesterfield, SC, Betty Lou Rivers, New Haven, CT and Roberta Lewis (Alonzo), Chesterfield, SC; two brothers, Ulysses Rivers (Barbara Ann), and Harry Rivers (Precilla), both of Chesterfield, SC; twenty-one grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren.

Flemming Funerals Chesterfield was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

Nathan B. Rollins

PAGELAND – Mr. Nathan B. Rollins, age 68, died Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at his home. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Friday, September 23, 2016 at Jefferson Church of God by Rev. Scottie Sellers and Rev. Joey Nelms with burial following in the Providence Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Rollins was born on April 22, 1948, in Jefferson, SC, a son of the late Alton Bruce and Oree Dixon Rollings. He was the retired owner and operator of Rollins and Sons Painting. Mr.Rollins was a member of Jefferson Church of God. He enjoyed racing, drag racing, and antique cars.

In addition to his parents, Nathan was also preceded in death by his wife, Ann Jordan Rollins, and his brother, Danny Rollins.

He is survived by his 2 sons, Britt (Lisa) Rollins of Pageland, SC and Kevin (Layne) Rollins of Jefferson, SC; 3 grandchildren, Pressley Rollins, Gracie Rollins, and Ashton Rollins; 3 brothers, Larry D. (Marilyn) Rollings of Hartsville, SC, Jimmy (Mary Beth) Rollings of Jefferson, SC and Robbie (Denise) Rollings of Bethune, SC; 2 sisters, Janice (Tommy) Grant of Jefferson, SC and Patsy (Don) Gainey of Hartsville, SC; Special Friend, Martha Watson of Pageland, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews.

The family cordially requests memorials be made in Mr. Rollins memory to Jefferson Church of God, P.O. Box 116, Jefferson, SC 29718

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rollins Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

Bonnie Mullis Wyland

PAGELAND – Mrs. Bonnie Mullis Wyland, 79, of Pageland, SC passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at her home while surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice of Chesterfield County.

Mrs. Bonnie Mullis Wyland was born on April 29, 1937 in Monroe, North Carolina to the late Charles Mullis and Blanche Sherrin Mullis. Bonnie later met and united in marriage to the late Willis Robert Wyland. Bon- nie and her late husband Willis owned and operated WW Painting for many years. Bonnie worked as a security guard and loved sitting on the front porch watching the rain with her beloved four-legged friend Bella. Mrs. Wyland is preceded in death by her Husband, Willis Robert Wyland, Son, Edward Eugene Latty, Daughters, Michelle Latty and Sheila Ray Latty, Four Brothers and Three Sisters.

Those left to celebrate and remember her life include her Daughter, Vickie Lee Mattison (Kenneth) of Pageland, SC, Brothers, George Harvell of Mt. Croghan, SC, Richard Harvell (Brenda) of Pageland, SC and Andrew Harvell (Rose) of Pageland, SC, Three Grandchildren and Four Great Grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service was held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Baumgartner Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Mays officiating. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Special Olympics South Carolina, 109 Oak Park Dr., Irmo, South Carolina 29063.

Baumgartner Funeral Home is assisting the Wyland Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

Lucy Edyce Jackson Brasington

CHERAW - Lucy Edyce Jackson Brasington, 91, died Friday, September 30,2016.Born in Florence, SC she was the daughter of the late Edward Allen and Lenora Dorcas Ford Jackson. She was the widow of Jasper “Jap” Leo Basington, Jr. She was a member of the Garden Club and Bridge Club. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC and the Woman's Circle. Mrs Brasington had served as a Girl Scout Leader and a Library volunteer. She enjoyed traveling, painting, crafts, reading and needlework.

Surviving are her daughters, Edyce B. (Steve) Turner of Jefferson,TXKatherine B. (James, “Jim”) Bartlett of Pittsboro, NC, a grandson, Andy (Keri) Turner and great grandchildren, Catherine DuPlanti, Christopher DuPlanti and Cash DuPlanti.

She was predeceased in death by her parents and husband listed above and a daughter, Lucy Ellen Brasington.

The family received friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in the Caston Parlor of First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials to: NETC Scholarship Fund, c/o First United Methodist Church, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wednesday, October 5, 2016.

DERILLA FRAZIER

WINATE, N.C. - Derilla Frazier, 71, died on Saturday, September 24, 2016.Funeral services were held on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 2 pm from the Flemming Funeral Home-Pageland Chapel, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia, SC. She was born to the late Bert and essie Mae McKay Sowell on October 14, 1944 in Angelus, South Carolina. Survivors: a son Joseph; three sisters, Catherine Miller (Harvey), Jefferson, SC, Johnnie Mae Rorie (Floyd), Charlotte, NC and Gail Funderburk, Jefferson, SC..

Flemming Funerals-Pageland was in charge. Published in The, Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wednesday, October 5, 2016.

Lula Mae Malloy

CHERAW – Mrs. Lula Mae Malloy, age 81, went hone to be with her Lord on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral services were held at 3 PM Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at Forest Pine Church by Rev. Julius Burch and Phillip C. Caulder, Jr. with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Monday, October 3, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Malloy was born January 4, 1935 in Elizabethtown, NC a daughter of the late Percy Howard Moore and Ancdill Cole Gainey. She was a member of Forest Pine Church, where she faithfully served as Pastor's wife for over 30 years. Her passion and ministry revolved around church. She enjoyed reading and studying God's word, sending cards and making phone call to encourage others, and was a Godly prayer worrier. Mrs. Malloy was a true people person who enjoyed shopping and going out to eat with her friends. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her family and listening to gospel bluegrass music. She was affectionately known to her grand-children and many others as, “MaMae.” Mrs Malloy was the last surviving member of her immediate family, and had a special bond with her cousin, Buddy Cole, Jr.

In addition to her parents, Lula Mae was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 58 years, Rev. Thomas J Malloy, Jr.; two sisters Margaret and Peggy Moore; and two grandsons, Bryan R. Malloy and Michael Dean Malloy.

Survivors include her 3 sons, Richard T. “Ricky” Malloy and wife Geraldine, Rev. Danny R. Malloy and wife Teresa, and Joseph C. “Joey” Mallloy and wife Lisa all of Cheeraw, SC. 1 daughter, Cindy E. Wallace and husband William of Cheraw, SC; 9 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Kaydra McCoy, Jessica Blackwell, Tammy Stover, and the entire staff of Hospice of Chesterfield County for the love and care shown to Mrs. Malloy during her illness.

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Malloy Family. Published in The, Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wednesday, October 5, 2016.

Mary Jane Sowell

JEFFERSON – Mary Jane Sowell, 81, died on Wednesday 21, 2016. Funeral services were held on Monday, September 26, 2016 t 2 pm from the Pageland Community Center, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Mt. Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. She was born on May 9, 1935 in Lancaster County, SC to the late Haskel and Eva Mae Welch. Survivors: her husband, Otis Sowell; two daughters Velma Sowell (Dock King), Jefferson, SC and Ophelia Pickney (Leroy), Sumter, SC; two sons, Aaron Sowell (Angela), Winston-Salem, NC and Nathaniel Sowell (Katie), Jefferson, SC; three sisters, Pauline Duren, Charolette, NC, Voncile Copney, Pageland, SC and Susie Blakeney, Jefferson, SC; a brother, Johnny Welch, Jefferson, SC; and nine grand-children.

Flemming Funerals-Pageland was in charge. Published in The, Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wednesday, October 5, 2016.

Wallace Wayne Turnage

PATRICK – Mr. Wallace Wayne Turnage, age 66, died Thursday, September 29, 2016. Graveside services were held at 6:00 PM Monday, October 3, 2016 at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery in Patrick, SC by Brent Taylor with burial following. The family received friends on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at the home.

Mr. Turnage was born December 21, 1949 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Wade Tilman “Wallace” and Newell Leverne Graves Turnage. Mr. Turnage was the owner and operator of Turnage Tire in Society Hill, SC for over 25 years, and was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. Wayne enjoyed fishing and cooking.

In addition to his parents, Wayne was also preceded in death by 5 sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Byrd Turnage of the home; son, Kevin Wayne (Jennifer) Turnage of Monroe GA; 3 brothers, Ronnie (Gertrude) Turnage of Chesterfield SC, Joe (Kathy) Turnage and Steve (Sanda) Turnage of Cheraw SC; 3 sisters, Linda (Robert) Dabis, Karen Melton, and Denise Conrad, all of Chesterfield SC.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield,

SC is serving the Turnage family. Published in The, Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wednesday, October 5, 2016.

Edward Franklin ‘Frank’ Baker

CHERAW – Edward Franklin “Frank” Baker, Sr., 88, died Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Born in Wadesboro, NC he was a son of the late Edmond Everrett and Sallie Kate Huntley Baker. He was a member of St. David’s Episcopal Church, Cheraw, SC. He was a charter member of the Cheraw Rotary Club and the Cheraw Lions Club. He enjoyed flying, golf and singing (a member of the Cheraw Singers).

Surviving is his wife, Carolyn S. Baker of Cheraw, SC, sons, Andy (Wanda) Baker of Murrells Inlet, SC, Frank Baker, Jr. of Cheraw, SC, Wesley Baker of Surfside Beach, SC, Bill (Kimball) Baker of Murrells Inlet, SC, a brother, Alan Baker of Wadesboro, NC, a sister, Bettie Huntley of Southern Pines, NC, 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a son, David Baker.

The family received friends 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Monday, October 10, 2016 at the Baker home, 605 West Greene Street, Cheraw, SC

A graveside memorial service was held 2:00 pm, Monday, October 10, 2016 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers: Cheraw Rescue Squad, PO Box 28, Cheraw, SC 29520 or St. David’s Episcopal Church, PO Box 926, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 12A, Wednesday, October 12, 2016.

Lawrence Stanton Quick Sr.

CHERAW – Lawrence Stanton Quick, Sr., 91, died Sunday, October 9, 2016. Born in Marlboro County he was a son of the late Luther and Essie Quick. He was the widower of Grace Quick. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was a US Navy Veteran.

Surviving are his sons, Lawrence “Stan” Quick Jr. of Wallace, SC, George Quick of Raleigh, NC, Donnie (Kenya) Short of San Antonio, TX, daughters, Judy Quick of Wallace, SC, Cindy (Paul) Brooks of Wallace, SC, a brother, Frances Quick of Wallace, SC, a sister, Lucille Cagle of Columbia, SC, 12 grandchildren and 6 Great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife and parents listed above, a son, Ricky Quick, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters.

The family will receive friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC

A funeral service will be held 10:00 AM, Thursday, October 13, 2016 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Burial will be in the LDS Cemetery, Society Hill, SC.

Memorials to: LDS Cemetery, PO Box 497, Society Hill, SC 29593. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 12A, Wednesday, October 12, 2016.

Shirley Parker Campbell

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Shirley Parker Campbell, age 81, died Wednesday, October 12, 2016. A Celebration of Life Service will be 4:30 PM Sunday, October 23, 2016 at St. Paul United Methodist Church. The family will greet friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall. Mrs. Campbell was born December 30, 1934 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Alexander Ross and Eva Johnson Parker. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and a faithful member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Wesley Fellowship Class. Mrs. Campbell was a retired employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing. Following her retirement, she was very active in the community. She volunteered at the Chesterfield Visitors Center, served at the Chesterfield County Council on Aging, and the Chesterfield County Soup Kitchen.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Everette Dewitt Campbell; 1 sister, Roberta “BoBo” Huntley; 1 niece, Donna Lynn Huntley.

Survivors include her great niece, Hope Haithcock Boatwright and husband Michael of Jefferson, SC; life-long friend, Laura Hunt of Chesterfield, SC; and a special friend, William “Bill” Burr of Lumberton, NC.

The family cordially requests in lieu of flowers memorials be made in memory of Mrs. Campbell to St. Paul United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 305, Chesterfield, SC 29709

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Campbell family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

Ron P. ‘Butch’ Deemer

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Ron P. “Butch” Deemer, age 73, died Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at his

home. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 4:00 PM Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Mark Phillips and Mr. Robert Gordon. The family received friends from 3:00 - 4:00 PM Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Deemer was born September 29, 1943 in Dover, N.J. a son of the late Gilbert and Irene Patton Deemer. He was a retired employee of Chesterfield County Road Maintenance Department and a member of the Chesterfield Masonic Lodge #220. Mr. Deemer enjoyed drag racing and working on antique cars and trucks. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and was affectionately known as “Pop.” Mr. Deemer also enjoyed going to the flea markets and always had an eye for finding a deal.

In addition to his parents, Butch was also preceded in death by 1 grandson, Paul Mendez, Jr.

Survivors include his loving wife of 25 years, Debra A. Deemer of the home; children, Kathy (Mike Zengulis) Deemer of Easton, PA, Lisa (Ted) Darois of Phillipsburg, NJ, Therisa (Paul) Mendez of Copley, PA, Joanne (Howard) Eckhart of Albrightsville, PA, Tom (Janet) Smith of Andover, NJ, Thomas (Olga) Murray of Mechanics, MD, Valerie (Isaac) Abraham of Copley, PA, Amanda (Kelly) Smith, Tiffany Blackwell, and Abigail Hawk-Deemer all of Chesterfield, SC; 20 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; siblings, Gilbert Deemer of NJ, Joyce Statts of Easton, PA, Mary Riley of Chesterfield, SC, Elsie O’Brien of NJ, Fran Cornwall of Gaffney, SC, and Cindy Shotwell of NJ; also numerous nieces and nephews.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Deemer Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

Ronnie Legrande Freeman

SOCIETY HILL – Ronnie Legrande Freeman, 70, died Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Born in Society Hill he was a son of the late Clarence Allen and Elma Rosadale “Della” Edwards Freeman. He was employed by the Chesco Work Center of Chesterfield County. He was a member of the Church of God, Society Hill, SC. He won 2nd place in running at the Special Olympics 1997, Cheraw, SC. He enjoyed singing, fishing, attending church, going to Chesco (stringing beads), and playing sports with children. He also liked to collect pennies. His all time favorite thing to do was watching movies.

He is survived by his brothers, Joseph (Voncele) Delmas Freeman of Society Hill, SC, Carroll (Betty) Freeman of Society Hill, SC, Sisters, Linda (Cecil) Catherine Freeman Howle of Hartsville, SC, Faye Jeanette Freeman Howle of Society Hill, SC, and many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and greatnieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and brothers James Allen Freeman, Otis Freeman, Ray Freeman, Clarence Douglas Freeman, Sisters, Hallie Freeman McNatt, Hattie Freeman Walters, Nancy Freeman Dixon, Doris Jean Freeman Fluery, and a brother-inlaw Kenneth Howle.

The family received friends 2:00 pm-6:00 pm, Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 1447 Toney Mill Road, Society Hill.

A funeral service was held 4:00 pm Friday, October 14, 2016 at Society Hill Church of God. Burial will be in the LDS Cemetery, Society Hill, SC.

Memorials to: Society Hill Church of God or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

William ‘Will’ Austin Huntley

PITTSBURGH, Pa., - William (Will) Austin Huntley age 41, died Wednesday Oct. 5 2016 at home in Pittsburgh.

Mr. Huntley was born June 30 1975 in Chesterfield County SC, son of Keith Huntley and the late Harriet Griggs Huntley. He was a school band member and graduate of Chesterfield High and University of South Carolina, with a degree in Geology. Will was employed by L.R. Kimball Co. as staff geologist and enjoyed guitar, fishing and family time.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Harriet; grandfather, Frank Huntley; grandparents Mike and Barbara Griggs; and father in law, Frank Matlack.

Survivors include his wife, Erin; daughter, Aubree; and mother in law, Karen Matlack, all of Pittsburgh; Father, Keith (Beth) Huntley and grandmother, Flora Belle Huntley of Chesterfield. Services by L. Beinhauer & Sons of Pittsburgh. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

Nancy Wilson Penegar

CHERAW - Nancy Wilson Penegar, 81, died Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Born in Lancaster, SC she was a daughter of the late Thomas P. and Bessie Flowers Wilson. She was a member of Cheraw First Baptist Church and the Friendship Sunday School Class.

She is survived by her husband, (61 years of marriage) Jess Guy Penegar, Jr. of Cheraw, SC, a son, Guy (Sandy) Penegar of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Debra Lamb of Rowland, NC, a brother, Sidney (Sherrie) Wilson of Glenndale, AZ, sisters, Jean (Harvey) Morgan of Lancaster, SC, Becky (Dubb) Roberts of Lancaster, SC, grandchildren, Erin (Andy) Sutherland, Kelly Disharoon, Jess Penegar, IV, Mark Penegar and 6 great grandchildren.

The family received friends 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Thursday, October 13, 2016 in the foyer of the family life center of First Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Thursday, October 13, 2016 in the First Baptist Church Sanctuary, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials to: The American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. Members of the Friendship Sunday School Class will serve as honorary pallbearers. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

Helen Ann King Perry

CHESTERFIELD - “Miss Helen”, as she was affectionately known by the many who entered her home and sat at her table, was the daughter of Frank King and Mary Etta “Molly” Knight King. She was born October 16, 1921 in Chesterfield, SC. She graduated from Zoar High School and attended Pfeiffer College.

Miss Helen married Dr. Jerry Perry on June 19, 1942. She observed the “open door” policy at her home. In fact, she probably initiated it for her friends and family. Nights after Chesterfield High School ball games, her house was packed with loud, laughing, and hungry teenagers whom she didn’t just tolerate but also enjoyed.

Miss Helen was a wonderful cook and will be especially remembered for her fried chicken, pork chops, butter beans, and peach cobbler. Her quiet love and encouraging kindness will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Miss Helen taught Sunday school at the Chesterfield Baptist Church for many years and was a faithful participating member. Her sense of humor, her delight in her children and grandchildren, her love of life and her patience (which was severely tried by her children, her nieces and nephews, Dr. Jerry, and her in-laws, but NEVER her grandchildren), are a few of the reasons that made her a delightful woman.

Miss Helen died quietly in her own home just 5 days shy of her 95th birthday. Truly all who knew her will “rise up and call her blessed”.

In addition to her parents, Miss Helen was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 69 years, Dr. Jeremiah B. “Jerry” Perry; siblings, Lela King Carr, Julia King Hunter, Vivian King Adams, Bernice King, Dewey Foster King, Sr., Sue Lee King Harmon, Henry Frank King, Jr.; and sister of the heart, Peggy Davis.

Survivors include her children, Jerry B. Perry and wife Kim of Lancaster, SC, Claudia Perry Maloney of Columbia, SC, Vivian Perry Clower and husband Allan of Ronceverte, WV, Jill Perry Owen and husband Jim of Florence, SC, and Molly Perry Rose and husband Rob of Chesterfield, SC; sister, Johnnie Long of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Mark Harmon, Scott Harmon and wife Leslie, Kevin Quick, Keller Ann Perry, and Molly Giannuzzi and husband John; great grandchildren, Emily Grace, Luke, and Olivia Harmon, Caroline and Elizabeth Giannussi.

Memorial Services for Mrs. Helen Ann King Perry were held at 1:00 PM Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Chesterfield Baptist Church by Pastor Dennis Burton, Phillip C. Caulder, Jr. and John Long.

The family received friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall of Chesterfield Baptist Church.

The family cordially requests, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made in memory of Miss Helen to the Mercy In Me Free Clinic, P.O. Box 1684, Cheraw, SC 29520, Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or to a charity of one’s choice.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Perry Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

William L. Wilks

PATRICK - Mr. William L. Wilks, age 83, died Thursday, October 13, 2016 at his home. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Bob Sloan with burial to follow in the Patrick Cemetery. The family received friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Sunday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Wilks was born November 21, 1932 in Patrick, SC a son of the late Paul Leslie and Mary Helen Wilks. He was a retired employee of Sonoco with 41 years of service, and was member of SOTC (Sonoco Old Timer’s Club). Mr. Wilks was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was also a life-long member of Patrick Presbyterian Church where he served as former Elder and Treasurer. He enjoyed gardening and will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather to his family.

In addition to his parents, William was also preceded in death by 1 granddaughter, Kristie Wilks; and 2 brothers, Jimmy Wilks and Charles J. Wilks.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 65 years, Geraldine Wilks of the home; 3 children, Tommy (Sherrille) Wilks, and Mike Wilks both of Patrick, SC, and Kaye Johnson of Asheville, NC; 3 grandchildren, Jessica Wilks of Patrick, SC, Katelyn (Justin) Beebe of Wilkesboro, NC, and Zachary Johnson of Asheville, NC; 2 great grandchildren, Gracie and Parker.

The family cordially re- quests that memorials be made in Mr. Wilks memory to Patrick Presbyterian Church “Manse Fund”, P.O. Box 37, Patrick, SC 29584, the Kristie Wilks Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 37, Patrick, SC 29584, or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Wilks Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

Doris Griggs Boylan

CHERAW - Ms. Doris Griggs Boylan, age 84, loving mother of three daughters, went home to her reward on Saturday, October 22, 2016. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Monday, October 24, 2016 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church by Rev. Vaughn Chichester and Rev. William Wicker with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 2:00 - 3:00 PM Monday prior to the service at the church.

Ms. Boylan was born November 24, 1931 in Bennettsville, SC a daughter of the late Birch and Myrtle Brigman Griggs. She was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church of Bennettsville. Mrs. Boylan enjoyed reading, singing, and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her family, and she was affectionately known by family and friends as “Grandma Pee .Wee”.

In addition to her parents, Pee Wee was also preceded in death by her grandson, Cpl. Kelly S. Keith; sister, Claryne Wise; and 2 brothers, Marion K. Griggs and Carl Eugene Brigman.

Survivors include her 3 daughters, Gloria (Sammy) Leviner, Kathie (Steve) Cook both of Cheraw, SC, and Donna (Ron) Harter of Florence, SC; 4 grandchildren, Sammy Craig (Paula) Leviner, Phillip Keith (Candace) Leviner, Rebecca Layne Cook, and Dustin Adam (Lauryn) Brasington, Jude (Ashley Grace) Harter; great grandchildren, Cameron Leviner, Cody Leviner, Adrian Aycock, Shelton Goodwin, Aspen Goodwin, Dalton Leviner, Jace Davis, Jagger Leviner, Ava Caulder, Ethan Brasington, and Mason Brasington; great-great grandchildren, Audrina Aycock, and Jacoby Leviner; also numerous nieces and nephews. The family of Ms. Boylan cordially requests memorials be made in her memory to McLeod Hospice House, 1203 East Cheves Street, Florence, SC 29501.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Boylan Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, October 26, 2016.

Margaret Emily Hill Davis

CHERAW - Services for Margaret Emily Hill Davis, 99, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Cheraw, SC. Officiating will be The Reverend Mark Cooke. Burial will follow in Old St. David’s Cemetery, Cheraw. The family received friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Tuesday, October, 25, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Memorials may be made to St. David’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 926, Cheraw, SC 29520.

Mrs. Davis died Saturday, October 22, 2016. Born October 29, 1916 in Cheraw, SC, she was a daughter of the late John Andrew Whitmore Hill and Laura Gainey Hill. She was the widow of C. Warren Davis, Jr. Mrs. Davis was a faithful member of St. David’s Episcopal Church, Cheraw, SC. She spent her entire life devoted to her church, her husband and her children.

Survivors include her sons, Charles Warren Davis, III (Jean), John Walter Davis (Debbie) all of Cheraw, SC, her daughter, Margaret Davis MeRee (Jim) of Charleston, SC, eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Martha Davis Johnson, also, siblings and in-laws. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, October 26, 2016.

Theodore Blackmon

CHERAW – Theodore Blackmon, Sr., 74, died on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. A memorial service was held on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 2:30PM from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Chesterfield, SC. He was born on November 16, 1941 in Mt. Croghan, SC to the late James Wesley Blackmon and Nattie Lee Robinson Blackmon. Survivors: his wife, Berthena Graham Blackmon; three children, Theodore Blackmon, Jr., Alicia McCoy and Reginald Blackmon, all of Charlotte, NC; two sisters, Barbara B. Butler and Minnie Lee Blackmon, both of Pageland, SC; four brothers, James Thomas Blackmon, Julius T. Blackmon, Clarence Michael Blackmon and Emmanuel Blackmon all of Pageland, SC.

Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, October 26, 2016.

Erie Streater Powe

CHERAW - Erie Streater Powe, 88, died on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Funeral services were held on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 2PM from the Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born on November 21, 1927 in Mt. Croghan, SC to the late Frank and Willie Geneva Ward Streater. Survivors: seven children: Dec. Cary (Elease) Powe, Morven, NC, Rev. Dr. Grover (Elder Leomi) Powe, Morven, NC, Ruth Powe, Raleigh, NC, Katie (Rev. Robert) Gordon, Chesterfield, SC, Dorothy Powe, Hampton, VA and Dr. Larvia (Rev. Lynwood) Johnson, Cheraw, SC, Charles (Cathy) Powe, Cheraw, SC; 17 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, a great great grandson and a great great-great grandson; and a sister, Sallie Little, Washington, DC.

Flemming Funerals-Cheraw was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, October 26, 2016.

Cora Ellen Ford

CHESTERFIELD – Cora Ellen Ford, 78, died on Thursday, October 20, 2016. Funeral services were held on Monday, October 24, 2016 at 3:30PM from the Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostles Doctrine, Inc., Hartsville, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born on April 27, 1938 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Cleve and Mary Ellen Bennett Timmons. Survivors: three sons, Henry Ford, Chesterfield, SC, Thomas (Pauline) Ford, Cheraw, SC, Carl Ford, Cheraw, SC; two daughters, Mary (Stanley) McFadden, Chesterfield, SC and Sheron Ford, Irmo, SC; a sister, Doretha (Robert) Scott,Brooklyn, NJ; 14 grandchildren, 19 grea-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren.

Flemming Funerals-Cheraw was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, October 26, 2016.

Carol P. Adams

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Carol P. Adams, age 78, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, October 24, 2016. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Thursday, October 27, 2016 at David’s Grove Baptist Church by Pastor William Lewis and Pastor Scott Adams with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Thursday, prior to the service at the church.

Mrs. Adams was born November 24, 1937 in Marion, VA a daughter of the late Edward Martin and Enice Dolinger Pruitt. She was a retired employee of Burlington Industries with 34 years of service. Mrs. Adams was a faithful member of David’s Grove Baptist Church and enjoyed attending The Living Word when she could. She was very active in the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Seniors Ministry and served as former coordinator. Carol enjoyed cooking, talking on the phone with her family and friends, and attending the family reunions in Virginia. She will be remembered as a lady who was always on the go and a true friend to all.

In addition to her parents, Carol was also preceded in death by her beloved hus- band of 46 years, Charles Perry Adams; and her infant son, Edward Perry Adams.

Survivors include her children, Timothy (Ruth) Adams, Rev. Scott (Lani) Adams, Tammy (Salvador) Mondragon all of Chesterfield, SC, Charlene (Donald) Nelson of Wilmington, NC, and James (Lena) Adams of Calabash, NC; grandchildren, Julia (Rayme) Mudd, Steven (Amy) James, Seth Adams, Craig Overstreet, Brendan Adams, Alisia Mondragon, David Adams, Gary (Jennifer) Adams, and Mark (Kim) Nelson; 1 sister, Peggy Peak of Marion, VA, 2 brothers, Hubert (Rita) Pruitt of Texas, and Jerry (Frances) Pruitt of Chesterfield, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews.

The family cordially requests memorials be made in memory of Mrs. Adams to David’s Grove Baptist Church, c/o Diane Rayfield, 2256 Jackson Rd. W, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Adams family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Wednesday, November 2, 2016.

Judy Miller Boan

CHERAW - Sister Judy Miller Boan, age 69, beloved wife of the late Larry Boan, Sr., passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at her residence after an illness.

Born in Marlboro County, SC, on March 14, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Ancel Miller and Cleo Hood. She was a homemaker and a member of the Middendorf Church of God in Hartsville. Sister Judy enjoyed shopping, eating good food, and talking and joking with family and friends. She will be remembered for her contagious smile.

She is survived by her two devoted daughters, Lisa Gray Cassidy and Sharon Gray Cooper (Wayne) both of Wallace, SC; by her devoted sons, James “Jim” W. Gray, Jr. of Marion, SC and Larry “Dougie” Boan, Jr. (Wendy) of Cheraw, SC; a sister, Lynda M. Carroll of Bennettsville; 8 grandchildren, Thomas Cassidy of Hartsville, Tyler Cassidy of Wallace, Chase Gray of Lake City, Kendall Gray of Lake City, Brooke Cooper and Jessica Cooper both of Wallace, Jamie Boan and Amber Boan both of Cheraw; and one precious great-granddaughter, MacKenzie Jewart of Wallace.

Funeral services were held 4:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Burroughs and Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw.

Sister Judy was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above; and by a brother -in- law, Rochelle Carroll.

Pallbearers were Dylan Gray, Jamie Boan, Tyler Cassidy, Thomas Cassidy, Gary Carroll and David Boan. The family requests memorial donations in her memory to: The Middendorf Church of God Building Fund, 16839 Ruby-Hartsville Road, Hartsville, SC 29550.

The family received friends at the home of her daughter, Sharon (Wayne) Cooper, 4567 Wallace Drive, Wallace, SC 29596.

Burroughs and Cooper Funeral Home is honored to serve the Boan Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Wednesday, November 2, 2016.

Michael Davenport

CHERAW - Funeral services for Michael Davenport, 61, were held at 1:00 pm Friday, October 28, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. The family received friends following the service.

Mr. Davenport died Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Born in Greenville, SC, he was a son of the late William Oliver Davenport and Janie Davis Mc-Donald. He was a long time resident of Cheraw and was previously employed with BGF Industries.

Surviving are his daughter, Marlena Mashburn of Florence, SC; grandchildren, Andrea Mashburn, Richard Mashburn, Austin Mashburn; great-grandchild, Savannah Cool; brothers, Larry (Nancy) Davenport, Johnny (Chris) McDonald, Gene McDonald; previous wife, Marsha Grooms, Bennettsville.

He was preceded in death by his step-father, Clarence McDonald.

Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home is serving the family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Wednesday, November 2, 2016.

Daryl K. Haire

WALLACE - Daryl K. Haire, 56, died Monday, October 24, 2016. Born in Chesterfield County, SC, he was a son of the late Ernest and Essie Haire. He enjoyed horseback riding and was previously an electrician.

He is survived by a son, Keith Haire of Hamlet, NC, brothers, Todd Haire (Melinda) of Morven, NC, Gary Haire of Cheraw, SC, Michael Haire, of Wallace, SC, sisters, Paula Quick Judy Hutchinson (Murrell) both of Wallace, SC, nieces, Lindsay Haire of Morven, NC, Katie Patterson of Jacksonville, NC, Courtney Haire of Cheraw, SC, nephews, Wesley Hutchinson of Wallace, SC, and Ell Quick of Cheraw, SC.

The family received friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Wallace, SC.

A funeral service was held 4:00 PM Thursday, October 27, 2016 at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Wallace, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials to: American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Drive, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Wednesday, November 2, 2016.

Cavis Markee Miller

JEFFERSON - Cavis Markee Miller, 30, died on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Funeral services were held on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 2:30 PM from the Mt. Canaan Baptist Church, Jefferson, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was born to Fairly L. Blakeney and the late Melody Patrice Miller on October 31, 1985 in Monroe, North Carolina. Survivors: his father, Fairly L. Blakeney (Cynthia), Pageland, SC; grandmothers, Jenette B. Miller, Jefferson, SC and Doretha J. Blakeney, Pageland, SC; two brothers, Corey Miller, Jefferson, SC and Sergio Blakeney, Pageland, SC; three sisters, Courtney Miller, Jefferson, SC, Tiara Blakeney, Pageland, SC and Chandra Evans, Lancaster, SC.

Flemming Funerals-Pageland was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Wednesday, November 2, 2016.

Melody Patrice Miller

JEFFERSON – Melody Patrice Miller, 48, died on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Funeral services were held on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 2:30 PM from the Mt.

Canaan Baptist Church, Jefferson, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born to Jenette Blackwell Miller and the late Cleveland William “Joe” Miller on No- vember 19, 1967 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. Survivors: her mother, Jenette B. Miller, Jefferson, SC; a son, Corey Miller, Jefferson, SC; a daughter, Courtney Miller, Jefferson, SC; two brothers, Jared Miller (Monica), Indian Trail, NC and Joe Wright (Patricia), McBee, SC; two sisters, Pamela Baker (Reginald), Charlotte, NC and Angie Edgeworth, Pageland, SC.

Flemming Funerals-Pageland was in charge. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Wednesday, November 2, 2016.

Michael Anthony ‘Mike’ Robinson

CHERAW - Mr. Michael Anthony “Mike” Robinson, age 50, entered into rest on

Sunday, October 23, 2016. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 5:00 PM Thurs-day, October 27, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel by Brent Taylor. The family greeted friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Robinson was born December 1, 1965 in Bennettsville, SC a son of Ruth Burr Robinson and the late Everett Robinson, Jr. He attended Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, and was a former employee of C.F.T., Bi-Lo, and Food Lion. Mike loved his family and was a true people person. He never met a stranger and was a beloved employee, neighbor, and friend. His hobbies included fishing, and he was known for his ability to clean and detail cars.

He is survived by his loving mother, Ruth B. Robinson of Cheraw, SC; 3 sisters, Geraldine (Michael) White of Cheraw, SC, Janice Dawkins of Rockingham, NC, and Linda Gail (Curtis) Tyner of Hartsville, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews.

The family cordially requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, 318 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709 to assist the family with funeral expenses.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Robinson Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Wednesday, November 2, 2016.

Lucille Andrews

PATRICK - Funeral services for Lucille Lundy Tolson Andrews, 88, were held at

2:30 p.m. On Saturday, November 5, 2016 in the chapel of Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The Rev. Jeff Williams officiated with burial in Brown Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293 Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Mrs. Andrews died peacefully at her home on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Darlington Co., SC, she was a daughter of the late John A. and Rosa Lewis Lundy. She was a lifelong member of Brown Springs Baptist Church where she led the choir for many years. Lucille retired from Patrick Sportswear where she was a seamstress. She was a devoted housewife that loved her family, enjoyed trips to the mountains, and going to Gene Watson concerts. She was affectionately known as “Granny” by her grandchildren. The family is grateful to the staff of Hospice of Chesterfield County for their devotion and care given to Mrs. Andrews.

Surviving are her daughters, Betty Jean (Bill) Billington of Bridge City, TX, Christine (Wade) Huggins of Hartsville, SC; son, Alvin (Mary) Tolson of Patrick, SC; grandchildren, Cody (Amy) Billington, Jodi Billington, Andy (Terri) Huggins, Burt (Leslie) Huggins, Holly (Clint) Patterson, Joshua Tolson, Lisa Lynn (Steven) Dooley, Ashley (Courtney) Tolson, Brandon Tolson; great-grandchildren, Sydney Billington, Kelsey Billington, Hunter Billington, Claire Stoddard, Alice Stoddard, Colin Huggins, Gavin Huggins, Jack Henry Huggins, Rivers Huggins, Brock Tolson, Henry Tolson, Ashlyn Dooley, Reagan Dooley, and Campbell Dooley.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, James Arthur Tolson and J.C. Andrews; daughter, Elizabeth Tolson Sowell; son, Johnny Burgan “J.B.” Tolson. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

Michael Davenport

Funeral services for Michael Davenport, 61, were held at 1:00 pm Friday, October 28, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. The family received friends following the service.

Mr. Davenport died Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Born in Greenville, SC, he was a son of the late William Oliver Davenport and Janie Davis McDonald. He was a long time resident of Cheraw and was previously employed with BGF Industries.

Surviving are his daughter, Marlena Mashburn of Florence, SC; grandchildren, Andrea Mashburn, Richard Mashburn, Austin Mashburn; great-grandchild, Savannah Cool; brothers, Larry (Nancy) Davenport, Johnny (Chris) McDonald, Gene McDonald; previous wife, Marsha Grooms, Bennettsville. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Clarence McDonald.

Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home is serving the family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

Samuel Jervey DuPre

MOUNT PLEASANT - Samuel Jervey DuPre ́ III, husband of Ann Hall Waring DuPre ́ died peacefully on November 3, 2016 in Mount Pleasant, SC. The family and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Jervey DuPre ́ were invited to attend the graveside services in Old St. David’s Cemetery, Cheraw, SC on Monday, November 7, 2016 at one o’clock. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at two o’clock in St. Philip’s Church, Charleston, SC.

Mr. DuPre ́ was born May 22, 1945, in Bennettsville, SC, a son of Samuel Jervey DuPre ́, Jr. and Blanche Kinsey Evans DuPre ́. He was a graduate of North Carolina State University and received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from The Citadel. While serving in the US Navy in San Diego, California Mr. DuPre ́ began his love for sailing and continued this pursuit in Charleston forging many lifelong friendships. He was a nuclear engineer and owner of Program Services, Inc. After retirement Mr. DuPre ́ became an avid bicyclist. He enjoyed the sport and friends he made through it immensely. He was a member of St. Philip’s Church, Sea Island Yacht Club, Carolina Yacht Club, and the Huguenot Society of South Carolina.

He is survived by his wife of Mount Pleasant, SC; a daughter Elizabeth DuPre ́ Brown and her husband Alton of Mount Pleasant, SC; one granddaughter Eliza DuPre ́ Brown; a brother Thomas Evans DuPre ́ and his wife Meri; a sister Mildred DuPre ́ Kitchell and her husband Rusty.

Memorials may be made to St. David’s Cemetery Association, PO Box 1196, Cheraw, SC 29520, Thompson (formerly York Place-The Episcopal Home for Children), 6800 Saint Peter’s Lane, Matthews, NC 28105, or St. Philip’s Church, 142 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29401.

Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

Michael Scott Laird

CHERAW - Michael Scott Laird, 48, died on Saturday, October 29, 2016. A memorial service will be held at a later date. He was born on July 1, 1968 in Morenci, Arizona to Richard Laird and Barbara Jean Cates. He is survived by: a son, Khristopher Dodgin (Leeann), Bozeman, MT; his parents, Richard Laird (Rosalie), Tuscan, AZ and Barbara Jean Cates (Fred Gert), Cheraw, SC; three grandchildren; a step brother, Joel Martin, Denver, CO and two step sisters, Laura Luxor of New York and Cathy Poole, Denver, CO

Services rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

Willie Ray Lear

CHESTERFIELD – Willie Ray Lear was the fifteenth child, and last survivor, born to William Alec Lear and Clara Elizabeth Hancock Lear on May 15, 1936, and died on Friday, November 4, 2016 at the age of 80. He had a varied working career which included Lear’s IGA, Life of Georgia Insurance Company, J.P. Stevens, Hennis Freight, and retired with 28 years of service with the Department of Agriculture: Soil Conservation Service.

Ray was a faithful member of Chesterfield Baptist Church, Fellowship Sunday School Class, choir, deacon, and the S.C. National Guard. He worked many hours helping Chesterfield County Rural Water Company get established along highway # 9. Ray loved music, the outdoors, horses, reading, farming and socializing. He helped take care of his mother for many years and was a beloved son-in-law to Sara Belle Phillips.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sara Lear; one daughter, Elizabeth “Libby” Lear Walker, one grandson, Vaughn Lear Walker; also many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorial services for the life of Willie Ray Lear were held at 4:00 PM Sunday, November 6, 2016 at Chesterfield Baptist Church by Pastor Dennis Burton and Phillip C. Caulder, Jr. The family greeted friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall. Contributions may be made to Chesterfield Baptist Church “Playground Equipment Fund”, 207 East Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or Chesterfield County Soil and Water Conservation District, 106 Scotch Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or Mercy in Me Free Medical Clinic, P.O. Box 1684, Cheraw, SC 29520, or to a charity of one’s choice.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Lear Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

William D. ‘Bill’ Matthews Sr.

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. William D. “Bill” Matthews, Sr. age 87, entered into rest on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at his home. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at St. Paul United Methodist Church by Pastor Bruce Adams and Phillip C. Caulder, Jr. with burial to follow in the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family will host a reception and greet friends immediately following the committal service in the fellowship hall of St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Mr. Matthews was born June 21, 1929 in Scranton, SC and graduated from Manning High School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University in 1950 and his Master’s degree from the University of North Carolina.

For many years Mr. Bill taught and coached at Chesterfield High School. He was the coach of the 1963 baseball state championship team. He served as principal at Chesterfield High School from 1969 to 1972. Mr. Matthews later became the Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education and served on the Chesterfield County School Board. Among his other accomplishments, Mr. Bill gave 20 years of service to the South Carolina Army National Guard. He was president of the Chamber of Commerce and received the W. D. Craig Lifetime Service Award.

Mr. Bill loved his God and his church, and was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. He was also an avid Clemson fan. He supported and cheered on his Clemson Tigers for many years.

Mr. Bill touched many people in the Chesterfield area through his teaching, love, and dedication to his community. His family and community will miss him dearly. We are blessed to have had Mr. Bill in our lives. Survivors include the love of his life and wife of 64 years, Maxie Jewell Matthews; two children, William David Matthews Jr. and wife Mary Alice Matthews, and Maria Anne Matthews; three grandchildren, Melissa Matthews Martin and husband Eric Michael Martin, Leslie Anne Matthews, and Mary Elizabeth Matthews; two great-grandchildren, William David Martin and Emily Jean Martin; one brother, Bobby Matthews and wife Mary Anne Matthews of Sumter, South Carolina; and nieces and nephews.

The family cordially requests memorial contributions be made in Mr. Bill’s memory to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 305 W. 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 Matthews Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

Katrina Pigg Sturgis

MONROE, N.C. - Katrina Pigg Sturgis, born April 21, 1928, passed away on November 4, 2016. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Charles Neil Sturgis; one daughter, Kathy Sturgis Ward (Ronnie) of Winchester VA; one son, Charles Neil Sturgis, J . (DyAnn) of Indian Land, SC; one brother, Billy Pigg (Bobbie) of Pageland SC. She is also survived by her five grandchildren, Jason Sturgis (Ashley) of Stallings NC, Lindsey Nance (Michael) of Unionville NC, Megan Coan (Matt) of Monroe NC, Beth Forsyth (Mac) of Alexandria VA, Allan Bryarly (Staci) of Phoenixville, PA. She is also survived by her seven precious great-grandchildren, Chloe Nance, Carter Nance, Carly Coan, Patrick Forsyth, Nathan Forsyth, Mikey Forsyth, Violet Bryarly, sister-in-law Sue Pigg of Virginia Beach, Va., and brother-in-law Jimmie Attaway Rivers of Mt. Croghan.

Mrs. Sturgis is also survived by her caregivers, her three angels, Karen Rushing, Daphney Blout and Mable Glenn, who made her life better every day and took wonderful care of her. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, especially Mike Secrest and Farris Pigg who thought of her as a second mother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, B.C. Pigg and Vennie Pigg; one sister, Fanell Rivers; and one brother, Rance Pigg.

Mrs. Sturgis was a lifelong Christian and active member of Central United Methodist Church of Monroe until illness made it difficult to attend services. Professionally, Mrs. Sturgis was a registered nurse for 44 years at Union Memorial Hospital (later named CMC Union) and was Operating Room Supervisor for 35 of those years.

Mrs. Sturgis was active in her community for many years, helping the elderly at The Ellen Fitzgerald home and was giving of her nursing skills wherever and whenever needed. In 1994 she was awarded Citizen of the Year for her “outstanding achievement and unselfish service in the betterment of our community.”

A beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Mrs. Sturgis was a friend to all who knew her. Admired by many and loved by all. Katrina, Mama, Mimmie, Aunt Tiny, Sis will be forever missed.

The family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, November 6, 2016, at McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe. A funeral service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Sturgis was held 11 a.m. Monday, November 7, 2016, at Central United Methodist Church of Monroe. Interment followed in Lakeland Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist or to Hospice of Union County. McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Sturgis. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

Zeb Wilson English

WALLACE - Zeb Wilson “Papa Zeb” English, 82, died Thursday, November 10, 2016. Born in Wallace, SC he was the son of the late Zeb Vance and Lottie English. He was a charter member of the Wallace Rescue Squad (44 years), mentoring many of the members over the years and earning numerous awards for his service. He was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church. He was a Wallace Bearcat fan and then a Marlboro County Bulldog fan. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, sports and NASCAR. He loved all children, family and friends. He was known in the community as “Papa Zeb.”

Surviving is his wife, Betty Griggs English of the home, sons, Randy (Doris) English of Griffin, GA, Andy (Hope) English of Cheraw, SC, Frankie English of Wallace, SC, Brittany (Mandy) English of Bennettsville, SC, a daughter, Elaine (Tony) Creech of Wallace, SC, sisters, Marie Page of Wallace, SC, Faye Allen of Cheraw, SC, Betty Leviner of Marston, NC, 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above a daughter, Gaynell Coates and a grandchild, Jeffrey Polson.

The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A graveside service was held 3:00 PM, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Wallace, SC.

Memorials to: Embrace Hospice, 1220 Bennettsville Sq, Bennettsville, SC 29512 or Wallace Rescue Squad, 4013 Highway 177, Wallace, SC 29596 or American Cancer Society, 181 E Evans St, Florence, SC 29506. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 9A, Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

Terry Parker Lear

CHERAW - Mrs. Terry Parker Lear, age 70, entered into rest on November 12, 2016. Funeral Services will be 3:00 PM Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Pine Grove Baptist Church by Pastor Mark Phillips and Phillip Caulder, Jr. with burial to follow in the Brock’s Mill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 - 7:00 PM Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lear was born April 13, 1946 in Cheraw, SC a daughter of the late Royce J. and Christine Short Parker. She was a homemaker and enjoyed working with children at St. Paul United Methodist Church Daycare and First Southern Methodist Church Daycare. She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church and enjoyed reading, cooking for her family, and working word search puzzles.

In addition to her parents, Terry was also preceded in death by the love of her life, Rev. Harold Lear; and 1 great grandson, Master Dominic Bryce Sellers.

Survivors include her son, Wendell (Lori) Lear of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Robin Lear, Hannah Lear, and Hayden Lear; 2 great grandsons, Michael Justin Marsh, Jr. and Steven Sellers; 2 sisters, Nancy (Greg) White of Cheraw, SC and Patti Hancock of Cheraw, SC.

The family requests memorials be made in memory of Mrs. Lear to Pine Grove Baptist Church “Bus Fund” 293 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC or to the National Kidney Foundation, 508 Hampton St. #200, Columbia, SC 29201.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Lear Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 9A, Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

Shirley Wright Walton

CHERAW – Shirley Wright Walton, 82, died Friday, November 4, 2016. Born in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of the late James Corrieton and Bertha Cordelia Wright. She was the widow of William Jones Walton, Jr. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. Mrs. Walton was a member and had served at a Circle Leader of the United Methodist Women. In 2012 she was the recipient of the Mission Service Award, given to her for generous commitment of time, dedicated service, loyal support, and love for the United Methodist Women, the church and the community. She was a dedicated nurse in Chesterfield County for 30 years. She enjoyed the beach, shag music and was a loyal member of her bridge club for 30 plus years. Most of all she loved being with her family.

Surviving her are her sons, William (Penny) J. Walton, III of Zurich, Switzerland, Todd (Lori) Wright Walton of Jacksonville, FL, Shirley (David) R. Roscoe of Chesterfield, SC, a sister, Dorothy W. Norton of Columbus, MS, grandchildren, Josh, Lauren, Matthew, David, Erin, great grandchildren, Savana, Brody, Alivia and Luke.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also, a brother, James C Wright, Jr. and a sister, Virginia W. Allison.

The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service was held 2:00 PM Friday, November 11, 2016 at First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed the service at Old Saint David’s Cemetery.

Memorial to: First United Methodist Church, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 9A, Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

Irvin Laverne Bacot

CHAPIN - A graveside service for Irvin Laverne Bacot, 90 of Chapin was held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 20, 2016 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, S. Highway 1,North Cheraw, SC 29520. Reverend Lane Godbold Rogerson. Temples HalloranFuneral Home, 5400 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29212, is assisting the family.

Mr. Bacot passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2016. Born in Rockingham, NC he was the son of the late Eugene Greyard Bacot and Lina Quick Bacot. He proudly served in the United States Army.

Surviving are his sister, Peggy Calcutt (Joe) of Florence, SC; brother, Bobby Bacot (Barbara) Laurinburg, NC; along with many niece and nephew. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ann Bacot, Mildred Hammond and four brothers, Bernard Bacot, Eugene Bacot, Harold Bacot andDanny Bacot.

Memorials can be made to the Lutheran Homes of South Carolina Foundation, Inc., 300 Ministry Drive, Irmo, SC 29063-2366. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

Rosa Marie McRae Chapman

CHERAW - Mrs. Rosa Marie McRae Chapman, age 58, entered into rest on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at her home. Homegoing Services were held at 2:00 PM Sunday, November 20, 2016 at FreeWorship by Pastor Chad Vick. The family received friends from 4:00 – 6:00 PM Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, 318 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC.

Mrs. Chapman was born July 28, 1958 in Bennettsville, SC a daughter of the late Leo McRae, Sr. and Mary Jane Baker McRae. Rosa was a graduate of Clio High School, class of 1976, and attended Richmond Community College and Florence Darlington Tec where she obtained her Associate of Science degree in nursing. Mrs. Chapman was a member of FreeWorship and served on the Hospitality Team. Rosa was a God-fearing lady who loved the Lord with all her heart. She was blessed with the gift of prophecy and was greatly revered as a Prophetess. Her ministry also included working with Scotland Regional Hospice, Hospice of Chesterfield County, and Sandhills Medical Center where she was awarded the employee of the year in 2005.

In addition to her parents, Rosa was also preceded in death by her brother, Sylvester McRae and infant brother, Lorenzo McRae.

Surviving are her husband of 15 years, Paul Chapman of the home; son, De’Andre Chapman of GA; daughter, Ashley (Kris) Sanford of El Paso, TX; 3 sisters, Tammy McRae and Lori McRae both of Clio, SC, and Monique (Levan) Mitchell of Lake View, SC; 6 brothers, Lemard McRae of Bennettsville, SC, Charles McRae of Oakland, CA, Leo (Shirley) McRae of Dillon, SC, Raymond McRae, Leon McRae, and Eric McRae all of Bennettsville, SC; Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, William P. and Nezzie Mae Chapman of Cheraw, SC; sisters-in-law, Darlene (J.D.) Shaw and Tammy (Terrence) Warren both of Cheraw, SC; brothers-in-law, Perry (Michelle) Chapman, Anthony Chapman, and Daryll Chapman all of Cheraw, SC; beloved aunts, Vernice Bethea of New York City, NY, Julia Mae Covington of Bennettsville, SC, Amy Brown and Margaret McRae both of Clio, SC; uncle, Howard (Almeta) McRae of Bennettsville, SC; friend and caretaker, Rebecca Felkel of Cheraw; best friends, Shellie Plumley, Annie Bell Deese, and Brenda Goode; sons of the heart, Michael Covington of Clemson, SC and Bryson Jones of Clio, SC numerous cousins including Nora Jenkins of Florence, SC, Jean Simmons of Summerville, SC, Jacqueline Bethea of New York City, NY, Beatrice Sloan and Ellen McRae both of Clio, SC.

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. Chapman during her illness. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Chapman Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

Zeb Wilson English

WALLACE - Zeb Wilson “Papa Zeb” English, 82, died Thursday, November 10, 2016. Born in Wallace, SC he was the son of the late Zeb Vance and Lottie English. He was a charter member of the Wallace Rescue Squad (44 years), mentoring many of the members over the years and earning numerous awards for his service. He was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church. He was a Wallace Bearcat fan and then a Marlboro County Bulldog fan. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, sports and NASCAR. He loved all children, family and friends. He was known in the community as “Papa Zeb.”

Surviving is his wife, Betty Griggs English of the home, sons, Randy (Doris) English of Griffin, GA, Andy (Hope) English of Cheraw, SC, Frankie English of Wallace, SC, Brittany (Mandy) English of Bennettsville, SC, a daughter, Elaine (Tony) Creech of Wallace, SC, sisters, Marie Page of Wallace, SC, Faye Allen of Cheraw, SC, Betty Leviner of Marston, NC, 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above a daughter, Gaynell Coates and a grandchild, Jeffrey Polson. The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A graveside service was held 3:00 PM, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Wallace, SC.

Memorials to: Embrace Hospice, 1220 Bennettsville Sq, Bennettsville, SC 29512 or Wallace Rescue Squad, 4013 Highway 177, Wallace, SC 29596 or American Cancer Society, 181 E Evans St, Florence, SC 29506. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

Earlene Mungo Joyner

LANCASTER - Mrs. Earlene Mungo Joyner, of Lancaster, widow of Rev. Coy Blair Joyner, passed away Monday, November 14, 2016 at White Oak Manor. She was born November 28, 1924 in Kershaw, a daughter of the late Lawson Evander Mungo and Bessie Louise Catoe Mungo. Mrs. Joyner was a devoted and loving wife and mother, who was a Christian from an early age. She and her husband devoted their lives and ministry to the service of God. Mrs. Joyner was a graduate of Clear Creek Bible College and was a member of Sherwood Baptist Church.

A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Joyner was held Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Lancaster Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Tipton and Rev. Patrick Blackmon. Burial will be in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Joyner is survived by two sons, Frankie Joyner and his wife Theresa of Patrick and John Joyner and his wife Patty of Hillsboro, Oregon; a daughter, Donna Johnson and her husband Ron of Lancaster; a brother, Ray Mungo and his wife Joann of Lancaster; two sisters, Peggy Harmon and her husband Earl of Lancaster and Kathryn Dabney of Fort Mill; nine grandchildren; J.R. Joyner, Shannon Stewart, Courtney Crompton, Ashley Johnson, Michael Johnson, Stacia Oliver, Dylan Hrkac, Elle Joyner and Kiara Joyner, and

seven great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Joyner was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Mungo, three sisters, Meta Payne, Betty Short, Loree Pate, and a grandson-in-law Paul Crompton.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. Until 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Lancaster Funeral and other times at the home of Donna and Ron Johnson.

Memorial contributions may be made to White Oak Manor Activity Fund, 253 Craig Manor Road, Lancaster, SC 29720. Lancaster Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family of Mrs. Joyner. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

Nannie Lisenby Rivers

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Nannie Lisenby Rivers entered into rest on Saturday, November 19, 2016. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Monday, November 21, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Ed Traxler and Phillip Caulder, Jr. with burial following in the Rivers Family Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Monday prior to the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Rivers was born July 18, 1924 in Wadesboro, NC a daughter of the late Jefferson Davis and Lottie Adams Lisenby. She was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church, where she was a faithful choir member, member of the U.M.W., and member of the Ladies Sunday school class #9. Nannie enjoyed square dancing, shopping, and traveling with her beloved late husband, “Lem”. Some of her other hobbies included gardening, working in her flowers and yard, and spending time her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Nannie was also preceded in death by her husband, Lemuel Hall Rivers; brothers, Albert, Perry, Lowden, Knowlton Roy, and Thomas Lisenby; sisters, Ethel Moore, Mary Belle Honeycutt, and Dethane Molaro.

Survivors include her children, Nancy (Tom) Freeman of Burlington, NC, Steve (Mary Lynn) Rivers, and Joel (Donna) Rivers both of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Ben (Rebecca) Freeman of Cary, NC, Mark Edward (Kelli) Freeman of Palo Alto, CA, Katy (Matthew) Anderson of Greensboro, NC, Brian (Mandy) Rivers, Eric (Krystin) Rivers, and Elizabeth (Kip) Moss all of Chesterfield, SC, Jessica (Emilio Cobanera) Rivers of Vermont, Laura Rivers of Chesterfield, SC, and Karen (Austin) Caulder of Cheraw, SC; 18 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family of Mrs. Rivers cordially requests memorials be made in her memory to Zoar United Methodist Church, C/O Debbie Foote, 2472 Zoar Rd. Cheraw, SC 29520.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rivers Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

Sarah McMillan Roller

WALLACE – Sarah McMillan Roller, 80, died Saturday, November 19, 2016. Born in Red Springs, NC she was a daughter of the late Archie and Anne Mae Locklear McMillan. She was the widow of John Roller, Jr. She was a member of Mission of Faith Church, Wallace, SC. She enjoyed sewing and was a hard worker. She loved spending time with family.

Surviving is her son, Aldon (Carla) Roller of Wallace, SC, daughters, Sylvia (Gerald) Previtte, Dorothy (Jimmie) Teal, Sandy (Bob) Hall all of Wallace, SC, sons- in-law, Rodney Cohoon of Wallace, SC, step-daughter, Catherine Honeycutt of Salisbury, NC, a sister, Marie Chavis of Red Springs, NC, a special honey Chris Melton, 8 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also, daughters, Deborah Cohoon, Linda Roller, brothers, Lacy McMillan, Reece McMillan, Leonard McMillan, sisters, Belle Goins, Stella Brayboy, Cassie Locklear, Sallie Dial, and a grandson “Son” of the home, Samuel Jordan Roller.

The family received friends

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service will be held 3:00 PM Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at Mission of Faith Church, Wallace, SC Burial will be in Mission of Faith Cemetery. Memorials to: Mission of Faith Church, 4164 Delta Heights Road, Wallace, SC 29596. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

Jennie Steinwandtner

CHERAW - Jennie Steinwandtner, 85, died Wednesday, November 16, 2016. She was born in Newark, NJ. She was a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting.

Surviving are her sons, William Rauseo, Domenic (Karen) Rauseo, Vincent Rauseo, daughters, Maria Molinari and Helen (Joy Rothenberger) Rauseo, 18 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a son, Vito Rauseo, a daughter-in-law, Theresa Rauseo and a son-in-law, Philip Molinari. Plans will be announced concerning a memorial service. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

Charlie I. Vogel

WELLINGTON AT HERSHEY’S MILL, Pa. - Charlie I. Vogel, 100, of Wellington at Hershey’s Mill, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Thursday, November 17, 2016. He was the beloved husband of the late Virginia Vogel, with whom he shared 70 years of marriage, and created wonderful memories and experiences through traveling the world.

Charlie was born in Brooklyn, NY, the son of William and Charlotte Vogel. He lived in Villanova, PA for 30 years, before moving to West Chester, PA for the past 29 years. He graduated from Bucknell University in 1937 with a BA degree in Biology, and he was member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. It was there that he met the love of his life, Virginia. His passion and dedication to Bucknell enabled him to establish the Charles I. and Virginia Vogel Scholarship Fund. Charlie’s chief occupation before his retirement was Vice President of Sales for Olin Aluminum. Following his retirement from Olin, Charlie began a business of his own as a manufacturer’s rep for fabricating specialty metals. He served as Treasurer of the West Chester Meals on Wheels, as well as an interviewer for Hershey’s Mill Community television station, where he arranged and interviewed various notable Philadelphia sports’ legends. Charlie also enjoyed golf, and was a member of the Hershey’s Mill Golf Club, and had been a member of the Philadelphia Country Club for more than 55 years. Until the final days of his life, he maintained his competitive and vibrant spirit through his avid bridge playing, driving himself to Penn’s Table in West Chester for breakfast daily, followed by a trip to the West Chester YMCA for his coffee and social interaction. Charlie’s mantra was, “success is accomplishing what you set out to do, doing it right, and then improving upon it”. With that mantra, his spirit lives on among his surviving family members, his two daughters, Lynne Vogel Cox of Guthriesville, Joey Vogel Bement, and her husband Denny, of Valley Township, five grandchildren, Ned Bement, Colby Cox Miller, Collyn Bement Gilbert, Kern Cox, and Wylie Cox Bell, and nine great-grandchildren.

Following private interment, a celebration of life will be held at the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Chapel, 625 Montgomery Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 11:00am. Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made in Charlie’s memory to: Bucknell University, 301 Market St., Suite 2, Lewisburg, PA 17837, or online at www.bucknell.edu/giving. Additionally, contributions may be made to the West Chester YMCA, 605 Airport Road, West Chester, PA 19380.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mauger-Givnish Funeral Home, Malvern, PA. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

Douglas L. Wilson

CHERAW - Douglas L. Wilson passed away peacefully at his home in Cheraw, SC on November 18, 2016 at the age of 83. His funeral service was held 1:00 PM, Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at First United Methodist Church in Cheraw, SC.

Visitation was in the church fellowship hall from noon until 1:00 PM. Burial followed the service at 4:00 PM in New Zion Methodist Church Cemetery, New Zion, SC. Memorials can be made in honor of Douglas Wilson to the First United Methodist Church Parsonage Fund, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520.

Mr. Wilson, eldest son of Douglas Lamar Wilson and Isla Dennis Wilson of Hebron, SC, was born on August 24, 1933. He graduated from Hebron High School and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics from Clemson College in 1959. He supported his alma mater and was a devoted Clemson Tigers fan his entire life. As a young man he was an avid quail hunter and outdoorsman and loved the Santee Cooper lakes. He was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church of Cheraw and its men’s Sunday School class for nearly fifty years.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Gailya Knowlton Wilson, his son Chris Wilson (Suzie) of Moncks Corner, SC, and a daughter, Elizabeth Wilson Cox of Murrells Inlet, SC.

Also surviving are six grandchildren and step grandchildren: Christopher Wilson Jr., Eleanor Wilson, Knowlton Wilson, Andy Ferez, Nicolas Ferez, and Sofia Ferez. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

Meredith Moore Austin

PAGELAND – Meredith Moore Austin, 30, died on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 1pm from the Rock Hill A.M.E. Zion Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born to Eddie T. Rivers and Sharon A. Moore on February 7, 1986 in Chesterfield County, SC.

Survivors: her husband, James Edward Austin; father, Eddie Thomas Rivers, Pageland, SC; mother, Sharon Amelia Moore, Winston-Salem, NC; step-father, Larry King, Pageland, SC; grandfather, Jasper Gene Moore (Lizzie Mae), Pageland, SC; siblings, Chavonn Gilliam, Brianna Rivers, Imani Armstrong, Washington, DC, Tynashia Cook, Chesterfield, SC, Josephine Moore (Oscar), Pageland, SC, Eddie Rivers, Charlotte, NC, Eddie Dwayne Smith (Shalimar), Wadesboro, NC, Dezmond Moore, Pageland, SC, Tristan Moore, Charlotte, NC, Eddie Pemberton, Nathan Armstrong, Alonzo Ludd, Washington, DC and Justin Rivers, Wingate, NC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

Vivian Sellers Horne

Laurens - Mrs. Vivian Sellers Horne, age 87, formerly of Chesterfield, SC, entered into rest on Friday, November 25, 2016 at her home. Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel by Brent Taylor with burial to follow in the Thompson Creek Baptist Church Cemtery. The family will greet friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Horne was born August 6, 1929 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Hardy James Sellers, Sr. and Ruth Davis Sellers. She was a member and past president of Zonta International. Mrs. Horne was a member of Shandon United Methodist Church of Columbia and was also a member of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed camping and spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Vivian is also preceded in death by her husband, Jack D. Horne; 1 grandson, Joshua Horne; and 1 brother, Ralph A. Sellers.

Survivors include her son, Art (Cindy) Horne of Laurens, SC; grandchildren, James William (Jessica) Horne of Texas, Jennifer Horne of Virginia Beach, VA, Dominic Horne and Sarah Horne both of Laurens, SC; 1 great grandchild, Johannah Horne; brother, Jack Sellers of Hopkins, SC.

The family cordially request memorials be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Greenville, SC, 301 University Ridge, Suite 5000, Greenville, SC 29601.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral , SC is serving the Horne Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

Anna Young Hurst

MORVEN, N.C. - Mrs. Anna Young Hurst, age 61, entered into rest on Thursday, November 24, 2016. A Graveside service was held at 2:00 PM Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Sandy Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery, 1106 W. Sandy Ridge Rd., Monroe, NC with the Rev. Bruce Adams officiating. The family greeted friends immediately following the committal service in the Sandy Ridge Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. A Celebration of Life service was held at 5:00 PM Sunday, November 27, 2016 at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 305 W. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC. The family greeted friends during a time of visitation and reception immediately following the service in the St. Paul United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

Mrs. Hurst was born December 10, 1954 in Waco, TX a daughter of the late Walter Wallace Young, Sr. and Wilma Mae Heath Young. She was employed with Union County Public Schools as a Child Nutrition Cafeteria Manager with over 30 years of service. Anna was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church where she served on the Administrative Council and assisted with Vacation Bible School. Her first and foremost priority was spending time with her family, and she also enjoyed cooking, working on the farm, horses, and working in her flower beds.

In addition to her parents, Anna was also preceded in death by her first husband, Norris Helms; and one son, Dustin Helms.

Survivors include her husband, Alvin D. Hurst, Jr. of the home; 2 sons, Jack (Crystal) Helms and Shane Helms both of Monroe, NC; daughter, Jessica Helms (Carl) Nobles of Mineral Springs, NC; 5 grandchildren, Chase Helms, Allen Helms, Jackson Helms, Taylor Helms, and Dustin Nobles; brother, Walter (Marsha) Young, Jr. of Monroe, NC; 2 sisters, Barbara Witmore of Waxhaw, NC and Janie Smith of Monroe, NC; sisters-in-law, Mitzi Helms of Monroe, NC and Susanne (Bill) McGuire of Charlotte, NC; brothers-in-law, Eric (Tammy) Helms of Wingate, NC and J.D. Rayfield of Mt. Pleasant, SC.

The family cordially requests memorials be made in memory of Mrs. Hurst to Hospice of Union County, 700 W Roosevelt Boulevard, Monroe, NC 28110 or to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 305 W Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Hurst Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

Thomas Johnson

Charlotte, N.C. - Thomas Johnson 78, died on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 2pm from the Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was born to Thomas Fair and Inez Johnson on April 25, 1938 in Chesterfield, SC.

Survivors: two daughters, Dr. Sylvia Bittle-Patton (Myron) and Yolanda Allyssa “Lisa” Wright of Charlotte, NC; a brother, Lester Johnson (Mary) of Ruby, SC; three sisters, Clara J. Gordon and Bunny Johnson of Chesterfield, SC; and Rosa Fair of Baltimore, MD and nine grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

Louis Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Lisenby

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Louis Kenneth “Kenny” Lisenby, age 64, entered into rest on Friday, November 18, 2016. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Sunday, November 20, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel by Phillip Caulder, Jr. with burial following in the Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Saturday, November 19, 2016 at the funeral home.

Mr. Lisenby was born February 14, 1952 in Bennettsville, SC a son of the late William L. and Betty Faye Merriman Lisenby. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. He was an Aircraft Mechanic Contractor and his favorite pastime was fishing. Kenny will be remembered as an easy going fellow who was willing to help anyone.

In addition to his parents, Kenny was also preceded in death by his step mother, Sue G. Lisenby.

Survivors include his daughter, Tonya (James) Henley of Columbia, SC; 3 grandchildren, Ian, Luke, and Seth; brother, J.W. (Doris) Lisenby of Chesterfield, SC; aunts, Mary Burch of Columbia, SC, Margaret Ann Moore of Lilesville, NC, Teenie Freeman of Chesterfield, SC; uncle, William “Bill” Merriman of Chesterfield, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice House, c/o McLeod Foundation, P.O. Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502 or mcleodfoundation.org.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Lisenby family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

Harold Patrick McLain

PATRICK - Mr. Harold Patrick McLain, age 89, entered into rest on Friday, November 25, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Monday, November 28, 2016 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Galen Dunbar, Rev. Bradley Seaton, and Phillip Caulder, Jr. with burial following in the St. John Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Monday prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. McLain was born May 12, 1927 in Patrick, SC a son of the late John Walter and Sarah Van Rice Polson McLain. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School, class of 1945, and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. Mr. McLain was a retired area supervisor with D.J. Creed Inc. of Camden, SC with 33 years of service. He was a life-long faithful member of St. John Freewill Baptist Church where he served as a former deacon for over 44 years and was also former choir leader. Mr. McLain was a member of the Chesterfield Masonic Lodge 220 and served on the Advisory Board of First Citizens Bank. Harold enjoyed fishing, traveling, and camping, but will always be remembered as a true family man.

In addition to his parents, Harold was also preceded in death by his son, William Harold “Billy” McLain; 7 brothers, Avender, Lonnie, Oscar, Ernest, Walter, Willard, and Theodore McLain; and 2 sisters, Corrine M. Lisenby and Eva Grooms.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 67 years, Helen T. McLain of the home; 1 son, Dennis Wayne McLain of Patrick, SC; 1 daughter, Virginia McLain Smith of Cheraw, SC; 4 grandchildren, Matthew William (Jennifer) McLain of Lexington, SC, Erin Suzanne McLain (Rodney) Byrd of Cheraw, SC, Kandyce Gibson Cail of Patrick, SC, and Megan Diane Pressley of Cheraw, SC; 7 great grandchildren, Joshua Lee Cail, Jr., Ashtin Patrick Cail, Charlee McLain “Lainey” Light, Logan William Byrd, Jackson Adeimy Byrd, Mattison “Mattie” Taylor McLain, and Reed McLain; also a host of nieces and nephews.

The family of Mr. McLain cordially requests memorials be made in his memory to Agape Hospice,113 N. 5th St. Hartsville, SC 29550.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the McLain family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

Dalphus Heywood Miller

JEFFERSON – Dalphus Heywood Miller, 36, died on Saturday, November 12, 2016. Funeral services wereheld on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 12pm from the Flemming Funeral Chapel, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Miller Family Cemetery, Jefferson, SC.

He was born to Dalphus Heywood Kilgo and Tammie Lee Miller on May 11, 1980 in Monroe, NC.

Survivors: his wife, Kathleen Miller; three sons, Dalphus Josiah Miller, Tobias Miller and Caleb Muller; father, Dalphus Heywood Kilgo; mother, Tammie Lee Miller (Cobb); siblings, Derrionne Miller, Desmond Miller, Natasha Miller and Yaronda Kilgo. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

Bobbie Jean Outlaw Moore

CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Bobbie Jean Outlaw Moore, age 78, went to sleep in Jesus on November 26, 2016. Graveside services were held at 1:00 PM Monday, November 28, 2016 at White Oak Presbyterian Church Cemetery by Rev. Charles Terry. The family greeted friends from 12:00 – 1:00 PM prior to the service in the White Oak Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall.

Mrs. Moore was born January 1, 1938 in Ruby, SC a daughter of the late William Homer Outlaw and Sarah Oliver Eddins. In 1953 she moved to Charlotte and married George Flander “Coot” Moore. Upon his passing in 2008, they had been married for 54 years. Bobbie was a two time cancer survivor and, after a long battle, succumbed to kidney failure.

Small in stature, but with the biggest heart that you could find in a person, she lived her life with incredible dignity. She was a great “soul food” cook and fed many people throughout her years. Her six children were her world and she loved them unconditionally. Words cannot express the void that has been left at her passing. Bobbie was one of a kind and will truly be missed.

In addition to her parents and husband, Bobbie was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Michelle Terry.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Pat (Rev. Charles) Terry of Pageland, SC, Bill Moore and Bobby Moore both of Charlotte, NC, Phillip (Wanda) Moore of Newnan, GA, George (Sandra) Moore of Cramerton, NC, and Jeff (Julia) Moore of Lawrenceville, GA; 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; sisters, Doris Thurman, Bonnie (Wylie) Gainey, Pat Rushing, and Sue Stogner all of Jefferson, SC, and Joyce (Arthur) Bryant of Sun City, FL; brother, Jim (Sue) Eddins of Jefferson,SC.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to White Oak Presbyterian Church, 5386 Angelus Road, Ruby, SC 29741

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Moore Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

Harold W. ‘Buddy’ Brock

CHERAW - Mr. Harold W. “Buddy” Brock, age 76, entered into rest on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at his home. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Saturday, December 3, 2016 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Dr. Alan Arnold and Phillip Caulder, Jr. with burial to follow in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Brock was born December 21, 1939 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Samuel Wilson and Vermelle Rivers Brock. He was the owner and operator of Brock’s Repair and a member of First Presbyterian Church. Mr. Brock enjoyed gardening, working in his yard and talking with his customers at work. His favorite pastime was spending time with his family and friends, and holding his miniature dachshund, “Winkie”.

In addition to his parents, Buddy was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Myra “Susie” Joplin and Celia Johnson.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Shirley Harpe Brock of the home; son, Gregory Harold (Kammi) Brock of Patrick, SC, daughter, Cheryl (Earl) Goldsberry of Cheraw, SC, 2 brothers, David Warren Brock and Ricky Brock both of Cheraw, SC; sisters, Loretta Burton, Brenda Rollins and Judith Herndon both of Cheraw, SC, Sheila (Jimmy) Gibson of Chesterfield, SC, and Pamela (Ricky) Lee of Cheraw, SC; 3 grandchildren, Mia Little, Thomas Goldsberry, and Josh Brock; 4 great grandchildren, Kristopher Little, Lexi Little, Chelsea Goldsberry, and Jamie Lang.

The family cordially requests memorials be made in Mr. Brock’s memory to First Presbyterian Church, 300 Market Street, Cheraw, SC 29520 or to Paws and Claws of Chesterfield, 84 Huntley Shop Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Brock Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

Steve Bryant

HARTSVILLE – Steve Bryant, 57, died Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Born in Cheraw, SC he was a son of the late William Harvey and Ethel Lee Hayes Bryant. He was a member of Welsh Neck Baptist Church, Society Hill, SC and also attended Church of God of

Prophecy, Hartsville, SC. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and wood working. He loved his family, especially his son, and his siblings, a close-knit family.

Surviving is his son, Stephen (Caitlin) Jefferson Bryant of Pinewood, SC, brothers, Carl Wayne Bryant of Chesterfield, SC, Michael (Patsy) Bryant of Society Hill, SC, William Franklin “Tom” (Brenda) Bryant of Wallace, SC, Tony Harvey Bryant of Cheraw, SC, Ronald Jefferson “Jeff” (Amy) Bryant of Society Hill, SC, a sister, Bonnie L. (Henry) Griggs of Cheraw, SC, loving cousins, Diane Bryant, Pam Bryant, Bill Bryant, Ronnie Bryant and Johnny Bryant, an aunt, Hazel Polk Wilson of Society Hill, SC and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family received friends 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Welsh Neck Baptist Church, Society Hill, SC.A memorial service was held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Welsh Neck Baptist Church, Society Hill, SC.

Memorials may be made to: The Bryant Family Memorial Fund, c/o Kiser Funeral Home, 1020 State Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

David Lee Harrell

David Lee Harrell was born on December 4, 1930 in Chesterfield, South Carolina to the late Obadiah and Geneva Harrell. He was preceded in death by his sister Ruth Mae Tolbert and nephew Marcus Jay. David received his education in the public school system of Chesterfield, South Carolina. In 1949 he enlisted in the Army and

became a career solider. During this time he served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He served his country proudly and was the recipient of the Korean Service Medal and the Bronze Star. While serving in the military in Germany, he met and fell in love with Gisela Bauer. David and Gisela returned to the United States and were married in Washington, DC on July 11, 1964. From this marriage, one child was born, David L. Harrell, Jr.

Upon retiring from the military in 1972, David joined the staff of the Burlington County Times newspaper as a pressman. He brought to the Burlington County Times, his commitment to excellence. He retired from the newspaper with over 25 years of service.

David accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior very early in life. After his retirement from the military, he joined the Tabernacle Baptist Church where he was an active member. He served on the church choir in his early years and later he be came a Trustee.

David was a very friendly person. He loved his family, his friends, and his church family. He enjoyed dining out, spending time with his veterans group and was a diehard Phillies fan. He always had a comforting manner that made a person feel welcomed in his presence David especially loved his grandchildren. He delighted in talking with them and hearing about what was going on in their lives. He loved the fact that his 3 grandchildren lived nearby and he was able to be a part of their lives.

David leaves to mourn his wife, Gisela; son, David L. Harrell, Jr; daughter-in-law Angela Harrell; grandchildren, David T. Harrell, Lauren Harrell and Danielle Harrell; nieces, Julia Tolbert, Genetta White, Vanessa Harrell, Constance Harrell, Ramona Dehoff; nephew, Vincent Harrell; Sister-in-Laws Sofie Williams; Hildegard Dandl (Robert); brother-in-laws Alois Bauer (Crystal) and Franz Bauer (Elli); godchildren, John and Jackie Bell and a host of other nieces, nephews and cousins. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

Carroll Kelly

CHERAW - Mr. Carroll Kelly, age 84, entered into rest on Friday, December 2, 2016. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Monday, December 5, 2016 in the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Chad Vick and Pastor Louis Perez with burial following in the Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery with masonic rites. The family will greet friends from 2:00 -3:00 PM Monday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Kelly was born June 20, 1932 in Marlboro County, SC a son of the late Butler and Wilma Leviner Kelly. He was a retired employee of Pee Dee ABC store of Cheraw. Mr. Kelly was a member of Cheraw Masonic Lodge 15, and a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, Carroll was also preceded in death by his brothers, Marvin, Leon, Wilson, and James Butler “J.B.” Kelly; sisters, Addie K. Ratliff, Meater Driggers Burr, and Nell Bradshaw.

Survivors include his son, J. Ted Vick of Chesterfield, SC; daughters, Starr (Rev. Lonnie) Melton of Chesterfield, SC and Donna (Mike Miller) Kelly of Lancaster, SC; 7 grandchildren, Maci Blackmon, Chloe Blackmon, Kelli (David) Gainey, Brandy (Gene) Teal, Ted (Melissa) Vick, Pastor Chad (Tara) Vick, and Ashley (Marc) LaPointe; 8 great grandchildren; and long-time friend, Johnny Streater of Cheraw, SC.

The family cordially requests that memorials be made to Chesterfield County Council on Aging, P.O. Box 45, 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 Kelly Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

Cathy Blackburn Novinger

CHERAW – Cathy Blackburn Novinger passed away November 27, 2016 at her home in Cheraw, SC after a heroic battle with ovarian cancer. She was the CEO of Palmetto AgriBusiness Council and President and CEO of Novinger QTR, Inc.

Born April 7th, 1949 in Portsmouth, Ohio; she was the daughter of Leona Collingsworth Blackburn and the late Donald Everett Blackburn.

She is survived by her mother; her husband of 48 years, Robert L. Novinger; her son, Dr. Travis Novinger and daughter in law, Laurie Novinger; grandchildren, Taylor Novinger and Abbey Novinger; sister, Donna Blackburn Jumper and brother in law, Henry Jumper; niece, Cristie Russell; nephew, Tyler Russel (Sarah); great niece, Emma Grace Russell; and brother in law; Dean Novinger (Lisa).

Cathy received her Business Administration Degree from Southeastern Business College and was a graduate of the Edison Electric Institute’s Electric Utility Executive Management Program. She moved to her adopted city of Columbia, SC in 1968 where she went to work for SCANA Corporation as a file clerk and rose to Vice President at the early age of 32, retiring as Senior Vice President in 1999. Her career as a Senior Officer and Senior Public Policy Maker for SCANA included roles in economic development, communications, labor relations, governmental affairs, strategic planning, human resources and public relations.

After retiring from SCANA, she was chosen to lead the state’s new agribusiness association, Palmetto AgriBusiness Council and under her leadership for 16 years, the Council became a unified voice for South Carolina’s largest industry of agriculture and forestry. It was also at this time she formed her consulting company, Novinger QTR, Inc.

After her diagnosis of ovarian cancer and seeing the need to educate women about this deadly disease, Cathy founded an ovarian cancer organization, today known as the Ovarian Cancer Coalition of Central SC, which brings awareness to the symptoms and the importance of early detection.

She served as the organization’s Board chair since 2006. She began the Coalition’s signature event, the Ovarian Cancer Butterfly Release which is held every September at the State House to honor and remember those affected by ovarian cancer. She became a symbol of inspiration and hope to women who were battling this disease.

An advocate for improving the quality of life in her community, Cathy earned a lifetime of achievements and honors including: the University of South Carolina Honorary Doctorate Degree of Public Service, 2011 Humanitarian of the Year, 2010 Ag Advocate of the Year, 2010 West Metro Chamber Lifetime Achievement

Award, 2006 Ambassador of the Year, 1999 Order of the Palmetto, SC Historical Foundation Society Businesswoman of the Year, SC Schools Public Relations Association Outstanding Leader in Education, Ohio Council of Colleges Outstanding Private Career Graduate, SC Business & Professional Women’s Career Woman of the Year, Columbia Metropolitan Magazine’s Five Women of the Decade and Midlands Top 25 Influential Leaders.

During her professional career, Cathy served on numerous Boards and Commissions including; Midlands Business Leadership Group, Advocated for Agriculture, SC Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, SC Office of Rural Health Board, SC State University Board of Trustees USC School of Medicine Partnership Board, SC State Board for Technical & Comprehensive Education (past chair), Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (past chair), Lexington Medical Center Foundation Board, SC Civil Justice Coalition (past chair), SC Department of Commerce Executive Committee, Midlands Housing Alliance (past chair), The River Alliance Executive Committee, USC Dean’s Council-College of Hospitality, SC Research Authority Board of Trustees (past chair) and Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties (past chair). On the national level, she served on the White House Council on Rural America as chair, Southern States Energy Board Utility Advisory Council, the U.S. Business & Industry Council Board of Trustees and the Junior Achievement National Liaison.

Cathy lived her life devoted to her God, her family and her community. As much as she loved her work, she loved her family even more. Her legacy will live on in the paths she has blazed, the many lived she has impacted and her profound sense of service to others. We will miss her goodness and grace.

The family would like to thank Dr. Greg Konduras, Lexington Family Practice; the staff at SC Oncology Associates, especially Dr. Terry Smith and Dr. William Merritt and nurses, Kathy Chavis and Mary Leitch; Ultra Med Plus, Cheryl Evans; Gentiva and the staff at Embrace Hospice, especially Jamie Perkins, Cathy’s Administrative Assistant, NRS Sandy Boozer and the Eleventh floor Palmetto Health Richland.

The funeral service was held Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, 2003 Charleston Highway, Cayce. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery, Columbia. A visitation was held Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. Until 8:00 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Ovarian Cancer Coalition of Central SC, 602 Meeting Street, Suite B, West Columbia, SC 29169. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A, Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

Margie W. ‘Gee’ Burch

MT. CROGHAN – Mrs. Margie W. “Gee” Burch, age 83, entered into rest on Monday, December 5, 2016 at her home. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Mt. Croghan United Methodist Church by Rev. Stewart Kidd and Phillip Caulder, Jr. with burial following in the Mt. Croghan Memorial Park. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Wednesday, prior to the service at the church.

Mrs. Burch was born September 4, 1933 in Mt. Croghan, SC a daughter of the late Jessie and Addie Leigh Hancock Watts. She was a graduate and Valedictorian of Mt. Croghan High School Class of 1953 and was also a member of the girls basketball state championship team. She had 30 years of service with Chesterfield County School District. She was a loving caregiver to many people throughout the years, and her love was not limited to just people but to animals also. She had a special place in her heart for stray and unwanted cats. She enjoyed working in her garden and growing flowers. She will be remembered for her love of family and was affectionately known as “Gee” and “Mama Burch” to her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, Margie was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 45 years, Charles Louis “Charlie” Burch, Sr.; and brother, Charles Watts.

Survivors include her daughter, Dell (Ronnie) Chapman; son, Chuck (Jan) Burch both of Mt. Croghan, SC; grandchildren, Charles (Heather) Chapman of Mt. Croghan, SC, Jessica (Steve Sellers) Sims of Patrick, SC, Jennifer Burch of Mt. Croghan, SC, Janna (Adam) Jordan of Ruby, SC; great grandchildren, Jayden Sims, Kayleigh Sims, Luke Jordan, and Mason Burch; sisters-in-law, Nancy Burch Mangum and Jane Burch both of Pageland, SC, and Lynn Burch of Cumming, GA; numerous nieces and nephews including special nephew, Bill Sikes of Mt. Croghan, SC; also loving caregiver, Bernice Poston.

The family cordially requests that memorials be made to Mt. Croghan United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 26, Mt. Croghan, SC 29727 or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Burch Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, December 14, 2016.

Ralph Lorenzo Isaac

CHERAW – Ralph Lorenzo Isaac, 45, died on Saturday, December 3, 2016. Funeral services were held on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 11am from the Word of Life Fellowship Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Mt. Mary Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. He was born to the late Melvin and Laura Workman Isaac on July 12, 1971 in Chesterfield, South Carolina. Survivors: a son, Demetris Turner, Cheraw, SC; three sisters, Robin Spruill (Stan), Cheraw, SC, Vickie Massey (Timothy), Pageland, SC and Robin Hepburn, Cheraw, SC; five brothers, Terry Isaac, Curtis Isaac, Melvin Isaac, Jr., Timothy Isaac and Jimmy Lee Toney, all of Cheraw, SC.

Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, December 14, 2016.

Mary Lee Sellers Lowery

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Mary Lee Sellers Lowery, 93, died Tuesday, November 22, 2016. Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 12pm from the Rock Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Ruby, SC. She was born to the late Owen B. and Annie J. Sellers on February 1, 1923 in Ruby, SC.

Survivors: a daughter Margaret Cuthbertson (Willie), Charlotte, NC; four siblings, George Seller, Huntersville, NC, James Bryant, Hamden, CT, Lucille Redding (James), Ruby, SC and Viola Nelson, New Haven, CT; four grandchildren, Allisha (Jerry) Cassidy, Marcus (Selena) Cuthbertson, Kosey Cuthbertson and Shaquanna Lowery; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, December 14, 2016.

Alvin Leo Newsome Jr.

WALLACE – Alvin Leo Newsome, Jr., age 77, died Thursday, December 8, 2016 after a short illness.

He was the oldest son of the late Alvin Leo Newsome, Sr and Dorothy Ann Best

Guimond.

He is survived by his daughter, Christina Newsome of Florence, SC and son Alvin Leo “Beau” Newsome, III of Wallace, SC. Grandchildren, Jessica Blair Fender of Florence, SC and Elizabeth Jade Cahoon (Heath) of Charleston, SC. Great Grandchildren, Mason James Cahoon, Alice Christine Cahoon and Evans Colton Kirby, brothers Larry Newsome of Valley Forge, PA, Kenny Newsome of Millsboro, Deleware and a sister Winifred Clark of Columbus, GA.

Alvin was born on April 9, 1939 in Darlington, SC and lived in Clyde, SC for the first 14 years of his life. During his early high school years, he was a star football, basketball and baseball player for the Hartsville High Red Foxes. Alvin also played on a semi-pro baseball team in McBee, SC. Alvin was also an amateur boxer and obtained fame in the area by being the only person to last almost 3 full rounds in a boxing match with a caged gorilla touring the country and competing in amateur boxing matches for show. Eventually, his family relocated to Cheraw, SC where Alvin continued to be a star performer in baseball, basketball and football for Cheraw High School. Upon graduation Alvin enlisted in the US Army attaining the rank of Specialist 4 to Sergeant. During his time in the Army, Alvin represented the US Army in boxing matches around the world competing and winning in numerous boxing events. Upon his discharge from the Army he was undefeated in his matches. Alvin also received medals and commendations for his rifle, carbine and pistol shooting skills.

After his army service, Alvin returned to Cheraw and began a career in the family automotive business. In Cheraw Alvin met his future bride, Judy Hewitt. Alvin and Judy were married and had one beautiful baby girl that they named Christina. Alvin relocated to Florence, SC with his new bride and continued in the automotive business. Alvin and Judy later divorced and Alvin relocated to Pennsylvania and continued in the automotive business with his brother, Larry. In Pennsylvania, he met his second wife and they had a son, Alvin Leo Newsome, III.

Alvin relocated back to South Carolina area to continue in the automotive industry and began a career in real estate development. The family received friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A graveside funeral service was held Sunday, December, 11, 2016, at 2:00 PM in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, December 14, 2016.

Joel Mack ‘Joey’ Pollard

CHERAW – Mr. Joel Mack “Joey” Pollard, age 45, entered into rest on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Funeral

Services were held at 2:30 PM Sunday, December 4, 2016 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Jimmy Owens with burial following in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 2:30 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Pollard was born July 18, 1971 in Cheraw, SC a son of Ronnie and Joyce Mims Pollard. He was a self-employed contractor and a member of Chesterfield Church of God.

Joey was a talented musician and enjoyed playing the guitar. He was a proud father and was excitedly awaiting the arrival of his first grandbaby.

Survivors include his wife, Jamie Pollard; son, Joel Mack (Jennifer Smirba) Pollard, II of Charlotte, NC; daughter, Gabrielle (Jason Faulkner) Pollard of Monroe, NC; parents, Ronnie and Joyce Pollard of Cheraw, SC; step-son, Bristol Oden; 2 step-daughters, Taylor Oden and Morgan Oden; brother, Timothy (Cindy) Pollard of Chesterfield, SC.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the memorial of Joel Mack “Joey” Pollard, c/o Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, 318 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709 Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Pollard Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, December 14, 2016.

Willie Sellers

CHERAW – Willie Sellers, 72, died on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Funeral services were held on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 2pm from the Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC.

Burial followed in the Gillespie Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. He was born to the late Savannah Smalls and Lloyd Sellers on November 1, 1944 in Cheraw, SC. Survivors: four daughters, LaVounda Floyd, Tashia Rubin (Chad), Florence, SC, Tammy Ellerbe and Tiffany Ellerbe, Cheraw, SC; three sons, Etric Ellerbe, Paul Ellerbe, Cheraw, SC and Travis Ellerbe, Charlotte, NC; nine step-children , Teressa Leak (Johnny), Cheraw, SC, John Ellerbe III, Queens, NY, Tracy Norwood (Rico), Monroe, NC, Theresa Michelle Cook (Michael), Tonya Ellerbe, Cheraw, SC, Daniel Ellerbe (Monique) Fayetteville, NC, Theda Henry, Alex Ellerbe, Chris Ellerbe (Jessica), Cheraw, SC; thirty-six grandchildren, six sisters, Perline Lewis, Virginia Green, Lucille Davis (Barry), Patricia Spencer, Shirley Ann Merriman and Helen Benton (Jimmy), Cheraw, SC; three brothers, Floyd Sellers, Thomas Sellers (LeAndria) and Eugene Sellers (Cathy), Cheraw, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, December 14, 2016.

Carroll L. Shoemake

CHERAW – Carroll L. Shoemake, 68, died Friday, December 9, 2016. Born in Darlington, SC he was a son of the late Luke and Margaret Shoemake. He retired as a Captain of the Cheraw Police Department after 25 years of service. He was the owner of Shoemake’s Backhoe Service and worked for Southern 8ths Farm. He enjoyed golf, fishing, and riding a four-wheeler with his grandchildren. He loved spending time at the beach with his family.

Surviving is his wife of 50 years, Annie “Sparkle” H. Shoemake, Cheraw, SC, a son, Luke (Ashley) Shoemake, daughters, Christy (Jeffery) S. Jacobs, Carol Ann (Mark) Allen, all of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Ashlyn Jacobs, Taylor Allen, Russell Gause, Ty Allen, a daughter by heart, Mandy Shoemake.

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, brothers, Richard Shoemake, William Shoemake, sisters, Erleen Keith and Mary Gainey.

The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Monday, December 12, 2016 at Cash Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in the Howard Family Cemetery.

Memorials to: Cash Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC 29520, Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or Upward Outreach Ministry, PO Box 441, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, December 14, 2016.

Harold Loyd Smith

McLEAN, Va. – Harold Loyd Smith, age 80, died Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Born in Brookhaven, MS to Harvey Lee Smith and his wife Mollie Mae West.

He is survived by his wife Mary Aileen (Maileen) Smith and by two children of a previous marriage Lauryn Ann Erndl (Jay) and Christopher Smith (Christine); six grandchildren Jessica Lauryn Allen (Dustin), Emily Caroline Erndl, David Charles Erndl, Larisa Grace Erndl, Hayley Lynn Smith and Garrett Dale Smith.

He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi and served in the U.S. Air Force. In 1963, he joined NASA and worked on every U.S. manned spacecraft program. His assignments have taken him to Kennedy Space Center, Johnson Space Center, and NASA Headquarters in DC. After 34 years, he retired from the Office of Space Flight at NASA in 1997.

He enjoyed making fine furniture for his wife, family and friends and doing handy man tasks for the neighbors and family. He liked genealogy research and was a member of SAR, FFV and Jamestowne Society. Every summer he had a large tomato garden and grew “high” antique cotton in the front yard.

A longtime member of The Falls Church Anglican Church. Services will be in Cheraw, SC. Contributions can be made to St. David’s Cemetery Association, PO Box 1196, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, December 14, 2016.

James Ellis Burch Jr.

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. James Ellis Burch, Jr. age 61, entered into rest on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Fred Mc-Daniel and Phillip Caulder, Jr. with burial following in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Burch was born April 30, 1955 in Chesterfield, SC a son of Peggy P. Burch and the late James Ellis Burch, Sr. He was a retired employee of INA Bearing and enjoyed doing yard work. His favorite pastime was spending time with his family and dogs, and watching Skylar play basketball.

In addition to his father, Ellis was also reunited with his daughter, Jennifer Brooke Burch.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Barbara H. Burch of the home; daughter, Skylar Nicole Burch, whom he referred to as “The apple of my eye”; mother, Peggy P. Burch of Chesterfield; brothers, Allen (Mary) Burch, Timmy (Lori) Burch, and Charles Burch all of Chesterfield, SC; Sister of the heart, Mary Gaskins of Cheraw, SC; special friend, Lisa Zahler of Chesterfield, SC; and his beloved pet, “Sophia.”

The family would like to express their gratitude to nurse Kaydra McCoy and the entire staff of Hospice of Chesterfield County for the love and care shown to Mr. Burch during his illness.

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Burch Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Wednesday, December 21, 2016.

Kathy Kearns

JEFFERSON – Mrs. Kathy Kearns, age 66, entered into rest on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. The family will host a private memorial service at a later date.

Mrs. Kearns was born February 20, 1950 in Monroe, NC a daughter of the late Julious and Genna Davidson Helms. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church. Mrs. Kearns had a love for everyone and was very nurturing, supportive, and attentive to her family. She will be fondly remembered as a doting mother who was proud of her sons, daughters-in-law, and entire family. Her favorite pastime was taking care of her grandson, Kade.

In addition to her parents, Kathy was also preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Helms.

Survivors include her best friend and significant other, Jerry Melton of the home; 2 sons, Derrick Kearns of Washington, D.C., and Shane (Marsha) Kearns of Mt. Croghan, SC; step-sons, Lane (Myra) Melton of McBee, SC and Lee (Christina) Melton of Columbia, SC; grandchildren, Kade Kearns, Cale Nicholson, and Kaitlyn Nicholson; 1 sister, Linda Deese of Pageland, SC; step-grandchildren, Clifton (Desiree) Melton of N. Augusta, SC, Samantha Melton of Columbia, SC; Diana (Michael) Martin of Irmo, SC, and Carrie Melton of Columbia, SC; 1 step-great- grandchild, Jace Martin.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Kearns family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Wednesday, December 21, 2016.

Amanda Paige Rogers

CHERAW – Amanda Paige Rogers, 24, died Friday, December 16, 2016.

Born in Florence, SC, she was a daughter of Earline Perdue Rogers of Cheraw, SC and the late Steve Rogers. Paige loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her mother listed above, sisters, Ashley Gaskins (Dustin) of Cheraw, SC, Heather Rogers of Cheraw, SC, maternal grandfather, John M. Perdue of Patrick, SC, aunts and uncles, Kim and Steve Hicks of Patrick, SC, Buddy and Barbara Rogers of Summerville, SC, nephews, Steven Rogers, and Aiden Rogers, cousins, McKinley Hicks, Preston Hicks, Kathy Rogers, and Denise Rogers.

She was preceded in death by her father listed above, maternal grandmother, Mary C. Perdue, and paternal grandmother, Audrey P. Rogers.

The family received friends from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service was held, 2:00 PM, Monday, December 19, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

Burial will follow at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, Wednesday, December 21, 2016.

Charles J. Davis

RUBY - Mr. Charles J. Davis, age 74, entered into rest on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at his home. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 24, 2016 at MillerRivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel by Pastor Bobby Morton and Phillip Caulder Jr, with burial following in the White Oak Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Davis was born June 9, 1942 in Jefferson, SC a son of Grace Oliver Dees and the late James Davis. He was a retired supervisor with the SC Dept. of Transportation and a former member of the South Carolina National Guard. Charles enjoyed auto mechanics and watching old westerns. He was a member of the WOW Lodge 516, a member of Clanton Plains Baptist Church, and enjoyed going to see his grandchildren in special programs at Lower Macedonia Baptist Church.

In addition to his father, Charles was also preceded in death by a brother Ricky Davis and by a sister Linda Penman. Survivors include his wife of almost 44 years, Loretta Douglas Davis of the home; 2 Sons; Chris (Jennifer) Davis of Cheraw, SC and Dale (Becky) Davis of Chesterfield, SC; 4 Grandchildren; Mason, Hunter, Jared, and Aubreigh Davis; Mother; Grace O. Dees of Ruby SC; 1 Brother; Jimmy (Sadie) Davis of Cheraw SC; and 1 Sister; Alta Kay Newberger of Ruby SC The family cordially requests memorials be made to Agape Hospice 309 E Main St Bennettsville SC 29512.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Davis Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, December 28, 2016.

Margorie Rivers Osborn

MT. PLEASANT - Margorie Rivers Osborn entered into eternal rest on Saturday, December 17, 2016. Margorie was born in Chesterfield County, South Carolina on July 1, 1920, the daughter of the late Henry Maxcy Rivers and Pauline Wadsworth Rivers, and a descendant of William Massey and Charles Evans. She attended schools in Ruby, Pageland, and Mt. Croghan, graduating from Mt. Croghan High School as Salutatorian in 1937. After working for the Clerk of Court in Chesterfield County for several years, she married Allen Donald Brock in 1940 at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Chesterfield. While her husband served in the US Army, Margorie worked as Assistant Supervisor of the Bureau of Supplies and Accounts, US Navy in Washington, DC. After World War II, she and Allen moved to Cheraw, where they owned and operated several restaurants.

After 17 years of marriage, Allen passed away in 1958. Margorie married Milton C. Evans in 1965. They enjoyed over 22 years together in Cheraw and at the Presbyterian Home in Summerville, SC, where he passed away in 1988. In 1994, Margorie married a neighboring widower, Radm. James Butler Osborn, and they had ten wonderful years of companionship prior to his death in 2004.

A longtime member of the Civic League Garden Club in Cheraw, Margorie was also devoted to her work in the First Presbyterian Church. She taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and Catechism for many years. Margorie enjoyed various activities with the Women of the Church including attending her Circle, Presbytery and Synod meetings.

Margorie’s hobbies included baking, gardening, historical novels, traveling, embroidery and needlework. However, her most enjoyable pastime outside of church and family was “wetting a line” at every opportunity, whether it was fishing around the Pee Dee, trolling the lakes of the Carolinas or “coaching” Milton on deep sea excursions.

She is survived by a son, Allen Donald Evans (Tenley) of Charleston, three grandchildren, Henslee Rutledge Elliott (Van), Milton Coakey Evans and John Alden Rivers Evans (Sarah), and their mother, Lydia Lloyd Evans. Margorie is also survived by two greatgranddaughters, Margorie Anne Winifred Evans and Beatrice Mary Rivers Evans of Charleston.

A graveside service was held at 11:30 am, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, 300 Market Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, December 28, 2016.

Carol Purvis

SOCIETY HILL- Carol Chapman Purvis, age 54, died Saturday, December 17, 2016 at her home. A funeral service was held at Welsh Neck Baptist Church at 4:00 on Tuesday, December 20, with burial following in the church cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Born in Bennettsville on January 15, 1962 she is the daughter of the late Ronald and Grace Driggers Chapman. Carol was an LPN and had worked for Dr. Moyd at CARESOUTH in Society Hill and also worked many years at Morrell Nursing home. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially this time of year, with Christmas being her favorite holiday.

She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Bobby Purvis, two sons, Jason (Kacee) Purvis of Hartsville and Joe Purvis of the home, grandchildren: Wyatt and Leah Purvis; two sisters, Debra (Roger) Oxendine of Society Hill and Rhonda (Theo) Lindsey of Cheraw, also, her canine companion, Roxy.

Carol was taken home for a time of visitation from 5:00 PM until on Monday, December 19. The family address is 6186 Society Hill Road, Society Hill, SC 29593. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, December 28, 2016.

JoAnn A. Roscoe

CHERAW - Mrs. JoAnn A. Roscoe, age 69, entered into rest on Monday, December 19, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Forest Pine Church by Pastor Danny Malloy with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM prior to the service at the church.

Mrs. Roscoe was born January 9, 1947 in Aiken, SC a daughter of the late Josephine Williams. She was a homemaker and member of Forest Pine Church. Mrs. Roscoe enjoyed working in her flowers and cooking.

In addition to her mother, JoAnn was also preceded in death by 1 brother, Earl Atkinson; 1 sister, Shrildia Grey; and brother-in-law, Jimmy Proctor.

Survivors include her husband, Bobby Roscoe of the home; children, James White, Jr. of Cheraw, SC and Bobby Roscoe, Jr. of Manning, SC, Denise (Mark) Beard of Wagener, SC, Bonnie (Johnny) Gainey, and Tonya (Timmy) Childers both of Cheraw, SC; daughter of the heart, Serenity Hall of the home; 13 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; brothers, Robert (Coleen) Atkinson of Langley, SC, Wade (Marlene) Atkinson of Wagener, SC, and Edward Atkinson; sisters, Shirley Proctor of Gloverville, SC, Mary (Curtis) Fordham of Alabama; brother-in-law, James Grey of Blackville, SC, sisterin-law, Carol Atkinson of Wagener, SC.

The family cordially requests that memorials be made to McLeod Hospice, PO Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C is serving the Roscoe Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, December 28, 2016.

Martha Rivers Sellers

CHESTERFIELD - Martha Rivers Sellers, 89, died on Friday, December 16, 2016. Funeral services were held on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 2pm from the Salem Missionary Baptist Church, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Community Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC.

She was born to late David and Lottie Myers Rivers on April 8, 1927 in Chesterfield, SC. Survivors: a niece: Geraldine B. Murvin; great nieces and nephews, Miranda L. Murvin, Lonnie L. Murvin, Jr., Thomas T. Burch, Ronald E. Murvin (Marissa), Daniel Burch, Nathaniel W. Burch, Jonathan Murvin, Rasheeda Rivers, Quanya Rivers, Kia Rivers, Hakeem Rivers and eight great great nieces and nephews. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, December 28, 2016.

Pauline Quick

Smith FLORENCE - Pauline Quick Smith, 88, died, Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Born in Bennettsville, SC she was a daughter of the late William Shuford Quick, Sr. and Dessie Chavis Quick. She was the widow of William Smith. She was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Bennettsville, SC. She enjoyed watching TV (Atlanta Braves), puzzle books, cleaning and ironing.

Surviving is her son, Gary (Melinda) Smith of Cheraw, SC, daughters, Connie (Donald) Odom of Florence, SC, Ann McLean of Bennettsville, SC, sisters, Ester Mae Quick and Irene (Skip) Wallace of Bennettsville, SC, grandchildren, Missy Schoen, Brent Smith, Mike Teal, Brad Odom, Blake Odom, Teresa McLean, Darrin McLean, great grandchildren, Briana Schoen, Brynlen Smith, Berkleigh Smith, Sabrina Teal, Bridget Teal, Makenzie Odom, Jacob McLean, Katie McLean and Lillie Felter.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents listed above, also, brothers, Weldon Quick, Troy Quick, W.S. Quick, Andrew Quick, Frank Quick, Tilden Quick, Donnie Lee Quick, Carrol “Coochie” Quick and Joe Hayes Quick.

The family received friends from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Friday, December 23, 2016 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Bennettsville, SC.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Friday, December 23, 2016 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Bennettsville, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, Wednesday, December 28, 2016.