The Link Obituaries – 2021

 

 

Pamela ‘Pam’ Thomas Davis

CHERAW - Mrs. Pamela “Pam” Thomas Davis, age 79, entered into rest on Saturday, December 19, 2020. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, December 22, 2020 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor with burial following in the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Tuesday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Davis was born May 26, 1941 in Chesterfield County, SC a daughter of the late Robert Vance “Bobby” Thomas, Jr. and Cora Davis Thomas. She retired as a licensed insurance agent and was a former employee of Wachovia (formerly S.C. National Bank.) Pam was a faithful lifelong member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Of all things important in her life, spending time with, and “spoiling,” her grandchildren and great grandchildren was the joy of her heart.

     In addition to her parents, Pam was also preceded in death by her husband, Tony Anthony Davis; granddaughter, Lydia Epps Roscoe; and sister, Jennie Lee Smith.

     Survivors include her son, Darrell Davis of Cheraw, SC; daughter, Alison Roscoe of Chesterfield, SC; granddaughter, Kala (Alex Stone) Roscoe of Cheraw, SC; great grandchildren, Bryson, Braylen, Beckham, Ben, and Tripp; sister, Bonnie Chavis of Cheraw, SC; and nephews and niece.

      Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Davis family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 6, 2021.

 

Floyd Thomas ‘Buddy’ Demby

JEFFERSON - Mr. Floyd Thomas “Buddy” Demby, age 85, entered into rest on Thursday, December 31, 2020. Graveside services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Almetta Baptist Church Cemetery by Pastor Bobby Cato and Rev. Johnny Tadlock. The family received friends from 5:00 PM– 7:00 PM Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Almetta Baptist Church, 313 E. Miller Street, Jefferson, SC.

     Mr. Demby was born April 8, 1935 in Jefferson, SC a son of the late Robert “Bob” and Maggie Jewitt Demby. He was a retired employee of Springs Industries and a member of Almetta Baptist Church. Buddy enjoyed being outdoors, working in his yard, and fishing.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Demby was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 55 years, Azilee Jenkins Demby; son, Thomas Ray Demby; grandson, Ronnie Bob Demby; and brothers, Fred, J.W., and George Demby.

     Survivors include his son, Floyd (Beth) Demby of Jefferson, SC, daughter-in-law, Virginia Demby of Bethune, SC; grandchildren, Tommy (Betty) Demby, Donnie (Morgan) Demby, Gregg (Mary) Demby, Amanda Demby, and Chad Demby; 9 great-grandchildren; brother, Paul (Margie) Demby of Jefferson, SC.

     Memorials may be made to Almetta Baptist Church, P.O. Box 415, Jefferson, SC 29718. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home   of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Demby family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 6, 2021.

 

Aline Robinson Eubanks

JEFFERSON - Mrs. Aline Robinson Eubanks, age 95, entered into rest on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at her home with her family by her side. Graveside services were held at 11:00 AM Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Jefferson Cemetery by Brent Taylor. A time of viewing was held from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Friday, January 1, 2021 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Eubanks was born November 11, 1925 in Jefferson, SC a daughter of the Levi and Ivy Boone Robinson Lynn. She was a faithful member of Bethel Baptist Church and a retired employee of Caro-Knit. Mrs. Eubanks enjoyed gardening, working in her flowers, and sewing.

     In addition to her parents, Aline was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe T. Eubanks; brothers, Joe Mac Lynn, and John Carroll Lynn; sisters, Hazel Horton, Margaret Knight, Virginia Wright, and an infant sister, Bonnie Lynn; and grandson.

      Survivors include her children, Brenda (Max) Terry of Pageland, SC, Sue (Derryl) McMillan, Cathy (Mitchell) Kirkley both of Jefferson, SC, and Joey (Karen) Eubanks of N.C.; grandchildren, Janet (John) Kirkley, Kelly (Danny) Faile, and Cathy Sue Terry; great-grandchildren, Katherine, Justin, Chris; great-great grandchild, Karter; sisters, Janie Snipes of Lancaster, SC, and Lois Boone of Jefferson, SC; brother, Mitchell (Jo Ann) Lynn of Jefferson, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 11078 Hwy. 151, Jefferson, SC 29718 or to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rivers family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 6, 2021.

 

 Lorraine Ann Jordan

NORTH CHARLESTON - Lorraine Ann Jordan, 62, of North Charleston, SC, wife of Andrew D. Jordan, Jr., entered into eternal rest Sunday, December 27, 2020. Her memorial service was held Wednesday, December30, 2020 at the J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Northwoods Chapel, 2180 Greenridge Road at 2:00 pm. The family received friends Wednesday one hour prior to the service.

     Lorraine was born May 9, 1958, in Albany, NY, daughter of the late Stanley Knapek and the late Mary Burns Knapek. She was retired from Charleston County RMC Office and was a member of First Baptist Church of North Charleston. Lorraine was a volunteer with the children’s ministry in the church and a member of Shriners Pirates. She loved her family, dogs and cats.

     Lorraine is survived by her husband, Andrew D. Jordan, Jr., and daughter, Lorena Jordan, both of North Charleston, SC; and two brothers, Larry Knapek and Stan Knapek, Jr. both of Albany, NY.

     Memorials may be made to Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Road, North Charleston, SC, 29406. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 6, 2021. 

 

Leavy Chapman Miles Jr.

PAGELAND - Mr. Leavy Chapman Miles Jr., 77, of Pageland, SC passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020 in Hartsville, SC. Mr. Leavy Chapman Miles Jr. was born on November 4,1943 in Pageland, SC to the late Leavy Chapman Miles,Sr. and Mary Rosaline Miles. Leavy was a member at First Baptist Church of Pageland and attended Zion UnitedMethodist Church. Leavy had a love for cooking and catering. He cooked the best barbeque and ribs around town. He had a secret sauce that everyone loved for his barbeque. Leavy never met a stranger and would talk to anyone. You could find him every morning at Beth’s Restaurant eating breakfast with the guys. Most of all, Leavy loved his family and spending time with them especially the grandchildren. He enjoyed cooking and traveling with the guys, Ricky Threatt, Dennis Thomas, Jimmy Threatt and Mike Smith.

     Mr. Miles is survived by his wife, Joyce Miles of Pageland, SC; son, Greg Jenkins (Deanna) of Pageland, SC; two sisters, Mary Lee Sullivan of Rock Hill, SC and Rachel Staples of Pageland, SC; grandchildren, Drew Jenkins of Fort Hood, TX, Genger Jenkins of Myrtle Beach, SC and Brock Jenkins of Pageland, SC and many nieces and nephews.

     Visitors could come by the funeral home and sign the book and pay respects on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. There was a Celebration of Life Graveside Service on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 3:00 PM at Greenlawn Memorial Park of Pageland with Pastor Carl Ritter and Pastor Joel Dale officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to Zion United Methodist Church, 647 Zion Church Road, Pageland, SC 29728. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina  is assisting the Miles family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 6, 2021.

 

Catherine ‘Cat’ Smith Robertson

PAGELAND - Mrs. Catherine “Cat” Smith Robertson, 87, of Pageland, SC went to be with her Lord on Thursday, December 31, 2020 in Lancaster SC.

     Mrs. Catherine Robertson was born August 9, 1933 to the late James Osmond Smith and Edna Bell Pigg.

     She is preceded in death by her husband, Sonny Robertson; sons, Barry Robertson and Timothy Robertson; daughter, Ann Robertson; brothers, George Smith, Carl Smith, Harold Smith, Don Smith, Pap Smith, Neal Smith and Sam Smith and sisters, Mable Webb, Annie Lou Helton and Martha Clark.

     Mrs. Robertson was a faithful member of Providence Baptist Church, where she enjoyed traveling with the seniors. She and her husband, Sonny, owned “Cat and Sonny’s Grille.” Mrs. Robertson enjoyed cooking and going shopping.

     Mrs. Catherine Robertson is survived by her special nephew and niece, Chuck Clark (Teresa) of Pageland; sister-in law, Bonnie Smith; special friends, Bonnie Grove, Minnie Lee Evans, Gayle Hill, Bobbie Pigg and Jessie West; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

     A Celebration of Life Graveside Service was held at 11:00AM, Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Ernest Winburn and Pastor Robert Stamey officiating. Burial followed at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery.

     Anyone could come by Baumgartner Funeral Home on Friday, January 1, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM to sign the register book and pay their respects.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, PO Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 or the Pee Dee Coalition (for Chesterfield County), PO Box 1351, Florence, SC 29503. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Robertson family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 6, 2021.

 

Bryan Nelson Williams

PAGELAND - Mr. Bryan Nelson Williams, 56, of Pageland, SC passed away on Friday, December 25, 2020 in Charlotte, NC. Mr. Bryan Nelson Williams was born on January 18, 1964 in Richmond, Michigan to Murray Williams and Evelyn Bryson Williams.

     He was preceded in death by his father, Murray Williams and sister, Susan Green. Bryan was the owner and operator of Better Built Carolinas and loved being a salesman. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Monroe, NC and loved to talk about the Lord. Bryan enjoyed spending time with his wife and two dogs, Cylbee and Boyce. He was an animal lover and enjoyed flea markets and auctions.

     Mr. Williams is survived by his wife of 15 years, Lisa G. Williams of Charlotte, NC; mother, Evelyn Bryson Hancock of Chesterfield, SC; son, Cody Williams (Katie) of Greenville, SC; brothers, Bradley A. Williams (Lisa) of Warner Robins, GA and Bill Williams (Sandy) of Acworth, GA; sisters, Debbie Peach of Florence, SC and Marianne Galloway of Jefferson, SC and granddaughter, Savannah Williams of Greenville, SC.

     There was a visitation from 6:00 PM -7:30 PM on Monday, December 28, 2020 at Baumgartner Funeral Home, 708 West McGregor Street, Pageland, SC 29728. There was a Celebration of Life Graveside Service on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Greenlawn Memorial Park of Pageland with Pastor Lanny Hasty and Pastor Bobby Hinson officiating. Inurnment followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church, 902 South Rocky River Road, Monroe, NC 28110. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Williams family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, January 6, 2021.

 

Peter ‘Pete’ William Baker

CHERAW - Peter “Pete” William Baker, 73, died Thursday, January 07, 2021. Born in Raleigh, NC he was a son of the late Joseph Mack Baker and Amanda Carol Baker Richardson. He was a believer in the Presbyterian Faith and was a member of Sons of Confederate Veterans. He enjoyed racing, golf, working in the yard and making things grow. He was a member of the “State Park Boys” and loved people and cared deeply for his nuts and bolts family.

     Pete devoted his life to his family especially his two girls Anna Maria and Rebecca “Beck”. With Anna he shared the love and passion for the game of golf. With “Beck” he shared her love and joy of riding in a golf cart. They always shared a bond that could be matched by no other.

     Surviving is his wife, Pam Covington Baker of Cheraw, SC, daughters, Anna Maria Baker (Craig) Watson of Cheraw, SC, Rebecca Caroline Baker of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, McKenzie (Matty) Cunningham, William Ingold, Savannah (Josh) Coffey, Kyle Watson and great grandchildren, Emilia Cunningham, Hayes Cunningham, Arlington Coffey, a sister of the heart, Barbara(Jimmy) Hill, a grandson of the heart, Austin Sanderson, a brother, Joseph (Martha) Baker of Charlotte, NC, a sister, Anne Bryan of Newton, NJ, a sister-in-law, Rosalie Baker of Little River, SC, many nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews, who were all special in his heart.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, also, a brother, James Baker and a brother-in-law, Bill Bryan.

     A graveside service was held 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Old Saint David’s Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. The family received friends following the service. Memorials to: CHESCO Services Administrative Office, PO Box 151, 1224 East Boulevard, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or the charity of your choice. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 13, 2021.

 

Tony Douglas Boatwright Sr.

CHERAW - Tony Douglas Boatwright, Sr., 68, died Sunday, January 3, 2021. Born in Bennettsville, SC he was a son of Theodore Robert and Lena Wilson Boatwright. He was the widower of Connie Boatwright. He worked for Kenan Transport and had received several “Million Mile” safety driving awards. He enjoyed playing his guitar and singing, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

     Surviving are his sons, Tony Boatwright, Jr. of Wallace, SC, Noah Cooper of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Tony Boatwright, III, Jessie Boatwright, Graceson Boatwright, Savannah Boatwright, a brother, Hubert Boatwright, Sr. of Florida and a sister, Juanita Davis of Cheraw, SC

     He is preceded in death by his parents and wife listed above, a daughter, Cassie Boatwright and a brother, Wadis Boatwright.

     The family received friends 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Friday, January 8, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A memorial service was held 4:00 PM, Friday, January 8, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 13, 2021.

 

Henry Williamson Brasington Sr

CHERAW – Henry Williamson Brasington, Sr., 93, died Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Born in Cheraw, SC, he was a son of the late James Bayard and Roxanna Nathalie Burch Brasington. He was a World War II, US Navy Veteran. Mr. Brasington was retired from Palmetto Brick Company. He had been co-owner of Cheraw Brick Works. His duties had included sales, shipping, and payroll. He was a life time member of Cheraw First Baptist Church where he had served as a Deacon, Chairman of Ushers since 1949, the tape ministry, sound tech for worship services, and secretary of the Berean Sunday School Class.

     Surviving is his wife, Viola Mondell Bowers Brasington of the home, a son, Henry W. “Hank” Brasington, Jr., of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Deborah “Debbie” Anne (George) Adams, grandchildren, Henry W. “Trey” Brasington, III, Dustin Adam (Lauryn) Brasington, John Erwin (Rachel) Adams, Laura Adams (Dustin) McGriff, great grandchildren, Tysen Brasington, Mason Brasington, Ethan Brasington, Braxton Adams, Paisley Adams, Evelyn McGriff, a sister, Eunice B. Hinson of Cheraw, SC, also many nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, brothers, J.B. Brasington, Eugene Brasington, Bobby Brasington and a sister, Kathleen B. Chestnut.

     A graveside service, with military honors, was held 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 10, 2021, in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.

     Memorials to: The Berean Sunday School Class, PO Box 337, Cheraw, SC, 29520 or the Ramp Ministry of Cheraw First Baptist Church, PO Box 337, Cheraw, SC, 29520. The family received friends following the service. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 13, 2021.

 

 

Albert James Lowery

PAGELAND - Albert James Lowery, 69, died on Thursday, December 24, 2020. A graveside service was held Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 2 PM from the Oro Church, Pageland, SC. He was born to Verla Mae Edgeworth and the late James Albert Lowery in Chesterfield County, SC on February 1, 1951. Survivors: mother, Verla Mae Edgeworth, Pageland, SC; daughter, Debbie Lowery (Shariff El) sons, Albert Lowery (Jessica) and Chino Lowery all of Charlotte, NC; brother, Levoid Ratliff, Charlotte, NC sisters, Shirley Reardon, Pageland, SC, Phyllis Simpson (Lewis), Matthews, NC, Glaris Miller, Monroe, NC, Jona Hamilton (Eddie), Pageland, SC; seven grandchildren; seven grand-children. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland.  Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 13, 2021.

 

Vanessa Diane Maynor

 CHERAW - Vanessa Diane Maynor, 64, died Friday, January 8, 2021. Born in Bennettsville, SC, she was a daughter of the late James Olin Tyndall and Aline Gaines Turner. She was a member of Hickory Grove Church in Wallace, SC. Mrs. Maynor loved doing crafts, coloring, puzzles. Most of all she loved her family and loved spending time with them, especially her grand kids and great grandkids.

     She is survived by her daughters, April (Alex) Miller, of Cheraw, SC, and Kathy (Preston) Shaw, of Cheraw, SC, a brother, Harvey Glenn Driggers, of Bennettsville, SC, and a sister Charleen Gowdy of Bennettsville, SC, grandchildren, Eric (Kindal) Griggs, Jr., Triston (Shayla) Griggs, Zachary Garner, and Bella Knight, and great grandchildren, Easton, Kamden, Karter, Kaden and Baby Griggs.

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, aunts, Juanita Hicks, Emma Creech and a nephew, Phillip Shimel.

     The family received friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Bennettsville, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 13, 2021.

 

Wilbert S. Motley

CHERAW –Graveside services for Mr. Wilbert S. Motley, 90, were held on Monday January 4, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Cemetery followed by services of committal and interment. The United States Air Force Honor Guard from Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, SC rendered Military Funeral Honors.

     Mr. Motley was born in Cheraw, SC on May 25, 1930 to the late Frank and Sarah Davis Motley, the youngest of their four children. He attended Coulter Academy in Cheraw and went on to graduate from South Carolina State College earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1950. He later earned a Master of Music Education degree from South Carolina State in 1977.

     Motley served in the United States Air Force from 1950 to1954 attaining the rank of Airman First Class. He was stationed in Alaska during the Korean War before the territory became a state. The Senior Crypto Operator was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

      Wilbert returned to Cheraw after his enlistment and was hired as the Band Director of Long High School, a position he would hold for the next 35 years. The master trumpeter also played in several bands: The Emeralds, The Salt and Pepper Band, and most notably The Red Toppers Dance Band.

       Early on in his career in education he met the love of his life, Gloria Frances Garrett. They married on July 20, 1956 and welcomed one daughter, Leslie-Ann.

     Motley went on to serve the local area in several capacities after retiring from education. He was the Director of Adult Education, the Director of Personnel for the Chesterfield County School District, Director of Head Start, Coordinator for the Neighborhood Youth Corps and the Chesterfield County Magistrate.

     Mr. Motley was a dedicated servant of his church and community. He was a member of Pee Dee Union Baptist church for over 70 years serving as a Sunday school teacher and deacon. At the time of his death he was the last surviving charter member of the Theta Phi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. which serves Chesterfield and Marlboro Counties. He also served on the Cheraw Jazz Festival Committee, the Coulter-Long National Alumni Association, and the state board of the Children’s Bureau. Motley received the Cheraw Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 and was recognized as the South Carolina Adult Education Director of the Year.

     Wilbert was preceded in death by his siblings John, Frank, Jr. and Marilyn and is survived by his adoring wife Gloria; devoted daughter Leslie Motley Hall, grandson Landon Hall; cousin Lovye Davis Oesterlin (Rudolph);Nieces Victoria Motley Washington, Francine Motley Clark (Morris), Valerie Gregory (Carlton) and Lisa Willis; Nephews Leutrell Osborne (Rose), Frank Motley, Jr. (Valerie), Thomas Motley, Ralph Hazelton (Vivian), John Motley, Jr., Michael Motley, Ronald Hazelton, Toby Garrick (Jackie) and Bryan Motley along with several grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins.

     Services were entrusted to Morris Funeral Cottage and St. Joseph’s Cemetery of Cheraw. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 13, 2021.

 

James Franklin Teal

 CHERAW - James Franklin Teal, 85, entered into rest with his loving family by his side Tuesday, January 5, 2021. He was a son of the late Preston Brooks and Nora Rainwater Teal. He was married to his devoted and beloved wife of 63 years, Joyce Harpe Teal. Mr. Teal was a State Constable for Chesterfield County and an Honorary member of the Chesterfield County Rescue Squad. He served in the South Carolina National Guard and was an avid attendee of his church. He was a loyal, dedicated member of the Men’s prayer luncheon. His passion was selling automobiles. He enjoyed watching Gamecock football and the Carolina Panthers. He loved spending time with his friends, family, and grandchildren, who were his pride and joy. He loved the Lord with all his heart, read his Bible and prayed over his family every morning.

     He is survived by his son, Robert (Donna) Teal of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Jan McLain of Cheraw, SC, a brother, Charlie (Barbara) Teal of Chesterfield, SC, grandchildren, Sarah M. (Chandler) Huggins and Lauren McLain, a step-grandson Christopher (Ashley) Hunter, a step-great-grandson Bryson Hunter, and nieces, Helen Teal Mangum and Debbie Teal Woodard.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Teal was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Ronnie McLain and a grandchild, Jacquelyn McLain.

     A memorial service was held 2:00 PM, Friday, January 8, 2021 at Maranatha Family Center, Cheraw, SC. The family received friends Friday, January 8, 2021 at Maranatha Family Center after the memorial service.

     The family would like to give a special thanks to Cheraw Healthcare and Agape Hospice for the love and care given.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, 212 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 13, 2021.

 

Evelyn Perdue McMahan

Evelyn Perdue McMahan, age 84 of Lexington, passed away Monday, January 11, 2021 at her home.

     A funeral service to celebrate her life will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at East End Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Tim Gainey. The family will receive friends one hour before the service in the church.

     Due to COVID-19 pandemic, there will be limits to seating in the church and everyone is required to wear a mask and use social distancing of 6 feet.

     Evelyn was born in Chesterfield, SC on November 16, 1936 to E.P. Perdue and Cora Jane Cassidy Perdue. She was a member of East End Baptist Church and was a retired bus attendant with Stoner Thomas School. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Posey McMahan, a son Wade McMahan, two grandsons, Joshua McMahan and Dwayne K. McMahan; sisters, Judy Threatt, Dianne Hall.

     Surviving are her daughter, Belinda Biaso (Paul) of Lexington; daughter-in-law, Kathy Cope (Pete) of Lexington, three grandchildren; Heather D. Thorne, Sarah Jane Ellis and Cheyenne McMahan, and three great grandchildren; CoreLee Thorne, Zane Ellis, and Zoey Ellis. Also surviving are her three brothers; Glenn Perdue and David Perdue both of Patrick, SC and Donald Perdue of Walnut Cove, NC and a sister; Ida Mae Money of Patrick, SC

     Memorial should be directed to Hospice of Davidson Count 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. Published in THE DISPATCH (Lexington NC), January 12, 2021

 

Peggy Sikes Caldwell

PAGELAND - Mrs. Peggy Sikes Caldwell, 77, of Pageland, SC passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 at her home in Pageland, SC. Mrs. Peggy Sikes Caldwell was born on January 31, 1943 in Pageland, South Carolina to the late J.C. Sikes and Louise Jordan Sikes.

     She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Caldwell Jr. Peggy was an order clerk for Lynches River Electric Co-operative for 37 years. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Pageland and loved to work in her flower garden. Mrs. Caldwell is survived by her daughters, Robin C. Terry (Butch) of Pageland, SC and Kim C. Oliver (Tony) of Jefferson, SC; sister-in-law, Elaine Duncan (Richard) of Union, SC; four grandchildren, Dustin Terry of Pageland, SC, Paige Terry of Ruby, SC, Colt Oliver (Skye) and Callie Oliver both of Sallisaw, OK and four great grandchildren.

     Anyone could stop by Baumgartner Funeral Home on Saturday, January 9, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM to sign the register book and pay their respects. A Celebration of Life Graveside Service was held on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Pageland Cemetery with Dr. Joel Dale officiating. Burial followed at First Baptist Church of Pageland Cemetery. The family will be meeting other times at Peggy Caldwell’s House.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Pageland, PO Box 126, Pageland, SC 29728 or Regency SouthernCare Hospice,  Attention: Grace Hospice Foundation, 205 East Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Caldwell family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 20, 2021.

 

Richard Powell Deese

CHERAW - Richard Powell Deese, 60, died Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at his home. Born in Cheraw, SC, he was a son of the late Katherine Eddins Deese and Powell McGoogan Deese. He worked for Carolina Canners. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, Denver Broncos Football and NASCAR.

     Surviving is his wife, Karen Hope Deese of Cheraw, SC, daughters, Angie Sessoms of Laurinburg, NC, Leeza Deese Brewington of Cowpens, SC, Jessica Frazier of Cheraw, SC, Lacy Haire of Hartsville SC, a son, Richard Deese Jr of McColl SC, a sister, Sheila Fite of Cassatt, SC, a brother, Randy Deese of Wallace, SC and thirteen grandchildren.

     He is preceded in death by his parents listed above and a sister, Melissa Jackson.

     The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A memorial service was held 3:00 PM, Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 20, 2021.

 

Vickie Jones

CHERAW - Vickie Jones, widow of Dewey Jones, Jr. entered into eternal rest on January 16, 2021. Born in Lancaster, SC she was a daughter of the late William Lawson and Mary Jane Adams Knight.

     She was preceded in death by a daughter Beckie Gordon, her parents listed above and a brother Kenneth Knight.

     Surviving are her sons, Michael Schoen of Garner, NC, David Schoen of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Brianna Schoen, Lori Evans, Keith Evans, great grandchildren, Kenzi Evans, Kelsi Evans, a brother, Jerry Knight of Lancaster, SC, sisters, Nancy Scott, Cecelia Cauthen and Ann Kirkley all of Lancaster, SC.

     A graveside service was held 2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. Memorials to: American Lung Association, 55 W.Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601 or to the Humane Society of your choice. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 20, 2021.

 

Harry Rivers

CHESTERFIELD – Harry Rivers, 68, died on Monday, January 11, 2021. A grave-side service was held Saturday, January 16, 2021 at2 PM from the Chesterfield Community Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. He was born to the late Cecil and Lottie Pegues Rivers in Chesterfield, SC on November 21, 1952. Survivors: his wife, Priscilla Ratliff Rivers; daughters, Theressa Rivers (Preston McManus), Bernice Scott (Timothy), Amanda Rivers (Jermaine Lilly), all of Cheraw, SC; sons, Harry Rivers (Nicholle) of Meriden CT and Lavern Rivers (Tammy) of Cheraw SC; sisters, Louise Evans of New Haven CT, Mary Johnson, Myrtle Lee Johnson (David) both of Chesterfield SC, Betty Lou Rivers of New Haven CT and Roberta Lewis of Chesterfield SC; brother, Ulysses Rivers (Barbara Ann) of Chesterfield SC, 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 20, 2021.

 

 

 

Sarah Perkins Therrell

CHERAW - Sarah Perkins Therrell, 75, died Monday, January 11, 2021. Born in Marlboro County, SC, she was the daughter of the late Lonnie and Lucy Hubbard Perkins. She was the widow of Jerome “Jerry” Therrell. She was a retired math teacher and a member of First United Methodist Church of Cheraw, SC.

     She is survived by a son, Joseph B. (Stacy Deering) Therrell, of Front Royal, VA, a daughter, Marsha (Joe) Therrell Gentry, of Cheraw, SC, a granddaughter, Joanna Gentry and a niece, Alison Hoban of Macon, GA.

     A graveside service was held 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 16, 2020 at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church cemetery. The family received friends following the service. Memorials may be made to: First United Methodist Church, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 20, 2021.

 

Lillian Avis White

WALLACE - Lillian Avis White, 85, died Sunday, January 10, 2021. Born in Clio, SC she was a daughter of the late Jessie D and Margaret Ora Wilkins Clark. She was the widow of Everette White. She was a member of Wallace Baptist Church, enjoyed music, and was in the church choir. She lovingly was a caretaker for her husband for over 17 years and for her son for over 55+years.

     Surviving are her sons, Danny (Marian) White of Rockingham, NC, Wayne White of Wallace, SC, a daughter, Diane (Tom) Cummings of Wallace, SC, grandchildren Robyn Cummings, Angie Cummings, Tommy (Christie) Cummings, Erin (Eric) White, Kelly (Jessica) White, great grandchildren, Mackenzie, Cheyenne, Caitlyn, Keith, Chaz, Alex, Abbie, Ethan, Grayson, also, many nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also, a brother, Cameron Clark, sisters, Mary Bowen, Vivian Crowley, Lula Parker, Glennis White and Reva Mumford and a special friend, Jasper Burr.

     A Celebration of Life was held 1:00 PM, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Wallace Baptist Church, Wallace, SC with burial in the church cemetery. The family received friends following the service.

     Memorials may be made to: Wallace Baptist Church, PO Box 4174, Wallace, SC 29596 or Wallace Rescue Squad, PO Box 245, Wallace, SC 29596. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 20, 2021.

 

John Arkorful

PAGELAND - John Arkorful, 86, died on Sunday, January 10, 2021. A grave side service was held Monday, January 18, 2021 at 2 PMfrom the Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was born to the late Samuel and Sarah Ageotteh Arkorful in Acra, Ghana, on August 27,1934.

     Survivors: his wife, Flora Arkorful; daughters, Joanna Arkorful, Godiva Apragh (Gossip Slay), Beverly Manago and Sheila Tyson; brother, Benoin Arkorful; three sisters in Acra, Ghana; 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • January 27, 2021.   

 

Wilma Louise Wallace Chapman

CHERAW – Wilma Louise Wallace Chapman, age 90, entered into rest on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at her home with her family by her side. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, January 30, 2021 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor James Redfearn, Rev. Doug Reava, and Rev. Dennis Wallace with burial to follow in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Saturday, prior to the service at the funeral home and other times at the home of Jerry and Sherrie Chapman, 330 Chewning Road, Cheraw, SC.

     Wilma Louise Wallace Chapman, 90, was born Friday, August 1, 1930, in the log home which her paternal grandfather built and where her father was also born. This was outside of Cheraw, South Carolina, in what is presently known as the Pleasant Hill Community. Mrs. Chapman’s siblings were born in this log home as well. Mrs. Chapman’s parents are the late Robert Thornwell Wallace, Sr. and the late Lillie Catherine Matheson Wallace. Mrs. Wilma’s paternal grandparents are the late George Cornwell Wallace and the late Icyanne Henrietta Brown Wallace, and her maternal grandparents are the late John Culpepper Matheson and the late Rosa Mae Tyson Matheson.

     Growing up on her daddy’s cotton farm during the Great Depression, Miss Wilma said she never went without food or clothing due to her mother’s very talented, resourceful use of everything available to them on the farm. From her teenage years and well into adulthood, she worked at Mack’s Five and Dime Store in Cheraw, SC, and later at Northeastern Technical College as the night time receptionist. Having married her beloved Gerald at the age of fourteen (14) and dropping out of school, she obtained her GED, and with flying colors, when she was in her early forties.

     Going to the mountains in the fall; being faithful to her Lord and His church in many capacities ... nursery/children’s teacher from her teen years until her health no longer allowed, Vacation Bible School, mission trips all over this great country; family gatherings; collecting red birds and light houses, these were a few of her favorite things. But most of all, she loved children. Any child. Their race, economic background, intellectual capability did not matter. She loved them all. Most of the children called her Granny Weir (Weir being a variant of Wilma which started with her niece Susan Phillips Howiler and her brother John Robert Phillips calling her Aunt Weir and stuck with her throughout life) One great nephew called her Granny, and his mama asked him why he called her Granny instead of Granny Weir like the other children. He replied, “Don’t you know, Mama, Granny Weir is Granny to all the children in the world.”

     According to Miss Wilma’s way of thinking the only medications needed in her home were Milk of Magnesia, baby aspirin, Aloe Vera lotion, alcohol, home made French fries, her famous fried chicken and banana pudding, and lots of love. She believed, in the right combinations, these items could cure anything from a broken bone to a broken heart. Can you imagine being a teenaged young man and being given one half of a baby aspirin to help with a migraine because she didn’t want you to over-dose?

     Mrs. Chapman was called and known by many names...Mama, Wilma, Miss Wilma, Mrs. Chapman, Granny, Granny Weir, Aunt Weir, Aunt Wilma, but she was proudest of being called and known as a child of God.

     In addition to her parents and grandparents listed above, she was predeceased by her husband Gerald Ray Chapman, Sr. who died April 19, 2014, a few days after their 69th wedding anniversary. Her brothers, John Cornwell (J.C.) Wallace (died December 1934); and Robert Thornwell Wallace, Jr. (died December 2013) and his wife Eleanor Elizabeth Boan Wallace (died November 2005); sisters Gladys Viola Wallace (died December 1926) and Lillie Mae Wallace Philllips (died March 1992) and her husband John Herbert Phillips (died May 2002); son-in-law Ralph Wilson Chapman, Sr. (died June 2019); nephew Glenn Eugene Wallace, Sr. (died December 2006); great nephew John Stephen Howiler (died February 1986); and great niece Jennifer Susan Howiler (died February 1986).

     She is survived by her son Gerald “Jerry” Ray Chapman, Jr., and his wife Sherrie Caulder Chapman of Cheraw, SC; daughters Rebecca Chapman Gainey and her husband Melvin Gainey of Cheraw, SC; and LaJoyce Chapman Chapman of Patrick, SC.

     Grandchildren – Ralph Wilson Chapman, Jr. and his wife Mary Catherine “Katy” Turner Chapman of Patrick, SC; John Tyson Chapman and his wife Shannon McNally Chapman, of Prosper, TX; Shelley Chapman Morgan and her husband David Lester Morgan of Cheraw; SC and Amy Chapman Alexander and her husband Jon Patrick Alexander of Cheraw, SC

     Great Grandchildren - Zackary Kyle Chapman of Upland, IN: Ashley Brenn Chapman of Clemson, SC; Delaney Kathryn Chapman and her husband Ronan Aengus May of Cedar Park, TX; Jacob Thomas Chapman and Brody Wallace Chapman of Prosper, TX; Jon Matheson Alexander, Charles Thomas Alexander, Lily Cathryn Alexander and Jackson Caulder Alexander of Cheraw, SC; Ella Louise Morgan and James Elwood Morgan of Cheraw, SC; maternal uncle, William “Billy” Norman Matheson and his wife, Frances Isgett Matheson of Marietta, GA; and all the close and extended members of the Chapman, Matheson, Phillips and Wallace families. She loved each and every one of you.

     Pallbearers will be great grandsons - Charles Thomas Alexander, Jackson Caulder Alexander, Jon Matheson Alexander, Brody Wallace Chapman, Jacob Thomas Chapman, and Zackary Kyle Chapman.

     Honorary pallbearers will be great nephews – David Jonathan Howiler, Ashley Frank Phillips, and John Robert “Rhett” Phillips.

     For those wishing to make a donation in her memory, the family suggests memorials to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, c/o Arlene Hancock,1680 Sam Jones Rd, Patrick SC, 29584, or to Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, 212 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Chapman family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • January 27, 2021.  

 

 Ruth Ragan Dove

CHERAW - Ruth Ragan Dove, 80, died Thursday, Jan-uary 21, 2021. Born in Lillington, NC, and raised in Rockfish, NC, she was a daughter of the late Jack and Blanche Ragan. She was the widow of Lorenze “Buie” Dove. She was a member of Morven Baptist Church. In her highschool days, she was an all-state basketball player at 71st High School in Fayetteville,NC. Mrs. Dove enjoyed watching football, basketball and NASCAR racing. She loved helping others and taking care of children. She was a retired daycare owner. (35years) (It was said that she raised half of her community.) She was very proud when one of her “little ones” would grow-up and be successful in life. She felt that a positive start helped ensure their achievements. Ruth loved life and never met a stranger.

     Surviving is her son, Paul (Gail) Dove of Lilesville, NC, daughters, Lisa (Tim) Adair of Cheraw, SC, Phyllis (Bain) Cameron of South Hill, VA, grandchildren, Austin (Hannah), Ragan, Elizabeth, Matthew, Timothy, great grandchildren, Madelynn, Addison, Mason, sisters, Joyce (Joe) Martin of Greenville, NC, Vivian Rogers of Kenly, NC, a sister of the heart, Ethel Eckenstein and daughter of the heart, Kate McBride, and a special friend, Durand Pressley of Cheraw, SC.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also, a sister, Wanda McMillan and a brother-in-law, Charles Rogers.

     A graveside memorial service was held 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 24, 2021 in Old St. David’s Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. Mrs. Dove was in repose 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. In lieu of flowers: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Ronald McDonald House Charities, 26345 Network Place, Chicago, IL 60673-1263. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • January 27, 2021.  

 

 

 

Carson Gilbert Haire

WALLACE – Carson Gilbert Haire, 76, died, Monday, January 18, 2021. Born in Marlboro County, SC he was a son of the late Gilbert R. and Lena Lee Hatcher Haire. He was the widower of Linda Charlene Haire. He was a member of Faith Fellowship Church, Wallace, SC. He truly loved the Lord. He worked intrucking for 53 years. (eight years for Pepsi, 20 years for Builders Transport and 25 years with McGee Transportation). He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and helping others.

     Survived by the love of his life, Leila Haire, his sisters, Elsie Woods of High Point, NC, Bonnie Williams of High Point, NC, Christine (Jim) Cranford of High Point, NC, Jerri (Chico) Luyanda of Dallas, TX, grandchildren, Michael, Amanda and Michelle.

     He was preceded in death by his parents and wife listed above, also, a brother Allen Haire and children, Buddy Haire and Steve Haire. The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held 2:00 PM Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Faith Fellowship Church, Wallace, SC. Burial was in the White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, Wallace, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • January 27, 2021.  

 

Faye Marze Huggins

CHERAW - Mrs. Faye Marze Huggins, age 91, entered into rest on Friday, January 22, 2021 at her home. Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens by Brent Taylor. The family will greet friends following the service at the cemetery.

     Due to the continued COVID-19 risks, we ask that you practice social distancing at all times and refrain from any physical contact. The family would like for all attending the service to please wear a face covering.

      Mrs. Huggins was born October 20, 1929 in Mt.Croghan, SC a daughter of the late Edwin and Pauline Rushing Marze. She was a former employee of Delta Mills and retired as secretary of First Baptist Church of Cheraw. Mrs. Huggins, along with her husband, was the former co-owner and operator of the Chuckwagon Grill in Chesterfield. She enjoyed cross stitching, reading, working cross word puzzles, and traveling to all the flea markets with her late husband.

     In addition to her parents, Faye was also preceded in death by her husband, Marion James Huggins; and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Preceded siblings include, Edwin “Pete” Marze, Frances Cannon, Anna Belle Rainwater, Idelle King, Luille Komorowski, and Ronnie Marze.

     Survivors include her children, Linda Thomas of Cheraw, SC, and James “Mickey” Huggins of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Stacey (Joe) Hurst of Chesterfield, SC, and Ryan Thomas and family of Conway, SC; great grandchildren, Saylor Hurst, and Peyton Hurst; great-great-great granddaughter, Taylin Brady; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Regency Southern-Care Hospice for the extraordinary care and love shown to Mrs. Huggins and her family.

     Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400, McLean, VA 22102; or Leukemia Research Foundation,191 Waukegan Road, Suite 105, Northfield, IL 60093, or to Regency SouthernCare Hospice, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Huggins family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • January 27, 2021.  

 

Anson Jacobs Sr.

CHERAW - Mr. Anson Jacobs, Sr., age 83, entered into rest on Wednesday, January20, 2021. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Friday, January 22, 2021 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Marty Nason and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Friday prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mr. Jacobs was born February 9, 1937 in Columbia, SC a son of the late Spofford Anson and Essie Lee Davis Jacobs. He was a retired employee of Carolina Canners with 34 years of service and a member of the SC Army National Guard. A faithful, life-long member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Mr. Jacobs served in numerous capacities through-out the years. He enjoyed collecting and repairing clocks and flying model airplanes. Anson was always willing to help anyone that he could. Having the ability to repair anything, he was known as a “Jack of All Trades.” Mr. Jacobs was proud of his Model A cars and enjoyed working on his tractor.

     In addition to his parents, Anson was also preceded in death by his brothers, Richard Scott Jacobs, Sr., and Rev. Ralph H. Jacobs, Sr.; and sister, Barbara J. Campbell. A true family man, Anson was a devoted husband, father, and “Pa-Pa.” He was quick to tell anyone how much he loved his “Little Bride.”

     He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Rebekah R. Jacobs of the home; children, Garland (Sherry) Jacobs, Jr. of Cheraw, SC, Jeff (Hollie) Jacobs of Bennettsville, SC; grandchildren, Blake (Mary-Kaitlin Thurman) Jacobs, Colby (Mica Hudson) Jacobs, Brittany (Nathan) Jenkins, Amber Jacobs, Rachael (Thomas Cassidy) Jacobs, Nick Jacobs, and Hunter (Christina Sadat) Sellers; great-grandchildren, Carson, Nolan, Cooper, Nora Claire, and Carina; sisters-in-laws, Novella M. Jacobs of Chesterfield, SC, and Janice H. Jacobs of Cheraw, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, c/o Carla Reid, 2525 W. Market Street Ext., Cheraw, SC 29520.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Jacobs family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • January 27, 2021.

  

Effie Willis Kennedy

Effie Willis Kennedy, 83, passed away January 12th, 2021, surrounded by love. She was primarily known by many for her animated smile and witty personality. In the community, many knew her for herself-sacrificing spirit in sharing the Bible’s message as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Others knew her as the Secretary at Long High School in the 60s. She was also known for her many years as a Walmart Associate, which spans back to the 70s. She was laid to rest on January 16, 2021, with a private burial at Foundry Hill Cemetery. She will be dearly missed by family and friends. A Memorial for her was held on January 24th on a virtual meeting site.  Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 9 • January 27, 2021  

 

Reverend Olin D. Parker

CHESTERFIELD – Reverend Olin D. Parker, age 74, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, January 23, 2021 after a sudden illness. The family is very grateful to God that he was never diagnosed with, nor did he have to suffer with Covid – 19. Graveside services were 4:00 PM Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery by Pastor Mark Phillips. The family greeted friends following the service at the cemetery and other times at the home. Friends stopped by Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home on Tuesday, between the hours of 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM to view and pay their respects. Due to the continued COVID-19 risks, we ask that you practice social distancing at all times and refrain from any physical contact. The family would like for all attending the service to please wear a face covering.

     Reverend Parker was born June 22, 1946 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Olin and Myrtle Tucker Parker. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and a graduate of Ruby High School. Bro. Olin attended Mid-Atlantic Bible College and was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. In 1982, he accepted the call on his life to preach the Gospel. He pastored Antioch Baptist of Jefferson, Victory Baptist of Monck’s Corner, Oak Street Baptist of Pageland, and was the interim pastor of North Cheraw Baptist Church. In later years, Bro. Olin enjoyed helping pastors and churches when needed. His heart was telling others the good news of Jesus Christ and pointing them to their need of a Savior. He was a true family man who enjoyed spending time with his grandson. Bro. Olin enjoyed watching football and following politics on Fox News.

     In addition to his parents, Reverend Parker was also preceded in death by his brother, William H. “Bill” Parker.

     Survivors include his beloved wife of 51 years, Ruth Curtis Parker of the home; daughter, Tina Parker (Jay) Saffel of Laurinburg, NC; grandson, Curtis Parker (Sherry) Boatwright; sister, Sue (Gerald) Jordan of Mt. Croghan, SC; sister-in-law, Bonnie Tucker Parker of Chesterfield, SC; nieces, Brandi Parker Johnson of Hartsville, SC, and Charlotte Parker Goforth of TN; nephews, John Jordan, and Richard Jordan both of Mt. Croghan, SC.

      Memorials may be made to Suffer The Children, 500 Westover Drive, #14023, Sanford, NC 27330 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Parker family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 9 • January 27, 2021.  

 

Jess Guy Penegar Jr.

CHERAW - Jess Guy Penegar, Jr., 89, died Saturday, January 23, 2021. Born in Lancaster, SC he was a son of the late Jess Guy and Virginia Beck Penegar. He was the widower of Nancy Wilson Penegar. He was a U. S. Air Force Veteran. He was a member of Cheraw First Baptist Church and the Friendship Sunday School Class. He was a Free Mason. He enjoyed fishing, golfing and wood crafts.

     Surviving is his son, Jess Guy (Sandy) Penegar, III of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Debra Lamb of Rowland, NC, grandchildren, Erin (Andy) Sutherland, Kelly Disharoon, Jess Penegar, IV, Mark Penegar and 6 great grandchildren, sisters-in-law, Helga Penegar and Jean Morgan (Harvey) both of Lancaster, SC.

     He is preceded in death by his parents and wife listed above, also, son, Kevin M. Penegar, a brother, Robert Penegar and a sister, Frances Shaw. A graveside service with military honors was held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 26, 2021, (for extended family), in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Mr. Penegar was in repose from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Monday, January 25, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Memorials to: Crescent Hospice, 1039 Cheraw St, Bennettsville, SC 29512. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 9 • January 27, 2021  

 

Brenda Joyce Perhealth

CHERAW - Brenda Joyce Perhealth, 69, died Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Born in Hartsville, SC she was a daughter of the late Clem Edward McQuaig and Betty Wallace (Dennis) Lloyd. She was a faithful member of Faith Fellowship Church, Wallace, SC, where she served as Secretary/Treasurer. Working in the church brought her great joy. She enjoyed singing with her two sisters at church. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and daughter, also she was Nanny to many. She took very good care of her family. Taking care of great grandbabies was a favorite way to spend her days. She will be missed by numerous nieces, nephews and close friends that loved her dearly. She loved to cook in large quantities. If you came to eat and left hungry, it wasn’t her fault. Christmas was her favorite holiday.

      Surviving is her husband Billy Donald Perhealth, Sr. of Wallace, SC, a son, Billy Donald (Kimberly) Perhealth, Jr. of Wallace, SC, a daughter, Rebecca Thomas Foster of Wallace, SC, grandchildren, Tyler (Jessica) Perhealth, Ashley Renee Perhealth, great grandchildren, Zachary Perhealth, Allie Perhealth, sisters, Renee Bethea of Wallace, SC and Ann (Richard) Rainwater.

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, also, a daughter, Amy Denise Perhealth and her husband, Daniel Canter. A graveside service was held 1:00 PM, Friday, January 22, 2021 at Faith Fellowship Church, Wallace, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 9 • January 27, 2021.  

 

June Slusser

June Slusser, 97, passed away on January 16, 2021 due to complications related to COVID. Born June 2, 1923 in Marshalltown, Iowa, she grew up in the Midwest. Being a child of the Great Depression, June remembers hard times during the “Dust Bowl.” Her grandmother, Clara Clemens, came to live with them and warmed their lives with the stories she shared. Charles Ames, June’s father, encouraged his daughters to go to college. June attended the University of Iowa and earned a B.A. in Education with a minor in Spanish.

      After college, June helped with the World War 2 effort by working on a top-secret project in Oak Ridge,Tennessee. It was there that she met her future husband, Robert Slusser, who was also working at the facility.The top-secret project, the atomic bomb, ended World War 2. June and Bob were married on June 14, 1947 and enjoyed 62 years of marriage until Robert’s passing in 2008. They made their home in Charleston, West Virginia for 25 years. As a stay home Mom, June raised 3 daughters: Carol, Nancy, and Mary. Retirement from the Union Carbide in 1977 took Bob and June to Beaufort, South Carolina for 25 years. Retirement activities kept their lives busy. They faithfully attended St. Helena’s Episcopal Church and were active volunteers. June enjoyed Lady’s Island Country Club activities such as golf, bridge, and social events. Bob and June boated around the scenic Low Country water-ways. They enjoyed fishing and crabbing. As a gourmet cook, June prepared delicious fresh seafood meals. Their favorite beach spots were Hunting Island and Fripp Island. Lifestyle changes in 2005 brought June and Bob to Columbia, S.C. to be near family. She was a sweet, loving, and compassionate wife, mother, grandmother, and loyal friend.

     Left to cherish her memories are two daughters, Nancy Slusser Madden and Mary Slusser Ruddle (Roy); her sister, Mary Ames Hykes; granddaughter Kristen Bennett Miller (Kevin); grandsons, Griff Madden (Sarah), Matthew Bennett (Erica), Tyler Madden; and six beloved great grandchildren; Kaiden, Knox, Robert, Ames, Mackall, and Sadie. She is also survived by her nieces; Carolsyn Devick, Lucy Hesse (Konrad); son-in-laws, Boodie Madden and Paul Bennett.

     June was predeceased by her husband, Robert Slusser and daughter, Carol Slusser Pritt. The family would like to thank Wellmore of Lexington Memory Care staff for the compassionate and wonderful care that they gave June. The family would also like to thank Agape Hospice Care for all their help and support.

     Due to the pandemic, funeral arrangements will be made at a later. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: St. David’s Ceme-tery Association, P.O. Box1196, Cheraw, S.C. 29520 or Agape Care Hospice, 110 Dillon Drive, Spartanburg, S.C. 29307, or a charity of one’s choice. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 9 • January 27, 2021  

 

Sally Hinson Adams

JEFFERSON - Mrs. Sally Hinson Adams, age 65, entered into rest on January 30, 2021. A private family graveside service will be held at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery by Pastor Rick Hunter and Pastor David Sanders.

     In celebrating Mrs. Adams’s beautiful life and career, the family has requested that friends, former students, and colleagues please mail a special memory to 267 Tickle Hill Rd, Jefferson, SC 29718 or add memories and condolences to her tribute wall at mrcfuneralhome.com.

     Mrs. Adams was born August 11, 1955 in Monroe, NC a daughter of the late Joseph Thomas Hinson, Sr. and Ruth Plyer Hinson. She attended Winthrop University and Francis Marion University attaining her undergraduate degrees and received her Masters of Education from Clemson University. Her teaching career spanned over 35 years as she taught in Laurens County, Chesterfield County, and retired from Darlington County School District as a teacher supports pecialist. Sally was a dedicated and accomplished educator, mentor, and friend who left a lasting impression on so many of her students. She will always be remembered as a truly caring teacher who possessed the ability to make learning fun and creative.

     Mrs. Adams was a faithful member of Jefferson Baptist Church, where she served on the social committee and was the former church treasurer. She was currently serving on the Hospice of Chesterfield County Foundation Board. Sally enjoyed crafting and working outdoors. Her greatest passion was being “Mi-Mi” to her grandchildren.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Adams was also preceded in death by 3 brothers, Joseph Hinson, Jr., Bobby Hinson, and Richard Hinson.

     Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Carl “Buck” Adams of the home; daughters, Crystal Adams (Rev. Tony) Pope, and Tiffany Adams (Travis) Sanders both of Jefferson, SC; grandchildren, Alexis Pope, Jon Pope, Joseph Pope, Brittain Sanders, and Chloe Sanders; brother, Lawson (Betty Rose) Hinson of Jefferson, SC; sister, Wanda Hinson Neff of Debary, FL; sisters-in-law, Dianne Hinson of Fountain Inn, SC, and Jean Hinson of Jefferson, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Jefferson Baptist Church, P.O. Box 247, Jefferson, SC2 9718. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Adams family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 3, 2021.

 

Myra Lynn Baker

Myra Lynn Baker, 61, of Pageland, SC died Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Funeral service was held Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 2PM from the Salem United Methodist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born July 22,1959 in Monroe, NC to the late Dossie Baker and Olivia Miller. Survivors: children, Christopher Johnson (Latoya), Henry Johnson (Erica), and Kionna Edgeworth (Ferente), Pageland, SC; grandchildren, Asia Johnson, Taliyah Edgeworth, Laney Johnson, and Kaylin Edgeworth, all of Pageland, SC; sisters, Kaye Caudle, Patricia Caudle, Emily Miller, Gloria Reid and Barbara Rushing; brothers, Larry Caudle, Eric Tyson and Tyriq Baker. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 3, 2021.

 

James Louis Blakeney

James Louis Blakeney, 77,of Marshville, NC died Sat-urday, January 23, 2021. A graveside service was held Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 2PM from the Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Lancaster, SC. He was born June 12, 1943 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Eugene Edward Blakeney and Vadie Lee Funderburk Blakeney. Survivors: wife, Joyce F. Blakeney; children, Crystal Blakeney (Clyde) Jackson, Lancaster, SC, James Michael (Sherry) Blakeney, Monroe, NC, Christopher Eugene Blakeney, Marshville, NC; and Vashti B. (Tasha) Washington, Virginia Beach, VA;13 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; brother; Hayne (Diane) Blakeney, Marshville, NC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 3, 2021.

 

Anne Bryan

NEWTON, N.J. – Heaven got a new Organist for their choir. Anne Bryan has moved on to the ultimate music section in the universe. Anne was a woman of many talents. To all who were apart of her life music would be the connection that played its rhythm through our lives. She was a pianist, organist, and teacher. Anne shared her gift of music through those venues as well as her everyday life. If you entered her home, it was fairly certain that music would be playing somewhere some how.

     Anne Helen Byrd Bryan passed away peacefully on Sunday January 24th, 2021.She was preceded in death by her parents Amanda Carol Dove and step-father Joseph Mack Baker; husband Bill Bryan; brothers Jim Baker and Peter Baker; Surviving are her children Laurence (Diana) Bryan of Billings, MO, Melissa (Tim) Mohan of Newton, NJ, step children Carl (Lois) Simpson of Edwardsville, IL, Grant Simpson of Phoenix, AZ, grandchildren Anne Mohan and Gemma Mohan, brother Joseph (Martha) Baker of Charlotte, NC., sister-in-law, Rosalie Baker of Little River, SC, sister-in-law, Pamela Baker of Cheraw, SC, nieces Anna Maria Baker (Craig) Watson, Carolyn (Rich) Northrup and Rebecca Baker, nephews, Mack (Gena) Baker, Jim (Carrie) Baker and Carey Baker. There are also many great-nieces, nephews, cousins, many fellow musicians, students and friends who were all dear to Anne.

     At later dates there will bean Internment service at Arlington National Cemetery as well as a time of remembrance and celebration of life in Cheraw, SC.

     Memorials: Cheraw Arts Commission Post Office Box 219 Cheraw, South Carolina 29520 Alzheimer’s Association act. alz.org/donate. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 3, 2021.

 

Joseph Stewart ‘JJ’ Cope Jr.

SOCIETY HILL – Joseph Stewart “JJ” Cope, Jr., 36, of Society Hill died on Monday, January 18, 2021 at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center.

      Graveside services were held on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 3 PM at Welsh Neck Baptist Church Cemetery. Viewing was held from 12 until 5 PM on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Kistler Hardee Funeral Home.

     Joseph was born in Chesterfield County. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. Joseph also worked for many years driving trucks with his dad.

     Surviving are his parents, Helen and Joseph Cope; his wife, Amy Larymore; two children, Chelsea (Brycen) Larymore and Eddie Tiller; his sisters, Brooke and Heather; special nephews and niece, Joseph Scott, Israel Scott, Taylor Nivens, Joseph L. Cope and Elijah Jackson; his father-in-law, Heyward Larymore; sister-in-law, Angela “Angelica” (Casey) Whitaker and their children; and special friends, Jessie Gainey and her children and JT Turner. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 3, 2021.

 

Betty Helms Harpe

CHERAW - Mrs. Betty Helms Harpe, age 89, entered into rest on Thursday, January 28, 2021. A private family service will be held at Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery officiated by Pastor Fred McDaniel.

     Mrs. Harpe was born April 21, 1931 in Charlotte, NC a daughter of the late Hoyle and Athenae Furr Helms. She was a retired employee of Carolina Packaging and a former employee of Sacony Industries. Following her retirement, Betty enjoyed working at the Country Kitchen making desserts. Mrs. Harpe was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. She enjoyed working in her flowers and was known for her green thumb.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Harpe was also preceded in death by her brother, Hoyle Helms, Jr.

     Survivors include her children, Jerry P. Harpe of Cheraw, SC; Billy R. (Angela) Harpe of Florence, SC, Rhonda (David) Rhyne, and Karen H. Teachy both of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Zachary (Jessica) Harpe, Taylor (Hannah) Harpe, Toby (Summer) Rhyne, Jody (Marcia) Rhyne, Leigh Ann (Jonathan) Perry, and Chris (Caitlin) Teachy;10 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Carolyn Helms of Charlotte, NC, Jewel Watson of Chesterfield, SC, and Sue Harpe of Cheraw, SC

     Memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, 3154 Hwy. 102, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Harpe family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 3, 2021.

 

 Shannon Marie Laney

CHERAW – Shannon Marie Laney, 48, died Tuesday, January 26, 2021. Born in Cheraw, SC she was the daughter of Robbie and Karan H. Laney of Cheraw, SC. She taught gymnastics in Rock Hill and Cheraw, SC. She was an avid runner and enjoyed the outdoors.

     Surviving is her daughter, Juliana Laney of Cheraw, SC, her parents listed above, grandmother, Carol Harrell, aunts and uncles, Teresa Roller of Manning, SC, Ruth “Tootise” (John) Holmes of Dallas, TX and Sheree (Bob) Elick of Foley, AL. She was preceded in death by her brother, Jonathan Laney.

     A funeral service was held 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Cheraw First Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. There was a private committal service following the service. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 3, 2021.

 

Harry Rivers

Harry Rivers, 68, of Chesterfield, SC died Monday, January 11, 2021. A graveside service was held Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 1PM from the Chesterfield Community Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. He was born November 21, 1952 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Cecil and Lottie Pegues Rivers. Survivors: wife, Priscilla Rivers; daughters, Theressa Rivers (Preston Mc-Manus), Bernice Scott (Timothy), Amanda Rivers (Jermaine Lilly), all of Cheraw, SC; sons, Harry Rivers (Nicholle) of Meriden CT and Lavern Rivers (Tammy) of Cheraw SC; sisters, Louise Evans of New Haven CT, Mary Johnson, Myrtle Lee Johnson (David) both of Chesterfield SC, Betty Lou Rivers of New Haven CT and Roberta Lewis of Chesterfield SC; brother, Ulysses Rivers (Barbara Ann) of Chesterfield SC, 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 3, 2021.

 

 

Beverly Louise Smith

Beverly Louise Smith 67, of Chesterfield, SC died Saturday, January 23, 2021. Funeral service was held Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 1 PM from the St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born August 31, 1953 in Chesterfield, SC to late Sarah Louise Smith Cannon and Mr. Lloyd David Smith. Survivors: daughter, Rakiya B. Morrison Chesterfield, SC; brothers, Lash LaRue Smith and James C. Smith, Chesterfield, SC; step sisters, Jamesena Cannon and Karen (Sim) McRae, Chesterfield, SC, Patricia (John) Marshall, Morven, NC, Gloria Brown, Columbia, SC and Genneatha Cannon, Cheraw, SC; stepbrothers, Vaughn Cannon and Eddie (Ann) Cannon, Wadesboro, NC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 3, 2021.

 

Sara Margaret McDougald

 Stanton - Sara Margaret McDougald Stanton, 93, died Sunday, January 24, 2021. Born in Marlboro County she was a daughter of the late Clyde D. and Sarah Frances Rainwater McDougald. She was the widow of W.C. Stanton. Growing up she was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, where she became a Sunday School teacher and played the organ. Her family was an integral part of the ministry of Pleasant Grove and she always scared deeply for her “churchfamily.” In later years she and her husband became part of another church family at Cheraw First Baptist Church. In that congregation she was a Sunday School teacher and member of the WMU. She was a graduate of Coker University (at age 46). She was a retired second grade schoolteacher (1974-1989) from Cheraw Primary. Mrs. Stanton was a member of the South Carolina Education Association. She was a member of the Cheraw Civic League Garden Club which helped establish Centennial Park in Downtown Cheraw. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and yard work. She loved her grandchildren.

     Survivors include her sons, David Wilson Stanton of Cheraw, SC, Clyde Townsend (Regina) Stanton of Birmingham, AL, Hugh Joyce (Jennie) Stanton of Florence, SC, grandchildren, Michael Stanton, Wilson Stanton, David Stanton, Kate Stanton, sisters, Geneva McGilvray of Moultrie, GA, Laura Ann (Charles) Haley of Cheraw, SC, Sue Frances Lee of Cheraw, SC.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also, a son, Prentiss Kinney Stanton, a grandchild, Alexander Stanton, brothers, Boyce McDougald, Richard Edwin McDougald and Gene Clyde McDougald.

     Mrs. Stanton lay in repose 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at Cheraw First Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

     Memorials to: Hospice of Chesterfield County Foundation, 122 Main Street, Chesterfield (SC), 29709 or Cheraw First Baptist Church, PO Box 337, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Mercy In Me Free Medical Clinic, PO Box1684, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 3, 2021.

 

Dianne Oliver Thompson

JEFFERSON - Ms. Dianne Oliver Thompson, age 65, entered into rest on Saturday, January 30, 2020. A memorial service will be held 3:00 PM Wednesday, February 3, 2021 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Reverend Marvin Griggs. The family will greet friends immediately following the service.

     Ms. Thompson was born November 10, 1955 in North Carolina, a daughter of the late Hazel “Sam” and Annie Mae Rollings Oliver. She was a seamstress and worked for many years in the textile industry. Dianne valued her friendships and cherished the time spent with friends. She also enjoyed spending her days fishing at any creek bank she could find. Most of all, Dianne loved her grandchildren and watching them grow.

     In addition to her parents, Dianne is preceded in death by her sister Elaine Oliver Freeman.

     Survivors include her sons, Robert Faile of Kershaw, SC and Donald (Sharon) Thompson of Pageland, SC; grandchildren, Emily Thompson of Pageland, SC, Austin, Trenton, Ethan, Brooklynn, Caelyn, and Morgan Faile all of Kershaw, SC; companion of many years, Carol Griggs of Jefferson, SC; step-sons, Corey Griggs of Charleston, SC and Joey Griggs of Jefferson, SC; brother, Lynn (Donna) Oliver of Pageland, SC; special friend, Devin Raines of Hartsville, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Thompson family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 10 • February 3, 2021.

 

Patricia Threatt

Patricia Threatt, 58, of Pageland, SC died Sunday, January 24, 2021. A graveside service was held on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 2 PM from the Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Lancaster, SC. She was born March17, 1962 in Pageland, SC to the late James and Elizabeth Funderburk. Survivors: husband, Deacon Jerry Threatt; children, Canita (Cypheus) Bunton, Carla Threatt of Columbia, SC, Christopher Threatt and Patrick Threatt of the home; sisters, Beverly Blakeney, Barbara (George) Blakeney, Louvenia (Dennis) Threatt, Pageland, SC and Katherine (Robert) Watts, Lancaster, SC; brother, Pete (Vounder) Funderburk, Wingate NC and 8 grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page • February 3, 2021.

 

Minnie M. Chavis

BENNETTSVILLE - Minnie M. Chavis, 69, died Monday, February 1, 2021. Born in Bennettsville, SC she was the daughter of Franklin and Florrie Neta Jackson Thomas. She was a seamstress with B. C. Moores Company and enjoyed reading, sewing, and puzzle games. Above all Minnie was a loving mama and grandma, who loved spending time with her family.

     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Simon Thomas, Enos Thomas, and Timmy Thomas.

     She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Alexander Chavis; daughters, Amanda Steen and Samantha Clark (George Everette Bailey) both of Bennettsville, SC; sisters, Dorothy Mabe of Bennettsville, SC, Nita Wright of Bennettsville, SC, Nancie Chewning of Cheraw, SC and Libbie Webb of Bennettsville, SC; grandchildren, Miranda Steen (Lorina) of Bennettsville, SC, Michelle Wilson (Brandon) of Society Hill, SC, Michael Chavis (Angie) of Jefferson, SC, Noah Cooper Clark of Bennettsville, SC and Julia Deaton of Bennettsville, SC; and great grandchildren, Bradley Steen of Society Hill, SC, Kaleb Chavis of Chesterfield, SC and Gabriel Chavis of Chesterfield, SC.

     A graveside funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery in Bennettsville, SC. The family will receive friends following the service at the Cemetery and at other times at the home. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • February 10, 2021.

 

Donna Lynn Hunt Dixon

PATRICK - Mrs. Donna Lynn Hunt Dixon, age 54, entered into rest on Sunday, January 31, 2021. Graveside services were held at 2:00 PM Thursday, February 4, 2021, at Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens by Pastor Donnie Driggers. The family received friends from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Thursday, February 4, 2021, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Dixon was born October 1, 1966, in Anson County, North Carolina, a daughter of John William (Johnny) and Hazel Diane Purvis Hunt. Donna was a home maker, and her grandchildren were her world. She loved to travel to the beach with her family.

     Mrs. Dixon was preceded in death by her son, William Daniel Dixon. Survivors include her husband of 34 years, William “David” Dixon, of the home; children, Amanda Lynn (Shane) Atkinson of Patrick, SC, Michelle Danielle (Joshua) Dorsey of Patrick, SC; parents, Johnny and Dianne Hunt of Patrick, SC; 6 grandchildren, Will Anderson, Alexis Dorsey, Lilly McLain, Chase Dorsey, Konnor Atkinson, Karson Atkinson; and her brother, Matt Hunt, of Chesterfield, SC.

     Memorials may be made to the St Jude’s Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Dixon family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • February 10, 2021.

 

Elease Jackson

CHARLOTTE, NC – Elease Jackson, 83, died on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. A graveside service was held Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 1 PM from the Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Kershaw, SC. She was born November 6, 1937 in Kershaw, SC to the late Gertrude Sowell Jackson and Leonard Jackson, Sr.

     Survivors: children, Monica Jackson, Charlotte, NC, Dianne Jackson, Charlotte, NC, Joan Hairston-Jackson, Jacksonville, FL and Raymond Jackson (Imogen Jackson), Charlotte, NC; siblings, Doris Kirkland (Tom Kirkland), Charlotte, NC, Louise Gray, Charlotte, NC, Marian Ratliff, Charlotte, NC, Joan Jackson, Charlotte, NC and Ronald Jackson, Manhattan, NY; 37 grandchildren, 63 great grandchildren and 13 great great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • February 10, 2021.

 

Lash Smith

CHESTERFIELD – Lash Smith, 64, died on Monday, February 1, 2021. Funeral service was held Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 2 PM from the St. James A. M. E. Zion Church, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was born April 7, 1956 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Sarah Louise Smith Cannon and Lloyd David Smith. Survivors: daughter, Lashley Nicole Smith, Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Da’Shon Rorie, Cameron Butler, Jordan Butler, and Mi’Kerion Smith, Chesterfield, SC; brother, James C. Smith, Chesterfield, SC; step sisters, Jamesena Cannon and Karen (Sim) McRae, Chesterfield, SC, Patricia (John) Marshall, Morven, NC, Gloria Brown, Columbia, SC and Genneatha Cannon, Cheraw, SC; stepbrothers, Vaughn Cannon and Eddie (Ann) Cannon, Wadesboro, NC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • February 10, 2021.

 

Stephen McCoy ‘Strawberry’ Smith

Mr. Stephen McCoy “Strawberry” Smith, 59, of Patrick, passed away Sunday morning, January 31st, 2021, while at home with his family. The family held a memorial service at 2:00 on Saturday afternoon, February 6th, 2021, at the home of his sister, Phyllis Moose.

     A native and life-long resident of Chesterfield County, Mr. Smith was a son of the late Grady and Lou Ella Smith. He was a painter for 30+ years, enjoyed fishing, and loved the Redskins.

     He is survived by his siblings: Phyllis (Kelly) Moose, Linda Parker, and Allen Smith all of Patrick; numerous nieces and nephews; special friend, Cheri Childress; and his dog, Tippy.

     Strawberry was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rillie Smith; and a brother, Travis Smith. Norton Funeral Home of Hartsville is honored to be serving the Smith family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • February 10, 2021.

 

Allen Wayne White

WALLACE - Allen Wayne White, 63, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, February 4, 2021. Born in Bennettsville, SC he was a son of the late Nathan Everette and Lillian Avis Clark White. He was a member of Wallace Baptist Church, Wallace, SC. (It was because of the loving care and devotion of his “Ma” that Wayn ewas able to live his Bestlife.)

     Surviving is his brother, Danny (Marian) White of Rockingham, NC, a sister, Diane (Tom) Cummings of Wallace, SC, nieces and nephews, Robyn Cummings, Angie Cummings, Tommy (Christie) Cummings, Erin (Eric Mace) White, Kelly (Jessica) White, great nieces and nephews, Mackenzie, Cheyenne, Caitlyn, Keith, Chaz, Alex, Abbie, Ethan, and Grayson. Also, special caregivers, Julian McKinnon and Jerry McCall (the family wishes to express a heartfelt thank you to these caregivers.)    

     A Celebration of Life was held 3:00 PM, Monday, February 8, 2021 at Wallace Baptist Church, Wallace, SC (the service will be outside, in front of the church) with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service.

     Memorials may be made to: Richmond County Hospice Inc., 1119 US Hwy. 1N Rockingham, NC 28379 or Wallace Rescue Squad, PO Box 245, Wallace, SC 29596. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • February 10, 2021.

 

Willie Alexander Gillespie Jr.

Willie Alexander Gillespie Jr., also lovingly known as Pete or “PK”, was born on September 29, 1948 in Cheraw SC, to the late Willie A and Gertrude Little Gillespie Sr. He fell asleep in death on Wednesday, February 3, 2021.

     Willie graduated from Long High School, class of 1966. After graduation, he met and married Rosa Kahan Gillespie in 1967 for whom he was married to for 33 yrs. He worked for many years in the Textile Industry as a Mechanic, at both Burlington Manufacturing and INA Bearing, in Cheraw SC and at Wade Manufacturing in Wadesboro, NC - from which he retired.

     Willie was known for his “giving” spirit and willingness to help others. He was also known for his grilling and barbecuing kills, passed on to him by his father, Willie Sr. He loved playing horseshoes, fishing, music, and all things “Pittsburg Steelers.”

     He leaves to cherish his memory, his daughters, Jacqueline Roper (Dexter) of Cary NC; Linda Miller (John) of Camden SC; one granddaughter Destiny Roper; one brother, Robert L Gillespie (Ann) of Cheraw, SC; and one Aunt, Aree Williams of Newark, NJ; as well as a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws and “friends”. He was dearly loved and will be terribly missed by many. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 10A • February 10, 2021.

 

Tammie Lynn Holloway

BENNETTSVILLE - Ms.Tammie Lynn Holloway, 53, died on Saturday, January 3, 2021. Born, February 2, 1967 in Union County, NC, she was a daughter of Frances Dean Knight Holloway and the late Boyd Lee Holloway. Tammie worked as a manager in the retail industry, and loved her family dearly.

     Tammie leaves behind to cherish her memory; sons, Christopher Holloway and Reggie Moore both of Bennettsville, SC; daughters, Tanasia Holloway of Bennettsville, SC and Jasmine Holloway of Temple Terrace, FL; her mother, Frances Holloway of Bennettsville, SC; brothers, Scott Holloway of Greensboro, NC and Terry Holloway of Bennettsville, SC; sisters, Lisa Starnes of Bennettsville, SC and Kristie Holloway of Pageland, SC; and five grandchildren.

     A private service will be held at a later date. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 17, 2021.

 

William ‘Bill’ Francis Johnson

William “Bill” Francis Johnson went home to be with his Lord and Savior on January 26, 2021. Bill was born in Cheraw, South Carolina on June 28, 1936. He was a graduate of Cheraw High School, Class of 1953 and served 4 years in the Air Force. Bill held two Masters Degrees in Business from Armstrong State University in Georgia. He was a dedicated employee of Union Camp/International Paper for 43 years. Bill had a real passion for baseball. He was a minor league umpire for the Southern League and the Savannah Braves, the minor league team for the Atlanta Braves. He was also a Division 1 umpire for Georgia Southern, and LSU and for the regional tournaments for the SEC.

     Bill had a heart to serve others. He faithfully volunteered for the ALANON program in Spartanburg, and the Grief Share program which met at First Baptist Church, Spartanburg where He was a devoted member. He enjoyed participating in their many programs including the Young At Heart program. He also enjoyed attending prayer meetings and church services at Christ Lighthouse in Inman, SC.

     Bill was a loving father, grandfather and great-grand-father. He is survived by his son Rod and wife Diane, grandchildren Tara and Rick Pridgen, great grandsons Jaxon Pridgen and Samuel Coggins all of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and his brother Tommy and wife Mary Johnson of Cheraw, South Carolina. Bill was also a devoted and adoring husband to his beloved wife Bea Dillard Johnson and loved dearly by her family. Bill truly cherished his family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them.

     Bill had a zeal for life and never backed down from a challenge. He had many wonderful stories to share of a life fully lived. He was an amazing man who led an amazing life. He was taken from us too soon, but we find comfort in knowing we will one day be reunited with him in heaven. He was loved by many and will be profoundly missed. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 17, 2021.

 

Miranda Kay King

SOCIETY HILL - Mrs. Miranda Kay King, 31, died on Monday, February 8,2021. Born, August 6, 1989 in Darlington, SC she was a daughter of Gerald Wayne Alfred and Karyn Delores Wallace Conklin and step-father, Norman Conklin.

     Miranda was a devoted mother, who loved her family dearly. She also enjoyed crafting and taking care of others.

     Miranda leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband, William F. King; sons, William F. King, Jr. and Lucas W. King; and a daughter, Ella R. King all of the home; her parents, Karyn Conklin (Norm) of Cheraw, SC and Gerald Alfred of Monroe, MI; sisters, Taylor Pierce of Myrtle Beach, SC and Marah Alfred currently stationed in Japan; maternal grandfather, Autrey “Buck” Wallace of Cheraw, SC; paternal grandfather, Johnnie Alfred of Rockwood, MI; mother-in-law, Barbara King of Hartsville, SC; and sisters-in-law, Christy Keith and Jess O’Neill both of Hartsville, SC.

     A funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Calvary Baptist Church in Cheraw, SC. The family received friends prior to the service from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00p.m. at the church. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 17, 2021.

 

Harold A. Lomas Jr.

CHERAW - Mr. Harold A. Lomas, Jr., 81, died on Monday, February 8, 2021. Born, December 16, 1939 in Columbia, SC he was a son of the late Harold A. Lomas, Sr. and Merna Lee Corley Lomas.

     Mr. Lomas graduated high school from Eau Claire High School in Columbia, SC and earned an engineering degree from the University of South Carolina. He served his Country Proudly in the United States Air Force in France during the Berlin Crisis. He began his working career with the South Carolina Highway Department working with the Co-Op Program. Harold began working for Burlington Industries in 1965 as a trainee and moved up the corporate ladder until 1980 when Burlington became Highland/Takata Industries. He again moved up the corporate ladder with Highland/Takata becoming the Company’s Senior Vice President until his retirement in 2001.

     Harold was very active in his community, being associated with many organizations. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cheraw, where he served in many capacities, including, a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and an active member of his men’s Sunday School Class. He was also a loyal supporter of his beloved church and loved his church family. Mr. Lomas was a Board Member of the Chesterfield General Hospital as well as the past President of the Cheraw Country Club and the Cheraw Jaycees. Mr. Lomas was an influential member on the Chesterfield County Economic Board and was named South Carolina Ambassador for Economic Development in 1992 by Governor Beasley. He was named the 1998 Cheraw Citizen of the Year and was a member of the Cheraw Chamber of Commerce and the Cheraw Kiwanis Club. Mr. Lomas was a lead supporter in many projects, including, the expansion of Northeastern Technical College, the ATE-Industry Technician Training Program, the Development of Arrowhead Park, the Restoration of the Theatre on the Green, the Construction of the new Matheson Memorial Library, and the continued improvements at Cheraw Municipal Airport.

     Along with his parents, listed above, he was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Lomas.

     Mr. Lomas leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Mary M. Lomas; sons, Harold “Todd” Lomas (Teresa) of Huntersville, NC and Joe Lomas (Rhonda) of Cheraw, SC; a daughter, Suzanne Owens (Bill) of Cheraw, SC; brother, Troy Lomas (Marsha) of Blythewood, SC; a sister-in-law, Paulette Lomas of Blythewood, SC seven grandchildren, Brent Lomas (Courtney), Brandon Lomas (Journey), Kelby Lomas, Harold “Tanner” Lomas, Robert Owens, Ryan Owens and Shae Lomas; and four great-grandchildren, McKensley Lomas, Hunter Lomas, Salem Lomas and Bexley Lomas.

     A memorial service for Mr. Lomas will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Cheraw, Building Fund, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 17, 2021.

 

Jane Howle Mayhew

CHERAW - Mrs. Jane Howle Mayhew, 77, died on Monday, February 8, 2021. Born, November 27, 1943 in Darlington, SC, she was a daughter of the late J. Adger Howle, Sr. and Janie Jackson Howle. Mrs. Mayhew was in the class of 1961 of St. John’s High School in Darlington, SC and she also graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1995 at the age of 52 from Coker College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Operations Management.

     Mrs. Jane was a member of the First United Methodist Church Cheraw, SC where she was in the Women’s Circle. She was also a member of the Couples Club. She worked at Highland Industries as a Product Development Designer Supervisor. Jane enjoyed ancestry research, cooking, especially for the semi-annual BBQ where she made the cornbread and bake sale items. She also enjoyed playing games and Facebook. Jane also loved spending time with her family.

     Along with her parents listed above, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of almost 47 years, R.E. Mayhew, Jr.; a stepson, Jackie Mayhew; brothers, J. Adger (Tootsie) Howle, Jr., and Walter Wilcox (JoAnne) Howle; a sister, Virginia H. (Marshall) Coleman; and a step-granddaughter, Rebecca Mayhew Cassidy

     She is survived by her daughter, Wendy Mayhew (Michelle Meteraud) of Charleston, SC; a step-daughter, Joan Mayhew Easterling of Cheraw, SC; a step-granddaughter, Crystal Mayhew McQuage (Jason); and one step-great grandchild, Jonathan Cassidy.

     A graveside service was held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC. Memorials may be made to the Multiple Systems Atrophy Coalition, 7918 Jones Branch Drive #300, McLean, VA 22102; or to the Roper Hospice Cottage 676 Wando Park Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 17, 2021.

 

Paula Leigh Money Sipe

PATRICK – Mrs. Paula Leigh Money Sipe, age 53, entered into rest on Friday, February 12, 2021. Funeral services were 11:00 AM Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at Palmetto Baptist Church by Pastor Joey Polson with burial follwed in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Tuesday, prior to the service at the church.

     Mrs. Sipe was born May, 9, 1967 in Winston Salem, NC a daughter of Ida Mae Money and the late Earle Money. Paula enjoyed watching Little House on The Prairie and coloring. She enjoyed doing crafts and was a member of Palmetto Baptist Church. Paula’s children were her world.

     Paula was preceded in death by her father. Survivors include her mother, Ida Mae Money of Patrick, SC; sons, Bryce Ryschon of the home, Derrick Sipe of Ft. Bragg, NC; daughter, Bre Anne Ryschon of Virginia; brother, Eric (Michelle) Money of Greenville, NC; grandchildren, Merabella and Rae-lynn Mae Sipe and their mother Kristina Sipe; loving companion, Randy Dixon of the home; niece, Elizabeth Gray Money of Greenville, NC; nephew, Colton Alexander Money of Greenville, NC.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Sipe family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 17, 2021.

 

Elma ‘Bib’ M. Cassidy

Mrs. Elma “Bib” M. Cassidy, 84, died Thursday, February 18, 2021 at her home. Born, March 14, 1936 in Chesterfield County, SC she was a daughter of the late Theodore Lucas Melton, Sr and the late Lillie Jane Boatwright Melton. “Bib” was a devoted member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Cheraw.

     Along with her parents, listed above, Mrs. Cassidy was preceded in death by her brothers, May Harvey Melton, Willie Thurman Melton, Rudolph Melton, T.L. Melton, Jr. and Graylon Melton; and sisters, Annie Lee M. Stafford and Lillie Viola Melton.

     Mrs. Cassidy leaves behind to cherish her memory, her devoted husband of 65 years, W.M. Cassidy, Sr. of the home; her son, Wilson Mack Cassidy, Jr. (Kay B) of Florence, SC; and two grandchildren, Jonathan Cassidy of Salt Lake City, UT and Brooke Cassidy of Florence, SC.

     A graveside service was held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC.

     In Lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, C/O Carla Reid, 2525 W. Market Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 24, 2021.

 

Shirley Lee Coker Haire

CHERAW - Shirley Lee Coker Haire, 55, died on Sunday, February 14, 2021. Born, December 6, 1965, in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of the late Earl Monroe and Mary Lee Howard Coker.

     Shirley was a member of Cheraw Family Worship Center and was a devout Christian who believed in and cherished her God. She was a member of several Feeding Tube Awareness groups. Shirley had been living with a feeding tube since her brain stem stroke in 2014. She beat all odds for seven years. The dearest accomplishment in her life was her daughter Courtney, who was the only reason she fought for her life so hard. She said that the only reason she was still living was to see her daughter graduate from college.

     Shirley enjoyed bodybuilding at an early age and competed in several competitions. She was always proud of her body and continued to take care of herself after her stroke. Shirley was a cosmetologist for 30+ years, working many of those years at Hairstyles by Jan, and had many loyal customers. She enjoyed gardening and taking care of animals. Her passion was reading and transcribing her Bible daily.

     She is survived by her daughter, Courtney Leigh Haire of Cheraw, SC; a brother, James “Jim” Coker (Emily) of Cheraw, SC; a sister Dena Ann Coker of Franklin, NC; nephew, Timmy Clinkscales (Jessi), special Aunt, Sparkle Shoemake, lots of loving cousins and special friends and her grand fur baby Cooper “Coop”.

     A graveside service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at the Howard Family Cemetery in the Cash Community.

     In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you please plant a flower in Shirley’s memory in your yard. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 24, 2021.

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Bobby Jordan

PATRICK - Mr. Bobby Jordan, age 72, entered into rest on Friday, February 19, 2021. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM Monday, February 22, 2021 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funera lHome by Brent Taylor with burial following in the Jordan Family Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Monday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Jordan was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Vanessa Bowie Jordan; son, Bobby Ellis Jordan; brother, Luther Jordan, and sister, Shelby J. Ussery.

     Survivors include his sons, James (Donna) Jordan of Chesterfield, SC, and Michael Jordan of Patrick, SC; grandchildren, Cody (Hannah) Jordan, Kelsey (Heath) Gulledge, Hannah Jordan, Michael Joplin, and Adian Jordan; brother, Howard (Pam) Jordan of Columbia, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Dialysis Research, c/o The American Kidney Fund 1921 Rockville Pike, Suite300, Rockville, MD 20852. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Jordan family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 24, 2021.

 

William Bill Herbert Liles

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. William “Bill” Herbert Liles, age 89, entered into rest on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. A private family grave-side service will be held at Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery by Pastor Phil Wyatt and Rev. Jackie Hinson.

      Friends could stop by Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home on Sunday, February 21, 2021 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM to view and pay their respects. A Celebration of Life service for family and friends will be announced in the coming months.

     Mr. Liles was born September 23, 1931 in Lilesville, NC a son of the late Eli and Sally Ussery Liles. He was a graduate of Lilesville High School and a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Liles was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church and a former member of Candlewyck Baptist Church of Charlotte where he formerly served as Deacon. Bill was the owner and State Farm agent of the Liles Insurance Agency with 37 years of service. A man who never met a stranger, Bill was quick to strike up a conversation with anyone. He enjoyed boating and spending time at his home on Lake Wylie, and going out to dinner with friends.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Liles was also preceded in death by his wife, Ann Rollins Liles; brother, James D. Liles; and infant brother, Sanford Liles.

     Survivors include his son, Tim Liles and long-time companion, Kim Brueckner of Charlotte, NC; caregiver, Barbara Smith of Chesterfield, SC; brothers-in-law, Robert Carrison (Clara) Rollins of Cheraw, SC, and Ralph (Kaye) Rollins of Chesterfield, SC; sisters-in-law, Christine (Ted) Rogers of LaPlata, MD, and Eunice (Doug) Ruff of Columbia, SC; and his beloved K-9 companion, “Blackie.”

     Bill’s family is grateful to Dr. Gina Morrill and the entire staff of Atrium Health – Union for the extraordinary care provided to Mr. Liles.

     Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church, “Cemetery Fund,” P.O. Box66, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Liles family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 24, 2021.

 

Marshall ‘PaPa’ King Oliver

JEFFERSON - Mr. Marshall “PaPa” King Oliver, 76, of Jefferson, SC went to be with his Lord on Friday, February 12, 2021 in Monroe, NC. Mr. Marshall King Oliver was born on August 8, 1944 in Chesterfield County, SC to the late Reece Evans Oliver and Katherine Kirkley Oliver.

     He is preceded in death by his brothers, Jimmy Oliver, Claude “Buddy” Oliver, Bobby Oliver, Billy Oliver and sisters, Sarah Deese and Thelma “Tenny” Graves. He was a member of Fork Creek United Methodist Church. Marshall acquired his General Contractor’s License and built his own business. He enjoyed working with the crews until he retired in 2010. He took pride in working outside in his yard. Marshall enjoyed spending time and heading up beach trips with all his children and grandchildren. He especially enjoyed going on his Friday “Papa Day” trips to In & Out Mini Mart with the grandchildren for 35 years.

      Mr. Oliver is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Brenda Boatwright Oliver of Jefferson, SC, daughters, Pam Jackson (Mike) of Conway, SC and Rhonda Rivers (Andy) of Pageland, SC; brother, Jerry Oliver (Diane) of Jefferson, SC; sisters, Joyce Helms (Johnny) of Jefferson, SC and Patsy Elzey (Horace) of Jefferson, SC; 5 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; 6 step great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Friends could stop by Baumgartner Funeral Home on Monday, February 15, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM to sign the register book and pay their respects. There will be a Private Celebration of Life Graveside Service.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fork Creek United Methodist Church, C/O Cemetery Fund, PO Box 308, Jefferson, SC 29718 or Town of Jefferson Cemetery Fund, PO Box 306, Jefferson, SC, 29718.

     Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Oliver family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 24, 2021.

 

 

Mildred Pigge Plyler

PAGELAND - Mrs. Mildred Pigge Plyler, 88, of Pageland, SC passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 in Monroe, NC. Mrs. Mildred Plyler was born on August 15, 1932 in Cheraw, SC to the late James Robert Pigge Sr. and Annie Driggers Pigge.

        She is preceded in death by her husband, George William Plyler; brothers, Theodore Pigge and James Leo Pigge; sister, Sylvia Garris; and grandchildren, Sherry Denise Plyler, and Baby Boy Plyler. Devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, one of her biggest enjoyments was keeping the family close and supportive of one another. She always looked forward to being involved with the community and church. She was always surrounded by her close friends and was committed to sending cards throughout the community to people. Mildred was a Matron of the Eastern Star.

        Mrs. Plyler was the owner of Plyler’s Food Shop in Pageland, SC for over thirty years and was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Marshville, NC. She loved going shopping and working jigsaw puzzles with friends. Mildred loved her flowers and to watch birds, especially Cardinals.

         Mrs. Plyler is survived by her sons, Jerry Wayne Plyler (Wanda), Eric Plyler (Veronica), Michael Lynn Plyler all of Pageland, SC; brother, James R. Pigge Jr. (Libby) of Cheraw; sisters, Margaret Byrd of Atmore, AL and Sybil Steele (Artis) of Pensacola FL; grandchildren, Andrea Atwell (Ricky), Jason Lynn Plyler, Danita Hinson (Chad Medlin), Heather Godwin (Chancey), Jerica Usher (Trent), Adam Gregory Plyler, Jantzen Brianne Plyler, Jodi Pate (Brandon) and great grandchildren, Kacie Plyler, Kara Hinson, Alexia Atwell, Brooke Atwell, Kaitlyn Hinson, Makayla Medlin, Bella Godwin, Cooper Atwell, Major Usher, Captain Usher, Ace Godwin, Baze Usher, and Saylor Pate.

          Anyone could stop by the funeral home from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Baumgartner Funeral Home to sign the register book and pay their respects. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 3:00 PM at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Family Life Center with Pastor Mel Winstead officiating.

        Burial was private. Due to COVID 19, the family asks that everyone that attends the funeral to please wear a mask and keep in mind social distancing rules. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Springhill Assisted Living, 514 South Gum Street, Pageland, SC 29728. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Plyler family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 24, 2021.

 

 

Rosa Lee Pulliam

CHERAW – Reverend Rosa Lee Pulliam, 99, died on Monday, February 15, 2021. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 1PM from the Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Montrose Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. She was born August 11, 1921 in Marlboro County, SC to the late Benjamin Franklin Johnson, Sr. and Hattie Lucas Johnson. Survivors: daughters, Doris Porter, Thelma (Wallace) Funderburk and Louester Hooks; son, Clifton E. Short; special daughters, Grayce D. Smith, Mary R. Jackson, Daisy Eckels, Barbara E. Smith, and Margaret Ford; grandchildren, Cynthia (Jerome) Johnson, Felicia Hooks, Thomas V. Kitt, Maurice Short, Candra Short, Tamika Short, Chrishonda (Dominique) Pearson, Willie (Ingrid) Hooks Jr., Jonette Dixon, Reginald Jackson, and Iscaria (Eddie) Dows; thirteen great grand children and seven great great- grand-children and a sister-in-law, Arie Williams. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 24, 2021.

 

Dorothy ‘Jean’ Sikes

RUBY - Miss Dorothy “Jean” Sikes, age 51, entered into rest on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at her home with her family by her side. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Center Grove Baptist Church by Rev. Rodney Nicholson and Brent Taylor with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Sunday prior to the service at the church.

     Miss Sikes was born January 18, 1970 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late William Franklin “Hamp” and Barbara Jean Melton Sikes. She was a graduate of Central High School and a faithful member of Center Grove Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday school teacher and very active in Vacation Bible School. Jean was an employee of Sun Recycling and a former employee of Pageland Screen Printers. She enjoyed reading, shopping, and spending time with her family. A lady known for her huge heart and loving personality, Jean will also be fondly remembered for her extreme thoughtfulness and her ability to remember EVERYONE’s birthday with a call, text, or card. Of all things that brought her happiness, Jean’s world revolved around being “Mom” to her daughter, Gracie, her pride and joy!

     In addition to her parents, Miss Sikes was also preceded in death by sisters-in-law, Nancy Irene Johnson, and Elizabeth “Dete” Hodge Roscoe; and brothers-in-law, Tim Brock, Ronnie Roscoe, Eugene Roscoe, and Floyd Hodge.

     Survivors include her daughter, Madison Grace “Gracie” Roscoe; loving companion of 17 years and fiancé, Donald Roscoe; mother-in-law, Loretta Roscoe; brothers-in-law, James Harrison (Wanda) Rosoce, Roger “Rock” Roscoe, Johnny (Sheila) Roscoe, and Walter Roscoe; sisters-in-law, Dorothy “Dot” (James) Rivers, Carolyn Roscoe, Rachel Brock, Sarah (Terry) Johnson, Hazel (Jeff) Bell, and Sandra (Scott) Edwards; numerous cousins including Connie Howard, Annette Parrott, and Jackie Burnish; her “Adopted Mom,” Lucy Hancock Hannah; and numerous friends including her closest, Nancy O. Plyler, and Lisa T. Smith.

     Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society,128 Stonemark Ln, Columbia, SC 29210. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 24, 2021.

 

Pearlene Dinkins

CHERAW - Pearlene Dinkins, 67, died on Sunday, February 21, 2021. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 12PM from the Robinson A.M.E. Zion Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Lancaster Memorial Park Cemetery, Lancaster, SC. She was born July 10, 1953 in Lancaster, SC to the late Leroy Dinkins and Elizabeth Rebecca Dinkins. Survivors: children: Chiffon Johnson (Brian), Lancaster, SC, Kary Dinkins (Captonia),Cheraw, SC and Trenene Collins (Glen), Clarksburg, MD; grandchildren: Sekia Davis, Lancaster, SC, Savon Davis, Gastonia, NC, Aliyah Davis, Ft. Rucker, AL, Diamon Davis, Lancaster, SC, Le’Andrew Bennett, Atlanta, GA, Tony Dinkins, St. Louis, MO, Raegan Philips, Glen Collins Jr. and Jalen Collins all of Clarksburg, MD, Rikethia Creech, Baltimore, MD, Lapre Catoe, Winnsboro, SC, Shantay Catoe, Rock Hill, SC, Gelonda Patterson, Lancaster, SC, Timber Burras, Reston, VA and Tyreek McCullough, Augusta, GA; great grandchildren, Layah, Jaden, Amir, Kylan, Aubrey, Sage, Le ́Andrew, Sha ́Kiya, Ce’ Leah; an aunt, Willie Marie Clark; close cousins, Darlene Napier, Etta Alexander and Tasha McCullough. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • March 3, 2021.

 

 Joan Mayhew Easterling

CHERAW - Mrs. Joan Mayhew Easterling, 70, died on Saturday, February 27, 2021. Born, September 5, 1950 in Danville, VA she was the daughter of the late Rison Elwood Mayhew, Jr., and the late Lula Rowland Marshall. Joan loved to laugh and take care of animals as well as working in her yard, planting flowers, decorating, taking trips with Crystie to Virginia and annual vacations with the CUZINS.

     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by stepmother, Jane Howle Mayhew; brother, Jackie Mayhew and niece, Rebecca Mayhew Cassidy.

     Joan leaves behind to cherish her memory, a sister, Wendy Mayhew (Michelle Meteraud) of Charleston, SC; a niece, Crystal Mayhew McQuage (Jason) of Southport, NC; her great-nephew and light of her life, Jonathan Cassidy; stepfather, William Marshall of Lynchburg, VA; nephew-in-law, Johnny Cassidy of Cheraw, SC; and “THE CUZINS” of Virginia.

     A visitation was held from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw. A private memorial service was held following the Visitation.

     Memorials may be made to Paws and Claws, PO Box 386, Chesterfield, SC 29709; or to the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter, 436 Goodale Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • March 3, 2021.

 

Helen Gail Roscoe Hammond

CHERAW - Mrs. Helen Gail Roscoe Hammond, age 85, entered into rest on Thursday, February 25, 2021. Graveside services were held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at Florence National Cemetery by Pastor Marty Nason.

     Mrs. Hammond was born November 21, 1935 in Cheraw, SC a daughter of the late Bogan and Mildred “Millie” Burr Roscoe. She was a retired employee of the Cheraw Chronicle and a former employee of First Citizens Bank. A faithful member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Helen was active in the W.M.U., the Senior Circle, and the church’s annual BBQ. Her hobbies included cooking, reading, working in her yard and flower gardens, and dancing – particularly the square dance and line dance. She enjoyed traveling worldwide with her husband and young family in the military and in later years she enjoyed her role as grand-mother. Her family and grandchildren were truly the enjoyment of her life.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hammond was also preceded in death by her husband, John Whittie Hammond; sisters, Donnie R. Griggs, Alma R. Brigman, and Jackie R. Edgeworth; brothers, Tommy, Joel, and Gene Roscoe; and grandson, Nick Lovato.

     Survivors include her children, Linda Lovato of Fletcher, NC, Robert (Lisa) Hammond of Cheraw, SC, and Kerry (Noel) Hammond of Wake Forest, NC; grand-children, Cori (Kevin) Chamberlain, Toni (Chris Krammer) Lovato, Danny Hammond, Tassie Hammond, and Emma Hammond; great-grandchildren, Lorelei, Kieran, and Meadow; siblings, Buddy Roscoe of Marietta, GA, Mickey (Barbara Ann) Roscoe of Cheraw, and Steve Roscoe of Marion, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 200 Center Point Cir #100, Columbia, SC 29210; the Alzheimer’s Association, 8180 Greensboro Dr # 400, McLean, VA 22102; or to D.A.V. organization of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Hammond family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • March 3, 2021.

 

Randy B. Johnson

RUBY - Mr. Randy B. Johnson, age 50, entered into rest on Monday, February 22, 2021. A Private Family Service was held Friday, February 26, 2021 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Ronald Thurman.

     A graveside service was held after the family service Friday, February 26, 2021 at Ruby Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home and other times at Mr. Johnson’s home.

     Mr. Johnson was born October 25, 1970 in Bennettsville, SC a son of Jerry Lloyd Johnson and Katie Sampson Pruitt. He was an ordained Christian Minister and a faithful member of Ruby Baptist Church where he served as former Sunday school teacher, VBS worker, and enjoyed working with the youth. He was a former member of White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, where he was ordained as a Deacon in 2008. Randy also served as Chaplain for the Woodmen of the World Lodge #516 in Ruby, SC. He was an avid fan of the Marlboro County High School Bulldogs football team and the Chesterfield High School Rams football, the USC Gamecocks football team, and NASCAR.

     Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Mack “Coy” Nicholson; maternal grandparents, William Coleman and Thelma O. Sampson; paternal grand-parents, Lonnie Johnson and Macy Johnson; and his first wife, Beth Haire Johnson.

     Survivors include his wife, Patricia Nicholson Johnson of the home; father, Jerry L. Johnson of McColl, SC, mother, Katie S. Pruitt of Wallace, SC; brothers, Andy Lee Johnson of McColl, SC, and Robert (Brooke) Johnson of Wallace, SC; mother-in-law /“Nana”, Linda G. Nicholson of Ruby, SC; 1 fur baby son, Lucky Louie; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Garrett Barton, DNP, Jackie Stafford and the entire staff of McLeod Health Cheraw for their love, care, and support.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ruby-Mt. Croghan VFD, P.O. Box 8, Mt. Croghan, SC 29727. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Johnson family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • March 3, 2021.

 

Don P. Jones

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Don P. Jones, age 89, passed away peacefully at home with family by his side, Wednesday, February 17, 2021. He was born in Chesterfield, SC, son of the late Croft and Lana Melton Jones. He graduated from Chesterfield High School and the University of South Carolina (Go Gamecocks!). He retired from Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N C, he was a dedicated Pharmacist and loved his work. He was a US Army Veteran having served his country during the Korean War. His church home was Providence Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved siblings: Brothers, JD, Glen, Rembert and Croft Jr., and Sister Inez Marinucci. Tragically his first grand-child, Josh Jones was killed in an accident in March of 2020.

     He is survived by his Son Ronald Phillip Jones (spouse Sharon) of Concord, NC, Daughter Donna Jones Boyar (Spouse Scott) of Charlotte, NC with whom he lived with for the past 5 years. Grandchildren, Travis Jones of Concord, Jake Boyar of Charlotte, Erica Devine (Matt) of Howell, NJ, Nicole Boyar of NYC, Nieces, Becky Morrow (Lee) of Stow, Ohio, and Louise Marinucci of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and Leba Jones (sister-in-law) of Chesterfield, SC. He is also survived by his ex-wife Shirley Clarke, who lovingly cared for him in the home over the past 5 years and to his passing, though they could not stay married, they never lost love and care for each other.

     A Private Graveside Service was held Saturday, February 27th, at Douglas Mill Cemetery, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 4921 Randolph Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211 or to Douglas Mill Cemetery Association, 1925 Douglas Mill Rd., Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity. May our father rest in peace, he was good, he was loved, and his earthly presence is missed, we will be together again when God calls us home.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Jones family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • March 3, 2021.

 

Joel Lee Mills

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Joel Lee Mills, age 80, entered into rest on Friday, February 26, 2021 at his home with his family by his side. A private family gravesideservice will be held at Mt. Croghan Memorial Park.

     Mr. Mills was born July 7, 1940 in Marshville, NC a son of the late Joe Lee and Martha Rayfield Mills. He was a retired self-employed truck driver and was of the Baptist faith. Joel was a life-long cattle farmer and enjoyed being outdoors raising and tending to his dogs.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Mills was also preceded in death by his sister, Joanne M. Knight; brothers, Bobby Lynn Mills, Archie Mills, and Roger Mills; sisters-in-law, Mary Funderburk, and Greta B. Mills.

     Survivors include his devoted wife of 58 years, Judy Mungo Mills of the home; brothers-in-law, Charles Knight, and Bo Mungo both of Pageland, SC; sisters-in-law, Kathy Mills of Charleston, SC, Theda Lynn, and Elaine Hendrix both of Pageland, SC; numerous nieces and nephews including Martha Knight, and Steve Knight both of Lugoff, SC, and Steve & Kathy Jackson of Pageland, SC.

     The family wishes to express a special Thank You to their loving caregivers, Nora Richardson, and Stephanie Terry, and the entire staff of Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield for their exceptional care, love, and support.

     Memorials may be made to Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or to an Animal Shelter of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Mills family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • March 3, 2021.

 

Robert ‘Bobby’ Lee Oakley

MIDDENDORF - Mr. Robert “Bobby” Lee Oakley, age 86, entered into rest on Monday, January 22, 2021. Graveside services were held at 3:00 PM Thursday at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens by Pastor Don Rhyne and Pastor Gary Compton. The family greeted friends following the service at the cemetery. The family will also hold a celebration of life gathering at a later date.

     Mr. Oakley was born February 18, 1935 in Cheraw, SC a son of the late Arthur and Gladys Davidson Oakley. Bobby was a proud Army veteran who served in the Korean War and was a member of the Chesterfield American Legion Post 74. He was a barber at Stewart’s Barber Shop in Hartsville, SC for many years. He then worked as a longtime employee of PPM. He would later retire from H.B. Robinson unit 1 at the age of 77. Bobby loved to work in his garden where he grew beautiful flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Known for his beautiful gardens, he enjoyed giving away the fruits and vegetables he had grown with pride and joy. Whether he was driving his Kubota tractor or driving his golf cart around his beloved “plantation”,he would quickly stop to sit around and chat with his many friends that would stop by to say hey. Bobby’s greatest love was his family, whom he cherished and loved. Even with the great amount of love he had for everyone in his family, his grandson Brandon Lee was his entire world.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Oakley was also preceded in death by his brothers; David Oakley, and John Oakley; sisters, Jewel Freeman, Peggy Lyon, Bernice Rivers, Dorothy Oakley.

     Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years Virginia Johnson Oakley of the home; daughter, Kathy Walters and her husband Wes Walters, whom Bobby loved like a son, of Middendorf, SC; grandson, Brandon Walters of Middendorf, SC; numerous nieces and nephews; special cousins, Helen Blanton of Society Hill, SC, Henry B. Moree of Sellers, SC; and his beloved feline companion, Bow. The family would also like to express a big thank you to all of Bobby’s buddies and Middendorf Catoe brothers. He held a special place in his heart for each and every one of them.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Oakley family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • March 3, 2021.

 

Ronald Wayne Sellers

CHERAW - Mr. Ronald Wayne Sellers, 52, died on Friday, February 26, 2021. Born, December 12, 1968 in Chesterfield, SC he was a son of Kenny Dean and Virginia Taylor Sellers. Ronald was a graduate of Francis Marion University and was an engineer for the SC Department of Transportation. He was a faithful member of Cheraw Church of God, where he was an usher and Sunday School Superintendent. He was also an avid fan of the Clemson Tigers.

     He was preceded in death by his daughter, Hanna Nicole Sellers and a mother-in-law, Brenda H. Burr.

     Ronald leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife Karen Burr Sellers of the home; sons, Jonathan K. Sellers and David K. Sellers both of the home; his parents, Kenny Dean Sellers and Virginia Taylor Sellers of Cheraw, SC; a brother, Jeff T. Sellers, of Cheraw, SC; sister-in-law, Kim Burr and father-in-law, Douglas L. Burr both of Wallace, SC; a nephew, Hunter G. Sellers (Christina Sadak) of Augusta, GA and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

     A graveside service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021 at Brock’s Mill Baptist Church Cemetery in Cheraw, SC. The family received friends following the service.

     The family wishes to send a special thank you to Dr. Travis Novinger and the nurses and staff at Mcleod Health Cheraw and to Dr. Bill Hazelwood and the nurses and staff at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence for the amazing care that they gave to Ronald during his time of illness. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 11A • March 3, 2021.

 

Johnny Wilson

Mr. Johnny Wilson was born on January 24, 1963, to the late James Spencer Jr. and Mrs. Barbara Wilson. He departed this life on February 14, 2021, at the Prisma Health Hospital, Columbia, South Carolina. Johnny was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Gennelle White; and two brothers, Daryll Wilson and Tony Cash. He leaves to cherish fond memories: his wife of 40 years, Sandra Johnson, Chesterfield, S.C.; three sons, Alvin Wilson, Chesterfield, S.C., Brian Wilson Cheraw, S.C., and Johnny Wilson Jr., Morven, N.C.; a daughter, Meriah Wilson, Morven, N.C.; six sisters, Dorothy (William) Watts, Margie (Bernard) Powe and Dianne (Donnie) Rivers, all of Chesterfield, S.C., Debra (Terry) Sturdivant, Manassas, Va., Bernadette (Charlie) Chambers and Joyce (Sammy) Melton, both of Pageland, S.C.; two brothers, James (Lora) Wilson, Wadesboro, N.C., and David (Cinder) Wilson, Baltimore, Md.; three granddaughters, Iyonce’ Wilson and Kaziah Wilson, both of Cheraw, S.C., and I’tionna Wilson, Chesterfield, S.C.; four great-grandchildren, Loyalty Stewart, Cheraw, S. C., Khalil Wilson, Mason Wilson and Harmonie Wilson, all of Monroe, N.C., four aunts; two uncles; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and other relatives. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 11A • March 3, 2021.

 

Ronland Laverne Barlow

LOCUST, N.C. - Mr. Ronland Laverne Barlow, 70, died on Monday, March 1, 2021. Born, April 4, 1950 in Clearwater, FL he was a son of the late Curtis and Leejay Roscoe Barlow. Ronland loved the outdoors as well as fishing and spending time with his family. He also loved his coffee.

     Along with his parents, listed above, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Emily Rae Paul; brother, Richard Barlow; and sisters, Angela Wix and Patsy Threkeld.

     Ronland leaves behind to cherish his memory his sons, Ronald Mitchell Barlow and Clinton “Porky” Barlow (Jade Coble) both of Wallace; a daughter, Brandy Lynn Harrington (Purcell) of Wallace, SC; sisters, Wanda Eudy (John) of Locust, NC and Saundra Shaw (Mitchell “PeeWee) of Wallace, SC; grandchildren, Douglas Paul, Jordan Paul, Lindan Barlow, Ranebow Trinity, all of Wallace, SC, Ryan Barlow of McColl, SC and Mason Barlow of Baden, NC; two children of the heart, Kristie Wetherington and Matt Tripp of NC; his best friend and companion, his dog, Rocky; and a host of nieces and nephews.

     A funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home. The family received friends from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Funeral Home prior to the service. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 10 • March 10, 2021.

 

DeWayne Lucas Crowley

PATRICK - Mr. DeWayne Lucas Crowley, age 71, entered into rest on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at the Agape Hospice House of Columbia. Graveside services were held at 2:00 PM Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery by Rev. Julian Cato with the eulogy being delivered by his son, Michael Crowley. The family greeted friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.

     Mr. Crowley was born May 29, 1949 in Patrick, SC a son of the late Bennie and Viola Gulledge Crowley. He was a retired employee of Sonoco Industries with 40 years of service. An avid outdoorsman, DeWayne enjoyed fishing, duck hunting, and spending time in nature. He also enjoyed playing golf and watching sports. Of all things that brought him enjoyment, spending time with his grandchildren was the joy of his life.

     Survivors include his loving wife of nearly 40 years, Jewell R. Crowley of the home; children, Crystal (Clifton) Mangum of Chesterfield, SC, Michael (Serena) Crowley of Columbia, SC, and Wesley Crowley of Lugoff, SC; grandchildren, Caston Mangum, and Zoey Mangum; brothers, Leverne Crowley, and Timothy Crowley both of Patrick, SC; sister, Sue Thompson of Salisbury, NC; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

     Flowers are welcomed, but for those wishing to make a memorial donation, the family suggests memorials be made to the Agape Columbia Hospice House, 141 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC29210.

     The family would like to express a special Thank You to the physicians and staff at the Agape Hospice House of Columbia for their exceptional love and care shown to Mr. Crowley and his family.

     Active pallbearers were Nathan Thompson, Micah Thompson, Caleb Thompson, Ben Crowley, Paul Wizikowski,and Nathan Gardner.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Crowley family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 10 • March 10, 2021.

 

Martha Gayle Melton Grant

tMrs. Martha Gayle Melton Grant, 68, died on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Born, October 5, 1952 in Rock Hill, SC she was a daughter of the late Ular and Martha Steen Melton. Gayle was a member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church in Cheraw and was a personal caregiver.

     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her sister, Linda Chapman.

     Gayle leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband, Douglas Grant of the home; a son, Jimmy Grant (Amy Stroud) of Cheraw, SC; a daughter, Hope Castor of the home; her brother, Eddie Melton of Cheraw, SC; a sister, Wanda Dixon of Cheraw, SC and five grandchildren, Brittany Grant, Allie Chavis (Cody), Sarah Castor, Carson Castor and Ciera Grant.

     A funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at Westfield Creek Baptist Church in Cheraw, SC. Burial followed at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family received friends prior to the service from 2:00 until 3:00p.m. on Tuesday at the church.

     Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605 or to the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind, 355 Cedar Springs Road, Spartanburg, SC 29302. Published in THE  LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 10 • March 10, 2021.

 

Janie Hopkins Kirkley Taylor

CHERAW - Mrs. Janie Hopkins Kirkley Taylor, 96, entered her Heavenly Home on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Born, October 12, 1924 in Cheraw, SC, Janie was the daughter of the late Mr.and Mrs. C.Z. Hopkins, Sr. She attended Cheraw High School and Wingate Jr. College. Janie retired from J.P. Stevens and loved to cook and plan meals for her family. She was also a member of First Presbyterian Church of Cheraw.

     Janie was the widow of the late Robert I. Kirkley and the late Col. James O. Taylor, Jr. She was also preceded in death by her father, Charlie Z. Hopkins and Rilla Thompson Hopkins; her sisters, Irene H. West, Lily Maude Larimore, Josephine Gates Coates; brothers, C. Z. Hopkins, Jr., James T. Hopkins and Bryant Hopkins.

     She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughter, Lisa Kirkley Hewitte; grandson, Steven C. Hewitte and fiancé, Mandy Hewitte; a great granddaughter, Chloe and former son-in-law, Mark Hewitte.

     A funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church of Cheraw. Burial followed at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw. A visitation was held from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday prior to the service in the church fellowship hall. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 10 • March 10, 2021.

 

Charlie Franklin Riley

WALLACE - Mr. Charlie Franklin Riley, 53, died on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Born on August 5, 1966 in Akin, SC he was a son of the late William T. “Bill” and Myrtle Freeman Riley. He enjoyed playing his guitar, singing Lynyrd Skynyrd, fishing, and Harley Davidsons. He also loved spending time with his grandkids.

     Along with his parents, listed above, Charlie was preceded in death by his sister, Lisa Riley.

     He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife, Rene Riley; a son, David Haas; a daughter, Aleshia Riley; brothers, Tom Riley and wife May and Joe Riley; a sister, Nikki Fisher; grandchildren, Samantha Roscoe, Daniel Klapp and Khloe Simmons; and nieces, Alexis Fisher, Allison Fisher and Alyssa Fisher. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 10 • March 10, 2021.

 

Vilma Susan Moos Rohde

HAMLET, N.C. - Mrs. Vilma Susan Moos Rohde, 80, died Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Born August 31, 1940 in Philadelphia, PA, she was a daughter of the late Jacob John and Martha Irons Moos. She was a member of Cordova United Methodist Church in Hamlet, NC, and enjoyed crocheting, quilting and reading Christian books. She also loved the beach, camping and amusementparks. Most of all, Vilma was a loving mother, and grandmother.

     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, David Lee Rohde, Sr.; a son, John Jacob Rohde; a brother, Mike Moos; and sisters, Christina Moos Ainsworth and Susan Bleinstein.

     She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her sons, David Rohde, Jr. (Michelle) of Cheraw, SC, Michael Rohde of Bristol, PA,  Dennis Rohde of Hamlet, NC; daughters, Catherine Rohde Moran (Mike) and Martha Rohde Weisser (Joe) both of Levittown, PA; brothers, Jake Moos (Deborah) of Opelika, AL; Paul Moos and Mark Moos both of Hamlet, NC; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

     A memorial service will be held at a later date. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 10 • March 10, 2021.

 

 

Deborah ‘Debbie’ Butler

CHERAW – Deborah “Debbie” Workman Butler, was called home to the Lord on March 13th, 2021. A long-time member of Westside Baptist Church, Debbie worked for many years and retired as a Dental Assistant. Full of energy and a love for food and cooking, Debbie owned a successful catering company called Palmetto Cooks, briefly owning a restaurant in Downtown Cheraw called the Palmetto Room. Since retiring (and before) Debbie loved to travel whether with family or friends, near or far - from the mountains and coasts of the Carolinas to the old cities of Europe and the Islands of Greece. She loved her family dearly, taking an active role with her children’s education and activities. She was filled with joy, love and pride with the birth of her grandchildren, who were the apples of her eye.

       She is survived by her husband of forty-four years (who has been the love of her life for more than fifty years), Randy Carter Butler of Cheraw, Daughter – Ali Butler Boatright of Bennettsville, son Matthew Carter Butler of Cheraw, grandchildren Robbie, Wesley and Brenlee Boatwright of Cheraw; sisters-in-law Nancy (Mickey†) Workman, Cheryl (Larry†) Heustess, and Teri (Jimmie) Pruitt, as well as Nephews Chad (Pamela) Workman of Cheraw, Mitch (Rosalie) Workman of Summerville, Nieces Kelli (Cam) Beck of Cheraw, Jen Tucker of Wilmington, NC, Abbi (Billy) Gibbs of Florence, maternal cousins numerous, other family and many, many friends.

        She is preceded in death by her Parents, Jimmie and Ruth Workman of Cheraw, beloved brother Mickey Workman, Parent-in-laws RD & Tillie Butler, and many other loved Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and friends.

        A memorial service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Westside Baptist Church in Cheraw, SC. A visitation will be held from 4:00 until 5:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Westside Baptist Church, PO Box 1417, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 17, 2021.

 

David Ray Campbell Sr.

CHESTERFIELD - Mr.David Ray Campbell, Sr., 57,died on Saturday, March 13,2021.Born, October 27, 1963in Chesterfield, SC he was a son of the late Thomas Curtis and Juanita Mahalia Winburn Campbell. David worked for over 30 years with Schaeffler Manufacturing and coached with the town of Cheraw recreation league for several years. He was an avid out-doors man who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and cooking. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren, especially on the river.

        Along with his parents, listed above, David was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Campbell.

        He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his girlfriend, Lois Aeby; his sons; David Campbell, Jr.(Samantha) of Florence, SC, Brian Campbell (Leigh) of Hartsville, SC, and Joe Campbell (Tara) of Cheraw, SC; his grandchildren, Annsley Campbell, Lucas Campbell, Levi Campbell, Cash Campbell, Aubrey Campbell, Gray Campbell and Lex Campbell; a niece, Emily Campbell of Clemson, SC; ane phew, Dylan Campbell of Cameron, NC; and his Bulldog, Thatcher.

        The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 17, 2021.

 

Donald E. Caudle Sr.

RAEFORD, N.C., formerly of Jefferson, SC - Donald E. Caudle Sr., EdS, 53, died on Monday March 1, 2021. Graveside services were held on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 2 PM from the Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. He was born on April 11, 1967 in Pageland, SC to Patricia T. Caudle andthe late Leroy Bracy, Sr. Survivors: wife, Stacey L. Caudle; daughters, LeNetra D. Caudle (Terrence), Greensboro, NC and Nichelle M. Caudle, Lake City, FL; son, Donald E. Caudle Jr., Hope Mills, NC; grandchildren, Christian A. Caudle, Terrence J. Brooks, Greensboro, NC and Greyson H. Caudle, Hope Mills, NC; mothers, Patricia Caudle, Jefferson, SC and Yvonne Bracy, Ruby, SC; sisters, Kristal (Kirk) Tyrell, Charlotte, NC, Brenda Miller, Chesterfield, SC, Kimberly Bracy (Tony), Columbia, SC and Erica (Odell) McBride, Ruby, SC; brothers, Mitchell Dunlap, Pernell Little, Ruby, SC and Leroy Bracy, Jr. (Maria), Warner Robins, GA. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 17, 2021.

 

Bradley ‘Brad’ Wayne Deatherage

CHESTERFIELD - Mr.Bradley “Brad” Wayne Deatherage, age 48, entered into rest on Friday, March 5, 2021. The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date.

        Mr. Deatherage was born March 10, 1972 in Texas a son of Alvin Deatherage and the late Sylvia Strickland Deatherage. Formerly employed at Tucker Lumber in Pageland, Brad enjoyed on-line gaming and chatting with his online gaming family. He was an animal lover and enjoyed collecting comic books, collectibles, and loved to read. Cats were his favorite animal.

        In addition to his mother, Brad was preceded in death by numerous cousins.

        Survivors include his father, Alvin (Brenda) Deatherage of Wadesboro, NC; brother, Chris Deatherage of Wadesboro, NC; aunt, Diane Shackelford of Peachland, NC, and his online gaming family.

        In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Animal Humane Society of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Deatherage family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 17, 2021.

 

Carrie Lee Miller Kennedy

JEFFERSON - Carrie Lee Miller Kennedy, 90, died on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Graveside services were held on Monday, March 15,2021 at 1 PM from the Mt. Elon United Methodist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. She was born April 20,1930 to the late Pearl and Harmon Miller in Chesterfield County, SC. Survivors: daughters, Narvie (Arthur) Scott, Denver, CO, Delbra (AZ) Williams, Rock Hill, SC and JeNata Newman, Jefferson, SC; sons, Frank (Dianne) Kennedy, Lucious (Norma) Kennedy and John (Chase) Kennedy of Jefferson, SC, Andrew Kennedy, Pageland, SC and Silas (Shirley) Kennedy, Williamsburg, VA; daughter-in-law, Brenda Kennedy, Jefferson, SC; a host of sisters, brothers, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 17, 2021.

 

Clyde C. Kimrey Jr.

WALLACE - Mr. Clyde C. Kimrey, Jr., 70, died on Saturday, March 13, 2021. Born, January 15, 1951 in Marlboro County, SC, he was the son of the late Clyde C. Kimrey, Sr. and the late Grace White Kimrey. Mr. Kimrey was an educator with the Marlboro County School System and was the President of the Cash Lake Hunt Club. Along with his parents, listed above, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Helen K. Edwards and Lois Alexander.

        He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Sandra Deese Kimrey of the home; and a sister, “Teenie” Poole of Cheraw, SC.

        A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery in Wallace, SC. A visitation will be held from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. prior to the service Sunday at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 17, 2021.

 

Linda Marshall

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.- Linda Marshall, 64, died on Friday, February 26, 2021. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 3:30 PM from the McClain Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 2, 1956 to the late Addie Marshall and James Cashaw. Survivors: daughter, Shenequa Jackson and son, Kareem Jackson, Winston Salem, NC; siblings, Tracey (Martin) Cashaw Asemota, Brooklyn, NY, James (Carolyn) Cashaw Jr., Bronx, NY and Derek (Jessica) Cashaw, Jacksonville, FL; close cousins, Shelton (Beverly) Powe, Atlanta, GA, Earl Wesley Stots, Kyle, TX, and Olethea Scott, Charlotte, NC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 17, 2021.

 

Michael Lee Noel

CHERAW - Michael Lee Noel, 62, died Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, he was a son of the late Richard “Dick” Noel and Carolyn Chapman Kelley. Michael was the owner and operator of Noel’s Body Shop and had over 30 years of work experience with tool and die. He enjoyed fishing, golf, horseshoes and working on cars as well as loved to spend time with his grand kids, and dog.

        He is survived by his wife, Cindy Parker Noel of Cheraw, SC; daughters, Mica (Travis) Dowdy of Bennettsville, SC, and Jade (David) Johnson of Cheraw, SC; and grandchildren, Holden Dowdy, Parker Dowdy, and Sadie Johnson. He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, and brothers, Doug Noel and Richard Noel.

        The family received friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, March 12, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home.

        A graveside service was held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 13, 2021 in Welsh Neck Baptist Church Cemetery, Society Hill, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 17, 2021.

 

Virginia J. ‘Jenny Mae’ Oakley

MIDDENDORF - Mrs. Virginia J. “Jenny Mae” Oakley, age 74, entered into rest on Monday, March 8, 2021. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens by Pastor Don Rhyne and Tami Stover. The family greeted friends from1:00 to 2:00 PM at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

        Mrs. Oakley was born April 12, 1946 in Summerville, SC a daughter of the late James Henry and Mary Johnson. Jenny Mae worked for the Head Start program where she was a teacher’s assistant and bus driver for over 20 years. She loved the children she worked with. Mrs. Oakley was a southern belle type of lady who loved being at home, loved the royal family, and her trinkets. She was a member of Hebron Methodist Church in McBee. The Johnson girls were known for singing, and Jenny Mae loved to sing in the church choir. Her dad nick-named her “Jaybird,” and her favorite color was red. Jenny Mae was a fighter who bravely battled multiple sclerosis and never complained about her illness. She enjoyed spending time with her grandson, Brandon, son-in-law, Wes, and daughter, Kathy, who looked just like her, loved eating her niece Barbara Gore’s cooking, whom she referred to as Martha Stewart, and her greatest love was her grandson, Brandon, whom she adored. She was known as a “double barrel Johnson” to her family. Jenny Mae loved her late husband, Robert Oakley, with all of her heart and soul.

        In addition to her parents, Mrs. Oakley was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Oakley; brother, Rudolph Catoe, and sisters, Claudia Koon, Hazel Boyd, and Grace Hooker.

        Survivors include her daughter, Kathy Walters, and her husband, Wes Walters, whom Jenny Mae loved like a son, of Middendorf, SC; loving grandson, Brandon Walters, of Middendorf, SC; sisters, Ida J. Powell, of Patrick, SC, Frances (Sonny) Dooley of Wilmington, NC, Henrietta McNeese of Montana; numerous nieces and nephews; and her feline baby, Bow.

        During Mr. Bobby and Mrs. Jenny Mae’s battle with sickness, their nieces Barbara Gore, Dianne Byrd, and nephew, Robert “Robbie” Oakley, have been there every step of the way. They were always there to lend a hand and take care of Bobby and Jenny Mae with love and compassion. In addition, the family would like to extend a big thank you to Jenny Mae’s long-time physician, Dr. Bell, and Regency Southern Hospice for the compassionate and loving care shown to Mrs. Jenny Mae.

        In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to For OneWon Ministries c/o TamiStover 16106 Hartsville Ruby Rd, Hartsville, SC 29550. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Oakley fam-ily. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 17, 2021.

 

Mary Frances Stanley

CHESTERFIELD – Mary Frances Stanley, 77, died on Thursday, February 25, 2021. Graveside services were held on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 12 PM from the Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostles Doctrine, Inc. Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. She was born November 8, 1943 to the late Tommy and Viola Hinson Evans in Chesterfield, SC. Survivors: daughters; Sherry (Barry) Jacobs, Chesterfield, SC, Cornelia (Min. John) Jenkins, Orangeburg SC, and Teresa (James) McManus, Chesterfield SC; grandchildren: Tawanda Stanley, Orangeburg SC, Rosalyn Stanley, Chesterfield SC, Nina Stanley, Chesterfield SC, and LaKisha Stanley of Cheraw SC; 9 great-grandchildren; sisters: Rachel Wilson and Mary Ann Merriman, Chesterfield, SC; brothers, William Evans and Thomas Lee Evans, Chesterfield SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 17, 2021.

 

James Earl Williams

JEFFERSON - James Earl Williams, 72, died on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 11am from the Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. He was born November 28, 1948 in Washington, DC to the late Leroy Williams and Roberta C. Lockhart McMillian. Survivors: his wife, Annie Mae Williams; daughters, Jaime E. Williams, Roswell, Georgia, Justina (Harry) Fox, Cordele, Georgia, Jeri E. Williams, Perry, Georgia; son, Jason Williams, Washington, DC; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one step-son, Sheldric Dunlap, Jefferson, SC; two step-grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 17, 2021.

 

Mary Coward Baker

CHERAW - Mrs. Mary Coward Baker, 85, died on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. Born, May 27, 1935 in Richmond County, NC, she was a daughter of the late Coy Coward, Sr. and the late Eliza Smith Coward. Mary was a member of Cheraw First Baptist Church and a member of the Marlboro Electric Co-Op WIRE. She worked for the Marlboro County School District and Wallace High School from 1960 until 1997, and her hobbies included, puzzles, knitting and crocheting. She also loved spending time with her grandsons.

        Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Thurman Coward, Sr. (Lottie), Jimmy Coward, Sr. (Cleon), Luther Coward (Claire), Harmond Coward, Walker Coward and Coy Coward, Jr.; sisters, Pearl Coward Bullard (Elbert), Annie Coward McKnight (Wade), Mollie Coward Bailey (Eugene) and Beatrice Coward Todd (Don).

        Mary leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 65 years, Robert “Bobby” S. Baker, Sr of the home; sons, Robert “Scott” Baker, Jr. (Susan Joan) of Cary, NC and Coy Baker (Becky) of Seven Lakes, NC; grand children, Robert “Robby” S. Baker, III and Timothy Coy Baker (Hailey Good); sisters-in-law, Orene Coward, Ruby Coward and Shirley Coward; and a niece, Connie Guinn.

        A funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Cheraw First Baptist Church. Burial followed at Old Saint David’s Church Cemetery in Cheraw. A visitation was held from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. just prior to the service Sunday at the Church.

        Memorials may be made to; Connie Maxwell Children’s Ministries, PO Box 1178, Greenwood, SC 29648 or to Cheraw First Baptist Church, 126 Greene Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 24, 2021.

 

Robert J. Carter

CHERAW - Mr. Robert J. Carter, age 54, entered into rest on Saturday, March 20, 2021. The family will greet friends from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. A private family service will be held at a later date.

        Due to the continuedCOVID-19 risks, we ask thatyou practice social distancing at all times and refrain from any physical contact. The family would like for all attending the service to please wear a face covering.

        Mr. Carter was born September 30, 1966 in Gaston County, NC a son ofthe late Joseph Carroll Carter and Janice Barker. He was a graduate of Hunter Huss High School of Gastonia, NC, Class of 1984. Robert was the owner and operator of Carter Jewelers in Cheraw since 1990. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing his guitar, and grilling out with friends.

        In addition to his parents, Mr. Carter was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Paul & Donna Barker, and Haskell & Ellen Constance Carter.

        Survivors include his children, Stephanie Bryant of Chesterfield, SC, and Brian (Alyssa) Carter of Westlake, FL; and their mother, Donna Carter of Murrells Inlet, SC; grandchildren, Hailey Bryant, Oakley Bryant, Natalie Carter, and Valerie Carter; stepmother, Linda Carter of Mountville, SC; sister, Sharon (Chris) Jones of Clover, SC; brother, David (Ryann) Carter of Mt. Pleasant, SC; and companion, Cindy Barber of Cheraw, SC.

        Memorials may be made to the McLeod Hospice House,1203 E. Cheves Street, Florence, SC 29506.

        Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Carter family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 24, 2021.

 

JoAnn Jenke Nicholson

Mrs. JoAnn Jenke Nicholson, 76, of Pageland, SC passed away on Friday, March 19 2021 in Charlotte, NC.

        She was born on August 28, 1944 in Pageland, SC to the late Howard Jenke and Lucille Mills Jenke. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny L. Nicholson, three brothers and one sister.

        Mrs. Nicholson was a member of Providence Baptist Church, where she enjoyed singing in the choir and traveling with the senior citizens. She and her late husband, owned J&J Grocery in Pageland.

        JoAnn enjoyed spending time with her family and took pride in keeping a pretty yard. JoAnn enjoyed fishing and doing jigsaw puzzles.

        Mrs. Nicholson is survived by her son, Michael Nicholson (Tammy) of Pageland, SC; daughters, Donna Hicks (Tim) of Pageland, SC and Cindy Davis (Bud) of Jefferson, SC; grandchildren, Brad Hicks (Tiffany), Garrett Hicks (Brandi), Lindsey Arant (Steven), Lauren Davis, Caitlyn Nicholson, Aleah Nicholson and Daniel Nicholson and great grandchildren, Madison Gainey, Brendon Gainey and Jack Arant.

        Due to COVID 19, the family asks that everyone that attends the service to please wear a mask and keep in mind social distancing rules.

        Anyone could come by Baumgartner Funeral Home on Sunday, March 21, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM to sign the register book and pay their respects.

        A Celebration of Life Graveside Service was held on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery, with Dr. Roger Wall, and Dr. Lindsey Powell officiating. Burial will follow in the Cemetery.

        In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 232 Providence Church Road, Pageland, SC 29728. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina  ) is assisting the Nicholson family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 24, 2021.

 

Michael Lee ‘Bait’ Starling Sr. 

WALLACE - Mr. Michael Lee “Bait” Starling, Sr., 60, died on Saturday, March 20, 2021. Born, September 6, 1960 in Las Animas, Colorado, he was a son of the late William Lawrence Starling, Sr. and the late Georgia Lois Elam Starling. Michael worked for over 20 years with Steel Specialty, Inc. in Belmont, NC. He was an avid sports fan and loved the Cleveland Browns, the Carolina Tar Heels, and Davey Allison.

        Along with his parents, listed above, he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard “Buddy” Starling.

        Michael leaves behind to cherish his memory, his sons, Michael L. Starling, Jr. of Gastonia, NC, Bryan L. Starling of Gastonia, NC, and Josh Watkins of Charlotte, NC; daughters, April M. Starling of Belmont, NC, Christina Casal of Dallas, NC and Tonya Watkins of Gastonia, NC; brothers, William “Bill” L. Starling, Jr. (Millie), Ted Starling (Linda), and Brent Starling (Teresa); sisters, Terri Helms (Roger), Denise Clinkscales (Timmy), and Fran Bingham; fourteen grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a sister-in-law, Diane Starling.

        A Private service will be held at a later date. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 11A • March 24, 2021.

 

 

Barbara Hunter Lindsey

MARSHVILLE, N.C. - Mrs. Barbara Hunter Lindsey, 72, died on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Born, April 26, 1948 in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter ofthe late Dorsey Reese Hunter and the late Elizabeth Hilton Hunter. Mrs. Lindsey was a faithful member of Living Waters Christian Church. She also enjoyed puzzles and loved spending time with her family, especially her three children and extended family and her dog, Lilly.

        Along with her parents listed above, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Charles Lindsey, Sr.

        She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her son, Robert Charles Lindsey, Jr (Heather) of Marshville, NC; daughters, Tina Mitterling (Steve) of Wellington, OH and Diane Wallace (Bo) of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Brittney, Joshua, Eryn, Karinna, BJ, and Spencer; four great-grandchildren; and her dog, Lilly.

        A funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at Faith Fellowship Church in Wallace. Burial followed at Faith Fellowship Church Cemetery in Wallace. A visitation was held from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. Sunday, just prior to the service at the Church. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 31, 2021.

 

Margaret L. Purvis Scott

CHERAW - Margaret L. Purvis Scott, 86, of Wallace, SC, died Monday, March 22, 2021. Born, May 31, 1934 in Marlboro County, Mrs. Scott was a daughter of the late Johnnie and Hattie Stafford Purvis and wife of the late Jack Scott, Sr. She liked reading, antiques, gardening, sewing and loved her family.

        She is survived by her sons, Jack J. (Crystal) Scott of Cheraw, SC, Colby Jack, a grandson who was raised as a son, (Elizabeth) Scott of Jefferson, SC, daughters Virginia Gail Hooks of Cheraw, SC, Betty Jean (Gary) Hawthorne of Winter Haven, FL, Kathy Lynn Gatlin of Garland, TX, 16 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.

        She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above and brothers, Perry Purvis, James Purvis, sisters Annie Gibson, Sarah Gibson, Nezzie Bolen, Ruth Barfield, Barbara Scott, Jackie Anderson, and Cynthia Scott.

        The family received friends 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 11:00 AM Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

        In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorials sent to: American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Drive, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 31, 2021.

 

Charles Gary‘Red’ Wright

RUBY - Mr. Charles Gary “Red” Wright, age 67, entered into rest on March 26, 2021, at his home. A memorial service was held 3 o’clock PM Monday, March 29, 2021, from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Sweet Jenkins. The family greeted friends from 2-3 o’clock PM prior to the service at the funeral home and after 3 o’clock PM Sunday, March 28, 2021, at the home of his brother Lee Wright, 4024 Steen Rd, Mt. Croghan, SC, 29727.

        Mr. Wright was born March 10, 1954, in Union County, NC, a son of the late Herman Lee and Evelyn Blanche Jordan Wright. Affectionally known as “Red”, he was a truck driver by trade but a cowboy by heart. Red loved horses and barrel racing. Over the years, he trained many horses and taught and inspired many children and young adults about riding barrels. He was a Tarheel basketball and Dallas Cowboy football fan. Red loved to eat and could always be found eating out, especially at his favorite restaurant, Moore’s Drive In.

        In addition to his parents, Mr. Wright was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Wright; sister, Alice Moore; and brother-in-law, Terry Jordan.

        Survivors include his brothers; Lee (Elizabeth) Wright of Mt. Croghan, SC, and Ronnie (Nancy Shaw) Wright of Ruby, SC; sister, Becky Jordan of Lilesville, NC; daughter of the heart, Sadie Brumett; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.

        The family requests in Lieu of flowers, memorial be made to the NBHA, PO Box 623 Pelzer SC 29669 or a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Wright family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 31, 2021.