The Link Obituaries – 2022

 

 

 

 

Beverly Louise Rummage Ables
WALLACE - Ms. Beverly Louise Rummage Ables, age 74, passed peacefully in her sleep on December 28, 2021, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, SC, after a brief illness. Graveside services were held at 11:00 AM Friday, December 31, 2021 at Ellerbe Cemetery (304 Millstone Rd. Ellerbe, NC) by Brent Taylor. The family greeted friends following the service at the cemetery.
     Ms. Ables was born on October 25, 1947 in Pinehurst, NC a daughter of the late Johnny Ray and Dorothy Louise Robbins Rummage. Beverly served her community as a nurse, retiring after many years working at Chesterfield General Hospital, Cheraw Convalescent Center, and various doctors’ offices. Accepting her role of family matriarch very seriously, she enjoyed cooking for and taking care of her family.
     In addition to her parents, Beverly was also predeceased by an infant sister, Donna Ray Rummage, and her special friend, Dairl Sellers.
     Surviving are her brothers, Ricky (Betty) Rummage of Wallace, SC, and Daryl (Vickie) Rummage of Bennettsville, SC; step-children, Mike (Lois) Ables and Cheryl Ables both of Baltimore, MD, along with numerous nephews and nieces whom she loved as her own.
     Memorials may be made to Wallace Baptist Church, P.O. Box 4174, Wallace, SC 29596.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Ables family. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 5, 2022.

Charles ‘Charlie’ Dean Burnside
PEACHLAND, N.C. - Charles (Charlie) Dean Burnside, 78, of Peachland NC passed away after a short illness on November 11, 2021. Born in Trenton, New Jersey, Charlie was the only child of Dean and Mary Burnside. He graduated from W. Thresper Clarke High School in East Meadow, NY in 1961. He continued his education at The Citadel in Charleston SC graduating in 1965 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. While at The Citadel he was a member of St Alban’s vestry and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. After graduation Charlie spent his career with Carolina Power and Light’s Nuclear Engineering Department at the HB Robinson Plant in Hartsville SC. He also ran his own shooting supply company B&J Distributors and was a Federal Firearms License holder and a NC and SC concealed weapons instructor. Charlie was a member of Oasis Shrine Temple, Charlotte NC; Member, Excelsior Lodge #261, Charlotte NC; Life member Ruby Lodge #314, Life member NRA, Vestry member St David’s Church, Cheraw SC, and longtime advisory board member St Albans Chapel, at The Citadel. Charlie’s love of The Citadel was evident whenever you were around him. His Citadel friends were his family and he gave much of his spare time in service The Citadel Alumni Association where he was a life member and had also served as a local club president. He was also a longtime member of The Brigadier Foundation, The Citadel Alumni Association Board of Directors where he was a District Director for over 25 years and had been awarded District Director of the Year in 2006 by The Association. Recently Charlie was selected as Distinguished Life Member of The Citadel Alumni Association and wa recognized posthumously at this year’s Citadel Homecoming.
     Surviving are two cousins, Heidi Alicia Dembinski of San Francisco, CA. and April Anne Forwood of Miami FL. Also surviving are his friends Chapman Wiley Lucas and Kristine Kopacka Lucas and their children William and Luke Lucas of Charleston SC along with his many friends and fellow alumni of The Citadel and his friends and fellow members of The Cedar Creek Gun and Cigar Club.
     A memorial service for Charlie was held on November 20, 2021 at St David’s Church in Cheraw SC and his ashes will be buried beside his mother in Rutherfordton NC. Memorials may be made to The Citadel Foundation for St Albans Chapel at 171 Moultrie St., Charleston SC, 29409. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 5, 2022.

Amy Elizabeth Crowley
FLORENCE - Miss Amy Elizabeth Crowley, age 41, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, December 26, 2021. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, January 2, 2022 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church (126 Church Street, McFarlan, NC) by Pastor Lonnie Grose with burial following in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery . The family greeted
friends from 1:30 – 3:00 PM Sunday, prior to the serv- ice at the church.
     Amy came into this world as a gift, as she was born on Christmas day of 1980, in Rockingham, NC, to Brenda Morris Crowley and the late James Crowley of Cheraw, SC.
     Growing up, Amy was a devout member of Cheraw Pentecostal Holiness Church. Around the age of 17, Amy attended a youth revival and came home ecstatic as she told her family she had accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and personal Savior. Amy found her calling early in life, deciding at the age of 16 that she wanted to go into the medical field and become a Radiologic Technologist. She attended Cheraw High School, graduating near the top of her class in 1999, and went on to earn her Radiologic Technologist degree through Florence-Darlington Technical College. Upon Completion of her degree and ARRT certification, she accepted a position as a Radiologic Technologist at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, SC. Over the next two decades, she would touch countless patients’ lives and she worked her way up to becoming a supervisor in the Radiologic Department.
     Amy was a devoted daughter, sister, granddaughter, supervisor, co-worker, and friend to many. Her lifelong dream of visiting Las Vegas, Nevada came true in 2015 when she went with her sister and brother-in-law. Amy had sparkling blue eyes, skin like milk, and a smile that could light up even the darkest room. To know Amy was to love her.
     Amy loved her family with all her heart and gave them 41 years of inexplicable joy. She loved surprising her family and closest friends with gifts; tokens of her affection. A true people person at heart, Amy won over a host of friends, co-workers, and patients throughout her life. She loved to read and was an avid Gamecocks fan just like her father, whose death she never stopped grieving over until they were reunited December 26, 2021.
     Amy spent what was to be her last Christmas and birthday, the day before her passing, with her beloved mother, sister, and brother-in-law in Cheraw. She was in good spirits, happy, and was showered with love and gifts. On her way home that evening, she told her mother all she wanted to do was live for the Lord, not knowing she would be with Him just a few hours later.
     Amy was preceded in death by her father, James Crowley; brother, Michael James Crowley; maternal grandparents, Dewey T. and Doris Jones Morris; paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Charlie Crowley; uncles, Robert and James “Tot” Morris; a special childhood friend, Dale Owen; a friend, boss, and mentor, Mr. Ron Malin; and her sister’s cocker spaniels, Tinky, Shania, Kiki, and Lucy Lou whom she lovingly referred to as her “nieces.”
     Those left to mourn her incredible loss and cherish her beautiful memory include her mother, Brenda Morris Crowley; sister & brother-in-law, Chrystie Crowley Chambers and Lee Chambers – whom Amy simply referred to as her brother, her 4-legged “nephew,” J.J.; and a multitude of friends and co-workers.
     The family requests that any McLeod Regional Medical Center employees who attend Amy’s service, to please wear their hospital scrubs/uniforms as a show of solidarity as her McLeod family.
     A special thank you is extended by the family, to Dr. Richard Mohr, III, of Florence, SC, for all the years of friendship and care he provided to our precious Amy.
     In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Pleasant Hill UMC “Cemetery Fund,” P.O. Box 21, McFarlan, NC 28102, where Amy’s final resting place will be alongside her family members that have passed, especially her beloved father.
     This obituary was lovingly and beautifully prepared by Amy’s sister and best friend, Chrystie Crowley Chambers. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Crowley family. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 5, 2022.

Edward Lewis Livingston
MCFARLAN, N.C. – On Tuesday, December 28, 2021, Mr. Edward Lewis Livingston, 75, went home to be with his Lord and Savior while a patient at Atrium Health Union in Monroe. Funeral services were held at 2:00pm Saturday, January 1, 2022 at Amazing Grace Ministries in Cheraw, SC with Pastor Jeff Hart officiating. Interment followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in McFarlan.
     The family greeted friends one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday and other times at the home in McFarlan.
     Edd was born May 14, 1946 in Anson County, NC and was a son of the late Robert Lee Livingston and the late Margaret Janie Lewis Livingston Moore. He was retired from CSX Railroad in Hamlet.
     Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Shawn Livingston (Tara Hodges) of McFarlan; his grandchildren, Brittany Lancaster (Michael) of Oakboro, Bethany Livingston of Polkton and Cash Livingston of McFarlan; his great-grandson, Lincoln Asher Lancaster of Oakboro; his sisters, Clara Rollins (Carrison) of Cheraw, SC, Margaret Sellers of Tabor City and Jackie White (Julian) McFarlan; his sister-in-law, Jane Livingston of Wadesboro; his special friend, Sally Stringer of Charlotte, his son of the heart, Leslie Riggan (Misty) of Myrtle Beach, SC and his niece and caregiver, Marlene Eddins (Ray) of Morven.
     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Teal Livingston, his son, Little Edd Livingston; and his sister and brother, Robbie Jean Livingston and Jimmy Livingston.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Amazing Grace Ministries, 211 Highway 52 South, Cheraw, SC 29520.
     The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 5, 2022.

C. Gordon McBride
HARTSVILLE - It is with deep sorrow that the McBride family announces the death of their beloved father, C Gordon McBride, 87, of Hartsville, SC.
     Mr. McBride passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. A funeral service to honor and celebrate his life will be held in January of 2022, at 2 o’clock on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Ashley Cheek and The Rev. Dr. Dan Sansbury will officiate and the burial will be private. The family will receive friends immediately following
the service. Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Directors are caring for the family .
     Born June 2, 1934, in Rochester, Michigan, to the late Clifford James McBride and Anice Gonyou McBride. He is the widower of his longtime wife, Bernice Rogers McBride. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Engineering then went into the United States Navy. After his military service, he went to law school at the George Washington School of Law at American University in Washington, DC. Upon graduating from law school, he took a job as a patent advisor for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. When he left NASA, he came back to start his private law practice in Columbia, SC, where he practiced mainly intellectual property law. After several years in Columbia, he moved to Hartsville and took a job with SONOCO products in their engineering department doing patent, copywrite, and trademark work for the company. When he left SONOCO, he went back into the private practice of law. During his private practice, he served as Darlington County Attorney; he was a Public Defender; he represented the Hartsville Housing Authority; he was an Administrative Law Judge for the S.C. Public Service Commission and presided over utility rate hearings all over the State of South Carolina.
     As an Attorney, Mr. McBride was licensed in the State Courts of South Carolina and Florida. He was also admitted to the Federal District Court in South Carolina, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia, and the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals. He was also a member of the American Bar Association, the S.C. Bar Association, and the Darlington County Bar Association. As a Darlington County Bar Association member, he also served a term as its President.
     He was also instrumental in starting and serving as the first Executive Director of Legal Services on the Fourth Judicial Circuit. He started the program to bring free legal assistance to low-income residents of Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, and Marlboro Counties.
     In 1988, he was elected Solicitor of the Fourth Judicial Circuit, where he spent two terms as the head prosecutor in criminal cases in Darlington, Dillon Chesterfield, and Marlboro Counties. While Solicitor, he was also elected as President of the South Carolina Solicitor’s Association in 1996. After his terms as Solicitor, he went back into private practice.
     While living in Hartsville and raising his family, Mr. McBride was also active in the community. He was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church in Hartsville, where he served his church as a Deacon, Elder, and Trustee. He was active on numerous church committees and active on numerous projects over the years. He also served as a Troop Committee Member for Boy Scout Troop 512 sponsored by the church. He was a Master Mason and served as Master of Masonic Lodge #173 in Hartsville. He was also a Shriner in OMAR Temple, was a member and President of the Darlington County Red Fez Club in 1987. He was also a member of the Jolly Jeepsters. While active in OMAR Temple, he served as OMAR Temple Attorney for several Potentates.
     While in private practice, he was also an adjunct professor at Florence Darlington Technical College, where he taught private security and State Constable, classes. He was also on the S.C. Attorney General’s Private Security Task Force. After retirement from the practice of law, Gordon served a number of years as a member of the Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE). Gordon served on the Darlington County Economic De- velopment Board and “Forward Darlington County.” He served a term as the Darlington County Economic Development Director. He was named State of S.C. Ambassador for Economic Development in 2006 by Governor Mark Sanford for his “Outstanding Commitment to Economic Development.” He was a longtime member of the Hartsville Rotary Club. Served as Club President and was Paul Harris Fellow. He and his wife Bernice represented the Club at the Internal Rotary Convention in Copenhagen, Denmark.
     He and his wife were loyal supporters of Coker University and Kalmia Gardens financially and by attending activities and events. He also chaired the “Hartsville Community Campaign for Coker” one year.
     His other civic activities included: Member of The Pee Dee Red Cross Board and served as Chairperson. Member of The Pee Dee Mental Health Board. Member of The Pee Dee Land Trust Board and served as Chairperson.
     Member of the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce Board and served as Chairperson.
     Member of the Hartsville United Way Board and served as Chairperson. Member of the Hartsville Red Fox Booster Club and served as President. For his many of the activities, accomplishments, and the ways he served his community and state, Gordon McBride was named “Citizen of the Year” by the Hartsville Rotary Club in 2009.
     He is survived by his three sons Clifford Carlisle McBride of Florence, SC; Roger Bruce McBride of Hartsville, SC; and Burns Gordon McBride of Florence, SC. His brother James Arthur McBride of Land O’Lakes, Florida. His granddaughter Jessica McBride Thompson (Jeremy) and great-grand- daughter Elsie Ann Thompson of Concord, NC. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
     Memorials can be made to First Presbyterian Church in Hartsville or any of the nonprofits or organizations mentioned above that meant so much to him. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 5, 2022.

Jesse ‘Calvin’ Freeman
NEWPORT, Tenn. – Mr. Jesse “Calvin” Freeman, age 81, currently residing in Cheraw, SC, entered into rest on Thursday, January 6, 2021. A graveside service with military honors in the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cheraw, SC, will be announced at a later date. Due to the continued COVID-19 precautions, the family respectfully requests no visitors at the home during this time. Thank you for your love, prayers, and understanding.
     Mr. Freeman was born March 14, 1940 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Jesse Freeman and Gertrude Curry Freeman McDonald. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in history from the University of South Carolina. Calvin was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, and a retired employee of Sonoco Industries with over 30 years of service. A man with a love for music, Calvin was a talented pianist who enjoyed all types of classical music genres. Other hobbies included playing golf, going for a walk, and most enjoyably “snacking,” and eating.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Freeman was also preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Harry Atwood Board, Jr.; nephew, Christopher Atwood Board; and close friend, Frankie Munn.
     Survivors include his sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Board of Cheraw, SC; niece, Patti Board of Cheraw, SC; great nephew, Preston (Michael) Stanley of Tulsa, OK; godson, Ronnie (Laura) Munn of Newport, TN; and close friend, Earl Ricker of Newport, TN.
     Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association the American Cancer Society or to a humane society of one’s choice.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Freeman family. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 12, 2022.

Darryl Allen McGrath
CHERAW - Mr. Darryl Allen McGrath, 67, died on Friday, January 7, 2022. Born, February 24, 1954, in Alliance, Ohio, he was a son of the late Lee Roy and Clara (Binius) McGrath. Darryl was a loyal and hardworking employee of Jones Fencing where he worked for 31 years. He was a loving husband, a great dad, and a very proud grandfather. Darryl was an avid reader and enjoyed cornhole, fishing, and the outdoors. He also loved his chickens and his dog, Boo. He was a fighter and he fought to the very end.
     Along with his parents, listed above, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Bonna Jean McGrath, Marilyn (Jim) Funkhouser, and a brother, Bill (Sharon) McGrath and his daughter, Amanda H. McGrath. Darryl leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 35 years, Teresa (McIlvain) McGrath of the home; sons, Ezekiel McGrath of Alliance, Ohio and Simeon McGrath of Cheraw, SC; a daughter, Rachel McGrath of Wallace, SC; a brother, Lee (Charlene) McGrath; sisters, Diane (Mike) Cantwell, Karen (Larry) Keenan, and Joyce (John) Keiser; and three grandchildren, Parker Green, Luke Eubanks, and Lexi Eubanks. No services are planned at this time.
     Kiser Funeral Home of Cheraw, SC is assisting the McGrath family in their time of grief. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 12, 2022.

 Alice Brooks Shaw Parker
CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Alice Brooks Shaw Parker, age 90, entered into rest on Sunday, January 2, 2022. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, January 4, 2022 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Tracy Gooding, Rev. Jimmy Knotts, and Rev. Dean Parker with burial following in the Bay Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Tuesday, prior to the service at the funeral home.
     Mrs. Parker was born September 12, 1931 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Walter Leroy Brooks, Sr. and Delilah Elizabeth Sellers Brooks. She was a retired employee of Weller Industries and a former employee of Puritan Manufacturing, and Delta Mills (J.P. Stevens.) Alice was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church and a former member of Bay Springs Baptist Church for many years. Her hobbies included shopping, sewing, cooking, and working in her yard. Above all else, Alice was the true matriarch of her family and enjoyed time spent with them.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Parker was also preceded in death by her
husbands, Charlie Parker, Ansel Johnson, and Woodrow Shaw; brothers, Walter Leroy “June-Bug” Brooks, Jr., and Jimmy Brooks; sisters, Sara B. Eddins, Linda B. Williams, and Betty B. Teal; son, Kenneth Woodrow “Kenny” Shaw; and infant son, Gerald Ray Shaw.
     Survivors include her children, Rodger Dale Shaw, and Robin (Ray) McAlister both of Chesterfield, SC; daughter-in-law, Barbara T. Shaw of Patrick, SC; grandchildren, Krista (Wade) Lambert, Dillon Shaw, Heather (Derek) Copeland, Toni (Nick) Cooke, Gerald (Loleen) Shaw, and Kimberly (Bruce Chavis) Shaw; great grandchildren, Hazee, Sawyer, Graham, Garrett, Natalie, Angelina, Taylor, Ryleigh, Landon, J.W., and Greyson; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.
     Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, P O Box 100551, Florence, South Carolina 29501; or to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Parker family. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 12, 2022.

Walter Hadley "Buck" Jordan, Jr.
WINGATE, N.C. – Walter Hadley "Buck" Jordan, Jr., 68, of Wingate, NC departed to heaven on 28 November 2021. He was born on 11 August 1953 in Whiteville, NC, and spent the majority of his childhood living in Cheraw , SC. He was a patriot who believed in the greatness of America. Buck enjoyed reading, wildlife, politics, science, canoeing, traveling, and spending time outdoors taking hikes; especially hiking in the South Carolina timberlands. He was an avid marksman, an expert in firearms, and enjoyed target shooting. He would get up at any time of the night to watch an eclipse, or witness other astrological phenomena such as meteor showers. He valued the beauty of a sunset, a sunrise, and all of nature. He enjoyed watching movies and documentaries; particularly of the Western and Historical genres. He was a lifelong learner.
     He graduated from Cheraw High School Chesterfield Marlboro Technical College and later obtained his Bachelor's degree in Business from Wingate University. He worked in cigarette manufacturing at Philip Morris, Inc. in Concord, NC for over 20 years, until his retirement. During his time at Philip Morris, Inc. (later Altria Group USA), he worked as a Chief Shop Steward and was also elected the Cabarrus Labor Union President. He traveled to many places and especially enjoyed his visits to the Hoover Dam, Las Vegas, and the Grand Canyon. He also enjoyed traveling to Germany, Italy and France. He was a life-long Episcopalian, and attended St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Monroe, NC.
     He is preceded in death by his father, Walter Hadley Jordan, Sr. and his mother Viriginia Mae Jarrell "Ginny" Jordan, his brother Michael Lyn Jordan, his brother Thomas Jarrell Jordan, and a nephew Hadley Aaron Jordan.
     He is survived by his wife Sandra Gail McLain Jordan, of Wingate, NC; his daughter, Kimberly Charlotte Jordan, of Wingate, NC; his daughter, Carrie Alexandra Jordan (Jason Neal Smith) and grandson Justice Neal Jordan-Smith of Unionville, NC; his brother Robin "Bob" M. Jordan (Rhonda) of North Augusta, SC; his niece Kathleen Jordan Kagan (Vadim) of Glendale, Arizona; his niece Adrienne Jordan Hadden (John) of Augusta, GA; his niece Savannah Kirsten Jordan of North Augusta, SC; and his nephew Robin Douglas Jordan of North Augusta, SC his niece Mary Hannah Jordan of Cheraw, SC; his niece Emily Jordan Joshi (Raul) and great nephew David of Kannapolis, NC. He also leaves behind his loving dog named Candy Corn, aka "Shasta."
     A visitation was held at Holland Funeral Home, Monroe, NC, on 5 December 2021 from 2pm until 3:30pm, followed by a 4pm funeral at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Monroe, NC. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 9 • January 12, 2022.

Carlene Bonds
WALLACE - Mrs. Carlene Bonds, 82, passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2022. Born, June 2, 1939, in Richmond County, NC, Carlene was a daughter of the late Willie Jack and Sarah Smith Chavis. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family and siblings. Carlene was a loving sister, caring aunt, and amazing grandmother.
     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Bonds, and her son, George Bonds. Carlene leaves behind to cherish her memory, her brothers, Larry Chavis of Columbia, SC, and Tim Chavis and wife, Sharon of Columbia, SC; a sister, Carolyn Bowen of Irmo, SC; and a grandson, Matthew Bonds and wife, Katie of Camden, SC.
     A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Sandhills Wesleyan Methodist Church in Bennettsville, SC.
     The family received friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. just prior to the service on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Sandhills Wesleyan Methodist Church in Bennettsville, SC. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 19, 2022.

LaShonda Meshell Bracey
PAGELAND – LaShonda Meshell Bracey, 36, died Friday, January 7, 2022. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 2PM from the Oro Church, Pageland, SC. She was born April 30, 1985 to the late James Thomas and Fannie Mae Rivers Bracey in Chesterfield County, SC. Survivors: her siblings, Sheila (Bobby) Redfearn, Joey Bracey, both of the home, Tasha Bracey, James Thomas Bracey, Jr., Scottie Bracey (Monica), and Donald Bracey (Chante), all of Charlotte, NC; special nieces, Shonte Rivers, Rock Hill, SC, Shadarra Perry, Charleston, SC, Taylor Perry, and Spartanburg, SC; special nephew, Christopher Perry, Spartanburg, SC. Flemming Funerals-Pageland rendered services. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 19, 2022.

Mae Francis Funderburk Bridges
PAGELAND - Mae Francis Funderburk Bridges, 91, died Sunday, January 9, 2022. Graveside services was held Friday, January 14, 2022 at 2PM from the Flint Ridge Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Pageland, SC. She was born September 18, 1930 to the late John D. and Katie Funderburk in Pageland, SC. Survivors: a daughter, Charlean Clyburn, of the home; grandchildren, Kenneth Clyburn, II, Spartanburg, SC, and Bashar Palmer, Raleigh, NC; great grandchildren, Kenneth Clyburn, III, Kash Clyburn, both of Spartanburg, SC, and Sevyn Frazier, Raleigh, NC; sisters, Hattie Moore, Charlotte, NC and Ina Henderson, Pageland, SC; special son, Darren Horton of the home. Flemming Funerals-Pageland rendered services. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 19, 2022.

Violet Oliver Hargrove
CHESTERFIELD - Ms. Violet Oliver Hargrove, age 60, entered into rest on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at her home with her family by her side. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 11, 2022 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Mark Phillips and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.
     Ms. Hargrove was born July 3, 1961 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Knowlton and Viola Pittman Oliver. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and earned her business degree from Florence - Darlington Tech. She was an employee of Stanley Black & Decker and a former employee of Caro-Knit. The youngest of her siblings, Violet was the rock of her family after her parents passed. She was always there for her family, no matter what. She was the one that everyone depended on. She loved her nieces and nephews as her own children and enjoyed spoiling each one of them.
     In addition to her parents, Ms. Hargrove was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Jay Oliver; brothers-in-law, Jewell Gulledge, and Ray Usher; nephew, Barry Usher; and niece, Donna Pruitt.
     Survivors include her brothers, W.K. (Lisa) Oliver of Pageland, SC, and Ronald Jed Oliver of Chesterfield, SC; sisters, Betty Gulledge of Chesterfield, SC, and Joyce Usher of Kershaw, SC; nieces, Glenda (Kevin) Denkins, Ann (Jason) Perkins, Yolanda (Chris) Smith, and Sarah Gulledge; nephews, Levander (Wendy) Oliver, and J.R. Usher; numerous great nieces and great nephews; and special friend, Pat Cox.
     Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, P O Box 100551, Florence, South Carolina 29501.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Hargrove family. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 19, 2022.

Tommy Glen Hawkins
 PATRICK - Tommy Glen Hawkins, 68, died Saturday, January 1, 2022. Funeral services were held Friday, January 7, 2022, at 2PM from the Pee Dee Union Baptist Church,  Cheraw SC. Burial followed in the Morning Star Baptist Church Cemetery, Patrick, SC. He was born December 8, 1953 to the late Jerold Hawkins and Inez Jeanette McQueen Hawkins in Chesterfield, County, SC. Survivors: children and grandchildren, Michael (Darlean) Love,Michael Love and Sean Love, Shameka (Sean) Coles, Sean Tyler Coles, Thomas (Tryna) Graves, Tavionne Graves, Shakira Graves, Julian “Deuce” Graves, Jace Graves, Andrew (Yahaira) Haze, Elijah Haze, Yaricelle Haze, Andrulina Haze, Anduliza Haze, Andrealisse Haze, LadyAnn Haze, Hazelee Haze, Andrew Haze, Ace Haze, Bryan Navarro, Kenneth Navarro, Tommy Younger, Tommy Hawkins, Jr., Malaysia Hawkins, Sharon Younger, Shaon Younger and Tyrone Younger; siblings, Sandra Wilkins, Debra Harrel, Bonnie Crummy, Marjorie Campbell, Jeannette Johnson, Fuller Gattison, Mary Elizabeth Marshall, Gerald Hawkins, Obie Hawkins, Aphues “Pony” Hawkins, and Ray Hawkins. Flemming Funerals-Cheraw rendered services. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 19, 2022.

Alvine Rivers Jackson
RUBY - Alvine Rivers Jackson, 80, died Thursday, December 30, 2021. Graveside services were held, Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at 1PM from the Chesterfield Community Cemetery, Chesterfield SC. She was born June 11, 1941 to the late Johnnie and Hattie Crawford Rivers in Chesterfield, SC. Survivors: daughters: Mary Ann Powe (Rev. Napoleon Powe), Cheraw, SC and Lela Johnson (Michael Johnson), Gilbert, AZ; sons, Jerry Smith (Benita Smith), Ruby, SC, Raymond Smith (Sarah Smith), Wadesboro, NC, Curtis Rivers, Chesterfield, SC and Hurley Smith (Marsha Smith), Charlotte, NC; twenty-four grandchildren, thirty-two great-grandchildren. Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield rendered services. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 19, 2022.

Mary Ruth McQueen
LEXINGTON - Mary Ruth McQueen, 67, died Sunday, January 2, 2022. A private service was held. Burial was the Bethel Cemetery, Middendorf, SC. She was born May 10, 1954 to the late Frances Lee McQueen and Clara Belle Wright McQueen in Chesterfield, SC. Survivors: daughters, Rhonda R. Sanders, Snellville, GA, and Adrienne Sanders-Cannon (David), Lexington, SC; grandchildren, Jazmine Sanders, Chelsey Sanders and Darin Cannon, Lexington, SC and Brayden Sanders, Snellville, GA; great grandson, Tylin Jace Martin, Lexington, SC; sisters; Frances Robinson, Olivia Funderburk, Alma (Tony) Lilly, Sandra Love, and Thelma McQueen of Cheraw, SC; Patricia (Ronnie) Bennett, Morven, NC and Clara Smith, Darlington, SC; brothers, Lennis McQueen, Cheraw, SC and Julius (Lisa) McQueen, Lexington, SC. Flemming Funerals-Cheraw rendered services. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 19, 2022.

Ernest J. Mungo
WADESBORO, N.C. - Ernest J. Mungo, 55, died Thursday, January 6, 2022. A memorial service was held Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 12 PM from the Flemming Funeral Chapel, Pageland, SC.
     He was born September 24, 1966 to Louise Mungo and the late Walter Blakeney in Chesterfield, SC. Survivors: his wife, Gloria Watts; daughters,
Dachelle Anderson (Shamaine) Kernersville, NC and Laketa Watts, Fayetteville, NC; son, Curtis Mungo (Jasmine)Wadesboro, NC; mother, Louise Mungo, Pageland, SC; sisters, Tammy Sturdivant, Nina Blakeney, and Theresa Williams, Monroe, NC; brothers, Anthony Blakeney (Shawnte), Bryant Blakeney (Mary) and Eldred Mungo, Monroe, NC; grandchildren: Tamyra Watts, Dajuan Watts, Talaysia Allen, Takera Mungo, Collin Watts, Tania Mungo, Shamaine Anderson, Jr. Flemming Funerals-Pageland rendered services. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 19, 2022.

Kenneth ‘Ken’ Wayne Rivers
CHERAW - Kenneth “Ken” Wayne Rivers, 57, died Saturday, January 1, 2022. Born in Florence, SC he was a son of the late Emily and Raymond Branham. Ken was an extremely talented musician and a had dedicated his life to God. Using his passion for music and love of God, he was the Praise and Worship leader at Maranatha Family Center. He loved spending time with his family.
     He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Glory Rivers of Cheraw, SC, sons, Bryan Rivers of Cheraw, SC, Daniel Rivers of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Adrienne Braswell of Florida, brothers, Glenn Branham of Bennettsville, SC, Allen Branham of Fort Lauderdale, FL, sisters, Sharon Branham of Cheraw, SC, Cindy Duit of Jacksonville, FL, and Ruth Gregory of Jacksonville, FL.
     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, a brother, Farron Branham, and a sister Marsha Mackey. The family received friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Maranatha Family Center.
     A funeral service followed at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Maranatha Family Center. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 19, 2022.

Helen Gribble Short
Mrs. Helen Gribble Short, 72, of McBee, SC went home to be with her Savior on Tuesday morning, January 11th, 2022.
     Her twin brother and she were the last of eight children born to Mary Rogers Gribble and Harden Ammons Gribble of Franklin, NC on May 27th, 1949. She has always loved reading books and enjoyed the beauty of the mountains.  Helen went to college after high school at Western Carolina University; this is where she met the love of her life, a boy from the Sandhills of South Carolina, Charlie “Nick” Short. They were married at Union United Methodist Church on August 16th, 1969, in Franklin, NC. After graduating from college, they moved to Fort Lawn, SC to teach and coach. Both earned master’s degrees in Education from Winthrop University. Charlie felt called to be a minister and Helen was very supportive of this change in their lives. They moved to Seneca, SC with two little girls, had two churches, and Charlie attended Emory University during the week.
     They moved to McBee, SC in 1983 and Charlie began his career at Union United Methodist Church. McBee became part of the Shorts’ family and they did not leave until 1997. Helen devoted these years to helping so many children and families as a guidance counselor.
     In 1997, Helen and Charlie moved to Laurens, SC and Charlie began preaching at St. James United Methodist Church. Helen worked as a guidance counselor for a few years, but she felt led to help with adult education at that time. She helped so many adults obtain their GED’s; it was here that Helen’s family began to grow so much more. Charlie retired in 2014 and they moved back to McBee. By this time, Helen had 6 grandchildren of her own to spoil and many more adopted grandchildren. Nana Short loved her McBee Panther Softball girls and especially the girls in 2020 who helped her get through the COVID season.
     She leaves behind her loving husband of more than 52 years, Reverend Charlie A. Short of the home; her daughters, Mary Evelyn (Issac) Shipman and Nicole Short Teal; grandchildren: Jacob Shipman, Campbell Shipman, Cassi Shipman, Savannah Teal, Jenna Teal, Charlie Teal, and Noel Heustess; 3 wonderful sisters: Carol Pollack, Lana Haires, and Betty Accord; also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.
     Nana Short was so excited to be seeing her brothers who preceded her in passing, Robert “Bob” Gribble and Junior Gribble. Also, her sisters, Mary Ann Gribble and Doris Owens Gribble. Most of all, her beautiful niece and nephews, Celeste Atkinson, Mike Shuler, Larry Owen, and Jeremiah Gribble.
     The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Agape Hospice for their loving and tender care of Mrs. Short during her time of declining health.
     A service celebrating her life was held at 3:00 on Thursday afternoon, January 13th, 2022, from Union United Methodist Church of McBee. Reverend Paige Wheeler and Reverend Dale McCluney officiated with burial following in McBee Cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the church. At Helen’s request and in lieu of flowers, memorials may be to a church or the charity of one’s choice.
     Norton Funeral Home & Crematory of Hartsville, SC is honored to be serving the Short family. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 19, 2022.

Marcus Sammie ‘Sam’ Catoe
JEFFERSON - Mr. Marcus Sammie “Sam” Catoe, age 74, entered into rest on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at his home. Graveside services were held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery by Rev. Tim Williams. The family greeted friends following the service at the cemetery.
      Friends could visit Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 between the hours of 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM to view and pay their respects.
     Mr. Catoe was born February 1, 1947 in Lancaster, SC a son of the late Julius Cromwell Catoe and Ethel Vincent Catoe. He was a retired employee of H & K Interiors and a former mechanic at Jefferson Auto Parts. Sam was a former member of Union Hill Baptist Church. His hobbies included “tinkering” on antique cars, especially an old Ford with a Chevrolet engine. He was affectionately known as the Saturday afternoon “Shade-TreeMechanic” of Angelus.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Catoe was also preceded in death by “Junior” Wylie Catoe and William Catoe; sisters, Betty Hancock, Ethelene Catoe, Peggy D. Catoe, Mabelene Jenkins, Helen Catoe, and Fannie Mae Mahaffey.
     Survivors include his sons, John Marcus (Donna) Catoe of McBee, SC, and Adam (Stacey) Catoe of Jefferson, SC; and their mother, Linda Catoe of Jefferson, SC; grandchildren, Joshua (Ana) Branham, and Lucas Catoe; great grandchild, Dawsen Branham; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 11078 Hwy. 151, Jefferson, SC 29718.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Catoe family. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 26, 2022.

Tony M. Crenshaw
PATRICK - SFC Tony M. Crenshaw (US Army RET) age 75, entered into rest on Saturday, January 15, 2022. Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM Thursday, January 20, 2022 at Lower Macedonia Baptist Church by Pastor Tracy Hinson, Dr. Lindsey Powell, and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens. The family greeted friends from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Thursday prior to the service at the church and other times at the home.
     Friends could visit Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 between the hours of 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM to view and pay their respects.
     Mr. Crenshaw was born October 16, 1946 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Randolph Henry and Ruby Caulder Crenshaw. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and retired with the rank of Sergeant First Class from the SC Army National Guard with over 32 years of service. During his military career, Tony was awarded the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Army Re- serve Components Achievement Medal, in addition to
numerous other badges and ribbons.
     Following his military career, Mr. Crenshaw was employed with McCoy-Ellison Machinery Company. He was a faithful member of Lower Macedonia
Baptist Church, where he enjoyed participating in the annual Living Last Supper drama. Tony enjoyed working on antique cars and tractors, and was known to be a collector of “valuables.” He had a special place in his heart for animals and loved his cats and dogs. A man who had a big heart and never met a stranger, Tony would give you the shirt off his back. He was always seeking ways to help others. He will be fondly remembered as a man who loved God, his family, and his country.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Crenshaw was also preceded in death by his first wife, Gloria Byrd Crenshaw; and brother-in-law, Bobby Morris.
     Survivors include his wife, Lesa Marie Crenshaw of the home; son, Tony Michael (Andrea) Crenshaw, II of Patrick, SC; daughter, Amy L. (Chuck Tucker) Crenshaw of Society Hill, SC; grandchildren, Charles Austin Tucker, Summer Jade Crenshaw, Madison Elizabeth Crenshaw, Ruby Caroline Crenshaw, and Macy McDonald;1 great granddaughter; brother, Virgil C. (Mildred) Crenshaw of Cheraw, SC; sisters, Bonnie C. Morris of Cheraw, SC, Joyce C. (Tom) Smith, and Gail C. Paul both of Patrick, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, or to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children
      Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Crenshaw family. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 26, 2022.

Betty Griggs English
WALLACE - Mrs. Betty Griggs English, 83, died on Sunday, January 16, 2022. Born, June 24, 1938, in Marlboro County, SC, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Julia Leviner Griggs. Betty was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Wallace, SC, and a charter member of
the Wallace Rescue Squad where she was a certified EMT. She loved to spend time with her family and enjoyed cooking, canning, and reading. Betty also loved going to her 57-year standing Wednesday hair appointment.
     Along with her parents, listed above, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Zeb Wilson English; a daughter, Gaynell Coates; a son, Randy English; a grandson, Jeffrey Polson; and 12 brothers and sisters.
     She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her sons, Andy (Hope) English of Cheraw, SC, Frankie English of Wallace, SC, and Brittany (Mandy) English of Bennettsville, SC; a daughter, Elaine (Tony) Creech of Wallace, SC; a brother, Edwin Griggs of Wallace, SC 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
     A funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC. Burial followed at Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery in Wallace, SC.
     The family received friends from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. just prior to the service on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC.
     Memorials may be made to Crescent Hospice, 696 Medical Park Drive, Hartsville, SC 29550; or to Wallace Rescue Squad, 4013 Highway 177, Wallace, SC 29596; or to the American Heart Association, 181 E. Evans Street, Suite #200, Florence, SC 29506. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 26, 2022.

Ronnie Perkins
BENNETTSVILLE - Mr. Ronnie Perkins, 63, died on Saturday, January 22, 2022. Born, February 14, 1958, in Bennettsville, SC, he was a son of the late Henry and Kathleen Pate Perkins. Ronnie was in the South Carolina National Guard and was a fabricator in Textiles. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, which were his world.
     Along with his parents, listed above, he was preceded in death by his brother, James Fine Perkins, and a sister, Donna Marie Perkins.
     Ronnie leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Sandra Hayes Perkins of the home; a son, Colby O’Neal and wife, Tobae of Columbia, SC; a daughter, Chandler O’Neal of Bennettsville, SC; brothers, David Perkins of Clio, SC, and Sherwood Perkins of Bennettsville, SC; sisters, Susie Patterson and husband, Mickey of Bennettsville, Faye Nolan of Bennettsville, SC, and Joyce Brown, of Cheraw, SC; and his grandchildren, Bryce O’Neal, Emery O’Neal, Emmit O’Neal, and Talon Pate.
     The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC.
     A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at Mt. Elem Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Clio, S C. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 6 • January 26, 2022.

Walter ‘Keith’ Burr
CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Walter “Keith” Burr, age 73, entered into rest on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at his home with his family by his side. Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, February 5, 2022 at Morven Cemetery by Pastor Alisha Hansen. The family will greet friends following the service at the cemetery.
     Due to COVID-19 regulations, our staff is committed to taking care of our guests and families that we serve. We also ask all guests and family members attending visitations and services to please continue social distancing and if desired to bring and wear a mask.
     Mr. Burr was born September 30, 1948 in Florence, SC a son of Betty Gulledge Burr and the late Walter R. Burr, Jr. He was a retired employee of CMC Building Supply and a former employee of Bilby Construction and A.O. Smith.
     Keith was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. A man who loved his family deeply, Keith enjoyed hosting family get togethers, cooking, and taking family trips.
     In addition to his father, Mr. Burr was also preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Diggs Burr; mother-in-law, Sarah H. Diggs.
     Survivors include his beloved mother, Betty G. Burr; sisters, Kathy (Tom) Sheeler, and Kaye (Rod) Clark; brother, Kurt Burr all of Chesterfield, SC; sisters-in-law, Susan Ratliff of Wadesboro, NC, and Faye Diggs of Cheraw, SC; nephews, Lee (Mandi) Sheeler of Chesterfield, SC, Roddy (Carrie) Clark of Florence, SC, and Kyle (Lindsey) Johnson of Wadesboro, NC; and great nieces, Brantley Sheeler and Ali Kate Sheeler.
     Memorials may be made to Regency SouthernCare Hospice, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 305 W. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Burr family. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 8 • February 2, 2022.

Larry Lyston Harsey Sr.
CHERAW – Mr. Larry Lyston Harsey, Sr., 72, entered the Kingdom of Heaven on Sunday, January 23, 2022. Born, October 9, 1949, in West Columbia, SC, he was a son of the late Murphy and Lois Bryan Harsey. Larry attended Anointed Word Ministries in Cheraw, SC and was a member of the Cheraw Masonic Lodge #15 and a Shriner for over 40 years. He was also a Gideon and a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Pharmacy in 1976.
     Mr. Harsey had a true servant’s heart and loved helping people through his work. He was a licensed Pharmacist for 46 years, working for many pharmacies over the years, including owning Harsey Pharmacy inside of the Cheraw IGA for over 20 years. Larry loved USC Gamecocks football holding season tickets for a long time. He also loved spending time with his family, and old cars.
     Larry leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 31 years, Vernon Clark Harsey of the home; children, Bethany Brooke Harsey (Shawn Sullivan) of Lugoff, SC, Joseph Vernon Harsey of NY and Larry Harsey, Jr. of Leesville, SC; brothers, DeWitt Harsey, Dwight Harsey, John Melvin Harsey, Phillip Harsey, David Harsey, and Devere Harsey; and a host of other relatives and friends.
     A funeral service was at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC. Burial followed at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC. The family received friends following the committal service at the cemetery.
     In lieu of flowers: Anointed Word Ministry, 550 Sand Piper Circle, Cheraw, SC 29520.
      The family requests that everyone in attendance at the service, please wear face coverings and adhere to Covid protocol.
 Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 8 • February 2, 2022.

James ‘Jimmy’ Raeford Hatcher
WALLACE – Mr. James “Jimmy” Raeford Hatcher, 56, died on Friday, January 21, 2022. Born, March 24, 1965, in Chesterfield County, SC, he was a son of Barbara Melton Hatcher and the late Paul S. Hatcher, Sr. Jimmy enjoyed spending time fishing.
     Along with his father, listed above, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Pauline Hatcher Chavis, and Nancy Hatcher Linton.
     Jimmy leaves behind to cherish his memory, his mother, Barbara Payne and step-father, Keith Payne of Cheraw, SC, his wife, Connie Hatcher of Wallace, SC, stepchildren, Elvis Goins, Tracy Goins, and Casey Milligan, as well as eight step-grandchildren, daughters, Ashley and Heather Hatcher of Cheraw, SC, one granddaughter, Olivia Provau of Cheraw, SC, two sons, Roy and James Hatcher, a brother, Paul S. Hatcher, Jr. of Cheraw, SC, sisters, Peggy Cheek and husband, Leroy of Wallace, SC and Barbara Ann Lowery and husband, Donnie, of Morven, NC.
     The family received friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC.
     A graveside funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery in Wallace, SC. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 8 • February 2, 2022.

Joseph Kershaw Newsom
CHERAW - Joseph Kershaw Newsom, MD quietly “slipped the surly bonds of earth” on 24 January, 2022 following a protracted illness.
     Dr. Joe was born 2 August 1931 in Kershaw County in the home where his mother’s family had lived for generations. He was the only child of Roger Acra Newsom and Lula Belle McKinnon. Raised on their modest family farm in Lee County, he attended public schools in Bishopville, playing baseball and football and driving a school bus. Following graduation from The Citadel, he married Martha Elizabeth Young of Mayesville, and the couple was stationed in Germany where a son, JK “Shaw” Newsom Jr., joined the command. While enrolled at Tulane School of Medicine in New Orleans, daughters Shannon Elizabeth and Patricia Seyborn were born. Returning to South Carolina, Dr. Newsom established his family’s home in Cheraw where he practiced Family Medicine for over fifty years. Dr. Newsom later married Barbara Epstein of Cheraw, and sons, Jacob Andrew Newsom and William Alexander Newsom joined the family. Following Barbara’s death, he married Nancy Stubbs Newsom of Cheraw who cared for him as his health declined.
     In addition to his patients, and his love of medicine, flying and his collection of aircraft were his next greatest passions in life. He often shared his love of flying with others, supporting community events and working to help establish aviation as an important economic driver in his community. He also served on several local and state boards and commissions throughout his life. He also was a member of Cheraw First Presbyterian Church.
     Dr. Newsom is survived by his wife of 23 years, Nancy S. Newsom, of the home; his children, Dr. Shaw Newsom (Carol) of Cheraw; Shannon N. Stokes (Al) of Bluffton, SC; Patricia S. Newsom of Beaufort, SC; Drew Newsom (Daniel) of Saratoga, CA; and Dr. Alex Newsom (Heather) of Southport, NC. In addition, the family wishes to acknowledge Lisa Hodge Quick of Bennettsville, a dear and devoted friend of many years. Dr. Newsom is also survived by a step-daughter, Beth B. Oneal (Jimmy), six grandchildren, three step grandchildren, three great grandchildren, three step-great grandchildren and numerous cousins in the McKinnon and Newsom clans.
     Memorials may be made to: Cheraw Rescue Squad, PO Box 28, Cheraw, SC 29520; Scotia Village, 2200 Elm Avenue, Laurinburg, NC 28352; St. David’s Cemetery Association, PO Box 1196, Cheraw, SC 29520; Turkey Creek Cemetery Association, 4375 Bishopville Hwy, Bethune, SC 29009; or the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.
     The family respectfully asks that their privacy be respected at this time.
     A graveside memorial service for family and close friends only was held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 30, 2022 in St. David’s Cemetery
     A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 8 • February 2, 2022.

James Arthur Powe Sr.
Heaven gained an angel on Wednesday night, January 19, 2022 at the Medical University of South Carolina in Florence, SC by the name of James Arthur Powe, Sr. known to many as “Big Daddy”.
     James was born on September 17, 1931 to Eva and Walter Powe in Chesterfield, SC. He attended Spencer Chapel School in Chesterfield, SC.
     James was a godly man who loved God first, then his family, friends, and his church. He was known for his gardening skills. His sweet corn, okras, and green leafy vegetables were wanted by many in the community.
     James was a member of Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church and later moved his membership to Mt. Hebron AME Zion Church where he served faithfully for many years. He later joined Charity Community Church of Christ where he served and worked faithfully in many different capacities until his health began to fail.
     On September 9, 1951, he married his forever love, Ginger
Rogers, who preceded him in death. To this union seven children were born. James began his working career at Cheraw Box Mill and later at Delta Mills in
Wallace, SC for 38 years until his retirement. After retirement, his love for gardening grew tremendously. He faithfully planted his garden in the spring and fall of each year. He planted his last garden at the age of 89. His health began to fail and his boys took up the reigns from their father and harvested the vegetables that he had planted. He was recognized with an article in the United Farmers USA magazine for his love of gardening.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, six brothers: Artis, Willis, Rayfield, Jay Francis, Walter, and Deford and one sister: Arziner Hillian.
     Left to cherish precious memories, seven children: V. Ann Powe, L. Jeanette Powe, James “Bro” (Mary K.) Powe, Calvin (Mary A.) Powe, Walter “Terry” (Susan) Powe, Stephen (LaGena) Powe, Boiling Springs, SC, and Stephanie (James) Lock; a special granddaughter he raised as his own: Camillia Powe; three sisters: Ruby Cash, Baltimore, MD, Annie R. Powe and Mary P. Jachson, Cheraw, SC; eight grandchildren: Adrian Huntley, Newark, NJ, Latoya (Rakim) McQueen, Cheraw, SC, Lakeisha (Robert) Cole, Pageland, SC, Jamie (Darien) Brown, Summerville, SC, Franklin Powe,  Charlotte, NC, Trae Lock, Cheraw, SC, Stephen Powe, Atlanta, GA, and Denton (Tiraney) Powe, Charlotte, NC: eleven great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; one adopted son Orrin (Sharon) Thomas, Cheraw, SC and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 8 • February 2, 2022.

Billy Ray Sullivan
JEFFERSON - Mr. Billy Ray Sullivan, age 90, entered into rest on Saturday, January 29, 2022. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at Bethel Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM in the sanctuary of Bethel Baptist Church.
     Due to COVID-19 regulations, our staff is committed to taking care of our guests and families that we serve. We also ask all guests and family members attending visitations and services to please continue social distancing and if desired to bring and wear a mask.
     Mr. Sullivan was born April 15, 1931 in Jefferson, SC a son of the late
Cletus K. and Clara Demby Sullivan. He was an U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict and the owner and operator of Sullivan’s TV & Appliances for over 60 years. He was a faithful member of Bethel Baptist Church, where he served as former Deacon and Sunday school superintendent. Mr. Sullivan served on the board of directors for Sandhills Medical Foundation for two terms, and was a member of the Jefferson Town Council. An avid outdoorsman, Billy Ray enjoyed gardening and working with his tractor. He will be fondly remembered as a man who loved his family deeply and never met a stranger.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Sullivan was also preceded in death by his first wife, Emma Jean Sullivan; son, Timothy Sullivan; and sister, Agnes Deese.
     Survivors include his wife, Jane Carriker; son, Michael (Elizabeth) Sullivan of Jefferson, SC; daughter, Charlene S. (Rev. Dan) Austin of Woodlawn, VA; grandchildren, Kelly A. (Scott) Haigler of Marshville, NC, Erin Austin of Woodlawn, VA, Jessica S. (Paul) Allen of Columbia, SC, and David (Melanie) Sullivan of Charlotte, NC; great grandchildren, Joshua Haigler, Ethan Haigler, Jesse Haigler, Eli Haigler, and Alyce Sullivan.
     Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 11078 Hwy. 151, Jefferson, SC 29718.  Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Sullivan family. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 8 • February 2, 2022.

‘JB’ Roberts
“JB” Roberts passed away at McLeod Health Hospital inCheraw, SC on January 24, 2022. JB was born in Lockhart, Texas on June 19, 1921 to Joseph Benjamin Roberts and Hettie Maude McMahan. He is preceded in death by his wife Irene Lupien Roberts, his brother Ralph Roberts, and his grandson Anthony Furina.
     JB is survived by his sister Frances Melde, niece Vicky Gregson, six children, 12 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren, along with other nieces, nephews, and cousins.
     During high school JB was a football star. His pictures have been posted on the walls of Black’s Barbecue, a famous restaurant in Lockhart, Texas. JB joined the Navy after high school to see the world. He was trained and graduated at the Naval Base in San Diego, California. Before the war JB visited countries in the Caribbean like Trinidad, he also visited Brazil, Argentina, and Puerto Rico. In the Pacific area he went to Australia, Hawaii, and Tahiti. During WWII, JB served as a helmsman and a torpedoman on submarines such as the USS Bergall, the USS Sea Robin, and the USS Stingray. After WWII JB was stationed at the Naval Base in Portsmouth, NH where he met his wife of 47 years Irene. JB and Irene moved to Texas where he worked as a ladder man at a Fire Department in San Antonio, Texas. Later JB and Irene moved to Dover, NH where JB worked as tanner at the United Tanners Company until retirement.
     JB and Irene joined the organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1950. He served as an elder in the Dover, NH congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses for 27 years. JB and Irene then moved to Cheraw, SC where he served as an elder in the Cheraw congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses for 44 years. JB’s main purpose in life was to serve his Creator as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the best way possible, and to work hard sharing his faith he so strongly believed in with as many people as possible.
     JB was a great conversationalist. He was always surrounded by family and friends where all enjoyed his humorous and serious stories he shared as a boy growing up in Texas, his life during the war, and raising his six children.
     A virtual funeral will be  held on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at 3:30 pm.
Zoom Meeting ID: 8921345 0034. Passcode: 000143. Published in The Link Newspaper (Cheraw SC) Page 8 • February 2, 2022.

Mary Ruth Melton Curlee
RUBY - Mrs. Mary Ruth Melton Curlee, age 80, entered into rest on Monday, January 31, 2022. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Friday, February 4, 2022 at Hopewell Baptist Church by the Honorable Reverend Richie Yow and Brent Taylor with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Thursday, February 3, 2022 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.
     Mrs. Curlee was born March 8, 1941 in Winnsboro, SC a daughter of the late Roy and Volena Boon Melton. She was a retiree of Mar Mac Industries in McBee, SC. Mrs. Mary was an active member of Hopewell Baptist Church where she served for many years as pianist and organist, and on various other committees. In her free time, Mary also enjoyed sewing.
     In addition to Mrs. Curlee’s parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank D. Curlee; son, David E. Curlee, as well as numerous siblings.
     Survivors include her daughter, Anita (Gene) Oliver of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Matthew Oliver, Sarah Oliver both of Chesterfield, SC; sister in-law, Fannie (Charles) Brock of Wingate, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     Memorials can be made in memory of Mrs. Curlee to Hopewell Baptist Church, P.O. Box 66, Chesterfield, SC 29709.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C is serving the Curlee family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 9, 2022.


Randall ‘Randy’ William DeWitt
CHERAW – Randall “Randy” William DeWitt, 62, passed on Monday, January 31, 2022. Born in Pottstown, PA he was the son of the late Rodman Spencer and Constance Mary Elizabeth Smale DeWitt. He belonged to St. Aloysius Catholic Parish in Pottstown, PA. He was a member of the USGA who enjoyed golf and traveling with his friends and family—especially in Jamaica. His smile was as big as his heart.
     Surviving are his wife, Teresa Yerace DeWitt of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Kari (Paul) Martindale of Ijamsville, MD, a grandchild, Sequoia Martindale, a sister Cindy (Denny) McConnell of Reading, PA, two nieces, Mallory (Eric) Hoffman and Coral (Timothy) Cooley, two grandnephews, Aiden Dease and Spencer Hoffman, and one grandniece, Zoey Hoffman.
     The family received friends at 12:00 noon, Sunday, February 6, 2022 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.
     A memorial service was held at 1:00 PM, Sunday, February 6, 2022 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A family celebration of life will be held in Pennsylvania at a later date.
     In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation at 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 9, 2022.

George Eugene Herndon
BENNETTSVILLE - Mr. George Eugene Herndon, 75, passed away, Sunday, January 30, 2022, after an illness at MUSC Florence Medical Center.
     Born in Bennettsville, SC on June 12, 1946, he was a son of the late George Martin Herndon, Jr., and Mary Elizabeth “GAGA” Pope Schofield. He was a member of the United States Navy. He retired after 33 years of dedicated service with BellSouth as an Electronic Technician. After retirement he assisted his wife with her family-owned business, Mary’s Restaurant, in Cheraw, SC. He enjoyed fishing, playing guitars, and spending time with his family.
     He is survived by his wife, Rose Marie “Cookie” Herndon of Cheraw; sons, Gene Herndon (Merri-Shannon) of Bennettsville and Eric Herndon (Leslie) of Bennettsville; stepsons, Matthew Teal of Kentucky and Daniel Teal (Kacy) of Chesterfield; brother, Charles “Wild Bill” Herndon (Donna) of Bennettsville; sister, Linda Lee (Ray) of Bennettsville; grandchildren, Paxton Herndon, Addison Herndon, Brayden Herndon, Braxton Teal, Maggie Teal, and Neason Teal.
     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above; sister, Pat Claiborne; stepfather, John Schofield.
     A visitation was held 6-8 PM, Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at Burroughs Funeral Home.
     Burroughs Funeral Home is honored to assist the Herndon family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 9, 2022.

Novella McLain Jacobs
CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Novella McLain Jacobs, age 89, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Funeral services were held at 12:00 PM Saturday, February 5, 2022 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Jerry Watson and Brent Taylor with burial following in the St. John Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Friday, February 4, 2022 at the funeral home.
     Mrs. Jacobs was born November 18, 1932 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Oscar Drew and Rosa Lee Boan McLain. She was a homemaker and former employee of McLain Insurance. A member of Ruby Baptist Church, Novella enjoyed reading and studying God’s word, and was a faithful Pastor’s wife for many years. She enjoyed gardening, working in her flower beds, and cooking for her family.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Jacobs was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 70 years, Reverend Ralph H. Jacobs, Sr.; brothers, John Russell McLain, and Barney Gilbert McLain; brothers-in-law, Garland Anson Jacobs, Sr., Richard Scott Jacobs, Sr., and R.B. Campbell; sisters-in-law, Barbara Jacobs Campbell, and Ruth W. McLain; and her son, Reverend John Mark Jacobs.
     Survivors include her sons, Ralph Hubert (Debbie) Jacobs, Jr. of Cheraw, SC, and Martin Scott (Paula) Jacobs of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Tish (Jamie) Campbell, Tara Jacobs, Trina (Ashley Phillips) Jacobs, Tamara Jacobs, Drew Jacobs, Ana-Hayley Jacobs, Caleb (Jasmine) Jacobs, Graham Jacobs, Luke Jacobs, Dorothy “Dottie” Jacobs, and Emma Jacobs; 13 great grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Janice H. Jacobs, and Rebekah R. Jacobs both of Cheraw, SC, and Suellyn C. McLain of Patrick, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     The family would like to express their thanks to special caregivers, Marlene Hernandez, Julick Deese, Lisa Hodge, Charlene Hodge; and the staff of McLeod Hospice for their excellent care, love, and support shown to Mrs. Jacobs and the family.
     Memorials may be made to St. John Freewill Baptist Church “Cemetery Fund,” 1843 St. John Church Rd, Patrick, SC 29584 or to Ruby Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5, Ruby, SC 29741.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Jacobs family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 9, 2022.


Rajeene McCray
PAGELAND – Rajeene McCray, 41, died Thursday, January 17, 2022. A graveside service was held Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 1pm from the Nicey Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, 3195 Snyder Kirkley Road, Pageland, SC.
     She was born February 8, 1980 in Chesterfield County, SC to Alberta McCray Melton and Fred Lowery.
     Survivors: sons, Kayveon McCray (Quantasia McBride) and Jaquae’s McCray of the home; grandchildren, Kaysen McCray and Ky’zah McCray of Pageland, SC parents, Alberta Melton (Micky) of the home and Fred Lowery of Pageland, SC; brothers, Christopher Lee McCray, Fred Lowery, Jr. (Tasha) of Pageland, SC, Rodney Lockhart (Michelle) of Lancaster, SC and Don Hancock (Sharon) of Peachland, NC; sisters, Sylvia Lowery Brown and Sandra Lowery Haggins of Pageland, SC; uncles, Charles McCray of Pageland, SC, Ricky McCray of Monroe, NC and Wilson McCray of Pageland, SC.

     Services are rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 9, 2022.

Alice Jean Brock Quick
WALLACE - Mrs. Alice Jean Brock Quick, 83, died on Monday, January 31, 2022. Born, March 9, 1938, in Chesterfield, SC, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Ruby Driggers Brock. Mrs. Quick was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Wallace and worked in the cafeteria in the former Wallace High School.
     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her son, Bruce Jennings Quick.
     Alice leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband Francis Quick of the home; sons, Brian Jeffery Quick of Wallace, SC, Kenneth Dawson Quick of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Francis Timothy Quick of Wallace, SC; grandchildren, Brandon Quick, Kelynn Keith, Gavin Quick, Zack Quick, Brock Quick, Darren Quick, Miranda Quick, and Ethan Bradley; and eight great-grandchildren.
     A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 3, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC. Burial followed at Chatham Hills Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC. The family received friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. just prior to the service on Thursday at Kiser Funeral Home.
     Memorials may be made to Regency Hospice, 205 East Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709.
     Kiser Funeral Home is entrusted with the services for Mrs. Quick. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 9, 2022.

Marion Frances Ratliff

Marion Frances Ratliff, 82, earned her wings on January 30th, 2022, at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte. At her request no service will be held.
     Marion was born July 1st, 1939, in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. She was the third oldest of seven children born to Lexie Davis and Steele Ratliff. She grew up raising hell with her sisters Sue, Barbara, Helen, Peggy, Ann, and her brother Junior.
     An exceptional woman who lived an extraordinary life. Marion started her career with American Airlines as a stewardess in 1963 and remained a representative of beauty, service, and style for over 40 years travelling the
world.
     She became a dedicated and loving mother in 1975 and again in 1976 while living in Australia as the wife of a Marine Corp diplomat. After returning to the United States, she settled in Southern California near her beloved sister Sue. Choosing to retire in closer proximity to her sisters, she moved back to the east coast in the mid-1990s.
      Marion is survived by her son & daughter-in-law, John and Jackie Whittelsey of Tega Cay, son Brad Whittelsey of San Diego, sister Sue LePage of Charlotte, and loving grandchildren Katelyn and Keegan.
     It is requested that condolences be sent in the form of donations to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 9, 2022.

Martha Jean Jordan Robertson
PAGELAND - Mrs. Martha Jean Jordan Robertson entered into rest with her Lord on January 31, 2022. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 1:00 PM Thursday, February 3, 2022 at Providence Baptist Church with Pastor David Bridwell and Dr. Roger Wall officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends in the Family Life Center following the interment.
     Martha was born August 1, 1939, in Pageland, SC, a daughter to the late Earl Franklin and Ethel Miller Demby Jordan. Martha was retired from Thaxton Insurance Agency and Robertson Farms.
     A faithful member of Providence Baptist Church in Pageland, Martha had formerly served her Lord as a Sunday School Teacher, Choir Member, and Sunday School Secretary. Martha also formerly served as a Hospice of Chesterfield County Volunteer.
     What began as being a rider on his school bus and a first date at a high school dance, blossomed into a 63-year marriage to her beloved husband Ray. They worked hard building a home for themselves and their three daughters. As a devoted mother, she taught her daughters to be hard working, independent, compassionate, and to love Jesus. Her grand and great-grandchildren were Martha’s greatest reward and she loved them all dearly.
     Martha took great pride in dressing well, her home, and keeping her yard beautiful. She was a flower and vegetable gardener, growing and canning food for her family. An amazing cook, her family especially loved her cubed steak and gravy!
     In addition to her parents, Martha was preceded in death by her siblings Howard Jordan, J.D. Jordan, Earline Hicks and Dianne Caldwell.
     Survivors include her devoted husband, Coyt Ray Robertson of the home; daughters, Pamela Blackwell (Ted) of Columbia, SC; Robin Mungo (Neil) of Pageland, SC; and Sharon Eubanks (Tim) of Jefferson, SC; Grandchildren, Katie Eubanks, Ben Blackwell, Emily Courtney, Will Mungo, Clay Blackwell, Sam Mungo, and Tommy Eubanks; Great-grandchildren, Kaylee Eubanks, Hayden Courtney, Madelyn Alexander and Camryn Courtney; Brothers, James Lewis Jordan, Harold Jordan and sisters, Ruby Outen and Elsie Price; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     Memorials can be made to Providence Baptist Church, 232 Providence Church Rd, Pageland, SC 29728. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home ofChesterfield, SC is serving the Robertson Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 9, 2022.

Anthony Scott Sutton

BENNETTSVILLE - Mr. Anthony “Scott” Sutton, 50, died on Sunday, February 6, 2022. Born, June 11, 1971, in Cheraw, SC, he was the son of Randolph Sutton and Hilda Rae Hendrix Hood. Scott worked in various textile plants and loved to joke and hang out with his friends. He was also full of life and fun to be around.
     Scott leaves behind to cherish his memory, his mother, Hilda Rae Hood of Bennettsville, SC; father, Randolph Sutton of Wallace, SC; brothers, Duane Randall “Randy” Sutton of Nichols, SC, Randolph Blake Sutton of Bennettsville, SC, and Randolph Sutton, Jr. (Sierrika) of Wallace, SC; sisters, Betty Cooke (Allen) of Gallivants Ferry, SC, and Ronnie Hood (Scott Smith) of Bennettsville, SC; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
     A funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC. Burial followed at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC
     The family received friends from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. just prior to the service on Tuesday at the Funeral Home.
     The family has entrusted Kiser Funeral Home to handle the services for Mr. Sutton. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 9, 2022.

Marcia Adams Tolson
CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Marcia Adams Tolson, age 66, entered into rest on Thursday, February 3, 2022. Funeral services were held at 12:00 PM Monday, February 7, 2022 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor and Steve Sanderson with burial following in the Westfield Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday, February 6, 2022 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.
     Mama Marcia’s last wishes to her children were to love and take care of one another, then make sure everyone else knows, “I love them”.
     Special thanks to the nurses and doctors that tried to provide her with quality care.
     Special thanks to God Almighty for being merciful and taking her home at His appointed time and Jesus Christ for salvation.
     Marcia Dale (Adams) Tolson was born on May 31st, 1955 to Thomas Jefferson Adams and Mary Dell
(Jones) Adams. Marcia was the proud mother of James Tolson (Elizabeth Tolson) and Rose Jordan (Blake Jordan). Marcia was also the proud grandmother (Gigi) of Elyjah Blake Jordan, Jeremiah Graham Jordan and Benjamin Judah Jordan. She also cared for Angel Wilks, “Vicky” Purvis, “Lulu” Purvis and “Sophi” Purvis as her own grandchildren. Her fur grandbabies were Maybelle, Roscoe, Whisper and Whitey. Mama Marcia often showed her love for others in the kitchen. She loved to cook for any and everybody, including her furbabies.
     In addition to loving as a mother and grandmother, she was a beloved sister to Darryl Floyd (Gail) Wallace, Linda Ann (Edwin) Taylor, Mary Oletta (Ray) Deese and Vera Kay “Bebe” Adams. She regarded Margaret (Peter) Mattedich as siblings as well. Marcia was also a proud aunt of many nieces and nephews. She enjoyed spending time with her siblings so much.
     Beyond the family, she was an Ag Ed mom, tried and true. Proud of the hundreds of FFA members she’s fed over the years, her children and their
work in agricultural education and involvement in organizations such as: FFA and SC Farmer and Agribusiness Association.
     Most important of all, Mama Marcia confessed her love and thanks for Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior.
     A few family members she looked forward to seeing again after all these years: Mama, Daddy, Bebe, Aunt Julia, Uncle Ed. Not to mention how much she looked forward to meeting the rest of her grandchildren.
     Memorials may be made to the local FFA or 4H organization of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Tolson family.
Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 9, 2022.

John P. Winburn
John P. Winburn of Venice, FL, passed away on January 26, 2022, surrounded by family and friends. He was born in 1949 and was the oldest
son of the late John and Margaret Winburn.
     John grew up in a small town in South Carolina where good manners and southern charm were permanently instilled in him. As a young man, John served in the National Guard and after graduating college, he left his hometown for Washington, DC and the halls of Congress where he proved to be an excellent student for his mentors, Representatives Tom Gettys and
Ken Holland. John had his own political aspirations and in 1982 made an unsuccessful bid for Congress. Ever the optimist, John would later say the loss was the best defeat he ever suffered as it propelled him into the exciting and influential world of Washington lobbying. In a career spanning four decades, John was recognized as a top 10 tax lobbyist whose accomplishments vastly improved the lives of generations of American families and will be his lasting professional legacy.
     A southern gentleman with an infectious smile and a personality to match, John opened doors—both figuratively and literally—for scores of people from all walks of life. He was the quintessential people person who loved asking others about themselves and their families and easily recalled
every detail at their next encounter. On any given day John could be found at his “satellite office”, the National Democratic Club, holding court with Members of Congress and other lobbyists. John hosted countless fundraising dinners at his DC home always serving up a feast of laughter, friendship, and commitment to good government. He would concoct the most hilarious stories to share with his dinner guests who would laugh so hard they cried.
     John was a masterful communicator who had a brilliant way of stringing words together to both influence and entertain. He knew when and how to add levity to a situation by pulling from an inexhaustible library of amusing
idioms and “Winburnisms— ”You can’t put a quart of water in a pint jar” and “Now we’re getting to the wet part of the onion”. He was incredibly giving and made generosity a lifestyle.
     John will be remembered as a great, sweet soul who radiated happiness and positivity to all who crossed his path.
     A devoted husband and father, John is survived by his wife, Bonita Hollis; his son, Ben, wife Nicole and their children Charles, Margaret and Annabelle; his stepson Michael, wife Virginia, and their children Misty, Michael, Connor, Kieran, and a great granddaughter Abby; his siblings, Kenneth, wife Betty and their son Brian; Diane, husband David Dyches; and a niece, Rhonda. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife Alice Hinson and his brother Joseph.
     Thank you for being my friend” -John Winburn.
Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 14 • February 9, 2022.

Donald J. ‘Don’ Felts
CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Donald J. “Don” Felts, age 63, entered into rest on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at his home with his family by his side. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Sunday, February 13, 2022 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers- Caulder Funeral Home by Nathan Gardner and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 4:00 – 6:00 PM Saturday, February 12, 2022 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.
     It was Mr. Don’s request that everyone that attends his service to please dress casually.
     Mr. Felts was born July 20, 1958 in Corbin, KY a son the late Donald William and Janice Turner Felts. He was a graduate of Laurens High School and the former owner and operator of Felts Plumbing. Don worked for years in construction as a pipefitter. An avid outdoorsman, Mr. Felts enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, and “tinkering” in his shop. Above all else, Don loved his family and enjoyed the many hunting and fishing trips they made through the years.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Felts was also preceded in death by his brother, Darrell Felts.
     Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Susan King Felts of the home; children, Elizabeth (Chris) Cook of Shickshinny, PA, and James (Heather) Felts of Ruby, SC; grandchildren, Cari Chavis, Gabe Chavis, Mason Felts, Rylie Felts; siblings, Dennis (Lauren) Felts of Titusville, FL, Doug (Rita) Felts of Denver, NC, David (Chelsey) Felts of Mineral Springs, NC; brothers-in-law, Tommy (Jackie) King of Eatonton, GA, Steve (Debbie) King of Chesterfield, SC, John (Susan) King of Chesterfield, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     The family would like to express a very special Thank You to Kristen Sellers of Regency SouthernCare Hospice for her extraordinary care and  friendship to their family.
     Memorials may be made to Dixie Baseball of Chesterfield, P.O. Box 826, Chesterfield, SC 29709
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Felts family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 16, 2022.

Josette Bracey Funderburk
PAGELAND – Josette Bracey Funderburk, 53, died Wednesday, January 26, 2022. Funeral service was held Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022 at 2pm from the Pageland Community Center, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Rock Hill A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. She was born October 26, 1968 in Chesterfield County, SC to Susie Robinson Bracey and the late Pete Bracey. Survivors: her husband, Kenneth Funderburk; children, Jacqueline Massey (Lavasia) of Waxhaw, NC, Christopher Bracey (Shaquinta) Bracey of Pageland, SC, and Rontavise Bracey (Shontavia) of Monroe, NC; mother, Susie Robinson Bracey of Jefferson, SC; brothers, Petey Bracey (Nikki) of Jefferson, SC, Kenny Bracey (Louisea) of Jefferson, SC, Michael Chambers (Dawn) of Kershaw, SC, and Ricky Chambers (Sharon) of Killeen, TX; sisters, Angela Flythe (Arthur) of Pageland, SC, Loretta Lowery (Bobby) of Jefferson, SC, Twanna Sowell (Terry) of Jefferson, SC, and Jacqueline Blakeney (Charles) of Jefferson, SC; eleven grandchildren, Jamie, Peyton, Tytalesha, Lavasia, Jr., of Waxhaw, NC, Matthew, Mea, Ava of Pageland, SC, Rontavise, Jr., Madison, Mackenzie and Sekani of Monroe, NC; bonus granddaughter, Aniyah, Etrinity of Waxhaw, NC. Services are rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 16, 2022.

Bessie Mae Lucas Graham
SOCIETY HILL – Bessie Mae Lucas Graham, 99, died Thursday, January 25, 2022. Graveside services was held Monday, January 31, 2022 at 1PM from the Bethesda Baptist Church Cemetery, 802 Church St., Society Hill, SC. She was born May 25, 1922 to the late Maggie Douglas Lucas and James Lucas in Chesterfield, SC. Survivors: daughters, Thelma Ellerbe, Society Hill SC, Katherine (Archie) Peterson, Hartsville SC and Kinshasa Gillespie, Darlington SC; sons, Edward (Betty) Graham, Bennettsville, SC, Jerry ( Diane) Graham, Hartsville SC and Larry Graham, Society Hill, SC; special granddaughter, Malencia Ellerbe, Society Hill, SC; special grandson, Shantel Larry Bull, Darlington, SC; daughter-in-law, Cathy Graham, Bennettsville, SC; brother-in-law, Samuel (Harriet) Lewis, Hartsville, SC); her “Buddy Row”, Daniel Cuffie, Society Hill, SC; special niece, Glenda (Richard) Desir, Newark, NJ; nine grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren. Services are rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 16, 2022.

Jackie Marion Quick
CHERAW - Jackie Marion Quick, 79, died Saturday, February 12, 2022. Born in Bennettsville, SC he was a son of the late Dan Cleveland Quick and Elouise Turner Quick Jordan. He was a member of the Cheraw Church of God, where he had served as a member of the Church Council, Usher, member of the Finance Committee and Security Team. He was retired from Spartan Food Systems. Mr. Quick and his wife Helen had been the owners of Buy-Rite Produce.
     Surviving is his wife Helen Rouse Quick of the home, a son, Chuck (Roxanne) Quick of Hamlet NC, daughters, Jacqueline Gause of Bennettsville, SC, Patricia (Todd) Bethea of Bennettsville, SC, Grandchildren, Ashley (Dan) Parker, Amber (Chris) Oxendine, Chuckie (Paige) Quick, Danny (Jen) Quick, Carla Gause, Whitney (Adam) Parker, Ryan (Tiffany) Bethea, Lindsay Bethea and 16 great grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, sisters, Pearl Sessions, Rachel Chavis, Rita Chavis, Ora Holland, Vera Grant, Eva Dean Driggers, brothers, Dan Quick Jr., James Quick, and Thomas Turner.
     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday, February 14, 2022 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.
     A funeral service was held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at the Cheraw Church of God. Burial was in the Watson Cemetery in Mullins, SC.
     Memorials to: Cheraw Church of God, Building Fund, 100 Pecan Orchard Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 16, 2022.

William R. “Bill” Wilkerson
CHERAW - Mr. William R. “Bill” Wilkerson, age 76, entered into rest on Friday, February 11, 2022. Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Tuesday, February 15, 2022 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Mark Plyler and Brent Taylor with burial to follow in the Bay Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 1:30 – 3:00 PM Tuesday, prior to the service at the funeral home.  Due to COVID-19 regulations, our staff is committed to taking care of our guests and families that we serve.
      We also ask all guests and family members attending visitations and services to please continue social distancing and if desired to bring and wear a mask.
     Mr. Wilkerson was born April 5, 1945 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Arthur and Naomi Gooden Wilkerson. He was a graduate of Ruby High School, a U.S. Air Force Veteran, and member of SC Army National Guard. He was a retired plant manager with Crown Cork & Seal with over 20 years of service. Bill was a member of Refuge Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. A man who enjoyed the outdoors, Bill enjoyed playing golf, fishing, and working on antique cars.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Wilkerson was also preceded in death by his brother, Tom Wilkerson; and sisters, Melba Shephard, and Ruby Lee Wilkerson.
     Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Vernie K. Wilkerson of the home; son, Timothy (Kylie) Wilkerson of Florence, SC; daughter, Angela (Michael) Hughes of Myrtle Beach, SC; grandson, Chasen Wilkerson of Florence, SC; brother, Bobby (Sue) Wilkerson of Cheraw, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     Memorials may be made to Refuge Baptist Church, c/o Sue Wilkerson, 5952 W. Market Street Ext., Cheraw, SC 29520, or to a humane society of one’s choice.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Wilkerson family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 16, 2022.

Billy Ray Woodward
CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Billy Ray Woodward, age 60, entered into rest on Monday, January 31, 2022 at his home  with his wife by his side. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, February 2, 2022 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Jamie Gulledge and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Thompson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends could stop by Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home on Wednesday from 9:00 AM until service time to view and pay their respects. The family received friends at the home.
     Mr. Woodward was born April 27, 1961 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Clark Lawrence and Betty Gaskins Woodward.
     He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School, Class of 1979, and a retired employee of Ina Bearing after 39 years of service. His hobbies included fishing, playing golf, and mowing grass all through the neighborhood. Billy also enjoyed all genres of music, and was a proud supporter and booster club member of the Chesterfield Rams Football program. A true family man, his heart was his family, especially being “Poppy” to his grandbaby, Ashton. From playing softball to helping with homework their bond was inseparable.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Woodward was also preceded in death by his father-in-law, Bruce Chewning; nephew, Stuart Rayfield; and brother-in law, Arlee Gaddy.
     Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Deronda Rayfield Woodward of the home; daughter, Alishia (Jason) Watford of Darlington, SC; granddaughter, Ashton Lawrence Watford; siblings, Jerry (Rachel) Woodward of Pageland, SC, Betty Gaddy of Wadesboro, NC; Johnny (Melinda) Woodward of Ruby, SC; Melvin (Dawn) Woodward of Marshville, NC; Carolyn (Junior) Sellers of Cheraw, SC; Dean (Patsy) Woodward of Pageland, SC; Peggy (Danny) Gulledge of Ruby, SC; Mickey (Michelle) Woodward of Chesterfield, SC; and Barbara Woodward of Ruby, SC; mother-in-law, Beverly Chewning of Chesterfield, SC; brothers-in-law, Larry (Deborah) Rayfield of Ruby, SC, Randy (Donna) Rayfield, and Ricky (Mary Ruth) Rayfield both of Chesterfield, SC, Bruce (Leigh) Chewning of Ruby, SC, and Brian (Carissa) Chewning of Versailles, KY; special family friends, Jamie & Judy Gulledge; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.
     Memorials may be directed to the McLeod Health Foundation, PO Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502 to support the McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment & Research; and McLeod Hospice. Both of these wonderful organization provided exceptional service to Billy and his family.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Woodward family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 16, 2022.

Bobby ‘Jack’ Crowley
Patrick - Mr. Bobby “Jack” Crowley, age 83, entered into rest on Sunday, February 13, 2022. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Thursday, February 17, 2022 at St. John Freewill Baptist Church by Reverend Wayne Hodge with burial following in the Grace and Mercy Worship Center Cemetery (formerly Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery). The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.
     The family respectfully requests NO VISITORS at the home during this time. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Crowley family.
Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 23, 2022.

Shelby Rollings Gainey
Ruby - Mrs. Shelby Rollings Gainey, age 84, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, February 15, 2022. A graveside service was held at11:00 AM Friday, February 18, 2022 at Greenlawn Memorial Park by Reverend William Alford. The family received friends immediately following the service at the  graveside.
     Mrs. Gainey was born October 21, 1937 in Pageland, SC a daughter of the late James and Mary Price Rollings. Mrs. Gainey was a member of Pageland First Baptist Church. She was a homemaker who liked to cook, crochet, and care for her family. Shelby enjoyed the simple pleasures in life; being outdoors, Hershey’s kisses, or a good Alan Jackson song. Whether it was road trips, a fish fry, or playing Pollyanna (of which she was the champion), Shelby cherished time spent with family. Mrs. Gainey also loved the family dog, Blossom; and above all else, her grandchildren.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Gainey was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Junior Gainey; siblings, James Rollings, Imogene Carpenter, Billy Rollings, Johnnie Rollings, Charles Rollings, and Tish Rollins.
     Survivors include her children, Cynthia (Charles) Fender of Pageland, SC; Thomas Gainey of Pageland, SC; Sandra (John) Moose of Ruby, SC; and Troy Gainey of Charlotte, NC. 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; siblings, Clara (Boyd) Hayes of Pageland, SC; Kay Anderson of Pageland, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     Memorials may be made to Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709; or to the Alzheimer’s Association
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Gainey family.
Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 23, 2022.

Gloria Ruth Lambert

CHERAW - Gloria Ruth Lambert, 75, passed away on Tuesday, February 15, 2022. Born, March 9, 1946, in Marlboro County, SC, she was a daughter of the late Victor and Hannah Isabelle Ainsworth Laundreaux. She was a Christian woman and devoted member of North Cheraw Baptist Church. Gloria was compassionate and loved helping and giving to others. Mrs. Lambert was a hard worker in the education field for 30+ years, and enjoyed reading, and watching movies. Gloria also loved spending time with her family and friends, and she had a love for hot air balloons.
     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, William “Bill” Wesley Lambert; and her brothers, Victor Laundreaux, Jr. and Joseph Laundreaux.
     Gloria leaves behind to cherish her memory, her son, Adam (Ashley) Lambert of Cheraw, SC; a daughter, Tish (David, Sr.) Hitesman of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, David Hitesman, Wesley Lambert, Kati Lambert, Jonathan Lambert; and a great-grandchild, Braxton Crowley.
     A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 20, 2022, at North Cheraw Baptist Church in Cheraw, SC.
     The family received friends immediately following the service in Fellowship Hall of North Cheraw Baptist Church.
     Memorials may be made to North Cheraw Baptist Church, Building Fund, 101 Hartzell Ave., Cheraw, SC 29520. Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted with serving the Lambert Family.
Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 23, 2022.

 James Darrell McAuley
CHESTERFIELD - Mr. James Darrell McAuley, age 57, entered into eternal rest on Friday, February 4, 2022. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date to celebrate the life of Mr. McAuley.
     Mr. McAuley was born April 6, 1964, a son of the late Norman Howard and Bobbie Lee Lemon McAuley. James grew up in the Sanford, NC area, he was the owner/operator of McAuley Land Surveying. Over the years, James has taught and mentored many people about the job of land surveying. He was an avid NC State fan, overall sports fan, and a tournament poker player. He also had the distinction of being an Eagle Scout. James will be remembered as a loving and outgoing man that enjoyed having a good time.
     Survivors include his wife, Shannon Justice of the home; sons, Michael (Rachel) McAuley of Apex, NC and Ryan Justice of Chesterfield, SC; daughters, Megan (John) Robison of Charlotte, NC, Michelle (Edward Dehart) McAuley of Charlotte, NC, and Megan (Cody) Sellers of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Madison McAuley, Eleanor McAuley, Piper Robison, and Alexander Sellers; and his aunt, Zoe Anne Herring of Siler City, NC.
     In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may be made to: Northeastern Technical College 1201 Chesterfield Hwy, Cheraw, SC 29520 C/O The McAuley Scholarship
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the McAuley family.
Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 23, 2022.

Lena Smith Vance
CHERAW - Mrs. Lena Smith Vance, 91, passed away on Friday, February 18, 2022. Born, January 19, 1931, in Kernersville, NC, she was a daughter of the late Ray Melton and Shirley Honeycutt Smith. Mrs. Vance was a member First Baptist Church in Cheraw, SC where she served as a Sunday School Teacher and as a member of the Choir. She was also a former member of First Baptist Church in Kernersville, NC where she sang solos for funerals, and weddings. Lena was an artist and when she was in High School, she was the Art Director for her Class. She also loved to bake cakes for Hidden Treasures Restaurant in Cheraw, SC.
     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jack Vance, and her brothers, Ray Smith, Ronnie Smith, and Keith Smith.
     Lena leaves behind to cherish her memory, sons, Jack Vance of Jacksonville, FL, and Robbie (Betty) Vance of Fancy Gap, VA; daughters, Gloria Turner of Cheraw, SC, and Shirley (James) Barefoot of Patrick, SC; a brother, Jack (Nancy) Smith of Kernersville, NC; grandchildren, Alison Line, Canady Thomas, Addison Taefi, Paul (Vincent) Vance, Emily (Yanetl) Diaz, Hannah (Jay) Vance, James C. (Stephanie) Curry, Jacqueline Curry Wilson, Jon M. (Emma) Turner, Trippe (Brittany) Harrington, Vance (Genesis) Harrington, Grace (Channing Lynch) Byrd, Zack (Madison Goode) Harrington, Jackson (Abyy) Harrington, and Sarah Barefoot; and great grandchildren, Patrick Line, Tekin Line, Lucas Line, Klein Thomas, Blake Taefi, Alanna Taefi, Sophie Vance Diaz, Addie Vance Diaz, Charley Vance Diaz, Cole Curry, Kadence Curry, Lily Turner, Stone Turner, Easton Turner, Sonny Turner, Kline Turner, Samuel Vance, Wilson, Addisyn Harrington, Reed Harrington, Emmy Harrington, Payton Harrington, Olivia Harrington, Wesly Byrd, Nora Byrd, Ainsley Lynch, Madelyn Lynch, Emma Harrington, Anna Harrington, Arya Harrington, and Bash Harrington.
     A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 20, 2022, in the Sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Cheraw, SC. Burial followed at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. just prior to the service in the foyer of the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church in Cheraw, SC.
     Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
     Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Vance family.
Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 23, 2022.

Paul Joel Wallace Jr.
‘Sonny Boy’
Paul Joel Wallace, Jr. “Sonny Boy” was born March 31, 1947 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, son of the late Paul Wallace, Sr. and Janie Mae Dixon Wallace. He was a Veteran proudly serving our country in the United States Army, going on to retire from Delta Mills. Paul faithfully served as a member of Springfield Church of God and enjoyed working with the Jail Ministry and Nursing Home Ministries. As a Veteran, he enjoyed being a member of the VFW and Amvets Club. His favorite hobbies were working on cars, classic trucks, and tractors, especially his own. He also enjoyed being a member of the Tractor Club. Paul was devoted to his family and spending time with them, especially his grandchildren. He will forever be missed as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He passed on to his Heavenly home on February 13, 2022 at the age of 74.
     Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, James Edward Wallace; sisters, Ann Caulford, Carolyn Crowley, and Nita Faye Wallace.
     Paul is survived by his devoted wife of 50 years, Linda Wallace of the home; daughters, Katina Brown (Garrett) of Rockingham, NC, Heather Norton (Chris) of Laurel Hill, NC, Angelia Chase (David) of Manassas, VA; step-mother, Dot Burr of Chesterfield, SC; sisters, Myrtle Ratliff of Cheraw, SC, Katherine Wright (Andy) of Pageland, SC, Patricia Davis (Wesley) of Chesterfield, SC, Betty Jo Hatchell of Rockingham, NC, Sherry Wallace of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Kassidy Brown, Austin Norton, Angelle Norton, Jerrica Floyd, Roy Chase, Nicholas Chase, great grandchildren, Joshua, Lucas, Jaysen, Michael; a special cousin, Bernice Bowling, along with a host of nieces, nephews, and many friends.
     Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 17, 2022 at Springfield Church of God, officiated by Rev. David Shoemake and Rev. Richard Tyson. Burial with military honors followed in Pinecrest Cemetery. The family received friends prior to the service on Thursday from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. at the church.
     Services entrusted to Richard Boles Funeral Service.
Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 23, 2022.

 

Hazel R. Davis
CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Hazel R. Davis, age 84, entered into rest on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at her home with her family by her side. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Friday, February 25, 2022 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Billy Jack Johnson and Brent Taylor  with burial following in the Teal Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Friday, prior to the service at the funeral home.
     Mrs. Rivers was born October 13, 1937 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Mayo and Fannie Brooks Rivers. She was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church and a retired employee of Burlington Indurstries – Cordova Plant.
     Hazel recently retired from Grits & Groceries of Chesterfield after many years of not only working, but being a friend and offering a smile and time to talk to everyone that came in. She enjoyed watching sports and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan. Hazel loved her family and especially was proud of being “Great – Grandma” to Joshua.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Davis was also preceded in death by her husband, Rayson Davis; infant son, James Frank Davis; son, Rayson “Frosty” Davis, Jr.; brother, Charles Rivers; and sister, Effie Lou Jerome.
     Survivors include her daughter, Patti (Zeke) Chavis; granddaughter, Leigh Ann Parker; great grandson, Joshua Parker; niece, Denise (Jerry) Douglass all of Chesterfield, SC; nephew, David (Pam) Rivers of Waxhaw, NC; sister-in-law, Madge Rivers of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren of the heart, Brandon Douglass of Manchester, NH, and Elizabeth Douglass of West Columbia, SC.
     The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to hospice nurse, Stacy Beaver and the entire staff of McLeod Hospice for the excellent love and care provided to Mrs. Davis and her family.
     Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, P.O. Box 100551, Florence, South Carolina 29501.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Davis family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 23, 2022.

Elese D. Griggs
CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Elese D. Griggs, age 88, entered into rest on Friday, February 25, 2022. Graveside services were held at 4:00 PM Monday, February 28, 2022 at Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery by Pastor Fred McDaniel and Rev. Jeff Gardner. The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Sunday, February 27, 2022 at the family home, 655 Shiloh Acres Rd., Chesterfield, SC.
     Mrs. Griggs was born August 15, 1933 in Chesterfield County, SC a  daughter of the late Oscar and Era Jones Douglass. She was the secretary of Grady F. Griggs & Son Welding, Inc. and a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening around her azaleas and working in her flowers. Elese enjoyed staying in contact with her friends.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Griggs was also preceded in death by her husband, Grady F. Griggs.
     Survivors include her son, Marty (Susie Trexler) Griggs of Chesterfield, SC; and a host of close friends.
     Memorials may be made to the Chesterfield Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 147, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        theAmerican Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Griggs family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 23, 2022.

Frederick ‘Fred’ Rivers Haley
Frederick “Fred” Rivers Haley, 78, of Orangeburg, SC, passed away February 1, 2022.
     A graveside service will take place in Cheraw, SC, at Old Saint David’s Cemetery on Saturday, March 5 at 2:00 PM. (Near the 2nd Street entrance).
Fred was born in Bennettsville, SC, a son of the late Charles Boyd Haley,  Sr. and the late Volina Rivers Haley. He grew up in Cheraw and was a graduate of Cheraw High School. Fred was a railroad engineer with CSX. After working with the railroad, he worked as a roofer.
      He was a veteran in the United States Air Force. Fred was a dedicated Ham radio operator with friends all over the world.
     Survivors include his daughter, Stewart Haley of Hamlet, NC; two sons, Jimmy Haley of Rockingham, NC, and Charlie Ruppe of Charlotte, NC; two sisters, Eleanor Anderson of Fort Myers Beach, FL and Alice Bunton of Thomasville, NC; two brothers, Rev. David Haley of Leland, NC and Charles Haley of Florence, SC; seven grandchildren; and numerous extended family.
     He was predeceased by his parents and his brother-in-law, Rev. E. S. Anderson. Kiser Funeral home has been entrusted with local arrangements.
     Memorials may be made to: the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 23, 2022.

James William Lowery
CHESTERFIELD – James William Lowery, 76, died Saturday, February 12, 2022. A graveside service was held Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 1pm from the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. He was born August 5, 1945 in Chesterfield County, SC to late John Clarence and Martha Lowery Diggs. Survivors: sons, Darrell Lowery (Shelley) Atlanta Georgia, and Lamont Lowery, (Tiney) Chesterfield, SC; grandson, Lamonte Lowery, Cheraw SC; granddaughters, Sierra Lowery, Boynton Beach FL, Jaeven Lowery, Hermitage, TN, Jameka Lowery, Chesterfield SC, and Shania Lowery, Atlanta GA; great grandchildren, Mila Lowery, Cheraw SC and Legend Lowery-Lord, Hermitage TN; sisters, Yvonne Bracy, Ruby SC, Margaret McBride (James), Gwendolyn Diggs, and Terry Diggs, Chesterfield, SC, brothers, Vernon Diggs (Sherry), Jefferson SC, Jerry (Sarah) Diggs, Melvin Diggs, Ruby SC, David Diggs, Rockwell TX, and Jerome Myers, New Haven CT. Services are rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 23, 2022.

Bobby Morton
CHESTERFIELD - Reverend Bobby Morton, age 67, heard the words he had longed to hear and lived for on Saturday evening, February 19, 2022, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, February 23, 2022 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Eddie Brock and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Morton Family Cemetery. Other speakers include long-time friend, Roy Walls and Associate Pastor, Rocky Tyner. The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home and other times at the home.
     Reverend Morton was born July 1, 1954 in Concord, NC a son of the late Bobby Lynn “Slim” and Flora Mae Furr Morton. He was the retired owner and operator of Bobby’s Auto Service. Under the leading of the Holy Spirit, Preacher Bobby founded Southern Grace Church and was Pastor the past 22 years until God called him home. A man who enjoyed being outdoors riding his horses, hunting, and fishing; his greatest passion was telling others about the good news of Jesus Christ. He was known not only as pastor, but a friend.
     He loved his Lord, his family, and his church; but his most proud title, “Paw” was earned while babysitting his grandchildren.
     In addition to his parents, Reverend Morton was also preceded in death by his brothers, Robert Morton, Frankie Morton, and David “Doby” Morton; and sister, Linda Collins.
     Survivors include his beloved wife of 31 years, Connie Williams Morton of the home; sons, Cody (Janna Burch) Morton, Henry Lee Gulledge of Chesterfield, SC, Ricky (Ellen) Morton of Cheraw, SC, Bobby Morton, Jr. of Kannapolis, NC, daughters, Cortney (Jacob) Brock, Kathy (Scottie) Sims both of Chesterfield, SC, and Jennie (Tommy) Williams of Kannapolis, NC; grandchildren, Kamdyn Brock, Luke Jordan, Fallon Morton,
Tommy Williams, Jr., Brittney Wingler, Abigail Williams, Chris Morton, Ricky Morton, Jr., Eric Lloret, Jr., Elena Garcia, Allison Sims, Liberty Sims, Brandy Sims, Loni Sims, and Josh Brown; 6 great–grandchildren; brothers, Tommy (Amanda) Morton, and Mike (Dawn) Morton both of Kannapolis, NC; numerous nieces and nephews; and his faithful fur-baby, “Junkyard.”
     Memorials may be made to Southern Grace Church, P.O. Box 573, Cheraw, SC 29520. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                S C is serving the Morton family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 23, 2022.

Earnest Raley
JEFFERSON – Earnest Raley, 91, died Tuesday, February 15, 2022. Funeral services were held Monday, February 21. 2022 at 1PM from Flemming Funeral Chapel, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Mt. Harmon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Pageland, SC. He was born May 10, 1930 to the late Tom Raley and Beanie Marshall. Survivors: by five children, Craven, Charles, Nettie, Vickie and Betty; daughter-in-law, Shirley Raley; three granddaughters, Bridget Sublet (Maurice) of Elizabethtown, KY, Shantina Raley-Charlot (Lionel) of Independence, KY, and Chelsea Raley-Ramos, Irmo SC; four grandsons, Jason Miller, Angelus, SC, Reynaldo Raley-Ramos, Pinellas, FL, Travis Raley (Nicole), McBee, SC, and Brad Wallace, Newport, KY; great grandchildren, Kamesha Duncan (Aliyah), Asia Caudle, Elizabethtown, KY, Jonathon (Jay) Charlot, Camryn Charlot, and Peyton Charlot, of Independence, KY, Crystal Woodall, Ashton Raley, and Skylar Raley of McBee, SC; four sisters, Augusta Watts, Luvenia Cunningham, both of Highpoint, NC, Vernice Givens, and Ementress Marshall; a brother, Anderson Marshall (Francis) of Charlotte, NC. Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 23, 2022.


Mary Frances Causey White

CHERAW - Mrs. Mary Frances Causey White, age 93, entered into rest on Sunday, February 20, 2022 at her home with her family by her side. Funeral services were held at 12:00 PM Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at Westfield Creek Baptist Church by Pastor Jason Pope and Pastor Doug Anderson with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 11:00 AM–12:00 PM Wednesday, prior to the service in the sanctuary of the church.
     Mrs. White was born September 1, 1928 in Rockingham, NC a daughter of the late Adam Franklin Causey, Sr. and Myrtle Jordan Causey. She was a graduate of Morven High School, Class of 1947, and a member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church. A dedicated homemaker, Mrs. White enjoyed reading, sewing, canning and making jellies. She was a caregiver for ALL her family in each generation. She had the blessed distinction of 5 generations of family. A true matriarch of her family, Mrs. Frances will be fondly remembered for her deep love for her family, and her very prudent and practical diligence in taking care of her family.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. White was also preceded in death by her husband, William Gregory White, Sr.; sisters, Martha “Teenie” Causey Lee, and Esther Pauline “Nig” Causey; brothers, Adam Causey, Jr., and Bobby Causey; son-in-law, Donnie Webster; and daughter-in-law, Beth Baker White.
     Survivors include her children, Alice W. Webster, Greg (Nancy) White, Jr., Mike (Geraldine) White all of Cheraw, SC, and David White of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Donna (Johnny) Allen, Mikey White both of Cheraw, SC, Ko-Jack (Charlene) White of Chesterfield, SC, Lisa (Paul) Davis of McFarlan, NC, Brandy (William) Griggs of Hartsville, SC, Chelza (Greg) Leviner of Bennettsville, SC, William “Willie” White of Cheraw, SC, and Wayne (Barbara) Wallace of Columbia, SC; great grandchildren, Courtney (Keegan) Thompson, Rayne Davis, Steven (Courtney Lee) Johnson, Heidi Johnson, Ethan Griggs, Sophie Griggs, Charlie Grace Gaskins, Justin Gaskins, Parker Wallace, Kieran Leviner, Kyndall Leviner; great – great grandchildren, Makayla Johnson, Alyssa Johnson, Joseph Johnson, Victoria Johnson, Hudson Thompson, Magnolia Thompson, and Luca Ponce; and
     The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to family members who served as faithful caregivers in order to honor Mrs. Frances’ wishes to remain at home, Geraldine White, Alice Webster, Lisa & Paul Davis, Donna & Johnny Allen, Heidi Johnson, Steven Johnson, Makayla Johnson, Alyssa Johnson, Joseph Johnson, Victoria Johnson, and Rayne Davis; the staff of Compassion Home Care; hospice nurses, Lizz Burr & Stacy Beaver and the entire staff of McLeod Hospice.
     Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, P.O. Box 100551, Florence, South Carolina 29501. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the White family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 23, 2022.

Evan Vaughn Adams-Raczkowski
CHESTERFIELD – Evan Vaughn Adams – Raczkowski, age 36, entered into rest on Thursday, February 24, 2022. The family will announce a Celebration of Life Service in the near future in the Winthrop Community of Rock Hill, SC.
     In addition to the tribute wall online at mrcfuneralhome.com, a guest registry is available at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home for anyone who would like to pay their respects; and visitors are welcome at the home of Evan’s parents, Wayne and Pam Adams.
     Evan was born June 14, 1985 in Hartsville, SC the beautiful son of Gerald Wayne and Pamela Eddins Adams. He was a 2003 graduate of Chesterfield High School and earned his Bachelor of Arts in English, and Masters in Rhetoric and Composition from Winthrop University. He was also the recipient of a very distinguished fellowship in Journalism.
     A member of Chesterfield Baptist Church, Evan was a former youth leader, and led numerous mission trips. He began his teaching career at New Covenant Christian School and would later become an Adjunct Professor at both Sandhills Community College and Northeastern Tech. He also served as a Writing Center Instructor for Gaston Community College. His career then led him to join the U.S. Department of Energy as a Bioenergy Technology Communications Specialist. Evan was currently employed with Western Governors University as a Supervisor, Evaluation Faculty Authenticity and Integrity Services. Evan was very active in the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusionary Team there.
     An accomplished and extraordinary musician, Evan produced numerous albums as “TopGirls.” He and his band enjoyed traveling and performing at various venues over the years. He was also a huge movie enthusiast and was very knowledgeable as a film buff. However, his most memorable and most relaxing times were spent at his favorite escape, Lake Gaston.
      Evan was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, C.J. & Ruth Eddins; and paternal grandparents, James & Willie Gainey.
      Those remaining to cherish and adore his beautiful memory include his husband, Joey Adams – Raczkowski of the home; parents, Wayne & Pam Adams of Cheraw, SC; sister, Crista (Jackson) King of Chesterfield, SC; niece, Ella King; nephew, Spencer King; his beloved and treasured pets, Cooper, Rachel, Beck, Su-Su, and Ashley; in addition to incalculable number of friends.
     For those wishing to honor Evan’s memory by offering a memorial donation, the family encourages that memorials be made to Chesterfield Baptist Church, (Children & Youth Ministries) 207 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Adams – Raczkowski family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 9, 2022.

Jackie Farrell Furr
CHERAW - Jackie Farrell Furr, 79, passed away on Sunday, March 6 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
     Jackie was born on April 29, 1942, the eldest son of Prentiss L. Furr and Virginia Huggins Furr Quick. From humble beginnings, his perpetual smile and positive outlook led the way to a life of achievements and successes, including being named a two-time All-American running back at Gardner Webb, and building Furr Grading and Paving and Furr Facilities from the ground up. With his successes came a deep appreciation for the support and encouragement he received along the way. He demonstrated that appreciation by generously contributing time and resources to community programs and projects, never desiring recognition for his efforts. He loved his hometown of Cheraw and the folks he called friends. Though he possessed a strong work ethic, he also thought life was an adventure and meant to be enjoyed. Always up for a good time, he was known for his beautiful singing voice and smooth dance moves. He will be missed by those lucky enough to cross his path.
     Mr. Furr was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Prentiss “Buddy” Furr, Jr.
     He is survived by his son and daughter in law Jeffrey and Sarra Furr and their son George Coker; his son and daughter-in-law Gregory and Mosako Furr and their children Lillie and Keira; his wife Susan and her children Elizabeth Trapp and Hal Trapp and granddaughter Madison Trapp; his sister Susie Quick Johnson (Fred); sister Elaine Quick Martin (Gus); brother Ronnie Quick (Debi); brother Tommy Quick (Mary); Richard Furr and Scott Furr; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     A graveside service will be held for family only. A celebration of life will be held for any and all who called Jackie “friend” on April 29, his 80th birthday. (The time and venue of the Celebration of life will be announced at a later date.)
     Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Furr Family in their time of grief. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 9, 2022.

 Richard L. ‘Ricky’ Johnson
CHERAW - Mr. Richard L. “Ricky” Johnson entered into rest on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at the age of 55. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Tuesday, March 8, 2022 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by the Honorable Rep. Rev. Richie Yow and Rev. Dennis Wallace with burial following in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 3:00 to 4:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.
     Mr. Johnson was born December 4, 1966 in Chesterfield County, SC to Henry and Annie Mae Wallace Johnson. Ricky was a graduate of Cheraw High School and Northeastern Technical College where he studied welding and machine maintenance. Mr. Johnson was a machine technician at INA Bearing and Takata. In his spare time Ricky enjoyed working in his welding shop, hunting, and fishing. Ricky was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Francis and Loree Johnson; and his maternal grandparents, Arlee and Maggie Wallace.
     Survivors include his parents, Henry and Annie Mae Johnson of Cheraw, SC; brother, Mark Elliott Johnson of Cheraw, SC; numerous cousins; and countless friends.
     Memorials can be made in Ricky’s memory to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, C/O Arlene Hancock, 1680 Sam Jones Rd, Patrick, SC 29584.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Johnson family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 9, 2022.

William Jackson ‘Jack’ Wood
CHESTERFIELD - William Jackson Wood, known to everybody as Jack, died at his home in Chesterfield, South Carolina, Saturday March 5, 2022 at the age of 86. Graveside services were held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at Chesterfield Cemetery. The family greeted friends after the service.

    Jack was born July 27, 1935, in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. He was the son of the late H. J. Wood and Ophelia Sellers Wood. Jack was a marathon runner. He completed three marathons. Jack even qualified to run the Boston Marathon. Every day of his life, he ran the race of life, still wearing a pair of his many pairs of New Balance shoes. And that’s how he crossed the final finish line as he celebrated almost 35 years of sobriety.
     More than anything, he loved his family! His wife, his children, and his grandchildren.
     Jack Wood loved to learn and read. He was an insatiably curious character, about anything or everything. He always had a question about whatever was on his mind. Jack especially liked working out at the Chesterfield Family YMCA; and during the pandemic, in the little homemade gym he built himself, behind his house.
     He graduated from Chesterfield High School and served in the United States Army. He attended Wingate University when it was a college and graduated from Newberry College with a degree in history. He was the longtime personnel director at Chesterfield Webbing, who never minded taking phone calls at home, at any time, from anybody looking for a job at the mill.
     Jack was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Pamela R. Wood of the home; children Bill Wood of New Orleans, LA, Sarah Wood (Pat) Murchison of Waxhaw, NC; brother, Gerald (Brenda) Wood of Teals Mill, SC: sister, Janet Wood (Charlie) Mewshaw of Fort Mill, SC; grandchildren, Ava Murchison of Nashville, TN and Jackson Murchison of Waxhaw, NC.
     In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 305 W. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC or to the Chesterfield Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 388, Chesterfield, SC 29709.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Wood family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • March 9, 2022.



Carolyn H. Demby
CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Carolyn H. Demby, wife of the late Olin M. Demby, passed away on March 8, 2022 with her daughter by her side. Funeral services were held Friday, March 11, 2022 at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Drew Rainwater with burial following in the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family greeted friends Friday from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the funeral home prior to the service. The family also greeted friends at the house of Mrs. Dottie Pusser, 104 Hursey Dr., Chesterfield, SC 29709, between the hours of 2:00 and 5:00 PM on Wednesday and Thursday.
     Mrs. Demby was born December 8, 1938 in Wadesboro, NC a daughter of the late George Huntley and Sara Hinson Hildreth. Mrs. Demby was a graduate of Wadesboro High School and she attended Wingate University. She was a homemaker who devoted her life to her family. In her younger years she volunteered at school, helping with class parties and chaperoning field trips. While in the nursing home, she loved attending church services and other activities, especially bingo. Carolyn was a kind, caring, and thoughtful person who always had a smile on her face and never complained about anything.
     In addition to her parents, Carolyn was also preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Olin M. Demby; sister, Sara Jean Thompson; brother-in-law, Malcom Kent; and sister-in-law, Retha Demby Jacobs.
     Survivors include her daughter, Sharon Demby of Chesterfield, SC; sister, Nancy Ann Kent of Monroe, NC; brother, George Hildreth, Jr. of Marshville, NC; brothers-in-law, Ben Thompson of Charlotte, NC, Freddie Demby of Chesterfield, SC; nieces, Monica Cole of Monroe, NC, Tonya Jacobs of Chesterfield, SC; nephews, Gregg Demby of Chesterfield, SC, David Thompson of Charlotte, NC, and Brian Thompson of Weddington, NC.
     Memorials can be made in Carolyn’s memory to the Chesterfield Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 388, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Demby family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 16, 2022.

Joseph Carey ‘Joe’ Freeman
FLORENCE - Mr. Joseph Carey “Joe” Freeman, age 66, entered into rest on Friday, March 11, 2022 with his loving wife by his side. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Monday, March 14, 2022 at Pine Grove Baptist Church
Chapel by Kenneth Stafford with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends following the committal service in the Chapel of Pine Grove Baptist Church.
     Mr. Freeman was born August 30, 1955 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Carey Franklin and Nevelyn Eddins Freeman. He was a 1974 graduate of Chesterfield High School and a graduate of Francis Marion University. Mr. Freeman was a retired Financial Director with the SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs with over 25 years of service. He was a former member of Pine Grove Baptist Church and Zoar United Methodist Church both. Joe enjoyed cooking and catering for family events and working in his flower beds keeping his yards immaculate. He had a special place in his heart for his beloved animals.
     In addition to his parents, Joe was also preceded in death by his sister, Annelle Freeman Demby; brothers, Thomas, David Harold, and Emsley “Tunnie” Freeman; and sister-in-law, Bobby Freeman.
     Survivors include his beloved wife of 41 years, Alice Parker Freeman; sisters-in-law, Donna Freeman of Chesterfield, SC, and Annie Freeman of Pageland, SC; special friends, Brenda Gibson, and Frances Barber both of Florence, SC; numerous nieces and nephews; and his special fur-baby, “Roxy.”
     Memorials may be made to the SPCA Humane Organization, 1140 S Guignard Dr, Sumter, SC 29150; Pine Grove Baptist Church, 293 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or to Zoar United Methodist Church, c/o Debbie Foote, 2472 Zoar Road, Cheraw, SC 29520.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S C is serving the Freeman family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 16, 2022.

Linda F. Johnson
CAMDEN - Our Mother & Matriarch of our family, Linda Faye Johnson, of Camden, South Carolina, was welcomed into Heaven and into her mother’s arms on the morning of March 11th, 2022. She was the mother of six children, whom she called her life’s greatest accomplishment.
     She is survived by her six children Jessica Branham Jay (Jason), Kelsey Branham Kinsey (James “JB”), Abish Branham Meldrum (John), Kenton Seth Branham (Madison), Emma Branham Mattingly (Grant), and her baby boy Ayken Riley Branham. Also, four grandchildren, Gentry, Sutton, Krauss and her namesake Marrett JoLin Jay.
     Our Mom was a school bus driver for the Kershaw County School District for 19 years and during that time she was a mother not just to us, but to all of the children that she transported. We called the school bus her “happy place.”
     Our Mama was a true ray of sunshine, but she was also feisty, fearless, selfless, stubborn, and strong even up until the end of her battle with cancer. She had a smile that was contagious, and everytime she smiled or laughed, her eyes would close, and she couldn’t see a thing. Her sense of humor never left, and she kept us laughing and smiling even on the hardest days. She enjoyed working in her garden, crafting, and being creative. She loved hard and cherished helping others throughout her life. She loved the lake and spending time with her family and her blood hound, Sunny Bun, on her pontoon boat. We will miss her immensely but are grateful to have had such a wonderful Mother. Our family received friends for her visitation service on Monday, March 14th, 2022, from 6-8 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Ridgeway Ward, located at 1391 Centerville Road, Ridgeway SC 29130.
     The funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 19th, 2022, at 2:00 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Camden Ward, located at 34 Chestnut Ferry Road, Camden, SC 29020. There will be a private graveside service for the family only at a later date.
     Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC is handling the arrangements.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 16, 2022.

Martha Diane Tyner Johnson
WALLACE - Martha Diane Tyner Johnson, 71, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2022, at Morrison Manor with her children and grandchildren by her side. Born in Wadesboro, NC, she was a daughter of the late Winston Raleigh Tyner and Margaret Starling Tyner Hatcher and stepfather, Albert Hatcher. She was the widow of Donald Lee Johnson, Sr. She was a member of Wallace Emanuel Holiness Church. Mrs. Johnson loved reading, camping, working in her yard, traveling, and watching hummingbirds from her window, but most of all she loved her grandchildren and family. She was a member of the Wallace Rescue Squad.
     She is survived by her son, Donald Lee (Tara Smith) Johnson, Jr. of Florence, SC and her daughter, Crystal Lynn Golden of Wallace, SC, grand- children, Brooke Ramsi Dowless, Jon Colin Johnson, and Grant Wesley Golden and great-grandchildren, Alex Johnson, Jax Dowless, and Aubrey Johnson.
     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, brothers, Donald Keith Tyner, and Charles Hugh Tyner and a sister, Clara M. Cole.
     A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at 6:00 PM at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. The family will receive friends following the service.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 16, 2022.

Debbie Keith
MYRTLE BEACH - Mrs. Debra “Debbie” Seigler Keith, 69, formally of Cheraw, died on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. Born, October 4, 1952, in Ware Shoals, SC, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Seigler and Rosalie Martin Seigler. Debbie was raised in Wallace Baptist Church and was an amazing mother, sisters, and “DeDe”. She loved life and was a wonderful optimistic soul, who loved helping others, and was selfless to the end. Debbie loved living at the beach, where she moved to take care of her late husband. Before moving to the beach, her and her late husband loved entertaining friends and family. Debbie loved to laugh and was a strong, tough lady who kept living and striving even in her sickness.
     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Tex Hollis Keith. Debbie leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughters, Cristy Purcell (Robin Nagele) of Dunedin, FL, and Jessica Chavis (Joel) of Bennettsville, SC; a son, Tex Hollis “Holly” Keith, Jr. of Atlanta, GA; a brother, Roger Seigler of Scranton, SC; sister, Sandra Pitman of Jonesboro, TN, June Taylor (Pat) of Jonesboro, TN, and Ann Vance (Steve) of West Jefferson, NC; and grandchildren, Jackson Purcell, Sloane Purcell, Cole Chavis, and Taylor Chavis.
     A funeral service was held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 12. 2022 at Kiser Funeral Home. The Family received friends from 4:00 until 5:00 p.m. just prior to the service on Saturday at the Funeral Home.
     A private burial was held at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC. Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted with serving the Keith family in their time of need.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 16, 2022.

Joseph Lee Lemmons Jr.
COLUMBIA – Mr. Joseph Lee Lemmons Jr., age 41, entered into rest on Monday, March 7, 2022 at his home. Funeral services were held at 3 O’clock PM, Saturday, March 12, 2022 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Minister Betty Davis with burial following at Anson Memorial Park in Wadesboro, NC. The family greeted friends from 2:00-3:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.
     Mr. Lemmons was born May 13, 1980 in Charlotte, NC a son of Myra Davis Lemmons and the late Joseph Lee Lemmons Sr. Joseph was a music lover and a very talented drummer. He enjoyed playing video games and loved computers and technology. Joseph also loved his cat and doing DIY projects.
     In addition to his father, Joseph was also preceded in death by a brother,  Jeffrey Lemmons; paternal grandparents, Doug and Helen Lemmons; maternal grand- parents, Robert and Eileen Davis.
     Survivors include his mother, Myra Lemmons of Chesterfield, SC; brother, Stephen Lemmons of Chesterfield, SC; aunts, Tina Davis of Concord, NC, Betty Davis of Albuquerque, NM, and Teresa Davis of Sweet Water, TN; uncle, Ed (Sandy) Davis of Warner Robbins, GA; in addition to numerous cousins.
     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Lemmons family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 16, 2022.

Jackie Furr
CHERAW - Jackie Farrell Furr, 79, passed away on Sunday, March 6 at his home, surrounded by his loving
family.
      Jackie was born on April 29, 1942, the eldest son of Prentiss L. Furr and Virginia Huggins Furr Quick. From humble beginnings, his per-
petual smile and positive outlook led the way to a life of achievements and successes, including being named a two-time All-American running back at Gardner Webb, and building Furr Grading and Paving and Furr Facilities
from the ground up. With his successes came a deep appreciation for the support and encouragement he received along the way. He demonstrated that appreciation by generously contributing time and resources to community programs and projects, never desiring recognition for his efforts. He loved his hometown of Cheraw and the folks he called friends. Though he possessed a strong work ethic, he also thought life was an adventure and meant to be enjoyed. Always up for a good time, he was known for his beautiful singing voice and smooth dance moves. He will be missed by those lucky enough to cross his path.
     Mr. Furr was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Prentiss “Buddy” Furr, Jr. He is survived by his son and daughter in law Jeffrey and Sarra Furr and their son George Coker; his son and daughter in law Gregory and Mosako Furr and their children Lillie and Keira; his wife Susan and her children Elizabeth Trapp and Hal Trapp and granddaughter Madison Trapp; his sister Susie Quick Johnson (Fred); sister Elaine Quick Martin (Gus); brother Ronnie Quick (Debi); brother Tommy Quick (Mary); Richard Furr and Scott Furr; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     A graveside service will be held for family only. A celebration of life will be held for any and all who called Jackie “friend” on April 29, his 80th birthday, at 6:00 p.m., at the Cheraw Country Club Ball Room.
     Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Furr Family in their time of grief. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 23, 2022.

Bonnie Donahue Kirkley
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Bonnie Donahue Kirkley, 85, of Jefferson, SC passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 12, 2022 while surrounded by her loving family.
     Mrs. Kirkley was born on November 13, 1936 in Mt. Croghan, South Carolina to the late Lee Donahue and Letha Sullivan Donahue. She was later united in marriage to the late Roy Pressley Kirkley. She was a Seamstress for Socony for 30 years and a homemaker, where she enjoyed baking, cooking and sewing. After retiring from Socony; she went to work for the family business, Hartsville Lumber and Barns. When everyone would go into the lumber store, she was the friendly face everyone would see. Bonnie was an active member of Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church. She loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Mrs. Kirkley is survived by her sons, Scott Kirkley (Jill) and Roy Neal Kirkley (Rebecca) both of Jefferson, SC; grandchildren, Hannah Kirkley, Connor Kirkley, Clark Kirkley, Bradley Kirkley (Amy) and Greta Moree (Steven) and seven great grandchildren.
     The family received friends on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church, 1357 Johnson Road, Jefferson, SC 29718. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 3:00 PM at Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church with Pastor Sue Black officiating. Entombment followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park of Pageland Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church, 1357 Johnson Road, Jefferson, SC 29718 or Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709. The Kirkley Family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to the following caregivers that have given extreme love and support to her during this time, Linda McCarn, Joanne Cowan, Bonnie Smith, Sheila and Roger Oliver and Angela Courtney.

Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting
the Kirkley family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 23, 2022.

Constance Mae Kline
CHERAW - Mrs. Constance Mae Kline, 86, died on Tuesday, February 22, 2022. Born, July 21, 1935, in Bristol, PA, she was the daughter of the late Leo Fred and Winifred Livsey Gould. Constance was the owner/operator of Shade Tree Custom Framing for 20 years and was a member of St. David’s Church where she sang in the Choir and was a member of the Knit-Wits.   Mrs. Kline received her Associates Degree in Fine Arts from Bucks County Community College and was a member of the Progressive Picture Framers Association.
     Mrs. Kline leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 65 years, Marshall Kline of the home; sons, Lee A. Kline of West Bristol, PA, and Kenneth C. Kline of Levittown, PA; four grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.
     A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2022, at St. David’s Church, 420 Market Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the services for the Kline Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 23, 2022.

Jennifer Arlene Little
CHESTERFIELD - Jennifer Arlene Little, 48, died Monday, March 7, 2022. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 17, 2022, at 3PM from the Gospel Tabernacle Church, Ruby, SC. Burial followed in the Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Ruby, SC. She was born August 28, 1973, in Chesterfield, SC to Thurston Little Jr. and Terry L. Williams Little. Survivors, son, Christopher Q. Little, Darlington, SC; parents, Thurston (Patsy) Little Jr., Ruby, SC and Terry L. Williams Little, Chesterfield, SC; brothers, Calvin B Little, Chesterfield, SC, and Charles (Nicole) Howard, Newport, TN and sister, Renata (Dominic) Cole, Ruby SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 23, 2022.

Jerry Lee Little
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Jerry Lee Little, 60, died Saturday, March 5, 2022. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 2pm from the Flemming Funeral Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the Salisbury National Cemetery, Salisbury, NC. He was born March 13, 1961, in Chesterfield, SC to the late James E. Little and Joyce Jackson Little. Survivors: his wife, Virginia Lewis Charlotte, NC; daughter, India Little, Salisbury, NC; son, Jeremy Little, San Angelo, TX; stepchildren, Demetrius Lewis, Jerica McCrorey (Ricco), Jerry Moody, Jr., Jeremy Moody, and Shelly Barksdale all of Charlotte NC; sisters, Doris Lee Little, Pageland, SC, Priscilla Ann Little, Clio, SC, and Sharon Little, Ruby, SC; brothers, James W. Jackson (Goldie), Monroe, NC, and Johnny E. Little, Ruby, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 23, 2022.

Larry Richard ‘Papa Smurf’ Smith
PATRICK - Larry Richard “Papa Smurf” Smith, 71, died on Sunday, March 20, 2022. Born, February 1, 1951, in Hartsville, SC, he was a son of the late Boyd and Nancy Walters Smith. Larry was a spot-welder and clean up man and loved fishing, racing, and old cars. He also enjoyed going to car shows with his son.
     Along with his parents, listed above, he was preceded in death by a son, Richard Smith; brothers, Grady Smith, Tally Smith, Delmus Smith, and William Smith; and sisters, Shelby Freckle and Betty Butler.
     He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his son, Chad Smith and wife Rhonda of Patrick, SC; grandchildren, Courtney Smith, Hannah Smith, David Smith, Elease Richburg, Malcolm Richburg, Robert Richburg, and Rohondell Richburg; and great grandchildren, Dakota Smith, Bryson Smith, Abraham Smith, Justin Smith, Khaleek Richburg, Maleek Richburg, Rhian Richburg, Kayden Richburg, Zamere Richburg, Joshua Richburg, Zaire Richburg, Caleb Richburg, and Elijah Richburg.
     Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Smith family in their time of need. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 23, 2022.

Cornelius ‘Connie’ Byrd Young
CHERAW - Mr. Cornelius “Connie” Byrd Young, 89, died on Monday, March 14, 2022. Born, October 4, 1932, in Bradley, SC he was the son of the late Robert Perrin and Emmie Lou Byrd Young. Connie served his country proudly in the United States Army and graduated from Erskine College, receiving a degree in chemistry and math in 1954. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Cheraw, where he played a major role in the building process of the Family Life Center. Mr. Young was an ESGR member of the National Guard and Re- serve. He was an avid golfer, loved the Carolina Gamecocks, especially their football team, and while in college at Erskine, he played centerfield on their baseball team.
     Along with his parents, listed above, Mr. Young was preceded in death by his sisters, Myra Drinkard, and Bobbie Hanvey.
     Connie leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 64 years, Nancy Robinson Young of the home; a son, David C. Young (Wendy) of Marbury, AL; daughters, Sarah Young (Kara) of Irondale, AL, and Karen Banks (Ronnie) of Flrence, S C; grandchildren, Russell Mathewes, Kevin Mathewes, and Sarah Mathewes; and two great-grandchildren.
     A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC. Burial followed at Old Saint David’s Cemetery in Cheraw, SC.
     The family requests memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Cheraw, Sound System Fund, 126 Greene Street, Cheraw, SC 29520.
     The Young family has entrusted Kiser Funeral Home to serve them in their time of need. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 23, 2022.

 Bobby Charles Melton
DARLINGTON – Captain Bobby Charles Melton (Ret.), 47, died Thursday, March 17, 2022. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 26, 2022, at 1pm from the Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Final rites were private. He was born August 24, 1974, in Cheraw, SC to the late Willie Mae Melton and Bobby Ingram. Survivors: wife, Latisah Lee Melton, Cheraw, SC; sons, Kristopher Melton and Hakeem Melton, Cheraw, SC; father, Bobby (Lene) Ingram, Cheraw, SC; sisters, Elaine Little, Bernice Harrell of Charlotte, NC, Blanche Chapman, Brenda Melton and Linda McManus of Chesterfield, SC; brothers, Earl (Lorand) Melton, Columbia, SC, Timothy Melton, Douglasville, GA, Jermaine Melton, Chesterfield, SC, Bobby (Telesya) Chapman, Charlotte, NC, Scotty Sloan, Dion Sloan of Atlanta, GA, and Jeffrey Rivers, Chesterfield, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 30, 2022.

Louise Polk Rhyne
PATRICK - Louise Polk Rhyne, 76, died on Sunday, March 20, 2022. Born, December 29, 1945, in Hartsville, SC, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Robert and Bertice Ingram Polk. Louise loved to read, drink coffee, napping, and going shopping at the thrift store. She worked most of her life for Chesterfield Manufacturing and then as a clerk in the health care profession. More than anything, she loved her family.
     Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her husband, Parson Rhyne; brothers, Charlie “Monk” Polk, Jr. and James “Bo” Polk; a sister Emma Jean “Sissy” McLain, and Maggie Lee “Kee Pee” McLain.
     Mrs. Rhyne leaves behind to cherish her memory, a son, Fred P. Rhyne, II of the home; a daughter, Jada Quick (Wayne) of Patrick, SC; grandchildren, Cruz Quick (Jackie) and Taylor Quick Nash (Timmy); a great grandchild, Stone Nash; and her best friend of 50 years, who communicated daily, Doris Teal.
     A graveside memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at Patrick Cemetery in Patrick, SC.
     Memorials can be made to McLeod Hospice, 711 Chesterfield Hwy., Cheraw, SC 29520. Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Rhyne family in their time of need
. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 30, 2022.