The Link Obituary – 2018

Mathew Benjamin Barnard

WALLACE – Mathew Benjamin Barnard, 46, died Friday, December 22, 2017. Born in Marion SC, he was son of Debbie Holme Barnard and the late James Lawrence Barnard. He was a Mason.  He is survived by his wife, Nicole Barnard of Richmond, IN, his mother Debbie Holme Barnard of CA, an aunt, Carole Barnard LeBel of Wallace, SC, and cousins, Sherry Turner, Bobby LeBel, Tracy LeBel, Dawn Parris, and Barbara (Jimmy) Hill. He was preceded in death by his father listed above. A memorial service was held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 3, 2018.

 

Marvel ‘Mickey’ Bittle

CHESTERFIELD – Marvel “Mickey” Bittle, 62, died on Saturday, December 23, 2017. Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 2PM from the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born November 30, 1955 in Chesterfield, SC to the late James and Rosa Lee Richardson Bittle. Survivors: a sister, Mary Ingram (Bobby), Cheraw, SC; two brothers, Henry Lee Bittle and William Bennett, both of Chesterfield, SC; and a host of nieces and nephews. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 3, 2018.

 

Juanita I. Burr

CHESTERFIELD – Juanita I. Burr, 86, died on Thursday, December 28, 2017. Funeral services were held on Monday, January 1, 2018 at 2PM from the Mt. Mary Baptist Church, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Survivors: her children, Diane Hanna (Duncan), Alfreda Nivens (Kenny), James Burr (Julia), Tracy Hunter (Dwight), all of Chesterfield, SC; Thomas Lee Burr (Terry), Lee Thomas Burr (Sylvia), Darlean Allen (Chris), Carolyn Harrington (Richard), Sharon Isaac (Vernon), all of Cheraw, SC and Merlyn Poston (Harlie), Hartsville, SC; three brothers, Bobby Ingram (Mary), Cheraw, SC, Joel Ingram (Lorraine), Elgin, SC and Larry Ingram (Dora), Chester, SC; thirty-three grandchildren, forty-nine great grandchildren and a great great granddaughter. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 3, 2018.

 

William Wesley ‘Honey’ Dixon

SOCIETY HILL – William Wesley “Honey” Dixon, 72, died Friday December 29, 2017. He was a son of the late William George and Lena Mae Atkinson Dixon. Mr. Dixon was married to his loving wife, Mary Elizabeth Freeman Dixon, for 51 years. He enjoyed working in his yard, sitting on the front porch, watching westerns and wrestling, and playing with his grand and

great grandchildren.

 

Mr. Dixon is survived by his wife listed above, sons Chris Dixon of Society Hill,   SC, James Dixon of Society Hill, SC, Phillip (Lynn) Dixon of McBee, SC, daughters Teresa (Eric, Sr.) Sweat of Society Hill, SC, Robin (Thomas) Tyner of Society Hill, SC, brothers George (Anne) Dixon, Jr, of Camden, SC, Jimmy Eugene Dixon of El Paso, TX, Marion (Jenny) Dixon of Cheraw, SC, sister Katherine (Robert) Hammonds of Pageland, SC, special nieces Stacie Knotts of Hartsville, SC and Kristie Dixon of Society Hill, SC, 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren with 2 on the way.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above. The family received friends 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Sunday December 31, 2017 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 2:00 pm Monday January 1, 2018 at the Church of God, Society Hill, SC. Burial followed in the Church cemetery. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 3, 2018.

 

Tracy Warren Dotson Sr.

CHESTERFIELD – Tracy Warren Dotson was the son of the late Oliver Thomas and Elizabeth Mary (Bessie Mae) Evans Dotson. He was born in Spokane, Washington, on January 12, 1933. He was the youngest of ten children and preceded in death by his brothers and sisters: Oliver Thomas, Jr. (Elsa Lowery), Walsh Evans (Hildaguard), Bessie Ford, Ella Juanita (Joseph Clarke), Emry Myron (Bettye Wampler), Lenore Oakla (Charles Mohr), Anna Marie (Board), Adrian Ervin (Ruth Wilson), and an in- fant sister. Tracy graduated Chesterfield South Carolina High School in 1951. He worked at Delta, in Cheraw, SC, during the summer of 1951. He enlisted in the United States Navy in December 1951, and served as a 1st Class Aviation Electronics Technician. He was honorably discharged in 1955. He married Margaret L. Collins, from Chesterfield, SC, in 1956. They were married at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Cheraw, SC.

 

Tracy is survived by Margaret, his wife of 61 years; three sons: Tracy Warren, Jr. (Lorraine Gaye Penny) Asheville, NC, Nathan Trent, Arlington, VA, and Stephen Wayne (Michele Williamson), Mint Hill, NC; and five grandchildren: Bradan Page (Allison), Galen Kane, Parker Gray, Austin Connor and Stephanie Michele. Tracy was hired by IBM in February 1955 as a Customer Engineer in their Time Recording Division, in Charlotte, NC. In 1959, he moved to Lexington, Kentucky as an Associate Engineer in the Electric Typewriter Division. In 1964, he transferred to the Research Triangle Park, near Raleigh, NC and as a Staff Engineer in the Reliability, Availability & Serviceability (RAS) Department, for IBM Store Systems, where he retired as Senior Manager, in 1990. Tracy and Margaret lived in Cary, NC for 27 years and following retirement, moved back to Chesterfield, SC in 1993.

 

Tracy was very active in the Episcopal Church, serving on the Vestry as Senior Warden at St. Gabriel’s The Archangel in Lexington, KY and St. Paul’s in Cary, NC. After moving back to SC, he again became a member of St. David’s Episcopal Church, in Cheraw, SC and then the Cheraw Episcopal Worship Group. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America, while his sons were in the Scouts, and served as Scout Master for Troup 201, sponsored by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cary, NC. Tracy was a Mason and a member of The American Legion and the Chesterfield Service Club. Tracy’s hobbies included restoring old automobiles, remodeling and building additions to his various homes over the years — including the restoration of their antebellum Austin-Craig-Laney House, in Chesterfield — and he was an avid reader.

 

Tracy will be buried, near his parents, at Old St. David’s Cemetery, in Cheraw SC following a private family graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cheraw Episcopal Worship Group (Outreach), c/o Phil Powell, 230 3rd Street, Cheraw, SC 29520 or to the Old St. David’s Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 1196, Cheraw, SC 29520.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC  is serving the Dotson Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 3, 2018.

 

Fred Marvin Eddins

MT. CROGHAN - Mr. Fred Marvin Eddins, age 73, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017. Graveside Services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, December 31, 2017, at Eastview Cemetery, Wadesboro, NC, by Rev. Ed Butler. The family received friends 5:00 – 7:00 PM Saturday, December 30, 2017, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, 318 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC. Fred was born January 22, 1944, in Anson County, NC, a son of the late Fred Linwood and Elizabeth Meachum Eddins. He was a drill sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserves and was a retired sales manager for Moorman Manufacturing.

 

In addition to his parents, Mr. Eddins was also preceded in death by a sister, Frances Hildreth. He is survived by his son, Stephen Ramsey Eddins and wife, Tanya Avery Eddins; his grandsons, Brandon Ramsey Eddins and Avery Calhoun Eddins, all of Rembert, SC; his brother, Harvey Eddins (Joyce) of Burlington, NC; his sisters, Myrtle Wall (Bill) of Lilesville, NC and Helen Lail (Ralph) of Wadesboro, NC; his nieces and nephews and their families.

 

Memorials may be made to the Thornwell Home for Children, 302 S. Broad Street, Clinton, SC 29325. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Eddins family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 3, 2018.

 

Mary Lou Walters Eddins

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Mary Lou Walters Eddins, age 70, entered into rest on Sunday, December 24, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Thursday, December 28, 2017 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers -Caulder Funeral Home by Phillip Caulder, Jr. and Brent Taylor with burial to follow in the Westfield Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends 6:00 – 8:00 PM Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. Eddins was born March 19, 1947 in Darlington, SC a daughter of the late James Edward and Celia Atkinson Walters. She was a 1965 Honor graduate of McBee High School and received her Early Childhood Diploma in 2007 while caring for her terminally ill husband. A retired textile worker, Mary Lou worked with Dan River for over 10 years and Chesterfield Manufacturing for 10 years, and was a member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church. She was a dedicated homemaker at heart, and enjoyed spending time with her family and looked forward to sharing her cornflakes with Michael each morning.

 

In addition to her parents, Mary Lou was also preceded in death by her husbands, Tony Moore and Aubrey Eddins; siblings, Sarah W. Barefoot, Linda W. Outlaw, Dale Walters, William “Buddy” Walters, and Eugene Walters; son, James W. “Jimbo” Eddins; and grandson, P D Roberts.

 

Survivors include her children, Anthony Shane Moore (Debbie) of Cassatt SC, Bradford Eugene Moore (Michelle) of Lancaster, SC, Teresa Dawn Self of Kershaw, SC, Dale Lynn Cheek (Leroy) of Chesterfield, SC, Teresa Carol Preston of Wallace, SC, and Danny Ray Eddins (Deanna) of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Drew Moore, and Brook Moore both of Cassatt, SC, Brittany Moore of Kershaw, SC, Brandon Moore of Lancaster, SC, Tommy Key (Staci) of Cassatt, SC, Crystal Roberts of Florence, SC, Gary Roberts, Jr. of Kershaw, SC, James Roberts of Columbia, SC, Tiffany Roberts of Maysville, SC, Lorina Cheek of Bennettsville, SC, Audrey Cheek, Krista Cheek, Madalin Cheek, Leroy Cheek, IV, Michael Butler, Bradley Graham, Danna Eddins, and Brandon Eddins all of Chesterfield, SC; great grandchildren, Melody, Brooklyn, Gavin, Gabriel, Laylah, Isabella, Jaden, Ivy, Leilani, Tommy Jr, Harmony, Andrew, Nicholas, Katie Lynn, Oaklyn, and Lucas; brother, Maxie Walters of Effingham, SC; and special family members, Steve & Ruth Press of Chesterfield, SC and their children, Kayleigh and Kaeden.

 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Eddins family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 3, 2018.

 

Margie Autry Evans

PAGELAND - Mrs. Margie Autry Evans, 86, of Pageland, South Carolina passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017. Margie was born on November 12, 1931 in Marshville, North Carolina to the late Charlie Autry and Lovetta Taylor Autry. She later metand united in marriage to the late Billy Evans. Margie assisted her husband in the Watermelon Business, as well as,being the owner and operator of Evans Grocery. She also worked as a seamstress for many years. Margie was always on the go, but when she was home she loved to talk on the telephone and watch TV. In her free time, she enjoyed crocheting, needlepoint, and crossstitch. She was also a very good record keeper. She also enjoyed cheering for her Carolina Panthers in which she was an avid fan. Margie loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a faithful and lifelong member of Philadelphia Baptist Church where she held numerous positions throughout the years there, including the historian of the church. Margie loved her Lord and her church family dearly, they always held a special place in her heart.

 

Those left to celebrate and remember her life include her loving daughters, Peggy Smith (Butch) of Marshville, North Carolina, Deborah Sullivan (Donald) of Pageland, South Carolina, and Teresa Eudy (Tony) of Marshville, North Carolina; sisters, Dale Evans (Marvin) of Marshville, North Carolina, Loree Evans (Max) of Pageland, South Carolina, Lavonne Floyd (Paul) of Marshville, North Carolina, and Bonnie Newland of Marshville, North Carolina; six grandchildren, Michelle Simpson, Kelly Baker, Jonathan Mills, Meghan Threatt, Michael Sullivan and Jennifer Helms; four step-grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; special friend, Sam Funderburk Sr.; also numerous nieces and nephews.

 

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Philadelphia Baptist Church with Pastor Carroll Anthony officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Monday, January 1, 2018 at Baumgartner Funeral Home, 708 West McGregor Street, Pageland, South Carolina 29728.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials made be made to Philadelphia Baptist Church, c/o Building Fund, 5709 Philadelphia Church Road, Marshville, North Carolina 28103. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Evans Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, January 3, 2018.

 

William ‘Al’ Alton Graham

CHESTERFIELD – William “Al” Alton Graham, passed away unexpectedly Monday, December 11, 2017 in Columbia, SC. He was 44 years old. Born March 17, 1973 in Bennettsville, he was the son of the late Aline Graham Wilson. He received a BS degree in political science and sociology from Francis Marion University, and was employed as a mill technician team leader with Domtar Paper Mill. Mr. Graham was a member of Westside Baptist Church in Cheraw. He enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, watching his son Shane play baseball, and was an avid Clemson Tiger fan.

 

He is survived by his wife, Janice Leigh Wright Graham; his daughter Emma Logan Graham; two sons, William Austin Graham and Shane Turner Graham, all of Chesterfield; and a special aunt, Elsie Graham of Bennettsville.

 

He was preceded in death by his mother listed above. A funeral service was held 2:00 PM Friday, December 15, 2017 at Burroughs Funeral Home with Rev. Steve West officiating, followed by burial in Sunset Memorial Park. The family received friends from 1-2 pm, just prior to the service at the funeral

home.

 

Memorials may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, 7100 Forest Point, Charlotte, NC, 28217, or to a charity of one’s choice. Burroughs Funeral Home is honored to assist the Graham family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, January 3, 2018.

 

Antwon Deshawn James

BENNETTSVILLE - Antwon Deshawn James, 34, died on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 6PM from the Flemming Funeral Chapel, Cheraw, SC. He was born August 28, 1983 in Brooklyn, NY to Sharron Barno and the late John Barno. Survivors: a special friend, Shevawn Witherspoon, of the home; his mother, Sharron D. Barno, Baltimore, MD; four sons, Antwon James, Jr., Rickey James, Sinia James, and Isaiah Buffong, of the home; a sister, Constance Kemp, Brooklyn, NY; a brother, Rayshawn James, Bennettsville, SC; a grandmother, Mary Miller, Brooklyn, NY; a grandfather, Jack Miller, Brooklyn, NY. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, January 3, 2018.

 

William Frank Driggers

CHERAW - Mr. William Frank Driggers, age 86, entered into rest on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Monday, January 8, 2018 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church by Pastor John Howle and Pastor Donnie Driggers with burial following in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM prior to the service at the church.

 

Mr. Driggers was born in Wallace, SC a son of the late Frank and Lena Quick Driggers. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Cheraw Masonic Lodge #15. Frank was a retired employee of CSX Railroad with 35 years of service and a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. A man with a quick sense of humor and always a smile, Frank enjoyed talking with people and making new friends. He enjoyed woodworking and “tinkering” on small engines as he was affectionately known as “Mr. Fix-It”.

 

In addition to his parents, Mr. Driggers was also preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Driggers Moore.

 

Survivors include his devoted wife of 40 years, Barbara B. Driggers of the home; sons, Marty (Tammy) Shaw, and Scott Shaw both of Chesterfield, SC; daughter of the heart, Missy Shaw of Ocean Isle Beach, NC; grandson, Cam Shaw of Rock Hill, SC; granddaughters, Mary Lynn Woodward and Brandi (Gene) Jordan both of Chesterfield, SC; niece, Mary Inda (Jim) Dozier of Bishopville, SC; also his beloved pets, “Westie”, “Zane” , and “Midnite” and his beloved granddog, “June”.

 

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 1016 Tech Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. 

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Driggers family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 10, 2018.

 

Patricia Joyce English

SOCIETY HILL – Patricia Joyce English, 72, died Sunday, January 07, 2018. Born in Chesterfield County she was a daughter of the late Curtis Monroe Chapman and Edna L. Atkinson Chapman and the widow of Wayne English. She was a member of Thomas Memorial Church. She was active in church and participated in different organizations.


Surviving are her sons, Marty English of Bishopville, SC, Robbie English of Bishopville, SC, daughters, Jackie Crowley of Patrick, SC, Patti Norris of Society Hill, SC, grandchildren, Chandler English, Sunny Norris, Brayden English, Gage English, Mason English and a sister, Carolyn Griggs of Jefferson City, MO.

 

The family received friends from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A memorial service was held at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 10, 2018.

 

Albert Allen Haire

WALLACE - Albert Allen, 61, died Sunday, January 07, 2018. Born in Marlboro County he was a son of the late Alton James Haire, Jr. and Mary Taylor Haire. He attended White’s Creek Free Will Baptist Church.


Surviving are his sons, Allen Haire of Wallace, SC, Scottie Haire of Cheraw, SC, brother Alton (Brenda) Haire of Laurinburg, NC, a sister, Sylvia Diane Haire of Wallace SC, also two grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his parents listed above, a brother, Richard “Cricket” Danny Haire, sisters, Brenda H. Floyd and Mary Elizabeth H. Johnson.


The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at White’s Creek Free Will Baptist Church, Wallace SC. A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, January 11, 2018 at White’s Creek Free Will Baptist Church, Wallace SC. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 10, 2018.

 

Ronald Edward ‘Ronnie’ Hall

CHERAW - Mr. Ronald Edward “Ronnie” Hall, age 63, entered into rest on January 5, 2018. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Westfield Creek Baptist Church by Pastor Jason Pope, Rev. Kyle Oliver, and Brent Taylor with burial following in the church cemetery with masonic rites. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Monday, January 8, 2018 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home and other times at the home, 1486 Hinson Hill Rd, Cheraw, SC.


Mr. Hall was born April 19, 1954 in Wadesboro, NC a son of the late Otis Wilson and Mary Frances Gulledge Hall. He was a retired employee of Chesterfield County with 25 years of service as a law enforcement/correctional officer and a former employee of Burlington Industries. Ronnie was a charter member of the BWZ Brotherhood, the Brock’s Mill Rural Fire De- partment, and a member of Cheraw Masonic Lodge # 15. He was also a member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church where he previously served as Sunday school superintendent, Sunday school teacher, building and grounds committee member, and adult choir member.


Mr. Hall was married to the love of his life, Carol, for over 38 years. A great conversationalist and story teller Ronnie loved people and never met a stranger. He enjoyed hunting and spending time with his best friend, Ned. His greatest delight was was being Papa to Madeline, Samuel, and Chandler. He also loved being the “bus driver” for Redeemed & Rejoicing.


In addition to his parents, Ronnie was also preceded in death by his brothers, Darrell, Larry, and Mike Hall; sister, Nancy Ellen Hall Sports; nephews, Dwayne Hall, Donald Mauldin, and David Braddock; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard Rudolph Lee and LouRoue S. Lee who loved him as a son.


Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Carol Lee Hall of the home; son, Rodney William (Teresa Moser) Hall of Monroe, NC; grandchildren, Madeline Elizabeth Hall, Samuel William Hall, and Chandler Lee Hall; 2 brothers, Randy Hall of Pageland, SC and Chris Hall of Bennettsville, SC; 4 sisters, Elaine Hall (Steve) Moree of Morven, NC, Eleanor “Ellie” Hall (Howell) Mauldin, Bonnie Hall Braddock both of Tignall, GA, Lucille “Lucy” Hall (Howard) Mauldin of Harvey, LA; brother-in-law, Richard R. “Ricky” Lee, Jr and wife, Pam; nephews and nieces, William (Lisa) Skipper, Richard R. “Trey” Lee, Courtney Elizabeth Lee, Jennifer (Richard) Gaddy, Jessica (Kyle) Oliver, Cody Hall, Kevin Hall, Kristen Hall, Brandon Jenkins, Tom Mauldin, Darlene Breaux, and Angela Hall Mauldin; best friend, Ned Hinson and wife, Jane of Cheraw, SC; special family friends, John and Lynn Sullivan, Marc, Ashley & Quinton Goldberg, and Kaleb Cassidy; and his fur babies, Summer, Sparky, and Trixie.


Memorials may be made to the Brock’s Mill Rural Fire Department, 3173 Zoar Road, Cheraw, SC 29520 or to Westfield Creek Baptist Church, 316 Westfield Church Road, Cheraw, SC 29520.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC  is serving the Hall family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 10, 2018.

 

Charles Reid Jackson Sr.

COLUMBIA - Charles Reid Jackson, Sr., retired businessman, died on Friday January 5, 2018 at his home at Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community in West Columbia, SC. Mr. Jackson was born April 15, 1937, the first of three children of Harold Dean Jackson, Sr. and Mary Charles Rivers Jackson. Mr. Jackson grew up in Cheraw, SC. He graduated from Cheraw High School in 1955 and the University of South Carolina in 1959, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. He served with the Air National Guard from 1959 until 1964, including a year of active duty in the United States Air Force from 1961 through 1962.


Mr. Jackson was associated with Jackson Oil Company in Cheraw for many years. He was active in industry affairs, a past president of the South Carolina Oil Marketers Association, and a former board member of the Petroleum Marketers Association of America. He was a former member of the board of directors of the South Carolina State Chamber of Commerce. Governor Richard W. Riley appointed Mr. Jackson to a term on the South Carolina State Development Board (South Carolina Department of Commerce).


Mr. Jackson was active in was a past president of Cheraw Chamber of Commerce, Cheraw Kiwanis Club, and Cheraw United Fund. He was elected mayor of Cheraw in 1973 to fill an unexpired term of Mayor Miller S. Ingram, Sr. Mr. Jackson was re-elected to a full term two years later and served as mayor until 1980.


Surviving are his wife, Coles Cathcart Jackson of Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community, West Columbia, SC, three children, a daughter, Coles Jackson Lawton and her husband, Dr. Joseph James Lawton, III of Columbia, SC, a son, Charles Reid Jackson, Jr., and his wife, Gracyn Streater Jackson, of Cheraw, SC, and a daughter, Alice Jackson Fort, and her husband, George Hamlet Tatum Fort, of Hartsville, SC and eight grandchildren: Coles Heyward Lawton, Louisa DuBose Dwight Lawton, Joseph James Lawton, IV, Charles Reid Jackson, III, Campbell Heyward Jackson, George Hamlet Tatum Fort, Jr., Alice Findley Dean Fort and Sarah Boykin Heyward Fort. Mr. Jackson is also survived by a sister, Jane Jackson Avinger and her husband, Dr. Robert L. Avinger, Jr. of Davidson, NC and a brother, Harold Dean Jackson, Jr. and his wife, Amy Generelly Jackson, of Lubec, Maine and many nieces and nephews.


The family received friends on Monday evening, January 8th, from four until six o’clock at the Guignard Mansion at Still Hopes. Memorial services for Mr. Jackson were held on Tuesday, January 9th, at three o’clock at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Columbia, SC. A graveside burial service will be held in Cheraw, SC at Old Saint David’s Episcopal Church Cemetery on Wednesday, January 10th, at two o’clock.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Old Saint David’s Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 1196, Cheraw, SC 29520 or to the Still Hopes Residents’ Assistance Fund, Still Hopes Episcopal Retire- ment Community, One Still Hopes Drive, West Columbia, SC 29169. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 10, 2018.

 

Sylvia Curtis McGee

CHERAW - Mrs. Sylvia Curtis McGee, age 80, entered into rest on January 4, 2018. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, January 7, 2018 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by the Honorable Rev. Richie Yow and Rev. Mike Williams with burial following in the David’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Sunday, prior to the service at the funeral home.


Mrs. McGee was born September 26, 1937 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Legett Roland and Lena Tucker Curtis. Sylvia, along with her husband, was the owner and operator of Pee Dee Pallet & Repair. A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, Mrs. McGee enjoyed work- ing in her yard, traveling and camping at Ocean Lakes, and spending time with her beloved husband.


In addition to her parents, Sylvia was also preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Willie David McGee; 2 brothers, Julian and Larry Curtis; and sister-in-law, Jean Curtis.


Survivors include her daughter, Cynthia McGee Haynes of Cheraw, SC; 2 sons, David Wayne McGee of Cheraw, SC, and Robert Lynn (Karen) McGee of Lexington, SC; grandchildren, Taylor and Zachary Haynes of Cheraw, SC, and Hillary and Ryan McGee of Lexington, SC; brother, Bill Curtis of Chesterfield, SC; sisters-in-law, Carolyn Curtis of Ruby, SC and Shelby Jean Curtis of Chesterfield, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews.


Memorials may be made to North Cheraw Baptist Church, 101 Hartzell Avenue, Cheraw, SC 29520. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the McGee family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, January 10, 2018.

 

Delmar Jay Potter

CHESTERFIELD - Delmar Jay Potter, 58, died Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Born in Westchester, PA he was a son of Rosie Marie Lloyd Potter of West Grove, PA and the late J. C. Potter. He was a master craftsman with his hands and enjoyed making positive changes to things that were drab. He loved riding his motorcycle and was a member of Keystone Crusaders for Christ. He loved his dogs.


Surviving is his wife, Glenda Gail Potter of Chesterfield, SC, sons, Brock Potter of Darlington, SC, Jay Potter of Bethune, SC, daughters, Rebecca (Benji) Galloway of Bethune, SC, Mary Ann Potter of Chesterfield, SC, his mother listed above, brothers, Jack Potter of Nottingham, PA, Jimmie Potter of Parksburg, PA, sisters Daren Hillman of Elkin, MD, Martha Bowling of Oates, SC, also 9 grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his father listed above and a sister Deb Reeves. The family received friends 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A memorial service was held 3:00 PM, Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, January 10, 2018.

 

Franklin Wayne Rabon

PATRICK - SSG (Ret) Franklin Wayne Rabon, SCNG, age 61, entered into rest on Friday, December 29, 2017 at his home. Funeral Services were held at 1:00 PM Thursday, January 4, 2018 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Tim Cox, Tim Ebbs, and Alvin Tolson with burial following in the Patrick Cemetery with full military honors. The family received friends from 6:00 -8:00 PM Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.


Mr. Rabon was born January 18, 1956 in Chesterfield County, SC a son of the late Franklin Rudolph and Shirley Perdue Rabon. He was a retired Staff Sergeant with the S.C. Army National Guard with 22 years of service. Wayne was employed with INA USA as an electrician and was a former employee of Carolina Packaging. He was a member of Patrick Baptist Church and a proud member of the PGA (Patrick Golf Association). An avid South Carolina Gamecocks fan, Wayne enjoyed golfing and riding his Harley. He dearly loved his family and would always reassure them of that each time he talked to them.


In addition to his parents, Wayne was also preceded in death by 1 sister, Alma Jean McDowell; and 1 brother, Bert Kendall Rabon.


Survivors include his children, Franklin Douglas Rabon and wife Casey, and Lanaia R. Wood and husband Charles all of Lexington, SC; 3 grandsons, Colby, Hunter, and Brandon; 3 sisters, Margo (Rev. Tim) Cox, Locket (Tim) Ebbs both of Loris, SC, and Millie (Terry) Prince of Tabor City, NC; also numerous nieces and nephews.


Memorials may be made to Patrick Baptist Church, P.O. Box 23, Patrick, SC 29741. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rabon family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, January 10, 2018.

 

Thelma Quick Rainwater

WALLACE – Thelma Quick Rainwater, 95, died Sunday, January 7, 2018. Born in Bennettsville, SC was a daughter of the late Roland V. and Katy Cox Quick. She was the

widow of Wallace George Rainwater. She was a member of White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Wallace, SC. She was an avid wrestling fan. Mrs. Rainwater enjoyed gardening, cooking and lending a helping hand. She loved her church and family dearly. She was known lovingly to all in the community as “Granny.”


Surviving are her sons, John W. (Joyce) Rainwater, Richard W. (Ann) Rainwater all of Wallace, SC, Carolyn Perhealth of Wallace, SC, Joanette (Richard) Sinclair of Rockingham, NC, 15 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also, a son, Danny L. Rainwater, a son-in-law, Wayne Perhealth, brothers, Luther Quick, Harrison Quick, sisters, Minnie Rainwater, Donnie Sweat, Mamie Monroe and Mildred Cox.


The family will receive friends 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Wallace, SC.


A funeral service will be held 3:00 PM, Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Wallace, SC.


Memorials to: White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Wallace, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, January 10, 2018.

 

James Oscar Taylor Jr.

MT. CROGHAN - Colonel James Oscar Taylor, Jr. celebrated a lively 98th birthday on New Year’s Eve 2017 and entered his heavenly home on New Year’s Day 2018. Colonel Taylor was a fourth-generation native of Mt. Croghan, SC born on December 31, 1919 to James Oscar Taylor, Sr. and Lucy Jordan Taylor. His father, J.O. Taylor, Sr. was an accomplished farmer and President of the Local Bank in Mt. Croghan. He was the son of Franklin Pearce Taylor – a local merchant, Judge and Distinguished Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives and an original signer of the South Carolina State Constitution.


His father was James H. Taylor who sold his plantation in Columbia, SC to the State of South Carolina where the State Capital stands today and settled in Mt. Croghan, S.C in 1786. Col. Taylor’s mother, Lucy Jordan Taylor was a very accomplished lady of her day with two Bachelor degrees at the age of 17. She then acquired a music degree from Juilliard School of Music. Lucy Taylor was the daughter of Henry H. Jordan Annie Sellers Jordan of Saxapahaw, N.C. The Colonel was adored by the people who knew him and loved by all his family.


He is survived by his second wife of 12 years Janie Kirkley Taylor (Cheraw S.C), (first wife, Carolyn Nicholson Taylor - deceased), son James O. Taylor, III and wife Debra

Watson Taylor (Mt. Croghan. SC), daughter Carolyn Rose Laney and husband Dr. Paul Sherwood Laney (Mt. Croghan, SC), grandchildren: James O.Taylor, IV (Atlanta, GA), Natalie Rose Taylor (Mt. Croghan, SC) and partner Kimberly Shaw Baucom, Jordan Wilson Laney, wife Katie and great-grandson Grayson Porter Laney (Anderson, SC), and Curtis Jackson Laney (Charlotte, NC) as well as an adoring contingent of nieces and nephews.


Colonel Taylor lived an extraordinary life and has impacted thousands of people’s lives... one at a time. To encounter the Colonel just once became a memorable event. He was a farmer/ rancher (800 head of breeding stock), an accomplished pilot (mastered 38 different aircraft), Mayor of Mt. Croghan, SC for 20 years, Director of Chesterfield/Marlboro County Economic Development Agency, Co-founder of Chesterfield Rural Water Company (Board Member-30 years), a member of the National Space Society and International Planetary Societies, and a Full Colonel and Command Pilot in the USAF (30 years of service.) Colonel Taylor saw military action in WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War earning the Soldiers Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Distinguished Service Award and The Commendation Medal.


Col. Taylor graduated from Clemson University with B.S. degrees in both Agriculture and Aeronautics (Class of 1941). He subsequently graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Master’s degree in Business and Accounting, the Old West Point of the Air, Army Corps for Pilots, Air Command and Staff College, Federal Staff College, and Industrial College of the Armed Services. He was a true patriot with a pedigree of integrity, honesty and heart.


Col. Taylor was a joy to be around, well versed on almost any subject. He had a dry humor that would catch you off-guard and always brought out the best of any audience ... one person at a time. You never had any doubt the Colonel was delighted to see you.

He was an Ambassador of Joy to everyone he encountered. Colonel Taylor was worldly, distinguished, honorable, humble, kind, extremely generous and very wise. He will be sorely missed by a large community that loved him.


A Celebration of Life Service for Col. James Oscar Taylor, Jr. was held at 1:00 PM Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Mt. Croghan United Methodist Church by Rev. Sonny Hall, Rev. Kyle Henderson, Dr. Alan Arnold, and the eulogy delivered by his son, James O. Taylor, III.


The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Friday, January 5, 2018 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, 318 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC. Memorials may be made to Mt. Croghan United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 26, Mt. Croghan, SC 29727.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home is serving the Taylor family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, January 10, 2018.

 

Ola Rae Tucker

RAEFORD, N.C. - Mrs. Ola Rae Tucker of Raeford died January 5, 2018 at Hope Mills Retirement Center at the age of 85.


Mrs. Tucker was born February 24, 1932 in Roanoke Rapids, NC to the late John and Pearl Williams. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Tucker. Mrs. Tucker was a member of Raeford United Methodist Church.  She is survived by a son Jerry L. Tucker and his wife Julia Anne of Cheraw, SC:

three daughters, Teresa T. Frahm and husband Reginald of Raeford, Suzanne T. Ramsey and husband Edward of Fayetteville, and Cassandra T. Bunnels and husband Mitchell of Raleigh. 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.


The family received friends from 3:00 until 4:00 pm Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Raeford United Methodist Church, 308 North Main Street. Raeford.


A memorial service was held 4:00 pm Sunday, Raeford United Methodist Church with Reverend Brian Wingo officiating.  In Lieu of flowers Memorials may be made to Raeford United Methodist Church, 308 N. Main Street, Raeford, NC 28376. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, January 10, 2018.

 

 Geraldine ‘Dean’ Adams Brasington

CHERAW - Mrs. Geraldine “Dean” Adams Brasington, age 62, entered into rest on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Phillip Caulder, Jr. with burial following in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Tuesday prior to the service at the funeral home and at other times at Dean’s home, 88 Oakdale Road, Cheraw, SC.

Mrs. Brasington was born November 27, 1955 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of Hannah Funderburk Adams and the late Jerry Adams. She was an employee of Hendley & Associates of Cheraw and a former employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing. Dean was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, working in her yard, and shopping.

In addition to her father, Dean was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Andrew E. “Gene” Brasington, Jr.; and brother-in-law, Michael Knight.

Survivors include her mother, Hannah Lou Adams of Cheraw, SC; brother, Tommy Adams of Chesterfield, SC; sisters, Jackie Adams Knight of Lugoff, SC and Kathy Adams (Stephen) Tarlton of Ruby, SC; 2 special nieces, Kellie Knight of Lugoff, SC and Kassi Tarlton of Ruby, SC; 3 special nephews, Brian Adams of Mexico, Matthew Adams of Chapin, SC, and Cory Adams of Chesterfield, SC; and her beloved pet, “Dixie.”

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Paws and Claws, P.O. Box 386, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter, 436 Goodale Road,Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Brasington family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 17, 2018.

 

Mary Beth Robeson Freeman

CHERAW - Mrs. Mary Beth Robeson Freeman, age 79, entered into rest on Friday, January 12, 2018. A Celebration of Life Service will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Zoar United Methodist Church by Pastor Ryan Powell and Phillip Caulder, Jr. with inurnment to follow in the church cemetery. The family received friends 6:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.


Mrs. Freeman was born July 22, 1938 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Leon Barton “Bub” and Maggie Lee Streater Robeson. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and a faithful member of Zoar United Methodist Church.


Mary Beth was a dedicated worker in the church serving on various committees throughout the years including the U.M.W. and was instrumental in founding the Senior lunches. A lady involved in her community and civic organizations, Mary Beth served on the Cheraw Town Council for 12 years before being elected to the SC House of Representatives where she served two terms. She was a member of the Cheravian Club, Kiwanis Club, former board member of Chesterfield General Hospital and the Camp Sandhill Board, and was awarded The Order of the Palmetto by Governor Mark Sanford in 2004.


In her younger years, Mary Beth enjoyed playing tennis, basketball and watching sports. She also enjoyed playing Bridge and was a member of the Wednesday evening Bridge Club for the past 50 years.


In addition to her parents, Mrs. Freeman was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years, Preston Randolph “Bud’ Freeman, Sr; son, Preston Randolph “Randy” Freeman, Jr.; and brother, Willis Ford “Bill” Robeson.


Survivors include her daughter, Betsy (Greg) Roumillat of Summerville, SC; sisters, Rachel R. King of Chesterfield, SC, Rebecca R. Burch of Jefferson, SC, and Helen R. Moore of McLeansville, NC; sisters-in-law, Peggy D. Robeson  of Chesterfield, SC, Betty Freeman of Rock Hill, SC, Annelle F. Teal of Chesterfield, SC, and Sylvia (Bob) Campbell – Cline of Cheraw, SC.


Memorials may be made to Zoar United Methodist Church “Backpack Ministry” P.O. Box 544, Chesterfield, SC 29709.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Freeman family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 17, 2018.

 

Wayne Howard Hendrix Sr.

WALLACE – Wayne Howard Hendrix, Sr., 71, died Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Born in Bennettsville, SC he was a son of the late James Edmond and Ida Lee Brigman Hendrix. Wayne worked many years at Bud Motor Company in Cheraw until going into his own car detailing business, where he continued to work until he became disabled in the early 90’s. He was very handy with his hands and could fix anything. He enjoyed spending time with his family and loved his family dearly.


The family received friends 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 2:00 PM Sunday, January 14, 2018 at True Gospel Emmanuel Holiness Church, Wallace, SC. Burial was in the church cemetery.


Surviving is his wife of nearly 47 years, Betty Hendrix, their three children, Wayne (Shannon) “Howard” Hendrix, Jr., Michael Hendrix and Amy Hendrix Holden all of Wallace, SC, six grandchildren, John Wayne Hendrix, Brandon (Briah) Hendrix, Joshua and Hannah Hendrix. John Howard “Cujo” Dial and Noah Holden, great grandchild, Emma, sisters, Loretta Southernland of Travelers Rest, SC, Hilda Rae Hood, Gloria Jean Hutchinson, Mary Lee Bradshaw and Gaye Hubbard all of Bennettsville, SC.


Memorials may be made to: McLeod Hospice or Pancreatic Cancer Research. Special thanks to his hospice nurses, Connie, Jessica, Louise and social worker Otelia. Also, Chris Bridges at Wannamaker Drug for his professionalism and going the extra mile. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 17, 2018.

 

Frances Anne Bryant Parker

SOCIETY HILL – Frances Anne Bryant Parker, 77, died Thursday, January 11, 2018. Born in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of the late James Henry Bryant, Sr. and Hallie Gertrude Riley Bryant. She was the widow of George H. “Bogon” Parker, Sr. She was an avid history buff. She loved painting pictures, loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grands.


Surviving is her son, Eugene (Lisa) Parker of Hartsville, SC, a daughter, Cindy Anne Parker (Mike) Noel of Cheraw, SC, grand- children, Kaitlyn Parker, Morgan Parker, Jade (David) Johnson, Mica (Travis) Dowdy, great grandchildren, Holden Wayne Dowdy and Sadie Grace Johnson. Also, two ladies that were very dear to Mrs. Parker, Renee Brown and Karen Floyd.


She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also, a son, George H. Parker, Jr., brothers, James Henry Bryant, Jr., Rufus Bryant and Jerry Bryant.


The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, SC. A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 17, 2018.

 

Henry Allen ‘Buster’ Shaw Jr.

WALLACE - Henry Allen “Buster” Shaw, Jr., 86, died Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Born in Wallace, SC on May 13, 1931, he was a son of the late Henry Allen Shaw, Sr. and Betty Quick Shaw. He was the widower of Jessie “Phyllis” Shaw. He enjoyed fishing, watching NASCAR racing, and he loved his many dogs he had over the years.


Surviving are his, sons, James “Jimmy” Shaw of Wallace, SC, Jerry (Twila) Lee Shaw of Wallace, SC, Tommy (Cathy) Shaw of Rockingham, NC, Randy (Tracy) Shaw of Rockingham, NC, a daughter, Sarah (Mike) Carter of Cheraw, SC, a sister, Betty Lucille “Susie” Shaw of Cheraw, SC, 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his parents and wife listed above, also brothers, James Edward Shaw, Willie Preston “Jadie” Shaw, Merley Leroy Shaw, Franklin Roosevelt Shaw.


The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC Burial was in Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Wallace, SC.


Memorials to: Hospice Cheraw, 711 Chesterfield Hwy, Cheraw, SC 29520. Special thanks to McLeod Hospice: Connie, Gloria, Otelia, Lanyne and Louise for the special care given to our dad. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 17, 2018 McLeod.

 

Laura Mae Sellers

CHESTERFIELD - Ms. Laura Mae Sellers, age 79, entered into rest on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Funeral Services were held at 3:30 PM Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Hopewell Baptist Church by Pastor Phil Wyatt and Brent Taylor with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Fri- day, January 12, 2018 at Miller- Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.


Ms. Sellers was born April 12, 1938 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Hardy R. Sellers, Sr. and Agnes Gaskins Sellers. She began her working career at Hageman’s Dime Store just after graduation from Chesterfield High School and later worked and retired from Chesterfield Manufacturing. She was a faithful and lifelong member of Hopewell Baptist Church, where she enjoyed years of working with the young people, from teaching Children’s Sunday school, to assisting with the GA’s and Acteens. She loved the years she spent teaching Bible School and was equally loved by all the children of Hopewell and very deeply loved by all her cousins’ children. She enjoyed visiting the beach and spent many vacations there with her close friend, Grace Sellers. She also loved the Senior Trips she took with her close friends from Hopewell.


In addition to her parents, Laura was preceded in death by her beloved guardians, Robert Paul, Sr. and Elizabeth G. Sellers, (her uncle and aunt) and by her maternal grandparents, Jesse N. and Laura Gaskins.


She is survived by her loving brother and caregiver, Hardy R. Sellers, Jr. and by all her cousins and their families.


Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church “Fellowship Building Fund” 15066 Hwy. 9, Chesterfield, SC 29709 Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC, is serving the Sellers family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 17, 2018.

 

Louise M. Shaw

CHERAW - Mrs. Louise M. Shaw, age 83, entered into rest on Friday, January 12, 2018. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, January 14, 2018 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Dr. Steve West and Phillip Caulder, Jr. with burial following in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Sunday, prior to the service at the funeral home.


Mrs. Shaw was born April 17, 1934 in Yancey County, NC a daughter of the late John Thad and Maude Young McCurry. She was a graduate of Micaville High School and a faithful member of Westside Baptist Church. A devoted Christian lady, Louise served the Lord faithfully through the years as a former children’s Sunday school teacher, a member of the be reavement meals committee, and sang in the adult choir.


In addition to her parents, Louise was also preceded in death by her brother, Max McCurry.


Survivors include her devoted husband of 57 years, Jack L. Shaw of the home; 1 son, Rodney Lee (Lynn) Shaw of N. Augusta, SC; grandchildren, Brittany and Nick; great grandchildren, Gracie Lynn, Ryleigh, and Alaina; also numerous nieces and nephews.


Memorials may be made to Mercy in Me Free Clinic, P.O. Box 1684, Cheraw, SC 29520 or to Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Shaw family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 17, 2018.

 

Bessie Mae Driggers Teal

WALLACE - Mrs. Bessie Mae Driggers Teal, age 76, entered into rest on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Funeral Services were held at 11:00 AM Thursday, January 11, 2018 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Phillip Caulder, Jr., Brent Taylor, and the eulogy was delivered by Gloria Lewis with burial following in the Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.


The family greeted friends immediately following the committal service and at other times at the home. Mrs. Teal was born May 13, 1941 in Wallace, NC a daughter of the late Harden and Meater Kelly Driggers. She was a graduate of Wallace High School and retired employee of Delta Mills with 41 years of service. Mrs. Teal was a life-long member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church. Bessie Mae enjoyed shopping, traveling, and going on cruises.


In addition to her parents, Bessie Mae was also preceded in death by her brother, Allen Fred Driggers.


Survivors include her husband of 47 years, James M. Teal of the home; sister-in-law, Patsy K. Driggers of Wallace, SC; Niece, Myra Driggers Levine and husband, Bobby of Murrells Inlet, SC; great nephew, Austin Smith; and great-great niece, Callie Marie Smith.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wallace Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 245, Wallace, SC 29596. Miller- Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Teal family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 17, 2018.

 

Betty Jo Lewis Teal

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Betty Jo Lewis Teal, age 85, entered into rest on Sunday, January 7, 2018. Funeral Services were held at 2:00PM Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from the Chapel of Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.


Mrs. Teal was born February 14, 1932 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late John and Dele Odom Lewis. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Webbing with over 40 years of service. A former member of Bay Springs Baptist Church, Betty Jo enjoyed working in her yard, and freezing and canning vegetables from her garden.


In addition to her parents, Betty Jo was also preceded in death by her husband, Baxter Teal; brother, John Robert Lewis; sister, Kathryn Lewis Teal Fulton; and special nephew, David William Teal.


Survivors include her daughter, Jean Teal (Steve) Treadaway of Patrick, SC; brothers, Billy Lewis of Chesterfield, SC and Jerry (Cathy) Lewis of Cheraw, SC; 2 grandchildren, Scotty (Nicole) Treadaway of Ft. Mill, SC, and Ian Webber of Patrick, SC; 2 great grand- children, Madalyn and Brayden; also numerous nieces and nephews.


Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Teal family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 17, 2018.

 

Connie Douglas Covington

CHERAW - Connie Douglas Covington, 87, died Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Born in Hemingway, SC she was a daughter of the late Neal and Sara J. Owens Douglas, and the widow of Malcolm Lee Covington. She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church, Bennettsville, SC.


She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, who brought her great happiness. She also loved to knit and crochet, and enjoyed teaching others the practice. Connie enjoyed cooking for friends and family. She enjoyed tending to plants and had quite the green thumb. Her favorite was the Christmas cactus.


Surviving are her daughters, Pamela (Pete) Baker, Jan (Doug) Rogers all of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Anna Baker (Craig) Watson, Allison (Shawn) Nettleton, Todd (Stephanie) Rogers, Rebecca Caroline Baker, and great-grandchildren William Ingold, McKenzie (Matt) Cunningham, Emily Nettleton, Luke Nettleton and Sadie Nettleton. Special caretakers, Mehalia Morrow and Nellie Joines. and Ann Hartman.


The family received friends 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Friday, January 19, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Friday, January 19, 2018 in the funeral home chapel following the visitation. Interment was 4:00 PM Friday, January 19, 2018 in McCall Cemetery, Bennettsville, SC.


Memorial to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 24, 2018.

 

James Foyd Funderburk

JEFFERSON - James Foyd Funderburk, 56, died on Friday, January 5, 2018. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 2PM from the Black Creek Baptist Church, Mt. Croghan, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery.


He was born February 11, 1961 in Cheraw, SC to the late Barbara Funderburk and James Floyd.


Survivors: his wife, Erica Funderburk; three daughters; Shanyka Robinson (David), Lee Ann Funderburk and Keja Funderburk; three sons, James Funderburk, Jr. (Michelle), Daniel Funderburk (Ashley) and Michael Funderburk; three sisters, Shekina Funderburk, Rachelle Funderburk and Shirley Jackson; a brother, Samuel Ballard; twelve grandchildren; a great grandson.


Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 24, 2018.

 

George W. Gregory, Jr.

CAMDEN - George W. Gregory, Jr. passed away January 3, 2018 with his loving wife, Debbie, by his side. He was the son of the late George W. Gregory, Sr. and the late Harriett Venters Gregory. George grew up in Jefferson, SC. He was a graduate of Fishburn Military School, attended Davidson College and earned his BA from the University of South Carolina in 1959. While an undergraduate, he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He was a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, which conferred upon him the degree of Bachelor of Laws and later the degree of Juris Doctor in 1962. He practiced law in Cheraw for over 40 years. George served in the South Carolina Legislature both as a Senator and a member of the House of Representatives. Having been elected at the age of twenty-eight he was the youngest elected senator in the State’s history. While in the house, George was a founding member of the Fat and Ugly Caucus, a group of dedicated populists who looked out for the citizens of our State. George served three years in the United States Army, Judge Advocate’s Corps, attaining the rank of Captain.


In 1969, at the age of 31, and as a civilian, George received a plea for help from a high school classmate who was serving as a Green Beret in Vietnam. The soldier, with 7 others, had been arrested and charged with the murder of a suspected Vietnamese double agent. George boarded a plane and flew to Saigon, much to the chagrin of the US Department of State, where he challenged the Army. The case was publicized internationally, and local residents enjoyed seeing him being interviewed on the national evening news and reading stories republished from the New York Times. During the course of the defense of his friend, investigations helped lead to the discovery of a CIA cover-up which resulted in the dismissal of all charges. The book “A Murder in Wartime” was written about this episode in our country’s history.


 While practicing law in Cheraw, George developed Bridlewood, a large development of homes near the town. His public service continued in his role as Deputy Solicitor for the Fourth Judicial Circuit for 10 years. He prosecuted criminal cases in Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon and Marlboro Counties and trained many young attorneys in Courtroom procedure and etiquette.


In later years George was a member of the Camden Hunt. As fieldmaster, riding his big grey mare Bella, he led the hunt members on many a merry chase while never crossing the line of scent. In 2012, George and his cousin, Bill Gregory, began the development of Hound Hollow Equestrian Community, in Camden. George Gregory was one of the last great storytellers. He had a brilliant mind and memory and those who knew him were always enthralled with his recollections of history, politics and local lore.


He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Debra D. Gregory, daughters Sharon Kristen Gregory, Avril Gregory Franks, Gracen Jennings Watts, grand children Cooper, Emmie and Rowan, sisters Harriet G. Heriot and Susan G. Parker, brother Jack Gregory and sister-in-law Colleen, nieces and nephews.


A memorial service will be held January 27th at 3:00 pm at the Douglas Reed House on the grounds of the Fine Arts Center in Camden, SC.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, 810  Lyttleton St., Camden, SC 29020 or to the Kershaw County Humane Society, 128 Black River Rd., Camden, SC 29020. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 24, 2018.

 

Betty Gardner Jenkins

JEFFERSON - Mrs. Betty Gardner Jenkins, age 73, entered into rest on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Monday, January 22, 2018 at Bethel Baptist Church by Hospice Chaplain Don Rhyne and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.


Mrs. Jenkins was born November 5, 1944 in Jefferson, SC a daughter of the late Bill and Gertrude Oliver Gardner. She was a retired employee of Caro-Knit with over 30 years of service and a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Betty enjoyed working in her flowers, doing all types of yardwork, and going on trips to the mountains and beach with her sisters. Her favorite pastime was shopping.


In addition to her parents, Betty was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 49 years, Jimmy W. Jenkins; and one grandson, Blake Young.


Survivors include her 2 sons, Ricky Young of Pageland, SC and Tim Young of Jefferson, SC; 2 daughters, Regina (Tim) Estridge of Kershaw, SC, and Gail (Gerry) Ward of McBee, SC; grandchildren, Ryan Estridge, Adam (Victoria) Ward, Holly (Greg) Block, Joel Carroll, Clint Price, and Shannon

McWaters; 9 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Johnny (Dianna) Gardner of Chesterfield, SC, Ben (Rose) Gardner of Aynor, SC; 2 sisters, Peggy (J.D.) O’Neal of Hartsville, SC, and Julie (Jack) Steen of Ruby, SC; brother-in-law, Ricky (Linda) Rogers of Jefferson, SC; 2 sisters-in-law, Betty (Burris) Hammond of Chesterfield, SC, and Frances Horton of Pageland, SC; and her beloved cat, “Fred”.


The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Hospice of Chesterfield County and special friends, Tommy and Janice Grant for the love, care and concern shown to Jimmy and Betty and their family.


Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Jenkins family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 24, 2018.

 

Charles Ray Jordan

JEFFERSON - Mr. Charles Ray Jordan, 57, of Jefferson, South Carolina passed away on January 19, 2018. Charles was born in Pageland, South Carolina on July 4, 1960 to the late Sanford Mayro Jordan and Virginia King Jordan. Charles worked for CM Tucker Lumber Company for many years. In his free time, he enjoyed working in the garden, as well as, fishing and deer hunting. Charles was also a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.


Inaddition to his parents, Charles is preceded in death by his brothers, Thomas Jordan and Jimmy Lee Jordan. Those left to celebrate and remember his life include his loving brothers, James King (Francis) of Pageland, South Carolina and Harold Jordan of Jefferson, South Carolina; sisters, Susie Eason (Daniel) of Jefferson, South Carolina and Margie Eaddy (Earl) of Jefferson, South Carolina; also numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.


A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Pastor Don Rhyne officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.  The family received friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, January 22, 2018 at Baumgartner Funeral Home, 708 West McGregor Street, Pageland, South Carolina and other times at the home of Mrs. Susie Eason, 191 Carl Jenkins Lane, Jefferson, South Carolina 29718.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, South Carolina 29709. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Jordan Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 24, 2018.

 

Jonathan Owen McDaniel

CHERAW – Jonathan Owen McDaniel, 91, died Monday, January 15, 2018. Born in Salem, VA, he was a son of the late James Clarence McDaniel, Sr. and Texanna Jane Murdock McDaniel. Mr. McDaniel was a World War II Army Veteran. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC and the Overcomer’s Sunday School class.


He is survived by a son, Michael Owen (Patricia) McDaniel of Forest City, NC, a daughter, Patricia McDaniel Tobin (Jerry) Hammer, of Greensboro, NC, grandchildren, Eric Tobin, Ryan Tobin, Renee McDaniel Flowers, Heather McDaniel-Neff, John McDaniel, and Courtney McDaniel, and 11 great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 ½ years, Thelma June Bohon McDaniel, his parents listed above, brothers, Dr. Edward C. McDaniel, James “Jim” McDaniel, Jr., a sister Kathleen McDaniel Young and a grandson, Carlton Aaron Mc- Daniel.


The family received friends from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Calvary Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Calvary Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.


In lieu of flowers: Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 24, 2018.

 

Amy Pender

JUSTIN, Texas – Graveside services for Amy Pender, 63, were held Jan. 18, in Lexington, Texas. She passed away Jan. 12 at her residence. Amy enjoyed knitting, gardening, traveling, listening to music and being with her family and friends. Among the survivors are her husband, Gerald “Wayne” Pender of Justin; son, Dustin (Alma) Burell of Houston; grandson, Ryan Burell of Houston; father- and mother-in-law, Gerald and Dot Pender of Chesterfield; sisters-in-law, Cindy (John) Beard of Chesterfield and their son, Pres, and Shelia (Ricky) Hodges of Hartsville and their son, Walker.


Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231 or to the charity of one’s choice. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 24, 2018.

 

Tequilla LaShunda Spencer

PAGELAND – Tequilla LaShunda Spencer, 37, died on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 1PM from the Believer Christian Center, Wadesboro, NC. Burial followed in the Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Wadesboro, NC. Survivors: her parents, Billy and Margaret Pickett, Jefferson, SC; three brothers, Cedric Spencer (Kashuna), Mt. Croghan, SC, Jermaine Spencer, Mt. Croghan, SC and Horton Gibson, Manning, SC; three sisters, Sheritha Spencer, Mt. Croghan, SC, Andrea Clark (Fred), Ruby, SC and Ronnetta Jefferies (Cedric), Pageland, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 24, 2018.

 

William Hugh ‘Bill’ Van-Derpoel

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. William Hugh “Bill” Van-Derpoel, age 75, entered into rest on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at his home sur- rounded by his loving family. Funeral Services were 3:00 PM Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Lower Macedonia Baptist Church by Dr. Lindsay Powell and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, January 19, 2018 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.


Mr. Van-Derpoel was born October 28, 1942 in Sayre, PA a son of the late John Nelson Van-Derpoel and Edna Ruby May Van-Derpoel Lee. He was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School, Class of 1961, and was very proud of his Dutch heritage. Mr. Van-Derpoel was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving during the Cuban Crisis and was a life member of the N.R.A. Bill had the distinct honor of being the first veteran in Chesterfield County to be recognized by McLeod Hospice in a recent pinning ceremony. A faithful member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church, Bill dearly loved his church and church family and served on the Building and Grounds Committee for many years. His hobbies included woodworking, gardening, hunting, and riding his lawnmower “often.” His greatest and most enjoyable pastime was spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.


In addition to his parents, Bill was also preceded in death by his brother, John Henry Van-Derpoel; sister, Wilma Van-Derpoel Piddock; and his step-father, Paul Revere Lee, whom he loving addressed as “Dad.”


Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Goldie Van-Derpoel of the home; 3 sons, Tony Hugh Van-Derpoel (Renee Leviner Van Derpoel) of Luttrell, TN, Robert Nelson Van-Derpoel (Rebecca Warren Van-Derpoel) of Hartsville, SC, Billy Alan Van-Derpoel (Candie Creech Van-Derpoel) of Cheraw, SC; daughter, Lisa Kay Van-Derpoel Robson (Marshall L. “Pete” Robson) of Chesterfield, SC; Grandchildren, Megan Caryl Van-Derpoel, Ethan Hugh Van-Derpoel, Nicholas Randon Van-Derpoel, Paul Van-Derpoel Robson, April Lynn Robson Butler (Kelley Steven Butler), Brooke Allen Van-Derpoel, Jacob Andrew Van-Derpoel, Noah Pate Van-Derpoel, Lyvian Gardner Haire, and Sophia Alexandra Van-Derpoel, Mackenzie Gabrielle Cummings, Taylor Cheyenne Cummings, and Natalia Georgette Van-Derpoel; great=grandchildren, Dalton Robert Baker, Tanner Kohl Baker, Kurtis William Butler, Sonny Steven Butler, brother, Gerald Paul “Tink” Lee of Penryn, PA; sisters, Mary Esther Van-Derpoel Ethridge of Dallas, TX, Patricia Ann Van-Derpoel Hiduk (Gene Hiduk) of New Albany, PA, Carol May Lee Morrison (Scott Morrison) of Canton, PA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Rhett and Jenny Allen of Chesterfield, SC, and Faye Allen of Cheraw, SC; extended family of the heart, Hank & Mary Lou Crawley of Chesterfield, SC, Jimmy and Carolyn Crowley and family of Chesterfield, SC, and Pat and the late Billy Shaw and family of Chesterfield, SC; also numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, and nephews whom he loved very much.


Memorials may be made to MUSC, Pancreatic Cancer Research, 18 Bee Street, MSC 450, Charleston, SC 29407. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Van-Derpoel family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 12, January 24, 2018.

 

Johnnie Franklin Welch

JEFFERSON – Johnnie Franklin Welch, 84, died on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 2PM from the Mt. Canaan Baptist Church, Jefferson, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was born February 1, 1933 in Lancaster County, SC to the late Orie Haskel and Eva Mae Truesdale Welch. Survivors: his children, Karethia Jones (Lovett), Lancaster, SC, Marilyn King (Samuel), Jefferson, SC, John Graylon Welch, Laura Ann Miller, Clara Welch, Richard Welch, all of Charlotte, NC, Pam Dunlap, Bryant Dunlap and Priscilla Dunlap, all of Pageland, SC; three sisters, Voncile Copney, Pageland, SC, Pauline Duren, Charlotte, NC and Susie Blakeney, Jefferson, SC; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 12, January 24, 2018.

 

Christina Cagle

PAGELAND - Mrs. Christina Cagle, 52, of Pageland, South Carolina passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.  Christina was born on June 19, 1965 in Pageland, South Carolina to the late Columbus Cagle and Lillie Catledge Cagle. Christina loved the outdoors whether it was playing outside with her grandkids, fishing, or simply picking plums and scuppadines. She also enjoyed listening to music, as well as, arts and crafts especially drawing. Christina loved her family with all her heart and was  very proud of them all.


In addition to her parents, Christina is preceded in death by one sister, Elizabeth Anne Deason, and one brother, Timothy Lee Cagle.


Those left to celebrate and remember her life include her partner in crime, Jerry Jenkins of Mt. Croghan, South Carolina; loving sons, Lynn Blalock and Lamar Blalock both of Pageland, South Carolina; daughter, Sharon Gregory of Pageland, South Carolina; brother, Johnny Cagle Sr., of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; sisters, Sandra K. Cagle Estridge of Pageland, South Carolina, Bonnie Faye Cagle of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Susie Cagle Pate of Mt. Croghan, South Carolina; also five grandchildren, Noah Blalock, Lamar Parker Blalock, Austin Blalock, Taylee Clyburn and Jaron Grant all of Pageland, South Carolina.


A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 28, 2018 from the Chapel of Baumgartner Funeral Home with Pastor Jay Berry and Pastor Dean Grant officiating. Burial followed at Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery.


The family received friends from 6:30 PM to 8:30PM on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Baumgartner Funeral Home, 708 West McGregor Street, Pageland, South Carolina 29728.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a Charity of One’s Choice. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Cagle Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 9, January 31, 2018.

 

Robert L. ‘Nubby’ Davis

RUBY - Robert L. “Nubby” Davis, of Ruby, SC, died January 19, 2018 after years of declining health. He was 72. Robert was born and raised in Chesterfield, SC, the son of Albert T. Davis Sr. and Ora Mae Adams Davis (both deceased). He is survived by brothers Albert T Davis Jr., of Hickory, NC, and Johnny A. Davis, of Chesterfield; and by two nephews and two nieces. According to his brother Albert, Robert was a lovable, frustrating, opinionated man, a free spirit who insisted on doing things his way. He began smoking at age 5. He dropped out of high school (but earned his GED in the Navy). He was stationed in Japan and worked as a Morse code operator. In the 1960’s he set type for The State newspaper, in Columbia, SC. He often babysat his niece Trilby and seemingly enjoyed Sesame Street as much as she did. He enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and was confident enough to use a ballpoint. Probably the two most important things in his adult life were his cats and politics. He was a passionate political junky of the progressive persuasion, with in-depth knowledge about the issues. And he delighted in debating those issues, seldom if ever conceding. Cats held an exalted status in his house. In his last year, his cats Lucky and Oona were a reason he refused to consider living in a nursing home. Robert had many friends, but none more caring and steadfast than Delores Brigman, who helped him through difficult times, especially in his demanding, final years. She was essentially a member of his family. Delores has found a forever home for Lucky. Oona’s adoptive parents are hoping to keep her, but are waiting to see if early signs of a possible cat allergy disappear. In the ledger of Robert’s life, the happier days will be most vividly remembered. That is the Nubby who is and will be so missed. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 9, January 31, 2018.

 

Carole McLain Love

FLORENCE – Carole McLain Love, 75, of Florence, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018. Mrs. Love was born in Patrick, SC a daughter of the late Leroy McLain and Viola Brown McLain. She was a member of Hillside Free Will Baptist Church and loved Sunday School.


She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ralph Love and two brothers.


Surviving are her sons, Jimmy Ray (Renee) Rivers of Sumter, SC, Alton (Regina) Love and Jimmy (Kelly) Love, both of Hartsville; daughter, Jennifer Rivers (Dyson) Caraway of Florence; grandchildren, Nichole Alford, Colton Rivers, Peyton Rivers, Maggie Love, Chase Love, Mac Love and Evan Childers; great-grandchild, Katie Alford and a very special cousin, Kathy “Kitten” Hunt.


Memorials may be made to Hillside Free Will Baptist Church, 2405A Purvis Drive, Florence, SC 29505. The family received friends from 2 – 3 PM Thursday at Hillside Free Will Baptist Church with the service to follow at 3:00 Pm in the church sanctuary. Burial took place after the service in the church cemetery directed by Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 9, January 31, 2018.

 

Daisy Eloise White Melton

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Daisy Eloise White Melton, 85, was held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family received friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 29, 2018, at the funeral home. Mrs. Melton died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Friday, January 26, 2018. She grew up in Chesterfield, SC. She graduated in 1949 from Chesterfield High School and was elected “Miss High Miss” by her classmates. She was the daughter of the late Thurman Ellison White and Aletha Vaden Smith White.


Mrs. Melton worked for the State of South Carolina for 35 years; the DMV for 5 years; University of SouthCarolina for 30 years at their computer center, Russell House Bookstore and Baruch Institute; and retired in 1994. She was always an avid Gamecock fan. Eloise is lovingly survived by her pride and joy, twin daughters, Lisa Melton Chapman (John) and Pati Melton Derrick (Ray), both of Columbia, SC; grandchildren, Cirbey Derrick of Nashville, TN, Spencer Derrick (Caroline) of Columbia, SC, Graham Chapman of Charleston, SC and Frank Chapman of The Citadel, Charleston, SC; great-grandchildren, Crew and Reaves Derrick; many nieces and nephews; and friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents; 3 sisters and their husbands, Betty Hurst (Billy), Barbara “Bobby” Freeman (Thomas) and Louise King (Clyde); grandson, Lance Derrick; granddaughter, baby Chapman; and a nephew. “Mimi”, as she was known by her grandchildren, loved sports and politics, but most of all, her family. She will be greatly missed.


Memorials may be made to Chesterfield Baptist Church, 207 E Main St, Chesterfield, South Carolina 29709; St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or Pawmetto Lifeline, 1275 Bower Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29212. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 9, January 31, 2018.

 

James Knox Moore

Chesterfield - Mr. James Knox Moore, age 82, entered into rest on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at his home. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 7:00 PM Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The family greeted friends from 6:00 – 7:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.


Mr. Moore was born August 7, 1935 in Ruby, SC a son of the late Walter H. and Ollie Lee Oliver Moore. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a Mason with Chesterfield Masonic Lodge # 220. Reared in Hopewell Baptist Church, Knox later moved his membership to Bay Springs Baptist Church where he served as former Deacon. Mr. Moore was a retired employee of Sonoco and following his retirement he was the owner and operator of Moore’s Truck Repair and the proud owner of James K. Moore Farms. Knox enjoyed fox, deer, and rabbit hunting and was associated with the SC Horse and Donkey Association. He was a member and former president of both the SC Fox Hunter’s Association and the Pee Dee Beagle’ Club. A long-time member of the Chesterfield County Horseman’s Association, Knox hosted numerous rodeos throughout the years at his farm.


In addition to his parents, Knox was the last surviving member of his immediate family of eleven and was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 44 years, Erline Blackwell Moore; brothers, Harley, Parnell, Harget, Bart, Tom, Bob, and John; 3 sisters, Hazel Vick, Margaret Gulledge, and Mary Lee Gulledge.


Survivors include his 3 sons, Chester (Sue) Moore, Toby Moore, and Mike Moore all of Chesterfield, SC; 2 grandchildren, Jessie (Jason) Oliver of Ruby, SC, and Carrie (Adam) Foote of Chesterfield, SC; 4 great grandchildren, Baylor, Dustin, Junuh, and Makenlee.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Moore family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 9, January 31, 2018.

 

Alicia ‘Alice’ Barefoot Perdue

PATRICK - Mrs. Alicia “Alice” Barefoot Perdue, age 72, entered into rest on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at her home. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Thursday, January 25, 2018 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. William Griggs with burial following in the Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery by Rev. Jeff Williams and Elder George Barefoot. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.


Mrs. Perdue was born December 28, 1945 in Hartsville, SC a daughter of the late James Curtis and Martha Jane Jordan Barefoot. She was a retired employee of Wellman Advanced Materials and a member of Brown Springs Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her husband, traveling to the beach, and shopping.


In addition to her parents, Alicia was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, William G. Barefoot and James Darrell Barefoot; and 2 sisters, Lois Gainey and Eleanor Gainey.


She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Arthur Neil Perdue of the home; brother, George W. (Yvonne) Barefoot of Hartsville, SC; sister, Teresa Brigman of Patrick, SC; sister-in-law, Helen Joyce Barefoot of Hartsville, SC; and brother-in-law, Jimmy Gainey of Hartsville, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Perdue family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 9, January 31, 2018.

 

Charles Neil Sturgis

MONROE, N.C. – Charles Neil Sturgis, son of the late, passed away with his family by his side on January 21, 2018. Born on March 31, 1927, he was 90 years old. Mr Neil and Corinne Sturgis. Sturgis was a veteran, having served honorably in the United States Coast Guard during World War II. After returning home to Monroe, Mr. Sturgis attended Wingate College and The Cincinnati Mortuary College. Upon graduation, Mr. Sturgis returned to Monroe to begin a career with McEwen’s Funeral Home. He worked there many years until leaving to accept an offer from the Chamber of Commerce. After several years with the Chamber, Mr. Sturgis was recruited to become Head of Personnel for Yale and Towne Lock and  Hardware. Mr. Sturgis remained in that position for many years until he joined Scovill Corporation as their Personnel Director. In later years, Yale and Towne merged with Eaton Corporation and Mr. Sturgis was asked to become Head of Personnel for Eaton. He remained with Eaton for many years until his retirement. Mr. Sturgis was also an active, leading citizen for Monroe and Union County, always eager to serve his community. In 1980, he was selected as Man of the Year in addition to becoming president of the Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Rotary Club and served on numerous Boards such as the ABC Board, United Carolina Bank, and the United Way just to name a few. He also served two years as president of the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. Mr. Sturgis was a devoted member of Central United Methodist Church. Never one to remain inactive, Mr. Sturgis also returned to his very first job, McEwen’s Funeral Home, and worked there part-time until fully re- tiring in late 2015.


Mr. Sturgis is survived by his daughter Kathy Ward and her husband Ronnie from Winchester VA and his son Neil Sturgis and his wife DyAnn of Indian Land, SC. His wife of 66 years, Katrina Pigg Sturgis, predeceased him in 2016. His sister, Bettie Sturgis Secrest predeceased him in 2013. Mr. Sturgis is also survived by his Brother-in-Law Billy Pigg and his wife Bobbie of Pageland SC, his Brother -in-Law Attaway Rivers of Ruby, SC and a Sister-in-Law Sue Pigg of Virginia Beach, VA. Mr. Sturgis has five grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Sturgis is additionally survived by his loving caregivers Earnest and Karen Rushing, Mable Glenn, Daphney Blount, Doris Robinson, Nilda Berrios and his faithful companion, Sissy.


The family received friends Friday January 26, 2018 from 12:30pm until 1:30pm at Central United Methodist Church. A service to celebrate Mr. Sturgis’s life was held at 2:00pm. Interment followed in Lakeland Memorial Park.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, NC 28110; or to Central United Methodist Church, 801 S. Hayne Street, Monroe, NC 28112. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 9, January 31, 2018.

 

Foye Sellers Wallace

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Foye Sellers Wallace, age 91, entered into rest on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Friday, January 26, 2018, at Zoar United Methodist Church by Pastor Ryan Powell and Phillip C. Caulder, Jr., with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Thursday, January 25, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.


Mrs. Wallace was born July 10, 1926, in Chesterfield, SC, a daughter of the late Jessie Watt and Josie Gardner Sellers. She was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church, a UMW member, a member of Sunday School Class #9, a former choir member, and was active in the MYF Group. Mrs. Wallace was a retired employee of Chesterfield Middle School. Her favorite pastimes included sewing, gardening, traveling with her family, and spending time with her grandchildren.


In addition to her parents, Jessie Watt Sellers and Josie Gardner Sellers, and step-mother, Phodie Boan Sellers, Mrs. Wallace was also preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Dozier Franklyn Wallace.
 
Survivors include one son, Dozier Franklyn “Frankie” Wallace, Jr. and Rachel Brooks; one daughter, Sandra Wallace Hall and husband Keith Hall; three grandchildren, Jackie Kyser, Erin (John) Fann, and Wes (Jill) Hall; four great-grandchildren, Cristina (Jake) Deputy, Cathy Jacobs, Berkeley Fann, and Grady Hall; three great-great-grandchildren, Dallas Deputy, Payton Deputy, and Olivia Deputy; one brother, Billy (Betty) Sellers; one sister, Jennie Faye Burch; three sisters-in-law, Katherine R. Wallace, Fannie Lee (Bill) Harper and Mary Wallace; and one brother-in-law Olin Johnson; special caregivers, Louise Sims, Mary Donahue, Rachel Curtis, and Cynthia Tucker. Memorials may be made to Zoar United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 544, Chesterfield, SC or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293 Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home   of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Wallace family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 9, January 31, 2018.

 

Mildred Jean Starling Bacot

CHERAW - Mildred Jean Starling Bacot, 86, died Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Born in Wadesboro, NC, she was a daughter of the late Lonnie Chester and Sarah Aline Alexander Starling. She was the widow of Harold B. Bacot and a member of Westside Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. She enjoyed spending time at the beach, reading, yard work, and shopping. Mrs. Bacot cherished being with her family.


Surviving are her daughters, Debbie (Wicky) Boan, Ann (Randy) Pierce all of Cheraw, SC, a sister, June Starling Meland of Wadesboro, NC, a sister-in-law, Frances Starling of Wadesboro, NC, grandchildren, Kori Boan, Butch Boan, Josh Boan, Adam Pierce, Drew Pierce, great grandchildren, Gage Boan, Hunter Boan, Cameron Boan, Colton Boan, Carson Boan, Callie Boan, Daisy Boan, Carissa Boan, Randi Pierce, and a great-great-grandchildren, Wish Boan.


She is preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also a brother, Larry Chester Starling.

 

The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Friday, February 2, 2018 at Westside Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. A memorial service was held 3:00 PM, Friday, February 2, 2018 at Westside Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC.


In lieu of flowers: Westside Baptist Church, PO Box 1417, 105 Claremont Street, Cheraw, South Carolina 29520.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, February 7, 2018.

 

Dahrl Cooke Bittle

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Dahrl Cooke Bittle, age 67, entered into rest on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 Friday, February 2, 2018 at Southern Grace Church by Pastor Bobby Morton and Rev. Bobby Norris with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Miller-Rivers- Caulder Funeral Home.


Mrs. Bittle was born July 25, 1950 in Pinehurst, NC a daughter of the late Colon and Virgia Dunn Cooke. She was a former employee of Walmart, Chesterfield Manufacturing, Sav-Way of Cheraw, and Whispering Pines Sportswear of Pageland. She was a faithful member of Southern Grace Church and enjoyed fishing, watching racing, and spending time with her family. Dahrl was a member of the CB Radio Club where she was lovingly known as “Yellow Duck.”


In addition to her parents, Dahrl was also preceded in death by a son, John Bittle.


Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Alvin Bittle of the home; son, Clifton Leonard Johnson, Jr. of Lamar, SC; daughter, Darlene (Rev. Clifton) Baskins of Chesterfield, SC; step-son, Ray Bittle of Florence, SC; grandchildren, Ashley (C.J.) Presnell, Trinity Baskins, Tripp Johnson, Jaxson Johnson, Austin Blackmon, Courtney Hill, and Mya Gaskins; great grandchildren, Hailey, Carla, and Hunter; step grandchildren, Gabrielle and Brittany; brother, Ricky (Linda) Cooke of Lilesville, NC; sister, Debbie (Dennis) Whitley of Albemarle, NC; numerous nieces and nephews and her beloved dog, “Baby-Girl.”


The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Medford Nursing Home, the staff of Pruitt Health Hospice, and the staff of McLeod Hospital for the love and care shown to Mrs. Bittle.


Memorials may be made to Medford Nursing Home, 105 Medford Drive, Darlington, SC 29532, or to Pruitt Health Hospice, 609 S. Coit Street, Florence, SC 29501. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Bittle family. Published in (DyAnn)The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, February 7, 2018.

 

Danny Wayne Gaddy

PAGELAND - Mr. Danny Wayne Gaddy, 71, of Pageland, South Carolina passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018 surrounded by his loving family and while under the care of Hospice. Danny was born on October 9, 1946 in Pageland, South Carolina to the late Clarence and Laura Jackson. Danny grew up in the Pageland Community and later graduated from Wake Forest University where he became a teacher and taught for over 20 years. He loved math and geometry and was working on a theory of PI. He was also a member of the Mensa Society. In his spare time, Danny enjoyed writing songs, as well as, writing poetry. In addition to his parents, Danny is preceded in death by two sisters, Sylvia Jackson and Leona Rivers.


Those left to celebrate and remember his life include his life partner, Ramona Boykin of Pageland, South Carolina; brothers, Donald Gaddy of Pageland, South Carolina and James Gaddy of Wingate, North Carolina; Special Nephew, Tim Gaddy of Marshville, North Carolina; Friend since college, Doug Reinhardt of Statesville, North Carolina; also numerous nieces and nephews.


A Celebration of Life Gathering was held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Baumgartner Funeral Home. Burial followed at Center Grove Baptist Church in Mt. Croghan, South Carolina.


The family received friends prior to the service on Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Baumgartner Funeral Home, 708 West McGregor Street, Pageland, South Carolina 29728.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Center Grove Baptist Church, c/o James A. Bailey, 23522 Highway 9, Mt. Croghan, South Carolina 29727.


Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Gaddy Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, February 7, 2018.

 

David F. Gordon

MT. CROGHAN - Mr. David F. Gordon, age 82, entered into rest on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at his home. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor David Roscoe and Rev. Don Rhyne with burial following in the Mt. Croghan Memorial Park. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Wednesday, prior to the service at the funeral home.


Mr. Gordon was born April 13, 1935 in Ruby, SC a son of the late William Fate “W.F.” and Emma Taylor Gordon. He was a graduate of Monroe High School and a retired supervisor with the City of Monroe with 33 years of service. Mr. Gordon was a member of the NC Army National Guard and enjoyed hunting and working with his tractor. He served as Mayor of Mt. Croghan for 5 consecutive terms. A member of Mt. Croghan Baptist Church, David served as a former deacon and Sunday school teacher and was also a member of the Mt. Croghan Memorial Park Committee.


In addition to his parents, David was also preceded in death by his son, David Franklin Gordon, Jr.; and 2 sisters, Frauline Gordon Deese and Rosa Lee Brooks.


Survivors include his beloved wife of 65 years, Lillie Mae Gordon of the home; brother of the heart, Billy (Kathy) Whitley of Peachland, NC; and grandchildren of the heart, Carson and Christine Rhyne.


Memorials may be made to Mt. Croghan Memorial Park, P.O. Box 3, Mt. Croghan, SC 29727 or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Gordon family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, February 7, 2018.

 

Margaret Burns Kimrey

CHERAW - Mrs. Margaret Burns Kimrey, age 85, entered into rest on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Graveside services were held at 11:30 AM Friday, February 2, 2018 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens by Rev. Jeff Gardner. The family received friends from 10:00 – 11:00 AM Friday, at Miller-Rivers- Caulder Funeral Home.


Mrs. Kimrey was born July 25, 1932 in Wadesboro, NC a daughter of the late Crump and Jennie Jones Burns. She was a loving homemaker and member of First Baptist Church of Cheraw. Margaret enjoyed playing bingo and going to yard sales.


In addition to her parents, Margaret was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Brack M. Kimrey, Jr.


Survivors include her 2 sons, Mike Kimrey and wife Sharon, and their son, Drew Kimrey and wife, Ashley, Trey Kimrey and friend, Joni; daughters, Teresa K. English and husband, Robin and theirson, Brackie English and wife, Tarin, and their children, Austin and Rosie English all of Cheraw, SC; sisters, Hannah Deaver of Surfside Beach, SC and her daughters, Shawne (John) Cassidy and their daughters, Hailey and Hanna, Stephanie (Ron) Lyles, and their daughters, Amelia and Grace; Peggy McKay of Raleigh, NC and her daughter, Sandy and her children, Cassie and Wyatt, and son, Dale Simpson.


Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Kimrey family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, February 7, 2018.

 

Lelorine M. Miller

JEFFERSON - Lelorine M. Miller, 90, died on Monday, January 22, 2018. Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 11AM from the Hopewell United Methodist Church, Jefferson, SC. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery. She was born March 27, 1927 in Chesterfield County, SC to the late William and Addie Choplin Miller.


Survivors: her husband, Lurco Miller of the home; three daughters, Tonya Lelorine Huntley (Derick), Jefferson, SC, Patricia Teresa Caudle, Jefferson, SC and Emily Jacqueline Miller, Washington, DC; a son, Johnathan Tyjon Miller, Florence, SC; eleven grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and twelve great great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, February 7, 2018.

 

Cornell Leslie Mumford

CHERAW - Cornell Leslie Mumford, 53, died on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Funeral services were held on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 1PM from the Progressive Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery. He was born March 17, 1964 in Cheraw, SC to the late Cornell Mumford and Barbara White Mumford Crowell. Survivors: his wife, Lisa R. Mumford; four brothers, Alvin (Beverly) Mumford, Cheraw, SC, Terrance (Regina) Evans, Charlotte, NC, Frederic (Mia) Langford. Columbia, SC and Michael (Yumeako) Mumford, Pageland, SC; five sisters, Sharon Mumford, New Haven, CT, Gladys (James) Everson, Clarkson, GA, Linda Streater, Cheraw, SC, Monica Sanders, Atlanta, GA and Gail (Bobby) Nivens, Wadesboro, NC.  Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, February 7, 2018.

 

Harold M. ‘Pops’ Adcock

PAGELAND - Mr. Harold M. “Pops” Adcock, age 80, entered into rest on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Services were held at 12:00 PM Saturday, February 10, 2018, at Providence Baptist Church by Dr. Roger Wall, Rev. Robert Garrett and Rev. Steve Neal, with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Friday, February 9, 2018, at Providence Baptist Church, 232 Providence Church Road, Pageland, SC.


Mr. Adcock was born November 19, 1937, in Chesterfield County, SC, a son of the late Henry Malachi and Nancy Horton Adcock. He was a former employee of Automatic Sprinkler and Sprinkler Fitters Union 669 of Bethesda, MD. Harold, along with his wife, owned and operated the New York Restaurant in Pageland for over 25 years. A faithful member of Providence Baptist Church for over 50 years, Mr. Adcock served as former deacon, member of the Cemetery Committee, Building and Grounds Committee, Sunday school teacher, Church Trustee, and various other committees throughout the years.


Mr. Adcock will be remembered as a man who loved the Lord, God’s word, and his family. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding his tractor, and gardening in order to share his vegetables with friends and neighbors. He also enjoyed woodworking, cooking, and always enjoyed hosting a fish fry. His life touched others and exemplified the love of God to everyone he came in contact with.


In addition to his parents, Harold was also reunited in Heaven with his siblings that predeceased him, Buck Adcock, Bill Adcock, Joe Adcock, James Adcock, Edwin Adcock, Ruth Kirkley, Lula Kirkley, Carolyn Stewart, Lois Adcock, and an infant sibling.


Survivors include wife of 61 years, Marietta E. Adcock of the home; three children, Vickie (Rev. Robert) Garrett of Advance, NC, Chip Adcock (Kathy Plyler) of Monroe, NC, John C. (Michelle) Adcock of Pageland, SC; seven grandchildren, Rachel (Adam) Gardner of Austin, TX, Joni Garrett of Clemmons, NC, Marcie (Brad) Gasque of Seneca, SC, Brandon Adcock of Pageland, SC, Branson Adcock of Pageland, SC, Colby Adcock of Pageland, SC, and Bryce Adcock of Pageland, SC; three sisters, Bernice McPherson of Bethune, SC, Edith Kirkley of Jefferson, SC, and Bobbie Jean Mintz of Lexington, SC; one brother, Ray Adcock of Lancaster, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC, is serving the Adcock family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, February 14, 2018.

 

Catherine Creech Coates

CHERAW – Catherine Creech Coates, 78, died Wednesday, February 07, 2018. Born in Marlboro County she was a daughter of the late Hamer and Manara “Pete” Jacobs Creech. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Mrs. Coates was retired from Stanley Tools. She was an avid reader.


Surviving is her husband, L.C. Coates of Cheraw, SC, sons, David (Sheila) Coates of Rock Hill, SC, Donald (Jennifer) Coates of Cheraw, SC, Dennis (Amanda) Coates of Chesterfield, SC, 5 grandchildren, a brother, Hamer Wilson (Jo Ann) Creech of Wray, GA, sisters, Evelyn King of Chesterfield, SC, Wanda Webster of Hamlet, NC, Julia (Terry) Carter of Anderson, SC, Martha (Roy) Burr of Laurens, SC, also many nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, also, brothers-in-law, Ted King and William Webster.


The family received friends5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Friday, February 9, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held at 6:00 PM, Friday, February 9, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Memorials to: Cheraw Rescue Squad, PO Box 28, Cheraw, SC 29520 Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, February 14, 2018.

 

Low Covington Jr.

RUBY - Low Covington, Jr., 63, died on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Funeral services were held on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 2PM from the Rock Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Ruby, SC. Burial followed in the Family Cemetery.


He was born March 12, 1954 in Mt. Croghan, SC to Mary Burch Philbeck and the late Therlow Covington.


Survivors; his children, Andre Covington (Lilly), Mt. Croghan, SC, Don Covington (Clarissa), Pageland, SC, Leslie McManus, Charlotte, NC, Jeanette Covington, Pageland, SC, Dewayne Covington, Charlotte, NC, Angela Horton, Cheraw, SC and Kelvin Little, Monroe, NC; his mother, Mary Ruth Philbeck, Ruby, SC; three sisters, Evelyn Lockhart (Jimmy), Ruby, SC, Catherine Melton, Ruby, SC and Denise Covington, Chesterfield, SC; a brother, Michael Covington, Pageland, 25 grandchildren, two great grandchildren.


Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, February 14, 2018.

 

Susan Sarra Fitzpatrick

CHERAW - Susan Sarra Fitzpatrick, 80, died Friday, February 9, 2018. Born in New Britain, Connecticut, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Helen Brezinski Sarra. She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Mrs. Fitzpatrick was a member of Friends of the Matheson Library and the Humane Society. Nanny Sue, as she was known to her family and friends, loved spending time with her family. She was an avid reader, enjoyed knitting, pet sitting, and her cat, Raven. All will re- member her kind spirit.


She is survived by her sons, William (Beth) Maier of Cheraw, SC, Marc Maier of Cheraw, SC; daughters, Sue Ellen (Guy) Maier Mead of Isle of Palms, SC, Tara (Mark) Fitzpatrick Funderburk of Pageland, SC; a brother, John (Eve) Sarra of Monroe, CT; a sister, Judie (Bernie) Sarra McKinnon of Southington, CT. She also leaves grandchildren, Jesse (Kera) Mead, Mica (Colin) Sutherland, William Maier, IV, Mary Elizabeth Maier, Chelsea Maier, Sarra (Jeffery) Furr, Alexandra (Banyon Ford) Maier, Autumn Bryant; great grandchildren, George Coker Furr, Poppy Ford, Zoe Ford, and Calder Sutherland along with many nieces and nephews.


The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Monday, February 12, 2018 at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC.


A memorial service was held at 3:00 PM, Monday, February 12, 2018 at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC.


Memorials may be made to Friends of the Matheson Library, 227 Huger Street, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Paws and Claws, PO Box 386, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, February 14, 2018.

 

Dennis ‘Big D’ Paul Freyermuth

CHESTERFIELD – Dennis “Big D” Paul Freyermuth, 65, died, Thursday, February 8, 2018. Born in Nassau, Bahamas he was the son of the late Edward L. and Geraldine D. Walker Freyermuth. He was a US Marine Vietnam Veteran. He loved riding motorcycles.


Surviving is his wife, Nancy “Dee” Bosman Freyermuth of Chesterfield, SC, sons, Joshua (Angie) Freyermuth of MO, Thomas (Kimberly) Knight of Chesterfield, SC, Matt Knight of Chesterfield, SC, Ben (Samantha) Knight of Jefferson, SC, a daughter, Rachel Freyermuth of CA, 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, brothers, Tim (Deb) Stevens of CO, Bick (Pam) Freyermuth of AZ, Skip (Cindy) Freyermuth of AZ, a sister, Cindi Hurst of Chesterfield, SC, sister and brother of the heart, Shannon and Scott Badell and a host of nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, also, a sister Becky Hurst.


The family received friends 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery.


Memorials to; The charity of your choice. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, February 14, 2018.

 

Olin Lavon ‘Tad’ Graham

CHERAW - Olin Lavon “Tad” Graham, 83, died Saturday, February 10, 2018. Born in Cheraw, SC he was a son of the late Olin Q. and Nellie Smith Graham. He was a US Army (101st Air Borne) Korean Conflict Veteran. Dur- ing his military service he received soldier of the year for his unit. Mr. Graham was a member of Cheraw First Baptist Church and the Berean Sunday School Class. He was also a charter member of Cheraw Rescue Squad, a Grand Mason, and a Shriner. Tad was a South Carolina High School Football Official and had the honor of calling the North/South Game and the Shrine Bowl.


His hobbies included golf, playing bridge, cutting down trees and working/“tinkering,” in his shop. He would buy two of everything “just in case” one was not enough to do the job. He would always help organize class reunions. Tad was a graduate of Coker College and was retired from Stanley Tools. Mr. Graham had a big heart and would be the first to lend a hand to those in need.


Surviving is his wife Patricia “Pat” Joseph Graham of Cheraw, SC, sons, Michael (Lisa) Graham of Goose Creek, SC, David Graham of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Suzanne (Adam) Harmeling, Kristi (Brad) Boob, great grandchildren, Bailee and Kallie.


He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, a brother, William Graham and a sister, Naomi Leggette.


The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday, February 12, 2018 at their home. A funeral service was held 11:00 AM Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Cheraw First Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial with military honors was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.


Memorials to; Cheraw First Baptist Church, Building Fund, PO Box 337, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, February 14, 2018.

 

Robert William ‘Bill’ Knight

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Mr. Robert William “Bill” Knight, 68, of Charlotte, North Carolina, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018, at his home.


Bill was born September 15, 1949, in Charlotte, North Carolina to the late William Beaslie and Willie Kirkley Knight. Bill was an accountant in the Charlotte area for over 40 years. He also worked for First Union National Bank, as well as, Holbrook Water Cruising. In his free time, heloved to hike and attend Wake Forest games, and travel. He was a lifelong member of Charlotte First Baptist Church.


Those left to celebrate and remember his life include his loving aunt, Peggy Demby of Pageland, South Carolina, and also many cousins, friends, and tax clients. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, February 14, 2018.

 

Pearl Heath Craig Mabry

CHERAW - Pearl Heath Craig Mabry, 91, died Thursday, February 8, 2018. Born in Crockett, MS she was a daughter of the late John Hulet and Annie Braddy Craig and the widow of Boyce Edward Mabry. She was a member of Cheraw First Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, watching all sports; especially those played by her children and grandchildren. Mrs. Pearl loved all people with whom she came in contact.


Surviving is her son Boyce (Mary Helen) Edward Mabry Jr. of Rock Hill, SC, daughters, Beverly (Bill) Mabry Hewett of Ocean Isle, NC, Melanie (Jason) Mabry Brock of Cheraw, SC, 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, and a sister, Lillie Jean CraigRenick of Ashland, MS.


She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also, sons, Harry Eugene Mabry and Gary Wayne Mabry.


The family received friends 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm, Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A graveside service was held 4:00 pm, Saturday, February 10, 2018 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.

Memorials to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, February 14, 2018.

 

Helen V. McLain

PATRICK - Mrs. Helen V. McLain, age 87, entered into rest on Sunday, February 4, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family.


Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Thursday, February 8, 2018 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Tommy Bailey, Phillip Caulder, Jr., and Brent Taylor with burial following in the St. John Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Thursday, prior to the service at the funeral home and at other times at the home.


Mrs. McLain was born September 24, 1930 in Darlington County, SC a daughter of the late Walter Jerome and Nora Bell Gainey. She was a devoted homemaker and faithful member of St. John Freewill Baptist Church for over 70 years. Helen was a former Sunday school teacher and was proud to have been instrumental in designing the memorial flower garden at the church. Her hobbies included sewing, cooking, working in her flowers continuously, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family.


In addition to her parents, Helen was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harold P. McLain; son, William Harold “Billy” McLain; sisters, Edith T. Shoemake, Jenny Mae Poston, and Doris T. Garris.


Survivors include her son, Dennis Wayne McLain of Patrick, SC; 1 daughter, Virginia McLain Smith of Cheraw, SC; 4 grandchildren, Matthew William (Jennifer) McLain of Lexington, SC, Erin Suzanne McLain (Rodney) Byrd of Cheraw, SC, Kandyce Gibson Cail of Patrick, SC, and Megan Diane Pressley of Cheraw, SC; 7 greatgrandchildren, Joshua Lee Cail, Jr., Ashtin Patrick Cail, Charlee McLain “Lainey” Light, Logan William Byrd, Jackson Adeimy Byrd, Mattison “Mattie” Taylor McLain, and Reed McLain; sisters, Margaret T. Teal of Cheraw, SC, Faye T. (Bradley) Eddins of Chesterfield, SC, Louise T. Hill of Patrick, SC, Carolyn T. (Donald) Sellers of Ruby, SC; and brother-in-law, Ray Garris; also a host of nieces and nephews.


Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice,113 N. 5th St. Hartsville, SC 29550. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the McLain family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 9, February 14, 2018.

 

Allen J. Miller

PAGELAND - Bishop Allen J. Miller, 70, died on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 2PM from the Pageland Community Center, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Faith Assembly of Christ Cemetery Church, Pageland, SC. He was born January 9, 1948 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Aster and Eldred Miller.


Survivors: his wife, Nancy B. Miller; three sons, Allen Jeffrey Miller, Jr. (Penny Gurganious), Donald Miller, (Shelita) both of Pageland, SC and Michael Miller (Michelle), Indian Trail, NC; a brother, Anthony Miller, Pageland, SC; three sisters, Mildred Blakeney, Pageland, SC, Minerva Jackson, Charlotte, NC and Mary Clark (James), Roxboro, NC; 8 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 9, February 14, 2018.

 

Gale Oliver Steen

RUBY - Mrs. Gale OliverSteen, age 73, entered into rest on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at her home. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Clanton Plains Baptist Church by Dr. Steve West with burial following in the church ceme- tery. The family receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Monday, February 12, 2018 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.


Mrs. Steen was born April 30, 1944 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Neelie Oliver. She was a graduate of Ruby High School and a faithful member of Clanton Plains Baptist Church where she served as former treasurer, choir member, and was active in the WMU. Mrs. Steen was a former employee of Square Deal Drug Store and a retired employee of INA Bearing. Gale loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She also had a special place in her heart for her beloved cat, “Miss Tibbs”.

    In addition to her mother, Gale was also preceded in death by her husband, Donnie Ray Steen.

Survivors include her daughter, Christie (Richard Mohr) Steen of Ruby, SC; step-son, James Ray Steen of Ruby, SC; step-daughter, Donna Steen of Dundalk, MD; 2 grandchildren, Jordan Gaskins and Makayla Gaskins both of Ruby, SC; and sister, Elsie Jordan of Atglen, PA.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Steen family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 9, February 14, 2018.

 

Thomas Austin Brewer Jr.

CHERAW – Thomas Austin Brewer, Jr., 86, died Thursday, February 15, 2018. Born in Wadesboro, NC, he was a son of the late Thomas Austin Brewer, Sr. and Pauline Parker Brewer. He was a US Army Veteran. Mr. Brewer was a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and in 1956 had a 19-9 season being selected to represent the American League in the All-Star Game. He was inducted into the South Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 1985. Mr. Brewer for many years helped the youth in his community as a mentor and pitching coach, not only to teach the game but life les- sons. He would spend hours at Cheraw’s Arrowhead Park working with boys and girls to improve pitching skills. He volunteered with the Cheraw High School Baseball and American Legion Baseball. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC, where he served a Deacon, Usher and the Sunday Morning “Coffee Maker.” He was a charter member of Cheraw Rescue Squad. He enjoyed hunting, golfing, and watching Westerns and Sports on TV.


Surviving is his wife Norma Lundy Brewer of Cheraw, SC, sons, David (Tammy) Brewer of Cheraw, SC, Tommy (Linda) Brewer of Ruby, SC, a daughters, Karen Brewer of Cheraw, SC, Debbie (Lewis) Bolin of Orangeburg, SC, Denise Dover of Florence, SC, Donna Lundy of Cheraw, SC, Dee Dee (David) Thomas of Louisburg, NC, a sister, Carol Thomas of Columbus, GA, grandchildren, Kimrey Ann (Tim) Haughn, Dava Brewer, Payden Brewer, great grandchildren, Harper Haughn and Grace Haughn.


He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, his first wife Barbara Wilkins Brewer, sisters, Madeline Riggleman and Roberta Brewer.


The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A celebration of life was held 3:00 PM, Sunday, February 18, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC. Memorials to: Cheraw High School, Tom Brewer Memorial Fund, 649 Chesterfield Highway, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 21, 2018.

 

Larry Wylie Duren

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Larry Wylie Duren, 78, died on Sunday, February 11, 2018. Funeral services were held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 2PM from the Rock Hill A.M.E. Zion Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery. He was born May 10, 1939 in Washington, DC to the late Lillie Duren Ray and Herman Massey.


Survivors; his wife, Pauline Welch Duren; children, Lisa Duren Baker, Indian Trail, NC, Orrie Mitchell Duren, Mary Melina Duren, Theresa Blakeney, Vivian Chambers, all of Charlotte, NC; Annie Dunlap, Jefferson, SC and Evelyn Patricia Foreman (Jimmie), of Raeford, NC; a brother, Ernest Ray, Greensboro, NC: a sister, Jocelyn Crosby (Ray), Greensboro, NC; 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 21, 2018.

 

Willie Ellis Jr.

CHERAW - Willie Ellis, Jr., 78, died on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Funeral services were held on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 1PM from Flemming Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Community Cemetery Church, Chesterfield, SC. He was born September 8, 1939 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Willie Ellis, Sr. and Viola Allsbrooks Ellis.


Survivors: his wife, Eva Arlene Ellis; two sons, Michael Ellis (Maria), Forestville, MD and Willie Ellis, III (Bobbie), Oxon Hill, MD; a daughter, Venessa Mayo (Thomas), Stafford, VA; three brothers, Roy Lee Ellis, Wadesboro, NC, Jasper Ellis (Tina), Cheraw, SC and Woodrow Ellis (Sandra), Cheraw, SC; three sisters, Vinetta Malloy, New London, CT, Runette Wilson (John), Chesterfield, SC, Louise Chapman, Chicago, IL; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.


Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 21, 2018.

 

Dixie Yoder Griggs

CHERAW - Dixie Yoder Griggs, 85, died Friday, February 16, 2018. Born in Wheeler, IL she was a daughter of the late Delbert and Susie Stroud Yoder. She was the widow of Henry V. Griggs Jr. (65 years). She enjoyed crocheting, puzzle books and traveling.


Surviving is her son, Frank Wiseman of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Susan (B.J.) Leviner of Cheraw, SC, granddaughters, Mary Parker and Lisa Parker of the home, 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, sisters, Shilbiley Yoder-Niehoff of Altomont, IL, Judy often of Effingham, IL, Mary Yoder-Larry of Winterrowd, IL, and a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Yoder of TX.


She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also, a daughter, Mona Lisa Griggs Parker, brothers, Warren Yoder, Ronald Yoder, Charles Yoder, Perry Yoder, Leonard Yoder and a sister, Velma Jean Yoder Hubbard.


The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Monday, February 19, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 21, 2018.

 

Queenie Elizabeth Adams Louallen

JEFFERSON – Queenie Elizabeth Adams Louallen, 92, died on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Funeral services were held on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 1PM from the Mt. Canaan Baptist Church, Jefferson, SC. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery. She was born July 18, 1925 to the late Robert Lee Adams, Sr. and Frances Mungo Adams. Survivors; four sons, Marvin Louallen (Sandra), Lynel Louallen (Kathy), Derrick Louallen (Glenda), all of Jefferson, SC and Fredrick Louallen (Sheila), Ruby, SC; three daughters, Gloriastine Jowers (Alvin), Jefferson, SC. Margaret Thomas (Clifford), Camden, SC and Jacqueline C. Louallen, Columbia, SC; two grandsons and a granddaughter she reared, Everette Gaines (Melissa), Ronald Gaines (Beverly), Jefferson, SC and Ernestine Ross, Elgin, SC; two brothers, Leo Adams, Winston Salem, NC and Robert Adams, Jr., Jefferson, SC; 18 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 21, 2018.

 

Barbara Parks Lowery

PATRICK - Mrs. Barbara Parks Lowery, age 67, entered into rest on Friday, February 16, 2018. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Donald Wallace, Sr., Rev. Tommy Gaskin, and Rev. Tracey Gooding with burial following in the Clanton Plains Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 – 8:00 PM Monday, February 19, 2018 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.


Mrs. Lowery was born September 6, 1950 in Patrick, SC a daughter of Oscar Lee Parks and the late Violet Crowley Parks. She was a retired employee of A.O. Smith in McBee, SC with 33 years of service. She was a beloved and faithful member of Clanton Plains Baptist Church where she served as secretary and church clerk.


She is survived by her loving husband, Reece Lowery of the home; father, Oscar Lee Parks of Patrick, SC, son, Bradley (Teresa) Easterling of Hartsville, SC; step-son, Michael Lowery of Marshville, NC; step daughter, Nichole (Chad) Clontz of Monroe, NC; brother, Ronnie (Gale) Parks of Colorado Springs, CO; grandchildren, Taylor (Russell) Clark, Carlee Easterling and Kayla Easterling all of Hartsville, SC, Zander, Maci, Wyatt, Marissa, Michalyn, and Mikenzie; great grandchildren, Isabella and Abigail; numerous nieces,


Memorials may be made to Clanton Plains Baptist Church, 4710 Hwy. 109 S. Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Lowery family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 21, 2018.

 

Bobbi Boone Mungo

PAGELAND - Mrs. Bobbi Boone Mungo, 67, of Pageland, South Carolina passed away on February 13, 2018. Bobbi was born on June 15, 1950 in Chesterfield County to Lois Robinson Boone and the late Bob Boone. She later met and united in marriage to the late Thomas C. “Tommy” Mungo. After the two married they began their adventure together, raising a beautiful family, traveling, and even starting their business, Smith Trucking. Bobbi loved going to the beach, as well as, riding in the car to different places. In her free time, she loved to shop, attend church where she was a member of Bethel Baptist, but most importantly she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and dogs who she loved dearly.


Those left to celebrate and remember her life include her loving mother, Lois Robinson Boone of Jefferson, South Carolina; daughters, Gina Mungo of Pageland, South Carolina and Amy Mungo Miles (Wendell) of Jefferson, South Carolina; Son-In-Law, Troy Timney of Pageland, South Carolina; sister, Judy Baker (Bill) of Jefferson, South Carolina; eight grandchildren, Missy Timney Sikes (Clay), Kayla M. Miles, Brantley Timney Daniels (Jay), Thomas J. Miles, Terra D. Timney, Sadie C. Timney, J. Daniel Timney, and Nathan R. Miles; one great-grandchildren, Jed Daniels; fourlegged children, Buster and Forrest; special friends, Dale “Heavy” and Jenny Rorie of Pageland, South Carolina; also special niece, Kim Brock (Wesley) of Jefferson, South Carolina.


A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held at 1:00 PM on Friday, February 16, 2018 at Bethel Baptist Church with Pastor Curtis Laney and Rev. Marty Watkins officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.


The family received friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, February 15, 2018 in the Sanctuary of Bethel Baptist Church, 11078 Highway 151, Jefferson, South Carolina 29718.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 11078 Highway 151, Jefferson, South Carolina 29718, The Humane Society, 121 Humane Lane, Columbia, South Carolina 29209 or any Local Animal Shelter.


Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Mungo Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 21, 2018.

 

Donnie Price

JEFFERSON - Mr. Donnie Price, 62, of Jefferson, South Carolina passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at McLeod Health Cheraw surrounded by his loving family. Donnie was born on January 19, 1956 in Monroe, North Carolina to the late J. Heyward Price and Irene Brown Price. Donnie was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Jefferson and was also a Mason. He received a Business Degree from Coker College and was a retired Human Resource Officer with the United States Army. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing, collecting antiques, and coaching Dixie Youth Baseball which he did for 9 years. Donnie loved his family with all his heart and was extremely proud of each and every one of them.


Those left to celebrate and remember his life include his loving children, Kim Price Douglas (Kevin) of Mt. Croghan, South Carolina, Emily Price of Pageland, South Carolina, and Brandon Price (Cristina) of Pageland, South Carolina; four grandchildren, Kayden Douglas, Kara Douglas, Carter Price, and Brynlee Johnson; sister, Frances Linton (Mickey) of Jefferson, South Carolina; also one nephew, Mitch Linton (Nickie) of Kershaw, South Carolina.


A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held at 2:30 PM on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Bethel Baptist Church with Pastor Tim Williams officiating. Burial followed in Jefferson Town Cemetery with Military Honors.


The family received friends prior to the service from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Saturday, February 17, 2018 in the Sanctuary of Bethel Baptist Church, 11078 Highway 151, Jefferson, South Carolina 29718.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, South Carolina 29709. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Price Family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 21, 2018.

 

Catherine Rollins Riversn

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Catherine Rollins Rivers, age 84, entered into rest on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Thursday, February 15, 2018 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Phil Wyatt and Phillip Caulder, Jr. with burial following in the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at the funeral home.


Mrs. Rivers was born November 26, 1933 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Jennings Bryan “J.B.” and Maggie Brigman Rollins. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School Class of 1952 and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. She was a retired employee of J.P. Stevens – Delta Mills #2 plant with over 22 years of service. Catherine will be fondly remembered by her family for her self-sacrificing dedication in being a caregiver to many family members and loved ones throughout the years.


In addition to her parents, Catherine was also preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Lee Rivers; brothers, J. B. Rollins, Jr., and Marion Carl Rollins; sisters, Margaret R. Kirkland and Simonetta Rollins.


Survivors include her siblings, Anne (Bill) Lyles of Chesterfield, SC, Robert Carrison (Clara) Rollins of Cheraw, SC, Christine R. (Ted) Rogers of Maryland, Eunice (Doug) Ruff of Columbia, SC, and Ralph (Kaye) Rollins of Chesterfield, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved very much.


Memorials may be made to the Chesterfield Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 388, Chesterfield, SC 29709 Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield,SC is serving the Rivers family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 21, 2018.

 

Charles Albert Adeimy

CHERAW – Major Charles Albert Adeimy (Retired) served in the US Army Air Corp and South Carolina Army National Guard, 95, died Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Born in Cheraw, SC he was the son of the late Nemtalla David and Mary Estelle Stowe Adeimy and the widower of Janet Mathis Adeimy. He was retired from Bennett Motor Company (40+ years as parts manager). He was the oldest member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Cheraw, SC. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Cash Lake Hunting Club.


Mr. Adeimy was an Army Air Corp Veteran serving during World War II and a South Carolina Army National Guard Veteran, activated during the Korean Conflict, he served for 35+ years.


Surviving is his son, Stuart Charles (Karen) Adeimy of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Susan Adeimy (Dennis) Pressley of Cheraw, SC, sisters, Sarah Branham of Cheraw, SC, Marie Smith of Mobile, AL, grandchildren, Erin McLain Byrd, Matthew William McLain, Megan Diane Pressley, Stephen Houston Adeimy, Kaci Michelle Adeimy, Marcus Tyler Cole, Ashley Cole Story, Leigh Ann Corbin, David Kelly Pressley and nine great grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his parents and wife listed above, also a son, Stephen Albert Adeimy.


The family received friends 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Friday, December 8, 2017 at St. David’s Anglican Church, Cheraw, SC A funeral mass was held at 2:00 PM, Friday, December 8, 2017 at St. David’s Anglican Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial with military honors was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorials to: McLeod Hospice, 1203 E. Cheves, Florence, SC 29506. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 28, 2018.

 

Sarah Adeimy Branham

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - Sarah Adeimy Branham, 90, died, Saturday, February 24, 2018. Born in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of the late Namtalla David and Mary Estelle Stowe Adeimy and the widow of John W. Branham. She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Cheraw, SC and St. James Catholic Church, Hamlet, NC.


Surviving is her son-in-law, Ben (Mary Anna) Davis of Rockingham, NC, a sister, Marie A. Smith of Mobile, AL, a grandson, Ryan S. Davis of Rockingham, NC, also, many nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, a daughter, Theresa B. Davis, also several brothers and sisters. A funeral mass was held 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Burial was in Old St. David’s Cemetery. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 28, 2018.

 

Flora H. Bryant

SOCIETY HILL - Flora H. Bryant, 84, died Friday, February 23, 2018. Born in Marlboro County she was a daughter of the late Stonewall and Shirley Ventris Hudson and the widow of Glenn Bryant, Sr. She was retired from Chesterfield General Hospital and had close to 20 years of Health Care Service. She was a member of Welsh Neck Baptist Church for almost 50 years and at one time was part of the bus ministry. She was known for her legendary 12-layer cakes. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.


Surviving is her son, Andy (Laura) Kirby of Society Hill, SC, daughters, Kathy Shoemake of Society Hill, SC, Jo Ann (Randy) Warr of Cheraw, SC, a daughter-in-law, Angie Bryant of Society Hill, SC, a sister, Shirley Ann Bryant of Society Hill, SC, 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, sons Harold Bryant, Donald Gene Kirby, June Bug Bryant, a daughter, Mia Bryant, a son-in-law, Richard Shoemake, a brother, Clyde Hudson, Sr. and a sister, Carolyn Hudson.


The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Welsh Neck Baptist Church, Society Hill, SC.


A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Welsh Neck Baptist Church, Society Hill, SC. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 28, 2018.

 

Tammy Q. Carter

CHERAW - Mrs. Tammy Q. Carter, age 58, entered into rest on Monday, February 19, 2018. Funeral Services were held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Pat Tucker with burial following in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.


Mrs. Carter was born November 7, 1959 in Marshall, AK a daughter of the late Bobby Ray and Lenora Holliman Quick.   was a former RN supervisor with Chesterfield and Marlboro Counties Dialysis and enjoyed attending church at Holy Inheritance. A lady who loved being outdoors, Tammy enjoyed gardening, cooking, and riding her motorcycle.


In addition to her parents, Tammy was also preceded in death by her husband, Jim W. Carter; and brother-in-law, Garrett Morris.


Survivors include her daughter, Misty (Leslie) Riggan of Murrell’s Inlet, SC; grandchildren, Jeffrey and Kaleb Riggan; 2 sisters, Debbie Morris, and Amanda (Adam) Robbins both of Cheraw, SC; numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews.


Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice of the Pee Dee, P.O. Box 474, Bennettsville, SC 29512 Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Carter family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 28, 2018.

 

Carroll Eugene ‘Gene’ Freeman

SOCIETY HILL – Carroll Eugene “Gene” Freeman, 29, died Friday, February 23, 2018. Born in Altamonte, FL he was a son of Carroll (Billie) Freeman of Society Hill, SC and Cheryl Rivers of Hamlet, NC. He enjoyed movies, video games and Carolina Football. He loved his bulldogs and his Chihuahua.


Surviving are his parents listed above, a brother, David “Bo” (Kim) Freeman of Kissimmee, FL, a sister, Julie (Jay) Keith of Camden, SC, a maternal paternal great grandmother, Ruth Clark, nephews, John Freeman, Will Keith, a niece, Amber (Chris) Andrews, a great nephew, Christopher Andrews, many aunts and uncles, and a host of friends. Also, Camrey Harold and Austin Harold.


The family received friends 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 28, 2018.

 

Regina Ann Bost Gabr

CHERAW - Regina Ann Bost Gabr, 47, born July 21, 1970, passed away on February 18, 2018, at the home of her parents after a three month illness. Regina was born in Concord, North Carolina, but moved to the Cheraw, S.C., area at a very young age. She graduated from Cheraw High School. She worked for more than 20 years at The Country Kitchen. She made many friends over the years and was known for her heart of gold and smile. No matter the mood, she always had that smile and helpful disposition. She would do anything for anyone in need. She had a heart for the older generation, babies, and the downtrodden.


She is survived by her father and mother, Kenneth and Bonnie Long of Wallace, S.C. She was a wonderful mother to her only son, Anthony David Bost of Patrick, S.C.


She is also survived by two brothers, Richard (Melissa) Bost of Murrells Inlet, S.C., and Ken Long Jr. of Wallace, S.C., a sister, Michelle Bost Mason (Andy Mason), of Callaway, VA. She has many nieces and nephews she adored, William Dillon, Hunter Sloan, Daniel Sloan, Richard (Haley) Bost Jr., Breah Long, and Ayden Long. I would like to give a special thanks to Dianne Driggers; her best friend, that was always like a second mom to her. They were both each other’s rock in hard times. Regina will be missed but never forgotten; she touched so many lives. RIP my sweet girl till we all see you again!


A memorial service was held at the Anointed Word Ministry, 397 Moffat Road in Cheraw, S.C. at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24. All close friends and family were invited to come and remember our sweet girl. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 28, 2018.

 

Lendoria Sowell Johnson

JEFFERSON – Lendoria Sowell Johnson, 67, died on Saturday, February 17, 2018. A memorial service was held on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 3PM from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Cheraw, SC. She was born January 1, 1952 in Jefferson, SC to the late Lloyd Sowell, Sr. and Thelma Scarborough Sowell.


Survivors: her husband, Wilbert Johnson; a son, Jeremie Johnson (Camille); six sisters: Bessie Donald, Cecilia Blackwell, Bertha Bowman (Lemuel), Dorothy Wright (Bobby), Yolanda Wright (Roger) and Arnetta Funderburk (Ervin). Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 28, 2018.

 

Arthur William Player

CLAYTON, N.C. – Arthur William Player, also called Art and Billy, 78 years old, of Clayton, NC, was called to his Heavenly Father on January 25, 2018 as a result of an extended battle with Alzheimer Disease. He was born the youngest of five on January 10, 1940, in Wilson, NC, to Charles Robert and Adele Matthews Player. Art graduated from Central High School in Elizabeth City, NC in 1958. He served in the US Coast Guard.


In 1959, Art met his loving wife Eloise Ruckman of Pocahontas County, WV. They were married on April 7, 1961, in Washington, DC, where they met. Art began his career with the US Postal Service in Raleigh, NC, in 1966, as a Postal Clerk. He worked in Wilmington, NC, before becoming Postmaster in Johnsonville, SC, in 1978. He later was promoted to Postmaster, Hemingway, SC, in 1980, and Postmaster, Cheraw, SC, in 1985. He served as President, National League of Postmasters, SC Branch for several years and was voted National League of Postmasters, SC Branch Postmaster of the Year in 1984. He retired with 26 years of service in 1992. Art and Eloise loved to travel. During their journey through life together, they visited all 50 states. During his 26 years of retirement, he traveled with Eloise to over 60 countries.


Art is survived by his wife, Eloise, and his 3 daughters, Donna Brown, Rhonda Abernethy and Pamela Player, 7 grandchildren: Stephanie Brown, David Jackson, II, Heather Smith, Nadia Ruelas, Rachel Burnham, Gabriel Ruelas, and Jennifer Abernethy, and 2 great-grandchildren: Cheyenne Collins and Serena Ruelas. Sister, Glenda Phillips of Laurenburg and Brother, Charles R Player Jr, of Union Bridge, MD, Sister-in-law Diane Player, brother-in-law Harry Harris and 15 nieces and nephews, all of whom he dearly loved. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Sister Carolyn Bruce and Sister Shirley Harris. He loved to do things with and for his family. He will be remembered for his willingness to go the extra mile no matter how hard it was.


The family received friends on Friday, February 2, 2018, from 7-9pm at McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton. Funeral Services were held at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home in Wilson on Saturday February 3, 2018 at 2:00pm with interment following at Evergreen Memorial Gardens with military honors.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to; Believers Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 1133, Clayton, NC 27528.  Arrangements are with McLaurin Funeral Home, Clayton. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 28, 2018.

 

Barbara Curtis Tucker

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Barbara Curtis Tucker, age 71, entered into rest on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at her home. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Friday, February 23, 2018 at Pine Grove Baptist Church by Pastor Mark Phillips and Phillip Caulder, Jr. with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM prior to the service at the church.


Mrs. Tucker was born November 19, 1946, in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late William David and Doris Lera Moore Curtis. She was a former employee of Curtis Mini-Mart with over 24 years of service. A faithful member of Pine Grove Baptist Church, Barbara was a former choir member and was active in the W.M.U. She enjoyed working in her flowers and quiet time watching birds.


In addition to her parents, Barbara was also preceded in death by her husband, Barks Dale Tucker, Jr.; 2 brothers, David Legrand Curtis, and Donald William Curtis; brother-in-law, Jimmy Hunter; nephew, Chad Curtis; niece, Dana Curtis McLaurin; and great nephew, Philip McLaurin.


Survivors include her children, Richard “Rick” David Tucker, and Vicki T. (Dean) Brantley both of Chesterfield, SC; 1 granddaughter, Kinsey Grace Brantley; sister, Anita C. Hunter; sisters-in-law, Rachel Curtis and Trena Curtis both of Chesterfield, SC; numerous nieces and nephews, and her beloved cat, “Muffin”.


Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to Pine Grove Baptist Church, 293 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Tucker family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 28, 2018.

 

Mary Alice Williams

RUBY - Mrs. Mary Alice Williams, age 71, entered into rest on Saturday, February 24, 2018. Graveside Services were held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery by Brent Taylor. The family greeted friends immediately following the service at the cemetery and at other times at the home.


Mrs. Williams was born April 14, 1946 in Bennettsville, SC a daughter of the late Belvin and Catherine Herndon Cope. She was a former employee of Cheraw Yarn Mills and attended Douglas Mill Baptist Church. She enjoyed housekeeping, gardening, and cooking.


In addition to her parents, Mary Alice was also preceded in death by her brother, Johnny Cope; sister, Virginia Pruitt; and son, Michael Johnson.


Survivors include her husband, Jr. Williams of Ruby, SC; step-sons, Terry (Tammy) Williams of Ruby, SC, and Tommy (Jenny) Williams of Kannapolis, NC; 6 grandchildren, Tommy (Brittany) Williams, Brittany (Kendell) Wingler, and Abigail Williams all of Kannapolis, NC, Cole Webster, Hunter Williams, and Christian Williams all of Ruby, SC; brother, James Harold (Judy) Cope of San Antonio, TX; numerous nieces and nephews.


Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Williams Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 28, 2018.

 

Charlie Young

CHESTERFIELD - Rev. Charlie Young, 84, died on Sunday, February 18, 2018. Funeral services were held on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 2PM from the Pleasant A.M.E. Zion Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery. He was born July 3, 1933 in Darlington County, SC to the late Isaac and Mary Jackson Young. Survivors; five children, Loretta Massleino, Jacqueline Wallace, Theresa Evans, all of Camden, SC, Charles Young, Sr. (Yvette), Bowie, MD and Karen Young, Bridgeport, CT; a twin brother, Rev. Samuel J. Young (Mary Jean), Hartsville, SC; 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 28, 2018.

 

Joni Sellers Ainsworth

CHERAW - Mrs. Joni Sellers Ainsworth, age 60, entered into rest on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Westside Baptist Church by Dr. Steve West with burial following in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family se friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, March 2, 2018 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.


Mrs. Ainsworth was born May 19, 1957 in Wadesboro, NC a daughter of the late William D. Sellers, Sr. and Violet Huntley Sellers. A 1975 graduate of Cheraw High School, Joni attained her Associates of Science from Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical College in 1982, her Bachelor of Science from Francis Marion College in 1986, and her Masters of Education from the University of South Carolina in 1993. She was a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Childhood Education and retired from Edwards Elementary in 2017 after 31 years of service.


A faithful and dedicated member of Westside Baptist Church, Mrs. Ainsworth served the Lord through the years as Children’s Choir Director, Adult Choir Director, Church Pianist and Organist, and on various other committees. She enjoyed music and reading, but her most enjoyable moments was being “Me-Ma” to her grandbabies.


Survivors include her husband of 43 years, John H. Ainsworth of the home; 2 sons, John (Teresa) Ainsworth of Pageland, SC and Richard (Aleisha) Ainsworth of Cheraw, SC; 3 grandchildren, Nathan Ainsworth, Ethan Ainsworth, and Justin Stiltner; 2 brothers, David Sellers of Chesterfield, SC, and Robert (Joyce) Sellers of Cheraw, SC; also 3 nieces and 3 nephews.


The family request that memorial donations be made to Westside Baptist Church, “Music Department” P.O. Box 1417, Cheraw, SC 29520


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Ainsworth family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, March 7, 2018.

 

Richard Gainey

JEFFERSON - Mr. W. Richard Gainey, age 50, entered into rest on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Funeral Services were held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Calvary Baptist Church by Rev. Jackie Bailey and Rev. Tim Williams with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 12:00 – 1:00 PM Tuesday prior to the service in the sanctuary of the church.


Mr. Gainey was born October 3, 1967 in Monroe, NC a son of Wylie and Bonnie Eddins Gainey. He was a former employee of Caro-Knit and Wal-Mart Distribution Center. Richard was also self-employed as a “Jack of all trades”. A member of Calvary Baptist Church, he was a loving father who enjoyed spending time with his children. Richard’s hobbies included fishing, woodworking, and spending time with his friends.


He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Curnel and Sarah Eddins, and Jessie and Mattie Gainey.


Survivors include his children, Chance Dalton Gainey, and Brittany Sky Gainey of the home; parents, Wylie and Bonnie Gainey of Jefferson, SC; 2 sisters, Wanda (Ramzy) Seidhom of Jefferson, SC, and Melissa (Chris) Laney of Myrtle Beach, SC; and special friend, Linda Foley of Jefferson.


In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donation to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home c/o the Gainey Family, 318 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Gainey family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, March 7, 2018.

 

Sean D. Mahon

CHERAW – Dearly beloved Son and Brother, Sean D. Mahon, 46, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 1, 2018. He was a graduate of Francis Marion University, and had a Masters of Business Administration from Regent University. He found his true calling ministering to kids in the inner city of New York. He was a loving, generous man and a talented artist. Born in Chicago, IL, he was the son of John A. and Jan H. Mahon of Cheraw, SC. He was a member of Anointed Word Ministries of Cheraw, SC.


Surviving are his parents listed above and his sister, Christy E. Mahon of Cheraw, SC. Sean will be greatly missed but we know he is with our Heavenly Daddy in heaven and is rejoicing with Him. Sean just made it ahead of where we all want to go. Sean would want his passing to draw others to Jesus. He would want all of us to have joy that he was able to go home. Sean was dedicated to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and we are confident of where he is. Sean and his family want all of you who do not know Him to come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” Romans 10:9-10.


He was brave and courageous and a truly kind man. It will be hard but we know that we will see him again. It would be his desire, like the desire of our Heavenly Daddy, to see you all in heaven. Life is so short but if you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you have the great promise of eternal life with Jesus in heaven. If you do not know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, please do not hesitate, accept Him now. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” I John 1:9.


A graveside service was held 3:00 PM, Friday, March 2, 2018 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. The family received friends 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM, Saturday, March 3, 2018 at their house at 310 Third Street, Cheraw, SC.


A memorial service was held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Anointed Word Ministries, 397 Moffat Road, Cheraw, SC.  In lieu of flowers: Standing in The Gap Ministry, 310 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, March 7, 2018.

 

Margaret Morris Melton

CHERAW - Mrs. Margaret Morris Melton, age 88, entered into rest on Friday, March 2, 2018. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, March 4, 2018 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Richard Rainwater, Pastor Drew Rainwater, and Phillip Caulder, Jr. with burial following in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.


Mrs. Melton was born October 21, 1929 in Chesterfield County, SC a daughter of the late Hugh and May Belle Alexander Melton. She was a homemaker and faithful member of Faith Fellowship Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, babysitting, watching NASCAR, and talking on the telephone.


Mrs. Melton was the last surviving member of her immediate family of 12 siblings, and was also preceded in death by her husband, Doc Gilbert Melton ; her daughter, Frances Melton Ricks.


Survivors include her children, Perry (Judy) Morris of Hartsville, SC, Bruce (Mary) Melton of McBee, SC, Gilbert Melton, and Mike (Lisa) Melton both of Cheraw, SC; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Willie Faye Morris and Edna Morris both of Hartsville, SC, and Barbara Payne of Cheraw; also numerous nieces and nephews.


Memorials may be made to Faith Fellowship Church, 5015 Hatcher Hill Road, Wallace, SC 29596. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Melton family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, March 7, 2018.

 

John D. Russell

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. John D. Russell, age 75, entered into rest on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Services were held at 1:00 PM Friday, March 2, 2018 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Stewart Kidd, Rev. Jerry McManus, and Rev. Sonny Hall with burial following in the Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the funeral home.


Mr. Russell was born November 23, 1942 in Albemarle, NC a son of the late Jessie D. and Estelle Clontz Russell. A graduate of New London High School, John attained his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Coker College of Hartsville, SC. He was formerly employed with J.P. Steven’s – Delta with 28 years of service, following that he was a sales representative with Sybron Chemicals, and then retired as program coordinator with Chesco Services Workshop after 10 years of service. Mr. Russell, along with his wife, was the owner and operator of the Carriage House Apartments. A faithful member of Friendship United Methodist Church, John currently served as Chairman of the Administrative Council. His hobbies included traveling, spending time at the lake, working meticulously in his yard, but his greatest enjoyment was time spent with his grandchildren.


In addition to his parents, John was also preceded in death by his brother, Larry Russell, infant brother, Ronnie Russell; and sister, Kay Johnson.


Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Kay A. Russell of the home; son, Danny (Mary) Russell; daughters, Kristi (Jim) Harper, and Jennifer (Tommy) Demby all of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Dallas Watson, Adrienne Russell, Dalton Harper, Ian Harper, Whitley Russell, Jenna Lowery, and Holden Lowery; sister, Joyce (Tommy) Parham of Julian, NC; brother-in-law, Howard Johnson of Denton, NC; his beloved pets, “Sylvester” and “Snickers”, and numerous nieces and nephews.


Memorials may be made to the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter, 436 Goodale Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Russell family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, March 7, 2018.

 

Barbara E. Tarleton

CHERAW - Mrs. Barbara E. Tarleton, age 75, entered into rest on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church by Pastor Tim Wright and Rev. Dennis Wallace with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM prior to the service in the sanctuary of the church.


Mrs. Tarleton was born September 18, 1942 in Chesterfield County, SC a daughter of the late Howard and Ellen Brock Polson. She was a former employee of Delta Mills, Sandhill Quilting, Skyline, Chesterfield Manufacturing, and Cheraw Dyeing and Finishing.


Mrs. Tarleton was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and enjoyed taking trips to the beach and working puzzles. Her favorite pastime was spending time her grandsons.


In addition to her parents, Barbara was also preceded in death by her brothers, Jack Polson, and infant sister, Patricia Ann Polson.


Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Alvin D. Tarleton of the home; daughter, Robbie C. (David) O’Neal of Patrick, SC; 2 grandsons, Kevin (Liz) O’Neal of Charlotte, NC, and David (Amber) O’Neal of Cheraw, SC; sister, Mabel (Randall) Tolson of Cheraw, SC; and brother, Billy (Barbara) Polson of Cheraw, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews.


Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Tarleton Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, March 7, 2018.

 

Carrie Lee Little-Day

PAGELAND - Carrie Lee Little-Day, 80, died on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 2PM from the Flemming Funeral Chapel, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Greenlawn Memorial Park, Pageland, SC.


She was born April 25, 1937 in Pageland, SC to the late Brice Edgeworth and Carrie Chambers.


Survivors: are her children; Dianne Little, Shelia Truesdale, Tony Little, Roger Little, Glenda Price and Manita Little of Pageland SC; Linda Little, Florence SC, Brenda Robinson, Morven, NC and Jeffrey Little, Tokyo, Japan; brothers, Harvey Choplin (Vivian), Travelers Rest, SC, Levander Choplin (Olivia), Goldsboro, NC and Jessie Edgeworth (Mildred), Pageland SC; sisters, Dorothy Moore and Rosetta Rivers, Pageland, SC and Betty Miller, Charlotte, NC; 17 grandchildren, 24 great- grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren; foster children, Kenyatta and Samuel Day. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, March 14, 2018.

 

Jerry Lockhart

PAGELAND - Jerry Lockhart, 74, died on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 3PM from the Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery. He was born August 28, 1943 in Pageland, SC to the late Wade Lockhart, Jr. and Lessie Crowder Lockhart. Survivors: his children, Kendrick Miller (Nellie), Mt. Croghan, SC, Keyon Miller (Wil), Monroe, NC, Kieron Miller (Jaquette), Monroe, NC and Kerry Miller, Apopka, Florida; seven sisters, Betty Gramling, Kay Miller (Vernon), Charlotte, NC, Jeran Miller, Burnettte Catoe, Shirley Blakeney, Pageland, SC, Katie Sowell (Nathaniel) and Margaret Miller (Sanford), Jefferson, SC; five brothers, Jasper Lockhart, Chesterfield, VA, William Lockhart (Terry), Samuel Lockhart, Pageland, SC, Aaron Lockhart (Karen), Wadesboro, NC and Johnny Lockhart, Ridgeway, SC and eight grandchildren.


Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, March 14, 2018.

 

Peggy Eddins Leonard

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Peggy Eddins Leonard, 76, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Presbyterian Community Home in Clinton, SC. Funeral services were held at 3:00PM Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Long Pine United Methodist Church with Rev. Chuck Marbry officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends at the church one hour prior to the service beginning at 2:00PM.


Born June 13, 1941, Peggy was a daughter of the late Peter Raymond Eddins and Carrie Gaddy Eddins. She graduated from Deep Creek High School and from cosmetology school in Greensboro. She first worked with Mabel Horne in her beauty shop and later for a few years at Glenn Mfg. in Morven. Eventually she went to work for Weller Wire Wrap (Cooper) where she stayed for 27 years until her retire- ment. Peggy was a faithful member of Long Pine United Methodist Church where she attended until her health failed. She was married to Ervin Leonard who died in 2003.


Survivors include a son, John Leonard (Julie) of Laurens, SC; one grandson, Jeremy Leonard; a sister, Betty Davis of Florence, SC; and a number of nieces and nephews.


In addition to her husband, Peggy was preceded in death by a son, Vernon Leonard in 2010 as well as her brothers, Robert, James, Gene, Marcus and E.C. Eddins; and sisters, Ruth Eddins, Lib Pratt, Dot Wilkes, Louise Scott, and Corrine Ricketts.


The family suggests memorials be made to the Long Pine UMC Cemetery Fund, c/o Kay Jones, 351 Hannah Rd., Wadesboro, NC 28170.


Leavitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, March 14, 2018.

 

Johnnie Miller

PAGELAND – Johnnie Miller, 78, died on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 1PM from Word of Life Fellowship Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Greenlawn Memorial Park, Pageland, SC. He was born June 3, 1939 to the late Jerry Miller and Roberta Robinson Miller.


Survivors: wife, Wilhelmenia Miller; children, Willa Blakeney and son-in-law, Hampson Blakeney, Mildred Smith and son-in-law, Daniel Smith, Johnnie Miller, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Tammy Miller; siblings, Willie Jo Miller, Shirley Little, Geraldine Miller, Joseph Miller, Eddie Dean Miller, Anthony Miller, and sister-in-law Phyllis Miller; 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.


Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, March 14, 2018.

 

Jerry W. Rushing

RUBY – The Rev. Jerry W. Rushing, age 67, entered into rest on Monday, March 5, 2018 at his home. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Cross Roads Baptist Church by Dr. Rick Henderson, Dr. Troy Rogers, and Rev. Keith Hinson with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Miller- Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.


Rev. Rushing was born September 25, 1950 in Bennettsville, SC a son of the late Dewey and Annie Mae Gulledge Rushing. He was a retired employee with the State of South Carolina Bus Shop in Ruby, SC with 28 years of service. Jerry was a co-owner of J & J Service Station in Ruby, and the owner and operator of Jerry’s Garage for many years. In 1982, he accepted God’s call into the Gospel Ministry and pastored Oak Street Baptist, Fairview Baptist, Brock’s Mill Baptist, and Clanton Plains Baptist Churches, and supplied and served as interim pastor in other churches in the area. He was also an honorary member of the Ruby – Mt. Croghan Fire Department. Jerry’s desire in life was to be a help to others, from the pulpit to the garage, to just being a loyal friend. In his spare time, Jerry also enjoyed working on antique clocks.


In addition to his parents, Jerry was also preceded in death by his daughter, Emily Kay Rushing.


Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Connie Cason Rushing of the home; son, Jeffrey Rushing of Ruby, SC; granddaughter whom he loved as a daughter, Briana Rushing of the home; granddaughter, Azilee King and her mother, Brittany King; mother-in-law, Azilee Cason of Sevierville, TN; sister of the heart, Karen Gulledge Rogers and her family, Terry and Joshua; brother of the heart, Jamie (Judy) Gulledge of Chesterfield, SC; also his beloved dog, “Bear”; and his great grandog, “Bella”, and his great grandcat, “Blair”.


Memorials may be made to Cross Roads Baptist Church “Youth Fund”, 4963 Cross Roads Church Road, Ruby, SC 29741.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rushing family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, March 14, 2018.

 

Bowling ‘Bo’ Yates

MONROE, N.C. – The Rev. Bowling C. “Bo” Yates III entered the church triumphant Tuesday, March 6. A memorial service in witness to the resurrection of Jesus Christ was held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 9, at White Oak Presbyterian Church.


A son the late of B.C. Yates Jr. and Elizabeth Abbott Yates, Bo was a native of Marietta, Ga. He graduated from Georgia State University and Columbia Theological Seminary and was an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Affectionately known as “Preacher Bo,” he served many churches throughout the southeast in his ministry, including White Oak and Ruby. Bo loved the Lord, his family and friends, and his fur baby, Cleo. He was an avid railroad and amateur radio fan.


He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Rebecca M. Yates; and a sister, Elizabeth Y. Davis.


Survivors include his wife, the Rev. Joan Starnes Yates of the home; a daughter, Julia Yates Rogers of Myrtle Beach; and three sisters, Marsha Y. Abbey and Joel Y. Abbott, both of Floral City, Fla., and Julia Y. Maloney of Marietta.


Memorials may be made to Thornwell Home for Children, 302 South Broad St., Clinton, SC 29325. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, March 14, 2018.

 

Connie ‘CB’ Adams

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Connie “CB’ Adams, 67, died on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 2PM from Mt. Canaan Baptist Church, Jefferson, SC. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery. He was born May 30, 1950 in Chesterfield County, SC to the late Amos William and Alice Wright Adams.


Survivors: his wife, Enice Adams; a son, Rontal Edgeworth, Charlotte, NC; two grandchildren, Mikayla and Rontal Edgeworth, Jr.; four stepsons; Cassius Alexander, Diego Alexander, Ronald Sanders, Lataj Parker; seven step grandchildren, four sisters, Evelyn Raley, Maize Baker, Charlotte, NC, Truelove Baker, Pageland, SC and Barbara (Ervin) Seegars, Jefferson, SC; three brothers, Jessie Adams, Bill (Albertina) Adams and Nathaniel Adams all of Jefferson, SC.


Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, March 21, 2018.

 

Gilbert Lee Demby

JEFFERSON - Mr. Gilbert Lee Demby, age 56, entered into rest on Friday, March 16, 2018. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Monday, March 19, 2018 at Almetta Baptist Church by Pastor Thomas Thacker and Pastor Michael Thompson with burial following in the church cemetery with military honors. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Monday prior to the service in the sanctuary of the church.


Mr. Demby was born November 26, 1961 in Chesterfield, SC a son of Paul and Margie Oliver Demby. He was a former employee of Jefferson Auto Parts with over 20 years of service and a member of the S.C. Army National Guard. Lee was a member of Almetta Baptist Church where he served as former deacon and former church treasurer. An avid outdoorsman, Lee enjoyed fishing and hunting, but his greatest pastime was spending time with his family. A loving son, husband, father, and grandfather, he will be remembered as a “friend to all”.


Mr. Demby was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Mike Cook, and mother-in-law, Georgia Lee Autry.


Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Patricia L. Demby of the home; children, Michael (Luz) Thompson of Rock Hill, SC and Bryan Thompson of Kershaw, SC; parents, Paul and Margie Demby of Jefferson, SC; grandchildren, Matthew, Andrew, and Julie Thompson; siblings, Paula (Michael) Polk of Monroe, NC, Phyllis (Robbie) Deese of Rutherfordton, NC; Barbie (Randy) Gordon of Pageland, SC, Brenda (Mark) Sullivan, and Christina Demby Cook both of Jefferson, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Demby family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, March 21, 2018.

 

Wanda Crawley Dixon

PATRICK - Ms. Wanda Crawley Dixon, age 68, entered into rest on Saturday, March 17, 2018. Funeral Services were held at 5:00 PM Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Lower Macedonia Baptist Church by Dr. Lindsay Powell and Rev. John L. Melton, III with burial following in the Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens. The family greeted friends from 3:30 – 5:00 PM prior to the service at the church.


Ms. Dixon was born January 29, 1950 in Monroe, NC a daughter of Will Frank “Hank” Crawley and the late Bonnie Rae Griffin Crawley. She was a 1968 graduate of Chesterfield High School and attained her associate’s degree from Chesterfield – Marlboro TEC. She was a former employee of Chesterfield General Hospital and retired from Cheraw Healthcare as a Medical Records Clerk. A faithful member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church, Wanda served on the cemetery committee, the bereavement committee, and as church historian for many years. Ms. Dixon enjoyed researching genealogy and helping others with family history. She volunteered of her time at the Chesterfield Genealogical Society and the Woodmen of the World Youth Camp. Wanda was a lady who will be remembered for her efforts to always help others and those trademark hugs that she greeted everyone with.


In addition to her mother, Ms. Dixon was also preceded in death by her former husband, Ray Dixon.


Survivors include her children, Bridget (Bobby) Wilkerson, and Shirley Ann Gibson both of Patrick, SC; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Dawson, Heather, James, and Tyler; great grandchild, Madison; father, Hank (Mary Lou) Crawley of Chesterfield, SC; brothers, Will Arthur “Art” (Dorothy) Crawley of Emporia, VA, and Wayne (Deena) Burr of Lugoff, SC; sister, Elaine C. (Joe) Rogers of Patrick, SC; also numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews whom she loved very much.


Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, 711 Chesterfield Hwy, Cheraw, SC 29520.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC  is serving the Dixon family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, March 21, 2018.

 

Flora Belle Sellers Huntley

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Flora Belle Sellers Huntley, age 89, entered into rest on Friday, March 16, 2018. Funeral Services were 4:00 PM Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Hopewell Baptist Church by Pastor Phil Wyatt and Rev. Dan Austin with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Sunday, prior to the service in the fellowship hall of the church.


Mrs. Huntley was born December 1, 1928 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Harmon and Eula Jeanette Adams Sellers. A retired employee of Sacony Industries, Flora Belle was a faithful member of Hopewell Baptist Church where she served as church historian, former Sunday school teacher, church association representative, member of the W.M.U. and various other committees throughout the years. She enjoyed reading, history, and researching genealogy. Flora Belle enjoyed talking and never met a stranger.


In addition to her parents, Mrs. Huntley was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank Huntley; grandson, Will Huntley; and 4 brothers, William, Thomas, Steven, and Charles Sellers.


Survivors include her 2 children, Keith (Beth) Huntley, and Faye (Rickey) Williams both of Chesterfield, SC; great -granddaughter, Aubree Huntley and her mother, Erin Huntley of Pittsburgh, PA; sister, Ann Ratliff of Chattanooga, TN; also numerous nieces and nephews.


The family would like to express their thanks to the staff of Embrace Hospice, Dr. Travis Novinger and staff of Palmetto Family Medicine, and her dedicated caregivers, Jennie Wallace, Maureen “Moe” Zwiefka, and Glenda Lisenby.

    Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church “Building Fund”, 15084 Hwy. 9, Chesterfield, SC 29709

or to Embrace Hospice, 1220 Bennettsville Square, Hwy 9, Bennettsville, SC 29512.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chesterfield, SC is serving the Huntley family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, March 21, 2018.

 

Frank Edward Nicholson

MT. CROGHAN - Mr. Frank Edward Nicholson, age 87, entered into rest on Friday, March 16, 2018 at his home. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Center Grove Baptist Church by Pastor Charles Terry and Rev. Rodney Nicholson with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Monday, March 19, 2018 at Miller-Rivers Caulder Funeral Home.


Mr. Nicholson was born November 28, 1930 in Mt. Croghan, SC a son of the late Ross E. and Dezzie Summerford Nicholson. In his early years, Frank enjoyed farming prior to being the owner and operator of Nicholson’s Garage in Mt. Croghan. A faithful member of Center Grove Baptist Church, Frank served as a Deacon and was a member of the cemetery committee. He enjoyed drag racing and was an avid NASCAR fan.


In addition to his parents, Mr. Nicholson was also preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Betty Honeycutt Nicholson; daughter, Peggy N. Jones; son, Eddie Nicholson, Jr.; sisters, Annie “Ann” Campbell, Muriel N. Boan, and Elsie N. Cooper; and by his brother, Mack “Coy” Nicholson.


Survivors include his sons, Marty A. (Amy) Nicholson of Kershaw, SC, and Mike H. Nicholson of Mt. Croghan, SC; daughter, Betty N. (Randy) Knight of Mt. Croghan, SC; 4 grandchildren, Dan “Tan” Nicholson, Sandy N. (Carey) Reid, Tina Gaddy, and Madison P. Jones; 5 great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy N. “Dot” Wilkerson of Ruby, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews.


The family would like to express their thanks to caregiver, Linda Knight for her care and support shown to Mr. Frank and his family.

    Memorials may be made to Center Grove Baptist Church, 22971 Hwy. 9, Mt. Croghan, SC 29727 or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfiel, SC


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the  Nicholson family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, March 21, 2018.

 

Helen Thomas Robinson

PAGELAND – Helen Thomas Robinson, 67, died on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Funeral services were held on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 12PM from the Flemming Funeral Chapel, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Tom and Fulton Cemetery, Kingstree, SC. She was born September 24, 1950 in Williamsburg County, SC to the late Willie James Thomas, Sr. and Louise Thomas.


Survivors: her husband, Haywood Robinson; a daughter, Nichole Ellis, Fort Worth, TX; adopted children, Joseph L. Burns (Linda), Eddie Wayne Burns, Stephanie Carol, Jacqueline Robinson Flemons (Jimmy); four sisters, Willie M. Thomas, Winston Salem, NC, Barbara Rodriguez (Edmond), Johnnie P. Thomas, Fort Worth, TX and Margie Thomas, Fort Worth, TX;
three brothers, Leavern Thomas (Dee), Oklahoma City, OK, Marion Thomas and Willie James Thomas, Jr., Kingstree, SC; four grandchildren, a great grandchild.


Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, March 21, 2018.

 

James Alfred Geaves Beales III

LAURINBURG, N.C. - James Alfred Geaves Beales, III, 94, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2018 at Morrison Manor. A memorial service was held by the family at 11:00 am Saturday, March 24, 2018, at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Cheraw, SC officiated by the Rev. William D. Oldland.


Born October 2, 1923, in Fairfield County, CT, he was a son of the late James Alfred Geaves Beales, Jr. and Helen Cornelius Beales. He retired from Prudential Securities in Philadelphia PA where he served as Vice President of Investments. Mr. Beales was also a professional writer and wrote a weekly column for the Cheraw Chronicle.


He is survived by one daughter, Diane Beales Lobaugh of Baroda, MI; sons, Jefferson Davis Beales of Bethlehem, PA and Jonathan T. Beales of Atlanta GA; sister, Mary Beales Bradberry of NH; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.


He is preceded in death by his wife. Margaret Haskins Beales. McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium is serving the family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, March 28, 2018.

 

Steven C. Bilby

CHERAW - Steven C. Bilby, 71, died Sunday, March 25, 2018. Born in Kokomo, IN, he was the son of the late Omer Phillip and Hazelene Rivers Bilby. He was a US Marine Veteran.  Mr. Bilby was owner of Bilby Construction.


Surviving is his wife Donna M. Bilby of Cheraw, SC, a son, Scott Bilby of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Shannon (Kevin) Vogel of Novato, CA, a sister, Libby Knight of Cheraw, SC, a grandchild, Taylor Vogel, a nephew, John (Aya) Knight and a niece, Jennifer (Tommy) Troskoski.


The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. In lieu of flowers: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, PO Box 98018, Washington DC 20090 8018. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, March 28, 2018.

 

Billie Moore Mackey

CARTHAGE, N.C. - Ms. Billie Moore Mackey, age 82, former commissioner and mayor of Carthage passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Friday at Carthage United Methodist Church conducted by the Reverend Jim Bolyard. Burial followed at Cross Hill cemetery. Following the service there was a reception in the Sinclair House next door to the church.


A native of Chesterfield, SC she was a daughter of the late Rufus and Gladys Cole Moore. Billie graduated from Columbia College with a B.S. degree and taught school in Richland County for 12 years. In 1972 she moved to Carthage where she joined her mother as co-owner of The Billie-Fran Shoppe (ladies apparel business) until 1992. Billie became active in politics paving the way for women in local government.


She was the first female town commissioner in Carthage where she served five terms. She then served four terms as the first female mayor of Carthage. While serving as mayor she did many good things for the town including, but not limited to helping establish the annual Buggy Festival, and organized the Carthage bicentennial celebration in 1996 which carried on for a full two years. She was an active member of the Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Merchants Association, the Carthage Appearance Committee, first female member of the Rotary Club of Carthage, as well as many other civic and local community groups.


In 1997 she assisted in the founding of the Dispute Settlement Center of Moore County, Inc. and served as it’s executive director until her retirement.


Billie loved Carthage and was proud of all she was able to accomplish with the help of others, but above all she was most proud of the fact that she raised three boys as a single mother while working and serving our community.


She was preceded in death by her sister Frances Sullivan.


She is survived by her three sons Bill Mackey and wife Lisa of Carthage, Clay Mackey of Florida, Chris Mackey and wife Rhonda of Sanford; niece Harriet Riley of Siler City; grandchildren Cole, Tristin, Ian, Lily, Wyatt Mackey, Jake Verrett and John Garrison.


The family received friends at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home from 6:00 - 8:00 PM Thursday.


Memorials may be made to the Carthage Appearance Committee,  Town of Carthage, 4396 US 15-501 Hwy, Carthage, NC 28327. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, March 28, 2018.

 

Jean Reece Tucker

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. - Jean Reece Tucker, 83, died March 20, 2018, at Brookdale Morehead City after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease.


Mrs. Tucker was born June 24, 1934, in Chesterfield County, S.C., only child of the late Olyn and Arminta Hammond Reece of Cheraw, S.C.


She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Guy V. Tucker of Morehead City; two daughters, Lynn S. Carlson and husband Eric of Ocean Isle Beach and Brenda S. Tudor and husband Dave of Asheville; a grandson, Patrick McGowan of Black Mountain; and many dear friends in Carteret County and in Cheraw, S.C.


Mrs. Tucker had been a resident of Morehead City for 35 years, first at The Bluffs and later in the Brandywine community before becoming a resident of Brookdale in 2015. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Cheraw, S.C., where she taught Sunday School and sang in the church choir for many years. An accomplished artist, she painted in watercolors and oils, played piano and guitar and was a talented needlework artist. Prior to her retirement, she had served as an admin- istrative assistant at Cheraw Elementary School and later had a career as a graphic artist at The Cheraw Chronicle newspaper.


Visitation was held at 3 p.m. Friday, March 23, at Munden Funeral Home in Morehead City, followed by a memorial service at 4:00 p.m. Burial will be in Old St. David’s Cemetery in Cheraw, S.C., at a later date.


The family would like to express deepest gratitude to the staff of Brookdale Senior Living for their devoted and compassionate care of Mrs. Tucker. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, Md. 21741- 5014. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, March 28, 2018.

 

Hollie Bennett

MT. CROGHAN – Hollie Bennett, 79, died on Friday, March 16, 2018. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 1PM from the Black Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Mt. Croghan, SC. Burial followed in the Oddfellow Cemetery, Burlington, NJ. He was born August 11, 1938 in Mt. Croghan, SC to the late Otis and Mable Bennett. Survivors: his wife, Constance Bennett; three children, Kim Bennett Harris (Lamont), Burlington, NJ, Rodney Bennett, Willingboro, NJ and Donna Bennett Finney, Mt. Croghan, SC; three grandchildren, Carlesha Blair (Jonathan), Orangeburg, SC, Chanel Schoolfield, Lindenwold, NJ and Tamon Sykes, Burlington, NJ; three great grandchildren, Diamond, Paris and Jonathan Jr.; siblings, Ann Gittens (Fitzgerald), Burlington, NJ, Elloree Lewis (Richard), Mt. Holly, NJ, Georgia Taylor (Marvin), Arlington, VA, Vander Bennett (Ethel), Rocky Mount, NC, Jewel Bennett, Mt. Holly, NJ and Ural Bennett (Renee), Mt. Croghan, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, April 4, 2018.

 

Lorne A. Carlson

CHERAW - Lorne A. Carlson, 62, died Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Born in New Britain, CT he was the son of the late Ray Carlson and Georgia Poland Flowers. He had worked with INA Bearing Company for 25+ years. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a loving grandfather and father.


Surviving are his daughters, Mackenzie Carlson of Myrtle Beach, SC, Nicole Sturgeon of Florence, SC, Jessica Carlson of Cheraw, SC, his wife, Jodi Brenwald and a granddaughter Gracyn Sturgeon.


He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, brothers, David Carlson, Ricky Carlson and a sister, Cindy Goodwin.


The family received friends 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A memorial service was held 5:00 PM, Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.


Memorials to: Paws and Claws, PO Box 386, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, April 4, 2018.

 

Alonzo Willis Cash

CHERAW - Alonzo Willis Cash, 70, died on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Funeral services were held on Friday, March 30, 2018 at 1PM from Fleming Funeral Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the Sandy Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery, Morven, NC. He was born August 12, 1947 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Bennie and Blanche Rollins Cash. Survivors: two sons, Alonzo Bernard Cash, Kershaw, SC and Antoine (Felicia) Cash, Memphis TN; two sisters, Lillian McCoy, Cheraw, SC and Carolyn Watson, Bellport, NY; a brother, Wiley Cash, Clio, SC; a sister-in-law, Bonnie Cash, Chesterfield, SC; 17 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, April 4, 2018.

 

Anna Elizabeth Conner

CHERAW - Anna Elizabeth Conner, 92, died Saturday, March 31, 2018. She was born in Ohio. Surviving are many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. The family received friends 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Harris Creek Baptist Church, Society Hill, SC. A funeral service was held 12:00 PM Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Harris Creek Baptist Church. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, April 11, 2018.

 

Darlene Ann Ward

CHERAW - Darlene Ann Ward, 66 died April 4, 2018 born in Burbank, CA, she was a daughter of the late John Theodore and Dolores Jean Thomas Romarewski. She is survived by her three daughters, three grandchildren, two sisters, one brother, and many nieces and nephews.


In lieu of flowers please send donations to the American Cancer Society Death. What is death? Why is it that no one can explain it? Why does it feel like the pain will never go away? Why does it feel like a nightmare that we can’t wake up from? No one can explain the pain that you feel when you lose a parent, especially not one you’ve been close to your whole life, the one who literally raised us to be the women we are today.


Darlene was the matriarch of our family, as well as “Mom” to many. She loved with an open heart and al- ways had an open ear and door. You could see the joy in her most her when she was able to bring joy to others. She was loved by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. We take solace in knowing she is reunited with her son, brother, and parents. With Love,  Diane Ramirez, Stephanie Yosh and Jennifer Ward Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, April 11, 2018.

 

Mary Dell Adams

CHESTERFIELD - Ms. Mary Dell Adams, age 91, entered into rest on Friday, Funeral Services were held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Mike Phares and Phillip Caulder, Jr. with burial following in Westfield Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Monday, April 9, 2018 at the funeral home.


Ms. Adams was born June 14, 1926 in Chesterfield County, SC a daughter of the late Elijah P. and Lennie Lee Jones. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing and enjoyed attending Bethel United Methodist Church. Ms. Adams enjoyed working in her flowers and working cross word puzzles. A lady who never met a stranger, Mary Dell was always meeting and talking with people.


In addition to her parents, Ms. Adams was also preceded in death by her daughter, Vera K. Adams; brothers, Ed and John Jones; sisters, Nellie Brock, Thelma Campbell, Rosa Lee Little, Vera “Betty” Dowd, and Julia Jones.


Survivors include her son, Floyd Darryl (Gail) Wallace of Bridgewater, NJ; daughters, Linda A. (Edwin) Taylor of Hartsville, SC, Mary Oletta (Ray) Deese of Patrick, SC, Marcia A. Tolson of Chesterfield, SC; 12 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, a host of “adopted” grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.


Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to Bethel United Methodist Church, 8092 Hartsville –Ruby Road, Patrick, SC 29584.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Adams family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, April 18, 2018.

 

Joseph ‘Joe’ B. Carter

PATRICK - Mr. Joseph “Joe” B. Carter, age 66, entered into rest on Monday, April 9, 2018 at his home. Funeral Services were held at 10:00 AM Thursday, April 12, 2018 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Bobby Morton and Rev. Rocky Tyner. The graveside service was held at 3:00 PM Thursday afternoon at Holly Hill Cemetery, 401 W. Holly Hill Rd., Thomasville, NC 27360. The family received friends from 5:00 – 8:00 PM Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, 318 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709.


Mr. Carter was born October 3, 1951 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late John and Anna Thelma Crowley Carter. He was a retired employee of INA USA and a faithful member of Southern Grace Church. An avid outdoorsman, Joe enjoyed fishing and gardening. He loved meeting people and had a special place in his heart for children.


In addition to his parents, Joe was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Buck and Carson Carter; brother-in-law, Dan Brown; and 1 infant sister.


Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Joyce Carter of the home; 2 children, Linda (Jim) Moore of Fairfax, VA, and Janet Elliott of High Point, NC; siblings, Jack (Nancy) Carter of Trinity, NC, Cecil (Dorothy) Carter of Asheboro, NC, Carlos (Willie Mae) Carter, Freddie (Linda) Carter, Barbara (Grover) Dixon, and Edith Brown all of Patrick, SC; step-brothers, Donald (Libby) Jordan, and Wayne (Jean) Jordan both of Hartsville, SC; sister-in-law, Novella Carter of Sea Grove, NC; also nu- merous nieces and nephews.


The family requests that memorials be made to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, 318 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709 to assist the family.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Carter family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, April 18, 2018.

 

Rachel Anne Chapman

WALLACE - Rachel Anne Chapman, 70, died Saturday, April 14, 2018. Born in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of the late Jackson C. and Hellen Lee Hewitt. She was a member of Wallace Baptist Church. She loved to go camping at Cheraw State Park. She was a hostess at McDonalds of Cheraw for 10 years and loved meeting new people. She also loved working in childcare, where she took care of many children from the community in her home.


Surviving is her husband of 51 years, Gary E. Chapman, Sr. of Wallace, SC, sons, Gary Eugene (Kim) Chapman, Jr. of Cheraw, SC, Kevin Lynn (Coleen) Chapman of Vienna, VA, sisters, Glenda (Jackie) Mangum of Pageland, SC, Dianne (Doug) Tarlton of Cheraw, SC, Kay (Jimmy) Sellers of Chesterfield, SC three grandchildren, Carley Chapman, Riley Chapman and Kendal Chapman and her fur baby, Pepper.


The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service will be held 3:00 PM, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.


Memorials to: Embrace Hospice, 1220 Bennettsville Square, Bennettsville, SC 29512 or Paws and Claws, PO Box 386, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, April 18, 2018.

 

Thelma W. Cottingham

CHERAW - Thelma W. Cottingham, 90, died Saturday, April 14, 2018. Born in Gibson, NC, she was a daughter of the late Archie Ed and Ava Ransom Walters. She was the widow of LeRoy Gene Cottingham. She was a member of St. David’s Episcopal Church. She enjoyed rock and arrowhead hunting, enjoyed traveling, fishing, and church functions. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.


She is survived by a son, Tim (Suzanne) Cottingham of Cheraw, SC and a daughter, Jean Teal of Mooresville, NC, a daughter-in-law, Darlene Cottingham of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Leigh (Kevin) Griggs, Dawn Hollis, Jennifer (Atif) Khawaja, and Justin (Kimberly) Teal, and great-grandchildren, Sierra, Mason, Christopher, Chloe, Caleb, Claire, A.J., Ava Grace, Noah, and Landon.


She was preceded in death by her husband and parents listed above, sons, Keith Cottingham, and Hamer Cottingham, a daughter, Ava Lynn Cottingham, a grandson, Stephen Leroy Lewis Teal, brothers, Bruce Walters, George T. Walters, Ed Walters, Bennie Walters, and sisters, Ina Odom and Agnes Gandy.


The family received friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home A funeral service will be held 3:00 PM Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at St. David’s Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial will follow at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, April 18, 2018.

 

Sarah Frances McDonald McRae

FLORENCE – Sarah Frances McDonald McRae, age 99 of Florence, SC, formerly of Chesterfield, SC, entered her Heavenly Home April 13, 2018. Born April 25, 1918 in Hartsville, SC the first child of L. John and Mary Bethune McCaskill McDonald. She was baptized in First Presbyterian Church of Hartsville. She graduated from Hartsville High School in 1935 and from Limestone College in 1939. In September of that year she became a  member of the faculty in the Chesterfield School System. She was dedicated to her students and taught 3 years before her marriage and taught for 28 additional years beginning in 1952.


Frances married James Alexander McRae in 1942 and they had been happily married 25 years when James died in 1968. Their only child Mary Kendall was born in 1946. When Frances married she transferred her church membership to Chesterfield Presbyterian Church where she remained a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church USA. She served as Deacon, Elder, active in all work of the Presbyterian Women, Sunday school and Vacation Bible School teacher, and a member of New Harmony Presbytery Committees.


Frances was active in the civic and social life of Chesterfield until she moved to the Presbyterian Community of Florence in 2006. She was a member of one of the bridge clubs in Chesterfield for 64 years.


She is survived by her loving daughter, Mary Kendall McRae Bittle and her husband John Wesley Bittle, Jr. of Conway, SC., her sister, Isabel McDonald Rollins of Greensboro, NC, her sister-in-law, Mary Jane Ketchin McDonald of Presbyterian Community of Florence, her sister-in-law, Flora Nelle McRae Johnson of McFarlan, NC. Other survivors are a number of nieces and nephews through to great-great-great nieces and nephews whom she loved very much.


Frances was predeceased by her devoted husband James, and by her brothers, Harry McCaskill McDonald

in 2009, and John Neil McDonald, Sr. in 2010 of Hartsville.  Her funeral service was held at 11:00 AM Monday, April 16, 2018 at Chesterfield Presbyterian Church with interment to follow at Chesterfield Cemetery. Mary Kendall and John Bittle will have a reception for all family and friends in the fellowship hall of Chesterfield Presbyterian Church immediately after the burial.


 Should one wish to remember Frances with a memorial gift, it may be made to Chesterfield Presbyterian Church, 209 W. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709, Chesterfield Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 388, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or to the Presbyterian Community of Florence, 2350 W. Lucas Street, Florence, SC 29501.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is serving the McRae family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, April 18, 2018.

 

Paul Edward Miles

CHERAW - Mr. Paul Edward Miles, age 74, entered into rest on Monday, April 9, 2018. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Thursday, April 12, 2018 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Doug Taylor with burial following in the Long Branch Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. The family received friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.


Mr. Miles was born July 20, 1943 in Jefferson, SC a son of the late Baxter Roy and Verdie Brown Miles. He was a retired Lab Technician with Cheraw Dyeing and Finishing. An avid outdoorsman, Paul enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing golf. He enjoyed working on antique cars and tractors and traveling to the beach.


In addition to his parents, Paul was also preceded in death by his sisters, Evelyn M. Melton and Louise M. Helms; brothers, Aaron J. Miles, William Lucas Miles, and Larry Wayne Miles.


Survivors include his sister Gladys M. (Glen) Oliver of Chesterfield, SC; also several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, P. O. Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502 or to a charity of one’s choice.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Miles family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, April 18, 2018.

 

Mark Avery Moore

CHERAW - Mark Avery Moore, 59, died Thursday, April 12, 2018. Born in Kings Mountain, NC, he was a son of Monzell Simmons Moore of Kings Mountain, NC and the late Bobby Gene Moore. He was a 1977 graduate of Kings Mountain High School and a 1982 graduate of Clemson University. He was a member of Cheraw First Baptist Church, and past Scoutmaster of Boy Scouts of America Troop 655. He was an avid photographer of weddings and sports, especially Cheraw Braves and Clemson Tigers, often submitting his work to the local newspaper, The Link. He enjoyed history and cycling.


He is survived by his wife Norma Upchurch Moore of Cheraw, SC, a son, Bradley Alexander Moore of Charleston, SC, a daughter, Stephanie Ava Moore of Greer SC, his mother, listed above, a sister, Sharon (Jeff) Stephens of Huntersville, NC, sisters-in-law, Libbie Upchurch of Kings Mountain, NC, and Penny Hamrick of Grover, NC, a brother-in-law, David Upchurch of Salisbury, NC, and several nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his father listed above and a son, Chadwick Benjamin Moore.


The family received friends from 3:00 PM-4:00 PM, Sunday, April 15, 2018 in the foyer of Cheraw First Baptist Family Life Center. A funeral service was held 4:00 PM, Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Cheraw First Baptist Family Life Center. Burial was in Old St. David’s Cemetery, Cheraw, SC.


Memorials to: Boy Scouts of America, Pee Dee Area Council, 702 S. Coit Street, Florence, SC 29501 or Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, April 18, 2018.

 

Shirley Johnson Polson

SOCIETY HILL – Shirley Johnson Polson, 71, of Society Hill died on Monday, April 9, 2018. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 2 PM in Society Hill Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery, directed by Kistler Hardee Funeral Home of Darlington. The family received friends from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at the church. Shirley was born in Chesterfield County. She was the daughter of the late John Maxie Johnson and Margaret Thelma Tyner Johnson. Shirley was a member of Society Hill Presbyterian Church and enjoyed sewing and crocheting. She worked for Darlington County School District and was instrumental in the starting of the first kindergarten class in Society Hill. Shirley loved her family and friends. She will be dearly missed.


Surviving are her children, Sandy Polson and JP Polson both of Society Hill; grandchildren, Zack, Jamie, Ricky, Ryan, and Amanda; 9 great grandchildren; and her sister, Lois Tucker of Society Hill.


Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, John Maxie Johnson and Margaret Thelma Tyner Johnson; her husband, Wiley “Bozo” Polson; and daughter, Teresa Polson Brown.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4124 Clemson Blvd, Suite L, Anderson, SC 29621 or Agape Hospice, 115 N. Fifth Street, Hartsville, SC 29550.


Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, April 18, 2018.

 

Linda Threadgill

EASLEY - Linda Threadgill passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, April 8 at her home in Easley SC. Linda was born June 19th, 1943 in Pontiac, Michigan and was adopted at the age of 3 to her parents Herbert and Mildred (Chambers) Libby. Over twenty years ago she finally met her real sisters and was able to connect with her biological family. Linda was an accomplished pianist and played for schools, churches, friends, and family for over 60 years. She also taught herself how to play the organ and often played both for many congregations. Her music career began at the age of 4, and with the help of her brother, Jerome Libby, she mastered the piano at a very young age. See was so good that she was asked to accompany the Pontiac Northern High School choir beginning in her sophomore year. While in high school, she also played for her home Nazarene church as well as famous gospel groups of that time. She played for various churches of various denominations throughout the country.  Her ability to move congregations emotionally through music left a lasting impression on many in the congregation and often many would come early and stay late to listen to her preludes and postludes.


Her legacy will be her music and the profound affect it had on all of those who were blessed to hear her play. That legacy will live on through her friends, her students, and her family. Her love of music was only eclipsed by her love for her family.


She was a devoted
and loving companion to Daryl Threadgill for almost 38 years. She and Daryl were married on May 25th, 1980 and lived in several states including, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, and California. They retired to Easley, SC in February of 2011.


Linda is survived by her sons Matthew Jay Threadgill of Kansas City and Kevin Troy Heard of Charlevoix, MI and a daughter Lori Lyn Armstrong (husband Mark) of Sault Ste. Marie, MI.; sisters Rita Francisco and Linda Dawson; granddaughters Whitney Lyn Heard and Hannah Mae Heard; and grandsons Jay Michael Threadgill and Sean Thomas Threadgill.


She was preceded in death by her mother Mildred Libby and her father Herbert Libby; her brother Jerome B. Libby; and sisters Dawn Ware and Cleo Pethers.


Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Friday, April 13, 2018 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Dr. Lindsey Powell with burial following in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.


Linda had a passion for animals and if you would rather donate than send flowers, please donate to your local Humane Society in her name.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Threadgill family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 9, April 18, 2018.

 

Doris Mildred Griggs Webb

WALLACE - Doris Mildred Griggs Webb, 94, died Monday, April 09, 2018. Born in Wallace, SC, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Julia Leviner Griggs. She was the widow of S.B. Webb, Jr. Mrs. Webb was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Wallace.


She is survived by sons, Floyd (Libbie) Webb of Wallace, SC, and Glenn Webb of Wallace, SC, daughters, Carolyn (Alvin) Perhealth of Wallace, SC, Glinda Bryant (Bruce Gregory) of Lillington, NC, and Eleanor Webb of Wallace, SC, a brother, Edwin Griggs of Wallace, SC, sisters, Marcella Cheves of Cheraw, SC and Betty English of Wallace, SC, 14 Grandchildren, 33 Great Grandchildren, and 11 Great Great Grandchildren.


She is preceded in death by her husband and parents listed above, a son, Allen Webb, and daughters, Peggy Glarium and Ann Brazzel.


The family received friends at Kiser Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM. A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Wallace, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 9, April 18, 2018.

 

Gloria Byrd Crenshaw

PATRICK - Mrs. Gloria Byrd Crenshaw, age 72, entered into rest on Monday, April 16, 2018 at her home. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Friday, April 20, 2018 at Lower Macedonia Baptist Church by Dr. Lindsey Powell and Phillip Caulder, Jr. with burial following in the Harris Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.


Mrs. Crenshaw was born October 28, 1945 in Darlington, SC a daughter of the late John Byrd and Geneva Starling Brigman and was raised by step-father and mother, Jay and Geneva Brigman. She was a homemaker and member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church. Gloria enjoyed gardening and working in her flowers.


In addition to her parents, Mrs. Crenshaw was also preceded in death by 2 half-sisters, Lois Hunter and Dorothy Byrd.


Survivors include her husband, Tony M. Crenshaw; son, Tony Michael Crenshaw, II and Andrea of Patrick, SC; daughter, Amy Lynn Crenshaw and Chuck Tucker of Society Hill, SC; grandchildren, Charles Austin Tucker, Summer Jade Crenshaw, Madison Elizabeth Crenshaw, Ruby Caroline Crenshaw, and Macy McDonald; sister, Dorothy Frick of Patrick, SC; and halfsister, Dora (Otis) Gainey of Society Hill, SC.


Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, P.O. Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502 or to a charity of one’s choice.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Crenshaw family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 9, April 25, 2018.

 

Geneva Mullis Moree Dailey

PAGELAND - Mrs. Geneva Mullis Moree Dailey, age 85, entered into rest on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church by Pastor Richard Collins with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends Tuesday, from 12:00 – 2:00 PM prior to the service at the church.


Mrs. Dailey was born August 6, 1932 in Union County, NC a daughter of the late Lige and Effie Threatt Mullis. She was a retired food service employee with the Richland County School System and a former employee of Holly Farms of Monroe, NC. A member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Geneva was known for her pies and was always baking and sharing to everyone in the community. She enjoyed shopping trips with her family, and her favorite stops were Hamrick’s and K & W Cafeteria.


In addition to her parents, Geneva was also preceded in death by her husband, Edward Moree; daughter, Frances M. Helms; infantson, Jerry Wayne Moree; grandson, Jonathan “Jon-Boy” Moree; brothers, Floyd, Arthur, Rayvon, Charles, and Nathan Mullis; sisters, Doris Laney, and Geraldine “Coot” Tadlock. Numerous nieces and nephews.


The family of Mrs. Geneva would like to thank the staff of Chesterfield Convalescent Center for the love and care shown to her through the years.


Memorials may be made to Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, 3530 Hwy. 601, Pageland, SC 29728.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Dailey family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 9, April 25, 2018.

 

Merle Warren Forman

RUBY - Rev. Merle Warren Forman, age 85, entered into rest on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Funeral Services will be 4:00 PM Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Rose Memorial Church of the Nazarene by Pastor Scott Gibson with burial to follow at a later date in Walsh, CO. The family will receive friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

    Rev. Forman was born May 26, 1932 in Ithica, NY, a son of the late Mabel Louise Forman. A U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, Merle served in the 7th Infantry Division and landed in the Injan Inva- sion, and eventually served as personal driver and body guard for Gen. Edward M. Almond. Rev. Forman was in law enforcement in Arlington, VA from 1957 to 1962 serving in the division motorcycle police outfit. He faithfully pastured seven churches in five states over 35 years. Merle loved people, his garden, his animals, and especially McDonald’s coffee. Mostly Merle loved the Lord, and he is walking in his Savior’s presence today.


Rev. Forman was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carol; brother, Fred; and Fur Baby, “Buddy”.


Survivors include his wife, Gloria of the home; daughters, Diane (Gary) Mercer of Bethany, OK and Myrna (Tim) Shaffer of Colorado Springs, CO; son, Chaplain Lt. Col. (Select) Dan Forman of Colorado Springs, CO; stepchildren, Laura (Louie) Hammonds of Columbia, SC; Lana (Pat) Patterson of Evans, GA; Michael (Tosha) Broderick of Lancaster, SC; Thirteen grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one on the way.


Memorials may be made to Rose Memorial Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 275, Pageland, SC 29728.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Forman family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 9, April 25, 2018.

 

Madgie Ruth Settle Leggett

COLUMBIA - Ruth S. Leggett, 95, died Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Lexington Medical Center, West Columbia, SC.


A memorial service was held in the chapel at Presbyterian Community of Columbia, 700 DaVega Dr., Lexington, SC at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 21, 2018. Interment was in New Hope Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Biggersville, MS.


Born September 17, 1922 in Biggersville, MS, she was the daughter of William and Barbara Hill Settle. She lived many years in Oxford, Mississippi and then in Cheraw, SC. Since 1998, the Presbyterian Community of Columbia, SC was her home.


She was predeceased by her husband, Isom William Leggett; brother, George Settle; and sister, Bessie Doty.


She is survived by her daughter, Elaine L. Craft, of Columbia, SC (formerly Cheraw, SC); and son, Calvin William Leggett of Raleigh, NC; four grandchildren, Calvin Leggett Craft of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Marjorie Mann (Margie) Craft of Indianapolis, IN, Mary McFadden Craft Lawson (Mary Mc) of Cincinnati, OH and Lydia Elaine Leggett of New York City, NY; and five great grandchildren. A graduate of Biggersville High School and Wood Junior College, she worked for the Red Cross during World War II, was an active volunteer and leader of the Easter

Seal Society in MS, and participated in multiple civic and literary organizations. She was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Churches in MS and Cheraw, SC. For more than 30 years, she enjoyed spending several months each year at her second home in Hendersonville, NC. She was an avid reader and enjoyed travel, performing arts, and card games with family and friends.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Presbyterian Communities of SC, PCSC Foundation, 2817 Ashland Rd., Columbia, SC 29210 or online at www.prescommunities.org


Arrangements are being handled by Thompson Funeral Home, West Columbia, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 9, April 25, 2018.

 

Ann Rollins Liles

Chesterfield - Mrs. Ann Rollins Liles, age 83, entered into rest on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Hopewell Baptist Church by Rev. Phil Wyatt and Rev. Jackie Hinson with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends Friday, April 20, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home


Mrs. Liles was born March 10, 1935 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Jennings Bryan “J.B.” and Maggie Brigman Rollins. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and was a retired office manager with State Farm Insurance. Ann enjoyed putting jig saw puzzles together and spending time with family and friends. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.


In addition to her parents, Ann was also preceded in death by 2 brothers; J.B. Rollins Jr. and Marion Carl Rollins; 3 sisters, Margaret R. Kirkland, Catherine R. Rivers, and Simonetta Rollins.


Survivors include her husband of 64 years Bill Liles of the home; son, Tim (Shelia) Liles of Charlotte, NC; 2 brothers, Robert Carrison (Clara) Rollins of Cheraw, SC and Ralph (Kaye) Rollins of Chesterfield, SC; 2 sisters, Christine (Ted) Rogers of LaPlata, MD and Eunice (Doug) Ruff of Columbia, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews.


Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church 15084 SC-9 Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 9, April 25, 2018.

 

Donna Sue Melton Pope

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Donna Sue Melton Pope, age 58, entered into rest on Thursday, April 19, 2018. A Celebration of Life Service was held 2:00 PM, Sunday, April 22, 2018 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor. The family greeted friends immediately following the service at the funeral home. A visitation was held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the home of Elizabeth & Blake Evans, 241 Lagoda Drive, Locust, NC.


Mrs. Pope was born March 22, 1960 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of Sadie Davis Whitaker and the late George Bobby Melton. She was a devoted caregiver and worked in the nursing field for many years. Mrs. Pope was a member of Young Memorial Baptist Church of Concord, NC. Her favorite pastimes included connecting with friends on Facebook and spending time with her beloved pet, “Boots.”


In addition to her father, Donna was also preceded in death by her granddaughter, Bailey McClain; and first husband, Leonard McClain.


Survivors include her husband, Danny Wallace of the home; 2 daughters, Tashia (Blake) Evans of Locust, NC, and Sierra (Adam Crowley) Wallace of Chesterfield, SC; son, Todd McClain of Society Hill, SC; 5 grandchildren, Blake, Brayden, and Bella McClain, and Grayson Howell; mother, Sadie Davis (Billy) Whitaker of Lancaster, SC; and sister, Rebecca (Timothy) Hilburn of Lancaster, SC


Memorials may be made to Paws and Claws, P.O. Box 386, Chesterfield, SC 29709 Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC  is serving the Pope family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 9, April 25, 2018.

 

Linda Rorie

Ninety Six - Linda Sikes Rorie, 75, resident of 101 Cumberland Ct., widow of Charles Preston Rorie, passed away April 16, 2018, at Self Regional Medical Center.


Born August 8, 1942, in Pageland, she was the daughter of the late Eddie Lee and Mildred Maples Sikes. She was a 1960 graduate of Pageland High School and attended Northwestern Technical College.


Mrs. Rorie retired from Challenger and then worked in the healthcare industry as a CNA until moving to Greenwood in 2014. A member of First Presbyterian Church of Pageland she was a former teacher of the Joy Special Needs Sunday School Class of the church and after moving to Ninety Six she attended Siloam Baptist Church and the Dorcas Sunday School Class of the church.


Surviving is a daughter, Lelia Rorie Smith and husband Rodney of Ninety Six; two grandsons, Rory Smith of Suzhow, China and Graham Smith of Ninety Six.


Funeral services were 2:00 pm Friday at the First Presbyterian Church of Pageland with Rev. Dick Tubbs and Rev. Phillip Howle officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Pageland. Pallbearers were her grandsons, along with Doug Rorie, David Rorie, Will Meredith, Norris Sneed, Calvin Hancock and Tony Griffin. The family was at the home of Mary Anne Smith, 401 Johnston Road, Ninety Six, and received friends at Blyth Funeral Home from 6 to 8 Thursday evening and from 1 to 2 pm Friday at the church.


Memorials may be made to either, The Haiti Mission Fund, c/o Siloam Baptist Church, P.O. Box 373, Ninety Six, SC 29666, or the Backpack Ministry of First Presbyterian Church of Pageland, P.O. Box 36, Pageland, SC 29728.


Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting Mrs. Rorie’s family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 9, April 25, 2018.

 

Charles Bryan Welsh

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Charles Bryan Welsh, age 87, entered into rest on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Services were held at 11:00 AM Saturday, April 21, 2018 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Randy Bishop with burial following in the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family greeted friends Saturday from 10:00 - 11:00 AM prior to the service at the funeral home.


Mr. Welsh was born August 2, 1930 in Chesterfield, SC, a son of the late Ben Heath and Bessie Rayfield Welsh. He was a retired supervisor with J.P. Stevens. Mr. Welsh was a member of Chesterfield Baptist Church, where he served on the building and grounds committee. An avid golfer, Charles was a member of Green River Country Cluband enjoyed his time there.


In addition to his parents, Charles was also preceded in death by his wife; Sylvia Douglas Welsh, his daughter-in-law; Kathy Welsh, 3 brothers; Wilbert, Lawson, and Jack Welsh and 4 sisters; Hester Moore, Janelle Graham, Arie Lisenby, and Mildred Sellers.


 Survivors include his son, Mike Welsh of Chesterfield; daughter, Linda (Kenny) Scott of Chesterfield, SC; grandson, Bryan Scott of Pamplico, SC; 2 great grandchildren, Kalelyn and Jace Scott of Pamplico, SC; brother, Benson (Margaret) Welsh of Chesterfield, SC; and sister, Betty (Billy) Redfearn of Cheraw, SC.


Memorials may be made to the Chesterfield Baptist Church “Building and Grounds Fund”, 207 E. Main St. Chesterfield, SC or Hospice of Chesterfield County PO Box 293 Chesterfield, SC 29709.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Welsh Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 9, April 25, 2018.

 

Georgia Reep Brantley

WALLACE – Georgia Reep Brantley, 53, died Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Born in Laurinburg, NC she was a daughter of Jo Ann Perhealth Reep of Wallace, SC and the widow of Van Brantley. She loved her children and grandchildren.


Surviving is her son, Justin Brantley of Wallace, SC, a daughter, April (David) Harrington of Fayetteville, NC, her mother listed above, brothers, Smiley Reep of Wallace, SC, Matt Reep of Wallace, SC, sisters, Gail Reep of Chesterfield, SC, Tammy Haney of Patrick, SC, Grace (Jason) Brown of Wallace, SC, grandchildren, Tavin Brantley, Takayla McQueen, Chaz Harrington, Seth Harrington, Eli Harrington, Chelci Brantley, Aiden Brantley and Christian Brown. Also, her beloved dog “Misty.”


The family received friends 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Friday, April 27, 2018 at Windsor Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Friday, April 27, 2018 at Windsor Park Freewill Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Wallace, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8A, May 2,2018

 

Jack D. Culpepper

CHESTERFIELD - Jack D. Culpepper, 59, of Chesterfield, SC suffered a fatal heart attack while fishing with friends on April 21, 2018. Born in Americus/Sumter County, GA on March 2, 1959, Jack spent his childhood years in Butler/Taylor County, GA where he excelled in sports and academics, graduating second in his class in 1977. Following high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy, serving honorably for five years.


Jack received his Bachelor of Science in Forest Resource Management from the University of Georgia in 1996, graduating magna cum laude. In 1998, he earned a Master’s degree in Forest Resource Management and Business. Since 2003, Jack was employed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. For the past 11 years, he served as Forester for the Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge in McBee, SC and the Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina.


Jack was preceded in death by his father, Jack Culpepper in 1998. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Nettie Jo and Lamar Perry of Ila; sisters, Myra C. (Philip) Morris of Athens, Pat Culpepper of Decatur; Jolyn Culpepper Ila; niece, Abigail M. (David) Russell of Chattanooga, TN; nephew, Joseph P. Morris, Minneapolis, MN; and great niece, Rosie Russell of Chattanooga.


Funeral services were held Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 12:00 PM at Campus View Church of Christ in Athens. Interment will follow at Athens Memory Gardens.


The family will receive friends at the church from11:00 AM until service time. Lord and Stephens, EAST, Athens, GA, is in charge of arrangements.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8A, May 2, 2018.

 

Mary Helene Cassidy Esnault

CHERAW - Mrs. Mary Helene Cassidy Esnault, age 69, entered into rest on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.  Funeral services were held 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 25, 2018, from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers -Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Ronnie Jackson, Rev. Mark Phillips, and PhillipCaulder, Jr., with burial following in the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.


Mrs. Esnault was born in Chesterfield, SC, a daughter of the late Ed Cassidy and Carrie Wilson Cassidy. She was a graduate of Long High School Class of 1966. Mary was a retired healthcare technician with over 45 years of helping others. She worked with Denver General Hospital and the Denver Veterans Hospital. Mary was a faithful member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church where she served as President of the Usher Board and President of the Women’s Ministry. She enjoyed tennis, walking, and working with children. She served as a foster caregiver both in Colorado and South Carolina. Following her retirement, Mary served on the Chesterfield County Board of Disabilities.


In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Rabbi Alvin Daniel Esnault, her daughter, Sheligh Monique Esnault, and her brother, Tommy Cassidy. Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Kamesha (Raymond) Scott of Denver, CO; godsons, Elijah Wahn A. Gilkey and Todd Bittle; granddaughter, Menene Scott; brother, Edward (Hattie) Cassidy of

Fayetteville, NC; sister, Angela C. (Joseph) Benton of Cheraw, SC; brother-in-law, Albert (Stacey) Esnault of CO; also numerous nieces and nephews, 2 great-nieces, and a host of other family members and friends.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Esnault family.  Published iThe Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8A, May 2,2018.

 

Polly Ann Hutchinson Gathings

SUMMERTON - Mrs. Polly Ann Hutchinson Gathings, age 83, formerly of Chesterfield, SC, entered into rest on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Friday, April 27, from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Mark Phillips and Phillip Caulder, Jr. The family greeted friends from 2:00-3:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.


Mrs. Gathings was born on August 17, 1934, in Exway, NC, a daughter of the late Joseph Calvin and Mordeci Hunsucker Hutchinson. She was a retired employee of Weller Industries and a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. Polly enjoyed making crafts and crocheting.


In addition to her parents, Polly was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene P. Gathings.


Her survivors include herdaughter, Pamela Clark of Bluffton, SC; 3 sons, Eugene P. Gathings, Jr. of Manning, SC, David P. (Kathy) Gathings, of Summerton, SC, and John (Tammy) Gathings of Ruby, SC; 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; and 1 sister, Serena Wilson of GA.


Memorials may be made to Caris Healthcare Hospice, 105 E. Westmark Blvd., Suite 4, Sumter, SC 29150.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC, is serving the Gathings. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8A, May 2,2018.

 

Don Gilliam

WESLEY CHAPEL, FL/CHERAW - Don Gilliam, 74,died Thursday, April 26, 2018. Born in Rockingham, NC, he was a son of the late Roy and Ila Blake Gilliam. He was the widower of Mollie Gainey Gilliam. He was retired from Gate Petroleum with 30+ years of service.


Surviving is his son, Marty (Run) Gilliam, son-in-law David Longshore, grandchildren, Adam, Patrick and Brendan Gilliam, Kimberly and Courtney Longshore, also, his former wife, Marlene Gore, stepchildren, Irene Patterson, Sylvia Grantham, step grandchildren, Lisa Gainey, Phyllis Tweed, Wayne Gainey, Kelly Grantham, Kenny Grantham, Michele Pacheco, Tony Patterson and Tina Patterson, 2 great grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his parents and wife listed above, also children Chrissy Longshore, Lee Gilliam, step children Mack Gainey, Robert Gainey, siblings Larry Gilliam, Joyce Bolin and Phillip Gilliam.


Memorial may be made to the charity of your choice. The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 3:00 PM Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8A, May 2,2018.

 

Gary Johnson

CHESTERFIELD – Gary Johnson, 69, died on Friday, March 30, 2018. A memorial service was held on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 4pm from the Flemming Funeral Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. He was born to Rudene Johnson and the late Herbert Civers on October 1, 1948 in LaGrange, GA. Survivors: a daughter,  Johnson, Florence, SC; his mother, Rudene Byrom, Hartsville, SC; five sisters, Shirley Jean Jackson, LaGrange, GA, Barbara Gates (Steve), LaGrange, GA, Trina Davidson, LaGrange, GA, Betty Davidson, LaGrange, GA and Charlie Davidson (Shawn), LaGrange, GA and a brother, Gregory Civers (Barbara), LaGrange, GA. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8A, May 2,2018.

 

Pauline L. Leviner

HAMLET, N.C. – Mrs. Pauline L. Leviner, 97, of Hamlet and formerly of Wallace, SC died peacefully Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Richmond Pines Health Care in Hamlet.


Funeral services were held 3:00pm Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC. Interment followed in the church cemetery.


Pauline was born September 1, 1920 in Marlboro County, SC a daughter of the late Calvin Leviner and the late Minnie McLain Leviner. At age 50, she went to work at Cheraw Yarn Mills, retiring at age 65 having never missed a day’s work. She was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church for more than 70 years.


Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Benny and Sarah Leviner of Rockingham; her grandchildren, Alice Snelgrove of Columbia, SC, Harold Leviner, Jr. of Oklahoma City, OK, Lynn Leviner of Monk’s Corner, SC, Karen Martin of Southport, Dawn Terry of Hamlet, Benny J. Leviner and Steven Leviner both of Rockingham, Renee Van-Derpoel of Lutrell, TN and Lance Leviner of Richmond, VA; 18 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren and her sisters, Bessie Robson of Rockingham and Emma Huckabee and Frances Smith both of Bennettsville, SC.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Leviner; sons Harold Leviner, Randy Leviner and infant Jackson Leviner; and brothers and sisters; Minor Leviner, Elbert Leviner, Elgin “Pud” Leviner, Tommy Leviner, Jimmy Leviner, Edna Caulk and Eula Smith.


As a young girl, she had to cook for her family and with all of her experience it is nowonder she is remembered for being an excellent cook, mainly her homemade biscuits. She also enjoyed canning vegetables and quilting.


The family is most grateful for the care she received from Richmond County Hospice and it is their request that memorials be made to Richmond County Hospice, 1119 US-1, Rockingham, NC 28379.


The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8A, May 2,2018.

 

Mary Wilson Hook Lewis

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Mary Wilson Hook Lewis, 80, died Sunday, April 15, 2018. Born in Bennettsville, SC, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Maxcy Wilbur Hook and Mary Wilson Meiklejohn Hook. She was a graduate of Cheraw High School and Duke University where she was the president of her senior class. She was a retired teacher. Mrs. Lewis was a loving, kind and generous lady, who was loved by all who knew her.


Surviving are her sons, Rear Adm. John Nowell, Jr., of Arlington, VA, and Dr. Mac Nowell, of Chapin, SC, a daughter, Nancy Nowell, of Charleston, SC, sisters, Elisabeth Cullinan of Columbia, SC, and Henrietta Malloy Hook Kollitz of Cheraw, SC.


She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Nowell and her parents listed above.


A graveside memorial service was held 3:00 PM, Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8A, May 2,2018.

 

Texie Tillmon Little

CHESTERFIELD – Texie Tillmon Little, 91, died on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 3pm from the St. Paul United Methodist Church, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Community Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. She was born October 15, 1926 in Sneedsboro, NC to the late Pearly Pratt and Jerry Tillmon.  


 Survivors: three daughters, Delores Coleman, Hoffman, NC, Lee Doris Ellis (Charles), Wadesboro, NC and Lessie Smith, Chesterfield, SC; a son Joe Little (Genevieve), Mt. Croghan, SC; 24 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren.


Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8A, May 2,2018.

 

Mildred McManus Lockhart

Pageland - Mildred McManus Lockhart, 68, died on Monday, March 26, 2018. Funeral services were held on Monday, April 2, 2018 at 3PM from the Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery. She was born February 10, 1950 to the late Teason and Velma McManus.


Survivors: three daughters, Melinda Dunlap (Billy), Denita Thomas (Robert) and Jennifer Burroughs (Nathaniel), all of Pageland, SC; five sons, Keith Lockhart (Shakeda), Billy Dunlap, Stanley Lockhart, Pageland, SC, Steven Lockhart (Annie), Cheraw, SC and Brad Smith (Meochia), Greensboro, NC; six brothers, Jayvester McManus (Dorothy), Danny McManus, Charlie McManus (Kathleen, all of Charlotte, Lincoln McManus, Curt McManus, Monroe, NC and Gene McManus (Autry) of MA; 21 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren.


Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8A, May 2,2018.

 

Luevinia McFarlin

CHESTERFIELD - Luevinia McFarlin, 74, died on Thursday, March 29, 2018. Funeral services were held on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 2PM from Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery.


She was born January 8, 1944 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Mack and Annie Diggs McFarlin.


Survivors: four daughters: Cynthia (Albert) Campbell, Chesterfield, SC, Karen (Kevin) Campbell-Greene, Laurel, MD, Jacqueline Campbell, Washington, DC and Tracey Campbell, Charlotte, N.C, a granddaughter, Brittany Campbell, Chesterfield, S.C.; five grandsons, Devontae Cash, Chesterfield, S.C., Shawn Whitaker, Jr., Brandon Whitaker and Aaren Whitaker all of Laurel, MD and Devyn Campbell, Washington, DC; three sisters: Dorethea (George) McDuffie, Genora Dixon and Peggy Evans all of Chesterfield, SC, a special niece Linda Jefferson, Blythewood, SC.


 Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8A, May 2,2018.

 

Frankie Ellis Mungo

LANCASTER – Frankie Ellis Mungo, 65, died on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 1pm from the Davidson Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was born to the late Frank and Marie L. Gainey Mungo on November 27, 1952 in Chesterfield, SC.


Survivors: two sisters, Goldie Rivers (Winford), Monroe, NC and Gina Rivers (Curtis), Pageland, SC; a brother, Nathaniel Mungo, Lancaster, SC; two aunts, Cora Dixon, Columbia, SC and Melinda Mungo, Cheraw, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8A, May 2, 2018.

 

Dylinda Ann Clanton Seamon

MATTHEWS - Mrs. Dylinda Ann Clanton Seamon, age 78, entered into rest on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at her home. A memorial service was held at 3:30 PM on Friday, April 27, 2018, at Mt. Harmony Baptist Church, 2817 Mt. Harmony Church Road, Matthews, NC, by Dr. Buddy Pigg.


 The family will receive friends prior to the service at the church from 2:00-3:30 PM.


Funeral services will be at 3:00 PM Sunday, April 29, 2018, from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home in Chesterfield, SC, by Phillip Caulder Jr., with visitation from 2:00 to 3:00 and with burial to follow in the Clanton Plains Baptist Church Cemetery in Chesterfield, SC.


Mrs. Seamon was born on March 20, 1940, in Chesterfield, SC, a daughter of the late Frank Morris Clanton and Blanche Perdue Clanton. Linda had a big, giving heart and a friendly and outgoing personality. She loved spending time with family and friends. She was a retired associate with K-Mart with 40 years of service and was also an Avon consultant for many years. Linda enjoyed collecting spoons, all kinds of “nicknacks”, and antiques. She also enjoyed puzzles, cross stitching, and talking on the phone with her family and friends.


In addition to her parents, Linda was also preceded in death by her husband, Earl Dean Seamon; brother, Billy H. Clanton and wife Margie Clanton; and by her brother-in-law, Paul Strawn.


Her survivors include her 3 sons, John H. (Martha) O’Tuel of Stanfield, NC, Greg (Lisa) of Charlotte, NC, and Edwin M. O’Tuel of Matthews, NC; sister, Shirley C. Strawn of Pageland, SC; grandson, J.C. (Jessica) O’Tuel; 4 great grandchildren, Warren, Daisy, Dakota and Zoe; 2 step daughters, Jan (Keith) Coble of Charlotte, NC, and Joy (Keith) Phifer of Raeford, NC; 4 step grandchildren, Robert and Jaimie Coble and Katie and Kristie Phifer; also numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC, is serving the Seamon family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 16A, May 2,2018.

 

Mildred Baker Sellers

PAGELAND – Mildred Baker Sellers, 87, died on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 12pm from the Oro United Methodist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born June 18, 1930 to the late Harvey and Maggie Baker.


Survivors: two sons, Cotte Sellers, Jr., Aiken, SC and Frederick Sellers (Chai), Clarksburg, MD; seven daughters, Catherine Smith (Eddie), Wallace, NC, Lois Myers, Linda Bracy (Lee), both of Pageland, SC, Janice Mixon, Charlotte, NC, Beverly Johnson, Severn, MD, Carol Sowell, Pageland, SC and Jackie Cribb, Columbia, SC; three sisters, Clarice Gill, Levon Branch and Dorothy Roberts, all of Philadelphia, PA., 35 grandchildren and 47 great grandchildren and host of great great grandchildren.


Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 16A, May 2,2018.

 

Doug Taylor

JEFFERSON – Reverend Doug Taylor, age 65, entered into rest on Monday, April 23, 2018 at his home. Funeral Services were held 2:00 PM Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Bethel Baptist Church, 11078 SC-151, Jefferson, SC with burial following in the Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lancaster, SC. The family received friends from 5:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, April 27, 2018 at Living Faith Baptist Church, 6096 SC-151, Jefferson, SC and other times at the home.


Reverend Taylor was born September 15, 1952 in Lancaster, SC a son of Margaret Jo Arant Taylor and the late Hugh Leslie Taylor, Jr. He was a graduate of Buford High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from Winthrop University.

He was born again on January 13, 1980 and became a new man in Christ. As he continued to mature in the Lord, Bro. Doug accepted the call into the gospel ministry in 1985 and devoted his life to sharing the gospel to EVERYONE he came in contact with.


His first pastorate was in 1986 when he was called to White Plains Baptist Church of Jefferson. Under the divine leading of the Lord he founded Living Faith Baptist Church of Jefferson where he faithfully served the past 31 years. His ministry was not contained to just the church but to the neighboring communities and everyone God brought in his path. His life’s passion was obeying Proverbs 11:30 and telling others of the Grace of God.


No matter the circumstances “Preacher Doug” always had a smile and had the ability to make others laugh. Whether addressed as Preacher, Neighbor, Husband, Father, or Paw-Paw, you knew that he was a true friend who genuinely cared.


Survivors include his devoted wife of 44 years, Rhnae J. Taylor of the home; 2 sons, Brent (Brooke) Taylor of Chesterfield, SC, and Tim Taylor of Lancaster, SC; 2 granddaughters, Anna Belle Taylor and Ava Brooke Taylor; mother, Margaret Jo Taylor of Lancaster, SC; brother, Rev. Mike (Phyllis) Taylor of Rockwell, NC; sister, Cathy (Ricky) Stogner of Lancaster, SC; mother-in-law, Rebecca Jenkins of Cheraw, SC; also nieces, nephews, and his beloved church family.


The family would like to thank all the many pastors and preacher friends who have encouraged Bro. Doug and his family throughout years. He had a special place in his heart for youn preachers. It was his heart’s desire that he be remembered as a man who tried to win souls.


Should one wish to remember Reverend Taylor with a memorial gift, it may be made to his favorite Gospel Tract Ministry, Chick Publications, P.O. Box 3500, Ontario, CA91761.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home  of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Taylor family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 16A, May 2, 2018

 

Henry Patrick ‘Buddy’ Tucker

BENNETTSVILLE / SOCIETY HILL – Henry Patrick “Buddy” Tucker, 80, passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born December 23, 1937 in Chesterfield County he was a son of the late John Wilson and Julia Rezell Keith Tucker. He was the widower of Lucy Barnes Harris Tucker. He was past owner of Linton and Tucker Construction Company. Buddy enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming and driving his Kenworth truck. He also enjoyed spending time with his two beloved grandsons and their families.


He is survived by his daughter, Laurie Harris Tucker Norris his son-in-law Rev. Bobby Norris of Bennettsville, SC, grandsons, Bobby “Bo” (Patti) Norris Jr., William Patrick (Kyndall Rose) Norris, his great granddaughter, Sunny Adair Norris all of Society Hill, SC, a brother, Frances A. “Frankie” Tucker of Society Hill, SC, sisters, Gladys T. (Don) Stephens of York, SC, Lola T. (Wayne) James of Hartsville, SC, Carolyn T. (Courtney) Stokes of Society Hill, SC. Brothers in law Julius R. Loflin and Allen Poston of Cheraw, SC sisters in law Lois Tucker of Society Hill and Bernice H. Heustess of Clinton SC and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.


He was preceded in death by his parents and wife listed above, brothers, James W. “Buck” Tucker, Charles R. “Randy” Tucker, sisters, Atlas T. Loflin, Lois T. Poston and business partner William P. “Sonny” Linton.


The family received friends 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM, Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.


A funeral was held 6:00 PM, Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in the Linton/Tucker Family Cemetery. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 16A, May 2, 2018.

 

James W. Jenkins

HULL, Ga., - Dr. James W. Jenkins, 82, died peacefully at home on May 2, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was born on Oct. 22, 1935, in Chesterfield, SC, to Bessie Lee Mangum and Ulysses Wilson Jenkins. He graduated from Chesterfield High School and began college at Furman and USC. He served honorably in the US Army in Korea before returning to Newberry College to complete his undergraduate degree. He later received his doctorate from USC, and his entire professional career of over 40 years was spent in education as a teacher, coach, and superintendent of schools in several districts in SC and Georgia. In his retirement he excelled in photography, and family and friends cherish the many pictures he shared. Many of them are on display in the old courthouse in Chesterfield, SC, and on the www.sciway.netwebsite. He was grateful for his hometown and continued to highlight her history and changes through the years.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant brother, William Mangum Jenkins, and his first wife, Marion Kahrs Jenkins.


He is survived by his wife, Lynn MacLellan Jenkins; his children, Cheryl Jenkins Guy (Stan), Stephen Douglas Jenkins (Melinda), Michelle Laird, and Elizabeth Leigh Jenkins; his grandchildren, Joseph Stanley Guy, Sarah Jenkins Clarke (Ryan), James Wilson Jenkins II, and Marilyn Faye Guy; his sisters, Kathryn Jenkins Nichols (Carl) and Marilyn Jenkins Boyce.


A local visitation was held on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Lord and Stephens Funeral Home East on Lexington Highway in Athens, GA from 1:00 - 3:00 PM. A second visitation will be held at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home in Chesterfield SC, on Friday, May 11, 2018, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.


There will be no public service. If one wishes to make a donation in his memory, the family suggests that a contribution be made to the Chesterfield High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, PO Box 445, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Lord & Stephens, East is in charge of arrangements. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8A, May 9, 2018.

 

Beth Shirley Cheryl Plyler

PAGELAND - Mrs. Beth “Shirley” Cheryl Plyler, 83, of Pageland, South Carolina passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family and while under the care of Hospice of Chesterfield County.


Mrs. Beth “Shirley” Cheryl Plyler was born in Union County, North Carolina on December 30, 1934 to the late James Everette Quick and Bertha Broome Quick. Shirley later united in marriage to the late Joe Roger Plyler. During her years in high school, Shirley enjoyed playing basketball and was also the head cheerleader. After graduating, she began her working career in which she became a workaholic. Shirley spent over 40 years as an officer manager, including working for Pageland Corporation, SLS, as well as, managing High Point One Stop convenient store. When she was not working, Shirley enjoyed going out to eat, shopping, dancing, traveling, but most importantly she enjoyed spending time with her family whom she loved dearly.


She was also a member of High Point Baptist Church in Pageland. In addition to her parents and husband, Shirley is preceded in death by her sons, Michael Lee Plyler and Roger Anthony Plyler.


Those left to celebrate and remember her life include her loving son, Joel Plyler (Betsy) of Pageland, South Carolina; daughters, Teresa Beth Langley of Pageland, South Carolina and Cynthia R. Hicks (Billy) of Easley, South Carolina; two grand- children, Alisha Hunter of Easley, South Carolina and Grayson Plyler of Pageland, South Carolina; three great-grandchildren, Alana Plyler of Charlotte, North Carolina, Katelyn Hunter and Kaden Owen both of Easley, South Carolina; brother, Jimmy Quick (Stevie Ann) of Mint Hill, North Car- olina; also her four-legged companion, Lucy.


A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from the Chapel of Baumgartner Funeral Home with Pastor Rodney Nichol- son and Pastor Mark Plyler officiating. Burial followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park of Pageland.


The family received friends prior to the service from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Baumgartner Funeral Home, 708 West McGregor Street, Pageland, South Carolina 29728. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, South Carolina 29709.


Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolinaa is assisting the Plyler Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8A, May 9, 2018.

 

Jerry Thomas Sumner

HARTSVILLE – Jerry Thomas Sumner, 57, died Thursday, May 3, 2018. Born in Chesterfield, SC, he was a son of the late Thomas J. and Alta Rae Sumner. Jerry was an avid muscle car enthusiast and enjoyed collecting model cars. He was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church.


He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Stock Sumner of Hartsville, SC, a son, David

Thomas Sumner, of Hartsville, SC, a sister, Nancy Ardealia Bosman Freyermuth of Chesterfield, SC, brothers, Johnny Johnson of Hartsville, SC, Robert (Carol) Lear of Chesterfield, SC, and Andy Freeman of Cheraw, SC, several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great-nephews, and a sister of heart, Shannon (Scott) Badell.


He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, and a sister Vickie Rae Sumner.


The family received friends from 2:00 PM-3:00 PM, Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home. A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home. Burial followed the service at Zoar United Methodist Church.

    Memorials to: Kiser Funeral Home, 1020 State Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8A, May 9, 2018.

 

Catherine Thomas

CHERAW – Catherine Thomas, 57, of Cheraw, died on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Catherine was born in Cheraw, South Carolina on September 3, 1960. She was the daughter of the late, Ulysses C. Thomas and Mary Lee Wingate. Those left to cherish her memories are her son, Anthony V. Thomas; her daughter, Catherine M. Thomas (Trin); her grandchildren, Chanijah Thomas, Jalayiah Harris, Jazmine Harris, and Aniya Thomas; her brothers, Michael Sanders, Levon Long, and Tyrone Thomas; her sisters, Joquetta Williams, Helene Littlejohn, Ruthie Simpson, Starr Thomas, and Mary Holmes; her brothers-in-law, John Holmes and Andra Williams; Sisters-in-law, Felecia Long, Yolanda Sanders, and Priscilla Sanders; and a host of nieces and nephews, great nieces, and nephews and other relatives and friends, including Curtis Wright.


Services are entrusted to Kistler Hardee Funeral Home and Crematory of Darlington, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8A, May 9, 2018.

 

John Quincy Adams

WADESBORO, N.C. - Mr. John Quincy Adams, age 81, entered into rest on Monday, May 7, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Thursday, May 10, 2018 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Danny Malloy, Don Vaughn, and Pastor Chad Vick with burial following in the Anson Memorial Park. The family received friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.


Mr. Adams was born April 21, 1937 in Anson County, NC a son of the late Dudley and Violet Lowery Adams. He was a retired supervisor with Dan River, Inc. with over 30 years of service and a U.S. Air Force Veteran. A member of Forest Pine Church, John enjoyed working in God’s creation in his flowers and doing yard work. His favorite pastimes included going out to eat, cooking, watching westerns, keeping an eye on his chickens, and “spoiling” his grandkids.


In addition to his parents, John was also preceded in death by numerous siblings; 1 daughter, Vickie Shaw; and granddaughter, Faith Spencer.


Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Cheryl G. Adams of the home; children, Anita (Brian) Spencer, Johnnie Sue Gaskins both of Patrick, SC, Beth (Jamie) Flowers of Society Hill, SC, and Erica (Derek) Rayfield of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Mary Lynn (Daniel Gulledge) Woodward of Cheraw, SC, Brandi (Pee Wee) Jordan of Chesterfield, Jessica (Justin) Hodges, Keri (Drake) Horton both of Hartsville, SC, Kayla (Lance) Smith of Chesterfield, SC, Zach Gaskins, Logan Gaskins, Tanner Gaskins all of Patrick, SC, Caroline Greene of Chester, SC, Claudia Flowers of Society Hill, SC, Carlee Rayfield of Chesterfield, SC, and Avah Flowers of Society Hill, SC; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Adams of Chesterfield, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews including special niece, Geraldine (Ricky) Malloy of Cheraw, SC; and special nephew, James (Jean) Adams of Siler City, NC; and his beloved pet, “Hannah”


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Adams family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, May 16, 2018.

 

Dorothy Virginia Matheson Brown

CLEMSON - Dorothy Virginia Matheson Brown, 88, formerly of Irmo, died Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Born in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of the late John Culpepper and Rosa Mae Tyson Matheson. She was a current member of Northside Baptist Church, West Columbia, SC. Mrs. Brown enjoyed art, sewing and exercised her gift of hospitality.


Surviving is her husband, Wilson Taylor Brown of Clemson, SC, a son, Lynn Brown of Auburn, AL, a daughter, Kathy Haile of Clemson, SC, a brother, Billy Matheson of Marietta, GA, along with six grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, also, brothers, Leslie Matheson, Roy Matheson, David Matheson, Elliott Matheson, Jesse “Dock” Matheson, 


The family received friends from 1:00 to 2:00 PM Friday, May 11, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 2:00 PM Friday, May 11, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.


Memorials to: Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1178, Greenwood, SC

29648-1178. Kiser Funeral Home is serving the family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, May 16, 2018.

 

Margaret Elizabeth Diggs Coble

CHERAW - Margaret Elizabeth Diggs Coble, 68, went to be with her Lord, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Mrs. Coble, also known by family and friends as “Bootsie” was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert Diggs and Margaret Gardner Diggs; Grandparents, Joe and Martha Diggs and William and Mattie Gardner.


Mrs. Coble is survived by her husband (of 49 years), Johnny Coble, a daughter Jennifer Coble (Garret) Zohner of Clover, SC, a son, John R. (Audra) Coble, III of Florence, SC, her grandchildren which were her heart and soul, Rylie Margaret Zohner, John R. Coble, IV, Cooper Zohner and Grant Coble, sisters, Martha D. (Tony) Martin of Rockingham, NC, Ann D. (Mike) Aycoth of Winnsboro, SC, Judy D. (Fred) Allen of Hickory, NC, brothers, Herbert (Priscilla) Diggs, Jr. of Critz, VA and Davis (Tonia) Diggs of Norwood, NC, her beloved stepmother, Kay D. (Bert) Cook of Rockingham, NC, many nieces, nephews and friends.


Mrs. Coble was born on November 26, 1949 in Hamlet, NC. Margaret received her BS Degree from Pembroke State University and a Master Degree from Winthrop University. Margaret was a Mathematics Teacher in the Chesterfield County School District for 31 years. She was an active member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Rockingham, NC where she had held various places of service, including, Sunday School Teacher for the young children, assistant Treasurer and active choir member.


A service to celebrate her life was held at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 1247 Sandhill Road, Rockingham, NC, 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 12, 2018.


The family received friends at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 1247 Sandhill Road, Rockingham, NC, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 12, 2018.


Memorials to: McLeod Hospice, McLeod Health Foundation, 800 East Cheves Street, Suite 150, PO Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502-0551 or American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Drive, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Hospice of  Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.


The family would like to thank all for the prayers that were put up – the Hospice workers, all the many cards, visits, phone calls and food. May God bless all of you.


Kiser Funeral Home is serving the family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, May 16, 2018.

 

John W. ‘Buddy’ Douglas

CHERAW - John W. “Buddy” Douglas died on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at his home in Cheraw SC. John Douglas, son of John and Marsha Kollock Douglas, was born August 2, 1904 in Marlboro County, South Carolina. He attended school in Marlboro County, SC and worked in Cheraw, South Carolina.


John Douglas married Bessie Wilson on August 24, 1949 , and the family with a son, James Douglas, lived in Cheraw, SC. Mr. Douglas was a member of St. Paul Baptist Missionary Church and Bethel United Methodist Church. John Douglas lived with Carolyn Douglas Porter and Robert Porter, his granddaughter and her husband, the last 25 years of his life at his home in Cheraw, S.C. He celebrated his 113th birthday on August 2, 2017 at the Tri-County Adult Daycare Services, Inc. in Cheraw, SC with many grandchildren, family members and friends.


Mr. Douglas was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs Bessie Wilson Douglas, his son, James Douglas, his parents, John and Marsha Douglas, four sisters, Lula Douglas Bostic, Jennie Mae Douglas Bailey, Rose Douglas Canty and Nonie Douglas Brown and five brothers, Naius Douglas, Rufus Douglas, Wannamaker Douglas, Frank Douglas and Funderburk Douglas.

    Mr. Douglas is survived by Mrs. Patricia Elaine Blackwell Douglas, wife of James Douglas, three grandchildren: Carolyn (Robert) Porter, James Timothy Douglas and Sharon Redfearn and seven great-grandchildren: Antonio Williams II, Brittany Douglas, James Timothy Douglas II, Tequila Douglas, Jalen Redfearn, Seldric Redfearn and Cherelle Redfearn, ten great great grandchildren: Brionna Douglas, Tymiere Stacks, Shatima Issac, Maurice Brown, Caleb Douglas, Bryson Williams, Gabriel Williams, Aubrie Williams, August Williams, Austin Williams and many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and numerous friends. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, May 16, 2018.

 

Kennedy Steve Henry

CHERAW – Kennedy Steve Henry, 55, died on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 2PM from the Word of Life Fellowship Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Foundry Hill Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. He was born April 7, 1963 in Cheraw, SC to Pauline Watson Henry and the late Ernest Henry.


Survivors: his children, Shavon R. Simmons, Fayetteville, NC, Kennedy Henry, Jr. and LaThelma S. Henry, both of Columbia, SC; five grandchildren, Kailyn Madison Simmons, Kahliel Henry, Kendric Henry, La’Kennedy Henry and Kennedy Steve Henry, III; his mother, Pauline Henry, Cheraw, SC; siblings, Barbara Lewis (Paul), Chesterfield, SC, Ernestine Henry, Jr., Willie Mae Henry, Seattle, WA, Ernest Henry, Jr., Venessa Henry, all of Cheraw, SC, Ella Mae Dallas, Seattle, WA.


Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. . Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, May 16, 2018.

 

Teresa Dubree Ingram

CHERAW - Teresa Dubree Ingram, 62, passed away Friday May 11, 2018. She was known by family and friends as ‘Sweet T.’ She was preceded in death by her parents Carl and Bessie Dubree.


Teresa is survived by husband Chip Ingram, daughters Shana Lane, Tara (Jason) Garrick and stepson Charlie Ingram. Grandchildren Dylan Brown, McKenna Lane, Ty Lane, and Levi Garrick. Brothers Lawrence (Margie) Dubree, Leonard Dubree, Ernie (Carol) Dubree of Hardinsburg, KY. Sisters Tavia Mattingly of Hardinsburg KY, Sylvia (Lonnie) Maske of Alabaster, AL and Dee Powers of Cloverport, KY.


Teresa was born on May 14, 1955, and grew up in Cloverport, KY. She received her bachelor’s degree Francis Marion University and master’s from the University of South Carolina. She was a beloved 5th grade school teacher for many years at Cheraw Intermediate School. Her passions were the love of family and friends, her home state of Kentucky, traveling, sewing, gardening, and having fun with friends. Teresa’s trademark was her beautiful smile and gentle soul. Walking was one of her greatest passions, resulting in the Town of Cheraw naming the walking trail at Arrowhead Park, ‘Sweet T’ walking trail in her honor.


A graveside service to celebrate her life was held May 15, 2018 at 11am, Chatham Hill Cemetery in Cheraw, SC. The family received friends at her home, 1302 McMillan Road in Cheraw, SC, May 14, 2018 from 3-7 p.m. ‘Sweet T’ fought a courageous battle against Alzheimer’s Disease ,and her wish would be that someday we can find a cure.


Memorials to the ‘Sweet T’ walking trail c/o Town of Cheraw, PO Box 219 Cheraw, SC 29520. The family sincerely thanks the staff of Presbyterian Community and McLeod’s Hospice of Florence, SC.

Another special thanks for the thoughts and prayers throughout her illness. Kiser Funeral Home is serving the family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, May 16, 2018.

 

Willie Belle Turner Knight

CHERAW - Mrs. Willie Belle Turner Knight, widow of the late William Francis Knight, Sr. passed away, Monday, May 7, 2018, at McLeod Health of Cheraw after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family. She was 84.


Born in Chesterfield, SC on August 25, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Gary and Ethel Burr Turner. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cheraw. She was an office manager for Saconee. She enjoyed cooking, camping, fishing, and watching the Christian Broadcast Network.


She is survived by her; sons, William Francis Knight, Jr. of Whispering Pines, NC and Ronnie Mitchell Knight (Deborah) of Bennettsville; daughters, Patricia K. Beaty and Susan Elaine Rivers (Donnie) both of Bennettsville, SC; sisters, Mildred Michael (Mike) of Cheraw, SC, Mary Ruth Johnson (Tommy) of Cheraw, SC, and Carolyn T. Chapman (Wayne) of Society Hill, SC; 8 grandchildren, Spencer Knight, Cody Knight, Travis Knight, Tyler Knight, Beth Beaty, Culp Beaty, Nikki Wooten, and Jennifer Upshaw; 3 great grandchildren, Kayden Wooten, Kinley Wooten, and Mia Wooten.


A graveside service was held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Chatham Hill Cemetery in Cheraw, SC. A visitation was held immediately following the service at the cemetery. Memorial are suggested to: First Baptist Church of Cheraw, 126 Greene Street, Cheraw, SC 29520.


Burroughs Funeral Home is honored to serve the Knight

family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, May 16, 2018.

 

Ruth Elizabeth Turner

BENNETTSVILLE – Ruth Elizabeth Turner, 96, died Sunday May 13, 2018. Born in Marlboro County June 1, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Frank Marvin and Delia Crouch Cranford, Sr., and was the widow of Belvin Turner. She was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church. In the past she was a member of the United Methodist Women and she enjoyed going with her group of friends to the local nursing homes and singing for the residents. She also enjoyed camping and going to gospel singing events in the mountains with her beloved husband.


Ruth is survived by daughters, JoAnn (David) Buckliew, Carolyn Turner, Mary Ruth Osburn, Teresa (Ronnie) Ward, All of Wallace, SC, Katherine (Mike) Teal of Chesterfield, SC, and Lisa (Ray) Woodley of Cheraw, SC. Sons, Charles Turner, Sammy (Sybil) Turner of Bennettsville, SC, and D.T. (Judy) Turner of Wallace, SC. A sister, Edith Quick of Cheraw, SC. Grandchildren, James Edward (Stephen Holder) Davis Jr., Amanda Ruth (Doug) Carabo, Tara Turner Harpe, Cortnei (Patrick) McLeod, Brian Ward, Justin (Jenni) Turner, Dr. John Michael Teal Jr., Alex Riley (Paige) Teal, Dylan (Paige) Ward, Christin (Hope) Lide, Daniel Lide, Jeremy Rhyne. Great Grandchildren, Payton, Chloe and Collin McLeod, Alayna and Zach Carabo, Brianna, And Mariah Ward, Elijah Lide, Grayson and Jett Turner, Killian Teal, and Adrian Ward.


She was preceded in death by her husband, and parents listed above. Son-in-laws, Abraham Knight, and Kenneth Osburn. Brothers, Frank Marvin Cranford, Jr., Arace Cranford, Thomas Cranford, John Cranford, and Bill Cranford. Sisters, Ethel Baker, Myrtle Kelly, and Joyce Colley.


The family will receive friends 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Wednesday, May 16, 2018 prior to the funeral service at 12:00 PM at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Bennettsville, SC. Burial will follow the funeral service at Grant-Turner Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ebenezer United Methodist Church, c/o Gordon Chavis, P.O. Box 377, Wallace, SC 29596. Kiser Funeral Home is serving the family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, May 16, 2018.

 

 

Andrew Eugene Brasington

CHERAW – Andrew Eugene Brasington, 88, formerly of 108 Greene Street, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Peachtree Centre in Gaffney.


Born in Cheraw, SC, he was the husband of the late Irene Prescott Brasington and son of the late James Bayard Brasington and Roxanna Nathalie Burch Brasington. He was a retired brick manufacturer, a U. S. Navy veteran, a charter member of Cheraw Rescue Squad, a Boy Scout Troop Leader and a member of Cheraw First Baptist Church.


Surviving are a son, Duane Brasington of Cheraw; a daughter, Linda Zimmerman and husband, Henry of Boiling Springs, SC; a son-in-law, Eddie Polson of Cheraw; three brothers, Henry (Mondell) Brasington, J. B. Brasington, both of Cheraw, and Bobby Brasington of Princeton, NC; a sister, Eunice Hinson of Cheraw; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law, Gene and Dean Brasington; a daughter, Cindy Polson; a sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Leon Chestnut; a sister-in-law, Mavis Brasington and a brother-in-law, Jerry Hinson.


Memorial services were held at 3:00 PM on Monday, May 21, 2018 at Cheraw First Baptist Church with Rev. Patrick Blackmon officiating.


The family received friends immediately following the service at the Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Cheraw First Baptist Church, “Building Fund”, P.O. Box 337, Cheraw, SC 29520.

The family will be at their respective homes. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, May 23, 2018.

 

Lonnie Wayne Melton

CHESTERFIELD – Rev. Lonnie Wayne Melton, age 74, entered into rest on Monday, May 14, 2018. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Center Grove Baptist Church by Pastor Charles Terry, Rev. Don Rhyne, and Rev. Rodney Nicholson with burial following in the Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Thursday, prior to the service at the church and requested that all ministers in attendance serve as honorary pallbearers.


Rev. Melton was born August 6, 1943 in Chesterfield County, SC a son of the late Floyd and Ruby Burr Melton. A 1961 graduate of Chesterfield High School, Lonnie Wayne accepted God’s call into the gospel ministry and was licensed in 1991 by his home church, Oakland Baptist Church. In 1998, Rev. Melton was called to pastor Center Grove Baptist Church and faithfully served there for over 18 years. His life’s passion was telling others of God’s forgiveness and love, even to the last days of his life. He also enjoyed gardening, watching westerns, “tinkering”, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.


In addition to his parents, Rev. Melton was also preceded in death by 3 brothers, George “Bobby” Melton, Rev. Floyd Melton, Jr., and Rev. Larry Dean Melton; and 1 sister, Elzy Rae Linton.


Survivors include his devoted wife of 26 years, Starr V. Melton of the home; 3 children, Wayne Melton of Chesterfield, SC, Kelli (David) Gainey of Cheraw, SC; and Brandy (Gene) Teal of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Taylor Melton of OK, Trenton Melton of Camden, SC, Melody Teal of Greenwood, SC, Wes Teal, Aiden Melton, and Ava Freeman all of Chesterfield, SC; sister, Betty M. Odom of Chesterfield, SC; daughter of the heart, Theatus Freeman; also numerous nieces and nephews.


Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to the Chesterfield Baptist Association “Missions Outreach Team” P.O. Box 96, Ruby, SC 29741 to support the handicap ramp ministry.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Melton family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, May 23, 2018.

 

Darrell Alan Sowell

CHERAW – On May 21st, 2018 Darrell Alan Sowell lost his hard-fought battle with kidney disease. Born September 15, 1949 in Camden, Arkansas, Darrell was the first-born child of William Bolt Sowell and Ruth Ellen (Edwards) Sowell. After moving to Cheraw, SC, he graduated Cheraw High School with the Class of 1967, and went on to attend Gardner Webb and The University of South Carolina at Florence. Darrell’s work career spanned 50+ years in a variety of roles. An early start working throughout high school at Hamilton’s Men’s Store and his ownership of the Pearly Eye in downtown Cheraw, spawned his interest in fashion, and he was known for his personal style.


Darrell went on to spend 25+ years as a dedicated employee of Cooper Tools, where he worked as a supervisor and in HR, but more than that as a colleague and loyal friend to many. After a stint at Sentry Bank, he spent his later years working as an instructor at NETC for the INA Apprentice Program, inspiring students to further their education in preparation for industrial careers. Darrell enjoyed interacting with people and worked tirelessly to support those near and dear to him. He was on the Board of Cheraw Chamber of Commerce, a member of First Baptist Church, and the President of the Cheraw High School Athletic Booster Club. He was the unofficial town expert on Cheraw football and baseball and could be found many nights hanging out at the sports fields getting the latest scouting report on the upcoming season. Darrell enjoyed intellectual pursuits. He was an avid reader, a Jeopardy whiz, and the official family Scrabble champion. He was a reluctant then loyal friend to an aging West Highland Terrier named Bandit, who stood by his side in his final moments as did the two cardinals who regularly visited his back stoop when he was ill and couldn’t leave the house as often. Darrell was a music connoisseur, starting with his early days hanging out at The Coachmen & Four in Bennettsville. He also opened Another Place – a local nightclub where musical talent ranging from Lynryd Skynyrd and Dizzie Gillespie to Goose Creek Symphony played. After leaving Cooper Tools, Darrell opened Club 116 in downtown Cheraw to promote his love for beach music. He was a loyal friend, a good neighbor, a supportive fan, a dedicated spouse and phenomenal father.


He is survived by his wife Sandra and three children Amy Sowell of Winston-Salem, NC; Greg Sowell (and wife Sarah) of Kansas City, KS; and Chris Sowell (and wife Heather) of Cheraw, SC; his sister Robin Sowell Holland (and husband Layne), a great aunt and uncle James and Margie Pruitt, and seven grandchildren Connor, Mills, Rhett, Stella, Gage, Riley, and Logan.


A visitation was held on Tuesday, May 22rd from 1-3 p.m. at Kiser Funeral Home in , SC, and a celebration of Darrell’s life followed at 3 p.m. Please in lieu of flowers consider donating to one of the following in Darrell’s honor: MUSC Health Kidney Transplant Program, 162 Ashley Avenue, MSC 586, Charleston, SC 29425; or Cheraw High Athletic Booster Club, 649 Chesterfield Highway, Cheraw, SC 29520.


The family would like to thank the many friends who visited, called, and supported us during Darrell’s extended illness. In addition, a special thank you to his doctors, nurses, and hospice caretakers for their excellent care. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, May 23, 2018.

 

Annette Brock

CHESTERFIELD – Miss Annette Brock, age 73, entered into rest on Friday, May 25, 2018. Funeral Services were held at 7:00 PM Sunday, May 27, 2018 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. James Williams. The family greeted friends Sunday evening from 6:00 – 7:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home. A private burial was held at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.


Miss Brock was born April 17, 1945 in Florence, SC a daughter of the late James Franklin and Dollie Edna Teal Brock. She was a former employee of Bo-Buck Mills and retired from BGF Industries of Cheraw. Miss Brock was also a member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed going to the Music Hall listening to gospel music. Her most enjoyable times were those spent with her soulmate, the late Kenny Joplin.


In addition to her parents, Annette was also preceded in death by an infant brother, James Dwight Brock.


Survivors include her sister, Edna Faye Shealy of Bennettsville, SC; nieces, Susan Shealy (Shon) Flowers of Timmonsville, SC, and Kathy Shealy Rogers of Bennettsville, SC; great nephews, Timothy Colt Campbell and Jarrett Wilson Leviner; great niece, Jarrica Leviner (Derke) Sports; 1 great-great nephew, Drake Hartley Frazier.


Memorials may be made to the Marlboro Humane Society, 242 Ag Street, Bennettsville, SC 29512. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Brock Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, May 30, 2018.

 

Knowlton William Oliver

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Knowlton William Oliver, age 94, entered into rest on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Chesterfield Convalescent Center where he was a resident since June 8, 2007. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Mark Phillips and Rev. Don Rhyne with burial following in the Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Tuesday, prior to the service at the funeral home and other times at the home, 211 S. Craig Street, Chesterfield, SC.


Mr. Oliver was born November 30, 1923 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Levander and Dollie Tucker Oliver. He was a former employee of Springs Industries and retired from the Town of Chesterfield. Mr. Oliver was the oldest living member of Hopewell Baptist Church. An avid outdoorsman, Knowlton enjoyed working in his yard and always enjoyed a good dip of Railroad Mills Snuff.


In addition to his parents, Mr. Oliver was the oldest living sibling of his family; and was preceded in death by his son, Donald Jay Oliver; grandson, Barry Dean Usher; 3 brothers, Perry, Archie, and David Oliver; sisters, Sarah Brock, Cora Joplin, Gweenie Buckles, Nezzie Tucker, and Katie Lee Burr.


Survivors include his wife of 73 years, Viola Pittman Oliver of Chesterfield, SC; 2 sons, W.K. (Lisa) Oliver of Pageland, SC, and Ronald Jed Oliver of Chesterfield, SC; 3 daughters, Betty Gulledge of Chesterfield, SC, Joyce Usher of Kershaw, SC, and Violet Hargrove of Chesterfield, SC; 7 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren; also numerous nieces and nephews.


Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Oliver family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, May 30, 2018.

 

Bobby James ‘Bob’ Parker

RUBY - Mr. Bobby James “Bob” Parker, age 82, entered into rest on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Funeral Services were held at 11:00 AM Saturday, May 26, 2018 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Ben Boyd and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, May 25, 2018 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.


Mr. Parker was born Febru- ary 18, 1936 in Summerville, GA a son of the late James and Cora Parker. He was a life-long member of the Church of Christ and was a former Deacon. A U.S. Army Veteran and retired employee of Carolina Canners, Bob enjoyed fishing and playing softball.

    In addition to his parents, Mr. Parker was also preceded in death by 1 sister, Thelma Watson.


Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Audrey H. Parker of the home; 5 children, Rev. Wayne (Shirley) Hodge, Donnie Parker, Ronnie Parker, Carl Parker all of Ruby, SC, and Joe (Mary) Parker of Jefferson, SC; grandchildren, Michael (Jessie) Hodge of Clinton, NC, Denise Malloy of Ruby, SC, Travis (Stephanie) Parker of Pinellas Park, FL, Nicholas Parker of Atlanta, GA, Jeffrey Parker of Pageland, SC, Tyler Parker of Pinellas Park, FL, Rhonda (Ray) Chambers of Pageland, SC, and Stephen Parker of El Paso, TX, Candice Parker of Jefferson, SC, Bobby (Alicia) Parker of Pageland, SC, and Mikey Parker of Bethune, SC; 20 great grandchildren, and 1 sister, Sue Luke of Tifton, GA.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Parker Family.

Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, May 30, 2018.

 

James ‘Jimmy’ Edward Pierce, Jr.

CHERAW - James “Jimmy” Edward Pierce, Jr. 54, died Saturday, May 26, 2018. Born in Florence, SC he was a son of the late James Edward Pierce, Sr. and Nancy Elvia Brown Pierce. He had been employed by Sonoco in Hartsville, SC. He was an avid Clemson fan. He enjoyed golfing.


Surviving is his wife, Marjorie Horne Pierce of Hartsville, SC, a son, Matthew Ryan Pierce of Hartsville, SC, a daughter, Haley Noel Pierce of Hartsville, SC, a brother, Donnie (Mary) Pierce of Bonneau, SC, a sister, Carolyn Pierce of Florence, SC, nephews, Aaron Nesmith, Darren Pierce, Derrick Pierce, D.J. Pierce, nieces, Kristin (John) Hart, Courtney (Eric) Yanke, Amanda Nesmith and a great niece, Charleigh Hart.


The family will receive friends 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Wallace Baptist Church, Wallace, SC. A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Wallace Baptist Church, Wallace, SC. Memorials to the charity of your choice. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, May 30, 2018.

 

Linda Moore Lindsey

WADESBORO – Mrs. Linda Moore Lindsey, 67, died Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Hospice of Union County in Monroe.

    Funeral services were held at 3:00pm Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Deep Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Perko officiating. Interment followed in Anson Memorial Park.


The family greeted friends from 5:00pm until 7:00pm Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Leavitt Funeral Home.


Linda was born January 18, 1951 in Anson County, NC a daughter of the late John Benjamin Moore and the late Inez Hulsey Moore. She was a graduate of Hartsville High School Class of 1969 and was retired from the North Carolina Department of Corrections. She had also worked for a number of years for Cuddy Farms and Walmart in Wadesboro. She was a longtime member of Deep Creek Baptist Church.


Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Russell and Patricia “Bunk” Lindsey of Chesterfield, SC; her granddaughter, Carley Eason and fiance’, T.C. Lowery of Mt. Croghan, SC; her step-grandsons, Josh Shaw and Michael Shaw both of Chesterfield, SC; her sister and brother-in-law, Pam and Steve Tarlton of Wadesboro; her niece, who was much like a daughter, Jennifer Tarlton of Wadesboro; her nephew, John Tarlton of Wadesboro and her great-nephews and great-niece, Gage, Savannah and Gavin Tarlton all of Wadesboro.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Earl Lee Lindsey, Jr. and Matthew Earl Lindsey.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, NC 28110.

    The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8A, June 6, 2018.

 

Berthell Baskins Cassidy

CHERAW – Mrs. Berthell Baskins Cassidy, 97, of Cheraw, entered into rest peacefully on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence, SC. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born January 16, 1921, in Chesterfield County, SC, to the late Willie J. Baskins and the late Anna Belle Hancock Baskins; and was the widow of the late Newette V. Cassidy. Mrs. Cassidy displayed an outstanding religious spirit. She was a cherished daughter, a devoted sister, a gifted mother, a doting grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.


Mrs. Cassidy was the eldest of all of her siblings who preceded her in death: three brothers Willie Josh Baskins, Thomas T. Baskins, Horace Baskins and two sisters, Cleo Baskins Ellison and Roxanne Baskins.


Mrs. Cassidy will be remembered as a loving person, a beautiful friend, and as one who was known and loved for her affectionate smile. She will be wonderfully missed by all who knew her.


She leaves to cherish her memories her loving son, Ross Cassidy (Veronica), Potomac, Maryland; daughters Thomasina Cassidy Samuels (deceased), Hartford, Connecticut, Augustine Cassidy Benton, Cheraw, and Joyce Cassidy, McDonough, Georgia. A son-in-law, Charlie E. Benton, Cheraw; grandchildren, Cheryl (Michael) Outen, Richmond, Virginia, Walter Samuels, Hartford, Connecticut, Craig Cassidy, Silver Spring, Maryland, Christa Benton, Sandston, Virginia; great grandchildren Mykael Outen-Kurth (Christopher), North Chesterfield, Virginia, James Outen (Rubi), Midway Park, North Carolina, Sole’ Benton, Cheraw, Phoenix Crowe, Hartford, Connecticut; great-great grandchildren, Jameson Kurth and Ava Outen. A sister-in-law Ruth Baskins, Cheraw, and a host of loving nephews, nieces, cousins, and treasured relatives and friends.


Services were rendered by Reid’s Funeral Home of Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, June 13, 2018.

 

James L. ‘Jimmy Drew Sr.

RUBY - Mr. James L. “Jimmy” Drew, Sr., age 68, entered into rest on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Monday, June 11, 2018 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor with burial following in the Green Hill Church of God of Prophecy Cemetery, Hartsville, SC. The family greeted friends Monday afternoon from 3:00 – 4:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.


Mr. Drew was born January 7, 1950 in Marion County, SC a son of the late Edward Lamar and Virginia Smith Drew. He was a self-employed master electrician who always kept a project going. A devoted family man, Jimmy enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and always enjoyed a trip to Lowes, Home Depot, or Tractor Supply.


In addition to his parents, Jimmy was also preceded in death by a grandson, Jonthan Taylor Drew; brother, Ronnie Drew; and sister, Judy Brunson.


Survivors include his wife of 13 years, Rhonda B. Drew of the home; sons, James (April) Drew of Bethune, SC, Charlie (Renee) Drew, Andy Drew, and Sammy Drew all of McBee, SC, and Stephen Miller of Ruby, SC; daughters, Ashley (John Marshall) McLain of Chesterfield, SC, and Tera Miller of Ruby, SC; brothers, Jack Drew of Bethune, SC, Dennis (Mary) Drew of McBee, SC, and Donnie (Tammy) Drew of Mt. Pleasant, SC; sisters, Gloria (J.D.) Tyner, and Ann Campbell both of Hartsville, SC, Bonnie Faye Icard of Hickory, NC, and Margaret Campbell of Darlington, SC; grandchildren, Genifer (Tony) Hayes, Sonia, Jamie, Brandon, and Haylee Drew, Mason and Marshall McLain, Kayla, Maycee, and Sophie Drew, Aiden Miller, Angel and Grace Mears, Jordan, Alyssa, and Adam Hayes; close friends, Junior Faulkenberry, Buster Smith, Robert Watford, and Bryan Williams.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Drew family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, June 13, 2018.

 

Robert E. Hancock

SOCIETY HILL – Robert E. Hancock, 53, of Society Hill died on Monday, June 4, 2018. Funeral services were held on Friday, June 8, 2018, at 4 PM in the Society Hill Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in Society Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery, directed by Kistler Hardee Funeral Home of Darlington. The family received friends 6 until 8 PM on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Kistler Hardee Funeral Home and other times at the home, 402 South Main Street, Society Hill, SC 29593.


Robert was born in Darlington County. He served his country in the South Carolina Army National Guard for over thirty-five years, as was currently employed as Supply Sergeant with the Bennettsville Unit. He also worked many years at Galey and Lord in Society Hill. He was a member of Society Hill Presbyterian Church, where he served multiple terms as Elder and was the church Cemetery Trustee.


Robert was a selfless man who loved and touched many lives. He loved God, his family and will be truly missed by all.


Surviving are his loving wife of thirty years, Teresa Davis Hancock of Society Hill; his daughters, Regina Hancock Evans and husband, Josh of Texas and Amber Hancock Ange and husband, Kyle of Cheraw; his sister, Tina and brother-in-law, Rodney Hurst of Cheraw, and his sister, Judy Hancock of Chesterfield; his step-brother, Chris Jordan and wife, Gina of Hartsville; his nephews Johnathon, Justin, Luke, Logan, and Rocket and his beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins.


Robert was preceded in death by his father, John Hancock, his mother Margie Jordan, his step-father Willard Jordan, and his sister Joni Hammonds.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Society Hill Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 308 Pressley Avenue, Society Hill, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, June 13, 2018.

 

Harold Jack Newton

MYRTLE BEACH – Mr. Jack Newton, age 91, formerly of Cheraw, SC, entered into rest on Friday, June 8, 2018. Funeral Services were held at 12:00 PM Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Dr. Lindsey Powell with burial following in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family greeted friends Tuesday from 11:00 AM -   12:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.


Mr. Newton was born June 8, 1927 in Rockingham, NC a son of the late Harry and Ila Mae Newton. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War and a retired employee of Dewitt Trucking Company. Mr. Newton was a member of the VFW in Cheraw, SC and a member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church. In addition to spending time with his family, Harold also enjoyed working word search puzzle books.


The last surviving member of his immediate family, Mr. Newton was preceded in death by his brothers.


Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Mamie Elizabeth Newton of Myrtle Beach, SC; daughters, Patsy (Greg) Fowler of Little River, SC, and Ila Newton of PA; stepson, Donald (Anna) Gainey of Glendale, AZ; 3 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, and 6 step-great grandchildren; special godchild, Clint Welch of Chesterfield, SC.


Memorials may be Lower Macedonia Baptist Church, 5267 Teals Mill Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Newton family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, June 13, 2018.

 

Elease Quick

BENNETTSVILLE - Elease Quick, 91, died Thursday, June 7, 2018. Born in Rockingham, NC, she was a daughter of the late Boyd and Donnie Ella Steen. She was the widow of William Shuford Quick, Jr. Mrs. Quick was a faithful member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church for over 65 years, where she participated in missionary meetings and church missions. She was retired from James Fabrics. She enjoyed gardening and loved being around her family and friends.


She is survived by her granddaughters, Miranda and Amanda Steen and Lorina Cheek of the home, sons, Alexander (Minnie) Chavis of Cheraw, SC, and William Shuford (Elaine) Quick, III of Wallace, SC, a daughter Donna Lee (Ron) Chavis of Rockingham, NC, and also 7 additional grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her husband and parents listed above, and a daughter, Ruby Allen. The family received friends from 6:00PM-8:00 PM on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.


A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Bennettsville, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery.


Memorials to: Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 2636 Ebenezer Road, Bennettsville, SC 29512. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, June 13, 2018.

 

Jeannine Victoria ‘Vickie’ Cheek Smith

PATRICK - Jeannine Victoria “Vickie” Cheek Smith, 64, passed away on June 5, 2018. Mrs. Smith was born in Marlboro County, SC, and was the daughter of Leroy Cheek, Sr. and the late Hazel Cheek. Jeannine loved spending time with her family, fishing and camping.


Mrs. Smith is survived by her sons, Chad (Rhonda David) Smith and Richard Smith of Patrick, SC, a brother, Leroy (Peggy) Cheek, Jr.of Wallace, SC, sisters Debbie (Ray) Dixon of Patrick, SC, Agenia (Ross) Quick, and Hazel (Robert) Edwards of Wallace, SC, grandchildren, Elease, Malcolm, Robert, Rohondell, Cortney, David, Hannah, Alexus, great grandchildren, Dakota, Bryson, Abraham, Justin, Khaleek, Maleek, Rhian, Kaden, Zamere, and Joshua. Jeannine was preceded in death by her mother listed above, and a sister, Phillis Butler.


The family received friends at Kiser Funeral Home on Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. A funeral service was held at The Church of God in Cheraw, SC at 2:00 PM. Burial followed at Rogers Cemetery in McColl, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, June 13, 2018.

 

Carl Wesley Blakeney Sr.

PAGELAND - Carl Wesley Blakeney, Sr., 68, died on Thursday, May 31, 2018. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 2PM from the Flint Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery. He was born June 25, 1949 in Pageland, SC to the late Eugene and Vadia Blakeney. Survivors: nine children, Kim Smith (Steve), Pageland, SC, Tyrone Blakeney, Pageland, SC, Angela Coleman (Marlon), Mt. Croghan, SC, Ralpheas Blakeney (Tia), Pageland, SC, Deshanna Tyson (Corey), Mt. Croghan, SC, Latosha Deese (Richard), Indian Trail, NC, Carl Blakeney (Lagena), Pageland, SC, Kayla Kennedy (Devontae), Pageland, SC and Wesley Threatt, Waxhaw, NC; three siblings, Evelyn Blakeney (Lee), Marshville, NC, James Blakeney (Joyce), Marshville, NC and Hayne Blakeney (Diane), Pageland, SC; 20 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, June 20, 2018.

 

Edward Dean Brantley

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Edward Dean Brantley, age 68, entered into rest on Saturday, June 16, 2018. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 4:00 PM Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Pine Grove Baptist Church by Pastor Mark Phillips. The family greeted friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM prior to the service at the church.


Mr. Brantley was born December 1, 1949 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Clyde

and Almeta “Bobbie” Sellers Brantley. He was an employee of Domtar Paper Mill and a life-long farmer. A member of Hopewell Baptist Church, Dean enjoyed attending Pine Grove Baptist

Church with his family. Dean was a loving husband and a proud father and grandfather. An avid Clemson Tiger fan, he enjoyed playing golf and watching college football. His favorite tv shows were old westerns, Law and Order, NYPD, and watching Steve Harvey on Family Feud. Dean will be fondly remembered by his family for his love of Oldie’s music.


In addition to his parents, Dean was also preceded in death by his sister, Billie Brantley Sims; and brother-in-law, Jimmy Sims.


Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Vicki Tucker Brantley of the home; son, Matthew “Matt” (Nikki) Brantley of Summerville, SC, and his mother, Karen Brantley of Chesterfield, SC; daughter, Kinsey Grace Brantley of Chesterfield, SC; grandson, Davis Arthur Brantley; niece, Hope Malone of TN.


Memorials may be made to the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter, 436 Goodale Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Brantley family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, June 20, 2018.

 

Ruby C. Brigman

CHERAW - Ruby C. Brigman, 88, died Sunday, June 17, 2018. Born in Society Hill, SC she was a daughter of the late William Franklin Garris, Sr. and Eva Mae Tice Garris. She was retired from Delta Woodside. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church. She enjoyed dancing and was an Atlanta Braves fan.


Surviving are her sons Tommy Brigman of Cheraw, SC, Mike “Buckshot” Brigman, of Cheraw, SC, a brother, Ray Garris of Wallace, SC, a sister, Shirley (Terry) Chapman, of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Brook (Mike) Brigman Ray, Timothy Randell Brigman, Ashley (Ryan) Brigman Cameron, great-grandchildren, Savannah Ray, Gracie Ray, Cadence Ray, Addison Cameron, and Mason Cameron.


She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, and brothers, Frank Garris Jr., Edward Garris, Jimmy Garris, and Bennett Garris.


The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service will be held 12:00 PM, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.


Memorials to: Westside Baptist Church, PO Box 1417, Cheraw, SC, 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, June 20, 2018.

 

Billy L. Jenkins

JEFFERSON - On June 16th, 2018 around 6:00 A.M., we lost the most important person in our lives. Billy L. Jenkins died due to a single vehicle accident on his way back from doing what he loved – checking on his watermelon fields and his farm. Billy was a life-long farmer who dearly loved what he did – growing corn, soybeans, wheat, rye, coastal hay, melons, turkeys, and cows. He had no time for hobbies other than dreaming of flying anything with a motor and wings and joking with his many friends and family. He dearly loved telling jokes more than anyone and always laughed more at his own jokes than anyone else did. Billy had shoulders that could carry the weight of the world (plus a grandchild or two) and a joyous smile that would light up a room.


Billy was born May 7, 1952 of Mary Helen Demby Jenkins and Cecil Lee Jenkins of Pageland, S.C. Surviving family members include his wife, the absolute love of his life of forty-four years, Barbara Simpson Jenkins; two daughters, Angela (Gene) Garris and Jessica (Daniel) Griffin, son, Johnathan S. Jenkins, eight grandchildren, Laurel Garris, Pippa Garris, Carla Griffin, Maximos Garris, Leonidas Garris, Collin Griffin, Carys Griffin, and Celsey Griffin. Other family members include two brothers, Ricky (Karen) Jenkins and Ronnie (Glendora) Jenkins; two sisters, Kathy (Ricky) Atkinson and Ann (Chris) Cabaniss; five nephews and four nieces and their families; his brother and sister of the heart, Larry and Doris Blackman; also his farm family members, Rodel Rodriguez, Billy Wright, and Santos Rodriguez.


Billy served on the Chesterfield County School Advisory Board for Jefferson, S.C., Chesterfield County Soil & Water Conservation Board, S.C. Watermelon Association Board, and the Chesterfield County Farm Bureau Board for numerous years. He was a member of the National Guard and served as a deacon at both High Point Baptist Church in Pageland, S.C. and Jefferson First Baptist Church in Jefferson, S.C. Billy was a devout Christian and instilled a sense of perseverance in faith and work to all he encountered, but most especially to his children, whom he always encouraged to succeed. Billy lived by the Law of the Harvest: “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” Galatians 6:7-10. He also adhered to Proverbs 6:4, “Don’t put it off; do it now! Don’t rest until you do.”


While we know that Billy is now in heaven and have the assurance that we will meet him again there, we deeply grieve his absence. It is with the help of his family and all his friends that we will cope with our loss. The family greatly appreciates all of the visits, prayers, and outpouring of love and support.


A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at Jefferson First Baptist Church with Pastor Rick Hunter officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park of Pageland with Military Honors.


The family received friends from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Jefferson First Baptist, 102 North Main Street, Jefferson, South Carolina 29718. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Billy to Jefferson First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 247, Jefferson, South Carolina 29718.


Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Jenkins Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, June 20, 2018.

 

Debra A. Moser Miller

RUBY - Debra A. Moser Miller, 60, died on Monday, June 4, 2018. Funeral services were held on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 2PM from the Flemming Funeral-Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the Rock Springs Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Ruby, SC. She was born July 27, 1957 to the late Elder Carlee and Evelyn Anderson Moser. Survivors: a daughter, Penny Moser Miller; a son, Robert Miller, Jr.; three sisters; Rosalind Hopkins (Phillip) of Nashville, TN, Hortense Granderson of Marino Valley, CA and Althea Driver of Atlanta, GA; six brothers; Larry Moser (Dale) of Richmond, VA, Carlee Moser, Jr. of Columbia, SC, Todd Moser (Lillie) of Charlotte, NC, Ricky Moser of Ruby, SC, Mark Moser of Chesterfield, SC, and James “Sweetie” Moser (Inez) of Cheraw, SC and 8 grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, June 20, 2018.

 

James ‘Jimmy’ Durant Parker Sr.

CHERAW – James “Jimmy” Durant Parker, Sr., 70, died Thursday, June 14, 2018. Born in Hartsville, SC, he was a son of Myrtle Turner Parker of Cheraw, SC and the late Lonnie Legette Parker, Sr. He was a member of Greater White Creek Church of Wallace, SC and the Wallace VFW. He was an avid Gamecock fan, NASCAR fan and enjoyed gospel music.


He is survived by his wife, Linda Smith Parker of the home, sons, James Durant (Elizabeth) Parker, Jr. of Greer, SC, R.J. (Candace) Kelly of Wallace, SC, daughters, Amy (Curtis) Myers of Wallace, SC, Shannon Kelly of Cheraw, SC, his mother listed above, brothers, Jackie (Mott) Parker of Edisto Island, SC, Bucky (Cathy) Parker of Cheraw, SC, Dean (Denise) Parker of Marion, SC, a sister-in-law, Joan Parker of Bennettsville, SC and grandchildren, Ashton and Anyah Myers, Emily Parker, Cash Martel, and Hannah and Haley Kelly.


He was preceded in death by his father listed above and a brother, Lonnie Legette Parker, Jr.


The family received friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.


Burial followed at Grant-Turner Cemetery at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Bennettsville, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, June 20, 2018.

 

Kenneth Woodrow ‘Kenny’ Shaw

PATRICK - Mr. Kenneth Woodrow “Kenny” Shaw, age 64, entered into rest on Monday, June 11, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Thursday, June 14, 2018 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Tracy Gooding and Rev. Thad Jacobs with burial following in the Bay Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Thursday, prior to the service at the funeral home.


Mr. Shaw was born December 8, 1953 in Chesterfield, SC a son of Alice Brooks Parker and the late Woodrow Shaw. He was a retired employee of Wal-Mart Distribution Center of Pageland and a former employee of Piggly Wiggly of Chesterfield. Mr. Shaw was a member of Bay Springs Baptist Church and the Chesterfield Masonic Lodge # 220. A man who always had an eye for a deal, Kenny enjoyed going to yard sales. His hobbies included fishing, golfing, and spending time with his family. Kenny also enjoyed watching American Pickers, old Westerns, and NASCAR racing. He will be remembered for his ability to make others laugh and was affectionately known as the family prankster.


In addition to his father, Kenny was also preceded in death by his brother, Gerald Ray Shaw.


Survivors include his devoted wife of nearly 46 years, Barbara T. Shaw of the home; son, Gerald (Loleen) Shaw of Merritt Island, FL; daughter, Kimberly (Bruce Chavis, Jr.) Shaw of Patrick, SC; mother, Alice Parker of Cheraw, SC; 5 grandchildren, Natalie Nualart, Angelina Nualart, Garrett Shaw, Taylor Edwards, and Ryleigh Chavis; brother, Rodger Dale Shaw; and sister, Robin (Ray) McAlister both of Chesterfield, SC.


Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Shaw family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, June 20, 2018.

 

Kenneth Calvin Threadgill

CHERAW – Kenneth Calvin Threadgill, 68, died Thursday, June 14, 2018. Born in Cheraw, SC he was a son of Lucille Threadgill of Cheraw, SC and the late Kenneth Nelson Threadgill. Calvin loved his family and always had a sense of humor. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and spending time with his faithful dog, Chance.


He is survived by a son, Timmy Creech of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Linda (Larry) Bene-fiel of Marion, IN, his mother listed above, a sister, Faye Leviner of Wallace, SC, grandchildren, Lindsey Benefiel, Zachary Benefiel, Ashley Creech, Contessa Creech, Hannah Creech and Timmy Creech II, and a great-grandchild, Leon Benefiel.


He was preceded in death by his father listed above, sisters, Christine Threadgill, Frances Threadgill, and a brother-in-law, Ronnie Leviner.


The family received friends from 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, Monday, June 18, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A memorial service was held at 12:00 Noon, Monday, June 18, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, June 20, 2018.

 

Thelma Ratliff Turnage

CHESTERFIELD - Thelma Ratliff Turnage, 92, died on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 11AM from the Word of Life Fellowship Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Drucilla A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. She was born October 14, 1925 to the late James Bell and Hattie Cash Ratliff. Survivors: three sisters, Herschell Cash, Morven, NC, Verdia Sturdivant (Eddie), Greensboro, NC and Betty Lowery, Fort Washington, MD. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, June 20, 2018.

 

Betty Zane Gaskins

CHESTERFIELD – Miss Betty Zane Gaskins, age 88, entered into rest on Saturday, June 23, 2018. A celebration of life service will be 3:00 PM Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Hopewell Baptist Church by Brent Taylor. The family will receive friends after the service at the church and other times at the home.  Miss Gaskins was born November 9, 1929 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter and Jessie Gulledge Gaskins. She was a former employee of Sacony and Chesterfield Manufacturing. A life-long member of Hopewell Baptist Church, Betty was a loving caregiver to her parents. Her hobbies included cooking and working outdoors in her yard.


In addition to her parents, Betty was also preceded in death by 3 sisters, Mary Ella Lisenby, Charlotte Bagwell, and Madge Dixon; 2 nieces, Frankie Lisenby and Debbie Fortier.


Survivors include her sisters, Joan and Jean Gaskins of Chesterfield, SC, and Peggy Gaskins Coffman of Eustis, FL; special “sisters”, Linda Davis, Annelle Teal, and Terry Campbell; nephew inlaw, Mark Fortier; nieces, Beth, Peggy, Susie, and Charlene; nephews, David, Mike, Tommy, James, Eddie, and Steven; also numerous cousins and friends.


Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Gaskins family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, June 27, 2018.

 

Randy Hazel Mills

RUBY - Mr. Randy Hazel Mills, age 68, entered into rest on Monday, June 18, 2018. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Thompson Creek Baptist Church by Dr. Ronnie Grizzle with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends following the committal service in the fellowship hall of the church.


Mr. Mills was born June 23, 1949 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Hazel and Estelle Miles Mills. Randy was a life-long farmer and was the owner and operator of Randy Mills Farm, Inc. and R & L Timber Company, LLC. A devout Christian and member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church, Mr. Mills served as a deacon and choir member. An honest hardworking man, Randy enjoyed striking up a conversation with anyone and always hada joke to share that wouldmake you laugh. He lived and instilled a dedicated work ethic in his children. A loving husband and proud father, Randy enjoyed spending time with his family, and especially his grandson, Caleb, who was the apple of his eye.


In addition to his parents, Randy was also preceded in death by his brothers, Wayne and Keith Mills.


Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Linda Sims Mills of the home; son, Kevin Mills and spouse, Rob Hinshaw of Greensboro, NC; daughter, Kim Mills Gooden and spouse, Marty; brother, Jerry Mills and spouse, Pam; sister, Lynn Rivers and spouse, Steve; grandson, Caleb Gooden all of Chesterfield, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews.


Memorials may be made to Thompson Creek Baptist Church, 3403 Wamble Hill Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Mills Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, June 27, 2018.

 

Jessie Mangum Pigg

PAGELAND - On Saturday, June 23, 2018, Mrs. Jessie Mangum Pigg’s work on earth was finished. Her devoted family was with her as she peacefully entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior forever. Jessie, age 96, was born on September 4, 1921 to the late D.W. and Ella Mills Mangum. She grew up on a farm in Zion Community, graduated from Geyer’s Business College, took a position in the business department at Monroe Hardware and then later worked at A.M. Moore Hardware in Pageland.


In 1947, she married Henry David Pigg, and thus began her life as a nurturing wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her greatest joy came from serving her family. She particularly loved to prepare fresh fruits and vegetables from her garden for all to enjoy. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren absolutely loved her hoecakes, stickies, and sweet potato pies and Maw Maw always made plenty to share.


Mrs. Pigg was a life-long member of Zion United Methodist Church. From her childhood, Zion was the gathering place for her community and the times she spent there in fellowship with her family, her friends, and her Lord were a very important part of her life. She was honored to serve as a Sunday school teacher, youth leader, church treasurer, and in any other position where she was needed. She loved her Lord and her church family with all of her heart.


In addition to her parents, Jessie was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Henry David Pigg, Sr.; granddaughter, Justine (Tina) Catoe; great-granddaughter, Sarah Ashley Rollings; and all ten of her siblings, Thelma Mangum, Mary Mangum, Nettie Mangum Kirkley, Sally Mangum Jordan, Myrtle Mangum Sullivan, Margie Mangum Vick, Jake Mangum, Theron Mangum, Lenson Mangum and Melvin Mangum.


Those left to celebrate and remember a life well lived include her son, Henry David Pigg, Jr. (Brenda), daughters, Louella Pigg Catoe (Joe), Jane Pigg Johnson (Dwight), and Mary Beth Pigg Smith; grandchildren, Kym Catoe Rollings (Todd), Bredae Pigg Graves, Henry David Pigg, III, Megan Johnson Harris (David), Steven Lawson Smith, Gina Johnson Howard (Jeff) and Celeste Johnson Young (Frank); great-grandchildren, Joseph, John Ashley, Ella, Matthew, and Paul Rollings, Daniel and Molly Graves, Claire and Paul Howard and Alexandria and Mary Ellen Young; and many nieces and nephews.


She will live on in our hearts inspiring us all to be the best that we can be. A celebration of life funeral service was held on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at Zion United Methodist Church, with Pastor Carl Ritter and Pastor Athon Arant officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Following the graveside service, the family visited with friends in Zion Hall and at other times at the home of Joe and Louella Catoe.


If you choose to remember Mrs. Pigg with a memorial gift, the family suggests a contribution to Zion United Methodist Church, 671 Zion Church Road, Pageland, South Carolina or Springhill Assisted Living, 514 South Gum Street, Pageland, SC 29728. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home  of Chesterfield, SC is serving

the Pigg family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, June 27, 2018.

 

James Ronny Wilkerson

RUBY - Mr. James Ronny Wilkerson, age 69, entered into rest on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Saturday, June 23, 2018 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home with burial following in the Clanton Plains Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greet friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.


Mr. Wilkerson was born July 16, 1948 in Ruby, SC a son of the late James Thornel Wilkerson and Leila Mae Oliver Wilkerson Oliver. Ronny was a retired employee of both Jim’s Variety Shop with 10 years of service, and Continental Tire with over 33 years of service. A U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam Era, Mr. Wilkerson was a member of Clanton Plains Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and former Sunday school superintendent. He enjoyed watching racing and boxing and was always willing to help a neighbor in need. His greatest passion was his family and was always looking out for his baby girl, Wendy.


In addition to his parents, Ronny was also preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Ray Wilkerson; and brother-in-law, Dean Ratliff, Sr.


Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Nell Ratliff Wilkerson of the home; daughter, Wendy Wilkerson (Michael) Sellers of the home; 4 sisters, Bonnie Wilkerson (Jimmy) McCormick of Lilesville, NC, Cathy Wilkerson (Bucky) Parker, Deborah Wilkerson Smith both of Cheraw, SC, and Sherry Ann Wilkerson of Chesterfield, SC; sisters-in-law, Joyce Mills, Iris R. Deese both of Ruby, SC, and Jan R. Parker of Chesterfield, SC; brother-in-law, Billy (Vickie) Ratliff of Ruby, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews. Miller-Rivers -Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Wilkerson family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, June 27, 2018.

 

Ray Buck

MATTHEWS, N.C. – Ray Buck, age 77, formerly of Cheraw, passed away peacefully in his sleep in Matthews, NC on July 1. A native of Greenville, NC, Buck moved to Cheraw, SC shortly after meeting his wife Jo Anne

(Cassidy) as his Army caravan passed through her hometown.


He lived a life of service to his Cheraw community by spending over 50 years as a member of the all volunteer Cheraw Rescue Squad. As a member of the rescue squad, Buck quickly established himself as a  eader in his unit and was named the “Man of the Year” for his service. He also was a member of multiple award-winning rescue competition teams and competed at the International level as well.


Buck was also a veteran of the Korean War where, as he would tell his family years later, he learned how to answer the telephone in perfect Korean and also how to walk guard duty while cat napping. He carried those skills into his adult life where he developed an affinity for dozing off while watching TV, though he never openly admitted he was actually asleep. Other hobbies included taking up the family bathroom for long periods of time with the daily newspaper.


Buck also was a long-time member of Cheraw First Baptist Church where he served as an usher and a member of the choir. His love for gospel music continued throughout his life.


He was among one of the first hires at the Cheraw Crown Cork & Seal plant, where he was in charge of quality control. He retired from Takata Industries after holding a similar position in quality control.


Surviving family members are wife Jo Anne, son Ken, and daughter Joely, son-in-law Heath Lord, daughter-in-law Jill Buck, all from the Charlotte area, as well as sisters Jeanette Newbern of Shelby, NC, Lola McLawhorn of Castalia, NC, and Sharon Buck of Harrisburg, NC. Grandchildren are McKenna (23), Lily (16), Ryan (9), and Aubrey (6).  Buck was preceeded in death by his parents Joe and Sudie Buck, and by his brother Johnny.


Services were held at 11 AM Tuesday, July 3 at Central Baptist Church at 4821 Waxhaw-Indian Trail Road, Matthews, NC.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Centra Baptist Church, 4821 Waxhaw-Indian Trail Road, Matthews, NC 28104 or to Cheraw Rescue Squad, PO Box 28, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, July 4, 2018.

 

Barbara Hurst Paul

WADESBORO – Mrs. Barbara Hurst Paul, 71, died Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Carolinas Medical Center Union in Monroe. Funeral services were held at 2:00pm Thursday, June 28, 2018 in the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home with Rev. Arnold Jackson officiating. Interment followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC. The family greeted friends one hour prior to the service on Thursday.


Barbara was born December 11, 1946 in Cabarrus County, NC a daughter of Dewey Franklin Hurst and the late Annie Sue Davis Hurst. She was a graduate of Cheraw High School and had worked for a number of years with Wal-Mart in Cheraw, SC. After retiring from Wal-Mart, she worked for a brief period of time for her son at Pope’s Used Cars in Cheraw, SC.


She had a great faith and always found the opportunity to witness to those around her about the importance of a relationship with Jesus Christ. She was a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church in Cheraw, SC, where she played the piano and worked with the Awanas.


Surviving are her husband, Larry E. Paul; her children, Tim Pope of Cheraw, SC and Michelle Pope of Raleigh; her grandchildren, Laney, Landon, Chase, Joshua, Corbin, Haven and Lyric; her step-daughter, Elizabeth Morton of Lilesville; her step-grandchildren, Courtney, Amber and Austin. She is also survived by her father, Dewey Hurst of Cheraw, SC; her sister, Deborah Blackwell of Easley, SC; her niece, Nicole Lesley and her children, Jacob, Hannah, Harper and Camden of Easley, SC.


The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, July 4, 2018.

 

James Curtis Rollings

PAGELAND - James Curtis Rollings, 89, of Pageland, South Carolina passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Hospice of Union County surrounded by his loving family.


Curt was born on May 19, 1929 in Pageland, South Carolina to late James Cleveland Rollings and Mary Lee Price Rollings. Curt grew up in the Pageland Community where he graduated from Pageland High School and was a member of First Baptist Church of Pageland. He later met and united in marriage to the late Violet Steen Rollings whom he was a devoted husband and caregiver to for many years. Curt was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force. After being discharged from the Air Force, he began his working career. Curt worked for The Pageland Police Department as a Police Officer, as well as, for Tyson as a Poultry Farmer. He had a strong love and passion for farming. Curt was also the co-owner and operator of Rollings Produce for many years.


Those who shared and are left to celebrate his life include his siblings, Clara Hayes (Boyd), Shelby Gainey and the late Tom Gainey, Kay Anderson and the late Mitchell Anderson, the late Imogene and Kenneth Carpenter, the late Sonny and Barbara Rollings, the late Tish and Slim Rollins, the late Johnny Rollings, and the late Billy Rollings; daughter, Donna Rollings Fulton (Larry) and step-daughter, Billie Sneed (Billy); six grandchildren, Kim P. Douglas (Kevin), Emily Price, Brandon Price (Cristina), Chantel Fulton, Cody Fulton (Emily), and Michelle Sullivan; nine great-grandchildren, Kayden Douglas, Kara Douglas, Carter Price, Brynlee Johnson, Lucas Isom, Blake Isom, Lydia Fulton, the late Nora Fulton, and Miles Sullivan (Casey);


He also leaves behind a special niece, Cindy Fender, special nephew, Mitch Anderson, and special great nephew, Curt Chapman; also many other nieces and nephews.


A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Pageland with Dr. Roger Wall and Dr. Joel Dale officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Military Honors.


The family received friends from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 in the Sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Pageland, 203 West Pigg Street, Pageland, South Carolina 29728. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Providence Baptist Church Care Ministry, 232 Providence Church Road, Pageland, South Carolina or Hospice of Union County, 700 West Roosevelt Boulevard, Monroe, North Carolina 28110.


Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina (www.baumgartnerfh.com) is assisting the Rollings Family.

Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, July 4, 2018.

 

Melanie H. Rollings

CHERAW - Melanie H. Rollings, 49, died Monday, June 25, 2018. She is the wife of Scott Rollings and the daughter of Roland and Peggy Hodges. Melanie was a member of Cheraw Church of God and worked as an X-ray technician at McLeod Hospital in Darlington, SC. She enjoyed singing in church and loved being a mother. Melanie is survived by her husband and parents listed above, her daughter, Mallorie Rose Rollings of the home, and two special aunts, Shirley Hare and Linda Weatherford. The family received friends 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Cheraw Church of God.


A funeral service was held at 12:00 PM, Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Cheraw Church of God. Burial followed the funeral service at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, July 4, 2018.

 

James Ronny Wilkerson

RUBY - Mr. James Ronny Wilkerson, age 69, entered into rest on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Saturday, June 23, 2018 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home with burial following in the Clanton Plains Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.


Mr. Wilkerson was born July 16, 1948 in Ruby, SC a son of the late James Thornel Wilkerson and Leila Mae Oliver Wilkerson Oliver. Ronny was a retired employee of both Jim’s Variety Shop with 10 years of service, and Continental Tire with over 33 years of service. A U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam Era, Mr. Wilkerson was a member of Clanton Plains Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and former Sunday school superintendent. He enjoyed watching racing and boxing and was always willing to help a neighbor in need. His greatest passion was his family and was always looking out for his baby girl, Wendy.


In addition to his parents, Ronny was also preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Ray Wilkerson; and brother-in-law, Dean Ratliff, Sr.


Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Nell Ratliff Wilkerson of the home; daughter, Wendy Wilkerson (Michael) Sellers of the home; 4 sisters, Bonnie Wilkerson (Jimmy) McCormick of Lilesville, NC, Cathy Wilkerson (Bucky) Parker, Deborah Wilkerson Smith both of Cheraw, SC, and Sherry Ann Wilkerson of Chesterfield, SC; sisters-in-law, Joyce Mills, Iris R. Deese both of Ruby, SC, and Jan R. Parker of Chesterfield, SC; brother-in-law, Billy (Vickie) Ratliff of Ruby, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Wilkerson family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, July 4, 2018.

 

Robert J. Funderburk

PATRICK - Mr. Robert J. Funderburk, age 75, entered into rest on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at his home. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Palmetto Baptist Church by Pastor Joey Polson and Rev. Ronald Thurman with burial following in the church cemetery with Masonic Rites. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, July 6, 2018 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.


Mr. Funderburk was born November 7, 1942 in Chesterfield County, SC a son of the late Basil and Christine Cassidy Funderburk. A faithful member of Palmetto Baptist Church, Robert was also a member and Past Master of the Ruby Masonic Lodge # 314. Following his graduation from Ruby High School, Mr. Funderburk began his working career with James Fabrics Plant and worked there for 12 years. In 1976, Robert opened his own business, Funderburk’s Wheel Service which he operated for nearly 30 years until his retirement in 2005. Active in his community, Mr. Funderburk served on the Fifth District County Council Seat for Chesterfield County for 10 years.


Mr. Funderburk was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend. He was also an avid hunter, and member of the Winery Hunting Club.


In addition to his parents, Robert was also preceded in death by his daughter, Melissa “Missy” Funderburk Wallace; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Alice and Kermit Harrelson; brother-in-law, Gene Chappell; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Reid Harding Whittington and Linda Whittington; nephew, Aaron Whittington; and niece, Amy Best.


Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Barbara W. Funderburk of the home; daughters, Dena (Jerry) Gainey of Chesterfield, SC, Scarlet Moore and special friend, Matt Carpenter of Patrick, SC; son, Robert J. “Robbie” (Dawn) Funderburk, II of Ruby, SC; grandchildren, Travis (Lizzie) Rivers, Jennifer (Jason) Stafford both of Chesterfield, SC, Melissa Moore, Trent Moore both of Patrick, SC, and Robert Cody Funderburk of Ruby, SC; great grandchildren, Jase and Jenna Stafford, Reagan, Dexter, and Zoe Rivers all of Chesterfield, SC, and Leyton Bennett of Patrick, SC; sisters, Carolyn (Alfred) Tyner of Patrick, SC, Darlene (James) Miles of Jefferson, SC, Debi (McNair) Tornow of Beach Mountain, NC, and Sharon (Ed) Burr of Augusta, GA; sisters-in-law, Mary (Odell) Shepard, Janette Chappell, Sue (Jerry) Southard; brothers-in-law, Ronnie (Jean) Whittington, and David Whittington; also numerous nieces and nephews.


Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Funderburk family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, July 11, 2018.

 

Denver Clair McClain Jr.

CHAPIN - Denver Clair McClain, Jr., 84, died Sunday, July 1, 2018. Born in Altoona, PA, he was the son of the late Denver Clair McClain, Sr. and Laura Kunzman McClain. He was the widower of Joan Elaine Hendricks McClain. He had retired from AT&T with 35 years of service, where he won numerous achievement awards. He was also a US Air Force veteran, serving in the Korean Conflict in Greece. He was a member of The Elk’s Club of Myrtle Beach. He was also a Free Mason with the Masonic Lodge of Baltimore, MD.


He is survived by a daughter, Cyndee (Bryan) Griggs of Chapin, SC, a son, Craig Steven Hueg of York, PA, a daughter, Carla (Mike) Pensinger, of Balti- more, MD, a daughter, Cheryl (Mark) Glowacki, of Columbia, SC, 5 grandchildren, Savannah and Logan Griggs, Bradley and Alexander Glowacki, and Scott Morgan and a sister Ida Scott.


He was preceded in death by his wife and parents listed above, a sister, Mae Plemple. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, July 11, 2018.

 

Clarice Harrell Hogbrok

CHESTERFIELD – Clarice Harrell Hogbrok, 83, died on Monday, July 9, 2018. Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 2PM from the Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial fol- lowed in the Timmonsville Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Ruby, SC. She was born May 19, 1935 to the late Coleman and Flonnie Joines Harrell. Survivors: a sister, Elaine H. Cranford (Frank), Cheraw, SC; two brothers, Milton Harrell (Daphne) Kannapolis, NC and Anthony Harrell Greenville, SC; two aunts, Marie Streater, Monroe, NC and Mamie Joines, Charlotte, NC; a sister-in-law, Bernice

  Harrell, Charlotte, NC; a special niece, Chakara “Peaches” Belk (Chonti), Cheraw, SC; a special friend, Evon Little, Wallace, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, July 18, 2018.

 

Bobby Ellis Jordan

HARTSVILLE - Mr. Bobby Ellis Jordan, age 48, entered into rest on Monday, July 9, 2018. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM, Thursday, July 12, 2018, from the Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Robert L. Gordon Jr., with burial following in the Jordan Family Cemetery in Patrick, SC. The family received friends from 3:00 to 4:00 PM Thursday prior to the service at the funeral home.


Mr. Jordan was born September 30, 1969, in Ruby, SC, a son of Bobby Jordan and the late Vanessa Bowie Jordan. He was a former employee of Chesterfield County and also the City of Hartsville. Bobby enjoyed spending time in his shop and grilling out.


In addition to his mother, he was also preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Janice Wilkes.


Survivors include his wife, Brenda Wilkes Jordan of the home; a daughter, Hannah Nicole Jordan of the home; his father, Bobby (Shelia) Jordan of Patrick, SC; 2 brothers, James (Donna) Jordan of Chesterfield, SC, and Michael (Melissa) Jordan of Patrick, SC; mother-in-law, Bonnie P. Wilkes of Hartsville, SC; brother-in- law, Jason Wilkes of Hartsville, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Jordan family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, July 18, 2018.

 

Tony Talley

CHESTERFIELD – Tony Talley, 60, died on Friday, July 6, 2018. Funeral services were held on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 3PM from the Flemming Funeral Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the Foundry Hill Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. He was born November 4, 1957 in Cheraw, SC to the late Robert Talley, Sr. and Lucy Mae Miller Talley. Survivors: his wife, Hattie M. Talley, Chesterfield, SC; three sons, Preston McManus, Cheraw, SC, Derrick Melton, Rock Hill, SC and Christopher Melton, Cheraw, SC; a daughter, Chantel Williams, Cheraw, SC; four sisters, Betty Lowery, Cheraw, SC, Mary Bennett (Cye), Chesterfield, SC, Vanessa Talley, Mocks Corner, SC and Sandra Talley, Cheraw, SC; a brother, Samuel Talley, Chesterfield, SC and five grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, July 18, 2018.

 

Richard Dean Williams

WADESBORO, N.C. – Mr. Richard Dean Williams, 85, died Saturday, July 7, 2018, while a patient at CMC Union in Monroe, NC. Memorial services were held Thursday, July 12, 2018, at North Wadesboro Baptist Church with Rev. Donnie Helms officiating. Interment was private.


Richard was born March 6, 1933, in Cheraw, SC, a son of the late Chuck Williams and the late Lula Butler Williams. He grew up in Wadesboro and following his school years went to work at Wade Mfg. where he was a faithful employee for over 35 years. Richard loved baseball, hunting, fishing and his grandchildren.


Survivors include: two daughters, Deana W. Parker of Lilesville, and Carla W. Webb of Wadesboro; four grandchildren, Jennifer Williams, Dallas Jarrell, Travis Jarrell and Teah Parker; and six great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Jeanette Howell (Curtis) of Wadesboro and Pat Allen (Charles) of Polkton. In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Magdalene Maree Williams; a daughter, Donna W. Jarrell and a son-in-law, Robert Warren Webb Jr.


The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, July 18, 2018.

 

Shelly Rae Wrenn Baker

PERRY, Ga. - Shelly Rae Wrenn Baker, 48, of Perry, GA, formerly of Anderson, received her angel wings July 12, 2018. Born June 5, 1970 in Cheraw, she was the loving wife of Jon Dennis Baker, Jr. She was a master hair care specialist prior to moving to Perry, GA.


Surviving in addition to her husband, is the rest of her heart, her world, her children: daughters, Morgan and Lily Baker, sons, Jonathan (Gayla) and Logan Baker, grandchildren, Avah, Daisy and Jay Baker, parents, Ray and Daphene Tolson

Wrenn, sister, Jessica W. Partain, niece, Kendell Partain, nephew, Jessy Partain, great nephew, Avery Kinney, uncles, Odell, Nolan, Raymond, Jeter, Randall, and Lowell Tolson(Vera), special sister-in-law and friend, Angela Chapman (Ryan), nephew, Jordan Shreve, special cousin and friend, Andrea Tolson McCall and special friend, Leah Grace. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lillian Craft Coile Wrenn White and Pauline and James “Roach” Tolson and nephew, Jay Partain.


Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Sullivan-King Mortuary, 3205 Hwy 81 North, Anderson, SC with Rev. Brad Hanks and Chaplain Jay Jones officiating. The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, July 25, 2018.

 

Aletha Campbell Burr

Morven, N.C. - Mrs. Aletha Campbell Burr, age 96, entered into the rest on Thursday, July 19, 2018. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Sandy Plains United Methodist Church by Rev. Ronnie Caulder and Rev. Charlie Short with burial following inthe church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM prior to the service at the church.


Mrs. Burr was born May 11, 1922 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Daniel Franklin and Bessie Florence Previtte Campbell. A faithful member of Sandy Plains United Methodist Church, Aletha was an accomplished seamstress and wonderful cook. Her hobbies included painting pictures, reading, and crafting.


The last surviving member of her immediate family, Aletha was reunited in heaven with her beloved husband, Thomas Preston Burr; siblings, Evelyn Campbell Short, Atha Campbell Davis Peele, Norman Campbell, Allie Campbell Eddins, Vernon Campbell, and Vera Campbell.


Survivors include her children, Betty (Richard) Board of Patrick, SC, and Deborah (James) Phillips of Morven, NC; grandchildren, Catherine (Kenny) Coleman of Patrick, SC, Stephen (Jayne) Board of Charleston, SC, Michael (Missy) Phillips, and Ryan (Ginger) Phillips both of Morven, NC; great grandchildren, Blakeney Coleman, Drake Phillips, Kamryn Phillips, and Emma Phillips; numerous nieces and nephews; and her beloved pet, “Miss Kitty.”


Memorials may be made to Sandy Plains United Methodist Church, c/o James Phillips, 1591 Previtte Road, Morven, NC 28119 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; 501 St. Jude Place; Memphis, TN 38105.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Burr Family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, July 25, 2018.

 

Juanita King Gulledge

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Juanita King Gulledge, age 82, entered into rest on Monday, July 16, 2018, sur- rounded by her loving family. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM, Wednes- day, July 18, 2018, at Ruby Baptist Church by Pastor Ronald Thurman and Rev. Bill Brock with burial following in the Ruby Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 - 3:00 PM prior to the service at the church.


Mrs. Gulledge was born November 9, 1935, in Chesterfield, SC, a daughter of the late Arthur Ellison and Lula Mae Polson King. She retired as Personnel Manager with Bo-Buck Mills in Chesterfield, SC. A faithful member of Ruby Baptist Church, Juanita served as former GA leader, Sunday school teacher, choir member, and was active in the WMU. Her hobbies included cooking, baking, fishing, and taking care of others.

    In addition to her parents, Juanita was also preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, Henry L. Gulledge; 6 brothers, Carvin, L. Gilbert, Thurman, Floyd, Ted, and Jack King; and 2 sisters, Margaret Yates and Esther Mae Smith.


Survivors include her daughter of the heart, Beth K. (Henry) Suggs of Chesterfield, SC; grandsons of the heart, Bryce and Alex Suggs of Chesterfield, SC; 2 brothers, J.W. King of Florence, SC, and William “Bill” King of GA; sister, Sara Hopper of CA; special nieces and nephew, Nancy K. (Bill) Brock, Rebecca K. (Tim) Polson, and Gilbert T. (Renee) King, all of Chesterfield, SC, and other nieces and nephews; special great nieces and great nephews, English Brock, Eliza Brock, Bailey Polson, Bella Polson, Hailey King, and other great nieces and great nephews; sisters-in-law, Evelyn King, Rachel King, and Virginia King all of Chesterfield, SC.


Memorials may be made to Ruby Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5, Ruby, SC 29741.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC. is serving the Gulledge Family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, July 25, 2018.

 

Margaret Lolita Curry Pierce

CHERAW – Margaret Lolita Curry Pierce, 89, died Thursday, July 19, 2018. The family received friends 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 11:00 AM Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home. Interment was at 2:00 PM Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Florence National Cemetery, Florence SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, July 25, 2018.