The Link Obituary – 2019

 

Johnny Everett Hunter

JEFFERSON - Mr. Johnny Everett Hunter, 80, of Jefferson, South Carolina passed away on Monday, December 24, 2018 at Palmetto Health Baptist in Columbia.

     Johnny was born on July 29, 1938 in Jefferson, South Carolina to the late Thomas Henry “Bud” Hunter and Alice Williams Hunter. He later met and united in marriage to Shelva Jean Catoe Hunter. Johnny was a jack of all trades. He retired from the National Guard after 33 years of faithful service. He owned a welding shop where he worked as a welder for many years. Johnny also worked for Fork Creek Turkey Farms where he was a truck driver. In his free time, he enjoyed riding his motorcycle and also spending time with his family and his cats to whom he loved dearly. Johnny held a special place in his heart for farming. He enjoyed growing different types vegetables and loved sharing his crops with everyone. Johnny was also known as being a story-teller and found joy in telling people stories throughout his life. He was a friend to all he knew and will be remembered for his compassionate heart.

    Those left to celebrate and remember his life include his loving wife, Shelva Jean Catoe Hunter of Jefferson, South Carolina; sisters, Mary H. Lee of Blythwood, South Carolina and Rebekah Rollins of Columbia, South Carolina; also numerous nieces and nephews.

     The family received friends from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Bethel Baptist Church, 11078 Highway 151, Jefferson, South Carolina 29718.

     A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held at 3:00 P.M on Friday, December 28, 2018 at Bethel Baptist Church with Pastor Thurmond Johnson and Pastor Eric Plyler officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Bethel Baptist Church, c/o Elizabeth Sullivan, 504 Elizabeth Street, Jefferson, South Carolina 29718.

     Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Hunter Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 2, 2019.

 

Andy Lisenby

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Andy Lisenby, age 69, entered  into rest on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at his home. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Friday, December 28, 2018 at Hopewell Baptist Church by Pastor Phil Wyatt with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Friday in the sanctuary of the church and other times at the home.

     Mr. Lisenby was born November 29, 1949 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Kimble and Nelle Hancock Lisenby. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and Chesterfield -Marlboro TEC. A faithful member of Hopewell Baptist Church, Andy served as former Deacon and was a dedicated volunteer to the Freedom Chapel Jail Ministry at Chesterfield County Detention Center. He was the former owner and operator of Lisenby’s Heating and Air and a member of the Chesterfield Masonic Lodge # 220. An avid Boston Red Sox fan, Andy enjoyed collecting antique Ford Mustang cars. He will be remembered for his quick wit  and great personality.

     In addition to his parents, Andy was also preceded in death by his brothers, Richard N., Steve, and Roger Lisenby.

     Survivor include his children, Sam Lisenby, Tracy Lisenby (Chris) Burr both of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Dillon and Brayden Burr; companion, Janice Malloch of Chesterfield, SC; brother, Greg (Sandra) Lisenby of Bennettsville, SC; sister, Sara Nelle Lisenby Rivers of Chesterfield, SC; and sister-in-law, Betty Lisenby of Chesterfield, SC.

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

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Lisenby family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 2, 2019.

 

Tammy Joyner Lowe

CHERAW - Tammy Joyner Lowe, 57, died Friday, December 21, 2018. Born in Darlington County, SC. She was a daughter of the late Heyward and Yvonne Ann Perdue Joyner.

     Surviving is her daughter, Kimberly “Kim” McKenzie of Cheraw, SC, a brother, Clint Joyner of Columbia, SC, a sister, Linda Ann Campbell of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Deanna Faith Hatcher, Noah Chase Hatcher, Jacob Evan Hatcher and Gabriel McKenzie.

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, a brother, Ricky Atkinson and a sister, Judy Assef.

     The family received friends and had a time of sharing 2:00 PM, Monday, December 24, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     Memorials to: American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Drive, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 2, 2019.

 

Glen C. Oliver

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Glen C. Oliver, age 80, entered into rest on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at his home with his family by his side. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Saturday, December 29, 2018 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor with burial following in the Greenlawn Memorial Park of Pageland. The family received friends Saturday from 2:00 – 3:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mr. Oliver was born January 21, 1938 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Lawrence E. and Elizabeth Lowery Oliver. He was a former employee of the Jefferson Bleachery for over 16 years before becoming the owner and operator of both Ruby Manufacturing and Oliver & Company Auctioneers where he was affectionately known as “Colonel.” Mr. Oliver was a member of the S.C. Army National Guard, Woodmen of the World Chapter 516, and prior to his illness, the Sons of Confederate Veterans of Chesterfield County. He was also a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church. Mr. Oliver enjoyed “picking and grinning” while singing and playing his guitar and was a proud member of Glen Oliver and the Country Strings Band. His hobbies also included hunting in his early years, studying history, and traveling to flea markets to sell. He was also instrumental in organizing and founding the Mt. Croghan Mall. A man with a great personality, Glen had the gift of story-telling and making it animated and oftentimes believable. Of all things Glen enjoyed, none equaled time spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also had a special place in his heart for his K-9 companion, “Izzy” whom he affectionately named, “P-Dab.”

     In addition to his parents, Glen was also preceded in death by his nephew, Steven Boatwright.

     Survivors include his faithful and devoted wife of 60 years, Gladys Miles Oliver of the home; daughter, Deborah Ann “Debbie” Oliver of Chesterfield, SC; 2 grandchildren, Moni (Brandon) Rayfield, and Ashley (Michael Johnson) Curtis both of Chesterfield, SC; great-grandchildren, Dustin Rayfield, Kaylee Gardner, and Emma Rayfield; sister, Dianne Oliver (Floyd) Boatwright of Hartsville, SC, and nephew, Phillip (Lori) Boatwright of Hilton Head, SC.

     Memorials may be made to Regency Southern Care Hospice (formerly Hospice of Chesterfield County), Attention: Grace Hospice Foundation 205 E. Main St. Chesterfield, SC 29709, or Chesterfield County Animal Shelter, 467 Goodale Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeis serving the Oliver family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 2, 2019.

 

Jo Ann Earl Pierce

RUBY - Mrs. Jo Ann Earl 11 July 2019 Pierce, age 71, entered into rest on Friday, December 21, 2018 at her home. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Thursday, December 27, 2018 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Pete Gregory with burial following in the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Thursday prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Pierce was born March 18, 1947 in New York, a daughter of the late Ann Earl Steele. She was a homemaker and devoted wife of 50 years to the late, Michael David Pierce. She attended Rocky Creek Baptist Church, and her love was not only for her family but also her 4-legged family member, “Ginger” whom she loved spending time with.

     Survivors include her children, Timothy (Brenda) Pierce of Chesterfield, SC, Annette (Danny) Evans of Ruby, SC, Tommy (Judy) Pierce, and Michael (Lisa) Pierce both of Hartsville, SC; grandchildren, Shannon Siquina, Kayla Pierce, R.L. Stack, Shasta Stack, Krista Walls, Teresa Bailey, Mikey Bailey, Cody Byrd, Kinsey Johnson, and Jenna Strickland; great-grandchildren, Maddison Walls, Preston Johnson, Austin Thurman, Chance Thurman, Blayden Thurman, Lila Stack, Ashlyn Stack, Lucas Stack, Daylan Kissiah, Jaylan Kissiah, Amelia Zearfoss, and Bailey Zearfoss; and 2 brothers, John (Celeste) Earl, and Jimmy Earl both of Kannapolis, NC.

     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 Pierce family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 2, 2019.

 

Johnny Turner

SOCIETY HILL – Johnny Turner, 71, died Wednesday, December 26, 2018. Born in Marlboro County, SC he was a son of the late Henry and Elizabeth Turner. Johnny was retired from Galey & Lord after 38 years of service. He was an avid fisherman and squirrel hunter with his grandson Ryan. He enjoyed riding the “backroads” through the country. He loved the Clemson Tigers, watching NASCAR, and drinking a cold one.

    He is survived by his loving companion of 20 years, Catherine Davis, daughters, Hattie Paulette (Amp) Grantham of Society Hill, SC, and Liz (Ron Wolley) Turner of Patrick, SC, grandchildren, Ryan (Lorena) Grantham of Patrick, SC, Acey Grantham of Society Hill, SC, Heather Turner of Society Hill, SC, and Dylan (Emily Wilkes) Turner of Patrick, SC and great-grandchildren, Axel Winburn, Mollie Shae Grantham, and Lilyanna Turner.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, and a brother, David Bruce Turner.

    The family received friends after 12 Noon on Friday, December 28, 2018 at the residence, 182 Townsend Drive, Society Hill, SC. A graveside service was held in Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery at 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 29, 2018.

     A special thank you to McLeod Hospice of Cheraw and Randi Chavis for being here for her mom and family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 2, 2019.

 

 Sherrie McCoy Huntley                                                                                                                                                                             CHESTERFIELD - SherrieMcCoy Huntley, 53, died on Tuesday, December 25, 2018. Funeral services were held on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 2 pm from the Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Wadesboro, NC. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery. She was born May 22, 1965 in Chesterfield, SC to James Earl McCoy and the late Lottie Rivers McCoy. Survivors: father, James Earl McCoy; daughters, Monica McCoy, Boiling Springs, SC and Deniya McCoy, Pageland, SC; brothers, Earl McCoy, Jr. (Valerie), Cheraw, SC and Dewayne McCoy of the home and sister, Sylvia McCoy Lowery, Chesterfield, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 9, 2019.

Anna Powe Owens Linton

CHERAW - Anna Powe Owens Linton, 31, entered into eternal rest on Friday, December 28th, 2018. Born in Camden, SC, she was the cherished daughter of Dr. Richard Owens and Susan Huggins Owens of Cheraw, SC.

     Surviving is her husband, John Linton, of Cheraw, SC and her beloved dog Penny. Also her parents as listed above, brothers Franklin Owens of Cheraw, SC, Wilson Owens (Sheena) of Sumter, SC, and a sister, Jessica Owens Shepard (Phillip) of Cheraw, SC. Also sister-in-law, Victoria Vooge (Tyson) of Wenatchee, Washington, maternal grandmother Susan Powe Huggins of Cheraw, SC, Aunt Gary Huggins Jeffcoat (Uncle Jay), and Uncles Earl Huggins, Jr. and John Huggins. Her nieces and nephews include: Addison Vooge, Everly Vooge, Kiersten Shepard, Vance Vooge, Lawson Shepard, and Carter Shepard.

     Preceding her in death were Uncle Frank Owens, paternal grandparents, Winston and Anna E. Owens, maternal grandfather Earl Huggins Sr., beloved great Aunt Charlotte Bourne, father-in-law Don Linton, and mother-in-law Sandy Carpenter Linton.

     Anna was a graduate of Northeastern Technical College and was a veterinary assistant. She had a great love for travel, spending time at the beach, and in the mountains. She enjoyed antiquing, going to the park, and taking Penny for long rides. Anna loved spending time outdoors: hunting, fishing, riding her Daddy’s tractor, cutting grass, and boating.

     The family received friends and family at the St. David’s Parish House on Saturday, January 5th, 2018 at 1:00p.m.

     The service followed at 2:00p.m. in the sanctuary. Burial was held at Old St. David’s cemetery.

     Memorials may be made to St. David’s Church and School, St. David’s Cemetery Association, or the Chesterfield County Humane Society. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 9, 2019.

 

Lillian ‘Nig’ Grant Hunter Caulder

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Lillian “Nig” Grant Hunter Caulder, age 94, entered into rest on Sunday, January 6, 2019. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at First Southern Methodist Church by Rev. Bill Brock and Dr. Jack Jarrett, with the eulogy being delivered by her grandson, Brad Cauthen. Interment followed in the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home and other times at Mrs. Caulder’s home.

     Mrs. Caulder was born December 27, 1924 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late John Bunyan and Lillie Belle Grant Hunter. A charter member of First Southern Methodist Church, Nig was former chairman of the board of Stewards and former President and member of the W.M.S. She also served as former Sunday school teacher, choir member and church treasurer for many years. Mrs. Caulder retired from Cheraw High School after working many years in the lunchroom.

     A loving wife, dedicated mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Mrs. Caulder was truly the matriarch of her family. Her hobbies included sewing, crocheting, woodworking with crafts, and bird watching. She had a special place in her heart for all animals.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Caulder was also preceded in death by her husband, Hadley Thomas Caulder; brothers, Theodore and Jule Hunter; sisters, Novella Kelly, Vandelia White, Berte Douglas, and Christine Douglas.

     Survivors include her sons, Hadley T. “Tommy” Caulder, Jr., and Timothy Lee (Diane) Caulder both of Chesterfield, SC; daughters, Freda Caulder Miller of Chesterfield, SC, Nancy (Alvin) Cauthen of Rockingham, NC, Darlene C. (Tommy) Wright, and Trudy C. (Otto) Hancock both of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Charlotte (Randy) Emery, Todd (April) Cauthen, Charles (Carol) Miller, Jr., Brad Cauthen, Michelle (Cody) Smith, Amy (Jay Roscoe) Caulder, EricCaulder, Ashley (Corbin) Hatchell, and Hadleigh Smith; great grandchildren, Clara, Orey, Ollie, Kennedy, Taylor, Lily, Sam, Kodak, Rem, and Emma.

     Memorials may be made to First Southern Methodist Church, c/o Patsy Caulder, 5096 Teals Mill Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Caulder family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 16, 2019.

 

Markee Donta Crawford

PAGELAND – Markee Donta Crawford, 28, died Thursday, January 3, 2019. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 1pm from the Pageland Community Center, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Pageland, SC. He was born December 4, 1990 in Pageland, SC to Lloyd Crawford and Debra Funderburk Crawford. Survivors: his fiancé, Amber Johnson; son, Braylon Crawford; adopted daughter, Miranda Duenaz all of Pageland, SC; parents, Lloyd Crawford and Debra Funderburk, Pageland, SC; twin sister, Markia Shanta Crawford, Pageland, SC; brothers, Kevin L. Crawford (Jessica) and Logan C. Crawford, Pageland, SC; step sister, Kasey Wilson (Paul), Lancaster, SC and grandfather, Coyt “Buck” Funderburk, Pageland, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 16, 2019.

 

Richard ‘Ricky’ Darree Davis Sr.

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Richard “Ricky” Darree Davis, Sr., age 58, entered into rest on Monday, January 7, 2019. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Friday, January 11, 2018 at Sandy Plains United Methodist Church by Pastor Lonnie Grose and Rev. Michael Davis with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00

PM Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Davis was born May 31, 1960 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Robert and Mildred Lee Davis. He was a 1978 graduate of Chesterfield High School and a member of Sandy Plains United Methodist Church. Ricky was a former employee of Glenn Manufacturing, Chesterfield Manufacturing and was also a retired truck driver. His hobbies included hunting and racing.

     Survivors include his 2 sons, Rick (Michelle) Davis, and Chase (Tracy) Davis both of Chesterfield, SC; 5 grandchildren, Chris Blackwell, Zach Blackwell, Alyssa Curry, Jaylynn Curry, and Austin Curry; 2 sisters, Teresa (Larry) Smith, and Tammy (Robert) Adams both of Chesterfield, SC; brothers of the heart, Jimmy Sikes of Chesterfield, SC, and Jeffery (Tammy) Flowers of Catawba, NC; special friend, Teresa Diggs of Chesterfield, SC

     Memorials may be made to Sandy Plains United Methodist Church, c/o James Phillips, 1591 Privette Road, Morven, NC 28119

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Davis family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 16, 2019.

 

Peggy Oliver Lynn

JEFFERSON - Mrs. Peggy Oliver Lynn, age 82, entered into rest on Saturday, January 12, 2019 with her loving family by her bedside. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 3:00 PM Monday, January 14, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. George Brasington and Rev. David Sanders with burial following in the Pine Grove Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, 1616 McBee Highway, Kershaw, SC. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Monday prior to the service at the funeral home and other times at the home of Angie and Rev. David Sanders, 3944 Johnson Rd, Jefferson, SC.

     Mrs. Lynn was born October 9, 1936 in Camden, SC a daughter of the late Clyde and Thelma Johnson Oliver. A former employee of Caroknit, Peggy worked for many years as a store clerk at the country convenience stores owned by Isaac Sullivan, Leverne Knight, Howard Miller, and Chuck Raley. She was a true people person who never met a stranger and enjoyed working in the convenience stores always offering a smile and conversation. Mrs. Lynn was known as the family care-giver, selflessly giving of her time and energy to help anyone. She was a member of Pine Grove Freewill Baptist Church of Kershaw. Peggy was also an avid NASCAR fan and would let anyone know that Dale Earnhardt was her favorite driver.

     In addition to her parents, Peggy was also preceded in death by husband, John Carroll Lynn; 2 sons, Robert Oliver Lynn and John Carroll “Mutt” Lynn, Jr.; brothers, Leroy “Bud” Oliver, Alfred “Buster” Oliver, Larry “Gene” Oliver, Jimmy Oliver, and Donnie Oliver.

     Survivors include her sister, Nita Oliver (Jackie) Horton of Bethune, SC; children of the heart, Jimmy Oliver, Jr. and Denise Carol Oliver both of the home; Tonya M. Oliver of Jefferson, SC, Mitzi A. Oliver of Pageland, SC, Melissa O. Grigg of Monroe, NC, and Jennifer Leann Matthews of Charlotte, NC; granddaughter of the heart, Stephanie Grigg of Monroe, NC; also numerous other nieces and nephews.

     The family would like to thank the staff of the McWhorter Hospice House of Union County for the love and care shown to Mrs. Lynn and her family and requests memorials be made in her memory to Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, NC 28110.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Lynn family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 16, 2019.

 

Dorothy Crawford Raley

MT. CROGHAN – Dorothy Crawford Raley, 72, died Wednesday, December 26, 2018. Funeral services were held on Monday, December 31, 2018 at 2pm from the Pageland Community Center, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Black Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Croghan, SC. She was born February 2, 1946 in Chesterfield County, SC to the late U.F. and Geneva Crawford. Survivors: her husband, Thomas Raley; sons, Wardell (Min. Gladys) Raley, Pageland, SC, Antonio (Min. Angela) Raley, Christopher (Rev. Jessica) Raley, Jeffery Raley and Cortez (Hanna) Raley, all of Mt. Croghan, SC; brother, Elder Henry (Evg. Loretta) Crawford; sisters, Cornelius (Gene) Kim, Geraldine Thomas, Lena Louallen, Betty (Oscar) Chambers, Diane (Lee) Simon and Joann Chambers; 17 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 16, 2019.

 

Forrest Baxter ‘Bub’ White Jr.,

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Forrest Baxter “Bub” White, Jr., age 74, entered into rest Wednesday, January 9, 2019 with his family by his bedside. Graveside services were held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Shiloh United Methodist Church by Pastor Fred McDaniel. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Tuesday, prior to the service in the fellowship hall of Shiloh United Methodist Church.

     Mr. White was born November 21, 1944 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Forrest Baxter White, Sr. and Vandelia Hunter White. He was a retired mail carrier with the Chesterfield Post Office and following his retirement, enjoyed working at Stephenson’s Hardware. A member of Shiloh United Methodist Church, Bub was a former Sunday school teacher and a member of the Shiloh Men’s Club. He was also a member of the Chesterfield Masonic Lodge #220. Mr. White was former President of the Chesterfield Dixie Youth and enjoyed his time coaching for many years. He was also a former member of the Chesterfield Civitan Club. His favorite pastime was “tinkering” in woodwork.

     In addition to his parents, Bub was also preceded in death by 2 sons, David Carlyle White and Forrest “Buck” White, III; sisters, Van Sanders and Jenny Brock; and infant granddaughter, Huntley Sophia White.

     Survivors include his devoted wife of 53 years, Bernadine D. White of the home; son, Dennis White of Chesterfield, SC; daughter, Tamela “Tami” White (Richard) Grice of Wallace, SC; daughter-in-law, Leigh Ann White of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Amber Grice, Bradley Grice, Krystan White, Ashtan White, Carlyle White, Abigail White, and Emmerson White.

     The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of McLeod Hospice House and to long-time family friend, Krista Lambert of Regency SouthernCare Hospice for the love and care shown to Mr. White and his family.

     Memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, 3154 Hwy. 102, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to Regency SouthernCare Hospice, Attention: Grace Hospice Foundation, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the White family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 16, 2019.

 

Etta Lee ‘Kitty’ Dupree

MCFARLAN, N.C. - Mrs. Etta Lee “Kitty” Dupree, age 89, entered into rest on Monday, January 14, 2019. Grave- side services were held at 12:00 PM Friday, January 18, 2019 at Westfield Creek Baptist Church Cemetery by Father Tim Hushion. The family greeted friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.

     Mrs. Dupree was born May 19, 1929 in Cheraw, SC a daughter of the late Johnny and Lillie Peele Lee. She was a graduate of Zoar High School where she was valedictorian of her class, and went on to attain her associates of business degree. A long-time member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church, Kitty enjoyed attending Calvary Episcopal Church in Wadesboro, NC. She was a homemaker and will be fondly remembered as a friend to all.

     In addition to her parents, Kitty was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Clifford O. Dupree; 2 sisters, Ottis Lee and Helen Lee; and brother, Jimmy Ray Lee.

     Survivors include her daughter, Sharon (Ronald) Powell of Ft. Mill, SC; grandchildren, Ronald “Chip” (Carlie) Powell of Rock Hill, SC, Christopher (Nickie) Powell of Easley, SC, and Stephen (Ashton) Powell of Charlotte, NC; great grandchildren, Lucas, Scarlett, Hunter, and Beckham.

     Memorials may be made to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, 1333 S. Mayflower Ave., Ste. 400, Monrovia, CA 91016 or to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, 111 Presidential Blvd., Suite 203, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Dupree family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, January 23, 2019.

 

Janice Jenkins Evans

RUBY - Mrs. Janice Jenkins Evans, age 69, entered into rest on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller -Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Ricky “Sweet” Jenkins with burial following in the Ruby Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Tuesday prior to the service at the church and other times at the home of her daughter, Kristy and Jason Melton.

     Mrs. Evans was born May 24, 1949 in Chesterfield County, SC a daughter of the late Curtis Lee and Agnes Terry Jenkins. She was a former member of the Ruby Town Council where she served for 2 terms. Janice enjoyed going for a ride and listening to her music, talking on the phone, and reading. She loved her family very much and enjoyed spending time with them. Her grandson Trevor, was proudly the apple of her eye. Janice will be fondly remembered for her great personality and her gift of sharing a joke.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Evans was also preceded in death by her husband, David L. Evans.

     Survivors include her children, Tony (Sandra) Deese and Kristy E. (Jason) Melton both of Ruby, SC; grandson, Trevor Melton of Ruby, SC; brother, Larry (Janice) Jenkins of Wallace, SC; niece, Candace (Anthony) Smith; and great nephew, Nathan Smith all of Wallace, SC.

     Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Evans family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, January 23, 2019.

 

Janice Lee Freeman

CHERAW - Mrs. Janice Lee Freeman, age 66, entered into rest on Thursday, January 17, 2019. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Sunday, January 20, 2019 in the original sanctuary of Westfield Creek Baptist Church by Brent Taylor with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends Sunday from 3:00 – 4:00 PM prior to the service at the church and other times at the home.

     Mrs. Freeman was born October 2, 1952 in the Hinson Hill community of Cheraw, SC to the late Samuel Burtis and Edna Sellers Lee. A graduate of Chesterfield High School, Janice went on to attain her Associates Degree in Business Administration and Accredited Records Technician from Chesterfield-Marlboro TEC. She was the inaugural recipient of the Miss Chesterfield – Marlboro TEC. Mrs. Freeman was a former employee of Chesterfield General and worked for many years with the George Hartsell Law Firm. Janice was a member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church where she played the piano for many years. Her hobbies included crocheting, crafting, cross stitching, needle working, and playing the piano. She will be fondly remembered for her selfless love and was always reaching out to help others and especially her family.

     In addition to her parents, Janice was also reunited in heaven with her son, Thomas Clinton Freeman, III; and brother, Danny Lee.

     Survivors include her devoted husband of 45 years, Thomas “Tommy” C. Freeman of the home; grandchildren, Madelyn Adel Freeman and Haiden Thomas Freeman; brother, Ronnie (Diane) Lee of Florence, SC; sisters-in-law, Sue Lee and Deborah Freeman both of Cheraw, SC and Suzanne (William) Gainey of Chesterfield, SC; brother-in-law, Dennis (Sara) Freeman; nieces and nephews, Will (Sara Kay) Gainey, Erin (Tyler) Griggs, Jay (Haley) Gainey, Blake (Krystal) Corey, Logan Johnson, Hannah Farr, Mattie Jayne Freeman, Ellie Jo Freeman, Michelle (Patrick) Davis, Sara (John) Sanderson, Danny (Sarah) Lee, Dale (Wendy) Lee, and Angela Lee; great nieces and great nephews, Austin, Daniel, Madison, Lydia, Alex, Samantha, Lawson, Cash, Loch, Betty Jayne, and Stephen.

     The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to nurses, Connie Chewning and Stephanie Falise of McLeod Hospice, for their love, friendship, and care shown to Janice and her family.

     Memorials may be to Westfield Creek Baptist Church, 316 Westfield Church Road, Cheraw, SC 29520.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Freeman family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, January 23, 2019.

 

Edwin Chris Griggs

WALLACE - Edwin Chris Griggs, 61, died Thursday, January 17, 2019. Born in Bennettsville, SC, he was a son of Edwin Harrison Griggs of Wallace, SC, and the late Rose Linton Griggs and stepson of the late Grace Griggs. He was a race car driver during 1990s – 2000s at Florence Motor Speedway, he loved spending time with his grandchildren, and loved his family and friends and would give you the shirt off of his back if needed.

     Surviving is his wife Sarah Margaret Griggs, his daughters, Ginger Griggs and Chrisy (Ross) Griggs all of Wallace, SC, sisters, Tracy G. (Jimbo) Miller of Wallace, SC, Sue C. Wester of Ocean Isle, NC, Dee Gee C. (Larry) English of Rosman, NC, Charlene C. (Ronald) Lyon of Houston, TX, Judy D. (S.J.) Clark of Wallace, SC, Cheryl D. (Billy) Lovin of Hamlet, NC, sister in law, Linda Chapman of Houston, TX, grandchildren Sarah Rose (Joe), Kenny, Drew, Emma, Ryder, and Kinsely, nieces and nephews, Jimmy (Chelsea), Trace, Alicia, Chasity, Bryan (Erica), Brad (Angela), Contessa (Tommy), Charles (Lauren), Amber (Jackie), Aaron (Michelle), JoAnne (Clegie), Gene, Amy, Brandon, Timmy, Shannon (Cale), Brandy, Otis, Catoria, Frannie, Robert, John, Billy, Thomas, Brad, Henry, a great niece, Chapin, and a best friend, Frankie Quick.

     He was preceded in death by mother and stepmother listed above, a brother, Duncan Chapman, sister, Deanna D. Miles, and brother in law, Billy Wester.

     The family received friends at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM Monday, January 21, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     Memorials to: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN, 38105. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, January 23, 2019.

 

Jerry Thomas ‘Shug’ Haigler

Jerry Thomas “Shug” Haigler entered his eternal place of rest January 13, 2019, after several years of declining health. Shug had a quick wit and a great sense of humor and enjoyed telling jokes and sharing his “Shugisms.” Shug was very passionate about his God, his church, his family, and considered one of his greatest blessings was being Papa Shug to his grandchildren.

     Shug was born on September 23, 1945 to John M. and Louise I. Haigler. After attending Campbell University where he played baseball, he served as a policeman for his hometown of Pageland for several years. He retired in 2009 after 30 plus years as an insurance agent. Shug was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and Central High School Sports. He was the sports writer for Pageland area sports for over 40 years. In 2006, Shug began a weekly column in the Pageland Progressive Journal which he called “Where Are They Now?” that showcased various former athletes from Central High School and Pageland High School. A collection of those articles were published in 2009 in the book “Where Are They Now?” Shug was known as the “Voice of the Eagle’s” baseball team serving as the announcer for Central’s baseball team until 2015. A “Love of the Game of Baseball” award was begun in his honor recognizing a Central High senior baseball player each year who exemplifies the love of the game of base- ball. Shug was a member of First Baptist Church of Pageland where he served as a deacon and Youth Sunday School teacher for many years.

     In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters, Dorothy Sears, Margaret Graham, and Carolyn Jenkins.

     Those who he leaves to cherish his memory includes his beloved wife of almost 50 years Janet C. Haigler, sons, Jerry T. “Punkie” Haigler, Jr.(Nancy) of Jefferson, SC, Jonathan C. Haigler (Shannon) of Pageland, SC and Jason P. Haigler (Mandy) of Pageland, SC; grandchildren, Madeline G. Haigler, Laney C. Haigler, Cody P. Haigler, John W. Haigler, Triston E. Haigler and Elizabeth B. Lizzie) Haigler; brother, Boyce R. Haigler of Columbia, SC; Also, special lifelong friend, George Courtney (Ann) of Seneca, SC.

     A celebration of life funeral service was held at 4:00 PM, Thursday, January 17, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Pageland, 203 Pigg St., Pageland, SC 29728 with Dr. Joel Dale officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends 6:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Baumgartner Funeral Home in Pageland.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central High School Baseball, 200 Zion Church Road, Pageland, SC 29728.

     Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Haigler Family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, January 23, 2019.

 

Flora Nelle McRae Johnson

MCFARLAN, N.C. – Mrs. Flora Nelle McRae Johnson, 102, died Sunday, January 13, 2019, at her home. Funeral services were held at 3:00 pm Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. Yvonne Hechler, Rev. Earl Bradshaw and Rev. Lonnie Grose officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church and other times at the home. Flora Nelle was born January 1, 1917, in Chesterfield County, SC, one of seven children born to the late Duncan Daniel McRae and Attie Craig McRae. She was a graduate of Zoar High School and was valedictorian of her class. Through the years, she was a farmer, employee for the United States Postal Service and a Vista Volunteer at the Frank Porter Graham Center.  She was well-known for her vegetable and flower gardening, canning, and cooking. Her kitchen served as the focal point of weekly family gatherings.

     She was a long-time member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, serving many years as the church historian, due in part to her ability to recall people, places and events with remarkable clarity. She was a former member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church, which was the childhood church for Flora and her siblings.

     Surviving are her children, Gail Whittington, Perry (Sharon) Johnson and Jeffery (Shannon) Johnson all of McFarlan and Joe (Ronna) Johnson of Cheraw, SC and daughters-in-law, Phyllis Johnson of Cheraw, SC and Sue Hill of McFarlan, NC; her grandchildren, Bett Anne Turner, Thomas Johnson, Jr., Timothy Johnson, Tammy Johnson, Todd Whittington, David Johnson, Darlene Johnson Butler, Daniel Johnson, Kevin Johnson, Stephen Johnson and Kathryn McRae Johnson; her great-grandchildren, Sara Turner, Ryan Turner, Josh Johnson, Tameron Johnson, Piper Johnson, Will Whittington, Grace Whittington, Jordan Johnson, Madison Lynch, Luke Johnson, Karson Faith Brooks, Eli Johnson, Audra Butler, Eryn Butler, Andrew Johnson, Ethan Johnson, and William Johnson. She also had a great-great grandchild, Cade Turner. Flora Nelle also had many nieces and nephews who were truly part of her extended family.

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Calvin “TC” Johnson; sons, Tommy Johnson and Richard Johnson and her sisters and brother, Viola Maples, Annie V. Lewis, Sarah Davis, Fannie Rivers, Elizabeth Copeland and James McRae.

     The Johnson family graciously acknowledges the medical community for their care, and especially the daily caregivers, Priscilla Little, Denise Batts and Flora Maske for their compassionate care, love and laughter provided over the years. It will always be appreciated.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund c/o Becky Nelson, P.O. Box 13, McFarlan, NC 28102. The arrangements are in the care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, January 23, 2019.

 

Virginia Ballard King

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Virginia Ballard King, age 85, entered into rest on Sunday, January 13, 2019 surrounded by her family. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Shiloh United Methodist Church by Pastor Fred McDaniel and Brent Taylor with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 1:00  -2:00 PM Wednesday, prior to the service in the fellowship hall of the church.

     Mrs. King was born May 30, 1933 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Clarence Frank and Virginia Davidson Ballard. She was a former employee of Dr. Wylie’s medical practice, Head Start of Chesterfield, and worked alongside her late husband Jack at Niven Hardware for many years. Mrs. King was a life-long member of Shiloh United Methodist Church and the Shiloh U.M.W. She enjoyed spending time with her family and working word search puzzles.

     In addition to her parents, Virginia was also preceded in death by her husband, Dewey L. “Jack” King, Sr.; and sisters, Lera B. King, Vera White, Jackie Thrush, Omogene Eargle, and Ruby Smith.

     Survivors include her children, Dewey L. (Pam) King of Ruby, SC, Lawrence G. (Amy) King, and Ann K. (Nelson) Hendrick both of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Caroline K. (Charlie) Miles, Jackson (Crista) King, Jack (Nikki) Hendrick, Alyson H. (Adam) Dyar, Hannah King, and Langley K. (J.T.) Cutchin; great-grandchildren, Briley Miles, Ella King, Jamison Miles, Corbett Cutchin, Spencer King, Hudson Hendrick, Stella Kate Dyar, Hendrick Dyar, and Kolin Campbell.

     Memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, 3154 Hwy. 102, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC  is serving the King family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, January 23, 2019.

 

John Wilson ‘Buck’ Knight Sr.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 PAGELAND - Mr. John Wilson “Buck” Knight, Sr., age 84, entered into rest Friday, January 18, 2019. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM Monday, January 21, 2019 at Providence Baptist Church by Reverend Dr. Roger Wall with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 10:00 – 11:00 AM Monday, prior to the service in the sanctuary of Providence Baptist Church. Mr. Knight was born July 11, 1933 in Pageland, SC a son of the late Woodrow “Bill” Wilson and Edith Watts Knight. He was the retired owner and operator of H & K Interiors. A member of Providence Baptist Church, John was a former Deacon and served as Chairman of the Deacons. He was also a member and past master of the Pageland Masonic Lodge #58. Mr. Knight enjoyed fishing and had a special love of Corvettes. John will be remembered as a loving family man who always made sure he took care of his family. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Billie Jean Hancock Knight; a brother, Billy Knight; and a sister Bobbie K. Rivers.

     Survivors include his Sons; Dale (Virgina) Knight and Johnny (Shelia) Knight both of Pageland; Grandchildren; Lori (Mark) Turner, Ashley (Ashli) Young, John (Aya) Knight III, Jennifer (Tommy) Troskoski; Great-Grandchildren; Kyle Price, Sarah Turner, and Hannah Turner; Brother; Charles (Joanne) Knight of Pageland, SC; Sisters; Sylvia Rogers of Hickory, NC and Nancy Carelock of Pageland, SC. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Knight family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 10, January 23, 2019.

Annie Dora Goude Lisenby                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CHERAW - Mrs. Annie Dora Goude Lisenby, age 91, entered into heaven on January 19, 2019. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at West Side Baptist Church by Dr. Steve West and Rev. R.P. Grice with burial following in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Tuesday prior to the service at the church.

     Mrs. Lisenby was born May 11, 1927 in Bennettsville, SC a daughter of the late David and Bessie Goude and the wife of the late Fred Lisenby. She was a homemaker and worked at Cheraw and Salisbury Cotton Mills; Roses; Robinson’s Drapery and Pioneer Clothing, but her most joyful time was spent babysitting 25 children over the years.

     Surviving are her daughters, Linda (Butch) Chelluk of Lugoff, SC, and Cheryl (Lafon) Grice of Gibson, NC; and her loving daughter in law, Dianne Lisenby of Chesterfield, SC. Also surviving are her grandchildren which she was very proud of, Bill (Rhonda) Stokes of Chesterfield, SC, John (Christy) Stokes of Winnsboro, SC, Veronica Ayer of Lugoff, SC, Roxanne (Grady) Jordan of Columbia, SC, Tracy Grice of Gibson, NC, Shannon Grice of Raeford, NC, and Melinda (Ty) Williamson of Gibson, NC; 16 great-grandchildren, Bo (Erica) Stokes, Christian Stokes, Johnathan (Kaylee) Stokes, Madison Stokes, Sydney Stokes, Harley Stokes, Jansen Stokes, Josh Ayer, Beck Ayer, Lyra Jordan, Charlotte Jordan, Holden Grice, Bella Grice, Johnathan Williamson, Matthew Williamson, and Savannah Ange; 3 great-great grandchildren, Jimmy Williams, Sofia Williams, and John Ranerson Stokes; and her beloved brother, Ray (Pearl) Goude of Gloucester, VA; and many nieces and nephews.

     In addition to her parents and husband, Dora was also preceded in death by her sons, Jimmy Lisenby and John Robert Lisenby; and brothers, Billy (Virgie) Goude and Franklin (Doris) Goude.

     Mrs. Lisenby was a faithful member of Westside Baptist Church in Cheraw, SC and particularly enjoyed helping with Vacation Bible School; she also enjoyed cooking for her family and gardening, and served as Den Mother for her son’s Cub Scout Pac.

     The family would like to extend a special Thank You to the staff of Cheraw Healthcare for the excellent and loving care they provided Mrs. Lisenby and also thank you to the staff of Agape Hospice for their loving care.

     Memorials may be made to Westside Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1417, Cheraw, SC 29520. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Lisenby family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 10, January 23, 2019.

 

 Leon Edward Lisenby                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Leon Edward Lisenby, age 93, entered into rest on Friday, January 18, 2019. Graveside services were held at 3:00 PM Monday, January 21, 2019 at Thompson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery by Rev. Dan Austin. The family received friends Monday from 1:30 – 2:30 PM at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Lisenby was born June 25, 1925 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Ed Andrew and Eva Teal Lisenby. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. A retired employee of Fredrickson Motor Express, Leon enjoyed farming, gardening and fishing. His favorite pastimes were mowing and driving his tractor.

     In addition to his parents, Leon was also preceded in death his granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Lisenby; and brother, Otis Lisenby.

     Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Ethel Gibson Lisenby of the home; children, Dennis E. Lisenby of Ruby, SC and Melba L. (Barry) Skipper of Supply, NC; grandchildren, Matthew (Kody) Lisenby of Ruby, SC and Bryan (Jessica) Skipper of Supply, NC; 4 great grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Brock of Cheraw, SC and Flora Belle (Bill) Lavender of Thomasville, NC; also numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Lisenby family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 10, January 23, 2019.

 

Robert ‘Bobby’ E. McCall                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CHERAW - Robert “Bobby” E. McCall, 82, died Friday, January 18, 2019. Born in Cheraw, SC he was a son of the late John A. and Elizabeth McLeod McCall. He was a life-long gardener. He was a tinsmith and co-owner of McCall Sheet Metal. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army. Surviving is his brother, James F. McCall of Cheraw, SC, also several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, a brother, John McCall and a sister, Peggy Ann McCall. A graveside service was held at 1:00 PM Monday, January 21, 2019 in Old St. David’s Cemetery. The family received friends following the service. . Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 10, January 23, 2019.

John Wilson ‘Buck’ Knight Sr.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PAGELAND - Mr. John Wilson “Buck” Knight, Sr., age 84, entered into rest Friday, January 18, 2019. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM Monday, January 21, 2019 at Providence Baptist Church by Reverend Dr. Roger Wall with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 10:00 – 11:00 AM Monday, prior to the service in the sanctuary of Providence Baptist Church. Mr. Knight was born July 11, 1933 in Pageland, SC a son of the late Woodrow “Bill” Wilson and Edith Watts Knight. He was the retired owner and operator of H & K Interiors. A member of Providence Baptist Church, John was a former Deacon and served as Chairman of the Deacons. He was also a member and past master of the Pageland Masonic Lodge #58. Mr. Knight enjoyed fishing and had a special love of Corvettes. John will be remembered as a loving family man who always made sure he took care of his family. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Billie Jean Hancock Knight; a brother, Billy Knight; and a sister Bobbie K. Rivers.                                                                                

     Survivors include his Sons; Dale (Virgina) Knight and Johnny (Shelia) Knight both of Pageland; Grandchildren; Lori (Mark) Turner, Ashley (Ashli) Young, John (Aya) Knight III, Jennifer (Tommy) Troskoski; Great-Grandchildren; Kyle Price, Sarah Turner, and Hannah Turner; Brother; Charles (Joanne) Knight of Pageland, SC; Sisters; Sylvia Rogers of Hickory, NC and Nancy Carelock of Pageland, SC. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Knight family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 10, January 23, 2019.

Annie Dora Goude Lisenby                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CHERAW - Mrs. Annie Dora Goude Lisenby, age 91, entered into heaven on January 19, 2019. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at West Side Baptist Church by Dr. Steve West and Rev. R.P. Grice with burial following in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Tuesday prior to the service at the church. Mrs. Lisenby was born May 11, 1927 in Bennettsville, SC a daughter of the late David and Bessie Goude and the wife of the late Fred Lisenby. She was a homemaker and worked at Cheraw and Salisbury Cotton Mills; Roses; Robinson’s Drapery and Pioneer Clothing, but her most joyful time was spent babysitting 25 children over the years. Surviving are her daughters, Linda (Butch) Chelluk of Lugoff, SC, and Cheryl (Lafon) Grice of Gibson, NC; and her loving daughter in law, Dianne Lisenby of Chesterfield, SC. Also surviving are her grandchildren which she was very proud of, Bill (Rhonda) Stokes of Chesterfield, SC, John (Christy) Stokes of Winnsboro, SC, Veronica Ayer of Lugoff, SC, Roxanne (Grady) Jordan of Columbia, SC, Tracy Grice of Gibson, NC, Shannon Grice of Raeford, NC, and Melinda (Ty) Williamson of Gibson, NC; 16 great-grandchildren, Bo (Erica) Stokes, Christian Stokes, Johnathan (Kaylee) Stokes, Madison Stokes, Sydney Stokes, Harley Stokes, Jansen Stokes, Josh Ayer, Beck Ayer, Lyra Jordan, Charlotte Jordan, Holden Grice, Bella Grice, Johnathan Williamson, Matthew Williamson, and Savannah Ange; 3 great-great grandchildren, Jimmy Williams, Sofia Williams, and John Ranerson Stokes; and her beloved brother, Ray (Pearl) Goude of Gloucester, VA; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Dora was also preceded in death by her sons, Jimmy Lisenby and John Robert Lisenby; and brothers, Billy (Virgie) Goude and Franklin (Doris) Goude. Mrs. Lisenby was a faithful member of Westside Baptist Church in Cheraw, SC and particularly enjoyed helping with Vacation Bible School; she also enjoyed cooking for her family and gardening, and served as Den Mother for her son’s Cub Scout Pac. The family would like to extend a special Thank You to the staff of Cheraw Healthcare for the excellent and loving care they provided Mrs. Lisenby and also thank you to the staff of Agape Hospice for their loving care. Memorials may be made to Westside Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1417, Cheraw, SC 29520. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Lisenby family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 10, January 23, 2019.

Leon Edward Lisenby                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Leon Edward Lisenby, age 93, entered into rest on Friday, January 18, 2019. Graveside services were held at 3:00 PM Monday, January 21, 2019 at Thompson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery by Rev. Dan Austin. The family received friends Monday from 1:30 – 2:30 PM at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Mr. Lisenby was born June 25, 1925 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Ed Andrew and Eva Teal Lisenby. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. A retired employee of Fredrickson Motor Express, Leon enjoyed farming, gardening and fishing. His favorite pastimes were mowing and driving his tractor. In addition to his parents, Leon was also preceded in death his granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Lisenby; and brother, Otis Lisenby. Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Ethel Gibson Lisenby of the home; children, Dennis E. Lisenby of Ruby, SC and Melba L. (Barry) Skipper of Supply, NC; grandchildren, Matthew (Kody) Lisenby of Ruby, SC and Bryan (Jessica) Skipper of Supply, NC; 4 great grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Brock of Cheraw, SC and Flora Belle (Bill) Lavender of Thomasville, NC; 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 Lisenby family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 10, January 23, 2019.

 Helen Margaret ‘Peachie’ Campbell Bailey

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Mrs. Helen Margaret “Peachie” Campbell Bailey, age 93, formerly of Ruby, entered into rest on Thursday, January 24, 2019. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, January 27, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Dr. Seth Bible and Danny Shumate with burial following in the Ruby Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Sunday, prior to the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Bailey was born November 10, 1925 in Ruby, SC a daughter of the late Vann and Annie Campbell. She was a former employee of Sacony Industries and a life-long seamstress. Mrs. Bailey was a member of Life Community Church in Greensboro, NC. A lady with a big heart, Peachie was always serving her community by delivering surplus items to the local fire departments, homeless shelters, and teen centers.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bailey was also preceded in death by her husband, Edward “Ed” Bailey; and siblings, Arie Campbell, Annie Hancock, Nettie Dennis, Furman Campbell, Sarah Griggs, James Campbell, and Calvin “Shorty” Campbell.

     Survivors include her children, Sylvia Rushing of Ruby, SC, Linda (Junior) Simmons, June (Danny) Shumate, and Edie Bailey all of Greensboro, NC; grandchildren, Tommy Rushing, Jean Lynn (Jason) Rushing, Rich (Amy) Simmons, Brad (Michelle) Shumate, and Kristy (Dr. Seth) Bible; great-grandchildren, David Rushing, John Rushing, Tiffany Watson, Bryan Watson, Zach Simmons, Hannah Simmons, Sophie Shumate, Ava Shumate, Chloe Bible, Tate Bible, Laney Bible, and Chase Bible.

     Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Bailey family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 30, 2019.

 

Darlene C. Brigman

CHERAW - Darlene C. Brigman, 66, died Saturday, January 26, 2019. Born in Hamlet, NC, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Lillie P. Chavis. She was the widow of Richard Lee Brigman, Sr  She enjoyed spending time with her family.

     Surviving are her sons, Chad (Lisa) Brigman, Sr. of Cheraw, SC, Richard Lee (Danielle) Brigman, Jr. of Hartsville, SC, a daughter, Angel Quick of Bennettsville, SC, twelve grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. The family is receiving friends at 116 Dogwood Circle, Cheraw, SC.

     A graveside service was held at 11:00 am Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery, Wallace, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 30, 2019.

 

Howard Childers

CHERAW - Mr. Howard Childers, age 80, entered into rest on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Forest Pine Church by Rev. Dave Bradshaw, Rev. Richard Rainwater, Rev. Ricky Malloy, Rev. Eddie Brock, and Rev. Danny Malloy with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, January 25, 2019 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

    Mr. Childers was born May 27, 1938 in Bennettsville, SC a son of the late Charlie Tillman and Rodie Lyons Childers. He was a retired employee of Cheraw Yarn Mills with 32 years of service. Howard was a member and trustee of Forest Pine Church and enjoyed attending Prince of Peace Church and Calvary Baptist Church with his family. He was a God – fearing man who always enjoyed talking about the Lord and was a true people person. A loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather, Howard enjoyed spending time with his family. In his spare time, Mr. Childers enjoyed “tinkering” on small engines, and was always willing to help anyone. He also was an avid Atlanta Braves fan and enjoyed watching wrestling and westerns.

     In addition to his parents, Howard was also preceded in death by his sister, Anne Tipton.

     Survivors include his sons, Timmy (Tonya) Childers, and Kenny Childers; daughters, Gail (James) Wallace, and Debbie (John) Bittle all of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Erica Rogers, Chad Childers, Anna (James) Brown, Justin Baker, Ryan Baker, Cody (Christin) Childers, Kristopher Childers, and Hunter Childers; great grandchildren, Janasha, Dalton, Tanner, Jase, Braxton, and Jaxon; brother, Charlie (Annie) Childers; and brother-in-law, Paul Tipton.

     Memorials may be made to the Habitat for Humanity, PO Box 1688 Monroe, NC 28111.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Childers family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 30, 2019.

 

William Earl ‘Bill’ Crouse

BENNETTSVILLE - Mr. William Earl “Bill” Crouse, 75, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at his residence.

     Bill was born October 20, 1943 in Bennettsville, to the late Arthur Platt & Annie Driver Crouse. He was a graduate of Bennettsville High School class of 1963. Soon after graduating, Bill enlisted in the U.S. Army and served his country honorably during the Vietnam War. For most of Bill’s working life, he was the owner and operator of Crouse Union 76 on Main St. in Bennettsville and later retired from the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. He was a lifelong fan of baseball, football, and NASCAR.  Most of all he loved Dixie Youth baseball, starting out coaching his son’s team and continuing as commissioner, umpire, and coach to numerous Jaycee and all-star teams for many years to come.

     Bill leaves behind to cherish his memory; his son, Raymond Crouse (Mary) of Cheraw; his daughter, Amy Crouse Sherman (Ethan) of Minturn; a brother, Eugene Crouse of Florence; grandchildren, Cameron Crouse, Jake Crouse, Caroline Crouse, Avery Sherman and Aubrey Grace Sherman; his companion Cathy Johnson and a host of nieces and nephews.

     He is preceded in death by his parents listed above, brothers; A.P. Crouse Jr., Crouse, Thomas Crouse, Ray Crouse, Howard Crouse, sisters; Ruby Crouse Perdue and Marie Crouse Basto.

     A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Bethel United Methodist Church in Bennettsville with the Rev. Vaughan Chichester officiating. A visitation will take place following the service.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel UMC Building Fund c/o Barbara Leviner at 3624 Rocky Ridge Rd. Wallace, SC 29596.

     Burroughs Funeral Home is honored to serve the Crouse family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 30, 2019.

 

Tracy Hendrix Deese

PAGELAND - Mrs. Tracy Hendrix Deese, age 51, entered into rest on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM FrJanuary 25, 2019, at Providence Baptist Church by Dr. Roger Wall with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday, January 24, 2019, at Providence Baptist Church, 232 Providence Church Road, Pageland, SC, 29728, and other times at the home of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Rick Hendrix.

     Mrs. Deese was born August 10, 1967, in Monroe, NC, a daughter of Rick and Bonnie Owens Hendrix. She was a graduat of Central High School and a member of Providence Baptist Church where she taught the G.A.’s. She managed Rick’s Produce for many years and was a dedicated caregiver to her “second mother” and cousin, Miss Shirley Johnson. Tracy also served on the Board of Directors of the Chesterfield County Rural Water Agency for the past four years. A lady with a strong and enduring faith, Tracy remained strong as a testimony of God’s grace during her illness. Her hobbies included cooking, crafting, searching for deals at thrift stores, and spending time with her family at the campground. She will be fondly remembered as a greatdaughter, wife, mother, and best friend who was loved and treasured by many.

     She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Randel Lee “Cotton” Deese; loving cousin, Shirley Johnson; and her grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. P.A. Hendrix, and Mr. & Mrs. Robert Owens.

     Survivors include her children whom she was very proud of, Toby Deese of Pageland, SC, and Courtney (Greg) Laughlin of Myrtle Beach, SC; special granddaughter, Alia Laughlin; beloved parents, Rick and Bonnie Hendrix; brother, Joey (Pat) Hendrix; mother-in-law, Betty Wilbanks, all of Pageland, SC; and her beloved pet, “Sandi”.

     The family would like to thank the staff of Regency SouthernCare Hospice (formerly Hospice of Chesterfield County) for the love and care shown to Tracy and her family during this time.

     Memorials may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 232 Providence Church Road, Pageland, SC 29728.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC  is serving the Deese family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 30, 2019.

 

Coyt Buck Funderburk

PAGELAND - Coyt Buck Funderburk,95, died Saturday, January 12, 2019. Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 2pm from the Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was born November 4, 1923 in Pageland, SC to the late Kenneth and Callie Funderburk. Survivors: daughters, Celeste McManus (Clinton), Charlotte NC, Nancy Mungo, Chesapeake VA, Pauline Melton, Dianne Funderburk, Debra Funderburk, Rena Funderburk and Brenda Sowell all of Pageland, SC; sons, Pete Funderburk (Carrie), Pageland, SC and Karven Funderburk, Charlotte NC; 47 grandchildren, 90 great grandchildren; sisters, Roxy Blakeney (Peel) and Maude Lockhart (Bud); brothers, Guy Funderburk, Ray Funderburk (Marion), Dock Funderburk (Betsy) all of Lancaster SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 30, 2019.

 

John T. Mayfield

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. John T. Mayfield, beloved educator and friend, entered into rest on Monday, January 21, 2019 at the age of 69.

     A Celebration of Life Service was held at 11:00 AM Saturday, January 26, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, 318 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709. The family greeted friends Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 9:30 - 11:00 AM prior to the service at the funeral home. The service of committal was held at 3:00 PM Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Oak Ridge Baptist Church, 5340 Flowes Store Rd, Concord, NC 28025.

     Mr. Mayfield was born January 29, 1949 in Concord, NC a son of the late Thomas Marvin and Kate Alee Adcock Mayfield. He attained his bachelor’s degree from Pfeiffer College and earned his Master’s Degree of Education from the University of Tennessee. He accepted a full-time teaching position with Chesterfield High School in 1971 that spanned over forty-seven years.

     A man who truly embodied the spirit of Chesterfield High School, John invested his life into the students of Chesterfield by teaching English, history, and adult education. He served as the Saturday school coordinator, the summer school coordinator, the yearbook staff and picture coordinator, and served as a teacher evaluator. Mr. Mayfield also served in the capacity of Homebound Teacher, gate keeper at athletic events, and was a long-term substitute teacher for the past nine years. One of his greatest passions was being involved with the Chesterfield County Alpha Arts.

     Mr. Mayfield was an avid reader and book collector. Outside of school he enjoyed attending theatrical plays and symphonies. He also enjoyed going out to eat and trying new foods. An optimistic man who always saw the “glass half-full”, John never met a stranger and always saw the good in others. One of his favorite topics of conversation was, “I taught your parents and grandparents.”

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Mayfield was also preceded in death by his grandmother, Ada Adcock.

     Survivors include his beloved brother, Jerry (Nicole) Mayfield of Waxhaw, NC; aunt, Ellen Keziah of Monroe, NC; brother of the heart, Barry (Barbara) Garrison; daughters of the heart, Nicki Garrison (Dave) Mintz and Natalie Garrison (Tim) Sielaf; numerous cousins, friends, and his extended family at Chesterfield High School.

     Memorials may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society (Relay for Life of Chesterfield County) 275 Forest Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. Online condolences are welcomed and a guestbook registry will be available during school hours at Chesterfield High School, 401 N. Page Street, Chesterfield, SC.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Mayfield family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 30, 2019.

 

Clerow Myers

RUBY - Clerow Myers, Sr., 85, died Monday, January 14, 2019. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 1pm from the Ruby Baptist Church, Ruby, SC. Burial followed in the Rock Springs Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Ruby, SC. He was born March 4, 1923 in Ruby, SC to the late L.B. Garfield and Colethea McBride Myers. Survivors: his wife, Peggy; children, Elbert, Chrysenia (Paul), Cynthia (Anthony), Ronny, Rachel, Aaron (Karen), Alvin, Clerow, Jr. (Veronique), and Donavan; siblings, Mayro, Jerry, Inezzie (Arthur), Frances (Andrew), Louise, Redessa, Carolyn and Daisie; 14 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren, a great greatgrandchild. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 30, 2019.

 

Margie Helms White

CHERAW - Margie Helms White, 74, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2019. Born in Albemarle, NC, she was the daughter of the late James Edgar and Cora Jane Austin Helms. She was the widow of Bill White. She was a member of North Cheraw Baptist Church. Mrs. White loved spending time with her grandchildren, and “new” great-grandson, Brady. She enjoyed watching cooking shows and talking with her friends.

     She is survived by her step-son, Michael (Erica) Odom of Nashville, TN, brothers, Roy Helms of Polkton, NC, and Kenneth (Patsy) Helms of Marshville, NC, grandsons, John Harrison (Kathryn Paige) Sartor III of Cheraw, SC and Matthew Robert Sartor of Cheraw, SC and a great-grandson, Brady Harrison Sartor.

     She was preceded in death by her husband and parents listed above, a daughter, Melinda White Sartor, and a brother, Gene Helms.

     A graveside service was held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 27, 2019 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, January 30, 2019.       

Matthew ‘Matt Wayne Wilkes

HARTSVILLE – Matthew “Matt” Wayne Wilkes, 46, died Monday, January 21, 2019. Born in Chesterfield, SC he was a son of the late Larry Kenneth and Patsy Ann Outlaw Wilkes. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening.

     Surviving is his wife Tracey Bullard Wilkes of Hartsville, SC, brothers, Joseph Wilkes and Daniel Curtis Wilkes both of Hartsville, SC, aunts, Andrea Morris and Betty Echols, uncles, Larry Outlaw, Harold Outlaw and Oral Outlaw.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, also his maternal grandparents, Rev. William Thomas and Teresa Mae Outlaw.

     The family received friends 2:00 PM, Friday, January 25, 2019 at Middendorf Church of the Living God, Hartsville, SC.

     A funeral service was held at 3:00 Friday, January 25, 2019 at Middendorf Church of the Living God, Hartsville, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 19, January 30, 2019.

 

Geraldine Pope Wilt

BENNETTSVILLE - Mrs. Geraldine Pope Wilt passed away, Friday, January 18, 2019, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence after a brief illness. She was 75. Born in Bennettsville, on July 9,1943 to the late Floyd Jr., and Blanche Ellen Hood Pope. She was a member of Clio Church of God. She enjoyed helping others, prayer warrior, a dedicated church worker, and loved visiting others. She was employed by Weller in Cheraw, S.C. and was active over 20 years in the ministry.

     She leaves behind to cherish her memory; husband Harry Richard Wilt Jr.; her four legged child, Peaches; son, Richard “Ricky” Wilt(Shana Renee Brown) of Bennettsville; daughter, Kimberly Thurman (Jim) of Bennettsville; sisters, Irene Pope Hinson of Cheraw and Wanda Pope Coates of Bennettsville, and former daughter in law April Nicole Baker; grandchildren, Makayla Wilt Moore, Aubrey Wayne Wilt, Hannah Nicole Wilt, Jamal Thomas and Caden Goodson.

     She was preceded in death by parents, baby brother Bennett Pope.

     A funeral service was held at 2pm Monday, January 21, 2019 at Burroughs Funeral Home with burial at Sunset Memorial Park, officiated by Rev John Wilkes. A visitation was held from 12-2 pm prior to service.

     In Lieu of flowers: Clio Church of God, 200 Haynes Street, Clio, SC 29525. Burroughs Funeral Home is honored to assist the Wilt family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 19, January 30, 2019.

 

Ralph Cleveland Freeman                                                                                                                                                                                                                   CHERAW - Sheriff Ralph Cleveland Freeman, 91, died Friday, February 1, 2019.Born in Society Hill, SC he was a son of the late James Austin and Lena Pear lWilkes Freeman. He was the widower of Grace T. Freeman. He was Sheriff of Chesterfield County from1975 to 1994. Sheriff Freeman was a past President of the South Carolina Sheriff’s Association 1988-1989 and was Sheriff of the Year for the state of South Carolinain 1988. He was also retired (with 25 years of service) from the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Sheriff Freeman was a US Navy Veteran. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and lifting weights.

     Surviving is his son, Ralph Cleveland “Jay” Freeman, Jr. of Columbia, SC, daughters, Pamela “Pam” Whitley of Greensboro, NC, Mary Margaret (Lee) Snipes of Raleigh, NC, grandchildren, Meg Rogers, (Justin Everette), Justin Anne (Drew) Patterson, great grandchildren, Benjamin Cash Rogers and Mason Alexander Everett.

     The family received friends 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Monday, February 4, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Monday, February4, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial with honors was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.

     Memorials to: SC Sheriffs’ Association Fallen Heroes  , PO Box 21428, Columbia, SC 29221 or Hospice of Wake County, 60 Wheaton Ave, Youngsville, NC 27596. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 8, 2019.

 

Bobby F. Johnson                                                                                                                                                                                                          RUBY - Mr. Bobby F. Johnson, age 85, entered into rest on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Funeral Services were 4:00 PM Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Cross Roads Baptist Church by Dr. Rick Henderson, Dr. Troy Rogers, and Brent Taylor with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends Tuesday from 3:00– 4:00 PM prior to the service in the Cross Roads Family Life Center.

     Mr. Johnson was born August 15, 1933 in Chesterfield County, SC a son of the late Rufus and Kate Thurman Johnson. He was a retired employee of Aviagen with over 35 years of service and a lifelong farmer. A faithful member of Cross Roads Baptist Church, Bobby served on numerous church committees and boards throughout the years.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Johnson was also preceded in death by 1 son, Eddie Joe “Joey” Johnson; brothers, Grady Johnson and Keith Johnson; and sister, Margaret J. Hinson. Survivors include his devoted wife of 63 years, Doris Gulledge Johnson; son, Bobby “Allison” (Melissa) Johnson of Ruby, SC; grand-daughter, Brittany Faith Johnson; brother, Mickey (Pat) Johnson of Monroe, NC; sister-in-law, Shirley Johnson of Mt. Croghan, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved and treated as his own children.

      Memorials may be made to Cross Roads Baptist Church “Cemetery Fund” 4963 Cross Roads Church Road, Ruby, SC 29741. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Johnson family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, February 6, 2019.

 

D. Ray Terry                                                                                                                                                                                                                           PAGELAND - Mr. D. Ray Terry, age 81, entered into rest on Sunday, January 27,2019 at his home. A Celebration of Life Service was 6:00PM Wednesday, January 30,2019 from the Chapel ofMiller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Tim Williams. The family greeted friends Wednesday from 4:30–6:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

      Mr. Terry was born January 7, 1938 in Jefferson, SC a son of the late Dave and Mettie Johnson Terry. He was a retired employee of Conbraco Industries with 27years of service and managed Atkinson Properties for over 40 years. Ray was also an electrician and plumber and was known as a “Jack of all Trades”. A member of Calvary Baptist Church, Mr. Terry enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren and spending time with his beloved dog, “Izzy.”In addition to his parents, Ray was also preceded in death by his brothers, Alvin and Ralph Terry; and sister, Vernese Kirkley.

     Survivors include his children, Lisa (Donnie) Purser of Lancaster, SC, Jamie(Cassie) Terry of Patrick, SC, and Nelson Terry of Jefferson, SC; grandchildren, Samual, Danual, and Nathaniel Purser, and Cash Terry; sister, Iris (B.C.) Plyler of Pageland, SC; brother of the heart, Buddy McCarley; also numerous nieces nephews. Memorials may be made to the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter, 467Goodale Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Terry family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 6, 2019.

 

Rodney Michael ‘Mike’ Wilks                                                                                                                                                                                                         PATRICK - Mr. Rodney Michael “Mike” Wilks, age58, entered into rest on Tuesday, January 29, 2019at his home. Funeral Services were3:00 PM Fri-day, February1, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Bob Sloan and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Patrick Cemetery. The family greeted friends Friday from 2:00 – 3:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home and other times at the family home.

      Mr. Wilks was born April20, 1960 in Chesterfield, SC a son of Geraldine McLain Wilks and the late William Leslie Wilks. He was a graduate of Cheraw High School class of 1978, and also a graduate of Betty Stevens Cosmetology School. He was a former employee of Trend Benders of Charleston and Walmart of Cheraw. Mike was a member of Patrick Presbyterian Church. His hobbies included crafting, quilting, crocheting, and knitting.

     In addition to his father, Mr. Wilks was also preceded in death by 1 niece, Kristy Wilks. Survivors include his beloved mother, Geraldine McLain Wilks; brother, Tommy (Sherrille) Wilks both of Patrick, SC; and sister, Kaye Wilks Johnson of Asheville, NC; nieces, Jessica Wilks of Patrick, SC, Katelyn (Justin) Beebe of Wilkesboro, NC, and Zachary Johnson of Asheville, NC; great niece, Gracie Winburn; greatnephew, Parker Tolson; and his beloved pet and best friend, “Della.”

     The family would like to express their thanks to the staff of Agape Hospice ofthe Pee Dee for the love andcare shown to Mr. Wilks. Memorials may be made to Patrick Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 37,Patrick, SC 29584 or to the Patrick Rescue Squad, P.O.Box 209, Patrick, SC 29584Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield,SC is serving the Wilks family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, February 6, 2019.

 

Arlevia Hough Brumfield                                                                                                                                                                                                             MONCKS CORNER, forerly of Jefferson – Arlevia Hough Brumfield, 81, died on Monday, February 4,2019. Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 3 PM from the Sandy Grove United Methodist Church, Jefferson, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born July 1, 1937 in Jefferson, SC to the late Hollis and Arelvia Hough. She was named after her mother. Survivors: sister, Amanda Jackson, Brooklyn, NY; brother, James Butler Hough; brother-in-law, David L. Sellers and devoted niece, Manu Vette Kennedy (Shaun),Charleston, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 13, 2019.

 

Harold ‘Connie’ Byrd                                                                                                                                                                                                             HARTSVILLE – Graveside services for Mr. Harold “Connie” Byrd, 84, were held at 4:30 pm Tuesday, February 5,2019, in the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Monday, February 4th, 2019at the Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.

     Mr. Byrd went home to be with Jesus Sunday on Febru-ary 3rd, 2019. Born in Chesterfield Co., SC, he was a son of the late John F. Byrdand Victoria Elizabeth “Lizzie” Linton Byrd. He was a man of much wisdom that he bestowed on his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was a father to some that had no father on earth. He was a patient, loving man and told his family that he loved them. He was a retired farmer and logger and taught his children the meaning of work because he, himself, was not scared of work.

     Surviving are his sons, Harold C. (Pam) Byrd Jr., Billy (Alice) Martin; daughters, Carol Byrd, Rhonda Fedorchuk; grandchildren, James Harold (Jennifer) Byrd, Laura (Gary) Miller, Alvin (Jamie) Byrd, Fairlynn Grooms, Zeke Fedorchuk, Zoe Fedorchuk, Cliff Fedorchuk; great-grandchildren, Bethany Byrd, Campbell Byrd, John Byrd, Ashley Miller, Gage Miller, Parker Byrd, Jackson Fedorchuk. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years who was waiting on his arrival, Carolyn McClellan Byrd; brothers, J. D., Leon, Eugene, Raymond, Clayton, Orian, Donald and Curtis Byrd. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Monument Fund, 1652 Mt. Olivet Church Rd., Patrick, SC 29584. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 13, 2019.

 

Shirley Joplin Donahue                                                                                                                                                                                                                           MT. CROGHAN - Mrs. Shirley Joplin Donahue, age 65, entered into rest on Thursday, February 7, 2019at her home. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Sunday, February 10, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Matt Neisler and Brent Tay-lor with burial following in the Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 –7:00 PM Saturday, February9, 2019 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Donahue was born September 22, 1953 in Concord, NC a daughter of the late J.L. and Roxie Mills Joplin. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Yarn Mills with over 35years of service. Shirley loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. Her hobbies included sewing, baking, gardening, and watching TV.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Donahue was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry Mitchell Donahue; 2 brothers, Junior Joplin and Thomas Joplin.

     Survivors include her sons, Phillip (Teresa) Taylor of Latta, SC, and Mitchell Donahue of Rock Hill, SC; daughter, Cassandra “Kandy” Donahue (Jessie) Long of Mt. Croghan, SC; grandchildren, Samantha Anderson, Scott Taylor, Brook Jones, Haley Jones, Luke Godwin, Shawn Hough, Kayla Hough, Jaheim Long, Dejah Long, and Tyler Donahue; great grandchild, Rylan Anderson; brother, Danny (Millie) Joplin of Mt. Croghan, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews including special niece, Michelle Joplin.

     Memorials may be made to Regency Southern Care Hospice, Attention: Grace Hospice Foundation 205 E. Main St. Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Donahue family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 13, 2019.

 

Janice Jenkins Evans                                                                                                                                                                                                       RUBY - Mrs. Janice Jenkins Evans, age 69, entered into rest on Saturday, January19, 2019. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Ricky “Sweet” Jenkins with burial following inthe Ruby Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Tuesday prior to the service at the church and other times at the home of her daughter, Kristy & Jason Melton. Mrs. Evans was born May24, 1949 in Chesterfield County, SC a daughter of the late Curtis Lee and Agnes Terry Jenkins. She was a former member of the Ruby Town Council where she served for 2 terms. Janice enjoyed going for a ride and listening to her music, talking on the phone, and reading. She loved her family very much and enjoyed spending time with them. Her grandson Trevor, was proudly the apple of her eye. Janice will be fondly remembered for hergreat personality and her gift of sharing a joke. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Evans was also preceded in death by her husband, David L. Evans.

 Survivors include her children, Tony (Sandra) Evans and Kristy E. (Jason) Melton both of Ruby, SC; grandson, Trevor Melton of Ruby, SC; brother, Larry (Janice) Jenkins of Wallace, SC; niece, Candace (Anthony) Smith; and great nephew, Nathan Smith all of Wallace, SC.   Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30

East 33rd St., NewYork, NY 10016Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Evans family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 13, 2019.

Chastity Latoya Jefferson                                                                                                                                                                                                   MARSHVILLE, N.C., formerly of Cheraw – Chastity Latoya Jefferson, 41, died Wednesday, January 30, 2019. A memorial service was held on Sunday, February 3, 2019at 2pm from the Word of Life Fellowship Church, Cheraw, SC. She was the daughter of Sophia Jamesm and Marcus James, born on May 9, 1977, in Bennettsville, SC. Survivors: parents, Sophia and Marcus James, Marshville, NC; brothers, Terrence Smith (La Guana), Cheraw, SC and Tramar McFarlin, Cheraw, SC; sister, Kris Brogdon (Edward), Columbia, SC; nephews, Elijah Smith and Tauren Smith; grandmother, Ruby Jefferson, Cheraw, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 13, 2019.

William Frazier Jeter                                                                                                                                                                                                             PAGELAND – William Frazier Jeter, 78, died Sun-day, January 20, 2019. A memorial service was held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at2pm from the Flemming Funerals-Pageland, Pageland, SC. He was born June 25,1940 in Middendorf, SC to the late Frank and Hasker Jeter. Survivors: daughter, Angela Jeter, Pageland, SC; sisters, Vermel Jeter, Irvington, NJ, Floree Sellers, Patrick, SC and Mary Bishop, Allentown, PA; brother, Belton Jeter, NY; grandchildren, Charese Jeter, Johnny Jeter and Gabriel Wingo; greatgrandchild, Jeremiah Jeter. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 13, 2019.

 

Ted Brent Matheson                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CHERAW - Ted Brent Matheson, 84, died Saturday, February 9, 2019. Born in Marlboro County he was the son of the late Roy S. and Clara E. Gainey Matheson. He was a US Airforce Veteran. He was a graduate of the Carlisle Military School. He attended North Carolina State University before volunteering for military service. Ted was very talented and enjoyed playing music by ear. He enjoyed decorating, playing bridge, traveling and working on computers. He was a member of Cheraw First Baptist. Mr. Matheson was a retired insurance adjuster.

     Surviving is his sister, Frances M. Leppard of Cheraw, SC, also, many nieces and nephews.

      He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a sister, Peggy M. Estes. A graveside service was held 2:00 PM, Monday, February 11, 2019 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. The family received friends after the service.

     Memorials to the charity of your choice. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 13, 2019.

 

Charles O’Berry Middleton                                                                                                                                                                                                  JEFFERSON - Mr. Charles O’Berry Middleton, husband of the late Esther Squire sMiddleton, went to be with is Lord and Savior on February 8, 2019. He was born August 20, 1931 to the late Early Alson and Winnie Knight Middleton.

     O’Berry was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church, where he served as Director of Sunday School, Choir Director, Deacon, Building and Grounds Custodian, RA leader, and baseball coach. He was a member of the Macedonia/Angelus and Jefferson American Legions for over 60 years, president of the Middleton and Knight family reunions for over 50years, and was a Veteran of the US Army, serving during the Korean Conflict. He worked at the Kendall Bethune Plant, for 40 plus years, umpired High School Baseball and Softball in the Catawba and Pee Dee associations for 38 years, served as the president of the Angelus Community Club for over 50years, and also worked diligently with the Angelus Softball League. He loved farming and was known for his watermelons, cantaloupes, and corn. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with family, especially his grandchildren, attending many of their sporting events and activities until age 85.

     O’Berry was the last surviving sibling of his family and was preceded in death by brothers, Hazel, Paul, Carl S.“Buddy”, William, Leroy, Donald, and Jerry Middleton; sisters, Nettie Mae Smith, and Opal Middleton; and sister-in-law, Georgia “Mickey” Heckle. He was also preceded in death by a son, Darryl.

     He is survived by sons, Chuck (Tina) of West Union, SC, Joe, and Kevin (Lori) both of Jefferson and a daughter, Sheila Knight (Johnny) of Pageland. Grandchildren, Rob (Sara) of Greenville, SC, Britton of Charlotte, NC, Shane, Joleigh, Brianne, and Austin, all of Jefferson; sisters-in-laws, Willie Faye Middleton and Doris Middleton, both of Jefferson; brother-in-law ,John Ellison Squires (Gloria)of Camden and two step grandchildren. The family expresses sincere appreciation to the staff of Karesh Long Term Care for their devoted and loving care.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Macedonia Baptist Cemetery Fund, c/o Roger Smith, 3304 Johnson Road, Jefferson, SC29178 or to Angelus Jefferson American Legion Post80, c/o Dwight Johnson, 227E. Church Street, Jefferson, SC 29718, or to a charity of one’s choice.

     Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Macedonia Baptist Church by Rev. David Sanders and Rev. Tim Williams with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 4:00 PM Sunday in the sanctuary of Macedonia Baptist Church and other times at the residence, 14880 Hwy. 151, Jefferson, SC,29718. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Middleton family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 13, 2019.

 

Ruth Harrill Middleton                                                                                                                                                                                                                 CHARLOTTE, N.C. -Ruth Harrill Middleton, 90,of Charlotte, passed away February 6, 2019, with her family by her side.

     She was born November21, 1928, the only child of Pauline and William Harrill of Rutherfordton, NC. Ruth earned a B.A. in Christian Education from Greensboro College in 1949, and a teaching certificate from Appalachian State University in 1951.

     Ruth lived in Cheraw, SC from 1958 until 2018, when she moved to Charlotte to be closer to her family. She is survived by her sons, Bill Middleton of Philadelphia, PA, and Joe (Lee Ann) Middleton and Jon Middleton, both of Charlotte. She is also survived by her grandson, Jordan Middleton; her nieces, Rosalyn Kerins and Babs Odom; nephew, Mike Barlowe; and cousins, Laura and Bob Gobble. Ruth was predeceased by her former husband, William H. Middleton, Jr. in 2000. Ruth was a natural educator. She started her teaching career in Caldwell County in1952, and six years later, began teaching English at Wallace (SC) High School. In1970, she moved to Cheraw High School where she taught British Literature, creative writing, and semantics until her retirement in 1990. She loved teaching and was dearly loved by her students. Ruth was an accomplished musician, a voracious reader, and a devoted animal lover. She passed on her love of music, books and animals, as well as her sometimes stubborn demeanor, to her sons. She was fiercely independent and lived life on her own terms. Her joy was to do whatever she could to create stability in the lives of her children. She sang her life’s song lovingly, thoughtfully, fearlessly, and always with perfect pitch. Many years ago, she worked the sentiment “Without music, life would be a mistake” into across-stitch. Her sons are immensely grateful she shared her music with them. A celebration of her life will take place Saturday, February 16, 2019, at 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. Lunch in the church fellowship hall will follow the service. If you would like to honor Ruth, please consider a contribution to Chesterfield (SC) County Animal Services or to First United Methodist Church, Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 13, 2019.

 

Arthur Neil Perdue                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PATRICK - Mr. Arthur Perdue, age 80, entered into rest on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. Funeral Services were held at 12:00 PM Saturday, February 9, 2019 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Jeff Williams with burial following in the Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends Saturday from11:00 AM –12:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mr. Perdue was born May 6, 1938 in Chesterfield County, SC a son of the late Joseph Frank and Mattie Oakley Perdue. He was a retired machine operator at Roller Bearing in Hartsville, SC and also worked at Delta Mills. Arthur attended Brown Springs Baptist Church and was an avid outdoors man. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and loved working with his champion squirrel dogs.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Perdue was preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years, Mrs. Alicia “Alice” Barefoot Perdue, brothers, J.D. Perdue and Woodrow F. Perdue, and a sister, Mary Elizabeth P. Howle.

      Survivors include his brother of the heart, Leopold Wilkes, and his wife, Bonnie; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Perdue famiy. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 13, 2019.

 

A.B. Cannon Jr.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CHERAW - A.B. Cannon, Jr., 51, left to go play music and race cars in heaven. His worldly battle with cancer ended on February 15, 2019. He was a fabulous husband, friend, brother, son, son-in-law and fur daddy. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, A.B. Cannon Sr. and Mary Frances Cannon.

     He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Joelle R. Cannon and fur babies, Richmond and Hercules. He is also survived by a brother, Terry Cannon from Orlando, FL and sisters Tina Markley from Lake Wells, FL, Jenny England from Wichita, KS and Diane Baird from Carey, ID.

      Mr. Cannon requested that you do not send flowers, instead send a donation in memory to American Cancer Society to continue his cancer battle. If you do not wish to donate to American Cancer Society, then please find a cause to donate to further education of children in technology.

     The family would like to thank Jeanne Marie Johnson, Julie Whitley Kimery, Richard Thomas III, Murphy and Linda Griggs, Jennifer Fuentes, Armando D. Torres-Pesaresi, Elizabeth Garrison, Benjamin Childress, Quinton Nesmith and Steven Lisenby for all the help during the cancer battle from beginning to end. Thanks to everyone for the millions of prayers, they were not wasted. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until8:00 PM on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Kiser FuneralHome. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, February 20, 2019.

 

Lloyd Cleveland Gainey                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CHERAW - Lloyd Cleveland Gainey, 71, died Thursday, February 14, 2019. Born in Cheraw, SC, he was the son of the late William Wallace and Carrie Mae Teal Gainey. Lloyd was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, serving during the TET Offensive. He enjoyed reading and researching family history.

     He is survived by his wife (of 47 years), Delores Gainey of the home, daughters, Allison Gainey (Brian) Marlowe of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Amanda Robin Gainey of Myrtle Beach, SC, a sister, Lois Van Dyke of Lindale, TX, Sisters-in-law Sandy Gainey of Gibsonville, NC, Brother in law Donald Gibson (Jan) of Atwater, CA, nephews and nieces, Bryan Gainey of Mebane, NC, Brandon Gainey of Mebane, NC, Breanne (Devin) Payne of Burlington, NC, Brandon (Katherine) Garner of Raleigh, NC, Nephews Corey Gibson (Amanda) of Atwater, CA, Adam Gibson (Jamie) of Merced, CA, and beloved pets, Cricket, Zoey, and grandpets, Miley, Piper, and Lotus. He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, and a brother Wallace “Junior” Gainey.

     The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home. A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Sunday, February 17, 2019, at Kiser Funeral Home.

     Burial with military honors was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorials to: ASPCA,P.O. Box 96929, Washington DC 20077-7127, or, Amedisys Inc. Attn: Amedisys Foundation 3854 American Way, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70816, or Cheraw First Baptist Church P.O. Box 337, Cheraw, SC29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, February 20, 2019.

 

George Brooks Laney Jr.                                                                                                                                                                                                    CHESTERFIELD - Mr. George Brooks Laney, Jr., ge 67, entered into rest on Tuesday, Feb-ruary 12, 2019 at his home. A private family service of remembrance will be held at a later date.

     Mr. Laney was born June 28, 1951 in Bennettsville, S C a son of the late George Brooks Laney, Sr. and Edith Emma Johnson Laney. He was a retired employee of A.O. Smith of McBee. George enjoyed traveling to the Outer Banks surf fishing and playing the guitar. In addition to his parents, Mr. Laney was also preceded in death by his infant son, Justin Santee Laney.

     Survivors include his son, Joshua Adam Laney of Columbia, SC; brother, Ralph Edward Laney of Ruby, SC; and sister, Rebecca “Beck” Laney (Lawrence “Sandy”) Derrick of Cayce, SC. Memorials may be made to Regency Southern Care Hospice, Attention: Grace Hospice Foundation 205 E. Main St. Chesterfield, SC29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Laney family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, February 20, 2019.

 

Ernest Lacy Pridgen                                                                                                                                                                                                             CHERAW - Mr. Ernest Lacy Pridgen, age 86, entered into rest on Tuesday, February 12, 2019at his home with his family by his bed-side. Funeral Services were held at 2:00PM Friday, February 15, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Jason Pope with burial following in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens with military honors. The family greeted friends from 1:00 –2:00 PM Friday prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mr Pridgen was born April 6, 1932 in Green Sea, SC a son of the late James and Katie Pridgen. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War and a founding member of the VFW of Cheraw # 10731. Mr. Pridgen was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church and was a retired truck driver. A true family man, Lacy enjoyed working in his yard, family trips to the beach, and “tinkering” on anything around the house.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Pridgen was also preceded in death by a son, Greg Pridgen; a daughter, Alice Marsh; brothers, Robert and Ralph Pridgen; sisters, Clara Hardee, Vila Williams, Lena Bowen, Lillian Smith, Estilene Strickland, and Alene Sharp.

     Survivors include his beloved wife of 47 years, Mae Belle Pridgen of the home; children, William H. “Billy” (Denise) English of Cheraw, SC, Shelton “Rock”(Sally) English of Ft. Mill, SC, Ernie (Rene) Pridgen, Sandra McCormick, James Daniel “Danny” Pridgen, and Johnny (Peggy) Pridgen all of Lexington, SC; 20 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren.

     The family is grateful to the staff of McLeod Hospice for their love and support and suggests memorial contributions be made to McLeod Hospice, P.O. Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Pridgen family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, February 20, 2019.

 

Brenda Gail Mancill Turner                                                                                                                                                                                                              PATRICK - Mrs. Brenda Gail Mancill Turner, age 66, entered into rest on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at her home. Funeral Services were held at 12:00 PM Saturday, February 16, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Johnny Quick, James O’Neal, and Marvin Davidson with burial following in the Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 11:00AM – 12:00 PM Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Turner was born July23, 1952 in Timmonsville, SC a daughter of the late Sam Perry and Martha Sue Parnell Mancill. She was are tired employee of Cheraw Gas Company and was a caretaker for many years. A member of Children’s Baptist Church, Brenda loved spending time with her grandchildren and they knew they were the center of her world.

     In addition to her parents, Brenda was also preceded in death by her brothers-in-law, Kenny Chapman and Marvin Turnage.

     Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Rev. Robert E. Coleman Turner, Jr.; son, Matthew Coleman (Kimberly) Turner of Patrick, SC; grandchildren, Melanie Brooke Turner, Matthew Coleman Turner, Jr., and Toby Ray Turner; sisters, Jennie Mae Turnage, and Terrie Sue Chapman both of Cheraw, SC; brother, Sam Perry Mancill of Timmonsville, SC; mother-in-law, Mary B. Turner of Chesterfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Children’s Baptist Church, 940 Patrick-Society Hill Road, Patrick, SC 29584. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield,SC is serving the Turner family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, February 20, 2019.

 

Layla Shonta Cash

CHESTERFIELD – Layla Shonta Cash, 9 months, died Saturday, February 9, 2019.Funeral service was held on Saturday, February 16, 2019at 1pm from the Cheraw Family Worship Center Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Goodman Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. She was born April 24, 2018in Florence, SC to Robert and Kelly Lewis Cash. Survivors: parents, Robert and Kelly Cash; brothers, Kyron Cash, of the home and Robert Cash, Chesterfield, SC; sisters, Shantel Cash and Ashley Cash, Chesterfield, SC; grandparents, Laura Ann Lewis, Cheraw, SC and Katrina Cash, Patrick, SC; aunts, Kisha Fleming (Quincy),Bradenton, FL, Teressa Cash, Patrick, SC and Katina Cash, Chesterfield, SC; nephews, Laiken and Cayden, Chesterfield, SC; niece, Katliyn, Chesterfield, SC; special papa, Walker Bittle, Pine Bluff, NC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 27, 2019.

 

Gladys Gaster Daniel                                                                                                                                                                                                          BENNETTSVILLE -Gladys Gaster Daniel, 92, of Bennettsville, SC died Monday, February 18, 2019. A native of Johnsonville, SC, she was the daughter of the late Daniel J. Gaster and Claudia Johnson Gaster.

     She was preceded in death by a brother, James Williams Gaster, brother Dan Gaster, and sister, Frances Gaster.

     She is survived by her husband, Earl L. Daniel of Bennettsville. She is also survived by her daughter, Lindsay D. Bennett, and son-in-law, Robert M. Bennett, of Cheraw, SC and grandson, Daniel McArn Bennett, of Washington, DC.

     Gladys attended Johnsonville schools and graduated from Winthrop College. She worked at the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Department for 7 years and retired from Powell Manufacturing in Bennettsville, SC where she was employed for 25 years as an Administrative Assistant to the President of the company. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Bennettsville, SC. Gladys was also a member of the Garden Gate Garden Club of Bennettsville and served as its treasurer.

     A graveside service was held on Thursday, February21 at 11:00am at Old St. David’s Episcopal Church Cemetery - 91 Church Streetin Cheraw, SC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Garden Gate Garden Club Memory Lane c/o Kathy Culbertson 306 Oakwood Street Bennettsville, SC 29512 or to the McArn Community Ministry, P.O. Box 372, Cheraw, SC29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 27, 2019.

 

Christopher Douglas Hydrick                                                                                                                                                                                                       CHERAW – Christopher Douglas Hydrick, 48, died Thursday, February 21, 2019.Born in Columbia, SC, hewas the son of Barry Douglas Hydrick of Cheraw, SC and Joy Lynn Bates (Wayne)Lynch of Lynchburg, SC. He attended First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC. Mr. Hydrick was an industrial electrician at Palmetto Brick.

       Surviving is his wife, Meredith Rogers Hydrick of Cheraw, SC, daughters, Elizabeth Anne Hydrick and Bayley Edith Hydrick both of Cheraw, SC, sisters, Kimberly Hydrick (Bill) Cauthen of Cheraw, SC and Celeste Hydrick (David) Hatch of Anderson, SC, also several nieces and nephews.

     Chris was a loving and devoted husband and father, cherishing every moment with his family. His generosity and genuine spirit of love and support for others was the dominate characteristic of his life. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.

     The family received friends4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held3:00 PM, Sunday, February24, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in St. David’s Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. Memorials made be made to: The McArn Food Bank,131 Second Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 27, 2019.

 

Robert DeMarcus McManus                                                                                                                                                                                                    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Robert DeMarcus McManus,21, died Saturday, February16, 2019. Funeral service was held on Saturday, February23, 2019 at 2pm from the Cheraw High School Gymnasium, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Ruby, SC. He was the son of Leslie Teresa Covington and Dewayne Mc-Manus, born on June 26,1997, in Darlington County, SC. Survivors: son, D’MariLeon McManus, Bennettsville, SC; D’Mari’s mother, Dahlia Ayers, Bennettsville, SC; parents, Leslie Teresa Covington (Ricci), Charlotte, NC and Dewayne McManus, Cheraw, SC; sisters, Stelletha McManus, High Point, NC, Jasmine McManus and Saa’jada Mc-Manus, Charlotte, NC; brother, Yoshua McManus, Charlotte, NC; grandmothers, Geneva Joines, Chesterfield, SC and Marian (Susie) McManus, Cheraw, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 27, 2019.

 

Mervin Merriman Sr.                                                                                                                                                                           CHERAW - Mervin Merriman, Sr., 64, died on February 15, 2019. Funeral services were held on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 12 PM from the Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery. He was born September 19,1954 to Mae Helen Jackson and the late Burlin Merriman, Sr. Survivors: children, Mervin Merriman, Jr. (Lockeysha), Snellville, GA, Rocky Merriman (Gina),High Point, NC, Ceresa Merriman (Tyjuan), Cheraw, SC and Lowmikico M. Sellers, St. Charles, MD; mother, Mae Helen Merriman, Cheraw, SC; siblings, Gerline Shields (Gilbert), Cheraw, SC, Verline Carroll (Allen),Cheraw, SC, Zoline McFarlin (Edward), Patrick, SC, Leon Merriman (Madelina), Mor-ven, NC, Maurice Merriman (Martha), Cheraw, SC, Kathy Kersey (John), Hamlet, NC, Maverick Merriman (Cassandra), Cheraw, SC, Benjamin Merriman, Cheraw, SC and Mechelle Cranford (Fess),Chesterfield, SC and nine grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 27, 2019.

 

LouAnn Mumford                                                                                                                                                                                                                    WALLACE – Lou Ann Mumford, 62, died Saturday, February 16, 2019. Born in Bennettsville, SC she was a daughter of the late Henry Norman and Sarah Frances Dew Mumford. She managed elite hotels and restaurants in the early part of her life. She enjoyed doing puzzles and reading her Bible. She loved spending time with her family.

      Surviving are her sons, William “Billy” (Gwendolyn) Loder of Worcester, MA, John Francis Loder of Cambridge, MA, grandchil-dren, John Camron Loder, Jaylee Rose Loder and Alana Joanne Lowery Loder, a brother, Henry Tony Mumford of Myrtle Beach, SC, sisters, Linda Gail Murad of Wallace, Sarah Margaret Griggs of Wallace, SC, Norma Jean (Carroll) Strickland of McColl, SC, Pamela (Richard) Kay Quick of McColl, SC, nieces and nephews, Thomas, Brad, Macy, Otis, Brandy, Jerry Lee, Ginger, Chrisy, Shannon, Timmy, Brandon, Henry, Robert, Catoria, and Frannie. She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, also, a son, John Henry Deputy, a brother, Tommy Sanders, a sister, Sheila Bell Mumford.                                                                                                                                                                                                       Plans to be announced by Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 27, 2019.

Emma Jean Pegues                                                                                                                                                                                                       CHERAW - Emma Jean Pegues, 72, died February 22, 2019. Born in Chesterfield, SC she was a daughter of the late James Fred and Mae Hancock Tarlton. She was the widow of Jack Pegues. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She enjoyed painting, reading, writing, pottery, fishing, crafts, camping and being outdoors.

      Surviving are her sons, Rusty (Kim) Price and John Pegues both of Florence, SC, a brother, Deward “Doug” Tarlton of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Hunter Price, Hailley Price, Willow Price, Lily Andrews, a great grandchild, Emmalyn Howard, and a special niece and best friend, Brenda Brooks. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also, brothers James “Bill” Tarlton, Fred Tarlton Jr., sisters, Vernell Coleman and Sybil Brooks Winburn.

     The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Monday, February 25, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A memorial service was held at 3:00 PM, Monday, February 25, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Kiser Funeral Home, c/o Emma Jean Pegues Family, 1020 State Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 27, 201

 

James Edward “Eddie” Polson                                                                                                                                                                                                WALLACE - James Edward “Eddie” Polson, 59, died Monday, February 18, 2019. Born in Bennettsville, SC he was a son of the late James and Virginia Rathburn Polson. He was the widower of Cindy Brasington Polson. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

     Surviving is his brother, Randy (Cindy) Polson of Wallace, SC, sisters, Jonnie (Carlos) Garces of Chesterfield, SC, Karen (Randy) Medlin of Simpsonville, SC, six nephews, 6 great nieces and 4 great nephews. A funeral service was held 11:00 AM, Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at Hickory Grove Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. The family received friends following the service. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 27, 201

 

Jerry Gene Smith                                                                                                                                                                                                                              RUBY - Mr. Jerry Gene Smith, age 76, entered in to rest on Sunday, February 17,2019. Funeral Services were at 3:00 PM Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Kyle Oliver and Pastor Mark Phillips with burial following in the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at the funeral home.

     Mr. Smith was born January 29, 1943 in Kannapolis, NC a son of the late Leonard Jerome and Janie Florence Hancock Smith. He retired as Assistant Manager of Gerrard Tire with over 36 years of service. Jerry was a faithful member of Fairview Baptist Church and a former member of Pine Grove Baptist Church where served as former deacon, R.A. Leader and choir member. His hobbies included singing, listening to music, watching sports, car restoration, eating jelly beans, and playing board and card games. Jerry enjoyed time spent with his family camping and going on cruises.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith was also preceded in death by 1 brother, Robert Smith; and brother-in-law, Bobby Smith.

     Survivors include his devoted wife of nearly 46 years, Mary G. Smith of the home; son, Matthew (Faye) Smith of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Destiny Smith of Ruby, SC and Joseph Smith of Chesterfield, SC; great grandchild, Nicole Smith of Ruby, SC; brothers, Charles (Mary) Smith of Chesterfield, SC, and William Smith of Ruby, SC; sister, Joyce Sellers of Ruby, SC; numerous nieces and nephews, his church family and friends, and his beloved pet, “Scruffy”.

     Memorials may be made to Fairview Baptist Church, Attn: “Choir Fund” or “S.H.I.N.E. youth group”, c/o Stacy Jenkins, 6178 Airport Rd, Mt. Croghan, SC 29727. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Smith family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 27, 2019.

 

Elaine Deas Stogner                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CHERAW - Mrs. Elaine Deas Stogner, age 68, entered into rest on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM Saturday, February 23, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Patrick Peterkin with burial to follow in the White Oak Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 -8:00 PM Friday, February 22, 2019 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Stogner was born June5, 1950 in Kershaw, SC a daughter of the late Joseph and Willie Mae Roberts Deas. She was a former employee of Sky line. Elaine enjoyed gardening, fishing, and working in her flowers. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her grandchildren.

     In addition to her parents, Elaine was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54 years, Bobby Stogner of the home; children, Bobby Benjamin (Terry) Stogner of Cheraw, Brenda E. (Kevin Faile) Stogner of Kershaw; 3 grandchildren, Michelle Weatherford of Hartsville, Danielle (Lance) Watford of Lamar, and Blade (Caroline) Stogner of Hartsville; great-grandchildren, Chloe, Chanceston, Chandlur, and Colt; brother, Michael Deas of Lancaster; sister, Karen Deas of Lancaster; sisters-in-law, Peggy Oliver of Jefferson, Betty Gainey of Florence, Georgia Hurley of Cheraw, Darlene Stogner of Mt. Croghan, and Sue Stogner of Jefferson; also numerous nieces and nephews.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Stogner family  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6, February 27, 2019.

 

Christine M. Bridges                                                                                                                                                                                                    MONCKS CORNER - It is with heavy hearts that the  family of Christine M. Bridges, 67, of Moncks Corner, SC announce her passing on Thursday, February, 21, 2019 after a brief illness. Born on October 31, 1951 in Columbus, GA to the late Jefferson McLendon and the late Irma Booth Ellis. She was raised in Wallace, SC and for a number of years resided in Cheraw, SC where she was successful beautician and hairdresser. Christine later moved to the Charleston, SC area where she met and married her husband, James Bridges of Moncks Corner, SC, where she made her home for many years. Christine enjoyed spending time at she and her husband’s camper in the mountains of North Carolina, traveling, shopping, gardening, playing cards and collecting all things turtle-related. She had an immeasurable love for her family and loved to spend time with them all, often visiting family and friends at the Cheraw State Park. Christine was preceded in death by her parents (listed above) and her beloved Chihuahua, Georgia. She leaves behind her devoted husband of 28 years, James “Shorty” Bridges, five children, Lynn Leviner, Renee (Tony) Van-Derpoel, Elaine (Desmond Miller) Knight, Timmy (Diane) Bridges and Lance Leviner, 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, her brother, James (Billie) McLendon and her sisters, Anne Swilley and Jane Gray. She also leaves behind many beloved nieces, nephews and numerous friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude in Christine’s memory Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, March 6, 2019.

 

Carl Lyle Brown                                                                                                                                                                                                                   PATRICK - Mr. Carl Lyle Brown, age 58, entered into rest on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Forest Pine Church by Pastor Danny Malloy with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, March 1, 2019 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Brown was born May 4, 1960 in Hartsville, SC a son of Brooksie Daniels Brown Bowen and the late Ralph E. “Buster” Brown. He was a retired truck driver and collector of “valuables.” Lyle was a member of Forest Pine Church. He enjoyed attending auctions and going to flea markets always looking for a deal. Mr. Brown also enjoyed working in his yard and taing care of his animals.

     In addition to his father, Lyle was also preceded in death by his step-father, Theodore H. Bowen; and 1 brother, Ralph E. Brown, Jr. Survivors include his beloved wife, Winnie Crowley Brown; children, Greg (Chantal) Wallace and Billy Wallace both of Patrick, SC, Kristin Brown, Kimberly (Ben McRae) Brown both of Hartsville, SC; and Michelle (J.R.) Tolson of Patrick, SC; grandchildren, Patton Brown, Austin Wallace, Zack Griggs, and Dustin McIntyre; mother, Brooksie Bowen; sisters, Ann Brown (Jason) Crowley of Hartsville, SC and Susan Brown (Larry Griggs) Futrell. Memorials may be made to Forest Pine Church, 9353 Teals Mill Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Brown family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, March 6, 2019.

 

Henley L. Jones Sr.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CHERAW - Mr. Henley L. Jones, Sr., age 84, entered into rest on Saturday, March 2, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder by Rev. John L. Melton, III and the Honorable Rep. Rev. Richie Yow with burial to follow in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family greeted friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

      Mr. Jones was born June 21, 1934 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Paul Cornelius and Nezzie Boatwright Jones. Mr. Henley, along with his wife Margaret, founded Jones Furniture Mart of Cheraw. A U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Jones was also a member and Past Secretary of the Cheraw Masonic Lodge #15. He enjoyed fishing and will be remembered as a true people person.

     In addition to his parents, Henley was also preceded in death by his grandson, Henley Lee “Trey” Jones, III; and siblings, William “Bill” Jones, Margaret Hess, Loyd Jones, Ruth Davis Rivers, Ester Jones Davis, and Sam L. Jones.

     Survivors include his beloved wife of 63 years, Margaret T. Jones of the home; 2 sons, Henley Lee (Brandy) Jones, Jr., and John Paul Jones both of Cheraw, SC; daughter, Helen Jones Richardson of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Brandi Jones (Marty) Dixon of Lancaster, SC, Devin Lee Richardson of Florence, SC, Katelyn Sumter Richardson, and Hensley Brianna Jones both of Cheraw, SC; great grandson, Kamden Wade Richardson; also numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 225 South Pleasantburg Drive C17, Greenville, SC 29607.

      Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Jones family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, March 6, 2019.

 

Linda Simpson Lewallen                                                                                                                                                                                                          PATRICK - Ms. Linda Simpson Lewallen, age 65, entered into rest on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Funeral Services will be 3:00 PM Thursday, March 7, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Homeby Dr.Thomas Parrish with burial to follow in the Patrick Cemetery.The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Ms. Lewallen was born December 15, 1953 in Cheraw, SC a daughter of Ophelia Boatwright Simpson and the late Daniel Lee Simpson. She was a Registered Nurse for over 30 years and a member of Patrick Baptist Church. Linda was an avid Clemson Tigers fan, and enjoyed cooking and working with arts and crafts. Of all things she enjoyed, her utmost importance and joy was taking care of her son, Derek. In addition to her father, Linda was also preceded in death by a sister, Dianne S. Chisholm; and brother, Judge Van Simpson. Survivors include her 2 sons, Michael Chad Lambert and Derek Hunley Lewallen both of Patrick, SC; 4 grandchildren; mother, Ophelia Boatwright Simpson of Patrick, SC; sister-in-law, Jennie Simpson (Dr. Thomas) Parrish of Chesterfield, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to CHESCO Services, 960 Chesterfield Hwy, Cheraw, SC 29520. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Lewallen family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, March 6, 2019.

 

Virginia ‘Gina’ Reid Merriman                                                                                                                                                                                                  CHERAW – Virginia “Gina” Reid Merriman, 57, died Saturday, March 2,2019. Born in Florence, SC she was a daughter of Joe F. Reid, Jr. of Cheraw, SC and the late Joann Webb Reid.

     She is survived by her husband, Marty Merriman of Cheraw, SC, her father listed above, a brother, Jody (Carla) Reid of Cheraw, SC, Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Jim and Janet Gaddy of Chesterfield, SC, nephew, Jed (Choles) Reid of Cheraw, SC, sister-in-law, Dana (Chris) McCorkle of Concord, NC, nephew, Turner McCorkle of Concord, NC, special cousins and friends, also her four legged companions, Drake, Dabo, Roxy and Stella. The family received friends 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Monday, March 4, 2019 at 100 Boundry Street, Cheraw, SC. A graveside service was held 2:00 PM, Tuesday, March 5, 2019 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorials to Chesterfield County Animal Shelter, 436 Goodale Rd., Chesterfield, South Carolina 29709 or Cancer Treatment Center, Southeastern Assistance in Healthcare, 600 Celebrate Life Parkway, Newnan, GA 30265. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, March 6, 2019.

 

Henley L. Jones Sr.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   CHERAW - Mr. Henley L. Jones, Sr., age 84, entered into rest on Saturday, March 2, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder by Rev. John L. Melton, III and the Honorable Rep. Rev. Richie Yow with burial to follow in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family greeted friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

      Mr. Jones was born June 21, 1934 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Paul Cornelius and Nezzie Boatwright Jones. Mr. Henley, along with his wife Margaret, founded Jones Furniture Mart of Cheraw. A U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Jones was also a member and Past Secretary of the Cheraw Masonic Lodge #15. He enjoyed fishing and will be remembered as a true people person.

     In addition to his parents, Henley was also preceded in death by his grandson, Henley Lee “Trey” Jones, III; and siblings, William “Bill” Jones, Margaret Hess, Loyd Jones, Ruth Davis Rivers, Ester Jones Davis, and Sam L. Jones.

     Survivors include his beloved wife of 63 years, Margaret T. Jones of the home; 2 sons, Henley Lee (Brandy) Jones, Jr., and John Paul Jones both of Cheraw, SC; daughter, Helen Jones Richardson of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Brandi Jones (Marty) Dixon of Lancaster, SC, Devin Lee Richardson of Florence, SC, Katelyn Sumter Richardson, and Hensley Brianna Jones both of Cheraw, SC; great grandson, Kamden Wade Richardson; also numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 225 South Pleasantburg Drive C17, Greenville, SC 29607.

      Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Jones family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, March 6, 2019.

 

Josette Lyn ‘Fuzzy’ Winslow-Oxendine                                                                                                                                                                                                 Josette Lyn “Fuzzy” Winslow-Oxendine, 41 of Society Hill Sunrise September 18,1977 – Sunset February 23, 2019.

     Josette passed away tragically and unexpectedly in the early hours of February 23, 2019.

     She was preceded in death by her father Robert Winslow Jr., brother, Jamie Thomas Travis, sister, Holly Nalepa, god-mother Marla Gabriel, mother-in-law, Debra Ann Oxendine, grandfather-in-law Ronald Chapman and step-father Randy Vanderpoel.

     She was survived by her husband “Huz” Roger Oxendine Jr., sons, Ronald (Jina) Hyde II, Ian (Maquitta) Palmatier, and Talon Rion Oxendine, mother Marion R. Nalepa, sisters, Jeana Denny, Jonna (Wayne) Shuck, Marianne (Jim) Thomas, Karastin Nalepa, brothers, Dan (Cheryl) Travis, Robert (Kim) Nalepa Jr., Derek (Ashley) Nalepa, and two grandchildren Alayah May Hyde and Hayden Perry Palmatier. Josette was eagerly awaiting the arrival of two other grandchildren who will be remised to never know the depth of her love and devotion. Rhyan Michael Sawyer Hyde born February 26, 2019 and Luna Lynn due to arrive July 1. Father in law, Roger Oxendine Sr., Bryan Chapman, brother-in-law, close aunt Rhonda Chapman Lindsey. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and special friends near and far whom she loved dearly and held close to her heart.

     Josette’s larger than life spirit touched all who knew her and she will be forever missed by us all. Josette had a love for singing whether during karaoke, an open micnight, at a party, or just when-ever she was moved to do so. Her mere presence was up-lifting. She loved to tell jokes, and her “Peter Griffin” laugh was contagious. She always said today was the best day of my life.” She lived life to its fullest and our lives were enriched having had her beautiful soul touch each of us.

     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Friday, March 1, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held1:00 PM, Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 950 West Faris Rd. Greenville, SC 29605; or Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517; Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, March 6, 2019.

 

William Harold ‘Baby’ Riley                                                                                                                                                                                           SOCIETY HILL - Mr. William Harold “Baby” Riley, age 67, entered into rest on Sunday, March 3, 2019. The family will host a Celebration of  Baby’s” Life at 2:00 PM Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the home, 113 EC Chapman Road, Society Hill, SC with a potluck dinner to follow.

     Mr. Riley was born August 25, 1951 in Cheraw, SC a son of the late John Rufus and Eva Bryant Chapman Riley. He was a self-employed mechanic who could work on anything. An avid outdoors-man, Baby enjoyed drag racing, working in his yard, and riding four wheelers. He most enjoyed time spent with family and they fondly remember his words, “Baby is always right!”

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Riley was also preceded in death by his siblings, Juanita Watford, Glenn “Jockey” Chapman, James “Cricket” Riley, and John Clyde “Chepper” Riley.                                           

     Survivors include his children, Kelly (Clyde McDowell) Moen, and William Anthony (Lori) Riley of Society Hill, SC; grandchildren, Brandy Quick, Wayne Moen, Carolann Riley, John Riley, and Jamie Welchert; great grandchildren, Savanah Quick, Joshua Quick, and Jordan Moen; brother, Henry “Son” Chapman of Society Hill, SC, and sister, Helen Bethea of NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Riley family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, March 6, 2019.

 

Cheryl Strickland                                                                                                                                                                                                                         CHERAW - Cheryl Strickland, 62, died Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Born in Niagara Falls, NY she was a daughter of the late Ellis Matthew and Elizabeth Louise Roller Sessoms. She attended Mission of Faith Church in Wallace, SC. She enjoyed crocheting and playing games on the internet. She loved spending time with family.

     Surviving are her sons, Lance Haselden of Cheraw, SC, Jonathan Haselden of Sumter, SC, James Ronald Haselden of Marion, SC, brothers, Wayne Sessoms of Bennettsville, SC, Gary Sessoms of Bennettsville, SC, Robin Sessoms of Darlington, SC, sisters, Rhonda Hagan of Bennettsville, SC, Lisa Sessoms of Conway, SC, 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above and a brother, Russell Sessoms.

     The family received friends 10:00 AM to 11:00AM, Friday, March 1, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A memorial service was held 11:00 AM, Friday, March 1, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, March 6, 2019.

 

 Jean McGregor Lindsay Berry                                                                                                                                                                                            LAFAYETTE, La., A Memorial Service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March10, 2019 at Trinity Anglican Church for Jean McGregor Lindsay Berry, 99, who died peacefully at her home in Lafayette, La., on Sunday 3 March 2019. Her ashes will be buried in the Ruby Cemetery in Ruby, SC. This final resting place is across the street from her maternal grandmother’s house, where she was born on 13 July 1919.

     Jean is survived by, sons Alan Lindsay (Kathy) Berry and James Calvin Berry; daughter Mollie McGregor Berry (Doug) Johnson; niece Susan Elmendorf (Jeff) Roberts, and six grandchildren: Nicole (Frank) Do, Sonya Berry, Bonnie (Andrew) Lockridge, Daniel Johnson, Sarah Johnson, and Isabella Johnson.

     She is preceded in death by her parents James Calvin and Jean McGregor Lindsay; brother James Calvin Lindsay, Jr.; sister Mary Elmendorf; nephew Calvin Lindsay Elmendorf; and husband Rudolph Allen Berry.

     Jean was raised in St. Pauls, NC. She spent most of her life in Greensboro, NC, and her last few years in Lafayette, Louisiana.

     Jean, a dyed in the wool Presbyterian, was a charter member of Starmount Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, NC, and a life time member of Presbyterian Women.

     Jean received an Associate’s degree from Peace College, and a Bachelor’s degree from UNC Chapel Hill. Following graduation, she was a social worker in North and South Carolina. She then returned to school at RPI in Richmond to study Occupational Therapy. Following this graduation, she worked as an occupational therapist at the Polio Hospital and at the CP school in Greensboro, NC. During this period she developed a device to allow polio victims to type or paint with their teeth. This device was featured in a cover story in Popular Mechanics Magazine.

     After taking time out to raise her children, Jean returned to school earning a Bachelor’s degree at UNC Greensboro. She then taught special education classes at the Junior and Senior Highlevel in Greensboro.

    Jean was an avid gardener, weaver, knitter, and leather worker. A lifetime adventurer, she was always a child at heart.

     The family expresses their heartfelt love and thanks to Jean’s loving friend and caregiver Ericka Smith. Memorial contributions can be made in her name to Ruby Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 35, Ruby, SC,2 9741.

     View the obituary and sign the guestbook at Walters Funeral Home, (337) 706-8941, 2424 North University Avenue in Lafayette, is in charge of funeral arrangements. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, March 13, 2019.

Sandra Gail Hall                                                                                                                                                                                                                      WALLACE - Sandra Gail Hall, 62, died Monday, March 4, 2019. Born in Bennettsville, SC, she was the daughter of the Eva Mae Walters of Wallace, SC and the late Francis Everett Walters. She was a member of White Creek Freewill Baptist Church.

     Surviving is her husband, Kenneth Hall of the home, a son, Kevin (Melissa) Hall of Wallace, SC, brothers James Truman Haire of Bennettsville, SC, William Walters of Bennettsville, SC, Mike DeHart, Chuck Lovett of Thomasville, NC, sisters Kathy Walters of Highpoint, NC, Karen Spaul of Highpoint, NC, Tonya Garcia of Bennettsville, SC, grandchildren Joshua Hall, Elizabeth Hall, Noah Hall, and Crystal Abaigail Hall.

     She was preceded in death by her father listed above, and a brother Carl Walters. The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Wallace, SC. A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Wallace, SC.

     Memorials to: Embrace Hospice or Regency Health Care or the Memorial fund for the family Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, March 13, 2019.

Steve Harpe                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CHERAW - James Steve Harpe, 59, died Friday, March 8, 2019. Born in Cheraw, SC he was a son of the late James Colon and Dorothy Pearl Stafford Harpe.

     He is survived by his girlfriend, Clova Smith of Cheraw, SC, a brother, Matthew Harpe of Cheraw, SC.

     A memorial service was held 3:00 PM, Monday, March 11, 2019 at North Cheraw Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. The family received friends following the memorial service. Memorials to; Nancy’s Kids, 40 Lynn Ave., Cheraw, SC 29520 or McLeod Hospice, P.O. Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, March 13, 2019.

Laura Burch Hunt                                                                                                                                                                                                            CHESTERFIELD – Laura Burch Hunt, age 94, entered into rest on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Sunday, March 10, 2019 at St.Paul United Methodist Church by Pastor Alesha Hansen with burial following in the Chesterfield Cemetery.

     The family greeted friends Sunday from3:00 – 4:00 PM prior to the service in the fellowship hall of the church.

     Ms. Hunt was born September 20, 1924 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Robert Huntley Burch, Sr. and Bernice Threadgill Burch. She was formerly employed with Lancaster County School District as a Teacher’s Aide, Martin’s Jewelry of Chesterfield, and was the owner of Laura’s Dress Shop. Ms. Hunt held the distinct honor of being the first lady bailiff in South Carolina. A faithful member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Laura was very active in the U.M.W. and various other church activities. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed the Bridge Luncheon Club. Laura loved music and enjoyed attending concerts. She will be fondly remembered for her delicious caramel cakes which were her trade mark.

     In addition to her parents, Laura was also preceded in death by her daughter, Beverly Hope Hunt; sisters, Sara Frances Burch Horton, Lillian E. Burch, Betty Lou Burch, and Mary Catherine Burch; brothers, Robert Huntley Burch, Jr., Frank Marshall Burch, William Moultrie Burch, and Darrell Dominique Burch.

     Survivors include numerous niece and nephews and a host of friends. Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 305 W. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Hunt family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, March 13, 2019.

Sarah ‘Ba-Gal’ O. Jefferson                                                                                                                                                                                                CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Sarah “Ba-Gal” O. Jefferson, was born May 23, 1941 to the late Henry and Ada Jower Johnson in Chesterfield, SC. She departed this life on Tues., Feb. 26, 2019at her daughter’s home in Gastonia, NC. Funeral Services were held 2 pm Sat., March 9, 2019 at Mt. Airy AME Zion Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Sarah was a faithful member of Mt. Airy AME Zion Church. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 36 years, Captain Jefferson, four sisters; Louise Burch, Edith Graham, Chattie Bell Johnson and Mary Anna Watson (Donkin), and two brothers; Jerry Johnson and John Robert Johnson. She is survived by her daughter Abbigail J. Armstrong (Caldwell Jerome) of Gastonia, NC, two sisters; Helen Rivers and Betty Jo Lowery both of Chesterfield, SC, one sister-in-law; Kathleen Jefferson of Chesterfield, SC, one brother-in-law; Howard Jefferson of Spartanburg, SC, two grandchildren whom she loved dearly; Asheland and Justin Armstrong of Gastonia, NC and many special nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Faith Funeral Service of York, SC served the family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, March 13, 2019.

Mae Helen Merriman                                                                                                                                                                                                                CHERAW - Mae Helen Merriman, 88, died on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 3 PM from the Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery. She was born December 6, 1930 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Clinton Jackson and Bessie Locklear Jackson.

     Survivors: daughters, Gerline (Gilbert) Shields, Verline (Allen) Carroll of Cheraw, SC, Zoline (Edward) McFarlin of Patrick, SC, Kathy (John) Kersey of Hamlet, NC, Mechelle (Fess) Cranford of Chesterfield, SC; sons, Leon (Marlina) Merriman of Morven, NC, Maurice (Martha) Merriman, Maverick Merriman and Benjamin Merriman all of Cheraw SC; 22 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and sister, Bessie Mae Anderson of Baltimore, MD. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, March 13, 2019.

Mae Belle James Pridgen                                                                                                                                                                                                        CHERAW - Mrs. Mae Belle James Pridgen, age 91, entered into rest on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at her home. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Monday, March 11, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Jason Pope and Pastor Doug Anderson with burial following in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Pridgen was born August 7, 1927 in Cheraw, SC a daughter of the late William Henry and Athalia Owens James. She was a retired employee of J. P. Stevens with 25 years of service and a dedicated homemaker. Mae Belle was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church and was a choir member for many years. She enjoyed traveling to the beach with family and baking pies for the special people in her life.

     In addition to her parents, Mae Belle was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 47 years, on February 12, 2019, Ernest Lacy Pridgen; daughter, Alice E. Marsh; sisters, Nina Chappalear, Catherine Sellers, Evelyn “Chub” Fowler, and Ethel Jacobs.

     Survivors include her children, William H. “Billy” (Denise) English of Cheraw, SC, Shelton “Rock” (Sally) English of Ft. Mill, SC, Johnny (Peggy) Pridgen, and Danny Pridgen all of Lexington/Aiken, SC; grandchildren, William Brent (Karen) English, Michael English both of Cheraw, SC, Morgan (Matt) Huckabee of Ruby, SC, Gracyn (Eric) Smith of Fort Mill, SC, Robert English of TX, Mary Reid English of Fort Mill, SC, and Charlotte (Bill) Hurst of Chesterfield, SC; great grandchildren, Drew Hurst, Tristan English, Finley English, Allyson English, Maghen English, Shyanne English, Madison Gatewood, and Meredith Gatewood; and numerous niece and nephews.

     The family is grateful to the staff of McLeod Hospice for their love and support and suggests memorial contributions be made to McLeod Hospice, P.O. Box100551, Florence, SC 29502

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Pridgen family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, March 13, 2019.

Bernie G. Simpson Sr.                                                                                                                                                                                                            CHERAW - Mr. Bernie G. Simpson, Sr., age 85, entered into rest on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at his home. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, March10, 2019 at North Cheraw Baptist Church by the Honorable Rep. Rev. Richie Yow with burial following in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home and other times at the home.

      Mr. Simpson was born September 6, 1933 in Rockingham, NC a son of the late Fairley Leonard and Arrita May Shaw Simpson. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a faithful member of North Cheraw Baptist Church. Bernie served his church as former Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent, member of the Finance Committee, Building and Grounds Committee, and choir member. Mr. Simpson was the former owner and operator of Bernie’s Men’s Store, Cheraw Mobile Homes, and Triple S Auto Sales. In his younger years, Bernie enjoyed auto racing and shrimping. Always investing his time into others, Mr. Simpson touched the lives of many young people throughout the years coaching baseball.

     In addition to his parents, Bernie was also preceded in death by the love of his life, his beloved wife of 64 years and 11 months, Joyce Jordan Simpson; one son, James “Jimmy” Lynwood Simpson; brother, William “Bill” Simpson; and sister, Pricilla Wilkes Lee.

     Survivors include his son, Bernie G. (Sylvia) Simpson, Jr. of Cheraw, SC; daughter, Arrita “Rita” Simpson (Carl) Forman of Columbia, SC; daughter-in-law, Yvonne Simpson of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Dr. Gabe (Lisa) Simpson, Dameon (Sara) Simpson, Liza Streater all of Cheraw, SC, Matthew (Ashley) Simpson of Charlotte, NC, Stacey Jones, and Brent Sweatt both of Cheraw, SC, Morgan (Adam) Humphries and Jessica (Chris) Sellers both of Columbia, SC, and Garrett (Jordan) Forman of Lydia, SC; great grandchildren, Ashley (Spencer) Heringa of Pendleton, SC, Kaine Simpson of Chesterfield, SC, Justin Horne and Nathan Simpson both of N. Myrtle Beach, SC, Hayes McLendon, Grant McLendon, Sydney Gulledge, Jesse Jones, Emma Jones, Brenn Sweatt, Jordan Simpson, Gracie Simpson, and Ian Simpson all of Cheraw, SC ,Charlie Humphries, Max Humphries both of Columbia, SC, Carlyle Forman of Lydia, SC, and Alivia Jane Sellers of Irmo, SC, Makayla Simpson and Avery Simpson both of Charlotte, NC; great-great grandchildren, Kellan Heringa, Karis Heringa and Coen Davis; siblings, Shirley (H.J.) Goodwin of Hampton, VA, Barbara (Jr.) Adkins of Landrum, SC, and Jerry( Sandra) Wilkes of Salisbury, NC; and sisters-in-law, Eunice Jordan Privette of N. Myrtle Beach, SC, and Geraldine Simpson of Laurinburg, NC; also numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Nancy’s Kids, 40 Lynn Ave., Cheraw, SC 29520. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Simpson family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, March 13, 2019.

Erica Katrina Stanley                                                                                                                                                                                                      CHESTERFIELD – Erica Katrina Stanley, 31, died Sunday, February 24, 2019. Funeral service was held on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 2:30pm from the Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostles Doctrine, Inc. Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. She was born September 30, 1987 in Chesterfield, SC to Teresa Stanley McManus and James McManus. Survivors: parents, Teresa and James McManus, Chesterfield, SC; sisters, Nina Stanley, Lakeisha Stanley, Chesterfield, SC and Alisha Skipper (Vernon), Cheraw, SC; brother, Darrious Jefferson (Ericka),Cheraw, SC and grandmother, Mary Frances Stanley, Chesterfield, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, March 13, 2019.

  Marvin H. ‘Pop’ Aycock                                                                                                                                                                                                  CHESTERFIELD - Mr.Marvin H. “Pop” Aycock, age85, entered into rest on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at his home. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Saturday, March 16, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Don Rhyne with burial following in the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Saturday, prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. Aycock was born March 2, 1934 in Chesterfield County, SC a son of the late Arthur William and Minnie Florence Polson Aycock. He was a former employee of Cheraw Yarn Mills with over30 years of service and the retired owner and operator of Aycock Building and Repair. He enjoyed spending time on the farm raising goats and donkeys. In addition to his parents, Pop was also preceded in death by a sister, Blanche Johnson; and brother, Marion Aycock. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Barbara D. Aycock of the home; children, Gene (Paula) Aycock, Billy Aycock, and Barbara (Billy) Sellers all of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Jennifer(Elliot) Moss of Asheville, NC, Adrian (Debbie) Aycock of San Antonio, TX, Sydney Aycock of Pageland, SC, and Madison Aycock of Chesterfield, SC; great grandchildren, Natalie Horton and Audrina Aycock; sisters, Mary Cox of Society Hill, SC, and Florence Sturkie of Florence, SC; brother, Eugene Aycock of Patrick, SC; sister-in-law, Fannie Jean Futrell of Chesterfield, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Regency Southern Care Hospice, Attention: Grace Hospice Foundation 205 E. Main St. Chesterfield, SC 29709 Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Aycock family. Published in The Link (Ch eraw, SC) Page: 8, March 20, 2019.

Barbara ‘Bobbie’ Elizabeth Humphries Dickson                                                                                                                                                                         CHERAW - Barbara “Bob-bie” Elizabeth Humphries Dickson went to her heavenly home on Sunday, March 10, 2019. Bobbie was born on June 10, 1939 in Florence, SC. She was the daughter of the late Howell W. Humphries and Francis Elizabeth Gardner Humphries. She is survived by her loving husband, (of 58 years)  James “Jim” Thomas Dickson, Jr. of Cheraw, SC. Bobbie was a 1957 graduate of McClenaghan High School, Florence. She received as Associate Degree in Library Science from Mars Hill University. She worked at Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical College (currently Northeastern Technical College) as a secretary and librarian for 30 years. Bobbie was a devoted member of Cheraw First Baptist Church. She was a faithful Sunday School attendee and loved singing in her church choir. Bobbie’s passions in life were her family, treasured grandchildren, friends, gardening, walks on the beach with Jim and her beloved dogs. She was an avid doll collector and for many years made teddy bears.

     Surviving is her husband listed above, sons, James Thomas Dickson III, (Becky) of Fort Mill, SC and Richard Mark Dickson (Debbie) of Lugoff, SC. Grandchildren Brittney Elizabeth Dickson Weierbach (James) of Honolulu, HI, Cassandra Ann Dickson of West Columbia, SC, Paul William Clarkson (Katherine) of Rock Hill, SC, Ericka Lynn Dickson (Jacob) of Columbia, SC, and Matthew Thomas Dickson of Fort Mill, SC, sister, Jean Humphries Parnell (Bill) of Surfside Beach, SC. The family received friends 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

      A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. Memorials to: St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 We appreciate the love of Christ and our family and friends at this time. We rest in faith that we shall all be reunited as the Lord wills, one day. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, March 20, 2019.

William ‘Steve’ Odom                                                                                                                                                                                                       CHESTERFIELD - Mr. William “Steve” Odom, age 72, entered into rest on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. A Service of Celebration was held at 5:00 PM Friday, March 15, 2019, from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Fred McDaniel. The family greeted friends from 4:00 – 5:00 PM Friday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mr. Odom was born December 22, 1946, in Chesterfield, SC. He was the son of the late Mendel Wilson and Ruby Lee Davis Odom. Mr. Odom attended Shiloh United Methodist Church. A Navy veteran and charter member of VFW Post 11251, Mr. Odom enjoyed cooking, golfing, fishing, NASCAR, watching the Chesterfield Rams play baseball, and spending time with his family and friends. He retired from Schaeffler Group “INA” after41 years of service. Steve was a true family man, and his greatest joy was his grandchildren.

     In addition to his parents, Steve was preceded in death by a daughter, Amy, two brothers, Tommy and Jimmy Odom, and by his sister, Carolyn Odom.

     Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Joanie Chewning Odom of the home; two daughters, Becky Harvey (Kevin) and Lori Rivers (Timothy) both of Chesterfield, SC; 5 grandchildren, Conner Harvey, Cameron Harvey, Corbin Bray, Emory Rivers, and Emmett Rivers; 1 brother, David Odom (Susan); and his special pet, Max.

     Memorials may be made to the Chesterfield Rams Baseball Homerun Club, Attn: Steven Sellers, 401 N. Page St., Chesterfield, SC 29709, or to McLeod Hospice, P.O. Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502, or to Shiloh United Methodist Church, 3154 Hwy. 102, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Odom family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, March 20, 2019.

Doris Polson Quick                                                                                                                                                                                                                     PATRICK - Mrs. Doris Polson Quick, age 91, entered into rest on Monday, March11, 2019. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Thursday, March 14, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Chad Watson with burial following in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Music was provided by Caden, Cara, and Tristan Watson. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Thursday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Quick was born October 7, 1927 in Chesterfield County, SC a daughter of the late Leon D. and Mary Irene Johnson Polson. She and her husband, the late Edgar Tillman “E.T.” Quick, owned and operated Quick’s Grocery and Quick’s Family Restaurant for many years. A member of St. John Freewill Baptist Church, Doris enjoyed attending Pine View Baptist Church, and was a revered prayer warrior. She enjoyed crocheting, working puzzles, cooking, and working with her flowers.

     In addition to her parents and husband, Doris was also preceded in death by her brothers, Freddie, James, Howard, Wesley, and Raymond Polson; sisters, Geneva Short, Carnell Wilkerson, and Aline Phillips; and beloved son-in-law, Jimmy Lisenby.

     Survivors her children, Floyd “Tony” Tillman Quick of Patrick, SC, and Rev. Johnny (Betty Sue) Quick of Society Hill, SC, and Janice Dianne Quick Lisenby of Patrick, SC; grandchildren, Bill (Rhonda) Stokes, John(Christy) Stokes, Cheryl(Rev. Chad) Watson, Bryan Quick, Chris (Debbie) Quick, Little Johnny (Jane) Quick, and Sierra (Jeremy) Broach; great grandchildren, Bo(Erica) Stokes, Johnathan (Kaylee) Stokes, Christian Stokes, Madison Stokes, Sydney Stokes, Harley Stokes, Caden Watson, Cara Watson, Caleb Quick, Jansen Stokes, Christopher Quick, Hannah Quick, Hailey Quick, Hadley Quick, Hayden Quick, Haven Quick, Teal Broach, Presleigh Broach, and Kayley Quick; great-great grandchildren, Sophia, Jimmy, John Ranerson, Alania, Emma, and Jaxson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of SC, P.O. Box 151, Drayton, SC 29333.Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Quick family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, March 20, 2019.

Elizabeth Gaddy ‘Miss Punk’ Rivers                                                                                                                                                                                      CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Elizabeth Gaddy “Miss Punk” Rivers, age 81, entered into rest on Saturday, March9, 2019. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, March 13, 2019at St. Paul United Methodist Church by Pastor Alisha Hansen with burial following in the Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends Wednesday from 1:00 –3:00 PM prior to the service in the fellowship hall of the church.

     Mrs. Rivers was born November 5, 1937 in Wadesboro, NC a daughter of the late John Wilson Gaddy and Elizabeth Teal Gaddy Harris. A graduate of Chesterfield High School, she went to attain her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Winthrop University. Miss Punk was a retired public-school teacher and guidance counselor with over 35 years of service. A faithful member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Mrs. Rivers began playing the piano while a student in high school and was the beloved church pianist for over 55 years. She also served as the Choir Director from 1997 – 2016 and was still considered the honorary choir director.

     Mrs. Rivers was active in her community serving on the Board of Trustees for the Chesterfield County Library System, the SC State Foster Care Review Board, and was a Guardian Ad Litem for Chesterfield County. Miss Punk was true sports enthusiast and also enjoyed reading, playing cards and bridge, and traveling. She enjoyed cooking and sharing her recipes. Her family was the recipient of her very own cookbook, handwritten with “specific” instructions to follow.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Rivers was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Rivers.

     Survivors include her children, Amy Rivers Kiely, and John Christopher Rivers both of Chesterfield, SC, and Stephen Craig (Jeanne Hammel) Rivers of Chapin, SC; grandchildren, Sean Michael Kiely, Brian Joseph Kiely, Eamon Patrick Kiely, and Bridget Aislin Kiely; cousin and beloved friend, Dot Watanabe of Chesterfield, SC.

     Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 305 W. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to the Agapé Hospice House & Suites Lexington, 128 Library Hill Lane, Lexington, SC 29072 Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rivers family. The Link (Ch eraw, SC) Page: 8, March 20, 2019.

Wilbur Snipes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Wilbur Kinchen Snipes, 77, of Ellerbe passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C.

     Wilbur was born August18, 1941 in Robeson County, NC, a son of the late Albert and Aletha Bridgeman Snipes. He loved his church, Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, where he was a member and president of the Men’s group. One of his other loves was youth baseball. He coached American Legion Baseball, assistant coach for Richmond Senior High School Baseball, Eastern North Carolina Babe Ruth State Commissioner and was awarded 1989 Amateur Volunteer Baseball Coach of the Year by the US Baseball Federation. He had also coached basketball at Hamlet Junior High School. He retired in 2001 as Director of the Hamlet Parks and Recreation Department. Through his career and coaching he was a mentor to and touched the lives of many. He was also an avid UNC Tarheel fan.

     Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Ella Mae Hancock Snipes of the home; daughter, Kim Snipes Chapman (Gene) of Cheraw; granddaughter, Carley Chapman of Marietta, GA; brother, William Snipes of Grandview, MO; sisters, Ann Sturdivant of Aberdeen, NC, Tilly Scott of Foxfire, NC; aunt, Sue Neal Lupo of Rural Hall, NC and his beloved pet, Meme.  

     Funeral services were at 2pm Sunday at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, 861 Grassy Island Rd, Ellerbe with Rev. Elizabeth Polk officiating. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery. The family saw friends from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Saturday at Carter Funeral Homein Ellerbe and at other times at the home.

     Memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. Carter Funeral Home of Rockingham, NC will be handling the service. The Link (Ch eraw, SC) Page: 8, March 20, 2019.

Joyce Tucker Sullivan                                                                                                                                                                                                         PAGELAND - Ms. Joyce Tucker Sullivan, 86, of Pageland, SC went to be with her Lord on Saturday, March 16, 2019 while surrounded by her loving family.

     Ms. Sullivan was born on January 24, 1933 in Charlotte, NC to the late James Thomas Tucker and Ida Maybell Purser Tucker. She later met and united in marriage to Ray Wilford Sullivan who precedes her in death. Ms. Joyce and her husband Mr. Ray, owned and operated the Lazy GMotel in Myrtle Beach, SC for 6 years as well as Pageland Antique Mall for 6 years. She thoroughly enjoyed her peach milk-shakes. Ms. Joyce was a member of Providence Baptist Church and a devoted Christian. She was always at church unless she was ill and not able to make it. She loved spending time with her family.

     Those left to celebrate and remember her life include her loving daughters, Theresa Guest (Kerry) of Raleigh, NC and Sheila Butters (Jeffrey) of Pageland, SC; son, Tommy Ray Sullivan (Shelton) of Leland, NC; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren and her beloved cat, Kitty.

     A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Providence Baptist Church with Dr. Roger Wall officiating. The interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park of Pageland Mausoleum. The family received friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, March19, 2019 at Baumgartner Funeral Home.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of One’s Choice or Providence Baptist Church, 232 Providence Church Road, Pageland, SC 29728. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Sullivan Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8, March 20, 2019.  

Jayden Blakeney                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PAGELAND – Jayden Blakeney, 5, died Monday, March 18, 2019. Funeral service was held on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 1PM from the Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery. He was born February 3, 2014 in Charlotte, NC to Carlos Blakeney and Nicole Campbell. Survivors: parents, Carlos Blakeney and Nicole Campbell; sister, Alexia Blakeney; grandparents, John and Lisa Stamp, Sammy & and Michelle Hickman, John Campbell; and Sandra Bayron, Richard Blakeney and Kenny McBride; aunts and& uncles, Scott and Brittany Vossler, Kegan McBride, Nicole Blakeney, Marie Blakeney and Alex Blakeney. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, March 27, 2019.

David C. Bridges                                                                                                                                                                                                              CHESTERFIELD - Mr. David C. Bridges, age 58, entered into rest on Friday, March 22, 2019. Funeral Services were held at 3:00PM Monday, March 25, 2019, at White Oak Presbyterian Church by Rev. Beth H. Muse and Leland Summers with burial following in the church cemetery with Masonic rites. The family greeted friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Sunday, March 24, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Bridges was born July30, 1960, in Southern Pines, NC, a son of the late Odis and Betty Cook Bridges. He was an employee of Tucker Lumber Company and a member of Ruby Presbyterian Church. Mr. Bridges enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers, NASCAR, and spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed Civil War reenactments and was a member of the 26th SC Palmetto Battalion Infantry. Mr. Bridges was also a member of the Chesterfield Masonic Lodge #220. In addition to his parents, Mr. Bridges was preceded in death by an infant sister.

     Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Joye M. Bridges of the home; two daughters, Kristen Bridges (Jamie) Smith and Kim Bridges (Justin) Teal, both of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Adam and Kaitlin Smith and Mackenzie and Kamryn Teal; sisters, Debbie (Wanda Usher) Bridges of Cheraw, SC, and Tammy (Anthony) DiMascio of Greenville, SC; brother, Roger (Millie) Bridges of Fort Walton Beach, FL; and 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 Bridges family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, March 27, 2019.

James Huntley                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PAGELAND – James Huntley, Sr., 80, died Monday, March 11, 2019. Funeral service was held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 1PM from the Pageland Community Center, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Pageland, SC. He was born December 10, 1938 in Chesterfield County, SC to the late Ola Gainey and James Huntley. 

     Survivors: Johnsie M. Huntley, Pageland, SC; children, James Huntley (Donna) and Tracy Huntley; grandchildren, Cameo Leggett (Andrew), Sean Huntley, Christopher Huntley, Arielle Huntley-Sowell (Brandon) and Storm Huntley; great grandchildren, Nicholas Tobin, Alexander Huntley Payne, Skylar Leggett, Marley Berg, and Kai Berg; siblings, Muriel Johnson, Dillon Huntley and Douglas Huntley. Services were rendered by Flemming   Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, March 27, 2019.

Lizzie Ham Nivens                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CHERAW - Lizzie Ham Nivens, 97, died on Wednesday, March 12, 2019. Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 2 PM from the Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Montrose Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. She was born May 19, 1921 in Cheraw, SC to the late Jimmie Ham and Lucy Sanders Ham. Survivors: sons, Moses (Saundra) Nivens, and Roy (Ruby) Ham; grandchildren, Kelvin Nivens, Jordan Nivens and Afton (Bernard) Jones, Eric Todd (Tasha) Cave and Kenneth Burns; brother, Prentiss

(Florence) Ham; great-grandchildren, Nandi Nivens, Niana Nivens, Ashley Cave and Zhané Cave. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, March 27, 2019.

Sylvia Juanita Duncan Richardson                                                                                                                                                                                            RICHMOND, Va. – Sylvia Juanita Duncan Richardson, 76, of Richmond, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie J. Richardson, Jr.; and parents, Cleo and Durwood Duncan. She is survived by her son, Timothy A. Richardson; sister, Essie Horton; niece, Michele Goodson; and greatniece, Kimberlee McQueen. Sylvia was a retired educator and elementary school principal for RPS, and the owner of bouquets by Sylvia. A memorial service was held at noon on Tuesday, March 26 at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1720 Mechanicsville Tnpk. Richmond, Va. 23223. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the church. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 6A, March 27, 2019.

William Wright ‘Jerry’ Waller                                                                                                                                                                                       CHERAW – William Wright Waller “Jerry,” age 95, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 20 at McLeod Cheraw Hospital surrounded by his family.

    He was born in Danville, Kentucky to the late Wright and Jane Letcher Waller, on July 28, 1923.

     He served honorably in the US Army Air Corp from 1943 to 1945 and attended Western Kentucky University.

     He married Hedwig Unsin August 16, 1955. He established the Wright Waller Company supplying the Western Kentucky farming community with Allis Chalmers farm equipment for over thirty years.

     Jerry and Hedy retired to Cheraw, SC in 1988, where they lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; visiting with friends and the family from the front porch, gardening, and spending time with the neighborhood pets. Jerry had an uncanny  ability to reach people in a deep and positive way, as evidenced by the Cheraw City Council naming a parcel of property along Poplar and Huckleberry Streets “The Jerry and Hedy Waller Pet Park” in honor of their dedication to pets and neighborhood beautification.

     Survivors include his wife Hedy, daughter Jane (Michael) Levans of Woodstock, Illinois, son Thomas W. (Karen) Waller of Chesterfield, SC, and John P (Tonya) Waller of Ooltewah, Tennessee. He is survived by eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents, sisters Anne Dreier and Katherine Gres, and a daughter-in-law Martha Hall Waller, and a daughter Glenna W. Calvin.

     Mr. Waller was a Mason and a member of The Sons of the Confederate Veterans. A gathering of friends and family took place Saturday, March 23 from 2:00 to 4:00PM 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, March 27, 2019.

Cynthia McGee Haynes                                                                                                                                                                                                          CHERAW - Ms. Cynthia McGee Haynes, age 60, entered into rest on Friday, March 29, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Sunday, March 31, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by the Honorable Rep. Rev.Richie Yow with burial following in the David’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The   family greeted friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Sunday prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Ms. Haynes was born October 29, 1958 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Willie David and Sylvia Curtis McGee. She was a graduate of Cheraw High School and a member of North Cheraw Baptist Church. Cynthia was a former employee of Chesterfield General Hospital, Cheraw Yarn Mills, and was the former Marketing Manager of American Stainless. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her children.

     She is survived by her children, Taylor (Josh Minestra) Haynes of Ruby, SC, and Zachary Haynes of Cheraw, SC; brothers, David Wayne McGee of Cheraw, SC, and Robert Lynn (Karen) McGee of Columbia, SC; niece, Hillary McGee; nephew, Ryan McGee; uncle, Bill Curtis of Chesterfield, SC; aunts, Carolyn M. Curtis of Ruby, SC, and Shelby Jean Curtis of Chesterfield, SC; and 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 Haynes family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8A, April 3, 2019.

Mary Boan Jacobs                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CHERAW - Mary Boan Jacobs, 87, died Sunday, March31, 2019. Born in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of the late Ira and Mattie Board Boan. She was the widow of William “Bill” Arthur Jacobs. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC.

     Surviving is her son, William Anthony “Tony” Jacobs of Patrick, SC, daughters, Patricia “Pat” (Phillip) J. Robbins of Charlotte, NC, Mary J. “Mitzi” (Barry) Amerson of South Port, NC, grandchildren, Jacob Robbins, Seth Robbins, Leah Robbins Noe, great grand-children, Sarah Kathryn Noe, Oliva Grace Noe, Sophia Grace Robbins and Eloise Loren Robbins.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, brothers, Howard Walker Boan, Ira Boan Jr., Paul Jerome Boan and a sister, Edele Boan Poson.

     Memorials to: Regency Southern Care Hospice, 205 E Main St., Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Thornwell Home for Children,302 S. Broad Street, Clinton, SC 29325.

     The family will receive friends 1:00 PM Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home. A private committal service will be held after the service. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8A, April 3, 2019.

Billy H. Jordan                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PAGELAND - Mr. Billy H. Jordan, age 77, entered into rest on Friday, March 22, 2019 at his home. Graveside Services were held at 2:00PM Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery by Rev. Robert Rivers, Rev. Johnny Tadlock, and Dwight Johnson. The family received friends from 6:00   8:00 PM Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Jordan was born April7, 1941 in Monroe, NC a son of the late Houston and Nola Helms Jordan. He was a member of Long Branch Baptist Church and a life-long farmer. Billy enjoyed gardening and sharing his crops with his friends and neighbors. In addition to his parents, Billy was pre-ceded in death by 3 sisters, Bernice Jordan, Connie Watts, and Willie Jerome; and1 brother, Paul Jordan.

     Survivors include nieces and nephews, Ricky Watts of Pageland, SC, Jeff (Donna) Miles of Florence, SC, Elaine Parker and Marty (Missy) Watts both of Monroe, NC; and a host of friends.

     Memorials may be made to Central Future Farmers of America, 200 Zion Road, Pageland, SC 29728. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Jordan family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8A, April 3, 2019.

Charles ‘Chuck’ Henderson Michaux Jr.                                                                                                                                                                                      CHERAW – Charles “Chuck” Henderson Michaux, Jr., 85, died Saturday March 30, 2019. Chuck was the son of the late Charles Henderson and Jessie Lee Humphries Michaux, Sr. He was a member of St. David’s Church.

     Chuck is survived by his wife of 64 years, Margaret “Peggy” Miller Michaux, sons Charles (Kim) Michaux, III of Greensboro, NC, John (Donna) Michaux of Oak Island, NC, Ron Michaux of Summerfield, NC, seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

     A graveside memorial service was held at 3:00 P. M. Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Old St. David’s Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: Nancy’s Kids, 40 Lynn Ave, Cheraw, SC 29520, or Mercy in Me Medical Clinic, 32 Foundry Hill Rd., Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8A, April 3, 2019.

Clifton Owens                                                                                                                                                                                                                     CHERAW - Mr. Clifton Owens, age 75, entered into rest on Monday, March 25, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Middendorf Church of God by Pastor Brandon Ard with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 3:00 PM Thursday prior to the service at the church.

     Mr. Owens was born July5, 1943 in Chesterfield County, SC a son of the late Oscar and Lillie Mae Windham Owens. He was a retired employee of Highland Industries with over 36 years of service. A faithful member of Middendorf Church of God, Clifton was a former member of the church council. His hobbies included collecting and restoring antique trucks, cutting grass, and spending time with his family.

     In addition to his parents, Clifton was also preceded in death by a daughter, Belinda Gale Rivers; brother, Oscar “Bud” Owens, Jr.; and sister, Martha Brumley.

     Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Linda J. Owens of the home; children, Lisa (Jack Allen) Walters of Cheraw, Dorothy (Robert) Hancock of Mt. Croghan, Clifton Dewayne Owens of Cheraw, Kimberly (Jimmy) Lisenby of Chesterfield, and Chris Purvis of Cheraw; grandchildren, Josh (Chandra) Taylor of Cheraw, Brandon (Tonya) Walters of Laurinburg, NC, Michael (Kayla) Walters, and Clifton Dewayne “Bucky” Owens, Jr. both of Cheraw, Brittany Potter of Wallace, Rusty Hancock, and Stephany Hancock, both of Mt. Croghan, Jami Lisenby, and Anna Lisenby both of Chesterfield, Abigail Purvis, Leroy Purvis, Shanda Purvis, and Will Purvis all of Cheraw; great grandchildren, Trinity, Peyton, Isabella, Noah, Ashton, Myla, Preston, Oakland, Bridgette, and Trace; siblings, Charlie Owens of Pageland, Artha (Lucille) Owens of Ruby, Earnest Owens of Chesterfield, John (Brenda) Owens of Kannapolis, NC, Ronnie J. Owens, and Patricia Owens both of Ruby, Janie Jordan of Pageland, and Carolyn (Johnny) Hamilton of Mt. Croghan; sister-in-law, Goldie Owens of Chesterfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Middendorf Church of God, 16839 Hartsville Ruby Rd, Hartsville, SC 29550. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Owens family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8A, April 3, 2019.

Linda Ann Roscoe                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   CHERAW - Linda Ann Roscoe, 75, died Thursday, March 28, 2019. Born in Rockingham, NC, she was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Steen Black. She was a member of the Cheraw Church of God. She loved to sing in the choir, helped in children’s church, and taught Sunday School. She loved to read her Bible and was a fierce prayer warrior. She loved to sew and would help host at campgrounds at various state parks. Camping was one of her passions and she also loved to garden. Spending time with her family was so important to her. She was a cancer survivor.

Surviving is her husband of 58 years, Grady Roscoe Sr. of Wallace, SC, sons, Ray (Mar-garet) Roscoe of Rockingham, NC, and Grady (Elaine) Roscoe of Wallace, SC, daughters, Faye (Bruce) Quick of Hamlet, NC, and Sherry (Keith) Lane of Cheraw, SC, a brother, William (Ruth) Black of Rockingham, NC, sisters, Molly (Pee Wee) Smith of Rockingham, NC, and Nellie (Aaron) Helms of Rockingham, NC, grandchildren, Chris Roscoe, Adam Roscoe, Aaron Lane, Bruce Dale Lane, Jewel Lane, Charlie Lane, Katelyn (Clint) Roscoe Driggers, Steven Roscoe, great-grandchildren, Laila Driggers, Farryn Driggers, Hazel Driggers, and Avery Driggers.

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above. The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 3:00 PM on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Cheraw Church of God, Cheraw, SC. Burial was at True Gospel Emmanuel Holiness Church Cemetery, Wallace, SC.

Memorials to: American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Drive, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page: 8A, April 3, 2019.

Agnes L. Butler                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CHERAW - Agnes L. Butler, 80, died Monday, April 01, 2019. Born in Pageland, SC she was a daughter of the late John Thomas and Amber Mangum Gibson. She was the widow of Jerry Thomas Butler, Sr. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church and had attended Windsor Park Freewill Baptist Church. She was retired from Chesterfield Manufacturing.

     Surviving is her son, Jerry Thomas (Charlotte) Butler, Jr., of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Hannah (Daniel) Gann, Ashley (Justin) Bunting, Thomas (Courtney) Butler all of Cheraw, SC, great grandchildren, Sarah Gann, Aden Bunting, Jackson Parks, Kinsley Butler, and a sister, Margaret Hunt of Chesterfield, SC, also, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above and sisters, Faye Rivers and Linda Cassidy.

     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 11:00 AM, Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorials to: Cheraw Rescue Squad, PO Box 28, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Ruby-Mt. Croghan Fire Department, 591 West Main Street, Ruby, SC 29741.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, April 10, 2019.

 

Theodore ‘Ted’ James Curry

Mr. Theodore “Ted” James Curry, age 47, entered into rest on Friday, April 5, 2019 at his home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 6:00 PM Wednesday, April10, 2019 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor. The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 6:00 PM Wednesday prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mr. Curry was born December 8, 1971 in Olongapo, Philippines, a son of Gloria Baron Curry and the late Eugene Thomas Curry. A graduate of Cheraw High School, Ted attained his Bachelor’s degree from Winthrop University. He began his teaching career at Cheraw High School and later taught Adult Education in Darlington County. His hobbies included fishing, playing video games, and always shopping for a deal at local yard sales and flea markets. Ted enjoyed spending time each weekend at the Mt. Croghan Flea Market where he met many new friends.

     Survivors include his mother, Gloria Baron Curry of the home; brothers, Eugene Raymond (Dawn) Curry of Greenville, SC, Henry T. Curry, and Michael A. (Teresa) Curry both of Hartsville, SC; sister, Teresita Curry (Chris) Crosby of Florence, SC; nieces and nephews, Kayla, Hannah, Hunter, and Tyler.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Colony, P.O. Box 38, Ruby, SC 29741.Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Curry family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, April 10, 2019.

 

Darlene H. Lovelace

CHERAW - Darlene H. Lovelace, 64, died Tuesday, April 2, 2019. She is a daughter of Jerry March Hatcher and the late Mary Lee Hatcher. She was the widow of Randall Edward Lovelace. She was a board member for Hospice of Chesterfield County and a member of First Baptist Church, Cheraw. She loved to bake, paint, and spend time with her family.  

 

     Surviving are a son, Randall Edward (Christy) Lovelace II, daughters, Pam Bohannon of Myrtle Beach, SC, Donna Harelson of Conway, SC, father, Jerry March Hatcher of Cheraw, SC, son-in-law, Calvin Golden of Myrtle Beach, SC, sisters, Cathey McLain, of Wallace, SC, Vivian Gathings, and special friends, David Reep and Patti Reeves. Survivors also include grandchildren Randall Edward Lovelace III, Jon Bohannon, D.J. Bohannon, Adam Golden and Kate Golden, nieces Amy (Joe) Rainwater, Michelle (Allen) Fuller, great nephew Justin Tyler (Jessica) Graves, niece Kylie Marie Rainwater and a great niece, Jayda Graves.

    She was preceded in death by her mother and husband listed above, grandparents, daughter, Angie Golden, brothers, Mickey Brigman and Larry (Buck) Brigman, and sister, Fran Mabe. The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw. A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Friday, April 5, 2019 at First Baptist Church, Family Life Center, Cheraw, SC. Memorials to a charity of your choice. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, April 10, 2019.

                      

John William Parrott                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CHERAW - John William Parrott, 79, died Saturday, April 6, 2019. Born in Florence County he was a son of the late Benny LaRue and Angie Ard Parrott. He attended Living Word Ministry in Chesterfield, SC.

     Surviving is his wife, Sherry Parrott of Cheraw, a son, Frankie Parrott, a daughter, Tracey Parrott all of Cheraw, SC, brothers, Paul (Hazel) Parrott of Scranton, SC, Gary (Janet) Parrott of Scranton, SC, Russel (Lois) Parrott of Valdosta, GA, Leonard Walker of Columbia, SC, sisters, Mary P. (Bobby) Moore of Scranton, SC, Martha P.(Larry) Gaskins of Prospect, SC, Sarah Walker Smith of Columbia, SC, Virginia P. Dacote of Abbeville, SC and Mary Ann P. Crumley of Scranton, SC.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, a brother, Edward Parrott, sisters, Shirley Parrott and Patsy Parrott. A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Living Word Ministry in Chesterfield, SC.

     Memorials to: ‘Sweet T’ Walking Trail, (Arrowhead Park) Alzheimer’s Awareness, c/o Town of Cheraw, PO Box 219 Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, April 10, 2019.

 

Hailey Jordi Brown                                                                                                                                                                                                                   CHERAW - Miss Hailey Jordi Brown, age 29, entered into rest on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Funeral Services for Hailey, and her baby girl Sadie Grace, were held at 4:00 PM Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Forest Pine Church by Pastor Danny Malloy, Andy Linton, and Brent Taylor. Following the service, they were laid to rest together in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Saturday, prior to the service at the church. Miss Brown was born July27, 1989 in Darlington, SC a daughter of Sheila Renee Brown and Dwayne Lee. She was a proud and loving mother to her children and her family was of utmost importance. Hailey loved spending time with children, being outdoors, working with arts and crafts, and giving all the girls manicures and pedicures. She loved the Lord and enjoyed attending Forest Pine Church growing up. She met and spent 14 years with the love of her life, Brandon Linton, and also enjoyed time with her best friends, Heather Gleich and Kat Benton. She will be remembered for her patriotic love of country and her talent for baking cakes. She enjoyed watching her favorite TV shows, “The Walk-ing Dead”, “Supernatural”, HGTV, and cooking shows.

     She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Yates and Mary Barrett Brown, and Wayne Lee and step-brother, Michael Dwayne Lee.

     Survivors include her oldest daughter, Allison “Alli” Jordi Linton; husband, Brandon Linton of the home; mother, Sheila R. (Eddie Lang) Brown of Cheraw, SC; father, Dwayne “Snap” (Lisa) Lee of Wallace, SC; grandmother, Betty Lee of Wallace, SC; mother-in-law, Lynne Stephens of Patrick, SC; brothers, Jonathan Y. Brown, and Garrett (Chasity) Leeboth of Cheraw, SC; sisters, Heather (Jason) Rivers of Wallace, SC, Abbi Lang, Grayson (Briar  Gainey) Lang, and Jessica Riley; and their children, Bentson, Baylin, Susanna, and Jaden; step-brother, Jesse (Tamra) O’Neal of Wallace, SC and their children, Brynlee and Kieran. Memorials may be made to the Allison Linton Scholarship Fund (trust to be established at Founders Federal Credit Union). Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, April 17, 2019.

  

Franklin Boyd ‘F.B.’Chavis

Mr. Franklin Boyd “F.B.”Chavis, age 81, entered into rest on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Friday, April 12, 2019 at True Gospel Emmanuel Holiness Church by Pastor Anthony Dial and Rev. James Croke with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM prior to the service at the church.

     Mr. Chavis was born September 1,1937 in Wallace, SC a son of the late Frank Chavis and Mary Jane Grant Chavis. He was a retired painting contractor and a member of True Gospel Emmanuel Holiness Church. Mr. Chavis enjoyed fishing, woodworking and furniture restoration, and was an avid NASCAR fan.

     In addition to his parents, F.B. was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 52 years, Kathryn Gayle Smith Chavis; brothers, Frank Chavis, Jr. and Elijah Chavis; and sisters, Vera Melton and Sarah Shaw. Survivors include his daughter, Jackie Chavis of Morrisville, NC; son, Chris (Sarah) Chavis of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Karen Chavis, Alan Chavis, Kristen Chavis, Clinton Chavis, Jacob Chavis, and Liberty Chavis; brother, Edgar Wayne “Tucker” (Lucy) Chavis; and sister, Fannie “Sister” (Gilbert) Sylvia. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Chavis family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, April 17, 2019.

 

Sadie Grace Linton                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CHERAW - Miss Sadie Grace Linton, 3-year-old daughter of Hailey Brown and Brandon Linton, was received into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Funeral Services for Sadie Grace, and her mother Hailey, were held at 4:00 PM Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Forest Pine Church by Pastor Danny Malloy, Andy Linton, and Brent Taylor. Following the service, they were laid to rest together in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Saturday, prior to the service at the church.

     Sadie was born September24, 2015 in Hartsville, SC the baby girl of Brandon David Linton and Hailey Jordi Brown. She was a beautiful gift from God who was always smiling, showing love to everyone she met. An active little girl who loved Minnie Mouse, L.O.L. dolls and baby dolls, Sadie’s favorite playtime activities included building with Legos and jumping on her trampoline. She also enjoyed building sand castles with mom and dad. She would often imagine herself being a princess in the castles she built. Sadie loved candy of any kind, especially bubblegum, and her favorite TV show was “Peppa Pig.”

     She was preceded in death by her maternal great grandparents, Yates and Mary Barrett Brown; and paternal great grandfather, Wayne Lee.

     Survivors Include her father, Brandon Linton of the home; big sister, Allison “Alli” Jordi Linton; paternal grandmother, Lynne Stephens of Patrick, SC; paternal grand-father, Joey “PaPa Juice” (Betty) Linton of Society Hill, SC; maternal grandmother, Sheila R. (Eddie Lang) Brown of Cheraw, SC; maternal grandfather, Dwayne “Snap” (Lisa) Lee of Wallace, SC; paternal great-grandmothers, Betty Lee of Wallace, SC and Lessie Linton of Cheraw, SC; aunts, Stacy Linton of Patrick, SC and Heather (Jason) Rivers of Wallace, SC, Abbi Lang, Grayson (Briar Gainey) Lang, and Jessica Riley; and their children, Bentson, Baylin, Susannah, and Jaden; uncles, Jonathan Y. Brown and Garrett (Chasity) Lee both of Cheraw, SC; great aunt, Tammy (Billy) Quick of Wallace, SC; special cousins, Chris, Ryan and Holly.   Memorials may be made to the Allison Linton Scholarship Fund (trust to be established at Founders Federal Credit Union). Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Linton and Brown families. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, April 17, 2019.

 

Lonnie Helms Jr.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       MORVEN, N.C. Mr. Lonnie Helms, Jr., age 68, entered into rest on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Saturday, April 20, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Wayne Hodge with burial following in the Ruby Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mr. Helms was born July19, 1950 in Bennettsville, SC a son of the late Lonnie and Eula Mae Helms, Sr. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and also served in Germany. Mr. Helms was a retired truck driver after many years in the concrete business. He was a member of Ruby Baptist Church, where he was baptized as a young man. Lonnie enjoyed  fishing and watching sports, especially baseball.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Helms was also pre-ceded in death by 2 sisters, Louise Helms and Kathleen Helms; and 1 brother, Ricky Helms.

     Survivors include his children, Denise Helms (Schaun) Gaddy of Morven, NC, and Tony (Brenda) Helms of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Heather (Danny) Davide, Tai Anastacia Yancey, Skyler Helms, Sierra Helms, and Sydney Helms; great grandchildren, Leonardo, Jacob, and Aurora; sisters, Shirley Moore (Earl) Lindsey, and Pat (Mac) Tucker both of Ruby, SC; brother, Tommy Douglas (Darlene) Helms of Turbeville, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Union County Hospice, 700 W Roosevelt Blvd, Monroe, NC 28110. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Helms family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, April 24, 2019.

 

David Kenneth Townsend Sr.                                                                                                                                                                                                         CHERAW - David Kenneth Townsend, Sr., 86, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Born in Bennettsville, SC, he was a son of the late Charles Evans and Ethel Flowers Moore Townsend, Sr. He was an officer in the United States Army Chaplain Corps. He served 13 years active duty with a tour in Vietnam. He finished his Army career in the United States Army Reserve, retiring at the rank of Colonel. He was an active member of AMVETS, and a member of the Retired Pastor’s Weekly Breakfast Club. He loved his Lord, family, and was an avid reader. He was proud to have served his God and his Country.

     Surviving are his sons, David (Detra) Townsend, JR., of Bluffton, SC, Steven (Alisa) Townsend of Columbia, SC, and Michael (Elizabeth) Townsend of Irvine, CA, 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, his wife Anne and his eight siblings. The family will receive friends 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Friday, April 26, 2019 at First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Friday, April 26, 2019 at First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial will be in McCall Cemetery in Bennettsville, SC. Memorials to: First United Methodist Church,117   Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, April 24, 2019.

 

Tameron Craig Burnley                                                                                                                                                                                                 CHERAW - Tameron Craig Burnley, 12, died Thursday, April 26, 2019. He enjoyed playing videogames, making paper airplanes, and anything to do with outerspace, astronauts, andplanets. He liked to study dinosaurs. He liked super-heroes, anything green and old cars. He will be missed by his cats Davie and Chuckie.

    Surviving is his Aunt, Tammy “Aunt T” Johnson of Cheraw, SC, his grandmother, Phyllis “Nana” Johnson of Cheraw, SC, grandmother, Maureen “MiMi” Burnley of Boone, NC, his father, Tim Johnson of Cheraw, SC, a godmother, Dallas Leviner of Cheraw,S C, an uncle, Dan Schoettle of Cheraw, SC, sisters, Lauren Burnley of Boone, NC, Piper Johnson of Cheraw, SC, also several aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Tommy “Papa” Johnson, also, his great grandmothers, Dorothy “GG” Hoyle and Flora Nell Johnson                                                                                                                          

      The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday, April 29, 2019 at Westside Baptist Church Family Life Center, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 4:00 PM, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Westside Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, McFarlan, NC.   Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, May 1, 2019.

 

Amanda Butler                                                                                                                                                                                                                             CHERAW - Amanda Butler, 47, died Monday, April 22, 2019. Surviving are her siblings Hazel (Robert) Edwards of Wallace, SC, Artemus “Dusty” Butler III of Wallace, SC, Lisa (Chad) Butler of Cheraw, SC, Anthony Butler of Wallace, SC, seven nieces, five nephews, and one great-nephew. She was preceded in death by a niece. A memorial service will be at a later date. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, May 1, 2019.

 

Wilbert Ray Haire                                                                                                                                                                                                                           CHERAW - Wilbert Ray Haire, 72, died Thursday, April 25, 2019. Born in Bennettsville, SC, he was the son of the late Mack and Mamie Dunn Haire. He attended White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church. He loved the Georgia Bulldogs, old cars, camping, building construction and telling jokes.

     Surviving are his son, Don(Holly) Haire of Cheraw, SC, daughter, Janet Rivers of Chesterfield, SC, sisters, Allene Quick of Wallace, SC, Lois Stewart of Wallace, SC, Faye Ashburn of Wallace, SC, Leila Haire of Wallace, SC, Maxine (Stewart) Newton of Bennettsville, SC, grandchildren, Averyona Gainey, Elijah Haire, Abigail Haire, Elissa Haire, Raeleigh Rivers, Onnalaya Rivers, co-worker and friend of 50 years, S.J. (Doc) Paul and many nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, brothers, Ernest Haire, Orville Haire, Zeb Haire, sisters, Jeanie Harrellson, Zena Hamrick, and Margaret Hayes. The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service held 3:00 PM Sunday, April 28, 2019 at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Wallace, SC. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials to: White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, C/O Linda Roberts, 4765 Ebenezer Road, Wallace, SC 29596. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, May 1, 2019.

 

John Randall Hardee                                                                                                                                                                                                          CHERAW - John Randall Hardee, 73, died Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Born in Conway, SC he was a son of the late Leon and Girlene Ludlum Hardee. He was retired from INA with over 20years of employment. He was a US Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He had also traveled the world for many years with a previous employer. He was also a member of the Cheraw Moose Lodge. John enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching racing, and taking trips to the family farm. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his two grandsons.  

 

He is survived by his son, Keith Hardee of Cheraw, SC, a brother, Dewey Hardee of Little River, SC, a sister, Sue Calhoun of Latta, SC and grandsons, Mason Hardee and Carson Hardee. He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a brother, Freddie Hardee. The family will hold a private memorial service at later date. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, May 1, 2019.

 

Frank Maurice Laney                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SUMTER - Frank Maurice Laney, 63, widower of Laura Simpson Laney, departed and received his wings, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Dalzell, SC. Born in Alexandria Bay, NY, he was a son of the late Carl West Laney and Dorothy Marie Joyner Laney. Mr. Laney was a member of First Baptist Church in Cheraw, SC. He was a 1974 graduate of Hillcrest High School and was employed by the Town of Cheraw Parks and Grounds.

      Surviving are one son, Carl M. Laney of Sumter; his longtime companion, Annanell Freeman of Cheraw; one brother, Jack W. Laney of Ridgeland, SC; two sisters, Cindy Thornhill of Sumter and Tammy Laney Steele of Sevierville, TN; his two special dogs, who cherished him dearly Sandy and Spud, along with many other dogs, four cats, and a number of nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by a sister, Roxanne Laney and a brother, Robert E. Laney.

     Memorial Services were held at 2 P.M. Saturday, April 27, 2019, in the Chapel of the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home. The family received friends from 1 P.M. to 2 P.M. Saturday at the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Paws & Claws, P. O. Box 386 ,Chesterfield, SC 29709 or First Baptist Church, 126 Greene Street, Cheraw, SC29520. Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, May 1, 2019.

 

 Ruth Wright McLain                                                                                                                                                                                                       CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Ruth Wright McLain, age 87,entered into rest on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at her home. Funeral Services were held at2:30 PM Saturday, April 27,2019 at Chesterfield Baptist Church by Pastor Randy Bishop and Brent Taylor with the eulogy being delivered by her grandson, Paul Rogers. The burial followed in the St. John Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, Patrick, SC. The family greeted friends from1:30 - 2:30 PM Saturday prior to the service in the church parlor.

     Mrs. McLain was born January 16, 1932 in Anson County, NC a daughter of the late Fred Thomas and Ollie Short Wright. She was a graduate of Wadesboro High School, Class of 1950. Following graduation, Ruth married Barney Gilbert McLain on June 16, 1950 and moved to Chesterfield, SC into the home Gilbert had already built for them. Their home was always open to their family friends for times of food and fellowship. Mrs. McLain and her family joined Chesterfield Baptist Church in 1950, and attended faithfully for the past 69 years, serving faithfully in all areas of the church. In 1966, Ruth was asked to join the Clerk of Court’s Office for Chesterfield County and retired in1996 as Deputy Clerk of Court.

     In addition to her parents, Ruth was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Barney Gilbert McLain; sister, Estelle Wright Taylor; brothers, Leonard Wright, Clyde Wright, Grady Wright and Hugh Thomas Wright; son-in-law, Bruce Rogers; and brother-in-law, John Russell McLain.

     Mrs. McLain is survived by her daughter, Katherine McLain Rogers of Chesterfield, SC; son, Thomas Richard (Judy) McLain of Destreham, LA; grandsons, Paul (Andrea) Rogers of Monroe, NC, and Thomas Richard McLain, Jr. of Baton Rouge, LA; great grandchildren, Madison Rogers o fMonroe, NC, Ian Baird Perkins of Huntersville, NC, and Colin Michael Perkins of Monroe, NC; sisters, Joyce Wright (Roy) High of Dobson, NC, Patricia Wright (WT) Hannah of Unionville, NC, and Nancy Wright Jones of Greensboro, NC; brother, Fred Daniel Wright of Boston, MA; sisters-in-law, Novella McLain (Rev. Ralph) Jacobs, and Sue Ellen C. McLain both of Chesterfield, and Gracie Odom Wright Ratliff of Monroe, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     The family wishes to express their gratitude for the loving care provided to Mrs. McLain and the entire McLain family by long-time family friend and caregiver for the past 14 years, Robin Oliver. Also special thanks to Hattie Matthews, Nellie Joines, Michelle Tolson, and the staff of Regency Southern Care Hospice of Chesterfield for their love and care. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Chesterfield Baptist Church, 207 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the McLain family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, May 1, 2019.

 

Benjamin Floyd Turnage                                                                                                                                                                                                      CHESTERFIELD - Benjamin Floyd Turnage, 63, died on April 22, 2019. Funeral  services were held on Monday, April 29,2019 at 3:30 PM from the Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Drucilla A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. He was born May 1, 1955 to Gwendolyn Hillian Turnage and the

late Fulton L. Turnage. Survivors: wife, Josephine Alexander-Turnage, mother, Gwendolyn Turnage, Chesterfield, SC; daughters, Kimberly Turnage and LaToya Alexander, Chesterfield, SC; son, Benjamin Turnage, Jr.(Nikki), Morven, NC; brothers, Marvin Turnage, Chesterfield, SC and Fulton E. Turnage, Arlington, TX; sister, Joyce Kearney (Byron), Randelman, NC; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, May 1, 2019.

 

Lillian Beatrice ‘Miss Bea’ Knotts Vaughn                                                                                                                                                                          CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Lillian Beatrice “Miss Bea” Knotts Vaughn, age 92, entered into rest on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Friday, April 26, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home with burial following in the David’s Grove Baptist Church cemetery. The family received friends Friday from1:00 – 2:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Vaughn was born May31, 1926 in Lilesville, NC a daughter of the late John Roland and Mammie Thompson Knotts. She was a retired employee of Burlington Industries with over 25 years of service. Following her retirement, Bea worked as a substitute teacher with Chesterfield County Schools and with Chesterfield County Council on Aging delivering home-bound meals. A faithful member of David’s Grove Baptist Church for nearly 70 years, Mrs. Vaughn was the church custodian for many years. She enjoyed reading, working crossword puzzles, and will be fondly remembered as avivid story teller. Mrs. Vaughn was married to the late Clarence Buff Vaughn for over 44 years, and after being widowed for 17 years, met and married the late Charlie Leviner and enjoyed their life together in Cheraw until his passing.

     In addition to her parents and husbands, Bea was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Walter Knotts and Bobby Knotts.

     Survivors include her children, John (Betsy) Vaughn, Patricia (Mike) Gaskins, and Dianne Vaughn all of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Keith Gaskins of Wadesboro, NC, Eric (Jennifer) Gaskins, and Teresa Gaskins both of Ruby, SC, Spence (Jennifer) Vaughn of Chesterfield, SC, Tony Parks, and Patrick Vaughn both of Greenville, SC, Elizabeth Chestnut of Florence, SC, and Chuck (Sara) Caulder of Georgetown, SC; great grand-children, Noah, Madeline, Britton, Layla, Addison, Colin, Ella Belle, Taylor, and Cole; sister, Louise Treadaway of Wadesboro, NC; and sister-in-law, Cora Lee Knotts of Marietta, GA. The family would like to express their appreciation to long-time caregivers and friends, Rosa Pegues and Miss Tee; the staff of Cheraw Healthcare and Mcleod Health of Cheraw for the love and care shown to Mrs. Vaughn and her family.

     Memorials may be made to David’s Grove Baptist Church, c/o Mrs. Dianne Rayfield, 2256 Jackson Road West, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Vaughn Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, May 1, 2019.

 

Margie Rae Perdue Brigman                                                                                                                                                                                                CHESTERFIELD -Mrs. Margie Rae Perdue Brigman, age 85, entered into rest on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Funeral Services were held at1:00 PM Saturday, May 4, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor with burial to follow in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 –8:00 PM Friday, May 3, 2019 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Brigman was born September 27, 1933 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Edward and Nezzie Coker Perdue. She was a devoted homemaker and was revered as the matriarch of her family. Margie Rae enjoyed cooking, working in her flowers, and spoiling her dogs. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Brigman was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert Lee Brigman, Sr.; children, Norman Brigman, Thomas “Eddie” Brigman, Dana R. Lisenby, Bruce Brigman, and Robert L. Brigman, Jr.; grandson, Ryan Martin; great greatgrandson, Haze Talsky; son-in-law, Chris Roscoe; daughters-in-law, Patricia Brigman and Jeanette Brigman; brothers, James Perdue and Roy Perdue; sister, Roberta Harrell; sister-in-law, Betty Deese Perdue; and brother-in-law, James Ellis Burch, Sr.

     Survivors include her children, Randy Brigman of Chesterfield, SC, Walter (Tracy) Brigman of Chesterfield, SC; David (Louise) Brigman of Pageland, SC, Beauford Brigman of Chesterfield, SC, Betty (Grady) Atkinson of Ruby, SC, Brenda (Tommy) Martin of Ruby, SC, and Margaret(Carol) Morton of Ruby, SC; daughter-in-law, Vivian Brigman of Ruby, SC; brothers, Carrol Perdue and Laverne Perdue, both of Patrick, SC; sister, Peggy Burch of Chesterfield, SC; 19 grand-children; 30 great grandchildren; and 6 great-great grand-children.

      Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 950 W. Faris Rd., Greenville, SC 29605Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Brigman family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, May 8, 2019.

 

Roger Clarence Fisher                                                                                                                                                                                                             CHERAW – Roger Clarence Fisher, 65, died Thursday, May 2, 2019. Bornin Greenville, SC, he was a son of the late Clarence and Hazel Dill Fisher. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Cheraw. He enjoyed kayaking, photography, spending time at the beach, and loved to complete home projects.

     Surviving is his wife of 43years, Patricia “Patty” Fisher of the home, a son, Taylor(Kate) Marshall Fisher of Columbia, SC, daughter, Rebecca “Becky” Suzanne (Andy) Correro of Van Buren, AR, brother, Colonel (Ret.) James(Donna) Merwyn Fisher of Clarksville, TN, grandchildren, Austin (Sydnie) Wilkins, and Tanner Wilkins.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above. The family received friends2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sunday, May 5, 2019 at First United Methodist Church of Cheraw, SC.A funeral service was 3:00PM, Sunday, May 5, 2019 at First United Methodist Church of Cheraw, SC.

     Memorials to: First United Methodist Church, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Epworth Children’s Home PO Box 50466, Columbia, SC 29250 or Tamassee DAR School P.O. Box 8 Tamassee, SC 29686. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, May 8, 2019.

 

James Weldon Pruitt                                                                                                                                                                                                                   CHERAW - James Weldon Pruitt, 90, died Friday, May 3, 2019. Born in Cheraw, SC he was a son of the late Lewis Weldon and Ada Hodge Pruitt. He was a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. He was a businessman and retired owner of Northside Grocery. He was a member of the Northside Grocery Men’s Association. He enjoyed Panthers Football, NASCAR, rabbit hunting, fishing and watching Westerns on TV. Mr. Pruitt was known around town as “Big James.” He loved spending time with his wife “Miss Margie”, his family and friends. He was a US Army Veteran having served in the 82nd Airborne Division.

     Surviving is his wife, Margie Thomas Pruitt of Cheraw, SC, sons, James “Jimmy” W. (Teri) Pruitt, Jr. of Little River, SC, Louis Wayne (Mica) Pruitt of Surfside Beach, SC, a niece/daughter, Sandra Hicks Sowell of Cheraw, SC, a nephew, Joel K. Pruitt of Cheraw, SC, extended family member and companion Sherry Hinson of Cheraw, SC, a sister, Leola Agnes Pruitt Born of California, grandchildren, Hap Pruitt, Mikey Pruitt, Katey Pruitt, Jay Pruitt, Clark Pruitt, Lexi Pruitt, Amy Sowell, Gregory Sowell, Chris Sowell and great grandchildren, Ivan, Mary, Caskey, Kayleigh, Jayson, Anthony, Connor, Mills, Rhett, Stella, Rylee, Gage and Logan, also, care-givers, Brenda, Edith, Mary and Stephanie.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, baby boy Pruitt, nephew-in-law, Darrell Sowell, a brother, George Franklin Pruitt, sisters, Myrtle Pruitt Jucarone and Edith Pruitt Mehall. The family received friends4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sunday, May 5, 2019 at the home, 516 Third Street, Cheraw, SC. A graveside service was held 11:00 AM, Monday, May 6, 2019 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, May 8, 2019.

 

Travis O’Bryan Rivers                                                                                                                                                                                                             PAGELAND – Travis O’Bryan Rivers, 27, died on Sunday, April 28, 2019. Funeral services were held on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 3PM from the Central High School, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Oro Church Cemetery, Pageland, SC. He was the son of Pattie Rivers and Paulmer Johnson. Survivors: his wife, Mele Punungafuiva Kava Rivers; children, Promyse Rivers, Travis Rivers, Jr., Channyng Rivers, Oisangi Kava Rivers, Lahstyng Rivers and Apollo Rivers; parents, Pattie Rivers and Paulmer Johnson; siblings, Latonya Mason (Angerlo), Sherry Wilson(Tim), Christopher Johnson (Latoya), Lameka Rivers and Henry “Al” Johnson; grandmothers, Rosetta Rivers and Eliza Johnson. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, May 8, 2019.

 

Graysn Nicole Robinson                                                                                                                                                                                                  ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - Graysn Nicole Robinson, precious daughter of Jerry Allen Robinson and Amy Lanier Robinson, died as a result of a tragic accident Saturday, April 27, 2019. Graysn was born August 6, 2017, and was the sister of Zachary Patton and Natalie Robinson. Graysn loved being out-doors and playing with others. She also enjoyed eating ice and ice cream.

     In addition to her parents and siblings, she will forever be loved by her paternal grandparents Donna and Dewayne Boan and Jerry Robinson; maternal grandparents Dianne Wheeler and Gene Poston, and Robbie and Ginger Lanier; paternal great grandparents: Georgia Burgess, Marciene Wilkerson and George and Betty Boan; maternal great grandparents, Beverly Troublefield, Jan Lanier and Sara Poston; a special aunt, Tara Lanier; a special “surrogate” brother, Nathan McBride; other aunts and uncles: Brad & Nikki Leviner, Ashley Poston, Melissa Lanier, Kaitlyn & Garrett Ware, Phillip Lanier and Jason Poston; and her god-mother, Nicole Chenevert. The funeral service was conducted at 3:00 PM Wednesday, May 1, in the Colonial Chapel of Carter Funeral Home in Rockingham with Rev. Brad Leviner officiating. The family received friends from 1:45 until 2:45 prior to the service in the funeral home, and at other times at the home. Interment followed at Richmond Memorial Park. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, May 8, 2019.

 

 Lucy Mae Knight Simpson                                                                                                                                                                                                             JEFFERSON - Mrs. Lucy Mae Knight Simpson, age 93, entered into rest on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, May7, 2019 at Jefferson Presbyterian Church by Rev. Farrar Griggs with burial following in the Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Monday, May 6, 2019 at Jefferson Presbyterian Church, 305 Main Street, Jefferson, SC.

     Mrs. Simpson was born June 21, 1925 in Muhlenberg County, KY a daughter of the late Luther David and Mattie Belle Goodman Knight. She was a homemaker who had the spiritual gift of hospitality and was a faithful member of Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church for over 73 years. A lady with a true servant’s heart, Lucy served the Lord in numerous capacities throughout the years at her church. Mrs. Simpson loved to cook and was known for her caramel iced pound cakes. She enjoyed gardening and her goal each year was to can enough vegetables to last for two years. Other hobbies included quilting, embroidery work, playing checkers, working jig-saw puzzles and was the undisputed family champion of fishing. Her role as mother, grandmother, and great–grandmother exemplified the patience, love, and joy that each of us strive to achieve today. She never met a babyshe didn’t immediately love or couldn’t rock to sleep.

     In addition to her parents, Lucy was also preceded  in death by her beloved husband, Cornelius P. “C.P.” Simpson; son, David Lee Simpson; son-in-law, Billy L. Jenkins; grand-daughter, Krystan Lee Simpson Helms; and brothers, Lloyd Knight and Floyd Knight.

     Survivors include her daughter, Barbara S. Jenkins of Jefferson, SC; daughter-in-law, Margaret T. Simpson of Jefferson, SC; grandchildren, Angela (Gene) Garris of Columbia, SC, Jessica (Daniel)Griffin of Pageland, SC, and Johnathan S. Jenkins of Jefferon, SC; great grandchildren, Kaylee, Dawson, Laurel, Pippa, Carla, Maximos, Leonidas, Collin, Carys,  and Celsey; grandson-in-law, Donny Helms of Jefferson, SC; sister, Louise K. Jenkins of Belton, KY. The family would like to ex-press their thanks to Joanne Cowan, Brenda Hough, Peggy Melton, Pam Robinson, and Lisa Todd for the love and care shown to Mrs. Simpson.   Memorials may be made to Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church, 1357 Johnson Road, Jefferson, SC 29718. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Simpson family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, May 8, 2019.

 

Miller Tate                                                                                                                                                                                                                               PAGELAND - Miller Tate, 97, died on Friday April 26, 2019. Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 2,2019 at 12PM from the Mt. Canaan Baptist Church, Jefferson, SC. Burial followed in Church Cemetery. He was born May 8, 1921 to the late Reverend Rufus L. Tate and Eunice Hubbard Tate. Survivors: sons, Kenneth (Teresa) Tate, Clayton (Tanya) Allen, and Chris Bennett; daughters, Mary Myers, and Sally Ann Gibbs; and a host of grand-children. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, May 8, 2019.

 

Julia ‘Julie’ Cole                                                                                                                                                                                                                    GREENVILLE – Julia “Julie” Cole, 61, of Greenville, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019.Born in Cheraw, SC, she was the daughter of the late Elbert and Johnnie Thompson Cole. Julie retired from the Greenville County Sheriff’s Department after over 25 years of service. She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Travelers Rest.

     Julie is survived by two brothers, Robert Cole and Lynn Cole; three nephews, Robbie Cole (Kim), Zachary Cole and Ethan Cole; great niece, Leah Cole and great nephew, Tripp Cole. A visitation was held Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 2:00p.m. until 3:45 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown with the funeral service following in the Downtown Chapel at 4:00p.m. Burial was held Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.in Old Saint David’s

    Episcopal Church Cemetery in Cheraw, SC. Kiser Funeral Home is assisting the Cole family with Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, May 8, 2019.

 

Anna Virginia Thurman  Steele Gibbs                                                                                                                                                                                           CHERAW - Anna Virginia Thurman Steele Gibbs was born August 7, 1924 in Bronxville, NY, daughter of the late Benjamin H. and Mable Lee Thurman. She died at Cheraw Healthcare on May 5, 2019. She attended schools in Westchester County, NY until her senior year which she spent at Charlotte’s Central High. There she made many friends whom she reconnected with years later. She and her brother split their summer vacations between Asheville, NC with their maternal grandparents George and Lula Lee and Cheraw, SC with their uncle and aunt, Rufus and Nan Thurman. Anne attended Wellesley College where she studied Russian poetry with writer-in-residence, Vladimir Nabokov. At Barnard Colleges he studied play writing, and she pursued acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. While working for CBS Radio’s The Arthur Godfrey Show in New York City, she was called to Wallace, South Carolina by her father to run his cattle farms. There she met Rockingham attorney, George S. Steele, Jr., and they married in 1950. A year and a half later, Mr. Steele died of cancer shortly before their only child, Rosalie, was born. In 1958 she and her daughter moved to Charlotte where she worked in Wachovia’s Travel Department. In 1961, she married Charlotte dentist, John Gibbs. With him she had a daughter, Laura. In the 1960s and 1970s, she and her husband, John, pioneered organic farming in Union County, NC producing tomatoes and lettuce in their greenhouses for sale in Charlotte grocery stores. Their farm outside of Mineral Springs was once one of the few place one could find lightening bugs, as they used no inorganic pesticides or herbicides. Throughout her life she continued her writing and acting interests. Anne attended the Southeastern Writers Conference for many summers at Epworth by the Sea on St. Simons Island where she worked with many prominent southern writers. She wrote several radio plays for the Blue Ridge Radio Readers which produced recordings for the blind. For many years she broadcast a weekly gardening program on local radio in Monroe. And she wrote and performed in many plays for the Playwrights Forum in Charlotte. She was a member of the Opera Carolina Guild for 50years, and her volunteer activities involved her in the Raptor Center, the Nature Museum, the Humane Society of Charlotte, and the Shepherd’s Center. In her later years, Anne’s special interest was in support of the Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault. She enabled the organization of acquire her former home in Wallace which now serves as a transitional shelter for 9 women and 11 children. Anne was preceded in death by her husbands, George Spencer Steele, Jr. and John William Gibbs, Sr., her daughter, Laura Thurman Gibbs Frasier and her brother, George Edward Thurman.

     She is survived by her daughter Rosalie Armistead Steele and her husband, Robert McKenna; her step-children John William Gibbs, Jr. and his wife, Jo Ann, Christine G. Carleton and her husband, John, Mary Kathryn G. O’Hair and her husband, Terry, and Julie Gibbs Foster; and nephew Ben H. Thurman and his wife, Roseanne.

     The family would like to thank Ms. Shirl Winston who took such good care of her making sure that she was dressed beautifully every day while she lived in Charlotte and the wonderful staff at Cheraw Healthcare and Hospice Care of South Carolina. A graveside service was held at Old St. David’s Cemetery on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: St. David’s Cemetery Association, P.O. Box1196, Cheraw, SC 29520 orthe Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault, P.O. Box 1351, Florence, SC 29503-1351. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, May 8, 2019.

 

Sheriel Howard                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CHERAW – Sheriel Howard, 29, died on May 3, 2019. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 3PM from Rock Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Ruby, SC. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery.

     She was born November 23, 1989 to Shirley Marlene Bennett and Roger Zinnerman.

     Survivors: her husband, Michael B. Howard; daughters, Mariyah Lester, Cheraw, SC, Jasmine Melton, Patrick, SC and Shania Howard, Chesterfield, SC; son, Zymir Zinnerman, Cheraw, SC; parents, Shirley Marlene Bennett, Cheraw, SC and Roger (Amanda) Zinnerman, Sr., Chesterfield, SC; brother, Roger Zinnerman, Jr. Columbia, SC; grandparents, James and Margaret Bennett, Chesterfield, SC, Carolyn Zinnerman, Ruby, SC and Rev. Napoleon (Martha) Zinnerman, Ruby, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, May 8, 2019.

 

Nancy Luck                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 CHERAW - Nancy Luck Kimrey, age 85, passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Hubert M. Kimrey, and her son Hugh Alan Kimrey.

     Nancy was a lifelong resident of Cheraw SC, a graduate of Cheraw High School in1952, where she played basketball, and held several high score records. This woman LOVED playing basket-ball! She was consistently on the honor roll, even while working 3 part-time jobs and was voted “most likely to succeed” in her senior year. Nancy and Hubert Kimrey were married in 1953. Nancy and Hubert joined The First United Methodist Church in Cheraw, S.C. and remained lifelong members. Nancy and Hubert left stable jobs to start their own business, beginning as a produce stand in 1955, then expanding to the beginning of Kimrey’s Produce, buying and delivering produce to over 20 stores in 6 counties in South Carolina. In 1966Hubert and Nancy built Kimrey’s IGA and continued as owner/operators until 2001.They encouraged this entrepreneurial spirit in their children, Robin and Hugh Alan, who opened independent IGAs in Darlington SC and Wadesboro NC, the latter owned and operated by Robin and her husband Chris for over 30 years. Nancy was humbled and honored to be named as a “Paul Harris Fellow” from the Cheraw Rotary Club. She was also was the first female to be elected to the Board of Directors of Food Retailers of SC. Nancy Luck Kimrey will be remembered for her remarkable work ethic. This woman LOVED to WORK. She wasa “ball of fire”, lively and tireless, honest and principled, with a zest for life and learning. Some of Nancy’s happiest times were driving her bright red 1981 Freightliner. Nancy was ‘right at home’ driving her 18-wheelers...preferably ALWAYS red, her favorite color. Nancy will be forever remembered for her love of animals, “all creatures great and small”, and her lifelong commitment to their care and rescue. Nancy fought tirelessly for the betterment of animal welfare in Chesterfield County. Today those efforts have come to fruition with thousands of animals being saved at the outstanding Chesterfield County Animal Shelter. She was ecstatic over the accomplishments achieved by the dedicated staff. Nancy will be remembered for her love of people.....all people. She will be remembered for her candor, her laugh, her energy, her generosity, her integrity. The family asks that you remember “Mama Nancy” not with sadness but a joyful heart. We are confident that Nancy’s wish for us all would be to continue to ‘pay it forward’ and be grateful for all of the bountiful blessings on this beautiful Earth. Nancy was a godly woman, confident and humble in the assurance of salvation and the grace of our Lord to welcome her home.

     Nancy Kimrey is survived by her daughter Robin (Chris) Sanford of Wadesboro NC, nephew Robert (Cynthia) Luck of Cheraw, nieces Barbara (Buddy) Driggers of Boiling Spring Lakes NC and Patricia A. Luck of Johns Island, SC.

     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.A funeral service was held 2:00 PM Friday, May 10, 2019 at First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. Entombment will be in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorials to: Chesterfield County Animal Services, 436Goodale Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709, Docha N Gra Animal Rescue, 834 Paul Hillian Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709, Paws and Claws, PO Box 386, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, May 8, 2019.

 

Linda Gail Murad                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           W ALLACE - Linda Gail Murad, 59, died Tuesday, May07, 2019. Born in Bennettsville, SC, she was a daughter of the late Henry Norman Mumford and Sarah Frances Jackson. She was a member of Garden Road Independent Baptist Church. She loved coloring and spending time with her family. She is survived by her son Otis Lee Brigman of Myrtle Beach, SC, step-son, Derick (Amanda) Murad, daughter, Brandy Gail Brigman of Wallace, SC, step-daughter Mary Murad, and a brother, Henry Tony Mumford of Little River, SC, sisters, Sarah Margaret Griggs of Wallace, SC, Norman Jean Strickland of McColl, SC, Pamela Kay Quick of McColl, SC, grandchildren, Tyler Ingram, Chelsea Corcoran, Mikaela Brigman, Cassidy Brigman, Dusten Brigman, step-grand-children, Alexis Newsome, Katelynn Robinson, great-grandchildren, Louis Spano, Lucas Spano, and Isabella Spano. She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, a brother, Norman Tommy Sanders and sisters Lou Ann Mumford and Sheila Bell Mumford. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be sent to Kiser Funeral Home, 1020 State Road, Cheraw, SC 2952. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, May 15, 2019.

 

Robert ‘Bob’ Harvey Gregory Jr.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Marshall, NC-Robert (Bob) Harvey Gregory Jr, 71, of Cheraw, South Carolina, passed away at his home on his mountain on May 12th, 2019. Bob was born to Robert Harvey Gregory Sr and Anna Webb Gregory on May 3rd, 1948 in Cheraw, South Carolina. He graduated from Cheraw High School in1966 and received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Mars Hill College in 1970. He married Sandra Sams in 2013, and they lived together in Marshall, North Carolina. He was preceded in death by Anna Gregory (Mother), and Robert Gregory Sr. (Father).

     He leaves as his legacy his four children; Robert Gregory III (Emma) of Asheville, North Carolina, Stewart Gregory (Jen), Anna Greene (Pelham) and Catherine Sharrits (Blake), all of Seattle, Washington and granddaughter Lily Gregory of Asheville, North Carolina. His memory will always be cherished by his sister Annette Cook of Columbia, South Carolina as well as by the rest of his extended family.

     Bob was a master of all trades and professional landscaper until he retired in2018, and he was passionate about being of service to others and to the earth. Bob had been involved with leadership in the Boy Scouts and cherished his contributions to the development of local youth. His family remembers him as a man of the earth before it was cool. A graveside service was scheduled for Tuesday May 14th, 2019, 11:00 am at Carolina Memorial Sanctuary, Mills River, NC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, May 15, 2019.

 

Wilson ‘June Bug’ Melton, Jr.

CHERAW - Wilson “June Bug” Melton, Jr, 68, died Sunday, May 5, 2019. He was a son of the late Wilson Melton Sr. and Ruthalee Turner Melton. He was a US Army veteran, serving in the Vietnam War, receiving a purple heart for his actions there. He was a retired truckd river with 30years of service. He had a giving heart, loved Clemson foot ball, traveling and adored his pet dog Bella.

     Surviving is his son, James Daniel (Joey Hawkins) Cagle of Gastonia, NC, daughters, Jennifer (James White) Leslie Melton of Myrtle Beach, SC, Jessica (Jamie) Freeman of Westville, SC, a brother, Larry (Teresa) Smith of Chesterfield, SC, sisters, Tammy (Brad) Starnes of Dandridge, TN, Lizzie Ann Melton, Lisa Smith, Carolyn Rivers, Kay (Don) Simmons all of Chesterfield, SC, grandchildren, Alanna Wilson, Alton Wilson, Ross Free-man, Elizabeth Freeman, great grandchild, Jordan Hammonds.

     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A graveside service was held 2:00 PM, Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, May 22, 2019.

 

Brittany Taylor Nicholson

PAGELAND – Brittany Taylor Nicholson, 23, of Pageland, South Carolina passed away on Friday, May10, 2019 at her residence. Brittany was born on September 23, 1995 in Monroe, North Carolina to Brent Sutton Nicholson and the late Sharon Evans Nicholson. Brittany was a people’s person who never met a stranger. She would help anyone she could that was in need and was always known as being the “life of the party” wherever she went. She was the type of person who always wanted to make sure she put a smile on someone’s face. In her free time, Brittany enjoyed cooking, listening to music andp laying with animals which she loved dearly. Brittany loved her family with all her heart and loved spending time with her brothers and “brothers of the heart” or just simply spending quality time with her dad and brothers fishing.

     In addition to her mother, Brittany is preceded in death by paternal grand-parents, James Oscar Nicholson Jr. and Margaret Sutton Nicholson and aunt, Robin Elizabeth Collins.                             

     Those left to celebrate and remember her life in cludeher loving father, Brent Sutton Nicholson of Pageland, South Carolina; brothers, James Wade Nicholson (Ana Sanchez) and Grant Evan Nicholson both of Pageland, South Carolina; maternal grandparents, Max D. and Loree Autry Evans of Pageland, South Carolina; aunts, Patricia Wallace (Eddie) of Marshville, North Carolina and Cynthia Nicholson Hinson (William) of Columbia, South Carolina; cousins, Josh Wallace of Marshville, North Carolina, Kristin Collins of Lancaster, South Carolina, David Hinson of Columbia, South Carolina, Nick Wallace (Kasey) of Marshville, North Carolina and Brandon Wallace (April) of Marshville, North Carolina.

     A Celebration of Life Graveside Service was held at 4:30 P.M. on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Greenlawn Memorial Park of Pageland with Pastor Trey Thompson officiating. Burial followed the graveside service. The family received friends from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Baumgartner Funeral Home, 708 West McGregor Street, Pageland, South Carolina 29728. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 950West Faris Road, Greenville, South Carolina 29605 or Paws & Claws, 84 Huntley Shop Road, Chesterfield, South Carolina 29709. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Nicholson Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, May 22, 2019.

 

Cary Welch Teal

CHERAW - Mr. Cary Welch Teal, age 89, entered into rest on Monday, May13, 2019. A graveside service was held at 3:00 PM Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, McFarlan, NC by Brent Taylor. The family greeted friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.

     Mr. Teal was born June 1, 1929 in Marshville, NC a son of the late Cary Wallace and Isabel Davis Teal. He was a retired steel contractor and enjoyed traveling, camping, and riding motorcycles. Mr. Teal enjoyed “piddling,” and could repair anything from small engines to antique clocks. In addition to his parents, Welch was also preceded in death by his brother, Norwood Elbridge Teal.

     Survivors include his niece, Betty (Geoff) Chatham of Carolina Shores, NC; nephew, Freddy C. (Frances) Teal of Wadesboro, NC; great niece, Amy (Robert Merchant) Caskey of Monroe, NC and her children, Lucas, Cameron, and Colby Teal Caskey; great nephews, Chris Johnson of Polkton, NC, Freddy Scott Teal and his children, Amber Shepherd and Ashley Teal, Norwood Michael Teal and his children, Maddison and Kaytlin Teal, and Don Franklin Teal all of Wadesboro, NC; also special friend, Donnie Lowery of McFarlan, NC. 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: 6A, May 22, 2019.

 

Betty Faye Childers                                                                                                                                                                                                                WALLACE - Betty Faye Childers, 68, died Saturday, May 18, 2019. Born in Marlboro County she was the daughter of the late James and Gladys Childers. She was retired from Ina Bearing Company. She enjoyed going to the beach, traveling to Graceland in Memphis, TN and sitting on her porch and reading. She loved spending time with family and friends and having cook-outs. She is survived by many cousins. She was preceded in death by family members, Jessie Shaw, Jo Ann Wetzler, Mildred Hall and Ray Jacobs. The family wishes to deeply thank the caring staff of Liberty Hospice for their wonderful care of Mrs. Childers. Also a special thank you to Tracey Shaw her primary caregiver. A graveside service was held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Wallace, SC. Memorials to: Liberty Hospice, 300 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines, NC 28387.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, May 29, 2019.

 

Johnnie Earl Evans                                                                                                                                                                                                               CHESTERFIELD - Johnnie Earl Evans, 71, died on May 16, 2019. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 3PM from the Flemming Funeral Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostles Doctrine, Inc. Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. He was born October 31, 1947 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Tommy and Viola Hinson Evans. Survivors: children, John Wesley Evans, Rodney (Janice) Evans, Stacey (Dorothy) Evans, Michael (Christine) Evans and Annie Lockhart; sisters, Mary Frances Stanley, Rachel Wilson and Mary Ann Merriman; brothers, William “Buster” Evans and Thomas Lee Evans; 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, May 29, 2019.

 

Mae Frances Gaskins                                                                                                                                                                                                           JEFFERSON – Mae Frances Gaskins, 87, died on May 17, 2019. Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 4PM from the Pageland Community Center, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Angelus Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. She was born August 25,1931 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Johnny Leach and Charlotte Blakeney Leach. Survivors: children, Pete (Linda) Gaskins, Jersey City, NJ, Timothy(Mary) of the home, Lonnie(Sylvia) Gaskins, Brenda G. King, Jefferson, SC, Linda (George) Burch, Ruby, SC, Patricia Gaskins, Charlotte, NC. Chris (Mary) Gaskins, Monroe, NC and Terry Gaskns, Jefferson, SC; sister, Johnnie Mae (John) Jowers, Jefferson, SC; 16 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, May 29, 2019.

 

William ‘Bill’ Wesley Lambert                                                                                                                                                                                                        CHERAW - William “Bill” Wesley Lambert, 77, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Born in Darlington, SC, he was the son of the late Paul Cleveland Lambert and Doris Mae Therrell Lambert. He was an US Air Force Veteran and served during the Vietnam Era. He was a member of North Cheraw Baptist Church and worked in grocery retail for 30+ years. He enjoyed NASCAR, watching the Minnesota Vikings, New York Yankees, and University of South Carolina Gamecocks. He was a hard worker who enjoyed yard work, gardening, and wood working. He instilled a strong work ethic in both of his children. Surviving is his wife (of 54years), Gloria Ruth Laundreaux Lambert, of Cheraw, SC, a son, Adam (Ashley)Lambert of Cheraw, SC, daughter Tish (David, Sr.) Hitesman of Cheraw, SC, sisters, Shirley Lewis of Patrick, SC, Paulette (Robert) Herres of Brandon, FL, grandchildren, David Hitesman, Jr., Wesley Lambert, Kati Lambert, Jonathan Lambert and a great-grandchild, Braxton Crowley. He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a brother-in-law, Vernon Lewis. A memorial service was held 11:00 AM, Saturday, May 25, 2019 at North Cheraw Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Immediately following the service, the family received family and friends in the fellowship hall of North Cheraw Baptist Church. Memorials to: North Cheraw Baptist Church, Building Fund, 101 Hartzell Ave, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, May 29, 2019.

 

Robert Dewey Morris                                                                                                                                                                                                                           RUBY - Mr. Robert Dewey Morris, age 71, entered into rest on Thursday, May 23, 2019. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 4:00 PM Sunday, May26, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Gerald Rivers and David Brigman. The family greeted friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Sunday prior to the service at the funeral home.

      Mr. Morris was born April25, 1948 in McFarlan, NC a son of the late Hawk Dewey and Doris Jones Morris. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and was the recipient of the Purple Heart. Mr. Morris was a retired employee of Bloomsburg Mills with over 30 years of service. A member of Fairview Baptist Church, Robert enjoyed attending Douglas Mill Baptist Church. He enjoyed farming, working with tractors, playing his guitar, and singing. His favorite pastime was spending time with his grandchildren, who were the apple of his eye.

     In addition to his parents, Robert was also preceded in death by his brother-in-law, James Crowley. Survivors include his wife, Betty H. Morris; children, Denise M. (Tim) Davis, and Cheryl A. Morris both of Ruby, SC; grandchildren, Brittany Davis, Amber Davis, Lillian Creech, Alyssa Creech; brother, James “Tot” (Pat) Morris of Cheraw, SC; 2 sisters, Brenda Crowley of Florence, SC, and Margaret (Terry) Sellers of Chesterfield, SC. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Morris family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, May 29, 2019.

 

Reese ‘Little Daddy’ Harrington Bingham Stubbs                                                                                                                                                          CHERAW - Reese “Little Daddy” Harrington Bingham Stubbs, 71, died Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Born in Bennettsville, SC he was the son of the late Arthur Bernard Stubbs, Sr. and Laura Ann Simmons Stubbs and the late Reese Harrington Bingham, Sr. He was a US Navy Veteran serving as a corpsman during the Vietnam War. He had been a store owner in Bennettsville, SC and was retired from food service as a manager. Reese enjoyed playing cards. He loved being with family and friends. He loved the Lord and was a believer. He now is in his true home and was a faithful servant.

     Surviving is his daughter, Anna Lee Corradi Stubbs Berrios of Palm Coast, FL, a grandson, Jaiden Reese Alexander Berrios, (who called him Little Papa Reese) siblings, Daryl (Kit) Stubbs of Charleston, SC, A.B. “Bun” (Susan) Stubbs, Jr. of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Sally (Keith) Smith of Cheraw, SC, Laura Lee Stubbs of Lexington, SC, a former wife, Alexandra Townsend Corradi Bartlett Also, several nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by his parent listed above, also Fitz Simmons and Anna Lee Simmons who he affectionately referred to as Uncle Fitz and Granny.

     A graveside service was held 11:00 am Friday, May24, 2019 at Old St. David’s Cemetery. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, May 29, 2019.

 

Julieth ‘Teenie’ Lisenby Freeman                                                                                                                                                                                     CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Julieth “Teenie” Lisenby Freeman, age 83, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at her home following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 4:00 PM Saturday, June 1, 2019 in the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Charlie Short and Rev. Phil Wyatt. The family greeted friends immediately following the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Freeman was born January 27, 1936 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Baxter and Lacy Campbell Lisenby. She was a retired business manager for Bennett Motor Company. Mrs. Freeman was a member of White Oak Presbyterian Church, where she served as former Church Treasurer and on various other church committees throughout the years. Teenie also enjoyed attending her home church, Hopewell Baptist Church and worshipping there with family and friends. A lady who loved the outdoors, Teenie enjoyed gardening and working in her flowers. Her gift of creativity showed through her love of painting and the arts. She also enjoyed spending time at the beach with her family.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Freeman was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 55 years, Jimmy C. Freeman; brother, Luther Lisenby; and sister, Josie Lisenby Webster.

     Survivors include her children, Mike Freeman and wife, Phyllis of Fayetteville, NC, Ann Chapman and husband, Dean of Hartsville, SC, and Greg Freeman of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Molly Freeman Miller and husband, Joey of Alexandria, VA, Kendall Chapman Perrow and husband, John of Cameron, SC, Jay Chapman of Hartsville, SC, and Bessie Freeman of Chesterfield, SC; sister-in-law, Atha Lou Gibson of Cheraw, SC; special nieces, Susan Snow of Cheraw, SC, and Carrie Rhyne of Chesterfield, SC; close friends, Viola Outen, Miriam Gulledge, Betty Bailey, Azilee Myers, Michelle Richardson, and Jo Ann Teal.

     Memorials may be made to White Oak Presbyterian Church, 5386 Angelus Road, Ruby, SC 29741 or to Hopewell Baptist Church, 15084 Hwy. 9, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield,SC is serving the Freeman family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, June 5, 2019.

 

Daisy Lee Hodge Jordan                                                                                                                                                                                                            PATRICK - Mrs. Daisy Lee Hodge Jordan, age 69, entered into rest on Monday, May 27, 2019 at her home. Funeral Services were held at3:00 PM Thursday, May 30, 2019from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor with burial following in the Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 6:00 –8:00 PM Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at the funeral home. Mrs. Jordan was born August 1, 1949 in Chesterfield County, SC a daughter of the late Jason Junior and Lela Brock Hodge. She was a former employee of Weller Industries with 17 years of service and a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church. Mrs. Jordan enjoyed looking for deals at yard sales and flea markets, watching westerns and the Hallmark channel, and was known for her homemade biscuits when cooking for her family.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Jordan was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Luther William Jordan; sons, Bobby Wayne Jordan and Luther Darrell Jordan; brother, Floyd Hodge; sisters, Rita Mills, Leona Hodge, Mary Campbell, and Geneva Hodge.

     Survivors include her children, Richard Jordan, William (Crystal) Jordan, and Dean Jordan all of Patrick, SC; grandchildren, Johnathan (Taylor) Jordan, Blake (Rose) Jordan, Matthew (Skylar) Jordan, and Melissa (Harvey) Griggs; great grandchildren, Elijah, Jeremiah, Sophia, Jamey, and A.J.; brothers, Jerry Hodge, Junior Hodge, and Billy Wayne Hodge all of Ruby, SC; and sisters, Cathy Jordan and Bonnie Wallace both of Ruby, SC.

     The family would like to say a very special thank you to the staff of McLeod Hospice and especially nurses, Brandi Owens and Connie Chewning for the love and care shown to Mrs. Jordan and her family. Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, P.O. Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, June 5, 2019.

 

Otis Leo William Jordan                                                                                                                                                                                                            CHERAW – Otis Leo William Jordan, 77, died Saturday, June 1, 2019. Born in Cheraw, SC he was a son of the late Leo Vander Jordan and Wilma Rogers Jordan. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was a member of Cheraw Church of God where he had served as an usher. He was a youth baseball coach for 7+years. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys and Clemson Tiger Fan. He will be missed by his four legged friend Lili.

     Surviving is his wife, Mary Hall Jordan of Cheraw, SC, sons, William (Amy) Jordan of High Point, NC, Wayne Jordan of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren Sarah Elizabeth Jordan, Matthew Jordan, Madison Jordan, Noah Rafaele, a sister, Rachel Jordan (Richard) Brower of Monroe, NC, and a sister-in-law, Barbara Jordan of Topeka, KS, also several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a brother, Carl B. Jordan. The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, June5, 2019 at Cheraw Church of God. Burial will be in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorials to: Cheraw Church of God. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, June 5, 2019.

 

Mildred Louise Kasper

HARTVILLE – Funeral services for Mildred Louise Kasper, 94, were held at 1:00PM Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Cedar Creek Baptist Church, Hartsville, SC. Pastor Daniel Henderson officiated with burial in the church cemetery. The family received friends from10:00 AM to12:00 PM at the church. Mrs. Kasper went home to be with the Lord on May 19, 2019.   Born in Patrick, SC, she was the daughter of John and Bertha Gainey. Mrs. Kasper was a previous resident of Riverside, IL and Lake Park, FL. She was a charter member of First Baptist Church of Lake Park, FL. Mrs. Kasper was preceded in death by her loving husband of 67 ½ years, Milton Emil Kasper.

      Surviving is her sister, Audrey Rechner of Center Moriches, NY; sons, Wayne (Patricia) Kasper of Arden, NC, Ron Kasper of CA, Daryl (Janene) Kasper of Coal City, IN; daughter, Rosemary (Randy) Bernick of Hartsville, SC; 12 grand-children; 7 great-grandchildren. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, June 5, 2019.

 

Bobbie Ann Smith Linton

CHERAW - Bobbie Ann Smith Linton, 75, died Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Born in Hartsville, SC, she was a daughter of the late Willie Joshua and Annie Mae Hall Smith. Ms. Linton enjoyed dancing and spending time with her family, especially trips to the beach with her sisters. She also enjoyed fishing, watching NASCAR racing, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as her dog.

     She is survived by her son, Charles Glenn (Jamie) Moody, of Hartsville, SC, daughters, Melissa (James) Tarasiewicz, of Cheraw, SC, and Sonja Marie (Robert) Cox, of Leonardtown, MD, brothers, Lynwood Smith, of Hartsville, SC, and Willie J. Smith, Jr., of Hartsville, SC, sisters, Hazel S. Platt, of West Columbia, SC, Joyce S. Gainey, of Patrick, SC, Phyllis S. Teague, of Lowell, NC, and Wanda S. Melton, of Simpsonville, SC, nine grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, a brother, James Edward Smith and a sister, Virginia “Jenny” S. Board. The family received friends from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Friday, May 31, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home. A funeral service was held 5:00 PM on Friday, May 31, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home. Burial followed the service in Faith Fellowship Church Cemetery, Wallace, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, June 5, 2019.

 

 Evelyn Blakeney                                                                                                                                                                                                                     MONROE, N.C. – Evelyn Blakeney, 80, died on Monday, May 27, 2019. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 2 PM from the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Monroe, NC. Burial followed in the Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Lancaster, SC. She was born November 13, 1938 in Lancaster, SC to the late Eugene Blakeney and Vadie Lee Funderburk Blakeney.

     Survivors: her husband, Lee Thomas Blakeney; sons, Charles Blakeney (Gloria), Gregory Blakeney and Leon Blakeney; daughters, Sarah J. Blakeney-Pope ((James),Maudie B. Parsons (James)and Vadia B. Smith (Robert);brothers, James M. Blakeney (Joyce) and Hayne R. Blakeney (Diane); aunt, Shirley W. Blakeney; 25 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, June 12, 2019.

 

William Anthony Ellis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              JEFFERSON – Reverend William Anthony Ellis, 48,died on, Sunday, May 26,2019. Funeral services were held on Friday, May 31, 2019at 2PM from the Pageland Community Center, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Morning Star Holiness Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. He was born September 30, 1970 in Pageland, SC to Loves Bonnie Ellis and the late Jessie William Ellis. Survivors: wife, Dorshelle; children, Tyresha and Tevin of the home; mother, Loves Ellis, Monroe, NC; brothers, Keith Ellis, Jefferson, SC, Gregory Ellis, Boone, NC and Justin Ellis, New London, CT; sisters, Dedra Ellis, Salisbury, NC, Donna Spencer, Charlotte, NC and Jessica Green, New London, CT and stepmother, Ruby Ellis, Landis, NC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, June 12, 2019.

 

Gloria Dennis McQueen                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CHERAW - Gloria Dennis McQueen, 68, died on Monday, June 3, 2019. She was born June 29, 1950 in Miami, Florida to the late Robert Lee Dennis, Sr. and Eloise Sasnett Dennis. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 8, 2019at 1pm at the Charity Community Church of Christ, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Gillespie Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. Survivors: sons, Keith Hinton (Mati), Columbia, SC and Darin McQueen, Cheraw, SC; daughter, Dwan McQueen, Cheraw, SC; bonus son, Tyrone Powe (Deirdre), Phoenix, AZ; bonus-daughter, Jeannie Turman (Kenny), Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Alicia McQueen, Columbia, SC, Danielle McQueen, Atlanta, GA, Brittney Moore, Phoenix, AZ, Tyler Powe, Phoenix, AZ, Sameera Sapancilar (Berkay), Germany, Sierra Ford, Cheraw, SC, Ajailah McQueen, Cheraw, SC and Keyoshia McQueen, Cheraw, SC; grandsons, Roman Medley, San Antonio, TX, Uriah Hinton, Columbia, SC and Evan Powe, Phoenix, AZ; great-grandson, Maleek Kotin, Columbia, SC and great-granddaughter, Raegon Ford, Cheraw, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, June 12, 2019.

 

Booker T. Miller                                                                                                                                                                                                                     PAGELAND - Booker T. Miller, 61, died on Sunday, May 26, 2019. Funeral services were held on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 3PM from the Flint Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was born to the late Ellis Miller and Mary Ellen Miller in Pageland, South Carolina. Survivors: his wife, Angela Miller; son, Boris Miller, of the home; daughters, Candace Miller, Pageland, SC and Lakeyna Ludd, Society Hill, SC; step-son, Gary Lee Funderburk, Pageland, SC; seven grandchildren; brothers, David Miller, Chesterfield, SC and William Miller, Pageland, SC; sisters, Betty Ann Miller, Charlotte, NC and Mary Ann Robinson (Barry), Mt. Croghan, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, June 12, 2019.

 

Jeannette Michel Werthmuller                                                                                                                                                                                                             CHARLESTON - Mrs. Jeannette Michel Werthmuller, of Charleston SC, and McLean and Virginia Beach, VA passed away 26 September 2017. From a family residing in Charleston SC since the 1700s, Jeannette is an alumnus of the College of Charleston. After graduating from college at 19, where she earned a B.A. Degree and a teaching certificate, she completed dance and ballet instruction in Charleston and New York City. She then opened a dance studio in Charleston, where she taught ballet, tap dancing and ballroom dancing to include presenting her dancers at the historic Dock Street Theatre in Charleston SC.

     In 1940 she married Tom M. Trotti, then a Lieutenant USMC. He was killed in action as a 30 year old Lieutenant Colonel Battalion Commander in the 1945 W W ll Battle of Iwo Jima, one of the most senior officers to die in that battle. Subsequently she managed and taught ball-room dancing at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio at the Hotel Del Coronado in Coronado (San Diego), California. Her students there included Hollywood actors/actresses, well known business men and women, and national dignitaries. She received several awards presented personally by Arthur Murray for her work there.

     She married then Lieutenant Commander USN Roy W. F. Werthmuller 5 June 1948 in Coronado, California. Roy, a Naval Academy graduate of the war shortened class of 1942, was a highly decorated (Silver Star) WWII submariner who as Executive Officer of the submarine USS Torsk (SS-489), navigated an underwater mine field to enter the Sea of Japan and helped Torsk sink the last two Japanese warships of that war. USS Torsk is currently a monument ship in Baltimore Maryland. She and Roy were loving parents to two sons as they traveled the world on their numerous Navy assignments (Washington, DC; San Diego; Norfolk; Portugal; and Turkey; among others).

     While assuming the duties of a senior Naval Officer’s wife, she also participated in many civic activities to include working in the White House Communications Department in the President George H. W. Bush Administration, working with The Hospitality and Information Service (which helps foreign Diplomatic families in Washington D.C.), being President of the Alianza Iberio Americana Cultural Group, participating as an active member of the Washington, DC Capital Speakers Group, and being Director of the Hospitality Group at the Atlantic Shores Retirement Community.

     She is survived by two sons, Captain Roy “Skip” Werthmuller Jr, USN (ret) and Doctor W. Carey Werthmuller, his wife Warwick, and her two granddaughters Anna and Erin. Services will be held for both Roy and Jeannette at Arlington National Cemetery June 18, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, June 12, 2019.

 

Ronald G. Little

 On Friday, April 12, 2019, Ronald Little welcomed his transition. As he often stated,“I am not worried about death. When I’m gone, I will be done with the troubles of the world.”

     Ronald G. Little was born on October 11, 1951, in Cheraw, South Carolina. He was raised by his loving paents in a Christian home, where he accepted Christ as his personal Savior at an early age and served from childhood to young adult-hood as an active member of Mount Hebron A.M.E. Zion Church.

     As family members reflected upon early memories of the Resurrection season, they were reminded of Ronald’s participation in church activities with other church youth where they vividly recall the teachings of the value of reverence to God and the knowledge of the finished work of the cross.

     Ronald graduated from Long High School where he was an athlete and a member of the class of 1969. He later moved to Washington, DC where he furthered his education completing an Associate’s Degree in Computer Technology. Upon returning to South Carolina, Ronald was employed in the computer services department at the South Carolina Budget and Control Board where he served until retirement. While employed in Columbia, he served as an active member of Jones Memorial A.M.E Zion Church.

     Ronald was a unique individual who had a propensity for various crafts and a knowledge of gadgetry. He used his skills to provide assistance to others who needed it. He loved music, a good cup of coffee, the New Orleans Saints, Turner Classic Movies (TCM); scrabble board games with family members and the television show, Jeopardy. Despite his disability, Ronald was able to maneuver well and continued to persevere without complaining about his physical limitations, living life to the fullest. One of his post retirement passions was his work at West Florence High School in Florence, SC, where he loyally assisted a special student for the entire school year.

     Ronald served as a member of Wesley United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Trustee Board. On the day of his transition, he passionately called upon the name of the Lord.

     Ronald was preceded in death by his parents James and Katie Little as well as a brother, James Little, Jr. Cherishing his memories are his son, Jay Zachary (Jennifer) Little of Columbia; and daughter, Constance (Robert) Christian of McKenney, Texas; a twin brother Donal d(Mary) Little of Sumter, SC; one sister Pamela (Benard) McDaniel, of Florence, a brother, John (Melissa) Littleo f Cheraw; four grandchildren, Carli Christian of New York, New York; Julina Christian and Josiah Christian of McKenney, Texas; Lizan Little of Columbia, SC; one sister-in-law, Vivian Little of Charleston, SC; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and host of very dear friends. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, June 19, 2019.

 

Clyde Rollings

JEFFERSON - Mr. Clyde Rollings, 85, of Jefferson, SC went to be with his Lord on Thursday, June 13, 2019 while surrounded by his loving family.

      Mr. Clyde Rollings was born in Chester-field, SC on February 16, 1934 to the late Walter Rollings and Julia Demby Rollings. He was employed by DuPont. Mr. Rollings was a family man that loved to spend time with his grandkids and great grandkids; as well as, his church family. He was a faithful church member of Jefferson United Methodist Church for many years. During his free time, he enjoyed to dance, spend time at the Fitzgerald Senior Center in Monroe, NC and garden and landscape in his yard. His favorite time of year was Christmas when he would always decorate his house and yard.

     Mr. Rollings is preceded in death by his son, Kenneth Rollings; brothers, Junior Rollings, Ramsey Rollings, Paul Rollings, Hazel Rollings and Bill Rollings; sisters, Ruth Rollings Rushing and Lucy Rollings Parks, and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Mr. Rollings is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Minnie Ruth Rollings of Jefferson, SC; son, Maxie Rollins (Cathy) of Jefferson, SC; daughter, Tonya Rollings of Monroe, NC; sister, Ethel Greene (Clark) of Columbia, SC; grandchildren, Nicholas Rollins (Jennifer) of Rock Hill, SC, Travis Rollins (Melissa) of Lugoff, SC, and Ashley Atkinson (Brandon) of Pageland, SC; great grandchildren, Graham, Nash, Jentrie, Addison, Annsley, Carson and Aleah; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

     The family received friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, June 14, 2019 at Jefferson United Methodist Church in Jefferson, SC.

      A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Jefferson United Methodist Church with Pastor Bart Sistare and Pastor Jack Fenner officiating. Burial followed at Long Branch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Ann Moore, Brenda Hough, Elizabeth Knight and Diane Martin for all of the love and care shown to the family.

     Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Rollings Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, June 19, 2019.

Larry Albert Schier

CHERAW - Mr. Larry Albert Schier, age 72, entered into rest on Friday, May 24, 2019. The family will host a graveside service at Sandy Plains United Methodist Church on Wednesday, June19, 2019, at11 AM.

     Mr. Schier was born June 24, 1946 in Chesterfield County, SC a son of the late Harry and Myrtle Boswell Schier. Larry was a retired computer programmer and Navy veteran who served in Vietnam. Larry in his free time enjoyed traveling, gardening, his cats, and time spent with family and friends.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Schier was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Donald U. Ritz.

     Survivors include his brothers, Joseph E. (Darlene) Schier of Carrollton, OH; Ronald W. (Paula) Schier Sr. of Cheraw, SC; Wayne L. (Yvonne) Schier Sr. of Duncanville, TX; sister, Juanita Ritz of Chesterfield, SC; nieces and nephews, Ryan Schier of Ohio, Lindy (Alan) Hylton of Myrtle Beach, SC, Ronald W. (Kristin) Schier Jr. of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Allion K.(Mark) Metzger of Lexington, SC, Cristy Schier of California, Marsha Del Bosque of Texas, Michelle (Rodney) Grimsley of Texas, Wayne Schier Jr. of Texas, April K. (Jaime) Adams of Chesterfield, SC, and Terry (Josh) Williams of Cheraw, SC; and numerous great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.

     The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Mcleod Hospice and their staff for the loving care shown to Mr. Schier and the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a local animal humane society of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Fu-neral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Schier family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, June 19, 2019.

 

Leroy ‘Pedro’ Goodale Jr.

CHERAW – Leroy “Pedro” Goodale, Jr., 83,d ied Monday, June 17, 2019. Born in Cheraw, SC, he was a son of the late Roy and Wilma Goodale. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where he served in the choir for many years. He was a US Navy veteran. He enjoyed playing golf and even after retirement, he found himself working at the Cheraw State Park golf course where he loved his job.

     He is survived by a son, Chad (Regina) Goodale, of Cheraw, SC, daughters, Sherry Goodale of Cheraw, SC, Tracey Goodale of Cheraw, SC, and Christie Goodale Fleming of Lexington, SC, brothers, Vernon Goodale of Rock Hill, SC, Lloyd Goodale of Lake Wylie, SC, Gene Goodale of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and Jimmy Goodale of Atlanta, GA, a sister, Mary Goodale Williams of Statesville, NC, four grandchildren, Emily (Chris) Andrews, Preston Weatherford, Eliana Fleming, and Sophie Goodale and one great-grandchild Payton Andrews.

      He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, and a brother, Charles Caulder.

     The family received friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home. A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, June 26, 2019.

 

Rachel Robeson King

CHESTERFIELD -Rachel Robeson King, 91passedaway on June 20, 2019 peacefully at the Hospice House in Florence, SC, with her family by her side. She had been a resident of Cheraw Healthcare for eight years where she received great care and made many friends. She was born in Chesterfield on December 31, 1927, the daughter of Leon Barton and Maggie Lee Streater Robeson. Rachel was the oldest of 5 children, W.F.(Bill) & Peggy, Mary Beth Robeson Freeman, Rebecca Robeson Burch, Helen Robeson Moore. She graduated from Zoar High School in 1944 – Valedictorian of her class. Rachel also attended Draughon Business College in Nashville, Tennessee.

     She met Hubert Carvin King on August 15, 1945 on “VJ” Day at a celebration in uptown Chesterfield. They were married on November 28, 1946 (Thanksgiving Day) had 4 children and were happy for almost 56 years until Carvin’s death in May 2002. Rachel was a stay-at-home Mother until she began work as a book-keeper and in 1957 she went to work for the Farm Service Agency formerly known as the Agricultural Stabilization Conservation Service Centerin Chesterfield. ASCS is an office who helps and works with farmers and land owners to help sign up for government programs. Rachel retired after 30 years of loyal service. She and Carvin would have 4 children, 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. They became early campers when they took the kids to Cheraw Beach. In the early 70’s they began camping at Ocean Lakes Campground and loved it so much they bought a camper in 1978.They loved the beach and met camping buddies along the way who were from Canada and other states who enjoyed it, too! They would reserve time for several weeks in the spring & fall after Carvin & Rachel retired. They enjoyed their “home away from home”. Rachel would always say to “Enjoy every minute”! They were also members of the “Square Dance Club” who met at GRCC for great times & memories. She enjoyed playing Blitz, going to movies & finding new vacation spots when the “Sisters Trip” would come around. Rachel enjoyed reading and traveling with their dear friends, Ruth & C.J. Eddins. She & C.J. both were members of the SC Association of County Office Employees and a charter member of the Retiree Association. Rachel also served as church treasurer at Shiloh United Methodist church for 25y ears.She was also a member of Shiloh United Methodist Women and served them well for many  years as secretary. She loved her family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them as much as possible.

     Rachel is survived by her children & spouses – Tom & Jackie King (Eatonton, Ga.) Steve & Debbie King (Chesterfield, SC) Don & Susan King Felts (Chesterfield, SC) John & Susan King (Chesterfield, SC) Grandchildren: Aimee King Carstarphen & Danny (Columbus, Ga.) Erin King Smith & Brent (Forsyth, G                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 a.) Elizabeth Felts Cook & Chris (Shickshinny, Pa.) James Felts & Heather (Chesterfield, SC) Christopher King (Columbia, SC) Will King (Chesterfield, SC). Great Grandchildren: Logan & Emily Carstarphen, Leah & Lucy Smith, Cari & Gabe Chavis, Mason & Rylie Felts.

     She was predeceased by her huband-Hubert Carvin King, brother- W.F. (Bill) Robeson, sister-Mary Beth Robeson Freeman, three brothers-in-law Preston Freeman, Larry Burch & Michael Moore.

     Visitation was held at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home on Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Funeral services were held at Shiloh United Methodist Church in Chesterfield at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2019 officiated by Pastor Fred McDaniel with burial mmediately after the service in Shiloh Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, 3154 Hwy #102, Chesterfield, SC 29709, McLeod Hospice House of Florence, SC, 1203 E. Cheves St. Florence, SC 29506. The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff of McLeod Hospice & Hospice House of Florence and Cheraw Healthcare. Also, special caregiver, Kathleen James (Kat). We appreciate the loving care given for many years! Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the King family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, June 26, 2019.

 

Tony Ray Morris

CHERAW - Tony Ray Morris, 73, died Tuesday ,June 18, 2019. Born in Cheraw, SC, he was a son ofthe late William Rufus Sr. and Frances Garris Morris. He was a member of First South-ern. Methodist Church. He loved NASCAR, working on word puzzles, walking, and working in the yard.

     Surviving is his brother, Mitchell Steven (Patricia) Morris of Society Hill, SC, and a sister, Jennie Frances Labonte of Cheraw, SC. He was preceded in death his parents listed above, and by a brother, William Rufus “Ricky” Morris Jr. The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 5:00 PM, Friday, June 21, 2019 at First Southern Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washing-ton, DC 20090 Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, June 26, 2019.

 

Louise Polson Hoffman

PATRICK - Mrs. Louise Polson Hoffman, age 97, entered into rest on Saturday, June 29, 2019 in Cheraw, SC after a short illness. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor with burial following in the Patrick Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Tuesday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Hoffman was born December 16, 1921 in Patrick, SC to parents, Charlie Polson and Bessie Cassidy of Chesterfield County. She grew up in Patrick and graduated from Cheraw High School. She married Wilford Calvin Hoffman of Middendorf in 1943 prior to his enlistment into the Navy. She and Wilford made Patrick their home and were members of Patrick Baptist Church. Behind every good man is a supportive wife and Louise was always there to support her husband as he served over the years in various leadership roles for the Patrick community.

     She was predeceased by her husband in January, 2000 and by brothers; Hardin Polson, Woodrow Polson, Worth Polson, C.L. Polson and sister; Ethelene Stewart. 

     She is survived by her nephews, Phil B. Hoffman and Van B. Hoffman, of West Columbia. Special thanks are expressed to Mrs. Amanda McCormick, her caregiver of many years; and Mrs. Nancy Polk, her dear friend.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Hoffman family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, July, 2019.

 

Alvenia Lowery Mumford

CHESTERFIELD - Alvenia Lowery Mumford, 63,died on June 16, 2019. Funeral services were held on Sunday, June23, 2019 a t2PM from the Flemming Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the St. James A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. She was born April5, 1956 in Chesterfield County, SC to late James C. Lowery, Sr. and Rebecca Nicholson Lowery. Survivors: her companion, Arthur Lee Lewis; godson, Jordon Butler, Society Hill, SC; sister, Alfredia Lowery, Charlotte, NC; brothers, James Lowery, Jr., Antonio Lowery, Chesterfield, SC; Johnny Joseph Lowery, Boston, MA and Alvin B. Lowery, Chicago, IL; aunt, Ruby McKenzie, Asheboro, NC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, July 3, 2019.

 

Thelma Fobbs Whitaker

BETHUNE – Thelma Fobbs Whitaker, 86, died on Friday, June 21, 2019. Funeral services were held on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 12 PM from the Sand Grove United Methodist Church, Jefferson, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born June 25, 1932 in Mt. Crogham SC to the late Gilbert Lowery and Alice Patterson. Survivors: son, Walter Fobbs (Geraldine), Bethune, SC; grandchildren, Malcom Fobbs, Alicia Fobbs, Patrick Fobbs (DeAnna Green), Brooklyn, NY; great grandson, Cameron Fobbs, Brooklyn, NY; half sister, Yvonne Ulmer, Washington, DC; half brothers, Gilbert Lowery, Jr. and Mickey Lowery, Washington, DC; godson, Ronald Manning, Bronx, NY; aunts, Berdia L. Wiggins, Pageland, SC and Mildred Patterson, Bethune, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, July 3, 2019.

 

Ruby McLendon

CHERAW - Ruby McLendon, 44, died Sunday, June30, 2019. Born in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of the late James and Sylvia Diane Haire McLendon.

     Surviving are her sons John Brandon (Kayla) McLendon of Laurinburg, NC, James Chase Hamm of Laurinburg, NC, daughter, Jaysa McLendon of Cheraw, SC, sister, Lorri Outlaw of Hartsville, SC, and an uncle, Alton Haire of Laurinburg, NC.

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, and a son Israel McLendon. The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sunday, July 7, 2019 at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Wallace, SC. A memorial service was held 3:00 PM, Sunday, July 7, 2019 at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Wallace, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, July 10, 2019.

 

Nancy Morgan Nelson

CHERAW - Mrs. Nancy Morgan Nelson, age 75, entered into rest on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at her home with her loving family by her side. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Saturday, July 6, 2019 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Mike Phares and Rev. Robert Turner with burial following in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, McFarlan, NC. The family greeted friends from 3:00 – 4:00 Saturday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Nelson was born August 27, 1943 in Gold Hill, NC a daughter of the late Carr and Dora Morgan. She, along with her husband, was a life-long farmer and owner of Nelson’s Produce Stand. Nancy loved children and enjoyed working in the nursery through the years at Westfield Creek Baptist Church. She enjoyed working in her yard, flowers, and taking care of her animals.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Nelson was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Melvin Glenn Nelson; and 1 sister, Clara Hough.

     Survivors include her son, Bobby (Jennie) Nelson of Chesterfield, SC; daughters, Patricia Nelson of Cheraw, SC, and Sue Ellen (Danny) Gathings of Wadesboro, NC; special granddaughter, Sarah Beth Gathings; brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Curtis (Becky) Nelson of McFarlan, NC.

     Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, c/o Becky Nelson, P.O. Box13, McFarlan, NC 28102. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC, is serving the Nelson family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, July 10, 2019.

 

Candace Grace Parris

MINT HILL, N.C., Candace Grace Parris, 63, of Mint Hill, N.C., passed away on Friday, June 21, 2019 at Harris Hospice at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.

     Candy was born May 24, 1956 in Charlotte to the late Raymond G. Parris and Betty Huntley Parris.

     Candy grew up in Northern Virginia, but returned to Charlotte as a college student. She is a graduate of Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax, VA, and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

      She was the executive assistant to the president of R.E. Mason Co. of Charlotte. She was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church.

     She is survived by her mother and brother Ray Parris, both of Spindale, NC; husband Don Worthington of Mint Hill; daughter Sarah Weiss and her husband Adam of Indian Trail; son Cameron Hartis of Charlotte and five grandchildren; Caleb and Elijah Weiss and Mason, Seth and Logan Hartis.

      A celebration of life service was held on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 7200 E. W.T. Harris Boulevard, Charlotte 28215. A visitation was held from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. with the service to follow at 2:30 p.m.

     The burial will be a private family service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, July 10, 2019.

 

Dallas P. Rivers

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Dallas P. Rivers (MAJORSCNG RET.), age 94, entered into rest on Monday, July 1, 2019 at his home. Funeral Services were held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Hopewell Baptist Church by Pastor Phil Wyatt with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Rivers was born February 16, 1925 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Coy Winston and Laura Ethel Smith Rivers. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, and was the recipient of the Bronze S tar. A retired member and former Company Commander of the SC National Guard, Mr. Rivers earned the distinction of Retired Major. Mr. Rivers was the longest serving member of the American Legion Post74 in Chesterfield. He was a life long member of Hopewell Baptist Church, where he was a former Deacon, Sunday school teacher, and was the oldest living member of the church.

     Mr. Rivers was a retired employee of Burlington Industries with over 20 years of service, and enjoyed cattle farming and gardening. A true family man, Dallas will be lovingly remembered as an excellent father and provider for his family.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Rivers was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Gerald and Thomas Rivers, and by 5sisters, Clara Lisen by, Kola Roscoe, Ruth Gulledge, Sarah Brooks, and Vivian Lisenby.

     Survivors include his wife of nearly 71 years, Elizabeth “Lib” B. Rivers of the home; son, Perry Rivers; daughter, Ann (James) Coleman both of Chesterfield, SC; grand-children, Ashley (Spencer) Heringa of Pendleton, SC, and Christopher “Chris” L. (Michelle) Deese of Florence, SC; great grand children, Morgan, Kellan, and Karis; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 4015 Stuart Andrew Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28217 or to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 Eighteenth Street NW Washington, DC 20006-3517Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rivers family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, July 10, 2019.

 

Mary Kate ‘Peggy’ Hendrix Hancock Smith

CHERAW - Mrs. Mary Kate “Peggy” Hendrix Hancock Smith, age 87, entered into rest on Saturday, July 6, 2019. Funeral Services were held at 12:00 PM Monday, July 8, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Dennis Wallace and Rev. Tim Wright with burial following in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family greeted friends from 11:00 – 12:00 PM Monday prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Smith was born October 20, 1931 in Pageland, SC a daughter of the late Palmer and Ethel Evans Hendrix. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield County School District and was a devoted mother and grand-mother. A lady blessed with many talents, Peggy enjoyed painting, sewing, and cooking for her family and friends.

     In addition to her parents, Peggy was also preceded in death by 2 husbands, Harris Hancock and Marion S. Smith; son, Jeffrey Harris Hancock, Sr.; granddaughter, Vannessa Leigh Hancock; brothers, Harry Hendrix and Tommy Hendrix; and sister, Billy Jean Hendrix Ussery.

     Survivors include her children, Rex Allen (Arlene) Hancock of Patrick, SC, Vann Warren Hancock of Myrtle Beach, SC, Karl Eric (Connie) Hancock of Cheraw, SC, and daughter of the heart, Leonora (Dennis) Stallings of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Heather H. (Michael) Tadlock of Bennettsville, SC, Tressa Hancock of Patrick, SC, Jeffrey “Jay” Harris Hancock, Jr. of Cheraw, SC, Samantha Hancock of Cheraw, SC, Vannessa H. (Daniel) Oldland of Goose Creek, SC, Amber Hancock of Florence, SC, and John L. “Ethan” Melton, IV of Cheraw, SC; great grandchildren, Jace Michael Tadlock, Jena Claire Tadlock, and Jacob Lloyd Oldland; sisters, Evelyn Lewis of Pageland, SC, Lois Brewer of Spartanburg, SC, and Betty Ingram of Jefferson, SC; brothers, Anthony (Paulette) Hendrix of Kershaw, SC, Rick (Bonnie) Hendrix, and Bobby (Sylvia) Hendrix both of Pageland, SC; sister-in-law, Margie Hendrix of Page-land, SC; brother-in-law, Tommy Ussery of Rockingham, NC and numerous nieces and nephews.

     The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff of Cheraw Healthcare and McLeod Hospice for the love and care shown to Mrs. Smith.

     Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, P.O. Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Smith family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, July 10, 2019.

 

Flossie Taylor Vaughn

DUNN, N.C. Mrs. Flossie Taylor Vaughn, age 93, entered into rest on Saturday, July 6, 2019. Funeral Services were held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, July 9, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor with burial following in the Sandy Plains United Methodist Church Cemetery, Morven, NC. The family greeted friends Tuesday from 10:00 – 11:00 AM prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Vaughn was born May 6, 1926 in Anson County, NC a daughter of the late Samuel and Virginia Helms Taylor. She was a retired employee of West Knitting Mills of Wadesboro, NC and was a life-long member of Sandy Plains United Methodist Church. Flossie served as former church secretary, Sunday school teacher, M.Y.F. leader, and in various other positions through the years. She was a true people person who never met a stranger. Flossie enjoyed gardening, reading, and most of all spending time with her grand children. They were truly the apple of her eye.

     In addition to her parents, Flossie was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Herman Evan “Sam” Vaughn; and 2 sisters, Frances Taylor Bowman and Rachel Taylor Broome.

     Survivors include her loving daughter, Kay Vaughn Holmes and husband, DeWayne of Dunn, NC; grand-children, Elizabeth Holmes, and Evan Holmes both of Dunn, NC, Erica Holmes of Cincinnati, OH, and Emily Holmes of Austin, TX; brothers, James Taylor of Polkton, NC, George Taylor of Polkton, NC, and Jerry (Susie) Taylor of Peachland, NC; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Sandy Plains United Methodist Church, c/o James Phillips, 1591 Previtte Road, Morven, NC 28119 or to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 3228th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC, is serving the Vaughn family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, July 10, 2019.

 

Marion L. Berry, Jr.

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Marion L. Berry, Jr., age 82, entered into rest on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Friday, July 12, 2019 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Timothy Lowry with burial following inthe Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Friday prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mr. Berry was born March3, 1937 in High Point, NC a son of the late Marion Louis “M.L.” Berry, Sr. and Willie Collins Berry. He was a graduate of Morristown High School, Morristown, TN and attended Carson Newman College. Mr. Berry was a retired plant manager with Burlington Industries after 40 years of service. A faithful member of David’s Grove Baptist Church, Marion served as Usher for many years. He was an U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Berlin Crisis. A man with a great sense of humor, Marion was a true people person who never met a stranger. He enjoyed playing golf, running daily, and spending time outdoors. He will be lovingly remembered as a dedicated husband, devoted father, and friend to all. In addition to his parents, Mr. Berry was also preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Sherri Lynn Berry; brother, Harold Berry; and sister, Kenney Blanch Smith.

     Survivors include his devoted wife of 55 years, Linda M. Berry of the home; son, Dixon Wayne Berry and wife, Kimberley of Hurt, VA; sister, Carolyn Berry of Houston, TN; brother-in-law, Jerry Wayne Morris of Chesterfield, SC; and nieces and nephews including special niece, Heather Morris of Darlington, SC. Memorials may be made to David’s Grove Baptist Church, c/o Dianne Rayfield, 2256 Jackson Rd. West, Chesterfield, SC 29709 Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Berry family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, July 17, 2019.

 

Michael ‘Buckshot’ Everet Brigman

CHERAW – Michael “Buckshot” Everet Brigman, 61, died Monday, July 8, 2019. Born in Cheraw, SC, he was a son of the late Harold and Ruby Garris Brigman. He was retired from Carolina Packaging and had worked with his father at Brigman Bargain Barn. He was a member of Westside Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Mike enjoyed riding his motorcycle, cutting his grass and watching NASCAR. He loved spending time with his grandchildren.                                     

     Surviving is his wife, Cynthia “Cindy” Brigman of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Ashley (Ryan) Cameron of Georgetown, SC, step-daughters, Kristina (Joshua) Garrison of Greenwood, SC, and Cassandra (Brandon) Turner of Augusta, GA, a brother, Tommy Brigman of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Addison Cameron, Mason Cameron, Will Garrison, Olivia Garrison, Evan Garrison, Piper Turner, Bennett Turner, niece and nephew, Brook (Mike)Ray and Tim (Tina) Brigman also, several great nieces and nephews, and several special friends who were like family to him. Buckshot was a great friend and loved sharing and laughing about stories from his younger days. The only thing greater than his personality was the love that he shared for the people in his life. He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and his former wife, Dianna Lynn Brigman. The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Memorials to: American Heart Association, PO Box5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, July 17, 2019.

 

Ruth Kinsey Duvall ‘Sis’ Funderburk

CHERAW - Ruth Kinsey Duvall “Sis” Funderburk was born November 12, 1912 and her suffering ended July 14, 2019. She was born in Cheraw, SC and is survived by her daughter Mrs. Claywell Funderburk Allen Watson, granddaughter, Mrs. Claywell F. Allen Butler of Donalds, SC and grandson Johnnie Burns Allen, Jr. of Cheraw, SC.

     She was the daughter of Ruth Kinsey and William Evans Duvall, Sr. wife of Marshall Stewart ‘Bish’ Funderburk, Sr. and mother of Dr. Marshall Stewart Funderburk, Jr.. She attended Flora McDonald and Salem Colleges. Retired from Delta Finishing/J.P Stevens. Many were touched by her special gift of being a devoted friend and in return blessed by the kindness of many, especially Mrs. Salley Schumpert Bradford of Burlington, NC, Mrs. Jane Covington of Orangeburg, SC, Mrs. Barbara Babb of Cheraw, SC, Mrs. Wanda Sartor, Cheraw and Mrs. Mary McQuage of Cheraw.

     She requested in lieu of flowers donations of remembrance be made to: Greenwood Co. Humane Society, Attn: Karen Pettay, Director, PO Box 242, Greenwood, SC 29648 – in honor of the years of care given by her family or Heifer International, PO Box 6021, Albert Lea, MN 56007-9831 Please send acknowledgements to: Mrs. Claywell F. Allen Butler, 2826 Sam Hodges Rd., Donalds, SC29638. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, July 17, 2019.

 

Mrs. Donna Marie Johnson

CHERAW - Mrs. Donna Marie Johnson, age 56, passed away on Monday, July8, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family after a hard-fought battle with cancer. A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 7 o’clock PM from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Mike Presnell. The family received friends from 6-7 prior to the service at the funeral home and other times at the Johnson home, 563 Beaver Run Rd, Cheraw SC.

     Born in Kentucky to Charles and Hilda Rhodes in 1963, Donna later settled down in Cheraw, SC with her family. Donna loved all things outdoors; fishing, swimming, and camping. One of her favorite activities was playing outside with her grandson, Jasper, whom she loved dearly. Donna took great pride in her tribe. In addition, she loved to go thrifting and enjoyed yard sales and flea markets. Donna was a free soul who loved with all her heart! She was also known as a collector of people.

     Donna was preceded in death by a sister; Charlene Kay Rhodes; grandmother, Mildred Kissiah; and dear friend Kathy Moore.

     Survivors include her mother; Hilda (Bud) Kissiah; father, Charles (Connie) Rhodes; grandson, Super Jasper; daughter, Kelli Johnson; son, Matthew Wicker; brothers; Anthony (Trish-Anne) Leviner, Charles Rhodes, Joe (Beth) Rhodes; sister, Chaz (Brian) Rhodes Perry; great-aunt, Ruth Blackmon; in addition to 8 nephews whom she loved. Donna had many other children whom she loved like her own; Cindy Dixon, Melissa Oliver, Tammy Johnson, and Mandy Shoemake were allvery close to her heart. Special life-long friends of Donna were; Eugene Johnson, Greg Wicker, Shannon Polson, and Debbie Campbell.

     In lieu of flowers, Donna requested that donations be made to her grandson Jasper’s Disney Cruise Fund, C/O Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Johnson family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, July 17, 2019.

 

Henry A. Livingston

CHERAW - Mr. Henry A. Livingston, age 88, entered into rest on July 7, 2019, at his home in Cheraw, SC, after a short illness.

     A service to celebrate his life was held at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, July 11th, in the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, McFarlan, NC. Interment followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family greeted friends before the service at the church beginning at 11:00 AM.

     Henry was born in Anson County on October 5, 1930, a son of the late Clara Allen Livingston and Hugh A. Livingston. He was retired from the NC Department of Transportation after 30 years of loyal service. Henry was a life-long member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Henry enjoyed camping and working outside in his yard. He will be remembered for his tremendous love of family, and was particularly proud of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

     Henry is survived by his wife of 71 years, Sarah Ratliff Livingston of the home; two sons, Hugh (Lib) Livingston and Jerry (Ruth Marie “Tilly”) Livingston both of Cheraw; two granddaughters, Christie L. Davis and Kylie L. Driggers and a grandson, Ian Livingston, all of Cheraw; three great-grandchildren, Sage Driggers, Georgia Driggers, and Kinley Davis, all of Cheraw; and numerous nieces and nephews.

      In addition to his parents, Henry was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert Lee, Rufus and Johnny Livingston; and two sisters, Polly L. Edwards and Clara Ann L. Gathings.

     The family suggests that memorials be made to any hospice of your choosing. The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, July 17, 2019.

 

Nicky David Sellers

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Nicky David Sellers, age 67, entered into rest on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, with his family by his side. Funeral Services were held at 4:30 PM Friday, July 12, 2019, from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by the Honorable Rep. Rev. Richie Yow and Dr. Lindsay Powell with burial following int he Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 6:00– 8:00 PM Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Sellers was born on October 13, 1951, in Hartsville, SC, a son of the late Claudis and Gladys Morris Sellers. He was a graduate of Sandhills Community College and the owner and operator of N.D. Sellers Septic Tank Service. A United States Air Force Veteran, Mr. Sellers was very passionate about supporting and assisting our veterans. Mr. Sellers was a member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church. He was a lifelong farmer, a lover of animals, and enjoyed raising hogs. Nicky was also an avid Chesterfield Rams football fan.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Sellers was also preceded in death by his granddaughter, Anna Grace Sellers.

     Survivors include his wife of47 years, Doris M. Sellers, of the home; 3 children, Steven (Angie) Sellers of Ruby, SC, Bryan Sellers (Jennifer Hart) of Chesterfield, SC, and Jennifer Nicole Sellers of KY; grandchildren, Austin, Josh, and Haylee Sellers and John Michael Crawley and Brittany Crawley; siblings, Jerry Sellers of Darlington, SC, Judy Leidig of Patrick, SC, Patsy Sellers of Patrick, SC, and Robin (Kenny) Lowney of VA; son of the heart, Jackson Teal of Chesterfield, SC; his beloved dogs, Chance, Buddy, and Rudy; his granddogs, Sissy and Nicko; also numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made on behalf of the family to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, 318 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Sellers family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, July 17, 2019.

 

Thomas Bennett ‘Rock’ Thompson

COLUMBIA – Thomas Bennett “Rock” Thompson passed away peacefully at the Warrior’s Walk in Columbia, SC on July 5th at 1AM, ascending to the heavens. Knowing that his long battles with cancer have ended, and he is now free again will hope fully bring peace to the hearts of his friends and family alike. The things that make up a life are often hard to say in a short version. Everyone’s personal values differ. Some value craft and ambition, oth-ers prioritize compromise and discipline. Ultimately, we are all a little bit of all aspects, much like a kaleidoscope of colors, shifting and giving different images throughout life. Some colors in each of us stand out more than others. Rock was one of those people whose colors lent them-selves to taking care of people. He gave everything to those he cared for. Always putting others’ needs ahead of his own, especially those of his family and closest friends. Whether it was a kind word to a stranger in need, being the shoulder for a sister to lean on, or a stern reprimand to a little brother, Rock had a knack for knowing what to say - or so often whatnot to say - to just be there for someone. Many times when people were struggling, they would talk to Rock, and he would just listen, taking the time to really hear what their problem was, and deciding whether it was words or advice that they truly needed, or just understanding and comfort. The lesson learned was that sometimes, no matter how much you understand a strategy or can come up with solutions, people aren’t truly seeking them; they’re just seeking some compassion and a source of love in an often cold world. Rock also was a very humble man, even in the Army he was known as “Sergeant Rock” not by formal title and last name, but by the nickname that he preferred, being one of the warriors, not a distant command. He always respected others, no matter their station in life, no matter how much he might disagree with them. And he was able to walk that delicate balance between standing up for one’s own beliefs while being kind to opposing view-points. As much as it may seem that the world is skidding away from these ideals rapidly, he was so often the Rock for everyone, an anchor that brought people together, de-spite differing ideologies. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Ann Lewis Thompson, two sons: Adam Lewis “Zo” Thompson, and Miles Trevor Thompson, two sisters Geraldine (Jimmy) Winburn and Terri (Mike) Garrell, and two brothers, Charles (Carol) Thompson and David Thompson and loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Eunice(Barry) Martin. A ceremony with military honors will be held at Fort Jackson at 11AM July 19,2019, located at 4170 Percival Rd, Columbia, SC 29229. The funeral services are being handled by Greg Edwards of the South Carolina Cremation Society. There will be a local memorial service held at First United Methodist Church in Cheraw at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, July 17, 2019.

 

Frances Blinkhorn

CHERAW - Frances was born in Woonsocket, RI on February 14, 1932. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Gertrude Basquin. She graduated from Woonsocket High School, completed her nursing training at Rhode Island Hospital, and worked as a registered nurse until her retirement. She married Richard John Blinkhorn in1954 and was a devoted wife, mother, and grand-mother. She was a dedicated parishioner of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and was the “go to” person for calling everyone in the church for events and volunteers. She was a devoted member of the Women’s Club of Cheraw. Frances enjoyed reading, listening to music, volunteering in her community, and caring for animals, (especially her beloved cat, Toby). She especially cherished her time spent with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren on annual vacations at Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina.

     Surviving is her husband of 65 years, Richard J. Blinkhorn, Sr. of the home, sons, Richard (Maria) Blinkhorn, Jr., Charles (Olivia) Blinkhorn, Robert Blinkhorn (Debbie) Blinkhorn, David (Karen) Blinkhorn, daughters, Jayne Ross, Elaine (Ron) Cupp, grandchildren, David Crawford, Andrea Blinkhorn, Kyle Blinkhorn, Ryan Blinkhorn, Chris (Rachel) Blinkhorn, John Blinkhorn, Grady Blinkhorn, Robert (Ramey) Mitchell, Eric (Nicole) Mitchell, Chris Mitchell, Chloe Logan, Heather Cupp, Ashley (Kipper) Overstreet, Dakota Bryant, Ashley Buffington, Garrett Blinkhorn, and Alex Blinkhorn, great grandchildren, Thomas Crawford, Caroline Blinkhorn, Reagan Blinkhorn, and Harper Cupp.

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above.

     A rosary service was held at 5:30 PM Friday, July 19, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home. The family received friends following the rosary until 8:00 PM. The mass service was held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, July 20, 2019 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in the St. Peter’s Catholic section of Old St. David’s Cemetery. The pallbearers serving are Garrett Blinkhorn, Alex Blinkhorn, Kyle Blinkhorn, Ryan Blinkhorn, Chris Blinkhorn, John Blinkhorn, Grady Blinkhorn, and David Crawford.

     Memorials to: Lion’s ClubFood Bank c/o Anne Bennett,202 Poplar Street Cheraw,SC, 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, July 24, 2019.

 

Bert Stanford Forsythe

HARRISBURG, N.C. - Mr. Bert Stanford Forsythe, age73, entered into rest on Tuesday, July  6, 2019. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Friday, July 19, 2019 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Chaplain Joel Rayfield and Brent Taylor with burial following in the White Oak Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 -3:00 PM Friday prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mr. Forsythe was born July 25, 1945 in Philadelphia, PA a son of the late Bert and Evelyn Forsythe and spent his formative years in Sierra Vista, AZ. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and a retired history teacher with Charlotte –Mecklenburg Schools. Bert enjoyed reading, watching movies, playing chess, and buying and selling collectible stamps.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                             

     He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Brenda Wilkerson Forsythe of the home; sister, Leslie Ouellette and husband, Richard of Columbia, SC; nephews, Larry Ouellette of Columbia, SC and Richie Oullette of Charleston, SC; and his beloved cat, “Breezy.”   

     Memorials may be made to White Oak Presbyterian Church, c/o Linda Morton, 6947 Angelus Road, Ruby, SC 29741 or to an Animal Charity of your choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home  of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Forsythe family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, July 24, 2019.

 

Sarah (Sally) Perrin Thrower Hardison

CHERAW - Sarah (Sally) Perrin Thrower Hardison, 81, of Cheraw, South Carolina died Saturday, July 13, 2019 in Sanford, North Carolina in hospice care following a stroke. A graveside service will be held August 10, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. David’s Cemetery Association, PO Box 1196, Cheraw, SC 29520 or All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 635 Hamilton Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.

     Born in Cheraw, Sally was the daughter of Sarah Perrin and William Hicks Thrower. She began her schooling at the Little Red Schoolhouse and grew up with these forever friends through Cheraw High School. She graduated from Winthrop College in the Class of 1960 and began a teaching career in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. There she met and married Jay Walter Hardison (d. 2009). They soon moved to Roanoke Rapids, NC to make their home. She taught high school business in the area and also worked at H&R Block. She was an active member of All Saints’ and participated in the development of Independence Station, which was a consortium of crafters at Historic Halifax. She volunteered at the Roanoke Valley Veteran’s Museum. A truelove of hers was her work with children in a reading program. She was a member of the Old Cheraws Chapter DAR.

     Her sister Beck and husband Jim Hunter, her brother William Thrower and wife Emily, her nieces and nephews and a grand-nephew and a grand-niece survives ally.

     Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, July 24, 2019.

 

James ‘Barry’ Lyles

CHERAW - James “Barry” Lyles, 59, passed away, Sunday, July 14, 2019, peacefully after a short illness. Born and raised in Cheraw, South Carolina, he was a son of Hilda Bryd Spease of Cheraw, SC, and the late James Lyles Jr. He graduated from Cheraw High School in 1978. He served in the Army for a short period of time and continued working in welding afterwards. He was a huge fan of the USC Gamecocks and enjoyed watching and pulling for his team. Barry also loved fishing, playing his guitar and listening to music in his extra time. His main passion was spending time with his grandchildren. He will be forever in our hearts and never forgotten.

     Surviving is his son, James Justin (Morgan) Lyles of Charleston, SC, a daughter, Crystal (Dewayne) Braddock of Cheraw, SC, his mother listed above, 6 grandchildren, brothers, Jay Lyles of Charleston, SC, Scott Edwards of Wallace, SC and Kim Lyles (Cocky) Oswald of Lexington, SC.

     He was preceded in death by his father listed above and a brother, William Martin Lyles. The family received friends 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 4:00 PM, Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, July 24, 2019.

 

Tommy ‘Tom’ Carroll Moore

THOMASVILLE, Ga., Mr. Tommy “Tom” Carroll Moore, age 76, (formerly of Chesterfield, SC) entered into rest on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. A Celebration of Life service was held at 1:00 PM Saturday, July 20, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Becky Burch and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Hurst Cemetery. Masonic Rites and Military Honors were rendered during the committal service. The family greeted friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.

     Mr. Moore was born September 15, 1942 in Kannapolis, NC a son of the late Woodrow Moore and Francis Jenkins Moore Jordan. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the DAV. Mr. Moore retired with FEMA as Chief of Operations and was a member of First Baptist Church of Thomasville, GA. He was also a member of Hasan Shriner’s International and was a Mason and former member of Chesterfield Masonic Lodge 220. Tom enjoyed his retirement years from playing golf to working and pruning his rose garden, he simply enjoyed being outdoors.

     Survivors include his wife, Linda Moore of Thomasville, GA; son, Dwayne (June) Moore of Chesterfield, SC; daughter, Debbie Pope of Columbia, SC; grandchildren, Brandy Moore, Jason Cothron, Jordan Cothron, and Josh Cothron; brothers, A.D. Jordan of Charleston, SC, and Charles Moore of Ruby, SC; and sister, Rita Oliver of Chesterfield, SC.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 950 W Faris Rd, Greenville, SC 29605. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Moore family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, July 24, 2019.

 

Viola Pittman Oliver

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Viola Pittman Oliver, age 92, entered into rest on Friday, July 19, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Monday, July 22, 2019 at Pine Grove Baptist Church by Pastor Mark Phillips and Rev. Don Rhyne with burial following in the Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00PM – 8:00PM Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Oliver was born February 27, 1927 in Ruby, SC a daughter of the late William Thomas “Billy” and Etta Joplin Pittman. She was a homemaker and faithful member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. Viola received the “Oldest Mother of the Church” award for many years. She enjoyed cooking, watching soap operas, and was always ready to go for a ride.

     In addition to her parents, Viola was also preceded in death by her husband, Knowlton William Oliver; son, Jay Oliver; granddaughter, Donna Pruitt; grandson, Barry Usher; sisters, Cora Lee James and Nancy Thomas; and brother, Thomas Pittman.

     Survivors include her daughters, Betty Gulledge of Chesterfield, SC, Joyce Usher of Kershaw, SC, and Violet Hargrove of Chesterfield, SC; sons, W.K. (Lisa) Oliver of Pageland, SC, and Jed Oliver of Chesterfield, SC; 6 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren.

     The family would like to express their thanks to the staff of Crescent Hospice for the love and care shown to Mrs. Oliver and her family. Memorials may be made to a Hospice Organization of your choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Oliver family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, July 24, 2019.

 

William ‘Billy’ Lee Adcock Jr.

WALLACE – William “Billy” Lee Adcock, Jr., 58, died Thursday, July 18, 2019. Born in Indianapolis, IN, he was a son of William Lee Adcock, Sr. and the late Kathleen Burchfield. Billy was a member of White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church. He was an avid Clemson Tigers and Texans fan. Billy loved listening to music and spending time with his family and friends. He loved his family dearly and had a special bond with his grandson Jacob White. He is survived by his daughter, Michelle Lee (Chris) Brown of Lilesville, NC, his father, William Lee Adcock, Sr. of Sparta, TN, brothers, Steven (Pam) Adcock of Cheraw, SC, and Bobby (Jessica) Adcock of Moreno Valley, CA a sister Georgina (Javier) Burchfield of Columbia, SC and grandchildren, Jacob, Daelyn, Kameron, Tanzley, Zerian, Chamill, Zarich, Easton, and Mavis. He was preceded in death by his mother listed above, and a sister, Christine Adcock, and a granddaughter, London. The family received friends from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Wallace,  SC. A funeral service followed at 4:00 PM on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, July 31, 2019.

 

Sylvia Robinson Blackwell

JEFFERSON – Sylvia Robinson Blackwell, 76, died on Saturday, July 6, 2019. Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 2 PM from the Crossroad Missionary Baptist Church, Kershaw, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born July 31, 1942 in Lancaster, SC to the late Earlie and Flonnie Sowell Robinson, Sr. Survivors: herexhusband, Willie H. Blackwell, Sr.; sons, Willie H. Blackwell Jr. (Cristina), Monroe, NC, Tony Blackwell (Angela), Stanley Blackwell and Danny Blackwell, Jefferson, SC; step-daughter, Shaneka Clyburn-Patterson (George), Lancaster, SC; 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; brothers, Earlie Robinson, Jr. (Loise), Chesapeake, VA, Rev. Dr.Waldo Robinson (Emma Jean), Hazel Robinson, Elmore Robinson (Susie), Jefferson, SC, Hiawatha Robinson, Kershaw, SC, Curtis Robinson, Tulsa, OK.; sister, Rudene Robinson-Felton, Englewood, NJ; nieces raised as sisters, Kathy Robinson-Danzy, Jefferson, SC and Sara Lovanne Robinson-Sullivan, Charlotte, North Carolina. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, July 31, 2019.

 

Franklin Roosevelt Blakeney

PAGELAND – Franklin Roosevelt Blakeney, 67, died on Sunday, July 21, 2019. Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 1PM from the Flemming Funeral Chapel, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Pageland, SC. He was born Nov. 8, 1951 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Grant and Sarah Jane Blakeney. Survivors: his wife, Mary Jane Blakeney, Pageland, SC; children, Frank Little (Mary Ann), Wadesboro, NC, Wanda Townsend (Demmie), Jefferson, SC, Shonda Blakeney, Pageland, SC, Kenneth Blakeney (Pamela),Monroe, NC and Mary Anna Chappell (Derwane), Pageland, SC; brother, Bobby Blakeney (Kathleen), Pageland, SC; sister, Glennie Blakeney, Pageland, SC; special nieces, Beverly Blakeney, Morven, NC and Melinda Horton, Charlotte, NC and nephew, Charles Horton, Charlotte, NC; halfsiblings, Odessa Miller, Pageland, SC, Venor Miller, Pageland, SC, Harvin Miller, Pageland, SC and Howard Miller, Pageland, SC; sister-in-law, Sadie Miller, Pageland, SC and Geneva Moore, Pageland, SC; 21 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, July 31, 2019.

 

Joyce Carolyn Wood Carter

ARCHDALE, N.C. - Mrs. Joyce Carolyn Wood Carter, 71, resident of Patrick, S.C., died July 20, 2019 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. Mrs. Carter was born October 26, 1947 in Davidson County, N.C., a daughter to the late Jospeh Colon Wood and Wilma Mae Shaw Wood. She grew up in Denton, NC, raised her family in Randolph County, and moved to Chesterfield County, SC in the mid-90’s. Most of her career was spent in the textile, sales, and food industries. Joyce and her husband Joe loved so many people, especially their church family and all children! Joyce’s faith in Jesus shaped her life and she shared His love in many ways. She loved to talk with everyone and will be remembered for lively stories, thoughtfulness, and giving nature.

     Surviving are two daughters, Janet Elliott (Britt Johnson) of High Point and Linda Moore of Fairfax, VA; a sister, Jane Hill of Dacula, GA; a brother, Jeff Wood of Birmingham, AL; three sisters-in-law, Judy Wood of Piedmont, SC, Barbara Dixon (Grover) of Patrick, SC and Novella Carter of Seagrove, NC; four brothers-in-law, Cecil Carter (Dorothy) of Asheboro, NC, Freddie Carter (Linda) of Patrick, SC, Carlos Carter (Willie Mae) of Patrick, SC and Jack Carter (Nancy) of Trinity, NC; an aunt, Libby Shaw Hall (Ronnie) of Denton, NC; and her former sister-in-law, Marvene Surratt (Jerry) of Denton, NC.

     She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Benjamin Carter; a brother, John Edward Wood; a sister-in-law, Edith Brown; and two brothers-in-law, John Perry “Buck” Carter and Carson Carter.

     Funeral services were heldat 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale, NC with Rev.Bobby Morton officiating. Interment followed at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Thomasville, NC. Visitation was held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Southern Grace Church in Chesterfield, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, July 31, 2019.

 

John Robert Diggs

CHESTERFIELD – John Robert Diggs, 71, died on Thursday, July 18, 2019. Funeral services were heldon Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 1PM from the Flemming FuneralChapel, Chesterfield, SC. He was born April 27, 1948 in Chesterfield County, SC to the late John Clarence and Martha Lowery Diggs.

     Survivors: daughters, Jacqueline M. Peurifoy-Myers (Adrain), Chesterfield, SC and Angela Cannon, Cheraw, SC; son, John R. Strong, New Haven, CT; grandchildren, Kiyana Peurifoy, Imani Myers, Jeshua Myers, Chesterfield, SC, Bobby Streater, Clayton Cannon, Curran Cannon, Cheraw, SC, Nariah Strong, New Haven, CT; three great-grandchildren, Malik Streater, Tyrik Streater and Kyleek Streater, Cheraw, SC; brothers, James W. Lowery, Chesterfield, SC, Vernon (Sherry) Diggs, Jefferson, SC, Jerry (Sarah) Diggs, Timothy Melvin Diggs, Ruby, SC, David Diggs, Rockwell, TX and Jerome Myers, New Haven, CT; sisters, Yvonne Bracy, Ruby, SC, Margaret (James) McBride, Gwendolyn Diggs and Terry Diggs, Chesterfield, SC; aunt, Mary Ellen Myers, Chesterfield, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, July 31, 2019.

 

Susan Freeman Gainey

PATRICK - Mrs. Susan Freeman Gainey, age 65, entered into rest on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at her home. Graveside Services were held at 5:00 PM Sunday, July 28, 2019 at the Society Hill L.D.S. Cemetery. The family received friends from 2:30 – 4:30 PM Sunday a tMiller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs.Gainey was born March 29, 1954 in Charlotte, NC a daughter of the late George Hollis and Hannah Lundy Freeman. She was a retired employee of INA Bearing with 28 years of service. Susan was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ ofLatter-Day Saints. She enjoyed fishing, camping, and spending time at the beach. Her favorite pastime was cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.

     In addition to her parents, Susan was also preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Gainey; brothers, William “Geno” Freeman, Floyd Freeman; and sister, Theo Tucker.

     Survivors include her 2 children, Jody (Roddy) Rikard, and Mark E. (Melissa Williams) Tolson both of Patrick, SC; grandchildren, Serena, McKenzie, Lyric, Mikayla, Javon, Xavier, and one on the way; great grand-daughter, Aubrey; sisters, Kathy (Richard) Ingram of Darlington, SC, Sybil “Ludie” (Jimmy) Brown-Smith of Society Hill, SC, Francine (Eric Wallace) Freeman of Cheraw, SC, and Margaret (Ray) Roscoe of Rockingham, NC; brothers, Kenneth (Helen) Freeman of Patrick, SC, and Raymond (Margaret) Freeman of Patrick, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter, 467 Goodale Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield,SC is serving the Gaineyfamily. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, July 31, 2019.

 

Scottie Hubbard

MT. CROGHAN – Scottie Hubbard, 44, died on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 12 PM from the Clyburn Center, Pageland, SC. Burial followed int he Rhode Branch A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery, Pageland, SC. He was born July 7, 1974 in Chesterfield, SC to Bobby and Irene Little Hubbard.

     Survivors: sons, Darrius Sellers, Dymarus Hubbard and Dionte Hubbard, Pageland, SC; daughter, Arlevia Hough, Pageland, SC; grandchildren, Myron LeFlore, Myrionna LeFlore and Layceon Kinney; parents, Bobby and Irene Hubbard, Mt. Croghan, SC; sister, Dimetrics Hubbard, Pageland, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, July 31, 2019.

 

Martha Anderson Meunier

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -Martha Anderson Meunier, 87, died on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Charlotte, NC. Shewas born in Bennettsville, SC, to the late William Glenn Anderson, Sr. and Rosa Lee Moore Anderson. She grewup in Cheraw, SC, graduated from Duke University with a degree in mathematics, and settled in Charlotte. In her forties, she returned to school at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and obtained a degree in accounting. She then became a Certified Public Accountant and worked in both paid and volunteer positions over the subsequent years. In addition, she was proud to sit on the board of directors of  J.L. Anderson Co., Inc. Martha was indisputably generous, giving both time and resources to her church, various charities and loved ones. She enjoyed days filled with friends, long-haired dachshunds, reading, classical music and being outdoors. Though an avid world traveler, her happiest times were spent nearer to home in the North Carolina mountains and at her family’s farm in Cheraw. Those closest to Martha will remember her dry wit and adventurous spirit.

     Martha is survived by her children, Olivia Anderson Mayer of Raleigh, NC, and Robert Andrew Mayer III and wife, Victoria Raby Mayer, of Charlotte, NC; four grand-daughters, Leslie Cameron Mayer, Marion Dainis Price, Dana Mayer Fox and husband, Christopher Alan Fox, and Louise Anderson Price.  She was preceded in death by her brother, William Glenn Anderson, Jr.

    A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at Avondale Presbyterian Church, 2821 Park Road, Charlotte, NC. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friendship Trays, 2401-A  Distribution Street,  Charlotte, NC 28203 or Avondale Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, July 31, 2019.

 

Beckham Miller Jr.

JEFFERSON – Beckham Miller, Jr., 74, died on Satur-day, July 20, 2019. Funeralservices were held on Satur-day, July 27, 2019 at 2PM from the Crossroad Missionary Baptist Church, Jefferson, SC. Burial fol-lowed in the church cemetery. He was born Sept. 7, 1944 in Jefferson, SC to the late Beckham and Grace Robinson Miller, Sr. Survivors: his wife, Brenda Miller, Charlotte, NC; son, Sanford Miller(Margaret), Jefferson, SC; daughters, Fernell Jowers, Lexington, NC, Donna Miller, Washington DC and Grace Simpson, Jefferson, SC; granddaughters, Denisha Louallen (Darius),Huntersville, NC, Kelly Gilchrist, Atlanta, GA and Jordynn Simpson, Jefferson, SC; grandson, Ethan Miller, Jefferson, SC; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Claudette Miller, Zeleker McNair (Charles), Riverdale, MD and Grace Holloway, Columbia, SC; special greatnephew, Cavedric “Squeak” McNair, Charlotte, NC; god-daughter, Anica Robinson, Charlotte, NC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, July 31, 2019.

 

Bobby Dean Purvis

SOCIETY HILL – Bobby Dean Purvis, age 59, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019. Funeral services were held at 3:00 pm Monday, July 29, at Welsh Neck Baptist Church in Society Hill with burial following at the church cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home. The family received friends Sunday evening at the home, 6186 Society Hill Road, Society Hill, SC 29593.

     Born June 2, 1960, Bobby is the son of the late Jake Purvis and Mary Johnson Purvis. He worked in maintenance at Bird Song Peanut. Bobby enjoyed working on cars, and loved listening to country music.

     Surviving are his sons, Jason (Kacee) Purvis of Hartsville, and Joseph Purvis of Society Hill; grandchildren, Wyatt and Leah Purvis; brother, Joel (Judy) Purvis of Cheraw; sister, Virginia “Jennie” (Johnny) Hicks of Society Hill.

     He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Chapman Purvis who died in 2016, and many brothers and sisters. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, July 31, 2019.

 

Lindsey Tate

PATRICK - Lindsey Tate, 80, died on Wednesday, July17, 2019. Funeral services were held on Monday, Jul y22, 2019 at 1 PM from the Piney Grove Baptist Church, Patrick, SC. Burial followedin the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.He was born May 5, 1939 in Chesterfield County, SC to the late James and Flora Avery Tate. Survivors: step-daughter, Shelia (Milton) Hughey-Lecroix, Coral Springs, FL; step-son,Kenneth (Laura) Hughey, Coral Springs, FL; sister, Florine “Dot” Tate-Chambers, Queen Village, NY; step- grandchildren, Daniel Hughey and Taylor Hughey; god daughter, Natausha (Jarvis) Wilson, Cheraw, SC; aunt, Clementine Avery, Newport News, VA; uncle, O.C. (Catherine) Tate, Lancaster, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, July 31, 2019.

  

Rebecca ‘Becky’ Lloyd Jenkins

CHERAW - Mrs. Rebecca “Becky” Lloyd Jenkins, age 92, (formerly of Rock Hill, SC) entered into rest onTuesday, July 30, 2019 at Cheraw Heal thcare with her family by her side.

     Funeral services were held at 7:00 PM Thursday, August 1, 2019 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor. The family greeted friends from 6:00 –7:00 PM Thursday prior to the service at the funeral home and other times at the home of her daughter Rhnae, 909 W. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC.

     Graveside services took place at 11:00 AM Friday, August 2, 2019 at Grandview Memorial Park, 620 S. Cherry Road, Rock Hill, SC.

     Mrs. Jenkins was born May 8, 1927 in Lancaster, SC a daughter of the late Lum and Ola Hinson Lloyd. She met and married the love of her life, William Harold Jenkins and moved to Rock Hill, SC where they made their home. A faithful member of West End Baptist Church of Rock Hill, Becky was a former Sunday school teacher and W.M.U. director. Her greatest passion was participating in the sick and shut-in ministry of herc hurch. She was a former employee of Celanese o fRock Hill and retired from Port Oil Company.

      Following Harold’s death in 2001, Becky relocated to the Lancaster Manor where she developed many friend-ships over her 11 years of residence. She also enjoyed attending Living Faith Baptist Church of Jefferson, SC with her family. She was a true people person who enjoyed talking and meeting new friends. Over the years, her hobbies included fishing, cooking, shopping, and spending time with her grandchildren who affectionately called her “Maw Maw Becky”. She was also an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Jenkins was also preceded in death by her husband, William Harold Jenkins; son, Bobby Carroll Lloyd; daughter, Gedonna J. Helms; sons-in-law, Robert Helms, and Rev. Doug Taylor; grandson, Robbie Helms; sisters, Elizabeth Lloyd Phillips and Ossie Ann Lloyd Whitaker; and brothers, Robert Lloyd, Edward Lloyd, Richard Lloyd, and J.B. Lloyd.

     Survivors include her daughter, Rhnae J. Taylor of Chesterfield, SC; grandsons, Brent (Brooke) Taylor of Chesterfield, SC, Timothy Taylor of Lancaster, SC, and Jason Helms of Rock Hill, SC; great-granddaughters who were the apple of her eye, Anna Belle Taylor and Ava Brooke Taylor; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     The family is eternally grateful to the wonder fuland caring staff of Cheraw Healthcare for the excellent love and care shown to Mrs. Jenkins over the last 4 years.

     For those wishing to make a donation in memory of Mrs. Jenkins, the family requests that memorials be made to the Westfield Creek Baptist Church “Shut-InMinistry” 316 Westfield Church Road, Cheraw, SC 29520.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Jenkins family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, August 7, 2019, 2019.

 

Vera Knight McDonald

WALLACE - Vera KnightMcDonald, 63, died Monday, July 29, 2019. Born in Hamlet, NC, she was the daughter of Edmond and Ruth Knight. She loved to bake, sew and complete crafts. She loved being around her family and having her grandchildren around her.

     Surviving is her husband, JohnW. McDonald of the home, sons, Jonathan (Sherry) Mc-Donald of Wallace, SC, Jason (Teresa) McDonald of Wallace, SC, Justin McDonald of Wallace, SC, daughter, Katrina (Ian) Gaskins of Cheraw, SC, brothers, Randy Knight of Wallace, SC, Darrell Knight of Wallace, SC, a sister, Reba (Doug) Jenkins of Ellerbe, NC, and grandchildren, Jasmine, Karlee, Tristin, J. J., Bridget, Austin, and William.

     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, July 31, 2019 a tKiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, August 7, 2019.

 

Cynthia Atkinson Dordal

CHERAW - Cynthia Atkinson Dordal, 60, died Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Born in Bennettsville, SC, she was a daughter of Gaye McLaurin Atkinson and the late Bobby Atkinson. Ms. Dordal loved reading, loved animals and had a special bond with her cats.

    Surviving is her son, Roland “Trey” (Anna Boan) Angelo Dordal, III of Cheraw, SC, her mother listed above, brothers Reid (Vicky) Atkinson of Clio, SC, Kevin (Vera) Atkinson of Blenheim, SC, and a sister, Heather (Neil) Jackson of Wallace, SC, also, several nieces and nephews.

     A graveside service was held 3:00 PM, Friday, August, 9, 2019 at Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery, Clio, SC. The family received friends following the service. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, August 14, 2019.

 

Henry Louis Gray

MT. CROGHAN – Henry Louis Gray, 74, died on Monday, July 22, 2019. A memorial service was held onTuesday, July 30, 2019 at 11 AM from the Rock Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Ruby, SC. He was born October 28, 1943.

     Survivors: a daughter, Millicent Gray; stepdaughter Cherrise Sharpe; stepsons, Richard Freeman and Alan Freeman; grandson, Michael Christopher Gray and special friend, Kay Turner. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, August 14, 2019.

 

Keith William Shepherd Harrison

CHERAW - SFC (Ret.) Keith William Shepherd Harrison, affectionately known as “Searg,” entered into rest on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Services will be 3:00 PM Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Chesterfield Baptist Church by Pastor Randy Bishop. The service of committal will follow in the Old St. David’s Cemetery with full military honors. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Harrison was born March 10, 1952 in Patterson, NJ a son of Fred Shepherd and the late Iline Hicks Shepherd. He was a retired U.S. Army Veteran serving over 20 years active duty, and achieving the rank of Sergeant First Class. A de corated veteran, SFC Harrison served in the Korean War, Vietnam War, and Operation Desert Storm. He was the recipient of numerous awards, badges, and medals including the Army of OccupationMedal (Berlin), Army of Good Conduct Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and the National Defense Medal. He was also the proud recipient of The Army Commendation Medal, issued by Col. Julius F. Johnson, awarded for his meritorious achievement as the noncommissioned officer in charge of the French Commando Group, 1st Battalion, 7th Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, United States Army, Europe in 1987. SFC Harrison organized and trained 27 soldiers for the French Commando School. The result of his leadership was the graduation of all 27soldiers.

     Following his military career, Keith enjoyed the 10 years he worked with A.P.I Security of Wadesboro. Mr. Harrison was a faithful member of Chesterfield Baptist Church where he was very active in the men’s brother-hood and also the church choir. He was also an active supporter of the church through their live streamed services via Facebook. A very skilled craftsman, Keith enjoyed wood working and welding. He also enjoyed fishing in his spare time.

     Mr. Harrison’s life captivated the essence of sacrifice. He wanted his family, especially his children, to know their importance and value. After marrying Selina, Keith went through the legal process to change his last name to Harrison, proving once again the importance of family and the value of a father. Whether he was addressed as Keith, Searg, Pop, D, Daddy-D, Papa-D, or Dad you knew that he loved you unconditionally.

     In addition to his mother, Mr. Harrison was also preceded in death by his father-in-law, Joseph “Joe”Harrison.

     Survivors include his devoted wife, Selina Harrison of the home; children, Chrissy Schmidt of MN, Kenny Schmidt of MN, Erkki “Eppu” Shepherd of Finland, Anni Shepherd of Finland, Alice Harrison of Cheraw, SC, Hanna Harrison-Sellersand husband, Benjamin Luther “Luben” Harrison-Sellers, Mystic “Tessa” Harrison-Anderson and husband, Marshall Ander-son, II, and Persia Harrison; grandchildren including Zhady and Roya; father, Fred Shepherd of N.J.; siblings, Bruce Shepherd and wife, Barbara Shepherd of N.J., Edward Shepherd and wife, Brenda Shepherd of PA, and Paula Shepherd of Cheraw, SC; step-sister, Lucy Badcock of N.J.; mother-in-law, Gladys Harrison of Patrick, SC; brother-in-law, Joseph “JoeJoe” Harrison, Jr.; sister-in-law, Alicia Harrison of Patrick, SC; and his beloved black lab, “Bubba;” his rescued white dove, “Pretty Girl;” and his favorite cat,“Precious.”

     The family would like to express their thanks to the staff of Hospice Care of South Carolina for the love and care shown to Mr. Harrison and family. Also, a very special thank you for the memorial pinning ceremony recently performed at the home in his honor.

     Memorials may be made to Chesterfield Baptist Church, 207 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Harrison family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, August 14, 2019.

 

Nelfreed McKay

CHERAW – Nelfreed McKay, 77, died on Thursday, July 25, 2019. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 2 PM from the Davidson Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Chesterfield, S C. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was born October 3, 1941 in Ruby, SC to the late John Roland and Juanita Sowell McKay. Survivors: children, Iris M. (Arthur) Brewer, Plainfield, NJ, and Nelfreed McKay II., San Diego, CA; sisters, Eleanora Richardson, Hampton, VA, Betty (Ross) Harris, Ruby, SC and Geraldine (John) Rawlinson, York, SC, grandchildren, Nelfreed McKay III, San Diego, CA, Kanoa McKay, San Diego, CA and Kristen Brewer, Plainfield, NJ. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals -Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, August 14, 2019.

 

Ronnie Dean Moore

CONCORD, N.C. - Mr.Ronnie Dean Moore, age 59, entered into rest on Friday, August 2, 2019. Graveside services were held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery by Pastor Don Childers with military honors provided by the S.C. Army National Guard. The family greeted friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.

     Mr. Moore was born May 3, 1960 in Cheraw, SC a son of Harriet Graham Moore and the late J.B. Moore. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a retired construction worker. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with hisfamily.

     In addition to his father, Ronnie was also preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Ray Moore; and brother-in-law, James Webb. He is survived by his mother, Harriet Graham Moore of Cheraw, SC; brothers, William Gary Moore of Cheraw, SC, and Timothy Scott (Gloria) Moore of Salisbury, NC; his twin sister, Bonnie Jean Webb of Concord, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Moore family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, August 14, 2019.

 

Nannie Lee Mungo

CHERAW - Nannie Lee Mungo, 71, died on Friday, August 2, 2019. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 10 AM from the Flemming Funeral Chapel, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Mt. Elon United Methodist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. She was born January 25, 1948 in Pageland, SC to M alinda Jowers Mungo and the late Willie C. Mungo. Survivors: her mother, Malinda J. Mungo, Cheraw, SC; sisters, Wilhelmina Miller, Pageland,  SC, Catherine (Pastor James) Mungo, Cheraw, SC, Linda Blakeney, Columbia, SC and Joyce (Michael) Alford, Miami, FL; brothers, Rev. L. M. Mungo, Hartsville, SC and Matthew (Regina) Mungo, Pageland, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, August 14, 2019.

 

Kathryn R. Smith

CLINTON - Kathryn R. Smith, age 92, widow of Roy T. Smith, passed away at the Greenville Memorial Hospital on Friday, August 9, 2019.

     She was born in Laurens County and was a daughter of the late Clyde F. Rhodes and Laura Pauline Henderson Rhodes.

     Mrs. Smith retired from Whitten Center and will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

     She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Debbie Smith and Keith and Sally Smith; her daughter, Elaine and Peter Metzger; her daughter-in-heart, Betty Hembree; her brother, James Rhodes; her sister, Myrtice Rush; her eight grandchildren, Todd Smith (Brandi), Will Smith (Amy), Erica Kollitz (Jeff), Kallie Hallman (Luke), Matt Metzger, Jeff West, Mike West, and Brian Reid (Hollie); her six great-grandchildren, Nicholas Smith, Madison Smith, Tripp Smith, Taylor Smith, Gretchen Kollitz, and  Kate Wilson Kollitz; and her beloved Shih Tzu, Cody.

     In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Smith was predeceased by her daughter, Kathy West; and her grandson, Baby Tommy Smith.

     Visitation was at the homeof her son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Debbie Smith, 5621 Highway 56 South, Clinton, SC 29325, on Sunday,  August 11th, from 2 to 4 PM.

     A private memorial service will be held by the family later. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Laurens County, SC Humane Society, P. O. Box 1600, Clinton, SC29325. Gray Funeral Home of Clinton is serving the family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, August 14, 2019.

 

Emilyn Mauldin Gardne

CHESTERFIELD – Emilyn Mauldin Gardner entered eternal rest with her Savior Jesus on the morning of August 11, 2019.  Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Friday, August 16, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Billy Jack Johnson with burial following in the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Friday prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Emilyn was born December 3, 1928 the oldest child of Ira C. Mauldin and Otha Lee Lowery in Chesterfield, SC. She attended Zoar School for her elementary years and graduated from Chesterfield High School in 1945. Emilyn continued her education earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Flora-McDonald College in 1949. After college she married Vero E. Short of Morven, NC becoming a military wife and having two sons Van (1951) and Kevin (1954) while living overseas and in several western states. Becoming a first-time widow in 1967 she returned to SC and family. Marrying a second time to Mr. Leon E. Gardner of Cheraw SC in 1969, she developed a love of growing greenhouse plants. Retiring in 1975 from an accounting position, Emilyn followed her passion and operated a successful greenhouse business at her home from 1975 to1 991. Widowed a second time (1980) Emilyn devoted all of her energy into her greenhouse business. Sadly, ill health befell her in 1991 but she continued singing in her church choir, cross-stitching, and enjoying time with her family and friends. A 52-year member of Zoar United Methodist Church she was also a member of the UMW and sang in the choir for many, many years. In her later life Emilyn enjoyed reading, learning to play piano, watching college football, Major League baseball, and visits from friends and family.She was preceded in death by her two husbands, her younger brother James-David Mauldin, her half-sister Dorthas Mauldin Leitch, her parents, and Aunt Annie Mauldin. She is survived by her sons Van and Kevin, her daughter-in-law Carol, her grandsons Jesse Short (Christy) and Joel Short, granddaughter Janell Broznak (Skip) and great grand-daughter Raina Ann,

     Memorials may be made to Zoar United Methodist Church “WMU Fund”, c/o Helen Lang, 6170 Brocks Mill Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Gardnerfamily.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, August 21, 2019.

 

Jennie Crawley Raffaldt

RUBY - Mrs. Jennie Crawley Raffaldt, age 83, entered into rest on Sunday, August 18, 2019 with her family by her side. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Fairview Baptist Church by Pastor Kyle Oliver and Brent Taylor with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 - 4:00 PM Tuesday prior to the service in the sanctuary of the church and other times at the home, 508 Bailey Saw Mill Road, Ruby, SC.

     Mrs. Raffaldt was born April 24, 1936 in Ruby, SC a daughter of the late Coyt and Olivia Gaddy Jordan. She was a retired employee of Challenger Industries with over 30 years of service. A faithful member of Fairview Baptist Church for many years, Jennie was a member of the W.M.U., church choir, and the Golden Youth. Her hobbies included gardening, working in her yards and flowers, and spending time with her family. She was truly the matriarch of her family and was very loved and adored by all.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Raffaldt was also preceded in death by 2 husbands, Ray S. Crawley and Lawson Raffaldt; son, Larry Ray Crawley; son-in-law, Larry Dwayne Benton; and sisters, Gracie Harper and Mary Burr.

     Survivors include her children, Gail (Terry) Collins of Chesterfield, SC, Sharon (Robert Dexter) Usher of Pageland, SC, Bobby Crawley of TX, Kathy Benton of Pageland, SC, and Becky (Wayne) Perdue of Patrick, SC; grandchildren, Kimberly (Jeff) Mullis, Matthew (Jessica) Crawley, and Erica Gaskins all of Chesterfield, SC, Adam (Heather) Collins of Rock Hill, SC, Miranda Benton of Pageland, SC, Sammy Crawley of Chesterfield, SC, Eric (Kia) Usher of Columbia, SC, Slone (Zack) White of Chesterfield, SC, and Duran Perdue of Patrick, SC; great grandchildren, Emma, Erin, Abigail, Owen,Jason, Jessi, Jayden, Jerica, Jayson, Tre, Bentlee, Brooklyn, and Alaina; daughter-in-law, Debbie Oliver of Chesterfield, SC; sister, Eloise Jenkins of Ruby, SC; numerous nieces and nephews, and special friend and caregiver, Amy Hicks.

     The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of McLeod Hospice, and McLeod Hospital of Cheraw for the love and care shown to Mrs. Jennie and her family during this time.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Memorials may be made in her memory to Fairview Baptist Church, “Van Fund”, c/o Stacy Jenkins, 6178 Airport Road, Mt. Croghan, SC 29727 or to McLeod Hospice, P.O. Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502 Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Raffaldt family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, August 21, 2019.

 

Mary Elizabeth Hinson Sweatt

WALLACE - Mary Elizabeth Hinson Sweatt, 86, passed peacefully at home in the company of family, Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Born in Laurel Hill, NC, she was a daughter of the late Theodore “Doc” and Emma Cox Hinson. She was the widow of Louis Sweatt. Mrs. Sweatt was a member of Faith Fellowship Church, Wallace, SC. She was an avid reader, loved to cook and spend time with her family and friends.

     Surviving is her daughter, Karen  (Tom) Martini Waller, sister, Betty Lee, grandchildren, Alessandro (Alyssa) Martini, Brent Sweatt, Stacey Sweatt, and three great-grandchildren.     

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, sons, Stanley F. Sweatt, Bobby Louis Sweatt, sisters, Nell Collins, Geraldine Walters Lewis and Florence Leviner .A time for viewing was from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw,SC. A graveside service was held 5:30 PM, Thursday, August 8, 2019 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. Memorials to: Faith Fellowship Church 5015 Hatcher Hill Road, Wallace, SC29596. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8, August 21, 2019.

 

Willie Mae Jackson

RUBY - Willie Mae Jackson, 89, died on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Funeral services were held on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 2 PM from the Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church, Ruby, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born September 28, 1929 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Will and Ella Burch Cash. Survivors:daughters, Martha Staton(James), Ruby, SC, MarySellers, Ruby, SC, Bernice Smith (Reginald), Douglasville, GA and Nellie MaeTyson (Levon), Charlotte,NC; son, Trayous EugeneJackson, Fairborn, GA; special great granddaughter she raised, Brianna Antoinette Robinson (Samuel), Rock Hill, SC; 12 grandchildren,35 great grandchildren, 22 great great grandchildren; godchildren, Mary Johnson,Takisha Bittle and Bobby Bittle, Jr. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, August 28, 2019.

 

Larry D. Paul

CHERAW - Larry D. Paul, AKA “Shag” age 70 of Wallace, SC set out for his eternal home August 18, 2019. He will be remembered with love and laughter by his brother, Shuler Paul Jr. Aka “Doc” (Judy) Wallace, SC, sister, Lizzie (Clarence) Watson of Chesterfield, SC, son, Kenneth Bradshaw of Wallace, SC, son, Cody Paul of Virginia, four grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and many friends. Larry was a simple man. He worked construction, believed in God the Father, liked watching NASCAR racing and westerns. Hanging out with friends brought him joy also. He did not like spiders or spaghetti. He is preceded in death by his parents, Shuler Paul Sr., and Hettie Haire Paul, brother, Boyd Paul, sisters, Kathlyn Parson, Marie Scott, Betty Boney, Essie Haire, and an infant sister Sue. The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Wednesday, August, 21, 2019 at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church. A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, August, 21, 2019 at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, August 28, 2019.

 

James Colon Polson

CHERAW - Mr. James Colon Polson, age 40, entered into rest on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services were held at 5:00 PM Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Forest Pine Church by Pastor Danny Malloy and Ricky Malloy (James’ buddy) with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 4:00 – 5:00 PM Saturday prior to the service at the church and other times at the home.

     Mr. Polson was born April 3, 1979 in Cheraw, SC a son of James Ted “Billy” and Barbara Williams Polson. He attended school in Cheraw and enjoyed attending Forest Pine Church. James was an avid wrestling fan who loved to show you how strong he was by squeezing your hand. He was affectionately known as “Batman” and also loved to pose as “The Hulk.” His favorite movie was The Wizard of Oz, and he was quick to let you know Dorothy was his “Supergirl.”  In addition to wrestling, James also enjoyed watching cooking shows and preaching on television. A precious child of God, James was loved by everyone and in return shared the love of God to everyone he came in contact with. If you ever met him, you met a blessing! James was reunited in heaven with his paternal grandparents, Howard and Ellen Brock Polson; and his maternal grandparents, Blease Williams and Mary Williams Jordan.

     Survivors include his loving parents, Billy & Barbara Polson of the home; brother, Kenneth (Chrissy) Williams of Cheraw, SC; sisters, Elaine (Tony) Lewis of Hartsville, SC, and Elizabeth (Will) Fortenberry of Cheraw, SC; also, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends that loved him dearly.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Polson family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, August 28, 2019.

 

Earl Roller                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 WALLACE - Earl Roller, 77, born July 31, 1942 passed from this world August 21, 2019. Born in Marlboro County, he was the son of the late John A. and Winnie Roller. He attended the Cheraw Church of God. Earl enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by four granddaughters, one grea-tgrandson and one great granddaughter and countless nieces and nephews and special friends Crystal Johnson and Grant Golden.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, John Jr. Sherwood, Harold Roller, a sister Flora Jane Young, his wife, Geneva (Ruby) Roller and son Kenneth Richardson. The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, August 23, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home.

     A funeral service was held 11:00 AM Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home. Burial was in True Gospel Emmanuel Holiness Church Cemetery. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, August 28, 2019.

 

Larry Teal

RINCON - Larry Teal, 70, died Wednesday, August 21,2019 at Effingham Hospital. The Chesterfield, SC native was a retired owner/operator of Construction Specialties. He was a member of Rincon United Methodist Church and loved fishing, golf, college football, traveling, and spending time with family. He is survived by his wife, Diane Teal; sons, Eric Teal (Sarah) and Mark Teal (Ashleigh); a granddaughter, Collins Teal; a brother, RonTeal (Cathie); sister-in-lawand brother-in-law, Janice and Crawford Moore; and nieces and nephews, Brent Teal, Brian Teal, Devin Teal, Katie Kooper, and Becky Moore. Graveside Service: 3 pm Sunday, August 25, 2019 at Mt. Olivet Methodist Church Cemetery, Cheraw, SC.  Remembrances: Bethesda Boy’s Home. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, August 28, 2019.

 

Warren Scott Yarborough

PAGELAND – Warren Scott Yarborough, 57, died on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 3 PM from the Oro Church, Pageland, SC. He was born September 10, 1961 in Mint Hill, NC to Bessie M. Yarborough and the late Roy J. Yarborough. Survivors: his wife, Mary Claudette Yarbrough; son, Dyquan Knotts-Yarborough, Columbia, SC; mother, Bessie M. Yarborough, Mint Hill, NC; sisters, Natalie Witherspoon, Monroe, NC and Lanelle Carr (Antoine), Mint Hill, NC; brothers, Dale Yarborough (Pearlette), Cameron, NC and Wayne Yarborough, Monroe, NC; sisters-in-law, Sherry Wright (Don), Jefferson, SC, Audrey Funderburk (Heyward), and Yvonne Covington, Pageland, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page: 8A, August 28, 2019.

 

Miriam Hutson Bryant

CHERAW – Miriam Hutson Bryant, 89, died Tuesday, August 27, 2019. Born in Cheraw, SC, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Glenard and Eula Mae Belle Hutson. Mrs. Bryant was the widow of Clyde Bryant. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. She loved the beach, bird watching, and was an avid reader. She took great pride in her appearance and loved fashion.

     Surviving is her daughter,Gina  Hanna of Cheraw, SC, grandchild, Meghan (Taylor Tolson) Lynch of Florence, SC, and a great-grandchild, Waylon Lynch.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, a son, Stephen Bryant, and brothers, Thomas Hutson and Red Hutson.

    The family received friends 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Friday, August 30, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Friday, August 30, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. In leiu of flowers, please make a contribution to the charity of your choice. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Wednesday, Page: 6, September 4, 2019.

 

Eleanor Oveta Price Burr

CHERAW - Eleanor Oveta Price Burr, 75, died Saturday, August 31, 2019. Born in Jefferson, SC, she was adaughter of the late Roy Franklin and Beulah Mae Rollins Price and a widow of Freddie Louis Burr. She was a member of Cheraw Family Worship Center. She was known for her kindness and compassion to all. Her love for baking was felt by everyone who enjoyed her cakes and old-fashioned banana pudding. She brought a smile to anyone who came in contact with her and will be greatly missed.

     Surviving is her son Christopher “Chris” Boyd Burr of Cheraw, SC, daughter, Angela Lanore (Ronald) Crawford of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Cole McCormick, Jonathan Cade Burr, Melody Crawford, and Trent Crawford.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, a brother, Ronald Franklin Price, and a sister, Emma Jean Sullivan.

     The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Cheraw Family Worship Center, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at Cheraw Family Worship Center, Cheraw, SC. A private committal service was held following the funeral. Memorials to: Hospice Care of South Carolina, 1039 Cheraw Hwy, Bennettsville, SC 29512. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Wednesday, Page: 6, September 4, 2019.

 

Jackie Rivers Steen

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Jackie Rivers Steen, age 67, entered into rest on Monday, August 26, 2019 with her family by her side. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Thursday, August 29, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Dr. Phillip Hunter, Rev. William Rivers, Rev. Gerald Rivers, and Rev. Robert Rivers with burial following in the Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 –7:00 PM Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Steen was born February 19, 1952 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Horace Legett and Tessie Isabelle Burr Rivers. She was a faithful member of Oakland Baptist Church where she was responsible for the church bulletins, member of the Bereavement Committee, former children’s Sunday school teacher, and secretary of the Cemetery Committee. Jackie was also very active in the W.M.U. and enjoyed providing prayer blankets to those sick in the community. She was a former employee of Chesterfield Webbing and a former receptionist for the legal office of Mary T. Lee.

     Mrs. Steen volunteered muchof her time supporting the Chesterfield County Relay for Life. She loved spending time with her family, and her favorite hobby was feeding and watching humming birds.

     In addition to her parents, Jackie was also preceded in death by an infant brother, Wilson Rivers; 2 sisters, Kate Plyler and Julia Rae Mullis; 4 brothers-in-law, Roy Mullis, Cecil Davidson, Harley Plyler, and Floyd Mullis; and special friend, Jackie Caulder.

     Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Jarvis B.Steen of the home; children, Amanda Steen (Lane) Gaskins of Darlington, SC, and Daniel B. Steen of Chesterfield, SC; siblings, Madge Mullis of Monroe, NC, Barbara Davidson of Lexington, SC, Rev. William (Betty) Rivers of Bel Air, MD, Margaret (D.T.) Davis of Hartsville, SC, Gloria (Jim) Wallis of West Columbia, SC, Lynne (Edmund) Davis of Hartsville, SC, Rev. Gerald (Janice) Rivers, and Rev.Robert (Nancy) Rivers both of Chesterfield, SC; also special friends, Trey Oakley, Missy Rivers, and Tammy Griffin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Memorials may be made to Oakland Baptist Church, “Cemetery Fund,” c/o Janice Sowell, 749 T S Sellers Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Steen Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Wednesday, Page: 6, September 4, 2019.

 

William ‘Bill’ Comer

SALISBURY, N.C. – Dr.William “Bill” Lee Comer, 86, of Salisbury, passed away on September 7, 2019 at Liberty Lane Hospice House at the Salisbury VA.

     Dr. Comer was a graduate of Brawley High School, the University of Nebraska, Appalachian State University and received his Ed.D. from Nova University. He retired from the United States Air Force after serving in the Korean and Vietnam wars, where he was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

     After retiring from the military, Bill worked a s amanager at the Tennessee Valley Authority, Dean of Instruction at Rowan Cabarrus Community College and Vocational Director for the Rowan Salisbury School System

     .Among the survivors are his wife, Carol Starnes Comer; a sister-in-law, Joan Starnes Yates; and niece, Julia Yates Rogers.

     A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the Salisbury National Cemetery, 501 Statesville Boulevard Salisbury, NC 28144. The service will be conducted by Father Robert Black, with military honors by the Lyerly Volunteer Honor Guard, and masonic rites conducted by Eureka Masonic Lodge. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at noon at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 131 W Council St, Salisbury, NC 28144. Following the service, the family will receive visitors in the parish hall.

     Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Masonic Home for Children, 600 College Street, Oxford, NC 27565. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Wednesday, Page: 6, September 11, 2019.

 

Sarah Moore James

MURRELLS INLET - Sarah Moore James, 75, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at her son’s home in North Carolina. She was bornon October 2, 1943 in Sumter, South Carolina to the late Bennett A. Moore (Vice President of B C Moore & Sons) & Gladys (Barringer) Moore. She was the grand-daughter of B C Moore (President and founder of B C Moore & Sons).

     Born in Sumter and raised in Cheraw, SC, Sarah was no stranger to the beauty of the countryside. She attended Converse College and graduated from Wingate College with an Associate Degree in Business. Married in 1964 to H Thomas James, Sarah moved with her husband to Kingsport, Tennessee where she lived for 10 years.They moved to Cheraw, SC in 1975. She worked at 1st Federal Savings & Loan for more than 10 years and was proud to be a Sunday school teacher at Cheraw United Methodist Church for over 20 years. In 2000, Sarah was finally able to retire to Murrells Inlet, South Carolina and enjoy the Creek Life.

     Sarah was a vivacious woman with a heart of gold and was the life of the party. She loved shag dancing, was a fabulous party hostess, and was an artist with an eye for beauty who loved to create and craft. Sarah found peace in crocheting sweaters, sewing Christmas stockings and playing bridge while having cocktails with her friends. A free spirit, Sarah loved to travel, was an avid reader, loved cross word puzzles and Sudoku, played the piano gracefully & was a gourmet cook. Sarah will forever be remembered as a beautiful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, cousin and friend. She did volunteer work with Meals on Wheels and other charities.

     Left to cherish Sarah’s memory are her beloved husband of 55 years, H.Thomas James (Director of Human Resources and Training for B C Moores &Sons) Murrells Inlet; their children, Thomas BennettJames (Elizabeth) of Monroe, NC, Lara Lyn James (Edward Yarborough) of Mt. Pleasant, SC, & Mark Edward James also of Mt. Pleasant, SC; Heather James; her beloved grand-children, Bennett Ryan James, Chandler William James, Emma Grace James, Lauren Elizabeth James, Olivia Faith Yarborough & Hadley Kate James; as well as a large loving extended family; her sisters Billie O’Neil Moore Moorman (deceased), Eliza-beth Anne Moore Lee (Daniel Dixon Lee, Jr): many nieces, nephews, cousins and many supportive friends and neighbors.

     A Celebration of Sarah’s life will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 1:30 PM at Belin Memorial UMC, 4182 US 17 Bus. Murrells Inlet, SC 29576. Inurnment will immediately follow in the church cemetery and the family and friends will celebrate her life at the Belin UMC Family Life Center. The family invites all of the B C Moore family and friends to their home prior to the service at 3615 Marion Lane, Murrells Inlet from 12:30 PM until1:15 PM.

     At the request of the family, memorial contributions may be considered in lieu of flowers to the Belin Memorial UMC Endowment Fundin Murrells Inlet or the Salvation Army.

     Burroughs Funeral Homeand Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is in charge of arrangements. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Wednesday, Page: 6, September 11, 2019.

 

Denise  Rodgers Abram

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Denise Rodgers Abram, 58, died on Sunday, September 8, 2019. Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 1 PM from the St. Paul Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC. Burial followed in the Sandy Run Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. She was born April 5, 1961 to the late Norman Baker and Inice Rodgers in Brooklyn, NY. Survivors: her mother, Inice Rodgers; son, Anthony May; sister, Margaret (Lisa) Rodgers Brooks; six grandchildren; niece, Selica Brooks and nephew, Calvin Brooks. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Wednesday, Page: 6A, September 18, 2019.

 

Sally Pegues Bennett

CONCORD, N.C. – Sally Pegues Bennett, 73, died on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Funeral services were held on Sunday September 15, 2019 at 2 PM from the Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Community Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. She was born to the late Olin and Cleo Alexander Pegues on December 14, 1945 in Chesterfield County, SC.

     Survivors: son, Timothy (My) Bennett, Jr. of the home; daughters, Janice Bennett Lindsey of Charlotte,NC, Patricia (Charles) Johnson of Fort Worth, TX and Tammy (Michael) Dahl of Tucson, AZ; 8 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; brother, Larry (Betty Lee) Pegues of Chesterfield, SC; sister, Olinda (Harry) Robinson of Cheraw, SC; sisters-in-law, Bonnie (Charles) Pullen of Baltimore, MD, Doris Redfearn of Chesterfield, SC, Sara B. Hough of Marion, SC, and Maggielien Pegues of Chesterfield, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Wednesday, Page: 6A, September 18, 2019.

 

Rudene Byrom

HARTSVILLE – Rudene Byrom, 89, died on Sunday, September 1, 2019. A visitation was held on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield, Chesterfield, SC. Graveside services followed on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Rosedale Cemetery, Orange, NJ. She was born April 17, 1930 in LaGrange, GA, NC to the late Maxie Johnson and Annie Bray Johnson. Survivors: hergranddaughter, Brittney (Luke) Crowley; nieces, Dr.Patricia (Bernard) Jones-Gregory, Janet (Donald) Cotton and a nephew, Vincent (Cathy) Glenn. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Wednesday, Page: 6A, September 18, 2019.

 

Jerry B. Campbell

CHESTERFIELD - Mr.Jerry B. Campbell, age 65, entered into rest on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at his home. A celebration oflife service was held at 4:00 PM Sunday, September 15, 2019 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylorwith burial following in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Sunday prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mr. Campbell was born January 17, 1954 in Wadesboro, NC a son of J.B. Campbell and the late Gladys Bryan Campbell. He was a retired employee of both Duke Power and Rivers Plumbing and Electric. Jerry was always willing to help anyone with their plumbing and wiring needs. He was known as a jack of all trades and a friend to all. He attended Oakland Baptist Church and enjoyed a long friendship with the late Rev. Buck Gulledge.

     In addition to his mother, Jerry was also preceded in death by his wife, Theresa M.Campbell; sister, Jackie Jenkins; and brother, Johnny Ingram.

     Survivors include his daughter, Caroline (Brandon) Faulkenberry of Ruby, SC; 3 grandchildren, Elijah, Jacob,and Samantha; father, J.B. (Evelyn) Campbell of Ruby, SC; nieces, Ashton and Angie; nephews, Skip and John; special friend that  meant a lot to Jerry, Scott Rivers; and his extended family at Rivers Plumbing and Electric.

     Memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, “Cemetery Fund”, 3154 Highway 102, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Campbell family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Wednesday, Page: 6A, September 18, 2019.

 

Nelma Adams Louallen

Jefferson, SC- Nelm Adams Louallen, 99, died on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Funeral services were held on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 3 PM from the Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Mt. Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. She was born January 5, 1920 in Lancaster, SC to the late Amos and Lola Adams.

     Survivors: daughters, Jean (Dr. Waldo) Robinson, Ernestine McManus, Jefferson, SC, Carolyn (Ben) Lockhart, Washington, DC, Brenda (Maurice) Blakeney, Charlotte, NC and Vernette Louallen, Pageland, SC; sons, Edward (Vivian) Louallen, Jr., Washington, DC, Freddie Louallen, Douglas Louallen and Otis Sowell, Jefferson ,SC; 35 grandchildren, 71 great grandchildren, 32 great great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Wednesday, Page: 6A, September 18, 2019.

 

Sarah J. Hatchell                                                                                                                                                                        CHERAW - Sarah J. Hatchell, 97, died Wednesday, September18, 2019. Born in Cheraw, SC, she was a daughter of the late Joe Harding and Willie Mae McCall Harding.  She was the widow of James Leon Hatchell. She was a member of Cash Baptist Church and also attended Calvary Baptist Church. Ms. Hatchell was skilled at upholstery and painting. She enjoyed babysitting and loved to cook for her family and friends.

   Surviving is her son Joseph L. (Delilah) Hatchell of Cheraw, SC, a daughter-in-law, Betty Hatchell of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Joseph Eric (Carolyn) Hatchell  Sr., James  Darrell (Tammie) Hatchell, Robert Dean (Tracy) Hatchell, Shannon Catherine  Hatchell, Joshua Robert (Crystal) Hatchell, great-grandchildren, Joseph Eric (Diedre)  Hatchell Jr., Corbin Steffan (Ashley) Hatchell, Christie Nicole Hatchell, Catherine  Hatchell (Jamie) Caulder, Justice Chase (Michelle) Hatchell, Hunter Chance Hatchell, Paxton Chel Hatchell, Joshua David Brigman, Savannah Grace Hatchell,Brayden Lee Hatchell, Avaya Lynn Hatchell, and great-great-grandchildren, Kinsey Ryann Hatchell, Joseph “Joey” Eric Hatchell III, Kodak  Reece Hatchell, Remington Brooks Hatchell, Noah Bumgarner, Jenna Bumgarner, Micah Bumgarner, Ivy Payne, Grace Hatchell, Charlotte Hatchell, Everleigh Rose Jacobs, Danica Caulder, Jaxson Caulder.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, a son, John Robert “Bobby” Hatchell, brothers, Robert Harding, John Harding, Jimmy Harding, sisters, Ruth Pierce and Betty Lou Roach, a great-great grandson James Darrell Hatchell Jr.

     A graveside service was held 12:00 noon, Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family received friends shortly before the service. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, September 25, 2019.

Ronald Gene Horton                                                                                                                                                                                                               PAGELAND - Dr. Ronald Gene Horton,72, passed away Sept. 15, 2019. He was a chiropractor and served Chesterfield County for 47 years. He liked to spend time with his family at the beach, mountains and anytime that he was able to be with them. Services were held Wednesday, Sept.18.

     Survivors include his wife, Rita Scoggins Horton; daughters Lillian Marie Astalos (David),  Jennifer  H. Anderson (Dennis);  grandchildren, Kaitlin  Grace  Astalos, John Clay Astalos, Christine Paige Anderson, and Dennis Lee Anderson II; and brother, Steve Horton (Susan). Holland Funeral Service and Crematory of Monroe, N.C., is caring for the Horton family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, September 25, 2019.

James A. Jordan                                                                                                                                                                                                                               RUBY - Mr. James A. Jordan, age 76, entered into rest on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.  Funeral services were held at 1:00PM Saturday, September 21, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Hank Griffin and Brent Taylor  with  burial  following  in the  Clanton Plains Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 12:00 – 1:00 PM Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mr. Jordan was born October 8, 1942 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late William James “Jim” and Minnie Alberta Hurst Jordan. He was a former employee of Springs Industries  and former owner and  operator of Jordan’s Landscaping that he and his wife operated for many years. A faithful member of Clanton Plains Baptist Church, James faithfully served the Lord in his church and throughout the community. He enjoyed gardening and loved to share his vegetables with his neighbors and friends.

     In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his wife, Vonzile “Von” Jordan; two brothers, Ronnie Calvin Jordan and William Carson Jordan; one sister, Patricia Jordan Ratliff; grandson, Micheal Gulledge; stepson, Donald Rivers; and step-daughter, Danice Miles.

     Survivors include his children, Amanda Smith and Amy Harget step children, Patrick Smith of El Paso, TX, Jarrett (Tina) Smith of Lakeland, FL, Joe Rivers of MI, Deadria (Randy) Booker of Charleston, SC, Darlene Rivers,  and Donna Rivers both  of  MI; brother, Jimmy (Judith) Jordan of Chesterfield, SC; sister, Betty (Joe) Catoe of Lancaster, SC; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Jordan family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, September 25, 2019.

Birty Lee Smith Oliver                                                                                                                                                                                                               CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Birty Lee Smith Oliver, age 87, entered into rest on Sunday,  September  15, 2019  at her  home. Funeral services were held at 5:00 PM Tuesday,  September 17, 2019  at Hopewell  Baptist Church by Pastor Phil Wyatt and Brent Taylor with the eulogy being delivered by her grandchildren. The burial followed in the   church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 4:00 – 5:00 PM Tuesday, prior to the service in the sanctuary of the church. Mrs. Oliver was born October 2, 1931 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Henry F. and Annie Bell Gulledge Smith.  She was a retired employee of both BoBuck Mills and Chesterfield County Council on Aging. Mrs. Oliver was a faithful member of Hopewell Baptist Church where she served as former nursery director and Sunday school teacher. In her early years, Birty enjoyed playing basketball and fishing. She was always taking care of others throughout her life. Mrs. Oliver enjoyed working in her flower beds and spending  time  with her grandchildren.                                                                                       

     In addition to her parents, Birty was also preceded in death by her husband, Aaron Charles Oliver; son, Charles Everett Oliver; son-in-law,Larry Crawley; brothers, Everett, Levi, Donald, J.C., and Bobby Smith; and by two sisters,  Myrtle Weatherford and Thelma Menzo.

     Survivors include her children, Debbie Crawley, Margaret O. Rivers, Donna  O. (Louis) Rivers, and Charles Ervin (Tish McLain) Oliver, all of Chesterfield, S C; daughter-in-law, Robin Oliver;  grandchildren, Matt (Jessica) Crawley of Chesterfield, SC, Michael  Rivers, Jr. Of Sumter, SC, Rusty Rivers of Chesterfield, SC, William (Heather) Rivers of Chesterfield, SC, Sammy Crawley of Chesterfield, SC, and Derrick Rivers of Chesterfield, SC; great grandchildren, Zack Blackwell, Sierra Rivers, Emma  Crawley, Erin Crawley, Liam  Rivers, and Lily Rivers; grandchildren of the heart, Crystal (Daniel) McIntyre,  Sheila  (Scott) Jacobs, Tracy Spencer, Charlotte (Jason) King, Sky Gainey, Easton Lindsey; and her special pet dog, Dixie.

     The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff of Regency Southern-Care Hospice for the excellent care shown to Mrs. Oliver and her family.

     Memorials may be made to the Chesterfield County Council on Aging PO Box 45, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter, 467 Goodale Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Oliver family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, September 25, 2019.

Janet White Rouse                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CHERAW - Janet White Rouse, 55, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019. Born in Anchorage, AK, she was a daughter of the late Carol Palmer and Doris Virginia Freeman White. She enjoyed going on cruises and loved spending time with family    and spoiling her grandchildren                                                                                                                                                 She is survived by her sons, Eric Heath, and wife, Amanda of Elizabethtown, NC, and Shawn Heath and wife, Summer of Kinston, NC. A daughter, Jennifer Grady of Dover, NC. She was one of seven siblings. Her brothers, Butch White, Brad White, Gary White and wife Gloria, all of Vanceboro, NC, Shannon White and wife Tami, of Ponce Inlet, FL, sisters, Kathryn Crowley and husband, Charles of Cheraw, SC, Brenda Provost and husband, David of Newport, NC. Her beloved grandchildren, Hayli Heath,  Kailey Heath, Kelsi Heath, Chasity Grady, Emma Heath, Liam Heath, Blake Grady and to arrive in January, Skyla Doris. Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews  and many special friends she loved dearly.

     A memorial service was at 4:00 pm, Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Vanceboro Christian Church, located at 221 1st Ave., Vanceboro, NC.

     A celebration of life party will be held from 4pm-8pm, Saturday October 12, 2019 at Eight Sixteen, located at 1225 New Bern Rd, Kinston, NC 28504. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to: Regency Hospice, 205 East Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Drive, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, September 25, 2019.

 James Smith Jr.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     CHERAW - Dr. James Smith, Jr., 70, died on Thursday, September 12,  2019, 2018.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday, September17, 2019 at 3:30 PM from the Fisher Hill Community Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Military Rites and Burial followed in the J.C.Broome Memorial Garden, Cheraw. SC. He was born December 29, 1948 to the late James June and Martha Little Smith in Wadesboro, NC. Survivors: his wife, Gladys; sons, James O. Smith (Mamie), Brian  L. Hillian (Denise), Larry Hillian (Tanica) and Cory Faulkner (Sherry); daughter, Hope McGuire; sister, Sandra Smith Horner; brothers, Richard S. Smith and Eric T. Smith (Vera);16 grandchildren and 5 great  grandchildren; special niece, Carolyn Boykin. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6, September 25, 2019.

 Zona Deese Adams                                                                                                                                                                                                                   MORVEN, N.C. - Ms. Zona Deese Adams, age 94, entered into rest on Sunday, September 22, 2019. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Morven Baptist Church by Pastor Tommy Threatt, Dr. Tom Parrish, and Rev. D. W. Carpenter with the eulogy being delivered by her granddaughter, Tonya Abbott. The burial followed the service in the Morven Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Ms. Adams was born May13, 1925 in Anson County, NC a daughter of the late Lucian and Lelia Purvis Deese. She was a former employee of Sacony and retired from J.P. Stevens. A faithful Christian lady, Mrs. Adams loved the Lord and faithfully served him throughout the years. She was a dedicated member of Morven Baptist Church, where she served as former church treasurer and was an adult choir member. Zona was a great cook and was known for her delicious desserts. She was a lady revered by her family for her faith, her exemplary work ethic, and her selfless and tieless love for her family.Her life taught the lesson of treating everyone as you wish to be treated. In addition to her parents, Zona was also preceded indeath by son, Jack Adams; brothers, James, Harold, Martin, Powell Deese; sisters, Ethel Parrish, Essie Boswell, Lucille Gathings, and Clella Deese.                        

     Survivors include her son,James (Jane) Adams of Chesterfield, SC; daughter, Dorothy (James) Quick of Bennettsville, SC; daughter-in-law, Dale  Adams of Fredericksburg, VA; grandchildren, Tonya (Jim) Abbott, William Ashley (Lesley) Quick, and Jadd “Jo Jo” Adams; great grandchildren, Kennedy, Kassidy, Hudson, and Brooks.

     Memorials may be made to Morven Baptist Church, P.O.Box 337, Morven, NC 28119Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield,SC is serving the Adams family . Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 9B, October 2, 2019.

Charles Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Chambers                                                                                                                                                                                                     MT. CROGHAN - Mr.Charles Ronald “Ronnie” Chambers, age 72, entered into rest on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. Funeral Services were held at 11:00 AM Friday, September 27, 2019 at Cross  Roads  Baptist Church by Dr.Rick Henderson and Rev. Keith Hinson with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends immediately following the service in the Cross Roads Family Life Center.

     Mr. Chambers was born May 15, 1947 in Roxboro, NC a son of the late Charlesance and Lorena Miller Chambers. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the VietnamWar. Mr. Chambers was a former lif e insurance agent with Liberty Life and a retired supervisor with the U.S. Postal Service. A faithful member of Cross Roads Baptist Church, Ronnie was a former Sunday school teacher and training union director. He was also a member of the American Legion and the D.A.V. Ronnie was a devoted husband, loving father, and friend to all. His hobbies included painting, drawing, working with crafts, and most recently metal detecting.

     In addition to his parents,Mr. Chambers was also preceded in death by 1 sister, Louella Chambers; and brother of the heart, Bobby Johnson.

     Survivors include his wifeof 48 years, Jean J. Chambers of the home; sons, Christopher Lee (Chrystie) Chambers of Cheraw, SC, and Michael Shaun Chambers of Mt. Croghan, SC; brother, Jerry (Cathy) Chambers of Knightsdale, NC; sisters, Kay (David) Pickens of Gainesboro, TN, Jenny Smith of Wrightsville Beac h, NC; Juanita Barrett of Oxford, NC, and Nadean Long of Ridgemont, NC; also numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Cross Roads Baptist Church, 4963 Cross Roads Church Road, Ruby, SC 29741. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Chambers family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 9B, October 2, 2019.

George William Clyburn                                                                                                                                                                                                          PAGELAND – George William Clyburn, 63, died on Monday, September16, 2019. Funeral services were held on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 1 PM from the Flint Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland, SC. Military rites and burial followed in the Mt. Harmon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Pageland, SC. He was born January 8, 1956 to the late Bill Sowell and Sarah Truesdale Clyburn in Pageland, SC. Survivors: his wife, Deborah Evans Clyburn; daughters, Lauren Brewer, Pageland, SC and Jasmine Brewer, Fort Mill, SC; son, George M. Clyburn, Pageland, SC; grandchildren, Greenlee Brewer and Harlan Brewer, Pageland, SC;  sisters, Linda (Hazel) Funderburk, Charlotte, NC, Sylvia (Richard) Stinson, Lancaster, SC, Lucille Howell, Canton, OH, Annie Lee (Cefus) Truesdale, Hattie (Tom) Grissett and Margie Jenkins, Pageland, SC; brothers, BL (Ora) Sowell, Greenville, NC, Bill (Gwen) Sowell, John L. Sowell, Charlotte, NC, Hazel (Geraldine) Sowell, Jody (Pat) Sowell, Pageland, SC and Roger Sowell, Monroe,NC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 9B, October 2, 2019.

Donald Brice Curtis                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MYRTLE BEACH - Donald Brice Curtis, 56, of Myrtle Beach, SC passed away on Thursday, September 05, 2019 at Embrace Hospice House of the Grand Strand.

     He was born November 07, 1962 in Sioux City, IA, son of the late Richard Gary Curtis and Mary Elizabeth Hilburn Curtis. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two brothers, Michael Curtis and Richad Curtis.

     Survivors include one daughter, Kimberly Curtis of Wallace, SC; two step daughters, Stacey Lewis and Heather Raffaldt both of Wallace, SC; brother, Chance Curtis and his wife Kelly of Minnesota; three sisters, Teresa Hardee of Myrtle Beach, Cindy Tyler and her   husband Sam of Myrtle Beach and Shontele Curtis of Minnesota; two grandchildren, Kyleigh and Keeley; good friend/brother Mark Rheinhart and many nieces and nephews.Donald was a loving father, grandfather and brother. All who met him loved his gentle soul. He loved animals, his craft of carpentry, scary movies and music. Most of all his maker, Jesus Christ along with his family. The family would like to thank MSA Hospice, Dr.Michael Haughton, The Rock Church and Tammy at Embrace Hospice for making his last days comfortable.The family will hold a private service at home as Donald requested. Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet is assisting the family with arrangements. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 9B, October 2, 2019.

Harold Michael‘Mike’ Deese                                                                                                                                                                                                           MORVEN, N.C. - Mr.Harold Michael “Mike” Deese, age 61, entered into rest on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Monday, September 30, 2019 at Chesterfield Baptist Church by Pastor Randy Bishop with burial following in the Morven Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Monday prior to the service in the parlor of Chesterfield Baptist Church.

     Mr. Deese was born April 19, 1958 in Wadesboro, NC a son of the late Harold and Ruth Adams Brock Deese. He was a former employee of CMC Building Supply. A member of Morven Baptist Church, Mike also enjoyed attending Chesterfield Baptist Church. An avid outdoorsman, Mr.Deese enjoyed riding four-wheelers, playing paintball, and taking a ride in the country listening to music. Mike enjoyed following Auburn Tigers football and supporting the Chesterfield High School softball teams.

     In addition to his parents, Mike was also preceded in death by his niece, Amy Odom Bray.

     Survivors include his son, Michael Brad Deese of Cheraw, SC; daughter, Nina Deese of Jacksonville, FL; sisters,Teresa Deese (Freddie) Gaskins of Chesterfield, SC, and Janet Deese (Jamie) Lambert of Florence, SC; half-sister, Cynthia Deese Sorrenti of Rockingham, NC; grandson, Trenton “Trent” Michael Deese of Chesterfield, SC; special friend,Wendy McLeod of Cheraw, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Autism Speaks, 601 E. 5th Street, Suite 120, Charlotte,NC 28202 or to Chesterfield Baptist Church, 207 E Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Deese family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 9B, October 2, 2019.

Margie Rae Collins Hodge                                                                                                                                                                                                                   RUBY - Mrs. Margie RaeCollins Hodge, age 76, entered into rest on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at her home. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Fairview Baptist Church by Rev. Michael Davis, Rev.Wayne Hodge, and Rev. Kyle Oliver with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 4:00 PM Saturday, prior to the service in the sanctuary of the church. Mrs. Hodge was born June 6, 1943 in Chesterfield County, SC a daughter of the late William Tom and Sara Elizabeth “Lizzie” Sellers Collins. She was a retired employee of Challenger Industries with 31 years of service and a faithful member of Chesterfield Church of God. Her favorite things were shopping and time spent with her family.

     In addition to her parents, Margie Rae was also preceded in death by her daughter, Elizabeth Rae “Dete” Hodge Roscoe; granddaughter, Hope Roscoe Melton; great grandbaby, BaileyLynn Hodge; brothers, Oscar, Carl, Lee, Jim, Thomas, Bobby, and Jack Collins; sisters, Rhoda Munn, Lydia Thomas, MaryCrawford, Grace Wallace,and Beatrice Blackman. Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Asia Ray Hodge of the home; daughters, Sylvia (Dennis) Winburn of McBee, SC, and Lisa (Charles) Freeman of Ruby, SC; son, Danny (Sharon) Hodge of FL; grandchildren, Stacey (Adam) Huggins, Dawn (Jeff) Saxon, Daniel (Penny) Cox, Danny (Bridget) Hodge, Jr, Danielle (J.T.) Self, Christopher Dunn, and Chanda (Mike) Hardin; great grandchildren, Summer, Austin, Alex, Hayden, Autumn, Talon, Noah, Aubrie, Katelyn, Alex, Abigail, Peyton, Kamryn, Cristina, and Christian; brothers, Carson (Mary) Collins of Chesterfield, SC, Larry Collins of Landis, NC, and Terry (Gail) Collins of Chesterfield, SC; sisters, Katie Lee Blackmon of Chesterfield, SC, Clara Mae (Wayne) Conyers of Kershaw, SC, and Hulda (Bill) Thomas of Kannapolis, NC; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Hodge family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 9B, October 2, 2019.

William Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Roscoe                                                                                                                                                                                           CHARLOTTE, N.C.-William Kenneth “Kenny” Roscoe, 67, died Sunday, September 22, 2019. Born in Marlboro County, SC, he was a son of the late Reese and Mary Bernice Roscoe. He loved going fishing, racing, and riding motorcycles. He loved to come up with new inventions and grilling out. He also enjoyed wood-working and anything mechanical, especially working on neighbors’ cars. He enjoyed spending time in Florida with his family.    

     Surviving is his wife, Patricia Quick Roscoe of the home, daughter, Katina (fiancé, Eric) Roscoe of West Palm Beach, FL, brothers, Steve Roscoe of Cheraw, SC, Scott (Marie) Roscoe of Cheraw, SC and a mother-in-law, Nellie Mae Quick of Cheraw, SC, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a son, Kenward Roscoe.

    There was a viewing/visitation held 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Friday, September 27, 2019 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. A graveside service was held 4:00 PM, Friday, September 27, 2019 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 9B, October 2, 2019.

Dozier Franklyn ‘Frankie’ Wallace Jr.                                                                                                                                                                                   COLUMBIA - Mr. Dozier Franklyn “Frankie” Wallace,Jr., age 70, formerly of Chesterfield, SC, entered into rest on Monday, September 23, 2019. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at Zoar United Methodist Church by Pastor Billy Jack Johnson and Rev. Charles E. Teal with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Wallace was born December 28, 1948 in Wadesboro, NC a son of the late Dozier Franklyn and Foye Sellers Wallace. He was an U.S. Air Force Veteran serving in the Air National Guard and was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church. Frankie was employed with Kenan Transportas at ruckdriver with over 40 years of experience. An avid car enthusiast, Mr. Wallace enjoyed sports car racing, vintage car restoration, and any type car that would run fast! He also enjoyed flying and held a pilot’s license for many years.

     Survivors include his daughter, Jackie Kiser of Enterprise, AL; granddaughters, Cathy Jacobs of Enterprise, AL, and Cristina Deputy of Indianapolis, IN; great grandchildren, Dallas Deputy, Payton Deputy, and Olivia Deputy; sister, Sandra Wallace Hall and husband, Keith; special friend, Rachel Brooks; niece, Erin (John) Fann all of Chesterfield, SC; nephew, Wes (Jill) Hall of Cary, NC; great nephew, Grady Hall; great niece, Berkeley Fann; brothers of the heart, Bruce Von Fange and Eric Scheper; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff of Regency Southern Care Hospice for the excellent care shown to Mr. Wallace and his family.

     Memorials may be made to Zoar United Methodist Church “Choir Fund,” Debbie Foote, 2472 Zoar Road, Cheraw, SC 29520 or to Regency SouthernCare Hospice, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Wallace family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 9B, October 2, 2019.

Mary ‘Mae’ Ruth Drake Geter                                                                                                                                                                                                  CHERAW - Mary (Mae) Ruth Drake Geter, 81, died on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 1 PM from the Fisher Hill Community Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the J.C. Broome Memorial Garden, Cheraw. SC. She was born May 3, 1938 to the late Ervin and Bertha McDonald Drake.

     Survivors: daughter, Carolyn Drake Boykin, Cheraw, SC; sons, Kelvin Drake, Columbus, GA and James Geter, Maple Shade, NJ; granddaughter, Brandolyn Drake, Columbus GA; great grandchildren, Jalen Mays and Lauren Albright, Columbus, GA; sisters, Bernice Baskin, Verlee Jackson, Josephine McQueen, Betty McNeal, Gladys Broome Smith and Berthel Morrell (Brady), Cheraw, SC; brothers, Warren E. Drake (Margaret) and Ervin Drake (Della), Cheraw, SC; Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, October 9, 2019.

Judith ‘Sue’ Pevey Kinard                                                                                                                                                                                                  CHESTERFIELD - Mrs.Judith “Sue” Pevey Kinard, age 59, entered into rest on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Sunday, October 6, 2019 from the Chapel ofMiller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Bobby Morton with burial following in the Westfield Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 –8:00 PM Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Kinard was born May 10, 1960 in Marlboro County, SC, a daughter of the late George Allen and Annie Grooms Pevey. She was a Finance Manager with City Financial for over 30 years. Following Sue’s career in finance, she worked at Out in Left Field Catering. Mrs. Kinard was a member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church. Sue enjoyed attending and working auctions, where she had many fond memories of her late husband, Quilly. Mrs. Kinard enjoyed shopping and was an outgoing person who made friends wherever she went. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family whom she loved dearly.

     In addition to her parents, Sue was also preceded indeath by her husband, Aquilla M. “Quilly” Kinard, Jr., and brothers, James “Buck” Pevey, Nip Pevey, Henry Pevey, and Ricky Pevey.

     Survivors include her son, Aquilla M. “Will” (Toni Watson) Kinard, III 3 daughters, Courtney B. Kinard of Chesterfield, SC, Kody (Matt) Lisenby of Ruby, SC, and Tonie (Robert) Rivers of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, William Lisenby, Ethan Lisenby, and Khloe Rivers; brother, Thomas (Ginger) Pevey of McColl, SC; sisters, Jeanette Pevey of Gibson, NC, and Christine Barrington of Bennettsville, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Kinard family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, October 9, 2019.

Mary Lynn Lockhart Miller                                                                                                                                                                                                       PAGELAND - Mary Lynn Lockhart Miller, also known as the Praying Angel, 61, died on Thursday, September 12, 2019. Funeral services were held on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 2 PM from the Clyburn Center, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Mt. Harmon Mission-ary Baptist Church Cemetery, Pageland, SC. She was born August 31, 1958 in Chesterfield County, SC to the late Clarence and Maggie Lockhart. Survivors: siblings, Peggie (Sterling) Dorsey, Clarence (Linda) Grayland, Billy Ray Lockhart, Ronnie Lockhart, Darrell Lockhart and Vicky (Calvin) Clark. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, October 9, 2019.

James Alfred Morris                                                                                                                                                                                                           CHESTERFIELD - Mr. James Alfred Morris, (Retired CPL. SCHP) age 78, entered into rest on Monday, September 30, 2019 at his home. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Thursday, October 3, 2019 at St.Paul United Methodist Church, 305 W. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC by Pastor Alisha Hansen and Jim Foxworth with burial following in the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, 318 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC. All active and retired lawenforcement were asked to serve as honorary pall bearers.

     Mr. Morris was born November 12, 1940 in Prosperity, SC a son of the late James Loumes and Evelyn Myers Morris. He was a retired Corporal with the SC Highway Patrol and the owner and operator of Morris Investigations for over 20 years. Acknowledged as one of the oldest members of the SC Association of Legal Investigators, Mr. Morris was the recipient of the Private Investigator of the year in 2016. Mr. Morris was a dedicated member of St. Paul United Methodist Church where he served as former Trustee Chairman, and member of the Finance Committee. He was also a former member of the Chesterfield Town Council for 21 years. James’ hobbies included watching westerns, supporting the Clemson Tigers, and traveling (as longas he was the driver). He will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, and a respected mentor to many young patrolmen.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Morris was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Hancock Morris; and brother, W. Don Morris.

     Survivors include his daughter, Rene’ (Jay) Cato; and her mother, Barbara Ann Morris both of Chesterfield, SC; step-son, Ellison “Buddy” Moore of Norfolk, VA; step-daughter, Lisa M. Ross of Cornelius, NC; grandchildren, Corey Michael Cato of Pageland, SC, Bailey Jiyuan Cato of Chesterfield, SC, Osborn Ross, and Ellis Ross both of Cornelius, NC; brothers, C. Gordon (Janie) Morris, and Walter L. (Nellie) Morris both of Prosperity, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     The family would like to acknowledge their gratitude to the staff of Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield for the excellent care and support shown to Mr. Morrisand his family. Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 305 W. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Morris family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, October 9, 2019.

Emily Rae ‘LuLu’ Paul                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           WALLACE - Emily Rae “ LuLu” Paul, died Thursday, October 3, 2019. Born in Cheraw, SC, she was the daughter of Brandy (Purcell) Harrington and Travis (Jennifer Grant) Paul. Emily loved sports. She played recreational baseball and football along with highschool basketball and softball. She loved being outdoors and was active and full of life.

     Surviving are her parents listed above, brothers, Tristian (Courtney) Paul of Cheraw, SC, Douglas Adam Paul of Wallace, SC, Jordan Paul of Wallace, SC, grand-parents, Denise (Timmy) Clinkscales of Wallace, SC, Faye (Ricky Melton) Clark of Cheraw, SC, Shuler (Judy) Paul of Wallace, SC, Ronald Barlow of Locust, NC, and great-grandparent Georgia Starling of Stanley, NC.

     The family will receive friends 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Wallace Elementary/Middle School, Wallace, SC. A funeral service will beheld 2:00 PM, Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Wallace Elementary/Middle School, Wallace, SC. Burial will be at White’s Creek Freewill BaptistChurch Cemetery. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, October 9, 2019.

Pamela ‘Pam’ Hatcher Ard                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CHERAW - Mrs. Pamela “Pam” Hatcher Ard, age 62, entered into rest on Friday, October 11, 2019 at her home. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Sunday, October 13, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Brandon Ard and Rev. Russell Miles with burial following in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Ard was born November 14, 1956 in Cheraw, SC a daughter of the late Carnell and Margaret Cumber Hatcher. She was a former employee of First Bank of Cheraw and a former life insurance agent with Liberty Life Insurance Company. A lady with a God-given singing voice, Pam enjoyed singing with her family and other groups through out the years. She enjoyed attending Middendorf Church of God. In addition to singing, she also enjoyed shopping and baking cakes. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Pam’s greatest enjoyment was time spent with her family.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ard was also preceded in death by her daughter, Alison Ard; and father-in-law, Liston E. Ard.

     Survivors include her beloved husband of 45 years, Kenneth D. Ard of the home; son, Bryan (Meredith) Ard of Moore, SC; daughter, Brooke Ard (Jason) Maxwell of Rock Hill, SC; grandson, Ben Ard; brother, Greg (Lynn) Hatcher of Wallace, SC; mother-in-law, Rosie Belle Ard; brothers-in-law, Ronald (Bonnie) Ard, and William (Anne) Lewis all of Cheraw, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Middendorf Church of God, 16839 Hartsville-Ruby Road Hartsville, SC 29550 Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Ard family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, October 16, 2019.

Harry Atwood Board Jr.                                                                                                                                                                                                             CHERAW - Mr. Harry Atwood Board, Jr., age 86, entered into rest on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. A celebration of life service was held at 11:00 AM Saturday, October 12, 2019 at First United Methodist Church by Rev. Kim Eanes and Rev. Ken Timmerman with the eulogy being delivered by Rev. Dean Parker. The burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Friday, October 11, 2019 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Board was born November 17, 1932 in Cheraw, SC a son of the late Harry A. Board, Sr. and Bessie Helen Wallace Board. He was a former employee of Burlington Industries and retired from Highland Industries with 48years, and 2 months of service. Mr. Board was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church where he was a former member of the Financial Committee and the Pastor – Parish Relations Committee. Harry enjoyed gardening, watching NASCAR, and following the Atlanta Braves. He also enjoyed traveling, grilling, and spending time with his family and friends. A man of wisdom and wit, Mr. Board will be fondly remembered for his humorous personality and ability to share a joke.

     In addition to his parents, Harry was also preceded in death by his son, Christopher Atwood Board; siblings, Hazel Board, Wallace Hardin Board, Myrtle Louise Board, Edna Earle Turnage, James Henry Board, and William Russell “Buddy” Board.

     Survivors include his beloved wife of 65 years, Elizabeth “Betty” Board of the home; devoted daughter, Patti Board and fiancé, Tony Loesch of Kernersville, NC; grandchildren, Preston Stanley of Tulsa, OK, and Andrea Loesch of Asheville, NC; sister-in-law, Cristina Board of Tampa, FL; and nieces and nephews.The family would like to acknowledge their thanks to the staff of Regency Southern Care Hospice of Chesterfield for the love and care shown to Mr. Board and their family. Memorials may be made to Boys Town Children’s Home, 4801 Sargent Rd NE, Washington, DC 20017, a local Humane Society of one’s choice, or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Board family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, October 9, 2019.

 

Ray Nelson Crowley                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PATRICK - Mr. Ray Nelson Crowley, age 58, entered into rest on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at his home. Funeral services were held at 12:00 PM Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Grady Baskins with burial following in the Grace &Mercy Church Cemetery (formerly Bethesda UMC Cemetery). The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Monday, October 14, 2019 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Crowley was born March 3, 1961 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Gary Aden Crowley and Florence Virginia Jordan Crowley Montgomery. He worked for many years in the roofing business and was known as “The Roofer.” Ray was a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church for over 50 years and recently had joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. An avid outdoorsman, Mr. Crowley enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening.

     In addition to his parents, Ray was also preceded in death by his “mother of the heart”, Edith Carter Brown.

     Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Pamela Rhynes Crowley of the home; children, Nelson Lane (Destiny) Crowley of Darlington, SC, Hawk Dustin Crowley, and Charity Crowley both of Hartsville, SC, Eric Lee (Kimberly) Brown of Lamar, SC, Hope Moniqua (Christin) Lide, and Dameon Patrick Brown-Crowley both of Cheraw, SC; 14 grandchildren; siblings, Pat Hancock of Mt. Croghan, SC, Mitchell Crowley of GA, Brady Crowley of VA, Ethel Quick of Wallace, SC, Lucille Owens of Ruby, SC, Caston Crowley, and Winnie Brown both of Patrick, SC, Sadie Paradice of Ruby, SC, Gary A. Crowley, Jr. of GA, Sara Brown of Mt. Croghan, SC, Rocky Crowley of Sumter, SC, Clyde Crowley of Cowpens, SC, and Jackie White, and Mary Presnell both of Patrick, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Ln, Columbia, SC 29210. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Crowley family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, October 9, 2019.

Eva ArleneMerriman Ellis                                                                                                                                                                                                           CHERAW - Eva Arlene Merriman Ellis, 74, died on Friday, October 4, 2019. Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 2 PM from the Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Community Cemetery, Chesterfield SC. She was born January7, 1945 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Floyd and Thelma Bennett Merriman, Sr.

Survivors:children, Michael Ellis (Maria), Forestville, MD, Willie Ellis (Bobbi), Oxon Hill, Vanessa Mayo (Thomas), Stafford, VA; grandchildren, Corina Powell (Jason), Mitchell Ellis (Kris-hanna), Dominque Ellis, Dermetryus Ellis, Brian Finney (Brea), Isaiah Ellis, Asia Ellis, Elijah Ellis, Derrius Ellis; great grandchildren, Kayla Lesane, Jason Cloud, Jr., Colin Cloud, Mitchell Lesane, Jr.; sisters, Leeanna Evans, Irene Avery, Carolyn DeBerry, Joyce Quick (Ernest), all of Chesterfield SC, Shervine Brown, Esther Merriman, Darlington, SC, Peggy Brown, Oxon Hill, MD and Trudy Young (Wallace), Newport News, VA and brother, Floyd Merriman (Betty), Woodbridge, VA. Services are rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, October 9, 2019.

Reece Funderburk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 CHERAW - Reece Funderburk, 87, died on Thursday, October 3, 2019. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 2:30 PM from the Goodman Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Inc., Cheraw, SC.

     He was born March 26, 1932 inCheraw, SC to the late Reverend Early and Dinah Tillman Funderburk, Sr.

     Survivors: daughter, Beverly Funderburk, Capitol Heights, MD; sister, Doretha George (Arthur), Cheraw, SC and brother, Leroy Funderburk, Sr. (Joyce). Cheraw, SC. Services are rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, October 9, 2019.

David L. Rohde Sr.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   HAMLET, NC - David L. Rohde Sr., 81, died Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, he was the son of the late John T. and Alice C. Triplett Rohde. He was a retired US Navy veteran, member of the VFW and American Legion. He also was a member of St. David’s Church. He enjoyed being a grist mill operator, and working in the grape vineyard. He loved to drive a tractor and work on his gun collection.

     Surviving is his wife,Vilma S. Rohde of the home, sons, David Rohde Jr. of Cheraw, SC, Michael Rohde of Levittown, PA, Dennis Rohde of Hamlet, NC, daughters, Catherine Moran of Levittown, PA, Martha Weisser of Levittown, PA, sisters, Katie and Gloria, 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, a son, John Rohde and one great-grandchild.The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM, Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Old St.David’s Church, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 3:30 PM, Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Old St. David’s Church, Cheraw, SC.

     Memorials to: St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, October 9, 2019.

John David Wallace                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mr. John David Wallace, 51, of Columbia SC went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, October 7, 2019 as a result of atruck/train accident in Summerville, SC. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Saturday, October 12, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (318 E.Main Street,Chesterfield,SC) by Rev.Donald Wallace, Sr. and Rev. Dennis Wallace with burial following in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery (3664 Wire 1Road, Cheraw, SC). The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 4:00 PM Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home  and other times at the family’s home (2608 Wire 1 Road, Cheraw, SC).

     Mr. Wallace was born in Cheraw, SC on June 8, 1968, the middle son of Rev. Dennis and Gennie Williams Wallace of Irmo/Cheraw, SC. John graduated from Irmo High School in 1986. He attended North Greenville University, Midlands Tech and graduated from the University of South Carolina in Columbia with a Bachelor of Marketing degree in 1990. He worked in retail sales for 20 years as a salesman and manager. He then went back to school and got his CDL license in 2010 and became a truck driver. He was a very conscientious truck driver with an excellent driving record. He currently worked for Ryder Transportation in Columbia. He loved Jesus, shared the gospel of Christ with many people, and was a charter member of Gateway Baptist Church in Irmo. He was aloving, humble big man with a very big heart who truly cared for others and wanted everyone to be his friend.

     He was predeceased by his grandparents Boyd and Grace Collins Wallace, and Jimmie and Ella Jane Williams.

     He is survived by his wife Deborah Williams Wallace of the home, his parents Rev. Dennis and Gennie Wallace of Irmo/Cheraw, his brothers Billy (Crystal) Wallace of Lexington, SC and Nathan (Anne) Wallace of Mt. Gilead NC/Cheraw, his nephews Tyler Wallace of Cheraw, Jeremy (Lauren) Wallace of Lexington SC and Trent Wallace of Lexington SC, his nieces Emily Wallace of Albemarle NC and Olivia Wallace of Mt. Gilead NC/Cheraw, his uncle Rev. Donald (Mary) Wallace Sr. of Chesterfield, his aunts Sue (Billy) Driggers of Effingham, SC, Jeanette (Andy) Linton of Cheraw, Carolyn Boone of Chesterfield and Bonnie Moore of Ruby, his mother-in-law Norma Meetze of Columbia, his stepchildren Chris (Lisa) Williams of Charlotte NC, Melissa (Mike) Nesbitt of Columbia and Casey (Dr. Jennifer) Williams of Lexington SC, his step-grandchildren Logan and Reese Williams of Charlotte NC, Madison Nesbitt of Columbia and Ronan Williams of Lexington SC, several great uncles, great aunts and cousins.

    Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, c/o Arlene Hancock, 1680 Sam Jones Rd, Patrick SC or Gateway Baptist Church, 1651 Dutch Fork Rd, Irmo, SC.  Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Wallace family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, October 9, 2019.

George Randolph ‘Randy’ Wheeler                                                                                                                                                                                      George Randolph Wheeler (Randy), 74, of Midlothian, VA, passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at home surrounded by family. BornJanuary 1, 1945, he was son of late Goodman Carter Wheeler and Lettie Louise Wheeler.

     In addition to his parents, his step daughter, Virginia Duke preceded him in death. Randy worked for Sears from 1967-1977, Chapstick from 1977-1991 and AAA as advertising manager from 1991-2000. Randy had a passion for sports, particularly UVA and USC Gamecocks and loved fishing with his wife. He enjoyed spending the holidays with his children and grand-children. Randy also enjoyed painting oil landscapes.

     He is survived by his wife Anne, his brother, Joseph Wheeler (Susie); his daughter, Jennifer Dennis (Charles) and granddaughter Kristen; his son Mark Wheeler (Katharine), his grandchildren, Kyle, Lilian and Jack; his step son, William Duke, Jr (Sarah) and granddaughter, Taylor. The memorial service will beheld at First English Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1603 Monument Ave, Richmond, VA on October 19, 2019 at 11:00. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to dementia/Alzheimers research and treatment. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, October 9, 2019.

June MacRandy Wright                                                                                                                                                                                                                 CHERAW – June MacRandy Wright, 46, died on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Funeral services were held on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 2PM from the Cheraw High School Gymnasium, Cheraw, SC. MilitaryRites and burial followed in the Florence National Cemetery, Florence, SC. He was bornJuly 25, 1973in Cheraw, SC to Debora AnnThomas and Gregory Lytell. Survivors: his wife, Marie Capers-Wright; daughters, Precious Wright, Princess Wright, Lawrenceville, GA and Yasmine Wright, of the home; parents, Debora Ann Thomas, Cheraw, SC and Gregory Lytell, New Haven, CT; sister, Ly ́Meshia Lytell, Greensboro, NC; nieces, Sy ́Rinity Lockhart, Greensboro, NC and Shabrea Capers, Charlotte, NC and nephew, Sy ́Nsire Lockhart, Greensboro, NC. Services are rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A, October 9, 2019.

Teresa S. Butcher                                                                                                                                                                                                             CHERAW - Teresa S. Butcher, 59, died Sunday, October 13, 2019. Born in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of the late Douglas Ratley and Viola Knight Ratley. She was the owner-operator of Karaoke by Teresa. She enjoyed shopping, cooking and spending time with her family and friends, especially playing with her grandson. She was very fond of her “fur babies” as well.

     She is survived by her husband, Alfred Butcher of the home, a son, Carl (Sabrina) Self of Cheraw, SC, brothers, Donnie Ratley of Rockingham, NC, and Michael (Cathy) Ratley of Cheraw, SC, a sister, Doris Ratley of Pamplico, SC, a grandson, Blake Self, nieces and nephews, Shannon, Nicholas, Jared, Zack, Hailey and Bryan, special friends, Sherrie Thompson and Stefanie Youngblood.

She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, husband Carl Self, Sr. and nephew Shawn.

The family received friends on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Kiser Funeral Home. A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home. Burial followed the service at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • October 23, 2019.

Ray W. Dixon                                                                                                                                                                                                                    HARTSVILLE - Mr. Ray W. Dixon, age 87, entered into rest on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at his home with his family by his side. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, October 20, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Burke Hoffman and Rev. Grady Baskins with burial following in the Dixon Family Cemetery, 593 Scott Pond Road, Hartsville, SC. The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Dixon was born December 20, 1931 in Chesterfield County, SC a son of the late Lillie Dixon and William Curtis Bullard. He was a retired employee of StanleyTools and enjoyed fishing, and watching wrestling. Ray had a great personality and was always making others laugh.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Dixon was also preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Purvis Dixon; sons, James and Richard Dixon; grandson, William Daniel Dixon; brothers, Clyde, Carrigan, Earlie Paul, and E.J.Dixon; and sisters, Vera Dixon and Theresa D. Outlaw.

     Survivors include his wife, Deborah Cheek Dixon; children, Louise D. (Scott) Moore, William David (Donna) Dixon, Lisa Dianne Farmer, Mary J. (Chon Sanchez) Dixon; stepchildren, Albert Wood, Jr., Dale (Tim) Wood, Jeffrey Butler, and Alex (Alexica) Wood;grand children, Roger (Stephanie) Moore, Brian (Jennifer) Moore, Nicole Sellers, James Ray (Stephanie) Dixon, II, Amanda (Shane) Atkinson, Michelle (Joshua) Dorsey, James Norton, Jr., Terri Truett, Jerry Truett, Weldon Dixon, Maria Dixon, Marie (Josh) Griggs, Timmy Winburn, Joshua (Brittany) Farmer, and Shane Farmer; great grandchildren, Jordan Moore, Kallie Moore, Lacey Moore, April Wooten, Emerson Moore, James Sellers, Hunter Sellers, Jessi Sellers, Harmoni Sellers, James Ray Dixon, III, Raylee Dixon, Rozella Dixon, Taylor Matteson, David Paul Matteson, Jr., Caleb Matteson, Joshua Farmer, Jr., Zoey Farmer, Leland Farmer, Jensen Farmer, Tre’shaun Truett, Jasmine Truett, Jace Truett, Lexis Dorsey, Chase Dorsey, Karson Atkinson, Konnor Atkinson, Will Anderson, Lillie McLain, and Paislee Dixon; step grandchildren, Ladasia Wood, Donesia Wood, Stormy Wood, Nicholi Wood, Tyler Chapman, Brian Butler, Britley Butler, Kaylee Butler, Michael Butler, and Jay Butler and step great grandchild, Chason Schaff.

     Memorials may be made to the Middendorf Church of the Living God, 2042 Bullard Ford Rd, Hartsville, SC 29550. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Dixon family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • October 23, 2019.

John William Justice III                                                                                                                                                                                                                                John William Justice III of Sea Island, GA was 6’8” tall. This was a defining characteristic of his life from his birth in Florence, SC (on Feb.7, 1956) until his death on October 4, 2019 at Emory Hospital/Decatur, Ga. He was larger than life, in body and spirit.

     Growing up in Cheraw and Camden, SC, his parents had to send him out on Halloween with a sign that said, “I really am 12.” He was the starting power forward on the first integrated Cheraw High basketball team. Johnny was a drummer in the Mill River Band and a goofy-footed surfer all his summers on Pawley’s Island. At some point, his nice rejection letter from UNC’s coach Dean Smith and his autograph of all four Beatles were thrown away by his mother. To overcome his Tarheel rejection, he accepted a basketball scholarship to Wofford College. He was a brother of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, graduating with a BA in Government in 1978. During his sophomore year he went on a blind date with a 5’4” freshman Converse art major named Donna Naismith of Savannah, GA. He finally realized his height did not matter.

     Five years later on February 21, 1981 they were married at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Isle of Hope and moved to St. Simons Island, GA. These were the salad days. Johnny was determined to learn the game of golf with the help of Sea Island pro, Jimmy Hodges. He never found the perfect swing during their lessons, but in Jimmy he had found his best friend. A family bond was made that has continued into the 3rd generation after Jimmy’s sudden death. In 1985 after moving to Pinehurst, NC to join his father at Southern Aggregates, John W. Justice IV was born. Then in 1987 Samford Watlington Justice, esq arrived.

      Johnny’s lifelong hobby became helping his family, friends, and valued customers pursue theirs: UNC season tickets and rounds of golf with John and countless concerts and musical instruments for Sam and many wonderful, laugh-filled meals with friends across the country. Johnny spent his life enjoying his loved ones and friends enjoying themselves.

     Throughout his career as president of Southern Aggregates/Mid Coastal Development/Justice Products, everyone knew and loved the tall man with the quick wit and evil sense of humor. He was a great listener and was genuinely interested in people. He treated every person he met with the same respect whether they were a captain of industry or a bus boy.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, daughter-in-law Barbara Auer Justice, grand-children Avery Graye Justice and John William Justice V (Liam) all of Savannah, GA and his sister Anne Farish Justice of Georgetown, SC. A Celebration of his Life will be held on Thursday, October 24th from 6 - 9 pm at the Sea Island Beach Club and his funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 26th at 11 am at Christ Church Frederica, St. Simons Island, GA.

      In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Friends Fighting Cystic Fibrosis, P. O. Box 10007, Savannah, GA 31412. Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • October 23, 2019.

Dorothy Jean Myers                                                                                                                                                                                                             CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Dorothy Jean Myers, 76, died on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 1 PM from the Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC. Burial followed in the Rock Springs Missionary Baptist Cemetery, Ruby, SC.

     She was born July 27, 1943 in Chesterfield County, SC to the late Alonzo and Doris Burch Massey.

      Survivors: spouse, Jerry Myers; children, Cassandra Myers Gettys (Gregory), Deborah Myers McNeill (Darrell), Leon Myers (Tonya) and Reginald Myers (Ryan); brother, Alonzo Massey, II; 9 and 3 great-grandchildren. Services are rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland.  Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • October 23, 2019

Johnny Price Sr.                                                                                                                                                                                                        PAGELAND – Johnny Price, Sr., 79, died on Tuesday, October8, 2019. Fu-neral services were held on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 2 PM from the Mt. Harmon Missionary Baptist Church Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was born January 22, 1940 in Pageland, SC to the late Roscoe and Ola Mae Price, Sr. Survivors: sons, Johnny Price, Jr. (Tonya), Keith Price (Colette) and William Price; companion, Jerlean Blakeney and her children, Clifford Blakeney, Charlie Blakeney (Michelle) and Marty Blakeney (Monica); brothers, Jay Price and Larry Price; sisters, Betty McManus, Shirley Ann Funderburk and Margaret Ann Price. Services are rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • October 23, 2019.

Bobby Ray Smith                                                                                                                                                                                                                 PAGELAND - Bobby Ray Smith, 55, died on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Funeral services were held on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 3 PM from the Oro Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery. He was born August 26, 1964 in Chesterfield County, SC. Survivors: daughter, Jessica Bennett (MeagonMiller), Pageland, SC; sisters Betty Sue Smith and Faye Leach, Pageland, SC; brothers, James Leach (Bonita), Calvin Leach, Pageland, SC and Brian Leach (Michelle), Lancaster, SC. Services are rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • October 23, 2019.

Myrtle Jordan Thurman                                                                                                                                                                                                                     RUBY - Mrs. Myrtle Jordan Thurman, age 96, entered into rest on Sunday, October 13, 2019 with her family by her side. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Cross Roads Baptist Church by Dr. Rick Henderson and Brent Taylor with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday, October15, 2019 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Thurman was born February 23, 1923 in Pageland, SC a daughter of the late Arthur L. and Martha Louise Hunter Jordan. She retired after working many years in the textile industry. A faithful member of Cross Roads Baptist Church, Mrs. Thurman held the distinct honor of being the oldest member of the church, and was also very active on the food committee through-out the years. She enjoyed time spent with her family, watching tv, and cooking. Myrtle was known for her delicious black walnut pound cakes, and was always faithful to deliver them to the sick and shut-in’s inthe community.

     The last surviving member of her immediate family, Mrs. Thurman was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Davis “Dave” W. Thurman; and siblings, Carson Jordan, Connie Jordan, Ward Jordan, Julius Jordan, Katie Lee McMurrain, Billie McManus, Van Jordan,Everett  Jordan, and Evelyn MacAdams.

     Survivors include her devoted daughter, Phyllis (Glenn) Johnson of Leland, NC; granddaughter, Meredith (Walt) Futch of Leland, NC; and great granddaughter whom she had a special bond with, Katie Futch; sister-in-law, Myrtle H. Jordan of Mt. Croghan, SC; sister of the heart, Mildred Thurman of Ruby, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. The family would like to express their thanks to the staff of Prestwick Village and Morrison Manor for the love and care shown to Mrs.Thurman and her family. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Thurman family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • October 23, 2019.

Tate Isgett Allen                                                                                                                                                                                                           BENNETTSVILLE - Mrs.Tate Isgett Allen, 93, passed away, Sunday, October 27, 2019 at her residence after a brief illness. Mrs. Allen was born in Cheraw, SC on December 26, 1925. She was a daughter of the late Joseph Bertram and Faye Laney Isgett. After graduation from Lander College in 1947, she spent over 40 years as a teacher. Her early years were in the South Carolina public schools beginning in Conway, SC and eventually in Bennettsville. She finished her teaching career at Marlboro Academy in Bennettsville. She was a member of Thomas Memorial Baptist Church for sixty years where she was very involved in the Women’s Missionary Union and always an active member and teacher of her Sunday School class. She was also a member of the Woodland Garden Club, the Read-A-Book book club, and Delta Kappa Gamma. She enjoyed going to the beach, working in the yard, Clemson Football, and most importantly her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She leaves behind to cherish her loving memory; daughter, Debby Allen Leslie (Tommy) of Bennettsville, SC; son, Burl Edwin Allen, Jr. of New London, NC; grandchildren, Thomas Allen Leslie (Rebekah) of Bennettsville, SC, Marydith Leslie Springs (Matt) of Columbia, SC, and David Edwin Leslie (Caroline) of Summerville, SC; great grandchildren, Jenna and Kate Leslie, Jacob, Drew, and Preston Springs, Owen, Harper, and Luke Leslie. Mrs. Allen was preceded in death by her parents listed above; husband, Burl Edwin Allen; brother, Joseph Samuel Isgett; and sister, Dollie Isgett Younts. A funeral service was held at 3 pm, Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Burroughs Funeral Home, with visitation from 2-3 pm just prior to the service at the funeral home. A private burial will be held at a later time. The family would like to thank Crescent Hospice and Personal Caregivers for their continued love and support. Memorials may be made to Marlboro Academy, 1035 Bennettsville Fire Tower Road, Bennettsville, SC 29512. Burroughs Funeral Home is honored to assist the Allen family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • November 6, 2019.

Sonja Camille McFarlin                                                                                                                                                                                                               CHERAW - Sonja Camille McFarlin, 38, died on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. Funeral services were held on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 2P M from the Pee Dee Union Baptist Church Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Drucilla A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. She was born November 3, 1980 in Cheraw, SC to Ronnie Lewis, Sr. and Camilla McFarlin.

     Survivors: sons: Saxton Trey, Cameron LaTrell, and Elijah My Shaun, all of Chesterfield,SC; grandchildren, Marissa Senese and Scarlett My Trese; parents: Camilla McFarlin, Chesterfield, SC and Ronnie (Susan) Lewis, Sr., Cheraw, SC; sisters: Pamela (Tony) Baldwin, Lexington, NC and Kisha Lewis, Cheraw, SC; brother: Ronnie Haven Lewis, Jr., Chesterfield, SC; niece: Addison Baldwin and nephew, Chayce Lewis. Services are rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield.  Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • November 6, 2019.

Mitchell Don Steen                                                                                                                                                                                                                     PAGELAND - Mr.Mitchell Don Steen, age 42, entered into rest on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor with burial to follow in the Rocky Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Croghan, SC. The family received friends from 5:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the funeral home.

     Mr. Steen was born May 19, 1977 in Chesterfield, SC a son of Bonnie Eason Steen and the late Don Mitchell Steen. He was a heavy equipment operator employed with Hoopaugh Grading Company with 13 years of service. A loving son, brother, father, fiancé, and Pa-Pa, Mitchell loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He was also an avid outdoors-man and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding his pontoon boat with his boys. Mr. Steen loved music and enjoyed playing the guitar.

     In addition to his father, Mitchell was also preceded in death by his sister, Robin Steen; and special uncle, Jackie Eason.

     Survivors include his children, Moriah Steen, Mitchell Steen, Jr., Christian Steen, Noah Steen, Dakota Rollings, and Delilah Steen; grandchildren, Kenzi Steen, Kayden Hammonds, Kayson Hammonds, Kyrie Hammonds, Kylar Hammonds, and Bentley Steen; mother, Bonnie Steen of Mt.Croghan, SC; fiancée and love of his life, Carley D. Rollings of the home; siblings, Barbara (Kevin Thompson) Smith of Lancaster, SC, Tammy (Brian Burch) Kelly of Jefferson, SC, Wendy (Carlos Ponce) Steen of Jefferson, and Matthew (Bevin) Steen of Mt. Croghan, SC; also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles, and aunts including beloved aunt,Nancy Eason and daughter, Becky Jo of FL.

     Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231 Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Steen family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • November 6, 2019.

Dorothy Smith Weatherford                                                                                                                                                                                                          PATRICK - Mrs. Dorothy Smith Weatherford, age 73, entered into rest on Friday, November 1, 2019 at her home with her family by her side. Graveside Services were held at 3:00 PM Monday, November 4, 2019 at Griggs-O’Neal Cemetery, Hartsville, SC by Pastor Glenn Scott White and Rev. Dennis Smith. The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC and also prior to the service on Monday at the cemetery. Mrs. Weatherford was born December 18, 1945 in Richmond County, NC a daughter of the late June and Martha Bowen Smith. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Dorothy was a dedicated homemaker. She was a member of Lighthouse Ministries and loved the Lord and hearing his word preached. Her favorite hobbies were going to church and watching preaching on tv.

      In addition to her parents, Mrs. Weatherford was also preceded in death by her son, Samuel “Jr.” Weatherford; sister, Ruth Williams; brother, Harrison Smith; and brothers-in-law, Sandy Weatherford, and William J. O’Neal.

     Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Sammy Weatherford of the home; children, Julia Irene Morton, and Patricia Ann Gainey both of Patrick, SC; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; brother, Rev. Dennis (Barbara) Smith of Hamlet, NC; brother-in-law, Enoch “June” O’Neal; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff of McLeod Hospice for the love and care shown to Mrs. Weatherford and her family, and suggests memorials be made to McLeod Hospice, P.O. Box 100551, Florence, South Carolina 29501. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Weatherford family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • November 6, 2019

Myrtle Beatrice Turner Parker                                                                                                                                                                                                    CHERAW - Myrtle Beatrice Turner Parker, “Forever39,” died Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Born in Marlboro County, SC, she was a daughter ofthe late James Durant and Amanda Chavis Turner. She was the widow of Lonnie Legette Parker, Sr. Mrs. Parker was a member of First Southern Methodist Church of Chesterfield County. She enjoyed sewing, cooking for her family, and singing with the Ebenezer Ladies, especially at nursing homes for the residents. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Cheraw Healthcare for the care given to Mrs. Parker.

She is survived by her sons, Jackie Walter (Mott) Parker of Edisto Beach, SC, Dwight “Bucky” (Cathy) Parker of Cheraw, S C and Gregory Dean (Denise) Parker of Marion, SC, daughters-in-law, Joan Parker of Bennettsville, SC and Linda Parker of Cheraw, SC, thirteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, sons, Lonnie Legette Parker, Jr., and James Durant Parker. The family received friends from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM on Friday, November 8, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home. A funeral followed at 1:00PM at Kiser Funeral Home. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to: Cheraw Healthcare Activity Fund, Attn: Shawna Quick-Activity Department, 400 Moffat Road, Cheraw, SC 2952.  Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • November 13, 2019.

Brenda Hall Burr                                                                                                                                                                                                                           WALLACE - Brenda Hall Burr, age 76 went home to be with her Lord and Savioron November 13, 2019. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, November 16, 2:00 PM at Cheraw Church of God with the Rev. Don Childers and Rev. R P Grice officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery, Wallace, SC. Visitation was 5 PM to 7 PM Friday, November 15, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home.

      Mrs. Burr was born in Cheraw, the daughter of the late Ernest (Pop) and Daphne Smith Hall. She was a substitute teacher and Craftsman. She was a member of the Cheraw Church of God where she served as Sunday School Teacher, Secretary of the Ladies Ministries, and Christian Education Board Member. She was also a former member of the Bennettsville Church of God where she served as Sunday School Teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, and Family Training Hour President.

      Surviving are her husband of 58 years , Douglas Burr of Wallace.Two daughters Karen (Ronald) Sellers of Cheraw. Kimberly Burr of Wallace. 2 grandchildren Jonathan and David Sellers. One sister Anita Boone of Wallace.

      In Lieu of flowers Memorials may be made to the Cheraw Church of God Building Fund, 100 Pecan Orchard Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • November 20, 2019.

Jasa Moore Johnson                                                                                                                                                                                                             RUBY - Ms. Jasa Moore Johnson, age 41, entered into rest on Monday, November 11, 2019. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor with burial following in the Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 3:00 – 4:00 Wednesday prior to the service at the funeral home.

      Ms. Johnson was born December 11, 1977 in Baton Rouge, LA a daughter of Sara Pat McMahan Moore and the late James Riley Moore. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School, Class of 1996, and attended Lander University. A lady always willing to help others, Jasa worked as a Nurse’s Aide and caregiver for many years. She was a member of Chesterfield Baptist Church. Jasa’s smile could light up the darkest room, and she had the ability to make others laugh. Her hobbies included reading, shopping, and spoiling her little dogs.

     She is survived by her son, Jacob Riley “Jake” Johnson, and his father, Steve Johnson of Mt. Croghan, SC; mother, Sara Pat Moore of Greenville, SC; twin sister, Jacki (Kelly Shields) Moore of Tryon, NC; sister, Sara (Brad) Mackiewicz of Clemson, SC; grandfather, Jack W. McMahan of Greenville, SC; nephew, Jack Mackiewicz; nieces, Mya Johnson and Katherine Johnson; and cousin, Marti (Bryan) Perry of Marshville, NC

      Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Johnson family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • November 20, 2019.

Sara Helms Jones                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Sara Helms Jones died peacefully surrounded by her family and went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, November 16, 2019.

      Sara was born April 9,1937, to the late Henry Houston and Maude McManus Helms in Waxhaw, N.C. She graduated from Waxhaw High School and went on to attend Wingate College, where she met and fell in love with John Jones.They married November 19, 1961, and celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary this year.

     After a brief career at National Cash Register in Charlotte, Sara earned her teaching license and discovered her passion teaching elementary school for over 25 years in Bennettsville, Latta, and Ruby, S.C.

     Sara was a beloved teacher who found great joy in teaching students to read. Sara thought her third-grade students were “the best people in the whole world” and even inspired some to become teachers. She later worked as a district curriculum administrator for Chesterfield County School District. She was a member of the Omicron Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society. Sara was an active member of her church and a devoted teacher in the Elizabeth Rivers Sunday School class for many years. She also served as a deacon, enjoyed helping to decorate the church Christmas tree, and served on various church committees.

      Sara is survived by her cherished husband, John,and was a wonderful mother to her three sons; Dr. John, Jr. of Monroe, N.C.; Brigadier General Jeffrey (Amanda) of Lexington, S.C.; and Jason (April) of Fort Mill, S.C.; her grand-children Houston Jones, Lydia Jones Elder, and Sara Isobel Jones. Also, she is survived by her wonderful siblings; Zell Emory of Fort Mill, S.C.; Henry Helms of Charlotte, N.C.; Coy Helms (Bobbie) of Greenville, S.C.; Johnny Helms (Doris) of Waxhaw, N.C.; wonderful brothers and sisters in-law, and many well-loved nieces and nephews.

       She was preceded in death by siblings Clegg Helms, Faye Bragg, Jean Wooten, and Luther Helms. We the family send our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to dear family and friends for the many happy years of fellowship and support and her church family at Chesterfield Baptist Church as well as her colleagues from the Chesterfield County School District.

      A Celebration of Life service will be 3:00 PM Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Chesterfield Baptist Church by Pastor Randy Bishop with the burial to follow in the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:45 PM Thursday at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, 318 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC.

     Memorials may be made to Chesterfield BaptistChurch, 207 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, 212 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709.  Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Jones family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • November 20, 2019. 

John W. McCormick                                                                                                                                                                                                           CHESTERFIELD - Mr.John W. McCormick, age 75, entered into rest on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at his home. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Anointed WORD Ministries by Pastor Donnie Driggers and Rev. Glenn Gulledge with burial following in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 6:00 - 8:00 PM Friday, November 22, 2019 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home and other times at the home of Todd and Beverly McCormick.

     Mr. McCormick was born December 5, 1943 in Ellerbe, NC a son of the late John William and Laura Jane McCormick. He was a retired employee of Cheraw Yarn Mill with over 33 years of service. John was the owner and operator of McCormick’s Fencing, and was also associated with McCormick’s Grocery & Grill. Mr. McCormick was an avid North Carolina Tar Heels fan and also pulled for the Washington Redskins. His hobbies included working, duck hunting, and fishing. He also enjoyed playing and coaching softball. John was a true people person who never met a stranger.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. McCormick was also preceded in death by his siblings, Peggy Webb, Agnes McCormick, Bill McCormick, Herbert McCormick, Frank McCormick, Doran McCormick, Marion McCormick, and Lucille Faircloth.

     Survivors include his children, Todd (Beverly) McCormick of Chesterfield, SC, Keith (Debra) McCormick of Jefferson, SC, Jeff McCormick of Wadesboro, NC and Mac McCormick of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Farrah) McCormick, Michael McCormick, Jonathan (Nicole) Edwards, Bryan McCormick, Zayne McCormick, Mykah McCormick; great grandchildren, Ryleigh, Kinsley, Zack, Cullin, Ashton, Jantzen, and Jentry; siblings, Louise Lucas, Jerry McCormick, Robert McCormick, Joe (Sherrie) McCormick all of Ellerbe, NC, and Max (Ann) McCormick of Cheraw, SC; special caregivers, Nicole McCormick and Hannah Gulledge; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Anointed WORD Ministries, 550 Sandpiper Circle, Cheraw, SC 29520. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the McCormick family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • November 27, 2019.

Michael Reed Campbell                                                                                                                                                                                                          CHERAW - Michael ReedCampbell, 51, died Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Born in Monroe, NC, he was a son of the late Thomas Curtis and Juanita Winburn Campbell. Michael was a United States Army Veteran. He was a knife collector and, also enjoyed watching Carolina Panthers football. He will also be missed by his furry friends, Micha, Bella, and Prissy. He is survived by a daughter, Emily Campbell, a brother, David Campbell, his fiancé, Rebecca Ratliff, a daughter at heart Shaye Ratliff, Avery special aunt, Mae Smith of Florida. He was formally married to Laura Davis Campbell. The family received friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home. A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM, Friday, November 22, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home. Burial with Military Honors followed in Chesterfield City Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • November 27, 2019.                                                                                              

Josephine Carter                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Funeral services for Josephine Stover Carter were held Monday, November 25th at Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens inCheraw. Mrs. Carter, 84, died peacefully in her home of natural causes on Saturday, November 16, 2019.  

     Mrs. Carter was born May 28, 1935 to the late Earnest and Tiney Stover in Patrick, South Carolina, known as Steerpen Township, SC, at the time. She was one of eleven siblings born to this union. She was proud to be “born and raised in Cheraw” and was educated at Coulter Memorial Academy in Cheraw. Josephine relocated to New York upon completing her studies. Josephine met and eventually married the love of her life, Laimon Carter (known as“Lucky”), on March 26, 1960. The two met in the late 1950’s at the famous Savoy Manor in New York City and spent 54 years in matrimony making Queens, NY their home. They raised a family in addition to nurturing eight foster children. Mrs. Carter was a Christian woman committed to servanthood. She worked as a certified Home Health Aide and was a state certified Child Care Provider. She and her husband Lucky also worked together as school crossing guards for the Cheraw Police Department until she retired in June 2012 working approximately 15years with the force. Locally, Pee Dee Union Baptist Church was her church home where she served on the Missionary, Hospitality, Cancer and Senior Ministries. She was a member of Nobel Tent# 11, the United Order of Tents. Josephine was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who pursued a love of gardening and cooking as well as a passion for her family, church, and community.

     Mrs. Carter was preceded in death by her husband Laimon “Lucky” Carter and her twin sister Earnestine Stover along with six other siblings. Josephine is survived by two daughters: Lania Johnson and son in-law Darryl of Springfield Gardens, NY and Rhonda  of Cheraw, SC; a grandson Devin Johnson of Daytona Beach, FL; goddaughter Katrina Little-Shaw of Baltimore, MD; two sisters Rosa Lee Wesley of Newark, NJ and Alice Fay Clark (Eugene) of Newark, NJ: sister in-law Jessie Thomas of Charlotte, NC; three “sister-friends” Dollie McClendon, Elizabeth Wilson, and Pearl David all of Cheraw, along with a host of other nieces, nephews, and cousins. Morris Funeral Cottage, Inc. of Cheraw was entrusted to serve the Carter family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • November 27, 2019.

Jackie Darrell Catoe Jr.                                                                                                                                                                                                      JEFFERSON - Jackie Darrell Catoe, Jr. 50, died on Thursday, November 14, 2019. Funeral services were held Monday, November 18, 2019, 1 PM at the Flemming Funeral Chapel, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the High Point Baptist Church Cemetery, Pageland, SC. He was born November 10, 1969 to Betty Deese Catoe and the late Jackie Darrell Catoe, Sr. in Lancaster, SC. Survivors: mother, Betty Deese Catoe, Lancaster, SC; son, Carson Lee Catoe, Conway, SC; brothers, David Catoe (Sheila), Lancaster, SC, Jeffery (Melissa Terri), Lancaster, SC and Edward Catoe, Lancaster, SC; special cousins, Johnny and Lynn Deese, Jefferson, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • November 27, 2019.

Charles Clark                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PAGELAND – Charles Clark, 69, died on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 17, 2019, 2 PM atthe Crossroad Missionary Baptist Church, Kershaw, SC. Burial followed in the cemetery. He was born August 25, 1950 to the late John and Cleia Evans Clark in Chesterfield County, SC. Survivors: daughter, Mildred Miller, Charlotte, NC; brothers, James Clark (Rena), Charlotte, NC, Ray Clark (Linda), Monroe, NC and Harvey Clark, Pageland, SC; grandchildren, Demontre Miller, Montavious Miller and Bianca Carr, Charlotte, NC; great grandchildren, Zariah Polk, Zaryah Polk and Zamir Porter, Charlotte, NC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • November 27, 2019.

James B. Hough                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PAGELAND - James B.Hough, 97, died on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 7, 2019, 1 pm at the Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was born November 7, 1921 in Lancaster, SC to the late Hollis and Arlevia Hough. Survivors: daughters, Andrea Marsh (Wallace) of Wingate, NC, Cynthia Pharr of Kershaw, SC, Patrice Chapman of Charlotte, NC, TeresaTate (Kenneth) of Goldsboro, NC, Barbara Hough, Angela Walker (Carnell), and Cassandra Baker (Tommy) all of Pageland, SC and Doralyn Hough of Bethune, SC; sister, Amanda Jackson of Brooklyn, NY; brother-in-law, David Sellers; sisters-in-law, Eliza Johnson, Myrtle ‘Von’ Robinson, Rose Robinson. Eleven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The  Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • November 27, 2019.

Sara Helms Jones                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sara Helms Jones died peacefully surrounded by her family and went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Sara was born April 9, 1937, to the late Henry Houston and Maude McManus Helms in Waxhaw, N.C. She graduated from Waxhaw High School and went on to attend Wingate College, where she met and fell in love with John Jones. They married November 19, 1961, and celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary this year. After a brief career at National Cash Register in Charlotte, Sara earned her teaching license and discovered her passion teaching elementary school for over 25 years in Bennettsville, Latta, and Ruby, S.C. Sara was a beloved teacher who found great joy in teaching students to read. Sara thought her third-grade students were “the best people in the whole world” and even inspired some to become teachers. She later worked as a district curriculum administrator for Chesterfield County School District. She was a member of the Omicron Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society. Sara was an active member of her church and a devoted teacher in the Elizabeth Rivers Sunday School class for many years. She also served as a deacon, enjoyed helping to decorate the church Christmas tree, and served on various church committees.

     Sara is survived by her cherished husband, John, and was a wonderful mother to her three sons; Dr. John, Jr. of Monroe, N.C.; Brigadier General Jeffrey(Amanda) of Lexington,S.C.; and Jason (April) of Fort Mill, S.C.; her grand-children Houston Jones, Lydia Jones Elder, and Sara Isobel Jones. Also, she issurvived by her wonderful siblings; Zell Emory of Fort Mill, S.C.; Henry Helms of Charlotte, N.C.; Coy Helms (Bobbie) of Greenville, S.C.; Johnny Helms (Doris) of Waxhaw, N.C.; wonderful brothers and sisters in-law, and many well-loved nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by siblings Clegg Helms, Faye Bragg, Jean Wooten, and Luther Helms. We the family send our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to dear family and friends for the many happy years of fellowship and support and her church family at Chesterfield Baptist Church as well as her colleagues from the Chesterfield County School District. A Celebration of Life service was held at 3:00 PM Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Chesterfield Baptist Church by Pastor Randy Bishop with the burial following in the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family received friends from 1:00 – 2:45 PM Thursday at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, 318 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC. Memorials may be made to Chesterfield Baptist Church, 207 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, 212 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Jones family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • November 27, 2019.

Arthur Lewis  Shannon                                                                                                                                                                                                             PATRICK - Arthur Lewis Shannon, 67, died on Friday, November 15, 2019. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 21, 2019, 1 PM from the Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Montrose Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. He was born April 28, 1952 to the late Carson and Irene Evans Shannon in Cheraw, SC. Survivors: wife, Jacqueline Ellerbe Shannon; daughter, Jillianne Shannon, Patrick, SC; brothers, Albert Shannon, Bennettsville, SC, Gary Shannon (Betty), Patrick, SC and Ervin Esaw, Cheraw, SC; sisters, Gladys McMillian (Richard) and Shelia Oliver, Patrick, SC; mother-in-law, Gladys Ellerbe, Cheraw, SC; special nieces, Jennifer Shannon, Baltimore, MD, Stephanie Dorsey, Cleveland, OH, Melani Green, Rock Hill, SC and Marcie McDuffie, Elgin, SC; special nephews, Dwayne Brennon, Watcung, NJ and Michael McDuffie, Elgin, SC; sisters-in-law, Nelvin Ellerbe, Cheraw, SC, Nancy Crawford (Marcus), Charlotte, NC and Valada Shannon, Cheraw, SC; brothers-in-law, Otis Scott (Sharon), Savannah, GA and Melton Ellerbe, Jr., Pinehurst, NC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • November 27, 2019.

Heyward D. Sullivan Sr.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CHERAW - Heyward D. Sullivan, Sr., 75, died Saturday, November 23, 2019. Born in Jefferson, SC he was a son of the late Luke and Leila Sullivan. He was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. He had a passion for old cars. He enjoyed traveling, going to an auction, riding his golf cart and spending time at the lake. He loved his grandkids and greatgrandkids. Heyward (Papa) lived a simple life that was transformed by the grace and love of Jesus Christ. The family wishes to express their love and thankfulness for the wonderful care Mr. Sullivan received while he was in McLeod Regional Medical Center. The professionali  sm and compassion was sincere andheartfelt.

     Surviving is his wife (of57 years), Brenda Mills Sullivan of Cheraw, SC, a son, Heyward D. “Dan” (Kelly) Sullivan, Jr. of Hartsville, SC, daughters, Tana S. (Jim) Murray of Cheraw, SC, Ginger S. (Bill) Benson of Florence, SC, Dawn S. (Huey) Wallace of Cheraw, SC, Leah S. (Kevin) Alford of Johnsonville, SC, a brother, Joe Sullivan of Jefferson, SC, a sister-in-law, Estelle Sullivan of Jefferson, SC, a brother-in-law, David Jordan of Lancaster, SC, grandchildren, Hali (Matthew), Stephen, Rebeka (Banks), Kaci (Cody), Eleni, Sullivan, Bethany, Victoria, Trey, Payne, Levi, Clara, great-grandchildren, Murray Charlotte, Mason, Hattie, Kodi-Grace, Bradford, Lili-Anna, Sobie, Olivia, also many nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, a brother, Olin Sullivan, sisters, Camilla  (Fred) Rollins, Viola (Jeff) Gilmore, Jean Jordan, Martha Blanche (Robert) Miles, Sabren (Carroll) Reese and a sister-in-law, Betty Sullivan. The family received friends 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, Monday, November 25, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A memorial service was held 3:00 PM, Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please donate to a children’s ministry or children’s charity of your choice. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • November 27, 2019.

Janie Elizabeth Stratton Sweatt                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Janie Elizabeth Stratton Sweatt passed away on November 18th, 2019. She was born on August 18th, 1932. Janie was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church in Mt. Croghan, S.C. She was married to the late Bill Sweatt for 54 years. They loved each other, their children, grandchildren and their foster children. Janie was an accomplished quilter. She made quilts cherished between generations for her beloved friends and family. She worked for Springs Industries throughout her adult-hood and had an in-home daycare in her retirement.

     Janie was preceded in death by her parents, Dudley Walter Stratton and Bertha Elizabeth Gulledge Stratton; brothers, Eugene Stratton, J.B. Gulledge, Leonard Stratton; and sister, Geneva Gulledge.

     Janie is survived by her three children Elaine Adkins (Jack), Tommy Sweatt, and Libby Sweatt-Lambert (Steve); grandchildren, Walt Adkins, Scot Adkins, Mandy Lackey (Scott), Thomas Whichard, Marion Anderson, Danny Anderson, Chauncey Metzelaars (Jonathon),Travis Anderson, and Alexandria Lambert; great-grandchildren, Sean Metzelaars, Layla Metzelaars, and Jase Lackey; and loving dog, Louis. Janie is survived by an extended family that loved her deeply. She and Bill were former foster parents to 24 children. Janie’s funeral was held on Wednesday, November 20th at 12:00 PM at her family’schurch, Cross Roads Baptist Church in Ruby, S.C. by Dr. Rick Henderson, Rev. Keith Hinson, and Rev. Tim Espar with burial following in the church cemetery. Visitation preceded the funeral at 10:30AM in the Family Life Building of Cross Roads Baptist Church. The family would like to thank Connie Newland, Gloria Comuneli, and Pam Dawkins for the wonderful care they helped provide.

     In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Cross Roads Baptist Church (4963 Cross Roads Church Rd, Ruby, SC 29741) or Fort Lawn Community Center (5554 Main St, Fort Lawn, SC 29714). Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Sweatt family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 9 • November 27, 2019.

Junior Lee ‘June’ Young                                                                                                                                                                                                                 CHERAW - Junior Lee “June” Young, 76, died on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 9, 2019, 1 PM at the Cheraw Family Worship Center, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Foundry Hill Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. He was born April 16, 1943 in Olivia, NC to the late Edward Young and Pauline Murchison Hooks. Survivors: daughters, Angela Y. Gainey of Cheraw, SC, Marlo L. Young, Jonesboro, GA and Gillian Young, Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Johnathan Gainey, Atlanta, GA, Justin Gainey, Morven, NC, Joselyn Wilson, Jonesboro, GA and Jacob Gainey, Cheraw, SC; great-grandchil-dren, Janiah Gainey and Tyler Gainey; sisters, Lila Mae Hooks, Mamie Cole, Cheraw, SC, Lula Bell Wilson, Badin, NC and Catherine Michelle Young, Hemingway, SC; brothers, Henry Hooks, Jr., Upper Marlboro, MD and Jerry Battle, Sanford, NC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 9 • November 27, 2019.

Roy W. Allison                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CHERAW - Roy W. Allison, 60, died Tuesday, November 26, 2019. Born in Burlington, NC, he was a son of Nell Shoe Allison of Cheraw, SC and the late Willard D. Allison, Sr.

     Roy was retired as the Marlboro County 911/ Emergency Management Director, a position he held from May 2004 - July 2016, but he had always been a public servant. When hew as 15, he became a junior member of the Cheraw Rescue Squad, and at 18 he joined the Cheraw Fire Department as a volunteer. He was recognized for 40 years of service and received the honor of Fireman of the Year in 1983. Roy was also instrumental in the success of the Cheraw Rescue Squad Car Show. As an SC Certified Emergency Manager, he served Marlboro and Chesterfield Counties, as well as at the state level. He was the Assistant Director of the Chesterfield County EMS and then was appointed as the Director, serving from 1989-1998. In 2009, while working in Marlboro County, he received the South Carolina 911 Director of the Year Award. He served as President of the Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America. He was a member of SC Association of Public Safety Officials serving as Vice President and then as President. Roy was a founding member of the Chesterfield County Firefighters Association, served as President of the Pee Dee Fire fighters’ Association (1995-1997), President of the Rekindle Society, served on the South Carolina Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) board 2010-2012, 2nd Vice President for APCO 2010-2012, 1st Vice President for APCO 2012 - 2014, President for APCO 2014 - 2 016, former board memberfor Pee Dee Regional EMS, lifetime member of the South Carolina Emergency Management Association, and was awarded SC Certified Emergency Manager of the Year July 2016. Roy received the State Meritorious Medal for Exceptional Service Award from The South Carolina Military Department.He was a Crew Chief for Track Fire Services at Darlington Raceway where he worked for over 30 years. He had also served as a deputy coroner for the Chesterfield County Coroner’s Office, and worked part-time with the NETC Student Services Division. Roy served in his church as a Sunday school teacher (18 years), a trustee, a member of the security team, a greeter and as a nursery worker. Roy was a compassionate funeral assistant with Kiser Funeral Home, and was affectionately known as one of Santa’s best helpers.

     Surviving are his wife, Jean Allison of the home, his mother listed above, brothers, Willard (Kim) Allison of Cheraw, SC, Chap (Tracy) Allison of Cheraw, SC, Tim (Cindy) Allison of Cheraw, SC, Keith (Toni) Allison of McBee, SC, and David (Robin) Allison of Cheraw, SC, and many nieces and nephews.

     The family received friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, November 29, 2019 at Cheraw First Baptist Family Life Center.

     A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Cheraw First Baptist Church Family Life Center. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

    In lieu of flowers: McArn Food Bank, 131 Second Street, Cheraw, SC 29520; Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, PO Box 1178, Greenwood, SC 29648-1178; or to the charity of your choice. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • December 4, 2019.

Pearlen McLendon Johnson Alston                                                                                                                                                                                                   CASH - Pearlen McLendon Johnson Alston a daughter of the late Deacon Moses and Mary Jane Hailey McLendon, was born on Aug. 25, 1935. She departed this earthly life Sept. 21, 2019.

      “Pearl” is preceded in life by her parents; her husband, Theodore London Alston, married in 1986; her daughter, Dr. Shawn Maria Johnson; sister Annie Mae McLendon Sanders; brothers Aaron McLendon and Clarence Smith; nephew Timothy Backman; a stepson, Michael Alston of Burlington, N.C.

     Pearlen was a 1953 graduate of Coulter Memorial Academy. Upon graduation she located to Buffalo, N.Y., where she was employed as a nurse’s assistant at the Miller Filmore Hospital. She graduated from the Lillian Dora Beauty School in 1955 and began her professional career with Eddie’s Hair Stylist Salon in Buffalo.

     Pearlen moved to the Cash Community in 1959 with her two daughters, Cheryl and Shawn. She began working in her mother’s home, utilizing the kitchen stove to press, curl and style hair. She established the first Johnson’s Beauty Salon in 1960 behind McLendon’s Grocery Store and relocated her business in 1964 to 1608 Macedonia Church Road. She moved to Burlington after marriage, where she continued her professional career with Mercedes Hair Salon for one year.

     She returned to South Carolina in 1988 to care for her ailing parents and other family members. Pearlen celebrated retirement on June29, 2009.

     Pearlen served tirelessly with grace and much enthusiasm at Macedonia Baptist Church. She was a memberof the Cash Rural Fire Department, an Honoree of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., with several Declarations by the State of SouthCarolina.

     Pearlene was further known as the “Absentee Ballot Queen” appearing “above the fold” in the Cheraw Chronicle; “if you do not vote, do not complain.” She received the Senate Leadership Awards 2015-16 for the state of South Carolina presented in Columbia. In 2016 birthday greetings arrived from the White House from the Obamas.

     Pearl celebrated her 84th birthday on Aug. 25 with her loving church family. She enjoyed cooking, caring for her plants and traveling. Favorite recording artists were Aretha Franklin, violinist Ken Ford and anything Gospel every Sunday morning with Minister Jerry Hardison and his “Holla at ya, Girl.” Her favorite reads were “The Purpose Driven Life” and “Faith in the Valley.”

      Pearl leaves to cherish her precious memories her daughter Dr. Cheryl Ann Johnson, Willie Crawford, nephews Terry (Anita), Gregory, little Gregory and Marvin (Carla), step-daughter and son; Shelia and “Teddy” Alston of Burlington, and a host of other family and friends. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • December 4, 2019.

Letha Griggs Barnhill                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Funeral services for Mrs. Letha Griggs Barnhill, 93, were held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 30th, 2019 at the North Hartsville Baptist Church. The family received friends from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm on Friday, November 29th, 2019 at the Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Mrs. Barnhill died peacefully on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. Born in Chesterfield County, SC, she was a daughter of the late William Henry Griggs and Jessie Viola Griggs.

Letha Mary Griggs “The Pecan Lady” Barnhill
I was born in Chesterfield County on Saturday, February 13, 1926. My parents had twelve children so I always said: “I was one of a dirty dozen”. I was the oldest daughter but the fourth in birth order. I attended school at Catpond school in Patrick, SC. The area derived its name because at one time there was a pond that contained a supply of catfish. At an early age, I learned the value of hard work. I was given age-appropriate chores and responsibilities. I had to perform numerous farm-related duties. Over a period of time, I learned to milk cows, plow with mules, plant gardens, work, and harvest vegetables. I was required to pick cotton, sucker tobacco, and crop tobacco. I learned to perform household chores, one of which was ironing without an electric iron. Since I was the first girl I had to assist with caring for my younger siblings as they came along. Caring for my younger siblings would come in handy later in life. After I married, I helped supplement my husband’s income by caring for other people’s children as well as my own.
Getting back to my farm-related duties, I hated suckering tobacco. I often said, “I’d rather crop than sucker tobacco any day”. Farm labor was difficult, but we always had food to eat, even during the depression. If our electric bill exceeded $1.00 my father would admonish us for wasting electricity. It was hard to exceed $1.00 when we only had a bulb hanging from the ceiling by an electrical cord.
I would like to inform you a little about my parents. William Henry Griggs and Jessie Viola Griggs. They were loving and hard-working people. My father demanded respect for himself and my mother. When one of us children was disrespectful we felt the wrath of Will or “Ola” Griggs in an authoritative manner. This was not abuse, but a demonstration of love. As I recall, not one in our sibling group spent a minute in jail or was arrested for anything other than a traffic ticket. I feel this was a result of what was demanded and expected of us. When I was twelve years old, my baby brother Ray died in my arms four days shy of his second birthday. He had pneumonia and I can honestly say this was a very heartbreaking event.
I almost was non – existent (as well as my eleven siblings). Our father was scheduled to be placed on the front lines in France during World War I. He would have perished in battle along with his fellow patriots had he not contracted pneumonia and been hospitalized prior to being sent to the front lines. My father did recover to fight, however, he was exposed to some mustard gas and suffered the residual effects of that chemical. He was left with severe asthma which caused severe breathing problems. He had to sleep outside in a room constructed for him on our front porch. Because of his military service, “Pa” spent three years at a VA hospital most of which were in Oteen, NC. My mother spent most of her time with him at the hospital to make sure he received proper care. She only left his side for brief visits home until his death.
My mother could pick 100 pounds of cotton a day and as hard as I tried I could never match her cotton-picking skills. When the children would go to the fields to work, my mother would prepare food for us children and the hired hands alike. She showed us all the same considerations and no one went without. My mother sewed our clothes and patched them. We wore them until they were worn out. She handed down our clothes until you could read a newspaper through them or they could no longer be mended. My parents met my needs and a few of my wants, (very few) but I learned the meaning of sufficiency accompanied by gratitude and thankfulness.
When my father became ill, I went to work to send money home for food and expenses. I worked at Sonoco during World War II. I also worked at the Boyd – Powe Drug Store lunch counter and made the pimento cheese from scratch. Many years later, I had friends ask me to make them a “batch of that good old Boyd – Powe pimento cheese”. After school, some children would visit the lunch counter and ask for a cherry Pepsi. I would have to put cherries in each Pepsi because they would say, “It’s not a cherry Pepsi if it doesn’t have a cherry in it”.
I married Cole L. Barnhill on December 4, 1955. He asked me out several times and I always declined until he “wore me down”. On the day of our first date, he was playing in a softball game. He lost track of time and his friends reminded him of his date. He left the game, went home and washed off with soap and water from the garden hose because he didn’t have time to take a proper shower.
Cole L. and I operated the Dogwood Inn for a short time and then I became a full-time housewife. I raised my children and had a hand in raising many other children. Some of the children I cared for were relatives and some were total strangers when they came to me. All the children I cared for are special to me and I love them as I love my own.
I have done a lot of things and been several places. I’ve visited Canada, The Bahamas and been as far west as Missouri. I’ve even taken in a few Braves games and a Saints/Falcons game. I’m not the most traveled person but I’ve had fun, heartaches, sickness, health and some joyous times. One thing I am proud of is that I’m a charter member of North Hartsville Baptist Church. Also, my husband and my son purchased some land in Chesterfield county which has some pecan trees on it and they later purchased some used pecan shelling equipment. I learned how to operate the shelling equipment when my husband became ill and later passed away. I have shelled pecans for hundreds of people, not only in South Carolina, but North Carolina and even Georgia. That is why I am referred to as “The Pecan Lady” by my customers. Years ago, The Florence Morning News even featured me in an article which was accompanied by a picture of me holding some pecans after the shelling process. There is a copy of the picture on the wall at the shelling site. I rode ramrod over the shelling crew while my health allowed me.
I was predeceased by my parents and my husband. I was also predeceased by my siblings, Ray Eugene Griggs, James Alexander Griggs, Horace Nichols Griggs, Carrie Margaret Aiken, Howard Bernice Griggs, William David Griggs, and Raymond Randolph Griggs.
I am survived by my daughters, Lynn Barnhill and Hope Barnhill Howle and my son, William Lucas (Martha) Griggs, my sisters, Helen Viola Griggs Byrd and Beulah Frances Griggs Chapman and my brothers, Olin Hewitt Griggs and Harvey Laverne Griggs. I also am survived by my granddaughters, Amanda Griggs (Brad) Jones and Jessica Howle (Ryan) West, two great-grandchildren, Kendall Jones, Addison Jones, two step-granddaughters, Eileen (David) Anderson and Beth (Cliff) Jones and four step-grandchildren. In addition, I leave a host of nieces, nephews, in-laws, and cousins. Others who survive me are T. J., Justin and Tyler Beasley
.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • December 4, 2019.

Judy Sellers Diggs                                                                                                                                                                                                            CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Judy Sellers Diggs, age 73, entered into rest on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at her home. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Saturday, November 30, 2019, from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor and David Thurman with burial following at Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery.The family received friends from 1:30 – 3:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Diggs was born September 7, 1946, in Chesterfield, SC, a daughter of the late Burris James and Grace Rivers Sellers. Judy enjoyed watching Live PD, westerns, and could often be found talking on the phone with friends. Her greatest love was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she loved spending time with. Judy was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Diggs was also preceded in death by her husband, William Carson Diggs, Jr.

     Survivors include her children, Teresa (William Sports) Diggs of Chesterfield, SC, and Scott (Theressa) Diggs of Pageland SC; grandchildren; Clifton (Crystal) Mangum of Chesterfield, SC, Cody Diggs (Elizabeth) of Charlotte, NC, and Haley Diggs of Pageland, SC; great-grandchildren, Caston and Zoey; brother, Richard Sellers of Chesterfield; sister, Sharon (David) Thurman of Ruby, SC; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends and family of the heart, Karen Brantley, Gladys Butler, and Joye Bridges; and her beloved dogs, Max and Bae-Bae.

     Memorials may be made to Regency Southern Care Hospice 205 E Main St, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Diggs family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • December 4, 2019.

Marion Leroy“Buddie” Moore                                                                                                                                                                                                      CHERAW - Mr. Marion Leroy “Buddie” Moore, (SCNG RET) age 90, entered into rest on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 with his family by his side. Funeral services were held 11:00 AM Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church by Pastor Marty Nason, Rev. Fred McDaniel, and Brent Taylor. Burial services with full military honors followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 4:00 – 6:00 PM Friday, November 29, 2019 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Moore was born September 16, 1929 in Cheraw, SC a son of the late Preston C. and  Aliene Brigman Moore. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, and a retired Sergeant First Class with the S.C. Army National Guard serving 28 years. Mr.Moore was a former em-ployee of McBride’s Market with over 28 years of service, and retired from Cheraw IGA.

      A life-long member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Buddie served as former Sunday school superintendent, Sunday school teacher, choir member, member of the church administrative council, and was very active in the annual church BBQ. Mr. Moore was a true sports enthusiast and enjoyed watching NASCAR and the Atlanta Braves.

     In addition to his parents, Buddie was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 66 years, Mary Ruth White Moore on January 20, 2017; son, John Preston Moore; and 4 siblings.

     Survivors include his 2 daughters, Mary Elizabeth Mumford and husband, R.D., and Susan King and husband, John both of Chesterfield, SC; Grandchildren, Matthew Moore Younger of Pensacola, FL, Kelly Younger Aristiguieta and husband, Carlos of Atlanta, GA, Christopher King of Columbia, SC and Will King of Chesterfield, SC;and great grandson, Alex Aristiguieta.

     The family would like to express their sincere thanks to special caregiver and “member of the family,” Marilyn Marshall for the excellent love and care shown to Mr. Moore and his family.

     Special thanks are also noted for the staff of Chesterfield County Councilon Aging for their assistance to Mr. Moore over the past few years and the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Chesterfield County Council on Aging, P.O. Box 45, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Moore Family.  Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • December 4, 2019.

Mayro Myers                                                                                                                                                                                                               CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Mayro Myers, 85, died on Saturday, November 23, 2019. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 30, 2019, 1 PM at the Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church, Ruby, SC. Burial followed in the Rock Springs Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Ruby, SC. He was born March 23, 1934 in Chesterfield, SC to the late L.B. Myers and Coleatha McBride Myers.

     Survivors: daughters, Beverly McClure, Mary Norwood (Calvin) and Jennifer Myers, Charlotte, NC; son, Christopher Myers, Charlotte, NC; brother, Jerry Myers, Charlotte, NC; sisters, Inezzie Rivers (Arthur), Frances McCoy (Andrew), Louise Williams, Carolyn Tyson, Daisie McMillan Charlotte, NC and Redessa Myers, Ruby, SC; 19 grandchildren, 56 great grandchildren and a great great grandchild. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • December 4, 2019.

Betty Brooks Teal                                                                                                                                                                                                       CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Betty Brooks Teal, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, November 28, 2019. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, December 1, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Dr. Steve West with burial following in the Westfield Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Sunday, prior to the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Teal was born in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Walter Leroy Brooks, Sr. and Delilah Elizabeth Sellers Brooks. She was a former administrative secretary with Dan River Inc. for over 26 years and retired from Burlington Industries after 12 years of service. A faithful member of Westside Baptist Church, Betty served as an assistant with the V.B.S. meals and was also a member of the bereavement committee. Her hobbies included working in her yard, shopping, and staying current on Facebook. A beautiful lady who had a heart for always helping and caring for others, Betty was faithful to her family and friends. Whether it was transportation to and from a doctor’s appointment, or a day out shopping, Betty was always there. She will also be fondly remembered for great sense of humor and the gift of making others smile. Betty also had a special place in her heart for her mother-in-law, Lillian Lee Teal, and spoke very fondly of her often.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Teal was also preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Herman “Ozzie” Teal, (the love of her life); brothers, Walter Leroy “June-Bug”  Brooks, Jr., and Jimmy R. Brooks; sisters, Sara B. Eddins, and Linda B. Williamson.

     Survivors include her sister, Alice B. Parker of Chesterfield, SC; numerous nieces and nephews including special nephew who affectionately called her “Ma,” Tony (Brenda) Brooks of Cheraw, SC; and a host of loving cousins including, Carol Lee Hall, and Dana Lee White both of Cheraw, SC; sister of the heart, Betty Board of Cheraw, SC; and special friend and caregiver, Kitty Baker of Chesterfield, SC.

     Memorials may be made to Westside Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1417, Cheraw, SC 29520. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Teal family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • December 4, 2019.

 Thomas Walter ‘Tommy’ Blackwell                                                                                                                                                                                          CHERAW - Mr. Thomas Walter “Tommy” Blackwell, age 79, entered into rest on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, December 8, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. William Griggs and Rev. Jerry Bowers with burial following in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family greeted friends from 4:00 – 6:00 PM Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Blackwell was born May 11, 1940 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Cass and Emily Jane Smothers Blackwell. He was a retired employee of Stanley Tools with 20 years of service, and a former employee of Bud Ford of Cheraw and Springs Cotton Mill. Tommy was a faithful member of Faith Freewill Baptist Church where he formerly served as a deacon. An avid outdoorsman and gardener, Mr. Blackwell also enjoyed raising rabbits, peacocks, and caring for his animals.

     In addition to his parents, Tommy was preceded in death by his siblings, Gladys Blackwell, David Blackwell, and Faye Sellers.

     Survivors include his loving wife of nearly 59 years, Margaret Faulkenberry Blackwell of the home; children, Barbara Blackwell (Jim) Hill, Brenda Blackwell Shaw, and Sharon Blackwell (Gene) Pearson all of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Candace (Phillip Leviner) Burgess, Chad Burgess, Cody Pearson, Stacia (Bobby) Oliver, and Lauren Emily Pearson; great-grandchildren, Ava, Jagger, Paxton, Chloe, and Sophia; sister, Alise Cassidy of Spartanburg, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200 - Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Blackwell family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • December 11, 2019.

Daniel Chase Compton                                                                                                                                                                                                                CHERAW - Daniel Chase Compton, 23, of Horseshoe Acres Loop, Cheraw, passed away Thursday, December 5, 2019. Born in Cheraw, he was a son of Carl Jay and Nancy White Compton. Chase was a graduate of Cheraw High School Class of 2014. He was an avid outdoors fella. Chase enjoyed hunting anything and taking trips to Santee for yearly fishing competitions with some of the guys around town. He had the biggest heart and never met a stranger. He was a machinist at a welding shop. He would say a Master deer hunter. One of his greatest accomplishments besides taking down a few big white tails was being a big uncle to his precious nephews.

     He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Mr.and Mrs. Carl Jay Compton, Sr., an aunt, Troylene Merrill, and many beloved pet deer he helped raise.

     Surviving in addition to his parents of the home are a brother and sister-in-law, Colt and Scarlett Compton; three nephews, Cooper, Payne and Gunner Compton; grandparents, C. L. and Harriet White; aunts, Lynn White, Melanie Flynn (Michael), Barbara Lee (Robert) and Carla Rollins (Eric); and cousins, Calvin Caulder (Raquel), Ashley Clark (Brian), Journey Overstreet, Nicole Austin, and Bobby Lee.

     A celebration of Chase’s life was held at 4 pm on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Cheraw High School. Honorary pallbearers were Steven Roscoe, Taylor Williams, Kenneth Nicholas, Chris “Buck Shot” Gandy, Hunter Whyte, Andy Poole, Will Odom, Kyzer Wright and Matt Cetnar. The family received friends prior to the service at the school from 2-4 pm. Memorials may be made to Connie Maxwell Children’s Home of Chesterfield P.O. Box 1178, Greenwood, SC 29648. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • December 11, 2019.

Grady Lowrene ‘Tom’ Cranford                                                                                                                                                                                                   CHERAW – Grady Lowrene “Tom” Cranford passed away on Monday, December 2, 2019. He was born in Patrick, South Carolina to William and Molly Cranford on June 5, 1934 and was married to Virginia Rivers Cranford for 55 years until her passing.

     Mr. Cranford spent many happy days at his farm fishing and growing vegetables. He loved sharing his bounty of tomatoes, beans, okra, squash and more with his neighbors and friends. His grandsons have beautiful memories of learning how to fish and garden from their PaPa at the farm.

     Mr. Cranford previously worked for Becker Sand and Gravel and was an ordained minister and pastored Clanton Plains Baptist Church until retirement. He held leadership roles in the Baptist community and enjoyed sharing his love of the Lord with everyone he met.

     He lived life to the fullest and never met a stranger. He loved playing pranks on people and laughing with those he loved. He had a life long passion for football and was an avid fan of the South Carolina Gamecocks. While a student at USC he became a cheerleader to ease his mama’s fears of him getting hurt playing the game.

     He raised his family in Cheraw, SC but retired to Bethea Baptist Retirement Community in Darlington. He leaves behind three children including Bill (Linda) Cranford of Brunswick, Georgia, Teri Cranford of Awendaw, SC, and Judy (Ted) Deas of Mt. Pleasant, SC. two grandsons Edward Deas and Cooper Cranford, and many nieces and nephews.

     A memorial service was held 2:00 PM, Sunday, December 8, 2019, at the chapel at Bethea Baptist Retirement Center, with a reception following. Interment was private. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • December 11, 2019.

Gladys McQueen Ellerbe                                                                                                                                                                                                              CHERAW - Gladys McQueen Ellerbe, 83, died on Monday, December 2, 2019. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 1 PM from the Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in the Montrose Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. She was born September 23, 1936 to the late Holliman and Jessie Hancock McQueen in Cheraw, South Carolina. Survivors: sons, Otis Scott (Sharon), Savannah, GA and Melton Ellerbe, Jr., Southern Pines, NC; daughters, Jacqueline Ellerbe Shannon, Nelvin Ellerbe, Cheraw, SC and Nancy Crawford (Marcus), Charlotte, NC; grandchildren and great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • December 11, 2019.

Betty ‘Billie McLain Freeman                                                                                                                                                                                               SOCIETY HILL – Betty “Billie” McLain Freeman,78, died December 6, 2019. She retired from a lifelong career as an office accounting administrator with various manufacturing facilities from SC to Florida.

     She loved her family more than life it self and was happiest when she was surrounded by a house full of laughter. Some of her most favorite things included working with computers, getting her hair done, fancy clothes, dancing, watching game shows and Gunsmoke, and mountain dew.

     She was a good-hearted woman who shared her home and her love to anyone who needed her. She helped raise too many nieces and nephews too count, and considered them all her babies. She gave unconditional love to her “chosen” babies, Bo, Julie and Gene. She adored and was adored by her grand kids, John, Will, Amber and Jimmy. And her life was completed with the blessing of her great grandbabies, Christopher and Anne-Marie. She was faithful to the one and only love of her life, Carroll, for over 60 years. She was special beyond words and loved to the moon and back.

      Surviving is her husband, Carroll Freeman of the home, a son, David (Kim) Freeman of Orlando FL, daughter, Julie (Jay) Keith of Camden, SC, grandchildren, John Freeman. Will Keith, Amber (Chris) Andrews, and Jimmy Kelling, sister, Myrtle (Jim) Rice of Virginia Beach, VA, brothers, Clyde “Buck” (Rachel) McLean and Wilson “Rab” (Kaye) McLain of Bennettsville.

     She was preceded in death by Son, Carroll Eugene “Gene” Freeman, parents, Clyde and Matha Thompson McLain, brothers, James “Bud” (Sue) McLain, Prentiss “Sambo” (Kathy) McLain, sisters, Martha “Dot” McLain French and Carolyn Faye “(Earl) Roscoe.The family received friends, 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM, Monday, December 9, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 6:00 PM, Monday, December 9, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • December 11, 2019.

Joyce Hancock Rivers                                                                                                                                                                                                        FAIRVIEW, NC - Mrs. Joyce Hancock Rivers, age 92, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 6, 2019. Funeral services were held 2:00 PM Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Randy Bishop and Brent Taylor with the eulogy being delivered by her son, Tim Rivers. The committal service followed in the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Tuesday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Rivers was born November 20, 1927 in Ruby, SC a daughter of the late Carl Ezra and Annie Campbell Hancock. She was agraduate of Ruby High School and King’s Business College. She served as secretary for the Pee Dee Baptist Association for a number of years. A Godly lady who was always active in the ministry, Joyce was a devoted and selfless Pastor’s wife, always supporting her husband in the work of the Lord. One of her greatest joys in ministry was working with little children. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Hudson, NC. A lady who enjoyed being outside in God’s nature, Joyce enjoyed watching butterflies, and maintaining her beautiful and exquisite floral gardens.

     In addition to her parents, Joyce was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Reverend Dr. Billy G. Rivers; twin brothers, Harold and Harris Hancock; sisters, Madge Wilkins, and Jean Hancock Curtis.

     Survivors include her children, Bill (Carol) Rivers of Fairview, NC, Sammy (Nancy) Rivers of Ellerbe, NC, Tim (Paula) Rivers of Greensboro, NC, and Joy Rivers (Phil) Parsons of Mt. Airy, NC; sister, Bertie Willis and husband Joe of Simpsonville, SC; 1 brother, Terry Hancock of Cheraw, SC; brother-in-law, Bill Curtis of Chesterfield, SC; and10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff and family at Flesher’s Fairview Health & Retirement Center and the staff of Four Seasons Hospice for the love and care shown to Mrs. Rivers and her family.

     Memorials may be made to Flesher’s Health & Retirement Center, 3016 Cane Creek Rd, Fairview, NC 28730 or to the Four Season Hospice Foundation, 211 N. Main Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rivers family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • December 11, 2019.

Arthur Buist Jordan III                                                                                                                                                                                                                     DILLON - Arthur BuistJordan III, age 85 of Dillon,S.C. passed away peacefully Friday, December 13, 2019, surrounded by family at his home. Mr. Jordan was born, raised, and lived most of his life in the Dillon community. He met who would become his best-friend and life-long buddy, Nancy Carleene Myers at age 6 while attending a friend’s birthday party. Mr. Jordan was active in scouting and was one of the first in Dillon County to receive the distinction of Eagle Scout in 1948. He was a graduate of Dillon High School and The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. While a cadet at The Citadel he was an active member of the Yacht club, he received the Outstanding Cadet award and graduated with distinguished military honors in the class of 1956. Mr. Jordan served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Guided Missiles-North American Air Defense command for several years before returning to Dillon to continue a family business. He received numerous awards while serving in different capacities of the armed forces. He was active in the South Carolina National Guard in the 263rd Armor Battalion until the early 70’s. His love of boating and sport fishing led him to pursue a Coast Guard Captain’s license in 1974. He was an avid sportsman, hunter and fisherman. Mr. and Mrs. Jordan’s love of history and travel took them through all fifty U.S. states, ten Canadian provinces and four continents. Mr. Jordan continued in his grandfather and father’s tradition of being an active member of the local community while building the family business. In 1959 he began toexp and the Herald Group from twelve employees and one location to over 200 employees with numerous locations throughout North and South Carolina. He was president of Herald Publishing Company, Herald Multiform Company, The Dillon Herald, Herald Office Systems and ABC Self-Storage. Under his leadership, the Herald group was listed as one of the top100 privately owned businesses in South Carolina. Mr. Jordan was a lifetime member of The Main Street United Methodist Church where he served on various boards. He enjoyed many years as an active member in The Minturn Cultural Society and was a former member of the Lions Club. He served on the local board for Saint Eugene Community Hospital, the Advisory Boards for South Carolina National Bank, Wachovia and First Citizens Bank. Mr. Jordan served on the board of the City of Dillon Planning and Zoning Commission, and chairman of the Mark Clark Development for Tomorrow Campaign for The Citadel. He is a life member of the association of Citadel Men. In 2015 Mr. Jordan was honored to be Dillon County Citizen of the Year.

     Mr. Jordan was preceded in death by his parents, (Thelma Cooper and Arthur Buist Jordan, Jr) and an infant brother.

     He is survived by the love of his life, Carleene Myers Jordan of the home. In addition to his wife of 63 years, he is survived by his four children: a daughter, Darleene Jordan Martin (Don) of Greenville, SC, sons, Arthur Buist Jordan, IV (Elizabeth) , Thomas Myers Jordan (Ellen), Lawrence Cooper Jordan (Angela) all of Dillon, twelve grandchildren: Kelley Lathan McWhirter (Tully) of London England, Edwin Corbett Lathan of Greenville SC, Patricia Jordan Fast (Brian) Florence, SC , Arthur Buist Jordan, V (Meghan) of Florence SC, Courtney Jordan Hillman (Chris) of Johnson City Tenn., Thomas Myers Jordan , Jr. (Emily) of Dillon ,Edwin Hunter Jordan (Reagan) of Dillon, Madison James Jordan (Maddie) of Dillon, Abby Jordan Shanis (Omar) Peachtree Corners, Ga., Lawrence Cooper Jordan Jr. of Dillon, James Dawson Jordan (Gisella) of Effingham, SC, Olivia Jordan Sanders (Jesse) of Concord, NC., twelve great grandchildren: Lachlan Buist McWhirter, Vesta Moselle McWhirter of London England, Anna Parsons Fast (Little Bug), Henry Lanning Fast, Elizabeth James Fast of Florence, Molly Elizabeth Jordan of Florence, Maximos Anders Hillman, Brooks Thomas Hillman of Johnson City Tenn., Macy Beck Jordan, Edwin Hunter Jordan, Jr. of Dillon, Essam George Shanis, Peachtree Corners, Ga. and Eli Matthew Sanders of Concord, NC.

     Mr. Jordan worked tirelessly around the Dillon County Community to promote growth and stimulate the local businesses. His anonymous support touched many individuals throughout the state. He quietly provided assistance to many in need of food, job, or educational opportunities. Affectionately known as Papa, He will be remembered for the remarkable examples of marriage and love for his family. His strong work ethic, Christian values, and love of country will beforever cherished by those he knew and loved. His life philosophy was “Work Together, Pray Together, Kiss your wife four times every night and tell your children you love them every day”.

     Funeral services were held Monday, December 16, 2019, at 2:00 P.M. at Main Street United Methodist Church in Dillon. Visitation was held prior to the service from 12:30 to 1:30 P.M. at the church in Asbury Hall. Committal services followed at Greenlawn Cemetery, Dillon.

     In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to Main Street United Methodist Church, c/o the Methodist Men, P.O. Box 229, Dillon,S.C. 29536, The Citadel, c/o The Jordan Family Scholarship, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, S.C. 29409, or The Dillon County Humane Society, 4160 Glasdrum Drive, Little Rock, S.C. 29537. Kannaday Funeral Home in Dillon is assisting the family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • December 18, 2019.

Benjamin Amon Lowery Sr.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mr. Benjamin Amon Lowery Sr., 84, of Pageland, SC went to be with his Lord on Sunday, December 15, 20019 while surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Benjamin Amon Lowery Sr. was born on March 25, 1935 in Pageland, SC to the late Curtis Lewis and Theodocia McManus Lowery. He met and married the love of his life, Sue White. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church since 1965 where he served as a Church Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. He worked as a Maintenance Supervisor for ATI Metals. After 38 years he decided to retire. Mr. Lowery enjoyed deer hunting and fishing. He also had a parttime welding business. He loved to cook for his family and friends. He also was an avid gardener.

     He is preceded in death by his son, Terry Lowery; daughter, Bimmie Love, two brothers and two sisters.

     Mr. Lowery is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Sue Lowery of Pageland, SC; son, Benjamin Amon Lowery Jr. of Chesterfield, SC; daughter, Rose Jenkins (Scott) of Pageland, SC; brother, Ernest Lowery (Miriam) of Weddington, NC; sisters, Aline Brown of Columbia, SC, Faye Roberts of Durant, OK and Josie Elaine Wrenn of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren, Tiffany Faulkenberry, Jerrica Phifer, Brandi Brumley, Hailey Lowery, Michael Courtney, T.C. Lowery and Taylor Lowery; great grandchildren, Brantley Faulkenberry, Landon Faulkenberry, Tegan Brumley, Bristol Brumley, McCoy Courtney, Tripp Lowery and Jaxon Melton; many nieces and nephews and close friend, Stephen Plyler.

     The family received friends on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 1:30 – 3:00 PM at Bethlehem Baptist Church in the Church Family Life Center.A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Pastor Don Rhyne and Pastor Jackie Hinson presiding.  In lieu of flowers, memorals may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5732 Peach Orchard Road, Pageland, SC 29728. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Lowery family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • December 18, 2019.

Lucille Coward ‘Lucy’ Savitz                                                                                                                                                                                                  ABBEVILLE – Lucille Coward ‘Lucy’ Savitz, 90, of Abbeville, wife of the late Joseph ‘Joe’ Leon Savitz, Jr. died Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at her residence. She was born in Cheraw, SC to the late William Clyde Coward, Sr. and Isabelle Coney Coward. A graduate of Cheraw High School, Lucy briefly attended Coker College in Hartsville, SC, before moving to Columbia, where she was employed by the SC Parole Board. Throughout her life, Lucy loved to sing. She met her future husband, Joe, while singing with the jazz combo for which he played piano while studying pharmacy at the University of South Carolina. Moving to Abbeville, she became associated with Milliken & Co., later joining her husband at Savitz Drug Store. Most notable, Lucy owned and operated “Lucy’s,” a fashionable ladies clothing store. An elegant southern lady, she exemplified graciousness, charm and beauty. Lucy, along with her husband, were founding members of the Abbeville Cotillion Club and worshipped at Main Street United Methodist Church.

     In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Paul Savitz; a brother, Clyde Coward, Jr. and two sisters, Catherine Coward and Isabelle Forhan.

     Lucy is survived by her sons, William ‘Bill’ Savitz and his wife, Molly, of Abbeville and Joseph ‘Joey’ Savitz, III of Columbia; three grandchildren, Alexandra (Chris), Payton and Isabelle; sister, Beverly McDuffie of Greenville; daughter-in-law, Kayelen Savitz of Simpsonville; and her long-serving caregivers Georgia Mae Finley, Linda Hunter and Mia Morton. Sincere appreciation is also extended to Barbara Jones and Julia Harris.

     The family received friends 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM, Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Harris Funeral Home Abbeville Chapel. Funeral services began at 3:00PM in Main Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Brian Arant and Rev. Jerry Pickens officiating. A private family burial followed in Long Cane Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions, in memory of Lucy, may be sent to Main Street United Methodist Church Organ Fund, P.O. Box 656, Abbeville, SC 29620. Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Abbeville is assisting the Savitz family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • December 18, 2019.

Dorothy Geneva Hammond Ellis                                                                                                                                                                                                        WILSON, N.C. - Dorothy Geneva Hammond Ellis, 100 of Wilson, NC and formerly of Cheraw, SC, died on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at UNC Hillsborough Hospital in Hillsborough, NC. Funeral services were held on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 12 noon at Calvary Presbyterian Church, USA, 209 North Pender St. in Wilson. Rev.Rogers E. Randall, Jr. officiated, and burial followed in Rest Haven cemetery in Wilson. Dorothy, the daughter of Robert and Ann Eliza Lindsay Hammond, attended Colter Academy in Cheraw where she excelled as an athlete. She later attended and graduated from Fayetteville State Teachers College (now Fayetteville State University) in Fayetteville, NC. She was married to James C. Ellis, Jr.; and she was the mother of 2 children, James Charles and Cynthia. Her husband and son predeceased her. During her youth, she was a member of Pee Wee Missionary Baptist Church in Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, S C) Page 8A • December 25, 2019

Richard J. Gardner                                                                                                                                                                                                                           McBEE - The Reverend Dr. Richard J. Gardner, age 83, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 with his family by his side. A service of Worship to God and Thanksgiving for Dr. Gardner’s life was held Friday, December 20, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Spring Branch Baptist Church by his pastor, Rev. Buddy Amerson and Dr. Wayne Williams with burial following in the McBee Cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home and other times at the home.

     Dr. Gardner was born November 8, 1936 in Hartsville, SC, the son of the late Richard Jefferson and Catherine Lucas Gardner. A 1954 graduate of Bishopville High School, he went on to attain his Business Degree from Coker College and his Doctorate of Theology from International Theological Seminary. Dr. Gardner served in the South Carolina Army National Guard for 14 years achieving the rank of Captain, and was a faithful member of Spring Branch Baptist Church. In 1963, Dr. Gardner gave his heart to the Lord in salvation,and the following year surrendered to the call of God on his life to preach the gospel. He pastored many local churches in his early ministry before being led of God into full-time missions. In 1980, Dr. Gardner and his family accepted the call to serve as missionaries to the Commonwealth of Virginia. He faithfully served in that capacity until returning to Chesterfield County, SC in1990 to accept the position of Executive Director of the Good Samaritan Colony in Ruby, SC where he would serve until his retirement in 2015. A man of faith and family, Dr. Gardner enjoyed serving the Lord along side his family. He was blessed to have the distinct honor of baptizing each of his children and grandchildren, and officiating each of his children’s wedding ceremonies. He was affectionately known to his family as “Daddy G” and will always be remembered for his love of helping others and his quick wit and humorous personality. A true outdoorman, Dr. Gardner also enjoyed farming, gardening, and raising animals. He was an avid Clemson Tigers fan and enjoyed traveling with his family.

     In addition to his parents, Dr. Gardner was also preceded in death by a sister, Cappie Baskin; and brothers-in-law, Emsley Baskin and Gerald Stover.

     Survivors include his beloved wife of 54 years, Marie Gardner of the home; children, Cathy (Rev. Mark) Phillips, Michelle (Mitchell) Raynor both of Ruby, SC, Richard (Tammy) Gardner, Jr. of Lancaster, SC, and Tricia (Wendell) Parnell of Hartsville, SC; grandchildren, Kyle (Katherine) Phillips, Grace (Jayson) Steven, Anna Marie Raynor, Meghan Raynor, Jackson Raynor, James Gardner, and Emily Gardner; sister, Linda Stover of Columbia, SC; and nieces and nephews.

     The family would like to thank the staff of Regency Southern Care Hospice of Chesterfield for their ministry, love, and support to Dr. Gardner and their family.

     Memorials may be made to Spring Branch Baptist Church, 5106 Middendorf Road, Hartsville, SC 29550 or to the Good Samaritan Colony, P.O. Box 38, Ruby, S C, 29741. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16).

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Gardner family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, S C) Page 8A • December 25, 2019

James T. Morris                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CHERAW - Mr. James T. Morris, age 70, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at his home. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, December 22, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Michael Davis with burial following in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, McFarlan, NC. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Sunday prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. Morris was born June26, 1949 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Dewey and Doris Jones Morris. He was a former employee of INA Bearing and a retired employee of Robertson Factory. James was a faithful member of Chesterfield Church of God and always had a smile and joke to share.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Morris was also preceded in death by his brother, Robert Morris; and brother-in-law, James Crowley.

     Survivors include his beloved wife of 41 years, Pat P. Morris of the home; sisters, Margaret (Terry) Sellers of Chesterfield, SC, and Brenda Crowley of Florence, SC; mother-in-law, Margaret Pegues of Cheraw, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Chesterfield Church of God, 320 E. Boulevard, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield,SC is serving the Morris family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, S C) Page 8A • December 25, 2019

Hazel P. Wilson                                                                                                                                                                                                                 CHERAW - Hazel P. Wilson, 75, died Tuesday, December 17, 2019. Born in Society Hill, SC, she was a daughter of the late James and Liddie Irene Hays Polk. She was the widow of Daniel Wilson. She was retired from the Cheraw IGA Deli Department and a member of Welsh Neck Baptist Church. She loved to work in her yard and making sure her house was clean and in order.

     Surviving are her nephews, Wayne Bryant of Chesterfield, SC, Michael Bryant of Society Hill, SC, William F. “Tom” Bryant of Wallace, SC, Tony Harvey Bryant of Wallace, SC, Ronald Jefferson “Jeff” Bryant of Society Hill, SC, Joseph Cope of Society Hill, SC,Thomas Polk, Ray Polk, Charles Polk, Wayne Polk, a niece, Bonnie Griggs of Cheraw, SC,also many great nieces and great nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, brothers Jackie Polk, Jimmy Polk, Hammard Polk, a sister, Ethel Lee Bryant, and a nephew, Steve Bryant.

     The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A graveside service was held 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 19, 2019, at Welsh Neck Baptist Church Cemetery, Society Hill, SC. Memorials to: Welsh Neck Baptist Church, PO Box 28,Society Hill, SC 29593. Published in The Link (Cheraw, S C) Page 8A • December 25, 2019

Larry Nash Woods                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CHERAW - Larry Nash Woods died at his residence on December 17 th in Fayetteville, NC at the age of 58. Larry is survived by his children, Alyssa and Brennan Woods of Cheraw, SC, sister Yvonne Woods of Elgin, SC, sister Karen Rowl and of Bennettsville, SC, brother Chris Woods of Chesapeake, VA and stepmother Lizzie Berry of Bennettsville.

     He is preceded in death by his mother Anne Margeret Owens of Bennettsville, his father Lacy Woods Jr. of Bennettsville and his sister Cynthia Rowland of Bennettsville.

     Larry was born on September 15th,1961 in Bennettsville. He graduatedfrom Bennettsville High School in 1978 where he was a quarterback for the varsity football team. Through the years, he was employed by Food Lion LLC and, most recently, Harris Teeter LLC. in Fayetteville, NC. The family received friends from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw SC. A memorial service was held at 3:00 PM, Sunday December 22, 2019, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A reception was held from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM, Sunday December 22, 2019 at Kevin Lear’s on Main, Cheraw, SC. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Larry’s life. Published in The Link (Cheraw, S C) Page 8A • December 25, 2019