The Link Obituaries – 2020

 

Timothy Keith Bittle                                                                                                                                          CHESTERFIELD - Timothy Keith Bittle, 58, died on Saturday, December 21, 2019.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 2 PM from the Salem Missionary Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Community Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. He was the son of Ruth Bittle. Survivors: daughter, Tawanda  Stanley, Orangeburg  SC; granddaughter, Journey Smith, Orangeburg SC; mother, Ruth Bittle of the home; brothers, Frederick (Carolyn) Bittle, Fayetteville NC, Rodney (Letha) Evans, Pageland  SC and Lloyd  (Virginia) Nance, Jacksonville FL; aunt, Dora Gillespie, Cheraw SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 1, 2020.

 

Odessa Ratliff Caldwell                                                                                                                            PAGELAND - Mrs. Odessa Ratliff Caldwell, 93,of Pageland, SC passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at her home while surrounded by her family. Mrs. Odessa Caldwell was born on November 18, 1926 in Ruby, South Carolina to the late George Washington Ratliff and Eliza Jane Polson Ratliff. She is predeceased by her husband, Aaron C. Caldwell; daughter, Patricia “Patt” Watts Brown, and her sister, Sarah Jordan. She was the owner of Odessa’s Bake Shop and her and her husband owned Pageland Concrete and Pipe. Odessa was a member of Providence Baptist Church in Pageland, SC. She loved to cook and bake goods. Odessa was a family person, especially spending time with her great grand children. You could always find her in her yard, especially decorating the yard for the holidays. She loved to go to the beach and auctions to find a good deal. Odessa was the type of person that loved to help other people and playing solitaire. You could always find her at the Woodman of the World & Farm Bureau meetings.            

    Mrs. Odessa Caldwell is survived by her step-daughters, Brenda  C. Walker (Gene)  and  Jenell  Caldwell all of  Pageland, SC; step-sons, Randel Caldwell of Pageland, SC and Robbie Caldwell (Nora) of Clemson, SC; son-in-law, Allen R. Brown Jr. of Pageland, SC; brother, Robert Ratliff (Elizabeth) of Marshville, NC; nephew, Rodney Ratliff (Sheila) of Marshville, NC; niece, Ann Lyles of Concord, NC; grandchildren, Amanda Carey (Gordon) of Clovis                                                                                                                                                                                   New Mexico and Allen R. Brown, III of Erwin, NC, and great-grandchildren, Tyler Carey, Katrina Carey, Natalie Carey, Jacob Carey, and Allen R. Brown IV. The family received friends from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Baumgartner Funeral Home, 708 W. McGregor St., Pageland, SC 29728. There was a Celebration of Life Funeral Service at 3:00 PM on Monday, December 30, 2019 at Providence Baptist Church, 232 Providence Church Road, Pageland, SC 29728 with Dr. Roger Wall presiding.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

     Burial followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park of Pageland. In lieu of flowers, memorials  may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 232 Providence Church Road, Pageland, SC 29728  or Regency Southern Care Hospice, Attn: Grace Hospice Foundation, 205 E. Main St. Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, is assisting the Caldwell family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 1, 2020.

 

Henry Lewis Fair                                                                                                                                                                      RUBY - Henry Lewis Fair, 68, died on Monday, December 23, 2019. Funeral services were held Friday, December 27, 2019, 2 PM at the Flemming Funeral Home in Chesterfield Chapel, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the Rock Springs Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Ruby, SC. He was born August 1, 1951 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Edward and Daisy Moser Fair.       

     Survivors: his wife, Gladys H. Fair; daughters; Felicia (Kenny) Person and Kimberly (Julius) Seegars; son, Travis Knotts; grandchildren, Dominque, Deiontae, Demond, Daebreon, Hannah, Faith, and Demontra; great-grandchildren, Kyrie Fair and Caydence Person; sisters, Wanda (Paul) Amos, Priscilla Allen, Pearlie Green, Julia Tillman, Carrie Burch and Georgia (Cedric) McManus; brothers, Jerry (Jeannie) Fair, James (Dalphine) Fair, George (Linda) Burch and James Lowery. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 1, 2020.

 

Luther Moree Jr.                                                                                                                                                       PAGELAND - Mr. Luther Moree Jr., 78, of Pageland, SC passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Novant Health – Matthews, N. C. Mr. Luther Moree Jr. was born on April 17, 1941 in Pageland, SC to the late James Luther Moree Sr. and Lena McManus Moree. He later met and united in marriage to the love of his life, Brenda Sue Knight. Mr. Moree was a past Volunteer Firefighter for High Point Fire Department and was a member of Crosstraining Ministries/Greater Vision. He was an avid fisherman and loved to garden. He really enjoyed playing Santa Claus and seeing the smiles on all the children’s faces. He was a people’s person and would take food to the shut ins. Mr. Moree was a Godly man. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He had a gift to cook and would bake cakes and donate them to different things. He was also a Mason and a Shriner.

     He is preceded in death by his sisters, Elizabeth Wright and Mary Plyler; brothers, J.W. Moree and James Pete Moree and grand-children, Lil Tonya Moree and Baby Baker.

     Mr. Moree is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Brenda “Sue” Knight Moree; sons, Barry Moree (Tonya) of Pageland, SC and Larry Moree (Mavis) of Polkton, Nc; daughter, Pamela Baker(Roger) of Jefferson, SC; sisters, Rose Plyler and Marcine Sowell all of Lancaster, SC; grandchildren, Reynaldo Culp, Malasha Moree, Deja Melton (Markee), Gracie Moree,   Abbey Moree and Jacob Moree; great grand-children, Gabriella Heath, Uzziah Seegars and  Royal Melton and special friend, David Deese.

      A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Baumgartner Funeral Home with Rev. Ricky Welch and Rev. Barry Moree officiating. The burial followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park of Pageland. The family greeted friends from 12:00 – 2:00 PM Monday, December 23, 2019 at Baumgartner Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

     Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Moree family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 1, 2020.

 

Denise Gulledge Parker.

CHERAW/MARION - Denise Gulledge Parker 55, died Saturday, December 21, 2019. Born in Cheraw, SC she was the daughter of Dennis and Thelma Coker Gulledge of Cheraw, SC. She was a member of Union Baptist Church, Latta, SC. She was a graduate of Richmond Community College Nursing Program. She enjoyed serving people through her dedication to the nursing profession.

     Surviving is her husband G. Dean Parker of the home, a son, Gregory D. Parker, II of Marion, SC, a daughter, Mary Beth Parker of Columbia, SC, her parents listed above, grandchildren, Ty, Ashley, Kassidy, Levi, Grace, sisters, Libby Jacobs and Sue Creech both of Cheraw, SC. The family received friends 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Friday, December 27, 2019 at Union Baptist Church, 7231 Ebenezer Road, Latta, SC. A funeral service was held 11:00 am, Friday, December 27, 2019 at Union Baptist Church. The family also received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Friday, December 27, 2019 at Westside Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Friday, December 27, 2019 at Westside Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC.

      Memorials to Union Baptist Church, 7231 Ebenezer Road, Latta, SC, 29565. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 1, 2020.

 

Mary Louise ‘Sue’ Weaver  

CHERAW - Mrs. Mary Louise “Sue” Weaver, age 70, entered into rest on Saturday, December 21, 2019. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Monday, December 23, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor with burial following in the Old St. David’s cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM prior to the service at the   funeral home.

     Mrs. Weaver was born November 17, 1949 in Bennettsville, SC a daughter of the late Robert Cecil “Bud” Burr and Margaret Chapman Burr. Sue was a homemaker who loved her family and spending time with them was her favorite thing to do. She also enjoyed playing cards and traveling. Mrs. Sue also enjoyed singing along while her loving husband Wayne played guitar. Sue loved to reminisce and tell old family stories.

     In addition to her parents, Sue was also preceded in death by her brother; Rev. Bill Burr.

     Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Wayne Weaver of the home; a son, Terry Wayne (Elaine Quick) Weaver of Sunset Beach, NC; step-daughter, Judith McKenzie Pearson of Lynwood, NC; sister, Sarah Burr (Herbert) Loflin of Cheraw, SC; sister-in-law, Patsy Pait of Bladenboro, NC; special niece, Michelle Griggs of Cheraw, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Judes’ Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield SC is serving the Weaver family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 1, 2020.

 

Hattie ‘Sue’ Mungo Bracey

BETHUNE - Hattie “Sue” Mungo Bracey, 73, died on Friday, December 27, 2019. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 4, 2020, 2PM at the Crossroad Missionary Baptist Church, Kershaw, SC. Burial followed in the Sandy Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. She was born September 3, 1946 in Kershaw, SC to the late Lewis and Ellen Patterson Mungo.

     Survivors: sons, Marcos Bracey of the home and Eric (Paula) Bracey, Camden, SC; grandsons: Gregory (Latoya) Caldwell, Angelus, SC, Rashad (Lorin) Jett, Columbia, SC, Eugene Seegars III, Kaci Seegars, Charlotte, NC, Miguel Caldwell, Eyan Bracey, Kaleb Caldwell, and Tanner Bracey, Camden, SC; granddaughter Zoe Mullins, Columbia, SC; great grandsons, Cason Caldwell, TJ Jett, Chance Caldwell, and Kingston Jett; sisters: Elizbeth Frazier, Goose Creek, SC, Jean Baxter, Jacksonville, FL, Elaine Pate, Ellen Mackey, Bethune, SC, Carolyn White, Charlotte, NC and F. Meta Mungo, Atlanta, GA; brothers: John (Carol) Mungo, Stockbridge, GA and Robert (LaShawn) Mungo, Kershaw, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 8, 2020.

 

Margaret Bryant.

MOCKSVILLE, N.C. - Pamela Margaret Bryant, 64, passed away from this life on Monday morning, December 30, 2019, at her home. She had been in declining health for about the last six months. Pam had been disabled for a number of years and fought along and very courageous battle with COPD. Pam was born on May 23, 1955 in Forsyth County to the late Arthur Howard and Lily Freeman Bryant. In 1974 she graduated from Parkland High School in Winston Salem, NC after which time she relocated to South Carolina where she would live and worked for many years. She was a kind and gentlewoman who dearly loved and cherished her family and friends. Pam will forever be remembered for her warm heartedness and her sweet soul, her stunning white hair and her beautiful bright blue eyes that always twinkled, like stars in the early evening sky. We will miss Pam, we will miss her love, and we will miss her laughter.

     Pam is survived by her son, Jesse Eldon Nester and his girlfriend Allison Maynard of Mocksville, NC; sister, Diane Bryant of Clemmons, NC and nephew, Marcus Howard Bryant of Colorado Springs, CO; nieces, Amber Bryant (Seth) Coleman of Colorado Springs, CO; Michelle Adams Throne and husband Mat of Charleston, SC; Sherrill Lily Gambill of Advance, NC; Lisa Griggs Linton and husband Trae of Cheraw, SC; Angie Towne of Winston Salem, NC; great nephew, Logan Throne, great nieces, Maryse Teasley, Lily Throne and Lauryn Throne; sister in law, Sandy Shore of Winston Salem, NC and cousin/sister-in-law/lifelong best friend, Bonnie Bryant Griggs of Cheraw, SC along with many cousins.

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Samuel Howard Bryant. The family received friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Welsh Neck Baptist Church, Society Hill, SC. A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Welsh Neck Baptist Church, Society Hill, S.C. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to Welsh Neck Baptist Church, PO Box 28, Society Hill, SC 29593. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 8, 2020.

 

Douglas Drummond.

CHERAW - Mr. David Douglas Drummond, age 40, entered into rest on Thursday, January 1, 2020. Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM Thursday, January 9, 2020 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor, with burial to follow at the Campbell Family Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 1:00 - 2:00 PM Thursday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

    Mr. Drummond was born February 23, 1979 in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri a son of the late Ronald Larry Drummond and Barbara Faye Campbell Drummond. David enjoyed hunting, riding his motorcycle, listening to music, and riding 4-wheelers with his kids. He was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan and had a passion for guns and knives. David was an animal lover and had a special love for his late dogs, Dora and Camo. 

     David was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Larry Drummond. Survivors include his mother; Barbara Faye Drummond of Cheraw, SC; children; Ezra Isiah Drummond of Cheraw, SC and Damian Malachi Drummond, Audrey Simone Drummond, Dakota Faye Drummond, (and their mother, Ashley A. Drummond, whom David cherished and admired) of Darlington, SC; Hannah Racheal Drummond and Delaney Diane Drummond (and their mother, Lindsay Keith, whom David cherished and admired) of Laurinburg, NC; brothers, Ronald Larry (Katie) Drummond II of Dougway, Utah, Don Gary (Dawn Rene) Drummond of Blythewood, SC, and nephew Thomas Aaron Drummond.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Drummond family.  Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 8, 2020.

 

Joseph ‘Joey’ Carson Malloy

 CHERAW - Mr. Joseph “Joey” Carson Malloy, age 58, went home to be with the Lord on January 5, 2020 surrounded by family. The family received friends from 6:00– 8:00 PM Tuesday, January7, 2020 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be 3:00PM Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Forest Pine Church by Rev. Danny R. Malloy and Ricky Malloy, Sr. with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

     Mr. Joey was born on July12, 1961 in Cheraw, South Carolina, a son of the late Rev. Thomas Jr. and Lula Mae Malloy. He was a faithful member of Forest Pine Church where he played the piano in the church band. Joey loved attending church with his family, including his brothers, who also made up the group, The Malloy Brothers. He enjoyed playing the bass guitar, singing with his brothers and his oldest daughter who shared his love for music. Mr. Malloy also loved traveling, mainly with “his three girls,” and made sure to take a family vacation every year. Family was a number one priority in his eyes. In 2016, Joey became a “Papa” to a grand-daughter and again in 2018 to a second “grandbaby.” Some people say Mr. Joey’s eyes “lit up” when he talked about all three of his grand-babies. Mr. Malloy was also a proud Walmart Associate with over 20 years of service. He started at Walmart Distribution Center in Pageland, South Carolina then worked his way up to become a Field Project Supervisor traveling for Walmart Corporate where he led the way for new special projects for several Walmart stores and many Walmart stores re-model. He was always ready to work and through his battle at every check-up he always asked, “When can I go back to work, doc?” Mr. Joey leaves behind a beautiful legacy and such a positive attitude on all his family and friends so we will continue to honor his strength through his battle and be #Malloy Strong.

     In addition to his parents, Joey was preceded in death by two nephews, Bryan R. Malloy and Michael Dean Malloy; brother-in-law, William J. Wallace, Sr.; and maternal grandmother Ancedill Cole Gainey.

     Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Lisa Malloy of the home; two daughters, Brittany (Alan) Mathers and Nisa (Chris) Morton; two brothers, Ricky (Geraldine)Malloy, and Rev. Danny (Teresa) Malloy; one sister, Cindy Wallace; four nephews, WJ (Jenifer) Wallace, Ricky Malloy, Jr., RJ Yow, and Gabe Malloy; four nieces, Crystal (Honorable Rep. Richie) Yow, Jennifer Malloy, Denise Malloy, and Ava Malloy; three “grandbabies,” Adeline Mae Morton, Emma Grace Morton, and Joseph Alan “AJ” Mathers; and lifelong friend and “buddy”, David Caulder.

     Memorials may be made to Forest Pine Church, 7761 Teals Mill Road, Cheraw, South Carolina, 29520. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Malloy family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 8, 2020.

 

Jennie Lee Thomas Smith.

GALAX, Va. - Mrs. Jennie Lee Thomas Smith, age 73, formerly of Cheraw, SC, entered into rest on December 30, 2019. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Thursday, January 2, 2020 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor with burial following in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00– 3:00 PM Thursday prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Smith was born March 28, 1946 in Monroe, NC a daughter of the late Robert Vance “Bobby” Thomas, Jr. and Cora Faye Davis Thomas. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church of Cheraw, SC. Jennie enjoyed attending church as long as she was able. She also enjoyed her time working as a beautician and meeting new friends. A devoted and loving wife, mother and friend, Mrs. Smith enjoyed spending time with her family. She also enjoyed talking on the phone, coloring, and watching Jimmy Swaggart preaching videos.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Smith was also preceded in death by her husbands, Thomas Jackson “Big Jack” Smith, and Joseph Leroy Laundreaux; son, Eric Jackson Smith; and daughter, Jennifer Olivia Weaver.

     Survivors include her son, Marion Lee (Stephanie) Smith of Galax, VA; grandchildren, Olivia Grace Weaver, Moriah Faith Weaver, Jesse Lee Smith, Mason Dean Smith, and Noah Jackson Smith; sisters, Bonnie Chavis and Pam Davis both of Cheraw, SC.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Smith Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 8, 2020.

 

Richard Lee Watts Sr.

CHERAW - Mr. Richard Lee Watts, Sr. son of the late Paul and Alma Watts was born February 15, 1936 in Chesterfield, South Carolina. He departed this life on Friday, November 22, 2019, in Cheraw Healthcare in Cheraw, South Carolina after an extended illness. He was converted at an early age and joined Wesley United Methodist Church in Cheraw, South Carolina. He received his former education at Coulter Academy in Cheraw, South Carolina. In 1954, he enlisted in the United States Army where he served his country for six years. In 1957, he joined in Holy Matrimony to Mamie Watts. After leaving the army, he went to work at Delta Mills in Wallace, South Carolina, later he decided he wanted to drive trucks, which he made into a career for thirty years. He retired in 2001 from East Coast Trucking in Cheraw, South Carolina.

  He was preceded in death by his son, William Edward Watts, his daughter, Carmen Denise Hill; one sister, Virginia Preston and one brother, Ed Watts.

     He leaves to celebrate his life and to cherish fond memories: his wife, Mamie Watts, Cheraw, SC; two sons, Richard L. (Sylvia) Watts, Jr., Bennettsville, SC and Dr. Christopher (Treon) Watts, Atlanta, GA; grand-children, Sherrell Lynn Watts, Darlington, SC, Taylor Richardson, Jacksonville, Fla, Topher and Cadin Watts, Atlanta, GA; Dannie Hill, Charlotte, NC, Trina and Dwight McCoy, Bennettsville, SC; great-grandchildren, Gabbrielle Jones and Datta Watts, Bennettsville, SC; one sister-in-law, Janie Bloomfield, Cheraw, SC; two nieces, Eva Mae and Etna Mae Watts, Florida; two nephews, William Preston and Paul Preston, Baltimore MD and a host of cousins and friends; a very special friend, Ms. Patricia Singleton, who was like a daughter who called him PaPa. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6, January 8, 2020.

 

David Douglas Drummond

CHERAW - Mr. David Douglas Drummond, age 40, entered into rest on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Thursday, January 9, 2020 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor, with burial following at the Campbell Family Cemetery. The family greeted friends from1:00 - 2:00 PM Thursday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mr. Drummond was born February 23, 1979 in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri a son of the late Ronald Larry Drummond and Barbara Faye Campbell Drummond. David enjoyed hunting, riding his motorcycle, listening to music, and riding 4-wheelers with his kids. He was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan and had a passion for guns and knives. David was a animal lover and had a special love for his late dogs, Dora and Camo.

     David was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Larry Drummond. Survivors include his mother; Barbara Faye Drummond of Cheraw, SC; children; Ezra Isaiah Drummond of Cheraw, SC and Damian Malachi Drummond, Audrey Simone Drummond, Dakota Faye Drummond, (and their mother, Ashley A. Drummond, whom David cherished and admired) of Darlington, SC; Hannah Racheal Drummond and Delaney Diane Drummond (and their mother, Lindsay Keith, whom David cherished and admired) of Laurinburg, NC; brothers, Ronald Larry (Katie) Drummond II of Dougway, Utah, Don Gary (Dawn Rene) Drummond of Blythewood, SC, and nephew Thomas Aaron Drummond; and special friend Ashley (AL) Marie Moore. 

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Drummond family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page 6 • January 15, 2020

 

Parvin Franklin Eason

RUBY - Mr. Parvin Franklin Eason, age 98, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 9, 2019. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 3:00 PM Sunday, January 12, 2019 at Clanton Plains Baptist Church by Pastor Hank Griffin, Dr. Steve West, and Rev. Randy Gulledge with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall of the church.

     Mr. Eason was born January 4, 1922 in Union County, NC a son of the late Sanford Rommie and Sarah Cathrine Eason. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, serving his entire military career in the Military Police while stationed in Hawaii .Mr. Eason was a former employee of Springs Industries of Lancaster and retired from Burlington Industries of Cheraw. A faithful member of Clanton Plains Baptist Church, Parvin served as Deacon and former Sunday schoolteacher. He was a member of the American Legion Post 74 and the Ruby Masonic Lodge#314. An avid outdoorsman, Parvin enjoyed gardening and growing flowers. Mr. Eason will be fondly remembered as a man who never met a stranger and enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, and church family.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Eason was also preceded in death by a grandson, Thomas Christopher Holt; brother, Bennie Alexander Eason; and 2 sisters, Frances Angelina Eason Sims, and Ida Vernell Eason Robinson.

     Survivors include his wifeof 79 years, Leila Mae Short Eason of the home; daughter, Betty Ann Bolton of the home; granddaughter, Cindy Dawn Holt of Waxhaw, NC and her father, Thomas Holt; 4 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; beloved dog, “Dolly”; and numerous generations of nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Clanton Plains Baptist Church, 4710 Hwy. 109 South, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Eason family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page 6 • January 15, 2020

 

Margaret (Braswell) Griffin

Margaret (Braswell) Griffin, 91, wife of the late Dr. Paul P. Griffin, passed away peacefully in her home on December 30, 2019. Margaret was born in Bethune, SC and was the daughter of the late Charles Edwin “C.E.” and Ava (Ratliff) Braswell of Chesterfield, SC. Margaret graduated from Limestone College, where she was crowned May Queen. She then continued her education at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest where she received her Medical Technology degree. She continued her career and later became a devoted homemaker. Margaret was an avid golfer and also enjoyed playing the piano, gardening, sewing and painting.

     She is survived by her children, Lisa Griffin Schatz (Robert) of Nashville, TN, Paul P Griffin, JR (Jean) of Brentwood, TN, Anne Griffin Shaw (Eric) of Greenville and Charles Christopher Griffin of Greenville and grand-children; Douglas Schatz, Annie Schatz, Ryan Griffin, Gillian Shaw and Ashley Dunbar.

     In addition to her husband and parents, Margaret was predeceased by her brother, James Walker Braswell, Sr.

     A graveside service was held Saturday, January 11, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, McFarlan, NC. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to, Limestone College, 1115 College Drive, Gaffney, SC 29340-3799. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page 6 • January 15, 2020

 

Sophia Irene Broome Guinn

 Sophia Irene Broome Guinn, 86, passed away surrounded by family on Saturday, January 4, 2020. She was born in Rockingham, NC on October 10, 1933 to the late James Richard Broome and Ada Cornelia Chappel. In 1951 she married Charles Guinn and together they welcomed daughter Debora Charlene and son Lonnie Richard to their family. The Guinn family traveled the country as Charles served in the US Air Force, living in Colorado, California, Ohio, and Illinois - before moving back to be closer to family in South Carolina. In her 40’s Irene went back to school to achieve her dream of becoming a nurse, taking care of the deserving residents in nursing homes, which she did well into her 70s.

     She was preceded in death by her husband, son, and grandson Eugene “Jay” Guinn, brothers Jim and Wesley Whitaker, Harmon Broome and sister Mary Hatcher.

     She is survived by her daughter Debora Davis and husband Edward of Carolina Beach, NC, granddaughter Holly Fitzgerald and husband Michael, great-granddaughter Sophia of Wilmington, NC, sister Louise Holmstead and special niece Cathy McLain. Irene leaves behind many more family members and friends whom she truly cherished. A celebration of the wonderful, happy and loving person she was, was held on Saturday, January 11 at 2 pm at Oak Grove United Methodist Church 4237 Hatcher Hill Road Wallace, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page 6 • January 15, 2020

 

Mary Louise “Lou” Hunley

 Mary Louise “Lou” Hunley June 30, 1928 to December 31, 2019. Lou passed away on New Year’s Eve day at Givens Estates in Asheville, NC, where she had been a valued resident for 13 years. She was born and grew up in Chesterfield, SC, surrounded by her three sisters, three brothers, and a large extended family. Her parents were Charles Laudie Hunley and Mary Violet Craig Hunley. They modeled the devotion to family, personal integrity, value of education and critical thought, and civic-mindedness exhibited by Lou during her own life of ninety-one and a half years.

     She is survived in her generation by one brother, Frank Hunley of Monroe, NC, one sister, Betty Barrett of Laurinburg, NC, and a sister-in-law, Frances Hunley of Monroe. She was loved by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews. At Givens, she would plan events to bring people together for camaraderie. She was a giver who loved, appreciated, and connected personally with both family and many, many people. They became her friends and loved her in return. She loved nature and created wonderful flowering gardens and landscapes throughout her life at residences in Columbia, Irmo, and Spartanburg, SC, and Monroe and Black Mountain, NC. She will be endlessly remembered for the garden masterpiece at the entrance to Asbury Commons and Wood Assisted Living at Givens. During her life she had many achievements and adventures. After graduating from Columbia College of SC, she taught school, earned her doctorate at the University of South Carolina, taught at USC Upstate in Spartanburg, the University of North Carolina – Charlotte, and the American School in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She enjoyed music and played the piano. She traveled and loved to recount riding an elephant to the younger children in the family. She spent time with family and friends and helped out wherever family needs arose, particularly with her nieces and nephews. She will be missed by many. Her memorial service was 1 pm, Sunday, January 12, in the Norma F. Pulliam Chapel of Givens Estates. Memorials may be sent to GERCSA, the staff appreciation fund at Givens, (c/o Givens Estates Development Office, 2360 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803) or a charity of your choice. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page 6 • January 15, 2020

 

Sybil Florence Ingram

 Sybil Florence Ingram, 96, beloved aunt, neighbor and friend died Wednesday in Cheraw, SC. Fiercely independent, she died in her cherished home. She was considered the “Mayor of Cedar Avenue.” She was buried Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at noon at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw. A celebration of life reception followed at Kevin Lear on Main on 140 2nd St., Cheraw. Everyone was welcome. Sybil outlived her family: parents Florence Belk Ingram and Tom Laney Ingram, brothers T. Belk Ingram and Joe Ingram, sister Sudie Lou Taylor.

     Born in the country in a house her father built, she moved to town as an adult. A proud graduate of the University of South Carolina, Sybil spent her career teaching junior high school algebra in Rockingham, NC. She was a dedicated life guard at Cheraw State Park. Sybil loved to laugh, bake remarkable cheese straws, garden in her incredible yard, decorate, drink bloody marys and track the stock market. She was known for her cakes, pies, cookies, angel biscuits and bread-and-butter pickles. Reared a Baptist, she became an avid Presbyterian. She was a listener. She was a caregiver.

     She is survived by her sister-in-law Shirley Ingram of Pawleys Island, SC; and many nephews and nieces: Belk & Vickye Ingram of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl; (son, James and Rebecca Winters) Neal & Nancy Ingram of Gainesville, FL (sons Kenny & Thomas, daughter Erin); Murdock Taylor & Angie Lebitz of Cary, NC; Kenneth & Holly Taylor of Fuquay-Varina, NC (daughters Sarah& Katy); Sudie Taylor & Martha Johnson of Chape lHill, NC; Steed Taylor & Nicolas Lesbros of New York City, NY; Margaret McConnell of Ravenel, SC (daughter Maggie); Molly & Matt Aftoora of North Chesterfield, VA (son Joe). Memorials may be made to Mercy in Me Free Medical Clinic, PO Box 1684, Cheraw, SC 29520.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Ingram family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page 6 • January 15, 2020

 

Lannie Wayne Jacobs

 CHERAW/MCCOLL -Mr. Lannie Wayne Jacobs passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019. He was 60 years old.

     Mr. Jacobs was born in Bennettsville, SC on March 15, 1959 to the late James Lannie and Frances Mae Dunn Jacobs. He was employed with Crown Cork & Seal. He was a true jack of all trades. He was a member of Ruby and McColl Church of God. He enjoyed hunting, working on cars, camping, softball, and spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandkids.

     He leaves behind to cherish his loving memory; wife, Tina Jacobs; daughters, Heather Lea Jacobs, Tabatha Dawn Jacobs Linton, and Janet Toler (Jason); grandchildren, Hailea Dawn Linton, Bella Alisa Linton, Ashtyn Brynn Sweatt, Ava Perri Curry, Macy Blair Hutson, Raylan Toler, Alyssa Curry, Jalylynn Curry, Austin Curry, Breanna Pratt, Shyan Rivers, Jaylynn Allen; sisters, Sarah Frances Welch (Lyn); sisters-in-law, Cindy Bradley; mother-in-law, Loretta Bradley; brothers-in-law, Chucky Bradley, Craig Bradley, Curtis Bradley, and Cory Bradley; numerous nieces and nephews; a special nephew, Scott Dowdy; a special uncle “Tiny Boy” Doug Cheek; a special aunt; Juanita Johnson.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above; daughter, Tina Carol Jacobs; paternal grandparents, Clydia and Mary Oxendine Jacobs; maternal grandparents, Pete Dunn and Pearl Turner; sister, Robin Bradley Strom.

     A funeral service was held 3 pm, Saturday, January 4, 2020 at McColl Church of God, officiated by Rev. Donald Deal, with burial in Rogers Cemetery. A visitation was held from 6-8 pm Friday, January 3, 2020 at McColl Church of God. Rogers Funeral Home is honored to assist the Jacobs family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page 6 • January 15, 2020.

 

Phillip L. Hurley

CHESTER – Graveside services for Mr. Phillip L. Hurley, 77, were held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 18th, 2020 at the Swift Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Winburn officiated. Brown-Pennington-Atkins is caring for the family.

      Phillip L. Hurley entered into rest on Tuesday, January14, 2020. He was born March 9, 1942 in Red Bank, NJ a son of the late Hudson M. Hurley and Gladys Sexton Hurley. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his stepmother, Miriam Rhodes Hurley.

     Survivors include his brother, Wade M. Hurley (Georgia) and a niece, Kathy Hurley from Rock Hill, SC. Phillip was a faithful member of Park Hills Church of God in Spartanburg, SC until he moved to Palmetto Village Assisted Living in Chester, SC. As a young man, Phillip enjoyed driving a tractor on the small family farm in Hartsville, SC. He played the trumpet in the high school band and continued to enjoy music throughout his life. He particularly liked songs by George Beverly Shae. Although Phillip had physical challenges, he met each one with determination. He had friends of all ages and he will be missed.

     The family is grateful for the love and care shown to him by the wonderful people at Palmetto Village and MUSC Hospital in Chester, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC) Page 9 • January 22, 2020. 

 

Vanessa A. Hogan

 CHERAW - Vanessa A. Hogan, 60, died Saturday, January 18, 2020. Born in Union, SC she was a daughter of the late William and Daisy Boulware Haney.

     Surviving is her husband Darrell Hogan of Cheraw, SC, sons, James (Kristy) Hogan of Cheraw, SC, Cory Hogan of Spartanburg, SC, a daughter, Donna H. (Donald) Sellers of Wadesboro, NC, brothers, Michael Haney, William Haney both of Union, SC, sisters, Sandra West of Union, SC, Linda Mc Calister of Cornelius, GA, grandchildren, J.D. Hogan, Ivy Thomas, Leethan Hogan, Cameron Dane Sellers, Maci Lane Sellers, Alayna Hogan, and Harley Hogan. She also leaves behind nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, brothers, James Haney, Gerald Haney, sisters, Dorothy Justice, Maggie Miller, Rosie Moore, Jean Turner, and Cindy Haney. Also, her father-in-law, Clyde Nash Hogan, mother-in-law, Ollie Margaret Hogan, brothers-in-law, Donnie Hogan, Dennis Hogan and sister-in-law, Joanne Hogan.

     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM, Friday, January24, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Vanessa was a woman who loved her family. She displayed her love for them by devoting herself to them and their needs. She was a home-maker: To her, that meant taking care of the obligations in front of her. No matter how little the family had she always made sure that there was a meal on the table. She always put the needs of her family above her own. Vanessa loved her husband. After 45 years of marriage, she never wanted to be any-where without him. He was an over the road truck driver and when he was shifting those gears she was always on his “RIGHT” side telling him how to drive. He was the love of her life and she wanted to spend every moment with him that she could.

     Vanessa loved her grand-children dearly. She always reminded them of how proud of them that she was. She talked about them to every-one that she met. She told them often that she loved them and every time she saw them she had a little token of some sort for them. Her walls and shelves are lined with pictures of her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She cherished photographs and would display them with great pride.

Vanessa was a woman of prayer, if she said that she was praying for you, she did it. She would pray for anyone anywhere. She never met a stranger. If you came in contact with her you encountered grace. She always saw people through the lenses of goodness. She saw the positive attributes of others no matter how messy their lives were. She was an encourager. She had a way of knowing when others were hurting and she would make the necessary sacrifices to help make them feel better. She was a trusted friend to many. She was a person that you could confide in and tell your deepest secrets to.

     Vanessa loved holidays, especially Christmas. Her idea of a wonderful Christmas did not come in a beautifully wrapped package with a fancy bow. Her idea of Christmas was being surrounded by her family, sharing laughter, and enjoying good food. When the family would come together she would entertain them with her stories where she would laugh hysterically. She would laugh so hard that she could not complete her own sentences. She was full of life that made you feel so loved and so special. She was a woman with a grand heart and a gentle touch. She was simply amazing. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 29, 2020.

 

Betty B. ‘Monk’ Jordan

 CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Betty B. “Monk” Jordan, age 89, entered into rest on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Funeral Services were held at 1:00 PM Saturday, January25, 2020 at Chesterfield Baptist Church by Pastor Randy Bishop with burial following in the Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, January 24, 2020 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Jordan was born November 29, 1930 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late James Elijah Bittle and Nezzie Burr Bittle Merriman. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing with over 30 years of service and a member of Chesterfield Baptist Church. Mrs. Jordan enjoyed gardening, working in her flowers, and listening to southern gospel music. A lady who never met a stranger, Monk enjoyed meeting and talking to people and was the primary occupant of “Monk’s Corner” in Bojangles of Chesterfield.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Jordan was also preceded in death by her husband, Howard Jordan; sisters, Ruby “Pete” Campbell, and Sara Clark.

     Survivors include her children, Pat (Robert) Stout of Chesterfield, SC, Jimmy (Pam) Jordan of Chesterfield, SC, Connie (Gary) Carroll of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Adam Jordan, Stephen Jordan, Matthew (Cassie Chanla) Driggers, Brooklyn Driggers, Patrick Carrol, Nick Carroll, Jack Carroll; and great-grandchild, Luke Jordan.

     Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001 or at alzfdn.org, or to a hospice organization of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Jordan family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 29, 2020.

 

Bob ‘Coach’ Novinger

CAYCE - Bob “Coach” Novinger 73, of Cheraw, South Carolina passed away January 19, 2020 at his residence. He was born on March 13, 1946 in Portsmouth, Ohio to the late Leon and Juanita Novinger. Bob graduated from Portsmouth High School and attended Capitol University on a basketball scholarship. He moved to Columbia to attend the University of South Carolina. He then taught and coached football at Fulmer Middle School along with coaching varsity basketball at Airport High School. Later he taught and coached football at Swansea High School. After his career as a coach, he worked for R. L. Bryan selling children’s literature. He was married 47 years ago to the love of his life Cathy Novinger who passed away 3 years ago. He was well known for his job as a “real go getter”. Meaning, he would drop Cathy off and “go get her”. Bob proudly served his country in the U. S. Marine Corp. and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Cathy Novinger, 2016. Services were held at 1:00 pm on Friday, January 24 at Trinity Baptist Church, Cayce with burial following at Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation was from 6-8 pm on Thursday, January 23 at Thompson Funeral Home, West Columbia.

     He is survived by his son Dr. Travis Novinger and his wife Laurie Novinger and their children Taylor Novinger, Abbey Novinger of Cheraw, along with his brother of Portsmouth, Ohio Dean Novinger (Lisa) Niece Drew Phillips (Kyle) Miles, Sophie and Ian. He is also survived by his mother- in- law Leona Blackburn of West Columbia, and his sister-in law Donna Jumper (Henry Jumper) Tyler Russell (Sarah) and Cristie Russell.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Ovarian Cancer Coalition of SC P.O. Box 3567, W. Cola. SC 29171 or Ovarian Cancer Midlands.org. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 29, 2020.

 

Doris Hester Terry Poplin

WALLACE - Mrs. Doris Hester Terry Poplin, 93, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2020 at McLeod Health Cheraw. Born November 18, 1926 in Bladenboro, NC to the late Harry L., Sr. & Lina F. Sessoms Hester. After graduating high school, Doris attended William & Mary College, then she graduated from McIntyre Beauty School and later she received a degree in nursing.   Doris spent most of her working career as a nurse. She worked a short time at Marlboro General Hospital but retired from the offices of Dr. Charles and Dr. Owens. She enjoyed working in her yard, traveling, taking cruises and was a good seamstress.

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, her first husband, R.C. Terry; second husband, J.T. Poplin; brother, Harry L. Hester, Jr. and grandson, William C. Tolson.

     Doris leaves behind to cherish her memory, sons, Buzzy Terry (Vickie) of Cheraw, Ronnie Terry (Robin) of Raleigh, NC, Donnie Terry, of Myrtle Beach; daughter, Suzanne T. Parrish (Jack) of Myrtle Beach; step-sons, Rick Poplin (Sue) of Knightdale, NC, Jack Poplin (Vickie) of Wilmington, NC.;8 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren.

     A graveside service was held 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Wallace, SC. A visitation took place following the service at the cemetery.

     Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 181 E. Evans St. Florence, SC. 29506. Burroughs Funeral Home is honored to assist the Poplin family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 29, 2020.

 

Martha Gardner ‘Pug’ Perdue

 CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Martha Gardner “Pug” Perdue, age 87, entered into rest on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Funeral services were at 3:00 PM Sunday, January 26, 2020 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Glenn Scott White and Pastor Danny Chavis with burial following in the Patrick Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Perdue was born March 17, 1932 in Jefferson, SC a daughter of the late William “Bill” Gardner and Livey Hancock Gardner Sexton. She was a home maker and member of Patrick Baptist Church. Mrs. Perdue was a creative story-teller and enjoyed watching game shows. She was an excellent cook and was known for her cakes. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her family.

     In addition to her parents, Martha was also preceded in death by her husband, Reece Perdue; son, Billy Perdue; daughter, Barbara “Cubbie” Tucker; daughter-in-law, Diane Perdue; granddaughter, Megan Perdue; brothers, William F. Gardner and Calvin Gardner.

     She is survived by her daughter, Shannon T. Griggs of Patrick, SC; great grand-children, Torrie Griggs of Darlington, SC, and Stormy Singletary of Patrick, SC; 4 great grandchildren, Luke, Destiny, Serenity, Trinity Griggs; and numerous nieces and nephews. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Perdue family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 29, 2020.

 

Patricia D. ‘Patsy’ Rollins

CHESTERFIELD - Ms. Patricia D. “Patsy” Rollins, age 63, entered into rest on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 5:00 PM Sunday, January 26, 2020 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Fred McDaniel, Rev. Ronald Thurman, and Brent Taylor. The family greeted friends from 4:00 – 5:00 PM Sunday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Ms. Rollins was born April 26, 1956 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of Katie Lee Watson Deese and the late Maxie “Teat” Deese. She worked for many years alongside her father at Teat’s Grocery and made many friends there. Her grandchildren were the apple of her eye and she was affectionately known as “Pappy” to them. Patsy enjoyed being out-doors admiring God’s creation and listening to her wind chimes. She also enjoyed traveling, visiting family, and playing games on her tablet. In addition to her father, Patsy was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, James Coleman Deese and Kenny Merle Deese; and nephew, Kenneth “Scott” Deese.

     Survivors include her children, Brandy Rollins of the home, Anthony (Crystal)Rollins of Ruby, SC; and their father, Randy (Angie) Rollins of Wallace, SC; mother, Katie Lee Deese of Ruby, SC; grandchildren, Colt Oliver, Makenxie Rollins, Abram Rollins, Camdyn Rollins, and her favorite grand-dog, “Wrigley”; sister, Joyce Hurst of Chesterfield, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     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 Rollins family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 29, 2020.

 

Annette Moore Stevens

 CHERAW - Annette Moore Stevens, 77, died Sunday, January 26, 2020. Born in Harrells, NC she was a daughter of the late Lewis Moore and Mildred Wheeler Kirven. She was the widow of Walter Raleigh “Buddy” Stevens, Jr. She enjoyed life and was a member of the Shagger Society (SOS), the Couple’s Club and the Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Stevens was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church and was in the church choir. She enjoyed cooking, baking (chocolate pies and pound cakes), cleaning and helping anyone in need. She loved her family and friends, and cared deeply for her church family.

     Survivors are her sons, Brent A. (Dayna) Stevens of Cheraw, SC, John Alfred Stallings of Rose Hill, NC, Jeffrey (Lorna) Stevens of Rosamond, CA, a brother, Preston “Buck” (Carolyn) Moore of Wallace, NC, a sister, Jane Sylvester of Cape Carteret, NC, grandchildren, Scott, Nicole, Finley, Ella, and Dottie, and also several nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also, a brother, Jerry Moore and a sister Bonnie Moore. The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service will be held 3:00 PM, Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials to McLeod Hospice (Cheraw), PO Box 100551, Florence SC 29502-0551 or Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Building Fund, c/o Carla Reid, 2469 West Market Street Ext., Cheraw, SC29520. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Cheraw Healthcare and McLeod Hospice. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • January 29, 2020.

 

Sara Morgan Wicker

 CHERAW - Sara Morgan Wicker, 87, died, Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Born in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of the late William Battle and Viola Lide Morgan. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cheraw. She was retired from INA Bearing. In her younger years she was an excellent cook. She enjoyed dancing, gardening, crocheting and shopping at Belk. Most of all she loved her grandchildren, family and “her people”.

     Surviving is her husband of 68 years, William “Billy” L. Wicker of Cheraw, SC, sons, William F. (Deborah) Wicker of Florence, SC, James Gregory Wicker of Cheraw, SC, daughters, Susanne “Susie” W. (Andy) Ingram of Cheraw, SC, Dana Gail W. (Kent) Walker of Jonesborough, TN, grand-children, Matthew Wicker, Jason (Sonia) Wicker, Jordan (Maryum) Wicker, Morgan L Walker, Sara K. Ingram, Kelley S. Ingram, Georgia N. Walker, great grandchildren, Mila Wicker, Eesa Wicker, brother, George L. (Martha) Morgan of Smithville, NC, sisters, Hilda M. Wilds of Columbia, SC, Patricia M. Turner of Cheraw, SC and a sister-in-law, Jo Anne Morgan of Cheraw, SC,

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, also a brother, William Battle“ Tootie” Morgan and a brother-in-law, “Jerry” Turner. The family received friends 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Friday, January 24, 2020 at First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Friday, January 24, 2020 at First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in St. David’s Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. Memorials to: Salkehatchie Summer Service Fund, c/o First United Methodist Church, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 14 • January 29, 2020.

 

Gerald D. ‘Jerry’ Carter

 CLINTON - Gerald D. “Jerry” Carter, age 91, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020. He was born in Fort Motte, SC and was the last surviving member of his family. He was retired from Delta Mills and was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church of Cheraw.

     Survivors include Sid and Hilda Carter of Clinton; and Vaughn and Sean Vick and their son, Duncan of Greenville. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at Woodbridge. In lieu of flowers memorials may made to the First United Methodist Church of Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • February 5, 2020.

 

James Douglass ‘Doug’ Crawley

 RUBY - Mr. James Douglass “Doug” Crawley, age 84, entered into rest on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Friday, January 31, 2020 at Ruby Baptist Church by Pastor Ronald Thurman and David Thurman with burial following in the Ruby Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Friday, prior to the service in the sanctuary of the church.

     Mr. Crawley was born October 1, 1935 in Chesterfield County, SC a son of the late Arthur Franklin and Olive Viola Oliver Crawley. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a faithful member of Ruby Baptist Church where he served as Deacon, former choir member, and was very active in building props and décor for the church. Doug was also a member of the Sunlighter’s Quartet. Mr. Crawley was a retired employee of INA Bearing with 37 years of service. His hobbies included fishing, working with his tractor, and building and flying model airplanes. A true family man, Mr. Crawley was a very loving and devoted husband of 65 years to his beloved wife and a very supportive grandfather of his grandchildren’s goals and achievements. He will be fondly remembered as a friend who was willing to lend a helping hand to family or anyone in need.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Crawley was also preceded in death by his brothers, John Robert Crawley, and Will Frank “Hank” Crawley; sisters, Mary Etta “Makie” Kirkley, Helen C. Rivers, and Beatielee “Bate” Esparza.

     Survivors include his beloved wife of 65 years, Irene Davidson Crawley of the home; son, James Rodney (Mary Hannah) Crawley of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Nancy Ann Crawley of Charleston, SC, and Daniel Blake Crawley of Pensecola, FL; sister, Margaret C. Thurman of Ruby, SC; brother-in-law, Genaro Esparza of San Antonio, TX; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Crawley of Chesterfield, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 508 Hampton St #200, Columbia, SC 29201. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Crawley family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • February 5, 2020.

 

John ‘Johnny’ Luther Hill Sr.

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. John (Johnny) Luther Hill, Sr., age 78, entered into rest on Sunday, January 26, 2020 with his family by his side. Funeral services were held at 4:30 PM Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Charles Teal, Rev. Jerry McManus, and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Hill was born February 20, 1941 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Donald D. Hill, Sr. and Margie Chewning Hill. He was a Vietnam era veteran having served in the U.S. Navy elite Ceremonial Guardin Washington, DC and aboard the aircraft carrier USS Lexington CVS – 16 and was a member of the American Legion Post 74. After military service he worked eight years for J.P. Stevens Delta plant #2 before moving in 1975 to Carolina Canners Inc. in Cheraw, and retiring after 31 years of service in the maintenance department. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycles and was a Charter Life Member of the American Motorcyclist Association. He loved the family farm and was very proud that most of the family lived closed by. He could always find time to go out and tinker in the shop or help a neighbor.

     In addition to his parents, Johnny was also preceded indeath by his older brother, Donnie Hill; and nephew, Dennis Hill.

     Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Sybil Anne Roberts Hill of the home; son, John Luther (Becki) Hill, Jr.; daughter, Carmen Hill (Randy) Wilks; granddaughter, Hillary Wilks (Tyler Gregory) Hendrix; grandsons, Hayden Wilks, Ely Hill, and Noah Hill; great grandchildren, Heidi Anne Hendrix and Timber Gregory all of Chesterfield, SC; brother, Arlo C. (Judy) Hill of Prosperity, SC; nephews, Steven Hill of Prosperity, SC and David Hill of Chapin, SC; sisters-in-law, Elaine R. Smith, Rebekah R. (Anson) Jacobs, and Neatus R. Sellers.

     Memorials may be made to the Chesterfield Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 388, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Hill family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • February 5, 2020.

 

Barbara Ann Johnson

CHERAW - Barbara Ann Johnson, 75, died on Thursday, January 16, 2020. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 25, 2020, 1 PM at Flemming Funeral-Chapel, Cheraw SC. She was born November 23, 1944 in Harrisburg, PA to the late Robert and Magdalene Thompson Sr. Survivors: children, Wendy (Samihah) Johnson-Thompson, Kimerly Johnson, Harrisburg, PA and Rev. Dr. Timothy Johnson Sr., Cheraw, SC; siblings, Charlese Farmer, Robert Thompson Jr., Michael Thompson, Ronald Brown, William Brown, Robert Brown, Harrisburg, PA; son-in-law, Michael (Muhtadi) Thompson, Harrisburg, PA; daughter-in-law, Nicole Johnson, Cheraw, SC; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • February 5, 2020.

 

Billy F. Pigg

 PAGELAND -Billy F. Pigg, 89, passed away January 29, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving wife and family. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 at Providence Baptist Church, 232 Providence Church Road, Pageland with Revs. Roger Wall and Ernest Winburn officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery. The family received friends on Friday, Jan. 31 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Providence Family Life Center.

     Mr. Pigg was born January 12, 1931 in Pageland, the eldest son of the late B. C. Pigg, Jr. and Vennie Robertson Pigg.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter Cynthia “Cindy” Pigg Collins of Pageland; brother, James Rance Pigg; sister Fanell P. Rivers of Mt. Croghan; sister and brother-in-law Katrina P. and Charlie Sturgis of Monroe.

     Billy graduated from Pageland High School in 1947 and Wingate College in 1949. Upon graduation he began a 41-year automobile career, 17 years with Hursey Chevrolet in Pageland and 24 years as dealer principal/owner – operator of Bud Motor Company, the Ford-Mercury dealership in Cheraw. He was also in partnership with his son, Farris, at Farris Ford in Pageland from 1975 until 1980. He sold his Cheraw dealership in July 1990 and worked for 11 years with the Chesterfield County Department of Social Services and also the Chesterfield County Chapter of the American Red Cross, retiring in June 2001 .Billy was always active in numerous community and civic affairs, always putting his whole heart into what he did. His example of hard work, thoroughness, and high standards will always be remembered and cherished by those who knew and loved him. Billy was a charter member of the Pageland Junior Chamber of Commerce, serving as Vice President and President. He served on the SC State Junior Chamber of Commerce as National Director, International Director, Chaplain, and Vice President. He was a member of the Pageland Chamber of Commerce and served on the Steering Committee of the Pageland Watermelon Festival for a number of years. He served as Chairman of the Pageland District # 4 School Board, Past Master of Mt. Moriah #58 Masonic Lodge, and a member of Omar Shrine Temple. He was Chairman of the Chesterfield County DSS Board for 25 years and then was elected to represent the Fifth Congressional District on the State Health & Human Services Finance Commission where he served until 1990. He was a representative to the Carolinas Ford Dealers Association and served one term as Vice Chairman and Chairman. He also served on the Good Samaritan Colony Board of Directors and the Chesterfield County Rural Water Company Board for16 years until his retirement in May of 2016. Billy was a dedicated family man who deeply loved his wife and his two children, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He was a man dedicated to his God and his church and had a sincere and abiding faith in the Lord Jesus. He was always a member of Providence Baptist Church with the exception of the 24 years he lived in Cheraw. During that time, he was a member of Cheraw First Baptist. He taught a Sunday School class for more than 58 years and has held many positions and offices in the church including Deacon Chairman.

     Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Bobbie T. Pigg, son and daughter-in-law, Farris and Jane Pigg of Cheraw; four grandchildren, Britt Pigg and his wife, Caleigh, of Rock Hill,Brad Pigg and his wife, Jessie, of Pageland, Melissa Shrum of Spartanburg, Jon David Shrum and his wife, Dana of Boiling Springs; five great grandchildren, Elisa Petty of Spartanburg, Katelyn Elizabeth Pigg, Kenzie Grace Pigg and Kolton Bradley Pigg, who was born on his birthday in 2016, of Pageland, Taftt Riggins Pigg of Rock Hill, Stevie Rose Shrum, and twins Salem and Silas Shrum of Boiling Springs; and great-great-grandchildren, Milani and Miguel Petty of Spartanburg; son-in-law, David Collins of Pageland; sister-in-law Sue Pigg of Virginia Beach; brother-in-law, Jimmie Attaway Rivers of Mt. Croghan; nieces and nephews Kathy Sturgis Ward and her husband Ronnie of Winchester, VA; Neal Sturgis and his wife Diane of Fort Mill; Lt. Col. (Ret.) James R. “Jim” Pigg, Jr. and his wife Cathy of Fayetteville, GA; Tavia Pigg Hazel and her husband Wade of Reelsville, IN; Jimmie Rivers and his wife Michelle of Mt. Croghan; Peggy Pigg Palacioz and her husband Tony of Virginia Beach; Scott Rivers and his wife Dale of Wadesboro along with their families, a number of cousins and by his fur babies, Faja and Bushy.

     Memorials may be made to the Providence Baptist Church Building Fund, 232 Providence Church Rd., Pageland, SC 29728.Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield is serving the Pigg family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • February 5, 2020.

 

Tina Allen Rivers

CHERAW - Mrs. Tina Allen Rivers, age 77, (formerly of Ruby, SC) entered into rest on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. A Celebration of Life service was held at 12:00 PM Friday, January 31, 2020 in the Fellowship Hall of Zoar United Methodist Church by Pastor Billy Jack Johnson, Rev. Ronald Thurman and Brent Taylor with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall of the church.

     Mrs. Rivers was born January 19, 1943 in Ruby, SC a daughter of the late Carl and Geneva Hancock Allen. She was a graduate of Ruby High School and Kings Business College of Charlotte. Tina was a retired employee of Delta Mills (formerly J.P. Stevens) with 41 years of service. Mrs. Rivers was an excellent cook and enjoyed collecting cook-books. She also enjoyed reading her bible and listening to the Bill Gaither Classics on her tablet. Her favorite hobby was shopping especially after she discovered Amazon and QVC.

     Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Benjamin T. “Billy” Rivers of the home; daughter, Rebecca (Bruce) Williamson of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Kevin (Rachel) Williamson and Matthew Williamson; sister-in-law & brother-in-law, William “Bill” (Betty Jean) Ratliff; nieces and nephews, Phyllis (Jay) Vernon, Lee (Stephen) Donathon, Darrell (Denise) Ratliff, and William (Penny) Ratliff, Jr.; also numerous great nieces, great nephews, and a host of cousins.

     Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, P O Box 100551, Florence, South Carolina, 29506. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rivers family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • February 5, 2020.         

 

Lettha Mae Smith

 PAGELAND - Lettha Mae Smith, 78, died on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 3 pm from the Piney Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, Mt. Croghan, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born June 5, 1941 in Chesterfield County, SC to the late Sylvester and Mary Nivens McBride. Survivors: children, Jimmy Lee Smith, Monroe, NC, Joyce Ann Blakeney (Daniel), Pageland, SC, Letha R. Clyburn (Randy), Kershaw, SC, Robert Smith Jr. (Sherri), Pageland, SC and Roger Lee Smith (Chris), Pageland, SC; sister, Martha Joines, Mt. Croghan, SC; 19 grandchildren, 30  great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • February 5, 2020.

 

Roy E. Steen

 NEWBERRY - Mr. Roy E. Steen, age 83, formerly of Mt. Croghan, SC, entered into rest on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Graveside services were held at 1:00 PM Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Rocky Creek Baptist Church Cemetery by Brent Taylor with full military honors. The family greeted friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.

     Mr. Steen was born July 29, 1936 in Jefferson, SC a son of the late William Math and Millie Demby Steen. He was a 22-year veteran of the U.S. Army having served 2 tours in Viet-nam. Mr. Steen was the retired owner and operator of Roy’s Industrial Electronics. He enjoyed traveling and exploring the world during his military career, but his favorite pastime was time spent with his family.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Steen was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Julie F. Steen; and 3 brothers, Sam, Olin, and John Steen.

     Survivors include his daughter, Tricia (Scott) Ulch of Prosperity, SC; grandchildren, Tyler and Caleb Ulch; brother, Floyd (Eula) Steen of Mt. Croghan, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400. McLean, VA 22102 or to the American Cancer Society, 200 Center Point Cir #100, Columbia, SC 29210. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Steen family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • February 5, 2020.

 

Michael W. ‘Micky’ Thurman

MT. CROGHAN - Mr. Michael W. “Micky” Thurman, age 91, entered into rest on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at his home. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Sunday, February 2,2020 at Ruby Baptist Church by Pastor Ronald Thurman with burial following in the Ruby Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Sunday prior to the service in the sanctuary of the church.

   Mr. Thurman was born July26, 1928 in Ruby, SC a son of the late James Perkins “Perk” and Mollie Sullivan Thurman. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, a member of the Ruby Masonic Lodge#314, and the American Legion Post 74. A faithful member of Ruby Baptist Church, Micky served as former Deacon, Sunday school teacher, and on various other committees through the years. Mr. Thurman was the former owner and operator of Micky’s TV and Radio Repair, and retired from the Mount Croghan Post Office after 35 years of service as a rural mail carrier .An avid outdoorsman, Micky enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working to keep his yard immaculate. Because of his love of electronics repair, Mr. Thurman’s family will always fondly remember him for his ability to fix anything. His love of God, his church, and family will always be a steadfast example for all to follow.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Thurman was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Georgia D. “Dot” Thurman; brothers, Johnny, Knox, and David Thurman; and sisters, Madge T. Davis, Thelma Venters, and Gladys Sutton.

     Survivors include his children, Terry (Danny) Huntley, and Tami (Michelle) Thurman both of Mt. Croghan, SC; grandchildren, Holly (Gabe) Sims of Pageland, SC, Brittany (Chaim) Chavarria of Nashville, TN, and Zachary Gulledge of Cookeville, TN ;great grandchildren, Kylie, Caden, Cora Sims, and Cruz Chavarria; sisters-in-law, Edith Atkinson, Betty Lou (Bobby) Griffith, Mildred Thurman, and Margaret Thurman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     The family would like to express their thanks to Mr. Thurman’s caregivers, Pat Dutton, Kim Oliver, and Pam Plyler for their love and care. Memorials may be made to Ruby Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5, Ruby, SC 29741 or to Ruby Cemetery Association, c/o Johnnie Oliver P.O. Box 3, Ruby, SC 29741. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Thurman family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 10A • February 5, 2020.

 

Clara M. Cole

WALLACE - Clara M Cole, 72, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020 in the family home after a long illness, with her family at her side. She was our angel on earth, she will be sorely missed.

     Born in Morven, NC she was a daughter of the late Winston Raleigh and Margaret Starling Tyner and was also raised by Rev. Albert Hatcher. She was a retired textile supervisor. Mrs. Cole was a (20 year) member of the Wallace Rescue Squad. She enjoyed helping at the church, traveling, working, reading, fishing, going to the mountains and the ocean and listening to the waves crash on the shore. She liked to watch the humming birds and squirrels in her yard. She loved her grandchildren, great grandchildren and of course her furry friend “Shaggy”.

     Surviving is her husband, Buddy Cole, Sr. of Wallace, SC, sons, Ray (Sharlene) Cole of Bennettsville, SC, Buddy (Kansas) Cole, Jr. of Bennettsville, SC, a sister, Diane Johnson of Wallace, SC, grandchildren, Brandon Ray Cole, Zachary Austin Cole, Meghan Elizabeth Cole, great-grandchildren, Morgan Raye-Hawk Cole, Robert James-Hawk Cole and Leighton Rae Cole.

    She was preceded in death by her parents list above, brothers, Donald Keith Tyner, Charles Hugh Tyner and a grandchild, Candice Brooke Cole. The family received friends 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Forest Pine Independent Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. A memorial service was held 4:00 PM, Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Forest Pine Independent Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. The Coles wish to thank all the members of the Wallace Rescue Squad for caring for them just like family. Also they would like to share heartfelt gratitude to Bryan Sweatt, Liz Griggs and Butch Boan. And without a doubt their gratefulness for all of the wonderful professionals at McLeod Hospice-Cheraw for their love, care and compassion. Memorials to; Wallace Rescue Squad, 4013 Hwy 177, Wallace, SC 29596. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 12, 2020.

 

Howard Todd Ferguson

CHERAW - Howard Todd Ferguson, known by all as “Buzz,” 73, died Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Born in Butler, PA, he was a son of the late Joseph Walter and Esther Pauline Latshaw Ferguson. He was a US Navy Veteran. Buzz was a Navy Veteran, missionary, pastor, hunter and fisherman. After meeting his Savior, Buzz gave the rest of his life to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. Landing in Nova Scotia and finally Newfoundland, Buzz loved the beautiful Maritime provinces and the people that called that region of Canada “home.” Buzz, as husband, father and grandfather, lived life adventurously and loved his family faithfully. Buzz will be remembered as an example of a meek and gentle man who exercised his strength by serving others.

     Surviving is his wife, Judy Lynn Ferguson of Cheraw, SC, a son, Ryan (Rebecca) Ferguson of Travelers Rest, SC, a daughter, Raquel (Dave) Bradshaw of Cheraw, SC, grand-children, Max Ferguson, Kezziah Ferguson, Petra Ferguson, Elise (Guy) Harris, Logan Bradshaw, Lennox Bradshaw and Wesley Bradshaw.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a brother, Todd Ferguson. The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Calvary Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. A memorial service was held 3:00 PM, Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Calvary Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Memorials to: Calvary Baptist Church, 364 Calvary Lane, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 12, 2020.

 

Julius Hooks

CHERAW - Funeral services for Julius Hooks were held 11:00 am Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Pee Dee Union Baptist Church in Cheraw. Burial followed at Montrose Cemetery (Sandhills) in Cash.

     Mr. Hooks, 74, died on Sunday February 2, 2020 at McLeod Health Cheraw of natural causes.

     Julius was born on March 24, 1945 to the late Fred and Estelle Porter Hooks in Cheraw. He was converted to Christ at an early age and became a member of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. He graduated from Long High School in Cheraw, Class of 1963. Upon graduating from the Chesterfield County School System, Julius relocated to Brooklyn, New York. There he found employment at Hooks Dry Cleaning Service. He worked 14 years with the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Clinton, MD and was also a bus driver for the State of Maryland until his retirement in 2007. Julius married Claretha Bridges-Hooks after returning to Cheraw in 2007. Church remained a focal point of Mr. Hooks’ life. He maintained memberships in several churches after leaving Cheraw: New Macedonia Baptist Church in Washington, DC; New Commandment Church of Praise and Deliverance in Clinton, MD; and Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Julius sang on Pee Dee’s Men’s Choir. Julius had many hobbies and enjoyed life to the fullest. Eating at Kentucky Fried Chicken and Hooks Barbecue and Buffet in Cheraw and watching the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys were among his favorite pastimes. Mr. Hooks was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred Hooks, Jr. and Willie James Hooks, Sr. and sister-in-law Wilenia J. Hooks. Julius is survived by: wife Claretha Bridges-Hooks; daughter, Juanita Hooks of Temple Hills, MD; step-daughter Granula Davis, Cheraw; step-son LeGranthony (Catina) Bridges, Sr., Cheraw; two sisters, Essie Mae (Clarence) Jones, Bronx, NY and Elizabeth Hooks Ellison, Cheraw; two brothers, Matthew Hooks, Cheraw and Earnest (Cynthia) Hooks, Sr., Temple Hills, MD; four step grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; and three sisters-in-law. Morris Funeral Cottage of Cheraw, Inc. was entrusted to serve the Hooks family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 12, 2020.

 

Donna Davis Hurst

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Donna Davis Hurst, age 82, entered into rest on Thursday, February 6, 2020. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, February 9, 2020 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Alisha Hansen with burial following in the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family received friends from 2-3 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Hurst was born June 20, 1937 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Acy Lee Davis and Sue King Harmon. Donna was a lifelong member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, where she was a choir member for 40+ years and led the Children’s choir. She started the Girl Scout’s of America program in the Chesterfield area and enjoyed playing bridge. Donna had a big heart and always took care of anyone who needed any help.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hurst was preceded in death by her husband John T. Hurst.

     Survivors include her daughter; Connie Jeffcoat of Mt. Pleasant; brothers, Dicky Davis and Lee Davis both of Chesterfield; grandchildren, Faith and Hurst Jeffcoat of Mt. Pleasant. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church 305W. Main St. Chesterfield SC, 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Hurst family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 12, 2020.

 

Edd Graham Lang Sr.

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Edd Graham Lang, Sr. age 91, entered into rest on Friday, February 7, 2020. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Monday, February 10, 2020 at Sandy Plains United Methodist Church by Pastor Lonnie Grose and Rev. Yvonne Hechler with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 -7:00 PM Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Lang was born July 10, 1928 in Morven, NC a son of the late John Rufus and Sarah Frances Purvis Lang. He was a retired employee of Delta Mills (formerly J.P. Stevens) and a faithful member of Sandy Plains United Methodist Church. Edd served as former Sunday school teacher, Lay Leader, and on various other church committees throughout the years. His hobbies included “collecting,” gardening, and raising chickens. His favorite pastime was spending time with his family.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Lang was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Willie Myrle Lee Lang; 2 daughters, Sandra Teal, and Elizabeth Ruth Lang; brothers, Johnny, Robert, and William Lang; sisters, Carrie Haigler, Ida Alford, Ruthie Jordan, Lela Boan, and Jenny Nell Lang; granddaughter, Hailey Brown; and great granddaughter, Sadie Grace Linton.

     Survivors include his children, Edd “Eddie” Graham Lang, Jr., Sarah Campbell, Pam (Jimmy) Jordan, and Joey (Darnel) Teal; grandchildren, Jessica Riley, Abbi Lang, Grayson Lang, Jesse (Mia) Lang, Nikki (Kevin) Griffin, Jon Brown, Jason Campbell, Michael McCormick, Justin (Kim) Teal, Adam Jordan, and Stephen Jordan; great grand-children, Jaden and Baylin Riley, Bentson Crook, Suzannah Gainey, Jamie Lang, Kris and Lexi Little, Haley and Hayden Black, Zack, Cullin, and Ashton McCormick, Mackenzie and Kamryn Teal, Allison Linton, and Luke Jordan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     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 Lang family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 12, 2020.

 

Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Rainwater

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - Gabrielle “Gabby” Rainwater,36, of 115 Hinson Court, Rockingham, passed away, Sunday, January 19, 2020, at her residence.

     She was born March 15, 1983 in Chesterfield County, SC, daughter of Larry Rainwater and Doris Wise Grant. “Gabby” was a very intelligent lady! She graduated from Marlboro High School, Richmond Community College and UNC Pembroke. She had two Associates degrees and a Bachelor degree in Criminal Justice. She loved her nieces and nephews as her own; and had many special friends. Gabby love to travel and loved the beach.

     Visitation was held Wednesday, January22, 2020 at Harrington Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00 pm. The Funeral was Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Mt. Carmel Free Will Baptist Church at 2:00 pm. Pastor Mike Childers and Pastor Drew Rainwater will be officiating. Burial followed at White Creek Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery, Wallace, SC.

     She is survived by her mother, Doris W. Grant of Rockingham; father, Larry Rainwater of the home; step-mother, Sandra Roberts of Hamlet; brother David Rainwater ( Tabatha) of Cheraw, SC; sister, Shannon R. Murray of Rockingham; nieces and nephews; and her companion, “Kit-Kit.” Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 12, 2020.

 

Benjamin J. ‘Billy’ Rivers

CHERAW - Mr. Benjamin J. “Billy” Rivers, age 78, entered into rest on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at his home with his family by his side. A celebration of life service was held at 2:00 PM Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Zoar United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall by Pastor Billy Jack Johnson and Brent Taylor with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 PM prior to the service at fellowship hall.

     Mr. Rivers was born September 15, 1941 in Chesterfield County, SC a son of the late Eugene and Myrtle Lee Davis Rivers. He was a retired employee of Delta Mills (formerly J.P. Stevens) with 42years of service. Mr. Rivers was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church. An avid outdoorsman, Billy enjoyed fishing, hunting, and growing a garden to share his fruits and vegetables with his friends and neighbors. He enjoyed watching football, NASCAR, and anything with John Wayne in it. His favorite pastime was keeping his grass cut numerous times a week.

     In addition to his parents, Billy was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 57 years, Tina Allen Rivers who passed on January 28, 2020; sister, Maxine Eddins; and his grandmother who helped raise him, Georgia Freeman Rivers.

     Survivors include his daughter, Rebecca (Bruce) Williamson of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Kevin (Rachel) Williamson and Matthew Williamson; sister, Betty Jean (William H. “Bill”) Ratliff, Sr.; nieces and nephews, Phyllis (Jay) Vernon, Lee (Stephen) Donathon, Darrell (Denise) Ratliff, William (Penny) Ratliff, Jr., Kerwin (Sandy) Eddins, and Karen (Darrell) Martin; also numerous great nieces, great nephews, and a host of cousins. The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of McLeod Hospice for the extraordinary care and love shown to Mr. Rivers and their family, and requests that memorials be made to McLeod Hospice, P.O. Box 100551, Florence, SC 29506. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rivers family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 12, 2020.

 

Alfred Smith Sellers

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Alfred Smith Sellers, age 91, entered into rest on Friday, February 7, 2020. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 12,2020 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Jason Pope. The family will greet friends from 10:00 AM -11:00 AM Wednesday prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. Sellers was born July 14, 1928 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Thomas Sinclair and Cora Oliver Sellers. He was a former employee of Sonoco with over 20 years of service and a retired employee of SCDOT. An avid music enthusiast, Alfred enjoyed playing the guitar every chance he had. He also enjoyed gardening and was known for his “green thumb.” He was always sharing his fruits and vegetables with his friends and neighbors.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Sellers was preceded in death by his daughter, Kay Sellers Lisenby; and all of his brothers and sisters.

     Survivors include his son, Buck (Becky Teal) Sellers of Chesterfield, SC; daughters, Crystal (Jerry) Steen of Chesterfield, SC, Teresa Keeling of Fernandina Beach, FL; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Regency Southern Care Hospice of Chesterfield, 205 East 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 8 • February 12, 2020.

 

Elsa Grace Baker

Elsa Grace Baker born 11/28/1920 passed from this life on 2/14/2020. Grace never met a stranger and will be sadly missed by so many. Her Church, art, baseball, politics, American Indians and elephants were a few of her many passions. She loved her family especially and always displayed at least one picture of each of them at all times.

     Surviving are her sons David (Jane) Baker, Chris (Janis) Baker, Stephen (Liz) Baker, Tom (Lauren) Baker and daughter Carol (Shaw) Newsom, grandchildren David Jr., Stephanie, Greg, Michael, Kristen, Alex, Jack and Jill, and great grandchildren David III, Adam, Natalie, Nathan, Kennedy, Brady and Holland. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 22 at 11:00 a.m. at St David’s Church in Cheraw. A visitation reception at the church will follow the service. Inurnment at The National Cemetery in Salisbury NC will take place at a later date.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Scotia Village, Laurinburg NC or to a church or charity of your choice. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 19, 2020.

 

Robert Josey Hearon Jr.

Funeral services for Mr. Robert Josey Hearon, Jr., 73, who entered into rest on Sunday, February 9, 2020, were held at 3:30 on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, In the Gymnasium of Robert E. Lee Academy, Bishopville, SC. The Rev. Jerry McManus, Sr. officiated with burial following in Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends on Tuesday, February 11,2020, from 5:00 until 7:00pm, at Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home, 200 W. Church Street, Bishopville, SC.

     Memorials may be made to Hebron United Methodist Church, c/o Chip Clanton, 197 Woodham Road, Bishopville, SC, 29010, Mt. Elon Baptist Church, PO Box 38, Lydia, SC, 29079, or Regency Hospice Services, 960 Pamplico Highway, Suite K, Florence, SC, 29505. Mr. Hearon passed away on Sunday, February 9, after a long battle with cancer. He was the son of the late R. Joe Hearon and Julia Dixon Hearon Davis of Bishopville. He was a member of Mt. Elon Baptist Church, Lydia, SC, and attended Hebron United Methodist Church, Stokes Bridge, SC.

     “Mr. Josey” was the Voice of the Cavaliers of Robert E. Lee Academy, Bishopville, SC, for over 40 years. He assisted with girls’ basketball and loved the staff, teachers, and students of REL. He is survived by his wife, Diane; son Robert Josey Hearon III (Anita) of Bishopville; daughter Vicki Hearon Burris (Tony) of Greensboro, GA; sister, Jane Hearon Buechner (Hank) of St. Petersburg, FL; grandchildren Robert Josey Hearon IV (Courtney), Amelia, Hannah, and Hampton Burris; great-grandson, Robert Josey Hearon V.  

     The family wishes to thank Regency Hospice Services, Dr. John Pate and staff, the staff of Bishopville Drug Company, and close friend Becky Woodham for their continuous kindness and support. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 19, 2020.

 

Billy Lee Hicks Sr.

EASLEY - Mr. Billy Lee Hicks, Sr., 69, of Easley SC, formally of Pageland, SC passed away peacefully on Monday, February 10, 2020 at his home.

     Mr. Billy Hicks was born on October25, 1950 in Monroe, North Carolina to the late Charles Lee Hicks and Betty Funderburk Hicks. He was preceded in death by his sister, Joyce Lear; baby brother; niece, Sharon “Sissy” Nicholson, and grandson, James Hicks.

     Mr. Hicks was a Senior Maintenance Support Tech for Duke Energy, where he retired from on July 31, 2018. He was a Mason. He was a member of High Point Baptist Church in Pageland, SC and Rock Springs Baptist Church in Easley, SC. Mr. Hicks loved to grill, cook, and play golf. He loved to travel, especially to the beach. After retirement from Duke Energy, he was the owner of Hicks Electric Company. In his spare time, he liked to watch two of his favorite TV shows, Matlock and Perry Mason.

     Mr. Hicks was survived by his wife, Cynthia “Cindy” Plyler Hicks of Easley, SC; sons, Billy Hicks Jr. and Bobby Ryan Hicks both of Pageland, SC; daughters, Alisha Hunter and Katelyn Hunter both of Easley, SC; sister, Margie Bess of Pageland, SC, and six grandchildren.

     The family received friends on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at High Point Baptist Church in the Sanctuary. There was a Celebration of Life Funeral Service on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 3:00 PM at High Point Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Coates presiding. Burial followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park of Pageland.

     In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Hicks family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 19, 2020.

 

Helen Davis Moore

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Helen Davis Moore, age 87, entered into rest on Monday, February 10, 2020. Funeral services were held at 12:00 PM Thursday, February 13, 2020 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Jason Pope and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Thursday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Moore was born October 12, 1932 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late John Murray Davis, Sr. and Viola Cranford Davis. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing and a member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church. Helen loved the Lord, her church, and visits from her pastor. She also enjoyed watching her scheduled television programs.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Moore was also preceded in death by her husband, Billy Frank Moore; brothers, John M. Davis, Jr., Gene Davis, and Bealer Davis; sisters, Doris D. Shaw and Gladys D. Kelly; and brother-in-law, James Guinn.

     Survivors include her sister, Lib. D. Guinn of Chesterfield, SC; brother, William L. (Kate) Davis of West Columbia, SC; numerous nieces and nephews; and her extended family at Cheraw Healthcare.

     Memorials may be made to Westfield Creek Baptist Church, 316 Westfield Church Road, Cheraw, SC29520. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Moore family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 19, 2020.

 

Jack Scott

WALLACE - Jack Scott, Sr. 87, died Sunday, February16, 2020. Born in Bladen County, NC he was a son of the late Rosa Scott.

     Surviving is his wife Margaret Louise Purvis Scott of Wallace, SC, sons, Jack (Crystal) Scott of Cheraw, SC, Colby Jack (Elizabeth) Scott of Jefferson, SC, daughters, Virginia Gail Hooks of Cheraw, SC, Betty Jean (Gary) Hawthorne of Winter Haven, FL, Kathy Lynn Gatlin of Lakeland, FL, a son-in-law, Keith Anderson of Cheraw, SC, a sister, Pauline Smothers of Hemingway, SC, 16 grand-children and 26 great grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by his mother listed above and daughters, Barbara Ann Scott, Jackie Ann Anderson and Cynthia Scott.

     The family will receive friends 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 19,2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial will be in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • February 19, 2020.

 

James Carl Anderson

James Carl Anderson left this earthly world peacefully December 16, 2019, in Charleston South Carolina.

     “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” Mark Twain. Born on June 10, 1934 in Mason City, Iowa, Jim was the son of the late Carl Manly Anderson and Gladys Harrison Anderson. Jim was the husband of Barbara Westre Anderson for 55y ears. (Barbara preceded him in death in 2014 and we are sure she waspatiently awaiting his arrival in heaven.) After serving in the Korean War Jim attended the University of South Dakota where he majored in Biology and Zoology. One of his activities at USD was working lighting in the drama department. He often reflected that he met and quickly fell for Barbara, who was majoring in drama. Jim proposed to her behind the chemistry building. They leave behind three grateful children, Gus (Gamble), Trish (Andy) and Elizabeth (Andy) and five amazing grandchildren, Lauren, Lindsay, Savannah, Christopher and George. There are so many others in his life that he considered to be his family.

     Jim’s job with the US Fish and Wildlife Service took his family on amazing adventures throughout the southeast, and they chose Cheraw as their forever home.

     Not one to be limited to travels in the US, Jim accepted a job with The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations and packed his brave family up to move to the Philippines in 1969 for 2 years. He enjoyed it so much that he accepted another job offer with the UN and returned to the Philippines again for a few years in 1979. Jim’s love and appreciation for all that the world had to offer would later encourage his children and grandchildren to open their minds to the world.

     Gardening was another passion of Jim’s and all that knew him were fortunate to enjoy vegetables from his garden and delicious food from his kitchen. He also enjoyed cooking for others and taking care of his neighbors and friends. He penned a family cookbook after continued requests for his recipes. 

     Jim was an avid reader and served on the Chesterfield County library board for several years. When any of his children wanted to know more about a subject he often said “look it up”! Jim encouraged debate, and to know your views and be able to defend them intelligently. He enjoyed reading to his children and grandchildren and as they grew he often read whatever books they were reading.

     After he retired from the Federal Government, Jim opened Carl’s Yard Maintenance. He and Barbara enjoyed being outside in customers’ yards and sharing his knowledge and love of plants and trees. He was never far from God’s many creatures and plants. Jim was a faithful servant of God and served on the Vestry, The School Board and the Altar Guild at St. David’s Church in Cheraw, SC.

    Jim was also passionate about the preservation of Old St. David’s Church in Cheraw. During the restoration of Old Saint David’s, Jim helped procure the current bell from a retired Navy ship.

     In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation to Chesterfield County library or a library of your choice or To St. David’s Church. In his memory you are encouraged to plant a tree, read a book, take care of your neighbor, and encourage reading in children. “Let us endeavor to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry” Mark Twain. A memorial service for Jim was held at St. Davids Church on February 8, 2020 at 10:00 am Cheraw, SC followed by interment at Old St. Davids Cemetery. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 26, 2020.

 

Evelyn Rivers Adams Campbell

RUBY - Mrs. Evelyn Rivers Adams Campbell, age 90, entered into rest on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at her home with her family by her side. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Friday, February 21, 2020 at Elizabeth Baptist Church by Pastor Dewayne Evans and Pastor Mack Mullis with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Friday prior to the service at the church.

     Mrs. Campbell was born November 15, 1929 in Mt. Croghan, SC the daughter of the late King W. and Jeanette Hancock Rivers. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing and a faithful member of Elizabeth Baptist Church where she served as former Sunday school teacher and member of the WMU. Evelyn enjoyed working in her flowers and cattle farming. She will be fondly remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Campbell was also preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas Elresso Adams; son, Thomas Richard Adams; step-children, Jerry Campbell, Jackie Jenkins, and Johnny Ingram; and sister, Eleanor Gray Horne.

     Survivors include her husband of 34 years, J.B. Campbell of the home; daughter, Lisa A. (Tommy) Polson of Ruby, SC; grandchildren, Brianna Lee Polson, Chris Adams, Skipper Jenkins, Ashton Jenkins, Carolina Faulkenberry, John Ingram, Angie Cook; three great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret R. Davis of Ruby, SC; numerous nieces and nephews, and her fur baby, “Milo.” The family would like to thank the staff of Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield for their excellent care and support shown to Mrs. Campbell and her family.

     Memorials may be made to Regency SouthernCare  Hospice of Chesterfield, 205 E Main St, Chesterfield, SC29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Campbell family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 26, 2020.

 

Patsy King Eddins

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Patsy King Eddins, age 81, passed from earth to heaven on Monday, February 17, 2020. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Pine Grove Baptist Church by Pastor Mark Phillips and Rev. Jackie Hinson with burial following in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Thursday prior to the service at the church.

     Patsy was born September 14, 1938, the eldest daughter of Robert Lee King and “Tommie” Lenorah (Pittman) King. Mrs. Eddins was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and Spartanburg Methodist College. She had a passion for people and dedicated herself to the profession of social work. She cared deeply for friends and family and was known to spend considerable time visiting with both in their homes, in local restaurants or at social gatherings. Patsy loved to laugh, and for many, the fondest memories of Patsy are those in which she laughed until she was breathless. She was never without her purse, her lipstick or a Coca-Cola, and she loved music of all kinds. A gifted pianist, she often played for her beloved church home of Pine Grove Baptist Church.

     Patsy was a dedicated wife to Charles Eddins, and her son, Robby Davis, and grandson, Rob Davis, were the loves of her life. Lisa Davis also held a special place in her heart.

     She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Eddins. Surviving are her son, Robby Davis (Rob); grandson, Rob Davis; stepdaughter Sherry White (Taylor, Kailey); sister, Barbara Poston (Jacquelyn Smith) and brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Carolyn King (Bob).

     Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church, 293 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Eddins family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 26, 2020.

 

Frances J. Smith

PATRICK - Frances J. Smith, 81, died Wednesday, February 19, 2020. Born in Marlboro County she was a daughter of the late Gurstell “Gus” and Martha Hatcher Johnson. She was the widow of Furman Smith Jr .She was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church. She was a dedicated and loving foster parent for many years. She enjoyed working in her yard, flowers and decorating her house.

     Surviving is her son, Furman “Bud” Smith, III of Morganton, NC, a daughter, Tammy S. (Scott) Sellers of Patrick, SC, grandchildren, Furman Smith IV, Jacob Smith, Blayne Smith, Amber(Joseph) Mason, Shayna Sellers, Landon Sellers, great grandchildren, Violet Smith, Carter Smith, Leighann Mason, nephews, Michael (Cathy) Johnson, Wayne Johnson, a great nephews, Jack Johnson, also family at heart, Donna Eslick, Willa Johnson and Betty Boan and a special caregiver who was like a daughter, Pamela Wolforth.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above and a brother, Ross Johnson. The family received friends from 11:00 am to 12:00 Noon, Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Oak Grove UMC Cemetery, Wallace, SC.

     Memorials to: St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105’ or Hospice of South Carolina, Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation, P.O. Box 151, Drayton, SC 29333. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 26, 2020.

 

Carye ‘Sue’ Sutton

KANNAPOLIS - Ms. Carye “Sue” Sutton,82, passed away Monday, February 17, 2020, at Atrium Health Cabarrus in Concord. A funeral service was scheduled for 3:00 pm Saturday, February 22, 2020, at Lady’s Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends from 2 to 2:45 pm Saturday at Lady’s Funeral Home.

     Sue was born August 3, 1937 in Ruby, SC. She was a daughter of the late Carey Depard Sutton and Rosa Belle Sellers Sutton. She was a member of Blackwelder Park Baptist Church. She attended Evans Business College in Concord. Sue retired from Western-Southern Life Insurance where she was the Office Manager in Kannapolis and later worked as an Auditor.

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas “Tom” Sutton. Ms. Sutton is survived by two sisters, Cherry Sutton and Anne Sutton, both of Charlotte; brother, Steve Sutton of Kannapolis; sister-in-law, Mary Jo Sutton of Virginia; niece Elizabeth Sutton LaChance and husband Mark of New Jersey; nephew, Kevin Sutton and wife Tracy of Virginia; and great nieces, Maddie and Elle LaChance.

     Memorials may be sent to Rowan County Meals on Wheels, 1307 Salisbury Avenue, Spencer, NC 28159. Remembrances may be sent to .the family online. Lady’s Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family of Ms. Sutton. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 26, 2020.

 

Shirley Defaris Dixon Sweatt

MCBEE- Funeral services for Shirley Defaris Dixon Sweatt, 84, wife of the late Thomas “Jack” Sweatt, Sr., were held at 2:00 pm on Friday, February 21, 2020, at Middendorf Baptist Church. Reverend Beau Boyle officiated with burial in Sweatt Family Cemetery, 361 Country Lane, McBee, SC. Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home is caring for the family. Mrs. Sweatt passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. Born in Darlington County, SC, she was the daughter of the late Jasper Belk Dixon and Vena Johnson Dixon Catoe and step-father, the late Gus S. Catoe.

     She is survived by her daughter, Dianne (Frank) Plyler of McBee SC; her son, Thomas “Tommy” Sweatt, Jr. of McBee, SC; granddaughter, Nicole (Scott) Fisk of Holly Hill, SC; great-grandchildren, Arina Fisk and Jack Fisk of Holly Hill, SC; sisters: Jean Jordan, of Cayce, SC, Shirley Sullivan of Hartsville SC, Judy Branch of Fleming Island, FL, Rebecca (Harold) Snipes of Hartsville, SC; brothers: Richard Catoe, Randy (Dianne) Catoe, Amos (Amanda) Catoe, John (Lynn Gardner) Catoe, and sister-in-law, Delores Catoe all of Middendorf, SC; numerous nieces and nephews. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • February 26, 2020.

 

Maria Elaine Tucceri Hughes Coker

BENNETTSVILLE -Maria Elaine Tucceri Hughes Coker, 69, died Monday February, 24 2020. Born in Cambridge, MA she was a daughter of the late Louis and June Godsou Tucceri and the widow of Stephen A. Hughes. She enjoyed gardening and was an avid reader.

     Surviving is her daughters Renee Hughes Stanley and Tanya Hughes Stanford of Haverhill, MA, brother David Tucceri of Wallace, SC, sister Linda Tucceri Laurien of Portland, OR, eight grandchildren and fifteen great grand children.

     She was predeceased by her husband and parents listed above, a brother, Richard Tucceri, and sisters, Patricia Tucceri Cordeiro and Sandra Fenton. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • March 4, 2020.

 

Karen Turnage Melton

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Karen Turnage Melton, age 66, entered into rest on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at her home. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Sunday, March 1, 2020 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Troy Watkins and Rev. Steven Tarlton with burial following in the Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Melton was born October 26, 1953 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Wade and Newell Graves Turnage. She was a former employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing and a retired employee of Mar-Mac Industries. Karen was a member of Mt. Calvary Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles and picking up pecans. Her most enjoyable times were spent with her family.

     In addition to parents, Mrs. Melton was also preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Larry Dean Melton; son; Larry Dean Melton Jr.; brother, Wayne Turnage; sisters, Sharon Garris, Jane Wallace, Patsy Turnage, Millie Arant, Judy Suggs, and Denise Conrad.

     Survivors include her children, Timothy Melton, and Dana M. (Derrick) Tarlton both of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Brittany Burgess, Ashley Tarlton and Hustin, Baelee, Graecee Anna Melton, and Victoria Thompson; sister, Linda (Robert) Davis of Chesterfield, SC; brothers, Ronnie (Gertrude) Turnage of Chesterfield, SC, Steve (Sandra) Turnage of Cheraw, SC, and Joseph (Cathy) Turnage of Pageland, SC; numerous other extended family members.

Memorials may be made to Kindred at Home, 515 Market Street, Cheraw, SC 29520.Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Melton family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • March 4, 2020.

 

Ruby L. Moore

CHESTERFIELD – Miss Ruby L. Moore, age 87, entered into rest on Monday, February 24, 2020. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Friday, February 28, 2020 at Ruby Baptist Church by Pastor Ronald Thurman with the eulogy being delivered by Gail Hamilton-Thomas. The family hosted a celebration of life reception immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall. A private burial was held at Ruby Cemetery.

    Miss Moore was born February 13, 1933 in Ruby, SC a daughter of the late Robert B. and Wincie Sellars Moore. With her developmental disabilities, Ruby had an incredible long life. She was a member of Ruby Baptist Church. She lived for the past 20 years in a nursing home where she had moved with her sister, Pete Lisenby. Ruby had independence and mobility until recently. Now she is free of all the ills she faced and has a better, heavenly life. Give thanks for Ruby’s life and the love she gave to all especially those in her hometown - the Jewel City, Ruby, SC.

     In addition to her parents, Ruby was also preceded in death by her siblings, R.B. “Shorty” Moore, Jr., Charles David “Buster” Moore, Billy Frank Moore, Annette Moore Abel, and Mildred “Pete” Lisenby.

     Survivors include her sister, Jennie M. Hill of Chesterfield, SC; numerous nieces and nephews including Donna Hill of Chesterfield, SC, Roby (Ann) Moore of Ruby, SC, Michael D. (Mary) Moore of Jacksonville, FL, Terri Abel (Dean) Stewart of Winstom Salem, NC, John (Pam) Abel of N. Myrtle Beach, SC, and Tim (Brenda) Abel of Kernersville, NC; also numerous great nieces and great nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Ruby Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5, Ruby, SC 29741.The family is very grateful for the love and support shown to them during this time. They respectfully request no visitors at the home during this time. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Moore family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • March 4, 2020.

 

Eddie Pegues

CHERAW - Eddie Pegues, 83, died on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Funeral services were held Monday, February 17, 2020, 1 PM at the Grace Temple Fellowship Church, Wallace, SC. Burial followed in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cheraw, SC.

     He was born January 25, 1937 in Chesterfield County, SC to the late Eddie Pegues and Lydia Streater.

     Survivors: his wife, Mary Jean Pegues; sons, Ricky Pegues, David (Denise) Pegues, Tony (Patrice) Pegues all of Cheraw, SC and Danny Pegues, Raeford, NC; daughters, Amanda Pegues and Lisa Mumford both of Cheraw, SC; brothers, Jamie Pegues, Candor, NC and Jerry (Valtine) Streater, Cheraw, SC; sisters, Martha Streater, Lottie Streater, Kathleen (Gregory) Jefferson, Alfreda (Johnny Ray) Davis, Jean Streater all of Cheraw, SC, Margaret (Tommy) Smith, Virginia Beach, VA, Mary Lou (Venson) Collins and Shirley McNeal both of Candor, NC; 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • March 4, 2020.

 

Randall Tolson

CHERAW - Mr. Randall Tolson, age 76, entered into rest on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at his home with his family by his side. The funeral services were private with burial following in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

     Mr. Tolson was born March 5, 1943 in Patrick, SC a son of the late James Roachel and Vera Chapman Tolson. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the S.C. National Guard.

     Mr. Tolson was a retired employee of Cuddy Farms and was a lifelong carpenter. Randall was a faithful member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. His hobbies included gardening, watching old westerns, following the Atlanta Braves, and anything to do with NASCAR.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Tolson was also preceded in death by his brothers, William, Hildreth, Weldon “Snookie”, and Nolan Tolson; sisters, Elizabeth McLain, Clara Huggins, Sadie Jordan, and Margaret White; and his beloved dog, “Brady.”

     Survivors include his devoted wife of 56 years, Mabel Tolson of the home; children, Ellen (Rev. Ricky) Morton of Cheraw, SC, and Randall T. (Merlynn) Tolson of Fayetteville, NC; grand-children, Chris (Nisa) Morton, Ricky “Hootie” Morton, Jr., Kenny Bell, Autumn (Dorsey) Grimm, Chucky Bell, and Bethany Tolson; great grandchildren, Addy, Emma, Kayden, Cameron, and Lincoln; brothers, Jeter (Lydia) Tolson of Patrick, SC, Raymond (Tina) Tolson of Greenwood, SC, Odell Tolson of Ft. Pierce, FL, and Lowell (Vera) Tolson of Pendleton, SC; sister, Daphene (Ray) Wrenn of Abbeville, SC; numerous nieces and nephews; and his beloved pet, “LuLu.” The family would like to thank the staff of Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield for their excellent care and support shown to Mr. Tolson and his family.

     Memorials may be made to Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield, 205 E Main St, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Tolson family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • March 4, 2020.

 

Ernie Evans

PAGELAND - Mr. Ernie Ray Evans, 73, of Pageland, SC passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at Atrium Health in Charlotte, NC while surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Ernie Ray Evans was born on August 13, 1946 in Monroe, NC to the late William “Doss” Harley Evans and Mildred Robinson Evans.

     He is preceded in death by his brother, Ben Wayne Evans and sisters, Loree Langley, Bonnie Harpe, Harley Mae Demby and Yvonne Strawn; and special friend Susan Avant. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. Mr. Evans enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming and especially riding his tractor. He loved to go camping and spending time with his friends. Ernie loved his children and grandchildren and enjoyed telling stories of the past to them.

     Mr. Evans is survived by his son, Marty Evans (Sherry) of Pageland, SC, daughter, Amy Evans of Lawton, OK; brothers, Ted Evans, Max Evans (Loree), Coy Evans all of Pageland, and Don Evans of Monroe, NC; his sisters, Jean Rhodes (Paul) of Rutherfordton, NC; grand-children, Jacob McClain, Dakota Evans (Rubi), Evan Hargett, Dawson Hargett and Isabella Burns.

     The family received friends from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Baumgartner Funeral Home, Pageland, SC. There was a Celebration of Life Funeral Service at 3:00 on Monday, March 9, 2020 at Almetta Baptist Church in Jefferson, SC with Pastor Corey Joplin officiating. Burial followed at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery in Pageland, SC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Almetta Freewill Baptist Church, PO Box 415, Jefferson, SC 29718. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Evans family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 11, 2020.

 

Elois Johnson

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Elois Johnson, 66, died on Friday, February 14, 2020. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 29, 2020, 1 PM at the Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Wadesboro, NC. Burial followed in the Galilee A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery, McFarlan, NC. She was born March 4, 1953in Mt. Croghan, SC to the late Wilson and Gertrude Harrell Rorie.

     Survivors: husband, Jay Clayton Johnson, Lexington, KY; sons, Jay C. Johnson, II (Ivy), Parkton NC and Charlie W. Johnson (Christa), Denver, NC; daughters, Dorothy D. Brown (Leon), Chesapeake, VA and Alicia C. Johnson, Lawrenceville, GA; nine grandchildren three great grandchildren; brothers, Haywood Rorie, Boiling Brook, IL, Walter Rorie, Charlotte, NC, Woodrow Rorie, Daniel Rorie and Levander Rorie, all of Cheraw, SC.

     Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 11, 2020.

 

Charles Eugene ‘Gene’ Sellers

RUBY - Mr. Charles Eugene “Gene” Sellers, age 94, entered into rest on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Thursday, March 5, 2020 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Dewayne Evans, Rev. Mack Mullis, and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Mt. Croghan Memorial Park. The family greeted friends from 2:00 - 3:00 PM Thursday prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mr. Sellers was born on October 7, 1925 to parents, Charles Spencer and Sarah Louise Hendrick Sellers. He graduated from Mt. Croghan High School in 1942 and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. A charter member of the Mt. Croghan American Legion, Gene served one year as commander and 26 years as Adjutant. Mr. Sellers served on the Steering Committee helping to organize and form the Ruby–Mt. Croghan Volunteer Fire Department. He was employed as a textile executive with West Knitting Corporation for 40 years, retiring in 1987. He then spent 2 years working with the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce as Executive Director. A lifelong member of Elizabeth Baptist Church, Gene served as chairman of the board of deacons, Sunday schoolteacher, and pianist for over 60 years. He also held several positions with the Chesterfield Baptist Association. Other organizational activities include; (former board of directors): West Knitting Corporation, Wadesboro Rotary Club (served as pianist for that club for 14 years and was named a Paul Harris Fellow in 1998), former treasurer and chairman of the Southern Piedmont Safety Council which served eight N.C. counties; charter board member of Chesterfield County Rural Water Company, former member and Mayor ProTem of Mt. Croghan Town Council where he chaired the Beautification Committee and was instrumental in planning and developing Rivers Park. He also researched and assembled several volumes of historical facts which are on file in the Mt. Croghan museum. He was also a faithful and active Gideon. Most recently, Gene served as pianist for the Senior Circle Chorus.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Sellers was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 64 years, Margaret R. Sellers; an infant brother; and sister, Eloise “Issy” Sellers.

     Survivors include his 3 sons, Al (Shannon) Sellers of Chesterfield, SC, Brad (Ginger) Sellers of Wingate, NC, Chris (Judy) Sellers of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Adam (Madeline) Sellers of Augusta, GA, Julie (Jonathan) Jackson of Myrtle Beach, SC, Matt Sellers of Wingate, NC, Mollie S. Willis of Nashville, NC, Spencer Sellers, and Courtney (Alex Perry) Sellers both of Cheraw, SC; great grandchildren, Nathan Jackson, Caulder Jackson, Tate Willis, and Adley Margaret Perry; special friend and caregiver, Rachel Helms.

     The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Novinger and the staff of Palmetto Family Medicine; the staff of McLeod Hospital Cheraw & Florence, and the staff of McLeod Hospice House for the loving care shown to Mr. Sellers and his family. Memorials may be made to Elizabeth Baptist Church, c/o James Spencer, 7298 Hwy.52, Cheraw, SC 29520 or to the McLeod Hospice House, 1203 E. Cheves Street, Florence, SC 29505.Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Sellers family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 11, 2020.

 

Patricia ‘Pat’ Sowell

VERO BEACH, Fla. - Patricia “Pat” Sowell, 87, of Vero Beach, FL, passed away peacefully on March 7, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at Dukes-Harley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

     She was born in Harlingen, TX, to Jesse and Lucille (Lucy) Bozard. She graduated from Orangeburg High School, Orangeburg SC and from the School of Nursing of the Medical College of South Carolina where she met, Broadus Sowell. They were married in Orangeburg, SC, and were blessed to have over 65 years together. Pat worked as a nurse until their children were born, she then became a full-time home-maker and mother. She learned to swim in her thirties and became a Red Cross certified swim instructor. Because of her love of children, she focused on helping children learn to swim. In 1970, Broadus and Pat moved from Charleston, SC to Vero Beach where they became active at First Baptist Church. Besides managing the home, keeping track of the children, and teaching swimming lessons, Pat served in a volunteer capacity at the Vero Beach First Baptist Church library for nearly 40 years. Shortly after moving to Vero Beach she attended a talk about genealogy which sparked an interest that continued the rest of her life.

     Pat was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Jesse LeGrand Bozard; and infant son, David.

     She is survived by her husband, Broadus Frederick Sowell; daughters, Anne Sowell (Brad Thomas) of Peachtree Corners, GA, Louise LaDow (Bob) of Lone Tree, CO, and Ruth Houk (Brad) of The Woodlands, TX; sons, Edwin of Chevy Chase, MD, and Fallaw (Wanda) of Pittsburgh, PA;14 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

     Memorials can be made to First Baptist Church, Vero Beach, FL or the charity of your choice. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 11, 2020.

 

Nancy ‘Shug’ Ingram Walters

MONROE, N.C. Mrs. Nancy “Shug” Ingram Walters, 81, of Monroe, NC, died Wednesday, March 4, 2020. She was born in Cheraw, SC on March 19, 1938 as the oldest daughter of Ruth Kimball Douglass Ingram and Clayton Griffin Ingram. A memorial service was held Friday, March 6, 2020 at 11:30 am at First Baptist Church in Monroe, NC. The family had a visitation and luncheon to celebrate Nancy’s after the service. She was a graduate of Cheraw High School, and a graduate of Queens College at Charlotte where she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. Mrs. Walters taught at Waughtown Elementary School in Winston-Salem, NC for three years prior to meeting her husband. On April 20, 1963, Nancy married the love of her life, Dr. Percy Frank Walters of Monroe, NC. They enjoyed 49 beautiful years of marriage prior to Percy’s passing in 2012. Nancy was an active member of First Baptist Church of Monroe. Her hobbies included cooking, gardening and making memories with her beloved family and friends.

     Nancy is survived by her three children - son Vann and his wife Lori of Weddington, NC, son, Ingram and wife Missy of Monroe, NC, and daughter, Ann of Monroe, NC; and grandchildren Erin, Sarah, Griffin, Reagan, Will, Charlie and Tommy who all loved her dearly. She is also survived by her two sisters - Sloan Baker and husband Jack of Cheraw, SC, and Charlotte Crosby and husband Walter of Pawleys Island, SC, along with many loving nieces and nephews. The close family also includes special friends Dean Baskins, Jennifer Snelson, Kim Cantey, the Big Six Gold Dusters from Cheraw, SC. and the old Carmel Village gang.

     She was predeceased by her husband, Percy and by her parents. The family extends a special thanks to the many healthcare professionals, family, friends and neighbors who gave loving support throughout her illness.

     Memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church of Monroe at 109 E. Morrow Ave., Monroe NC, 28112, or Crisis Assistance Ministries of Union County at 1333 W. Roosevelt Blvd, Monroe, NC28110. Funeral Service & Crematory is caring for the Walters Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 11, 2020.

 

James Floyd Parker

James Floyd Parker, age 93, entered into rest on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Born in Chesterfield, SC. He was the son of the late James Theodore and Dolly Rivers Parker.

     He is survived by two sons, James Floyd Parker, Jr. (Diana) of Conway, SC and Randy “Cat-fish” Parker (Ann) of Wallace, SC. Two daughters, Claudia Freeman of Wallace, SC and Kathy (Jimmie) Teal of Wallace, S C. One sister, Gloria Trader of Hartsville, SC. Six grandchildren, Jimmy Brock of Shreveport, LA, Mandy (Andy) Griggs of Benton, LA, Mike Teal of Cheraw, SC, Tyra White (Mark Fuleihan) of Florence, SC, Gene Freeman of Wallace, SC and Jarame Parker of Conway, SC. Five great grandchildren, Drew and Lizzie Griggs of Benton, LA, Sabrina and Bridget Teal of Cheraw, SC, and Joseph White of Florence, SC. One honorary grand child, Arron Melton of Cheraw, SC.

      He is preceded in death by his wife Francis Parker, son Ricky Parker and grandson Ray Adams. He was a faithful member of the Cheraw Church of God, since 1955. He served on the church council, served as church clerk, was a Sunday school teacher and handy-man. He retired from J. P. Stevens (Delta) after 34 years of employment. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. His hobbies included fishing, taking care of his grapevines, reading, cooking, and spending time with his family, church family and friends. The family received friends 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Sunday, March 15, 2020 at the Cheraw Church of God, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held4:00 pm Sunday, March 15, 2020 at the Cheraw Church of God. Burial followed the funeral service at St. David’s Cemetery, Cheraw, SC.

     Memorials may be made to the Cheraw Church of God building fund, 100 Pecan Orchard Road, Cheraw, SC2 9520. Or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 18, 2020.

 

Gerald E. Pender

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Gerald E. Pender, age 89, entered into rest on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Pine Grove Baptist Church by Pastor Mark Phillips with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, February 28, 2020 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Pender was born September 9, 1930 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Elisha and Wilma Ruthven Pender. He was a graduate of Ruby High School and a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Pender was a former employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing and a retired sewing machine mechanic and an appliance repairman. Gerald enjoyed looking for deals on used appliances and was always willing to help anyone who stopped by. He could usually be found under the shade tree spending time with his dogs.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Pender was also preceded in death by 1 sister, Mildred P. Smith; brother-in-law, Ansel Smith; nephew, Daryll Smith; and daughter-in-law, Amy R. Pender.

     Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Dot Eddins Pender of the home; children, Gerald “Wayne” Pender, Cindy P. (John) Beard both of Chesterfield, SC, and Shelia (Ricky) Hodges of Hartsville, SC; grandchildren, Walker Hodges and Pres Beard; and niece, Gale Creech of Chesterfield, SC. The family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Davis and social worker, Dee Hucks and the entire staff of C.M. Tucker, Jr. Nursing Care Facility (Stone Pavilion US Military Veterans Division).

     Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church “Cemetery Fund,” 293 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to Hospice of Chesterfield County Foundation, P.O. Box293, Chesterfield, S C 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Pender family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 18, 2020.

 

Linda Joyce Loflin Baker

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH – Linda Joyce Loflin Baker, 71, died Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Born in Cheraw, SC, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Elizabeth Loflin. Linda worked in real estate sales.

     Surviving is her husband, Keith Baker of the home, daughter, Anna Baker (Craig) Watson of Cheraw, SC, brothers, Herbert (Sarah) Loflin and Julius Loflin of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, McKenzie (Matthew) Cunningham, William Ingold, Savannah (Josh) Coffey, and Kyle Watson, great-grand-child, Emilia Ray Cunningham.

     She was preceded in death by parents listed above, brothers, Richard Loflin, Jerry Loflin and Donnie Loflin. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 25, 2020.

 

Leroy Manton ‘Buddy’ Cheek

WALLACE - Leroy Manton (Buddy) Cheek, 87, died Monday, March 16, 2020. Born in McColl, SC he was the son of the late Colon Lester and Beatrice Hil lCheek. He was the husband of the late Hazel Loise Wiggins Cheek. Leroy was a long-time member of Phill’s Creek Hunting Club and loved hunting, fishing and farming.

     Mr. Cheek is survived by his son Leroy M. (Peggy) Cheek, Jr. of Wallace, SC, daughters Deborah Dixon of Patrick, SC, Agenia (Ross) Quick of Benettsville, SC, and Hazel (Robert) Edwards of Wallace, SC, brothers George Franklyn Cheek of McColl, SC and Colon Lester Cheek, Jr. of McColl, SC, and a sister, Brenda McLucas of Laurinburg, NC, sixteen grandchildren, thirty-eight great grandchildren and twelve great great grandchildren.

     He is preceded in death by his parents and wife listed above, daughters Phyllis Anne Butler, Jeanine “Vickie” Smith, brother Billy Wade Cheek, sisters Shelby Turner, and Ruby Roller. The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 3:00 PM Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Cheraw Church of God, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in the Rose Lawn Cemetery, McColl, SC following the funeral service. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 25, 2020.

 

Peggy McFarlin Evans

CHESTERFIELD – Peggy McFarlin Evans, 69, died on Friday, March 6, 2020. Funeral services were held on Friday, March13, 2020 at 2 PM from the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery. She was born April 15, 1950 to the late Mack Karry and Annie Bell Diggs McFarlin.

     Survivors: sons, John Wesley Evans, Rodney (Janice) Evans, Chesterfield, SC, Stacey (Dorothy) Evans and Michael (Christine) Evans, Cheraw, SC; daughter, Annie Evans Lockhart, Cheraw, SC; sisters, Dorethea McDuffie and Genora Dixon, Chesterfield, SC; grandson she raised, Michael Evans, Jr., Cheraw, SC; 13 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 25, 2020.

 

Everette Bernard Gaines I

JEFFERSON –Everette Bernard Gaines I, 57, died on Sunday, March 1, 2020. Funeral services were held Friday, March 20, 2020 at 1 pm from the Mt. Canaan Baptist Church, Jefferson, SC. Burial follow in the church cemetery. He was born February 26,1963 in Union County, NC to the late George Edward and Malinda Louallen Gaines.

     Survivors: his wife: Melissa Dunlap Gaines, Jefferson, SC; daughter: Anastasia S. Gaines, Blythewood SC; sons: Edwin (Marquita) D. Gaines, Blythewood, SC and Everette (Joslyn) B. Gaines II, Rockledge, Florida; brother: Ronald (Beverly) E. Gaines, Jefferson, South Carolina; one cousin reared as a sister: Ernestine B. Ross, Lugoff, South Carolina; niece: Kanisha N. Gaines, Jefferson, SC; three grandchildren, Natasia, Jordan, and Elijah. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 25, 2020.

 

Yvonne Harrington

CHERAW - Yvonne Harrington, 73, died on Friday February 28, 2020. A memorial service was held Saturday, March7, 2020, 2 PM at the Flemming Funeral Home Cheraw Chapel, Cheraw, SC. She was born December 24, 1946 in Marlboro County, SC to the late Sam McKenzie and Celian Howard. Survivors: daughter, Danita Pettaway (Thomas), Raeford, NC; son, Danté Harrington (Michelle), Las Vegas, NV; grandchildren, Chachie Scrivens, Wahiawa, HA and Brianna Harrington, Las Vegas, NV; sisters, Nora Kelly (Isiah), Wallace, SC, Agnes Rorie (Daniel),Cheraw. SC and Anna Stevenson, Cheraw, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 25, 2020.

 

Helen Potts Jeter

CHERAW - Helen Potts Jeter, 94, of Cheraw, South Carolina, died peacefully March 16, 2020 at Wesley Woods in Newnan, Georgia. Helen was born February7, 1926 in Newnan, Georgia to Zack Lawrence and Jennie Lee Goggans Potts. She graduated from Newnan High School and Georgia State College for Women with a BA degree in English. She taught high school English literature, grammar, and the art of writing a gracious thank you note. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, a professional society of women educators. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church and in 2008 was awarded Honorary Life Member of the Presbyterian Women’s organization. Helen was a beloved wife, mother, and Mimi. She lived a rich and full life and will be missed by her family and friends.

     Helen Jeter is preceded in death by her husband, James Phillips Jeter; sister, Hazel Potts Webb; and brothers, Richard Lawrence Potts and James E. “Pete” Potts.

     She is survived by her children: Thomas Randolph Jeter (Gail) of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Jennifer Jeter Bozard (Dan) of Marietta, GA, and James Jeffrey Jeter (Leslie) of Moreland, GA; grandchildren: Erin Bozard Gossett, William Thomas Jeter (Ashley), Daniel Phillips Bozard (Leigh), Molly Jeter Netzler (Peter), Benjamin Bostick Jeter (Emilie), Laura Katherine Jeter, and Barron Phillips Jeter; and great grandchildren: Ford, Ansley, Grayson, Peyton, William, Anderson, Ellie, Eva, Lawton, Henry, and Mary Neyle.

     A private family graveside service will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to First Presbyterian Church, 300 Market Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 25, 2020.

 

Connie Jean Oliver

JEFFERSON - Mrs. Connie Jean Oliver, age 71, entered into rest on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at her home with her family by her side. A Celebration of Life service will be 3:00 PM Sunday, March 29, 2020 at Grace and Mercy Worship Center by Pastor Sweet Jenkins and Rev. William Griggs with the eulogy being delivered by her granddaughter, Maygen Reece. The family will greet friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Sunday, March 29, 2020 prior to the service at the church and other times at the home.

      Mrs. Oliver was born July 5, 1948 in Hartsville, SC a daughter of the late William Archie Griggs and Betty Parker Griggs Wilks. She was a retired employee of Springs Industries and a faithful member of Grace and Mercy Worship Center. She enjoyed traveling and camping especially to the beach with her family. Connie was blessed with a beautiful singing voice and enjoyed singing and playing gospel music.

     Survivors include her husband of 22 years, Tommy “T.O.” Oliver of the home; sons, Christopher Lee Jenkins, and David Robert “Robbie” (Hope) Jenkins, Jr. both of Jefferson, SC; daughter, Lisa Jenkins (Lane Johnson) Ray of Jefferson, SC; 8 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren; brothers, Rev. William (Onita) Griggs, Mark (Sheila) Griggs, Angelo (Carolyn) Griggs, and Jimmy Griggs; sisters, Patricia Ann Griggs and Gail Joplin. The family is grateful for the loving service and support provided to Mrs. Oliver and her family by McLeod Hospice and requests that memorials be made to McLeod Hospice, P.O. Box 100551, Florence, SC 29501. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Oliver family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 25, 2020.

 

Roberta Hancock Shaw

RUBY - Mrs. Roberta Hancock Shaw, age 80, entered into rest on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. David Roscoe, Nathan Gardner, and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Mt. Croghan Memorial Park. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Wednesday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Shaw was born June 17, 1939 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Julius Benjamin “Ben” and Vinnie Elizabeth “Liz” Gulledge Hancock. She was a 1957 graduate of Ruby High School and a member of Mt. Croghan Baptist Church. Roberta was active in her church on the hostess committee and in her community cooking and serving for the Thompson Creek Baptist Church “Meals on Wheels” ministry, and the Ruby Cruise - In where she was affectionately known as the “Pimento Cheese Lady.” Of things most enjoyed, Roberta was a loving caregiver to everyone and enjoyed spending time with her grand-children and great grandson.

     In addition to her parents, Roberta was also preceded in death by her husband, James P. “Buddy” Shaw.

     Survivors include her children, Robbie (Bonnie) Shaw, and Beth (Stuart) Stepp both of Ruby, SC; grandchildren, Melissa (Finley) Teal of Nashua, NH, Evan Stepp of Atlanta, GA, Tracy (Chris)Burr, and Sam Lisenby both of Chesterfield, SC; great-grand-children, Fin Teal, Dillon Burr, and Brayden Burr.

     Memorials may be made to the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter, 467 Goodale Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Shaw family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 25, 2020.

 

Thurlow Tyson, Jr.

KERSHAW – Thurlow Tyson, Jr., died on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 3 PM from the Rock Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Ruby, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

     He was born April 2, 1950 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Thurlow Tyson, Sr. and Mary Tyson.

     Survivors: his wife, Patricia Tyson; sons, Pete Tyson, Lucas Tyson and Devin Tyson; daughters, Temeka Tyson and Laneisha Burno (Justin); sisters, Willibell Tyson and Diane Tyson; brothers, J.L. Tyson, Paul Tyson and Ralph Tyson. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • March 25, 2020.

 

Thad William ‘Billy' Weinberg, Jr.

Thad William ‘Billy' Weinberg, Jr., age 65, died Wednesday, February 19th at the McLeod Hospice House. A graveside service will be held at 4:00 Saturday, February 22nd in Grove Hill Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6-8 Friday evening at the funeral home and other times at the home, 106 Brittain Rd., Darlington.

Born September 9, 1948 in Darlington, he was the son of the late Thad William Weinberg and the late Lena Mae Suggs Weinberg. Billy was owner and operator of Thad Weinberg Sausage Company. He enjoyed seeing and talking to all of his customers, especially if it was about his favorite team, the University of South Carolina Gamecocks . Mr. Weinberg enjoyed coaching baseball and coached teams in the Kiwanis League for many years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Darlington.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Carolyn Smith Weinberg, his daughter, Trina Weinberg Griggs, his son and daughter-in-law, Thad William ‘Trey' and Stacy Weinberg, III , six grandchildren: Kara Griggs, Karlyn Griggs, Kimberly Parsons, Gaitley Weinberg, MaKayla Weinberg, Thad William ‘Blake' Weinberg, IV; a great-grandson, Payton Nutter, a sister, Peggy (Don) Ruthven, aunts and uncles, Lila Belle and Archie Moody, Annie Lou and Norton James and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Baby Boy Weinberg and a sister, Emma Lena Sherrill.
Published in The Morning News (Florence, SC) • February 20, 2020.

 

Annie Lou Weinberg James

DARLINGTON -- Annie Lou Weinberg James, age 85, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Due to precautions regarding COVID-19, the immediate family will hold a graveside service Friday at Grove Hill Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

     Born February 11, 1935, Annie was the daughter of the late Joe Levinso Weinberg and Eva Jane Dudley Weinberg. Mrs. James taught kindergarten at Kiddie Land School. She later taught preschool at Central Baptist Church and worked at Weinberg Sausage. Surviving are her son, Scott (Pam Nesselhauf) James of Darlington; and her sister, Lilabelle Moody of Darlington.

     She was preceded in death by her husband, Norton H. James; son, Bryan Dudley James; siblings, Isaac Weinberg, Aaron McIver Weinberg, Thad William Weinberg, Sr., Rosa Lee Collins Weinberg, Joe Levinso Weinberg, Jr., Cecil Weinberg, Blake Weinberg, Eva Mae Weinberg Lambert, Charlie Weinberg, Sr. and Milford Ray Weinberg, Sr. The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff of Oakhaven Nursing Home, especially Vivian Bacote; and the staff of McLeod Hospice House for their care of Annie Lou. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice House, P.O. Box 100551 Florence, SC 29502.The family of Mrs. Annie Lou understands that during this time, you may not be able to visit with them. They appreciate your thoughts and prayers. Published in The Morning News (Florence, SC) • March 25, 2020.

 

Hannah Lou Funderburk Adams

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Hannah Lou Funderburk Adams, age 86, entered into rest on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Graveside services were held at 11:00 AM Saturday, March 28, 2020 at David’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery by Brent Taylor. The family greeted friends immediately following the service at the cemetery and other times at the home of Bill Tarlton, 64 West Main Street, Ruby, SC.

     Mrs. Adams was born February 20, 1934 in Pageland, SC a daughter of the late Isaac Theodore and Carrie Melton Funderburk. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. Mrs. Adams enjoyed working in her yards, taking care of her pets, and working crossword and jigsaw puzzles. Mrs. Hannah held the title of “Bingo Queen” at Rehabilitation Center of Cheraw.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Adams was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Gerald “Jerry” Adams, Sr.; daughter, Geraldine “Dean” Brasington; sons-in-law, Michael Timothy Knight and Eugene “Gene” Brasington; and brothers, Carl, Ray, Fairly, Joe, J.T., Chester, Ben, Theodore, and Norman Funderburk.

     Survivors include her son, Thomas “Tommy” Gerald Adams, Jr. of Chesterfield, SC; daughters, Jacqueline “Jackie Sue” Adams Knight of Lugoff, SC, Kathleen “Kathy” Adams (Stephen) Tarlton of Ruby, SC; grandchildren, Brian (Amanecer Cortes) Adams of Mexico, Matthew (Keely) Adams of Cayce, SC, Cory Adams of Chesterfield, SC, Kellie Knight of Camden, SC, and Kassi Tarlton of Columbia,SC; a nd numerous nieces and nephews including Mitchell (Sandra) Funderburk of Pageland, SC. The family would like to thank the staff of The Rehabilitation Center of Cheraw (formerly Chesterfield Convalescent) for the excellent love and care shown to Mrs. Adams and her family. Also, a special thank you to long-time friend, Dot Welch, for her friendship and faithfulness to visit.

     Memorials may be made to the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter, 436 Goodale Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Adams family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • April 1, 2020

 

Annie Wallace Caulford

CHERAW - Annie Wallace Caulford, 68, died Saturday, March 28, 2020. Born in Chesterfield County, SC, she was a daughter of the late Paul J. Wallace Sr. and Janie Mae Dixon Wallace. Annie loved to cook for her family.

     Surviving is her brother, Paul Wallace Jr. of Gibson, NC, sisters, Myrtle Ratliff of Cheraw, SC, Catherine Wright of Pageland, SC, Sherry Wallace of Chesterfield, SC, Betty Hatchell of Rockingham, NC, and Patricia Davis of Chesterfield, SC. She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, a daughter, Kim Caulford, brother, James Wallace, and sister, Carolyn Crowley. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • April 1, 2020.

 

Cornelia Louise ‘Weiser’ Holmstead

BENNETTSVILLE - Cornelia Louise “Weiser” Holmstead, 83, died Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Born in Rockingham NC, she was a daughter of the late James and Ada Broome. She was a member of Emmanuel Holiness Church in Rockingham, NC. She was recognized as Employee of the Month Award during her service of 40 years to Chesterfield General Hospital. Mrs. Holmstead loved to work and would help anyone. She also loved her church family and worshiped her granddaughter and great-grandchildren.

     Surviving is her daughter Susan Blackmon (Michael E.) Aiken of Bennettsville, SC, grand-daughter, Heather Goins (Dr. Steven Dale) Millen, and great-grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by parents listed above, brothers, Harmon Broome, Jim Whitaker, Rev. John Whitaker, sisters, Irene Guinn and Mary Hatcher. Due to concerns for everyone’s health, safety and wellbeing, the family has chosen the option of holding a memorial service at a later date. The family wishes to thank Sally Jackson for her loving care. We also want to recognize a special niece Cathey McLain. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • April 1, 2020.

 

Sarah ‘Vickie’ Rayfield Outen

PAGELAND - Mrs. Sarah “Vickie” Rayfield Outen, age 86, entered into rest on Thursday, March 26, 2020. Due to the current restrictions in place at this time the family will hold a private funeral service. The public was invited to join the services via Facebook live on the Miller Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Facebook page or www.face-book.com/pbconline . The virtual visitation began at 3:45 PM Sunday, March 29, 2020 online with the memorial DVD playing until 4:00 PM followed by the Celebration of Life Funeral Service officiated by Dr. Roger Wall. The family encouraged the online sharing of memories and condolences during this time. The burial followed in the Providence Baptist Church Cemetery.

     Mrs. Outen was born April 2, 1933 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Peter Claude and Allie Elizabeth Adams Rayfield. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and a member of Providence Baptist Church. Vickie enjoyed working in her yards, growing beautiful flowers, and was known for her “greenthumb.” She also enjoyed dancing, listening to gospel music, and bird watching, especially red birds. Of all things she enjoyed, her favorite pastime was spending time with her grandchildren.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Outen was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack E. Outen; brothers, Howard Clifton Rayfield, Sr., Caston Rayfield, Lloyd Rayfield, Basil Rayfield, and infant brother, Thomas Rayfield; sisters, Louise Davis, Lois Benefield, and Olivia Davis.

     Survivors include her 2 daughters, Jackie (Chuck) Hartman of Jefferson, SC and Nancy (Kevin) Plyler of Monroe, NC; 3 grandchildren, Robert “Battle” Hartman of Hartsville, SC, Whitney Hartman both of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and Ashton Plyler of Monroe, NC; brothers-in-law, Curtis Outen of Charlotte, NC, Joel (Ruby) Outen of Charlotte, NC; sisters-in-law, Betty O.Taylor of Pageland, SC, Jean Outen of Matthews, NC, and Maynell Outen of Mint Hill, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Springhill Assisted Living of Pageland, the staff of Brookdale Union Park, and the staff of Jesse Helms Nursing Center for the love and care shown to Mrs. Outen and her family. 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 Outen family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • April 1, 2020.

 

Margaret Thompson Thurman Wannamaker

CHERAW – Margaret Thompson Thurman Wannamaker, died Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Margie was born August 21, 1924 in Camden, SC, the daughter of Anne Kennedy de Loache and Rufus Randolph Thurman. She was raised and spent most of her adult life in Cheraw, SC.

     She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, James Henry Wannamaker, Jr. Margie was a leader from an early age.  At Cheraw High School, she was on the debate team, the tennis team, was a cheerleader, editor of the school newspaper, and valedictorian of her class. She won the SC award in History. At Winthrop College, she was business manager of the year-book, on the debate team, president of the student senate, valedictorian of her class and won the Tillman Award, selected by the faculty for out-standing character and academic achievement. She was graduated magna cum laude with a double major in History and Library Science. Jim, her high school sweet-heart, was serving in the Pacific Theater of WWII during her college years, but they corresponded regularly and when he wrote asking Margie to marry him when he got home, she said yes. Her future father-in-law met her bus when she came home from college and gave her the engagement ring Jim had sent money for. Margie and Jim were married January 9, 1946, four days after he returned from the war. While raising three children, Margie continued to be very active in her beloved home-town. She was the librarian at Cheraw Elementary for 25 years, ensuring that a generation of children found just the right book to instill a love of reading. Students were spell-bound when she told ghost stories and tales of early Cheraw history. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, an educational, honorary, and professional society. Margie was a member of the First United Methodist Church, teaching Sunday school, serving as president of the Women of the Church, and on the Board of Trustees. She was a member of the Old Cheraws Chapter of the DAR for 55 years, serving as regent and secretary, and receiving a national award for community service and for conservation. Margie was very active in the effort to preserve Cheraw’s wonderful trees and the town’s designation as a Tree City. She received a national award in recognition. She was the district chairman of the Pee Dee Girl Scout Regional Council, and received the Mary Dean Brewer Woman of Achievement award. Margie was the 2008 Cheraw Citizen of the Year. One of her greatest loves was Old St. David’s Church and Cemetery. Many generations of her family and Jim’s are buried there. She was president of the cemetery association for many years and oversaw expansion and beautification of the grounds. While Margie was a true southern lady, she did not aspire to be on a pedestal and could be often found digging in her flower garden at the home where generations of her family have lived. She added many camellias, azaleas and daylilies over the years.

     Margie is survived by three children, James Henry Wannamaker III and his husband, James Ross, Anne W. Pate and her husband, Van, and Margaret W. Utsey and her husband, Hutto; four grandchildren, Haigler H. Pate and his wife, Carolyn Fox, Margaret W. Furtak and her husband, Michael, Blair U. Flora and her husband, Acy, and Margaret U. Diamond and her husband, Lawton; two great-grandchildren, Margaret Raye Flora and Anne Timms Diamond.

     A memorial service will be held at Old St. David’s Church at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: St. David’s Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 1196, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • April 1, 2020.

 

Peggy Hood Buchanan

JEFFERSON - Mrs. Peggy Hood Buchanan, age 84, entered into rest on Thursday, April 2, 2020. The family will hold a private graveside service at the Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery officiated by Pastor David Sanders.

     Mrs. Buchanan was born May 14,1935 in Fort Mill, SC a daughter of the late James Marvin and Pauline Elizabeth Robertson Hood. She was a 1953 graduate of Fort Mill High School and a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. Peggy served as a substitute teacher with the Chesterfield County School System for over 25 years. Her hobbies included watching birds, working puzzles, and enjoying the companionship of fellow residents and the staff of Springhill Assisted Living of Pageland, SC.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Buchanan was also preceded in death by her husband, Avery Cleveland “A.C.” Buchanan; infant twins; son-in-law, Richard Hinson; brother, Buddy Hood; and brother-in-law, Robert Dubberly.

     Survivors include her children, Jeffrey Scott (Cathy) Buchanan of Jefferson, SC, Jean Avery Hinson, Donna (Freddie) Oliver all of Jefferson, SC, and Chris (Heather) Buchanan of Mt. Croghan, SC; grandchildren, Amber (Bryan) Maust of Fort Mill, SC, Kristin (Mark Holland) Buchanan of Laurinburg, NC, Dale (Traci) Oliver of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Nikki (Chris Rollins) Oliver of Jefferson, SC; great grandchildren, Summer Quick, Bryce Oliver, Zach Oliver, Will Spafford, Payton Oliver, and Hayden Journagan; brother, Tim (Dianne) Hood of Fort Mill, SC; sisters, Frances Dubberly of Tucson, AZ, Rita (Jimmy) St Clair of Rock Hill, SC; sister-in-law, Vickie Hood; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Springhill Assisted Living, 514 Gum Street, Pageland, SC 29728 or to Macedonia Baptist Church “Multi-Ministry Building Fund,” 3944 Johnson Road, Jefferson, SC29718.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Buchanan family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • April 8, 2020.

 

Judy Driggers Clark

WALLACE - Judy Driggers Clark, 57, died Saturday, April 4, 2020. Born in Cheraw, SC, she was a daughter of the late Billy Carl Driggers and Grace White Griggs. She enjoyed spending times with her family and friends, and especially a niece. Judy was affectionately known as “Juey” to the nieces and nephews.

      Surviving is husband, Shuler Paul Jr. of Wallace, SC, sisters, Tracy Griggs (Jimbo) Miller of Wallace, SC, Cheryl D.(Billy) Lovin, of Hamlet, NC, step-father Edwin H. Griggs of Wallace, SC, stepchildren, Travis (Jennifer) Paul of Wallace, SC, Joey (Melanie) Paul of Cheraw, SC, Brian (Aliene) Paul of Cheraw, SC, 7step-grandchildren, 4 step-great grandchildren, 8 nieces and nephews, and 18 great-nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, a brother, Edwin Chris Griggs, a sister, Deana D. Miles, and a step-grandchild, Emily Paul. A memorial service will beheld at a later date. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • April 8, 2020.

 

Garrett Mason McIntosh

CHERAW - Garrett Mason McIntosh, 26, died Sunday, April 05, 2020. Born in Rockingham, NC, he was a son of King Ron Lewis of Mooresville, NC, and Mary Caroline McIntosh of Cheraw, SC.   

     Surviving are his parents listed above, a brother, Austin McIntosh of Cheraw, SC, an uncle, Will (Jo Anne) McIntosh of Clayton, NC, grandparents, Bill and Elise McIntosh of Cheraw, SC, and Mary Lucinda Lewis of Laurinburg, NC.

     Because of the request made restricting large public assemblies, the family is holding a private memorial service. Memorials to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • April 8, 2020. 

 

Cheraw man shot, killed

JOAN YATES Editor – The Link

A 26-year-old man was shot and killed on Dizzy Gillespie Drive shortly before midnight on Saturday, according to reports from the Cheraw Police Department. The victim was identified by Chesterfield County Coroner Kip Kiser as Garrett McIntosh of Cheraw. Cheraw Police Chief Keith Thomas said the case has been turned over to the State Law Enforcement Division to investigate as the victim is a relative of a Cheraw Police Department employee. Thomas said it would also be inappropriate for him to make any further comments on the case due to conflicts of interest. SLED spokesperson Tommy Crosby confirmed Thomas referred the investigation to SLED and stated it is an active and open investigation.

 

Larry ‘Lurch’ Walker Threatt

PAGELAND - Mr. Larry “Lurch” Walker Threatt, 72, of Pageland, SC passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at his home.

     Mr. Larry “Lurch” Walker Threatt was born on October28, 1947 in Charlotte, North Carolina to the late Jessie Walker Threatt and Edith Matylee Funderburk. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jackie Ray Threatt.

     During the Vietnam War he served in the US Army, where he earned two purple hearts. He retired from Charlotte Plastics and started poultry and cattle farming. Larry was a handyman and the type of person that could never say, “no” to people. Because of this, he was a loving father, grandfather, and brother and was a “paw-paw” to everyone. Larry was a member of the American Legion Smith-Graves Post 92 and loved dirt track racing.

     Mr. Threatt is survived by his son, Nicholas Walker Threatt (Celline) of Pageland, SC; daughter, Michelle Taddarate of Monroe, NC; sisters, Teresa Mangum and Cathy Casper both of Pageland, SC; grandchildren, Trent Neuberth, Myiah Threatt, MaKenna Threatt, and Skylar Threattall of Pageland, SC; special nephew, Derek Killough; special nieces, Lisa Smith, Tawana Kirkley, and Bridgett Price and his special pets, Smokey and BoBo. 

 Visitation was on Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Baumgartner Funeral Home. There was a private Celebration of Life Graveside Service on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at Smyrna Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Pete Gregory and Pastor Mack Mullis officiating. Burial followed at Smyrna Baptist Church Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Smyrna Baptist Church, 841 Smyrna Church Road, Pageland, SC 29728. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Threatt family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • April 8, 2020.

 

Jerry Frances Spell

CHERAW - Miss Jerry Frances Spell, age 57, entered into rest on Thursday, April 9, 2020 with her family by her side. Graveside services were held at 4:00 PM Saturday, April 11, 2020 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens by Pastor Ricky Morton. A viewing was held from 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM Saturday at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home under the guidelines set forth due to the COVID-19 restrictions. The graveside service will be streamed live beginning at 4:00 PM on the Miller Rivers Caulder Facebook page.

     Miss Spell was born May24, 1962 in Cheraw, SC a daughter of Folly Spell and the late Gwendolyn Clark Spell. Jerry was a member of Windsor Park Freewill Baptist Church and the church Ladies Auxiliary. She loved going to church, listening to gospel music, and meeting new friends at CHESCO. Jerry also enjoyed working word search puzzles and watching movies.

     In addition to her mother, Miss Spell was also preceded in death by a sister, Judy Faye Spell; and brother, Greg Spell. Survivors include her father, Folly Spell of Cheraw, SC; sisters, Kathryn “Cookie” (Tony) Davis of Cheraw, SC, Debbie (D.J.) Sellers of Chesterfield, SC, and Linda (Roger) Marshall of Hillsville, VA; brothers, Billy Spell of Cheraw, SC, and Harry (Della) Spell of Fate, TX; close friend of family, Laticia Rivers; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Windsor Park Freewill Baptist Church, 421 Newsome Drive, Cheraw, SC 29520. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Spell family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • April 15, 2020.

 

Evelyn Louise Marze Boan

CHERAW - Evelyn Louise Marze Boan, 67, died Friday, April 17, 2020. Born in Fayetteville, NC, she was the daughter of the late Edwin W. and Berta Rieger Marze. She was the widow of Phil Boan. She was a dedicated nurse at ChesterfieldCounty Memorial Hospital, Chesterfield General Hospital and McLeod Health Cheraw with over 40 years of service. Earlier in her life she enjoyed scuba diving and riding motorcycles with her husband. In recent years, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

     Surviving is her son, Jonathan (Sarah) Boan of Greenville, SC, brothers, Charles (Margaret) Marze of Jefferson, NC, Douglas Marze of Greensboro, NC and grandchildren, Tempest Boan, Aryanna Boan, Adalynn Boan, and Hailey Boan. The family will be holding a private graveside service. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • April 22, 2020.

 

Sylvia Jewett Rigdon

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Sylvia Jewett Rigdon, age 68, entered into rest on Thursday, April 16, 2020. Graveside services were held at 2:00 PM Monday, April 20, 2020 at Chesterfield Cemetery by Pastor Glenn Scott White. A viewing was held from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday, April 19, 2020 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home under the guidelines set forth due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Mrs. Rigdon was born October 27, 1951 in Concord, NC a daughter of the late Carl Sylvester Jewett and Rosie Mae Gooden Jewett. She was a retired employee of Hornwood Inc. of Lilesville, NC with 38 years of service. Sylvia enjoyed working in her yards, especially her flowers. No matter what she was doing, her 2 beloved dogs, “Daisey” and “Sissy” were always with her.

     She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Russell Rigdon, Jr. of the home; son, Gene Rigdon of Chesterfield, SC; daughter, Elaine (Curly)Rollins of Cheraw, SC; daughter of the heart, Angie (Jamie) Arant of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Destiny, Summer, Larry “Rusty,” Bryan, Jamie, Haley, Audrey, and Kevin; soon to be arriving her first great grandbaby, Sylvia Jeanette Rigdon.

     The family would like to express their thanks to the staff of McLeod Hospice House for the excellent love and care shown to Mrs. Sylvia and the family during this time. Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice House, P.O. Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rigdon family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • April 22, 2020.

 

Lester D. Tarlton

MT. CROGHAN – Mr. Lester D. Tarlton, age 64, entered into rest on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Graveside services were held 3:00 PM Friday, April 17, 2020 at White Oak Presbyterian Church Cemetery by Pastor Steven Tarlton and Rev.Troy Watkins with a memorial tribute at the conclusion of the service including Lester’s own white pigeons. The service was streamed live via Facebook on the Miller Rivers Caulder Funeral Home Facebook page. A viewing was held from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Friday, April 17, 2020 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home under the guidelines set forth due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

     Mr. Tarlton was born December 8,1955 in Hartsville, SC a son of Margie Dean Tarlton and the late Lester Junior Tarlton. He was a retired employee of Caro Knit and a member of Rocky Creek Baptist Church, where he enjoyed worshipping his Lord and spending time with his church family. An avid out-doorsman, Lester enjoyed hunting, fishing, raising and flying his pigeons, and spending time building things with his grandchildren. His family was his world. From the grandkids coming over cracking the pigeon eggs against the tin building, to riding for hours looking for hawks, organizing a turkey hunt, or going to the sales, Lester was happiest spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

     In addition to his father, Mr. Tarlton was also preceded in death by his brothers, Tommie D. Tarlton, Thomas E. “Ed” Tarlton, and infant brother, David Tarlton.

     He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, who was the “queen of his heart,” Susan Donahue Tarlton of the home; sons, Chris (Melonie) Tarlton of Mt. Croghan, SC, Dewayne (Melissa) Tarlton of Cassatt, SC, and Lee (Allison) Copeland of Jefferson, SC; daughters, Tabitha (Michael) Carnes of Jefferson, SC, and Shelly (Josh) Bailey of Lancaster, SC; mother, Margie D. Tarlton; grandchildren, Ashley Holman, Taylor Nannie, Britt Tarlton, Alex Tarlton, Devon Simpson, Hunter Tarlton, Elizabeth Oliver, Landon Oliver, Zoey Copeland, Ava  Austin, Harlee Copeland, Kaleb Carnes, Chloe Carnes, Lily Bailey, and Jagur Bailey; siblings, Freddie (Barbara) Tarlton, Dianne Mangum both of Jefferson, SC, Faye (Rev. Troy) Watkins of Mt. Croghan, SC, Judy Tarlton (JR Taylor) Small of Peachland, NC, and Hope (Kenny) Barrett of Jefferson, SC; sisters-in-law, Annette Tarlton and Dolly Tarlton both of Mt. Croghan, SC as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

     The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Regency SouthernCare Hospice for their excellent care and support shown to Mr. Tarlton and the family during this time. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Tarlton family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • April 22, 2020.

 

David Austin Baumgardner

WALLACE - David Austin Baumgardner, 25, died Monday, April 20, 2020. Born in Cheraw, SC, he was the son of Joseph Leonard (Augusta) Baumgardner II of Bennettsville, SC, and Pamela Gale (William Hardy) Wicker of Wallace, SC. He loved working on four-wheelers, fishing, going to the beach, but the biggest part of his heart belonged to his daughter.

     Surviving are his parents listed above, a daughter, Marley Alexis Baumgardner and her mother, Taylor Gathings of Cordova, NC, sisters, Sarah English of Wallace, SC, Jasmine Baumgardner of Darlington, SC, Monica Baumgardner and Amor Baumgardner of Shelby, NC, grandparents, William (Faye) Wicker of Wallace, SC, Judy Baumgardner of Cheraw, SC, along with several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

     He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Joseph Baumgardner. The family held a viewing 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Thursday, April 23, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A graveside service was held 4:00 PM, Thursday, April 23, 2020 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • April 22, 2020.

 

Patricia Ann Blakeney

PAGELAND - Patricia Ann Blakeney, 70, died on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. A grave-side service was held Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 2PM from the Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery, Pageland, S C. She was born May 21, 1949 in Pageland, S C to the late Earnshaw Robinson and Lorene Blakeney Mosley.

     Survivors: daughter, Regina Blakeney Lockhart of Pageland, SC; sons, Reginald (Elizabeth) Blakeney of Gaffney, SC and Ryan (Sherita) Edgeworth of Atlanta, GA; brothers, Timothy (Gwen) Mosley, Terry (Demeitra) Mosley both of Monroe, NC and Gerald (Valeria) Baker of Pageland, SC; sister, Sandra Adams of Pageland, SC; six grandchildren, Aaron Lockhart, Leslie L. Washington, Rayne Blakeney, Ryan Edgeworth Jr., Reginald Edgeworth and Bella Edgeworth; great-grandchild, Blakely Washington. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • April 22, 2020. 

 

James Calvin Little

JAMAICA ESTATE, NEWYORK formerly of CHESTERFIELD – James Calvin Little, 78, died on Thursday, April 9, 2020. A graveside service was held Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 1 pm from the Rock Springs Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Ruby, SC. He was born December 13, 1941 in Chesterfield, SC to the late Thel Smith and Estelle Blue.

     Survivors: sons, James Thomas and Mickey Little, Florence, SC; daughter, Emily Little-Anderson (Teddy), Florence, SC; step-sons, Levoid Ingram (Lucretia) Greensboro, NC and James Ingram, Charlotte, NC; stepdaughters, Elizabeth Ingram, Mary Franklin (Ronald) and Ruby Neal (Wendall), Charlotte, NC; 22 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren; brother, James E. Little, New Haven, CT; sisters, Corina Graham, Piscataway, NJ, Lillian Vinston, Hamden, CT, Elizabeth Smith (Samuel), Cambria Heights, NY, Flossie Marshall, Temple Hills, MD, Vivian Blue-Hughes (Robert), Upper Marlboro, MD, Frances Blue, Manhattan, NY and Susan Blue-Stanton (Dwayne), Lanham, MD. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • April 22, 2020.               

 

Voncille Scarborough

JEFFERSON – Voncille Scarborough, 84, died on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. A graveside service was held Sunday, April 26, 2020  at 12pm from the Sandy Run Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. She was born July 1, 1935 in Chesterfield County, SC to the late Brunson Newman and Idabell Mungo-Newman.

     Survivors: children, Elaine (Rulon) Wiley of McBee, SC, Sylvia (Lonnie) Gaskins, Jefferson, SC, Mary (Timothy) Gaskins, Charlotte, NC, Greta (Joseph) Williams, Darlington, SC, Jerry (Ellen) Scarborough, Jefferson, SC and Robert (Everlina) Scarborough, Jefferson, SC; brother, Sammie Newman; sisters; Viola House, Marie Melvin, Geraldine Bennett, Diane Corpening and Margaret Sanders; 14 grand-children, 28 great-grandchildren and 2 great- great grandchildren; a cousin, Nora Morgan. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • April 29, 2020.  

 

Clyde Kershaw Laney Jr.

PAULINE - Clyde K. Laney Jr., 82, of Pauline, SC, met Jesus in Heaven on Thursday, April 30, 2020. Born July 30,1937, in Cheraw, SC, he was the son of the late Clyde K. Laney and Margaret Powell Laney. He graduated from Cheraw High School in 1956 and attended Lees-McRae College in Boone, NC; Wingate Jr. College in Wingate, NC; and graduated from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC with a BA Degree in Political Science. Clyde went on to attend and graduate with an LLB from Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in Macon, GA in 1966 and was admitted to the South Carolina Bar. In 1966, Clyde joined the Odom, Nolan & Foster Law Firm in Spartanburg, SC where he practiced for one-and-a-half years before practicing with the law firm of Moore, Swofford, Rollins & Laney for five years. He also formed the Laney, Rollins Law Firm and later, the Laney, Overcash Firm. From 1971 to 1981, Clyde was Assistant Public Defender for Spartanburg County. In 1981, he was elected Family Court Judge for the 7th Judicial Circuit and remained in that position until retirement in 1995. Clyde continued working for five additional years as an active retired judge in Moncks Corner, primarily, and various other circuits throughout the State until 2000. Clyde was a member of Walnut Grove United Methodist Church, Roebuck, SC.

     Surviving are his wife, Julia D. Laney, whom he shared 58 years of marriage; two children, Rachel Laney and husband, James Pulley, and Shaw Laney and wife, Brandy; five grandchildren, Laney Alverson, Quintin Alverson, Margaret Gergley, Julia Gergley and Abby Laney; brother, William R. Laney, DMD and wife, Betty of Cheraw, SC; and sister, Patsy L. Rushing of Ocean Isle, NC. A graveside service was conducted at 3:30 PM Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Walnut Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, by The Rev. Chris B. Snelgrove. Due to COVID-19, the family appreciated everyone observing the current State guidelines. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Walnut Grove United Methodist Church, 1335 Walnut Grove Road, Roebuck, SC 29376. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • May 6, 2020.     

 

Charles H. Watson

CHERAW - Charles H. Watson, devoted Daddy and Papa passed peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on April26, 2020. He was a teacher to hundreds, a mentor to many and a friend to all. He was born on March 3, 1952 in Bennettsville, SC to H. O. and Nan Watson. A true legend, Charles was a craftsman and a master of many trades, and dearly loved his home at Scenic Lake Charles where he left his mark on the many projects he completed around his beloved home. He was happiest behind the wheel of a fast car and at home rocking on his front porch surrounded by his humming birds. He will be remembered for his infectious laugh, wild stories of living life in the fast lane, his attention to even the smallest of details and his unwavering work ethic. He was a perfectionist until the end. Charles graduated from Cheraw High School and the University of South Carolina where he attended law school. He was co-founder of the Chesterfield County Shopper, South Carolina’s first and oldest total mailed weekly publication. He owned it from 1982-2008. A self-taught welder, he became a national award winning metal fabricator. After selling the Shopper and retiring he became a welding instructor and subsequently was named director of the welding department at Florence-Darlington Tech. He later started an industrial metal fabrication business in Cheraw that he operated until 2017. An avid gear head, he built and showed cars and attended events throughout the country with his son Chase. He was a nationally published technical writer on the subject and had his cars and projects featured in national publications. He also earned a private pilot’s license under the instruction of the late Ricky Griggs.

     His memory will be cherished and kept alive by his children, Chase (Lesley Jean) Watson and Laura Katherine (John) Folger; his three grandchildren Carley Jean Watson, Julia Nancy Watson, Charlotte Katherine Folger; his brother Phil Watson and his lifelong sweetheart Jean Page Watson. The family wishes to thank McLeod Hospice for its thoughtful service. A private service will be held at Scenic Lake Charles for family. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial to Thornwell Home at 302 South Broad Street, Clinton S.C. 29325 in Charles’ memory. We are certain he was given the fastest angel wings God has to offer and he is watching over us tearing up the skies. His memory will live on forever in all those who knew and loved him. Following the recommendations of the CDC and mandates from the governor’s office for safety, the family received friends at Kiser Funeral Home, Friday, May 1,2020, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM for those individuals at higher risk, and 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM for all others. During visitation visitors practiced social distancing and refrained from shaking hands or hugging. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • May 6, 2020.    

 

Kenneth Thomas Woodham

CHERAW –Kenneth Thomas Woodham, 52, died Friday, May 1, 2020. Born in Bennettsville, SC, he was a son of Kenneth W. (Lorie) Woodham and Patricia Diane (Roger Steen) Redfearn. He loved to listen to music and eat goodfood. He also loved riding in the car and going sight-seeing.

     Surviving are his parents listed above, all of Bennettsville, SC, a brother, Andrew Woodham of Bennettsville, SC, a sister, Amber Cain of Bennettsville, SC, a few nieces and nephews and his CHESCO family.

     A graveside service was held 3:00 PM, Sunday, May 3, 2020 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • May 6, 2020.   

 

Georgina Renee Burchfield

COLUMBIA – Georgina Renee Burchfield, 45, died Thursday, May 7, 2020. Born in Houston TX she was a daughter of the late George Washington Burchfield and Kathleen Agnes Pull Burchfield. Georgina loved going to the beach with her family and enjoyed listening to music. She was the life of the family. She loved her family and friends. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren .She also, had a special relationship with Lucas Yobal.

      Surviving is her son, Matthew Young, Jr. of MO, daughters, Jessica Jordan (Larry) Tunstall of Laurel Hill, NC, Kristyn Young of MO, brothers, Steven Michael (Pam) Adcock of Cheraw, SC, Robert “Bobby” (Jessica) Adcock of Moreno Valley, CA, George Burchfield Jr. of TX, sisters, Janette Buras of TX, Amy Linton of TX, grandchildren, Chance Tunstall, Kayleigh Polson, Brayden Polson, Paige Goodman, and Draven Tunstall.

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, brothers, Billy Adcock, Wayne Burchfield, a sister, Christine Adcock and her grandmother, Margaret Utley. The family will receive friends 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Whites Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Wallace, SC A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Whites Creek Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, Wallace. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • May 13, 2020.   

 

Donald ‘Don’ Lee Cheek

ROBBINS, N.C. – Donald “Don” Lee Cheek, 76, entered into rest with the Lord, Saturday, May 2, 2020. Don was a graduate of High Falls High School. He was a local radio personality, “DJ Don, at WCRE-AM in Cheraw. He drove a truck for Merita Bread, retiring after 29 ½ years and then went back to work for the South Carolina Department of Transportation. Don had a great voice and was often called on to be Master of Ceremony for various events, including the Fiddlers Convention and cars hows. He was always willing to assist with community fundraisers. Don attended Unity Grove Baptist church. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, time with his family and all his many friends.

     Donald was a son of the late Thomas and Bertha Cockman Cheek and was preceded in death by two infant siblings.

Don is survived by son: Jason Cheek and wife Candy; granddaughters: Hailey Cheek, Krissa Cheek, all of the Highfalls community; and many friends. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Highfalls Fire and Rescue, P. O. Box 5, High Falls, NC 27325. Kennedy Funeral Home is assisting the Cheek Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • May 13, 2020.   

 

Voncille L. Copney

PAGELAND - Voncille L. Copney, 79, died on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. A grave-side service was held on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 2PM from the Oak Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery, Kershaw, SC. She was born January 27, 1941 in Jefferson, SC to the late Haskel and Eva Truesdale Welch. Survivors: son, Rickey (Joy); granddaughters, Joycelyn and Destiny; sisters, Pauline Duren, Charlotte, NC and Susie Blakeney, Jefferson, SC and brother, Tony White, Charlotte, NC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • May 13, 2020.   

 

Tommy Ronald Douglas

SOCIETY HILL – Tommy Ronald Douglas, 76, died Wednesday, May 06, 2020. Born in McColl, SC he was the son of the late Thomas J. and Winnie Lee McCall Douglas. He was retired from J.P. Stevens/Delta. He enjoyed watching Western movies. He loved spending time with family epically his grandchildren.

     Surviving is his son, Scott (Tracie) Douglas of Society Hill, SC, a sister, Patricia “Pat” (Pee Wee) Bailey of McColl, SC, grandchildren, Bryce Shipley, Tucker Douglas, Anaclaire Shipley, Carly Douglas, Carson Douglas, nephews, Tim Bailey, Jeff Bailey, Rodney Bailey, Mike Williams, nieces, Stephania Bailey and Tina Williams.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, sisters, Grace Williams, Katherine Douglas and a grandchild, Trace Shipley. The family received friends 10:00 am, Friday, May 8, 2020 at the residence of Scott and Tracie Douglas, 6139 Society Hill Road, Society Hill, SC 29593. A memorial service was held at 11:00 am, Friday, May 8, 2020 at the residence of Scott and Tracie Douglas, 6139 Society Hill Road, Society Hill, SC 29593. Memorial to: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 1122 Lady Street, Suite 640, Columbia, SC 29201. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • May 13, 2020.   

 

James D. Gandy

SALISBURY, N.C. – James D. (Jim, J.D.) Gandy passed away Thursday May 7, 2020 at Novant Hospital in Salisbury, NC. He was born in Society Hill, SC on September 3, 1930 to Juanita and James Gandy and is also predeceased by sister Bobbye Lou Trimnal. JD served inthe US Army, and had a 42-year career in the dairy industry starting out as a milk-man and working his way up to plant manager and national sales. After retiring, he owned his own commercial window cleaning business and worked in other endeavors until his final years. He and Dot were faithful members of the churches they were part of over the years with JD serving on committees and as a deacon. In 2010, he was awarded the Legion of Honor designation by The Chapel ofF our Chaplains. He was active in the Masonic Lodge for over 60 years and was also very active in his neighborhood, The Gables at Kepley Farm.

     He is survived by wife Dorothy (Dot), children James C. Gandy (Knoxville), Debra (Ted) Wilburn (Waxhaw, N.C.), Steve (Barbara) Gandy (Salisbury), five grand-children, nine great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Due to the pandemic restrictions, funeral services were private with internment on Monday, May 11, 2020 at the National Cemetery in Salisbury. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to First Baptist Church of Rockwell, NC. 28138. Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Gandy family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • May 13, 2020.   

 

JaVerne Threatte McPeters

SOUTH HILL, Va. -JaVerne Threatte McPeterswas born on October 15, 1950. She attended Cheraw (SC) public schools where she was known as a spirited and competitive basketball player. She later graduated from Francis Marion University receiving Cum Laude honors with a degree in English. JaVerne was known for her quick wit and sense of humor that either got her into trouble, or out of it, depending on the situation. After teaching for a number of years in Mecklenburg County (Virginia) school system, she moved on to teach GED classes at the Brunswick Correctional Center in Lawrenceville VA where she was recognized as the teacher of the year for the Virginia Department of Corrections. After retiring, she became an avid golfer where she could always be found wearing a strand of pearls and color coordinated outfit, pressed to the greatest of military standards. During her retirement, she treasured her time on the course with her friends and favorite tee time partner and husband, John A McPeters. When not golfing, her and John could be found on some grand adventure where laughing and great stories could be found. On April 5th 2020, she celebrated her arrival to the19th hole, where the greatest course awaited her without worry of a putter betraying her while trying to save par. Greeting her at the clubhouse are her parents Edith Powers Bays and Arthur Oren Bays, Sr; brother in law Dan Gissendanner; and her first husband John W Threatte, Sr.

     Surviving are her son, John W Threatte Jr (Cheryl) of Florence SC; fraternal twin Jan Lester Bays (Marilyn); as well as her older brother Arthur Oren Bays, Jr (Ruth) and sister Irene “Reney” Bays Gissendanner. As she takes her place at the clubhouse, we have no doubt she will settle in for a front row seat to cheer on her grandson and the source of many laughs, Carter Bays, son of Minta Katherine Threatte, who also survives. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • May 13, 2020.   

 

Elizabeth ‘Libby’ Blackburn Moody

RUBY - Mrs. Elizabeth “Libby” Blackburn Moody, affectionately known to many as“Moo Moo” age 79, entered into rest on Friday, May 8, 2020. Graveside services were held at 1:00 PM Monday, May 11, 2020 at Thompson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery by Brent Taylor. Friends paid their respects from 9:00 AM – 12: 00PM Monday, May 11, 2020 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Due to ongoing public health concerns, the family asked that those who consider attending to respect social distancing.

     Mrs. Moody was born December 3, 1940 in Chesterfield, SC the oldest daughter of the late Johnnie F. and Lucy Hancock Rivers Blackburn. She was a faithful member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church where she served as Sunday school teacher, youth leader, WMU Director, VBS Director, and was a member of the church choir and the benevolence committee. Mrs. Moody was a retired employee of the Chesterfield County School District. She worked at Ruby Elementary in the lunchroom and was a teacher’s aide in the Orthopedically Handicapped Classroom, where she affectionately became known as “Moo Moo.” Mrs. Moody was also a school bus driver, and in the year of her retirement, she was awarded the 2002 SC School Bus Driver of the Year.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Moody was also preceded in death by her brother, Lee C. Rivers; and her youngest son, Franklin S. Moody.

     Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Robert L. Moody; children, Robert L. Moody, Jr. and wife, Judy, Rod Moody and wife, Edwina, Renee’ Cunningham and husband, Doug; daughter-in-law, Christy Moody; grandchildren, Nick Moody, Courtney Beattie and husband, Jim, John Moody, Bethany Hutchinson, Evan Cunningham, and Caitlyn Moody; great-granddaughter, Emerson Grace Beattie; sister, Bonnie Davis; 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 Moody family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • May 13, 2020.   

 

Aretas Ann Davis Rivers Phillips

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Aretas Ann Davis Rivers Phillips, age 82, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at her home with her family by her side. The family is planning a Celebration of Life Service in the coming months and will be announced by Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Mrs. Phillips was born September 28, 1937 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Carey H. Davis, Jr. and Helen Kluttz Davis. She was a graduate of Zoar High School, and furthered her education by receiving her Bachelor’s degree from Winthrop College, her Master’s Degree from the College of Charleston, and her Post-Master’s Certification from UNCC. Mrs. Phillips began her career in education at Chesterfield – Marlboro TEC working with the Student Support Services. She and her family later moved to Charleston, SC where she taught at different area schools. Upon moving back to Chesterfield, Mrs. Phillips taught at Edwards Elementary until her retirement. A lady who enjoyed serving the Lord, Aretas was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church, and enjoyed attending The Living Word Ministries. She was a former member of Middendorf Church of God, and Cheraw Family Worship Center where she played the piano and was a member of the praise team. Mrs. Phillips enjoyed traveling and spoke often of her mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Always giving back, she was a volunteer with the Red Cross and CHESCO Services. After retiring from teaching, Aretas volunteered much of her time tutoring students at Maranatha Christian School. She was a strong voice and support for the implementation of Release Time Bible Education in Chesterfield County. Her hobbies included using her John Deere Tractor, finding deals at thrift stores, and playing rummy. Of all things most enjoyed, spending time with her family and grandchildren were of most importance.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Phillips was also preceded in death by her husband, Boyce Daniel “Phil” Phillips, Jr.

     Survivors include her son, Carey Shaun (Sherilyn) Rivers of Johns Island, SC; daughter, Kelli K. Rivers of Chesterfield, SC; and their father, Vernon Cohen Rivers of Charleston, SC; grandchildren, Krista (Denny) Balchin, Christian Priest, Ethan (Neeci) Priest, Logan Priest, Nathan Priest, Kyle Rivers, and Michelle, (Joe) Torres; great grandchildren, Eason, Madyson, Landen, Peyton, Colter, Leland, Elli, Trent, Miles, and Lila Ray.

     The family would like to acknowledge their appreciation to Pastors Scott and Lani Adams of The Living Word Ministries and the staff of Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield for their love and support shown to Mrs. Aretas and her family. Memorials may be made to The Living Word “Over comers by Faith Ministry,” 100 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29079. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Phillips family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • May 13, 2020.   

 

Jerry Lee Scarborough

JEFFERSON - Jerry Lee Scarborough, 64, died on Saturday, April 25, 2020. A grave-side service was held Friday, May 1, 2020 at 1 pm from the Sandy Run Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. He was born January 19, 1956 in Chesterfield County, SC to the late Levie and Voncille Newman Scarborough.

     Survivors: his wife, Mary Ellen Scarborough; children, Dwayne (Erica) Bailey of Pageland, SC, Melissa (Lerone) Scarborough of Pageland, SC, Janice Brown of Jefferson, SC and Regenia Scarborough of Jefferson, SC; brother, Robert (Connie) Scarborough, Jefferson, SC; sisters, Elaine (Rulon) Wiley, McBee, SC, Sylvia (Lonnie) Gaskins of Jefferson, SC, Mary (Timothy) Gaskins of Charlotte, NC and Greta (Joseph) Williams of Darlington, SC; nine grandchildren, Cedric Bailey, Markeya Blakeney, Amiracle Massey, Ausumoni Massey, Anequia Massey, Jaceion Massey, Isaiah Brown, Taylor Scarborough and Aveona Scarborough; two great-grand-children, Kyran and Aleigha Bailey. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • May 13, 2020.   

 

Henry Frank Threadgill

CHERAW - Mr. Henry Frank Threadgill entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at his home. The family held a private grave sideservice at 1 O’clock P.M. on Friday, May 8, 2020, at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens by Dr. Lindsay Powell. Services were streamed live on the Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Facebook page. The family will hold a public memorial service at a later date.

     Mr. Threadgill was born December 15, 1930, in Chesterfield County, SC, a son of the late Henry C. and Ola Therrell Threadgill. Frank enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. He was a faithful member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church where he was a past Sunday school teacher. Frank loved his family, his Lord, and his church. Mr. Threadgill loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren more than anything and enjoyed times spent with them. In 2014, Frank lost a piece of his heart when his wife of 62 years, Audrey C. Threadgill, went home to be with the Lord. Not a day has passed that Frank hasn’t missed and thought about the love of his life.

     In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his wife and love of his life, Audrey C. Threadgill; daughter-in-law, Linda Threadgill; and siblings, Mary Ruth Brock, Nelson Threadgill, Pauline Oakley, Grady Threadgill, and David Threadgill.

     Survivors include his son, Daryl Threadgill of Easley, SC; daughters, Hope (Mike) Crawford of Six Mile, SC, and Joye (Wayne) Caulder of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Daniel Young, Steven (Ashley) Young, Austin (Karen) Caulder, Garrett Caulder, and Matt Threadgill; great grand-children, Bennett and Truett Caulder, Sean and Jay Threadgill, and Amelia and Abigail Young; sister, Christene T. McPherson of Cheraw, SC. The family would like to thank the staff of Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield for the exceptional and loving care shown to their family. Also, a special thank you to Frank’s nurses, Jessica Blackwell and Beverly Vaughn, for their love, care, and support. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield, 205 E. Main St, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Lower Macedonia Baptist Church, PO Box 1594, Cheraw, SC 29520. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield SC is serving the Threadgill family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • May 13, 2020.   

 

William ‘Will’ Timothy Threadgill

PATRICK - Mr. William “Will” Timothy Threadgill, age 17, won his victory and entered into rest on Friday, May 8, 2020 after a long hard and courageously fought battle. Graveside services were held at 5:00 PM Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at St. John Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery by Rev. Bradley Seaton, Tommy Bailey, and Brent Taylor. Due to ongoing public health concerns, the family asked that those who consider attending to respect social distancing. In an effort to celebrate Will’s extraordinary life, the family held a unique drive-by visitation Monday, May 11, 2020, beginning at 4:00 pm at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Guests remained in their vehicles and drive through the parking lot receiving line. The drive-by visitation is your opportunity to show support, express sympathies, smiles, and share handwritten messages, memories, and pictures through your vehicle windows. The drive-thru visitation will be under the direction of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home staff and the Chesterfield Police Department.

     Will was born September 19, 2002 in Florence, SC the son of Ronnie William Threadgill and Lisa Gulledge Threadgill. He was a rising senior at Chesterfield High School, where he was active in the FFA and Agricultural classes. Will also enjoyed participating in the All-County Chorus events. He was a member of St. John Freewill Baptist Church. A young man with a larger than life personality, Will was an inspiration to all who knew him. His quick wit, humor, and smile was contagious to everyone around him. He will always be remembered as a positive influence as he always found away to build others up. Will faced many challenges and trials in his life, but you never heard him complain. Will was an avid Marvel Comic fan and a Star Wars fanatic. His favorite Jedi Master was the legendary “Yoda.” Will was a self-proclaimed country boy who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He enjoyed many successful hunting trips with Outdoor Dream Foundation and was aproud member of the SC DNR Take One Make One program. Will was reunited in heaven with his paternal grandfather, William Grady Threadgill, his maternal grandmother, Maude Gulledge Smith, his maternal grandfather, Vernon LeGrande Gulledge; and uncle, Larry Wayne Heustess.

     Survivors include his mother, Lisa Gulledge Threadgill of Murrells Inlet, SC; father, Ronnie William Threadgill of Patrick, SC; sister, Hayley (Cody Cassidy) Threadgill of Patrick, SC; grandmother, Helen McLain Threadgill of Cheraw, SC; grandfather, William Smith of Ruby, SC; aunts, Sherry Parnell of Ruby, SC, Donna Gulledge of Patrick, SC, Gail Heustess, and Susan (Charles) Tipton both of Cheraw, SC; nieces, Landrey, Baxley, and Aspen; and numerous cousins, friends, and extended family. The family would like to offer a special thanks to MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital, MUSC Pediatric Cardiology Team, and the staff of The Children’s Group of Hartsville. For those wishing to make donations in memory of Will, please consider the following charities that have impacted Will’s life, Outdoor Dream Foundation, 220 Arnold Drive, Anderson, SC 29621; Courageous Kids, 230 Old Dominion Drive, Charleston, SC 29418, or to Camp Happy Days, 1 Carriage Lane, Building C, Ste. 101-2, Charleston, SC 29407. FOREVER #WILL-STRONG. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Fu-neral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Threadgill fam-ily. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • May 13, 2020.    

 

Teresa Locklear Walker

CHERAW - Teresa Locklear Walker, 54, died Sunday, May 10, 2020. Born in Laurinburg, NC she was a daughter of the late Purnell and Lucindy Jones Locklear. She enjoyed music, riding on dirt roads, dancing and being with family. She will be missed by her cat “Precious.”

     Surviving is her husband, Robert D. Walker of Cheraw, SC, a son, Nakita Dean Locklear of CO, a brother, Carnell (Amy) Locklear of Red Springs, NC and a sister, Denise Jones of Red Springs, NC. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • May 13, 2020.   

 

Eunice Quick Toler Bryant

CHARLESTON – Eunice Bryant, of Charleston, South Carolina entered into eternal rest Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Eunice was born September 12, 1927 in Marlboro County and grew up in Cheraw. She was the daughter of the late Irvin Quick and Maude Walters Quick. Her mother died when she was very young and she was raised by Evie Quick, who she considered to be a wonderful mother. She was the youngest of 12 children. She was preceded in death by two husbands - Jake Toler of Society Hill, who died in 1963, and Leroy Bryant of Maxeys GA, who died in 1983.

     She is survived by her children, Susan Edwards of Charleston, SC, Danny Toler (Susan) of Washington, DC; Bryan Bryant (Stephanie) of Mount Pleasant, SC, and Jeff Bryant of Charleston; thirteen grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a sister, Veda McDevvitt of Naperville, IL. Eunice died peacefully at age 92. It was a long life and she lived it well, surrounded by a loving family and many friends.

     She was a very kind and giving person. One of her favorite hobbies was making expertly-crafted baby clothes and quilts, and giving them to new mothers. Anyone was welcome in her home. She enjoyed maintaining her yard. There were always a few things blooming. She must have rooted 100 azaleas. She had a lot of wisdom and practical advice about life - big things and little things. She was tough and thankful. She didn’t complain about much. She had a good sense of humor that helped her through tough times. She never forgot where she came from. She always spoke fondly of Cheraw and the many family members and friends she had grown up with. “Those were good people,” she would often say. She was loved by all. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • May 20, 2020.

 

Dorcas Burkholder Campbell

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Dorcas Burkholder Campbell, 97, of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2020. She was born to parents Perry Conrad Burkholder and Orpha May Hochstetler, on September 4, 1922 in Meyersdale, PA. Dorcas had one brother, George Harold Burkholder (“Harold”), born September 12, 1916. Harold preceded her in death on November 23, 1952.

     When Dorcas was 5 years old, her parents moved to Charlotte, North Carolina due to the harsh winters in Pennsylvania. The doctor told her father that he needed to move to a warmer climate because of health reasons. Dorcas’ father bought land in Charlotte, had a road cut to the property and for the family named it Burkholder Road.

     During World War II, Dorcas worked as a waitress at the popular Thacker’s restaurant in Charlotte. Many of the GIs from the Morris Air Field would eat there. It was at this restaurant that Dorcas met her first husband, Byron Astor Griffith (“Buddy”), when she accidentally spilt a cup of hot coffee in his lap. She made an unforgettable impression on the young airman. They were married in 1943 in York, SC before he shipped out overseas to Germany. When the war came to an end, Buddy came home and they lived next door to Dorcas’ parents on Burkholder Road. Together they had two daughters, Linda Maxine Griffith born February 13, 1948 and Marilyn Sue Griffith, born August 27, 1950. Dorcas was preceded in death by Buddy on July 24, 1969 due to a work accident.

     Dorcas then married William (“Billy”) Campbell of Jefferson, SC in 1973. She moved to Jefferson, SC with Billy and lived there until 2018. Dorcas was a member of the Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church and had many friends in the Angelus community. Dorcas was the former President of the National Federation of the Blind of SC, Chesterfield County Chapter due to having macular degeneration. Dorcas was preceded in death by Billy on August 7, 1989.

     In March of 2018, Dorcas moved out to Las Vegas, Nevada to live with her grandson, Ray Godfrey III and his wife, Renee. Because of her rapidly diminishing eyesight, Dorcas could no longer live alone. Dorcas is survived by her daughter, Linda and her husband, Pelham Lee Jackson of Anchorage, Alaska; her daughter, Marilyn Griffith of Mesa, Arizona, and 10 grandchildren: William, Ray, Tara, Sarah, Bryan, Mark, Stephanie, Peter, Thomas, John and 10 great grandchildren.

     Dorcas had a flair for baking cakes. She always made cakes for other people for special occasions and birthdays. Dorcas also loved to sew and make clothes. Dorcas always wanted to be out-side doing gardening or taking care of animals instead of being in the house. She always tried to have a “kitchen” garden every year or at least some tomato plants. Ladybugs, sunflowers, and the color pink were a few of her favorite things.

     Anyone can come by Baumgartner Funeral Home on Sunday, May 31, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM to sign the register book and pay their respects. Due to the government-mandated, COVID-19 restrictions, we ask that you practice social distancing at all times. A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Forest Lawn Cemetery West, 4601 Freedom Dr., Charlotte, North Carolina next to her first husband, Buddy with Pastor Sue Black officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The National Federation of the Blind of SC, Chesterfield County Chapter, C/O Doris Thurman, 66 Thurman Garage Lane, Jefferson, SC29718. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Campbell family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • May 20, 2020.

 

Mildred Louise Boan Crowley

PATRICK - Mrs. Mildred Louise Boan Crowley, age 90, entered into rest on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at her home. Graveside services were held at 3:30 PM Monday, May 18, 2020 at Grace and Mercy Worship Center Cemetery (Old Bethesda UMC Cemetery) by Pastor William Lewis and Pastor Michael Davis. A drive by visitation was held between 2:00 PM –3:00 PM Monday, May 18, 2020 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The family was outdoors to speak to anyone who wished to pay their respects in the parking lot.

     Mrs. Crowley was born August 2, 1929 in Chesterfield County, SC the daughter of the late Lula Boan Wallace. She was a life-long member of Bethesda United Methodist Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher. Mrs. Crowley spent much of her time in God’s word and she would often discuss the scriptures with others. Louise served the Lord by hosting a prayer meeting in her home every Thursday night. Mrs. Crowley was a loving home maker and caregiver to her family. Louise enjoyed spending time outdoors especially when tending to her garden. She was known for her green-thumb and her love of flowers. Louise cared for people and animals especially her beloved dog “Lady”.

     In addition to her mother, Mrs. Crowley was also preceded in death by husband, Elvie R. Crowley; son, Billy Crowley; daughter, Judy Crowley; and brother, Jerry Wallace.

     Survivors include her daughters, Peggy Morton of Patrick, SC, and Cora Lee Crowley of Pageland, SC; son, Ricky (Gale) Crowley of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Joseph (Teresa) Morton, Teresa (Ricky) Poston, Andy (Heather) Harvell, and Amanda Crowley; great-grandchildren, Collin Morton, Tyler Morton, Kaitlyn Donahue, Monica Donahue, Madison Smith, Riley Harvell, Harley Harvell; grandchildren of the heart, Timothy Crowley, and Phillip Crowley.

     Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Crowley family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • May 20, 2020.

 

Margie Steen Hancock

MT. CROGHAN - Mrs. Margie Steen Hancock, 93, of Mt. Croghan, SC passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2020 in Kershaw, SC, with her family by her side.

     Mrs. Margie Hancock was born on November 28, 1926 in Mt. Croghan, South Carolina to the late Walter Scott Steen and Mae Moore Steen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Hancock; her son, Tommy Hancock; daughter, Shirley Hancock and daughter-in-law, Patricia Hancock; brothers, Jim Steen, Walter Newsom Steen, Jay Steen, and George Steen and sisters, Louise Hancock and Naomi Allen.

     Mrs. Hancock was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church, which she loved and supported for many years. She retired from Chesterfield Yarn Mill in Pageland, SC after many years of service. Mrs. Hancock enjoyed sewing, gardening, cooking and loved to watch football.

     Mrs. Hancock is survived by her granddaughter, Christina “Tina” Hancock (Kiley Faile) of Kershaw, SC and great granddaughter, Skylar Olivia Faile of Kershaw, SC.

     Friends came by Baumgartner Funeral Home on Saturday, May 16, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM to sign the register book and pay their respects.

     A Celebration of Life Graveside Service was held Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 3:30 PM at Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery, Ruby, SC with Pastor Don Rhyne officiating.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her honor to Regency Southern Care Hospice, 205 E Main St., Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Disabled Veterans National Foundation, 4601 Forbes Blvd., Suite # 130, Lanham, MD 20706. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Hancock family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • May 20, 2020.

 

Genevia English Steen

WALLACE - Mrs. Genevia English Steen, widow of Mr. John Bryant Steen, passed away May 13, 2020 at her residence after an illness. She was 82 years old.

     Mrs. Genevia was born in Marlboro County on September 11, 1937 to the late Carl and Mary Haire English. She was a member of White Creek Freewill Baptist Church. She was a machine operator with Weller Cooper, until she retired. Mrs. Genevia enjoyed cooking, gardening, cutting and burning wood, shopping at flea markets, and most of all having Sunday dinners with her family.

     She leaves behind to cherish her loving memory; daughter, Sandy Griggs; daughter-in-law, Faye Steen; grandchildren, Brent Steen (Dana), Jason Steen (Chasity), Jeremy Steen (Michele), Jamie Steen (Amy), and Jonathan Griggs; great grandchildren, Dustin, Camryn, Cooper, Savannah, Tegan, Makayla, Brenlynn, Tatum, Aaron, and Madison; great-great grandson, Maverick; sisters, Paulene Quick, Faye Quick (Roy), Carlene Smidfth, and Ruthie Howington; and brother, Tom English (Margie).

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above; son, Johnny Steen; granddaughter, Jill Griggs; brother, Leroy English.

     A graveside service was held 2 pm, Sunday, May 17, 2020 at White Creek Freewill Baptist Church, officiated by Revs. Kevin Hall, JC Linton, and Jerry Wayne Shaw. Due to COVID-19 and the regulation passed down by the government and CDC. All attendees honored the social distancing guidelines.

      Memorials are suggested to Wallace Rescue Squad, PO Box 245, Wallace, SC 29596. Burroughs Funeral Home is honored to assist the Steen Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • May 20, 2020.

 

Jennifer Lynn Sutton

CHERAW - Jennifer Lynn Sutton, 42, died Saturday May 16, 2020. Born in Newburgh, NY she was a daughter of Kevin Bradley Sutton of Newburgh NY, and the late Joyce Marie Jennings Sutton. She loved life, enjoyed being around people and had a big heart.

     Surviving are her sons, Jaonté “Jay” Sanders of Tallahassee, FL, Malik Sutton of Elizabethtown, NC, father, listed above, sister, Rachel Brown of Cheraw, SC and friend, Ann Marie Compton of FL.

     The family will receive friends 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A memorial service will be held 1:00 PM, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • May 20, 2020.

 

Patricia Ann Thurman

CHESTERFIELD - Ms. Patricia Ann Thurman, age 58, entered into rest on Friday, April 24, 2020 at her home. A private family grave-side was held at Ruby Cemetery by Pastor Ronald Thurman. Friends could come by and sign the register between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00PM on Monday, April 27, 2020 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Ms. Thurman was born September 29, 1961 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Charles Hardy and Azalee Rivers Thurman. She was a 1979 graduate of Chesterfield High School and received her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Florence – Darlington Technical College. Patricia worked as an R.N. her entire nursing career, working in both hospitals and home health. Ms. Thurman was a member of Ruby Baptist Church. An avid lover of all animals, she especially loved her horses. Patricia was also an accomplished writer, publishing numerous books.

     In addition to her parents, Ms. Thurman was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Kenneth Thomas Thurman, Sr., and Gerald Wayne Thurman.

     Survivors include her brothers, James Charles “J.C.” (Linda) Thurman, and Luke Thurman both of Ruby, SC, and Buster (Teena) Thurman of Simpsonville, SC; sister, Mary “Charlie” (David) Deese of Ruby, SC; sister-in-law, Brenda Thurman of Ruby, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Ruby Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5, Ruby, SC 29741, or Chesterfield Animal Shelter, 436 Goodale Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Thurman family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • May 20, 2020.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

Marvis McCray Byrd

SOCIETY HILL - Mr. Marvis McCray Byrd, 66, entered into rest on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. He was born on May 20, 1954 to Helen Griggs Byrd and the late Orian Byrd. Marvis was an avid outdoorsman that enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved his family and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

     Surviving are his wife, Daphine Keith Byrd of Society Hill, SC; children, Erick Byrd, Casey Byrd both of Society Hill, SC; grandchildren, Taylor Byrd, Brycen Carter Byrd both of Society Hill, SC; mother, Helen Griggs Byrd of Society Hill, SC; siblings, Devon (Darlene) Byrd of Society Hill, SC, Martina Byrd Griffin of Bennettsville, SC, Myron (Lisa) Byrd of Society Hill, SC; special niece, Hannah Stevens; special friends, Chuck and Amy Tucker. He is also survived by his loyal companion, Precious, who already misses him dearly.

     In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Kimberly Michelle Byrd and brother-in-law, Bill Griffin. A celebration of life will be held on June6, 2020; the place and time will be announced by the family. Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Directors are caring for the family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • May 20, 2020.

 

Hazel Carter Caulder

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Hazel Carter Caulder, 92, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020 at Springhill Assisted Living in Pageland, SC.

     Hazel was born July 11, 1927 in Richmond County, NC and was a daughter of the late Sam Jones Carter and the late Ollie Virginia Covington Carter. Her family moved to McFarlan, NC and she was a graduate of Morven High School.

     She worked for the Weller Division of Cooper Tools in Cheraw, SC, retiring with more than 20 years of service and was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Chesterfield, SC.

     Surviving are her children, Karen Caulder – Swett of Hartsville, SC, Julie Caulder Cassidy (Bobby) of Broadway, NC and Tim Caulder (Karen) of Chesterfield, SC; her grandchildren, Danielle Macabee (Ted) of Brentwood, TN, George Matthew Webster (Farah) of Latta, SC, William Christopher Swett (Sarah) of John’s Island, SC, Amber Sikes (Eric) of Chesterfield, SC, Benjamin Cassidy (Jordan) of Greensboro, NC, Lindsay Caulder of Chesterfield, SC, Hunter Caulder of Ft. Mill, SC, Robbie Swett of Raleigh, NC and Meredith Walters (Keith) of Canton, GA; her great-grandchildren, Max Macabee, Emily Macabee, Peyton Webster, Noah Webster, Mason Swett, Luke Swett, Sawyer Swett, Haley Swett, Peyton Walters, Amelia Sikes, Christian Sikes, Caleb Sikes, Brayden Cassidy, and Miles Cassidy; her daughter of the heart, Debbie Lemacks (Eddie) of Lexington, SC; her son-in-law, George Webster of Society Hill, SC and her sisters and brother, Eleanor Pesce and Ollie Mae Chewning both of Wadesboro, NC and Terry Carter (Julia) of Anderson, SC.

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, W.M. Caulder; her daughters, Jackie Caulder and Teresa Caulder and her brothers and sisters, S.J. Carter, Virginia Brooks, Tilton Carter, and Audrey Threadgill. Due to restrictions during the COVID 19 pandemic, funeral services were private at Leavitt Funeral Home on Thursday with interment in Anson Memorial Park, both in Wadesboro, NC. Hazel’s family will always be grateful for the loving manner in which the staff of Springhill Assisted Living in Pageland cared for her while she was a resident there and for the care given to her by Regency Hospice during her period of declining health and transition.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Regency SouthernCare Hospice –Chesterfield, 205 E Main St., Chesterfield, SC 29709.The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • May 27, 2020.

 

John Henry Gibson

John Henry Gibson, 91, passed Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at home surrounded by his family. Born in Islandton, SC he was a son of the late Brantley and Sally Sauls Gibson. He was the widower of Mary Louise Brabham Gibson. He enjoyed farming, working in his yard, fishing at Santee, gardening, going to the beach, and being out-doors. He was a baseball coaching assistant in the P-15 baseball league in Sumter. He had served as a Deacon of Cheraw First Baptist.

     Surviving is his son, Donald (Janice) Gibson of Atwater, CA, a daughter, Delores Gainey of Cheraw, SC, grand-children, Amanda Gainey, Allison Gainey, Corey (Amanda) Gibson, Adam (Jamie) Gibson, great grandchildren, Cameron Gibson, Caylor Gibson, Colton Gibson, Tyler Gibson, Tanner Gibson, sisters, Lorraine Priester of North Augusta, SC and Valerie “Sissy” Hiers of Walterboro, SC. Also his furbabies “Cricket” and “Zoey”.

     He was preceded in death by his parents and wife listed above, also, brothers, Norman “Sonny” Gibson, Howard “Pam” Gibson, Morris “Bubba” Gibson, Charles Gibson, and a sister, Gertrude Crosby.

     A graveside was held 2:00PM Sunday, May 24, 2020 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. Memorials to: Cheraw First Baptist, 126 Green Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • May 27, 2020.

 

Germaine Cheves Harwood

BURLINGTON, N.C. -Germaine C. Harwood, 97, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2020.

     A native of Cheraw, S.C., she was preceded in death by her husband for 68years, Ralph Harwood, Sr.

     After Cheraw, she lived for many years in Albemarle and then to Burlington.

     Survivors include a son, Ralph Harwood, Jr. and wife Donna of Elon; grandsons, Carey Harwood and wife Darcy of Winston Salem, their children Pepper and Gray; Ryan Harwood and wife Robyn of Amman Jordan, their children Maddox and Josie.

     She was a housewife, Bible scholar, Sunday School teacher, volunteer in various organizations and member of First Baptist Church, Burlington. Her focus in life was foremost her faith in Jesus Christ and the responsibility that faith required in service to those around her.

     There will be a private service in Albemarle, NC. The family respectfully requests no flowers and that memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 400 S. Broad St., Burlington, NC 27215. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • May 27, 2020.

 

Janet Jewel Panther

PAGELAND - Mrs. Janet Jewel Panther, 59, of Pageland, SC passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 in Monroe, NC.

     Mrs. Janet Panther was born on November 29, 1960 in Gastonia, North Carolina to the late Jimmie Truelove and Nelsie Medlock Truelove. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Panther; granddaughters, Arianna Panther and Lyric Whisnant and sister of the heart, Jane Flores.

     Mrs. Panther enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, she liked to watch The Walking Dead and Ghost Stories. She was known for her home cooked biscuits, and she also liked butterflies and pigs.

     Mrs. Panther is survived by her sons, Timothy Caldwell, William Panther (Jenna), Daniel Panther (Leslie) all of Gastonia, NC and Trevor Panther (Courtney) of Chesnee, SC; daughters, Anna Perez (Pascual) of Pageland, SC and Jessica “Yay Yay” Clark of Lincolnton, NC; brothers, Steve Truelove (Debbie) of Stanley, NC and Larry Truelove of Ocean Isle, NC; sisters, Tina Truelove of Stanley, NC, Tommy Truelove of Plant City, FL and Libby Trulove of Shelby, NC; nephews, Terry Hayman (Courtney), Boo Hayman (Ginger), Ricky Hayman (Rachel), Ben Hayman (Angela) and Anthony Truelove and numerous grandchildren.

     The family received friends from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at Baumgartner Funeral Home, 708 W. McGregor St., Pageland, SC 29728.

     There was a Celebration of Life Memorial Service on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 4:00 PM at Baumgartner Funeral Home with Pastor Mack Mullis officiating. Due to the government-mandated, COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing was practiced at all times. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Panther family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • May 27, 2020.

 

Harold J. Shoff

CHESTERFIELD – Harold J. Shoff, 60, of Chesterfield passed away on March 27,2020. Mr. Shoff, a son of Betty and Harold Shoff, was born on May 17, 1959 in York, PA. He lived in York until he moved to Chesterfield six years ago. Mr. Shoff was self-employed and owned his own car repair business.

     He is survived by his wife, Joleen Shoff, of the home, his son, Mathew Shoff and wife, Diane, of York, PA, and two granddaughters, Lydia and Kaydance Shoff, also of York, PA.

     Mr. Shoff was a donor to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Gift of Body Program. The family will hold a memorial service in York, PA at a later date. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • May 27, 2020.

 

Kenneth Roof Sox

Kenneth Roof Sox 90 passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020. He was the son of the late Lewis C. Sox and Leola Roof Sox.

     Kenneth was a graduate of Lexington HS, and a member of the US Air Force and active during the Korean War. He was a Master Farmer and a member of the Farm Bureau. He was a board member of Alligator Water Co. for 20 years. He was also an active member of Union United Methodist Church, Union Men’s Fellowship and the Lore McCoy Sunday School Class.

     Surviving is his wife of 66 years: Jane Sowell Sox; 3 daughters Hazel Ann Sox (Wendell Perdue), Carolyn S Reed (Wayne), Joyce S Clark (Brian); 4 Grandchildren: Ashley C Keith (Carter), Dustin Clark (Elyse), Elizabeth A Reed, Karrie Lynn Clark; 4 Great Grandchildren: Keegan, Brighton, Cayson Clark, Townes Keith (TW), Sister Betty S Rikard; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     He was predeceased by (5) brothers and (4) sisters: Birdie S Buff, Leon Sox, Killian Sox, John Thomas Sox (JT), Harold Sox, Cecil SCorley, Curtis Sox, Merlene S Bouknight and Doris S Sox He was spoiled by Myrtis Boone, his caregiver in his last days.

     A graveside funeral was held at McBee Cemetery located off Hwy 151 and 2ndStreet, McBee SC on Tuesday May 26, 2020 at 11:00 am. Anyone who wished to pay their respects and sign the guestbook could do so Monday at Norton Funeral Home from 12:00 until 5:00 pm. Memorials can be made to: Union United Methodist Church or Union Scholarship College Fund, 4379 Union Church Road, McBee, SC 29101. Norton Funeral Home is honored to serve the Sox family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • May 27, 2020.

 

Teresa Campbell

ROCK HILL – Teresa Campbell, 53, died on Sunday, May 10, 2020. A graveside service was held Monday, May 18, 2020 at 12pm from the Drucilla A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. She was born April28, 1967 in Chesterfield, SC to Betty Tillman Campbell and the late Robert Campbell.

     Survivors: her mother, Betty T. Campbell, Chesterfield, SC; a brother, Dwight Campbell (Camille), Coral Springs, FL; an aunt, Ruby Broadaway (Joe), Clarksville, TN; four uncles, James E. Crowder, Charlotte, NC, Elijah Tillman, Jr. (Althea), Charlotte, NC, Barnie Tillman, Cheraw, SC and Darris Tillman, Morven, NC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• June 3, 2020.

 

Martha Elinor Catoe Driggers

CHERAW - Martha Elinor Catoe Driggers, 77, died Friday, May 22, 2020. Born in Lancaster, SC, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Ethel Catoe. She was a former textile worker.

     Surviving are her sons, David (Venessa) Driggers of Bourbonnais, IL, Jeffrey Catoe of Greenville, SC, Bobby Ray Driggers of Cheraw, SC, daughters, Susan Mullis of Cheraw, SC and Barbara Ann McManus of Lancaster, SC, grandchildren, Jessi Mullis, Tiffani Driggers, Jason Mullis, Carrington Driggers, Brianna Driggers, Georgia Driggers, Sage Driggers, brothers, Charlie Catoe of Lancaster SC, Carl Catoe of Rock Hill, SC, Deanie Catoe of Longs, SC, sisters, Brenda Adams of Lancaster, SC, Barbara Holden of Lancaster, SC and several nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Driggers and her parents listed above. Also, a son, Daniel Driggers, a great grandchild, Riley McFarlan, and sisters, Elise Catoe and Myra Deese.

     The family received friends 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Monday, May 25, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home. A memorial service was held 7:00 PM Monday, May 25, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• June 3, 2020.

 

Charles Eugene Horton

HARTSVILLE - Mr. Charles Eugene Horton, 70, of McBee, passed away Friday evening, May 29th, 2020, while at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center. A graveside service was held at 2:00 on Monday afternoon, June 1st, 2020, from McBee Cemetery with Reverend Tim Williams and Reverend Duane Stegal officiating. The family spoke with friends following the service at the graveside. A native and lifelong resident of McBee, Mr. Horton was a son of the late Daniel G. and Flora Johnson Horton. Charles retired from Sonoco Products Company after 20 plus years of service and attended Beauford Baptist Church. He also enjoyed working on his tractors.

     Surviving are his brother, Gilbert Horton and Gail of McBee; sister-in-law, Gaynelle Horton of McBee; nephews: Dennis (Gedelle) Horton of Hartsville, Donald Ray (Jan) Horton of McBee, Mike Horton of McBee, Todd Horton of McBee, Terry Horton of Hartsville, Andy Hargett of Matthews, North Carolina; niece, Tina Hargett of Matthews, North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert M. Horton; sister, Irene H. Hargett; and brother-in-law, Arvin Hargett. Norton Funeral Home of Hartsville is honored to be serving the Horton family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• June 3, 2020.

 

Patricia Perhealth Kelly

WALLACE – Patricia Perhealth Kelly, 50, died Friday, May 29, 2020. Born in Laurinburg, NC she was a daughter of Alvin F. (Carolyn) Perhealth, Sr. of Wallace, SC and the late Elsie Cummings Perhealth. She was a graduate of Wallace High School class of 1988 and a graduate of Chris Logan Career College/ Cosmetologist. She enjoyed gardening, playing with her grandchildren and reading her Bible.

Surviving is her husband, Ray Kelly of Wallace, SC, a son, Jeremy (Mary F.) Kelly of Chesterfield, SC, a daughter, Elisha K. (Kenneth R.) Grooms of Wallace, SC, her father listed above, a brother, Alvin F. (Jennifer M.) Perhealth, Jr. of Timmonsville, SC, a sister Manda P. (Tony D.) Lee of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Hunter, Kenzley and Grayson.

She was preceded in death by her mother listed above and a sister, Joyce P. Weber. A graveside service was held 3:00 PM, Monday, June 1, 2020 at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, Wallace, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• June 3, 2020.

 

Yulonda Faye Lindsey

CHESTERFIELD, SC - Yulonda Faye Lindsey, 53, died on Thursday, May 28, 2020. A graveside service was held on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 2 PM from the Chesterfield Community Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. She was born May 28, 2020 in Chesterfield, SC to Sarah Frances Lisenby and the late James Lindsey, Jr.

Survivors: three sons, William Bernard Clark III, Joshua Rashaun McCall and Jordan Keith McCall; her mother Sarah Frances Lisenby (Jim), her long-term partner, Preston O’Neil Leak and his son, Preston, Jr. three aunts, Virginia Lisenby, Chesterfield, SC, Martha Ann Lisenby-Philyaw (Collis), West Virginia and Mary Jean Covington of Charlotte, NC; two uncles, Billy Lisenby, Chesterfield, SC and Lawrence Oliver Lindsey, New Jersey. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• June 3, 2020.

 

Eula Mae Rollins Melton

WALLACE – Eula Mae Rollins Melton, 83, passed away May 25, 2020. Born in Rockingham, NC, she was a daughter of the late Mary Gainey Driggers. She was the widow of Hubert Melton. She is survived by nieces, Elizabeth (Jimmy) Pigge, Kathy (Roy ) Brown, a nephew, Edward Ingram, a great niece and great nephew and a host of great great nephews and a great great niece. She was preceded in death by her husband and mother listed above, a sister, Eloise Driggers Ingram, a son, Charles Stubbs and an infant daughter. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• June 3, 2020.

 

Amy Denise Perhealth

WALLACE - Amy Denise Perhealth, 49, died Friday, May 29, 2020. Born in Cheraw, SC, she was a daughter of Bill and Joyce Perhealth. She was the widow of Daniel Canter. She was a member of Faith Fellowship Church in Wallace, SC. She was a “Mama” to many children and loved them all.

     Surviving is her son, Anthony Tyler (Jessica) Perhealth of Wallace, SC, daughter, Ashley Renee Perhealth of Wallace, SC, parents, Bill and Joyce Perhealth of Wallace, SC, brother, Billy Donald (Kim) Perhealth Jr., of Wallace, SC, sister, Rebecca Perhealth (Thomas) Foster of Wallace, SC, grandchildren, Zachary Perhealth and Allie Ava Grace Perhealth.

     She was preceded in death by her husband, listed above and a grandchild, Xander Andrew Perhealth. The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Sunday, May 31, 2020 at Faith Fellowship Church, Wallace, SC. A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Sunday, May 31, 2020 at Faith Fellowship Church, Wallace, SC. Burial was at Faith Fellowship Church Cemetery. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• June 3, 2020.

 

Lena Ann Quick

BENNETTSVILLE – Lena Ann Quick, 25, died Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Born in Sylmar, CA she was the daughter of Diane Jean Ramirez of Las Vegas, NV and Victor Villagomez of Los Angeles, CA. She was the Manager of the SCDMV in Chesterfield SC. In high school she was an “A” student and aced sign language. She enjoyed catching fish, traveling to Hawaii and loved her Grandmother Darlene Ward dearly. She will be missed by her furry friends, Ace, Kitten, Remi, Prince and Ruger.

     Surviving is her husband, Daniel Quick of Bennettsville, SC her parents listed above, aunts, Jennifer Ward of Cheraw, SC, Stephanie (Mike) Yosh, Madison Yosh, Samantha Yosh of Burbank, CA, Great Uncles, Gary Chacon of Castaic, CA, Donald Bright of Van Nuys, CA, Great Aunts Sharlene (Ray) Cole of Bennettsville, SC, Pauline (Dennis) Deitz of Bennettsville, SC, Father-in-law/Mother-in-law, Rocky and Audry Quick of Bennettsville, SC, Brother-in-law Rocky Quick, Jr. of Bennettsville, SC, nieces, Kynslee Quick and KaLana Quick, and multiple cousins.

     The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sunday, May 31, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A memorial service was held 3:00 PM, Sunday, May 31, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• June 3, 2020.

 

Floyd G. Steen

RUBY - Mr. Floyd G. Steen, age 88, entered into rest on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at his home. Graveside services were held 1:00 PM Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery by Brent Taylor with military honors to follow. Friends stopped by Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home on Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM to pay their respects.

     Mr. Steen was born November 22, 1931 in Jefferson, SC a son of the late William “Matt” and Millie Demby Steen. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, where he achieved the rank of Sergeant. Mr. Steen was a member of the Church ofGod, New World Ministries. A life-long farmer, Floyd was also a former employee of Cannon Mills and Chesterfield Yarn Mill. He was an avid out-doors man who enjoyed gardening and “tinkering” on his tractor. His family fondly referred to him as a “Jack of all Trade” with a sense of humor that could brighten your day.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Steen was also preceded in death by his sons, Larry and Junior Steen; brothers, Sam, Roy, Olin, and John Steen; and son-in-law, Buster Hunsucker.

     Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Eula J. Steen of the home; children, Judy Linker of Mt. Pleasant, NC, Glenda Hunsucker of Rockwell, NC, Violet (James) Hall of Easley, SC, Trenia (Dennis) Freeman of Ruby, SC, and Mike (Elizabeth) Watts of Monroe, NC; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family is grateful to the staff of Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield for their excellent care and support shown to Mr. Steen and his family and suggests memorials be made to Regency Southern-Care Hospice, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Steen family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• June 3, 2020.

 

Rufus Jackson ‘R.J.’ Ussery Jr.

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Rufus Jackson “R.J.” Ussery, Jr., age 47, entered into rest on Monday, May 25, 2020. Graveside services were held 11:00 AM Thursday, May 28, 2020 at Chester- field Cemetery by Pastor Doug Anderson. Friends stopped by Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home on Wednesday, between the hours of 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM to pay their respects. The service was streamed live on the Miller Rivers Caulder Funeral Home Face-book page.

     Mr. Ussery was born September 14, 1972 in Monroe, NC a son of Linny Ruth Ussery Gardner. He was a1991 graduate of Chesterfield High School and a former employee of Carolina Canners. In his earlier years, R.J. enjoyed hunting and fishing, and in later years became a computer guru. He enjoyed meeting and connecting with friends through social media and loved all types of music. Mr. Ussery was an active member of the SC Statewide Independent Living Council. A man who always had a positive outlook on life, R.J. had a personality, combined with a great sense of humor, that would put anyone at ease and keep you laughing.

     Survivors include his wife, Sarah S. Ussery of the home; step-daughters, Christina (Sunshine) Hodge Swaney of Pendleton, SC, and Lori Hodge (Chad) Bailey of Chesterfield, SC; step grandson, Kristopher Bailey; mother, Linny (Billy) Gardner of Chesterfield, SC; sister, Amanda Miles of Florence, SC.

     Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home  of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Ussery family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 10• June 3, 2020.

 

Leila Mae Short Eason

RUBY - Mrs. Leila Mae Short Eason, age 98, entered into rest on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at her home. Graveside services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, June 7, 2020 at Clanton Plains Baptist Church Cemetery by Dr. Steve West and Rev. Randy Gulledge. The family greeted friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.

     Friends stopped by Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home on Saturday between the hours of 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM, to pay their respects.

     Mrs. Eason was born August 30, 1921 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Lester Bart and Loney Elizabeth Steen Short. She was a homemaker and member of Clanton Plains Baptist Church. Leila Mae enjoyed gardening and caring for all her family.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Eason was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 79 years, Parvin Franklin Eason; grandson, Thomas Christopher Holt; brothers, Lee Burt, Gary, James, Sam, Julius, and Farris Short; and sister, Allie Short Hoffman.

     Survivors include her daughter, Betty Ann Bolton of the home; grand daughter, Cynthia Dawn Holt of Waxhaw, NC and her father, Thomas Holt; 4 great grand-children; 2 great-great grand-children; brother, Jessie Ray Short of Lancaster, SC; sisters-in-law, Betty Sue Shor tof Ruby, SC and Vera Short of Patrick, SC; beloved dog, “Dolly”; and numerous generations of nieces and nephews.

     The family would like to express their sincere thanks to special caregiver, Deborah Holley of Ruby, SC and hospice nurse, Beverly Vaughn and the entire staff of Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield for their love and care shown to Mrs. Eason and her family.

     Memorials may be made to the Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, 212 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Eason family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• June 10, 2020.

 

Marie Freeman

CHERAW - Marie Freeman, 54, died Thursday, June 4, 2020. Born in Bennettsville, SC, she was a daughter of the late Ray and Diane Cole Freeman. She loved to read, cook, and sew. She enjoyed lounging in her PJs and loved her grandchildren. She always helped everyone around her.

     Surviving is her son, Jordy (Ashley Sessoms) Jones of Society Hill, SC, sisters, Carolyn Hargrove of Wallace, SC, Deborah Cole of Cheraw, SC, and grandchildren Jordan Jones, Elizabeth Sanders, and Jakob Jones.

     The family received friends 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Monday, June 8, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 4:00 PM Monday, June 8, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. The burial was in the LDS cemetery, Society Hill, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• June 10, 2020.

 

Lisa Sellers Hancock

MT. CROGHAN - Mrs. Lisa Sellers Hancock, age 50, entered into rest on Friday, June 5, 2020 at her home. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, June 9, 2020 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Kyle Oliver and Brent Taylor with burial to follow in the Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Monday, June 8, 2020 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home and other times at the home of her mother-in-law, Lucy W. Hannah, 1025 Hancock Hill Road, Mt. Croghan, SC.

     Mrs. Hancock was born August 30, 1969 in Hartsville, SC a daughter of the late Otis A. and Peggy Hall Sellers. She was employed with Data Resources and a retired employee of the Saleeby Center with 29 years of service. Lisa enjoyed her work and work family, and also enjoyed traveling on cruises. A loving mother and proud grand-mother, her favorite pastime was baby-sitting her grandbabies.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hancock was also preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Franklin Hancock, Jr.; and brother, Perry Morris.

     Survivors include her children, Courtney E. (Senerio Johnson) Hancock, Kevin C. Hancock both of Mt. Croghan, SC, and Randall Q. (Michelle) Hancock of Ruby, SC; grandchildren, Layton G. Johnson, Lennox C. Johnson, and Miranda K. Hancock; brother, Ronnie (Dianne) Sellers of Darlington, SC; sister, Gail (Fred) Faulkenberry of Chesterfield, SC; mother-in-law, Lucy W. (Jerry) Hannah of Mt. Croghan, SC; sisters-in-law, Judy Morris of Hartsville, SC, Gail (Ricky) Morton and Dale Tarlton both of Mt. Croghan, SC; sister of the heart, Rebecca Ratliff of Ruby, SC; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends.

     Memorials may be made to The Saleeby Center, 714 Lewellen Ave., Hartsville, SC 29550. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Hancock family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• June 10, 2020.

 

Peggy Ann Gainey Lawrence

PATRICK - A graveside service for Mrs. Peggy Ann Gainey Lawrence, 76, was held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 7 2020 in the Patrick Cemetery. The Rev. James Sanders and the Rev. Donnie Faulkenberry officiated and Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home is caring for the family. Friends paid their respects and signed the guestbook between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice, 115 N 5th St, Hartsville, SC 29550. Mrs. Lawrence entered into rest on Thursday, June 4, 2020.

     Born in Darlington County, SC, she was a daughter of the late Murph and Ada Winburn Tolson. Ann loved life and devoted herself to serving Jesus. She loved to spend time with her family and especially her grandchildren. She kept in touch by way of phone with those she loved and held dear. She taught Sunday School for many years at Brown Springs Baptist Church. Ann was one in a million who never met a stranger and was always ready to tell them about Jesus. She will be dearly missed by everyone who was touched by her life.

     Surviving are her sons, Michael (Kathy) Gainey of Patrick, SC, Billy Gainey of Hartsville, SC; grandchildren, Rebekah Rollins, Eric (Mandy) Gainey, Heather (Francisco) Guzman, Brandon Honeycutt, Peyton Wood, Brittany Wood, Richie (Kathy) Flowers; great-grandchildren, Tabby, Amber, George, Ericah, Connor, Abby, Dina, Jaxon, Tatum; special sister, Ermine Tyner.

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, J. G. Gainey; husband, Harry Lawrence. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• June 10, 2020.

 

Thomas ‘Tom’ Richard McLain

DESTREHAN, La. - Mr. Thomas “Tom” Richard McLain, age 64, entered into rest on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at his home in Chesterfield, SC. Graveside services were held 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at St. John Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery by Pastor Randy Bishop and Brent Taylor. The family greeted friends immediately following the service eat the cemetery. Friends stopped by on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 between the hours of 12:00 – 5:00 PM to pay their respects.

     Mr. McLain was born October 18, 1955 in Wadesboro, NC a son of the late Barney Gilbert and Ruth Wright McLain. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and Coker College. He was formerly employed with Entergy as a Chief Resource Officer and in 1999 founded The McLain Group where he served as President and CEO. He was a member of St. Charles United Methodist Church of Destrehan, LA and a former member of Chesterfield Baptist Church. Tom enjoyed watching college football and was an avid New Orleans Saints fan. He enjoyed following and supporting ARCA and Xfinity racing. He loved the competition, but more so the friends and relationships made at the tracks. Tom always had a positive attitude regardless of where his driver or car finished. A man who truly never met a stranger, Tom enjoyed time spent with friends and his beloved family, and was always the “life of the party.”

     In addition to his parents, Mr. McLain was also preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Bruce Rogers.

     Survivors include his wife, Judy H. McLain of the home; son, Thomas Richard “Richie” McLain, II of Baton Rouge, LA; sister, Kathy Rogers of Chesterfield, SC; a host of extended family and friends including special cousin and caregiver, Jim and Sandy McLain of Chesterfield, SC; and his special fur baby, “Buddy.” The family is grateful to the staff of Regency Southern-Care Hospice of Chesterfield for their excellent care and support shown to Mr. McLain and his family. Also, special thanks are given for the numerous other caregivers including close friends, Robbie White and family, and Reene Lane. Memorials be made to Regency SouthernCare Hospice, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709, Chesterfield Baptist Church “Mission Trips”, 207 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the McLain family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• June 10, 2020.

 

Jimmy Clarence Murray Sr.

CHERAW – Jimmy Clarence Murray Sr., 79, died Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Born in Cheraw, SC, he was a son of the late John B. and Jennie Brigman Murray. He was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church where he served as a trustee, cemetery committee member and was the financial secretary. He was also a member of the Field Creek Hunting Club and the Woodman of the World. He loved supporting Cheraw High School as a member of the Athletic Booster Club. Some of his passions included hunting, farming, gardening, and raising goats. He was a family man and loved his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

     Surviving is his wife, Sara Murray of the home, sons, Jimmy C. (Tana) Murray Jr. of Cheraw, SC, Marvin F. (Wendy) Murray of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren and great grandchildren, Hali (Matt) Porter, Murray Charlotte, Hattie and Bradford of Fort Mill, SC, Rebeka (Banks) Burch, Olivia, of Jefferson, SC, Chrisa Murray of Hartsville, SC, Christopher Murray of Cheraw, SC, and sister, Gracie (Louis) Reed of Sumter, SC.

     He was preceded in death by parents listed above, brothers, John Murray, Sims Murray, and sisters, Margaret Leviner, Eunice Gray, Evalean Medvan, Jennie Mae Hancock.

     A graveside service was held 10:00 AM, Friday, June 5, 2020 at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cheraw SC. The family received friends in the Mt. Olivet UMC Fellowship Hall, (in the basement of the church) following the service. Memorials to: Mt. Olivet UMC 6116 Teals Mill Road Cheraw, SC 29520, or the charity of your choice. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• June 10, 2020.

 

Roger Wayne Puckett

CHERAW - Mr. Roger Wayne Puckett, age 81, entered into eternal rest on Sunday May, 31, 2020. There are not any funeral arrangements to announce at this time. All online condolences will be forwarded to the family.

     Roger was born November 23, 1938 in Rock Hill, SC a son of the late G.M. and Mildred Taylor Puckett. Roger retired from Crown, Cork & Seal with 20 years of service and was a proud Army veteran. He loved sports and throughout his life competed in martial arts and boxing. Roger loved to be outdoors and loved to hunt, fish, shoot archery, and enjoyed gold panning. In his quiet time, Roger loved to read and recently started learning to speak the Hebrew language.

     In addition to his parents, Roger was preceded in death by his brother Donnie Puckett and a granddaughter April Chappell.

     Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Evelyn Bost Puckett of the home; sons, Jason (Laura Kelly) Puckett of Columbia, SC and Eric (Stacey Fulton) Puckett of Manning, SC; daughter, Teri VanSant of New Port News, VA; in addition to 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grand-child. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Puckett family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• June 10, 2020.

 

Bruce Starnes

PAGELAND – Bruce Starnes, 81, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 31, 2020, surrounded by loving family and close friends. A native of Union County, N.C., he retired to the Pageland area in 2006. Bruce was a son of the late Thomas H. Starnes and Ruby Stewart Starnes Richardson.

     Survivors include his wife, Vicki Vance Starnes; a son, Gary B. (Kimberly) Starnes of Lincolnton, N.C.; a daughter, Deborah Starnes Reeve of Sylva, N.C.; sister, Dr. Jodie Trotter of Morgantown, W.V.

     He was preceded in death by three brothers, T. Howard Starnes, Robert B. Starnes and D. Carson Starnes; and a sister, Ruth S. Starnes.

     Bruce was a graduate of Prospect High School of Monroe, N.C. He was a retired painting contractor, as well as home builder, hay, cattle and horse farmer, storeowner and Jack Russell breeder. After retirement, he enjoyed working at his church, watching the Atlanta Braves, reading Western books, fishing at the coast and vegetable gardening. He was a member of White Plains Baptist Church. Donations may be made to White Plains Baptist Church, P.O. Box 219, Jefferson, SC 29718; The Baptist Children’s Home of NC, P.O. Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27361; and the Gideon’s International. McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe is serving the Starnes family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• June 10, 2020.

 

Thomas Edward Anderson

BENNETTSVILLE - Mr. Thomas Edward Anderson AKA Ed, DJ Eddie Ed, Poppy, Worm Man, and Papa, formerly of Cheraw, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at his residence. He was 69 years old.

     Mr. Ed was born in Cheraw on August 19, 1950 to the late Edward Earl and Beverly Watson Anderson. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Cheraw, SC. He was a member of the Army National Guard. Mr. Edworked for Hughes Supply, Inc in Sales and a former manager of H.J Munnerlyn. He ran Young and Old Entertainment Mobile DJ Service with Gary Dalton and was the owner operator of Palmetto Lawn Care. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. Mr. Ed loved being on the boat Flounder fishing with his sons and grandson. He enjoyed fixing things and helped others learn how to fix things. He loved play tricks and joke with people. He loved, loved, loved beach music, tapped his toes to it even in his sickest of days. Most importantly he loved spending time with his family and friends.

     Mr. Ed leaves behind to cherish his loving memory his wife of 39 ½ years, Connie Anderson; sons, David Edward “Andy” Anderson (Whitney) of Florence, SC and Christopher Scott Anderson of Bennettsville, SC; daughter, Keli Anderson Jones (McKinley) of Jefferson, GA; 5 grandchildren, Clayton, Chandler, and Mary Mac Jones and Hawkins and Miller Anderson; sister, Susan Anderson Baker of Cheraw, SC.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and brother, Henry Charles Anderson.

     A graveside service was held 2pm, Friday, June 12, 2020 at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Bennettsville, officiated by Rev. Dr. George Smith. Memorials are suggested to The Cancer Relief Fund, PO Box 12551, Florence, SC 29504. Burroughs Funeral Home is honored to assist the Anderson family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• June 17, 2020.

 

Lynn Gulledge Beaver

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Lynn Gulledge Beaver, age 64, entered into rest on Sunday, June 7, 2020 with her family by her side. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, June 10, 2020 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor David Bessinger and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Wednesday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Beaver was born December 4, 1955 in Wadesboro, NC a daughter of the late Tommie Gulledge, Jr. and Eleanor Lear Gulledge. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School Class of 1974 and attained her Bachelor’s degree from Winthrop College. Lynn furthered her education by attaining her Master’s of Education from the University of South Carolina, and later earned her degree as an Educational Specialist from Winthrop University. Mrs. Beaver taught at Ruby Elementary School her entire 29-year career. During that time, she also taught Adult Education in the evenings. Her passion was teaching and helping students become the best they could be. She, along with her two sisters, were co-owners of the Carolina Restaurant. Mrs. Beaver was a member of Chesterfield Presbyterian Church.

     A lady who had an eye for décor, Lynn was an avid collector of antiques and collectibles. In her earlier years, she enjoyed crafting and creating ceramics. Her hobbies included working in her flower gardens, watching mystery shows on television, and always looking for a new recipe in her cookbook. Of things most enjoyed, time spent with her family was of utmost importance.

     In addition to her parents, Lynn was also preceded in death by her nephews, Kent Demby and Austin Davis; and mother-in-law, Dorothy Beaver.

     Survivors include her husband of 31 years, Dan Beaver of the home; daughter, Stacy Lynn (Kipp Tyner) Beaver; grandchildren, Kent Beaver, and Klaire Tyner; sisters, DeLores Gulledge (Robert) Brigman, and Cynthia Gulledge (Mitchell) Davis; nephews, Tommie (Donna) Davis, Gregg (Angela) Demby all of Chesterfield, SC, and Davis (Nicole) Price of Lugoff, SC; great nieces, Caroline Davis (Holt) Eddins, Taylor Demby, and Holli Demby; great nephew, Trace Davis all of Chesterfield, SC; daughter of the heart, Michelle Joplin of Mt. Croghan, SC; sister of the heart, Kathy Campbell of Chesterfield, SC; father-in-law, Eugene Beaver; sister-in-law, Jane (Phillip) Tedder both of Hartsville, SC; and aunts, Betty Burr, and Sara Lear both of Chesterfield, SC.

     Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County Foundation, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Beaver family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• June 17, 2020.

 

Ruth McIntyre Coward

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Ruth McIntyre Coward, age 79, entered into rest on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at her home. A Funeral Service will be held at 6:00 PM Wednesday, June 17, 2020 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor. The family will greet friends Wednesday from 5:00 – 6:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Coward was born October 22, 1940 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Archie Brooks and Minnie McIntyre Brooks. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Webbing and a member of Oakland Baptist Church. Ruth enjoyed watching television and working word search puzzles.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Coward was preceded in death by her son, Buddy Turner; brothers, Leverne McIntyre and Bill McIntyre; step-brothers, James Brooks and Harvey Brooks; step-sister, Christine Terry; and sister-in-law, Betty McIntyre.

     Survivors include her children, Crystal (Bruce Joplin) Coward of Chesterfield, SC, and David Turner of Cheraw, SC; 7 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Jana Turner of Marshville, NC; sister, Catherine Webb of Wallace, SC; sister-in-law, Christine McIntyre of Lancaster, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Coward family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• June 17, 2020.

 

Kevin Dewayne Diggs

CHESTERFIELD – Kevin Dewayne Diggs, 42, died on Thursday, June 4, 2020. A graveside service was held on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 11AM from the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. He was born September 25, 1977 in ChesterfieldCounty, SC to Terry Diggs and the late John Lawson Bracy.

     Survivors: His wife, Sandy Diggs; five daughters, Shamecia Chambers, Matthews, NC, Kiandra Diggs, Omaha, NE, Tiana Reid, Jefferson, SC, Kamilah Diggs and Kierra Diggs, of the home; two sons, Kevin “Bud” Diggs, and Kaden Diggs, of the home; a grandson, Papa’s homie, Jaylon Cole; seven siblings, Shawn (Brenda) Diggs, Hope Mills, NC, Chris (Tonya) Bracy, Chesterfield, SC, Carla (Chan) Bellamy, Jacksonville, NC, Annette Grant, Michael Bracy, Renee (Maurice) Shannon, Ruby, SC, Ida Mae Burns and Tononnie (Ronnie) Sires, Pageland, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• June 17, 2020.

 

Virginia Moore Hill

RUBY - Ms. Virginia “Jennie” Moore Hill, age 84, died peacefully on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at her home with her daughter by her side. Grave-side services were 5:00 PM Thursday, June 4, 2020 at Ruby Cemetery by Pastor Ronald Thurman and Nathan Gardner. The family appreciates each act of kindness, love, and support shown during this time.

      Ms. Hill was born August 26, 1935 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Robert B. and Wincie Sellars Moore. She was a graduate of Ruby High School and a faithful member of Ruby Baptist Church. Jennie loved her Sunday school class, her church family, and her pastor. She worked as a secretary with the Law Office of H.F. Bell and retired from Chesterfield Town Hall. She could find joy and a joke, always, in her 84 years of life.

     Retirement did not slow her as she began to travel far to see the familiar sights and sounds of the USA. Later the trials and aches of aging weighed her down. Nevertheless, she persisted to finish her last care giving mission to her sister. She now joins her 7 siblings for a Moore heavenly reunion. Her life was split between her home in Chesterfield and her heart in Ruby Baptist Church. She found a gracious and supportive community in both. If ever a soul was ready to be free of the ills faced, Jennie was. Give thanks for Jennie’s life and the love she gave.

     In addition to her parents, Ms. Hill was also preceded in death by her son, Dennis ScottHill; siblings, Robert Barry Moore, R.B. “Shorty” Moore, Charles David “Charlie” Moore, Billy Frank Moore, Annette Moore Abel, Mildred “Pete” Lisenby, and Ruby L. Moore.

     Survivors include her daughter, Donna Hill of the home; brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Arlo C. (Judy) Hill of Prosperity, SC; sister-in-law, Sybil R. Hill of Chesterfield, SC; numerous nieces and  nephews including Roby (Ann) Moore of Ruby, SC, Michael D. (Mary) Moore of Jacksonville, FL, Terri Abel (Dean) Stewart of Winstom Salem, NC, John (Pam) Abel of N. Myrtle Beach, SC, and Tim (Brenda) Abel of Kernersville, NC; John (Becki) Hill, Jr., Carmen (Randy) Wilks both of Chesterfield, SC, Steven Hill of Prosperity, SC, and David Hill of Chapin, SC; numerous other great nieces and great nephews; and her faithful 4-legged companion, “ICE.”

     The family would like to ex-press their gratitude to the staff of Kindred at Home and staff of Regency Southern Care Hospice of Chesterfield for their excellent love and care shown to Ms. Jennie and her family.

     Memorials may be made to Kindred at Home, 515 Market Street, Cheraw, SC 29520, Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or to a humane society of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Hill family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• June 17, 2020.

 

Lurco Miller

JEFFERSON - Lurco Miller 95, died on Friday, June 5, 2020. A graveside service was held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 1PM from the Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. He was born December 4, 1924 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina to the late Mittie Miller. Survivors: his son, Johnathan Miller of the home; daughters Tonya Lelorine Huntley (Derick), Jefferson, SC, Patricia Teresa Caudle, Jefferson, SC, Emily Jacqueline Miller, Washington, DC; a brother, John Wesley Miller, Jefferson, SC; a sister-in-law, Mary A. Miller, Washington, DC; 5 granddaughters, Tyjah C. Miller, Jefferson, SC, Kristal C. Tyrell (Kirkney), Charlotte, NC, Vanessa Edgeworth (Eddie), Pageland, SC, Becky Patterson (Jerome), Spartanburg, SC, Cherrie Rivers (Tyrone), Charlotte, NC; 7 grandsons, Elijah B. Miller, Jefferson, SC, Brandon L. Starks, Oklahoma City, OK, Sean A. Hampton, Barnwell, SC, Ivan L. Huntley, Jefferson, SC, Donald E. Caudle (Stacey), Raeford, NC, Kenneth Miller (Venida), Charlotte, NC and Eddie T. Rivers, Washington, DC; 19 great-grandchildren; 14 great great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• June 17, 2020.

 

Nathaniel Mungo

LANCASTER – Nathaniel Mungo, 74, died on Monday, June 1, 2020. A graveside service was held Monday, June 8, 2020 at 12 pm from the Davidson Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. He was born August 27, 1945 in Chesterfield County, SC to the late Marie L. Gainey Mungo andFrank Mungo. Survivors: two sisters, Goldie Rivers (Winford), Monroe, NC and Gina Rivers (Curtis), Pageland, SC; two aunts, Cora Dixon, Columbia, SC and Melinda Mungo, Cheraw, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• June 17, 2020.

 

Clayton William Price

PAGELAND – Clayton William Price, 72, died on Saturday, June 6, 2020. A graveside service was held on Friday, June 12, 2020 at 11 AM from the Rock Hill A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. He was born January 17, 1948 in Chesterfield County, SC to the late Paul W Price and Fodie McNair Price. Survivors: : two daughters, Sharon Price Rorie (William), Sabrina Louallen (Willie),Pageland, SC, a son, Darron William Price (Sonya),Alton, NC ; 4 grandchildren, Danshelle Guy (Brandon), Lancaster, SC, Darius Louallen (Denisha), Charlotte, NC, Bryte Elizabeth Price and Bre Lydia Price, Alton, NC; a great grandchild, Karmyn Evans, Lancaster, SC; 5 sisters, Margie Chambers, Nancy Miller, Linda Sue Baker, Kay Francis Chambers, Betty Carol Price, Pageland, SC; two brothers, Johnny Price and Paul Wendell Price (Glenda), Pageland, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• June 17, 2020.

 

Antonio Caesar Raley

MT. CROGHAN – Antonio Caesar Raley, 51, died on Sunday, June 7, 2020. Funeral services were held on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 3 PM from the Pageland Community Center, Pageland, SC. Committal and interment followed in the Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Croghan, SC. He was born in Chesterfield, SC on November 14, 1968 to Thomas Raley and the late Dorothy Crawford Raley. Survivors: his wife, Angela Sinclair Raley; children, Raveen Cmon Raley, Quintin Raley, Courtney Miller, Corey Millerand Yuridia Espinoza; father, Thomas Raley, Mt. Croghan, SC; brothers, Thomas Wardell Raley (Gladys), Pageland, SC Chris Raley (Jessica) and Jeffery Raley, Mt. Croghan, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• June 17, 2020.

 

Jerry L. Cook

BERWICK, Pa. - Jerry L. Cook, 77, of Berwick passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at his home.

     Born in Montpelier, OH on August 26, 1942, he was a son ofthe late Chester and Dorothy (Rosemeir) Cook. He was raised and educated in Ohio and enlisted in the US Army in 1961 serving in the 1st Infantry. Following an honorable discharge from active duty in December on1964, continued his service in the Army Reserve and later with the National Guard until 1976. He worked at various jobs until the early 80’s when he started at Asplundh Tree Company, leaving after 14 years. He then became employed at Rizzo Trucking & Excavating in Sugarloaf. In 2010 he moved to South Carolina where he was self employed in lawn care maintenance until he retired and moved back to Berwick 3 years ago.

    In 2014 “Cookie” earned his GED from Chesterfield County Adult Education in South Carolina, where he was a member of the National Adult Education Honor Society.

     “Cookie” was a former member of St. James Lutheran Church, Zenith. He was a current member of VFW Post 821, Berwick. In his younger years, he liked hunting, and greatly enjoyed the deep-sea fishing trip he once took. He spent his free time taking care of his sons’ lawn and working on cross-word puzzles with his wife. He liked singing and had a great sense of humor that he would show by joking with people to make them laugh.

     He will be greatly missed by his loving wife Deborah A. “Debbie” (Wenner) Cook, with whom he would have celebrated their 39th anniversary in October; sons: Christopher Cook and wife Elizabeth, Shickshinny; Jerry J. “Bud” Cook, Watsontown; and Michael Cook and wife Sheri, Macedonia, CA; beloved grandchildren: Christine Knecht, Keana Cook, Kayla Cook, AhLeah Cook, Cari Chavis, and Gabe Chavis; and adored great grandson, Braiden. He is also survived by a brother Chester Cook, Ohio; sisters: Barbara, Alabama; Jo, Arizona; Ruth, Ohio; Virginia, Michigan; Becky, Florida; Shirley, Milton, PA; sister-in-law, Phyllis Cook, Ohio; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Gerald Cook and sister, Mary Sanders. A graveside service was held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Elan Memorial Park, Old Berwick Road, Bloomsburg. Family received friends on Monday, June 22, 2020 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM and Tuesday, June 23, 2020 from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Heller Funeral Home, LLC, 633 East Third Street, Nescopeck. In honor of Jerry’s laidback personality, those attending were asked to dress casually. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• June 24, 2020.

 

Frederick Castella Craft Jr.

COLUMBIA – Frederick Castella Craft, Jr., 77, most recently of Columbia and formerly of Cheraw, South Carolina passed away June 13th, 2020 following a struggle with Parkinson’s disease. He was the son of the late Frederick Castella Craft, Sr. and Marjorie Mann Craft, and was predeceased by his sister, Mary Randolph Craft. Fred, or “Teddy” as he was known by close friends and family, was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He left an indelible mark everywhere he went thanks to his quick wit, humor, kindness and a knack for story-telling. Fred was a graduate of Dreher High School in Columbia and Clemson University where he was a letterman in tennis.

     Fred served in the United States Air National Guard and spent the majority of his professional career in management at Cheraw Yarn Mills in Cheraw, South Carolina. He was a civic and church leader known for his dependability and community service. Fred’s love and knowledge of trivia and the music of the 1950s and 1960s was unsurpassed, so much so he was once banned from participating in radio station music trivia contests. But nothing matched his devotion to his wife of 48 years, Elaine.

     He is survived by Elaine Leggett Craft and their children Calvin Craft (Cameron) of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina; Margie Craft of Indianapolis, Indiana; and Mary Mc Craft Lawson (Kevin) of Cincinnati, Ohio. He is also survived by his grandchildren Jackson, Riley, and Anna Grace Craft and Ellie and William Lawson.

     A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Cheraw, 300 Market Street, Cheraw, SC, 29520; or Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community, P.O. Box 2959, West Columbia, SC, 29171. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• June 24, 2020.

 

Christine Mungo Raley

LANCASTER – Christine Mungo Raley, 63, died on Friday, June 12, 2020. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 2 pm from the Crossroad Missionary Baptist Church, Kershaw, SC. Committal and interment followed in the church cemetery. She was born July 7, 1956 in Kershaw, SC to the late William Mungo and Catherine Miller Mungo.

     Survivors: a daughter, Bridget Lashone Sublett (Maurice);three grand-daughters, Kamesha Quanita Duncan, Asia Shadae Caudle and Alaysia Danielle Raley; two brothers, Roger Mungo (Barbara) and William Mungo (Judy); six sisters, Elizabeth Pate, Albertean Adams (Bill), Anglean Deese, Lula Mae Boyd (Ben), Louise Brister and Kathy Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Page-land. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• June 24, 2020.

 

Meredith Lynda Sellers

CHERAW – Meredith Lynda Sellers, 70, of Cheraw, SC, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. Her parents are Hazel Meredith Brigman Boan and the late Luther B. Boan, Jr.

     Lynda was a devoted Christ-follower. She was a lighthearted and deep thinker who was full of sass and wit. She had a special gift of making every place feel just like home. She appreciated the beauty of nature and—generous to a fault—she was a rescuer of both animals and people.

     The complex and tremendous qualities she possessed could never be summed up in a paragraph. Suffice it to say, her absence will be greatly felt by every person who knew and loved her.

     In addition to her mother “Millie” Boan of Cheraw, SC, Lynda was survived by, three daughters: Laura Jacobs (Rob) of Witchita, KS, Jess Sagun (Walt) of Myrtle Beach, SC, Meredith Posey (Walter) of Van Cleve, MS; one son, Luben Sellers (Hanna) of Cheraw, SC; three brothers, Ted Boan (Vicky), Tim Boan, and Tom Boan (Melinda), all of Cheraw SC; eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews whom she adored, and dear friends Dru Hamden Penny and Susan Griffin.

     A private memorial service will be held at a later date. To view these details online or offer words of comfort through the online guest book, kindly visit the funeral home website. Burroughs Funeral home & Cremation Services (843.651.1440) is assisting the family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• June 24, 2020.

 

Peggy Carpenter Sellers

CHERAW - Mrs. Peggy Carpenter Sellers, age 59, entered into rest on Thursday, June 18, 2020. A Funeral Service was held at 4:30 PM Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Westside Baptist Church by Pastor Steve West with burial to follow in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family received friends on Monday, June 22, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Miller-Rivers-Caulder- Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Sellers was born June 28, 1960, in Houston, TX, a daughter of the late Melton and Elva Griggs Carpenter. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church in Cheraw, SC. Peggy retired from Stanton Quilting and began working with the Cheraw Police Department as a school crossing guard. She enjoyed walking and watching birds and butterflies. Peggy had a deep love for her family and friends and prayed daily for them to be right with the Lord. She loved her Lord and her church, and she enjoyed driving the church van. She would always go the extra mile to help anyone and loved to spend time with her grandchildren.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Sellers was preceded in death by her sisters, Vicki Carpenter and Sandy Linton, and a brother, Jimmy Carpenter.

     Survivors include her husband of 30 years, James T. Sellers, of the home; son, Reese (Julie Kimrey) Thomas of Chesterfield, SC; daughter, Ashley M. (Brandon) Jacobs of Cheraw, SC; step-son, Benjamin L. (Hannah) Sellers of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Freya and Ava, step-grandchildren, Zaddy, and Roya; sisters, Deborah Adams of Chesterfield, SC, and Mary Herndon of Bennettsville, SC; brothers, Rudolph Jackson of Wallace, SC, and Robert Jackson of Bennettsville, SC; mother-in-law, Addie Mae Sellers; and sisters of the heart, Linda Driggers and Tammy Eason.

     Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123, or Westside Baptist Church, PO Box1417, Cheraw, SC 29520. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Sellers family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• June 24, 2020.

 

Larry Richard Smith Jr.

PATRICK - Larry Richard Smith, Jr., 49 died Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Born in Cheraw, SC he was a son of Larry Richard Smith, Sr. of Patrick, SC and the late Jeannine Victoria “Vickie” Cheek Smith. He was very caring and loved spending time with family and friends, especially during cook-outs. He enjoyed fishing, drag racing and NASCAR.

     He is survived by his son, David “D.J.” (Avery Blackman) Smith, Sr. of Wallace, SC, daughters, Cortney Smith of Wallace, SC and Hannah Smith of Wallace, SC, his father listed above, a brother, Chad (Rhonda) Smith of Patrick, SC, grandchildren, Dakota Sanchez, Bryson Griggs, Abraham Griggs and David Justin Smith, Jr., a daughter of the heart, Alexus Spencer of Wallace, SC, a former wife, R. Marie Smith of Wallace, SC. Also, his furry friend “Gus”.

     The family received friends 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A memorial service was held 6:00 PM, Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. The family also receive friends (for a short while) following the service. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• June 24, 2020.

 

Folly Spell

CHERAW - Mr. Folly Spell, age 99, entered into rest on Monday, June 15, 2020. Graveside services were held 11:00 AM Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens by Pastor Ricky Morton. The family greeted friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.

     Mr. Spell was born September 28, 1920 in Darlington, SC a son of the late John Quincy and French Ard Spell. He was an Army Veteran of World War II and a member of the V.F.W.  Mr. Spell was a retired employee of Cheraw Yarn Mill and a faithful member of Windsor Park Freewill Baptist Church, where he served as former deacon. Folly enjoyed being outdoors and fishing.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Spell was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Gwendolyn Clark Spell; daughters, Judy Faye Spell and Jerry Frances Spell; son, Greg Spell; step-mother, Sena Ard Spell; brothers, Gilliam Spell, Callis Spell; sisters, Vera Lee, and Kathleen Hughes; step-brothers, J.Q. Spell and George A. Spell; and step-sisters, Juanita Poston, Doris Heath, and Lucille Blevins.

     Survivors include his daughters, Kathryn “Cookie” (Tony) Davis of Cheraw, SC; Debbie (D.J.) Sellers of Chesterfield, SC; and Linda (Roger) Marshall of Hillsville, VA; sons, Billy Spell of Cheraw, SC, and Harry (Della) Spell of Fate, TX; grandchildren, Tommy, Rodney, Scott, Hope,  and Amy; great grandchildren, Trey, Jody, Jace, Mattie, Duce, and Laryssa; close friend of family, Laticia Rivers; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Windsor Park Freewill Baptist Church, P.O. Box 715, Cheraw, SC 29520. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Spell family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• June 24, 2020.

 

Johnny Ray Williams

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Johnny Ray Williams, age 66, entered into rest on Thursday, June 11, 20, 2020. Graveside services were held 1:00 PM Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery by Dr. Philip Hunter and Rev. Julian Cato.

     Friends stopped by Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home on Sunday be tweenthe hours of 9:00 AM –12:00 PM to pay their respects.

     Mr. Williams was born July 13, 1953 in Chesterfield County, SC a son of Eva Jordan Evans and the late Boyd Williams. He was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the SC Army National Guard. He was a retired supervisor with DMV and a former employee of Cheraw Yarn Mills. Johnny was a member of Oakland Baptist Church where he was active in the monthly Men’s Fellowship Breakfast. He also enjoyed meeting new friends at the Jewel City Flea Market.

     In addition to his father, Johnny Ray was also preceded in death by his brother, Wayne Williams.

     Survivors include his daughters, June (Justin) Avant of Hartsville, SC, and Joy Williams of Charlotte, NC; and their mother, Dianne Williams of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Rivers and Tesla Avant; mother, Eva J. Evans of Chesterfield, SC; brothers, Jack Williams and Joe Williams both of Chesterfield, SC; sister, Vickie Davidson of Cheraw, SC; special friend, Leonisa Moore of Chesterfield, SC; and niece of the heart, Karley Evans.

     Memorials may be made to Oakland Baptist Church, 47 Oakland Church Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Williams family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• June 24, 2020.

 

John T. Gulledge

CHERAW - John T. Gulledge, 38, died Monday, June 22, 2020. Born in Cheraw, SC he was the son of the late Glenn and Joyce Nadine Cagle Gulledge. He had the challenge of Cerebral Palsy but did not let it deter him with his quest for life. He enjoyed traveling to New York, Florida and Pennsylvania, also eating out, being in the pool, and going to White Lake for vacation. He was fond of Christmastime and wanted the family to put up the Christmas Tree in July, while playing “BlueChristmas” by Elvis. He will be missed by his furry canine friend Cassie.

     Surviving are his aunts, Eunice (David “Dixon” ) Parrish of Cheraw, SC, Terry and Mike Welch of Lilesville, NC, an uncle, Ricky (Stacy) Hood of Union, SC, great uncles, Perry (Barbara) Small of Effingham, SC, Willard Kelly of Florence, SC, a great aunt, Sylvia Blackmon of Florence, SC, special cousins, Cindy (William “Coobie”) Johnson, Lisa (Josh) Baker, Jamie (Kevin Hayes) Rhynes, Amy (Robert) Dial, Brittany (Johnny) Bridges, also, several other cousins, special friends, Pam, Pete and Rebecca Baker, Cynthia, Chris and Tena Merritt, Carroll and Cathy O’Neal, Denise Melton, Janet Davis, Sandra and Fred Cain.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, an aunt, Derby C. Hood, grand-parents, Thomas and Eva Cagle, Lib Gulledge. The family received friends 3:00 PM, Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A graveside service was held 4:00 PM, Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• July 1, 2020.

 

Harriette Jill McDuffie McLain

CHERAW - Harriette Jill McDuffie McLain, 63, died Thursday, June 25, 2020. Born in Newberry, SC she was the daughter of Mattie McDuffie of Cheraw, SC and the late Wade McDuffie. Jill was quite the free spirit. To know her was to love her. She was a creative soul that excelled in anything pertaining to arts and crafts. Her passion was to paint and she loved to paint beautiful landscapes, flowers, and nature scenes. She had so much love for animals and people. She did anything she could to help those around her and had a heart of gold, and like any southerner, she made sure you never went hungry.

     Throughout her life she suffered many ailments and hardships, but persevered through them all with the spirit of a fighter. Her soul was that of a child, innocent and free. One would only need to laugh with her to understand. She had the innate skill to make something out of nothing, turning even the simplest idea into a work of art. She loved to decorate and beautify any surrounding she resided in. She loved her family and did anything she could to try and make them feel happy and loved. She is at rest with her dear father and grandmother.

     She is survived by her son, Aaron Keith of Charlotte, NC, her mother listed above, sisters, Angela M. Smith of Cheraw, SC, and Fran Tinney of Cheraw, SC.

     She was preceded in death by her father listed above and her grandmother, Mary Adam McDuffie. In lieu of flowers: TriCounty Mental Health. The family will be having a private service. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• July 1, 2020.

 

Cavish Alton McManus

PAGELAND – Cavish Alton McManus, 24, died on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. A graveside service was held Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 11 am from the Mt. Harmon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Pageland, SC. He was born August 26, 1995 in Lancaster, SC to Melanie McManus and Cecil Buchanan. Survivors: sons, Kailem Mc-Manus, Ashton Mc-Manus and Alston Mc-Manus; mother and stepfather, Melanie and Christopher Robinson; father, Cecil Buchanan; sisters, Montavia Thomas, Anita Staton, Shanette Simpson, Shonell Simpson, Kadeidra McKinney, Jasmine Rushing and Teiyana Deese; brothers, Jered McManus (Tameka), Kris Robinson, Jeric Buchanan, Lonnie Buchanan, Michael Simpson, Billy McKinney, Rodriquez Lockhart, Lucas Buchanan, Jaleel Buchanan, Darius Burns and Kenneth McKay; grandparents, Judy McManus, Royand Olinda Robinson. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• July 1, 2020.

 

Lynda B. Sellers

Lynda B. Sellers, 70, of Cheraw, SC, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. Her parents are Hazel Meredith Brigman Boan and the late Luther B. Boan.

     Lynda was a devoted Christ follower. She was a light-hearted and deep thinker who was full of sass and wit. She had a special gift of making every place feel just like home. She appreciated the beauty of nature and—generous to a fault-she was a rescuer of both animals and people.

     The complex and tremendous qualities she possessed could never be summed up in a paragraph. Suffice it to say, her absence will be greatly felt by every person who knew and loved her.

     In addition to her mother “Millie” Boan of Cheraw, SC, Lynda was survived by, three daughters, Laura Jacobs (Rob) of Witchita, KS, Jess Sagun (Walt) of Myrtle Beach, SC, Meredith Posey (Walter) of Van Cleve, MS; one son, Luben Sellers (Hanna) of Cheraw, SC; three brothers, Ted Boan (Vicky), Tim Boan, and Tom Boan (Melinda), all of Cheraw, SC; eight grand-children, nine great grand-children, numerous nieces and nephews whom she adored, and dear friends DruHamden Penny and Susan Griffin.

     A private memorial service will be held at a later date. To view these details online or offer words of comfort through the online guest book, kindly visit the funeral home web site, Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services (843.651.1440) is assisting the family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• July 1, 2020.

 

Reva Irene Gibson Wallace Berger

CHESTERFIELD - Ms. Reva Irene Gibson Wallace Berger, age 86, entered into rest on Friday, July 3, 2020. Graveside Services were held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Thompson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery by Dr. Ronnie Grizzle. A viewing was held between the hours of 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM Tuesday at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The family greeted friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.

     Ms. Berger was born March 21, 1934 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Duncan M. and Lorena E. Davidson Gibson. She was a graduate of Ruby High School, Class of 1951, where she was a member of the Beta Club. Reva was a retired textile worker and was a C.N.A. Ms. Berger was a member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church and the Woodmen of the World Lodge #516. She enjoyed collecting anything with a lighthouse on it, watching game shows, talking with her friends on the phone, and working cross-word puzzles.

     In addition to her parents, Ms. Berger was also preceded in death by her son, Billy Carson Wallace.

     Survivors include her daughter, Sheila Newsome of Cheraw, SC; sister, Ethel Lisenby of Chesterfield, SC, brother, William Gibson of Kannapolis, NC; 7 grandchildren; numerous great grand-children, great – great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Berger family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• July 8, 2020.

 

Eliza Robinson Johnson

PAGELAND – Eliza Robinson Johnson, 84, died on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. A graveside service was held Friday, July 3, 2020 at11 am from the Oro Church Cemetery, Pageland, SC. She was born June 11, 1936 in Pageland, SC to late Bundy and Vadie Funderburk Robinson. Survivors: her children, Sherby Blakeney, Arlington, TX; Alcolman Blackwell (Linda), Heath Springs, SC; Paulmer, Marilyn, Wilton (Jacqueline), Lisa, Milton (Francene), Dorshelle all of Pageland, SC and Jeffrey, Augusta, GA; twenty-two grandchildren, thirty-three great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• July 8, 2020.

 

Alaysia Danielle Raley

PAGELAND – Alaysia Danielle Raley, 19, died Monday, June 29, 2020. Funeral services were held on Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 2 PM from the Clyburn Center, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Kershaw, SC. She was born July 3, 2000 in Monroe, NC to LaKeisha McBride and the late Derrick Raley. Survivors: her mother LaKeisha McBride; sisters, Tanajah Jenkins and Nikeyasia Jenkins; grand-mother, Marilyn McBride, grandfathers, Jackie Blakeney, and Craven Raley; a great grandfather, Earnest Raley; uncles Jamaize Blakeney and Travis Raley; aunts, Tina Raley-Charlot(Lionel), Marissa Mungo, Bridget Sublett (Maurice). Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• July 8, 2020.

 

Brenda Faye Brock Rollings

CHERAW - Brenda Faye Brock Rollings of Cheraw entered Heaven’s gates Saturday, July 4, 2020. Born in Cheraw (Brock’s Mill), SC on April 13, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Wilson Brock and Vermelle Rivers Brock.    

     Brenda attended Chesterfield High School and was employed with Cheraw Yarn Mill for 25 years. Her top priorities in life were her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She encouraged them to stay strong and persevere in life. Her words of “everything will be alright” will continue to echo in our lives.

     Brenda was a proud and loving mother, “father”, grandmother, and great grandmother. She is survived by her children: Melinda Yancey (Tom) Boan of Cheraw, Jeffrey Yancey of Florence, and Ronald Yancey of Cheraw; grandchildren, Heather Yancey (Danny) Davide, Tia “Anna” Yancey (Brian Poston), Lauren Knight (Lee Godwin), Joseph (Brittany) Rogers, and Carmen Yancey; great grandchildren, Kane Kennedy Rogers, Leonardo “Leo” Anthony Davide, and Sophia Faye Rogers; siblings, Judy Herndon, Sheila Gibson, Pamela Lee, David Brock, and Ricky Brock; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Rollings, parents (listed above), and siblings, Loretta Burton, Harold Brock, Myra Joplin, and Celia Johnson.

     A graveside service was held Monday, July 6, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Brock’s Mill Baptist Church Cemetery. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• July 8, 2020.

 

Kathy Smith Sims

DARLINGTON – Kathy Smith Sims, 62, of Darlington, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Kathy was born a daughter of the late Sarah Griggs Smith and James “Jimmy” Smith of Ruby, SC. She was the Director of Nursing of the Heart and Vascular Institute at McLeod Regional Medical Center Heart and had been employed with McLeod for 30 years. Kathy loved her family, her fur babies and celebrating Christmas. She was her happiest when she was entertaining her friends and family or somewhere near the water. Kathy left her mark everywhere she went; her smile was infectious and she was loved by everyone who knew her.

     In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, Tony Smith, Daryll Smith and Mike Smith; nephew, Michael Huckabee; and niece, Darcie Shoemaker.

     Kathy is survived by her husband William “Chip” Sims; son, Adam Watson (Alexandra) of Darlington; daughter, Megan O’Connor (Jack) of Louisville, KY; grandchildren, Seth and Julian Watson; special nephew, Tyler Smith; a number of other nieces, nephews; brothers, Sonny Smith (Jo) of Simpsonville, SC and David Smith (Jackie) of Cullowhee, NC; sisters, Gail Lynch (Richard) of Austin, TX, Angie Smith of Ruby, SC and Debbie Wilkerson of Ruby, SC; sister-in-law, Ramelle Smith of Almond, NC and a number of other extended family. She also leaves behind an extended work family and a vast net-work of friends.

     Due to the current COVID-19 concerns, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. There will be no visitation at the funeral home or at the family residence at this time.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the McLeod Foundation, P. O. Box 100551, Florence, SC29502.  

     Contributions can be made for her grandchildren’s education to “GiGi’s Boys Trust” at 755 Shiloh Acres Road, Chesterfield, SC29709. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• July 8, 2020.

 

Amanda Hope Parker Truesdale

BENNETTSVILLE - Amanda Hope Parker Truesdale, age 49, died July 1, 2020. Born in Cheraw, SC, she was the daughter of Kathy Hope Ingalls (George) of Cherry Grove, SC and Bucky Parker (Cathy) of Cheraw, SC. Amanda attended Cheraw schools and graduated from Laurinburg High School and Midlands Tech nical College in Radiology. She worked at Lexington Medical Center for many years.

     Amanda is survived by her beloved children, Cameron and Zane Truesdale of Columbia, SC, who were the light of her life. She is also survived by: her sister, Katie Parker Dill (Rocky, nieces Riley & Reese) of Greer, SC, brother, Jacob Rogers (nephew Aiden) of Greenville, SC., sister Sarah Frances Parker Stone (Austin) of Johnsonville, SC, Step sister Melanie White (niece Mara and nephew Aden) of Chesterfield, SC and Step brother Rob White (Erica, nephews Leif Eric, Thorn Evan, Levi, and niece Lexi) of Chesterfield, SC; and her maternal Grandmother, Mary Douglas Riley Hope of Bennettsville, SC. She is also survived by aunts and uncles Dee Hope, Christian Hope (Audrey), Jay Hope (Joy), Peggy Hope, Jackie Parker (Mott), Dean Parker and Joan Parker, all who loved her dearly, numerous cousins and many friends.

     Amanda was predeceased by her Paternal Grandparents Lonnie and Myrtle Parker, Maternal Grandfather John Christian Hope, uncles Jimmy Parker and Legette Parker, aunt Denise Parker.

     Amanda was a loving mother and daughter, a beautiful and beloved spirit. She had a special bond with all of her grandparents and was the caregiver to her grandmother in her final days. She and “Mama” Hope, shared the motto “I love my mieces to pieces”.

     A graveside service was held 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Amanda Parker Truesdale Memorial Fund. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• July 8, 2020.

 

Mack Gerald Bone

CHERAW - Mack Gerald Bone, 80 of Cheraw, passed away the early hours of Monday morning on July 6, 2020. Mack was born a son of the late Margaret Biles and Maxie Bone. He was a retired employee of Savway for50 years. Mack was a simple man who loved his animals and he was once a 1965 classic Mustang car collector, something he enjoyed doing with his wife Edell before her death. He was happiest laying on the couch watching TV with one of his cats laying in his lap. He also loved his porch swings with his dog Bo-Bo. And, he lovedto go “Junking” at the Flea Markets.

     He is preceded in death by his wife of 45 years Gladys Edell Bone, his parents listed above, a sister Jean Woodard of Ruby, S.C. and an infant brother. Also, his Grand-mother Lillie Davidson and other family members.

     Mack is survived by his daughter Lisa (Eric) Soltero of Cheraw, SC, a stepson James P. Wallace of Cheraw, SC, Grandchildren Kevin (Rachel) Williamson of Florence, SC, Matthew Williamson of Cheraw, SC, a step grandchild, Taylor Wallace, and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind an extended family at The Retreat at Carolina Bay in Hartsville, SC.

     Due to the current Covid-19 concerns, his burial was private at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation at the family residence at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Dementia Society of America of the Alzheimer’s Society. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• July 15, 2020.

 

Brinnon Joel Raffaldt

PEACHLAND, N.C. - Mr. Brinnon Joel Raffaldt, age 50, entered into rest on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Funeral services were held at 12:00 PM Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Thompson Creek Baptist Church by Dr. Ronnie Grizzle, Dr. William Rivers, and Rev. Tony Rivers with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Saturday prior to the service at the church.

     Mr. Raffaldt was born September 8, 1969 in Chesterfield, SC a son of Carroll Brinnon and Myrtle Boatwright Raffaldt. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and a member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Raffaldt was also a member of the SC Army State Guard. Brinnon was employed with Lanesboro Correctional Institution as a Corrections Officer, and was a member of the Special Force Pert Team. Brinnon was a master carpenter who could build anything. He also enjoyed fishing and working in the garden.

     Survivors include his sons, Timothy Clark of Chesterfield, SC, Brinnon Chase Raffaldt of Polkton, NC, Bredai (Jeremiah) Snyder of Greenville, SC, and Kendall Marie (John) Boatwright of Darlington ,SC; granddaughter, Grace Snyder; parents, Carroll & Myrtle Raffaldt of Chesterfield, SC; grandmother, Ruby Raffladt of Chesterfield, SC; brother, Christopher Raffaldt of Chesterfield, SC; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Raffaldt family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• July 15, 2020.

 

Patricia Ann Freeman

CHERAW - Patricia Ann Freeman, 52, died Monday, July 13, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Cynthia Bennett Freeman. Patricia enjoyed crafting, and spending time with her family and friends. She loved being a mother and grandmother very much.

     She is survived by her son, Christopher (Patricia) Freeman of Cheraw, SC, daughter, Catherine (Anthony Jordan) Freeman of Bennettsville, SC, a sister, Jeanette Torrence of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Tyson, Bailey, Autumn, and Skylar.

     A visitation was held 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Society Hill Church of God, Society Hill, SC.

     A funeral service took place 11:00 AM Wednesday, July15, 2020 at Society Hill Church of God. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers: American Heart Association, Pee Dee Regional Office, BTC-009, 181 East Evans Street Suite 206, Florence, SC 29505-5502, or American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• July 22, 2020.

 

Beverly Ann Teal Gaskins

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Beverly Ann Teal Gaskins, age77, entered into rest on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at her home. Graveside services were held at 4:00 PM Sunday, July 19, 2020 at Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery by Pastor Fred McDaniel. The family greeted friends immediately following the service at the cemetery and other times at the home.

     Mrs. Gaskins was born January 31, 1943 in Cheraw, SC a daughter of the late James Wilson and Lillian Lee Teal. She was a retired care-giver and a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. Beverly enjoyed working in her flowers, watching humming-birds, and was an avid reader. She will be fondly remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Gaskins was also preceded in death by her husband, Delbert “Mack” Gaskins; brother, Ozzie Teal; and sister-in-law, Betty Brooks Teal.

     Survivors include her children, Paula Rivers of Chesterfield, SC, and Tammy Gaskins of Cheraw, SC; granddaughter, Crystal Phillips; great-grand-children, Arianna Phillips-Hunt, and Brennan Smith; brothers, Richard Gerald (Karen) Teal of Lilesville, NC, James Wilson “Bill” (Janice)Teal of Covington, GA, Edward Arnold Teal of Columbia, SC; sister, Elizabeth Teal (Roger) Dean of Norwood, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of SC, P.O. Box 151, Drayton, SC 29333 or to Shiloh United Methodist Church, 3154 Hwy. 102, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Gaskins family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• July 22, 2020.

 

Desseree Cranford McLain

PATRICK - Mrs. Desseree Cranford McLain, age 93, entered into rest on Tuesday, July14, 2020. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM Thursday, July 16, 2020 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Grover Johnson with burial following at Patrick Town Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at the funeral home.

     Mrs. McLain was born December 27, 1926 in Patrick, SC a daughter of the late Edward and Carrie Williams Cranford. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and a lifelong member of Patrick Baptist Church. Desseree served her church as a Sunday school teacher, choir member, a member of the WMU, and was always faithful to her church. Mrs. McLain was very active in the community and was a Town Council member, charter member of the Board of Disabilities and Special Needs, member of the Chesterfield Council on Aging, Patrick Quilting Club, and the Patrick Beautification Committee. She loved helping others and was a longtime volunteer with Hospice of Chesterfield County. She willbe remembered by her family as being so very supportive of them all.

     In addition to her parents, Desseree was also preceded in death by her husband, Leander “Lee” McLain; sisters, Dorothy Floyd, Eloise Ross, Edith Davis, and Margaret Barthlow; brothers, David and Edward Cranford.

     Survivors include her children, Jerry Edward (Betty) McLain of Florence, SC and Janice M. (Steve) Chewning of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Summer (Toby) Rhyne of Cheraw, Cody (Jessica) Chewing of Hampstead, NC, and Hayli McLain of Florence, SC; great-grandchildren, Leighton and Tucker McLain Rhyne, Olivia Grace and Anna Kate Chewing; brother, Henry M. Cranford of Hartsville, SC; sister, Joyce (Robert) Woodworth of Florence, SC; sister-in-law, Betty Cranford of Hartsville, SC; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.

     The family would like to say a special thank you to Mcleod Hospice of Cheraw for the loving care shown to Mrs. McLain and their family. Memorials may be made to Patrick Baptist Church 177 Polson St, Patrick, SC 29584. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the McLain family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• July 22, 2020.

 

Frank Walter Pearce Jr.

Frank Walter Pearce Jr. was born on April 17, 1943, and left for heaven July 10, 2020, with his family at his side. Born in Charleston, he spent his childhood in Cheraw, graduated from Clemson University with honors in 1966, where he also received his master’s degree, and was president of his fraternity. A member of the football team, he was known as the “poet placekicker.”

     A leader since his youth, Frank was a college professor, construction executive, economic development director at the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, real estate development executive and business owner. Frank loved people and was generous in giving his time to encourage everyone who crossed his path in both business and ministry. He loved the Lord and mentored many in the faith as a Bible study teacher, offering everyone un-conditional love, and will leave a big hole in many lives.

     Survived by his wife, Lois; three sons: Andrew Lindsay Pearce, Samuel Rivers Pearce and Thomas Ward Pearce (Shayna); daughter, Kathryn Anne Pearce; three grandchildren: Rivers Gage Pearce, Ella Kennedy Pearce, Samuel Rivers Pearce Jr.; brother, Lloyd Pearce; and many relatives in S.C. He also leaves a family of spiritual sons and daughters who looked to him as a father figure.

     A memorial celebration was held on Monday, June 20 at 10:30 a.m. via live stream on YouTube from Christian Family Chapel where Frank helped start a monthly men’s breakfast. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Christian Family Chapel “Readiosity Fund,” the City Rescue Mission where Frank was teaching a weekly Bible study, or Prisoners of Christ, which Frank helped found and served on the board for 30 years. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• July 22, 2020.

 

Charles Wesley Allen

CHERAW - Charles Wesley Allen, 74, died Thursday, July 23, 2020. Born in Chesterfield, SC he was the son of the late Floyd N and Audrey Mae Johnson Allen. He was a Mason and Gideon. Mr. Allen was a member of Cheraw First Baptist (Friendship Sunday School Class). He was retired from J.P. Stevens/Delta Woodside. He enjoyed playing golf and watching college football, NASCAR, Soccer and basketball.

     He is survived by his wife Maxine L. Allen of Cheraw, SC, sisters-in-law, Carolyn (Fletcher) Barnes of Laurinburg, NC, Agnes Walters of Raeford, NC, Christine Locklear of Laurinburg, NC, brother-in-law, Cam (Pat) Locklear of Chesterfield, SC, great grandchildren of the heart, Hope Walters and Luke Walters, 7 nieces and nephews, 7 great nieces and nephews and 2 great great nephews.

     He was preceded by his parents listed above and a sister, Patsy Matthews.

     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 4:00 PM, Sunday, July 26, 2020 at Cheraw First Baptist Church Family Life Center. Memorials to: McLeod Guest House, c/o McLeod Health Foundation, 800 East Cheves, Street Suite 150, PO Box 100551, Florence, SC29502-0551 Or McLeod Hospice, 1203 E. Cheves Street, Florence, SC 29506. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• July 29, 2020.

 

Michael Brad Deese

CHERAW - Mr. Michael Brad Deese, age 40, entered into rest on Saturday, July 25, 2020. The family will hold a private graveside service at a later date. Due to Covid-19 precautions, the family re-quests that anyone wishing to send condolences do so through the Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home web-site, by phone or social media outlets. No visitors at the home, please.

     Mr. Deese was born December 30, 1979 in Cheraw, SC a son of Mrs. Nancy Odom Matthews and the late Harold Michael Deese. Brad was an avid outdoorsman who could always be found riding around the refuge or the state park taking in all that nature had to offer. He enjoyed skeet shooting and enjoyed throwing the ball with his son Trenton.

     In addition to his father, Brad was also preceded in death by his grandparents; Betty and Jimmy Odom, and Harold Deese and Ruth Brock.

     Survivors include his son, Trenton Michael Deese and his mother, Ashley Roscoe of Chesterfield, SC; mother, Nancy (Kenneth) Matthews of Cheraw; sister, Nina Deese of Morven, NC; aunts, Cindy (Nathan) Gardner of Chesterfield, Teresa (Freddie) Gaskins of Chesterfield, Janet (Jamie) Lambert of Florence, SC; uncle, David (Susan) Odom of Chesterfield; cousin, Jeremy Curtis of Hartsville; and numerous cousins and friends.

     In Lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is proudly serving the Deese family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• July 29, 2020.

 

Daisy Mae Eddins

Ms. Daisy Mae Eddins, age 82, slipped quietly from time into eternity very peacefully at 5:35 am on July 24, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Ms. Eddins was born October 31, 1937 in Anson County, North Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson Eddins and Rena Williams Eddins. She is survived by twin daughters, Gale Eddins (Randall) Griggs and Dale Eddins (Charles, III) Gray; four grandchildren, Robert (Melissa) Griggs, Charles (Hannah) Gray, IV, Christie Gray (Devin) Davis and David Gray, Six great-grand-children, Sarah Alice, Callie, and Max Griggs; Mary Gray, Claudia and Barrett Davis. She is also survived by her siblings, Bradley (Faye) Eddins, Margaret Barber, Myrtle (Sammy) Myers and Alfred Eddins, as well as many nieces and nephews and special friends who be-came family. Mary Jane Williams, Peggy (Ed) Williams and Joyce Mc-Queen were special friends that she loved dearly.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Willie, Donald, Archie and Wiley; as well as her sister Helen Freeman. Daisy was a true servant of the Lord who never met a soul she didn’t love. She dedicated her life to the love and care of her family and those who were unable to care for them-selves. She was truly an angel on earth and to know her was to love her.

     There will be no formal services due to the COVID pandemic. Visitors will be welcome at her home (9446 Hornsboro Road, Mount Croghan, SC 29727). In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Chesterfield Cemetery, PO BOX 388, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Eddins family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• July 29, 2020.

 

Willie Vaughn Gainey

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Willie Vaughn Gainey, age 87, entered into rest on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at NHC HealthCare, Garden City, SC after many years of battling Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, July 26, 2020 at David’s Grove Baptist Church by Pastor Chad Vick with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends following the committal service at the cemetery.

      Mrs. Gainey was born December 19, 1932 in Chesterfield, SC, the daughter ofthe late Spencer and Ruby Adams Vaughn. Mrs. Gainey was a former employee of Chesterfield Webbing and Gilead Manufacturing and retired after 25 years from Highland Industries in 1994. She was a faithful member of David’s Grove Baptist Church where she helped with the small children’s groups and assisted with vacation bible school. She was also the treasurer for the cemetery committee and a member of the adult choir.

     After retirement, Mrs. Gainey enjoyed being at home, cooking and visiting with neighbors and family. If she had food, she shared it, or invited you to stay for a meal. She always had a sweet smile and genuine love for others. If her life were a song it would be “Others”...Others, yes, Lord, Others let this my motto be. Her last few years, as her sickness slowly progressed, were spent getting to watch her youngest grandchildren grow up and spending time with them daily. These were special times and brought her much happiness.

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, the late James Lavin Gainey (father of Melissa G. Vick) and first husband, the late Robert Belk Adams (father of Virgil and Wayne Adams); 2 brothers, Clarence (Buff) Vaughn and Johnnie Vaughn; and 3 sisters, Ollie Rivers, Virginia Walters and Mary Lefler.

     Survivors include her daughter, Melissa (Ted) Vick of Pawleys Island, SC; 2 Sons, Virgil (Rebekah) Adams of Wilkesboro, NC, and Wayne (Pam) Adams of Chesterfield, SC; 6 grand-children, Carli Adams (Bryan) Hoofnagle, Daniel Belk Adams, Crista Adams (Jackson) King, Evan Vaughn Adams, twins: Willow Grace Vick and Laurel Faith Vick; and 3 great grandchildren, Eleanor Gloria King, Spencer Jackson King, and Drew Laurel Hoofnagle; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Gainey family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• July 29, 2020.

 

Mark Moser

 CHERAW - Mark Moser, 53, died Monday, July 13, 2020. Memorial service was held on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 9 AM from the Rock Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Ruby, SC. He was born September 18, 1966 to the late Elder Carlee and Evelyn Anderson Moser. Survivors: wife, Teresa Moser; daughters, Terra Moser and Tiaesha Moser; sons, Brandon Moser, Tony Moser, Jatavis Moser and Marquail Moser; 7 grandchildren; siblings, Rosalind Hopkins (Phillip), Hortense Granderson, Carlee Moser, Jr., Althea Driver, Todd Moser (Lille), Ricky D. Moser and James Miser (Inez); special friend, Teresa Watts. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• July 29, 2020.

 

Julie Rivers

JEFFERSON - A memorial service for Julie Rivers, 61, was held at 12 o’clock noon on Friday, July 24, 2020 in the Chapel of Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The Rev. David Sanders officiated and the family received friends one hour prior to the service. Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Directors are caring for the family.

     Julie entered into rest on Saturday, July 18, 2020. Born in Hartsville, SC, she was a daughter of the late William Ralph and Theresa Aloisi Rivers.

     Surviving are her husband, Russell Reneau of Jefferson, SC; son, Chad (Lakeisha) Rivers of Marion, SC; sisters, Debra Gainey of Hartsville, SC, Cathy (Rod) Felkel of Hartsville, SC; grandchilden, Alex Hicks-Rivers, Brianna Rivers, Justin Rivers all of Hartsville, SC ; great-grandchildren, Josiah Gee of Hartsville, SC; stepfather, Donald LaFleur of Hartsville, SC; stepsister, Bonnie (Richard) Saleeby of Hartsville, SC. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, Michael Alan Davis. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• July 29, 2020.

 

Judge Robinson

PAGELAND – Judge Robinson, 73, died on Thursday, July 9, 2020. Graveside service was held Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 11 am from the Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Pageland, SC. He was born March 4,1947 in Chesterfield County, SC to late Buster and Lizzie Robinson. Survivors: brothers, Rev.Henry B. Robinson (Mariafe), Pageland, SC, John L. Robinson, Pageland, SC, James B. Robinson, Charlotte, NC, Charles Robinson (Lucy), Pageland, SC; sisters, Deloris Stafford, Cleveland, OH and Mary Magdaline Lauderdale, Cheraw, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• July 29, 2020.

 

Margery Jane Goforth Stubbs

CHESTERFIELD -Margery Jane Goforth Stubbs of Chesterfield, SC died Tuesday, July 21, 2020. She was born on February 20, 1937 to the late Clyde and Ruby Montgomery Goforth and was the wife of William “Bill” Stubbs, Sr. A Private Celebration of Life service for the immediate family was held at 10:00 AM Saturday, July 25, 2020 at St. Paul United Methodist Church by Pastor Alisha Hansen with a private committal service following in the Quick Family Cemetery, Clio, SC.

     Margery was one of fifteen siblings that were a blessing to her throughout her life. After graduating from Gaffney High School (1955), she continued her education at the Baptist Hospital School of Nursing. In 1957, she graduated as the Valedictorian of her class.

     Margery married her husband, Bill Stubbs, Sr., on August 21, 1960 in Columbia, SC. They resided mainly in McColl, SC on the family farm until 1973 when the family moved to Chesterfield, SC. She gave birth to three children, Bill, Jim and Beth before moving. Margery worked as an operating room nurse in Laurinburg, NC while she lived in McColl. After they moved, she began her public health career at the Chesterfield County Health Department in 1974. Margery become Team Leader in1976 and became the Chesterfield County Nursing Supervisor in 1991. She officially retired on June 30,1997. Even after retirement, she volunteered to help care for family and community members. Nursing was a true calling for her.

     While in Chesterfield, Margery was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. She sang as a soprano in the Chancel Choir. She taught an Adult Sunday School class for many years. She worked with the Local Mission Fund at the church to help persons in need. She was also the Vice President of the United Methodist Women for several terms. Margery was a member ofthe Sandhills Emmaus group. She had a servant’s heart for God.

     Margery loved to visit family and friends. Family gatherings were an exciting part of the year for both sides of the family. She enjoyed going to musicals and plays with her husband, Bill. She was an avid reader and loved to garden. However, her favorite pastime was being around her grandchildren. Ma Ma Stubbs gave them her undivided attention. She read, sang, laughed and made delicious treats for them to enjoy.

     Sharing God’s love to others was a mission to her. She would write cards to ALL of her family members and friends for all types of occasions; holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, get well, new births, weddings and thinking of you. She wanted everyone to know that they were loved and important to her. She was most frustrated when the dementia made writing her words down more difficult.

     Survivors include her husband, William “Bill” Peele Stubbs, Sr. of Chesterfield; sons, William “Bill” Stubbs, Jr. and wife, Diane of Columbia, James “Jim” Stubbs and wife, Sara of Stallings, NC; daughter, Elizabeth “Beth” Stubbs Hough and husband, Austin of Chesterfield; grandchildren, William Stubbs, Emily Stubbs, Jenna Hough and Ethan Hough; brothers, Neal, Wilford, Wilbur, Wayne, and Michael Goforth; sisters, Doris Garner, Dell Byars, and Susan Jones; numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews and their families.

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Preston “Bud”, Frank, Johnny and Hugh Davis Goforth,  William “Bill” Goforth and Judy Hill. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul UMC 305 W. Main St. Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Stubbs family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8• July 29, 2020.

 

Dilliam Huntley

PAGELAND – Dilliam Huntley, 92, died on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. A graveside service was held Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 11am from the Gumsprings Missionary Church Cemetery, Pageland, SC. He was born March 25, 1928, in Pageland, SC to late James and Ola Gainey Huntley. Survivors: a brother, Douglas Huntley, Pageland, SC; a sister, Muriel Huntley Johnson of Brooklyn, NY. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• August 5, 2020.

 

Avery L. Jackson

MT. CROGHAN - Mr. Avery L. Jackson, age 82, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 with his family by his side. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Sunday, August 2, 2020 at Fairview Baptist Church by Pastor Kyle Oliver, Pastor Harold Cooke, and Brent Taylor. The committal service followed in the church cemetery by Rev. Wayne Burr. The family received friends from 5:00 –7:00 PM Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Jackson was born July22, 1938 in Chesterfield County, SC a son of the late William Thomas and Annie Mae Griggs Jackson. A life-long farmer, Avery grew up as a farmer on the family farm, then worked with Springs Industries, and retired from the Chesterfield County Bus Shop as a mechanic with over 30 years of service. Following his retirement, Mr. Jackson worked with Aviagen for over 10 years as a truck driver.

     Mr. Jackson was a faithful member of Fairview Baptist Church where he served through the years as Deacon, chairman of Deacons, Sunday school director, adult Sunday school teacher, brotherhood director, R.A. leader, and choir director. He enjoyed fishing, working on his tractors, and gardening. A true southern Christian gentleman, Avery will be remembered for his love of telling others about Jesus.

     In addition to his parents, Avery was preceded in death by his first wife, Vivian Polson Jackson. Survivors include his wife, Rachel T. Miles of the home; daughters, Faye (Fred) Jenkins of Ruby, SC, Debbie (Ray) Watson of Chesterfield, SC, Kim (Robbie) Isgett of Patrick, SC; step-children, Charles Ray (Wanda) Miles of Mt. Croghan, SC, Phyllis (Paul) Curtis of Matthews, NC; sister, Rosie (Bobby) Lucas of Jefferson, SC; Brother, W.T. (Wanda) Jackson, Jr. of Winnsboro, SC; grandchildren, Matt (Fran) Watson, Richard (Jennifer) Gaddy, Trey Watson, Toni (Will) Kinard, Deanna (Shane Turnage) Faile, Jake(Brittany) Isgett; step-grand-children, Charlie (Caroline) Miles, and Jamie (Jenell) Miles; great-grandchildren, Baker, Briley, Sadie, Bo-Bo, Reed, J.P., Kalel, McKenzie, Drew, Amelia, and Barrett; step-great-grandchildren, Briley, Jamison, and Lucas; nephews, Derek Jackson, Vernon Mosley, and James Owens; and Niece, Ann Graves.

     Memorials may be made to Fairview Baptist Church, c/o Stacy Jenkins, 6178 Airport Road, Mt. Croghan, SC29727. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Jackson family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• August 5, 2020.

 

Jessie Mae Caulder Jordan

CHERAW - Mrs. Jessie Mae Caulder Jordan, age 101, entered into rest on July 27, 2020. Graveside services were at 10:00 AM Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery by Pastor Eddie Brock and Brent Taylor. The family greeted friends following the service at the cemetery.

     Mrs. Jordan was born November 17, 1918 in Chesterfield County, SC a daughter of the late Walter Lee and Lelia Quick Caulder. A faithful member of First Southern Methodist Church, Mrs. Jordan served as the church pianist, then organist for over 40 years. She was a member and former teacher of the Women’s Sunday school class, former youth director, member of the Women’s Missionary Society, and was the recipient of the church’s Mother of the Year Award in 1987.

     Mrs. Jordan worked in the early 1950’s as the cook & dietician at the Stafford School. She later worked at the Mill Outlet Store, and was the former owner and operator of Teal’s Mill Grocery. Jessie Mae was an accomplished seamstress who was always doing for others. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, working in her flowers, and dancing. She also enjoyed her membership with the Homemaker’s Club and the Clemson Extension. Mrs. Jordan was the epitome of a family matriarch, and her legacy will never be forgotten.

     In addition to her parents, Jessie Mae was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Jordan; brothers, Everette, Hadley, and William Caulder; sister, Rena Caulder; son-in-law, Silas “Bubba” Jones; daughter-in-law, Carolyn P. Jordan; and granddaughter, Kimberly Denise Cambrey.

     Survivors include her sons, Bobby R. Jordan of Murrells Inlet, SC, Tommy (Dot) Jordan of Cheraw, SC; daughters, Sue J. Jones, and Rhonda (Pastor Eddie) Brock both of Cheraw, SC; grand-children, Bobby (April) Jordan, Jr., Tammy (Ken) Smith, Monica (Shane) Tucker, Sheila (Billy) Amick, Melissa (Richie) Bost, Douglas Jones, Jason (Melissa) Jordan, Jordan Brock, and Jacob (Cortney) Brock; 13 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren; and generations of nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 200 Center Point Cir #100, Columbia, SC 29210; the Alzheimer’s Association, 4124 Clemson Blvd, Ste L, Anderson, SC 29621; or to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home  of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Jordan family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• August 5, 2020.

 

Charles Ralph Johnson

CHERAW - Charles Ralph Johnson, 92, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at home surrounded by his family after a short illness.

     Born in Patrick, SC he was a son of the late Arthur W. and Julia Pankey Johnson. Ralph grew up and was educated in Hartsville. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy, first serving aboard the USS Fox, followed by the USS Houston. While serving, Ralph visited many ports of call. Among his favorites were Australia, Italy and Paris. He established several life-long friendships while serving.

     He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 70 years, Jo Lynn Huggins Johnson, daughters Terrie (Ricky) Sheets of Bennettsville, Susan Johnson of Columbia and Robin (Mark) Vincent also of Columbia. Lovingly known as Papa he is survived by grandsons, Steve Petrick of Reston, VA, Justin (Leah) Richardson of Columbia, Cameron (Jessica) Sheets of Spring Town, TX, Kyle Vincent of Nashville, TN, all of whom he called buddy. He is also survived by granddaughter Julia Grace Vincent of Greenville, affectionately called Ju Ju and great grand-children Sawyer and Farris Richardson of Columbia.

     Also surviving are brothers, Aubrey (Janice) Johnson of Garden City, Bob (Marie) Johnson of Clearfield, UT, and Marion (Mary) Davis of Columbia, a sister-in-law, Ellen Johnson of Lugoff, SC and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

     He was predeceased by his parents listed above, brothers, Arthur Johnson, Clyde (Jessie) Johnson, J.H. Johnson and a sister, Betty Jean Baker.

     Ralph retired from Burlington Industries with 25 years of service. Upon retiring he worked weekends for Cheraw Municipal Airport and Hall Aviation. He loved flying and all things aviation. He also worked for Emsley “Dusty” Freeman of Freeman Enterprises. He loved USC Gamecock sports and was an avid supporter of his grandchildren’s interests and activities. He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Cheraw and his beloved Berean Sunday School Class. A graveside service was held 11:00 AM, Saturday, August 1, 2020 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

     Memorials may be made to: Cheraw First Baptist, PO Box 337, Cheraw, SC 29520 or McLeod Hospice (Cheraw), 711 Chesterfield Hwy., Cheraw, SC 29520. The family wishes to thank Dr. Prable Guha of Pee Dee Cardiology and extends their heartfelt gratitude to the team of caregivers of McLeod Hospice of Cheraw, Brandi, Liz, Stephanie and Layne. Our hearts are broken but we are joyful in knowing that he is in the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Please pray for God’s peace to carry us through the coming days and months of sorrow as we mourn his absence from our lives. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• August 5, 2020.

 

Emma Mae Smith McLaurin

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Emma Mae Smith McLaurin, age 88, entered into rest on Sunday, July 26, 2020 with her family by her side. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Julian Cato and Rev. Donald Wallace, Sr. with burial following in the Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. McLaurin was born September 29, 1931 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Robert J. and Dora Birtie Oliver Smith. She was a former employee of Glenn Manufacturing and Sacony Industries. Emma Mae was a faithful member of Oakland Baptist Church. Although she did not have biological children, Mrs. McLaurin loved spending time with and spoiling her nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was a wonderful cook and will be fondly remembered as lady who never met a stranger, and to know her was to love her.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. McLaurin was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray Harold McLaurin; brothers, Ansel Smith, Robert L. “June” Smith, Thomas D.“T. D.” Smith, and William Perry “Doc” Smith; brother-in-law, Robert Lee Williams; niece, Carolyn Smith Rivers; and nephew, Daryl Smith.

     Survivors include her sister, Margaret Williams of Chesterfield, SC; nieces and nephews, Angela (Robert) Riley, Kay (Don) Simmons, Tammy (Brad) Starnes, Larry (Teresa) Smith, Lisa Smith, Ann Melton, Gale Creech, Robert Timothy Williams, Larry (Angela) Diggs, and Wayne (Lana) Martin; numerous great nieces and great nephews including Angel Ray Riley; sister-in-law, Faye Treadaway of Morven, NC; and loving pet, “Princess.”

     Memorials may be made to Oakland Baptist Church, 47 Oakland Church Rd, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the McLaurin family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6•August 5, 2020.

 

John Thomas “Tommy” Melton

RUBY – Mr. John Thomas “Tommy” Melton, age 69, entered into rest on Sunday, July, 19, 2020 at his home. Graveside Services were held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, July21, 2020 at White Oak Presbyterian Church by Rev. Charlie Short.

      Mr. Melton was born October 13, 1950 in Monroe, N C a son of the late Jim and Estelle Melton. Tommy was a faithful member of White Oak Presbyterian Church and retired from Highland Industries with 35 years of service. He was a long time Cemetery Coordinator at White Oak Church as well as, Sunday school teacher, church elder, led the Men’s Group, and enjoyed cooking for VBS and Men’s Club.Tommy loved his family and friends, and his grandchildren were the appleof his eye. Mr.Melton was always willing to help anyone in need and always kept a positive outlook, no matter what the circumstances.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Melton was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Melton.

     Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years, Doris Melton of the home; daughter, Tammy (Michael) Nicholson of Pageland, SC; grandchildren, Caitlyn, Aleah, and Daniel; brother, James R. “Bobby” Melton of Ruby, SC; nieces and nephews, Jami, Floyd, Jackson, and Jamison.

     In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to White Oak Presbyterian Church, 5386 Angelus Rd, Ruby, SC 29741 or the White Oak Church Cemetery Fund. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Melton family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• August 5, 2020.

 

Eva Newman Myers

PAGELAND – Eva Newman Myers, 86, died Monday, July 27, 2020. A graveside service was held on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 11 AM from the Oro Church Cemetery, Pageland, SC. She was born September 5, 1933 in Chesterfield County, SC to the late Frank “Buddy” Newman and Isabelle Miller Newman. Survivors: children: Tony Myers, Glen Myers, Daphne Myers, all of Pageland SC and Wanonia (Rev. Howard) Blakeney, Little River, SC; special daughter/granddaughter, Temeka D, Myers, Pageland SC; grand-children, Nicole Chambers, Katrina Rivers, Shaton Myers, Captain Jamar B. Meadows, Taijerae Meadows, David “JT” McManus, Kashonta (Bryant) Crawford, Kachana (Reginald) Jackson, Dale Blakeney, and Marques (Keesia) Allen; special nephews George (Rose) Crowder, Edward (Peaches) Hancock, and Daoud Dennis. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6•August 5, 2020.

 

Jerry Neal Sullivan

JEFFERSON - Mr. Jerry Neal Sullivan, age 76, entered into rest on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at his home. Funeral services were held at 5:00 PM Thursday, July 30, 2020 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Tommy Moser. The family greeted friends from 4:00 – 5:00 PM Thursday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mr. Sullivan was born December 16, 1943 in Chesterfield County, SC a son of the late Chap L. and Bessie Pittman Sullivan. He was a retired employee of Dixie Lawn Service of Gastonia, NC, a former employee of SCD.O.T with over 9 years of service, and Cannon Mills with over 20 years of service. Jerry was a member of Twin Pines Freewill Baptist Church. A true outdoorsman, he enjoyed working with his tractor, gardening, and farming.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Sullivan was also preceded in death by his son, Melvin “Gene” Davis; brothers, Wilson, David, and Everett Sullivan; sisters, Letha Donahue, Beatrice Allen, Dorothy Huggins, Yvonne Steen, Gladys Lear, and Elma S. McKinny.

     Survivors include his wife, Libby H. Sullivan of the home; sons, Cecil N. Sullivan of Jefferson, SC, Harvey P.(Tina) Sullivan of Lexington, NC, Stanley (Vicky) Sullivan of Albemarle, NC, and Billy Honeycutt of Jefferson, SC; daughter, Virginia D. (James) Coombes of Jefferson, SC; grandchildren, Ashley (Donnell) Thomas, Michael Sullivan, Tiffany Sullivan, Devin Mills, Jackie (Lori) Williams, Troy Curry, Tara Correia, Justin Sullivan, Kyle Sullivan, Daniel Sullivan, Amanda Sullivan, and Michael Sullivan; great-grandchildren, Camren Sullivan, Isaiah and Emily Thomas, Dalton and Gracie Sullivan, Oakley Waisner, Zane Correia, Rave Correia; brother, Arizona Sullivan of Fort Mill, SC; sisters, Joyce S. Wilson of Indian Land, SC, and Linda (Kenny) Jenkins of Mt. Croghan, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Kindred at Home, and Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield for their love and care shown to Mr. Sullivan and his family.

     Memorials may be made to Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709 Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Sullivan family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• August 5, 2020.

 

Thomasena Ford

PATRICK – Thomasena Ford, 73, died on Saturday, August 1, 2020. A graveside service was held Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 12 pm from the Bethel Cemetery, Middendorf, SC. She was born September29, 1946 in Chesterfield County, SC to Thomas and Mary Wright Ford. Survivors: children, Cynthia Ford of the home, Timothy Ford and Wanda Frazier (Thomas),Patrick, SC; grandsons, Justin Ford, Chavis Ford, Patrick, SC and Lavonta Davis (Brandi),Chesterfield, SC; brothers, James Ford (Deloris), Clemmons, NC, Hubert Ford (Verina), Snipes Ford (Sabrina),Lee Thomas Ford (Donna), Charlotte, NC and David Ford (Sherrill), Patrick, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• August 12, 2020.

 

Frances Tucker Gulledge

MT. CROGHAN - Mrs. Frances Tucker Gulledge, age 94, went home to be in the arms of Jesus on Saturday, August 8, 2020. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Tuesday, August 11,2020 at Cross Roads Baptist Church (Family Life Center) by Pastor Jamie Gulledge with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM prior to the service in the church family center.

     Mrs. Gulledge was born November 22, 1925 in Ruby, SC a daughter of the late Frank and Mary Belle Moore Tucker. She was a former employee of Ruby Hosiery Mill and a faithful member of Cross Roads Baptist Church. Frances  loved her Lord, her church, and her family. She enjoyed canning, cooking, reading the comics, and working cross word puzzles. Mrs. Gulledge was a true people person who was always doing for others.

     In addition to her parents, Frances was also preceded in death by her husband, Bud Gulledge; an infant daughter; step-children, Sylvia Hurst, Valentine Raffaldt, and Betty Kistenmacher. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

     Survivors include her son, Grady (Sandra) Tucker of Cheraw, SC; step children, Judy (Donnie) Sullivan, and Ronnie (Vicki) Gulledge both of Pageland, SC; numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly; and her special Furry Friend, “Ben.”

     The family would like to offer special thanks to the staff of The Rehab Center of Cheraw, the staff of Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield, and special friends and caregivers, Thalia Hancock, and Jean Sikes for their love, care, and friendship to Mrs. Gulledge.

     Memorials may be made to Cross Roads Baptist Church, 4963 Cross Roads Church Road, Ruby, SC 29741 or to The Rehab Center of Cheraw, 1150 State Road, Cheraw, SC29520.Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Gulledge family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• August 12, 2020.

 

George Waddell Hartzell

CHERAW - George Waddell Hartzell, 90, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

     Born in Columbia, SC, he was the son of the late George Waddill Hartzell and Leonora Little Hartzell. He was raised in Cheraw by his paternal aunts Gertrude Foster and Doris “Ann” Hartzell. George attended Cheraw schools, but he graduated from Porter Military Academy. He then attended Davidson College (twice) and Appalachian State University before enlisting in the United States Army, where he was chosen to become a member of the first graduating class of the Special Forces, now known as the Green Berets. He served in the Korean Conflict from 1952 to 1953. Upon his discharge from the military, George attended University of South Carolina and University of South Carolina School of Law, completing both degrees in five years. George started his law career in Greenville before returning to Cheraw and opening his own law practice in 1960.

     In addition to his law practice, he served as judge for the Town of Cheraw for many years. He retired in 1994. George had a wide variety of interests, which included golf, bridge, reading, flying, hunting, fishing, and after he retired, wood working. He was a member of and held offices in several organizations including Kiwanis, VFW, Masons, and Shriners Club. He especially enjoyed traveling to Special Forces Association meetings where he reconnected with his commanding officer and several of the members of his class, as well as meeting newer members. He is survived by his devoted wife of 47 years, Emily Umbarger Hartzell, his daughter and son-in-law, Gamble and Gus Anderson, and his two grandsons, Kavik Hartzell Carter and George Carl Anderson.

     He was predeceased by a son, George Waddell Hartzell, III, and a daughter, Sarah Kent Hartzell. A graveside service was held 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 8, 2020, at Old St. David’s Cemetery. Visitation followed the service in Old St. David’s Church. In memory of George, the family desires memorials be made to: Paws and Claws, P.O. Box 386, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• August 12, 2020.

 

James Franklin Henderson Jr.

James Franklin Henderson, Jr., of Rotunda West, FL, died Sunday, August 2, 2020. A true southern boy with a double name, Jim Frank was born on March 28, 1944, to Selma Rae Rivers Henderson and to the late James Franklin Henderson, Sr., of Chesterfield, SC, and was the husband of Betty McLean Henderson. A private graveside service for immediate family was held at 10:00 AM Saturday, August 8, 2020, at the Chesterfield Cemetery by St. Paul United Methodist Church Pastor Alisha Hansen.

     After graduating from Chesterfield High School in1962, Jim Frank continued his education at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC, as did most of his family. He graduated in 1966. While at Wofford, he was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Jim Frank taught and coached football at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind in Spartanburg, SC. He then worked at Burlington Industries in Burlington, NC, and Smithfield, NC.

     Jim Frank then moved to Laurinburg, NC, and worked at McNairs before becoming President of the Laurinburg/Scotland County Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Developer for Scotland County. He retired in 2007 and moved to Sunset Beach, NC, before recently moving to Rotunda West, Florida in 2018.

     As a young boy Jim Frank enjoyed Boy Scouts and obtained the rank of Eagle Scout. Throughout his career, Jim Frank served on the Boy Scout Council in both Johnson and Scotland Counties in North Carolina. He belonged to the Jaycees in both Smithfield and Laurinburg, NC. He also served as the treasurer of the Democratic Party in Scotland County. Jim Frank belonged to the Rotary Club of Laurinburg and served as Rotary President in 1983. As a Rotarian, he was a Paul Harris Fellow.

     Jim Frank enjoyed golfing with his buddies, and he especially enjoyed the weekend golf trips. He loved sleeping in a chair on the beach and dancing to beach music and Frank Sinatra. Jim Frank was known as a great storyteller and enjoyed laughing with his friends. While in Laurinburg, he met with his friends daily as part of the Breakfast Club.

     Survivors include his wife, Betty McLean Henderson; daughter, Elizabeth Ann Henderson; Stepsons Jimmy Wortham and Kyle Wortham; step granddaughter, Taylre Wortham; mother, Selma Rae Rivers Henderson; brothers Bob Henderson (Teenia) and Judge Roger Henderson (Sarah Jane); many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

     In addition to his father, Jimmie, he was preceded in death by his grandparents Frank and Ella King Henderson and Ray and Clarice Clark Rivers, all of Chesterfield, SC.

     Memorials may be made to Wofford College, a hospice facility of one’s choice, or to the Chesterfield Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 388, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Henderson family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• August 12, 2020.

 

Dwight Mitchell Johnson Sr.

BENNETTSVILLE - Dwight Mitchell Johnson, Sr., 68, passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Scotland Memorial Hospital in Laurinburg, NC.

     Born in Jefferson, SC, he was a son of the late William Robert and Kathleen Hilton Johnson. Dwight attended Christian Fellowship Church and Shiloh United Methodist Church in Bennettsville. He was the retired owner and a Broadcaster of WBSC Radio Station in Bennettsville. He currently worked in sales with his son, Mitch. Dwight enjoyed playing his guitar and singing, watching the Andy Griffith Show, traveling, and broadcasting.

     He is survived by his son, Dwight Mitchell “Mitch” Johnson, Jr. and wife Sheila of Lewis Center, OH; brother, William Johnson and wife Susie, of Fancy Gap, VA; sister, Sue DuBose and husband J.C. “Buddy” of Irmo, SC; grandchildren, Brianna Johnson and Laura Lizotte; long-time companion, Brenda Mc-Caskill of Bennettsville; Mitch’s mother and friend, Janice Eubanks of Bennettsville; several nieces and a nephew.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above; brother, Jimmy Edward Johnson; nephews, Scott Channing DuBose and Patrick Stephen Johnson.

     A memorial service was held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Christian Fellowship Church in Bennettsville, with a visitation held just prior to the service at the church from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

     Memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 393, Bennettsville, SC 29512 or to the Lions Club of Society Hill, c/o Brenda Nettles, 3905 Society Hill Rd., Society Hill, SC29593. Burroughs Funeral Home is honored to assist the Johnson Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• August 12, 2020.

 

Martha Henrietta Huntley Kearns

PAGELAND - Mrs. Martha Henrietta Huntley Kearns, age 66, entered into rest on Monday, August 3, 2020. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Providence Baptist Church by Dr. Roger Wall and Dr. Ernest Winburn with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Wednesday prior to the service at the church.

     Mrs. Kearns was born November 12, 1953 in Union County, NC to the late Hall and June McCain Huntley. She was former employee of K-Mart, the Stockyard Grill, Fish Fare of Pageland, and AG’s Grill of Monroe. Martha was a faithful member of Providence Baptist Church where she served as chairman of the Bereavement Committee and former Sunday school teacher.

     A lady who never met a stranger, Martha enjoyed talking and meeting new friends. She also enjoyed playing soft-ball in her earlier years, mowing grass, and working in her garden. Martha was a talented cook who was known for her delicious pound cakes. Of all things enjoyed, time spent with her grandchildren was of utmost importance.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Kearns was also preceded in death by her nephew, Brandon Huntley; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Hinson; and granddaughter, Emma Caroline Hinson.

     Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Ronnie Kearns of the home; son, Jamie Hinson of Monroe, NC; stepson, Jason (Monika) Kearns of Mt. Croghan, SC; daughter, Julie Hinson of Charlotte, NC; brothers, George Huntley of Alton, NC, Tim Huntley of Badin, NC, Jimmy (Kim) Huntley of Monroe, NC, and Todd Huntley of Monroe, NC; sister, Clara (Jim) McGee of Monroe, NC; grandchildren, Jarred Hinson, Josh Hinson, Preston Johnson, Trinity Hinson, Kambrie Kearns, and Porter Kearns; special cousin and brother of the heart, Tommy (Sonya) Gaddy of Monroe, NC; and special nephew and son of the heart, Jordan Huntley.

     Memorials may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 232 Providence Church Rd, Pageland, SC 29728. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Kearns family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• August 12, 2020.

 

Phillip Joseph ‘Joe’ McLaurin

COLUMBIA/CHERAW - Phillip Joseph “Joe” McLaurin 53, died in Columbia, SC. Born in Cheraw, SC he was a son of Nancy G. McLaurin of Cheraw, SC and the late Phillip Creech “Bubba” McLaurin, Jr. He was a Bio-chemist. Surviving is his spouse, Andree Hoover of Columbia, SC, his mother, listed above, brothers, Bob McLaurin of Cheraw, SC, Lee (Rob Gainey) McLaurin of Jacksonville, FL, Trey (Brandi) McLaurin of Patrick, SC, nephews, Liam McLaurin, David (Rosie) McLaurin and Harlan McLaurin, his in-laws Joanna “Cameron” Brown and Byron and Nicole Brown, many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Also friends, Aya Mikami and Paul Sabo and son Julian Sabo, Michae lMoon and Joe Duenas, Calvin Branham Jr, Seth Wandersman, Eric Durr, Yevgeniy Sverdlik, Helen Vestal, Jack Brogdon and Trevon Hartfield. The family received friends 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A graveside service was held 11:00 am, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 6• August 12, 2020.

 

Harman Phillips

CHERAW – On Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Mr. Bryan Harman Phillips, 43, of Wilmington, NC went to be with his Savior with family by his side, at the home of his parents in Cheraw, SC.

     The memorial service was at 2:00pm Saturday, August 8, 2020 in the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home, Wadesboro, N.C., with Matt Cosner officiating. The family greeted friends one hour prior to the service and other times at the home of his parents.

     Bryan was born January 12, 1977, in Stanly County, NC and was the youngest son born to James Calvin Phillips, Jr. and Catherine Harman Phillips. He was a 1995 graduate of Anson High School and a graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in Agribusiness.

     At the time of his passing, he was self-employed in roofing and construction in Wilmington. He had also owned and operated Bryan Phillips Trucking and was by far the best produce salesman for Phillips Farms, as he sold peaches at various markets throughout the Wilmington area.

     A farmer’s market vendor he often worked with said it well, “Bryan was a genuine sweetheart, every single customer ADORED him. He’d carry heavy produce bags to customer cars as older women ogled at him (he had no idea), he’d talk my salt up so much that his customers would hop right into my line. He took a genuine interest and concern in each vendor at the market, Bryan had a way to make everyone feel special. “He truly had a heart for loving others.

     Those left to cherish his memory are his parents, Calvin and Cathy Phillips of Cheraw, SC; his brother and sister-in-law, Calvin and Tracie Phillips of Cheraw, SC; his niece and nephews, Elizabeth, Charlie and Sam; his companion, Michelle Adams, who he married on July 31,2020 as his final request, and her son Preston; his grand-mother, Rudelle Phillips of Cheraw, SC; his uncles and aunts, Ted Harman (Nancy)and Andy Harman (Judy) of Jackson Springs, NC, Jan Williams (Art) of Eagle Springs, NC, Donna Cassidy and Richard Phillips (Mollie) of Cheraw, SC and many cousins and their families.

     He was preceded in death by his grandparents, James Calvin Phillips Sr., Patt Claude, Jr. and Catherine Harman, and his uncle and aunt Patt Claude, III and Linda Harman.

     Bryan will be remembered as a loving son, brother, uncle, grandson, nephew and friend. He possessed a true gift to make others around him feel special and he had a way of lighting up any room he walked into. He never met a stranger and simply loved everyone without judgment. He was passionate about Christ’s love and for mentoring others who battled addictions.

     In recent days, he shared with his family that he was at the most peaceful place in his life. He was at peace because he knew where he was going when the Lord called him away.

     In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to The Launch Pad, 5001 Wrightsville Ave., Wilmington, NC 28403 or to the Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Service of the donor’s choice so that others might be able to fight addiction. The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • August 19, 2020 • 

 

James Paul Ainsworth

WALLACE - James Paul Ainsworth, 37, died Sunday, August 8, 2020. He was a son of the late Christina Ainsworth and Milton G. Ainsworth, Jr. James liked football, and baseball, his favorite Pro teams were the Buffalo Bills, and the New York Yankees. He enjoyed bowling, paint ball, swimming at the beach, Rap music, and hanging out with his friends.

     He is survived by his father listed above, brother Milton G. Ainsworth, III of Wallace, SC and a sister, Marcella M. Banach of Philadelphia, PA. He was preceded in death by his mother listed above.

     No arrangements have been made at this time. Kiser Funeral Home is serving the Ainsworth family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • August 26, 2020 •

 

Estelle Coates Allen

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -Estelle Coates Allen, 94 of Fayetteville, NC passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

     Estelle was born May 7, 1926 in Cheraw, Chesterfield County, SC to the late Donnie Roberts Coates andWilliam Ted Coates. She was preceded in death by her brother, Douglas Coates of Cheraw, SC.

     Estelle was a faithful servant of Snyder Memorial Baptist Church since moving to Fayetteville in 1970. She was the pianist for the Sunday School Adult 4 Assembly and a pianist for all her Sunday School assemblies since 1970, for 45 years. She was a member of the Gleaner’s class. She served as Sunday School Class President for many years as she was a member of that class. She also served as a Sunday School teacher during her service to the church.

     Estelle was a wonderful homemaker and a wonderful mother who always gave her children and grandchildren her priority and always loved us unconditionally. Not only was Estelle a talented pianist, she was an excellent seamstress and a talented floral designer.

     Estelle also was an avid bridge player who helped organize her bridge group in 1971 with the help of her best friends Janet Collie from Fayetteville, and Euva Freeze, now residing in Tucson, AZ. That bridge club is still playing today.

     Estelle is survived by her loving husband, Jerome Brooks Allen. They had been married for 78 years this past May 24, 2020. She is survived by her daughter, Phyllis Allen Warner and her husband, Jan S. Warner, and grandson, Kenneth Layne Warner. She is also survived by her son, Gregory Allen and his wife, Katherine Beard Allen; granddaughters, Sarah Brooke Allen, and Katherine Lynn Allen and wife, Nicole Allen; and great-granddaughter, Reagan Elizabeth Allen.

     There will be a private memorial service for the family because of Covid at a later date. Services entrusted to Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, NC 28301. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • August 26, 2020 •

 

Mark Allan Davis

Mark Allan Davis, 46, of Everett, WA passed away quietly on August 12, 2020 at Providence Regional Medical Center. He was born August 25, 1973 in Bennettsville, SC to Allan and Marie (Rummelhart) Davis.

     He attended Cheraw High School graduating in 1991. He also graduated from Seattle Central Community College with an Associate of Art and Science, Human Services and Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster Degree.

     Mark worked at the Washington Alcohol and Drug 24 hour hotline as an IT/ Web Development Director for 8 years. He also worked as a Chemical Dependency Professional for Schick Shadel Hospital and Seattle Counseling Services. Most recently he worked freelance IT/Web design which allowed him to grow his personal lawn care business. Mark loved spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed taking care of his animals and working on various gardening and landscaping projects.

     Mark is survived by his parents, Allan and Lynne Davis of Cheraw, SC and Marie Davis of Sioux Center, IA, his sister and brother in law, Donna and Steve Schaap, one nephew and two nieces, Christian Weber, Caitlyn Weber, and Ava Schaap. Also, his Aunts and Uncles, Jim and Darlene Davis, Lisa and Lindlin Bryan, Dave and Candy Rummelhart, and Joe and Laura Rummelhart.

     Mark is predeceased by grandparents Mary and JW Lee, Francis and Dorothy Rummelhart, an Uncle Billy Davis and Cousin Daniel Rummelhart.

     Memorial donations/in lieu of flowers may be made to the Everett Animal Shelter in Everett, WA @ 425-257-6000or make a donation to your local Animal Shelter. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • August 26, 2020 •

 

Alma Ruth Finch

OXFORD, N.C. - Mrs. Alma Ruth Finch, age 83, formerly of Patrick, SC entered into rest on Friday, August 21, 2020 at Universal Health Care of Oxford. Graveside services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery.

     Mrs. Finch was born September 14, 1936 in Marion, NY a daughter of the late Cornelius and Gladys Hookija Lepeltak. She was a retired bank teller and a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. Alma, along with her late husband, John, volunteered much of their time to Paws and Claws Animal Shelter & Rescue.

     In addition to her parents, Alma was also preceded in death by her husband of 57years, John Lloyd Finch.

     Survivors include her children, Rev. Sheryl Ann Fehr of AZ, Wayne C. (Seiko) Finch of Escondido, CA, Cindy Lou (Larry) Woolf of  Mountain View, MO, and Joy (John) McGrath of Wake Forest, NC; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; sis ters, Mary Ann Shultz of MI and Linda Atkins of FL

     Memorials may be made to Paws and Claws, P.O. Box386, Chesterfield, SC29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Finch family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • August 26, 2020 •

 

Edith Hurt Ford

Edith Hurt Ford died on August 19, 2020, leaving us with the sadness of our broken hearts and the sweetness of a lifetime of memories.

     She was born in Cheraw, South Carolina, the daughter of Henley Hall Hurt, Sr. and Edith Ramseur Hurt, both deceased.

     Edie is survived by her husband James “Jim” Arthur Ford, to whom she was married on October 22, 1960. She is also survived by three children, Edith Runette Ford of Charleston, SC, her twin brother James Howard Ford, II (Amy) of Madison, WI, and Bryan Wall Ford (Tracey) of Memphis, TN; grandchildren: Elyse, Meghan and William Ford; Whittaker and Zoe Ford; and a brother, Dr. Henley Hall Hurt, Jr. (Bibs) of Columbia, SC.

     Edie attended Agnes Scott College for two years before graduating from the University ofNorth Carolina atChapel Hill. Her love for and devotion to the Tarheels was well-known, especially during basketball season when Carolina Blue was the only color shere cognized. At Chapel Hill she was a charter member of the Epsilon Gamma Chapter of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, a lifelong affiliation she greatly enjoyed.

     Edie was perhaps best known by friends and family for the birthday and anniversary cards she thoughtfully sent to so many. An approaching benchmark date always came with the knowledge that the mail would contain greetings from Edie. Her best use of pen and paper was the letters she wrote to her children and grand children.News of home, expressions of her love for each of them and congratulations on their latest accomplishments were sent weekly to each family member.

     An active participant in the community around her, even when her health required her to be at home more, she loved playing Words with Friends and reading. Her knowledge of authors, recent and older books and other publications was a source of help to others who were looking for a “good read.”

     Her interest in historical events was an important part of her life as she was a former member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Visitors to her lovely home were told stories of her ancestors and the pictures and other historical pieces of their lives which had been passed on to Edie. She loved telling stories of family members, and how they lived in their time and what their lives meant to her.

     Edie was a long time member of the Upper Room Fellowship Sunday School Class at her much-loved church, Rome First United Methodist, as well as a participant in the United Methodist Women organization. She will be missed by her loving sisters in Chapter E of P.E.O., of which she was a long-time member. Gardening and having a lovely yard were highlights of the time when she was a member of the Green Thumb Garden Club in Rome.

     A graveside service was held on Sunday, August 23rd at 1:00pm with the Reverend Dr. Robert Brown officiating at East View Cemetery, Rome, GA with Daniel’s Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Rome First United Methodist Church Building Endowment Fund, 202 E. 3rd Ave, Rome, GA, 30161. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • August 26, 2020 •

 

Annie Mae Bridges Funderburk

PAGELAND - Annie Mae Bridges Funderburk, 98, died Tuesday, August 18, 2020. A funeral service was held on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 3 PM from the Flint Ridge Missionary Church, Pageland, SC. Interment followed in the church cemetery. She was born to late Mary B.Threatt Bridges andJoe Bridges in Chesterfield County, SC on August 10, 1922. Survivors: six sons, Linwood Funderburk, of the home, Harold Funderburk (Deborah), Raleigh, NC, Boyce Funderburk (Sheila), Monroe, NC, Tony Funderburk (Sheila), Lilesville, NC, Paul Funderburk (Lynette), Pageland, SC and Michael Funderburk (Jackie), Jefferson, SC; six daughters, Brenda Strain, Dunn, NC, Mary Ann Funderburk, Pageland, SC, Martha Carelock of the home, Evelyn Carelock (Larry), Monroe, NC, Carolyn Brewer (Jewel), Burnsville, NC and Jeran Miller, Pageland, SC; 43 grandchildren; 93 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • August 26, 2020 •

 

Diane Cook Lowery

PAGELAND - Diane Cook Lowery, 71, died on Tuesday, August 18, 2020. A funeral service was held Monday, August 24, 2020 at 11 am from the Oro Church, Pageland, SC. Interment followed in the church cemetery. She was born January 31, 1949, in Jefferson, SC to the late Mamie Lee Cook and William Shorty Sowell. Survivors: her husband, Fred Lee Lowery of the home; step-mother, Ida Mae Sowell, Jefferson, SC; children whom she loved so much, James Cook (Sara),Sylvia Brown Lowery, Fred Lowery, Jr (Tasha), Pageland, SC, Sandra Haggins, Jefferson, SC, Don Hancock (Sharon), Peachland, NC, Rodney Lockhart (Michelle), Lancaster, SC, Valerie Tyson, Chris McCray and Rajeene McCray, Pageland, SC; grandchildren, Montrelle Lowery, Jarmuris Lowery, Zarell Cook, Jalen Carter, Jericka McManus, Erin Haggins, Donavon Chambers, Davonna Chambers, Arica Mobley (Tim) and Keith Hancock; great grand children, Rico Horne, Gabby McManus, Markeith Miller and Tye Mobley; brothers, Freddie Cook (Yvonne), Washington, DC, Grover Cook, MD, William Sowell (Carol), Fort Lawn, SC, Lonnie Sowell and Brandon Sowell, Monroe, NC, sisters, Willene Johnson, Renee Tyson (Don), Kathy Austin (Roy), Jefferson, SC and Shakana Sowell, Monroe, NC; sister-in-law, Shirley Little (James), Charlotte, NC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • August 26, 2020 •

 

Sherry Phillips Lowery

PAGELAND – Sherry Phillips Lowery, 59, died on Monday, August 17, 2020. A graveside service was held Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 11am from the Union Hill Missionary Church Cemetery, Pageland, SC. She was born July 31, 1961 in Wadesboro, NC to the late Mary Ellen McFarlen Phillips and Willie M. Phillips. Survivors: her husband, Reggie Lowery; two sons, Jarvis Lowery (Brandi) and Keenen Lowery (Destany); grandchildren, Zoey and Noah; mother-in-law, Louis Lowery; five brothers-in-law, Keith Lowery (Renee), George Lowery (Kim), Perry Lowery (Angie), Tim Lowery (Gloria) and Randy Miller; a sister-in-law, Vanessa Lowery. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • August 26, 2020 •

 

Polly Jean Stroud Rivers

INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. -Mrs. Polly Jean Stroud Rivers, age 80, entered in torest on Thursday, August 20, 2020. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, August 25, 2020 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor with burial following in the Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 1:00 –2:00 PM Tuesday prior to the service at the funeral home and other times at the home ofher son, Danny & Sandy Rivers.

     Mrs. Rivers was born May19, 1940 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Ernest Blease and Geneva Isabel Phillips Stroud. She, along with her husband, was the owner and operator of Suburban Kitchens, Inc. Polly wasa member of Zoar United Methodist Church. She enjoyed woodworking and making crafts, gardening, cooking, and sewing. She also enjoyed horseback riding and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Rivers was also pre-ceded in death by a grandson, Christopher Thomas Rivers; sisters, Jerrold Ernestine Stroud, Mary “Monkey” Stroud Entzminger, Sandra “Sandy” McMorris; brother, Philip A. “Bo” Stroud; and nephew, Sedley King Entzminger, III.

     Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Dempsey Rivers; children, Michael Dempsey (Melinda) Rivers of Monroe, NC, Charles Daniel (Sandy) Rivers of Chesterfield, SC, and Dee Dee (Terry) Pressley of Indian Trail, NC; grand children, James (Della) Alexander, Samantha Alexander (Jason) Broome, Riley Michelle Rivers, Catherine Danielle Rivers, Jacob Pressley, and Samantha Pressley; great grandchildren, Allie, Rorie, Eva, and Ezra; sisters, Carolyn S. Marlowe of Gaston, SC, Beverly S. “Cookie” Russell of Winston Salem, NC, and Betty Ann Stroud of Columbia, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     The family would like to offer a special thanks to friend and caregiver, Alice McCray. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of Union County, McWhorter Hospice House, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd. Monroe, NC 28110.Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rivers family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • August 26, 2020 •

 

Preston G.W. Sellers

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -Preston G.W. Sellers, 88, died on Tuesday, August 18, 2020. Funeral service was held Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 1 PM from the Rocks Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Ruby, SC. Interment followed in the church cemetery. He was born August 31, 1932 to the late Owen Sellers and Annie Sellers in Chesterfield County, SC. Survivors: daughters, Linda Jefferson, Blythewood, SC, Rachael Coleman (Charles) and Joyce Sellers-Austin (Elliot), Huntersville, NC; god-daughter, Yvonne Boyd (Steve), Brooklyn, NY; sister, Viola Nelson, New Haven, CT; 6 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 6 great great -grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Dinalt Sellers, New Haven, CT and Martha Hinson, Charlotte, NC, brothers-in-law, Alfred McKay, Oceanside, CA, Keith McKay and Kenneth McKay, Charlotte, NC. Services were rendered by Flemming

Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • August 26, 2020 •

 

Jacqueline ‘Jacqui’ Marze

CHESTERFIELD - Jacqueline “Jacqui” Marze, 72, of Chesterfield, passed away Friday, August 28, 2020 at her home with her family by her side.

     Jacqui was born October 7, 1947 in Elizabeth, NJ, to the late John “Jack” and Mary Mullen Menzie.

     In 1968, Jacqui met and married her beloved husband, Francis “Frank” Marzein Lakehurst, NJ, where he was stationed with the US Navy. During the course of her marriage, Jacqui travelled the world, living in Taiwan and Italy, as well as the United States. She had a passion for learning about different cultures and meeting new people. Following retirement, her husband and she moved to South Carolina to be closer to children.

     Jacqui had a spirited fun loving nature, infectious laugh, and the uncanny ability to make friends everywhere she went. She was funny, insightful, straight-forward, and known for providing comfort and wisdom to those who were in need. She was a lover of tea, books, flowers, family, and friends.

     Jacqui was an active member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Cheraw, previously serving as church secretary and a member of the women’s club.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sisters Patricia Branscome and Mary Shannon. She is survived by her beloved husband, Frank Marze of the home; a daughter, Shannon McAuley and her husband James of Chesterfield; a son, Jason Marze of Cheraw; a sister, Susan Nenstiel of Pennsylvania; four grandchildren, Megan Sellers and husband Cody of Charleston, Ryan Justice of Chesterfield, Connor Marze of Cheraw, Kaitlin Brizendine of Virginia; a great-grandson, Alexander Sellers of Charleston; a nephew and niece, Joseph Shannon and Kathleen Osiadacz of New Jersey; and “sisters of the heart” Betty Spivey of Chesterfield, Beverly Cook of Georgia, Sandra McBride of Jefferson, and Kathy Falco of New Jersey.

     A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 2 p.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church, 602 Market Street, Cheraw SC. Family will hold a celebration of life in Jacqui’s memory at the home on Saturday, September 5. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, September 2, 2020 •

 

Mary Lynn Clark Adams

WALLACE - Mary Lynn Clark Adams, 67, died Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Born in Bennettsville, SC, she was a daughter of the late Daniel Peter and Sara M. Clark. Mary Lynn attended Pleasant Hill Methodist Church as well as Faith Fellowship Church. She had a love for being in the kitchen, traveling to the mountains and making crafts with her best friend, Barbara Taylor, but most of all, she loved being a Mama and Memaw. Her children and grandchildren were her greatest joy.

     She is survived by her son, Jeffrey Scott (Emily) Adams of Florence, SC, her daughter, Kristy Adams (Bryan) Sweatt of Wallace, SC, a brother, Danny (Jeanne) Clark of Florence, SC, sisters, Diane (Kenny) Hanke of Clio, SC, and Rose Marie Clark Smith of Hope Mills, NC, grandchildren, Cameron and Kendall Adams, Dalton, Landon and Kaylee Sweatt, and Caitlyn and Logan Morris and several nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, her previous husband, Jeffrey James Adams and her mother-in-law, Juanita Adams.

     A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, August  29,2020 at Faith Fellowship Church, Wallace, SC. The family received friends from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Saturday, August 29, 2020, following the service at Faith Fellowship Church. Burial was in the Faith Fellowship Church cemetery. In lieu of flowers: McLeod Health Foundation, PO Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502-0551 or Wallace Fire/Rescue, PO Box 245, Wallace, SC29596. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, September 2, 2020 •

 

Tommy D. Campbell

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Tommy D. Campbell, age 79, entered into rest on Sunday, August 23, 2020. A private graveside service was held August 26 at the Chesterfield Cemetery by Brent Taylor.

     Mr. Campbell was born November 5, 1940 in Chesterfield County, SC a son of the late Daniel Fred and Mary Ratliff Campbell. He was a graduate of Ruby High School and Queens College. Tommy was a member of White Oak Presbyterian Church and enjoyed attending Chesterfield Baptist Church. Mr. Campbell was also a member of the Chesterfield Masonic Lodge # 220 and served in the South Carolina National Guard. He was the former co-owner of Mustang Car-Washes, and the retired owner of Bill Johnson Insulation. Tommy was an avid golfer and reader of science magazines. He enjoyed following the University of SC football program and the University of SC and Duke University basketball programs.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Campbell was also preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Claire “Millie” Baker Campbell; brother-in-law, William “Bill” Johnson; and nephew, William “Little Bill” Johnson, Jr.

     Survivors include his sister, Goldia Johnson of Chesterfield, SC; god children, Marla Jacobs, and her son Johnny Bittle; Chelza White Leviner and her children, Dakota, Kieran, and Kyndall; Douglass Ross Campbell and Clay Demby Campbell; numerous cousins including Ronnie Campbell and Johnny Campbell of Chesterfield, SC; and an aunt, Louise Ratliff Allen of Indianapolis, IN.

     Memorials may be made to the Chesterfield Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 388, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Campbell family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, September 2, 2020 •

 

Lisa Ann Dixon Gainey

PATRICK - Mrs. Lisa Ann Dixon Gainey, age 55, entered into rest on Saturday, August 29, 2020. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Tuesday, September 1, 2020 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Jerry Gainey and Rev. Kathy Boone with burial following in the Green Hill Church of God of Prophecy Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Monday, August 31, 2020 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Gainey was born May 18, 1965 in Cheraw, SC a daughter of Robert Dixon and Ann Gainey Dixon. She was a graduate of Cheraw High School, Class of 1983, and was the Human Resource Manager for Chesterfield County. Lisa was a faithful member of Green Hill Church of God of Prophecy. She was an avid reader, and also enjoyed shopping and traveling to the beach with her family. Her most enjoyable times of all were spent with her grandchildren.

     Survivors include her husband of 34 years, Maxie Gainey of the home; son, William Lee (Heather) Gainey; daughter, Taylor Gainey both of Patrick, SC; mother, Ann Dixon of Patrick, SC; father, Robert Dixon of Bethune, SC; grandchildren, Kaydence Gainey, and Mary Arlisa Johnson; brother, Robbie (Cindy) Dixon of Cheraw, SC; sister, Nancy (Kenny) Freeman of Hartsville, SC; nieces, Jessica (Daniel) Smith, Brittany Freeman, and Taylor Nicole Jacobs; nephews, Marcus (Nicole) Dixon, and Tray Dixon; 3 great nieces; and 1 great nephew.

     Memorials may be made to Green Hill Church of God of Prophecy “Women’s Ministry,” P.O. Box 261, Patrick, SC 29584. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chesterfield, SC is serving the Gainey family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, September 2, 2020 •

 

Sandra Royall Greene

PAGELAND - Sandra Royall Greene was born in Southern Pines, NC, on March 7, 1938, to Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Royall.

     She grew up in her family’s hotel, Echo Inn, along with her twin sister and brother. She made many good friends at Converse College, where she also met the “love of her life,” a student at Wofford College, David Hursey Greene. She and David were later married and had two children, Reverend John David Greene, and a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Emanuel, and she has four grandchildren.

     She taught for 18 years at Saint David’s Episcopal Church school in Cheraw, S.C. until she retired. Art has always played an important part in her life, and she was chosen Artist of the Year by Wildlife Action, and her painting of a Wood Duck was chosen to be the first official conservation print issued by this fast-growing conservation organization which has chapters throughout the United States.

     Wildlife Pride Magazine also featured her painting on the cover, and The State Newspaper’s special feature magazine featured an article about her work. Sandra exhibited at the Northeastern Wildlife Exposition, at the State Museum in New York, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in Charleston, S.C., the Florence Museum in Florence, S.C., and the late senator Don Holland invited her to exhibit in his Senate offices in Columbia, S.C.

     When the Greenes moved to Pageland, S.C., she joined the Pageland Garden Club and became its president several years later. While serving as president, Sandra introduced the Taste of Pageland as a fundraiser for the club, and she and her husband hosted this highly successful event on five different occasions.

     Sandra was very involved in the community and was Chairman of the Pageland Beautification Committee for about 10 years, time she spent working on behalf of the town and Garden Club to make Pageland as beautiful as she could. In recognition of her efforts, she was chosen Citizen of the Year by the Pageland Chamber of Commerce in 2004.

     In keeping with her desire to make the world a more beautiful place, flowers also played a large part in her life as she and her husband worked together to make their home and gardens at Rock Quarry Pond a lovely, peaceful site with the many gardens they installed. They shared their home and gardens with others by hosting tours and social events.

   The Lord has been ever present in her life and she taught her ladies’ Sunday school class for many years, seeking to further her Lord’s Kingdom as best she could. Sandra Royall Greene is preceded in death by her brother, Dick Royall, Jr., and twin sister, Ina Royall Edwards.

     She is survived by her devoted husband of 62 years, David, and daughter, Mary Elizabeth Emanuel and husband David Emanuel, and grandsons, Joe and John Emanuel, and survived by her son, Reverend John David Greene, and daughter-in-law, Rosemary Greene, and grandson, Tyler Greene and wife Alexis, and granddaughter, Erin Ratliff and her husband Will Ratliff. Also surviving her is her nephew Rick Bryant, and her niece, Sherry Alspaugh and husband Michael and their children, Gray and Jackson. She is also survived by her extended brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Martha Greene, her niece Stephanie David and husband Jay David, and her nephew, Warren Greene and his wife Laura, and their daughter, Hannah and her husband.

     A Celebration of Life Grave-side Service was held at 4:00 PM Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery by Dr. Joel Dale. The family greeted friends immediately following the service at the cemetery. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 203 Pigg Street, Pageland, SC. 29728. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Greene family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, September 2, 2020 •

 

Sterley Whiteford Griggs

CHERAW - Sterley Whiteford Griggs, 84, died Thursday, August 27, 2020. Born in Chesterfield, SC he was a son of the late Levoid Monroe and Georgia Pate Griggs. He was an NC Air National Guard Veteran. Mr. Griggs was retired from the trucking industry (32+years) and was co-ownerof Tires Plus (25+ years). He was past President of the Greater Pee Dee Traffic Club (transportation association). He was a Past President of the Cheraw Rotary Club. He was a member of Cheraw First Baptist Church and the Berean Sunday School Class. He was a Mason and Shriner. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He most enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

     Surviving is his wife, Stephena Adams Griggs of Cheraw, SC, a son, R. Kevin (Holly Gleason) Griggs of Columbia, SC, a daughter-in-law, Gail Griggs of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Hannah G (Nick) Mock, Courtney Anne Griggs, a niece, Amy Griggs, and a nephew, Larry Griggs.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, a son, Richard “Ricky” D. Griggs and a brother, Robert L. Griggs.

     A graveside service was held at 11:00 am, Saturday, August 29, 2020 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. The family received friends at the graveside following the service. In lieu of flowers: Mercy in Me, Free Medical Clinic, PO Box 1684, Cheraw, SC 29520or Cheraw First Baptist Church, Berean Sunday School Class, PO Box 337,Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, September 2, 2020 •

 

Deborah L. Hurst

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Deborah L. Hurst, age 66, entered into rest on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at her home. A time of visitation and sharing of memories with the family was held from 3:00 – 5:00 PM Sunday, August 30, 2020 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mrs. Hurst was born May12, 1954 in Chesterfield, SC, a daughter of the late Eugene and Annie Shaw Lewis. She was a former employee of Chesterfield Webbing and a member of Bay Springs Baptist Church. Deborah enjoyed a good cup of coffee, going fishing with her family, and spending time with her grandchildren.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hurst was also preceded in death by her brother, Eugene “Brother” Lewis. Survivors include her husband, Jack Hurst of the home; son, Robert (Stephanie) Hurst of Spartanburg, SC; step-children, Jackie (Randall) Rivers of Chesterfield, SC, and Amy Watson of Brittons Neck, SC; grandchildren, Lainey Hurst, Logan Hurst, Christopher Hurst, Rebecca Rivers, Karla Watson, Anna Watson, and Kyle Watson; step-grandchildren, Daniel Rivers, and Brian Rivers; 2 great – grand-children; and sisters, Barbara Gooden, and Kathy Wilkerson both of Chesterfield, SC, and Carolyn Roscoe of Patrick, SC.

     The family would like to express their thanks to care-giver and friend, Leslie Smith; a special thanks to Shane and Dakota of Palmetto Transport; and the staff of Kindred at Home for all their love, care and support. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Hurst family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, September 2, 2020

 

Jean Abbott Leach

CHERAW - Jean Abbott Leach, 82, died Tuesday, August 25, 2020. Born in Darlington, SC she was a daughter of the late Marion Levi and Ozelma Shelley Abbott. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. She was an avid Bridge Player (Wednesday Night Bridge Club). She was a former member of the Cheraw Garden Club, DAR and Church Circle. Mrs. Leach enjoyed cooking, gardening and traveling.

     She is survived by her husband of 62+ years, Jerry B. Leach of Cheraw, SC, a son, Jay (Dawn) Leach of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Vicki Leach of West Columbia, SC, grandchildren, Jason Leach and Hannah Leach, brother, Roy C. Abbott of Darlington, SC, sister, Betty A. Mims of Darlington, SC, also many nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, brothers, Warren (June) Abbott, Randolph (LaWann) Abbott, sisters, Elizabeth (Vernon) Kinley, Olivette (Jake) Patterson and brother-in-law James Mims.

     A graveside service was held 3:00 PM, Friday, August, 28, 2020 in Old Saint David’s Cemetery. The family received friends in the Old Saint David’s Church following the service. Memorials: First United Methodist Church, 117 Third St, Cheraw, SC 29520 or St David’s Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 1196, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8, September 2, 2020 •

 

Stephen Hall ‘Steve’ Rivers

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Stephen Hall “Steve” Rivers, age 66, entered into rest on Saturday, August 29, 2020 with his family by his side. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Zoar United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the Rivers Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Rivers was born April 4, 1954 in Asheboro, NC a sonof the late Lemuel Hall andNannie Lisenby Rivers. He was a former employee of Weller Industries and a faithful member of Zoar United Methodist Church. Steve was very active in the church’s annual Drive Thru Nativity and enjoyed offering the farewells along with his long-time friend, Phillip Caulder. He was an avid runner who enjoyed cycling and competing in marathons. Steve was a member of the Chesterfield High School Football Program’s “Chain Gang” at the home football games. Steve was proud of his family and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Rivers was also preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Tom Freeman.

     Survivors include his devoted wife of 47 years, Mary Lynn Rivers; sons, Brian Hall Rivers and wife, Mandy, and Stephen Eric Rivers and wife, Krystin all of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Dylan Rivers, Payton Rivers, Tucker Rivers, and Gabriel Cox; brother, Joel Bennett Rivers and wife, Donna of Chesterfield, SC; and sister, Nancy Rivers Freeman of Burlington, NC.

     The family would like to offer a special thanks to the staff of Regency Southern-Care Hospice of Chesterfield for the love, care, and support shown to Steve and his family.

     Memorials may be made to Zoar United Methodist Church, c/o Debbie Foot, 2472 Zoar Road, Cheraw, SC29520 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 Rivers family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 12, September 2, 2020 •

 

Carroll E. Smith

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Carroll E. Smith, age 81, entered into rest on Monday, August 24, 2020. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Friday, August 28, 2020 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. William Griggs and the Honorable Rep. Rev. Richie Yow. The service of committal followed in Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery with Masonic Rites and Military Honors. The family received friends from 6:00 –8:00 PM Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home and other times at the home.

     Mr. Smith was born August 10, 1939 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Lester and Cleo Coker Smith. He was a former employee of Pepsi (Carolina Packing) and the retired owner and operator of Smith’s Mobile Home Supplies. Carroll also enjoyed the 11 years he volunteered at Concord Motor Speedway and was the recipient numerous times of the Volunteer of the Year Award.

     Mr. Smith was a member of the SC Army National Guard, Oakland Baptist Church, and a 41-year member of the Chesterfield Masonic Lodge #220. He was also a member of the Omar Shriners and the Jolly Jeepsters Shrine Unit where he was the proud driver of car #3. He was an avid NASCAR fan and a long-time personal friend of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. Carroll also enjoyed go-cart racing and shared that passion with his boys.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith was also preceded in death by a son, Thomas “Tommy Carroll” Smith; and brother, Mitchell Smith.

     Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Joyce H. Smith of the home; sons, Randy (Amber) Smith of Winston Salem, NC, and Jerry (Samantha) Smith of South Congaree, SC; grandchildren, Andrew Smith, Jeffrey Smith, Amanda Smith, Caseylee Smith, Tyler Arnold, Eddie Duncan, Megan Duncan, Justin Stroot, and Jessica Tish; sister, Patricia Smith Poteat of Inman, SC.

     Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, FL, 33607. 22900 Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, Florida 33607 900 Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, Florida 33607 Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Smith family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 12, September 2, 2020 •

 

Jennie Mae Turnage

CHERAW - Mrs. Jennie Mae Turnage, age 71, entered into rest on Friday, August 28, 2020. Graveside services were held at 10:00 AM Monday, August 31, 2020 at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery by Rev. Robert Turner and Brent Taylor. The family greeted friends immediately following the service.

     Mrs. Turnage was born April 15, 1949 in Lamar, SC a daughter of the late Sam Perry and Martha Sue Parnell Mancill. She was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and enjoyed playing the piano. A lady who loved taking care of her family, her house was always open to everyone. Jennie believed what her mom always taught her, that a person preaches their own funeral each day they live. She will always be remembered as a lady who always had a helping hand for those who needed it.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Turnage was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Marvin Walker Turnage; sister, Brenda Gail Turner; and brother-in-law, Kenny Chapman.

     Survivors include her son, Marvin Sam Turnage of the home; brother, Perry Mancill of Timmonsville, SC; sister, Terrie Sue Chapman of Cheraw, SC; niece, Brandi (Joey) McKay; nephews, Dusty (Selena James) Chapman, Matthew (Kimberly)Turner, Patrick (Shannon) Mancill, and Jonathan Mancill; 3 great nephews; and 1 great niece.

     The family would like to ex-press their thankfulness to special caregivers, Geneva Goines, Kathy Smith, and Kala Smith all of Chesterfield, SC. Memorials may be made to Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, c/o Sara Murray, 7088 Teals Mill Road, Cheraw, SC 29520.Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Turnage family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 12, September 2, 2020 •

 

Mary B. Blakeney

PAGELAND - Mary B.Blakeney, 92, died on Friday,August 21, 2020. A gravesideservice was held Thursday,August 27, 2020 at 11am fromthe Tiney Grove HolinessChurch Ceme-tery, Pageland,SC. She wasborn March 1,1928 to thelate Manfordand MillieBlakeney inPageland, SC.Survivors:daughter, Kimberly Louallen(Franklin), Mt. Croghan, SC;grandson, Franklin Louallen,Mt. Croghan, SC; grand-daughter, Ma’Aniya Louallen,Mt. Croghan, SC; nieces, TillieRivers, Shirl Smith, SlyviaThreatt, all of Pageland, SCand Eureka Campbell, Lan-caster, SC. Services were ren-dered by FlemmingFunerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • September 9, 2020 • 

 

George Lane

CHERAW - George Lane,91, died Wednesday, September 2, 2020. Born in Marion County, he was a son of the late Joseph William and Margaret Ellen Taylor. He was the widower of Helen Lane. He was a member of the Cheraw Church of God and the Over 50 Club. He enjoyed going to church. He was a member and donor to the Waccamaw Boys Home. He enjoyed collecting coins and antiques. He loved being a Grandpa. He loved traveling to the beach with his family. He was a loving husband, father and grandpa.

     Surviving are his sons, Cecil (Sharon) Lane of Calabash, NC, Richard (Denise) Lane of Columbia, SC, Keith (Sherry) Lane of Cheraw, SC, a sister, Rosie Ard of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Mitchell Lane, Chris (Angela) Lane, Dee Dee (Russell) Miller, Summer (Randall) Coleman, Laura (Eric) Drummond, John (Reene) Lane, Jessica (Tommy Atkinson) Gibson, Ray (Allison) Lane, Elizabeth (Anthony) Gloster, Joshua Lane, Caleb Lane, Charlie Lane, Aaron Lane, Bruce Dale Lane, Jewell Lane, 18 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by his parents and wife listed above, also, sons, Glenn Lane, Bobby Lane, Steve Lane, brothers, Woodrow Lane, Hampton Lane and WJ Lane.

     The family received friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Friday, September 4, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Cheraw Church of God, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorials to: McLeod Hospice of Cheraw, 711 Chesterfield Hwy., Cheraw, SC29520. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • September 9, 2020 • 

 

Fannie L. Melton

CHESTERFIELD – Fannie L. Melton, 78, died Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Graveside service was held on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 12 PM from the Davidson Missionary Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. She was born to late Simpson and Hattie Jackson Bittle in Chesterfield, SC on January 20, 1942.

     Survivors: daughters, Hattie M. Talley, Chesterfield, SC, Deborah Meadows (Jimmy), Wingate, NC and LaCarol Harris(Chris), Charlotte, NC; son, Jerry W. Melton, Charlotte, NC; grandchildren, Derrick Melton, Chesterfield, SC, Christopher L. Melton, Cheraw, SC Jermaine Melton, Cheraw, SC, Detario Melton, Christopher Melton, Kendra Melton, Chelsea Lovett Melton, Peyton Amir Harris, all of Charlotte, NC and LaTisha Meadows, Wingate, NC; eight great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Sara Melton, Kannapolis, NC.

     Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • September 9, 2020 • 

 

Michael George Quick Jr.

GIBSON, N.C./CHERAW,S.C. - Michael George Quick Jr., 36, died Friday, September 04, 2020. Born in Cheraw, SC, he was the son of Michael G. Quick, Sr. of Cheraw, SC and Valerie Leviner of Charlotte, NC.

     Surviving is his wife, Brandy Anette Neese Quick of Gibson, NC, sons, Cheston Michael Ray Quick of Cheraw, SC, L.J. Quick and Jaden Quick of North Carolina, daughters, Brianna Quick and Bethanie Quick of North Carolina, his parents listed above, sisters, Erica Lee (Rob) White and children Thorn Evan White and Leif Eric White of Chesterfield,SC, Bridget Denise Quickand child Bradlee Cooper McCormick of Cheraw, SC, grandparents, Lee and Ron Chavis, Nellie Mae Quick, aunts and uncles, Travis Quick, Jr., Patricia Quick, Sherri and Billy Quick, Tony Quick, Michelle and Tom McQuiston and Alanna Leviner.

     He was preceded in death by a son, Braxton Polson and grandfathers, Travis Quick, Sr. and Bobby Leviner.

     There was a private service Sunday. A committal service (public included) was held 3:45 PM, Sunday, September 6, 2020 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were: PhillipLeviner, Tim Mcune, Jamie Norris, Gene Freeman, Eugene Roscoe, Taurean Jennings and Shuford Quick. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • September 9, 2020 • 

 

Chucky Robinson

PAGELAND – Reverend Chucky Robinson, died on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. A graveside service was held Sunday, September 6, 2020 at 2 PM from the Greenlawn Memorial Park, Pageland, SC.

     He was born to the late Jack Wade and Mildred Lockhart Robinson in Monroe, NC. Survivor: hiswife, Susanne Shannon Robinson; children, Wendy Robinson, Regina Robinson, both of Pageland, SC, Wiley Jr. Robinson (Viola), Germany and Dedric Chucky Robinson (Katrina), Pageland, SC; grandchildren, Akylah Robinson, Dedric Robinson, Da’vonta Robinson, Daylan Robinson Trey Robinson, Keterra Robinson, Jack Robinson, Mia Robinson and Amani Richardson; sisters, Nannie Bracey, Pageland, SC and Susie Blakeney, Jefferson, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • September 9, 2020 • 

 

Brenda G. Hutson Watts

CHERAW - Brenda G.Hutson Watts, 72, died Tues-day, September 1, 2020. Born in Cheraw, SC, she was adaughter of the late Robert Glenard and Mary Alice Driggers Hutson. She worked for Plyler Paper Stock for over 20 years. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her grandchildren.

     She is survived by her daughters, Lauren Watts (Mac) Hodges of Dunn, NC and Alicia Watts Baker of Cheraw, SC, brothers, Robert “Bobbie” (Lynn) Hutson of Cheraw, SC, Ricky (Debbie) Hutson of Cheraw, SC and Timmy (Renee) Hutson of Chesterfield, SC, sisters, Kay Bedenbaugh of Chesterfield, SC, Sharon Criminger of Lugoff, SC and Pam Hutson-Poates of Hopkins, SC and grandchildren, Caden and Ava Claire Hodges and Chandler and Camryn Baker.

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above and a son, Lee Christopher Watts. The family received friends from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Friday, September 4, 2020 in the Fellowship Building of Westside Baptist Church. A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM, Friday, September 4, 2020 at Westside Baptist Church.The burial was private. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • September 9, 2020 • 

 

Henry P. ‘Hal’ Duvall IV

Henry Powe (Hal) Duvall,IV died on September 12,2020 in Columbia SC. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, a burial service will be held at Old St.David’s Church in Cheraw S.C. on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at 3pm.

     Hal Duvall was born on November 20, 1930 in Sewawnee, Tennessee. He was the son of Henry P. Duvall andElizabeth Farmer Duvall. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Cheraw S.C. where his father joined the family hardware business, Cheraw Hardware & Supply Company.

     After attending Cheraw public schools, Mr. Duvall graduated from The Citadelin 1952. He served in the US Army as an infantry officer.Following his army service, Hal returned to Cheraw to join the family hardware business as a fourth-generation owner and operator.Hal was active in the hardware business outside of Cheraw, serving for 24 years on the Board of Directors for ServiStar Corporation, a nationwide distributor of hardware to retail stores. He served as President of Cheraw Hardware & Supply until the store closed in 1997 after 104 years of operation by the Duvall family.

     Recognized for his business experience, Mr. Duvall served for many years on the board of Directors of First Federal Savings and Loanand its successor, First Bank.

     Mr. Duvall was active member of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Cheraw. He served on the vestry and a swarden of the parish. His love of music led him to sing in the choir for seventy years and serve twenty-five years as the choir director.

     In his retirement, Mr. Duvall fulfilled a lifelong desire to write, completing two novels and a collection of anecdotes collected from his days in Cheraw.

     In 2014, Hal and his second wife, Amaryllis Doar Duvall moved to Still Hopes, an Episcopal retirement community in West Columbia, S.C.

     Hal Duvall was predeceased by his first wife of 36 years, Jean Crawford Duvall and his sister, Elizabeth Duvall Eubanks. His survivors include his wife, Amaryllis Doar Duvall of Still Hopes in West Columbia, his brother, The Right Reverend Charles Farmer Duvall of Still Hopes Retirement Community in West Columbia, his daughter, Sarah Duvall Boan of Cheraw and his son, Henry P. Duvall V of Sumter. He is also survived by grandchildren Belinthia Coggins Elder, William Stafford Boan, Jackson Crawford Duvall, Charles Harrison Duvall, Sallie Elizabeth Duvall, great grandchildren Crawford Duvall Poole, Sarah Madeline Boan and numerous nieces and nephews.

     In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mercy In Me Free Medical Clinic, 32 Foundry Hill Rd, Cheraw, S.C., 29520 or the Chaplain’s Fund, Still Hopes, PO Box 2959, West Columbia, S.C. 29171. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • September 16, 2020 • 

 

Jimmy Lee Gaddy

CHESTERFIELD - Mr.Jimmy Lee Gaddy, age 79, joined his Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 5, 2020. A Celebration of Life Service was held 4:00 PM Wednesday, September 9, 2020 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Julian Cato and Rev.Donald Wallace, Sr. The family greeted friends immediately following the service athe funeral home.

     Mr. Gaddy was born September 23, 1940 in Wadesboro, NC a son of the late James Willall Gaddy and Margaret Eddins Gaddy Carter. Jimmy was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Mr. Gaddy was a memberof the NC National Guard Reserves, Refuge Baptist Church, and a former member of Oakland Baptist Church. A lifelong farmer, he was a lover of cattle and a gifted mechanic. He freely shared his mechanical knowledge with many youngmen and was the undisputed tractor expertin this area. He was employed with state and local highway departments and Warden &Smith Concrete as a heavy equipment operator and mechanic. In addition to his mechanical abilities Jimmy was also known for his infectious laugh and great sense of humor. He never met astranger.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Gaddy was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Judy Gaddy Rayfield, and Patricia Gaddy Diggs.

     Survivors include his devoted wife of 41 years, Janet D. Gaddy of the home; son, Marty Merriman of Cheraw, SC; daughter, Dana Merriman (Chris) McCorkle of Concord, NC; grandson, Turner McCorkle; brother, Richard Allen Gaddy of Cheraw, SC; and sister, Norma Gray Gaddy Adams of Mt. Croghan, SC.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Gaddy family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • September 16, 2020 • 

 

Peggy Jean Melton Johnson

CHERAW - Mrs. Peggy Jean Melton Johnson, age 85, entered into rest on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. A private family grave-side service was held at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery by Hospice Chaplain,Rev. Jim McLure.

     Mrs. Johnson was born July 31, 1935 in Charlotte, NC a daughter of the late Flora Jane Melton. She was a retired employee of Weller Industries and a loving home-maker. Peggy enjoyed spending time with her family, watching westerns, and listening to the “classic style” country music.

     In addition to her mother, Mrs. Johnson was also preceded in death by her husband, Winston F. Johnson; an infant daughter; and her brother, Jack Melton.

     Survivors include her children, James A. (Clara S.) Howard of Greer, SC, Maxie A. (Lisa Polson) Johnson of Cheraw, SC, Winston F. Johnson, Jr. of Grand Forks, ND, C. Eugene Johnson, and William B. (Cindi R.) Johnson both of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Wendy (Steve) Ziegler of Cheraw, SC, Christopher Johnson of Colorado, Kelli Nicole Johnson of Cheraw, SC, Melissa “Missy” (Mike) Phillips of Morven, NC, Casandra “Cassie” Johnson of North Dakota, Ryan P. Howard of Greer, SC, Ashley Johnson of Morven, NC, and Aria Johnson of Cheraw, SC; and numerous great grandchildren.

     The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Agape Hospice for their excellent care and support shown to Mrs. Johnson and the family. Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice, 311 N. Main Street, Lancaster, SC 29720. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield,SC is serving the Johnsonfamily. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • September 16, 2020 • 

 

Edith Phillips Martin

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs.Edith Phillips Martin, age 86, entered into rest on Thursday, September 10, 2020. Graveside services were held at 4:00 PM Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery by Rev. Jeff Gardner.

     Friends could stop by Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home on Sunday between the hours of 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM to pay their respects.

     Mrs. Martin was born March 1, 1934 in McFarlan, NC a daughter of the late Arthur Battle and Sarah Frances Jones Phillips. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing and a faithful member of Oakland Baptist Church. Edith’s passion was her family. She was very active in her children’s life and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and family.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Martin was also preceded in death by her husband, Fay Martin; brothers, Battle, John, Mack, and Gordon Phillips; sisters, Mary P. Pate, Lucille Phillips, Clemmie P. White, and Sarah P. Boan; and great grandchild, Brynn Harper Martin.

     Survivors include her sons, Philip (Carol) Martin of Taylors, SC, and Danny Martin of Ruby, SC; grandchildren, Daniel Gantt Martin (Brooke), Courtney Martin Driver (Andrew), and Kelsey Ann Martin; great grandchildren, Lucas Driver, Dillon Driver, and Jenna Kate Martin; sister, Dorothy Phillips Zearfoss of Chesterfield, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     The family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to Mrs. Martin’s caregivers through the years, Betty Atkinson, Dot Burr,Linny Gardner, Jan Benton, Jenny McCabe and the exceptional staff of Shepherd’s Care of Greenville, SC for their love, care, and support to Mrs. Edith and the family.

     Memorials may be made to Shepherd’s Care 2100 North Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville SC 29609 or to Oakland Baptist Church, 47 Oakland Church Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Martin family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • September 16, 2020 • 

 

Adelia P. Pierce

CHERAW - Adelia P. Pierce, 82, died Thursday, September 10, 2020. Born in Cheraw, SC, she was a daughter of the late Samuel McNeil and Janie Elizabeth Parker and the widow of Joe Pierce. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Cheraw where she had served as a Deacon, Elder, choir member for over 25 years, and a member of the Women of the Church and affectionately known as the “Kitchen Lady.” She was active with the American Cancer Society, receiving the First Lady Award for cookbook sales. Also, she volunteered in public education and at the First Presbyterian Church. She was an Honorary Life Member of Presbyterian Women. Mrs. Pierce was a dedicated nurse for 60 years, she enjoyed catering, and reading.

     She is survived by a son, Richard (Libby) Pierce of Cheraw, SC, daughters, Debra (John) Mosley of Conway, SC and Norma (Tony) Knight of Cheraw,SC, grandchildren, Neil (Alicia) Grant, Elizabeth (Grady) Burton, Elaine (Jesse) Jones, Jackie Pierce, Parker Pierce, and great-grandchildren, Izzy Burton,Lily Burton, Noah Grant, Ian Grant, AJ Jones, and Victoria Jones.

     The family received friends from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Saturday, September 12, 2020 in the Parlor of First Presbyterian Church. A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial followed in Old St.David’s Cemetery. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • September 16, 2020 • 

 

Henry P. Rivers Jr.

RUBY - Mr. Henry P.Rivers, Jr.,age  64, entered into rest on Thursday, September10, 2020. A private family graveside service was held atFairview Baptist Church Cemetery.

     Mr. Rivers was born November 24, 1955 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Henry P. Rivers, Sr. and Margaret Hodge Rivers. He was an employee of Highland Industries with over 15 years of service and a former employee of Caro-Knit with 25 years of service. Henry was a member of Ruby Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed singing in church and spending time with “his girls and boys,” his nieces, great niece, and great nephews.

     Survivors include his wife, Robbin Lisenby Rivers; brother, Charles W. (Pam) Rivers of Ruby, SC; nieces, Charlene Rivers, and Diana Rivers (Greg) Perry both of Ruby, SC; great niece, Taylor Perry; and great nephews, Hunter Hodge and Luke Perry.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rivers family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • September 16, 2020 • 

 

James Andrew ‘Andy’ Robeson

CHERAW – James Andrew ‘Andy” Robeson, 56, died Friday, September 11, 2020. Born in Cheraw, SC, he was a son of the late John Greer, Jr. and Nancy Elizabeth Robeson. Andy enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, biking and helping people. He was a wonderful person and had quite the sense of humor.

     He was survived by his wife, Wanda Goodnight of Cheraw, SC, brothers, Ben Robeson of Augusta, GA, John Robeson of Columbia, SC and a sister, Elizabeth Arsenault of Murrells Inlet, SC.

     A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 25 at 2:00 pm at Riverside Park in Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • September 16, 2020 • 

 

Gladys S. Sweeney

CHERAW - Funeral services for Gladys Louise Streater Sweeney were held Friday, September 4, 2020 at Pee Dee UnionBaptist Church. Services of committal and interment were conducted at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Cheraw. Gladys Sweeney, 73, died on Sunday, August 30 at McLeod Hospice House in Florence after a valiant fight with cancer.

     Mrs. Sweeney was born May 10, 1947, the eighth child of 10 children to the late Lonnie Streater and Candys Hillian Streater in Patrick, SC.

     Mrs. Sweeney started first grade at the old Mt. Mary Community School, began second grade at the old Bethesda School, later attended Edwards Elementary School and graduated class Valedictorian from Gary High School’s Class of 1965 in Chesterfield. She attained her Bachelor of Mathematics degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University in May 1970. She received her Master of Education degree from South Carolina State University in 1982 and furthered her education to a Master’s plus 30 hours.

     Mrs. Sweeney knew her strength came from above. She was baptized at Mt. Mary Baptist Church, then joined Mt. Tabor Methodist Church in Chesterfield. After marrying she joined Davidson Grove BaptistChurch with her husband before moving her membership in 1984 to Pee Dee Union Baptist Church in Cheraw where she remained a member with her husband and family until her death.

     Mrs. Sweeney enjoyed a memorable 41-year career as an educator and renowned mathematics teacher. Beginning in February 1970 at Ruby Elementary School as their only minority instructor, she taught PE, Art, and General Studies in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. She accepted her first mathematics teaching position at Fairfield Junior High School in Winnsboro, SC, before joining the staff at Long Junior High School and part time at Chesterfield Marlboro Technical College in Cheraw.

     Dear old Cheraw High School was her final teaching home. She spent 35 years teaching advanced mathematics. She earned numerous recognitions, including Teacher of the Year and District Teacher of the Year in 1998. Mrs. Sweeney’s co-workers named her Mayor of the Front Hall at CHS. The Class of 2011, her final class, renamed the hallway “The Gladys S. Sweeney Wing of Opportunity” in honor of her career service to CHS.

     Mrs. Sweeney was a dedicated community servant. She was a member of the Deaconess and Missionary Ministries at Pee Dee Union Baptist Church; a member of the Court of Calan the inMorven, NC; the Rising Star Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Patrick, SC; a Charter Member of the Omicron Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Cheraw; She was a Life Member and Golden Member (50 years) of AKA.

     Gladys is survived by husband James N. Sweeney, Sr. of the home; a son, James, Jr. (Jennifer) (Southampton, UK); a daughter Shalah S. Sweeney (Florence, SC); a grandson Memphis James Sweeney; two granddaughters Valerie Denise and Victoria Elizabeth Sweeney; five sisters Theodora S. Parker (Alexander), Ruth E. Streater, Loretta S. McNeal, Katherine S. Binns, and Cynthia A. Streater; 11 nieces; 17 nephews, and a host of many relatives and friends; and thousands of former students she taughtand molded along the way.

     Donations can be made to the Gladys S. Sweeney Scholarship Fund; make checks payable to Pee Dee Union Baptist Church with the memo Gladys S. Sweeney Scholarship Fund. Mailing address: 92 Chestnut Street Cheraw, SC 29520.  Morris Funeral Cottage and St. Joseph’s Cemetery were entrusted with the services for Gladys S. Sweeney. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • September 16, 2020 • 

 

Kenneth J. ‘KT’ Tarleton

CHERAW - Kenneth J. “KT” Tarleton, 79, died Sunday, September 13, 2020. Born in Chesterfield County he was a son of the late Walter Braxton and Viola WallaceTarleton.He was aveteran ofthe NationalGuard. He enjoyed racing, playing golf, cooking and hangin gout with his friends and family.

     He is survived by his wife, Frances Creech Tarleton of the home, sons, KennethTerry Tarleton of Cheraw, SC, Mike (Kristin) Tarleton of Chesterfield, SC, and Jim (Laurie) Tarleton of Cheraw, SC, brothers, Walter Maynard Tarleton of Cheraw, SC and Alvin “Bobo” Tarleton of Cheraw, SC, a sister, Margaret Helen Jones of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Laura Gooden, JT Cutchin, Conner Tarleton, Katie Tarleton, Brody Tarleton, and JaceyTarleton and 4 great grandchildren.

     The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday, September 14, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A graveside service was held 4:00 PM, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. Memorials to Bethel United Methodist Church, 3624 Rocky Ridge Road,Wallace, SC 29596. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 12 • September 16, 2020 • 

 

Campbell L. ‘C.L.’ White

CHESTERFIELD – C. L. was born in Chesterfield, he was a son of the late John Riley and Virginia Davis White. He served in the SC National Guard and retired from Fluor Daniel. C. L. was a farmer and enjoyed spending time with his family and spoiling his grandchildren. He was a member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church where he was in the Senior Adult Sunday School Class.

     He was preceded in death by his beloved grandson, Chase Compton; two brothers, Charles Ray White, James “J.B.” White; and two sisters, Ethel Stipe andMary Ruth Moore.

     Surviving in addition to his wife of 58 years, Harriet Griggs White; are three daughters, Lynn White, Nancy Compton (Carl) and Melanie Flynn (Michael), all of Cheraw; four grandchildren, Calvin Caulder (Raquel), Ashley Clark (Brian), Colt Compton (Scarlett) and Journey Overstreet; six great grandsons, Garrett Caulder, Seth Mansanarez, Airel Caulder, Cooper, Payne and Gunner Compton; a brother, Tony White (Martha) of Greenville; and a sister, Betty Watson (Jerry) of Sumter; along with several nephews and nieces. Services were held at 2 pm Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel.

     The family received friends before the service from 1-2 pm at the funeral home. Burial with military honors followed at Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Lower Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 1594 Cheraw, SC 29520. (For a flagpole to be placed in honor of all those who serve our country) Pallbearers were Clifford Stipe, Jimmy White, Jason King, Eddie Lang, David Griggs, Cody Teal. Honorary escort will be, Mickey and Barbara AnnRoscoe, Virgil and Mildred Crenshaw, Bubba and Wanda Lewis, Sue and Danny Lee, Jr. and Ken Teal. Miller-Rivers-CaulderFuneral Home ofChesterfield, SC is serving the White family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 12 • September 16, 2020 • 

 

Joyce Threadgill Bowman

CHERAW - Mrs. Joyce Threadgill Bowman, age 80, entered into rest on Saturday, September 12, 2020. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM Friday, September 18,2020 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Dean Parker andBrent Taylor with burial following in the Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 –8:00 PM Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home and other times at the home of her sister, Rachel T. Miles.

     Mrs. Bowman was born September 6, 1940 in Wadesboro, NC a daughter of the Jasper Harmon and Viola Cathleen Brock Threadgill. She was a former waitress who enjoyed meeting and helping others. She was also a very gifted writer of poetry.

     In addition to her parents, Joyce was also preceded in death by her sisters, Josephine T. Campbell, Louise T. Allen, and Barbara T. Gathings; brothers,Thomas Franklin Threadgill, and Jasper Junior Threadgill.

     Survivors include her children, Debbie B. (Scott) Williams of Wells, ME, Betty Bowman of Springvale, ME, and Jamie Bowman of Rockingham, NC; 6 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; sisters, Rachel T. Miles of Mt. Croghan, SC, Patricia T. Adams of Hamlet, NC, and Carol T. Brunzo of Olive Branch, MS; numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Cross Roads Baptist Church, “Cemetery Fund,” 4963 Cross Roads Church Road, Ruby, SC  29741, or Hospice of Chesterfield County Foundation, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or to a charity of one’s choice.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Bowman family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • September 23, 2020

 

Pauline Henry

CHERAW – Pauline Henry,85, died on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. A graveside service was held Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 2 PM from the Foundry Hill Cemetery, Cheraw SC. She was born February 26, 1935 to the late David and Mary Robinson Watson in Cheraw, SC. Survivors: children, Barbara Lewis (Paul), Cheraw, SC, Ernestine Henry-Worrell, Cheraw, SC, WillieMae Henry, Seattle WA, Ernest Henry, Jr., Cheraw, SC, VenessaElaine Henry,Cheraw, SC and Ella MaeDallas, Seattle, WA; sisters, Maggaline Brown, Cheraw, SC, Bessie Jenkins, Charlotte, NC, Mary Jean Pegues, Cheraw, SC and Daisy Love, Rockingham, NC; 20 grand-children and 51 great grand-children. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Cheraw. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • September 23, 2020

 

Eddie Johnson

JEFFERSON - Mr. Eddie Johnson, 59, of Jefferson, SC passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020 in Hartsville, SC.

     Eddie Johnson was born on October 5, 1960 in Chesterfield, South Carolina to the late Rufus Edgar Johnson and Clara Lee Johnson. He is predeceased by his daughter, Olivia Ray Johnson; brother–in-laws, Johnnie Jenkins and Ricky Kirkley and nephew, Scott Jenkins.

     Eddie was the co-owner of Cedar Lane Supply of Pageland, South Carolina and a licensed land surveyor. He is retired from the South Carolina National Guard. Eddie loved treasure hunting with his metal detector and panning for gold. He was an avid woodworker and loved to do any type of puzzle to keep his mind sharp. Most of all, he loved to spend time with family and friends, especially Friday Night Scratch Off. He also loved watching America’s Funniest Videos with his grandson, Jake.

     He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Robin Rayfield Johnson of Jefferson, SC; daughters, Emily Brown (Jeff) and Rachel Johnson both of Jefferson, SC; brother, Tommy A. Johnson (Sheila) of Jefferson, SC; sisters, Patricia Jenkins and Sandra J. Kirkley both of Jefferson, SC; grandson, Jake Brown; nieces, Kandi Williams (Kevin) and Melissa Smith; nephews, Brian Kirkley (Trish), Daniel Kirkley (Beverly) and Kevin Kirkley (Amy) and numerous great nieces and nephews.

     Anyone could come by the funeral home Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM to pay their respects and sign the register book.

     There was a Celebration of Life Graveside Service at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Macedonia Baptist Church in Jefferson, SC, with Pastor David Sanders and Pastor Mack Mullis officiating. Burial followed at the cemetery. The family greeted friends following the service at the graveside.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children’s Miracle Network, C/O McLeod Foundation, 800 East Cheves Street, Suite 150, Florence, SC 29506, Macedonia Baptist Church, 3944 Johnson Rd., Jefferson, SC 29718, or a charity of one’s choice. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Johnson Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • September 23, 2020

 

Wilburn N. Johnson Jr.

RUBY - Mr. Wilburn N. Johnson, Jr., age 67, entered into rest on Monday, September 14, 2020. Graveside services were held at 12:00 PM Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery by Brent Taylor. The family greeted friends immediately following the service at the cemetery and other times at the home.

     Mr. Johnson was born April 13, 1953 in Charlotte, NC the son of Betty Oliver Agnew and the late Wilburn Johnson, Sr. He was a retired truck driver and a member of Fairview Baptist Church. An avid out-doorsman, Wilburn enjoyed hunting, fishing,and spending time with his grandchildren.

     Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Jeanette G. Johnson of the home; sons, Jeanette G. Johnson of Mt. Croghan, SC, Jeremiah (Andrea) Johnson of Ruby, SC; grandchildren, Jake Johnson, Mya Johnson, and Kathryn Johnson; mother, Betty Oliver (Charles) Agnew of Ruby, SC; and brother, Johnny Johnson of Mt. Croghan, SC.

     Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Johnson family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • September 23, 2020

 

Dustin ‘D’ Alexander McMillan

JEFFERSON - Mr. Dustin “D” Alexander McMillan, age 30, entered into rest onTuesday, September 15, 2020. Private Family Services were held on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Almetta Baptist Church by Rev. Corey Joplin. A graveside service followed at the Jefferson Cemetery following the service around 1:30 PM. The public was invited to attend. The familygreeted friends following the service at the cemetery and other times at the home of his grand-mother, Grace McMillan.

     Mr. McMillan was born July 14, 1990 in Monroe, NC a son of Richard McMillan and Rebecca Mills. He was a former well digger and member of the Jefferson Masonic Lodge #239. D enjoyed spending time with family and friends, racing, riding his motorcycle, and working on cars. He also enjoyed playing with his nieces, nephews, and cousins. He had a heart of gold and loved to spread cheer around the room.

     Mr. McMillan was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Alex “Old Jake” McMillan; and maternal grandfathers, Raeford Mills and Jimmy Cook.

     Survivors include his mother, Rebecca (Roger Moore) Mills of Ruby, SC; father, Richard McMillan of Jefferson, SC; paternal grandmother, Grace H. McMillan of Jefferson, SC; maternal grandmother, Barbara Cook of Pageland, SC; sister, Jessica (Tate) Williamson of Bethune, SC; twin brother, Justin “J” McMillan of Chesterfield, SC; brother, Lane Rivers of Jefferson, SC; aunts and uncles, Bill (Tammy) McMillan of McBee, SC, Lori (Kevin) Middleton, Keith “Frog” McMillan, Angie (David) Terry, and Jr. (Meg) Mills all of Jefferson, SC; nephews and nieces, Bubba, Emma, Pnut, Lillie, Alexa, and Oakley; and numerous cousins and extended family.

     Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Chesterfield County Foundation, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to Shriners Children’s Hospital, 950 W Faris Rd, Greenville, SC 29605. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the McMillan family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • September 23, 2020

 

David Wayne Moore

CHERAW- David Wayne Moore, 61, died, Monday, September 14, 2020. Born in Chesterfield, SC he was a son of the late Tom Perry and Ruby Aline McLendon Moore. He was a graduate of the University of Miami Culinary Arts and was a chef for 40+ years. He was anavid sports fan.

     Surviving is his daughter, Abbi Benson of Manchester, NH, sisters, Crystal Moore (Dean) Hatcher of Cheraw, SC, Brenda (Jim) Wood of Myrtle Beach, SC, nieces and nephews, Danielle Moore, Mary Hatcher, William Hatcher, Jim Wood and a great nephew Isaiah Moore.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, and a brother, Tommy Moore. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • September 23, 2020

 

Joseph Clarence Orearl Bergeron

Joseph Clarence Orearl Bergeron, 94, died Sunday, September 27, 2020. Born in Melvindale, MI, he was a son of the late Joseph Ernest and Alma Marie Cornellier Bergeron. He was the widower of Maryann Bergeron. He was a WWII US Army Veteran. Mr. Bergeron was a member of Cheraw First Baptist Church. He was a retired barber (50+years). He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and photography. He loved the Lord, his family and everyone he met. He loved talking to everyone he met. He used his barbering profession as an opportunity to witness. Even after he “retired” to Florida, he would take his barber kit to home-bound people in his retirementcommunity to provide a service to them and his Lord. Once word got out that he was a barber, people started making appointments to come see him. His garage turned into a barber shop and yet again, an opportunity for him to witness.

     Surviving is his son, Mark A. (Jeanette) Bergeron of Monroe, GA, a daughter, Ruth (Bill) Carter of Cheraw, SC, a sister, Jeannine Freiwald of Surprise, AZ, seven grandchildren, Kristin, Bradley, Keith, Steven, Scott, Amanda, Shari, and fifteen great grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by his parents and wife listed above, a son, Paul E. Bergeron, a great grandchild, Carter Franklin Howiler, and a brother, Rudolph Bergeron.

     A memorial service will be held Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at 2:15 PM at Cheraw First Baptist Church, 126 Green St, Cheraw, SC 29520. Prior to the service, the family will receive visitors in the Family Life Center of Cheraw First Baptist Church from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Memorials may be sent to Hospice Care of South Carolina. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • September 30, 2020 •

 

Duvall Bullard

MIDDENDORF – Servicesfor Major Duvall Bullard, 88, were held Tuesday, September 29th at 4:00 pm with visitation at 3:00 pm at the Middendorf Baptist Church. Rev. Beau Boyle, Rev. Danny Holley, Rev. Don Rhyne officiated. Rev. JerryMcManus assisted at graveside.

     Mr. Bullard died peacefully Saturday Morning at home with his family. Born in Chesterfield County, SC he was the son of the late William Curtis and MaryMagdalean Linton Bullard.He was a life-time member of Middendorf Baptist Church where he devoted over 65 years of service in leadership positions from Building and Grounds, Sunday School Director, Teacher, Moderator. After serving decades on Deacon Board, he was honored with status of Life Deacon. One of hisgreatest joys was leading theChurch Choir. Memorials may be sent in lieu of flowers to the Middendorf Baptist Church Building Fund to complete a handicap ramp cover.

     Mr. Bullard retired from Sonoco after 36 years of service and was a member of the Old Timer’s Club and Masonic Lodge. He was an Alligator Fire District Charter Member and served as Treasurer and Board Member for many years. He attended Middendorf Elementary, McBee High, Chesterfield-Marlboro Tech (Cheraw), Palmer College and Midland Technical College (Columbia). He joined the US Navy serving his country during the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed farming, fishing, and his trusted companion Beau.

     Surviving are his wife, Eloise Jones Bullard of 66 years, children Nancy (Ron) Shearer, Marcus (Debbie) Bullard, John Leland (Rita) Bullard and Terretta (T-J) Vernarsky all of Hartsville, SC, 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren. Sisters Doris Atkinson of Hartsville and Ordelle Davis of Texas, Sister-in-laws Gail Bullard of Hartsville, Billie Linton of Kannapolis, NC and Brother-in-law Harold Branham of Columbia.

     Preceded in death by his firstborn daughter Lorretta, great-granddaughter Sophia Gray, Brothers and Sisters Junior Linton, Rachel Branham, Charles Bullard, Jesse Bullard, Blease Bullard, Ina Hoffman and Ellen Tyner.

     The family greatly appreciates the care given by the Kindred at Home Health Staff and the entire VA team. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • September 30, 2020 •

 

Richard Wayne “Rick” Gulledge

MT. CROGHAN - Mr.Richard Wayne “Rick” Gulledge, age 65, entered into rest on Thursday, September 24, 2020. A private family graveside service will be held at Mt. Croghan Memorial Park on Sunday, October 4, 2020 officiated by Brent Taylor. The family will be meeting at the home of his mother, Mrs. Kay T. Gulledge.

     Mr. Gulledge was born April 24, 1955 in Monroe, NC, a son of Kay Taylor Gulledge and the late Rev. Grady J. “Buck” Gulledge. Rick began working alongside his father at Buck’s Upholstery Shop as a teenager and was a very talented upholsterer, specializing in ornate and antique furniture. Avery artistic gentleman, Rick always had an eye for décor and decorating. He enjoyed working in his yard, creating beautiful landscape and unique flower gardens. Rick loved celebrating and decorating for each holiday. He was a true “kid” at heart and loved spending time with his nieces, nephews, and their families.

     Survivors include his beloved life partner of 40 years, Kenneth Caudle of the home; mother, Kay T. Gulledge of Mt. Croghan, SC; son, Ryan Poston of Sylva, NC; brother, Chip Gulledge; sisters, Sherry (Tony) Johnson, and Lisa (Rusty) Platts all of Mt. Croghan, SC; nieces & nephews, Jake (Crystal) Johnson, Matt (Susan) Griggs both of Mt. Croghan, SC, Lindsey (Gary) DeSantis of OH, Kayla (Jared) White, Carly (Brady) Morgan both of Mt. Croghan, SC, and Corey Adams of Chesterfield, SC; great nieces & great nephews, Wade and Waylon Johnson, Aubree, Finley, and Emery White, Connor Griggs, and Vito DeSantis. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Gulledge family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • September 30, 2020 •

 

Ralph Franklin Hildreth

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Mr.Ralph Franklin Hildreth, 80, of Charlotte, NC, formerly of Pageland, SC, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 21, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Hildreth was born on September 18,1940 in Pageland, SC to the late Wilson James Hildreth and Lillie Moree Hildreth. He was predeceased by his brothers, William Carson Hildreth, Claude M. Hildreth, Ted Hildreth, and Harry H. Hildreth. Mr. Hildreth was a graduate of Pageland High School in 1958 and was a Beta Club member and All State Representative in mathematics. He then received a double Masters in Civil Engineering and Business Administration.

     Mr. Hildreth was a civil engineer with J. A. Jones Construction for over 20 years. He served in the US Army. He was a Christian man, who enjoyed woodworking and doing various home improvements. Ralph was an organizer and loved to coordinate the Pageland High School reunions. He enjoyed traveling when he could and was deeply involved with ancestry research. Mr. Hildreth was a cat lover, especially to his precious Cocoa.

     He is survived by his wife, Linda Gibson Hildreth of Charlotte, NC; step son, William M. Perry, of Cheraw, SC; step daughter, English P.Griggs (Mitch) of Davidson, NC; brother, Jamie Hildreth (Kitty) of Pageland,SC; sister,Sarah Woodring of Huntersville, NC; step grandchildren, Camden Griggs of Dallas, TX, Collin Griggs of Charlotte, NC, and Landon Perry of Myrtle Beach, SC and numerous nieces and nephews. There was a Celebration of Life Graveside Service at 3:30 PM on Friday, September 25, 2020 at Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery, Ruby, SC with Pastor Mack Mullis officiating with Military Honors. Burial followed in the Cemetery. Anyone could come by Baumgartner Funeral Home, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Thursday, September 24, 2020 to sign the register book and pay their respects.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cross Roads Baptist Church, C/O Myrtis Burr, 3289 Hwy 268, Mt.Croghan, SC 29727 or Chesterfield Co. Animal Shelter, 436 Goodale Rd., Chesterfield, SC 29709. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Hildreth Family. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • September 30, 2020 •

 

Celia W. Melton

WALLACE - Celia W. Melton, 93, died Saturday, September 19, 2020. Born in Chesterfield County and was a daughter of the late Neal and Elliott Stroud Wilks. She was the widow of Rudolph Melton. She was a member of Wallace Baptist Church, Wallace, SC. She was retired textile worker.

     Surviving is her son Thomas F. (Wanda) Melton of Lexington, SC, grandchildren, Thomas F. Melton, Jr., Sherri Polyak, great grandchildren, Haley B. Rabon, Maddie Swaid, Reagan Melton, Kennedy Melton, T. J. Melton, Hadley Melton, Kendall Polyak and Tinsley Polyak, brothers, E. M. Wilks and David Wilks both of Hartsville, SC, also, a daughter of heart and caregiver, Dorothy R. Teal.

     She is preceded in death by her parents listed above and a grandson, Chad Melton. A graveside service was held 4:00 PM, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • September 30, 2020 •

 

Charles W. Perdue

WALLACE - Charles W. Perdue, 84, Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Born in Chesterfield County he was a son of the late Charlie and Jessie Mae Griggs Perdue. He had served in the US Marine Corp. He was a member of Pleasant Hill UMC (40+years) where he served as a lay leader, Sunday School Teacher and several leadership positions in the church. He enjoyed gardening, cutting grass and fishing. He loved spending time with family and especially grandchildren.

     Surviving is his wife Nellie Faye Leviner Perdue of Wallace, SC, a son, Charles Brandon (Renee) Perdue of McColl, SC, a brother, Ken Perdue of Hartsville, SC, a sister, Margie Ann Perdue of Hartsville, SC and five grandchildren, Briclee Gray, Chloe Perdue, Maddox Perdue, Mallory Perdue, Maddison Perdue.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, a brother, James Perdue and a sister, Ollie Tolson.

     The family received friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Sunday, September 27, 2020 at Pleasant Hill UMC, Wallace, SC. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • September 30, 2020 •

 

Patricia Ann Rivers

CHERAW - Patricia Ann Rivers died on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. A graveside service was held Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 1 PM from the Chesterfield Community Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. She was born April 28, 1956 to the late Freddie Lee and Patricia Sue Joines Rivers in Chesterfield, SC. Survivor: her husband, Robert Faust; children, Twina Rivers, Battle Creek, MI, Allen Rivers, Jr. (Roshonda), Gresham, SC, Christopher Rivers, Chesterfield, SC, Thomasina Rivers (Jermaine), Cheraw, SC; step children, Kelly Young, Kelsey Young, Thomasville, NC and Antoine Spencer, Chesterfield, SC; siblings, Walter Lee Rivers (Peggy), Vanessa Rivers, Jeffrey Scott Rivers, Cheraw, SC, Darrell Rivers (Dara), Pageland, SC, Lula Rivers, Robert Rivers (Toni), Chesterfield, SC and Linda Rivers, Bennettsville, SC; 16 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • September 30, 2020 •

 

Jerome ‘Jerry’ B. Therrell

CHERAW - Jerome “Jerry” B. Therrell, 78, died, Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Born in Bennettsville, SC he was a son of the late Jerome B. “J. B.” Therrell Sr. and Alma Lee McLaurin Therrell. He was a Veteran of the US Navy and the Army National Guard. He was a lifetime Methodist and a member of First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. (50+years). He enjoyed mission work by serving in the Red Bird Mission Projects in Beverly, Kentucky (10years), also with a mission group in Haiti. Mr. Therrell served in the Civitans of Cheraw, the Jaycees and a local Prayer and Praise Group.

     Surviving is his wife, Sarah Margaret Perkins Therrell ofCheraw, SC, a son, Joseph B (Stacy Deering) Therrell of Front Royal VA, a daughter, Marsha T. (Joe) Gentry of Cheraw, SC, a granddaughter, Joanna Gentry, brothers, Al Therrell of Florence, SC, Wayne Therrell of Greenville SC, and Charles Therrell of Kansas.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, a brother, Donald Therrell and a sister, Linda T. McLaurin. A graveside service was held 1:00 PM, Saturday, September 26, 2020 in Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cheraw, SC. The family will receive friends following the service. Published in The Link (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • September 30, 2020 •

 

Robert M Adams

CHESTERFIELD – Robert M. Adams, age 78, entered into rest on Tuesday, September 29 2020. Graveside services were held at 12 PM Friday, October 2, 2020 at Sandy Plaines United Methodist Church Cemetery by Rev. Ricky Malloy. The family greeted friends following the the service at the graveside and on Thursday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the home, 1057 Rainey Road, Chesterfield, SC.

     Mr. Adams was born Janyary 26 1942 in Morvin, NC a son of the late Dudley Meriman and Violet Canaary Lowry Adams. He was a retired employee of Dan River, Inc. and a former employee of Clarks Fashions. Mr. Adams was a member of Sandy Plaines United Methodist Church. A true sports enthusiast, Robert watched all sports especially enjoyed wrestling and NASCAR, pulling for Kyle Busch. He enjoued deer hunting and was a member of the Jackson Road Hunting Club.

     Mr. Adams was the last surviving member of his immediate family, and in addition to his parents, was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Johnny Adams and Gerald Adams and great grandbaby, Ellie Adams.

     Survivors include his children, Lisa Adams (Kevin Griggs) Johnson of Mt. Croghan, SC, and Rober “Lil Robert” (Tammy) Adams, Jr. of Chesterfield, SC, grandchildren Brittany Adams, and John Adams of Chesterfield, SC,; great grandchildren, Wyatt and Weston Adams; special friends, Troy & Kay Martin, and Jimmy Jordan all of Chesterfield, SC.

        Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County Foundation P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place Memphis TN 38105 or to Sandy Plains United Methodist Church, c/o James Phillips, 1591 Previtte Road, Morvin NC 28119.

   Miller-Rivers-Cauldeer Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Adams Family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • October 7, 2020

 

Timothy Michel Cottingham

CHERAW – Timothy Michael Cottingham, 62, died Monday, September 28, 2020. Born in Cheraw, SC he was a son of the late Leroy Gene and Thelma Walters Cottingham. He enjoyed reading and going to the beach. He loved spending time with his family and his fur babies Daisy and Runway.

     Surviving his wife (42 years), Suzanne Kelley Cottingham of Cheraw, SC, a sister Jean Teal of Mooresville NC, sister-in-law, Carol Howard of Hartsville, SC, Libby Hughes of Goose Creek, SC, Amy Chance of Jeminson, AL., nieces, Leigh (Kevin) Griggs, Jennifer (Joel) Hodes, Shannon (Robeert) Levandowski9, Kelly (Matt) Hooper, nephews, Justin (Kim) Teal, Matthew (Sheena) Kelley, Michael Houghes, Joshua Moore, 12 Great nieces, 14 great nephews, 2 great great nephews, 1 great great niece.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, a sister, Ava Cottingham, brothers, Hamer Cottingham, Keith Coattingham, nephews Steven Teal and Lee Matthews.

     The family received friends 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Wednesday, September 30, 20202 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A memorial service was held at 4:00 PM Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     In lieu of flowers: Chesterfield County Animal Shelter, 436 Goodale Rd. Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Regency SouthernCare Hospice, 203 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • October 7, 2020

 

Amber Kalyn-Medlin Goins

WALLACE – Amber Kalyn-Medlin Golins, 25, died Saturday, October 3, 2020. Amber was born in Myrtle Beach SC and was the daughter of Charles and Donna Byrd of Wallace, SC. She was preceded in death by her biological father Gregg Hart.

     Surviving is her husband, Elvis Goins, children Maya Goins, Ava Goings both of Wallace, SC, brother Jonathan (Diandra) Beggs of Raeford, NC, Damian Hart of Murrells Inlet, SC, and a sister, Trinity Hart of Murrells Inlet, SC. She also leaves behind many grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

     A memorial service will be held at a later date. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • October 7, 2020.

 

Betty Jo Lowery

CHERAW – Betty Joe Lowery, 76, died Friday, October 2, 2020. Born in Ashville, NC, she was a daughter Wade and Hazel Mae Treadway Payne. She was the widow of Billy Lowery.

     Surviving is her daughter, Cheri Lowery of Cheraw, SC., an aunt , Shirley Tredway of Ashville, NC and cousins Deborah and Sandra of Ashville, NC. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also a daughter, Llie Jo Moore.

     A graveside service was held at 11 AM, Sunday, October 4, 2020 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family received friends following the service. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • October 7, 2020.

 

Elizabeth “Millie” Cox Marsh

CHERAW – Mrs. Elizabeth Cox Marsh, age 90, entered into rest on October 2, 2020. Funeral services were held at 4 PM Thursday, October 6, 2020 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by the Rev. Brooks Marsh, Dr. Steve West, and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Tuesday prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Marsh was born May 14, 1930 in Lynch Station VA a daughter of the late Wyatt Reed Cox and Lockie Thompson West. She was a retired employee of Weller Industries and Burlington Industries. Following her retirement, Mrs. Marsh worked in the Home Health Care profession caring for the elderly. She enjoyed attending Windsor Park Freewill Baptist Church. She was also a very talented seamstress who enjoyed sewing and crocheting.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Marsh was also preceded in death by her husband, John Melvin Marsh, Jr.; daughter, Eveline Short; sister, Kitty Fox; brothers, John W. Milton, Warren “Dyke”, Arnold, Doug, Pete, Richard, and Harry Cox.

     She is survived by  her children, Mark D (Judy Borich) March of Bennettsville, SC, Donald W. (Joni) Marsh of Cheraw, SC, and Debra Lang of Cheraw, SC; sister, Lucy East of Martinsville, VA; sister-in-law, Ruth Clark of Alta Vista, VA’ 14 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Marsh family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • October 7, 2020.

 

Olin David Morrison

MCBEE - A private family graveside service for Mr. Olin David Morrison, 59, who entered into rest on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, was held in McBee Cemetery. The Rev. Paige Wheeler and The Rev. Charlie Short will officiate. Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Directors are caring for the family.
     Guests are invited to pay their respects and sign the register on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his honor to McLeod Hospice or Union United Methodist Church.
     David was born in Hartsville, SC, on January 13, 1961, and was a member of Union United Methodist Church. A graduate of McBee High School, he attended Francis Marion University before beginning his career with Clemson University’s Pee Dee Research Station in Florence, SC.
     He retired after 28 years of service as a Tobacco Research Specialist. In 1993 Clemson University honored David with the Outstanding Service Award in recognition of his work with the Extension Tobacco Program. He was a dedicated employee known throughout the Pee Dee region for his role in the station’s summer tobacco tours for farmers and agricultural industry representatives.
     He was a mentor and supervisor for the many young people who were employed as summer interns at the station during his years of service. After retirement, he continued his lifetime passion for agriculture, growing hay and raising cattle and horses on the family farm.
     In his early years, he enjoyed the excitement of auto racing both as a driver and as a spectator. He had fond memories of the friendships he developed during that time in his life. Later in life, he enjoyed listening to music, watching television westerns, and spending time on the farm.
     Surviving relatives include his parents Olin and Kathryn Morrison; sisters, Frances (Dale) McCluney, and Mary Ann (Rod) Ellison; brother, Ralph (Loren Brumbaugh) Morrison and nieces Tara (Richard) Harris and Alexandra McCluney.
     He was predeceased by paternal grandparents Daniel A. and Marie Stokes Morrison and maternal grandparents Carl and Marguerite Melton Jones.
     The family would like to thank the staff of McLeod Hospice in Cheraw and Florence as well as the private caretakers who so ably and efficiently provided comfort and care during his recent illness.
Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • October 7, 2020.

 

Magdolna “Maggie” Nagy

Magdolna “Maggie” Nagy fell asleep in death on Wednesday,  September 23, 2020. She was born July 31, 1934 to Mklos and Magdolna Vincze in  Budipest, Hungary. She passed peacefully at her home in Mt. Croghan, SC. In the presence of her loving husband Imre Nagy and her youngest son Peter Nagy. Maggie and Imre celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on September 13th 2020. She was a devoted wife and mother, who took immense pride in preserving her family’s heritage. Her days were often filled with her commitment to her ministry, which she did full time for 48 years. She loved people and felt a strong sense of responsibility to share the Bible’s message of hope with those in her community. Those who had the pleasure of meeting Maggie were very quickly made aware of her witty sense of humor. She never lacked a cleaver word, made all the more memorable spoken in her thick Hungarian accent. She played piano, enjoyed writing calligraphy and playing cards. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Rita Nagy and brother, Miklos Vincze. She is survived by her husband Imre Nagy of Mt. Croghan, SC; her children, Peter Nagy, Howard Nagy, and Adrianna Weaver (Doug); grandchildren, Jason Nagy (Stacy), Jennifer Nagy, Christina Parker (Steven), Rachel Alsobrook (Nolan), great grandchildren, Alexander Atkins, Joseph Campbell, Caleb Parker, Sam Parker. The family held a Memorial Service via Zoom on Saturday, October 10, 2020.

     John 11:25, Jesus said to her: “ I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.”  Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Nagy family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • October 7, 2020.

 

Charles David Rivers

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Charles David Rivers, age 85, entered into rest on Sunday, September 20, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM Thursday, September 24, 2020 at Chesterfield Baptist Church by Pastor Randy Bishop with burial following at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Pageland, SC. The family received friends from 10:00 – 11:00 AM prior to the service at the church

      Mr. Rivers was born July 21, 1935 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Mayo and Fannie Brooks Rivers. A long time member of Chesterfield Baptist Church. Charles was an ordained deacon, a member of the choir and active in the men’s brotherhood. He served in the National Guard and was a charter member of the Chesterfield Rescue Squad. Charles served on the Chesterfield Fire Department for 30+ years and was a member of the Chesterfield Masonic Lodge #220.  He was an avid sports fan who enjoyed football, golf and was a huge Washington Redskins fan. Mr. Rivers will be remembered for his kind smile, strong hand shake, and love for his family and church.

        In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by a sister, Effie Lou Rivers Jerome. Survivors include his loving wife of 63 years, Madge M Rivers, of the home; son, David (Pamela Lemmond) Rivers of Waxaw, NC; sister, Hazel Davis of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Erica R. (Michael) Kilroy of Monroe, NC, and Davey E. Rivers of Waxaw, NC; 2 great grandchildren; aunt, Sadie Traskiewics of Rockwell, NC; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.

       Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rivers family.  Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6A • October 7, 2020.

 

Lloyd Franklin Burr

CHESTERFIELD – Lloyd Franklin Burr, 73, of Chesterfield, SC died Saturday, October 10, 2020 after a battlwith cancer. A lifelong resident of Chesterfield County SC,

     Mr. Burr was born on January 27, 1947 to Lloyd Clinton Burr and Frances Deese Burr of the Douglas Mill community in Chesterfield, SC. He was a 1965 graduate of Chesterfield High School, Chesterfield, SC. Following high school, Mr. Burr followed his father into the timber business beginning his career as an associate with Stone Container managing a wood yard. Subsequently Mr. Burr served large timber and land organizations including Canal Wood, Almond Forest Products, and Edwards Wood Products before becoming an independent timber dealer in 2000. He retired in 2004 and spent his hard earned golden years pursuing his passions of barrel racing and cultivating his farm in Chesterfield, SC.

     Mr. Burr was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Wilson Clinton Burr. Surviving are his wife, Linnett Thomas Burr of the home; daughter, Shirley Denise Barefoot (Robert) of Patrick, SC; granddaughter, Hunter Michelle Barefoot (fiance, Asher Burnett) of Patrick, SC; grandson, Ty Kinley Barefoot of Patrick, SC; nephew, Ricky Burr of Chesterfield, SC; stepson, Adam Michael Foard (Clare) of Jefferson, SC; step-grandson, Wyatt Middleton Foard of Jefferson, SC; stepson, Ethan Thomas Foard (Elese) of Jefferson, SC; step-granddaughter, Augusta Belle Foard of Jefferson, SC and god-daughter of the heart, Lili Lara (Tripp Stroman) of Swansea, SC.

     A Celebration of Life Service for family and close friends was held on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Greenlawn Memorial Park of Pageland with Pastor Don Rhyne officiating. Committal followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park of Pageland. The family welcomed everyone to visit Baumgartner Funeral Home, from 3:30PM - 6:30 PM, Monday, October 12, 2020 to sign the register book and pay their respects.

     In memory of Mr. Burr’s love of nature, in lieu of cut flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Arbor Day Foundation-Trees in Memory program. In the alternative, memorials may be made to the Douglas Mill Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1925 Douglas Mill Road, Chesterfield, SC29709.

     The family would like to extend their appreciation to Regency SouthernCare Hospice, especially Nurse Beverly. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • October 14, 2020

 

Charles Farmer Duvall

COLUMBIA - The Rt. Rev. Charles Farmer Duvall, retired bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast, died on October 8, 2020 in Columbia, SC. Due to Corona virus restrictions regarding inside services, a burial service was held at graveside at Old St. David’s Episcopal Church in Cheraw, SC on Tuesday October 13, 2020 at 11:00 am.

     Charles Farmer Duvall was born on November 18, 1935 in Cheraw, SC and was the second childof Henry Powe Duvall, III and Elizabeth Farmer Duvall. His father was the third-generation proprietor of the Cheraw Hardware & Supply Company.

      After attending Cheraw public schools, Duvall graduated in 1957 from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, where he was a member of the elite Summerall Guards and upon graduation was awarded with the prestigious Charles O. Willson Ring by his class-mates.

     Upon graduation from The Citadel, he was married to Ann Warren (Nancy) Rice of Charleston, SC before attending Virginia Theological Seminary where he graduated with a Master of Divinity in 1960.

     Duvall served three churches in SC from 1960 to 1962: Holy Trinity in Grahamville, SC, Church of the Cross in Bluffton, SC, and a small mission on Hilton Head Island, SC. In 1962 he became the rector of St. James, James Island in Charleston, SC. Between 1970 and 1977 he served as the rector of Holy Trinity Church in Fayetteville, NC after which he became rector of the Church of the Advent in Spartanburg, SC.

     On November 15, 1980 Duvall was elected bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast and was consecrated the following spring by Presiding Bishop John Allin. He served as bishop of the Central Gulf Coast for twenty years, retiring in 2001.

     Known as a storyteller, Duvall emphasized the teaching office of the bishop. He recorded a series of ten Bible stories titled “Biblical Stories Retold to Tickle the Ear and Touch the Heart.” Duvall had a lifelong connection with Kanuga Episcopal Camp and Conference Center in Hendersonville, NC. He attended camp there as a boy, led youth conferences there early in his ministry, and as a Bishop was a popular chaplain for Summer Guest Periods for many years. He served on the Kanuga Board of Visitors and was at one time Chairman of the Board of Directors.

     Duvall served on numerous boards and received recognition for his accomplishments from many. The School of Theology at the University of the South, where he served on the Board of Directors, and Virginia Theological Seminary both awarded him a Doctorate of Divinity. He also served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Episcopal Media Center, which joined with Day 1 Ministry to become the Alliance for Christian Media during his tenure. In addition, he served on the Board of Directors of St. George’s College in Jerusalem.

     Charles Farmer Duvall was predeceased by his brother Henry Powe Duvall, IV and his sister Elizabeth Duvall Eubanks. His survivors include his wife of 63 years Nancy Rice Duvall of West Columbia, SC, his daughter Ann Duvall Barwick (Daniel), his sons Charles Farmer Duvall, Jr. (Ellyn) and Theodore Wannamaker Duvall (Katherine). He is also survived by grandchildren Elizabeth Barwick, David Barwick, Benjamin Duvall, Samuel Duvall, Beverly Duvall Bowers, Anne Lawton Duvall, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kanuga Conference , Retreat, and Camp Center in Hendersonville, NC  or Harvest Hope Food Bank of Columbia, SC. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • October 14, 2020.

 

Larry Clark Gaddy

CHESTERFIELD – Larry Clark Gaddy passed away October 5, 2020 after a courageous 2-year battle with cancer. A Celebration of Life graveside service was held at 1:00 PM Friday, October 9, 2020 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens by Dr. Steve Fitzgerald. A reception for family and friends followed the service in the courtyard of Kevin Lear on Main, 140 2nd Street, Cheraw, SC.

     Mr. Gaddy was born June 24, 1953 in Wadesboro, NC to the late Hollis M. and Ester Clark Gaddy. He graduated from Cheraw High School in 1971, and Gardner Webb College in 1975. Larry was a salesman in the brick industry for many years. Larry had many friends from childhood to the present, and nurtured those friendships throughout his adulthood. He was always willing to help anyone in need, never expecting anything in return. He wask nown for his pecan pies, and took pleasure in sharing them with family and friends throughout S.C.

     Mr. Gaddy lived on his grandparent’s farm in Chesterfield, SC and cherished his time taking care of it. Larry enjoyed antique car restoration and was restoring his grandfather’s 1954 Chevrolet truck. Larry was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Cheraw, SC. He gave of his time to his church and enjoyed the fellowship. He was larger than life and will be missed by many. Loved and outspoken, you would get his opinion whether you wanted it or not!

     Surviving are numerous cousins including Bill & Glenda Lee, Randy Lee, Billy Frank & Jill Gaddy, and Andy & Christy Gaddy and their families; life-long sweetheart, Betsy Leonard of Charlotte, NC; and his beloved goddaughter, Katharine Stafford Keller.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to 2 of Mr. Gaddy’s most supported charities, The Thornwell Orphanage, 302 S. Broad Street, Clinton, SC 29325, or to The McArn Food Bank, 131 2nd Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Gaddy family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • October 14, 2020.

 

Charlie Monroe McLain

CHERAW - Charlie Monroe McLain, 58, passed away Tuesday October 6, 2020. Born in Cheraw, SC he was a son of the late Otis James McLain Sr. and Faye Cora Quick McLain. Charlie enjoyed the ocean, racing and cooking out with family and friends. He liked Dallas football and was an avid Carolina Gamecock fan.

     He is survived by his wife, Linda Ann Campbell McLain of the home, brother, Otis James McLain, Jr., sisters, Patricia Teal of Cheraw, SC, Teresa (Keith) Roscoe of Cheraw, SC and several nieces and nephews.

     Mr. McLain was predeceased by his parents listed above, a brother, Bennie McLain, and a brother in law, Larry Teal.

     The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Friday October 9, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A memorial service was held 3:00 PM, Friday October 9, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home. Memorials can be made to the charity of your choice. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • October 14, 2020.

 

Robert William ‘Rocky’ Michaud

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Robert William “Rocky” Michaud, age 71, entered into rest on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. Mr. Michaud was born October 28, 1948 in Newark, NJ, a son of the late Henry and Ana Yunos Michaud. He retired from Lowes after spending many years as a sales associate. Robert was a dedicated employee who worked hard to support his family. Rocky was loved by everyone and he returned that love to everyone he met. Most of all, he adored his family to whom he dedicated his life.

     In addition to his parents, Rocky was preceded in death by his brothers, Paul and James Michaud. Survivors include his loving wife, Maria Michaud of the home; sons, Christopher, Robert, and David Michaud of Chesterfield, SC; brother, Henry Michaud of Virginia; and grandchild, Aiden.

     Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice to P.O. Box 100551; Florence, SC; 29502-0551. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Michaud family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • October 14, 2020.

 

J. B. Brasington Jr.

CHERAW - J. B. Brasington, Jr., 88, died Sunday, October 11, 2020. Born in Cheraw, SC he was a son of the late James Bayard Brasington, Sr. and Roxanna Nathalie Burch Brasington.He was a US Air Force Veteran. J. B. retired from the Town of Cheraw, Water Department. He was a lifetime member of Cheraw First Baptist Church and was a Sunday School greeter for many years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a member of the Phil Creek Hunt Club. J.B. enjoyed gardening.

     He is survived by a sister, Eunice B. Hinson of Cheraw, SC, a brother, Henry Brasington of Cheraw, SC and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, a sister, Kathleen Chestnut, brothers, Bobby Brasington, and Gene Brasington.

     A memorial service was held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. The family received friends following the service. In lieu of flowers: Agape Care, 110 Dillon Dr., Spartanburg, SC 29307 or Cheraw First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 337, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • October 21, 2020.

 

Wendy Horne Hatchell

FLORENCE – Wendy Horne Hatchell, PhD, 58, died Wednesday, October 14, 2020, after an extended illness.

     Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 17, 2020, at Waters-Powell Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, at Thompson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, 3403 Wamble Hill Road, Chesterfield, SC. The fam-ily received friends from 6:00 to 9:00p.m., Friday, at the funeral home.

     She was born in Chesterfield County, SC, a daughter of the late William Gettys and Virginia Davidson Horne. She graduated from Chesterfield High School in 1980 and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from MUSC in1984. She was a registered nurse for 29 years at both McLeod Regional Medical Center and Carolinas Hospital System. She pursued her Master’s Degree and her Doctorate in Nursing Education while working as a nurse and clinical instructor. After earning her Doctorate in2018, she became a Professor of Nursing at Francis Marion University.

     Wendy was a member of Greenwood Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a nephew, Will Horne.

     Survivors include her husband, Jamie H. Hatchell of Florence; two brothers, W. Gettys (Cynthia) Horne, Jr. and Aaron Horne, both of Ruby, SC; three sisters-in-law, Tammy H. (Joey) Sheffield and Dawn H. (Ryan) Watford, both of Florence, and Melissa H. (Greg) Gore of Conway; two nieces, Ashley M. Sheffield of Florence and Victoria P. Gore of Raleigh, NC; and a grand-nephew, Caleb A. Player.

     Memorials may be made toa charity of one’s choice. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • October 21, 2020.

 

Ralph H. Jacobs Sr.

CHESTERFIELD – The Reverend Ralph H. Jacobs, Sr., age 90, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at his home. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by the Rev. Jerry Watson and BrentTaylor with burial following in the St. John Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Tuesday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Rev. Jacobs was born October 2, 1930 in Anson County, NC a son of the late Spofford Anson and Essie Lee Davis Jacobs. He was a graduate of Coker College where he received his B.A. degree, and went on to attain his Masters of Divinity degree from Duke University Divinity School. Rev. Jacobs was ordained in the Methodist faith and served numerous churches for over 20 years. In 1996, he was ordained as a Baptist minister and served as Pastor of Ruby Baptist Church for 14 years. Following his retirement, Preacher Ralph was named Pastor Emeritus of Ruby Baptist Church.

     Rev. Jacobs loved serving others and sharing the love of God with all he came in contact with. His hobbies, out-side of the ministry, included playing golf with close friends, fishing, and hunting. He also enjoyed gardening, raising chickens, and wood-working.

     In addition to his parents, Rev. Jacobs was also preceded in death by his son, John Mark Jacobs; brother, Richard Scott Jacobs, Sr.; and sister, Barbara Jacobs Campbell.

     Survivors include his loving wife of 70 years, Novella McLain Jacobs of the home; sons, Ralph Hubert (Debbie) Jacobs, Jr. of Cheraw, SC, and Martin Scott (Paula) Jacobs of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Tish (Jamie) Campbell, Tara Jacobs, Trina (Ashley Phillips) Jacobs, Tamara (Adam) Lundy, Drew Jacobs, Ana-Hayley Jacobs, Caleb (Jasmine) Jacobs, Graham Jacobs, Luke Jacobs, Dorothy “Dottie” Jacobs, and Emma Jacobs; 13 great grandchildren; 10 great great grandchildren; brother, Anson (Rebekah) Jacobs of Cheraw, SC; sister-in-law, Janice H. Jacobs of Cheraw; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     The family would like to express their thanks to special caregivers, Marlene Hernandez, Julick Deese, and Lisa Hodge for their excellent care, love, and support shown to Rev. Jacobs and the family.

     Memorials may be made to Ruby Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5, Ruby, SC 29741 or to St. John Freewill Baptist Church “Cemetery Fund,” 1843 St. John Church Rd, Patrick, SC 29584. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Jacobs family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • October 21, 2020.

 

Jerry Franklin Lambert 

Jerry Lambert, age 79, left this earthly world to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at home surrounded by his family.

     Jerry was born in Edinburg, Virginia, to William C. “Ches” and Evelyn Eckhardt Lambert. Educated in the Woodstock public schools, he matriculated to Bridgewater College where he graduated with a degree in business. He married Betty Bemis Milleron February 12, 1967 and they worked together in the nursing home business for many years, first in Woodstock and then at Staunton Manor Nursing Home, Staunton, Virginia. He served on the State Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Adminstrators. Jerry was active in the Staunton Rotary Club, serving as president and receiving the Paul Harris Award. He was a member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and Shriners International. Jerry loved bluegrass music and often attended local and regional bluegrass festivals. He obtained his private pilot’s license in April of 1972. Upon his return to Woodstock, Jerry continued as a business-man. Always private about his personal and business life, he quietly supported many noteworthy charities. Jerry especially enjoyed supporting opportunities for children and was a major supporter of the Christian Children’s Fund (now Childfund International), sponsoring children in impoverished countries. Other charities that were important to him included St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, and the Valley Mission of Staunton.

     Jerry is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty Bemis Miller Lambert of Woodstock, VA; his daughter, Dawn (Michael) Kavaras of Waynesboro, VA; step daughter, Kim (Buck) Shrum of Woodstock, VA; brother, Wayne “Butch” Lambert of Woodstock, VA; sister, Bonnie L Williams of Chesterfield, SC; two grandchildren, Josh Shrum of Jacksonville, FL and Jenna (Ryan) Hoffmaster of Timonium, MD; two great grandchildren, Taylor and Lucas Robinson of Woodstock, VA; and two nephews, John Williams III of Columbia, SC and Ches (Maribeth) Williams of Gainesville, FL.

     A private graveside service for family only was held on October 17th. Following the burial, family and friends were invited to a Celebration of Life held at Mt. Calvary United Church of Christ located at 1299 Sheetz Mill Road, Woodstock, at 11:30a.m. where Rev. Paige Bowman and Rev. Derek Ritenour officiated. Following the Celebration of Life, the family received friends in the fellowship hall of the church. The family expresses gratitude for the compassionate care and support provided by the staffs of Best Care Home Care of Winchester, SYNERGY Home Care of Front Royal and the staff of Blue Ridge Hospice of Winchester.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN, 38105; Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Suite 405, Winchester, VA, 22601; or a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Heishman Funeral Home, Valley Funeral Branch, Edinburg Virginia. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • October 21, 2020.

 

Jerry Frank Mims

CHERAW - Jerry Frank Mims, 91, died Saturday, October 17, 2020. Born in Bennettsville, SC he was a son of the late William Shelton and Beulah Mae Suggs Mims. He was the widower of Evelyn James Mims. He was US Marine Veteran. Jerry was a member of Cheraw First Baptist where he had served as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, Youth Sunday School leader, Lay speaker and director of visitation. He was a co-founder of the Good Samaritan Colony, under the administration of the Chesterfield County Baptist Association. He served on many mission trips, youth church camp trips and directed/worked with teams doing Disaster Relief Missions. He had served a president of the Cheraw High School Braves Booster Club and was an avid Gamecock fan. He was retired from AT&T (25+years) and was the owner of Mims Phone Service.

     Surviving are his daughters, Debbie (John R.) Phillips of Cheraw, SC, Donna (Lee) Smith of Six Mile, SC, grandchildren, Rhett (Natalie) Phillips, Ashley Phillips, Emily (Niño) Palaña, Lauren (Taylor) Ammermann, Savannah Smith, great grandchildren, Chase Phillips, Jeremy Phillips, Katie Phillips, Mims Ammermann and Timberleigh Phillips.

     He is preceded in death by his parents and wife listed above, also, a brother, Bill Mims, sisters, Margaret Joyner and Frances Dionne.

     A graveside service with military honors was held 3:00 PM, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. The family received friends following the service. Lying in repose was from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Cheraw First Baptist, PO Box 337, Cheraw, SC 29520 or The Good Smartian Colony, 19147 SC-9, Ruby, SC 29741. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • October 21, 2020.

 

Nina Morris Rivers

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Nina Morris Rivers, age 88, entered into rest on Sunday, October 11, 2020. Graveside services were held at 4:00 PM Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery by Pastor Charles Teal, Rev. Jerry McManus, Hospice Chaplain Rev. Don Rhyne, and her son, the Hon. Jerry F. Rivers. The family greeted friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.

     Mrs. Rivers was born September 16, 1932 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Fletcher Eugene and Edna Gertrude Vaughn Morris. She was a retired employee of Belk Department Store and a former supervisor with Pine Plains Manufacturing Company. A faithful member of Friendship United Methodist Church, Mrs. Rivers served as former Sunday school teacher, M.Y.F. Leader, and in multiple other capacities and positions through the years.

     Mrs. Rivers hobbies included gardening, growing beautiful flowers, and taking care of others. She was a very talented cook, and was known for her delicious pound cakes. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Mrs. Nina was loved by all who knew her.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Rivers was also preceded in death by her husbands, Louis Davis Rivers, Sr. and Joseph S. “Joe” Valentino; brother, Gilbert Luke Morris; and son-in-law, E. Hugh Pusser.

     Survivors include her children, Valerie Rivers Pusser, Dianne R. Williams, Louis Davis (Donna) Rivers, Jr. all of Chesterfield, SC, and the Hon. Jerry F. (Laura) Rivers of Florence, SC, and Amanda H. (Kevin) Rivers-Lucey of Mooresville, NC; grandchildren, Emily Paige (Pete) DeMarco of Hyattsville, MD, Erin Hope (Edoardo) Orlandi of Florence, Italy, June (Justin) Avant of Hartsville, SC, Joy (Dr. Michael) Shealy of Charlotte, NC, Louis Davis “Rusty” (Eugenia) Rivers, III, William Aaron (Heather) Rivers, and Derrick Allen Rivers all of Chesterfield, SC, Wyatt Harmon Rivers of Greenville, SC, Emma Rose Rivers of Clemson / Florence, SC, and Davis Alexander Lucey of Mooresville, NC; great-grandchildren, Mia, Rivers, Tesla, Sierra, Zachary, Xander, Liam, and Lily; sister, Shirley Smith of Chesterfield, SC; brothers, William P. “Tee” Morris, and Fletcher Morris both of Chesterfield, SC; brother-in-law, Jimmie Attaway Rivers, Sr. of Ruby, SC; her beloved “Northern Family,” children, Joseph (Julie) Valentino, Jr. of Malone, NY, Myrtis V. “Muffie” (Mike) Sterio of Oswego,  NY, grandchildren, Brooke Sterio, Anthony Sterio, Nicholas (Jordan) Sterio, Olivia Valentino, and Natalia Valentino.

     The family would like to thank the staff of Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield; and loving caregivers, Teresa Gatti, and Debra “D.J.” Johnson for their extraordinary care, love and support shown to Mrs. Rivers and her family. Memorials may be made to Friendship United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 62, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to Chesterfield County Council on Aging, P.O. Box 45, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rivers family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 6 • October 21, 2020.

 

Jessie Wilson Smith

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Jessie Wilson Smith, age 95, entered into rest on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at his home. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Pine Grove Baptist Church by Rev. Jackie Hinson and Rev. Don Rhyne with burial to follow in the church cemetery with military honors. The family will greet friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Friday, October 23, 2020 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Smith was born August 7, 1925 in Ruby, SC a son of the late Elijah “Bud” and Ella Moore Smith. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a retired employee of Sacony Industries. Jessie was a faithful member of Pine Grove Baptist Church since 1947, and was very active in the Baptist Men’s Group of the church. He was also faithful in his support of both local and foreign missions, and served in numerous other capacities and positions in the church through the years.

     Mr. Smith was a true family man, who enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also enjoyed spending time out-doors fishing and gardening, and was known for his hundreds of jars of homemade pickles he would make each year to give away. His love was also very evident toward his beloved and slightly spoiled feline companion of over 10 years, “Harley.”

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ruby Griggs Smith; son, Ronald W. Smith; and mother-in-law whom he loved and cared for many years, Ola P. Morse; and 14 of his siblings.

     Survivors include his daughter, Joan Smith of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Lisa (Jeff) Wood of Hamlet, NC, Richard (Danielle) Pond, and Jessie (Keith) Chappell both of Rockingham, NC; great grandchildren, Courtney (Zach) Blake, Austin Pope, Anna Pope, Shyla Garner, Raeli Garner, Madison Garner, Payton Chappell, and Jordyn Chappell; brother, Thomas Smith of Concord, NC; and numerous special nieces and nephews.

     The family would like to express a special Thank You to the staff of Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield, and treasured neighbors that have become family, Margie Nell Jacobs, Eddie & Bonnie Truesdale, and Bradley & Faye Eddins for their love, care, and support shown to Mr. Jessie and his family.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to one of the following charities that was very special to Mr. Smith, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 184, Cheraw, SC or to the Hospice of Chesterfield County Foundation, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Smith family. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 16 • October 21, 2020.

 

J.C. Sturdivant

CHESTERFIELD - Minister J.C. Sturdivant, 80, died on Thursday, October 1, 2020. A graveside service was held Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 2 PM from the Timmonsville Missionary Baptist Church, Ruby, SC. He was born to the late J. C. Sturdivant, Sr. and Dorothy Burch Sturdivant in Chesterfield, SC on May 25,1940. Survivor: siblings, Rufus Sturdivant, Charlotte, NC, Betty Sturdivant, Chesterfield, SC and Priscilla S. Easterling, Wallace, SC; future brother-in-law, Lee McQueen, Wallace, SC; two nephews and a niece. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in THE LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 16 • October 21, 2020.

 

Annelle Freeman Demby

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Annelle Freeman Demby, age 84, entered into rest on Thursday, October 22, 2020. A Celebration of her beautiful life was held at 2:00 PM Sunday, October 25, 2020 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor with the eulogy being delivered by her brother, Joe Freeman. The committal service followed in the Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery.

     The family greeted friends following the service at the cemetery. The family respectfully requests no visitors at their homes.

     Mrs. Demby was born October 1, 1936 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Carey Franklin and Nevelyn Eddins Freeeman. She was a former employee of Martin’s Jewelry Store of Cheraw, and the retired owner and operator of Demby’s Washerette. A faithful member of Zoar United Methodist Church, Annelle was a member of the U.M.W., Sunday school class #9, and shared her talents each season decorating the interior of the church.

     Mrs. Demby was a member of the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce, and was the recipient of the W.D. Craig Lifetime Service award. Annelle enjoyed gardening, growing beautiful flowers, and decorating her home for each holiday. She was a renowned cook who enjoyed baking cakes and gifting them. A loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Mrs. Demby was a true matriarch of her family.

     In addition to her parents, Annelle was reunited in heaven with her late husband, Everett E. Demby, Sr.; son, Everett E. Demby, II; grandson, Elijah Demby; son-in-law, Michael Walden; brothers, Thomas Freeman, David Harold Freeman, Emsley “Tunnie” Freeman; and sister-in-law, Bobby Freeman.

     Survivors include her 2 children, Tammy Davis of Chesterfield, SC, and Jennifer (Eric) Gaskins of Ruby, SC; grandchildren, Colie (Nedra) Davis of Chesterfield, SC, Callie Quick of Hartsville, SC, Hazee Demby of Chesterfield, SC, and Layla Gaskins of Ruby, SC; great grandchildren, Emma Colf, Noah Colf, Sophia Davis, and Llewyn Davis; brother whom she shared a special bond with, Joe (Alice) Freeman of Florence, SC; daughter-in-law, Krista D. Lambert of Chesterfield, SC; sisters-in-law, Annie Freeman of Pageland, SC, and Donna Freeman of Chesterfield, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Zoar United Methodist Church, c/o Debbie Foot, 2472 Zoar Road, Cheraw, SC29520. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Demby family. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • October 28, 2020.

 

Mary Elizabeth ‘Lib’ Freeman Dixon

SOCIETY HILL – Mary Elizabeth “Lib” Freeman Dixon, 72, died Sunday, October 18, 2020. Born in Darlington, SC she was a daughter of the late Grover C. and Sadie Louise Haney Freeman. She was the widow of William Wesley “Honey” Dixon. She was a lifelong member of Society Hill Church of God serving as a nursery teacher for over 50 years. She loved quilting, reading and spending time with her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

     Mrs. Dixon is survived by her, sons, Chris Dixon of Society Hill, SC, James Dixon of Society Hill, SC, Phillip (Lynn) Dixon of McBee, SC, daughters, Teresa (Eric Sr.) Sweat of Society Hill, SC, Robin (Thomas) Tyner of Society Hill, SC, a brother, George (Joyce) Freeman of Society Hill, SC, a special niece Stacie Knotts of Hartsville, SC, a special cousin Jennie Stevens, 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also, brothers, Charles Freeman, Sr. and Rev. James Elwood Freeman.

     The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Thursday, October 22, 2020 at the Society Hill Church of God. A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM, Thursday, October 22, 2020 at the Society Hill Church of God. Burial was in the church cemetery. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • October 28, 2020.

 

Sarah Frances Watson Hannah

CHESTERFIELD – Sarah Frances Watson Hannah, 56, died on Monday, October 19, 2020. A graveside service was held Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 1PM from the Chesterfield Community Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. She was born to Carolyn Cash Watson and the late James L. Watson on October 1, 1964 in Chesterfield, SC. Survivors: her husband, Gerald W. Hannah; daughters, Jessica Little (Bernard), Cheraw, SC and Key Ara Hannah, Chesterfield, SC; sons, Frederick Watson, Co-lumbia, SC and Avery Hannah, Chesterfield, SC; mother, Carolyn Cash Watson, Bronx, NY; brother, James Michael Harris (Shawanda), Atlanta, GA; sisters, Yvonne Burch (Lee Thomas), Cheraw, SC, Carolyn Melton, Mebane, NC, Tracy Williams, Siler City, NC, Pamela Watson, Atlanta, GA and Sara Ann Watson, Bronx, NY; granddaughters, Kimora McQueen and Ciara Little; grandsons, Corey Little, Cameron Little and K. J. McQueen. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • October 28, 2020.

 

Charles ‘Charlie’ Payne Rose

CHERAW - Charles “Charlie” Payne Rose, 70, died Thursday, October 22, 2020. Born in Clifton Forge, VA, he was the son of the late Leo Hoover and Violet Smith Rose, and brother of the late Ressie Lou Rose. Charlie was a retired Battalion Chief of Fairfax County Fire-Rescue Department (VA) with 28 years of service. He also served as a Deacon at Calvary Baptist Church. Charlie enjoyed spending time with his friends & family, eating great food, traveling and collecting antiques.

     He is survived by his wife, Debbie Batten Rose of the home, a daughter, Mary Ann Rose (James Benny Shaw III) son in law, of Raleigh, NC and a granddaughter, Harper Rose Shaw.

     He was preceded in death by a son, SSGT (USMC) David C. Rose. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, November 8, 2020at Calvary Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC.

     The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made to: Calvary Baptist Church, 364 Calvary Lane, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Debbie Rose 109 Christian Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • October 28, 2020.

 

David E. Smith Jr.

CHESTERFIELD – The Reverend David E. Smith, Jr., age 67, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 22, 2020. Funeral Services were held at 4:00 PM Monday, October 26, 2020 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Dr. Steve West, Rev. Julian Cato, and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Mt. Croghan Memorial Park. The family received friends from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Sunday, October 25, 2020 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Reverend Smith was born September 10, 1953 in Wadesboro, NC a son of the late David E. Smith, Sr. and Esther Rae Gaddy Smith. He was a 1971 graduate of John T. Hoggard High School in Wilmington, NC, and went on to attain his B. A. Degree from UNC Wilmington. Between the years of 1977 –1997 David was a professional golf instructor and met and mentored many young PGA players. In 2001, he accepted the call into the Gospel Ministry and attended Fruitland Baptist Bible College where he earned an Associates Degree in Religious Studies.

     Reverend Smith served as the Interim Pastor of Patrick Baptist Church and accepted the call as Pastor of Mt. Croghan Baptist Church in 2011. God used him greatly in his ministry as Chaplain of the Work Camp at Chesterfield County Detention Center for over 17 years. A humble servant of the Lord, Bro. David always took time to encourage those who needed a friend.

     In addition to his parents, Rev. Smith was also preceded in death by his brother, John Manley Smith. Survivors include his daughter, Rachel Elizabeth Smith; numerous cousins including special cousin, Gale Creech of Chesterfield, SC; and numerous friends.

     Memorials may be made to the Chesterfield Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 147, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Smith family. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • October 28, 2020.

 

Jessie Wilson Smith

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Jessie Wilson Smith, age 95,entered into rest on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at his home. Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Pine Grove Baptist Church by Rev. Jackie Hinson and Rev. Don Rhyne with burial following in the church cemetery with military honors. The family greeted friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Friday, October 23, 2020 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

     Mr. Smith was born August 7, 1925 in Ruby, SC a son of the late Elijah “Bud” and Ella Moore Smith. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a retired employee of Sacony Industries. Jessie was a faithful member of Pine Grove Baptist Church since 1947, and was very active in the Baptist Men’s Group of the church. He was also faithful in his support of both local and foreign missions, and served in numerous other capacities and positions in the church through the years.

     Mr. Smith was a true family man, who enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing and gardening, and was known for his hundreds of jars of homemade pickles he would make each year to give away. His love was also very evident toward his beloved and slightly spoiled feline companion of over 10 years, “Harley.”

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ruby Griggs Smith; son, Ronald W. Smith; and mother-in-law whom he loved and cared for many years, Ola P. Morse; and 14 of his siblings.

     Survivors include his daughter, Joan Smith of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Lisa (Jeff) Wood of Hamlet, NC, Richard (Danielle) Pond, and Jessie (Keith) Chappell both of Rockingham, NC; great grandchildren, Courtney (Zach) Blake, Austin Pope, Anna Pope, Shyla Garner, Raeli Garner, Madison Garner, Payton Chappell, and Jordyn Chappell; brother, Thomas Smith of Concord, NC; life partner of his late son Ronald, Barbara Webb of Rockingham, NC; and numerous special nieces and nephews.

     The family would like to express a special Thank You to the staff of Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield, and treasured neighbors that have become family, Margie Nell Jacobs, Eddie & Bonnie Truesdale, and Bradley & Faye Eddins for their love, care, and support shown to Mr. Jessie and his family.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to one of the following charities that was very special to Mr. Smith, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (www.stjude.org) or Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 184,Cheraw, SC or to the Hospice of Chesterfield County Foundation, P.O. Box293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Smith family. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • October 28, 2020.

 

Edith Dalrymple Atkinson

MT. CROGHAN - Mrs. Edith Dalrymple Atkinson, age 93, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, October 25, 2020. The family held a private graveside service on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 by Pastor Randy Bishop.

     Mrs. Atkinson was born January 30, 1927 in Mt. Croghan, SC a daughter of the late Jennings Hobson and Alma Deas Dalrymple. She was a graduate of Coker College and first grade teacher in Chesterfield County Schools for over 30 years. Edith was a dedicated member of Mt. Croghan Baptist Church, where she served as the pianist/organist for over six decades. She was also an avid reader.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Atkinson was also preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Charles Ray Atkinson; brother, Jennings Harris Clovis Dalrymple; and sister, Georgia D. “Dot” Thurman.

     Survivors include her sons; Tommy (Libby) Atkinson of Chesterfield, SC and Barry (Martha Kay) Atkinson of Laurens, SC; daughter, Karen (Ralph) Watson of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Kevin (Gena) Atkinson of Lexington, SC, Jason (Britton) Atkinson of Myrtle Beach, SC, Dan (Amanda) Atkinson of Spartanburg, SC, Mandy (Gordon) Stallard of Simpsonville, SC, Candice (Jared) Godfrey of Mt.Croghan, SC, Derek (Susie) Watson of Chesterfield; 11 great-grandchildren, Kaitlin, Allison, Ella, Wilson, Nora, Charlie, Bennett, Bo, Grace, Isabella, and Millie; and a sister, Betty Lou (Bobby) Griffith of Chesterfield, SC.

     Memorials may be made to the Mt. Croghan Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Lillie Mae Gordon, Po Box 57 Mt. Croghan, SC 29727 or to the charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Atkinson family. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • November 4, 2020

 

Claretha Shaw Bridges-Hooks

Funeral services for Claretha Shaw Bridges-Hooks were held Thursday October 22, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Cemetery of Cheraw. Family and friends gathered for a graveside service officiated by Rev. Anthony Hooks. Services of committal and interment followed.

     Mrs. Bridges-Hooks died on Thursday, October 15, at Regency Hospital in Florence, SC at the age of 74. Mrs. Bridges-Hooks was born in Chesterfield, SC on March 17, 1946 to Albert and Clara Mae Bennett Shaw, Sr. She was a 1964 graduate of Gary High School in Chesterfield before going on to earn a Certificate in Cosmetology from Bands Beauty Collegein Charlotte, NC. Mrs. Claretha relocated to Cheraw after completing her education and married LeGrant Bridges, Jr. in 1965. The couple had two children; daughter Granula and son LeGranthony Bridges, Sr. The couple were united until LeGrant’s untimely death in1971. Mrs. Claretha was a life-long servant and child of God. She was a member of Davidson Grove Baptist Church in Chesterfield growing up. She moved her membership to Pee Dee Union Baptist Church in Cheraw in 1972 for the remainder of her years. Her favorite  Bible verse was Psalm 23. She enjoyed cooking, shopping, eating out, spending familytime, reading devotionals,mentoring and helping others in need.She worked for twenty-eight years as a securityguard at INA Bearing and enjoyed a second career at Chesco Services working there for sixteen years before retirement.

     Mrs. Bridges-Hooks was preceded in death by her second husband, Julius Hooks, whom she married in 2008. Mr. Hooks died in February 2020, several months before her passing.

     Mrs. Claretha is survived by a wonderful family: children Granula Bridges Davis and LeGranthony (Catina) Bridges, Sr; four grandchildren Sharekka, LeGranthonyII (Alexis), Dashantae, and Amare; three great-grandchildren Aiden, Kai, and Noah;  a sister Catherine Bailey all of Cheraw; and many other extended family, friends and Gary High School class-mates.

     Morris Funeral Cottage and St. Joseph’s Cemetery of Cheraw were entrusted with the services for Mrs. Claretha Bridges-Hooks. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • November 4, 2020

 

David Franklin Buckliew

WALLACE – David Franklin Buckliew, 85, died Saturday, October 31, 2020. Born in Vivian, LA he was a son of the late John Alfred and LillianChristopher Buckliew. He was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC. David was retired from the US Navy and also a Vietnam War Veteran. He enjoyed working in the yard with hisflowers.

     He is survived by his wife, Jo Anne Turner Buckliew of the home. He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, brothers, George Buckliew, William Buckliew, John Buckliew, Robert Buckliew, and Charles Buckliew, and a sister, Mary Ruth Lemon.

     The family received friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM,Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC. A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC. Memorials may be made to Ebenezer UMC Building Fund, PO Box 377, Wallace, SC 29596. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • November 4, 2020

 

Betty Brown Caulder

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Betty Brown Caulder, age 85, died Sunday, October 25, after a sudden illness. Born January 10, 1935, in Rockingham, NC, she was a daughter of the late William Charlie “Willie” and Bertha Odom Brown. She attended Zoar High School and was a graduate of Betty Steven’s College of Cosmetology. Betty was the retired owner and operator of DaMond Beauty Salon. Betty loved all of her costumers and enjoyed mentoring and helping young hair stylists begin their careers. She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church and a faithful choir member for many years. Betty especially enjoyed singing with her son, Phillip, and traveling with the Senior Saints. Betty was a jolly, mischievous person who loved to play pranks on people. She enjoyed dressing up at Halloween, and you never knew what to expect when you came trick-or-treating. She would cookgrits, ham, gravy and homemade biscuits for her family every Halloween. It soon became a neighborhood tradition. The last time she was able to cook the biscuits, she made 275. Many kids would come by and drop their candy buckets and head straight for the biscuits.

     In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Caston “PC” Caulder, and special companion of 30-plus years, Thomas H. (TH) Davis; one brother, Charles Brown, and 4 sisters, Leona Ferguson, Ila Hines, Lorene Watson and Iva Brock; also, one stepdaughter, Pat Caulder Thompson.

     Betty is survived by a son Phillip (Yetive) Caulder Jr.; 2 daughters, Sissy (Harold) Adams and Penny (Cotton) Dixon all of Chesterfield, SC; one stepdaughter, Peggy (Rev. Howard) Harding of Laurinburg, NC; daughter of the heart, Tillie (Richard) Scott of Patrick, SC; son of the heart, Tommy (Shirley) Davis of Ruby, SC; 2 brothers Tony W. (Bonnie) Brown and Bobby R. (Jan) Brown of Chesterfield, SC; 2 sisters, Trena Curtis of Chesterfield, SC and Cammie (Jack) Chinery of Myrtle Beach, SC; 5 grandchildren, Neil (Michele) Adams ofChesterfield, SC, Haley (Chris) Kelly and Richie (Kimberly) Dixon all of Camden, SC, Cas (Sydney) Caulder of Patrick, SC and Calyn (Nathan) Coyle of Chesterfield, SC; also 7 great grandchildren, Carson and Bryce Adams, Emma Lynn and Lawson Caulder, Watson and Mason Coyle, and Piper Kelly.

     A private family graveside service will be held at Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. Friends could come by the funeral home on Thursday, October 29, between 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. to pay their respects and sign the register.

     Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church, 293 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC, or Hospice of Chesterfield County Foundation, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Caulder family. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • November 4, 2020

 

Betty Louise Hatcher

WALLACE - Betty Louise Hatcher, 73, passed away at home, Wednesday, October 28, 2020, with her family by her side. Born in Whiteville, NC she was a daughter of the late Gary Lee and Ernestine Rebecca Todd McElveen. She was retired from INA Bearing (26+years.) She loved her family. She enjoyed cooking and being with family and friends.

     Surviving is her son, Gary Mitchell (Bonnie) Hatcher of Salisbury, MD, fiancé, William Burroughs, brothers, Boyd Johnson of Concord, NC, Johnny (Mary) Johnson of Cheraw, SC, Gary (Shirley) McElveen of Wallace, SC, Phillip (Bobbie) McElveen of Cheraw, SC, sisters, Mary Ann (Roger) Mabe of Jackson Spring, NC, Brenda Mesiemore of Zepher Hills, FL, brother-in-law, Tony Boatwright of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Jason (Valerie) Hatcher, Collin (Becky) Hatcher, Rodney Hatcher, Nickie Hatcher, Katie Hatcher and 6 great grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, sons, Jimmy Darrell Hatcher, Jesse Mitchell Hatcher, a sister, Connie Boatwright, a brother-in-law, Johnny Mesiemore and a sister-in-law, Peggy Johnson.

     A private family service was held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, October 31, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens (Public invited) at 2:45 PM, Saturday, October 31, 2020.

     Memorials to: Crescent Hospice, 1039 Cheraw St, Bennettsville, SC 29512. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • November 4, 2020

 

Geraldine M. Malloy

CHESTERFIELD - Geraldine M. Malloy, 79, died on Thursday, October 22, 2020. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 25, 2020 at12 PM from the St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, Chesterfield, SC. She was born to the late Nathaniel and Leasie Chapman Mumford in Chesterfield, SC on October 13, 1941. Survivors: her husband, John; daughters, Madgielene Malloy and Cheryl D. Malloy, Chesterfield, SC; sons, Gerald (Davita) Malloy, Hartsville, SC and Johnny R. (Leevette) Malloy, Columbia, SC; grandchildren, Donovan Malloy, Jonathan Malloy, Jordan Malloy, Morgan Malloy, Moses Malloy and Khrystyan Edens (George Williams); sisters, Shirley (John) Gordon, Barbara McQueen, Cheraw, SC and Jeanette Sellars, High Point, NC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • November 4, 2020.

 

Delores Cassidy Moore

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs.Delores Cassidy Moore, age84, died Tuesday, October 27.Born July 19, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Carson Cassidy and Pauline White Cassidy. She was a Graduate of Chesterfield High School and Betty Stevens School of Cosmetology. She worked at home in her salon for many years and later went on to be a Customer Service Representative with Weller-Cooper Group and retire after many years of service. She was a lifelong member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church and also attended Hopewell Baptist Church in her later years. Delores enjoyed traveling. She especially enjoyed the trips taken with her daughter, sisters, and nieces. She also enjoyed going out with her friends, spending the day shopping, and having lunch. Delores adored her grandchildren, and they were the apple of her eye.

     In addition to her parents, Delores was preceded in death by her brothers B.C. and Randall Cassidy. Delores is survived by her husband William T. Moore of Ruby, SC a son Marty (April) Johnson of Prosperity, SC, a daughter Luann (Jack) Hammond of Chesterfield, SC. 3 step-daughters Vicky (Larry) Phagan, Ruston LA, Jeanie (David) Brigman of Chesterfield, SC and Brenda (Dewey) Griggs of Ruby, SC and a stepson Mike (Sandy) Moore of Moncks Corner, SC. 2 sisters Carolyn (Tom) Parker of Jacksonville, Fl, and Joann (Woody) Evans of Lexington, SC. 2 brothers Roger Cassidy ofCheraw, SC and Larry Cassidy of Maggie Valley, NC. 5 grandchildren Brooke (Ned) Smith of McClellanville, SC, Dustin Johnson of Lexington, SC, Hannah King (Matthew Campbell) Chesterfield, SC, Rachel (Clint) Gulledge of Hartsville, SC, Travis Hammond of Columbia, SC. 5 great grandchildren Carson Smith, Kolin Campbell, Allie Vaughn, James Gulledge and Mary Catherine Hammond. Numerous nieces and nephews.

     A private family grave sideservice will be held at Lower Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. A special thank you for the love and care shown to “Momma” by the staff at Cheraw Healthcare.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lower Macedonia Cemetery Fund or the Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home ofChesterfield, SC is serving the Moore family. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • November 4, 2020.

 

Janet Sue ‘Susie’ Brock

CHERAW - Janet Sue “Susie” Brock, 62, died Wednesday, November 4, 2020. Born in Wadesboro, NC, she was the daughter of the late Sally and Lamar Baker, Sr. She was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church. She worked for many years in the textile industry for Cheraw Dyeing and Finishing and Cone Mills. There were few things she loved more than enjoying a good meal and a laugh with her family and friends. She loved watching the hummingbirds on her back porch, baking homemade cakes and throwing the tennis ball to her favorite furry friend, Sammy. Her smile lit up a room. She will be eternally loved and missed by all those who knew her, especially by her two sons who meant the world to her.

     She is survived by her husband, Henry Brock, of the home, sons, Curtis (Jenny) Melton, of Wallace, SC, Ryan (Natalie) Melton, of Cheraw, SC, and Jimmy (Virginia) Coombes of Jefferson, SC, a daughter Lisa (Manny) Ryan, of DeFuniak Springs, FL, brothers, Lamar (Nancy) Baker, Jr, of  Society Hill, SC and Larry Baker of Hartsville, SC, and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents listed above.

     The family received friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home. A graveside service was held at 1:00 PM, Friday, November 6, 2020 at Harris Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Society Hill, SC. Memorials may be made to Harris Creek Baptist Church, PO Box 306, Society Hill, SC 29593 or Camp Pine Hill, 2096 Baptist Road, Bennettsville, SC 29512. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • November 11, 2020 •

 

Johnny Mitchell Foster

CHERAW – Johnny Mitchell Foster, 73, died October, 29, 2020. Born in Louisberg, NC he was a son of Dorothy Campbell Foster of Columbia, SC and the late James P. Foster. He was a US Army Veteran. He enjoyed singing,playing, the guitar and taking walks on the beach with Shannon Foster his wife. Johnny enjoyed “teaching” sharing his knowledge with others when fishing. He enjoyed sports and spending time with “Shannon” his wife.

     He is survived by his wife, Shannon Gail Brooks Foster of Cheraw, SC, sons, Jason Foster of Florence, SC, James “Rusty” Foster of Darlington, SC, Michele Foster Watford of Florence, SC, a stepdaughter, Lauren Elise Lasso of Celebration, FL, his mother listed above, brothers, Jerry Foster of Knoxville, TN, Russ Foster of Columbia, SC and a brother-in-law, Michael Brooks of Danville, VA, 8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and two step grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father listed above and a brother, Rick Foster.

     A graveside memorial service with military honors, was held 1:00 PM Thursday, November 5, 2020 at the Florence National Cemetery,Florence, SC. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • November 11, 2020 •

 

Rosa Lee Martin Lockey

Rosa Lee Martin Lockey of McColl, SC died on Thursday October 22, 2020. Mrs. Lockey was born in Dillon, SC on March 9, 1920 to J. Mack and Rennie Surles Martin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Lockey and son, Robert Lee (Bob) Lockey. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Wilson Mack Martin; two sisters, Foy May Blanton and Jane Lou Stillinger.

     As a member of Eastside Baptist Church in McColl, SC, Mrs. Lockey had a deep love for her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. After 40 years of service with J.P. Stevens, she enjoyed her retirement by cooking and spending time with family and friends.

     Mrs. Lockey is survived by her daughter-in-law, Micki Poole Lockey, of Cheraw, SC; granddaughters, Paige Lockey Sartor (John) of Cheraw, SC; Lee Anne Lockey Godfrey (Jason) of Florence, SC; and great-grandchildren Sarah Anne Godfrey, Andrew Gregory Godfrey of Florence, SC and Brady Harrison Sartor of Cheraw, SC. Special thanks to the friends who provided love and care after the death of her husband and son.

     In lieu offlowers the family suggests memorials be presented to Eastside Baptist Church, 201N. Church Street, McColl, SC 29570.

     A graveside service was held 1 pm, Sunday, October 25, 2020 at Beaverdam Cemetery, officiatcvxed by Rev. Roger Williams. The family received friends immediately following the service. Rogers Funeral Home is honored to assist the Lockey family. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • November 11, 2020 •

 

Larry Dean Nivens

CHESTERFIELD – Larry Dean Nivens, 66, died on Friday, October 23, 2020. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 1 PM from the Mt. Airy A.M.E. Zion Church, Chesterfield, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was born to the late Pearlie Rose Myers Nivens and James Ernest Nivens in Chesterfield, SC on December 2, 1954.   

     Survivors: daughter, Charlene Nivens (John Johnson), Ruby, SC; sisters, Pearly Jean Nivens, New Haven, CT, Patricia Nivens, Barbara Powe and Linda Nivens, Chesterfield, SC; brother, Earnest Ray Nivens, Chesterfield, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • November 11, 2020 •

 

Richard Maurice Thomas Jr.'Big Horn'

CHERAW – Mr. Thomas was born on October 2, 1939 in Cheraw, SC and entered into rest on November 4, 2020 at the age of 81. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date in the Patrick Cemetery.

     Due to these challenging and uncertain times, the family respectfully requests no visitors at their homes and suggests sharing your condolences by phone, or on the funeral home tribute wall.

     Mr. Thomas was the son of the late Richard Maurice Thomas, Sr. and ElizabethTolson Thomas McLain, and was a life-long resident of Patrick, SC. Richard served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps, 4th Battalion–12th Regiment. He had many talents which led him into several trades that he excelled in. He served a term on the Patrick Town Council and was a founding member of the Patrick Rescue Squad. Richard was noted for his good humor and many types of stews he cooked at Ingram Mill and these events were attended by many.

     Richard was preceded in death by his parents, listed above, and his brother, Russell Martin Thomas (#5). Their mother, early in life, lovingly and playfully gave her children numbers thus the reasons for the numbers by their names. Richard of course was #1, and this tradition is still used today, and they still refer to themselves by their given numbers.

     Survivors include his daughter, Sheila Ann Thomas of Cheraw, SC; son, Richard Maurice “Reese” Thomas, III of Patrick, SC; brothers, (#2) Phillip (Crista) Thomas of Indian Harbor Beach, FL, (#4) William Kenneth (Mattie) Thomas of Patrick, SC, and (#6) Steve (Jan) Thomas of Patrick, SC; sister, (#3) Peggie (Bubba) Gardner of Chesterfield, SC;and many nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to the Patrick Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 209, Patrick, SC 29584. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home  of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Thomas family. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8A • November 11, 2020 •

 

John Maxcy Brown(Johnny Mack)

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -John Maxcy Brown (Johnny Mack), 80, of Bowling Green, KY, peacefully passed away in his home on Sunday, November 8th 2020. During his childhood, John made the most important decision of his life when he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. This decision led him to be baptized at First Baptist Church Cheraw, South Carolina and set him on a course of service and fidelity that followed him the rest of his life. As a high school student John distinguished himself as an excellent athlete, playing football for Cheraw High School and earning his way to the prestigious Tobacco Bowl with other all-stars from North and South Carolina. After high school, John turned his quick mind and nimble hands from football to serve his country in theUnited States Coast Guard. John distinguished himself as a Radioman First Class on the Coast Guard Cutter, USCG Chautauqua. While based in Miami during the Cuban Missile Crisis, John fulfilled his duty by relaying countless coded messages that surely helped contribute to the safety and freedom of everyone he held dear.

     After returning home, a providential blind date led John to meet and marry the love of his life, Vicki Karen Tadlock. During their 53-year marriage, God used their bond to bring Marcus Waldren and David Christopher into the world. John loved sports, especially when the South Carolina Gamecocks were playing. His team of choice certainly served as an indicator of his loyalty. John loved God, his church, studying the Scriptures, and singing old hymns. He loved his Sunday School class. Most of all, he loved his family and felt particularly grateful to be blessed during his later years with granddaughter, Miriam Grace.

     John was preceded in death by his parents, Marcus Waldren Brown and Mary Hatchell Lussier and his sisters June Brown and Mary Thelma Brown.

     John is survived by his wife, Vicki Tadlock Brown; two sons, David Brown of Bowling Green and Marc Brown of Louisville; daughter in law Cyndi Brown and granddaughter Miriam Brown of Louisville and brothers Michael Lussier of James Island, South Carolina, Danny Lussier of Sevierville, Tennessee, and Tim Lussier of Whispering Pines, North Carolina.

     Friends visited Thursday, November 12th between 4 and 6 pm at JC Kirby and Sons Funeral Home on Lovers Lane in Bowling Green.

     A family service and the interment were held 11 am Saturday, November 14th at Old St. David’s Church in Cheraw, South Carolina. In place of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Eastwood Baptist Church. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • November 18, 2020.

 

Patricia ‘Patty’ Wells Campbell

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Patricia “Patty” Wells Campbell, age 73, entered into rest on Saturday, November 7, 2020. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at Hopewell Baptist Church by Pastor Phil Wyatt and Rev. Jack Buchanan 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.

     Mrs. Campbell was born December 16, 1946 in Moncks Corner, SC a daughter of the late Arleigh Carlton and Edwardine Lyons Wells. She wasa 1965 graduate of Berkeley High School and a retired employee of Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service. Patty was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church and was very active in the WMU.

     Mrs. Campbell was a renowned cook who enjoyed planning and hosting get togethers in her home. A lady with an eye for décor, Patty enjoyed collecting antiques and decorating her home for each holiday. Her greatest passion was spending time with her beloved family.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Campbell was also preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Nelson Campbell; son, Dagan Chaunce Campbell; an infant brother; and brother-in-law, Frank Modica.

     Survivors include her sons, Jared Clay (Kelly) Campbell of Sterling, VA, and Justin Kyle (Amanda) Campbell of Irmo, SC; grandchildren, Anna Clarice Campbell, Bishop McIver Campbell, and soon to be arriving granddaughter; step-grandchildren, Kayla Nicole Gregory, and Kara Grace Morgan; sisters, Nancy Modica of Moncks Corner, SC, Mabel (Tim) Thomas of Mocks Corner, SC, Carolyn (Lewin) Platt of St. Stephens, SC; brother, Arleigh (Joan) Wells of Pinopolis, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church, 15084 Hwy. 9, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation, Inc. 3614 J. Dewey Gray Circle, Bldg. C, Augusta, GA 30909.

     Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Campbell family. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • November 18, 2020.

 

Duncan Hanna Jr.

RUBY - Duncan Hanna, Jr., 68, died on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. A graveside service was held Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 12 PM from the Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Ruby, SC. He was born October 12, 1952 in Chesterfield County, SC to the late Deacon Duncan Hanna, Sr.and Mrs. Audrey Little Hanna. Survivors: his wife, Diane Hanna of Ruby, SC; children, Trina Hanna of Ruby, SC; Sharri Hanna and Antonio Hanna of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren, Tariqa Hughes, Dorian Hanna, Ian James, Tyra Davis and Hayden Cooper; stepchildren,Wanda (Rick) David, Sharon (Levi) Ferguson all of Chesterfield, SC and Leon Nivens of Greensboro, NC; siblings, Bernice Chapman, Ruby, SC, Jimmy Lee Hanna, Ruby, SC, Arletha Hanna, Ruby, SC, Benjamin Hanna, Cheraw, SC and Tammy Hanna, Monroe, NC; great grandchildren, Zion Flowe, Khari Ziama and Halo Flowe all of Charlotte, NC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • November 18, 2020.

 

Betty H. Lee

WALLACE - Betty H. Lee, 76, died Sunday, November 8, 2020. Born in Laurel Hill, NC, she was a daughter of the late Theodore “Doc” and Emma Lou Cox Hinson. She was the widow of Richard Wayne Lee. She was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church for over 45 years and was a retired nurse. She enjoyed studying the Bible, working in her garden, growing flowers, cutting grass, cooking for her family and friends, and spent as much time as she could traveling.

     She is survived by her son, Dwayne (Lisa) Lee of Wallace, SC, her daughter, Tammy (Billy) Quick of Wallace, SC, grandchildren, Heather (Jason) Lee Rivers, Garrett (Chasity) Lee, Jonathan Brown, Mary Katherine “Katie” (Dylan) Wise, Jesse (Tamera Sellers) O’Neal, and Brandon Linton, 10 great-grandchildren, an aunt, Lucy Knight, several nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her husband and parents listed above, sisters, Florence Leviner, Nellie Ruth Collins, Mary Sweat, and Geraldine Lewis, and grandchildren, Hailey Linton, Michael Dwayne Lee, Aaron Matthew Walters and a great granddaughter Sadie Linton.

     The family received friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home. A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

     Memorials may be made to: Epworth Children’s Home, 2900 Millwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29205, or RegencySouthern Care Hospice, 205 E Main St, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • November 18, 2020.

 

Geraldine Lisenby-Burch

CHESTERFIELD - Geraldine Lisenby-Burch, 71, died on Thursday, November 5, 2020. A graveside service was held Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 1 PM at Davidson Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. She was born January 3, 1949 to the late B.J. Lisenby and Louise Streater Lisenby in Chesterfield, SC. Surviviors: her husband, Rev.Thomas Burch; son, Antonio Diggs, Sr.; grandchildren, Antoinette Diggs Horton, Antonio Diggs, Jr. and Andreus Diggs; step-sons, Lee Thomas (Yvonne) Burch and Jeffery Burch; step grandchildren, Bryant Burch, Nathalie Burch and Terrance Burch and sister, Josephine Ingram. Services were rendered byFlemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • November 18, 2020.

 

Marie H. Little

CHESTERFIELD - MarieH. Little, 99, died on Monday, November 2, 2020. A graveside service was held Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 2 PM from the Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Ruby, SC. She was born to the late Cleveland Mack Hannah and Bessie Burch Hannah on March 17, 1921 in Chesterfield County, SC. Survivors: daughters, Christine Little, Kannapolis, NC, Bessie Marie Ellis, Chesterfield, SC, Geraldine (Apostle Johnny) Ellis, Dillon, SC and Annie Mae (Vernon) Barnett, Portland, OR; sons, Cleveland Little, Charlotte, NC and John Little, Chesterfield, SC; sisters, Eloise Lott and Dollie Hannah, Kannapolis, NC; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and a great great granddaughter. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • November 18, 2020.

 

Willie Sam Little Jr.

CHESTERFIELD – Willie Sam Little, Jr., 72, died on Monday, November 2, 2020. A graveside service was held Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 2 PM from the Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Ruby,SC. He was born to the late Willie Sam Little and Marie Hannah Little on July 11, 1948 in Chesterfield County, SC. Survivors: sisters, Christine Little, Kannapolis, NC, Geraldine (Apostle Johnny) Ellis, Dillon, SC, Bessie Marie Ellis, Chesterfield, SC and Annie Mae (Vernon) Barnett, Portland, OR; brothers, Cleveland Little, Charlotte, NC and John Little, Chesterfield, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield.   Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • November 18, 2020.

 

Marc F. Maier

Marc F. Maier, 59, died November 12, 2020. Born in New Britain, CT he was a son of the late William John Maier, Jrand Susan Sarra Fitzpatrick.

     Marc was known to many for his kind heart and willingness to help anyone he could. He befriended people from all walks of life and loved animals. He was a talented athlete through high school and continued his love of football as an avid Washington Redskins fan. A welder & millwright by trade, he traveled the country working and always kept his friends & family entertained with stories of his adventures. One day his family may write a best selling novel filled with his stories and famous “Marcsayings”, which hewould love as he was an avid reader. Marc loved his whole family fiercely; he was especially proud of his daughters & passed many of his traits on to his grandson and granddaughter. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

     Surviving are his daughters, Sarra (Jeffrey) Furr and Alex (Banyon Ford) Maier both of Cheraw, SC, a brother, Bill (Beth) Maier of Cheraw, SC, sisters, Sue (Guy) Mead of Isle of Palms, SC, Tara (Mark) Funderburk of Pageland, SC, grandchildren, George Coker Furr, Poppy Ford and Zoie Ford, a stepmother Claudia Maier of Hartford, CT, a stepbrother John (Virginia) Maier of Garner, NC, a stepsister Sara (Sal) Lombardo of Middletown, CT, nephews and nieces, William “LB” Maier, IV, Mary (Mike Altebrando) Maier, Chelsea Maier, Jesse (Kera) Mead, Mica (Colin) Sutherland and Autumn Bryant. He also leaves aunts, uncles, and cousins in Connecticut - Aunt Judie Sarra (Bernie, dec.) McKinnon, Uncle John (Eve) Sarra, cousins Ken (Pam) McKinnon, Lisa McKinnon, Jill (Jeff) Hoffman, Kyle Sarra, Amanda (Leigh) Bruno, Michael Hoffman, Patrick Hoffman, and Corey Sarra.

     A celebration of life will beheld at a later date. In lieu of flowers: please make a contribution to Friends of the Matheson Library, 227Huger St,Cheraw, SC 29520, your local animal shelter, or a charity of your choice that is close to your heart. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • November 18, 2020.

 

Carson Kenneth Rivers

CHESTERFIELD - Mr.Carson Kenneth Rivers, age 82, entered into rest on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. Graveside services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Hurst Cemetery. The family will greet friends immediately following the service.

     Mr. Rivers was born November 20, 1937 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Carson Lucas and Grace Boan Rivers. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and a retired employee of Coffing Hoist of Wadesboro, NC. Mr. Rivers was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Kenneth enjoyed farming and was an avid outdoorsman. He loved taking trips to the mountains, where his wife, Cora grew up. Of all things enjoyed, his most important was his love for the Lord and spending time with his family.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Rivers was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 52 years, Cora Owensby Rivers; son, Glenn E. Rivers; and grandson, Will Horne; brothers, Fred, Truett, Jessie, and Raymond Rivers; sisters, Margie Rae Landon, and Linda R. Sellers.

     Survivors include his daughter, Cynthia (Gettys) Horne of Ruby, SC; sons, Randell (Jackie) Rivers, and Fred (Teresa) Rivers both of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Brian (Stephanie) Rivers, Daniel Rivers, Rebecca Rivers, Christopher Hurst, AJ (Tim) Connelly, and Evan Poolaw; great grandchildren, Josh Rivers, and Tori Rivers; sister-in-law, Sue Rivers of Chesterfield, SC; brothers-in-law, Paul Sellers of Chesterfield, SC, Andy Owensby of Morganton, NC, and Harvey Owensby of TN; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Chesterfield High School Beta Club, in memory of William Gettys “Will” Horne, III, 401 N. Page Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rivers family. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • November 18, 2020.

 

Darrell Spivey Jr.

CHESTERFIELD – Darrell Spivey, Jr., 37, died on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Funeral service was held at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was the son of Darrell Spivey, Sr. and Betty Spivey born on November 12, 1982. Survivors: a son, Darrell, III; wife, Shanetta; parents, Darrell Sr. and Betty; siblings, Latonja, Youlanda, DeQuan and Nastajja. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Pageland. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC), Page 8 • November 18, 2020.

 

Marcella Griggs Cheves

CHERAW - Mrs. Marcella Griggs Cheves, age 94, entered into rest on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Graveside services were held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery by Rev. Jason Pope and Brent Taylor. The family greeted friends following the service at the cemetery.

     Mrs. Cheves was born April 1, 1926 in Marlboro County, SC a daughter of the late Lawrence and Julia Leviner Griggs. She was a retired employee of Burlington Industries with over 37 years of service and a faithful member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Cheves was a former Sunday school teacher, choir member, and was very active in the nursing home outreach ministry. She enjoyed working word search puzzles and spending time with her family. A renowned cook, Marcella was known for her delicious homemade iscuits.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Cheves was also preceded in death by her husband, Horace N. Cheves; son,Wade Langdon Cheves; sisters, Mildred Webb, Julia English, Josephine Quick, Joyce Knight, and Lois Griggs; brothers, Paul Griggs, Thomas Griggs, Shorty Griggs, and L.C. Griggs; grandchildren, Lori Annette Bennett, and Tonya Denise Brock; and sons-in-law, Howard Brock, and Jack Bennett.

     Survivors include her daughters, Lois Bennett, and Evelyn Brock both of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Lisa (Tim) Campbell of Chesterfield, SC, Wade Cheves of Wallace, SC, Scott Bennett, and Tommy (Melissa) Brock both of Cheraw, SC; great grandchildren, Tiffani Campbell, Noah Campbell, Lane Brock, and Kasey Brock; sister, Betty English of Wallace, SC; brother, Edwin Griggs of Wallace, SC; daughter-in-law, Sara Cheves of Wallace, SC; and generations of nieces and nephews.

     A special thank you is given to Dr. Novinger and the staff of Palmetto Family Medicine, Melissa Russell, Sharon Coachmen, Lacey Lee, Jessica Blackwell and the entire staff of RegencySouthern Care Hospice, and her devoted daughter, Lois Bennett, and granddaughter, Tiffani Campbell for the excellent love, care and attention given to Mrs. Cheves.

     Memorials may be made to Regency Southern Care Hospice of Chesterfield, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Cheves family. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC) .Page 6A • November 25, 2020 .

 

Hubert Lee Ford

CHARLOTTE, NC, formerly, Chesterfield, SC - Hubert Lee Ford, 72, died on Friday, November 13, 2020. A graveside service was held Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 2 PM from the Bethel Cemetery, Middendorf, SC.He was born to the lateThomas and Mary Wright Ford in Chesterfield County, SC on October 19, 1948. Survivors: his companion, Verina Guy ofthe home; sons, Lamont Ford (Amelia), Corey Gaines, Brandon Gaines and Demar Gaines, all of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren, Indeya Chavis, Tremir Ford, Trent Ford Corey Gaines, Jr., Ashari Gaines, Chakira Generette, Asean Gaines, Khalil Gaines, Collin Gaines, Serenity Gaines, Yazmine Bright, Kevin Bright and Kemar Bright; brothers, James Ford (Deloris) of Clemmons, NC, Snipes Ford (Sabrina), Lee Thomas Ford (Donna), all of Charlotte, NC and David Ford of Patrick, SC. Services were rendered by Flemming Funerals-Chesterfield. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC) .Page 6A • November 25, 2020 .

 

Raleigh Walker Laney

CHERAW – Raleigh Walker Laney, age 68, of Cheraw, SC, transitioned from his earthly body to eternal life in the early morning hours of November 7, 2020 after a brief illness. He was born on the first day of spring, March 20,1952, to Betty Neal Walker Laney and John Wilson Laney Jr. of Bennettsville, SC. Walker lived his life at full throttle and his love for his family, his two sons, and close friends was endless.

     Walker loved the land. He spent most of his life as a farmer, following in his family’s footsteps growing cotton and other row crops. A licensed commercial pilot who loved flying, he, also worked as a crop duster and spent his later years as a farm manager/consultant and assistant engineer on the Southport Ferry. As with farming, he was equally at home on the water. He loved boating, fishing, and just cruising. He was a collector of vintage and sporty automobiles and had an affinity for anything with a motor. Walker loved his family and was an articulate and captivating storyteller who loved to reminisce about the past and family history.He graduated from Bennettsville High School and was a devoted follower of Clemson Football.

     Walker was the perfect seasoning that enriched the lives of everyone who knew him in just the right way. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He is predeceased by his parents and his two greatest loves, his sons Aubrey Walker Laney and Jathan Raleigh Laney, his grandmothers Annie B. Laney and Lalla Ruth Weatherly Walker, grandfathers John Wilson Laney and Raleigh Washington Walker; and is survived by his loving wife Dolores S. Laney, brother John W. Laney III (Sheron), nephews John W. Laney IV (Deborah) and Frederick Christopher Laney (Stacey), and great nieces and nephews Grace, Elizabeth, Nalya, Ayianna, Thaddeus and John Wilson Laney V.

     Due to Covid-19, the family will hold a private service with interment at McCall Cemetery in Bennettsville, SC. In memorial, donations may be made to The McArn Food Bank in Cheraw, SC, The First United Methodist Church of Cheraw or the charity or organization of your choice in his name. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC) .Page 6A • November 25, 2020 .

 

Edward Ray Rivers

Edward Ray Rivers was born on September 5, 1957 to Janice Campbell Rivers and the late Al Clark Rivers.

     Dedicated Son, Father, Husband, and Brother he is survived by his mother Janice; son Christopher Evan Rivers; wife Nancy Rivers; brothers Stephen Rivers and his wife Denise; Mitchell Rivers; brother-in-law Dennis Wellen; sister/brother-in-law Sue and Doug DeSmidt; nieces and nephews: Casey Rivers, Sydney Rivers, Cam Rivers, Grant Rivers, Clark Rivers; Diana (DeSmidt) Taylor, Jessica (Wellen) Harstead, and Dave DeSmidt.

     Eddie Ray is also survived by Campbell families and Selma Rae “Meme” Henderson and her families. In addition to his father Al Rivers, his grandparents, Nick Paulie and Leo Davidson Campbell and Alfred Ray and Clarice Clark Rivers predeceased him.

     Ed earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from South Carolina and Ole Miss respectively and retired from daily operations as an Associate Athletics Director after 33 years in departmental leadership roles as a sports administrator at Ole Miss, North Alabama, and Virginia (UVA). Ed then served in an advisory capacity as Special Assistant to the UVA Athletics Director.For the last 34 years, he has been a faculty member at UVA where he worked on IM-Rec Sports capital projects and served on the Contemplative Sciences Center’s Directorate as a link between administration and the Academy. Ed helped build collaborative relationships across Grounds to support the Center’s facility development efforts and expanding program offerings in mind/body academic and enrichment initiatives. A former intercollegiate head coach of cross country and competitive distance runner, Ed’s interest in flow state enhancements as it relates to performance, behavior and well-being supports contemplative studies and practices that can lead to positive outcomes ranging from one’s athletic/wellnessend eavors to applied techniques that can improve organizational leadership and personnel development in the workplace.

     Eddie was an active member of the Charlottesville Track Club for many years, as he was a formidable competitor and a beloved friend to his racing peers.

     Chris and Nancy want to thank Ed’s good friends Carla Williams; David Germano; Colette Sheehy and Glen Good; Lawson and Sean Jenkins; Jerry and Leonard Sandridge; Betsey and John Casteen; Terry Sullivan and Doug Laycock; Craig Littlepage; Erica Perkins, Dave Cheplak, Pete Hanson and all former and current UVA IM-Rec Sports staff.

     Special thanks to Dr. Syed, Dr. Purow, and all of their staffs at the UVA MedicalCenter and the Emily Couric Cancer Center for the love and care during Ed’s long, valiant fight against brain cancer.

     A private family memorial service was held in Chesterfield, South Carolina on Monday, November 2, 2020. The service was live-streamed and can be accessed via Facebook live on the Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Facebook page. Ed will rest in peace at the UVA Columbarium. Chris and Nancy hope to honor Dad when it is safe to gather at UVA.

     Contributions may be made to the Focused Ultrasound Foundation, 1230 Cedars Court, Suite 206, Charlottesville, VA 22903 or the Chesterfield Baptist Church, 207 E Main St. Chesterfield, SC 29709.

     Finally, if you wish to honor Ed (Eddie Ray), thank God for your many blessings He has given you and reach out to someone with a smile and helping hand, especially someone in need. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rivers family. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC) .Page 6A • November 25, 2020 .

 

Joe Bradham

Chances are, if you passed through the Chesterfield County or Orangeburg County public school systems, whether it be as a student, parent, or employee, you crossed paths with Joe Bradham. Praised for his kindness and selfless devotion to his family, friends, and colleagues, and known for his generous spirit, booming voice, and humor, Joe was a pillar of the Cheraw, SC community for the past 34 years.

     Born on December 9, 1940 in Manning, SC, Joe Thomas Bradham, Jr. was the eldest son of Corinne Otis Phillips and Joe Thomas Bradham, Sr. Growing up working on the family’s farm, Joe was no stranger to hard work and tough times. From a young age, he witnessed the economic and racial inequalities in his community and understood the power of education and public service to bring about a positive change. In 1962, he became the first member of his family to graduate university, taking a job in the Wofford College cafeteria to help cover the cost of his tuition. Receiving his B.A. from Wofford as well as his certification to teach biology and elementary education, Joe began his career as a teacher and coach in Orangeburg’s District Five.

     It was Joe’s very first teaching role at Thackston Junior High School that introduced him to his future wife, Nan Elizabeth Myers. When Nan was recruited on campus at Winthrop University to teach at Thackston by the principal at the time, the principal sweetened the prospect of joining Thackston’s English department with the suggestion that he already had her ideal husband on his teaching staff. With Nan in need of a ride to visit her family in nearby Sumter on week ends, and Joe, a proud car owner, Joe and Nan’s courtship had wheels from the start. The two tied the knot in 1965 and moved to Boone, NC, so Joe could earn his Master’s degree and Principal certification at Appalachian State University. In the years that followed, Joe quickly ascended the administrative ranks in Orangeburg School District Five, serving as Principal of Mellichamp Elementary School, Thackston Junior High School, and Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School, where he was instrumental in guiding and supporting the integration of Orangeburg County’s school system. Joe was appointed Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education in 1979 followed by Associate Superintendent for Administration until 1986. He also taught graduate courses in School Administration as an Adjunct Instructor in the School of Education at South Carolina State College.

     With his professional career on track, Joe and Nan set out to build a family. They welcomed daughter, Laura, in 1970 and were content as three until their first son, Thomas, surprised them with his arrival in 1975. Seven years later, when their second son, Nicholas, came as yet another unexpected surprise, they decided their family was complete. Joe always liked to joke, “We were fully blessed, and it was time to make sure there were no more miracles.”

     After over two decades of tenure in Orangeburg’s school system, earning his Ed. S. from the University of South Carolina, and his youngest newly potty-trained, Joe was appointed as Superintendent of Chesterfield County Schools in 1986 and moved his family to Cheraw. As Superintendent, Joe restructured the Chesterfield County public school system, overseeing a comprehensive building and renovation plan that expanded and dramatically improved the county’s school facilities and programs. Even after retiring from Chesterfield County Schools in 1996, Joe continued his commitment to education by joining Moseley Architects as a consultant to help guide the firm in the construction and design of new school facilities across the Southeast. When Joe retired from Moseley Architects in 2015, he had spent more than five decades in the public education arena.

     Throughout his life, Joe sought to support his community as well as public education. Early in his career, Joe served as President of the AAAA Conference of SC High School Athletics and as Treasurer of the SC High School League. Later, he was appointed President of SC’s School Superintendents Association as well as President of both the Orangeburg and Cheraw chapters of the Rotary Club. In Orangeburg, he was a trustee of the Dick Horne Foundation, which provided educational scholarships to students, and served as a member of the Board of Directors and President of the United Way. He served on the board of Hospice of Chesterfield County and was a ten-year board member of Northeastern Technical College in Cheraw. Additionally, Joe was Chairman of the Board of Deacons for both First Baptist Church of Orangeburg and First Baptist Church of Cheraw and served in leadership positions at Cheraw Country Club, where he loved to play golf.

     Joe was so proud to see his children embrace his love of education and use it to pursue their own dreams. His eldest, Laura Bradham Clark, has followed in his footsteps. After attending College of Charleston, Winthrop University, and Gardner Webb University, she is the Assistant Principal of W.A. Bess Elementary in Gaston County and resides in Gastonia, NC. Her partner, Chris, also works in public education. Joe was particularly proud that Laura’s daughters, Virginia Reis and Avery Myers, were both accepted to his alma mater, Wofford College, where Reis graduated in 2020, and Avery will graduate in 2022. Thomas Bradham attended the University of South Carolina, then MUSC, to become a Pharmacist. Thomas now lives in Florence, SC with his partner, Charlie. Nicholas Myers Bradham graduated Davidson College as well as UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, and is a Human Resources Manager at Bank ofAmerica, living in New York City with his husband, Brett. Joe loved spending time with his brother, Bobby Bradham (Barbara Jean), of James Island, SC, as well as his sister, Phyllis Causey (Lindsey), of Conway, SC. He was predeceased by sister Catherine Eaddy (Jack) of Columbia, SC.

     In the last several years, though his mobility was compromised after being diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome, Joe remained strong of mind and spirit, continuing to stay active and live independently despite the disease. He was devoted to caring for Nanas she suffered with dementia, visiting her daily to hold her hand and sit by her side when she finally entered Cheraw Healthcare Nursing Home. Even during the pandemic, he persisted calling, Face Timing, and masking up to visit her window. Earlier this Fall, Joe realized his body was giving out, and he moved into Cheraw Healthcare for a brief time. After quarantining in his room for two weeks, Joe was reunited with his wife of 55years, Nan, for a special lunch date, where he got to hold her hand once again after over six achingly long months apart. The next day, he was transferred to McLeod Hospital in Florence, where he later passed peacefully on November 24, 2020.

      A visitation will be held from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to Hospice of Chesterfield County Foundation, P.O. Box293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Connie Maxwell Children’s Home - Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC) . Page 8 • December 2, 2020

 

Nancy O. Brigman

Wallace, SC/Summerton, SC – Nancy O. Brigman, 71, died Sunday, November 22, 2020. Born in Rochester, NY she was a daughter of the late William and Norma Jean Brookins O’Neill. She was a memberof New Hope UnitedMethodist Church, Wallace, SC where she cared lovingly for her church family. She also attended the Santee Summer Ministries “Boat Church”. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, boating and spending time with her animals. Most of all she loved spending time with her family.

     Surviving is her husband, Lacy Brigman of the home, sons, Chuck Kinard of Monroe, GA, Shane (April) Hecht of Boise, ID, a stepson, Andrew Brigman of West Columbia, SC, former daughter-in-law, Cynamin Kinard, grandchildren, CharleighJo Kinard, Josh Kinard,Tiffany Kinard, great grandchild, George Kinard, brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Shuford and Elaine Quick of Wallace, SC, Kay Broadwater of Wallace, SC, nieces and nephews, Shawn (Mary) Lutzen, Jimmy (Lindsey) Kurtnacker, Shuford (Tonya) Quick, IV, Jonathan Quick, Shannon (Keith) Helms, Elanya (Bradley) Bairefoot,Tammy (Keith) Broadwater, great nieces and nephews, Landon Lutzen, Mikayla Kurtnacker, Will Quick, Cameron Goins, Caden Quick, Madilyn Quick, Tyler (Jaden) Broadwater, Captain Dylan (Ashlie) Broadwater (USAF), Count Jacob Bairefoot.

     She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, a sister, Kathy Kurtnacker, a brother-in-law, Kenneth Broadwater and a great niece, Alaina Brooke Quick.

     The family received friends 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at New Hope United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC. A graveside service was held 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery, Wallace, SC.

     Memorials to: A Second Chance Animal Shelter, 5079 Alex Harvin Hwy., Manning, SC 29102. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC) . Page 8 • December 2, 2020

 

Charles L. ‘Chuck’ Burch Jr.

MOUNT CROGHAN - Mr. Charles L. “Chuck” Burch, Jr.,age 65, entered into rest on Thursday, November 26, 2020. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM Monday, November 30, 2020, from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Jerry McManus, Rev. Charles Teal, and Brent Taylor with burial following in the Mt. Croghan United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 5:00 –7:00 PM on Sunday, November 29, 2020, at the funeral home.

     Mr. Burch was born June 24, 1955, in Chesterfield, SC, a son of the late Charles Louis, Sr. and Marjorie Watts Burch. He was a faithful, lifetime member of Mt. Croghan United Methodist Church and a member of the Ruby-Mt. Croghan Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Burch was a retired Deputy Sheriff with over 20 years of dedicated service in law enforcement, and he was very proud of his law enforcement career. Mr. Burch will be remembered for his love for his wife, daughters, and especially his grandchildren. Chuck’s hobbies included fishing, riding his tractor, and spending time on his front porch which was known as his “happy place”. He also loved music and could play any instrument. Chuck will also be remembered for his sense of humor and for making others laugh.

     Survivors include his beloved wife of 43 years, Janice Odom Burch, of the home; daughters, Jessica (Steve) Sellers of Patrick, SC, Jennifer (Robbie) Webster of Mt. Croghan, SC, and Janna Burch Jordan of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Jayden and Kayleigh Sims, Luke Jordan, Mason Burch, and James, Hunter, Jessi, and Harmoni Sellers; sister, Dell (Ronnie) Chapman of Mt. Croghan, SC; nephew, Charles (Heather) Chapman of Ruby, SC; and his fur baby, Dottie Mae.

     Memorials may be made to Mt. Croghan United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 26, Mt. Croghan, SC 29727. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Burch family. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC). Page 8 • December 2, 2020

 

Robert H. ‘Bobby’ Griffith

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Robert H. “Bobby” Griffith, age 88, entered into rest on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. A private family graveside service, officiated by Pastor Alisha Hansen, was held in the Chesterfield Cemetery.

     Due to these challenging and uncertain times, the family respectfully requests no visitors at their homes and suggests sharing your condolences by phone or on the funeral home tribute wall.

     Mr. Griffith, a son of the late William Edwin Griffith, Sr., and Ora Mae Herlong Griffith, was born February 18, 1932, in Jefferson, SC. He was a graduate of Jefferson High School and attained a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Wofford College. Mr. Griffith began his career as an English teacher at Chesterfield High School, teaching from 1957 – 1958. He was a former supervisor with Chesterfield County Public Works and also a former assistant director with the Pee Dee Regional Council of Governments. Mr. Griffith was a United States Army Veteran and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel with the South Carolina Army National Guard; he provided military service for his state and country for 38 years, 8 months, and 14 days.

     Mr. Griffith was a faithful member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, where he served in numerous capacities throughout the years. He was a former member of the Chesterfield Town Council. Also, he was a past Commander of Chesterfield American Legion Post #74 forover 19 years. An avid outdoorsman, Bobby enjoyed farming during his earlier years, fishing, and spending time “in the country.”

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Griffith was preceded in death by his son, Robert Allison Griffith, and his brothers, William Edwin Griffith, Jr., and Richard Benson Griffith.

     Survivors include Betty Dalrymple Griffith, his beloved wife of 66 years; sons, Richard J. “Dick” Griffith (Ellen), of Chesterfield, SC, and Russell W. Griffith (Laura), of Fairfield, CT; daughter-in-law, Melanie Griffith (Eric Boykin), of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Daniel Griffith (Victoria), Dee Griffith, Haley Griffith, Abigail Griffith, Madison Griffith, Sarah Griffith, and Emily Griffith; stepgrandchildren, Shelly Catoe and Jared White; great grandchildren, Riley Stephan, Jadelyn Griffith, and RJ Griffith; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     For the exceptional care and comfort provided for Mr. Griffith and his family, much gratitude is extended to the staff of Springhill Assisted Living in Pageland and to the staff of Regency Southern Care Hospice of Chesterfield. Also, the family are most thankful for Pastor Alisha Hansen’s ever-present spiritual support and friendship.

     Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 305 West Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to Chesterfield Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 388, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral home of Chesterfield, SC, is serving the Griffith family. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC). Page 8 • December 2, 2020.

 

Jerry March Hatcher

WALLACE - Rev. Jerry March Hatcher, 91, went home to be with his Lord Thursday, November 26, 2020. Born in Wallace, SC he was a son of the late James Henry and Frances Brigman Hatcher. He was the widower of Mary Lee Hatcher. He was a Pastor to all for over 50+ years. He sang and played the mandolin with a gospel Christian group for many years. In the ’50 he was part of a program on the radio in Bennettsville, SC. He served as the preacher for the True Gospel Emmanuel Holiness Church of Wallace, SC (charter member) and also as pastor of Trinity Emmanuel Holiness Church (27+years). He was retired from Cheraw Dying and Finishing. He was a founding member of the Wallace Water Company. He enjoyed farming and always ministering to those in need, especially the sick. Preacher was truly known as a man of God, always showing concern and compassion for all.

     Surviving are his daughters, Cathey McLain and Vivian Gaithings of Wallace, SC, grandchildren, Randall Edward (Christy) Lovelace II, Amy (Joe) Rainwater, Michelle (Allen) Fuller, great grandchildren, Justin Tyler (Jessica), Kylie (Trey) Marie, Kayla and a great grandchild, Jayda.

     He was preceded in death by his parents and wife listed above also, sons, Mickey Brigman, Larry “Buck”  Brigman, daughters, Frances Mabe, Darlene Lovelace, five brothers and seven sisters.

     The family received friends 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sunday, November 29, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A graveside funeral service was held 2:00 PM Monday, November 30, 2020 at the True Gospel Emmanuel Holiness Church, Wallace, SC.

     Memorials: Crescent Hospice, 1039 Cheraw St., Bennettsville, SC 29512, or the charity of your choice. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC) . Page 14 • December 2, 2020.

 

Barbara McLain James

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Barbara McLain James, age 86, entered into rest on Monday, November 23, 2020. Graveside services were held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at St. John Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Patrick, SC by Rev. Donald Wallace, Sr. The family greeted friends following the service in the cemetery.

     Mrs. James was born September 14, 1934 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Clyde and Nell Smith Burch. Barbara was a retired supervisor at Cheraw Dye and Finishing and a member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church. She enjoyed visiting with friends and loved to work in her flowers.

     In addition to her parents,Mrs. James was preceded in death by her husbands, Conrad McLain and Jack James; sons,Tony McLain and Jeffrey Scott McLain; infant daughter; grandson, Gary McLain; and sisters, Madella, Lois Burch, and Marion Burch.

     Survivors include her granddaughter, Jessica Nicole McLain, of Chesterfield, SC; great grandchildren, Zach McCormick and Caden McLain; special niece, Shelby (Tommy) Bailey of Patrick, SC;and numerous other nieces and nephews.

     The family would like to extend a huge thank you Mrs. Diana Yaden and Mrs. Mona Teal for the loving and compassionate care shown to Mrs. Barbara. Also, to all the ladies in the community for the visits, calls, prayers, and meals that they have provided over the last year and a half.

     Memorials may be made to Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the James family. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC). Page 14 • December 2, 2020.

 

Richard Arnold Beggs

CHERAW – Richard Arnold Beggs, 76, died Wednesday, December 2, 2020. Born in Hamlet, NC he was a son of the late William Beggs and Rosalie Brigman Beggs Laug. He was a self-motivated printer and a paint contractor for the housing industry. He loved going to auctions and painting and working on small equipment. He loved his dogs Teenie and Peedie and his cat Buddie. He loved talking and laughing with all his friends and watching the news channel.

     Surviving is his love of his life and partner Georgia Robinson (of 23 years), sons, Joseph (Haley) Beggs of Bennettsville, SC, David Arnold (Genia) Beggs of Rockingham, NC, a stepson,David Brigman of Wallace, SC, a brother, (Phillip (Cecelia) Laug of Memphis, NY, sisters Diane (Terry) Cramer of Memphis, NY, Yvonne Tatum of Memphis, NY, an aunt, Hazel Britt Hennecy of Hamlet, NC, five grandchildren, Jonathan (Diandra) Beggs, Sophie Beggs, Nick Beggs, Nicole Beggs and five great grandchildren, also his former wife, Annie Ruth Brigman Beggs of Bennettsville, SC.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, a son Richard Arnold Beggs, Jr., a grandchild, Amber Goins and a former wife, Barbara Griggs.

     The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Monday, December 7, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service was held 3:00 PM, Monday, December 7, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC). Page 8 • December 9, 2020.

 

Cassie Diane Boatwright

CHERAW - Cassie DianeBoatwright, 42, died Sunday, November 29, 2020. Born in Rockingham, NC, Cassie was the daughter of Tony Boatwright, Sr. of Cheraw, SC and the late Connie McElveen Boatwright. She was a “hard hitter” on her high school softball team. She loved her dogs, Coacit and Goucie. She enjoyed music, movies and spending time with her family.

     Cassie is survived by her father listed above, brothers Tony Boatwright, Jr. Cheraw, SC, and Noah Alton Cooper, Cheraw, SC. She preceded in death by her mother listed above.

     The family received friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A memorial service was held 3:00 PM Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials sent to Paws and Claws, P. O. Box 386, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC). Page 8 • December 9, 2020.

 

David Franklin Douglas Sr.

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. David Franklin Douglas, Sr. of Chesterfield entered into rest December 1, 2020 at his home. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 3, at 2:00 PM at Chesterfield BaptistChurch by Pastor Randy Bishop and Rev. Charles Owens with burial following in the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family greeted friends following the service.

     Mr. Douglas was born November 3, 1927 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Bruce Franklin and Mildred Gaskins Douglas. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and was retired froma long career in textile industry management including Sacony and West Knitting. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, and was a life-long member of Chesterfield Baptist Church having served in various capacities including Deacon and Treasurer. He had served on the Chesterfield School Boardand had been active in the Boy Scouts, including serving as Scout Master.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Douglas was preceded in death by his sister, Sylvia Douglas Welsh. Survivors include his wife of 73 years, Lucille King Douglas; two sons, Franklin (Panda) Douglas of Bethune, SC, and Rev. Everett (Beth) Douglas of Myrtle Beach, SC; three daughters, Lu (Dr.John) Mcleod of Chesterfield, Lynn Liles of Chesterfield, and Susan (Dean) Scott of Albemarle, NC; nine grandchildren, John Douglas, Frank (Julie) Douglas, Bruce (Brianna) Douglas, Meagan (Jake) Page, Lauren Douglas, John Frank McLeod, Jeffrey Liles, Douglas (Katlynn) Liles, and Hunter Scott; and sixteen great-grandchildren, Campbell Douglas, Will Douglas, David Douglas, Miller Douglas, Riley Douglas, Ellie Douglas, Kynlee Douglas, McKendrie Douglas, Lila Douglas, Caedmon Page, Jonas Page, Bethany Page, Gabe Liles, Carleigh Liles, Lexi Liles, and Hannah Liles.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Chesterfield Baptist Church, 207 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709, Chesterfield Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 388, Chesterfield, SC or to a charity of one’s choice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Douglas family. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC). Page 8 • December 9, 2020.

 

David ‘Brick’ Allen Hyduke

BENNETTSVILLE - Mr. David “Brick” Allen Hyduke passed away Friday, December 4, 2020 at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence after a brief illness. He was 59 years old.

     Mr. Brick was born in Latrobe, PA on May 16, 1961 to the late Nicholas Adam and Beatrice Ann Emili Hyduke. He was the Head Golf Professional for Marlboro Country Club for 14 years, before becoming the Head Golf Professional for Cheraw State Park. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, cutting grass, smoking his cigarettes, but most importantly spending time with his family and friends. He was extremely passionate about his community and spent many hours doing what he could to give back.

     He leaves behind to cheris hhis loving memory his; stepmother, Elizabeth Hinson Hyduke; wife, Jennifer Lynn Phillips Hyduke; son, David Colby Hyduke; beloved four legged children, Goose and Odie; grand dog, Tig; brothers, Joseph Thomas Hyduke and wife Martha, Nicholas Adam Hyduke and wife Cristy, and Michael Richard Hyduke and wife Beth; sister,Marlowe Hyduke Harrington; step-sisters, Joy Radcliff and husband Ron, Pat Thomas and husband Mark, Gail Redding and husband Carl, and Cathy Coleman and husband Richard.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and sister, Phyllis Jane Hyduke Lobo. A memorial service will be held 2 pm, Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at Charlie O’Neal’s pond, 4710 Screw Pin Road, Blenheim, SC 29516, officiated by Rev. Carl Redding. Due to COVID-19 regulations set forth by the CDC and local government we ask that all funeral home attendees please abide by the social distancing guidelines.Thank you for your understanding.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Marlboro County, PO Box 135, Bennettsville, SC 29512. Burroughs Funeral Home is honored to assist the Hyduke family. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC). Page 8 • December 9, 2020.

 

Linda Odom Maynor

CHERAW - Linda Odom Maynor, 80, died Friday, December 4, 2020. Born in Bennettsville, SC, she was a daughter of the late Edwin Harold and Ina Mae Walters Odom. She was the widow of Larry Maynor and DavidQuick. She was retired from J.P. Stevens. She enjoyed traveling to many places over the years. She loved her family and friends, often cooking for them, and spending as much time with them as she could, especially her granddaughters and great-grandchildren.

     She is survived by her daughter, Susie (Rickey) Pace of Cheraw, SC, brothers, E.H. “Bo” (Mai) Odom of Bennettsville, SC, Prentiss (Joann) Odom of Cameron, NC, Cecil (Carleen) Odom of Lumberton, NC, and Jimmy (Erica) Odom of Bennettsville, SC, sisters, Sybil (Sammy) Turner of Bennettsville, SC, Agnes Polson of Cheraw, SC, Gloria Williams of Cheraw, SC and Marilyn (Snooks) Coker of Bennettsville, SC, grandchildren, Erica Kincaid and Morgan Tucker, great-grandchildren, Logan Owens, Haven Owens, Eryne McLaughlin, Thorn Tucker and Lawton Tucker.

     She was preceded in death by her husbands and parents listed above, and a sister Patsy Thomas. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Friday, December 11, 2020.

     A private memorial service will be held. Memorials may be made to Cheraw Healthcare, 400 Moffat Road, Cheraw, SC29520 or McLeod Hospice of Cheraw, PO Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC). Page 8 • December 9, 2020.

 

Roger Dale Parker

MONROE, N.C. – Roger Dale Parker, 74, died Saturday, December 5, 2020. Born in Hamlet, NC he was a son ofthe late Lester and Maggie Coward Parker. He was a US Army Veteran. He was a licensed electrician with over 35+ years of service. Surviving is his wife Catherine Fowler Parker of Monroe, NC, sons, Dale O’Brian of Asheboro, NC, Rodney D. Parker of Monroe, NC, daughters, Michelle (Anthony) Hill of Randleman, NC, Hannah (Kelly) Tyson of Monroe, NC, a brother, JerryParker of Rockingham, NC, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, brothers, Billy Parker, Thomas Parker, Robert Parker, and a sister, Agenora Smith. The family received friends 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at New Hope United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC. A graveside services was held 2:00 PM, Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery, Wallace, SC. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC). Page 8 • December 9, 2020.

 

Victor Arwell Weaver

Hyde Park, UTAH – Victor Arwell Weaver age 95 of San Diego passed away November 25, 2020 at Autumn Care Assisted Living in Hyde Park, Utah. His loving wife of 60 years Nita Weaver was by his side. Vic served in World War II in the Navy as an Aviation Electrician Mate in theSea Bees ACORN 34’s, which was a battalion asked with building air-fields overnight in the Pacific Theater. Uncle Vic, as he was known by most of his loved ones, was very active in the Boy Scout Program for most of his life. He loved taking Scouts on canoe trips down the Colorado River. He was very involved in the LDS church and with his extended family.

     He was preceded in death by his parents Arwell and Constance Fisher Weaver. He is survived by his wife Juanita (Nita) Weaver and his brother David Weaver and many beloved family members and friends.

     He was interred in the LDS Cemetery in Society Hill, SC, a graveside service was held 1:00 PM Sunday, December 6, 2020. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC). Page 8 • December 9, 2020.

 

Mary Elena Estridge Carter

CHAPIN - Mrs. Mary Elena Estridge Carter, age 91, formerly of Chesterfield, SC, entered into rest on Monday, December 7, 2020 at Generations of Chapin Assisted Living, where she had resided the past 5 years. A Celebration of Life Graveside Service was held at 11:00 AM Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Chesterfield Cemetery. The family greeted friends following the service at the cemetery.

     Mrs. Carter was born October 26, 1929 in the Buford Community of Lancaster County, S C to the late Ira Durham and Annie Carnes Estridge. She was a graduate of Buford High School and Winthrop College, Class of 1950. She retired from Chesterfield High School with over 20 years of service as the School Librarian. Mrs. Carter was an active member of Pine Grove Baptist Church where she developed many friendships serving as greeter, and was a former member of Chesterfield Baptist Church. She enjoyed following Clemson football, working in her flowers, playing bingo, and working word search puzzles. She also enjoyed taking trips with Christian Tours. Mrs. Carter will be fondly remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

     In addition to her parents, Mary was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of almost 50 years, William “Bill” C. Carter who passed in January of 2001; and brothers, Madison, Joe, and Jack Estridge.

     Survivors include her daughters, Lin (Frank) Lake of Prosperity, SC, Kathy Carter of Myrtle Beach, SC; son, Russ (Amy) Carter of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Carter (Jenna) Lake, Trevor Lake, Rebecca (James) Wood, and Kristin Carter; great granddaughter, Taylor Lake; sister-in-law, Evelyn Estridge; and two nieces and their families.

     The family would like to extend our sincere thanks to the staff of Generations of Chapin for its loving care over the past five years, and to MSA Hospice (Newberry) for its compassionate care over the past week.

     Memorials are suggested to Hospice Care Charity, Inc., Attention: MSA Hospice, 166 Stoneridge Dr. Suite 100, Columbia, SC 29210. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Carter family. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC). Page 6 • December 16, 2020.

 

Johnny Henry Eslick Jr.

Johnny Henry Eslick Jr. September 25, 1952 – December 10, 2020 On December 10, 2020, God welcomed home Johnny Eslick, Jr., or better known to his family and friends as “Little Johnny.” Johnny was a very special son, brother,uncle, and friend. His greatest joy was watching our faces as he told stories of his past. He also enjoyed his Polaris and spending time “piddling” in his work shop. Johnny was a member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church. He enjoyed helping in the “Living Last Supper” drama and being involved in church activities.

     Johnny was preceded in death by his father, Johnny H. Eslick, Sr. He is survived by his beloved mother, Glynn Curry Eslick of the home; siblings, James “Jimmy” (Joan) Eslick of Eddy, TX, David (Natalie) Cooper of Abington, VA, Bronson (Donna) Eslick of Patrick, SC, and Lucinda Eslick of Jacksonville, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Graveside services were held at 11:00 AM Monday, December 14, 2020 at Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens. The family greeted friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.

     For the exceptional care and comfort provided for Johnny and his family, much gratitude is extended to the entire staff of McLeod Hospice. Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, P. O. Box 100551, Florence, South Carolina 29501.   Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Eslick family. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC). Page 6 • December 16, 2020.

 

Katherine Venable Hardister

MURRELLS INLET -Katherine Venable Hardister, 78, of Murrells Inlet, SC passed away on Monday, November 23, 2020. Born on December 16, 1941 in Charleston, SC, she was the daughter of the late Cornelius Arthur and Katherine Maynard Venable. She is survived by her daughter, Katherine Lane Hardister, of Charleston, SC; brothers, Gerald and James Venable; and her niece, Kyle Venable Brazell and her family; along with Savannah, her beloved Cairn Terrier. She has many other nieces and nephews around the country that will miss her deeply. Kaye graduated from Cheraw High School in 1959, where she was a cheerleader and a member of the basketball team. She and her family moved to North Wilkesboro, NC, where she met her husband, David. They married and moved to Columbia, SC on April 15, 1960. She attended AppalachianTeacher’s College, followed by the University of SC, where she graduated with an education degree in 1963. Kaye taught school in NC and SC for over thirty years, and retired in Murrells Inlet, SC. In Kaye’s retirement, she was an avid tennis and bridge player. She loved to garden, sharing her love of flowers with everyone she met. She was also affectionately known to many as the “Cheese Ball Queen”. Kaye spent much time with her daughter, Lane, traveling to events around the area. They were known to “shop their way home”, sharing giggles along the way. Her hardy contagious laugh will be missed by all who knew her.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Belin Memorial United Methodist Church, 4182 Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576. Services were held at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church on December 12, 2020 at 1 pm.

     Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet, SC is honored to be assisting the family during this difficult time. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC). Page 6 • December 16, 2020.

 

James Talmadge Hudson

CHERAW - James Talmadge Hudson, 92, died December 7, 2020. Born in Swifton, AR, he was the son of the late Alvin Vohn and Lena Hancock Hudson. Hew as a World War II Army Veteran. Mr. Hudson was of the Lutheran faith. He enjoyed baseball and played professionally in the minor league for the NewYork Yankees.

     Surviving is his wife, Carolyn Lane Hudson of Cheraw, SC, sons, James Hudson of Cheraw, SC, Mark Hudson of Palm Harbor, FL, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.There will be a private family visitation and service. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC). Page 6 • December 16, 2020.

 

Michele Staat Rainwater

LEXINGTON –Michele Staat Rainwater, 58, died Sunday morning, December 6, 2020 peacefully in her home.She was lovingly attended by her sister, Laura Staat of Edisto Island, SC at the time of her death.

     Shelly was the sweet one and always thought of others.She was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was the gentlest dental hygienist for 30 years. She was deeply loved and will be sorely missed by all.

     Survivors include her son Ryan and daughter-in-law Ashleigh; grandson,Nick Rainwater; father and step-mother, Darrel and Beverly Staat all of Lexington, SC; brother and sister-in-law, Guy and Jennifer Staat of Wilmington, NC; sister, Laura Staat; brother Blaine; niece Sarah; nephew, David Staat allof New Bern, NC. Michele was preceded in death by husband, Roger Lowell Rainwater in 2013; and her mother, Carolyn Staat Wagner in 2012.

     A memorial service was held 11 o’clock, Saturday, December 12th, at Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, 7600 Trenholm Road Ext., Columbia, SC. The family received friends following the service. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC). Page 6 • December 16, 2020.

 

Tracy Lynn Adair Brigman

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs.Tracy Lynn Adair Brigman, age 58, entered into rest on Sunday, December 13, 2020, at her home. Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, December 16, 2020 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor with burial following in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Brigman was born September 16, 1962 in Sumter, SC, a daughter of the late Larry and Virginia Roland Adair. She was a 1981 graduate of Cheraw High School and attained her Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern TEC. Tracy was employed with the Chesterfield County School District, working in the cafeteria at New Heights Middle School. She was a former employee of Piggly Wiggly Bakery for 15 years, where she always greeted everyone witha smile and kind word. She enjoyed cooking, painting and designing crafts, and taking pictures. Of all things that brought her enjoyment, spending time with her grandchildren was of utmost importance.

     She is survived by her loving husband, Walter Perry Brigman, Sr. of the home; 2 sons, Walter Perry Brigman, Jr. and wife, Kelly of Summerville, SC, and Daniel Augustus Brigman and fiancée, Megan McDonnough of Columbia, SC; 2 grandchildren, Perry Brigman, III, and Mony Brigman; and brother, Tim Adair and wife, Lisa of Cheraw, SC.

     Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Brigman family. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC). Page 6A • December 23, 2020.

 

Lois Carolyn Korfmacher

Lois Carolyn Korfmacher (née Buser) entered into heaven early Dec 14th, 2020, in Warren, Indiana. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother,and a proud grandmother. She was born on July 31, 1931 to the late Rev. Daniel and Evelyn Buser in Canton, Ohio. Her early years were spent in Iowa and then in Amherst, Ohio - where she graduated from Amherst High School in 1949. She lived in Ohio, South Carolina, Pennsylvania and Indiana throughout her adult life.

     Throughout her career and until her retirement she was a bank teller. Lois enjoyed singing in her church choir, collecting antiques, listening to classical music, and baking cookies for friends and family; but mostly she enjoyed her family and grandchildren. Lois and her husband, Allen, were committed Christians and very proud to be able to put all three of their children through Taylor University, a noted Christian college. Lois lived a full and wonderful life, and was deeply loved and cherished. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

     She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Allen Korfmacher; one brother, Daniel Buser; a sister, Ruth Glandorf; and her parents. She leaves behind her two daughters Sherryl Haines (Lowell) of Indianapolis, Ind. and Doreen Petrovitch (Dale) of Wallingford, Pa; her son, Ron Korfmacher (Julie) of Upland, Ind; six grandchildren – Sara (Justin), Hannah, Ben, Rachel, Daniel and Samuel; three great-grandchildren; her sister, Martha Straw; and two brothers, Paul Buser, and John Buser.

     The burial was private. A memorial service and celebration of Lois’ life will be held in the future. Garland-Misencik Funeral Home, Amherst, entrusted with arrangements. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC). Page 6A • December 23, 2020.

 

William Gary Moore

CHERAW - Mr. William Gary Moore, age 62, entered into rest on Thursday, December 17, 2020, at his home. Graveside services were heldat 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery by Rev. Donald Childers and Rev. Russell Miles. The family greeted friends following the service atthe cemetery.

     Mr. Moore was born January18, 1958 in Cheraw, SC a son of Harriet Graham Moore and the late J.B. Moore. He was a retired veteranof the U.S. Air Force, serving our great country over 20 years. Following his retirement, Gary worked at Stanley Tools, and retired from McLeod Health – Cheraw. A humble, Godfearing man, Mr. Moore was a faithful member of Cheraw Church of God. He was a loving son, brother, and friend to all who knew him.

     In addition to his father, Mr. Moore was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Bobby Ray Moore, and Ronnie Dean Moore; and brother-in-law, James Webb.

     Survivors include his loving mother, Harriet Graham Moore of Cheraw, SC; brother, Timothy Scott (Gloria) Moore of Salisbury, NC; sister, Bonnie Jean Webb of Concord, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     The family requests that memorials be made in Mr. Moore’s memory to Cheraw Church of God, 100 Pecan Orchard Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Moore family. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC). Page 6A • December 23, 2020.

 

Edward Lee Poole Sr.

Marietta, Ga. - Edward Lee Poole Sr. journeyed to heaven on Sunday, December 6, 2020, at home in Marietta, Georgia. Ed, a native of Cheraw, SC, was a graduate of the University of South Carolina. He started his career as a CPA with Blackwell and Poole C.P.A. in Hapeville, GA. Over the years, Ed and his children visited family in Cheraw, attended class reunions and the annual family reunions which he looked forward to each year. Edward loved Cheraw so much and he loved spending time with family which meant everything to him.

     Survivors include a son, Edward Poole Jr, and three daughters, Emily Rudolf, Catherine Stilphen, and Hadley Poole, and his former wife, Jane Bledsoe Poole. Edward leaves behind a special lady in his life, Martha Baxter. She was a bright spot in his life and made sure that Ed had a busy social life. Did he ever! They attended Roswell United Methodist Church.

     Ed had five grandchildren - Hayden and Hadley Rudolf, as well as Landon, Gavin, and Liam Stilphen. They were so precious to him. He also leaves his two sisters, Mrs. Patsy Keith and Mrs. Micki Lockey, and an aunt, Mrs. Mildred Sellers.

     Ed had a heart of gold and was always there for everyone. He was extremely kind and loving. Those we love don’t go away. They walk beside us every day. Our loved one is in God’s hands now.

     Funeral service details are being planned. In lieu of flowers, and in Ed’s honor, his children ask that friends and family simply do something kind for someone else. Pay it forward. Ed would love that!

     Dad, we love you. It was the honor of our lives to be your children. Thank you for being such an incredible father and grandfather. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC). Page 6A • December 23, 2020.

 

Thomas Jackson ‘Jack’ Baker

CHERAW - Thomas Jackson “Jack” Baker, 79, died Tuesday, December 22, 2020. Born in Monroe, NC, he was the son of the late Thomas Carroll and Evelyn Gregory Baker. Jack was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Cheraw and a charter member of the Rotary Club of Cheraw. He was the owner/operator of Baker’s Motel for many years. He is survived by his wife, Sloan Ingram Baker, of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Kimball Baker of Murrells Inlet, SC, and grandchildren, Hunter Baker, Ingram Baker and Sydney Baker. He was preceded in death by his son, Thomas Watt Baker, and his parents listed above. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mercy In Me Free Clinic, PO Box 1684, Cheraw, SC 29520 or McArn Food Bank, 131 2nd Street, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in tke LINK (Cheraw, SC) Page 6 • December 30, 2020.

 

Luther ‘Farrell’ Chalflinch

Luther “Farrell” Chalflinch, 78, went to be with his Lord, Monday, December 21, 2020, at his home. He was born November 18, 1942, in Moore County, NC, son of J.R. Chalflinch and Gertrude Brown Chalflinch.

     Farrell was a man that loved the Lord, his church and his church family. He enjoyed making people laugh, no matter how he felt, he was always smiling and picking on his family in good humor. When able he enjoyed fishing and NASCAR; or helping his wife crack pecans and peel pears in preparing for Christmas gifts. He will leave a void in his family and friends lives.

     The family held a visitation, Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at Faith Fellowship Church, 5015 Hatcher Hill Road, Wallace, SC, 29596, from 1:00-2:00 PM with the Funeral starting at 2:00 PM. Rev. Richard Rainwater, Rev. Michael Poindexter and Rev. Brantley Moore officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

     He is survived by his wife, Jean Cohoon Chalflinch of the home; daughters, Velena Chalflinch of Wallace, SC and Kathleen Seawell (Gary) of Carthage; sons, Michael Broadwater (Anne) of Wallace, SC and Keith Broadwater (Tammy) of Waynesville, NC; brothers, Sammy Chalflinch of Goodview, VA and Jimmy Chalflinch of Carthage; sisters Carol Sweet and Wilma McNeil both of Robbins and Mae Moore of Troy: thirteen grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren.

     Harrington Funeral Home & Crematory, Hamlet, NC is serving the Chalflinch family. Published in tke LINK (Cheraw, SC) Page 6 • December 30, 2020.

 

Katina ‘Tina’ Renee McElveen

WALLACE – Katina “Tina” Renee McElveen, 44, died Sunday, December 20, 2020. Born in Charlotte, NC she was the daughter of Gary Allen and Shirley Ann White McElveen both of Wallace, SC. She enjoyed crafts, going to renaissance fairs, car shows, riding motorcycles, playing board games and spending time with family. She was fond of her four-legged friends Bella and Salem.

     Surviving is her daughter, Taylor McElveen of Goose Creek, SC, her parents listed above, her biological mother, Donna Hatmaker of Augusta, GA, and a sister, Jessica Jones of Augusta, GA.

     The family received friends 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 26, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A memorial service was held 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 26, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

     Memorials to: American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Drive, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in tke LINK (Cheraw, SC) Page 6 • December 30, 2020

 

Margaret Norton Mathis

CHERAW - Mrs. Margaret Norton Mathis, age 98, entered into rest on Monday, December 21, 2020. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, December 27, 2020 at North Cheraw Baptist Church by the Honorable Rep. Rev. Richie Yow and Rev. Mike Williams. A private burial followed in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family greeted friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Sunday prior to the service in the fellowship hall of the church.

     Mrs. Mathis was born September 15, 1922 in Hamlet, NC a daughter of the late Henry Lee and Mattie Smith Norton. She was a retired employee of Stanley Tools and a former employee of Sacony Mills. Mrs. Mathis was also served as an attendant /receptionist with Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw for many years. She was also a faithful charter member of North Cheraw Baptist Church where she nurtured many close friendships through the years. Mrs. Mathis will be fondly remembered as a lady of faith and family.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Mathis was also preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Mathis; brother, Hubert Norton; and sisters, Catherine Quick, Edna Spivey, Bernice Boyles, and Esther Fillimon. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

     Memorials may be made to North Cheraw Baptist Church, 101 Hartzell Ave., Cheraw, SC 29520. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Mathis family. Published in tke LINK (Cheraw) SC Page 6 • December 30, 2020.

 

Pamela ‘Susie’ Cagle Pate

MT. CROGHAN - Mrs. Pamela “Susie” Cagle Pate, 57, of Mt. Croghan, SC passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020 at her home. Mrs. Pamela “Susie” Cagle Pate was born on October 26, 1963 in Pageland, South Carolina to the late Columbus Cagle and Lillie Ann Catledge. She was preceded in death by her brother, Timothy Lee Cagle and sisters, Elizabeth Ann Cagle Deason and Christina Cagle. Mrs. Pate was a selfless person that was a mother to all and always loved to help everyone around her. She loved family gatherings, especially during her favorite time of year, Easter. She loved to have Easter Egg Hunts for all of her children and grandchildren. Pamela liked spending time with her family and listening to country music. Mrs. Pate is survived by her husband, Timothy Pate of Mt. Croghan, SC; sons, Jeff Pate (Christina Kivett) and Michael Lee Pate both of Mt. Croghan, SC; brother, Johnny Ray Cagle (Heather) of Myrtle Beach,SC; sisters, Sandra Kay Cagle of Pageland, SC and Bonnie Faye Cagle of Myrtle Beach, SC and grandchildren, Bailey Pate, Conner Pate, Levi Pate and Caydence Proffitt.

     Friends stopped by the home of Mrs. Pamela Cagle Pate on Sunday, December 27, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM to pay their respects to the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina is assisting the Pate family. Published in tke LINK (Cheraw, SC) Page 6 • December 30, 2020.

 

Jimmie Attaway Rivers

RUBY - Mr. Jimmie Attaway Rivers, age 89, went home to be with his Lord and was reunited with his beloved wife, Fanell on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Due to the continued COVID-19 risk, the family has chosen to have a Private Family Graveside Service at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Dewayne Evans officiating.

     The services will be streamed live on the Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Facebook Page beginning at 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 30, 2020.

     Mr. Rivers was born September 15, 1931 in the Zoar Community of Chesterfield County, SC a son of the late Louis H. and Dora Parker Rivers. He was a graduate of Mt.Croghan High School and was a life-long farmer. Mr. Rivers was a retired employee of West Knitting of Wadesboro, and a former employee of Delta Mills, and Cheraw Dyeing and Finishing. A faithful member of Elizabeth Baptist Church for over 70 years, Attaway served his Lord and the church as a Deacon, former Sunday school superintendent, and taught the couples Sunday school class along with his late wife, Fanell for many years. He enjoyed fishing, growing large gardens each year to gift others with his vegetables, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who were his pride and joy.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Rivers was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Fanell Pigg Rivers; and brother, Louis Davis Rivers.

     Survivors include his children, Jimmie (Michelle) Rivers of Ruby, SC, Scott (Dale) Rivers of Wadesboro, NC; grandchildren, Jonathan Rivers, Megan (Ryan) Stegall both of Ruby, SC, Mary Kait Rivers (Aaron) Parker, Benjamin (Alexandra Irvin) Rivers both of Wadesboro, NC; great-grandchildren, Emma and Elliott Stegall, and Eli Parker.

     Memorials may be made to Elizabeth Baptist Church, c/o James Spencer, 7298 Hwy. 52, Cheraw, SC 29520. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rivers family. Published in tke LINK (Cheraw, SC) Page 6 • December 30, 2020.

 

James ‘Jim’ Lloyd Sadler

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. James “Jim” Lloyd Sadler, age 78, entered into rest onTuesday, December 22, 2020. A Memorial Mass will be announced at a later date.

     Mr. Sadler was born June 28, 1942 in Scranton, NC a son of the late Raymond and Viola Sawyer Sadler. He was a retired employee of Capital Structures and worked for many years as aself-employed electrician. Jim enjoyed attending St. Peter’s CatholicChurch ofCheraw. His hobbies included bowling, playing chess, fishing, and shooting pool. He also enjoyed raising animals on his farm.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Sadler was also preceded in death by a daughter, Nicah Sadler Shaughnessy; brothers, Allen Sadler, Otis Sadler; and sister, Rachel Sadler.

     Survivors include his beloved wife of 32 years, Conchita Suson Sadler of the home; children, Rodney Sadler, Troy Sadler, Michael Sadler, and J.B. Sadler; step-children, Annabelle McNeil, Butch Suson, Clint Suson, Mark Suson, and Tina Suson; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters, Marie Sawyer Osborne, Nancy Kirkley, and Virginia McQuaye; brother, Walter Sadler; and numerous nieces and nephews. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Sadler family. Published in tke LINK (Cheraw), SC Page 6 • December 30, 2020.

 

Amelia (Amy) Claire Smith

GREENVILLE – Amelia (Amy) Claire Smith, 57, passed away peacefully Saturday December 19, 2020. Born in McRae, GA May 20, 1963 she was the beloved daughter of the late Roy Lee Smith, Sr and Dorothy Grimsley Smith. She was raised in Cheraw, SC where she was a member of First United Methodist Church. Amy was a devoted member of the church where she enjoyed serving in Children Ministries, assisting with the annual barbeque, and many other areas of the church. For many years, Amy worked at B.C. Moores and Sons in Cheraw before moving to Greenville, SC where she enjoyed working at Hobby Lobby. Amy enjoyed spending time with her friends, family, and watching the Clemson Tigers play.

     Amy will be lovingly remembered by her brothers and sisters Roy Lee Smith Jr. (Donna) of Six Mile, SC, Leland Alan Smith (Vickie) of Aiken, SC, Margery Corinne Smith of Greenville, SC, and Dorothy Marie Smith of Greenville, SC, nieces and nephews Lauren Smith Ammermann (Taylor), Megan Cassidy Smith Ledbetter (Jeremiah), Savannah Lee Smith, Joel Alan Smith, and Ashley Claire Smith, great nieces and nephews Lily Grace Ledbetter, Caleb James Ledbetter, and Mims Brett Ammermann.

     A graveside service washeld 2:00 PM, Monday, December 28, 2020 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. The Family received friends following the service. Published in the LINK (Cherawe SC Page 8 • December 30, 2020.

 

William L. ‘Billy’ Wicker

CHERAW - William L.“Billy” Wicker, 91, died Monday, December 21, 2020. Born in Bennettsville, SC he was ason of the late William Roland and Donnie Bennett Wicker. He was retired from the United States Postal Service with 34 years of service. Billy was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cheraw, where he served on many committees including United Methodist Men. He was also a charter member of the Cheraw Rescue Squad. Billy was a Past Master and Treasurer of Cheraw Masonic Lodge #15, he was a Shriner and a York Rite Mason of the Cheraw Chapter and Commandry of the Lancaster Lodge. He was a veteran of both the US Navy and US Army where he served as an Airborne Ranger during the Korean War. He enjoyed fishing and woodworking in his spare time.

     He is survived by his sons, James Gregory Wicker of Cheraw, SC, and William F. (Deborah) Wicker, of Florence, SC, daughters, Dana Wicker (M. Kent) Walker of Jonesborough, TN, Susanne “Susie” W. (Andy) Ingram of Cheraw, SC, a sister, Mabel (Gene) Brown, of Myrtle Beach, SC, grandchildren, Matthew Wicker, Jason (Sonia) Wicker, Jordan (Maryum) Wicker, Morgan L. Walker, Sara K. Ingram, Kelley S. Ingram, and Georgia N. Walker, great grandchildren, Mila Wicker, Eesa Wicker, many nieces, nephews and loving extended family.

     He was preceded in death by his wife, Sara M. Wicker, his parents listed above and a sister, Ellen Griggs. The family will hold a private graveside service. Memorials may be made to: Shriners Hospitals for Children, Processing Center, PO Box 863765, Orlando, FL 32886, First United Methodist Church, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520 or a charity of your choice. Published in the LINK (Cheraw, SC) Page 8 • December 30, 2020.