Our Obituaries

Cathy Marie Reinhard

March 13, 1966 - August 6, 2016

Florence, SC Cathy Marie Reinhard, 50, of Florence, SC, passed away on August 6 , 2016, at McLeod Hospice House. She was born in Florence, SC, a daughter of Bette June Ellis Reinhard and the late Roland George Reinhard. Cathy worked 19 years at McDonald's and the Sheltered Workshop. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church and the Sunshine Sunday School Class. She was a...
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James Michael King

July 16, 1944 - December 31, 2015

James Michael King, 71, of Pamplico, SC passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2015. Mr. King was born in Charleston, SC, a son of the late James R. and Lennie Wiggins King. He was a veteran of the US Navy. Mr. King was a man who loved being outdoors, especially being on the Great Pee Dee River, Black Creek, and Coastal Areas. Surviving are two sons, Scott Michael King of Pamplico and James...
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James Alan "Jimmy" Finklea

October 25, 1949 - December 31, 2015

James Alan "Jimmy" Finklea, 66, of Florence, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at the Bethea Baptist Home. He was born in Florence, SC, a son of Billie Robertson Finklea and the late Burton B. Finklea. He was a very talented junior golfer winning the State Junior Golf Tournament, two years back to back, during his years at McClenaghan High School. Jimmy worked at Finklea PA and was...
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Zessie Elma Rush Webb

July 7, 1922 - December 22, 2015

Zessie Elma Rush Webb, 93, from Anderson, SC fell asleep in death December 22, 2015 at the home of her sister Frances R. Jeffords in Florence, SC. Zessie is survived also by her sister Elizabeth R. Smith of Sumter, SC. She has one son, Randy (Linda) Webb living in Kinston, NC, and four daughters, Nancy (Moses) Willis in Williamston, SC, Beth (Al) Pettit and Rita (Fred) Purdy of Anderson, and...
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Thomas Ward Myers

June 5, 1931 - December 14, 2015

Thomas Ward Myers, 84, of Florence, South Carolina passed away on Monday, December 14, 2015 surrounded by family at McLeod Hospice House after an extended illness. Mr. Myers was born on June 5, 1931 in Corning, Kansas. He attended public schools throughout the United States and Japan as well as Millersburg Military Institute in Kentucky. He later attended Sue Bennett College in Kentucky where...
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Dorothy C. Bazzell

December 12, 1924 - December 12, 2015

Dorothy C. Carter Bazzell, of Florence, S.C., passed away Saturday, December 12, 2015 on her birthday at the beautiful age of 91. She was born in Columbia, S.C., daughter of the late William Preston Carter and "Artie" Cornelia Bolten Gray. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at Eastside Christian Church located at 3541 East Palmetto Street in Florence, S.C. ...
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Elizabeth "Ibby" Vera Harper

May 29, 1940 - December 8, 2015

Elizabeth (Ibby) Vera Flenniken Harper, 75, died at 1:30 AM, Tuesday, December 8, at her home in Florence, South Carolina. She was born in Sidmouth, Devonshire, England on May 29, 1940. Her parents, Warren Samuel Flenniken ll and Joan Christina Flenniken and granddaughter, Veronica Marie Harper, predeceased her. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Charles Dillon Harper, native of Jesup,...
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Gary Allan Walters, USN Retired

February 6, 1942 - December 3, 2015

Lt. Commander Gary Allan Walters, USN Retired, 73, of Florence, SC, died on Thursday, December 3, 2015, at Medford Nursing Center. Born in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Gerald Andrew Walters and Mary Eugenia Vanderscott Walters. Gary served his country in the US Navy, serving two tours in Vietnam before retiring after achieving the rank of Lt. Commander. He...
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Sadie Katie Hamer King

July 20, 1940 - November 30, 2015

Sadie Katie Hamer King, 75, of Florence, SC, died on Monday, November 30, 2015. She was born in Dillon, SC, a daughter of the late Daniel Franklin and Mary Edna H. Hamer. She is also predeceased by two sisters, Kathy Judy and Edna Mae Hamer; and two brothers, William Hamer and Bobby Hamer. She retired from the Florence Morning News. She is survived by a daughter, Jacqueline Kay Hamer of...
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John Baldwin Haskell, Jr.

November 6, 1924 - November 29, 2015

John Baldwin Haskell, Jr. passed away on November 29, 2015, after a long battle with diabetes and its complications. Budd, as he was affectionately called, was born November 6, 1924, in Jersey City, New Jersey to John B. Haskell and Margaret Schlotthauer Haskell. He attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he received dual degrees in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. ...
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William Werner Ege, Jr.

October 15, 1926 - November 27, 2015

William Werner Ege, Jr., 89, of Florence, SC, died on Friday, November 27, 2015, at the Heritage Home in Florence. Born in Chicago, IL, Bill was the son of the late William Werner and Carolyn Opdahl Ege, Sr. He is also predeceased by his wife, Helen Elaine Williams Ege and a sister, Carol Sikkema. Bill was a veteran of the US Navy and attended Swarthmore College in a V-12 program for...
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Ronald Dennis Rhodes

April 5, 1948 - November 21, 2015

Ronald Dennis Rhodes, 57, of Florence, SC, died on Sunday, November 22, 2015. He was born in Florence, a son of Dianne Hill Coward and the late Ronald Doward Rhodes. Dennis is survived by, in addition to his mother, a daughter, Kathryn Rhodes of Florence; two sisters, Dee Treadway of Florence and Dawn Gerken of Goose Creek; and a brother, Derrick Rhodes of Charleston, SC. Dennis was a...
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Darlene Schmidt Wisniewski

October 9, 1951 - November 20, 2015

Darlene Schmidt Wisniewski, 64, of Myrtle Beach, passed away on Friday, November 20, 2015 in a Florence Health Care Facility. Darlene was born in Buffalo, NY, the daughter of the late Roy and Lucille Marie Schmidt. She was a wonderful woman who loved her family and was loved by all who knew her. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Wisniewski and a...
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Ellen O. Fuller

October 4, 1923 - November 16, 2015

FLORENCE, S.C. – Dr. Ellen O. Fuller, an educator and research physiologist whose career spanned more than a half-century, died Monday, November 16, at McLeod Hospice House. She was 92. Her health had declined in recent weeks and her four children attended her in the final days. Her husband, of 60 years, E.E. (Tom) Fuller passed away in 2006. A petite, cheerful woman with a cultured New...
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Ervin McCutcheon

July 22, 1946 - November 13, 2015

Ervin McCutcheon, 69, of Effingham, S.C., died Friday, November 13, 2015 at his residence. He was born in Florence, S.C. a son of the late Thomas McLeod and Frances Floyd McCutcheon. Ervin is predeceased by his parents and three brothers. He is survived by his wife, Retha Evans McCutcheon of Effingham, S.C.; three children, Dewayne McCutcheon of Timmonsville, S.C.; Jeanne (Dan) Tedder of...
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Martha Haynes Avin

November 29, 1934 - November 11, 2015

Martha Haynes Avin, 81, of Florence, SC, died on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at Carolinas Hospital System. She was born in Hyman, SC, a daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Hyman Haynes. Martha is predeceased by, in addition to her parents, her husband, Wallace L. Avin, Sr. and a brother, Edward D. Haynes. Martha was past Auxiliary President and District 6 Auxiliary President of the...
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John Lawrence Norris, Sr.

March 14, 1954 - November 5, 2015

John Lawrence Norris Sr., 61, of Florence, SC, died on Thursday, November 5, 2016. He was born in Timmonsville, SC, a son of the late Sammie and Jean Newton Norris. Surviving is his wife, Carol E. Norris, "Kim Stevens"; two sons, John Lawrence Norris, Jr. and Nicholas Alexander Norris; two grandchildren, John Alexander Norris and Cohen Norris; three brothers and two sisters. A memorial...
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Albert Carl Erxleben, Jr.

June 1, 1929 - November 3, 2015

Albert Carl Erxleben, Jr., 86, of Florence, SC, died on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at McLeod Hospice House. Born in Gulfport, Mississippi, he was a son of the late Albert Carl and Eleanor Boudrene Erxleben, Sr. He is also predeceased by his wife, Annabelle Alexander Erxleben and a sister, Barbara, Autry. Albert grew up in the Washington, DC area and married the love of his life, Annabelle,...
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Daniel Harvey Bailey, Jr.

March 15, 1982 - November 1, 2015

A Celebration of Life for Tech Sergeant Daniel Harvey Bailey, Jr., 33, of Lugoff, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Florence, SC. The family will receive friends following the service at The Smith's home, 1816 Malden Drive, Florence, SC. A private inurnment, directed by Cain-Calcutt-Stephens Funeral Home, will be held in...
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Hayes Shane

May 14, 1936 - October 27, 2015

Hayes Shane, 79, of Florence, SC, died on Tuesday, October, 27, 2015, at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Florence, a son of the late Robert Clay and Katherine Hayes Shane. He is also predeceased by a sister, Katherine Mitchell. Hayes was an electrical contractor who once was the chairman of the Florence County Electrical Licensing Board. He was a Master...
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Adam Lee Crouch

October 22, 1984 - October 24, 2015

Adam Lee Crouch, 31, of Florence, SC, died on Saturday, October 24, 2015. Adam was born in Florence, the son of the late Douglas Crouch and Valerie Lee Crouch. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Brandy Schuyler Crouch; two children, Michael Kain Crouch and Emma-Grace Nicole Oakley; grandmother, Ramona Lee; sisters, Bethany Chittum and Trenity Crouch; niece, Justice McGrew and...
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Jimmie Baxley Kennedy

January 10, 1940 - October 20, 2015

Jimmie Baxley Kennedy died at home on Tuesday October 20. She was preceded in death by her parents. Jimmie was born January 10, 1940, in Mullins, SC, to James and Bonnie Baxley. She attended McKenzie Elementary School and Florence High School up to the 12th grade, completing her education at Greenville High School, Greenville, SC. She married Tom Kennedy in 1958 and they lived in South...
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Nancy Oglesby Packard

June 28, 1944 - October 18, 2015

Nancy Oglesby Packard passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2015 from Metastatic Breast Cancer. She was born on June 28, 1944 to the late T. G. and Eleanor Oglesby of Lynchburg, Virginia. Nancy is survived by her husband of 51 years, Daniel B. Packard, daughter Dorothy "Boo" and husband Stanley Carraway, son Daniel "Pack" Packard and wife Kimberly, grandchildren Trey, Chase, Penn, Jude, Anna and...
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Sylvia Anne Freeman Bult

February 1, 1943 - October 10, 2015

Mullins, South Carolina Sylvia Anne Freeman Bult, a devoted Christian, loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister-in-law, and mother-in-law, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at the age of 72, at her home in Mullins, SC on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 5:18 PM. Mrs. Bult was born in Hillsborough, NC, a daughter of the late Theodore Marvin and Mary Lee Dunkin Freeman. ...
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Aldridge Jefferson Rogers

April 5, 1945 - October 4, 2015

Aldridge Jefferson Rogers, 70, of Florence, SC, died on Sunday, October 4, 2015, at Carolinas Hospital. He was born in Marion, SC, a son of Sam and Luetta Scott Rogers. He is predeceased by his parents and siblings, Willie Rogers, Commander Byrd Rogers, Lundburg Rogers, Redfern Rogers, Nadine Rogers, Ulmer Rogers, Eugene (Cheyanne) Rogers, Wedell Rogers, Altheon Rogers Allen, Velma Rogers,...
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Audrey Mae Abrams Prosser

June 27, 1930 - October 1, 2015

Audrey Mae Abrams Prosser, 85, of Florence, SC, passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at her residence after an illness. Ms. Prosser was born in Lake City, SC, a daughter of the late Bennie and Paracornelia Powell Abrams. She worked at Electromotives until its closing and at Krispy Kreme. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Timothy Otto Prosser, Jr.; two...
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Alfred Joseph Debney

September 21, 1936 - September 28, 2015

Pamplico, SC Alfred Joseph Debney, 79, of Pamplico, SC, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 28, 2015, at his home. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, a son of the late Joseph R. Debney and Francis McKee Debney Clifton. He is preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jim Debney, and a sister, Joan Debney. Al served his country in the U.S Air Force. He was also retired after 33...
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Charles Edward Morse

February 13, 1937 - September 27, 2015

Charles Edward Morse, 78, of Florence, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at the McLeod Hospice House. Mr. Morse was born in Dover, NJ, a son of the late James and Mary Rosella Dabbs Morse. He worked in Morris Plains, NJ with the Mennen Co., now Colgate-Palmolive Co., for twenty-two years until moving to Florence, where he owned and operated Morse Liquors. He is preceded in death in...
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Sandra Ann Conrad

January 30, 1953 - September 25, 2015

Sandra Ann Conrad, 62, of Florence, SC, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2015 at Carolinas Hospital System after a brief illness. Ms. Conrad was born in Allentown, PA, a daughter of the late Earl and Joyce Ruppert O'Brien. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Terry Lee Conrad who passed in2013. Surviving are her two daughters, Shelly (Chad) Phillips of Darlington and Tracy ...
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Molly Elizabeth Nolan

November 26, 1959 - September 21, 2015

Molly Elizabeth Nolan, 55, of Florence, SC, died on Monday, September 21, 2015, at McLeod Hospice House. She was born in Dayton, Ohio, a daughter of the late Fred Earl and Charlotte Blanche Pennington Baum. Molly worked at SERVPRO in Florence for a number of years and enjoyed her job and her fellow employees. Molly was a Christian and was a member of Pee Dee Community Fellowship Church. ...
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Gary Miles Stegall

July 6, 1952 - September 16, 2015

After an extended illness in South Carolina hospitals, Dr. Gary Stegall, 63, passed away on September 16, 2015. Dr. Stegall received his PHD, Doctorate of Music and Arts from the University of Maryland in Piano and Organ Performance. Dr. Stegall is known and highly regarded both as a soloist and a chamber musician with performances throughout North America, South America, Latin America, Europe,...
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James Edward Pate

August 16, 1939 - September 12, 2015

James Edward Pate, 76 of Scranton, passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Pate was born in Florence, SC, a son of the late James and Elsie Mae Lee Pate. He was a man of God who was formerly a member of the Church of God of Prophecy and most recent a member of the Evangelistic Deliverance Ministries. He is preceded in death in addition to his parents, by a...
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Earl Christmas

December 22, 1934 - September 10, 2015

Reverend Earl Christmas, who was 80 and a resident of Florence, SC, died on Thursday, September 10, 2015, at Carolinas Hospital System after a short illness. Born in Marion, SC, he was the son of Robert and Nettie Christmas. He was a recently retired pastor of Florence Free Will Baptist Church and a former pastor of Loris Church of God. Reverend Christmas traveled the world spreading God's...
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Eva Jobe Greer

July 17, 1914 - September 6, 2015

Our dear mother, Eva Jobe Greer, went home to the arms of her Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at the age of 101 years! She was born in Avery County, North Carolina on July 17, 1914, the daughter of the late D. K. Jobe and Nell Ashley Jobe. She was especially proud of her family's illustrious heritage in East Tennessee and Western North Carolina. A direct descendant from the...
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Carole Anne Ellsworth

July 24, 1940 - August 25, 2015

Carole Anne Ellsworth, 75, of Florence, SC, died on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at her residence after an illness. She was born in Gorham, Maine, the daughter the late Elmer William and Grace Vantassel Little. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Ellsworth of Florence; her son, Michael (Nicole) Ellsworth of Nassau, Bahamas; three grandchildren, Katie, Labe and Andrew, with another...
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Emily Jean Marsh

October 9, 1939 - August 20, 2015

Emily Jean Marsh of Lamar, SC, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015 at McLeod Hospice House. Jean Marsh was born in Camden, S.C. on September 9, 1939 and was one of ten children born to Mary Jackson Ray and George Neil Ray. Her childhood was spent in Camden, culminating in her graduation from high school in 1957. Jean was swept off her feet by Kenneth Donald Marsh, a soldier stationed at...
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Myrtle Elizabeth Reid Brown

April 14, 1920 - August 17, 2015

Florence, SC Myrtle Elizabeth Reid Brown, 95, of Florence, SC, died on Monday, August 17, 2015. She was born in Florence, SC, a daughter of the late Frank Reid and Wilhelmina Brown. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Joseph Brown, Sr.; a daughter, Gheri Daniels; three brothers, James Richardson, Edward Hamlin and Henry Hamlin; and one sister, Henrietta Whitley. She is...
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Jo Ann Barnhizer West Abrell

May 1, 1926 - August 14, 2015

Jo Ann Abrell of Florence, South Carolina, passed away on August 14, 2015. She was born May 1, 1926, in Franklin, Indiana, the only child of Muriel Lash and Joseph Barnhizer. She was a graduate of Wiley High School in Terre Haute, Indiana and graduated from Indiana University in 1948. She taught English at both the junior high and high school levels in public schools in Indiana and Illinois. ...
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Betty Hamer Lewis

April 24, 1929 - August 10, 2015

Betty Hamer Lewis, 86, of Florence, SC, died on Monday, August 10, 2015, at McLeod Hospice House. She was born in Dillon, SC, a daughter of the late Leroy Dewitt Hamer and Marie Thompson Hamer. She is also predeceased by her husband, Percy Lewis, Jr, who passed away in 1996. Betty was one of the founding members of College Park Baptist Church. She was a member of the Colonial Dames of the...
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Norman D Derringer

September 21, 1927 - August 9, 2015

Norman Derringer, 87, of Florence, SC, died on Sunday, August 9, 2015, at Carolinas Hospital System. He was born in Tampa, Florida, a son of the late Edward and Nellie Hustwick Derringer. He is also predeceased by his first wife, Helen G. Derringer. Norman was an ordained Baptist minister and was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder. He was a member of the...
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Ruby Friar Nance

June 16, 1927 - August 3, 2015

Ruby Friar Nance, 88, of Florence, SC, passed away on Monday, August 3, 2015, at her residence. Ruby was born in Timmonsville, SC, the daughter of the late Huey and Anna Morris Friar. In addition to her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Mr. Claude E. Nance, whom passed away in 2012; 6 sisters, and 2 brothers. Ruby is survived by her two daughters, Julie Ann...
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Shirley Mae Dudemaine

August 26, 1929 - July 29, 2015

Shirley Mae Dudemaine, 85, of Florence, SC, died on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at McLeod Hospice House. She was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, a daughter of the late Herbert and Bernice Collins Frank. Shirley attended First Free Will Baptist Church in Florence and loved her church family. She loved the beach and spending time in the summers there with her family. She loved doing crossword...
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Faye Hanna Avin

July 13, 1947 - July 28, 2015

Faye Hanna Avin, 68, of Florence, died on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at McLeod Regional Medical Center. Faye was born in Florence County, SC, the daughter of the late Mary Hanna and her adopted parents, the late Keith and Gladys Vause. Faye was retired from DuPont of Florence. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and a great friend to many. Faye loved everybody and she never met...
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Velva Jean Powell

July 18, 1956 - July 23, 2015

EFFINGHAM, S.C. -- Velva Jean Powell, 59, of Effingham, SC, died on Thursday, July 23, 21015, at Regency Hospital in Florence. She was born in Florence, SC, a daughter of the late William Eugene and V. Jeannine Montrose Powell. She is survived by her son, Eric Powell of Florence; one sister, Renee Powell and one brother, William Powell, both of Effingham; two nieces, Danielle Powell of...
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Charles "Chuck" Franklin Holley

June 19, 1965 - July 16, 2015

Charles "Chuck" Franklin Holley, 50, of Florence, SC, died on Thursday, July 16, 2015, at McLeod Hospital. Born in Montgomery, Alabama, he was the son of Elsie Beal Biddle and the late Charles Ellis Holley. Chuck is survived by his mother, Elsie Biddle; his sister, Melinda (Phil Pearson) Brown of Oklahoma City, OK; his step-sister, Michelle Polgar of PA; and his best friend, Jeff Hiers, of...
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Rose Margaret Bratek

December 9, 1921 - July 13, 2015

Florence, SC Rose Margaret Bratek, 93, of Florence, SC, entered into eternal life on Monday, July 13, 2015, at McLeod Hospice House. Born in Auburn, NY, she was a daughter of the late Vito and Christine Laido Milillo. Rose is predeceased by her parents, her husband, Frank Joseph Bratek, and a son in law, Jack Zanowick. Rose was a resident of Methodist Manor for the last 8 years. She...
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Ronald Edward Weaver

April 19, 1956 - July 12, 2015

Florence, SC Ronald Edward Weaver, 59, of Florence, SC, died on Sunday, July 12, 2015, at his residence. Born in Florence, SC, he was the son of the late Wilton Lee and Mary Frances Rogers Weaver. He is predeceased by his parents and his son, Jason Weaver. Ronnie retired from Nucor Steel Mill in 2011 after 33 years of service. Ronnie is survived by his wife of 41 years, Joyce Coker...
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Samuel Elwood Barnes

April 2, 1936 - July 6, 2015

Samuel Elwood Barnes, 79, of Florence, passed away on Monday, July 06, 2015 at Commander Nursing Center. Elwood was born in Lee County, a son of the late Kenneth and Alberta Davis Barnes. He was an avid practical jokester who loved his family, fishing, and woodworking. He was preceded in death in addition to his parents by his wife, Sarah Bethune Barnes, a son, Ronnie Barnes, and a brother,...
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John Charlton Cain

November 13, 1960 - July 3, 2015

John Charlton Cain, 54, of Pamplico, SC, died on Friday, July 3, 2015, at Carolinas Hospital System after a determined and courageous battle with heart disease. John was born in Florence, SC, a son of the late Coleman Wesley Cain, Sr. and Elizabeth Eskridge Cain. Charlton is predeceased by his parents and a brother, Coleman Wesley Cain, Jr. Charlton graduated from Clemson University where...
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Phyllis J Fusco

May 6, 1925 - July 2, 2015

Phyllis J. Fusco, 90, formerly of Punxsutawney, PA, died Thursday, July 2, 2015, at Southland Health Care in Florence. Born May 6, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska, she was a daughter of the late Berley V. Saunders Hall Larson and Paul R. Hewitt. On April 17, 1947, she married William G. "Bill" Fusco, who preceded her in death on October 2, 2013. She was a housewife and a former Rola-Jenson employee...
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Doris Elizabeth Baker Frick

December 9, 1921 - June 29, 2015

Doris Elizabeth Baker Frick, 93, of Florence, SC, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 29, 2015, at Southland Health Care. She was born in Coward, SC, a daughter of the late Talmadge Spurgeon and Mary Annie Gause Baker. She is predeceased by her parents; a brother, Archie Zingle Baker, and a sister, Annie Athena Baker. Doris was a member of St. Paul Methodist Church in Florence and...
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Timothy Jeremy Patrick "TJ" Lewis

June 24, 2015

Timothy Jeremy Patrick "TJ" Lewis, 18, of Florence died on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Born in Florence, SC, he is a son of Jerome and Monica Mong Lewis. TJ is predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Monroe Wilson Lewis; an uncle, Timothy Mong; and his step-grandfather, Dale Giroir. TJ attended St. Anthony Catholic School beginning in 4K and graduating 8th grade. He then attended West...
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Gloria Jean Nelson

July 30, 1940 - June 20, 2015

Florence, SC Gloria Jean Nelson, 74, of Florence, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at her residence. Mrs. Nelson was born in Dover, NJ, a daughter of the late George and Margaret Counterman Bell. She enjoyed baking, cooking, ceramics, traveling, and most of all, spending time with her family. Surviving are her loving husband of 26years, AC Nelson, a son, Robert (Liz) Huffman of Florence...
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Paul "Bucky" Metts, Jr

June 4, 1949 - June 8, 2015

Timmonsville, SC Paul "Bucky" B. Metts, Jr., 66, of Timmonsville, died on Monday, June 8, 2015, at his residence. He was born in Columbia, SC, a son of Verma Hutto Metts and the late Paul B. Metts, Sr. Bucky was a shop foreman with CR Jackson Company. He loved spending time in his home and with his family. He is survived by his mother; his wife, Jackie Powers Metts; two daughters,...
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Martha Kate "Katie" Currie

July 19, 1931 - June 4, 2015

Florence, SC Martha Kate "Katie" Currie, 83, of Florence, SC, died on Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Methodist Manor. She was born in Harleyville, SC, daughter of the late Duncan C. Currie and Agnes Fuller Young. She is predeceased by her parents, and a brother, Julian McKinnis Currie. Katie was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church of Bennettsville, where she loved singing...
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Roseann Marie Ammirati

May 21, 1934 - June 3, 2015

Florence, SC Roseann Marie Ammirati, 81, of Florence, SC, died on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at Carolinas Hospital. She was born in Jamaica, New York, a daughter of the late Dominick and Emily Martalucci Sperduti. Roseann worked for many years in retail management and then decided to be a homemaker and take care of her family. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Florence. ...
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Krystal Michelle Hughes Johnson

August 27, 1985 - June 3, 2015

FLORENCE, SC Krystal Michelle Hughes Johnson, 29, of Florence, SC, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Krystal was born in Florence, SC, a daughter of Sidney Hughes, III and Peggy Ann Baxley Munn. She was a waitress with the local Waffle House. She is preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Sidney Hughes, II; paternal grandparents, Noah S. Pate and Leilla Pate and two cousins,...
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Clarita Dordulaw

July 31, 1942 - May 29, 2015

Clarita Villanueva Dordulaw, 72, of Florence, SC, died on Friday, May 29, 2015, at Regency Hospital. A memorial mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, June 5, 2015, at St. Anthony Catholic Church.
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Mildred Galloway

February 7, 1928 - May 28, 2015

Mildred Oliver Galloway, 87, of Florence, S.C., died Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Life Care Center in Columbia, S.C. She was born in Florence, S.C., daughter of the late Miner and Kathleen Rogers Oliver. Mildred was a loving wife and mother, who enjoyed the company of her friends and family. She also spent time fishing, cooking, and doting on her pets. She is survived by two children, Charles E....
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Billy Herman Davis

September 7, 1971 - May 28, 2015

Florence, SC Billy Herman Davis, 43, died on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at McLeod Regional Hospital. He was born in Sumter, SC, a son of the late Roy Davis and Sybil Davis Pigate, and stepfather, Willie Pigate. Billy is predeceased by his parents and his wife, Ginger; a sister, Linda Riles of Sumter; brothers Teddy Davis and Todd Davis of Florence. Billy was a hard working professional...
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Paul A. Connolly, Sr

September 6, 1932 - May 15, 2015

Darlington, SC Paul A. Connolly, 82, of Darlington, SC, formerly of Waltham, MA, died on Friday, May 15, 2015, at his residence after an illness. He was born in Lowell, MA, a son of the late James and Marion Higgins Connolly. Paul served in the US Army and was a Korean War Veteran with the Army Security Agency. He was a graduate of Boston English High School and attained a BA/MA degree...
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Alvin Leon Josey

October 7, 1938 - May 14, 2015

Florence, SC Alvin Leon Josey, 76, of Florence, SC, died on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at McLeod Hospice House. He was born in Statesville, NC, a son of the late John Alva and Naomi Chapman Josey. Leon served in the Air Force Reserve from 1957 to 1962 and the North Carolina Air National Guard from 1956 to 1957. He moved his family to Florence, SC, in 1964 as a salesman for Maintenance Supply...
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Ruth Riley Gutshall

May 11, 2015

Ruth Celine Riley Gutshall entered the gates of Heaven on May 11th. She was a native of West Virginia and resided in Elkins, WV, until moving to Florence, SC, in 1990 to be closer to her children and grandchildren. She was married to Louie Ellis Gutshall, who preceded her in death. She was a coal miner's daughter who married a coal miner's son. From the humble beginnings came a strong...
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Mary Hodge Long

April 21, 1933 - May 6, 2015

Mary Hodge Long, 82 years young, of Florence, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Ms. Long was born in Clarendon County, SC, a daughter of the late Phillip Hodge and Mae Belle Rogers Hodge. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Florence, SC, for approximately 40 years. In Addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her sisters, Dora Jean Hayes and Alice...
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Mary Dodge

January 8, 1924 - May 2, 2015

Mary M. Dodge of Florence, SC, went to her eternal home on May 2, 2015, in Columbia, Maryland, near her daughter's home. She was born on January 8, 1924, in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of Nicholas Micucci and Sarah Battleman. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Malcolm J. Dodge and a daughter, Janis Dodge Buchleitner, who died in 1976. Survivors are a son, Paul Dodge ...
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Roy Roush

March 9, 1924 - May 1, 2015

Major Roy Roush, U.S. Air Force (Ret.) 91, of Florence, S.C., passed away peacefully on Friday, May 1, 2015 at Heritage Home of Florence. He was born in Hartford, WV, a son of the late Jack and Clara Staats Roush. He was a loving husband and father, who retired as a Major in the United States Air Force with 20 years of service to his country navigating B52 bombers. Upon completing his duty, he...
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Harvey Donald "Don" Poston

July 16, 1956 - April 4, 2015

Florence, SC Harvey Donald "Don" Poston, SFC U.S. Army (Ret.) 58, of Florence, S.C., died Saturday, April 4, 2015 at his residence. He was born in Florence, S.C., son of Sherry Yamao Poston and the late Harvey McDonald Poston. Don loved his country and served in the U.S. Army until his retirement in 1998. He was a member of Dawsey United Methodist Church. Don really enjoyed the outdoors...
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Ethel Anna Eckerson Pettit

March 10, 1927 - April 1, 2015

Ethel Anna Eckerson Pettit, 88, of Florence, passed away on Wednesday, April 01, 2015 at the McLeod Hospice House. Mrs. Pettit was born in Tappan, NY, a daughter of the late Floyd and Wilhelmina May Conklin Eckerson. After her marriage, they moved to Tallman, NY, where she was a member of the Tallman Bible Church and the Ladies Auxiliary with the Tallman Fire Department for over 50 years. ...
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Edna Brown Wright Barbare

September 23, 1921 - March 31, 2015

Edna Brown Wright Barbare, 93, of Columbia, formerly of Florence, SC, died Tuesday, March 31, 2015. She was born in Paxville, SC, a daughter of the late Richard A. and Irene Touchberry Brown. She is preceded in death by her parents, a son, Donnie Edward Wright and an infant son, David Earl Wright, and ten brothers and sisters. Edna worked for Southern Bell Telephone for over 30 years. ...
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Howard Dale DeRoin

August 15, 1930 - March 31, 2015

Howard Dale DeRoin, 84, of Lexington, SC, died on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at the home of his daughter in Florence, SC. He was born in Colorado, a son of the late Arnold Lewis DeRoin and Lela Mae Brown DeRoin. He served his country in the US Air Force and was a retired diesel mechanic. He was of the Pentecostal Faith. He is survived by a daughter, Janice (Dan) Miller of Florence and a...
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John James "Jimmie" Crosswell, Jr.

December 27, 1929 - March 21, 2015

Florence, SC John James "Jimmie" Crosswell, Jr. 85, of Florence, S.C., went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, March 21, 2015 with his sister Peggy by his side. He was born in Florence, S.C., a son of the late John James and Margaret Cuttino Crosswell. Jimmie was co-owner of Harvey's Grocery Store in Florence. ...
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Gladys Lavinia Eckleberry

June 11, 1939 - March 13, 2015

Gladys Lavinia Eckleberry, 75, of Pamplico, SC, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2015 at MUSC. Gladys was born in Lake City, SC a daughter of the late Talmage Andrew and Madie Watford McCutcheon. She was a member of The Order of the Eastern Star and the White Shrine. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and was an avid collector and seller, who love gardening and antiquing. She is...
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Jane Kochard Stetson

January 28, 1926 - March 12, 2015

Jane Kochard Stetson, 89, of Florence, SC, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Laurel Gardens in Florence. Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Emily Longacre Kochard. Jane is predeceased by her parents, her husband Edgar Stetson, her son Douglas Stetson, two sisters Shirley Gable and Vivian Springer and two brothers George Kochard and Walter (Bud...
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James Harold Yates

July 7, 1954 - March 8, 2015

Florence, SC James Harold Yates, 60, of Florence, S.C., died Sunday, March 8, 2015 at McLeod Regional Medical Center. He was born Ruleville, Mississippi, son of the late James Harold and Maxine Woods Yates. He is survived by his long-time friend, Merla Anderson of Florence, S.C.; two brothers, Mike Yates of Louisiana and Rodney Yates of Alabama. A memorial service will be held at a...
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Dorothy "Dottie" Ballard Bryan

August 12, 1936 - March 7, 2015

Florence, SC Dorothy "Dottie" Ballard Bryan, 78, 0f Florence, S.C., passed away peacefully at her home Saturday March 7, 2015 With Peggie, by her side. She was born in Marion, Alabama the daughter of the late Donnie Ben and Eva Morgan Ballard. She graduated nursing school from the University of Alabama "ROLL TIDE" and received a Master in nursing from MUSC. She was a devoted nurse and...
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Thom Alexander Braddock

May 4, 1978 - February 26, 2015

Florence, SC Thom Alexander Braddock, 36, of Florence, SC, died on Thursday, February 26, 2015. Thom was born in Florence, a son of Walter Lindsey Braddock, II and Cheryl Flowers Brown. Thom was an avid outdoorsman with a passion for hunting and fishing. Thom had a great passion for his GOD and he was a people pleaser and loved being around people and helping them. Thom worked with...
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Ruby Elizabeth Poston

August 12, 1922 - February 24, 2015

Pamplico, SC Ruby Elizabeth Poston, 92, of Pamplico, SC, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at the McLeod Hospice House. She was born August 12, 1922, a daughter of the late Francis Edd Poston and Mary Madalene Poston. She was married to the late Lee Allen "Buster" Poston for fifty five years. She was a homemaker, self-taught hairdresser and cake decorator. Most of all, she loved...
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Ruth Lott Cole Arrington

August 12, 1923 - February 24, 2015

Florence, SC Ruth Lott Cole Arrington, 91, of Florence, SC, died on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at McLeod Regional Medical Center. She was born in Greenville, SC, a daughter of the late Fred D. and Bessie Derrick Lott. In addition to her parents, Ruth is predeceased by her husband, Charles Glenn Arrington and a brother, Fred D. Lott. Ruth was retired from Southern Bell Telephone as...
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Danny Moore

March 5, 1948 - February 20, 2015

Danny L. Moore, 66, of Florence, S.C., died Friday, February 20, 2015 at McLeod Regional Medical Center. He was born in Florence, S.C., son of the late Hubert L. and Mildred Flowers Moore. Danny graduated from McClenaghan High School in 1967 and began his working life...
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Mary E Cowan

December 7, 1935 - February 17, 2015

Florence, SC Mary E. Cowan, 79, of Florence, SC, died on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at McLeod Regional Medical Center. Born in Charleston, SC, Mary was a daughter of the late William & Jessie Monogan of Charleston, SC. Mary is predeceased by, in addition to her parents, her husband, Glenn R. Cowan. Mary retired from Virginia Tech University with the Air Force ROTC division. She had...
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Sylvia Elizabeth Lufty Jebaily

August 19, 1918 - February 13, 2015

The Liturgy for the Faithful Departed, in accordance with the Maronite tradition of the Catholic Church, for Sylvia Elizabeth Lutfy Jebaily, ("Sitti" as she was lovingly known by many) will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 2526 Hoffmeyer Rd., Florence, S.C. with Father Bartholomew Leon, O.S.B. and Father Robert Morey officiating. Internment...
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Edmond Murphy Jones, Sr

October 5, 1939 - February 12, 2015

Edmond Murphy Jones, Sr., 75, of Effingham, SC, died on Thursday, February 12, 2015, at his residence. He was born in Dillon County, a son of the late Bearl Justice "Jack" and Effie Calder Jones. Ed was retired from the US Coast Guard. He was a truck driver for Colonial Rubber and Ryder Company. Ed was an instructor of automotive diesel at Florence Darlington Technical College. Ed was a...
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Paul Richard Albrecht

February 4, 1933 - February 10, 2015

Florence, SC Paul R. Albrecht, 82, of Florence, SC, died on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at his residence. He was born in Reading, PA, a son of the late Paul Joseph and Amelia Albrecht. Paul is survived by his wife, Wilhelmina "Billie" Albrecht; a daughter, Tracy (Chad) Parks of Dunedin, FL; two sons, Kirk G. Brown, Jr. of San Jose, CA, and Alan R. Albrecht of Bangkok, Thailand; two sisters...
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Myrna Garcia James

January 23, 1961 - January 31, 2015

Myrna Garcia James, 54 of Florence, passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Carolinas Hospital System after an illness. Mrs. James was born in Pangasinan, Philippines, a daughter of Evariseo Garcia and the late Encarnacion Padua Garcia. She was the Senior Beauty Advisor with Walgreens. Myrna loved crafting, fishing, playing Bingo and spending time with her grandson. Surviving are her...
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Carolyn Matthews Terry

May 4, 1942 - January 23, 2015

Florence, S.C. Carolyn Matthews Terry, 72, of Florence, S.C., died Friday, January 23, 2015 at McLeod Hospice House after an illness. She was born in Hamlet, N.C., daughter of the late Willie Louis and Lucy Epps Matthews. Carolyn is predeceased by her parents and her husband, Jack Terry who passed away in 2010. She was a graduate of Appalachian State where she earned her Master's Degree...
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Herbert Franklin Randall, Jr

January 18, 2015

Florence, SC Herbert Franklin Randall, Jr., 71, of Florence, SC, died on Sunday, January 18, 2015, at McLeod Regional Medical Center. He was born in Lost Creek, West Virginia, a son of the late Herbert Franklin and Sylvia Lucille Bonner Randall, Sr. Herbert was a long time member of the Local Union 99, and Pacific Architectural Engineers in Washington, DC. He was a member of the...
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Edith Virginia Cunningham

March 21, 1927 - January 17, 2015

Florence, SC Edith Virginia Cunningham died, January 17, 2015 and was born in Wolfrun in Marshall County WV on March 21, 1927, a daughter of the late Clifford and Effie Lilley Terrill. She was a member of the Senior Circle and the Darlington Women of the Moose Chapter 1753. She was of the Methodist Faith. She is preceded in death in addition to her parents by her first husband, Elwood...
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Dorothy C Ansay

September 1, 1932 - January 17, 2015

Pamplico, SC Dorothy C. Ansay, 82, of Pamplico, SC, died on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. She was born in Florence, SC, a daughter of the late William E. and Lena Jones Campbell. Dorothy was predeceased by, in addition to her parents, two husbands, Howard L. DeWitt and E.R. Ansay, as well as several siblings. She was a loving mother,...
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James Julian Myers

December 3, 1946 - January 17, 2015

James Julian Myers, 68, of Clio, SC, passed away on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at McLeod Regional Medical Center. Mr. Myers was born in Thomasville, NC, a son of the late Otis William Myers, Sr. and Sue Kilby Myers. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and went on to receive his Master's in Education from the University of South Carolina. Mr...
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Harry Donald Williamson

January 22, 1953 - January 15, 2015

Effingham, SC Harry Donald Williamson, 61, of Effingham, died on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at his residence after an extended illness. He was born in Marion, SC, a son of the late Harry and Mary Byrd Williamson. Donald is preceded in death by, in addition to his parents, two sisters, Jackie W. Tucker and Penny W. Rabon, and a brother, Ronnie Williamson. Donald is the previous...
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Barbara Best Smith

July 24, 1928 - January 8, 2015

Florence, SC Barbara B. Smith, 86, died on Thursday, January 08, 2015, at the Presbyterian Communities of SC in Florence. She was born in Durham, NC, the daughter of the late A.T. Best, Sr. and Sallie Coleman Best Morgan. She is preceded in death by, in addition to her parents, her husband, Leonard A. Smith, Sr. Mrs. Smith was a member of John Calvin Presbyterian Church in Florence. ...
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Roger "Eddie" Touchberry

January 2, 1949 - December 27, 2014

Effingham, SC Roger E. "Eddie" Touchberry, 65, of Effingham, SC, died on Saturday, December 27, 2014, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence. He was born in Florence, the son of the late W.C. and Mack Evitt Touchberry. Roger is predeceased by his wife, Jeanette "Tinky" Doughty Touchberry and his son, Chadwick Ryan Touchberry. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Arahill Touchberry of the...
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June Johnston Taylor

January 19, 1937 - December 21, 2014

Florence, SC June Johnston Taylor, 77, of Florence, SC, died on Sunday, December 21, 2014, at McLeod Hospice House. She was born in Dale, SC, a daughter of the late James David and Lucille Nix Johnston. June was a graduate of Myrtle Beach High School and was crowned the 1953 Jr. Miss Myrtle Beach. She was a substitute teacher in Florence District I. She was a member of The Kingdom Hall...
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Betty J. Ezzell

July 10, 1935 - December 19, 2014

Betty J. Ezzell, 79, of Florence, SC, died on Friday, December 19, 2014, at Pee Dee Gardens in Florence. She was born in Anderson, SC, a daughter of the late Maggie B. Rowland Sisk and William W. Sisk. She is predeceased by, in addition to her parents, her husband, Paul Ezzell, as well as four brothers and four sisters. Her family would like to thank the staff of Pee Dee Gardens and...
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Rilla Godbold Messick

September 6, 2014 - December 16, 2014

Florence, SC Rilla Godbold Messick, 91, passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at The Heritage Nursing Home, where she had been a resident since 2004. She was born in Marion County to the late Blake and Lola Bell Perritt Godbold. Rilla is predeceased by, in addition to her parents, her husband, Ellison Wilroy Messick, Sr.; brothers, Earl Godbold, EW Godbold, Marion Godbold, Robert...
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Troy Laverne Watford, Jr

January 30, 1946 - December 15, 2014

Florence, SC Troy L. Watford, Jr., 68, of Florence, SC, died on Monday, December 15, 2014. He was born in Florence, SC, a son of the late Annie Mae Sports Watford and Troy L. Watford, Sr. He is predeceased by, in addition to his parents, two brothers, Gene Watford and William Cox, and a sister, Frances Kimrey. Troy was a veteran of the US Army. He was the owner/operator of Eastern...
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Thomas F O'Grady

March 24, 1920 - December 14, 2014

Florence, SC Thomas F. O'Grady, 94, of Florence, SC, died on Sunday, December 14, 2014, at Carolinas Hospital System. Born in New York City, NY, he was a son of the late Joseph and Olive MacKay O'Grady. Thomas is predeceased by, in addition to his parents, his wife of 28 years, Elizabeth Buckner O'Grady, and his brother, John O'Grady. Thomas graduated from New York University. He was a...
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Charles Edwin Goff

November 30, 1923 - December 11, 2014

Florence, SC Charles Edwin Goff, 91, of Florence, SC, died on Thursday, December 11, 2014, at McLeod Hospice House. He was born in Burnt House, WVA, a son of the late Simon Draper and Eva Lora Law Goff. Charles is predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Shirlee Jean Goff and his daughter, Sherrie Goff Barrett. At age 19, Charles was the co-pilot of a B-17 heavy bomber which completed 30...
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Delmar J C Jordan

November 8, 1916 - December 10, 2014

Florence, SC Delmar "J' "C" Jordan, 98, of Florence, SC, died on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. Born in Albemarle, NC, he was a son of the late James R. and Laura Elizabeth Harris Jordan. Mr. Jordan graduated from New London High School and went on to graduate from Pfeiffer Junior College in Charlotte, NC, where he was a member of the basketball team. He was a...
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Theresa V. "Terry" Anderson

August 8, 1916 - December 6, 2014

Theresa V. "Terry" Anderson, 98, of Florence, passed away on Saturday, December 6, 2014 in a local health care facility. Terry was born in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of the late William and Theresa Streible Vaupel. As a young lady she worked as a bookkeeper in New York. She met her husband and they married in 1939. She was of the Lutheran Faith. She is preceded in death in addition to her...
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