Our Obituaries

Iris Hardee Sarvis

December 27, 2013

Iris Hardee Sarvis, age 88, passed away Friday, December 27, 2013. Mrs. Sarvis was born in the Oak Dale Community of Loris. She was the daughter of the late W. Mayo Hardee and the late Attie Cox Hardee. Mrs. Sarvis was a longtime member of Loris First Baptist Church where she served faithfully for many years as a Sunday School teacher and proudly achieved 43 years of perfect attendance. She...
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Clarence H. Cox

November 18, 2013

Clarence H. Cox, age 85, passed away Monday, November 18, 2013. Mr. Cox was born in Loris, a son of the late Grady Cox and the late Lena Prince Cox. He was a member of Lawndale Baptist Church where he had served as a Deacon. Mr. Cox was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was a retired educator with Horry County Schools. Mr. Cox was predeceased by his wife of...
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David E. Meadows

November 10, 2013

David E. Meadows, age 46, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2013. Mr. Meadows was born in Detroit, MI, a son of Lynn McGee Ferguson and the late Gary Meadows. He was predeceased by his father, Gary Meadows and his brother, Vince Meadows. Survivors include his paternal grandparents, Virgil and Marion Meadows of Beckley, WV; his mother, Lynn M. Ferguson and stepfather, Ken of Catlett, VA; his...
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Edward LeRoy Fryer, Jr.

November 6, 2013

Edward LeRoy Fryer, Jr., age 68, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2013. Mr. Fryer was born in Altoona, PA, a son of the late Edward LeRoy Fryer, Sr., and the late Leona Smith Fryer. He attended First Assembly of God of Loris. Mr. Fryer retired with 20 years of service from the United States Navy as an E6 Hall Technician 1. He served in RTC San Diego, during the Vietnam War on the USS...
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Willie Tom "W.T." Bell

October 28, 2013

Willie Tom "W. T." Bell, age 77, passed away Monday, October 28, 2013. Mr. Bell was born in Loris a son of the late Willie Rufus Bell and the late Fancie Johnson Bell. He was a member of Berea Baptist Church and spent his life as a farmer. Mr. Bell was predeceased by his first wife, Pauline Sessions Bell; one daughter, Brenda Bell, one son, Wayne Suggs, one grandson, Chris Toler, two...
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Robert I. Henegar, Jr.

June 30, 1960 - October 26, 2013

Loris...Robert I. Henegar, Jr., 53, died October 26, 2013, due to complications of Multiple Sclerosis, at McLeod Loris Hospital, in Loris, SC. He was born June 30, 1960, in Riverdale, Maryland and grew up in Glenn Dale, Maryland. He moved to South Carolina, becoming a police officer in Conway, and then Loris. He was forced by MS to retire on disability after diagnosis in 2002. Left to...
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Jessie M. Duncan

October 10, 2013

Jessie M. Duncan, age 85, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2013. Mr. Duncan was a son of the late Dozier Griffin Duncan and the late Georgia Alberta Register Duncan. He was a member and former Deacon of Church of God in Leland, NC. Mr. Duncan was a mechanic with Bond Bakery for 13 years and then Mama Kayer Bakery in Virginia for several years. He was known as a "Jack of All Trades". Mr....
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Bobby Gainus

October 6, 2013

Loris...Bobby Gainus, age 67, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2013. Mr. Gainus was born in Horry County a son of the late Thales R. Gainus and the late Callie M. Gainus. He was a self-employed auto mechanic and business owner. His favorite hobby and interest was auto racing. Mr. Gainus was predeceased by one sister, Gladys Staub. Survivors include his five siblings, Betty Coker and her...
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Patricia Ann McMahan

October 4, 2013

Patricia Ann McMahan, age 74, passed away Friday, October 4, 2013. Mrs. McMahan was born in Cleveland, OH, a daughter of the late Edward Evans and the late Elizabeth R. Evans. She was active in the Catholic Church of the Resurrection for 18 years. Mrs. McMahan was a Eucharistic Minister and also volunteered for many years at the church. She was a devoted wife and worked with the youth in...
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Mary Spivey Buffkin

August 21, 2013

Mary Spivey Buffkin, age 84, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at McLeod Hospital in Florence. Mrs. Buffkin was born in Columbus County, NC, a daughter of the late Caleb Dallie Spivey and the late Grace Munn Spivey. She was loved by the caring staff at Honorage Nursing Center in Florence where she lived for the past year. Mrs. Buffkin was a prayer warrior and member of Green Sea...
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John P. Hipskind

August 13, 2013

Loris...John P. Hipskind, age 69, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2013. Mr. Hipskind was born in Wabash, Indiana a son of Kathryn Jeannette Hipskind and the late Kenneth P. Hipskind. He was a member of Zoan United Methodist Church where he was a Sunday School Teacher. Mr. Hipskind was a member of Gideons International, an eight year Veteran of the United States Air Force serving in the...
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Murrell McDowell

August 7, 2013

Murrell McDowell, age 93, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2013. Mr. McDowell was born in the Daisy community a son of the late Joe McDowell and the late Ida Hardee McDowell. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II, a member of Beulah Baptist Church, and a retired farmer and carpenter. Mr. McDowell enjoyed gardening and loved his friends and family and was known as "quite a character." He was...
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James Dimin

April 27, 1945 - June 17, 2013

Loris...James Dimino, better known around Loris as Jude and Marlee's PopPop, passed away peacefully at his home on June 17, 2013. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 27th, 1945, the son of Vincent and Lena Lucarelli Dimino who preceded him in death. He also was preceded in death by his son Christopher S. Perry. James attended Brooklyn Technical Institute and graduated from NYU with a...
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A. Dennis Blanton

June 8, 2013

Longs...A. Dennis Blanton, age 95, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013. Mr. Blanton was born in Horry County a son of the late Vol T. Blanton and the late Della Gerald Blanton. He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, a retired farmer, and a mechanic with the state of South Carolina. Mr. Blanton loved family, children, fishing, and hunting. He was a loving person and was always looking out...
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William H. Lilly

June 6, 2013

Loris...William H. Lilly, age 69, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013. Mr. Lilly was born in Horry County a son of the late Henry Thomas Lilly and the late Alma Cribb Lilly. He was a loving husband, father, and grandpa. Mr. Lilly was of the Baptist faith and loved Bluegrass Gospel music. He was predeceased by two brothers, Wayne Lilly and Donald Lilly; and two sisters, Lonita Johnson and...
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Dennis Earl Cook

May 7, 2013

Dennis Earl Cook, age 64, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Mr. Cook was born in Conway a son of the late Lester Rufus Cook and the late Pauline Ray Cook. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving in the Vietnam War and was a member of Loris First Baptist Church. Mr. Cook taught at Loris Middle School for over 20 years and was a coach. He was a devoted husband, father,...
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Angie Kay Dew

February 23, 2013

Charlotte, NC... Angie Kay Dew, age 36, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2013. Angie was born in Whiteville, NC, a daughter of Ramona Kay Dew and Tony Andrew Dew. She was vibrant, out-going, and full of life. Angie enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She loved her dogs, Addy, Marley, and Little Girl. Angie was a very loving, giving, and caring person. She was always lighting...
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Virginia Boyd Powell

February 8, 2013

Virginia Boyd Powell, age 94, passed away Friday, February 8, 2013. Mrs. Powell was born in Loris, a daughter of the late Mack Boyd and the late Molsie Cox Boyd. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. Mrs. Powell was a longtime devoted member of Dogwood Hill Baptist Church where she served faithfully for many years. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with...
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William "Bill" Solon Livingston, Jr.

August 24, 1927 - February 2, 2013

William "Bill" Solon Livingston, Jr., age 85, of Conway passed away February 2, 2013, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. He was born in the Dogwood Neck community on August 24, 1927, a son of the late William Solon Livingston, Sr. and Mossie Anna Stanley. Mr. Livingston was retired from the retail industry, construction and farming and was also a Navy veteran. In his later years, he...
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Barbara Ann Bell Collins

February 2, 2013

Barbara Ann Bell Collins, age 65, died Saturday, February 2, 2013 at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. Barbara was born in Horry County, a daughter of the late Bernie Lonzo Bell and Agnes Reynolds . She was a member of Bayboro Baptist Church and retired from DSS with 32 years of service. Barbara was predeceased by a daughter, Nadine Collins, a brother, Richard Bell, a sister, B.J....
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Herbert Bullock, Jr.

January 13, 1967 - January 20, 2013

Herbert Bullock, Jr., age 46, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013. Mr. Bullock was born, January 13, 1967, in Loris, a son of the late Herbert Bullock, Sr. and the late Edith Thompkins Bullock. He was predeceased by one sister, Linda B. Branton. Survivors include one son, Curtis Bullock of Conway; one daughter, Denise Hucks of Loris; one grandson, Tanner Elliott of Loris; four brothers,...
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Scotty Branton

January 4, 2013

Scotty Branton, age 54, went to be with the Lord surrounded by his loving family on Friday, January 4, 2013, at his residence. Mr. Branton was born in Little Rock, AR, a son of Annette Branton Stoots and the late Jesse Gilbert Branton. He worked in the Branton family grocery stores and was known as the "Hardware Man". Mr. Branton attended Living Water Baptist Church and was a loving son,...
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Josephine "Jo" Larkin

December 29, 2012

Conway, SC... Josephine "Jo" Larkin, age 91, passed away Saturday, December 29, 2012, at Agape Senior surrounded by her family. Mrs. Larkin was born in Monticello, Maine, a daughter of the late Bernard and Elsie Hoyt Leavitt. She was a long time resident of the town of Millinocket. She was a member of the Women's Fellowship of the First Congregational Church of Millinocket, Maine as well as...
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Rebecca Ann Buffkin

December 24, 2012

Rebecca Ann Buffkin, age 46, passed away Monday, December 24, 2012. Ms. Buffkin was born in Loris, a daughter of Betty Ruth Merritt Buffkin and the late Stevie Roy Buffkin. She was one of a kind and will never be forgotten. Ms. Buffkin was a wonderful mother, the best sister in the world, and was a great cook. Survivors include her mother, Betty Buffkin of Tabor City; one son, John...
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James K. "Bill" O'Quinn

December 8, 2012

James K. "Bill" O'Quinn, age 78, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2012, at his home. Mr. O'Quinn was born in Loris a son of the late Alonzo Grant O'Quinn and the late Amanda Leila Jolly O'Quinn. He was a member of Springfield Baptist Church. Mr. O'Quinn was a printing press operator with Atlantic Publishing and Paper Company for 53 years and was employed with Ward Funeral Home, now...
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Larry Edward Elliott

December 7, 2012

Larry Edward Elliott, age 71, passed away Friday, December 7, 2012 at his home following an illness. Mr. Elliott was born in Marion County a son of the late Edward Clarence Elliott and the late Dorothy Lee Trogdon Elliott. He was a graduate of Green Sea High School and Pembroke State University in Pembroke, NC. Mr. Elliott served his country in the Army Reserve. Survivors include two sons,...
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Alice Skipper Roberts

September 20, 1931 - November 26, 2012

Alice Skipper Roberts, age 81, passed away Monday, November 26, 2012, at her residence surrounded by family and friends. Mrs. Alice was born September 20, 1931, in Loris, a daughter of the late Matt and Retha "Granny Bean" Skipper. She never met a stranger. Her kind, generous nature impacted many lives. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and to many others who...
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Sara Janie Burton

July 18, 1928 - November 18, 2012

Tabor City, NC... Mrs. Sara Janie Burton, age 84, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, November 18, 2012. Mrs. Burton was born July 18, 1928, in Shallotte, NC, a daughter of the late William Joseph Lee and the late Martha Williamson Lee. She went to Heaven to join the Lord and her one true love, R. L. Burton. Mrs. Burton was a faithful member of the Sandy Plain Baptist Church for many years. ...
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Annie Mae Ray Bell

May 17, 1923 - November 10, 2012

Mrs. Annie Mae Ray Bell, age 89, of the Zoan community of Horry County entered into eternal rest on Saturday, November 10, 2012. Mrs. Bell was born May 17, 1923 in Horry County, a daughter of the late Eli Ray and the late Mellie Williams Ray. She was a faithful member of the Zoan United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women and was a loving and devoted Christian, wife, mother,...
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Scott Edward Estep

November 2, 2012

Scott Edward Estep, age 45, passed away Friday, November 2, 2012 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center following an illness. Scott was born in Manassas, Virginia a son of Ronald L. Estep and Athleen J. Estep. He was a loving son, father, brother, and uncle. Scott loved spending time with his children, family, and friends. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and watching his children play...
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Jane R. Hardwick

May 14, 1925 - October 31, 2012

Jane R. Hardwick, age 87, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at her residence. Mrs. Hardwick was born May 14, 1925, a daughter of the late Gilbert Rabon and the late Lottie Graham Rabon. She was a member of Pleasant Union Baptist Church. Mrs. Hardwick was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and was a devoted caregiver to her family, friends, church, and community....
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Bobbie Rhodes Grainger

September 27, 2012

Bobbie Rhodes Grainger, age 66, passed away Thursday, September 27, 2012, at her residence. Mrs. Grainger was born October 25, 1945, in Loris, a daughter of the late George Columbus "G. C." Rhodes and the late Mabel Butler Rhodes. She was a great mother and grandmother and was a loyal friend to many. Mrs. Grainger was predeceased by her husband, Ronnie Grainger, and two brothers, Wendell...
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Johnnie "Big John" Ray Cox

September 17, 2012

Johnnie "Big John" Ray Cox, age 61, beloved son, brother, and uncle, died peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, September 17, 2012. Johnnie was born in Loris on June 25, 1951. He was a graduate of Warwick High School, Special Education Program, located in Newport News, Virginia. Upon graduation he attended Sarah Bonwell Hudgins, a vocational school that serves...
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Benjamin Dow "B.D." Hardee, Jr.

August 26, 2012

Benjamin Dow "B. D." Hardee, Jr., age 88, passed away Sunday, August 26, 2012, at McLeod Loris Hospital following an illness. Mr. Hardee was born in Horry County a son of the late Benjamin Dow Hardee, Sr., and the late Ollie Sarvis Hardee. He was a WWII veteran serving in the US Navy and was a retired farmer. He was a member of New Horizon Baptist Worship Center in Tabor City, NC, as well as...
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Tommy Hatfield

September 15, 1971 - August 19, 2012

Tommy Hatfield, age 40, went home to be with the Lord early Sunday morning, August 19, 2012. He was born September 15, 1971, at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, the son of the late Amos Hatfield and the late Maria "Rosie" Hatfield. He was preceded in death by his son, Jordan Thomas Hatfield and his daughter, Kristin Nicole Floyd. Survivors include one sister, Sylvia Adkins and her husband...
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Amos Hatfield

September 10, 1945 - August 19, 2012

Amos Hatfield, age 66, went home to be with the Lord early Sunday morning, August 19, 2012. He was born September 10, 1945, in Coal Mountain, West Virginia. Mr. Hatfield retired in Myrtle Beach in 1992 after serving in the United States Air Force for 28 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maria "Rosie" Hatfield; his father, Howard Hatfield; his mother, Rosettia Hatfield; his son,...
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Eldon "Ed" C. Smith

August 19, 2012

Eldon "Ed" C. Smith, age 89, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2012, at McLeod Loris Hospital following an illness. Mr. Smith was the son of the late William Isaiah Smith and the late Minnie Gause Smith. He was a faithful servant and member of Beulah Baptist Church. Mr. Smith was a proud WWII Army Veteran and served in the European Theatre. He was a farmer with an exceptional talent for growing...
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Margie Paris Spivey

August 11, 2012

Margie Paris Spivey, age 87, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Loris Extended Care Center following an illness. Mrs. Spivey was born in Rocky Mount, NC a daughter of the late Fred Augustus and Lizzie Taylor Paris. She was a beautician and worked at Coley's Beauty Shop in Rocky Mount, NC for many years. Mrs. Spivey was a member of Loris First Baptist Church and the Joy Sunday School...
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Unknown Name

August 5, 2012

Frances Chestnut Mishoe, age 82, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2012, following a brief illness. Mrs. Mishoe was born in Conway a daughter of the late Kelly William Chestnut and the late Gladys Frances Hardee Chestnut. She retired from Loris Hospital after 45 years of service. Mrs. Mishoe was a 1948 graduate of Conway High School and a 1951 graduate of the South Carolina Baptist Hospital...
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Carolyn Todd Watts

July 31, 2012

Carolyn Todd Watts, age 62, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at her home following a brief illness. Mrs. Watts was born in Conway a daughter of the late Von Cliff and Louise Smith Todd. She was a graduate of Loris High School and an active member of Good Hope Baptist Church. Mrs. Watts was a homemaker and a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was predeceased by a sister,...
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Mildred Riggins Graham

June 22, 2012

Mildred Riggins Graham, age 78, passed away Friday, June 22, 2012, at McLeod Loris. Mrs. Graham was the daughter of the late Bias Riggins and the late Eva Pierce Riggins. She was born and reared in Dothan, NC, and later moved to Loris where she graduated from the Loris Training School. Mrs. Graham continued her education at Shaw University and graduated from Kate Bitting Reynolds School of...
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Thomas "Tom" Gordon Suggs

August 15, 1928 - June 21, 2012

Thomas "Tom" Gordon Suggs, age 83, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012, at Conway Medical Center surrounded by his family. Mr. Suggs was born August 15, 1928, in Loris, a son of the late Ferdinand Derrick Suggs and the late Addie Shannon Suggs. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Woodmen of the World for many years. Mr. Suggs worked with the International Truck and Tractor...
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Martha Ann Blanton

September 6, 1936 - June 11, 2012

Martha Ann Blanton, age 75, passed away Monday, June 11, 2012, in Gastonia, North Carolina. Mrs. Blanton was born September 6, 1936, in Tabor City, NC, a daughter of the late Walter Faircloth and the late Mattie Cannon Faircloth. She was a homemaker and member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church and loved her cat "Boy". Mrs. Blanton was predeceased by her husband Gene Blanton. Survivors include...
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B.J. Gerald

October 16, 1947 - May 19, 2012

B. J. Gerald, age 64, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012, at her home. Ms. Gerald was born October 16, 1947, in Conway, SC, a daughter of the late Richard I. M. Bell, Sr. and the late Flora Marie Elvis Bell. She was a member of Bayboro Baptist Church and worked as a dispatcher for the Loris Police Department. B. J. enjoyed traveling and loved spending time with her family and friends,...
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Edna Bishop Morgan

July 20, 1924 - April 27, 2012

Loris... Edna Bishop Morgan, age 87, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012. Mrs. Morgan was born July 20, 1924, in Rockmart, GA, a daughter of the late Richard Henry Bishop and Emma Locklear Bishop. She retired from United Merchants and was a member of Loris First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for over 25 years. Her class was named the "Edna Morgan Class" in her honors. Mrs....
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