Miscellaneous Horry County, South Carolina Obituaries
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Adam G. Adams

LITTLE RIVER | Adam G. Adams, 79, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. 

He was born on May 19, 1923, in Boston, a son of the late Gregory and Mary Asvesta Adams. 

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Ellen Adams of Little River; a son, Greg Adams of Wilmington, Mass.; two daughters, Denise Adams Behenna of Everitt, Mass., and Stacie Adams of Little River; a sister, Mina Katsimpas of Somerville, Mass.; and five grandchildren. 

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Lee Funeral Home chapel. 

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Deacon Robert Tyson will officiate. 

Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is in charge. 

The Rev. Fred D. Bellamy

LITTLE RIVER | The Rev. Fred Douglas Bellamy, 81, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at Loris Extended Care Center after an illness. 

He was born Oct. 5, 1921, in Little River, a son of the late Austin and Evelina Bellamy. 

He attended Horry County public schools and was a member of St. Paul AME Church. 

Survivors include a sister, Julia Gore; a brother-in-law, James Randall; five nephews, Lloyd Gore, Fred Randall, Charles Randall and Jimmy Randall, all of Little River, and Roland Randall of Mount Vernon, N.Y.; two nieces, Mae Watson-Carter of Little River and Dollie Jefferson of Stone Mountain, Ga. 

Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. tonight at Latimer's Funeral Home. 

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul AME Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. 

Blondon Cox

HEMINGWAY | Blondon Cox, 75, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at a Florence hospital. 

Survivors include his wife, Lois; a son, Bobby Cox; and daughters Sandra Tanner and Lynn Benton. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Morris Funeral Home of Hemingway. 

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Rehobeth Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial will be in the Garden of Devotion Cemetery

Timothy Deas

GEORGETOWN | Timothy Deas died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. 

He was born Aug. 12, 1938, in Georgetown, a son of the late Tula and Susan Ladson Deas. 

He was a retired tree cutter in Pulpwood. 

Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Gasque and Laurie Ann Deas, both of Georgetown; five sisters, Mary Fraser of Andrews, Lethia McGirt, Gertrude Davis and Eula Mae Linen, all of Georgetown, and Carrie Myers of Burgess; and two brothers, Frank and Silas Deas of Georgetown. 

Visitation was Sunday at Wilds Courtyard Chapel. 

The funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Gethsemane Baptist Church, Woodland Community of Georgetown County. Burial will be in the church cemetery. 

Wilds' Funeral Home in Georgetown is in charge. 

Villa D. Demas

CONWAY | Villa Dorman Demas, 87, formerly of Dorman's Crossroads, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at the Conway Nursing Center. 

She was born October 13, 1915, in Conway, a daughter of the late Arthur and Carrie Grainger Dorman. 

She was a homemaker and a member of Good Hope Baptist Church. 

She was predeceased by her husband, Chris Demas; three brothers, Marden, Leamon and Lloyd Dorman; and two sisters, Ila Chestnut and Alice Stevens. 

Survivors include a daughter, Jean Gunter of North Myrtle Beach; a sister, Carlene BeLonte of Bethune; grandchildren Tim and Todd Chestnut, Wendy Armokovitch and Patrick Montgomery; and 5 great-grandchildren. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Palmetto Funeral Home in Conway. 

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Douglas Dorman will officiate. Burial will follow in Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery

Messages may be sent to the family at http://www.palmettofuneralhome.com. 

Palmetto Funeral Home of Conway is in charge. 

Marion T. Dorfer

MURRELLS INLET | Marion T. Dorfer, 80, of Indigo Creek, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at Garden Manor Assisted Living. 

She was born in Floral Park, N.Y., a daughter of the late Phil and Theresa Wulfrust Hoeffner. 

She retired from the Brookhaven Lab in Camp Upton, Long Island, N.Y. She was a member of Saint Michael's Catholic Church. 

She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Dorfer, and a brother, Phillip. 

Survivors include three sons, Thomas Dorfer Jr. of Ocala, Fla., Gregory Dorfer of Murrells Inlet and Gerard Dorfer of Miami; a daughter, Lynn Green of East Moriches, Long Island, N.Y.; brothers Robert Hoeffner of Eastville, Va., and George and Thomas Hoeffner, both of Hornell, N.Y.; and sisters Josephine Donahue of Rochester, N.Y., Irene Briggs of Eastville, Emma Potter of Moore, Okla., and Theresa Hoeffner and Helen Burke, both of Hornell. 

There will be a wake at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Goldfinch Funeral Home, beach chapel. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 

A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Ocean Woods Cemetery

An online guest book is available at http://www.goldfinch.cc. 

Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice, P.O. Box 50640, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579. 

Edward L. Gibson

PAWLEYS ISLAND | Edward Louis Gibson, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at Ralph H. Johnson D. V.A. Medical Center in Charleston. 

A celebration of life will be at 6 p.m. Friday on his porch, 14 Blockade Road. 

Mayer Funeral Home is in charge. 

Bernitha Grace

MYRTLE BEACH | Bernitha Grace, 62, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at Conway Hospital after an illness. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Troy's Funeral Home. 

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Shields Chapel Fire Baptized Holiness Church. 

Hancy 'H.A.' Humphries

JOHNSONVILLE | Hancy A. 'H.A.' Humphries, 93, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, in a Florence hospital. 

Survivors include daughters Mary Wise and Nancy Reynolds; brother Zibeon; and sister Fannie. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Morris Funeral Home chapel in Hemingway. 

The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Garden of Devotion Cemetery

Ken Jones Jr.

JAMESTOWN | Ken Jones Jr., 26, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, in Berkeley County after a car accident. 

Survivors include his fiancee, Hannah Sims; his parents, Clyde and Wilma; and a sister, Jennifer. 

The family will receive friends at 619 Amber Hill Lane near Jamestown. 

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Jones Family Cemetery

Z.B. Jones

CONWAY | Z.B. Jones, 90, formerly of Georgetown, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at Conway Hospital. 

He was born July 14, 1912, in Jamestown, a son of the late William B. Jones and Annie Hartley Jones. 

He was a retired millwright with International Paper and retired in 1958 after many years of service. He was a former minister of the Pentecostal Holiness Faith and for many years has been a faithful volunteer with the Kingston Nursing Center in Conway. 

Survivors include his wife, Zilphia J. Jones of Conway; three sons, McArthur Jones and Donald Ray Jones, both of Georgetown, and Harold Dean Jones of Marion; five daughters, Juanita Hoctor of Columbus, Ohio, Virginia Jones and Corrie Mae Walker, both of Conway, and Linda Faye Cribb and Marilyn J. Lambert, both of Georgetown; 51 grandchildren, 83 great-grandchildren, a large number of great-great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Graham Funeral Home. 

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Eastside Free Will Baptist Church in Georgetown. Burial will be in Sampit United Methodist Church Cemetery. 

Philip 'Corey' Judd III

MYRTLE BEACH | Philip "Corey" Corbin Judd III, 38, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at home. 

He was born Nov. 9, 1964, in New Britain, Conn. 

He graduated in 1983 from Kents Hill School in Maine and attended Western State College in Gunnison, Colo. He was a regional sales manager with Parview Inc. He was former general manager at Buck Creek Golf Club, and he was a former assistant manager at Pine Lakes International County Club. He was a member of Thimble Islands Sailing Club in Stony Creek, Conn., and Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla. 

He enjoyed sailing, scuba diving, skiing, wind surfing and golf. 

Survivors include his fiancee, Kristen Douglas of Myrtle Beach; his mother and step-father, Susan D. and Spencer Gowrie of Branford, Conn.; his father and stepmother, Philip C. Judd Jr. and Patricia Judd of Dataw Island; a sister, Wendy Barry of Guliford, Conn.; a stepsister, Nancy Sprigg of Essex, Conn.; a stepbrother, S. Carter Gowrie III of Old Saybrook, Conn.; his paternal grandfather, Philip C. Judd of Vero Beach, Fla.; a niece, Tessa Barry; and a nephew, Trevor Barry. 

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at McMillan-Small Funeral Home. The Rev. Kirk Lawton will officiate. 

Visitation will follow the service at the funeral home. 

An online guest book is available at http://www.msfh.net. 

Memorials may be made to the Melanoma Research Foundation, 23704-5 El Toro Road, #206, Lake Forest, CA 92630. This foundation can be found at http://www.melanoma.org. 

Betty I. Long

MYRTLE BEACH | Betty Irene Long, 59, of Carolina Lakes, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at Loris Community Hospital. 

She was born April 13, 1943, in Parma, Mo., a daughter of Murrell I. Allen and the late Oscar Lee Allen. 

She was a retired seamstress at the Myrtle Beach Sewing Shop, where she was a former co-owner with her mother. She was a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America and received the Silver Beaver Award. She was a volunteer and shelter manager with the American Red Cross, a former Guardian Ad Litem with the state of South Carolina and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 

Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Thomas S. Long Sr.; her mother of Myrtle Beach; her son, Thomas S. Long Jr., and his wife, Frankie, of Holden Beach, N.C.; her daughter, Cynthia K. Long of Myrtle Beach; two brothers, Deryle Miles of Evansville, Ind., and Harold F. Vaughn of Schenectady, N.Y.; two sisters, Joan A. Stalvey of Panama City, Fla., and Nerissa B. Sanborn of Myrtle Beach; and 10 grandchildren. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McMillan-Small Funeral Home. 

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The Bishop Terry Ficklin will officiate. Burial will be in Ocean Woods Memorial Cemetery

An online guest book is available at http://www.msfh.net. 

Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice of Horry County, P.O. Box 50640, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. 

Wyman A. Main

ANDREWS | Wyman A. Main, 71, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at home. 

Arrangements will be announced by Mayer Funeral Home, Andrews chapel. 

Wilber D. 'WIB' McCracken

MYRTLE BEACH | Wilber David "WIB" McCracken, 57, of Amberfield, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. 

He was born in Conway, a son of Sadie Cribb McCracken and the late Alec James McCracken. 

He was predeceased by a brother, Francis McCracken. 

He retired from the U.S. Furniture Industries in the Black Smith Shop in High Point, N.C. He was a member of Glenns Bay Baptist Church. 

Survivors, in addition to his mother of High Point, include his wife, Sarah Bishop McCracken; three daughters, Crystal M. Webster and her husband, Richard, of Elyria, Ohio, Misty M. Scarlette and her husband, Terry, of Thomasville, N.C., and Paige M. McMahan and her husband, Keith, of High Point; two stepdaughters, Amy Renee Teer of Thomasville and Kerri T. Mamo and her husband, Danny, of Apex, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Tara, Dayne, Garrett, Austin, Hannah, Jordan and Jeremy; an expected grandson; two brothers, Charlie McCracken of High Point and Verlon McCracken of Midlothian, Texas; and three sisters, Mildred Woodbury of Conway, Betty Jo Peeples of High Point and Carolyn Hill of Greensboro, N.C. 

Visitation was on Sunday at Goldfinch Funeral Home, beach chapel. 

A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. today at Holycross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church. 

An online guest book is available at http://www.goldfinch.cc. 

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216 or to the church's Building Fund, 113 Baskerville Drive, Pawleys Island, SC 29585. 

Charles T. 'Obie' O'Brien

MURRELLS INLET | Charles Thomas "Obie" O'Brien, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2002, at home after an illness. 

He was born July 19, 1924, in Norwalk, Conn., a son of the late Mary Christiano and William Thomas O'Brien. 

He was a graduate of Norwalk High School and Manhattan College in New York. He was a Marine Corp. veteran with the 2nd division serving in the South Pacific. He was an avid sports fan and was instrumental in establishing Pop Warner football and Little League Baseball in Norwalk. He owned and operated the Hi-Ho restaurant and worked for City Redevelopment Agency and Briggs Tire Co. 

He and his wife retired to Murrells Inlet in 1986. He regularly participated in the local high-school and college games and the Beach Ball Classic. He worked for the Pelicans and at Island Green and Deerfield golf courses. 

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion and a friend of Bill W. 

He was predeceased by a son, Michael David O'Brien. 

Survivors include his wife, Regina Schofield O'Brien; a son, Charles Thomas; three grandchildren, Casey, Betsy and Charlie O'Brien of Norwalk; a daughter, Jeanne O'Brien Barry, and her husband, John, of Alpharetta, Ga., and their daughters, Jessica and Jacalyn. 

A memorial Mass will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Saint Michael's Catholic Church. 

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 or InCare Hospice, 4685 U.S. 17 S. Bypass, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. 

F. Joseph Reid

SUNSET BEACH, N.C. | F. Joseph Reid, 72, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach. 

He was born March 19, 1930, in Lancaster, Ohio, a son of the late Francis J. and Glenna Blazer Reid. He was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Pletcher. 

He was a teacher and research scientist who retired in 1988 from GTE Laboratories as director of research in the Material Science Laboratory. He was a graduate of Ohio State University. 

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Cardinal Reid; six sons, Michael J. Reid and his wife, Christine, of Haverhill, Mass., James J. Reid and his wife, Christine, of Worthington, Ohio, Daniel J. Reid and his wife, Kathryn, of Charlottesville, Va., Peter J. Reid and his wife, Carole, of Baltimore, Paul J. Reid and his wife, Olga, of Taos, N.M., and Christopher J. Reid and his friend, Sue Zarin, of Columbia, Md.; stepchildren, Beth Jamezadah of Alexandria, Va., Lori Dunnigan of Haverstraw, N.Y., and William Dunnigan III of Newburyport, Mass.; his sister, Kathryn Mooney of Lancaster, Ohio; his brother, Jerry Reid of Newark, Ohio; and was a loving grandfather to many grandchildren. 

A memorial Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lancaster, Ohio. 

An online guest book is available at http://www.msfh.net. 

Memorials may be made to St. Andrew Haiti Fund, c/o St. Andrews Catholic Church, 503 37th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 to benefit the volunteer medical missionary work of Dr. William R. Greene of Grand Strand Urology. 

McMillan-Small Funeral Home in Myrtle Beach is in charge. 

Leonora A. Scarpitti

MYRTLE BEACH | Leonora Anna Scarpitti, 90, wife of the late Leonard D. Scarpitti, of National Drive, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at Kingston Nursing Center. 

She was born in Philadelphia, a daughter of the late Vincenzo and Domenica Abbriano Rivera. 

She was a member of Saint James Catholic Church. 

Survivors include a daughter, Joan Cato of Myrtle Beach; a son, John Scarpitti; a brother, Peter Rivera, both of Philadelphia; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. James Catholic Church. The Rev. Rick Labrecque will officiate. 

Memorials may be made to Saint James Catholic Church of Catholic Charities, 1071 Academy Drive, Conway, SC 29526 or Mercy Hospice of Horry County, P.O. Box 50640, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579. 

Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway chapel, is in charge. 

Edward W. Steele

CONWAY | Edward W. Steele, 77, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at home after an illness. 

He was the husband of Mazzie Steele. 

Arrangements will be announced by Latimer's Funeral Home.

Lettie F. Thomas

RAINS | Lettie French Thomas, 87, widow of Cecil Webb Thomas, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at Marion County Medical Center. 

She was born Aug. 13, 1915, in Marion County, a daughter of the late James Olen Smith and the late Molly Smith Smith. 

She was a loving mother. She was a graduate of Centenary High School and a member of Reedy Creek Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Lillian Hilliard Sunday school class. 

She was predeceased by a daughter, Gail T. Baxley. 

Survivors include two sons, Wayne Thomas of Marion and Tim Thomas of Mullins; a daughter, Peggy Sutcliffe of Orangeburg; five grandchildren, Nancy Jordan, Vicki Holt, Julie Thomas, Webb Thomas and Kayla Thomas; four great-grandchildren, Jamon Jordan, Rebecca Jordan, Will Holt and Hannah Holt; a brother, Ira Olen Smith of Rains; two stepgrandchildren, Cliffe Sutcliffe and Chris Sutcliffe; a stepgreat-grandchild, Charlie Sutcliffe; and a devoted friend, Lois Thomas of Rains. 

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Reedy Creek Baptist Church. The Rev. Darrell Floyd and the Rev. Guy Langston will officiate. Burial will be in Reedy Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be immediately after the service at the cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to Reedy Creek Baptist Church, 2508 S. U.S. 501, Marion, SC 29571. 

Cox-Collins Funeral Home is in charge.


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