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PAWLEYS ISLAND 

James Gethers 
James Gethers, 98, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. 
Survivors include three sons, Raymond Gethers, Henry Gethers and Raynard Gethers, all of Pawleys Island; three stepsons, Donald Gibbs and Jerome Gibbs, both of Montclair, N.J., and Charles Gibbs of West Orange, N.J.; three stepdaughters, Mattie White of Brooklyn, N.Y., Hazel Dines of Murrells Inlet and Carolyn Betts of Montclair; and a brother, Walter Gethers of Myrtle Beach. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Pawleys Island. 
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. 
Wilds Funeral Home in Georgetown is in charge. 
 
 

SUNSET BEACH, N.C. 

David `Dave' Gundrum 
David ``Dave'' Gundrum, of Pearl Boulevard Southwest, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at Loris Community Hospital. 
Arrangements will be announced by Brunswick Funeral Service in Shallotte, N.C. 
 
 

SURFSIDE BEACH 

George C. Hager 
George Conrad Hager, 75, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at South Strand Ambulatory Care Center. 
Arrangements will be announced by Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel. 
 

Monday 9-11-00 

CONWAY 

Mary Alston 
Mary Lee Days Alston, 75, of Beatlegeous Drive, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at Conway Hospital after an illness. 
She was a daughter of the late Ollie and Virginia Kinlaw Days of the Toddsville community. 
She attended Horry County schools. She was a member of Mount Triumph Missionary Baptist Church and was married to Robert P. Alston. 
Survivors include a son, Bennie Alston and his wife, Onetta, of North Myrtle Beach; a daughter, Lois Ann Alston of Conway; two adopted daughters, Patricia Felton and Joanne Anderson, both of Conway; a stepdaughter, Beatrice Shipman of Myrtle Beach; two grandchildren, Temeka Maranda Alston, and ``D.J.'' Grissett, both of Conway; and two sisters, Emma J. Singleton of Key Largo, Fla., and Hester Bell Durant of Conway. 
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at Mount Triumph Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Marlowe Branch Cemetery in the Bucksville community. 
McKiever Funeral Home of Conway is in charge. 
 
 

Jose Colon 
Jose Colon, 62, of Kimberly Drive, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach after an illness. 
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel. 
Arrangements will be announced by the funeral home. 
 
 

Otto Conway 
Otto M. Banta Conway, 82, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at home after an illness. 
She was a daughter of the late James A. and Hattie B. Banta of Conway. 
She graduated from Whittemore High School and attended S.C. State University in 
Orangeburg. 
Before she moved to New York, she was a lay teacher in Horry County schools. New York was her home for 57 years before she returned to Conway in April 2000. 
She was predeceased by her husband, John L. Conway, who died July 30, 2000. 
Survivors include two nieces, Deloris Swearinger and Lillian Williams and her husband, Ralph, all of Conway; a nephew, Tolbert Banta of New York; and several great-grandnieces and nephews. 
The funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Cherry Hill Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. James Cokely will officiate. 
Rhue's Mortuary of Conway is in charge. 
 
 

Jule Moore Jr. 
Jule Moore Jr. died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at Conway Hospital after an illness. 
Arrangements will be announced by Rhue's Mortuary of Conway. 
 
 

Raymond R. Redmer 
Raymond Rudolph Redmer, 74, of Myrtle Trace, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at home after an illness. 
He was born in Detroit, a son of the late Rudolph and Ella Kenitz Redmer. 
He was an Army veteran of the Korean conflict. 
Survivors include his wife, Lynn Redmer; a daughter, Diane Moore of Puyallup, Wash.; a grandson, Nathan Markiewicz of Tacoma, Wash.; two brothers, Harold Redmer of Allen Park, Mich., and Gerald Redmer of Fenton, Mich.; and two sisters, Ruth Cady of Summerville and May Regnier of Cape Coral, Fla. 
No local services are planned. 
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, is in charge. 
 
 

LONGS 

Macco Gibson 
Macco Gibson, 65, of the Freemont community, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at Conway Hospital. 
Arrangements will be announced by United Funeral Home in Loris. 
 
 

MOUNT PLEASANT 

William J. Vereen 
William John Vereen, 81, formerly of Little River, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000. 
He was born in Little River, a son of John E. Vereen and Eva Del St. George Vereen. 
He was a World War II Army veteran, a retired bridge tender and a Methodist. 
Survivors include his wife, Lucille Vereen; two sons, Johnny Vereen of Little River and Richard Vereen of Wilmington, N.C.; a daughter, Annette V. Burn of Awendaw; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at J. Henry Stuhr Inc. Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Chapel. 
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens. 
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Lowcountry Chapter, 267 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC 29403. 
 
 

POLLOCKSVILLE, N.C. 

Don H. Cox 
Don Hans Cox, 42, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, at Duke Memorial Medical Center in Durham, N.C. 
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin L. Cox Sr. of Pollocksville; a brother, Benjamin L. ``Benny'' Cox Jr. of Myrtle Beach: a niece, Kaitlyn McKenzie Cox of Myrtle Beach; an uncle, Dalton Cox Jr. of Pollocksville; his maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Conrad of Pollocksville; and five cousins. 
Burial was Friday in Trenton, N.C. 
Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society of America, North Carolina chapter, 5624 Executive Center Drive, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28212.
Cotten Funeral Home of New Bern, N.C., was in charge. 

SURFSIDE BEACH 

Dorothy B. Porter 
Dorothy Boiter Porter, 77, of Fifth Avenue North, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at National Healthcare in Garden City Beach. 
Arrangements will be announced by Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel. 
 

Tuesday 9-12-00 
 
 
 
 

CONWAY 

Jose Colon 
Jose Colon, 62, of Kimberly Drive, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach. 
He was born in Cayay, Puerto Rico, a son of Isabel Colon and the late Joaquin Guzman. 
He was an Army veteran during the Korean War and a member of St. James Catholic Church. He worked in public relations with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans and with the Holiday Inn. He was well known with local bands as ``Marco Joe'' and ``Chico.'' He played with the Blues Express at the House of Blues and with the Party Sharks at the Holiday Inn. He was a very giving person with a smile always on his face. 
Survivors, in addition to his mother of Worcester, Mass., include two sons, Jose R. Ferreira and Joaquin Ferreira, both of Myrtle Beach; a brother, Joaquin Guzman Jr. of Puerto Rico; and two sisters, Lydia Rivera of Worcester and Maria Rubert of Puerto Rico. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church. The Rev. Rick LaBrecque will officiate. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to St. James Catholic Church, 1071 Academy Drive, Conway, SC 29526 or All Saints Church, 3560 Kings River Road, Pawleys Island, SC 29585. 
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway chapel, is in charge. 
 
 

JOHNSONVILLE 

Vashti J. Cribb 
Vashti Johnson Cribb, 99, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at a Florence hospital after an illness. 
She was born in Johnsonville. 
She was the oldest member of New Hope Free Will Baptist Church of Pentecostal Faith and was a graduate of Johnsonville High School. 
Survivors include a daughter, Cora Lee ``Dottie'' Cedor of Columbia; a sister, Clara Poston Leary of Miami, Fla.; six grandchildren, R.A. Cribb of New Orleans, Suzette Timmons of Kingstree, and J.D. Stone Jr., Marcia Jervey, Sandra Thompson Trivett and Erie Cox all of Columbia; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. 
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today in Old Johnsonville Cemetery. 
Morris Funeral Home of Hemingway is in charge. 
 
 

LITTLE RIVER 

James P. Burgin 
James P. Burgin, 74, of Parkway Lane, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach. 
He was born in Belmont, N.C., a son of the late Alex and Ethel Martin Burgin. 
He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of Living Water Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and a choir member. After he retired from Duke Power with 30 years of service, he found pleasure in working at the Gator Hole Golf Course Driving Range. 
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Donnie Jenkins Burgin; a daughter, Nancy B. Miller of Gastonia, N.C.; two sisters, Betty Queen and Louise Wilson of Belmont; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Lee Funeral Home in Little River. 
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at McLean-Bumgardner Funeral Home in Belmont. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Belmont. 
Lee Funeral Home of Little River is in charge of local arrangements. 
 
 

LONGS 

Macco Gibson 
Macco Gibson, 65, of the Freemont community, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at Conway Hospital. 
He was born Oct. 27, 1935, in Longs, a son of the late Frank and Maggie Gibson. 
He was a member of Freemont Missionary Baptist Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Gibson; a son, Edward Gibson; a sister, Lizzie Valentine and her husband, Grady, of Longs; and two brothers, Thomas Gibson and his wife, Helen, and Ronald Lee Gibson, all of Longs. 
Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. tonight at United Funeral Home in Loris. 
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Freemont Missionary Baptist Church in Longs. The Rev. Jimmy Vereen will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. 
 
 

John A. Purracchio 
John A. Purracchio, 68, of Warrencliff Way, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach. 
He was born in West Aliquippa, Pa., a son of the late Frances and Rosario Abuso Purracchio. 
He retired from the steel industry and was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church. 
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Betty Knopick Purracchio; two daughters, Elizabeth Fox of Myrtle Beach and Christina Morris of Conway; two brothers, Frank Purracchio of West Aliquippa and Fiore Purracchio of Fair Haven, N.J.; a sister, Rose Johnston of Monaca, Pa.; and a grandchild. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church. The Rev. George Moynihan will officiate. Burial will be in North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens. 
Lee Funeral Home of Little River is in charge. 
 
 

LORIS 

Rena B. Stanley 
Rena Bullard Stanley, 93, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at Loris Community Hospital after an illness. 
She was born July 13, 1907, in Fayetteville, N.C., a daughter of the late Franklin Bullard and Isabelle Williamson Bullard. 
She was the widow of Samuel Joseph Stanley. 
She was a member of Loris First Baptist Church, a homemaker, and she took care of foster children. 
Survivors include a daughter, Isabelle Springs of Loris; a sister, Allene Tyson of Laurenburg, N.C.; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. 
She was predeceased by a son, Donald Stanley. 
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Hardwick Funeral Home in Loris. 
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Loris First Baptist Church. The Rev. Drew Jackson will officiate. Burial will be in Patterson Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to Loris First Baptist Church, 3117 Main St., Loris, SC 29569. 
 
 

NAKINA, N.C. 

Robert T. Jenerette 
Robert T. Jenerette, 39, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at Columbus County Hospital in Whiteville, N.C. 
He was born in Horry County, a son of Robert Burris and Dorothy Fowler Jenerette. 
Survivors, in addition to his parents of Tabor City, N.C., include his wife, Kimberly L. Jenerette; two brothers, Mitchell Jenerette and Dale Jenerette, both of Tabor City; and five nieces. 
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Seven Creeks Baptist Church. The Rev. Steve Nobles will officiate. Burial will be in Austin Long Cemetery in Tabor City. 
Inman Funeral Home of Tabor City is in charge. 
 
 

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH 

Viola C. Goldston 
Viola Annie Cross Goldston, 73, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000. 
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lambreth-Troxler Funeral Service in Greensboro, N.C. 
 
 

SURFSIDE BEACH 

Victor W. Conary 
Victor W. Conary, 86, of Third Avenue North, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at home. 
He was born Dec. 19, 1913, in Deer Island, Mass., a son of the late Elwood H. and Ethel Winterbottom Conary. 
He was a World War II Army Air Corps pilot. He retired from Piedmont Airlines as a pilot after 27 years of service. He was a 32nd Degree Mason. 
Survivors include his wife, Elna I.H. Conary; a son, Tommie-Allan Victor Conary and his wife, Deborah A. of Manchester, Conn.; three grandchildren, Victor L. Conary of Saco, Mass., and Tamara E. Conary and Brian P. Conary, both of Manchester; and a great-granddaughter, Alexis A. Conary of Saco. 
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church. 
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 or Shepherd of the Sea Building Fund, P.O. Box 1750, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576. 
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach chapel, is in charge. 
 
 

Dorothy B. Porter 
Dorothy Boiter Porter, 77, of Fifth Avenue North, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at National 
HealthCare in Garden City Beach. 
She was born March 18, 1923, in Greenville, a daughter of the late Jesse Edward and Dora Haskett Boiter. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Myrtle Beach. 
Survivors include her husband, Joseph Robert Porter; two daughters, Debbie Phillips and her husband, Pat, of Charlotte, N.C., and Polly Williams and her husband, Sandy, of Sanford, N.C.; a son, the Rev. Joe Porter and his wife, Mary, of Elberton, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Joe Porter III of Greenville, David Porter of Elberton, Sally Phillips of Charlotte, Katie Phillips of Charlottesville, Va., Matthew Williams of Boone, N.C., Jennifer Williams of Black Mountain, N.C., and Emily Williams of Wilson, N.C.; and a great-grandchild, Christian Porter of Greenville. 
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. today at Goldfinch Funeral Home, beach chapel. The Revs. Joe Porter and Sandy Wiliams will officiate. Burial will be later in Ocean Wood Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Coastal Carolina chapter, P.O. Box 80459, Charleston, SC 29416. 
 
 

Theodore `Ted' Swanson 
Theodore Austin ``Ted'' Swanson, 37, of Crystal Lakes, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, in Conway. 
He was born July 30, 1963, in New Brunswick, N.J., a son of Theodore ``Ted'' A. Swanson and Rose Marie Coyle Swanson. 
He was the owner of T-N-T Auto Repair Shop. He was a member of A.B.A.T.E. Brotherhood. 
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his stepmother, Sandy Swanson of Johnston, Pa., his stepfather, Rick Nolan of Newfane, N.Y., his wife, Kelly Wainio of Surfside Beach; a son, Ted Swanson of Surfside Beach; four brothers, Dwayne Swanson of Lockport, N.Y., and Fran Swanson, Ricky Nolan and Larry Nolan, all of Newfane; a sister, Dennise Whitcopp of Lockport; his paternal grandmother, Pearl Swanson of Johnston; two good friends, Fred Cross and Norman Maxwell; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Goldfinch Funeral Home, beach chapel. 
Services will be private. 
 

Wednesday 9-6-00 
 
 
 
 

BELHAVEN, N.C. 

Evelyn A. Smith 
Evelyn Avant Smith, 91, formerly of Marion, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, at Autumnfield Rest Home in Belhaven after an illness. 
She was born May 29, 1909, in Marion County, a daughter of the late Henry Bennett Avant and Daisy Coleman Avant. 
She was a registered nurse and a retired medical registered record administrator with Marion Memorial Hospital. She was a 1930 graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She was an active member of the Pilot Club of Marion and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She served on the state level of Medical Records Librarian Association. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Marion, where she was a member of the Lem Winesett Sunday school class. 
She was predeceased by two husbands, Edwin M. Craige and Richard Ervin Smith Jr. 
Survivors include a daughter, Evelyn Craige ``Lynne'' Cox and her husband, Jerry D. Cox Jr., of Belhaven; three sisters, Gladys Avant Williams of Greensboro, N.C., Irma Avant Evans of Charleston and Flora Avant Marlowe of Rains; and two grandsons, Trevor Brett Cox and Sean Dixon Cox. 
She was also predeceased by a sister, Grace Avant Craven, and three brothers, H.B. Avant, Earl Avant and Whilden Avant. 
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Smith-Collins Funeral Home in Marion. 
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church. The Revs. Dennis Lee and Patricia Cox will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 307 Godbold St., Marion, SC 29571. 
 
 

CHERAW 

Samuel W. Huggins 
Samuel Wayne Huggins, 52, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at Chesterfield General Hospital. 
He was born in Chesterfield County, a son of the late Walker Manning and Josie Petty Huggins. 
He was the owner of Modern Cleaners. He was a member of First Baptist Church and attended Cheraw Church of God. 
Survivors include his wife, Sheila Fincher Huggins; a son, Chandler Manning Huggins of Cheraw; a sister, Betty Jo Huggins Johnson of Cheraw; and three brothers, Thomas Vernon Huggins Sr. and Johnny Lynn Huggins, both of Cheraw and James Gordon Huggins of Florence. 
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at Cheraw Church of God. Burial will be in Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery in Bennettsville. 
Memorials may be made to Cheraw Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 28, Cheraw, SC 29520. 
Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw is in charge. 
 
 

COLUMBIA 

Myles V. Byrd 
Myles Vernon Byrd, infant son of Mignonette Vernon and Alfonzo Byrd, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000. 
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include maternal grandparents, Murray and Margie Langlay Vernon of Hemingway; and paternal grandparents, Ulysses Lee and Mary Byrd McAskill of Eastover. 
The funeral was Tuesday at Manigault and Son Funeral Home in Georgetown. The Rev. Boyd McDaniels Jr. officiated. Burial was in Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery. 
 
 

Carroll R. Guest 
Carroll Richard Guest, 68, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000. 
He was born in College Park, Md., a son of the late John Frederick and Helen Clarkson Guest. 
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Sharpe Guest; two sons, Kerry R. Guest of Wake Forest, N.C., and Roddy Guest of Columbus, Ohio; a brother, John Guest of Washington; two sisters, Helen Guest of Arlington, Va., and Mildred Guest of College Park; and a granddaughter, Summer Guest. 
The funeral was Sunday at Dunbar Funeral Home in Columbia. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park. 
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. 
 
 

CONWAY 

Francis R. Dalesky 
Francis Richard Dalesky, 72, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, at Conway Hospital. 
Arrangements will be announced by East Coast Cremation and Funeral Services in Sunset Beach, N.C. 
 
 

Janice M. Schwartz 
Janice M. Schwartz, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000. 
She was the widow of Arnold M. Schwartz. 
Survivors include two children, David and Janice; a daughter-in-law, Lisa; two sisters, Doris and Marlene; a brother, Bill; and two grandchildren, Sarah and Emily. 
No local services are planned. 
Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101. 
 
 

FLORENCE 

Floride B. Brunson 
Floride Blanton Brunson, 89, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, at Florence Convalescent Center after an illness. 
She was born July 9, 1911, in Horry County, a daughter of the late Olin I. Blanton and Dora Rowell Blanton. 
She was the widow of Whitford F. Brunson. 

She was a homemaker. 
Survivors include two sons, Randy Brunson of Atlanta and Robert Brunson of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; a daughter, Margaret Brunson of Florence; three brothers, James P. Blanton of Nichols, A.B. Blanton of Little Rock, Ark., and Wilbert Blanton of Conway; a sister, Vivian Putnam and her husband, Oscar B. Putnam, of Greenville; and four grandchildren. 
A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Millers United Methodist Church Cemetery. 
Cox-Collins Funeral Home in Mullins is in charge. 
 
 

GALIVANTS FERRY 

W.A. Turner 
W.A. Turner, 78, of Highway 712, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, at Loris Community Hospital after an illness. 
He was born in Horry County, a son of the late Tommy and Lula Ward Turner. 
He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Berea Baptist Church, where he served as deacon and treasurer for 32 years, song leader for 25 years and served on the cemetery committee. 
Survivors include his wife, Pearl Turner; a son, Jimmy Stevens and his wife, Candy, of Galivants Ferry; a brother, T.M. Turner of Loris; a sister, Elnita Rabon of Aynor; two grandchildren, Kortni Stevens and Britni Stevens, both of Galivants Ferry; seven nephews, Larry Turner, the Rev. Johnny Jenerette, Willie Jenerette and Jack Jenerette, all of Galivants Ferry, Wayne Turner of Florence, Tom Turner of Virginia and Jerry Turner of North Myrtle Beach; and a niece, Janice Hucks of Mullins. 
He was predeceased by six brothers and two sisters. 
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at Berea Baptist Church. The Revs. Johnny Jenerette and Eugene Evans will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to Berea Baptist Church Building Fund, 4312 Joyner Swamp Road, Galivants Ferry, SC 29544. 
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, is in charge. 
 
 

GEORGETOWN 

Herbert `Gene' Capron 
Herbert Eugene ``Gene'' Capron, 79, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, at home. 
He was born Aug. 3, 1921, in Geneva, N.Y., a son of the late Harold Capron and Gladys Weeks Capron. 
He was a retired manager with the Weyerhaeuser Co., Wood Products Division. He was a member of Winyah Masonic Lodge No. 40 in Georgetown and was also a Shriner and Sojourner. He was a Marine pilot in World War II and the Korean War, and retired as a lieutenant colonel with the Marine Corps Reserves. 
He was a graduate of Clarkston University in Pottsdam, N.Y. and a member of Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church in Georgetown. He enjoyed traveling the Intracoastal Waterway as his hobby with his wife for the past 25 years. 
Survivors include his wife, Janet R. Capron; two sons, Dr. Richard W. Capron of Schenectady, N.Y., and Eric J. Capron of Riner, Va.; a grandson, Joseph Capron of Durham, N.C.; and two granddaughters, Erica Capron of Durham and Joanna Capron of Rockaway, N.J. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Graham Funeral Home in Georgetown, with a Masonic memorial service at 7:30 p.m. 
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church. The Revs. Richard W. Capron and Phil Thrailkill will officiate. Inurnment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date with military honors. 
Memorials may be made to Shriner's Children Hospital, 950 Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605-4277.HEMINGWAY 
 
 

Erby L. Avant 
Erby Lamar Avant, 72, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, in a Florence hospital after an illness. 
He was born in Hemingway, a son of the late Gordon L. Avant and the late Lelia Grier Avant. He was formerly employed by the International Paper Co. in Georgetown. He was an Army veteran and attended Poplar Hill Free Will Baptist Church and attended Pleasant Hill schools. 
Survivors include a daughter, Cathy Avant Cox of Conway; two sisters, Connie A. Grimball of Hemingway and Allene A. Knight of Rogers, Ark. 
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Poplar Hill Free Will Baptist Church. 
Burial, directed by Morris Funeral Home of Hemingway, was in the Hucksfield Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to the Poplar Hill Free Will Baptist Church, in care of Herman Parker, Route 1 Box 310, Hemingway, SC 29554. 

JOHNSONVILLE 

Wilson B. Gaster 
Wilson B. Gaster, 78, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, at a Lake City hospital, after an illness. 
Arrangements will be announced by Morris Funeral Home of 
Hemingway. 
 
 

MYRTLE BEACH 

Sidney Jamison 
Sidney F. McMillan Jamison, 91, of Haskell Circle, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, at Magnolias of Myrtle Beach. 
She was born Jan. 27, 1909, in Marion County, a daughter of the late Robert Waldo and Roberta Smith McMillan. 
She was a graduate of Winthrop College and taught school in North Carolina. She and her family came to Myrtle Beach in the 1920s. She was a former owner of the Blue Sea Inn and the McMillan Apartments that became the Ocean Dunes Resort. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Myrtle Beach. 
Survivors include a sister, Evelyn Shand of Columbia; two nieces, Lillian O. Canaday and Helen O. Christopher, both of Myrtle Beach; and two nephews, Frank David Owens of Murrells Inlet and William Shand of Pontiac, Md. 
She was predeceased by a nephew, Kenneth McMillan Owens of Marion and Murrells Inlet. 
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion. The Revs. William Munro Shand and John Evatt will officiate. 
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1367, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578 or Mercy Hospice, P.O. Box 1409, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578. 
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach is in charge. 
 
 

Raymond J. Lane 
Raymond Joseph Lane, 59, of Island Green, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, at home. 
He was born July 9, 1941, in Hartford, Conn., a son of the late Lewis and Anna Trymbulak Lane. 

He was an Army veteran. 
Survivors include his wife, Jackline Moriarty Lane; a son, Alan L. Lane and his wife, Linda, of Myrtle Beach; two grandsons, Tyler Lane and Brady Lane, both of Myrtle Beach; two brothers, Lewis Lane of Thompson, Conn., and Ralph Lane of East Hartford, Conn.; and three sisters, Lois Schneider of Poquonick, Conn., Sandra Stranwski of California and Cathy Davis of Myrtle Beach. 
A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel. 
Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice, P.O. Box 1409, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578. 
 
 

PAWLEYS ISLAND 

Nancy W. Walker 
Nancy W. Walker, 72, of Litchfield Country Club, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. 
She was born June 29, 1928, in Philadelphia, a daughter of the late Joseph and Nellie McComb Wiswell. 
She was president of her senior class of 1946 at Germantown High School. She was a charter member of St. Paul's Waccamaw United Methodist Church, where she was financial secretary early on and the first president of the United Methodist Women. She was a member of Litchfield Country Club and had been an active member of the Lady Nine-Holers. 
Survivors include her husband, Earl Walker; a son, Andrew Walker of Raleigh, N.C.; two daughters, Barbara Arzonico and her son, Patrick, of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Betsy Altman and her husband, Alan, their daughters, Sarah and Casey, and a son, Alex, all of Pawleys Island; and a sister, Jean Leonard of Cedar Falls, Iowa. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Waccamaw United Methodist Church. 
Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Waccamaw United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1825, Pawleys Island, SC 29585 or Hospice of Georgetown, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440. 
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, is in charge. 
 
 

SUPPLY, N.C. 

Lillie M. Roach 
Lillie Mae Roach, 83, of Holden Beach Road, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, in Collinsville, Va. 
She was born Oct. 6, 1916, in Oxford, N.C., a daughter of the late William Thomas and Bertha Milliken Bradsher. 
Survivors include a son, Gene H. Roach of Supply; four daughters, Victoria G. Phelps of Supply, Shirley J. Barnes of Bassett, Va., Betty A. Brookshire of Wilmington, N.C., and Genelle E. Caton of Bolivia, N.C.; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Brunswick Funeral Service in Shallotte, N.C. 
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Sabbath Home Baptist Church. The Revs. Thomas Fields and Darryll Floyd will officiate. Burial will be in Brunswick Memorial Gardens in Shallotte. 
Honorary casketbearers will be members of her Sunday school class at Sabbath Home Baptist Church. 
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Memorial Hospital, P.O. Box 477, Martinsville, VA 24115. 
 

Thursday 9-7-00 
 
 
 
 

ANDREWS 

Ronnie D. Young 
Ronnie Dale Young, 45, of Big Lake Drive, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. 
He was born Nov. 30, 1954, in Berkeley County, a son of Hubert T. Young and Mary Lee Barrineau Young. 
He was a retired carpenter and was of the Holiness faith. 
Survivors include two daughters, Stephanie Y. Etheridge of Lake City and Lucy H. Young of Andrews; five brothers, Donnie Young of Georgetown, Marion Young of Columbus, N.C., Bubba Young of Andrews, Lavern Young of Pageland and Michael Young of Virginia Beach, Va.; and four grandchildren. 
A graveside memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at Andrews Memorial Cemetery. 
McKenzie Funeral Home in Andrews is in charge. 
 
 

CONWAY 

Eddie Barnhill 
Eddie Barnhill, 76, of the Four Mile section of Horry County, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at Jordan Care Center after an illness. 
He was born in Conway, a son of the late Seals Marion and Lula Caroline Skipper Barnhill. 
He was a member of Homewood Baptist Church and the Conway Masonic Lodge No. 65 AFM. He was a retired farmer. 
Survivors include a sister, Addie Alford of Aynor; and four nieces, Shirley Todd, Betty Martin, Hazel Foxworth and Linda Johnson. 
He was predeceased by his wife, Odessie Johnson Barnhill and a niece, Erma Lee Dew. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel. 
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. The Rev. Earl Spivey will officiate. Burial with Masonic rites will be in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to Homewood Baptist Church, 3290 S.C. 319, Conway, SC 29526. 

Charlie Wesley 
Charlie Wesley, 61, of Tinker Avenue, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, at Conway Hospital after an illness. 
Arrangements will be announced by McKiever Funeral Home in Conway. 

HEMINGWAY 

Henry `BiIl' Dunahoe 
Henry William ``Bill'' Dunahoe, 79, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at home after an illness. 
Arrangements will be announced by Morris Funeral Home of Hemingway. 
 
 

HOLDEN BEACH, N.C. 

Mattie E. Brown 
Mattie Evelyn Brown, 88, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, at Cape Fear Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, N.C. 
She was a daughter of the late Charlie Brown and Annie Babson. 
Survivors include a daughter, Evelyn Brown Pittman of Holden Beach; a sister, Eunice Harris of Whiteville, N.C.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Shallotte Church of God in Shallotte, N.C. 
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. The Rev. Allen Gibson will officiate. Burial will be in Owens Cemetery in Bladenboro, N.C. 
East Coast Cremation and Funeral Services of Sunset Beach, N.C., is in charge. 
 
 

JOHNSONVILLE 

Wilson B. Gaster 
Wilson B. Gaster, 78, died Tuesday Sept. 5, 2000 in a Lake City hospital after an illness. 
He was born in Johnsonville, a son of the late M.B. Gaster and Belle Rhames Gaster. 
He was the retired owner of Gasters 76 service station, attended Johnsonville First Baptist Church and was a graduate of Johnsonville High School. 
Survivors include his wife, Lois Keefe Gaster; two sons, Ronnie Gaster of Johnsonville and Mitchell Gaster of Columbia; a brother, Belton Gaster of Johnsonville; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Morris Funeral Home in Hemingway. 
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Garden of Devotion Cemetery. 

Ida Huggins 
Ida Ruth Perry Huggins, 81, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at a Conway nursing center after an illness. 
She was born in Johnsonville, a daughter of the late Ira Perry and Susan Melvinie Poston Perry. 
Survivors include her husband, Bernie E. Huggins; a son, Randy Huggins of Johnsonville; two daughters, Susan Lewis of Hemingway and Linda Marsh of Conway; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Morris Funeral Home in Hemingway. 
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, c/o Dale Johnson, 2044 Capitola Road, Johnsonville, SC 29555. 
 
 

IRMO 

Rita G. Kerr 
Rita Gill Kerr, 69, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000. 
She was born in Jersey City, N.J., a daughter of the late John and Bridget McDonnell Gill. 
She was the widow of Capt. Richard Allen Kerr. 
She was an active member of the Organization of Military Widows and other volunteer organizations. She managed and worked at several Hallmark stores in the Columbia area. She was a member of Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church. 
Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Kerr Ray and her husband, Valton, of Chapin and Pamela Kerr Templeton and her husband, Allen, of Irmo and formerly of Pawleys Island; a son, Dr. Keith Allen Kerr and his wife, Chrysa, of Austin, Texas; a sister, Mary Marschner of Sarasota, Fla.; and nine grandchildren, Caroline Ray, Kathryn and Michael Templeton, Savannah, Logan, Hunter, Bridget, Catherine and Colin Kerr. 
The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 7 tonight at Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church. Visitation will be after the service on Rushing Wind Drive in Irmo. 
Burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Beaufort National Cemetery in Beaufort. 
Memorials may be made to Tri- County Hospice or to the March of Dimes. 
Dunbar Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge. 
 
 

MURRELLS INLET 

Stella V. Veedock 
Stella V. Veedock, 95, of National Health Care in Garden City Beach, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at the nursing home. 
She was born Sept. 8, 1904, in Johnstown, Pa., a daughter of the late Stanley and Ann Guzik. 
She was the widow of Joseph L. Veedock Sr. 
She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and the South Strand Senior Center. 
Survivors include a son, Joseph V. Veedock of Surfside Beach; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 
She was predeceased by a daughter, Phyllis V. Eget. 
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Meek Funeral Home in Windber, Pa. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Windber. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery in Johnstown. 
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, is in charge of local arrangements. 
 
 

MYRTLE BEACH 
Cassandra `Cassie' Larisey 
Cassandra Susanne ``Cassie'' Larisey, 7, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston after an illness. 
She was born in Douglas, Ga., and lived in Myrtle Beach for the past three years. 
She attended Lakewood Elementary School and First Baptist Church in Surfside Beach. 
Survivors include her parents, Terry and Susan Bradford Larisey of Myrtle Beach; two brothers, Davis Larisey and Austin Larisey, both of Myrtle Beach; her maternal grandmother, Sue Bradford of Blackshear, Ga.; her paternal grandparents, Ralph and Nadean Larisey of Blackshear; her paternal great-grandparents, the Rev. A.H. and Ethel Davis of Blackshear; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives. 
She was predeceased by her paternal grandfather, Hinton Bradford. 
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Pearson-Treadwell Funeral Home in Blackshear. 
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The Rev. Ricky Knox will officiate. Burial will be in Blackshear Cemetery. 
 
 

PULASKI, VA. 

Edith Mabe 
Edith Carnelia Lawson Mabe, 78, of Eighth Street Northeast, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, at Pulaski Community Hospital. 
She was born Jan. 17, 1922, in Draper, Va., a daughter of the late William Davis Lawson and Mattie Myrtle Viers Lawson. 
She was a member of Bob White Boulevard Church of God in Pulaski and the Ladies Quilter's group. She worked for 20 years in nursing at Pulaski Community Hospital. 
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Mason Junior Mabe; a daughter, Jean M. King and her husband, John Kelly King Jr., of Myrtle Beach; a daughter-in-law, Doris Mabe Jones-Draper; four grandchildren, which include Gwen King Parrish and her husband, Tom, and Michael Kelly King, all of Myrtle Beach; six great-grandchildren, which include Hannah Nicole Parrish and Hayley Alexis Parrish, both of Myrtle Beach; and several nieces and nephews. 
She was predeceased by an infant daughter, Charlotte Dawn Mabe; a son, James ``Dick'' Mason Mabe; two sisters, Lou Warden and Josephine Landreth; and three brothers, Harless Lawson, Albert Lawson and William Lawson. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Bower Funeral Chapel in Pulaski. 
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Bob White Boulevard Church of God. The Rev. Robert E. Owens and the Rev. Bruce Deel, her nephew, of Atlanta, will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin, Va. 
 
 

SURFSIDE BEACH 

Dorothy A. Asman 
Dorothy A. Asman, 71, of Oceanside Village, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at home. 
She was born Feb. 4, 1929, in Natalie, Pa., a daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret Gasper Bolish. 
She moved to the area in 1984 from Monroe, N.Y., and was a homemaker. 
Survivors include her husband, John D. Asman; a son, Jack Asman of Vienna, Va.; and two grandchildren, John and Tom Asman. 
Burial will be later in Arlington National Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice, P.O. Box 1409, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578. 
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, is in charge. 
 

Friday 9-8-00 
 
 
 
 

BUCKSPORT 

Mary Washington 
Mary Washington died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at home after an illness. 
Arrangements will be announced by Rhue's Mortuary in Conway. 
 
 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. 

Nathan Lipscomb 
Nathan Bryan Whitfield Lipscomb died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, in Charlotte. 
He was born in Pensacola, Fla., a son of Kathleen Whitfield Lipscomb and the late George Robbins Lipscomb Sr. 
He graduated from Greenwood High School and attended Lander College in Greenwood. 
Survivors, in addition to his mother of Pawleys Island, include a sister, Kathleen Lipscomb Linder and her husband, John, of Lexington, Ky.; a brother and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. George Robbins Lipscomb Jr. of Atlanta; an uncle, Gaston J. Lipscomb of Demopolis, Ala.; and a nephew, Asa Whitfield Stafford of Spartanburg. 
Services were held Sept. 5, 2000, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pawleys Island. Burial was in the church cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to All Saints Episcopal Church, 3560 Kings River Road, Pawleys Island, SC 29585 or to any charity. 
 
 

CONWAY 

Elizabeth Hitchens 
Elizabeth Ruth Claghorn Hitchens, 78, of Myrtle Trace, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at Kingston Nursing Center after an illness. 
She was born July 3, 1922, in Philadelphia, a daughter of the late Stuart and Lorena Kerr Claghorn. 
She grew up in Cape May, N.J., and attended Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Myrtle Beach and the P.E.O., a philanthropic educational organization. 
Survivors include her husband, Russell M. Hitchens; two sons, Kenneth Hitchens of Atlanta and the Rev. Lawrence Russell Hitchens of Oklahoma City; a daughter, Cheryl L. Prima of Princeton Junction, N.J.; two brothers, the Rev. George S. Claghorn of West Chester, Pa., and the Rev. William Claghorn of Media, Pa.; and eight grandchildren. 
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Bobby Wilkes will officiate. Burial will be in Cold Springs Presbyterian Cemetery in Cold Springs, N.J. 
Memorials may be made to the P.E.O. Foundation, Attention: Sandra Bateman, 1481 Summit View Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29732-7209 or Mercy Hospice of Horry County, P.O. Box 1409, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578. 
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, is in charge. 
 
 

Reba C. Stalvey 
Reba Cox Stalvey, 82, of the Brown Way community, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at Conway Hospital after an illness. 
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel. 
Arrangements will be announced by the funeral home. 
 
 

FLORENCE 

Evelyn C. Spivey 
Evelyn Crissie Spivey, 87, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, at Southland Health Care Center in Florence. 
She was born in Columbus County, N.C., a daughter of the late Jiley Watts and Nettie Bellamy Watts. 
She was the widow of Ossie Cleo Spivey. 
Survivors include a son, Richard W. ``Bill'' Spivey; a daughter, Brenda S. Martin of Florence; five sisters, Flossie Spivey of Fayetteville, N.C., Golah Wright of Calabash, N.C., Marjorie Blanton of Nichols, Eloise Walls of Salisbury, Md., and Elatha Wilson of Green Sea; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
She was predeceased by a son, Robert Cleo Spivey. 
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Forest Lawn Baptist Church. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. 
Inman Funeral Home of Tabor City is in charge. 
 
 

FORK 

Betty L. Baker 
Betty Lou Baker, 70, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence after an illness. 
She was born Aug. 13, 1930, in Marion County, a daughter of the late George Clinton Baker and Janie Huggins Baker. 
She was a retired reservation clerk with Greyhound Bus Lines, a member of Fork Baptist Church and a member of the Fork Women's Club. She also attended Droughans Business College in Columbia. 
Survivors include a brother, Norris Baker of Fork; a sister, Vonadora B. Stackhouse of Seven Lakes, N.C.; seven nieces; and seven nephews. 
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fork Baptist Church Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to any charity. 
Cox-Collins Funeral Home in Mullins is in charge. 
 
 

GEORGETOWN 
Robert `Skeebo' Bradford 
Robert ``Skeebo'' Bradford, 77, of South Merriman Road, died Aug. 31, 2000, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. 
He was born Sept. 13, 1922, in Georgetown, a son of the late Henry Bradford and Sarah Lloyd Bradford. 
Survivors include three daughters, Robert Ann Holmes and Sarah Jean Ford, both of Georgetown, and Mary Lee Sanders of Bronx, N.Y.; and three sons, Henry Bradford of Georgetown, Bernard Bradford of Norcross, Ga., and Larry Bradford of Andrews. 
The funeral was Thursday at Bethesda Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. 
Wilds Funeral Home in Georgetown was in charge. 
 
 

GOOSE CREEK 

Jeannie F. Colwell 
Jeannie Ford Colwell, 38, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at a Charleston hospital. 
She was born April 12, 1962, in Georgetown County, a daughter of William Porter Ford and Peggy Yaun Ford. 
She was a 1981 graduate of Winyah High School and attended Wingate and Winthrop colleges. She was owner of Pet Patrol Inc., and a member of Georgetown Presbyterian Church and a member of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. 
Survivors, in addition to her mother of Georgetown, include her husband, David F. Colwell; a brother, Cliff Parsons and his wife, Paige, of Columbia; two sisters, Jessie Carolyn Ford of Columbia and Elizabeth Ann Parsons of Georgetown; four nephews, Sean and Ian Colwell, both of Covington, La., and Blake and Ryan Parsons, both of Columbia; a niece, Amanda Parsons of Columbia; and an uncle, Ralph M. Ford of Georgetown. 
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at Remount Baptist Church in North Charleston. Burial will be private. 
J. Henry Stuhr Funeral Home in North Charleston is in charge. 
 
 

HEMINGWAY 

Henry `Bill' Dunahoe 
Henry William ``Bill'' Dunahoe, 79, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at home after an illness. 
He was born in Hemingway, a son of the late Henry J. Dunahoe and Eva Hughes Dunahoe. 
He was an educator and building contractor. He was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, a choir member and a member of the Hemingway Friends of Library. He was a technical sergeant of the Army Air Corp., and a veteran of World War II. He was a graduate of Johnsonville High School, Presbyterian Junior College in Maxton, N.C., and received his master's degree from Clemson University. 
Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Hughes Dunahoe; a son, Richard William Dunahoe of Charleston; a daughter, Eve Dunahoe Hayes of Hemingway; four brothers, Clarence Dunahoe of Nancy, Ky., Gip Dunahoe of Johnsonville, Wallace Dunahoe of Jacksonville, Fla., and Tony Dunahoe of the Virgin Islands; five grandchildren, Jessica Avant, Neil Dunahoe, Caitlin Todd, Daniel Carringan and Jasmine Biscayno; and a great-grandchild, Samantha Dunahoe. 
The funeral will be at 5 p.m. today at Morris Funeral Home in Hemingway. Burial will be in Garden of Devotion Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to Books for Hemingway Library Friends, P.O. Box 246, Hemingway, SC 29554 or to any church. 

HOLDEN BEACH, N.C. 

Mattie E. Brown 
Mattie Evelyn Brown, 88, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, at Cape Fear Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, N.C. 
She was a daughter of the late Charlie Brown and Annie Babson. 
Survivors include a daughter, Evelyn Brown Pittman of Holden Beach; a sister, Eunice Harris of Whiteville, N.C.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Shallotte Church of God in Shallotte, N.C. 
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. The Rev. Allen Gibson will officiate. Burial will be in Owens Cemetery in Bladenboro, N.C. 
East Coast Cremation and Funeral Services of Sunset Beach, N.C., is in charge. 
 
 

LAKE VIEW 

Olive P. Elliott 
Olive Page Elliott, 89, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at St. Eugene Medical Center after an illness. 
She was born in Dillon County, a daughter of the late Smith and Anita Huggins Page Jr. 
Survivors include a son, Billy K. Elliott of Lake View; a daughter, Melvideen E. Baxley of Morehead City, N.C.; two sisters, Hortense Garris of Lake View and Mildred Wait of Portland, Ore.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at Bear Swamp Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to Bear Swamp Church Building Fund. 
Cook Funeral Home in Lake View is in charge. 
 
 

LITTLE RIVER 

Leonard E. Buckwell 
Leonard Edward Buckwell, 82, of North Pointe, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at home. 
Arrangements will be announced by McMillan-Small Funeral Home in Myrtle Beach. 
 
 

MYRTLE BEACH 

Grace A. Coates 
Grace Ammons Coates, 78, of Palmetto Street, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, in Conway after an illness. 
She was born July 15, 1922, in Marion County, a daughter of the late Hugie and Addie Turner Ammons. 
She was a member of Living Faith Church and a volunteer at Little Angels Day Care for 18 years. She was also active with Samaritan's Purse, children's 
Christmas gift program. 
Survivors include a son, Wayne Coates of Myrtle Beach: three daughters, Elizabeth Charping, Patricia Usray and Linda Pawlowski, all of Myrtle Beach; a sister, Lelia Mae Shelley of St. Marys, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Anne Grant, Teresa Lilly, Steven Lawson, Bart Milligan, David Usray, Pamela Johns and Kenny Coates; six great-grandchildren, Clinton Hannah, Alaina Milligan, Halie and Damian Usray, and Tyler and Brooklyn Lawson; and her former husband, S.L. Coates of Loris. 
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at McMillan-Small Funeral Home in Myrtle Beach. 
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Living Faith Church. The Rev. Clyde Doyle will officiate. The eulogy will be by Allen Harrelson. Burial will be in Centenary United Methodist Church Cemetery in Marion. 
Memorials may be made to Living Faith Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1189, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578. 
 
 

PAWLEYS ISLAND 

James Gethers 
James Gethers, 98, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. 
Survivors include three sons, Raymond Gethers, Henry Gethers and Raynard Gethers, all of Pawleys Island; three stepsons, Donald Gibbs and Jerome Gibbs, both of Montclair, N.J., and Charles Gibbs of West Orange, N.J.; three stepdaughters, Mattie White of Brooklyn, N.Y., Hazel Dines of Murrells Inlet and Carolyn Betts of Montclair; and a brother, Walter Gethers of Myrtle Beach. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Pawleys Island. 
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. 
Wilds Funeral Home in Georgetown is in charge. 
 
 

SUNSET BEACH, N.C. 

David `Dave' Gundrum 
David ``Dave'' Gundrum, of Pearl Boulevard Southwest, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at Loris Community Hospital. 
Arrangements will be announced by Brunswick Funeral Service in Shallotte, N.C. 
 
 

SURFSIDE BEACH 

George C. Hager 
George Conrad Hager, 75, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at South Strand Ambulatory Care Center. 
Arrangements will be announced by Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel. 
 

Saturday 9-9-00 
 
 
 
 

CLARENDON, N.C. 

Joseph L. Wright 
Joseph Lynn Wright, 43, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at Columbus County Hospital in Whiteville, N.C. 
He was born in Columbus County, a son of the late Carl and Bertha Wright. 
Survivors include a son, Jodie Wright of Tabor City, N.C.; six brothers, Roger Wright, Rutherford Wright and Bob Wright, all of Clarendon, Charles Wright of Loris, Ben Wright of Whiteville and David Wright of Tabor City; three sisters, Hilda Wright, Rebecca Wright and Linda Moore, all of Charlotte, N.C. 
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Inman Funeral Home in Tabor City. 
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Forest Lawn Baptist Church. The Rev. David Todd will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. 
 
 

CONWAY 

Mary L. Alston 
Mary Lee Alston, 75, of Beatlegeous Drive, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at Conway Hospital after an illness. 
Arrangements will be announced by McKiever Funeral Home in Conway. 
 
 

Otto M. Conway 
Otto M. Conway died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at home after an illness. 
Arrangements will be announced by Rhue's Mortuary in Conway. 
 
 

Reba C. Stalvey 
Reba C. Stalvey, 82, of Brown Way Shortcut, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at Conway Hospital. 
She was born Jan. 3, 1918, in Horry County, a daughter of the late Joseph McKennith and Ira Smith Cox. She was the widow of Lloyd Woodrow Stalvey Sr. 
She was a member of Langston Baptist Church and was retired from AVX. 
Survivors include two sons, Ronald Stalvey Sr. and his wife, Brenda, of Conway and Lloyd Woodrow Stalvey Jr. of Pauldin, Ohio; two daughters, Cheryl Harrison and her husband, John, of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., and Isobel Bryant and her husband, Harvey, of Conway; two brothers, George Price Todd Sr. and his wife, Bonnie, of Conway, and Joe Cox of Walterboro; a sister, Ruby Carter and her husband, Coy Lee of Longs; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. 
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway chapel. 
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The Rev. Darrell Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Grainger Cemetery. 
 
 

Charlie C. Wesley 
Charlie Cleveland Wesley, 61, of Tinker Avenue, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, at Conway Hospital after an illness. 
He was a son of the late John and Lonzie Wesley of Foley, Ala. 
He attended Alabama public schools. He was a member of Bethel AME Church, where he served on the Steward and Trustee boards, and he was a class leader and a member of the Bethelites Choir. In 1998, he retired from Horry Telephone Cooperative. 
Survivors include his wife, Theresa Poinsette Wesley; a son, Carl Wesley of Oakland, Calif.; a stepson, Michael Poinsette of Conway; two daughters, Vivian Williamson and her husband, Michael, of Foley, and Linda Wesley of Oakland; a stepdaughter, Gloria Singleton and her husband, Henry, of Virginia Beach, Va.; a brother, Robert Wesley of Foley; a sister, Annie Lee Watkins of Foley; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; six sisters-in-law; and two brothers-in-law. 
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at Bethel AME Church. Burial will be in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Conway. 
McKiever Funeral Home in Conway is in charge. 
 
 

GEORGETOWN 

Jessie Drayton 
Jessie Drayton, 71, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. 
Survivors include his wife, Inez M. Drayton; two daughters, Linda Drayton and Yvonne Drayton, both of Georgetown; four sons, Kenneth Drayton, Cleveland Drayton, Bernie Drayton and Theron Drayton, all of Georgetown; a brother-in-law he raised as a son, Elliot McCray of Georgetown; a sister, Phyllis D. Snow of Georgetown; and three brothers, Edward Drayton and Raleigh Drayton, both of Georgetown, and Thomas Drayton of Andrews. 
The funeral will be at noon today at New Light Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. 
McKnight-Fraser Funeral Home in Georgetown is in charge. 
 
 

GREEN SEA 

Herbert V. Fax 
Herbert Vinston Fax, 77, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at Loris Community Hospital. 
He was born Sept. 27, 1922, in Horry County, a son of the late Ellis and Lizzie Jolly Fax. 
He retired from the S.C. Highway Department. He was a lifelong member of Mount Olive Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, trustee and committee member. He was married for 57 years and would have celebrated his 58th anniversary on Sept. 27, 2000. 
Survivors include his wife, Opal Hooks Fax; a daughter, Beverly Brogdon and her husband, Sam, of Nichols; two grandchildren, Jamie Brogdon and Beth Brogdon, both of Nichols; and several nieces and nephews. 
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Meares Funeral Home in Mullins. 
The funeral will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Nichols. The Rev. Danny Barber will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olive Baptist Church Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to Mount Olive Baptist Church Building Fund, 1950 Mount Olive Church Road, Nichols, SC 29581. 
 
 

LORIS 

Harry L. Norris Jr. 
Harry L. Norris Jr., 66, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at Loris Community Hospital after an illness. 
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway chapel. 
Arrangements will be announced by the funeral home. 
 
 

MYRTLE BEACH 

James A. Henderson 
James Argyle Henderson, 78, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at home after an illness. 
He was born Feb. 27, 1922, a son of Spillard and Sadie Henderson. 
He attended the University of West Virginia and studied accounting, and he served 11 years in the military. He was awarded the Purple Heart for Gallantry in battle in World War II. 
He worked for Bob Bywater Motors for 15 years as a sales manager and retired from retail sales in Myrtle Beach. He was an active and faithful member of First United Methodist Church in Myrtle Beach and one of the loyal choir members. Before he moved to Myrtle Beach, he was a charter member of Highland Park Methodist Church. 
He was a Mason for 40 years and was voted life member in 1997. He was also an active member of the Omar Shrine. 
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Neddie S. Henderson; two daughters, Patti Henderson of Atlanta and Debra Tumblin and her husband, Tommy, of Florence; and two grandchildren, Brandon and Brooke Tumblin. 
He was predeceased by three sisters, June Miller, Eleanor Hatcher and Rosamond Buseman. 
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at McMillan-Small Funeral Home in Myrtle Beach. 
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church. Burial will be at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in Florence Memorial Gardens on Old Timmonsville Highway in Florence. 
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Music Ministry, P.O. Box 1367, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578-1367 or Mercy Hospice of Horry County, P.O. Box 1409, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578. 
 
 

SHALLOTTE, N.C. 

Maynard H. Owens 
Maynard H. Owens of Bluff Drive died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at Brunswick Community Hospital. 
Arrangements will be announced by Brunswick Funeral Service in Shallotte. 
 
 

SUNSET BEACH, N.C. 

David `Dave' Gundrum 
David William ``Dave'' Gundrum, 60, of Pearl Boulevard Southwest, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at Loris Community Hospital. 
He was born Dec. 30, 1939, in Williamsport, Pa., a son of the late Melvin and Esther Bower Gundrum. 
He was a Navy veteran and retired from the Industrial Supply Business. 
Survivors include his wife, Betsy Kelly Gundrum; two sons, David Robert Gundrum and his wife, Karen, and Steven Michael Gundrum and his wife, Melissa, all of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.; two daughters, Amy Lyn Gundrum and her husband, Kenny, of Supply, N.C., and Wyndi Sue Gundrum-Cooper and her husband, Ron, of Shallotte, N.C.; a brother, Robert Gundrum of Williamsport; and four grandchildren, Hailey and Alexis Gundrum and Devon and Syndey Gray. 
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the residence. The Rev. Robert Redman will officiate. 
Memorials may be made to Seaside United Methodist Church, 1300 Seaside Road Southwest, Sunset Beach, NC 28468. 
Brunswick Funeral Service of Shallotte is in charge. 
 
 

SUPPLY, N.C. 

Jackie B. Shelley 
Jackie Brown Shelley, 58, of Taft Road, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. 
She was born Nov. 18, 1941, in Southport, N.C., a daughter of the late John Bartley and Ella Lee Brown Clemmons. 
Survivors include her husband, James Shelley; a son, Danny C. Milliken and his wife, Lhonda, of Supply; a daughter, Cheryl L. Stanley of Supply; a sister, Darnell Brown of Supply; and three grandchildren, Jason Stanley, Linda Kay Milliken and Danielle Milliken. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Brunswick Funeral Service in Shallotte, N.C. 
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church. The Revs. Jackie Spillers and Richard Tatum will officiate. Burial will be in Old Georgetown Cemetery. 
 
 

SURFSIDE BEACH 

George C. Hager 
George Conrad Hager, 75, of Cherry Drive North and formerly a longtime resident of Charlotte, N.C., died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at home. 
He was born Jan. 15, 1925, in Iredell County, N.C., a son of the late Wade E. and Cora Murdock Hager. 
He was a member of Royal Oaks Baptist Church in Kannapolis, N.C. He was a Navy veteran and served three years in the Pacific during World War II. He joined the Charlotte Police Department in 1953, where he was best known as Captain Hager. During his career, he served in the patrol and uniform bureaus, tactical unit, vice and the interagency narcotics units. He also was a commander of District 3. He rose through the ranks being promoted to lieutenant in 1969 and captain in 1977. He was a dedicated officer and loved every phase of police work. He was both tough and compassionate and was one of the old disciplinarians and quite outspoken, but well liked and respected by his fellow officers. He retired on Dec. 31, 1983, after 30 years of service. 
He attended public schools in Troutman and Huntersville, N.C. He attended Central Piedmont College where he pursued a degree in police science criminology, as well as numerous services schools. He graduated from Central Missouri State University. 
He was a member of Excelsior Masonic Lodge No. 261 AF and AM, the Scottish Rite Bodies, Charlotte York, Rite Bodies and a member of the Oasis Temple of the Shrine and associate member of the Omar Temple in Charleston. He was a past member of the Oasis Drum and Bugle Corp. for 18 years. He was instrumental in organizing the Potentate Guard of Oasis Temple and he served as the first commander from 1977-1979. He was past director of the Royal Order of Jesters Court No. 109 and an associate member of the Royal Order of the Jesters Court No. 113 in Charleston. He served 35 years as a chairman of security for the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas. He was a member of the Myrtle Beach Shrine Club and served as president in 1995. He served as president of the South Atlantic Jester Association in 1998. He was a member of the Chefs Unit of Omar Temple and served as secretary and treasurer. 
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10420 and served as adjutant of the American Legion Post 40 for 1990-1991. He was a member of the Horry County Billiken Club and served as president from 1991-1992 and a member of Kokinas Club. He was a past member of Charlotte Mecklenburg FOP Lodge 9 and an active member of Horry County FOP Post 13. He was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, which is one of the most prestigious and unique organizations in the world. 
Capt. Hager will be remembered as a dedicated public servant and leader in many civic activities. He served 20 years under A. Grant Whitney in the annual ``Festival in the Park'' in Charlotte. He was an avid sports fan. He will be missed by his loving family, his many friends and all who knew him and whose lives he touched. 
Survivors include his beloved wife of 30 years, Doris Figuera Hager; a son, Grady Wade Hager and his wife, Judy, of Harrisburg, N.C.; two daughters, Karon Elaine Hauch and her husband, Dr. Thomas Hauch, of Charlotte, and Connie Georgette Poole and her husband, Larry, of Monroe, N.C.; a stepdaughter, Pamela F. Collins and her husband, retired. Sgt. Major Jimmy L. Collins; seven grandchildren, Stacy M. Allen and her husband, Duane, Gary Brandon Hager, Jamie Ashford Watts, George Michael Watts, Kathryn W. Hauch, Cheryl Elaine Rowland and Dena Van Rowland; a step-grandson, Robert Trent Bell of Calhan, Colo.; two step-granddaughters, Leslie B. Cupp and her husband, James, of Anderson, and Kimberly A. Stahl and her husband, Christopher, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, Eunice H. Phillips of Catawba, N.C.; a brother, Marvin L. Hager of Warwick, R.I.; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach chapel, and from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Harry and Bryant Funeral Home, 500 Providence, Charlotte. 
A graveside service with Masonic rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Sharon Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be the Chef's Unit of the Omar Shrine Temple. 
Memorials may be made to Shriners Children's Hospital, 950 W. Farris St., Greenville, SC 29605 or the American Heart Association, 1927 Candy Lane, Surfside Beach, SC 29575.


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