1944 – 2016
Carl Clifton Bessant of Loris died Thursday, Jan. 28, at McLeod Loris hospital following an illness. He was 71.
Born Oct. 10, 1944 in Loris, he was the son of the late Bake Bessant and the late Essie Stevens Bessant.
Survivors include his wife, Pamela Chestnut Bessant, son Karl “J.R.” Bessant, daughter Julie Bessant, all of Loris; three step-daughters, Crystal Bessant of Loris, Robin Smith of Myrtle Beach, and Sarah Bessant of Longs; and three grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Bessant was predeceased by his two brothers, Gene Bessant and W.J. Bessant, and his sister, Alma Ree West.
Memorial visitation was planned from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Hardwick Funeral Home, Loris.
A guest register is available here.