Joe Cephus Garrell: Myrtle Beach

1942 – 2018

     Joe Cephus Garrell of Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully Sunday, April 1. He was 76.

     Joe was born in Lumberton, a son of the late B. Alton and Doris Woodard Garrell.

     He grew up in Tabor City, graduated from Tabor City High School and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University, graduating with a BA from Chapel Hill and a BS from State on the same day.

     He worked in family canning business (Lady Tabor) international sales and marketing in San Francisco and LITUS Properties Real Estate Brokerage in Myrtle Beach. Joe conceptualized, assembled and implemented LandBank Properties which purchased more than 43 percent of Carolina Forest.

     He was very active in musical theater and the arts and was a student of Jay Thompson and Beth Woody.

     He was a member of Trinity Church, Sons of the American Revolution and Chi Psi. Everybody loved Joe and Joe loved everybody.

     Surviving are his loving wife and best friend of 18 years Kathy Foxworth-Garrell; devoted stepson Mason Foxworth; son Joseph Hunter Garrell; daughter Elizabeth Garrell Phelan; brother Jimmy Garrell; grandchildren Riley and Joseph; along with two special fur babies Armani and Versace.

     Family planned to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in McMillan-Small Funeral Home in Myrtle Beach.

     Funeral services were planned for 3 p.m. Friday, April 6, at Tabor City Baptist Church in Myrtle Beach, burial following in Old Soles Cemetery, directed by McMillan-Small Funeral Home.

     Memorials may be made to St. Paul AME Church, P O Box 1257, Little River, SC 29566

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