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Sonny Bellamy: Loris

1948 – 2020

     Sonny Bellamy of Loris passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Warriors Walk Hospice House at Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia. He was 71.

     Sonny was born June 18, 1948, a son of the late Robert L. and Claudie Bellamy.

     He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served during the Vietnam War.

     He was predeceased by six brothers, George Bellamy, Carlisle Bellamy, Ralph Bellamy, Olin Bellamy, and two infant twins; and two sisters, Ella Faye Ritter and Jean Goodman.

     Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Tammy H. Bellamy of Loris; a daughter, Emily Bellamy Waddell of Loris; two brothers, Dott Bellamy of Loris and Marshall Bellamy of Loris; one sister, Evelyn Penecki of Loris, several nieces and nephews, and his special dog, Zoomer.

     Visitation was planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.

     Funeral services were planned for 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Mack Hutson officiating, committal services, with Military Honors, following in the Old Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

     Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution, please contact the Dorn VA Medical Center, Voluntary Service at telephone (803) 776-4000, extension 6780 or make an online donation at

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