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Emeline Jones Rankin: Loris

1934 – 2022

     Emeline Jones Rankin of the Allsbrook Community near Loris passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at Shoreland Health Care and Retirement Center in Whiteville. She was 87.

     Born July 15, 1934 in the Buck Creek Community, she was the daughter of the late George Washington Jones, Sr., and the late Mildred Oxner Jones. She was a faithful member of Loris First Presbyterian Church where she was choir director for close to 30 years.

     Survivors include her two daughters, Ellen Holley Rankin Stevens and husband Larry and Julia Emeline Rankin Hardwick and husband Dewayne; three grandchildren, John Watson Rankin and wife Page, Hanna Emeline Hardwick Gattoni and husband Adam, and Spencer Hardwick and wife Taylor; and six great-grandchildren, Matthew DeFlieger, Jacob DeFlieger, Addison Rankin, Luca Gattoni, Jude Gattoni, and Brecken Hardwick.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Rankin was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Watson Smith Rankin; and two brothers, George W. Jones, Jr. and Paul Ray Jones.

     Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at Loris First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Dr. Tim Osment officiating, committal services following at Twin City Memorial Gardens.

     Family planned to receive friends during the hour preceding the services at the church.

     Those who wish may make memorials to Loris Library, 4316 Main Street, Loris, SC 29569 and Loris First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 425, Loris, SC 29569.

     A guest register is available here.