Johnnie Elaine Bullard Gore: Loris

1948 – 2019      Johnnie Elaine Bullard Gore of Loris died Tuesday, April 16 in the McLeod Loris hospital. She was 70.      Born Aug. 15, 1948 in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late John Bullard and Mary Ester Norris Bullard and the widow of Sam Garland Gore.      She is survived by one daughter,…

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Robert Dale Parrish: Loris

1959 – 2019      Robert Dale Parrish of Loris passed away on Monday, April 15, at Regency Hospital in Florence.  He was 59.      Mr. Parrish was born on Aug. 31, 1959 in Albany, Georgia, to the late Robert David Parrish and the late Janice Parrish Autry.      Survivors include his wife, Krysta Parsons Hux of Loris; his…

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Joseph “Joe” Dayton Graham: Myrtle Beach

1980 – 2019      Joseph “Joe” Dayton Graham of Myrtle Beach passed away on Friday, April 12. He was 38.      Mr. Graham was born on Oct. 23, 1980 in Asheboro, and was of the Baptist faith.      Survivors include his fiancé, Justine West of Myrtle Beach; his father, Rocky Graham of Nichols; his mother, Elizabeth Sue Mishoe…

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Blaze claims Loris Florist

By JENN CAUSEY tribjenn@tabor-loris.com      Fire gutted Loris Florist, the city’s only flower shop, Tuesday morning.      Fire and water damage from an extensive firefighting effort left the building at 4814 Main Street a total loss, Loris Fire Chief Jerry Hardee said. Fire that spread throughout the building may have begun outside in or at a vehicle…

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Henry Dexter Roberts: Loris

1956 – 2019      Henry Dexter Roberts of Loris passed away Sunday, April 14. He was 63.      Henry Dexter was born in Loris, a son of the late James B. Roberts, Sr., and the late Alice Skipper Roberts.      He is predeceased by one brother, Buddy “Ox” Roberts and one brother-in-law, Chip Jacobs.      Survivors include his wife,…

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Sarah Louise Powell Townsend Scott: Fair Bluff

1921 – 2019      Sarah Louise Powell Townsend Scott of Fair Bluff passed away on Saturday, April 13, at the home of her daughter, Sarah Anne Townsend in Columbia, after a lengthy illness. She was 97.      Mrs. Scott was born in Chadbourn on May 15, 1921 to the late Ruth Wooten Powell and the late Robert…

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A reluctant egg hunt winner

Clouds that threatened rain may have dampened the turnout, but not the enthusiasm of about 50 children taking part in the Columbus County Parks and Recreation sponsored Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the Greater Tabor City Chamber of Commerce Saturday. Lucky Egg winners posing with the Easter Bunny were, from left, Jaydon Parker (age 8-12),…

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Helen Davenport Conyers: Tabor City

1940 – 2019      Helen  Davenport Conyers of the Dothan community, Tabor City, passed Thursday, April 11, at Columbus Regional Healthcare, Whiteville. She was 78.      Visitation was planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Westside Funeral Home Chapel, and one hour prior to and following the service.      Funeral services were planned for 2…

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Tara Lynn Norris Inman: Whiteville

1979 – 2019      Tara Lynn Norris Inman of Whiteville was granted her angel wings on April 9. She was 39.      Born in New Hanover County, she was the youngest daughter of the late Joseph Rubin “Joe” Norris and Shelby Jean Cribb Norris.  She attended South Columbus High School and was a native of Columbus County.…

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Thelma Juanita Fowler Watts: Tabor City

1927 – 2019      Thelma Juanita Fowler Watts of Tabor City died Wednesday, April 10, in her home. She was 91.      Born Nov. 1, 1927 in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Raymond Condary Fowler and Minnie L. Fipps Fowler and the widow of Rolan Watts.      She is survived by three sons, R.C.…

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