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John Thomas Burroughs: Loris

1967 – 2022      John Thomas Burroughs of Loris died Friday, May 6, in his home. He was 54.      Born in Horry County, he was the son of the late Volley Reese Burroughs Jr. “VR” and Ann Fowler Burroughs. He is survived by the mother of his children, Tabitha Lynn Jones of Loris; two sons, Thomas…

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‘Pill mill’ assistant sentenced to five years in prison

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      An assistant who helped a former doctor operate a “pill mill” in Tabor City has been handed a five year prison sentence for her crimes.      Tammy Lynn Thompson, 57, a Bladen County resident, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Louise W. Flanagan Thursday, said a news release from the U.S. Attorney…

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Cleveland Odell Blackburn: Longs

1933 – 2022      Cleveland Odell Blackburn of Longs passed away on Wednesday, May 4, at his home. He was 88.      Born June 12, 1933 in Loris, he was the son of the late Dossie Mercherson Blackburn and the late Bernice Floyd Criscetello.      Mr. Blackburn served his country with courage and honor in the US Army…

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Kenneth Robert Taylor, Sr.: Tabor City

1957 – 2022      Kenneth Robert Taylor, Sr. of Tabor City, age 64 , died Tuesday, May 3, in Columbus Regional Healthcare. He was 64.      Born Aug. 15, 1957 in Norwich, Connecticut, he was the son of the late Paul H. Taylor, Sr. and Joyce Lynn Miner Taylor.      He is survived by his wife, Kerry Moore…

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Whitney Earl Duncan: Calabash

1964 – 2022      Whitney Earl Duncan of Calabash died Saturday, April 30, in McLeod Seacoast hospital. He was 57.      Born Aug. 2, 1964 in Horry County, he was the son of the late W. Earl Duncan and Lila Earl Lancaster Duncan.      He is survived by one son, Cole Duncan of Calabash; and a sister, Scarlett…

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UPDATE: Victim identified in TC murder

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      UPDATE: Willie Lee Wheeler, 67, died after apparently being shot at his Lewis Street home in Tabor City Monday morning, Maj. Russell Conway of the Tabor City Police Department said Monday evening.      A “person of interest” has been identified in the shooting, and is being sought by law enforcement, Conway said.…

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Karen Sue Kendall Cole: Loris

1946 – 2022      Karen Sue Kendall Cole of Loris went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, April 29. She was 75.      Born Oct. 5, 1946 in Urbana, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Willard Cornelius Kendall, Sr. and the late Glenna Leora Ropp Kendall. Mrs. Cole was a member…

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Maxine Hardee Bellamy: Loris

1937 – 2022      Maxine Hardee Bellamy of Loris passed away on Tuesday, April 26, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was 85.      Born Jan. 6, 1937 in Loris, SC, she was the daughter of the late George Melton Hardee and the late Bertha Barker Hardee. Mrs. Bellamy was a loving homemaker and…

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James Ervin Willis, Jr.: Loris

1979 – 2022      James Ervin Willis, Jr. passed away on Friday, April 22, at his home in Loris. He was 43.      Born April 3, 1979 in Asheboro, he was the son of James Ervin Willis, Sr., and the late Janie Lawhorn Powers.      Survivors include his wife, Edith Willis of Loris; his father, James Ervin Willis,…

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Haim Kadoche: Myrtle Beach

1956 – 2022      Haim Kadoche of Myrtle Beach passed away Thursday, April 28. He was 66.      Haim was born April 10, 1956 in Morocco. He came to Tabor City in 1981 and lived in Myrtle Beach for nearly 40 years. He was a familiar face as manager of several beachwear stores in the Myrtle Beach…

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