David Carroll Buffkin: Green Sea

1956 – 2019      David Carroll Buffkin of Green Sea passed away on Sunday, July 7, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was 63.      David was born Feb. 9, 1956 in Loris, to the late Carroll Lester Buffkin and the late Queta Vae Sides Buffkin.      David worked as site manager for SC Rock…

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William Richard Lanier, Sr.: Clarendon

1944 – 2019      William Richard Lanier, Sr., of Clarendon died Sunday, July 7, in the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter in Whiteville. He was 74.      Born July 31, 1944 in Columbus County, he was the son of the late William Rossie Lanier and Gladys Lee Cribb Lanier and the widower of Violet Soles Lanier.…

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UPDATE: Body found during welfare check identified

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com Tuesday update      An autopsy has confirmed that the body found behind a Tabor City home Saturday night was the homeowner, Maj. Greg Sibbett of the Tabor City Police Department said Tuesday.      Grover Steadman Elleby, who lived at the home, apparently died just beyond the steps to his back door at least…

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Annie Ruth James: Tabor City

1943 – 2019      Annie Ruth James of Tabor City died Saturday, July 6, in Columbus Regional Healthcare, Whiteville.  She was 75.      Born in Columbus County, she was the daughter of the late William Dock Phillips and Rosa Belle Richardson Phillips.      She is survived by her husband, William Clyde James of Tabor City; one son, Donald…

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Pamela Hilton Powell: Loris

1958 – 2019      Pamela Hilton Powell of Loris passed away Thursday, July 4. She was 61.      Born Jan. 31, 1958 in Rock Hill, SC, she was the daughter of Joseph and Sara.      She was predeceased by her beloved husband Ervin “Runt” Powell; daughter, Sara Michelle Powell, and father, Joseph C. Hilton, III.      Surviving Mrs. Powell are…

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Doris Lee Sanders: Conway

1950 – 2019      Doris Ann Lee Hooks Sanders of Conway passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 3, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach. She was 68.      Mrs. Sanders was born Nov. 26, 1950 in Loris to the late Stanley Lee and the late Letha Boyd Lee. Mrs. Sanders worked at Anchor Bank…

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Norman Neil Norris: Tabor City

1947 – 2019      Norman Neil Norris of Tabor City died Wednesday, July 3, in McLeod Loris hospital. He was 71.      Born July 16, 1947 in Columbus County, he was the son of the late Herman Norris and Gladys Faye Thompkins Norris and the widower of Linda Faye Ward Norris.      He is survived by five daughters,…

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Fourth fun comes early in Columbus County

     Fireworks will be just part of the fun during Tabor City’s 32nd Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration scheduled for this evening (Tuesday), at South Columbus High School.      Gates open at 6 p.m., entertainment starts at 7 p.m., and the fireworks are set to fly at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free. Pets, coolers and alcoholic…

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City administrator resigns, journalist escorted out of council meeting

By JENN CAUSEY tribjenn@tabor-loris.com      Loris City Administrator Damon Kempski has resigned, effective Tuesday, Loris City Council members said following a closed-door session and a tense meeting that included the expulsion of a journalist.      Mayor Todd Harrelson had little to say during the public comment section of the regular meeting when this Tabor-Loris Tribune reporter asked…

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Edna Pauline Knutson: Loris

1935 – 2019      Edna Pauline Knutson of Loris died Sunday, June 30, in Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Myrtle Beach. She was 83.      Born August 22, 1935 in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Buren Stevens and Janie Evelyn Russ Stevens and the widow of James Leroy Knutson.      She is survived by one…

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