Area Obituaries

Mary Louise Buffkin: Loris

1946 – 2019      Mary Louise Buffkin of Loris passed away Monday, March 18. She was 73.      Mrs. Buffkin was born in Loris, a daughter of Virginia Fowler and the late David Fowler.      She was a member of Trinity Freewill Baptist Church.  Mrs. Buffkin was a loving mother and grandmother.      She was predeceased by her husband,…

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Frances W. Winstead

1934 – 2018      Frances W. Winstead, daughter of deceased parents Carlton Graves Westmoreland and Frances Lott Westmoreland, was born on Oct. 17, 1934 in Gainesville, Georgia, and passed away on Nov. 27, 2018 at her home in Hendersonville.      She is survived by her husband of 60 years, James Lee Winstead, Jr., two sons Carl and…

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Zonnie Louise Martin: Loris

1941 – 2019      Zonnie Louise Martin of Loris, wife of John Edward Martin, died Saturday, March 16. She was 77.      Mrs. Martin was born in Green Sea, a daughter of the late William Harley and Euther Lee Causey Rabon.      Mrs. Martin was predeceased by a great granddaughter, Ivory Wattsl and a brother, Eldon Rabon.      Surviving…

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Kevin L. Gore: Loris

1962 – 2019      Kevin L. Gore of Loris passed away Thursday, March 14. He was 57.      Mr. Gore was born in Loris, a son of Lucille Little Gore and the late Rev. James Alton Gore, Jr.      He was predeceased by one brother, Mack Ray Little.      Survivors include his mother, Lucille Little Gore; his children, Adrian…

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Lacy Leonius Gore: Clarendon

1922 – 2019      Lacy Leonius Gore of Clarendon died Wednesday, March 13, in Columbus Regional Healthcare, Whiteville. He was 97.      Born Jan. 13, 1922 in Columbus County, he was the son of the late Daniel Webster Gore and Dora Watts Gore and the widower of Mortielee Parker Gore.      He is survived by two daughters, Linda…

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Melvadean Carteret Bass: Lake Waccamaw

1961 – 2019      Melvadean Carteret Bass of Lake Waccamaw, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Saturday March 9, at Lower Cape Fear and LifeCareCenter in Whiteville. She was 57.      Born Oct. 13, 1961 in Columbus County, she was the daughter of the late Azier Carteret and Dorcas “Dot” Hammond Carteret.      Survivors include her…

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Larry Gene Abel: Tabor City

1952 – 2019      Larry Gene Abel of Tabor City died Thursday, March 7, in McLeod Loris hospital. He was 66.      Born Sept. 22, 1952 in Horry County, he was the son of the late Kermit and Mary Frances Prince Abel. He was a veteran of the US Air Force.      He is survived by his wife, Esther Abel…

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John Bruce Harrelson: Green Sea

1927 – 2019      John Bruce Harrelson of Green Sea passed away Wednesday, March 6, unexpectedly at his residence. He was 91.      Born on Aug. 25, 1927 to the late Coy E. Harrelson and Ruth Graham Harrelson in Horry County.      Bruce was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. He attended Duke University for two…

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Beulah Jane Turbeville: Clarendon

1927 – 2019      Beulah Jane Turbeville of Clarendon died Saturday, March 9,  in her home. She was 91.      Born in Columbus County, she was the daughter of the late John W. Ray and Lou Della Futrell Ray and the widow of William Howard “Taft’’ Turbeville. She was a member of Sweet Home Baptist Church, Clarendon, NC.…

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Hazel “Sue” Spivey Stalvey: Tabor City

1953 – 2019      Hazel “Sue” Spivey Stalvey of Tabor City died Wednesday, March 6,  in McLeod-Loris hospital.  She was 65.      Born May 30, 1953 in Columbus County, she was the daughter of the late Emory Bill and Hazel Arlene Norris Spivey and Wilson and Edna Norris.      She is survived by her husband, Irvin Lee Stalvey…

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