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Area Obituaries

Irene Fowler Phipps: Tabor City

1935 – 2024      Irene Fowler Phipps of Tabor City went to be with the Lord on Monday morning, April 15, in her home with her daughters by her side. She was 88.      Born Nov. 6, 1935 in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Jettie Roscoe Fowler and Essie Lewis Fowler and widow of…

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Teresa Britt: Tabor City

1953 – 2024      Teresa Britt of Tabor City went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 10, at the Lower Cape Fear LifeCareCenter in Whiteville. She was 70.      She was born June 1, 1953 in Loris. Teresa was preceded in death by her parents Nicholas Ward and Joyce Milligan Ray; a…

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Darryl Jarvis Hammond Sr.: Pawleys Island

1946 – 2024      Darryl “Poppa” Jarvis Hammond Sr. of Pawleys Island passed away on April 11, at Grand Strand Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was 77.      He was born Sept. 13, 1946 and was the son of the late William “Bill” Hammond and the late Louise McLean Hammond.      Poppa was born and raised…

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Levon Harris: Loris

1937 – 2024      Levon Harris of Loris passed away in his home, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, April 11. He was 87.      Born March 14, 1937, in Loris, he was the son of the late Thurman McKinley Harris and the late Lee Tyler Harris.      Mr. Harris spent his life farming tobacco, building homes,…

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Annette Ray Cartrette: Tabor City

1940 – 2024      Annette Ray Cartrette (Mimi) of Tabor City died on April 11. She was 84.      Born April 11, 1940 in Columbus County. Annette was preceded in death by her parents, Ken and Beaulah Ray of Tabor City.      Annette is survived by her husband of 65 years, Larry Wayne Cartrette; and three children, Lorie…

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Betty Pearl Small Strickland: Green Sea

1939 – 2024      Betty Pearl Small Strickland of Green Sea died Thursday, April 11, in McLeod Loris hospital. She was 84.      Born Nov. 14, 1939 in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Willie Fussell Small and Lena Spivey Small and the widow of Lonnie Earl Strickland.      She is survived by two sons,…

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Jerry Lynn Fowler: Loris

1955 – 2024      Jerry Lynn Fowler of Loris died Thursday, April 11, in McLeod Seacoast hospital. He was 68.      Born Nov. 11, 1955 in Horry County, he was the son of the late Jettie Roscoe Fowler and Essie Lewis Fowler.      He is survived by his wife, Mary Graham Fowler of the home; two sons, Aaron…

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Martha Lucille Harrelson Jandt of Seguin, Tex.

1929 – 2024      Martha Lucille Harrelson Jandt of Seguin, Texas, passed away on April 9. She was 94.      Martha was born Oct. 30, 1929, in Horry County, to Ruth (Graham) and Coy Harrelson.      Martha will be remembered as a lifelong teacher educating many children to their success. She enjoyed gardening and raising cattle. She was…

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Ann Stanley Watts: Loris

1938 – 2024      Ann Stanley Watts of Loris passed away peacefully on April 4, after a brief illness. She was 85.      She was born July 28,1938, the daughter of Butler and Sally Stanley of Loris.      She was predeceased by her parents and her husband, Ned Watts of Tabor City.      She is survived by her son,…

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Marilyn Ward: Whiteville

1937 – 2024      Marilyn Rose McKee Ward of Whiteville passed away peacefully on Saturday April 6. She was 87.      Born March 10, 1937, Marilyn was the daughter of Dennis T. McKee and Clara Ruth “Mama Kee” Benton McKee Bass.      Preceding her in death were her parents, stepfather William Joseph Bass, and husband John L. Ward.…

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