Area Obituaries

Sarah Delano Stevens Todd: Loris

1932 – 2019      Sarah Delano Stevens Todd of Loris passed away on Wednesday, July 17, at Conway Manor following an illness. She was 86.      Mrs. Todd was born Nov. 3, 1932 in Loris to the late Stanley Stevens and the late Tempie Mishoe Stevens.      Mrs. Todd was a longtime member of Cane Branch Baptist Church…

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Betty Murl Williamson Fipps: Tabor City

1932 – 2019      Betty Murl Williamson Fipps of Tabor City died Tuesday, July 16, in Shoreland Healthcare in Whiteville. She was 86.      Born Oct. 20, 1932 in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Grover Zebedee Williamson and Lila Gay Williamson and the widow of F.L. Fipps III.      She is survived by three…

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Sarah Elma Williamson Cartrette Housand: Tabor City

1925 – 2019      Sarah Elma Williamson Cartrette Housand of Tabor City passed away on Sunday, July 14, at her home.  She was 94.      Born July 11, 1925 in Loris she was the daughter of the late Reuben Marion Williamson and the late Cora Emma Suggs Williamson.  Mrs. Housand was a homemaker and a longtime member…

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Clifford Devon Nobles: Thomasville

1938 – 2019      Clifford Devon “Buddy” Nobles of Thomasville died Thursday, July 11, in his home. He was 80.      Born Oct. 17, 1938 in Columbus County, he was the son of the late Cliff Nobles and Prudie Soles Nobles.      He is survived by his wife, Alice B. Nobles of the home; three sons, Billy Nobles…

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Thomas Olen Norwood: Loris

Thomas Olen Norwood 1933 – 2019      Thomas Olen Norwood of Loris passed away on Wednesday, July 10 at Loris McLeod hospital. He was 86.      Mr. Norwood was born Feb. 14, 1933 in Elmira, New York and worked in construction as a crane operator for most of his life.      Survivors include his daughters, Catherine Conley and…

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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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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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