Area Obituaries

Joseph Elwood Holmes: Conway

1930 – 2020      Joseph Elwood Holmes of Conway passed away on Sunday, June 28, at his home. He was 89.      Mr. Holmes was born July 12, 1930 in Conway to the late William Daggett Holmes and the late Mary Gause Holmes. He was the owner and operator of El Dorado motel and was of the…

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Barrie Lee Harrelson: Loris

1941 – 2020      Barrie Lee Harrelson of Loris passed away on Saturday, June 27, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence. He was 79.      Born June 21, 1941 in Mullins, he was the son of the late David Henry Harrelson and the late Elizabeth Drew Harrelson.      Mr. Harrelson served his country with courage, honor, and distinction…

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Gene Rogers Hinson: Clarendon

1945 – 2020      Gene Rogers Hinson of the Beaverdam Community, Clarendon, died Wednesday, June 24, in New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington. He was 75.      Born Jan. 16, 1945 in Columbus County, he was the son of the late George Lacy and Mattie Mae Cribb Hinson.      He is survived by his wife, Nancy McPherson Hinson…

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Patty Sue Stevens: Tabor City

1957 – 2020      Patty Sue Stevens of Tabor City died Wednesday, June 24, in her home. She was 63.      Born Jan. 25, 1957 in Horry County, she was the daughter of Verlyn Ruth Prince Stevens of Loris and the late Elton Cleo Stevens.      In addition to her mother, she is survived by two daughters, Tina…

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Abby Louetta Norris: Clarendon

1981 – 2020      Abby Louetta Norris of Clarendon died Sunday, June 21, in her home. She was 38.      Born July 1, 1981 in Horry County, she was the daughter of Phyllis “Wendy” Lovette Norris of Clarendon, and Jimmy Norris of Clarendon.      In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sister, Donna Norris Riddle…

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Donald Ray Buffkin: Nichols

1957 – 2020      Donald Ray Buffkin of Nichols died Thursday, June 11, in Regency Hospital in Florence. He was 63.      Born Jan. 21, 1957 in Marion County, he was the son of Edna Murrow Buffkin Siefert of Florence, SC and the late Johnny Buffkin.      He was a Veteran of the United States Army.      In addition…

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Douglas Devon Soles, Jr.: Lynchburg, Va.

1967 – 2020      Douglas Devon Soles, Jr. of Lynchburg, Virginia died Friday, June 19. He was 53.      He was born in Lumberton, on Feb. 10, 1967, a son of Douglas Devon Soles, Sr. and Linda Weatherford Soles.      He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. After serving ten years, he went to…

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Windell Floyd, Jr.: Loris

1961 – 2020      Windell Floyd, Jr. of Loris passed away at his home on Tuesday, June 16, following an illness. He was 59.      Born April 7, 1961 in Loris, he was the son of Betty Hewitt Floyd Munce and the late Wendell “Billy” Floyd, Sr.      Mr. Floyd retired as the manager of distribution for Molson…

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Louise Ann Moritz: Loris

1925 – 2020      Louise Ann Moritz of Loris passed away on Thursday, June 11, at Loris Rehab and Nursing Center. She was 95.      Ms. Moritz was born May 31, 1925 in Fairfield Connecticut, to the late Stephen Moritz, and the late Mary Kodba Moritz.      A guest register is available at hardwickfuneralhome.com.

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Rita Ann Palmer: Carolina Shores

1947 – 2020      Rita Ann Palmer of Carolina Shores passed away on Monday, June 8, at McLeod Seacoast. She was 73.      Ms. Palmer was born April 10, 1947 in Murphy to the late Fred Palmer, Jr., and the late Frances Reid Palmer. She worked in Administration with the Federal Government.      She is survived by her…

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