Area Obituaries

Daniel Franklin Hughes: Loris

1933 – 2021      Daniel Franklin Hughes of Loris passed away on Sunday, July 18. He was 87.      Born Aug. 12, 1933 in Loris, he was the son of the late Jesse F. Hughes and the late Gusta Dillard Hughes. Mr. Hughes was a retired farmer, he worked with Hardee Manufacturing for 22 years, and was…

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Priscilla Jean Norris Godwin: Tabor City

1953 – 202      Priscilla Jean Norris Godwin of Tabor City died Friday, July 16, in McLeod Loris hospital. She was 68.      Born April 3, 1953 in Rock Hill, she was the daughter of the late Dewey Junior Norris and Ilete Jean Hodge Norris and the widow of David Thelton Godwin.      She is survived by a…

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Cynthia “Sandy” Cox: Tabor City

1927 – 2021      Cynthia “Sandy” Cox of Tabor City passed away at home on July 13. She was 94.      Born July 11, 1927 in Key West, Florida, she was the daughter of the late Francisco and Maggie Perez.      She was the widow of the late John Donnie Cox, Sr. and was also predeceased by a…

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Lewis Carlton Allen: Evergreen

1939 – 2021      Lewis Carlton Allen of Evergreen died Thursday, July 8, in his home. He was 82.      Born May 10, 1939 in Horry County, he was the son of the late Nathan and Hazel Bell Herring Allen and the widower of Joyce Estelle Perritt Allen.      He is survived by his daughters, Carol Bullock of…

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Judy Lanier Lowery: Tabor City

1943 – 2021      Judy Lanier Lowery of Tabor City died Wednesday, July 7, in Columbus Regional Healthcare, Whiteville. She was 78. She was born June 9, 1943 in Robeson County to the late P C and Edna Simmons Lanier. She is survived by one daughter, Judith Renee Lowery-Arevalo of Jacksonville; three granddaughters; and five great-grandchildren.…

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Sam Kimbral “Kim” Gore: Tabor City

1966 – 2021      Sam Kimbral “Kim” Gore of Tabor City passed away Wednesday, July 7, in his home. He was 55.      Born June 26, 1966 in Whiteville, he was the son of the late Betty Gayle Strickland Gore.      He is survived by his wife, Teresa Gore of Tabor City; one daughter, Brooke Gore of Tabor…

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Linda Kaye Lowery: Whiteville

1958 – 2021      Linda Kaye Lowery of Whiteville died Wednesday, July 7, in Liberty Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Whiteville. She was 63      Born May 30, 1958 in Columbus County, she was the daughter of the late William Charlie Duncan and Ethel Mae Cartrette Duncan.      She is survived by her husband, Gary Allen Lowery, Sr.…

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Charles Franklin Merck: Loris

1949 – 2021      Charles Franklin Merck of Loris passed away on Thursday, July 1, at his home. He was 71.      Born Dec. 23, 1949 in Loris, he was the son of the late Charles Furman Merck and the late Ruby Lee Doyle Merck.      Mr. Merck loved to work with his hands and was skilled both…

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Jerri Kay Hardee: Loris

1981 – 2021      Jerri Kay Hardee of Loris passed away on Tuesday, June 29. She was 40.      Born Feb. 17, 1981 in Cleburne, Texas, she was the daughter of Sarah Ruth Foley of Loris and the late Ernest Wayne Hardee, Sr.      Jerri made everyone feel like they were the most important person in the world.…

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Russell Larue Clemons: Green Sea

1945 – 2021      Russell Larue Clemons of Green Sea died Friday, July 2, in his home. He was 76.      Born Jan. 12, 1945 in Columbus County, he was the son of the late Billy Larue and Ollie Lewis Clemons.      He is survived by his wife, Kay Clemons of the home; three sons, Kim Clemons of…

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