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Area Obituaries

Lloyd Paul Ward: Whiteville

1949 – 2022      Lloyd Paul Ward of Whiteville died Wednesday, May 18, in the McLeod Seacoast hospital, Little River. He was 73.      Born May 9, 1949 in Columbus County, he was the son of the late Solon Elmore Ward and Sadie Spivey Ward.      He is survived by his wife, Jane Tart Ward of the home;,…

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Ronald Devon Williams, Sr.: Chadbourn

1946 – 2022      Ronald Devon “Ronnie” Williams, Sr. of Chadbourn passed away Friday, May 13, in Columbus County Regional Healthcare. He was 75.      He was born Aug. 7, 1946 in Columbus County, a son of the late Thomas Andrew Williams and Lottie Mae (Mercer) Williams.      Ronnie was an auto mechanic for more than 55 years,…

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Taunya Starr Lowe Norris: Tabor City

1957 – 2022      Taunya Starr Lowe Norris of Tabor City passed away on Wednesday, May 11, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was 64.      Taunya was born July 5, 1957, to the late Johnny Thurman and Saundra Amerylis Reavis Lowe. She was also preceded in death by her husband, David Dewey Norris; her daughter,…

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Teva Maria Norris: Tabor City

1977 – 2022      Teva Maria Norris of Tabor City passed away on Wednesday, May 11, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was 44.      Teva was born May 14, 1977, to the late Dewey David Norris and Taunya Starr Lowe Norris.      She is survived by her loving children, Hannah Norris of Cerro Gordo and…

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Richard Franklin Taylor: Lumberton

1928 – 2022      Richard “Dick” Franklin Taylor of Lumberton passed away peacefully of natural causes at this home on May 11, surrounded by his wife and family. He was 94.      Mr. Taylor was born on February 24, 1928, in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. Mr. Taylor, whose father was an insurance executive, moved frequently as a child, ultimately…

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Samuel Thomas Inman: Leland

1950 – 2022      Samuel Thomas Inman of Leland died Friday, May 6, in Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Center, Wilmington. He was 72.      Born Jan. 10, 1950, in Horry County, he was the son of the late Thomas Varser Inman and Pearl Cox Inman.      He is survived by his wife, Gayle Fowler Inman of the home;…

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John Thomas Burroughs: Loris

1967 – 2022      John Thomas Burroughs of Loris died Friday, May 6, in his home. He was 54.      Born in Horry County, he was the son of the late Volley Reese Burroughs Jr. “VR” and Ann Fowler Burroughs. He is survived by the mother of his children, Tabitha Lynn Jones of Loris; two sons, Thomas…

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Cleveland Odell Blackburn: Longs

1933 – 2022      Cleveland Odell Blackburn of Longs passed away on Wednesday, May 4, at his home. He was 88.      Born June 12, 1933 in Loris, he was the son of the late Dossie Mercherson Blackburn and the late Bernice Floyd Criscetello.      Mr. Blackburn served his country with courage and honor in the US Army…

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Kenneth Robert Taylor, Sr.: Tabor City

1957 – 2022      Kenneth Robert Taylor, Sr. of Tabor City, age 64 , died Tuesday, May 3, in Columbus Regional Healthcare. He was 64.      Born Aug. 15, 1957 in Norwich, Connecticut, he was the son of the late Paul H. Taylor, Sr. and Joyce Lynn Miner Taylor.      He is survived by his wife, Kerry Moore…

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Whitney Earl Duncan: Calabash

1964 – 2022      Whitney Earl Duncan of Calabash died Saturday, April 30, in McLeod Seacoast hospital. He was 57.      Born Aug. 2, 1964 in Horry County, he was the son of the late W. Earl Duncan and Lila Earl Lancaster Duncan.      He is survived by one son, Cole Duncan of Calabash; and a sister, Scarlett…

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