Area Obituaries

Timmy Wayne Hedwin: Tabor City

1968 – 2019      Timmy Wayne Hedwin of Tabor City died Thursday, Jan. 17, in his home. He was 50.      Born Oct. 12, 1968 in Horry County, he was the son of Bonnie Faye Hedwin and the late Joseph Payne Graham.      In addition to his mother, he is survived by four brothers, David Hedwin of Surfside…

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Shirley Strickland Rhodes: Loris

1944 – 2019      Shirley Strickland Rhodes of Loris passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15. She was 74.      Mrs. Rhodes was born in Horry County, a daughter of the late J. D. and Mertie H. Strickland.      Mrs. Rhodes was predeceased by her husband, George W. “Bill” Rhodes; one brother, John D. “Jay” Strickland; and one sister, Hazel…

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James Howard McPherson: Clarendon

1933 – 2019      James Howard McPherson of Clarendon died Monday, Jan. 14, in Liberty Commons Nursing & Rehab Center, Whiteville. He was 85.      Born March 26, 1933 in Columbus County, he was the son of the late Fred and Bessie McPherson.      He is survived by his wife, Judy Wright McPherson of the home; four sons,…

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Sharon Lee Agudo: Loris

1946 – 2019      Sharon Lee Agudo of Loris passed away Thursday, January 10. She was 72.      Mrs. Agudo was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, a daughter of the late Charles and Roseann Hull.      Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Jacinto Reinaldo Agudo; her daughter, Tammy Rounsavell; her son, Todd Demler; seven grandchildren; a…

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David James Porter: Loris

1958 – 2019      David James Porter of Loris passed away on Monday, Jan. 7, at McLeod Loris hospital following an illness. He was 60.      Mr. Porter was born Sept. 20, 1958 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late Murrey Lee Porter and the late Peggy Lou Turner Porter Garn.      Mr. Porter was a retired brick mason…

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Benjamin Tillman Hughes: Loris

1931 – 2019      Benjamin “Tilly” Tillman Hughes of Loris passed away on Monday, Jan. 7 at home following an illness. He was 87.      Mr. Hughes was born April 5, 1931 in Loris to the late Jessie Ferd Hughes and the late Augusta Ada Dillard Hughes.      Mr. Hughes served his country with honor and dignity in…

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James Charles ‘Jim’ High: Whiteville

1933 – 2019      James Charles “Jim” High, long-time publisher of The News Reporter in Whiteville, died Wednesday, Jan. 2 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after a brief illness. He was 85.      He died peacefully while surrounded by his family over Christmas and New Year’s. He remained mentally sharp and was engaged at The News…

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Joseph Franklin Strickland: Sumter

1950 – 2019      Joseph Franklin Strickland of Sumter died Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Palmetto Health Tuomey. He was 68.      Born Oct. 8, 1950, in Mullins, he was a son of the late Wallace Pete Strickland and the late Quillie Ree Fowler Strickland.      Survivors include two children, Joseph Franklin Strickland, Jr. (April) and Gayle DeForest (David)…

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Michael F. Thomas: Loris

1960 – 2019      Michael F. Thomas of Loris passed away at home in the Cane Branch community of Loris on Jan. 1, following an illness. He was 58.      Mr. Thomas was born on March 20, 1960 in Darlington, to Bobbie Suggs Stevens and the late, Franklin Thomas.      He served his country with courage and honor…

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Edward Donald Grainger: Green Sea

1947 – 2019      Edward Donald Grainger of Green Sea died Wednesday, Jan. 2. He was 71.      Born March 13, 1947 in Horry County, he was the son of the late Allard Lewis and Gladys Grainger.      He is survived by two sons, Allard Donald Grainger of Bennettsville and Edward Devon Grainger of Whiteville; a daughter, Amy…

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