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Area Obituaries

Vonnie Joyce Gore Hodges: Tabor City

1943 – 2021      Vonnie Joyce Gore Hodges of Tabor City died Sunday, Sept. 26, in the Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Center, Whiteville. She was 77.      Born Oct. 30, 1943 in Columbus County, she was the daughter of the late Robbie Delond Gore and Alma Spivey Gore.      She is survived by her husband, Zade Monroe Hodges…

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Ted Watts Jr.: Tabor City

1945 – 2021      Ted “Chipper” Watts, Jr. of Tabor City, age 76, died Sunday, Sept. 26, in the McLeod Loris hospital, Loris. He was 76.      Born June 11, 1945 in Horry County, he was the son of Maurice Bass Watts of Tabor City and the late Ted Watts, Sr., and the widower of Christie Rhodes…

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Joseph Junior McDowell: Conway

1938 – 2021      Joseph Junior McDowell of Conway passed away on Saturday, Sept. 25, in Loris, following an illness. He was 82.      Born Oct. 7, 1938 in Loris, he was the son of the late Worth Austin McDowell and the late Mary Leona Mishoe McDowell.      Mr. McDowell worked in the landscaping business until his retirement…

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Ernest George Hardwick: Loris

1965 – 2021      Ernest George Hardwick of Loris took his heavenly flight on Saturday, Sept. 18, in Conway Medical Center, Conway. He was 55.      He served his country in the United States Army from 1984 to 1990. He was employed with Ebtron of Loris and a member of Poley Bridge Baptist Church, Nakina.      Ernest was…

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Randy James Cannon: Conway

1955 – 2021      Randy James Cannon of Conway passed away on Sunday, Sept. 5, at his home following a sudden illness. He was 65.      Born Oct. 21, 1955 in Conway, he was the son of the late James Waldon Cannon and the late Merlin McKenzie Cannon.      Mr. Cannon worked as a truck driver and was…

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Carol Ann Cooper-Johnson: Loris

1970 – 2021      Carol Ann Cooper-Johnson of Loris passed away on Thursday, Sept. 16, at McLeod Loris hospital. She was 51.      Born June 30, 1970 in Maringouin, Louisiana, she was the daughter of the late Robert Johnson and Charlotte Ann Johnson Helms.      Survivors include her wife, Pamela “Pam” Cooper-Johnson of the home; her mother, Charlotte…

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Donald Lee Newell: Green Sea

1931 – 2021      Donald Lee Newell of Green Sea passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at McLeod Loris hospital following an illness. He was 89.      Born Oct. 17, 1931 in Waterbury, Connecticut, he was the son of the late Raymond Newell and the late Grace Mathews Newell.      Mr. Newell served his country with courage, honor…

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Jimmy Wayne Stroud: Loris

1959 – 2021      Jimmy Wayne Stroud of Loris passed away on Thursday, Sept. 16, at McLeod Loris hospital. He was 61.      Born Sept. 29, 1959 in Conway, he was the son of the late James Stroud and the late Inez Floyd Stroud.      Survivors include his wife, Connie Norton Stroud of the home; two daughters, April…

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Michael William Nixon: Loris

1964 – 2021      Michael William Nixon of Loris passed away on Thursday, Sept. 16, at McLeod Seacoast hospital in Little River. He was 57.      Born July 8, 1964 in Charlotte, he was the son of the late Ronnie William Nixon and the late Barbara Godfrey Nixon.      He was the co-owner of Blackwater Trading. He was…

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Ernest Wayne Hendrix: Tabor City

1949 – 2021      Ernest Wayne Hendrix of Tabor City died Tuesday, Sept. 21, in his home. He was 72.      Born July 1, 1949 in Rock Hill, he was the son of the late Ernest William Hendrix and Marie Fowler Hendrix Stephens.      He was a member of Cherry Grove Baptist Church where he served as a…

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