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Heather Long

Aug 15, 1941 - Apr 22, 2022

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Surfside Beach, SC

Heather Dale Long, age 80, of Surfside Beach, SC, passed away at home after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease on April 22nd, 2022. Born on August 15, 1941, in New Albany, IN, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Dale Claflin and Marcella Louise (Steele) Claflin. Heather grew up in Louisville, KY, Los Alamos, NM and Albuquerque, NM before settling in Idaho Falls, ID. She graduated from Idaho Falls High School in the class of 1959 and then attended Licensed Practical Nursing School at Sacr...Read More

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Frank Rose, Jr.

Jun 17, 1938 - Jan 10, 2024

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Surfside Beach, SC

Frank Rose, Jr., age 85 of Surfside Beach, SC, former long-time resident of Penn Hills, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2024. Beloved husband for 62 years of the late Janet Lee (Kamensky) Rose. Loving father of Jan (late Antonio) Coppola, Susan (Mark) Wagner, Pamela (Daniel) Betten, Frank Rose III and Nancy (Taylor) Zimmer. Grandfather of Amanda, Natalie, Charles, Late James, Brandon, Shannon, Lisa, Eppi, Emily, Delaney, Harper and Kenna. Great-grandfather of Tae'Jon, Sasha, Jha'Nae, Brayden, Aaron, Colton and Connor. Great-grandfather Callum and Luca. Brother of the late Harold, Chuck, Willber, Frieda, Violet and Lorrain. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends will be received 2-4 and 6-7 p.m. Thursday, January 18th at Maurice L. Knee, Ltd. Funeral Home, 7663 Saltsburg Rd., Plum, PA 15239. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 19th at Trinity Tower United Methodist Church, 6729 Saltsburg Rd., Penn Hills, PA 15235. Attendees please meet at the church. Interment will follow in Plum Creek Cemetery.

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Frances Virginia Jones

Jan 20, 1959 - Jan 02, 2024

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Surfside Beach, SC

Frances Virginia Jones (Ginny) of Surfside Beach,SC passed away on January 2nd 2024. Ginny was born January 20th, 1959 to Martin Luther Pence Jr. and Dorothy Mae Pence in Fort Monroe, Virginia. Ginny was a graduate of Olympic High School in Charlotte ,NC. She moved to Fort Mill, SC in 1988 where she lived until moving to Surfside Beach in 2010, Ginny was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Her joy for cooking was a true act of love. She found peace and comfort sitting by the ocean with her feet in the sand. She was devoted to her faith and put all of her trust in the Lord. Ginny was preceded in death by her husband Lee Jones, father Martin Pence, mother Dorothy Pence, and granddaughter Hope Wertz. She is survived by her daughter Jessica Wertz (Robert) of Great Falls, SC, sister Joanne Payne (Tom) of Winterville, NC , brother Marty Pence (Ruby) of Shelby, NC, brother Gregg Pence of Sunset Beach, NC, grandson Chandler Wertz of Tucson ,AZ, granddaughter Leah Wertz of Great Falls, SC, niece Michelle Harris (Craig) of Surfside Beach,SC, nephew Marty Pence IV (Tonya) of Shelby, NC, niece Emily Pence (Ben) of Rock Hill, SC niece Sarah Pence of Fort Mill, SC, and her very special neighbors David and Betsy Sikes. A celebration of life will be held at Discover Church 700 Hwy 17 S Bus-Suite E Surfside Beach, SC 29757 Saturday, January 6th at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St.Judes children's research hospital or Grand Strand Humane Society.

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Cheryl Mcgraw

May 22, 1964 - Sep 04, 2023

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Surfside Beach, SC

Cheryl Ann McGraw, 59, of Surfside Beach, SC, died September 4, 2023. She was born May 22, 1964 in Hartford, daughter of the late Richard P. and Susan (Hammand) McGraw. She was a graduate of the Simsbury High School, Class of 1982 and had received her Bachelors Degree in Business from Central Connecticut State University. Cheryl had worked at Teletrack in Windsor Locks for several years. She enjoyed spending time with her friends at Myrtle Beach. She is survived by her brother, Richard P. McGraw, II of Simsbury; her nephew, Richard P. McGraw, III and niece, Amy Moore. Services will be private. Please visit Cheryl's Book of Memories at www. vincentfuneralhome. com for online tributes

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Ruth Hultgren

May 30, 1928 - Aug 16, 2023

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Surfside Beach, SC

Ruth Ann Hultgren, 95, of Surfside Beach, SC. passed away peacefully, in her home, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday morning, August 16, 2023. Ruth was born at home in Wallingford, CT on May 30, 1928, to Alva and Anna Fournier. Ruth is survived by her loving husband of over 70 years, John (Johnny) Hultgren, her son, John (Julie) Hultgren, of Woodbridge, CT. , her loving daughter, Linda Hultgren of Murrells Inlet, SC. , grandson, Ryan Hultgren (Kylie) of Michigan, Granddaughter, Stefanie (Nick) Johnson of NC. and four Great-Grandchildren: Finn, Brooks, Lane, and Isla. Ruth was predeceased by her parents, Alva and Anna Fournier (both parents passing away when Ruth was only in her twenties) and by her two sisters, older sister, Janet (Ken) Perkins of New Port Richey, FL. and middle sister, Helen (Zigmont) Buganski of Wallingford, CT. Ruth was the youngest of three children. Ruth was known by all who loved her as Ruthie. She graduated from Lyman Hall High School in 1947. Upon graduating from high school, she attended St. Mary's Hospital for Children in New York City in 1949. While working as a baby nurse, she met and fell in love with a man from her hometown of Wallingford, John Albert Hultgren, who would be the love of her life! After one year of dating, John and Ruth married in November of 1952. Ruthie and Johnny were happily married for over 70 Years. John worked as a lineman for the Town of Wallingford's Electric Company for 31 years and Ruthie had her own business from her home as a dog groomer (mostly poodles). She also bred & sold poodles, always keeping one poodle from the litter for the family. Ruthie loved animals of all kinds and her home was always filled with lots of animals and love. While Ruthie and her husband, Johnny, raised their two children, they enjoyed their summers at their cabin on the majestic Bashan Lake in East Haddam, CT. Johnny and his good friend, Dick Hoffman, built the cabin in 1958. They enjoyed their rustic cabin on the Lake for over 55 years. It is there on Bashan Lake where Ruthie and her family experienced many of their fondest memories. Ruthie retired with her husband to Surfside Beach, SC in 1992 when she was 64 years old. It was in SC where they enjoyed their remaining years together with many friends and family. She was blessed with the very best of neighbors. Ruthie especially enjoyed her luncheons with the Red Hat Club. She also enjoyed playing cards with the neighborhood group of friends. Ruthie enjoyed a full and enriching retirement for over 30 years. Together, she and her husband traveled back and forth each year, for twenty-one years, from their home in South Carolina to their summer Cabin on the lake in Connecticut. They also enjoyed taking summer trips up to visit family in Maine, New Hampshire and Martha's Vineyard. Ruthie was a loving wife, mother, daughter, and sister. She will be remembered most for her laid back and easy-going good nature. She had a natural contentment and a positive disposition. She always looked at the glass as half full and she never took herself too seriously! She Loved animals and was an excellent cook! She loved playing all board games, scrabble, and playing cards! Most of all, Ruthie enjoyed spending time at home with her best friend and husband, Johnny, watching on TV football, baseball, and golf. She Loved watching the shows "Survivor" and "Dancing with The Stars. " She especially loved watching "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy" every night! Ruthie's Favorite Movie was "An Affair to Remember," the 1957 classic with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. She loved reading romance books and was an avid reader of all books and magazines. She never missed a morning of doing her crossword puzzle in the daily paper. Ruthie loved life and was a very content person. She remained young at heart until her final days and her laugh will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her! Her funeral will be Held at 10:00 am. on Friday, August 25, 2023, at B. C. Bailey Funeral Home, 273 South Elm Street, Wallingford. Burial will follow at the In Memoriam Cemetery in Wallingford. Donations may be sent to the ASPCA or Charity of your choice.

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Caroline Berry

Apr 10, 1928 - Jul 09, 2023

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Surfside Beach, SC

Caroline Ann Berry, age 95, of Surfside Beach, South Carolina passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2023. Caroline was born in Hackensack, NJ. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www. MJHigginsNewCity. com for the Berry family.

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Cathy Richardson

Sep 03, 1958 - Oct 28, 2022

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Surfside Beach, SC

Cathy Richardson, age 64, of Morristown, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 28, 2022 in Surfside Beach, South Carolina. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Morristown where she was involved in the women's ministry, choir, and the Senior Adults. She was a wonderful event planner and a member of the Women's Republican Party. Cathy was the life of every party and would always light up any room. She was a dedicated Christian and a loving wife, mother, and "Kakie" and will be deeply missed. She was preceded in death by her parents, Billie F. and Imogene Morgan; and sister, Judy. She is survived by her husband, Mike Richardson; son, Channing (Kristen) Richardson; daughter, Kaylan Richardson; grandchildren, Cade, Christian, and Crew; several nieces and nephews; and many special friends and church family. The family will receive friends from 4 - 7 p. m. Tuesday, November 1st at First Baptist Church of Morristown. Funeral services will follow at 7 p. m. at the church with Dr. Dean Haun officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10 a. m. Wednesday, November 2nd at Noe's Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery for graveside services. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the First Baptist Church of Morristown Missions Projects. Arrangements by Westside Chapel Funeral Home in Morristown. To to the family, please

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E Booker

Sep 10, 1944 - Oct 23, 2022

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Surfside Beach, SC

Horace Emerson Booker, Jr. September 10, 1944 - October 23, 2022 Horace Emerson (H. E. ) Booker, Jr, aged 78, died at his home away from home in Surfside Beach, South Carolina on Sunday morning, October 23, 2022. H. E. was preceded in death by his parents, Horace Emerson Booker, Sr. , and Jesse Willard Booker Stowers; sisters, Marlene Booker Orick (Ray) and Janet Booker Moore (Owen); parents-in-law, Shirley and Otha Needham; brothers-in-law Michael Needham and Steve Stooksbury; and uncle Chester "Chet" Atkins. H. E. is survived by his wife of 56 years, Meredith Shirlene (Needham) Booker; son Byron Ashley Booker (Heidi) of Morristown, TN; daughters Bethany Aleece Mincey (David) of Corryton, TN and Brittany Amille Booker of Little River, SC; granddaughters Meredith Mincey, Parker Stansell, and Mary Beth Mincey; several nieces and nephews; a special 4-H/ LABO exchange student Koji Asano; and a friend for all seasons, Jack Holt. A special thank you to niece Myra Hall (David) for her extended love and support for H. E in recent years. H. E. fulfilled a 50-year career as a life insurance broker, first through Jefferson Standard- Jefferson Pilot and later as owner of NET Insurance of Johnson City, TN. A 1966 graduate of Carson-Newman College (University), H. E. devoted much of his life in service to the Lord through church music with several choirs and congregations throughout East Tennessee from Grace Baptist Church in Powell, TN to Mountain View Baptist Church in Johnson City, TN. H. E. , noted for his powerful, dynamic baritone voice, studied under the late Dr. Thomas Teague. Stories through tears of laughter and joy are cherished throughout his life experiences while at Carson-Newman College. An avid fan of the University of Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball team and Vols football team, H. E. was most often endeared to strangers in Neyland Stadium as the man who internalized the invitation to literally join George Bitzas in "singing our National Anthem. " That same powerful voice in music lent itself to laughter as H. E. relished life to the fullest when surrounded by family and friends, eating together, and sharing "war" stories and practical jokes. That same voice lent itself to a servant's heart as H. E. and Shirlene served as the consummate hosts through activities of service to family and friends, communities, churches, schools, and civic gatherings. H. E. loved big, played big, and served big. His song fades. His laughter dims. His light reflects God's presence. And those left to celebrate his legacy feel grateful for our seasons with him. Family and friends may call at their convenience at Trinity Funeral Home, Maynardville, TN on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 from 2:00p. m. until 6:00p. m. The following morning, Thursday, October 27, 2022, those who wish may gather at 9:45a. m. at Trinity to proceed for a 11:00a. m. graveside service at the Booker Family Cemetery in Luttrell with Reverend David Holt officiating. Pallbearers include Brent Heiskell, Dannie Dingus, Casey Hall, Ron Presley, Cooper and Chase Stover, and Bufford Stone. Honorary Pallbearers include Jack Holt, Bryan Reeves, Larry Cradic, Greg Needham, and Walt Hallman. A Celebration of A Life Well-Lived will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2022 from 1:00p. m. at First Baptist Church Kingsport, TN with Dr. Marvin Cameron officiating followed by a reception with family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be extended to First Baptist Church Kingsport, TN Building Fund or the Music Department of Carson-Newman University Jefferson City, TN. Trinity Funeral Home, LLC, Maynardville, has the honor to serve the family of H. E. Booker, Jr. 865-992-5002 www. trinityfuneralhome. net

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Paula Wolfe

Jul 22, 1952 - Jul 28, 2022

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Surfside Beach, SC

Paula Wolfe, age 70, passed away from sudden heart failure on July 26th in Surfside Beach, South Carolina. She was a member of Madison Avenue Baptist Church and Garden City Baptist Church. She was the owner of Paula's Eyewear for many years. Paula was an amazing wife, mother, and friend. She was a caregiver to all. Preceded in death by husbands, Larry Wolfe and Fred Townson; sons, Gene Wolfe and Stanley Mainor; grandsons, Luke Hutsell and Zachary Akins; brother, Jim (Chuck) McClure; parents Paul and Lorene McClure. Left to treasure her memory are daughters Lisa Hutsell (Brian Joyner) and Kami Akins; grandchildren, Knecia, Kena, Gina, Reed, and Ethan Wolfe, Adam, Alex, and Lydia Hutsell, Isaac, Larissa, and Gabriel Akins; great grandson, Auggie; sister, Sarah (Ted) Sowders; sister-in-Law, Dorothy McClure; several nieces and nephews; best friend, Marsha Puckett and many others. Family will receive friends Saturday July 30th from 5-6pm with service to follow at 6pm at McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home.

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Robert Parker

Jun 17, 1952 - Jun 12, 2022

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Surfside Beach, SC

Robert Steven Parker, 69, of Surfside Beach, South Carolina, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2022, surrounded by his adoring family. Born in Lancaster, PA, "Bob" was the son of late Richard W. Parker and Mildred C. Parker. He was married to his wife of 33 years, Melody I. Parker. Bob began playing the accordion at the age of 7 while also teaching himself how to play the piano. He had a natural ear for music, hearing a tune only once before he could play it. He was a 1970 graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School, ranked 32nd in a class of 383 students. He was chosen as the most outstanding teenager his senior year, excelling in all that he did. Academically gifted, he won the Optimist award and was President of the National Honor Society. He was an MVP in basketball, held a state record in javelin, and loved all things track-related. He was a member of the PA All Star team in the big 33 game in 1969. Bob had a hard time choosing between a career in sports or music. He went on to study at Lafayette College, 1970-72, on a football scholarship where he played as a fullback defensive end. His college career was cut short when his father died suddenly, leading Bob home to care for his family. Working as a sandblaster on bridges and surviving over a 150-foot fall, Bob saved up his money in order to help with family expenses. A man of many talents, Bob chose to spend his life sharing his musical gifts with the world. He attended the National Guild in Kansas City, Missouri, where he was the youngest at the time to complete piano technician school, becoming a master technician. Bob was a piano tuner for over 35 years, tuning world traveling pianos for concerts and shows. He served as president for the local chapter and was the piano tuner for the Charlotte Symphony. He spent over 10 years tuning pianos at Queens University, Central Piedmont Community College, Davidson College, Wingate University, as well as over 30 years at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He entertained along the East Coast and in Germany during Oktoberfest. Bob even had the honor of performing and playing the piano at Carnegie Hall. Bob wrote music for the Discovery Place, as well as a musical jingle for Food Lion. His band "The Horizon's" held a special place in his heart and won awards throughout their time together. Incorporating tasteful and artistic understanding, coupled with technical facility, Bob brought to life the modern day synthesizer recreating the works of Mozart, Clarke, Bach, and Haydn. Bob's ability and poise at any instrument led to performances of the highest caliber. His favorite music to play consisted of Bob sitting at a piano, improvising, playing whatever came to his heart. The voice of an angel, Bob spent decades singing and leading others to the Lord. He was known to many as the man dressed in Lederhosen's playing the chicken dance on his accordion. He was our real life Piano Man. Bob was a winner in all that he did, leaving an impact on everyone he met. He made everyone feel welcomed and accepted, no matter who they were. He will forever be remembered for his faith, sense of humor, love for life, love for others, and his loyalty. He was a true friend, someone you could always count on. Bob is survived by his children, Joshua M. of St. Thomas Virgin Islands; B. Christopher of Surfside Beach, SC; Stepson R. Alan (Brandy) Wilson of Holualoa, Hawaii. Bob is also survived by his 7 siblings, Ann L. (John J. ) Cook of Oklahoma City, OK; R. Michael (Margaret) Parker of Chester, VA; Julia A. (William E. ) Bowers of Lancaster, PA; Dennis C. (Rebecca) Parker of Clarksville, TX; Donna M. (Stephen M. ) Wilfong of Matthews, NC; Teresa E. (John V. ) Yost of Leola, PA; Thomas K. (Sandra) Parker of Statesville, NC; 15 nephews, 17 nieces and 84 great nieces and nephews who all thought the world of their Uncle Bob. Bob would want to leave this world sharing one of his favorite verses. "Love your neighbor as yourself, and love God with your whole heart, mind, soul and strength. "In lieu of flowers please consider the following- Compassion International- 12290 Voyager Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80921- 800-336-7676- Compassion. comIn addition please consider making a donation that will provide a scholarship in music to an outstanding student looking to pursue a career in music through Lancaster Catholic High School in memory of Robert S. Parker. Attn: Office of AdvancementTo plant Memorial Trees in memory of Robert Steven Parker, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store. Memorial DonationThere are no gallery images.

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Heather Long

Aug 15, 1941 - Apr 22, 2022

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Surfside Beach, SC

Heather Dale Long, age 80, of Surfside Beach, SC, passed away at home after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease on April 22nd, 2022. Born on August 15, 1941, in New Albany, IN, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Dale Claflin and Marcella Louise (Steele) Claflin. Heather grew up in Louisville, KY, Los Alamos, NM and Albuquerque, NM before settling in Idaho Falls, ID. She graduated from Idaho Falls High School in the class of 1959 and then attended Licensed Practical Nursing School at Sacred Heart Hospital in Idaho Falls and graduated Valedictorian of her class in 1961. Heather met her husband Keith in 1962 at a Church dance and they began a brief courtship, fell in love, and they were married on February 2, 1963. Their love for each other expanded the family to four boys and as a mother she tenderly raised and loved her children. Heather was influenced by her family to be a spiritual and caring woman, always giving her time to others, and she included those traits into her motherhood. When her son Michael was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at the age of two, she quickly shifted from her medical career to being a full-time caregiver for him. Initially given little chance of living past the age of 5 years, she assisted in extending his life through love and care to 16 years. Heather was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She is survived by her husband Keith Long of Surfside Beach, SC, her children; Kenneth (Karla) Long, Jeffrey (Louise) Long, Lance (Caryn) Long and grandchildren; Joshua, Darlene, Tyler, Abby, and great grandson; Apollo. She is also survived by her sisters Gloria Hahn, Cindy Brandjes, and brother Dale Claflin. Heather was preceded in death by her parents, brother Gary, son Michael, grandson Zachary and niece Camille. Heather was a lifetime practicing member of the Catholic Church and served her faith by volunteering service to her church communities. Heather will be greatly missed by her family and the many friends she gathered on her life's journey. The family would like to thank all her friends, medical personnel, neighbors, and especially Homestead Hospice for the kind and loving care they provided. Heather will be laid to rest in Queen of Heaven Cemetery in McMurray, PA next to her son Michael with a private family memorial service tentatively scheduled for August 2022. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Heather at Alzheimer's Association, https://act. alz. org/donate, or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, https://www. cff. org/

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