Week of September 2, 2015

Daniel Alva Thompson

Daniel Alva Thompson, age 82, passed away peacefully August 29, 2015 at home with his loving wife Polly and family by his side.
He was born January 15, 1933 to William Lafayette Thompson and Georgie Fowler Thompson in the small farming community of Bayboro, Horry County, S.C. At age seventeen, he joined the U.S. Army and fought on the front lines during the Korean War. After the war, he married and moved north to Flint, Michigan working for General Motors as a Tool and Die Maker. Upon moving back south he worked on the construction of five nuclear power plants and worked as an electrician for twenty years. In his forth decade, he moved to North Myrtle Beach and pursued general contracting, developing, and real estate. He and Polly also ran a summer pontoon boat rental business from their back yard on the waterway. In addition, for over fifty years he sold cars on the side and at one time had a car lot.

OBIT Daniel Thompson

His hobbies included: flying his plane, boating, avid fishing from Alaska to the Florida Keys, traveling by RV to forty-nine states and gardening. In his later years he had a large summer and winter vegetable garden that he dearly loved. He always found time for his children, grandchildren, and entire extended family. He was always the strong one for so many, and always there to listen and to help in any way he could. He was predeceased by his sisters Judy Schorr, and Lary Allen.

Survivors include his wife Polly; three children, Phillis Newman (Herb), Danny Thompson (Michelle), and Tresia Thompson; seven grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. Surviving also are one brother, John L. Thompson; three sisters, Cleo Casey, Mildred Thompson, and Grace Anderson (James).

A graveside service was held at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens on Monday Aug 31st at 3:00 p.m. with
the Rev. Jim Mezick officiating. Memorials may be given to Paralyzed Veterans of America.

An online guestbook is available at MyrtleBeachFuneralHome.com

The family extends a very special thank you to his caregiver Mrs. Dawn Rawls, and to Beacon Hospice.

B.L. “Buck” Gandy

B.L. “Buck” Gandy, age 91, passed away peacefully in his home Sunday, August 23, 2015. Funeral service was held 5:00 pm Tuesday, August 25th, at New Providence Baptist Church located in Hartsville, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Born November 2, 1923, “Buck” was the son of the late Monroe and Stella Mozingo Gandy. He served in the United States Army Infantry during World War II. He worked as a farmer, and retired from Sonoco Products Company. “Buck” was an avid Atlanta Braves fan, and also enjoyed antique tractor pulling, hunting, gardening, caring for animals, and mowing the grass. “Buck” was a member of Mont Claire Baptist Church, and attended New Providence Baptist Church. Additionally, he was a longtime member of the Robyn Neck Hunting Club, and Sonoco Old Timers Club. He had a great love for his family, spending time with friends, and sharing his life stories.

Surviving are his wife Martha Hogge Gandy; his daughters, Nancy (Jimmy) Nichols, and Deborah (William) Leslie, all of Darlington; his step-daughter, Janice Hutson of Hartsville; his step-sons, Tommy (Kim) Hogge of Pageland, and Danny Ray (Connie) Hogge of Hartsville; his grandchildren, Monica Nichols, and Amy (Timmy) Howle; his step-grandchildren, Matthew (Martha) Hogge, Billy Hogge, Danny Ray (Ashleigh) Hogge, Jr, Dustin (Allison) Hogge, and Michael Hutson; his great-grandchildren, Trevor and Drayton Howle, and Trace, Emma, and Wint Hogge; his siblings, Annie Leigh Flowers of Punta Gorda, FL, Pierce (Barbara) Gandy of Oklahoma City, OK, and Sarah (Harry) Parker of Columbia.

Preceded in death are his wife, Beatrice Stokes Gandy; his brother, Irvin Gandy; his brother-in-law, Bert Flowers; and step-son, William “Billy” Hogge.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Margaree McFarland for her many years of service to the family; Christine Huggins and Debbie Kirven for their love and support; and for the excellent care of Hospice Care of South Carolina.

The family received friends at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday in the fellowship hall at New Providence Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made out to New Providence Baptist Church, 1884 Antioch Rd, Hartsville, S.C. 29550, and Hospice Care of South Carolina, 110 Dillon Dr. Spartanburg, S.C. 29307.

A guestbook is available online at www.belkfuneralhome.com.

James E. “Buddy Roe” Windham

James E. “Buddy Roe” Windham, age 74, died Sunday, August 23, 2015, at the McLeod Hospice House with family and friends by his side. Buddy Roe was loved and cherished by many. He loved his family, and the time spent with each one of them. A funeral service was be held on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in Zion United Methodist Church, followed by burial in the church cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home of Lamar.

Born in Darlington County on August 1, 1941, he was the son of the late Josey and Maggie Windham. Buddy Roe retired from Perfection HY-Test, and enjoyed Sunday evening joy rides on the back roads. He was a member of Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving is his wife, Sally E. Windham, of the home; a son, Mike (Tammy) Windham of the Lake Swamp Community; his daughters, Tammy Turner and Sheila Jordan, both of Lamar; grandsons Chris (Mary Beth) Windham, Matt Jordan, Brad Stephens, Jay Turner and Jamie Turner; granddaughters Cristy (Wayne) Privette, and Betsy Windham; great-grandchildren: Trace Privette, Andrew Windham, Kyndell Locklair, and Braelynn Locklair; his sisters Era (Milton) Andrews, and Mary (Ronald) Parnell.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Lillie Belle Windham; brothers, Harry Windham and Junior Windham; sister, Willow Dean Windham; grandson, Jason Neil Turner; and son-in-law, Doug Turner.

The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at Belk Funeral Home, Lamar Chapel and other times at 301 Country Club Road, Lamar.

A guestbook is available online at www.belkfuneralhome.com.

Anne Loupo Odom

Patricia Anne Loupo Odom, age 68, passed away Wednesday morning, August 26, 2015. A funeral service was held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 29th in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home, followed by burial at Grove Hill Cemetery.

Born May 22, 1947, Anne was the daughter of the late Robert E. Loupo, Sr., and Mildred Virginia Price Loupo. She worked for the Pee Dee Regional Council of Government, then at the Darlington Magistrates Office. She retired in 2010 after 16 years at the Department of Natural Resources Office. She had a special place in her heart for her pets, and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Darlington.

Surviving are her daughters, Beth (Matt) McCall of Florence, and Kaye (Ben) Creasman of Greenville; her grandchildren, Ryan, Anne Marie, and Wes McCall, Jackson, Hayes and Abe Creasman; her brothers, Robert Loupo of Miami, FL, and Mike (Bonnie) Loupo of Darlington; her former husband and special friend, Barry Odom; her cat, Buddy, and her dog, Molly.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. James Smith and the staff of McLeod Oncology and Hematology, for their care of Anne. Also, the family of Ms. Odom thanks John Fitzgerald, a dear family friend, for his care and love.

The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, August 28th at Belk Funeral Home, and other times at 601 Loupo Place Darlington, SC 29532.

Memorials may be made to Harvest Hope Food Bank 2513 W Lucas St # 5, Florence, S.C. 29501 or give a donation at their website at www.harvesthope.org, The Lord Cares PO Box 1457 Darlington, S.C. 29540, or to the Darlington County Human Society Rescue Team P.O. Box 503 Darlington, S.C. 29540.

A guestbook is available online at www.belkfuneralhome.com.

John R. “Jack” Badey

John R. “Jack” Badey, 67, of Londonderry, N.H. passed away unexpectedly in Parkland Medical Center, Derry, N.H. He was born in Philadelphia, PA a son to the late William J. and Genevieve (Quigg) Badey. He was a resident of Londonderry, having lived there since 1995. Jack was a U.S. Army Veteran and served in the Vietnam War. He was vice president of engineering at Uni First Corp. Wilmington, MA. Jack will be remembered as being a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan and loved to cheer them on.

Jack is survived by his wife, Jo Ann (Byrd) Badey; four children, William P. Cromer, Jr. and his wife Becky of Sumter, S.C., Stacey Cromer and his wife Rhonda of Florence, S.C., Jennifer Mullen and her husband Billy of Sicklerville, N.J., and Tara Ackroyd and her husband Thomas of Londonderry; eight grandchildren, Garrett, Breanna, Porter, Hannah, Sawyer, Morgan, Zoe, and Abby; three siblings, Marion McNamee of Wildwood, N.J., Joseph Badey of Philadelphia, PA, and Jeanne Hadad of Lancaster, PA. Jack also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held 1:00 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home, Darlington, S.C. with interment following in the Florence National Cemetery, Florence, SC with military honors. The family received friends Thursday, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Belk Funeral Home.

Donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.

An online guestbook is available www.belkfuneralhome.com.

Shelby Jean Mcwhite Bonnoitt

Shelby Jean McWhite Bonnoitt, 79, of Pamplico, SC, passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2015.

Mrs. Bonnoitt was born in Florence, S.C., a daughter of the late Charlie Evander McWhite and Ollie Mae Turner McWhite. She worked with AT&T as a telephone operator for thirty-two years. Mrs. Bonnoitt was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Harry Elliott Bonnoitt, Jr.; daughter, Valeria B. (Jay) Watson of Pamplico; grandson, Jeffrey Gray Watson, Jr of Pamplico; granddaughter, Taylor Anne Watson of Pamplico; brother, Darian (Linda) McWhite of Pamplico; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services were held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 30, 2015, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Burial followed at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home.

Family received friends from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1883 S. Pamplico Highway, Pamplico, S.C. 29583 or to McLeod Hospice, P. O. Box 100551, Florence, S.C. 29502.

Please sign the tribute wall for Mrs. Bonnoitt at the obit section of wwww.stoudenmiredowling.com.

Author: Duane Childers

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