Obituaries, August 1, 2011

  • Sunday, July 31, 2011


Ora Bell Frazier, 72, Hemingway
Bessie Green, 64, Hemingway


Archie Dargan, Jr.

Archie Shaw Dargan, Jr., 86, died July 30, 2011, at his home in Myrtle Beach.
A native of Darlington County, SC, he was the son of the late Archie S. Dargan, Sr. and Edith Austin Dargan.  
He was a 1949 graduate of Clemson University with a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
He founded Dargan Construction Company of Myrtle Beach in 1953, and the company remains in business today as a successful building contractor.
His hobbies were Clemson football games, golf and aviation and he was an instrument-rated pilot.
Mr. Dargan was preceded in death by his wife, Caroline Douglas Sligh Dargan, his parents, one grandson, and daughter-in-law, Joyce Chestnut Dargan.
Mr. Dargan was an investor and a member of the Boards of Directors of Myrtle Beach National Company; Coastal Crane Service; Caravelle Resort; Longwood Golf Corporation (Blackmour); Alabama Theatre; Construction Equipment Rental Company; Ice House Group; and Hillsborough Land Group, LLC.
He served on many Boards of Directors in the past, some of those being C&S National Bank (now Bank of America); General Telephone Company (now Frontier); Carolinas Branch, The Associates General Contractors of America; Horry County Development Board; Greater Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce; Chairman, Board of Trustees Ocean View Memorial Hospital Foundation; Trustee, SC Foundation of Independent Colleges; Board of Visitors, Coastal Carolina College School of Business; Board of Trustees and Board of Visitors, Coker College; Board of Visitors, Columbia College, President, Carolinas Golf Association; President, Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach; President, United Way of Horry County; Vice President, Pee Dee Area Council of Boy Scouts of America; Horry County District Chairman, and Horry County District Finance Chairman.
He was very involved in civic organizations that helped the community and the world.
Because of his service, he received the Silver Beaver Award, Boy Scouts of America, Pee Dee Area Council; Citizen of the Year for Myrtle Beach, SC; Rotarian of the Year for Myrtle Beach Rotary Club; Service to Mankind Award, Myrtle Beach Sertoma Club; Community Award of Merit, Coastal Carolina College, USC.
Mr. Dargan graduated from St. John's High School, Darlington, SC, and was a student at Clemson University in 1943 when he left school to join the military.
Mr. Dargan's military service was outstanding.
He served in the Army Air Corps, 1943-1945.
After pilot training in the United States, he was sent overseas in 1944 to fight in World War II and was assigned to the European Theatre of Operation as a fighter pilot, flying a P-51 Mustang.
He flew 37 missions and shot down four enemy fighters.
He earned the rank of First Lieutenant and returned home in 1945.
In 1946, he returned to complete his college education at Clemson University.
After working five years in the engineering department of a large textile firm, he decided to move to Myrtle Beach and founded Dargan Construction Company in 1953.
The company is still operating strong in Myrtle Beach.
He held professional licenses as follows: General Contractor License "Building-Unlimited" SC Licensing Board for Contractors; General Contractor License "Building-Unlimited" NC Licensing Board for Contractors; Professional Engineer — SC State Board of Engineers Examiners.
His company built many of the hotels and condominiums in Myrtle Beach, and also the entertainment theatres, such as Carolina Opry, Dixie Stampede, Ronnie Milsap Theatre, Gatlin Brothers Theatre, and others.
Numerous buildings at Horry-Georgetown Technical College, Coastal Carolina University, Francis Marion College, Voorhees College, Newberry College and many elementary and high school buildings were built by his company.
Many hospitals, too, were built by the company; some of them being Orangeburg Hospital, Georgetown Hospital, Self Memorial Hospital, Palmetto State Hospital in Columbia, New Haven Nursing Home, Myrtle Beach Manor Nursing Home, and many others.
Mr. Dargan was a man of faith and was a member of The First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach, where he served as an Elder.
He also served on various committees, including the current building committee for the new church sanctuary.
Mr. Dargan is survived by five children, Archie Shaw Dargan, III (Linda); Waldeck Sligh Dargan; Caroline Douglas MacKorell (John, Sr.); Louisa Sligh Dargan Harris (Trey); and Melissa Dorsey Dargan Hufhan (Brian).
He is survived by 13 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild.
Mr. Dargan is also survived by one brother, George Dargan of Darlington.
He always believed that a person should give back to the community.
He did this far and above what was expected.
His generosity supported colleges, universities, and churches.
He will be remembered as a kind man to all, and above all, a Southern Gentleman.
Visitation for Mr. Dargan was held on Sunday, July 31, 2011, at his home in the Dunes Cove Section of Myrtle Beach, SC, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Mr. Dargan's funeral will be held on Monday, August 1, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach, SC, directed by Goldfinch Funeral Home of Conway, SC.
Burial will follow in Grove Hill Cemetery, Darlington, SC, at approximately 5 p.m., directed by Belk Funeral Home of Darlington, SC.
For anyone desiring to send a memorial, please send it to Grand Strand Humane Society, or the YMCA of Myrtle Beach, or the First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach, SC.
An online guestbook may be signed at www.goldfinchfuneral.com
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Teresa Hewitt

Teresa Lynn Harrelson Hewitt, 61, wife of Willie C. Hewitt, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2011 at Tidelands Community Hospice House.
Born on February 11, 1950, in Georgetown County, she was a daughter of the late John B. Harrelson and the late Bobbie Mae Butler Harrelson.
Mrs. Hewitt was a member of Ringel Heights Baptist Church.
She was retired from First Citizens Bank and was employed by the Georgetown Times for many years.
Mrs. Hewitt enjoyed gardening, playing the piano, the mountains and listening to birds.
She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and will be dearly missed by all who loved her.
Survivors include her husband of Georgetown; step-mother, Frances Harrelson of Georgetown; three children, Chuck Bass (Donna), Angie Carroll (Chris) and Scott Bass all of Georgetown; a step-daughter, Cindy Howard of Georgetown; a step-son, William Hewitt of Georgetown; 10 grandchildren, Taylor Lynn Bass, Brandon McConnell, Austin McConnell, Dillon Taylor, Kelsey Lynn Taylor, Summer Taylor, Bailey Lynn Bass, Haley Bass, B.J. Howard and Brittany Lynn Howard; a brother, Larry Harrelson (Sandy) of Columbia; a sister, Pam Jernigan (Bob) of Georgetown; a niece, Julia Hendrick (Judson); three nephews, Andrew Jernigan, Collins Harrelson and Wellons Harrelson; and a number of other nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, John Wayne Harrelson; and maternal grandmother, Dessie Healon.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 in the Graham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chris Giles officiating.
Burial will follow in the Pine Bluff Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at Graham Funeral Home.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Mrs. Daisy Lambert and Mrs. Debbie Talbert for the loving care they provided for Mrs. Hewitt.
Memorials may be made to Tidelands Hospice House, 2591 N. Fraser St. Georgetown, SC 29440, or Ringel Heights Baptist Church, 78 Rubin Ave. Georgetown, SC 29440.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

Donald Moore

Donald Dean Moore, 47, husband of Anne Ferdon Moore, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2011 at Waccamaw Community Hospital.
Born on August 31, 1963 in Georgetown he was a son of Harry C. Moore and Aldean G. Moore.
Mr. Moore was a member of Pawleys Island Community Church.
He enjoyed golfing and spending time with his family.
Mr. Moore was a loving and caring husband, father, son and brother and will be missed by all who loved him.
Survivors include his wife of Pawleys Island; mother and father of Georgetown; a daughter, Elizabeth A. Moore; a brother, Hal Moore (Susan) of Litchfield; three nieces, Chelsey Moore of Anderson, Rangeley Laney of Sumter and Maggie O'Briant (Patrick) of Hawaii; three nephews, Richie Ferdon of Georgetown, Steve Kornharens of Washington, D.C., and Jackson Ferdon of Bennettsville; and a great nephew, Mikey O'Briant of Hawaii.
A Memorial Service will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, August 1, 2011 at Pawleys Island Community Church with the Rev. Don Williams officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to PICC Romanian Missions, P.O. Box 777 Pawleys Island, SC 29585 or to the ASPCA 520 8th Ave, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

Luke Robinson

Mr. Luke Robinson, 75, of 278 Fuzzy Drive in the Oatland Community, Georgetown, SC, departed this life on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at Tidelands Community Hospice, Georgetown, SC.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at St. Paul AME Church in the Oatland Community, Georgetown, SC with Rev. Kenneth Aveirls, Sr., officiating.
Burial followed in the Church Cemetery under the direction of McKnight-Fraser Funeral Homes.
Friends may sign a Guest Book at www.McKnightfraserfuneralhomes.com
Mr. Robinson, a son of the late Henry Silas Robinson and Daisy Williams Robinson, was born May 11, 1936 in Georgetown County.
Mr. Robinson was a member of St. Paul AME Church and was educated in Georgetown County schools.
Surviving are one daughter, Violet Richardson; Manchester, MD; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; his twin brother, John Robinson, Georgetown, SC; and one sister, Mary Ruth Giles, Georgetown, SC.

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