Pastor Leroy Larrimore

GALIVANTS FERRY-A graveside service for the Rev. Leroy Larrimore, 80, will be held Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. in Pee Dee Original Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pastor Larrimore of Mill Swamp Road went to be with his Lord and Savior on Jan. 4.

Born Jan. 5, 1941, in Britton’s Neck, he was a son of the late Mack and Dessie Richardson Larrimore.

Leroy was also predeceased by his wife, Bonnie B. Larrimore; his son, Jerry ”Buddy” Larrimore; siblings, Loyd Larrimore, John Edgar Larrimore, Ellie Harrelson, Gladys Hardee and Dorothy Evans; and great-granddaughter, Lexy Larrimore.

Leroy was a loving father, brother and friend to everyone. He loved his family and his church. He loved sitting with one of his angels from heaven, Kenley, telling her about Jesus and how he met his Sugar Babe.

No matter how many times she heard it, she wanted to hear it again and that was a joy for him. Reaching out to lost souls was something he did so well. No hesitation. No shame.  Instead with pride and his head held high.

He loved the Lord more than anything. His silver hair was one of his beauty marks. He was the most humble, tenderhearted person we know. He had a way of melting hearts when it came to talking about Jesus. He was the pastor of Pee Dee Original Freewill Baptist Church for 28 years. He has served the Lord since 1962 with all his heart.

He will be remembered for his humbleness and love for Jesus. Although his mind and body became weak in the end, he held on to Jesus. Looking forward to his 80th Birthday was something he spoke of often. He reached his goal and what a Birthday, to get your eyesight back and to see Jesus face to face and to find his sugar babe. It cannot get any better than that.

Our home, church and community will fill the void, but he leaves behind his testimony. Not only did he preach the Bible, but he also lived it. People can walk through your life daily and we forget them, but when they walk across your heart, you don’t forget.

Daddy walked across many hearts in his lifetime. He wanted to be remembered for how he loved the Lord when his time came. We can say he has left behind a legacy of loyalty to the Lord that his shoes will be hard to fill. He loved and enjoyed handing out crosses. He stood behind the cross. He will forever be in our hearts and live on thru the lives he touched.

Surviving are his children, Kenneth Larrimore and his wife Pam of Galivants Ferry and Patsy Roberts and her husband Doug of Galivants Ferry; siblings, Randy Larrimore (Ann), Willie Larrimore (Dot), Janice Fay Thomas, Geraline Skipper, Ruth Harrelson (Phillip), Vernise Jordan and Jeanette Harrelson (Charles); 10 grandchildren, Bradley Gray, Kent Gray, Candice Coates, Chase Larrimore, Hillary Anderson, Caroline Springs, Tasha Lee, Alecia Johnson, Courtney Richardson and Buck Larrimore; two stepgrandchildren, Ashley Cox and Brandon Roberts; 25 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; a number of nieces and nephews; and many other family and friends.

After the service the family will receive friends at Kenny’s shop or Patsy’s residence.

Due to CDC regulations, social distancing and face mask are required.

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Watson Funeral Services and Crematory, 2300 U.S. 378, Conway, SC is serving the family. 


Helen Rabon Hood

Helen Rabon Hood, 81, died in Conway Medical Center after an illness. 

Mrs. Hood was born Jan. 20, 1939, in Horry County, a daughter of the late George M. “Buck” Rabon Jr. and the late Letha Jane Johnson Rabon. 

Mrs. Hood was married to the late Roy C. Hood of Texas for 20 years, and lived in Columbia, Denver Colo., and Misawa Japan. She retired from AT&T (The Bell System) and Coastal Carolina University. 

She was predeceased by two sons, Larry Hood and Roger Hood; two brothers, Herbert Rabon and Wayne Rabon of Aynor; one sister, Myrtle Hardwick of Cross; one brother-in-law, William Lephon Hardwick; and one sister-in-law, Dianne “Butch” Rabon. 

Surviving are one brother, Worley Rabon of Conway; one sister, Lillie Graham (Eldon) of Loris; two sisters-in-law, Nina Rabon and Debbie Rabon of Aynor; former daughter-in-law, Lisa Hood Rogers of Marion; two grandsons, Adam and Jordan Hood of Conway; three granddaughters, Kris Hood Lawson of Conway, Brandi Hood and Cori Hood of Marion; two great- grandchildren, Lucas and Charlotte; and many nieces, nephew, aunts, uncles and cousins. 

A private graveside service will be held in Pleasant Union Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Mac Hutson officiating. 

Please remember to a wear mask and follow social distancing guidelines. 

Johnson Funeral Home of Aynor is serving the family. 

Joseph Edward “Billy” Jordan

 A funeral service for Joseph Edward “Billy” Jordan, 73, will be held Jan. 9 at noon in Watson Funeral Services Chapel with Pastor David Little officiating. Burial will follow in Ocean Wood Cemetery.

Jordan passed away at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Born Nov. 19, 1947, in Horry County, he was a son of the late Leon Jordan and Opal Sessions Jordan.

He was also predeceased by his sister, Gloria Breisch; and one brother, Larry Jordan.

Billy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He enjoyed driving fast cars and was an avid outdoorsman. He loved his family very much, especially spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-two years, Mary Ann Green Jordan; his children, Joseph “Jody” Jordan and Beth Little and her husband Pastor David; siblings, Randy Jordan and Judy Hale; grandchildren, Joseph Lee Jordan, Christian Mason, Michael Marks, Adam Causey (Valarie), Jordan Causey (fiancé Danny), Luke Causey and Bella Little; one great-grandchild, Kole Wilson and many other family and friends that will miss him.

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Watson Funeral Services and Crematory, 2300 U.S. 378, Conway, SC is serving the family. 

I'm the editor of the Horry Independent, a weekly newspaper in Conway, South Carolina. I cover city hall and courts, among many other subjects. Know of a good story? Call me at 843-488-7241.

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