Ladoska Hardee

Ladoska Hardee

Ladoska Rabon Hardee

MYRTLE BEACH-Graveside services for Ladoska Ann Rabon, 86, will be held Jan. 9 at 1 p.m. in Patterson Cemetery in Loris.

Mrs. Hardee passed away Dec. 30 in Conway Medical Center.

Mrs. Hardee was born on May 14, 1934, in Loris, to the late Burroughs Rabon and the late Ruby Inez Buffkin Rabon. Mrs. Hardee worked with Farmers Bank and then NBSC until her retirement and was a member of the Loris First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Linda Hardee Johnson and special friend, Richard Owens of Myrtle Beach; son, Michael Hardee of Myrtle Beach; two grandchildren, Andrew Johnson and Jamie Johnson; two great-grandchildren, Avery Johnson and Karson Oldorff and her beloved Yorkie, “Callie”.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hardee was predeceased by her husband, Robert Eugene Hardee; and her two brothers, Paul Rabon and Kenneth Rabon.

Please sign Mrs. Hardee’s online guestbook at or call Hardwick Funeral Home at (843) 756-7001.

James “Jimmy” E. Roberts

GALIVANTS FERRY-Funeral services for James “Jimmy” E. Roberts, 73, will be held Jan. 10 at 3 p.m. in Mt. Hermon Baptist Church with the Rev. Garrett Gasque and the Rev. Donnie Graham officiating.

For those that are not able to attend the church service, a graveside committal with Military Honors will follow in the church cemetery.

Mr. Roberts passed away Jan. 7.

Born Oct. 8, 1947, in Conway, he was the son of the late Inez Roberts Capps. Mr. Roberts was a member and former deacon of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church. He was also a former committee member of the Carolina Baptist Association.

Mr. Roberts was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam War. He was a gentle and hardworking man who will be missed dearly. 

Mr. Roberts was truly a gentleman who stepped up to many unheralded tasks and did them all in love for his country and family. His love for his family, especially his girls, was easily recognized. Mr. Roberts was an avid supporter of his grandchildren, and all of their many endeavors. He was their biggest fan.

Mr. Roberts will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.

Along with his mother, he was predeceased by a brother, Eddie Capps.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Brenda Cook Roberts; two daughters, Kimberly Roberts Prosser (Darrell) and Fara Roberts Gasque (Garrett) of Aynor; five grandchildren, Luke Prosser, Quinn Prosser (Caroline), Grant Prosser, Blair Gasque and Garrison Gasque; one brother, J.C. Capps (Wanda); and a sister-in-law, Lynn Capps.

The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service at the church.

Due to COVID-19 and CDC regulations, masks and social distancing are required.

Memorial donations may be made to Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, 2453 Brunson Spring Road, Galivants Ferry, SC 29544.

Please sign the online guestbook at

Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Aubrey Johnson

Graveside services for Aubrey “Lynwood” Johnson Jr., 87, will be held Jan. 9 at 11 a.m. in Mt. Herman Baptist Church with the Rev. Donnie Graham and Aaron Johnson officiating. 

Mr. Johnson passed away Jan. 6 at Myrtle Beach Manor. 

Born Sept. 29, 1933, he was a son of the late Aubrey Joseph Johnson Sr. and the late Janie Lucille Roberts Johnson. 

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife, Pauline E. Johnson. 

Mr. Johnson was a member of Mt. Herman Baptist Church. He enjoyed squirrel hunting with his squirrel dog Shorty. Sales was his passion. He was a proud member of the 1952 Aynor High School state champion football team and was in the S.C. Army National Guard from 1952-1961. 

Mr. Johnson is survived by two sons, Andy Johnson (Denise) and Aaron Johnson (Terri); two grandchildren, Matthew Johnson (Elaine) and Kathryn Johnson; and one great-granddaughter, Harper Jean Johnson. 

Memorials can be made to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 98 Aynor, SC 29511. 

Please remember to wear a face mask and follow all social distancing guidelines at the service. 

Sign an online guestbook at

Johnson Funeral Home of Aynor is serving the family.

Richard Watts Sergent

Richard Watts Sergent, 74, passed away Jan. 3 in Conway Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 6, 1946, in Montreal Quebec, Canada, a son of the late William Charles Ross Sergent and Anna May Watts.

He is survived two sons, Mark (Kay) Sergent and Michael (Jennifer) Sergent; and a sister, Majanne Sergent.

A private burial at sea will be held at a later date.

Please sign a guestbook at

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

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