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(03-16-2019 - 03-23-2019)

Jacob B. Elliott, 30, worked as financial advisor

March 21, 2019

Jacob Brandon Elliott of Murrells Inlet died Feb. 26 at his home along with his beloved dog Bubba. He was 30. 

He was born March 8, 1988. Jacob was adopted on July 28, 1988, by William and Donna Ellliott. It was the couple’s ninth wedding anniversary. He attended Stafford High School in Fredericksburg, Va., and earned an associate’s degree from the Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach.  He worked at golf course resorts in North Myrtle Beach and Scottsdale, Ariz.  He then worked for East Coast Honda in Myrtle Beach for five years as a salesman and business manager.  

In 2017, Mr. Elliott embarked on a new career as a financial advisor for Edward Jones.

He was remembered for his compassion, generosity, hard-work and loving commitment to family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandmother Nettie C. Merritt; his grandfather, W. Edward Elliott; his uncle, Travis Merritt (Patty); and numerous cousins.

A funeral service was held at Warsaw Baptist Church Cemetery in Warsaw, Va.  Pall bearers were Shawn Huskins, Brandon Huskins and Terry Reynolds of Murrells Inlet; Adam Packett of Warsaw; and Daniel Wilson and Travis Merritt of Fredericksburg, Va.  

A memorial service will be held March 23 at 4 p.m. at Pawleys Island Community Church.  His family will receive friends afterward at the church. The celebration of his life will continue at  6 p.m. at the Hot Fish Club.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Huntington Beach State Park, 16148 Ocean Highway, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.  Specify that the donation is in memory of Jacob Elliott and Bubba.

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Edward B. Robinson, 77, small business owner

March 21, 2019

Edward Burrell Robinson of Heritage Plantation died March 11 at his home. He was 77.

He was born in Buckhannon, W.Va., the son of Joseph Healey Robinson and Gertha Peters Robinson.  He served in the Navy and was involved in the Bay of Pigs invasion.  

Mr. Robinson was a small business owner most of his working years. He also sold cars and was a branch manager with Carnation Co.  He enjoyed repairing musical instruments and making violins. He also liked to play poker and fish.  

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Karah Graham Robinson; his children, Edward Burrell Robinson Jr. of Berkeley, Calif.,  Jeffrey Alan Robinson of Atlanta and Jennifer Dawn Robinson of Memphis; his grandchildren, Avery Dawn Robinson of Tiburon, Calif., and Jeffery Alan Robinson and Jordon Matthew Robinson of Atlanta; his sisters, Janet Robinson Lowe of Salem, W.Va.; Edna Robinson Harmon (Joe) of Salem and Idaho; his brothers, Ralph Robinson (Tish) of Crownville, Md., and Charles Robinson (Connie) of Murrells Inlet.

His brother-in-law, Ralph Lowe, sister-in-law, Kerry Robinson, and nephew, Jeremy Mayle, died before him.

A memorial service will be held March 31 at 2 p.m. at the Salem (W.Va.) Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Georgetown Family Justice Center, 2705 Highmarket St., Georgetown, SC  29440.

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Georgetown County Tourism Management Commission: March 21, 3:30 p.m., Lachicotte

Georgetown County Planning Commission: March 21, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers.

Education reform: State Senate Education Committee takes comments on reform bill. March 21, 6 p.m., Georgetown High School.

Georgetown County Republican Party: Patty Jackson will discuss human trafficking. March 22, noon, Applewood House of Pancakes.

Georgetown County Democratic Party: Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson is the guest speaker. March 25, 5:30 p.m., 149 King St.,Georgetown. (Space limited.)

Georgetown County Council: March 26, 4 p.m. budget workshop, 5:30 p.m. meeting, council chambers.

Georgetown County Parks and Recreation Commission: April 1, 5 p.m., Beck Recreation Center.

Georgetown County School Board: April 2, 5:30 p.m., Beck Education Building.

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