Willette Rider

March 14, 1937 ~ January 12, 2022 (age 84)


Willette Rider 84, of Clarkton passed on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at her  home.  She was born March 14, 1937 in Columbus County the daughter of the late Will Pridgen and Flossie Masters Elkins Pridgen.  

She was the owner and operator of Suntan Studio in South Myrtle Beach, SC from 1981 - 1999.

She is survived by a son,  Lewis Rider (Dawn) of Myrtle Beach, SC; two daughters, Sharon Hardy (Reid) of Myrtle Beach SC and Sheila Rider of Clarkton; a sister, Frankie Benton of Riegelwood; grandchildren, Jacob Rider and Nicholas Rider; great granddaughters, Sophie Rider and Hannah Rider.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, George Elkins, Clarence Elkins and Ishmael Pridgen; sisters, Viola Butler and Lillie Belle Ross.

Her funeral service will be at 2:00 pm Saturday, January 15, 2022 graveside at the Shipman family cemetery with Rev. Ronnie Wilson officiating.  

Her family will receive friends 6:00 - 8:00 pm Friday, January 14, 2022 at Peacock Funeral Home.

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