Davis Oscar Heniford, Jr  
Birth: Nov. 14, 1926
Richmond County
Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 28, 2004
Jackson County
North Carolina, USA

Davis Heniford, jr. was born in Richmond, VA to Davis Oscar and Katherine Wright Hammack Heniford. He had one sister, Catherine Lewis, a stepsiser, Kathy Clark Lewis, and a brother, Lewis W Heniford.
Davis graduated from Loris High School in 1943m served in the US Navy, 1943-45, and graduated from Clemson University with the B.S. degree in 1950.
He purchased Green's Fuel in Loris, changed the name to LP Gas Corporation, and expanded it by opening offices in Dillon, Marion and Conway. After selling it to a North Carolina group, he became a real estate broker and land developer. He was owner and president of the McDowell Corporation of Loris. In addition, he was chairman of the board of Sandhills Bank and a founder and member of the board of 1st Atlantic Bank. He also had an interest in automobile dealerships.
In 1982 he was named the member of the State Highway and Publis Transporation Commission for the 15th District. After his regular four year term Gov. Dick Riley appointed him to serve another year because of the important work being done to secure adequate highways for Horry County.
He married Althea Todd Williamson Heniford, daught of Kelly C and Audrey Horne Todd, their children are: Julie Lowry, Darra Cothran, William Williamson, Mark Heniford, Drake Davis Heniford and Holly Heniford.

North Myrtle Beach, SC - Mr. Davis O. Heniford, Jr., age 77, died Saturday (August 28, 2004) in Whittier, NC, following an accident.

Born Nov. 14, 1926 in Richmond, VA, Mr. Heniford was the son of the late Davis O. Heniford, Sr., and the late Catherine Hammack Heniford. Mr. Heniford was the devoted husband of Mrs. Althea Heniford for 44 years. Mr. Heniford was a banker, a real estate developer, and an entrepreneur. Mr. Heniford was a 1943 graduate of Loris High School, attended Duke University, and received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Clemson University in 1950. He served with distinction in the United States Navy from 1944 to 1946. During the 1950s, Mr. Heniford owned and developed the LP Gas Corporation and in 1961 he started a real estate company now known as East Coast Realty Corporation. In 1979 Mr. Heniford purchased The Bank of Bethune and in later years formed Sandhills Bank, which he owned until his death. Mr. Heniford served as Chairman of the Horry County Airport Commission from 1968 to 1982. He represented the 15th Judicial Circuit on the South Carolina Department of Highways and Public Transportation Commission from 1982 to 1986, and represented former Governor Richard Riley on the Department of Highways and Public Transportation Commission from 1986 to 1987. For his dedicated service to his community and state, on April 30, 2004 Mr. Heniford received the Order of the Palmetto, the highest civilian award given by the State of South Carolina. The General Assembly also resolved that the interchange at US Highway 701 and SC Highway 9 Bypass be named the Davis Heniford, Jr. Interchange. A devoted family man and lifelong sportsman, Mr. Heniford was a proud member of IPTAY for 54 years and received the Horry County Tiger of the Year award in 1985.

Survivors include four sons: William D. Williamson and wife Ann of Sunset Beach, NC; Mark Eric Heniford and wife Mary Margaret of North Myrtle Beach, SC; Drake Davis Heniford and wife Cindy of Little River, SC; and B. Todd Heniford and wife Briana Wright of Charlotte, NC. Three daughters: Julie Williamson Lowry and husband Brownlee of Spartanburg, SC; Darra Williamson Cothran and husband Robert Gahagan of Columbia, SC; and Holly Kaufmann and husband Scott of Little River, SC. Grandchildren are William Lowry Jr. and wife Katherine, Kelly Davis Heniford Lowry and wife Rebecca, Casey Althea Cothran and husband Todd Muldrew, Darra Dane Cothran, James C. Page, Audrey Ann Williamson, W.D. Grainger Williamson, Mary Katherine Heniford, Mark Tanner Heniford, Stephanie Vidal Olivera, Cypress Heniford, Kellen Heniford, Davis Wright Heniford and Carley Teal Kaufmann. Great-grandchildren are Cenia Althea Lowry and Claudia Ramos Lowry. Mr. Heniford was predeceased by his sister Catherine H. Lewis and is survived by a brother, Lewis Williams Heniford of Carmel, CA and a sister Kathy Clark Lewis of Columbia, SC. Memorial services will be Wednesday morning at 11:00 AM at Loris First Baptist Church with committal services following at Princeville Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. Carl Harris and Rev. Drew Jackson. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Hardwick Funeral Home in Loris, SC. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Davis and Althea Heniford Scholarship Fund, c/o Mrs. Pete Cagle, at Sandhills Bank, 1020 Highway 17 North, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582. Services
directed by Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris, SC. 843-756-7001.

(The Charleston Post & Courier - Tuesday, August 31, 2004)
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  Davis Oscar Heniford (1895 - 1965)
  Katherine Wright Hammack Heniford (1892 - 1946)
  Althea Todd Heniford (1923 - 2004)*
*Calculated relationship
World War II

Princeville Cemetery
Horry County
South Carolina, USA
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