Stella Mae McLamb

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Stella Mae McLamb, 97, of Little River, S.C., died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at her residence.
Mrs. McLamb was born Feb. 22, 1915, in Little River, S.C., a daughter of the late Lorenzo Dow and Olivia Bellamy. She was the widow of Ellis Layton McLamb.
A devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother she was predeceased by her daughter, Pollie O. Moseley; two sisters, Mary Platt and Evelyn Long; three brothers, Howard Bellamy, Otis Bellamy and Roscoe Bellamy; and a close friend of loyal service, Julene Gause.
She was a member of North Myrtle Beach First Baptist Church for 61 years, serving as a choir member for 40 years.
In 1937 she and her family moved to Charleston, S.C., where they lived until 1948 until returning to Little River. She began operating Stella's Guest Home in 1973 and continued to receive guests for approximately 30 years. Her home was listed in Southern Living magazine as one of the most hospitable stops along the East Coast and her breakfast buffet, which she served for approximately 10 years, was a do-not-miss treat for all her guests and friends. All who visited Stella's were fascinated by her collection of antiques and her décor.
Survivors include two sons, Thurmon W. McLamb and his wife Diane, of Little River, S.C., and Kenny E. McLamb and his wife Pam, of Little River; one daughter, Rita J. McLamb of Little River; six grandchildren, Angela Bird, Sabrina McLamb, Ashley McLamb, Kimberly McLamb, Robbie Moseley and Ben Moseley; six great-grandchildren, Wiley Smith, Taylor Smith, Stacie McLamb, Lauren McLamb, Cayman Moseley and Atticus Moseley; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach with the Rev. John Gambrell, the Rev. Mike Vipperman and Dr. Harold Mitchell officiating. Burial was set to follow at McLamb Cemetery in Litt
Published in The Brunswick Beacon on Sept. 28, 2012
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