|Birth: ||Oct. 19, 1988|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 31, 2007|
South Carolina, USA
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(THE FOLLOWING IS FROM GOLDFINCH FUNERAL HOME)
Savannah Belle Edgar, age 18, died Saturday, March 31, 2007.
Born October 19, 1988 in Columbia SC a daughter of Larry Dean and Teri Lynn Standridge Edgar. Savannah was a 2006 graduate of Socastee High School where she was a member of the Varsity Softball team for 5 years and a member of the Carolina Castaway travel team. Savannah was selected as a member of the Toast Of The Coast Players in Softball. She was a freshman at Clemson University, and a very special friend to everyone.
Surviving in addition to her father of Lexington, SC and Mother of Myrtle Beach are a sister: Caroline Edgar; Maternal Grandparents: Mack H. and Sharon Standridge of West Columbia; Paternal grandparents: Gloria Baker of Chapin, SC and Larry Edgar of Irmo, SC; Aunts and Uncles: Tony M. and Deborah Standridge of Lexington, SC., Barry T. and Betty Standridge of Statesboro, Ga., Damon Edgar of Prosperity, SC., and Dana and Doyle McBride of Chapin, SC; Great-Grandparents: Belle and Mike Schafer of Lexington, SC and Dorothy Vaughan of West Columbia; Cousins: Scott. Betsy and Liza Standridge, Chas, Justin, and Matthew Standridge and Taylor Chaffins and a favorite four year old, Cole Hutchinson.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday at Myrtle Beach Community Church, directed by Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Savannah and Shanna Scholarship Fund For Softball Players, C/O: Beach First National Bank, 3064 Dick Pond Road, Surfside Beach, SC 29575.
(Note: Savannah Belle Edgar and Shanna Lee Stines were killed in an automobile accident caused by a drunk driver)
(THE FOLLOWING IS FROM MYDEATHSPACE.COM)
Shanna Stines' and Savannah Edgar's families say the biggest characteristic the two best friends had in common was their unselfishness and desire to put other people's needs first.
Family members said wherever one girl was you could always count on the other to be close behind.
As Teri Edgar looked at all the picture of her daughter, Savannah, with her best friend, Shanna, she said it's hard to believe the girls are gone.
"They have spent every minute of every hour together in the last 6 years. They met on the softball field at Socastee," Edgar said.
Both girls grew up wanting to be softball coaches. Shanna Stines was an assistant coach at St. James High School and had attended Costal Carolina University for two years.
Savannah Edgar was finishing her first year at Clemson University and wanted to major in early childhood education.
"Both of their goals were to be around kids. They loved softball. They wanted to be a part of that," Edgar said.
Saturday morning the two girls were celebrating Stines' 22nd birthday. Edgar said it seems like yesterday they were celebrating her 21st.
"This was last year on Shanna's birthday, we went to go see Edwin McCaine."
Terri Edgar knew when she heard her daughter was in the car accident, Stines was with her.
"We all know that there was just no way that they could have survived without each other anyway. So God knew what he was doing." Edgar said.
Now the two will be together forever as their families have decided to bury them next to each other at Hillcrest Cemetery.
(THE FOLLOWING IS FROM SCNOW.COM)
By JODY BARR
WBTW News 13 Reporter
Published: May 29, 2008
A Murrells Inlet man pleaded guilty to multiple counts of felony DUI from a March 2007 crash that killed two, last Thursday in Conway.
This Wednesday afternoon, 26 year old Jeremy Michael Nordstrom started serving a 21 year prison sentnece at the Kirkland Correctional Institution in Columbia.
Corrections officers will classify Nordstrom and assign him a bed either at the Kirkland facility, or another prison in the state.
Nordstrom's release date is set for March 11, 2027.
Troopers charged Nordstrom with the deaths of two Horry County women, and seriously injuring another in the accident.
Circuit Court Judge Kristi Harrington sentenced Nordstrom to 21 years in prison Thursday afternoon.
Harrington told Nordstrom, "It was your decision to order drink, after drink, after drink," then drive while the victims in the case got a designated driver to drive them home.
The crash happened at the intersection on Highway 544 and Highway 17 Business near Surfside Beach in the early morning hours of March 31, 2007.
Nordstrom was driving southbound on Highway 17 when he ran a red light and slammed into two other cars. Two of the three people inside one of the cars died, another sent to the hospital with serious injuries.
Troopers arrested Nordstrom at the scene and charged him with two counts of felony DUI involving death and one count of felony DUI with great bodily injury and possession of a controlled substance.
The Highway Patrol reports showed Nordstrom's blood alcohol level at 0.23, that's almost three times the legal limit in South Carolina.
Prosecutors later charged Nordstrom with another count of felony DUI with great bodily injury, then a Horry County grand jury indicted Nordstrom on all counts on June 28, 2007.
Savannah Edgar and Shanna Stines died in the crash.
Both were graduates of Socastee High, Stines coached the St. James High softball team; both were actively involved in athletics at the schools.
The other woman in the crash, Amanda Tenney, suffered a broken jaw in the crash and spoke at Nordstrom's hearing telling the court she didn't know Edgar or Stines, but thought about them daily.
The man driving the car the two girls were in, Craig Kurtz, told News13 following the bond hearing last year that he's lucky to have survived the crash and was outwardly upset over what happened.
Nordstrom was charged with driving under the influence, open container, and reckless driving in 1998, but pleaded guilty to open container and reckless driving which erased the DUI, according to assistant solicitor Scott Hixson.
Hixson told the court Thursday that Nordstrom was out of jail on bond from a previous DUI when he caused the crash that killed Edgar and Stines last year.
In 2001, Nordstrom was charged with DUI and possession with intent to distribute marijuana in Pennsylvania and completed a pre-trial program there, according to Hixson.
In May 2006, Hixson told the court Nordstrom hit a motorcycle when he crossed the center line in the Inlet Square Drive section in Horry County, and was charged with DUI. Hixson said Nordstrom was out of jail on bond awaiting trial on that DUI charge when he caused the accident that killed Edgar and Stines last year.
Nordstrom was playing in a reggae band at Wild Wing Cafe in Garden City the night of the accident, and was drinking heavily, Hixson told the judge Thursday.
Nordstrom was released from the J. Reuben Long Detention Center on July 20, 2007 under house arrest.
Nordstrom faced up to 25 years in prison on each count of felony DUI involving death.
South Carolina, USA
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Record added: Aug 05, 2009
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