Dillon Herald, Volume 13, #27
pg 1 July 9 1908 issue
(typed exactly as printed)
Obituary for Harmon Herring
The community was made sad when on the morning of July 1, the announcement
was made that Mr Harmon Herring, the oldest citizen of the community had passed
Mr Herring was taken sick on Sunday previous to his death at the home of
Mr James Wallace in the Pages Mill Section, where he had gone with his daughter,
Mrs W M Lock, to spend the day. He was taken home as quickly as possible, and
all that love ones could do was done, but his mission on earth had been
performed. Mr Herring remained in bed only three days, before he that had
long since gone, leaving the message, "I go to prepare a place for you,"sent
the angelic host with the glorius tidings "All things are ready, come ye
blessed of my Father," and his spirit took its upward flight and returned to
the God who give it.
He had lived to see almost four score years and ten, and for nearly half
century had been a member of the Presbyterian church, and though all who loved
him shall try to bow in humble submission to the divine will, knowing that our
heavenly Father knows when the day is over and the time to call his laborers
home; still we miss the touch of the hand that has vanished, the sound of the
voice that is still.
When the North and the South drew their glittering bayonets and put on
their armors for battle, Mr Herring did not shirk his duty, but bid loved ones
good by and went forth to fight for a cause which he thought was right. During
the four long years of war, while tens of thousands were being slain and
wounded around him, he received only one wound, but this one which was in the
thigh rendered him a cripple for life.
The interment of Mr Herring's body was made in the family plot of the
McDuffie cemetery on Thursday.
He leaves a wife, four children, a large number of grandchildren and a
host of friends to mourn his departure.