Southern Christian Advocate, Vol 89 #42 pg 13, Col 2 for Herring dated October 21, 1926 from Sandor Teszlor Library of Wofford College:
Mr J F Herring Dies in Durham
John Herring, the son of Miles and Sallie Jones Herring, was born in Marion County, near Old Tabernacle Church, September 2, 1873, and peacefully fell asleep in the Mullins Hospital, September 5, 1926.
Between the dates above was the earthly life of a good man, a kind neighbor, a loving husband, and devoted father. When seventeen years of age, Brother Herring went to live with Miss Esther Scott, a distant relative, to help her on the farm.
November 12, 1899, he was happily married to Miss Emma Hays of Kemper, SC. To this union five children were born; Mrs Willie Mae Tanner of Mullins, Fred, Lonnie, and Charles. Mattie died in infancy.
Brother Herring lived his life in the same community in which he was born, and had the respect and love of all who knew him. He was one of Dillon's best and most prosperous farmers. Instead of constantly buying from the town he always had something to sell which brought the top of the market.
While quite a child he joined old Tabernacle church and was ever a faithful member. For a number of years, he served as steward, in which position he was at the time of his death.
In the death of John Herring, the community has lost a good neighbor, the church a faithful member, and the family a loving father and help-meet.
God bless the bereaved ones.
Jesse J Stevenson