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The Dillon Herald, Dillon South Carolina
August 4, 1938, Vol. 43, No. 48

DEATH CLAIMS PIONEER CITIZEN

News of the death of C. S. Herring was received with sorrow early Wednesday morning. Mr. Herring passed away at a Fayetteville hospital after an illness of only a few days.

One of the town's pioneer citizens and long a familiar figure in the social and business life of the community, Mr. Herrings passing is mourned by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.

Mr. Herring was born at Clio 67 years ago and located in Dillon when quite a young man. After finishing business college he went to Georgia where he kept books for the late Brown McCallum, a large turpentine operator. Returning to this section he did clerical work at Clio and Dunbar, later moving to Dillon where he accepted the position of secretary and treasurer of the Dillon Oil Mill. Later Mr. Herring entered into the employer of J. W. Dillon and Son and for several years was a partner into he mercantile firm of J. F. Bethea and Co.

In his early life Mr. Herring served as town clerk and treasurer and in his late life served as a city councilman, being a member of the council at the time of his death. For the past ten years he had filled the position of cotton weigher in Dillon.

Mr. Herring is survived by his widow and the following children; Miss Sara Herring of Dillon; Mrs. Mendal Rast of Cameron, S. C.; John Herring of Mexico City, C. S. Herring, Jr., of Raleigh, and one brother Frank T. Herring of Williston, Fla.

Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church this afternoon at 5 o'clock and interment will be at Riverside cemetery, with Rev. Emory Edwards, Dr. J. A. Ward and Rev. F. J. Hay officiating. The active pallbearers will be Gene Keels, A. D. Barnes, Henry Lucius, E. P. Rogers, Fred Hargrove, Eddie Peterkin. Honorary: Members of the city council, the board of stewards of the Methodist church and E. S. Beattle, E. I. Reardon, F. B. David, M. A. Stubbs, C. C. Thomas, W. A. Blizzard, L. B Hardaway, R. L. McLaurin, Earl Alford, Gus Alford, J. E. Jones, James McLeallan, Morgan Rogers, J. D. Hargrove, Walter Higgins, J. C. Lupo, Fletcher Hamer, G. G. McLaurin, Lawrence McIntyre, E. T. Elliott.

Transcribed and contributed by Carolyn Klear, 27 Aug 2002.


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