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Wednesday, Jan 21, 1948 State Paper had following article...Jan 20 (special)
Boy and Girl Burned to Death in Bed at Dillon
---Randolph Wanye, age three, and Patricia Ann, age one, son and daughter of Mr and Mrs Charles Herring of Dillon, died at 2 o'clock today from burns received when their home caught on fire. The volunteer fire department was called out but the house was a mass of flames when they arrived, the house being located near the city limits on First Avenue. Mrs Herring, their mother, is in St Eugene Hospital in a serious condition. At the time of the fire, Mrs Herring was visiting a neighbor, and a brother, Charles, age four, was visiting another neighbor. Origin of the fire could not be definitely determined, but it is believed by the fireman that a bed in which one was asleep at the time became ignited from a coal stove. Both children were asleep at the time the fire started. Mr Herring is a mechanic employed by Gaddy Motors sales. Funeral services are incomplete.

Obituary notice in Thursday, Jan 22, 1948 State Paper: Funeral Today for Dillon Children Fire Victims--Funeral services for Randolph Wayne, age 3 and Patricia Ann Herring, 1 year old, children of Mr and Mrs Charles Herring, who lost their lives yesterday when their home burned, will be held from the Church of God at 11 o'clock Thursday morning with the Rev W R Craven in charge, assisted by the Rev Frank Lyon. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery. Surviving are their parents and a brother, Charles.

Transcribed and contributed by Carolyn Klear, 27 Aug 2002.


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