The State, Columbia, South Carolina
March 12, 1919, Page 20, Column 3
Sergt. Herbert F. Bethea
Special to The State.
Latta, March 11.--Latta was saddened to learn of the death of
Sergt. Herbert F. Bethea at Camp Jackson. While he had been sick for about
three weeks, his condition was not considered critical until a few days before
Sergeant Bethea entered the service last spring and came home
on only one furlough. The remains were brought to Latta last Tuesday and laid
to rest in the Latta Cemetery in the presence of one of the largest assemblies
ever seen in Latta. He was 20 years of age. His parents having died in his early
youth, he was reared by his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Laurin Bethea, with whom
he made his home until the time of his enlistment. He was a graduate of Clemson
College. Three sisters and one brother survive him: Mrs. Tracy Henry of Latta,
Mrs. Joe Meadows and Miss Sallie Bethea of Little Rock and Lieut. Palmer Bethea.