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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 away.

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.

Transcribed and contributed by Carolyn Klear, 20 May 2002

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