The Dillon Herald, Dillon, South Carolina
June 24, 1915, Vol. 21, No. 10
Philip W Bethea Dead
Well Known Citizen of Dillon County Passed Away
Mr. Philip W. Bethea, of the Mallory section of Dillon County, died at his some Wednesday evening, the 23 instant, and was buried in the Latta Cemetery Friday morning the 15th. Mr. Bethea was a member of the large family of Bethea's in Dillon County, and was the oldest member of the family, being 86 years and eight months old. His wife preceded him to the grave only a little more than three weeks .
He was a man of unquestioned character and had the confidence and good will of all who knew him. He lived on a farm all his life and until a few years ago, when old age made it necessary for him to retire form active business, he was considered one of the most progressive farmers of his community. He was an exConfederate and did his full duty as a brave soldier during the War Between the States. He was a staunch member of the Methodist Church from early manhood having held the offices of steward for nearly half century. He was also a member of the Masonic Fraternity for about sixty-five being at the time of his death a member of Dalcho Lodge No 160, AFM.
He leaves one son, three daughters, a host of grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends to mourn his departure.
Transcribed by Mary Lewis from microfilm at the South Caroliniana Library, Columbia, SC.
Submitted by Helen Moody, 12 Sept 2003.