The Dillon Herald July 19, 1955
W. T. Squires Passes Thurs.
William Thomas Squires, 66, of Florence died suddenly Thursday at his residence of a heart attack. He was a retired furniture case fitter and had been a resident of Florence for ten years.
Funeral services were conducted at 3 P.M. Saturday in Mount Calvary Baptist Church near Dillon by the Rev. Clyde C. Cox, pastor of the Church of God, Dillon and the Rev. R. C. Melton, pastor of the Second Baptist Church of Dillon. Burial was in Mount Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Squires was born in Dillon County, July 17, 1889, and lived a great part of his life here. He was employed by the Schoolfield Furniture Industries of Mullins for six years and also by the Florence Furniture Industries. He was also a former resident of Fayetteville, N.C. for three years. He was a member of Second Baptist Church of Dillon, but attended the Church of God.
Mr. Squires was twice married. His first wife was the late Mrs. Katie Harrelson Squires of Dillon who died in 1943. He is survived by his second wife the former Miss Ollie Lewis Hewitt of Florence; one daughter, Mrs. James Gibson of Rockwood, Tenn.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Walter Sansbury of Florence; two sons, Joseph M. Squires of Dillon and William G. Squires of Rockwood, Tenn.; four sisters, Mrs. Katie S. Butler of Bonneau, Mrs. T.B. McDaniel of Dillon, Mrs. Joe Sarvis of Conway and Mrs. Marshall McDonald of Dillon; one brother, C.C. Squires of Dillon; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Note: Mr. W.T. Squires was the son of the late William Ellison Squires and Mary Elizabeth Ward Squires. - jrr.
Submitted by Ron Rowell, 30 Jun 2004.