Thursday, August 21, 1975
Georgetown Man killed in acciden
Georgetown A 34 year old Georgetown man was killed Tuesday evening when his boat collided with a 17 ft pleasure boat in Jones Creek near here.
Leroy Herring was killed when his 12-foot boat collided with a boat driven by David Rowe of Georgetown about 7:45 pm on a curve in the creek which leads into the North inlet, according to the Coast Guard official.
Jon R Ramsey of the Coast Guard Light Station said Herring and Rowe, who was uninjured, were in their respective boats alone. He said the speed of the boats hasn't been determined. According to Ramsey, Rowe was headed toward town from the North inlet and Herring was going toward the North Inlet when they met on a curve. Ramsey described Herring's boat as small and wooden and designed to travel shallow waters which won't take big boats. He described Rowe's boat as a small pleasure boat with an open hull and no cabin or open deck on top.
Georgetown County Sheriff Woodrow Carter said an inquest will be held pending conclusion of an investigation by his office and the Coast Guard.
Mr Herring was born in Georgetown, a son of the late Marvin Wilson and Sue Harrelson Herring. He was a mechanic at Georgetown Ferruduction.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs Shirley Hughes Herring of Georgetown; two daughters, Misses Melissa Leigh and Tracy Lynette Herring of the home; a brother, Mickey Herring of Charlotte; a sister, Margaret Herring Howard of Grand Bay, Ala; and his paternal grandfather, Beechman M Herring of Georgetown.
Services will be 4pm today at Mayer Funeral Home with burial in PennyRoyal Memorial Gardens.