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The Dillon Herald, Dillon, South Carolina
31 January 1935, Vol. 40, No. 14

Aged War Veteran

Latta, Jan. 28 - Andrew B. Brumble, Confederate War Veteran, age 90, one of the pioneer citizens of Dillon county, passed away at the home of daughter, Mrs. W. S. Hyatt of Latta Tuesday morning at 6 o'clock, Jan. 22, from pneumonia following a brief illness.

Mr. Brumble was born Jan. 8, 1845, at Lumberton, N. C., where he made his home until after his marriage to Miss Sophia Edwards of Lumberton, who died Nov. 14, 1919.

While still a young man he came to South Carolina where he was engaged in farming until 1927. He contributed to the growth and progress of Dillon and Dillon County.

He was a member of the Baptist church and was a man of genial personality and kindly disposition, having a large circle of friends both ere and elsewhere.

Funeral services were conducted at the home of Mrs. W. S. Hyatt on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock by Rev. Samuel Long of Chesterfield, assisted by Rev. J. A. Ward of Dillon First Baptist church and Rev. Henry Collins and Rev. P. D. Patrick of Latta.

Interment was in Magnolia cemetery. The funeral was attended by a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends. The floral tributes were many and beautiful, testifying to the love and esteem in which the deceased was held.

The pallbearers wee Wade McMillan, Lacy Johnson, Houston Manning, Laurin Henry, Walker Gaddy and D. B. Shine.

The death of Mr. Brumble leaves only two remaining Confederate Veterans in Dillon County.

Transcribed by Buddy Harrelson from microfilm at the Dillon Library, Dillon, South Carolina.

Submitted by Helen Moody, 16 Apr 2004.

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