Extracts from Obituaries
Published in
 The Dillon Herald
Dillon, SC
 1953


The extracts for 1953 are not in alphabetical order.  They are listed in the month as they appeared in the Dillon Herald

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Index of Selected Obituary Transcriptions




JANUARY


Name:    Shell Jackson
Parents:   Joe L. and Mary Hyatt Jackson
Spouse:  Listed as survivor but not named
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 52
Date of Death:  Wednesday
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, January 1, 1953, page 1, col. 1


Name:  Isaiah McKenzie
Parents:  John D.  and Mary Hamilton McKenzie
Spouse:   Ida Taylor McKenzie
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 71
Date of Death:  Monday
Place of Death:  Dillon
Place of Burial:  Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, SC
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, January 1, 1953, page 1, col. 3


Name:    R. A. (Bob) McLean
Spouse:  Nettie Synder McLean
Date of Birth/Age:  82
Place of Birth:  Native of Gaston County, NC
Date of Death:  Services Last Friday
Place of Burial:  Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, NC
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, January 1, 1953, page 1, col. 3


Name:    Tomatia Hammersley
Parents:  Matthew Owen and Rebecca Blackburn Melton
Spouse:   L. W. Hammersley
Date of Birth/Age:  Born July 30th 1869
Place of Birth:  Richmond, VA
Date of Death:  Sunday
Place of Death:  Latta, SC
Place of Burial:  Catfish Baptist Church Cemetery
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  January 1, 1953, page 1, col. 5


Name:    Mrs. Nicky A. Hyatt
Date of Birth/Age: Age 69
Date of Death:  Tuesday
Place of Death:  Mullins
Place of Burial: Pleasant Grove
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  January 8, 1953, page 1, col. 7


Name:    Maude Meekins
Parents:  Henry and Maggie Hayes
Spouse:  Ernest Meekins
Date of Birth/Age:  Born December 19, 1898
Place of Birth:  Dillon County
Date of Death:  December 25, 1952
Place of Death:  Scotland County Hospital, NC
Place of Burial:  Buck Swamp Cemetery, Dillon County
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  January 8, 1953, page 1, col. 5


Name:    William F. Michaux
Spouse:  Beulah Quincy Michaux
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 73
Place of Birth:  Native of Sumter County
Date of Death:  Friday
Place of Death:  Byron, Illinois
Place of Burial: Byron, Illinois
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, January 8, 1953, page 1, col. 4


Name:    Willine Johnson
Parents:  Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Brown
Spouse:  Frances Marion Johnson
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 28
Date of Death: Saturday
Place of Death:  Auto Accident near Andrews, SC
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, January 15, 1953, page 1, col. 2


Name:    Fred Herring
Date of Birth/Age: Age 52
Date of Death:  Monday
Place of Death:  Residence Kemper Section, Dillon County, SC
Place of Burial: Hayes Cemetery
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  January 15, 1953, page 1, col. 6


Name:    Percy Brigman
Parents:  Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Brigman
Date of Death:  Saturday
Place of Burial: Petersburg, VA
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  January 15, 1953, page 3, col. 3


Name:    Arthur Tisdal
Spouse:  Pearl Haselden
Date of Death:  Saturday
Place of Death: Conway, SC
Place of Burial: Catfish Cemetery
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  January 15, 1953, page 3, col. 3


Name:    Mattie Watts Turner
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 55
Date of Death:  Thursday
Place of Death: Dillon
Place of Burial: Buck Swamp Cemetery
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  January 15, 1953, page 5, col. 3


Name:  Tom Carter 
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 83
Place of Birth:  Lifelong farmer of the Oakland Community
Date of Death:  Sunday
Place of Death:  Dillon
Place of Burial: Mt. Zion Cemetery
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, January 22, 1953, page 1 col. 3


Name:    Ida Pate McCrae
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 77
Date of Death: Thursday
Place of Death:  Near Minturn
Place of Burial:  McCall Cemetery
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  January 22, 1953, page 1, col. 5


Name:    Cora McDowell
Spouse:    John M. McDowell (married 1916)
Date of Death: Tuesday
Place of Death:  Lumberton, NC
Place of Burial:  Mt Calvary Cemetery, Dillon County
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  January 22, 1953, page 1, col. 5


Name:    Rebecca Saleeby
Parents:  Mike and Mary Saleeby
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 66
Place of Birth:  Lebanon, Syria
Date of Death: Thursday
Place of Death:  Bennettsville, SC
Place of Burial:  Mt Hope Cemetery, Florence, SC
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  January 22, 1953, page 1, col. 5


Name:    Ella Jones Rauch
Parents: Mother – Mrs. F. L. Sitton
Spouse: Cpl. L. J. Rauch
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 37
Date of Death: Friday (auto accident)
Place of Burial:  Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, SC
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  January 22, 1953, page 1, col. 6


Name:    Perry Brigman
Spouse:  Ruth Cagle Brigman
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 54
Date of Death: Saturday
Place of Death:  Residence in Petersburg, VA
Place of Burial:  Blanford Cemetery
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, January 22, 1953, page 10, col. 3


Name:    W. H. Morgan
Parents:   General E. and Mattie Hayes Morgan
Spouse:  Lucille Scott Morgan
Date of Death: Saturday
Place of Burial:  Lake View  Cemetery, Lake View, SC
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, January 22, 1953, page 12, col. 2


Name:    Lula Isabella  Castle
Parents:  W. W. and Mary Schumpert Whitesides
Spouse:   James E. Castles
Date of Birth/Age: Age 88
Date of Death:  Sunday
Place of Death:  Smyrna
Place of Burial:  Service at Smyrna A.R.P. Church
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, January 22, 1953, page 12, col. 4


FEBRUARY


Name:    Florence LeGette
Parents:  Maston Crawford and Mary Ann Rogers Stackhouse
Spouse:  Neill A. Legette
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 86
Date of Death:  Sunday
Place of Death:  Mullins
Place of Burial:  Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, SC
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, February 5, 1953, page 5, col. 5


Name:    Edgar Payne Hayes
Parents:  Caswell and Catherine Jackson Hayes
Spouse:    Mamie J. Durant
Date of Death: Tuesday
Place of Burial:  St. Paul Methodist Church Cemetery, Little Rock, SC
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, February 5, 1953, page 5, col. 5


Name:    William Sellers
Parents:  Wesley and Sally Long Sellers of Chadbourn, NC
Spouse:   Nellie Pittman Sellers
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 53
Date of Death: Last Thursday (January 29, 1953)
Place of Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, SC
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, February 5, 1953, second section page 4, col. 6 & 7.


Name:    Edward James Garret
Parents:  Thomas and Hannah Garret
Date of Birth/Age:
Place of Birth: Native of Florence
Date of Death:  Sunday
Place of Burial:  Mizpah Cemetery, Florence County, SC
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  February 12, 1953. Page 1, col. 7


Name:    Mary Sue Small
Parents:  Frank and Docia Taylor Hood
Spouse:  Alex Small
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 33
Date of Death:  Wednesday
Place of Burial: Brownsville Cemetery
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, February 19, 1953, page 1, col. 6


Name:    Abraham Iseman
Spouse: Bertha Solomon Iseman
Date of Birth/Age: Age 64
Place of Birth:  Darlington, SC
Date of Death: Wednesday
Place of Death: Mullins
Place of Burial:  Jewish Cemetery, Florence, SC
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, February 19, 1953, page 7, col. 4


Name:    Fred M. Lane
Date of Birth/Age: Age 75
Date of Death: Saturday
Place of Death: Mullins
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, February 19, 1953, page 7, col. 5


Name:    Lonnie Mae Rogers
Date of Birth/Age: Age 72
Date of Death: Tuesday
Place of Burial: Family Cemetery in Pleasant Hill section of Dillon County
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, February 19, 1953, page 7, col. 5


Name:    Marion Richards McCallum
Parents:  Rev. John Gardiner and Sophie Smith Richards
Spouse: Douglad Archibald McCallum
Date of Birth/Age: Born January 28, 1876
Place of Birth: Liberty Hill
Date of Death:  February 20, 1953
Place of Death: Home of her son, Brown McCallum
Place of Burial:  Reedy Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, February 26, 1953, page 3, col. 2


Name:    Ella Jernigan
Spouse:  Joseph J. Jernigan
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 61
Date of Death: Thursday
Place of Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, SC
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  February 26, 1953, page 3, col. 1


Name:    Frank M. McMillan
Parents:  Frank Marion and Anna Mae Smith McMillan
Spouse:  Rebecca Harmon
Date of Birth/Age:  Age50
Date of Death:  Thursday
Place of Death:  Marion
Place of Burial:  Magnolia Cemetery
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, February 26, 1953, page 11, col. 4


MARCH


Name:    Julius Blumberg
Parents:   Isadora and Rebecca Rosenstein Blumburg
Spouse:    Leah Witcover
Date of Birth/Age:   58
Place of Birth:  Mitera, Latvia
Date of Death: Tuesday
Place of Death: Charleston
Place of Burial:  Jewish Cemetery, Florence SC
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, March 5, 1953, page 1, col. 4


Name:    Oscar McNeil
Parents: Ed and Julia McNeil
Date of Birth/Age: 1882
Place of Birth:  Robeson County, NC
Date of Death:  February 14, 1953
Place of Burial: AA
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, March 5, 1953, page 4, col. 6


Name:    Celie Stokes Cook
Spouse:  Rembert Cook
Date of Death: Sunday
Place of Death:  Dillon
Place of Burial:  Cook Family Cemetery near Lake View, SC
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  March 12, 1953, page 1, col. 1.


Name:    Lula Frances Johnson
Parents:   Jeremiah and Sara McCormick Rowell
Date of Birth/Age:   Age 73
Date of Death: Monday
Place of Death:  Dillon
Place of Burial:  Mount Andrew Cemetery near Floydale, SC
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  March 12, 1953, page 1, col. 4.


Name:    Fernando Hamilton
Parents:  Stephen and Nettie Perritte Hamilton
Spouse:  Listed as survivor but not named
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 68
Place of Birth:   Dillon
Date of Death:  Sunday
Place of Death:  Elizabethtown, NC
Place of Burial:  Marietta Cemetery, Marietta, NC
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, March 12, 1953, page 1, col. 4.


Name:    Cpl. Harold Pierce
Date of Death:  July 20, 1953
Place of Death:  Killed in action
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, March 12, 1953, second section, page 2, col. 1. (Report of the details of his death).


Name:    Ed C. Skipper
Spouse:  Listed as a survivor but not named
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 75
Date of Death:  February 28, 1953
Place of Death:  Mullins, SC
Place of Burial:   Lake View Cemetery, Lake View, SC
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, March 12, 1953, second section, page 2, col. 2


Name:    Fannie Grainger
Date of Birth/Age: Age 60
Date of Death:  Monday
Place of Death:  Mullins
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, March 12, 1953, second section page 3, col. 5


Name:    Gwendolyn Bullock
Parents:  Mr. and Mrs. Hester Bullock
Date of Birth/Age: Age 5
Date of Death:  Friday
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, March 19, 1953, page 1, col. 3


Name:    Evelyn Rebecca Yepanis
Parents:  Mr. and Mrs. I. Blum
Spouse:  Winthrop Yepanis
Date of Death:  March 15, 1953
Place of Death: Wilmington, NC
Place of Burial: Jewish Cemetery, Florence SC
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, March 26, 1953, page 1, col. 7


Name:    James Colon Pearce
Parents:   Jesse H. and Alice Cox Pearson
Spouse:  Fanny S. Pearce
Date of Birth/Age: Age 65
Date of Death: Tuesday
Place of Death: Residence Little Rock, SC
Place of Burial: Catfish Church Cemetery near Latta, SC
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  March 26, 1953, page 10, col. 3


APRIL


Name:    Virginia Moody Cave
Parents:  Clifford C and Flossie Lee Dale Sellers Moody
Date of Birth/Age:
Place of Birth:  Dillon County
Date of Death:  Thursday
Place of Death:  Dillon
Place of Burial:  Zion Methodist Church Cemetery, Marion County, SC
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, April 2, 1953, page 1, col. 7.


Name:    A. D. Moody
Parents:   Enas (Enos) and Rebecca McK. Moody
Spouse:   Dora Moody
Date of Birth/Age: Age 83
Date of Death:  March 14, 1953
Place of Burial:  Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, SC
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, April 2, 1953, page 8, col. 3


Name:    James L. Pruitt
Date of Birth/Age: Age 83
Date of Death: Monday
Place of Burial: Due West Cemetery
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  April 9, 1953, page 1, col. 1


Name:    Curtiss Herring
Spouse:   Annie Smith Herring
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 54
Date of Death: Tuesday
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, April 9, 1953, page 1, col. 6


Name:      David Powers
Parents:   Elijah and Nancy Clark Powers
Spouse:   Becky Powers – died April 10, 1952
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 70
Date of Death:  Tuesday
Place of Burial: Sweat Cemetery
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, April 9, 1953, page 1, col. 6


Name:    Cpl. Don Mack Wiggins
Parents:  Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Wiggins
Spouse:  Dula Mae Fowler
Date of Death: April 8, 1953
Place of Death: Korea – killed in action
Place of Burial: Hopewell Cemetery
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  April 16, 1953, page 1, col. 2, also June 18, 1953, page 6, col. 6.


Name:    Mrs. W. F. Stanton
Parents: Samuel and Mary Jane Proctor
Spouse:  W. F. Stanton
Date of Death: April 7, 1953
Place of Death: Clio
Place of Burial:  Little Rock Cemetery
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, April 16, 1953, page 1, col. 3


Name:    Hardy Jake Smith
Parents:  Hardy Daniel and Ann Turbeville Smith
Spouse:   Leta Arnette Smith
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 68
Place of Birth:  Pleasant Hill Community
Date of Death: Tuesday
Place of Death: Florence, SC
Place of Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, SC
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, April 16, 1953, page 1, col. 5


Name:    Robert B. Harrelson
Parents:   Louis H. and Ally Rogers Harrelson
Date of Birth/Age: Age 72
Place of Birth:   Born near Mullins
Date of Death:  Saturday
Place of Burial:  Millers Cemetery
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, April 16, 1953, page 3, col. 3


Name:    John Caison
Date of Birth/Age: Age 70
Date of Death: Saturday
Place of Burial:  Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, SC
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, April 16, 1953, page 3, col. 4


Name:    Leon Barfield
Spouse:  Leatha Miller Barfield
Date of Birth/Age: Age 43
Date of Death: Thursday
Place of Burial:  Lake View  Cemetery, Lake View, SC
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, April 16, 1953, page 3, col. 3


Name:    Billy Legette
Parents:  William W. and Eunice Hardy Legette
Date of Birth/Age: Age 13
Place of Birth:  Born near Little Rock, SC
Date of Death: Saturday
Place of Burial:  Magnolia  Cemetery, Latta, SC
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, April 16, 1953, page 6, col. 7


The Train Wreck
Three miles south of Dillon
3 killed and 150 injured.
The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, April 23, 1953, several articles in this and ensuing issues.


Name:    Edwin Mears
Parents:  William Edwin Mears
Date of Birth/Age: Age 15
Date of Death: Wednesday
Place of Death: Clinton, SC
Place of Burial:  Family Cemetery
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, April 23, 1953, page 7, col. 5


Name:    Miss E. M. White
Place of Birth:  Native of Lynchburg, VA
Date of Death: Monday
Place of Death:  Sumter, SC
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, April 23, 1953, page 7, col. 3


Name:    Marshall A. Stubbs
Date of Birth/Age: February 7, 1870
Place of Birth: Scotland County, NC
Date of Death:  Monday
Place of Death:  Dillon
Place of Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, SC
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, April 30, 1953, page 1, col. 6


Name:    Etta Brigman
Parents:  John H. and Emaline Bryant Carabo
Spouse:  Charles C. Brigman
Date of Birth/Age: Age 72
Date of Death:  Thursday
Place of Death: Residence near Brownsville
Place of Burial:  Bethlehem Cemetery
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, April 30, 1953, page 8, col. 2.


MAY


Name:    William C. Carter
Date of Death:  Sunday
Place of Death:  Auto Accident near Little Rock, SC
Place of Burial:  Resident of Lumberton
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, May 7, 1953, page 1, col. 5


Name:    Charles Galloway
Spouse:  Delilah Hamer Galloway
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 66
Date of Death: Thursday
Place of Burial:  Hebron Cemetery, Clio, SC
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, May 7, 1953, page 1, col. 5


Name:    Ben Freeman
Parents:  Frank and May Graham Freeman
Spouse:  Addie McDowell Freeman
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 80
Date of Death: Sunday
Place of Burial:  Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, May 7, 1953, page 4, col. 3


Name:    B. S. Moffitt
Spouse:  Lillian Bogan Moffitt
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 71
Place of Birth:  Native of Sanford, NC
Date of Death: Monday
Place of Burial:  Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, SC
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, May 7, 1953, page 4, col. 3


Name:    Flossie J. Huggins
Parents: Elly James and Lilia Price Jones
Spouse:  M. Kay Huggins
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 54
Date of Death:  Friday
Place of Death:  Florence, SC
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, May 7, 1953, second section, page 1, col. 5


Name:    Estella R. Rogers
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 73
Place of Birth:  Native of Marion County
Date of Death:  Monday
Place of Death:  Mullins, SC
Place of Burial:  Fork Baptist Cemetery
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, May 14, 1953, page 1, col. 3


Name:    Miss Auttie A. Willoughby
Parents:  Augusta and Amissa Stroud Willoughby
Date of Birth/Age: Age 63
Date of Death: Monday
Place of Death: Atlanta, GA
Place of Burial: Gerald Cemetery, Nichols, SC
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, May 14, 1953, page 1, col. 5


Name:    Bertha Smith
Parents: Samuel W. and Aggie Humbard Pate
Spouse:  W. A. Smith
Date of Birth/Age: Age 72
Date of Death: Tuesday
Place of Burial: McLucus Cemetery
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, May 21, 1953, page 1, col. 5.


Name:    Kate Lupo Hayes
Spouse:  H. H. Hayes
Date of Birth/Age: Age 42
Date of Death: May 7, 1953
Place of Burial: Hayestown Cemetery
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, May 21, 1953, page 3, col. 5, 6 & 7.


JUNE


Name:    Sue McMillan
Parents:  Lot B. and Adelide Townsend Rogers
Spouse:  S. A. McMillan
Date of Birth/Age: Age 84
Date of Death: Sunday
Place of Death: Florence, SC
Place of Burial: Magnolia Cemetery
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, June 4, 1953, page 7, col. 5.


Name:    Vincie Owens
Parents:  Mr. and Mrs. John Coates
Spouse:  John Owens
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 65
Date of Death: May 28, 1953
Place of Death: Columbia
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, June 4, 1953, page 7, col. 3


Name:    Andrew F. Dew
Parents:   John F. and Mary Gainey Dew
Spouse:   Mamie Jackson Dew
Date of Birth/Age: Age 56
Place of Birth:   Latta, SC
Date of Death:    Wednesday
Place of Death:  Florence
Place of Burial:  Magnolia Cemetery (Veteran)
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, June 11, 1953, page 1, col. 3


Name:    Rosie Brown
Date of Birth/Age: Age 62
Date of Death:  Thursday
Place of Death:  Little Pee Dee River
Place of Burial:  AA
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, June 11, 1953,  page 1, col. 1.


Name:    J. P. McQueen
Parents:  Daniel Arch and Theodosia McHargue McQueen
Spouse:  Mary McLaurin McQueen
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 75
Date of Death:  Thursday
Place of Death:  Residence in Fork
Place of Burial:  Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, SC
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  June 11, 1953, page 3, col. 3.


Name:    F. W. Hart
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 65 
Date of Death:  Thursday
Place of Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, SC
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, June 18, 1953, page 1, col. 3


Name:    Barbara Ann Bass
Parents: H. C. and Viola Jackson Bass
Date of Birth/Age: 6 months
Date of Death: Tuesday
Place of Burial: Magnolia Cemetery
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, June 18, 1953, page 1, col. 4


Name:    John W. Norris
Parents:  Mr. and Mrs. John Norris
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 21
Date of Death:  Wednesday
Place of Burial:  Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, SC
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, June 18, 1953, page 13, col. 1


Name:    Mamie Brabham
Parents:  McKendree and Susan Scurry Mitchell
Spouse:  Rev. M. M. Brabham
Date of Death: Monday
Place of Burial: Leesville Cemetery
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, June 25, 1953, page 1, col. 2.


Name:    Lila Johnson
Parents:  W. D. and Ellen Legette Collins
Spouse:  Ed Johnson
Date of Birth/Age: Age 65
Date of Death: Tuesday
Place of Burial: Magnolia Cemetery
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, June 25, 1953, page 1, col. 3.


Name:    Tom Moody
Date of Death:  June 24, 1953
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, June 25, 1953. page1, col. 5
Notice of death, no details.


JULY


Name:    B. R. Strickland and Billie Bethea
Date of Birth/Age: Strickland – age 26, Bethea – age 33
Place of Death:  Alexandria, VA (crushed in Railroad Car)
Place of Burial:  Services at Church of God, Sunday
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, July 2, 1953, page 1, col. 4.


Name:    W. A. West
Date of Death:  Monday
Place of Death:  Fayetteville, NC
Place of Burial:  Laurel, Delaware
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, July 9, 1953, page 10, col. 2


Name:    Rev. O. S. Lane
Spouse:  Mrs. Melvin Sanders Lane
Date of Birth/Age: Age 66
Place of Burial:  Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, SC
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, July 16, 1953, page 1, col. And July 23, 1953, page 1, col. 2.


Name:    Emma B. Murchison
Maiden Name:  Blackwell
Parents:  R. B. and Celeste Young Blackwell
Spouse:  William Murchison
Date of Death: Saturday
Place of Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, SC
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  July 16, 1953, page 1, col. 4


Name:    Kate Lester
Parents:  Harry and Florence Watson Lane
Date of Birth/Age: Age 54  
Date of Death:  July 14, 1953
Place of Death:  Columbia, SC
Place of Burial:  Oakland Cemetery
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  July 23, 1953, page 1, col. 2.


Name:    John Evans McKellar
Parents:  Mr. and Mrs. John McKellar
Spouse: Louise Jackson McKellar
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 36
Date of Death: Thursday
Place of Death:  Near Nichols
Place of Burial:  Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, SC
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, July 23, 1953, page 1, col. 6


Name:    Jesse A. Hayes
Parents:  Nicholas and Molly Jackson Hayes
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 70
Date of Death: Monday
Place of Burial:  Bethesda Church  Cemetery
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, July 23, 1953, page 1, col. 5


Name:    Oliver Hatchell
Spouse:  Minnie Coates Hatchell
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 42
Date of Death: Sunday
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, July 23, 1953, page 1, col. 7. (report of auto accident)


Name:    Alice Missouri Dew
Parents: Elizabeth and Christopher Dew
Spouse:  S. B. Dew  (married 1910)
Date of Birth/Age:  1877
Place of Birth:  Horry County
Date of Death:  July 15, 1953
Place of Burial: Services at Zion Southern Methodist Church
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, July 23, 1953, page 8, col. 3


Name:    John W. Bethea
Parents:  Robert Chesley and Annie E. Bethea
Spouse:  Belvin Bracey
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 45
Date of Death:  Saturday
Place of Burial: Rowland Cemetery
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, July 23, 1953, second section, page 2, col. 2


Name:    Trex Sessions
Date of Birth/Age: Age 79
Date of Death:  July 15, 1953
Place of Death: Clio
Place of Burial:  Mount Andrews Cemetery
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, July 23, 1953, page 4, col. 5


Name:    Kate “Pet” Covington
Maiden Name: Stackhouse
Parents:  Col. Eli Thomas and Annie Fore Stackhouse
Place of Birth:  Near Little Rock
Date of Death:   Saturday
Place of Burial:  Magnolia Cemetery
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  July 30, 1953, page 1, col. 1


Name:    R. G. Dunlap
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 49
Place of Birth: Bonlee, NC
Date of Death:  Tuesday
Place of Burial:  Little Rock Baptist Church Cemetery, Little Rock, SC
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  July 30, 1953, page 1, col. 4


AUGUST


Name:    Annie Jackson
Maiden Name: Hyatt
Spouse:   Charlie Jackson
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 56
Date of Death:  Wednesday
Place of Death:  Dillon
Place of Burial:  Service at Pleasant Grove
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, August 13, 1953, page 12, col. 5


Name:    Mary Wilkes
Maiden Name:  Barfield
Parents:  Tom and Becky Ann Hubbard Barfield
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 61
Date of Death: Monday
Place of Death:  Bennettsville
Place of Burial:  Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, SC
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  August 20, 1953, page 8, col. 7


Name:    Mrs. Andrew J. Norton
Maiden Name:  Hamilton
Parents:  Albert Hamilton
Spouse:   Andrew J. Norton
Date of Birth/Age: Age 76
Date of Death:  Last Thursday
Place of Death:  Dillon
Place of Burial: Services at Little Rock Baptist Church
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  August 27, 1953, page 4, col. 3


SEPTEMBER


Name:    Mrs. Oscar B. Hayes
Maiden Name:  Scott
Parents:  Bradberry and Rodie Edwards Scott
Spouse:   Oscar Hayes
Date of Birth/Age: Age 59
Date of Death:  Tuesday
Place of Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, SC
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  September 3, 1953, page 1, col. 2


Name:    John R. Morrison
Parents: Cameron D. and Janie Little Morrison
Spouse:  Pattie Wells Taylor Morrison
Date of Birth/Age:  Born July 1,  1876
Place of Birth:  Bingham
Date of Death:  Thursday
Place of Burial:  McLeod Cemetery
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, September 3, 1953, page 1, col. 2


Name:    Leroy Hayes
Date of Birth/Age: Age 43
Date of Death: Thursday
Place of Burial: Mt. Calvary Church Cemetery
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  September 3, 1953, page 1, col. 3


Name:    Mrs. J. L. (Betty) Bridgers
Parents:  William B. and Martha Scruggs Guill
Spouse:  James L. Bridgers
Date of Death:  Sunday
Place of Burial:  Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, SC
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, September 3, 1953, page 1, col. 5


Name:    Tom Barfield
Spouse: Mary Turner Barfield
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 70
Date of Death:  Monday
Place of Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, SC
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, September 17, 1953, page 1, col. 4
 

Name:    Lizzie M. Hayes
Parents: Capt. Stephen Berry and Mrs. S. F. Berry
Date of Birth/Age: Age 84
Place of Death:  Richmond VA
Place of Burial:  Forest Lawn Cemetery
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, September 17, 1953, page 1, col. 7


Name:    Bryan Dillon
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 10
Date of Death:  Saturday
Place of Death:  Duke Hospital
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, September 17, 1953, page 8, col. 2


Name:    Alice Temple
Parents:  Joseph Nichols and Christian Mariane Ford Page
Spouse:  L. W. Temple
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 83
Date of Death: Wednesday
Place of Burial:  Service at Bear Swamp Church
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, September 24, 1953, page 1, col. 3


Name:    Jack Simpson
Spouse:  Mary Butler Simpson
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 77
Date of Death:  September 15, 1953
Place of Burial: Mt. Holly Cemetery
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, September 24, 1953, page 3, col. 2


Name:    T. E. Harley
Date of Death:  Services Sunday
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, September 24, 1953, page 4, col. 4


Name:    Joanna Stephens Morris
Parents:  John Earl and Maxie Stephens Morris
Date of Birth/Age:  Infant
Date of Death:  Services last Thursday
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  September 24, 1953, page 7, col. 4


OCTOBER   


Name:    Frederick J. Smith
Parents:  Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Smith
Spouse:  Fleetwood Jernigan Smith
Date of Death:  Services September 22, 1953
Place of Death:  Washington DC
Place of Burial:  Arlington National Cemetery (Veteran of World War II)
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, October 1, 1953, page 14, col. 4


Name:    Bessie W. Allen
Maiden Name: Waters
Parents: John J. and Ida Brice Waters
Spouse:  C. J. Allen
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 63
Date of Death:  Saturday
Place of Burial:  Magnolia Cemetery
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, October 8, 1953, page 1, col. 3


Name:    Annie Bell Page
Maiden Name: Horn
Spouse:  John Page
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 69
Date of Death:  Sunday
Place of Death: Wilmington, NC
Place of Burial:  Bear Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, October 8, 1953, page 10, col. 2


Name:    Willie Lide Caulder
Date of Death:  Service Wednesday
Place of Burial:  Sweat Cemetery near Latta
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, October 15, 1953, page 1, col. 3


Name:    John W. Ward
Spouse: Maggie Inman Ward
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 66
Date of Death: Wednesday
Place of Death:  Fayetteville, NC
Place of Burial:  Rowland Cemetery
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, October 15, 1953, page 1, col. 6


Name:    Riley Dial
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 83
Date of Death:  September 29, 1953
Place of Burial: Fairview Methodist Church Cemetery, Bakers Mill Section, Dillon County
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, October 15, 1953, page 6, col. 4 & 5


Name:    Minnie McDonald
Maiden Name: Adams
Parents:  David and Sara Oliver Adams
Spouse:  William A. McDonald
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 66 - Born 1887
Place of Birth:  Marietta, NC
Date of Death:  Tuesday
Place of Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, SC
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  October 22, 1953, page 1, col. 2


Name:    Thad Hamilton
Parents:  D. V. and Sallie Walker Smith Hamilton
Spouse: Isabel Miller Hamilton
Date of Death:  October 21, 1953
Place of Death: Rocky Mount
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, October 22, 1953, page 3, col. 3.


Name:    Rembert Stephens
Spouse:   Margaret Rogers Stephens
Date of Birth/Age:   Age 31
Date of Death:  Friday
Place of Death:  Marion
Place of Burial:  Magnolia Cemetery
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, October 22, 1953, page 8, col. 2


Name:    Mollie Daniels
Maiden Name:  Carter
Parents:  Eliahu and Martha Herring Carter
Spouse:   J. M. Daniels
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 68
Date of Death: October 2, 1953
Place of Burial:  Service at Sardis Baptist Church on October 3, 1953
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, October 22, 1953, page 8, col. 3.


Name:    Mary Jackson
Maiden Name:  Hyatt
Parents:  John and Gatesey Surles Hyatt
Spouse:   Joel I. Jackson
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 84
Date of Death: Monday
Place of Burial:  Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, SC
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, October 29, 1953, page 1, col. 6.


Name:    Alford Butler
Parents:  Isham and Rose McIntyre Butler
Spouse:  Listed as a survivor but not named
Date of Death:  Tuesday
Place of Death:  Dillon
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, October 29, 1953, page 8, col. 2


Name:    John Howard Dudley
Spouse:  Claudia Hursey Dudley
Date of Birth/Age:  Born October 19, 1893
Place of Birth:  Marlboro County, SC
Date of Death:  Friday
Place of Death:  Residence in Charleston, SC
Place of Burial:  Bethany Cemetery
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, October 29, 1953, second section, page 1, col. 4


Name:    Neil A. Wise
Parents:  Robert C. and Janie Watson Wise
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 67
Date of Death:  Wednesday
Place of Death:  Residence in Oak Grove
Place of Burial:  Bethesda Methodist Church Cemetery
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, October 29, 1953, second section, page 1, col. 4


Name:    Dollie Sanderson
(The heading was Dollie Anderson but all names were Sanderson in the body of the article)
Parents:  John W. and Helen Campbell
Date of Birth/Age: Age 74
Date of Death: Monday
Place of Burial: Family Cemetery
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  October 29, 1953, second section, page 4, col. 7.


NOVEMBER


Name:    Maley K. Caulder
Parents:  M. and Sara Clark Caulder
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 69
Date of Death: October 28, 1953
Place of Burial: Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, November 5, 1953, page 1, col. 1


Name:    Floy Mellette
Parents: W. Ellis and Claudia Spinks Bethea
Spouse:  Francis Merritt Mellette
Date of Birth/Age: December 24, 1892
Place of Birth:  Latta
Date of Death:  November 9, 1953
Place of Burial: Dothan Cemetery, Dillon County
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  November 12, 1953, page 1, col. 6.


Name:    John Franklin Height
Spouse:  Ressie Evans Height
Date of Birth/Age: Age 62
Date of Death: Saturday
Place of Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, SC
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  November 12, 1953, page 5, col. 1


Name:    Pearl Edwards
Parents:  Frank and Sara James Mills Edwards
Date of Birth/Age: Age 73
Place of Birth:  Gaddy’s Mill section of Dillon County
Date of Death: Saturday
  Place of Burial:  Regan Cemetery
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, November 19, 1953, page 6, col. 5


Name:    Richard Temple
Parents (adoptive):  Dr. and Mrs. L. Wade Temple
Date of Birth/Age: Age 15
Date of Death: Monday
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, November 26, 1953, page 1, col. 5


Name:    Murray Hayes
Parents:  Alexander and Elizabeth Roberts Hayes
Spouse:  Kitty Hayes
Date of Birth/Age: Age 85
Date of Death: November 25, 1953
Place of Death: Dillon
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, November 26, 1953, page 1, col. 7


Name:    Alise B. Smith Bethea
Date of Birth/Age: Age 91
Date of Death: Tuesday
Place of Burial: Magnolia Cemetery
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, November 26, 1953, page 1, col. 4


DECEMBER


Name:    Marion McKay Monroe
Parents:  Dr. F. M. and Carolyn Lewis Monroe
Spouse:   Martha Goddard Monroe
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 73
Place of Birth: Latta, SC
Date of Death: Monday
Place of Death:  Dillon
Place of Burial:  Magnolia Cemetery
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, December 3, 1953, page 1, col. 5


Name:    Senator R. S. Rogers
Parents:  Robert H. and Verdie Ford Rogers
Spouse:  Listed as a survivor but not named
Date of Birth/Age:  Born June 9, 1878
Date of Death:  December 9, 1953
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  December 10, 1953, page 1, col. 1


Name:    J. C. Baker
Date of Death:  Sunday
Place of Death:  Lumberton
Place of Burial:  Hebrew Cemetery, Florence, SC
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, December 10, 1953, page 1, col. 4


Report of the murder of Henry B. Allen and Betty Clair Cain
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, December 10, 1953, page 1, col. 6 & 7. The obituary for Henry Bennett Allen was published in the December 17, 1953 issue.  He was a veteran.


Name:    James Wesley Wilkens
Spouse:  Dorothy Burney Wilkens
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 39
Date of Death: Friday
Place of Death:  Fayetteville, NC
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, December 10, 1953, page 10, col. 4


Name:    Eugene Childes Stanton
Parents: James Thomas and Nannie Gaddy Stanton
Spouse:   Mary Belle Cottingham
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 63
Place of Birth: Native of Marlboro County
Date of Death: Sunday
Place of Death:  Cades
Place of Burial:  McLucus Cemetery
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, December 17, 1953, page 1, col. 4


Name:    Stan Revan
Spouse:  Martha Hertzer Revan
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 67
Place of Birth:  Kiahow, Poland
Date of Death: Tuesday
Source & date of issue:  The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday, December 17, 1953, page 1, col. 5


Name:    Alice Rogers
Maiden Name: Stackhouse
Parents:  William H. and Josephine Bethea Stackhouse
Spouse:  Jules Rogers
Date of Birth/Age:  May 22, 1883
Date of Death: December 23, 1953
Place of Burial:  Magnolia Cemetery
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  December 31, 1953, page 1, col. 5


Name:    Mrs. Elias Harrington
Date of Birth/Age:  Age 78
Place of Birth:  Resident of Robeson county
Date of Death: Monday
Place of Burial:  Service at Oakdale Baptist Church
Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC,  Thursday,  December 31, 1953, page 4, col. 5