About the Extracts
Many months were spent by myself and other volunteers on an obituary transcription project for the Dillon Library covering the years 1903 through 1939. For those years transcriptions of the obituaries we found are available by email. However, after 1939 you will need to check the index to see if the obituary you would like has been transcribed. The link to the index: Index of Selected Obituary Transcriptions
For those doing African American research I have marked the known extracts with the symbol (AA). If you do a search with that symbol all those so marked should come up.
A note of interest: I was told that Oak Grove Baptist Church mentioned in many of the obituaries has undergone many name changes and is presently Little Bless Holiness Church.
To order a copy or trancription see Instructions for ordering a complete obituary
About the Obituaries in the Index
With the assistance of friends with similar interests we have transcribed many of the obituaries from 1903 to date. From 1904 to 1940 we attempted to transcribe every obituary found in the Dillon Herald. After 1940 the transcriptions are completely random. You will find those at Index of Selected Obituary Transcriptions. I have also created CDs that contain obituaries of my Moodys and extended families. Check out Publications and CDs
A special thank you to
Mr. and Mrs. John Humphrey
If I left out anyone let me know and I do apologize
Due to the fact that there are now several ways (see links below) to obtain obituaries from the Dillon area, I will no longer post the obituary index as of January 1, 2013.
The Dillon Herald
Two groups to join for obituaries are
The Pee Dee Group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pee-Dee/
The Dillon Mailing List http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/index/SCDILLON/
Also the funeral homes have web sites.
Kannady at http://www.kannadayfuneralhome.com/
Cooper at http://www.cooperfh.com/fh/obituaries/home.cfm?sort_by=name&fh_id=13077
I will continue to maintain my page, answer requests etc as long as my health permits.