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Dorothy Lucille (Herring) BestSeptember 14, 1921 ~ August 9, 2017 (age 95)
Dorothy Lucille Herring Best, 95, wife of the late Fred Garrison Best, died Wednesday, August 09, 2017, at The Renaissance Assisted Living Facility in Due West, SC.
Dorothy, better known to her friends in McClellanville as Miss Dot, was born September 14, 1921 in Meridian, Mississippi. She was the daughter of the late William Perry Herring and Ruby Yarbrough Herring.
Miss Dot retired as secretary of McClellanvillie Schools after 24 years of dedicated service. She was a member of the New Wappetaw Presbyterian Church, McClellanville, SC, served as treasurer for the Women’s Afternoon Circle for many years, a member of the McClellanville Civic Club and the Low Country Ex-Prisoners of War of Charleston, SC.
In addition to her parents and husband of 63 years, she was preceded in death by two sons, Jerry Haviland Best and Danny Ray Best.
Miss Dot is survived by two daughters-in-law, Nancy Best Deloach of Abbeville, SC and Margaret ‘Meg’ Best of Mesa, AZ; three grandchildren, Gary (Tracy) Best of Abbeville, SC, Kelly (Chad) Hale of Live Oak, FL, and Don (Tracy) Best of Snoqualmie Pass, WA; and five great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Abby, Peyton, Baleigh, and Cameron.
The family will receive friends from 3:00PM – 5:00PM, Friday, August 18, 2017 at Miss Dot’s home in McClellanville, SC. A Memorial Service will be 11:00AM, Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the New Wappetaw Presbyterian Church in McClellanville, SC with Rev. Steve Souther and Rev. Dr. Michael Fitze officiating. Private inurnment will be in the Sandy Plains Cemetery, Galivants Ferry, SC.
Miss Dot wanted to send her thanks to all the McClellanville friends who did so much for her during her healthy times and not so healthy times. It was noted many times that the reason Miss Dot lived so long was because of her McClellanville family. They fed her and took care of her at a time when most people would have already been in a nursing home. Miss Dot loved her home and wanted to live there as long as she could and her McClellanville friends made that happen until four months ago when she had to be placed in an assisted living facility. She was very appreciative of all the love and care the men and women at The Renaissance in Due West showed her over the past four months. In such a short time, she became attached to the facility and the staff. She wanted you to know how much she loved you.
Memorial contributions, in memory of Miss Dot, may be sent to the New Wappetaw Presbyterian Church Building Fund, PO Box 460, McClellanville, SC 29458.
A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.harrisfuneral.com.
Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Abbeville is assisting the Best family.