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Inez Herlong

MANNING - Inez Anderson Herlong, 91, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, at her daughter's home in Rock Hill. She was in the company and care of her family, who were assisted by the Hospice organization.

Born July 1, 1916, in Kershaw County, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Noah and Lavenia Branham Anderson. She was the widow of Henry Keller Herlong, who founded Manning Tractor Company in 1953, a franchised John Deere dealership. She was a member of The Presbyterian Church at Manning and First Presbyterian Church of Rock Hill. Mrs. Herlong moved to Rock Hill in 1994 to live near her two daughters.

Surviving are two daughters, Shirley Herlong Fishburne and her husband, Coty, and Gay Herlong Hoffman and her husband, David, of Rock Hill; three sons, Henry Keller Herlong Jr. and his wife, Rita of Salem, Ore., Robert Walter Herlong and his wife, Pat of Atlanta, Ga., and William Gregg Herlong and his wife, Lynn, of Manning; a sister, Jessie Anderson of Columbia; eight granddaughters, Deanne Herlong Nunn of Tulsa Okla., Heidi Herlong Huff of Tulsa, Kristine Herlong Varn of Clinton, Patricia Herlong Dunlap of Columbia, Courtney Louise Herlong of Manning, Anne Celeste Fishburne of Charleston, Mary Cotesworth Fishburne of New York and Danielle Blair Herlong of Manning; and four great-grandsons.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at The Presbyterian Church at Manning, with the Rev. Dr. William J. Holmes officiating. Burial will follow at the Manning Cemetery. Pallbearers are Toy McCord, Bennie Keels, Kervin Whack, Bill McKenzie, Vikki Brogdon, Robert Strunk and David Koon.

The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at Stephens Funeral Home in Manning, and at other times at the residence of Gregg and Lynn Herlong, 1394 Canterberry Drive, Manning.

Memorials may be made to The Presbyterian Church at Manning, P.O. Box 207, Manning, S.C. 29102 or to First Presbyterian Church of Rock Hill, 234 E. Main St., Rock Hill, S.C. 29730.

Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, is in charge of arrangements.