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H.G. ‘Doc’ Dameron, area’s oldest active merchant, dies at 94


     Hubert G. “Doc” Dameron, Tabor City’s oldest active merchant, died Friday at McLeod Loris hospital. He was 94.

     Active in Tabor City’s business and civic community for seven decades, Dameron never stepped away from the Dameron Drug, the business he founded in 1946.

     A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dameron worked at a pharmacy in Wilmington before establishing the business in Tabor City.

     He was honored in 2012 as Tabor City’s Citizen of the Year, and said he was “spellbound” as Walter Williamson of Horry County State Bank announced his selection and placed the Tabor Medal around his neck. He served as grand marshal a year later, his 2012 appearance washed out by Hurricane Sandy.

     Funeral arrangements will be announced by Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City and will be available here.

     For more on this story see Wednesday’s Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.