Name: Clell Miller Rollins
Birth: 5 AUG 1918 in Bostic, Rutherford Co., NC
Death: 27 NOV 2011 in Chester, Chester Co., SC
Reference Number: 108477
2011, Chester, Chester Co., SC, Obituary
The Herald, (Rock Hill, SC) - November 28, 2011
Clell Miller Rollins, 93, of Chester, S.C., died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at his home in Chester. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at Chester First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Clay Waldrip officiating. Interment will be held in Old Purity Cemetery.
Mr. Rollins was born Aug. 5, 1918, in Bostic, N.C., a son of the late Virgil Lee Rollins and Mary Ina Blankenship.
A veteran of World War II, Mr. Rollins served as a medical technician in the Medical Detachment of the Eighth Calvary Division. Military honors received include the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He received an Honorable Discharge from the military in November 1946. Following his discharge from service, Mr. Rollins moved to Chester County and became a successful cotton and beef cattle farmer, a profession he loved. He was also a widely known and respected sales representative and distributor for the DeKalb Seed Company, serving the mid-state region of South Carolina for many years. An active member and officer of the Chester Young Farmer and Agribusiness Chapter, Mr. Rollins also served as a member of the Chester High School Agricultural Education Advisory Council, the executive committee of the Chester County Horse Show. He was named recipient of the Chester County Conservation Farmer of the Year Award by the Chester Soil and Water Conservation District. Mr. Rollins was the eldest male member of the First Baptist Church of Chester and the Ben T. Plyler Sunday School class. He was a Master Mason of Chester Masonic Lodge #18 and was recognized for over 50 years of service.
Surviving Mr. Rollins are his wife of 72 years, Lessie Logan Rollins: a daughter, Jane R. Bagley of Chester; two grandchildren, Elizabeth (Beth) Jane Bagley of Rock Hill and Jarrett Logan Bagley of Chester.
He was preceded in death by his three sisters, Ruby Towery of Aiken, S.C., Rene Smith of Bostic, N.C., and Pat Brackett of Polkville, N.C.; and one brother, Earl Rollins of Spartanburg, S.C.
From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com
Father: Virgil Lee Rollins
Mother: Mary Ina Blankenship b: DEC 1899 in Rutherford Co., NC
- Living Rollins