William Dallas Herring ’38 of Rose Hill, N.C., died January 5, 2007, at Memorial Hospital Burgaw. He lived his entire life in the house in which he was born, which, with his mother’s inspiration and his own diligent work, became the Duplin County Historical Foundation library’s home. He was a manufacturer, mayor, artist, Lion, Mason, Presbyterian elder, Sunday School teacher and author, but most of all champion of education. For his public service, he was awarded three honorary degrees; L.L.D., Pfeiffer College, 1959; L.L.D. Davidson College, 1961; and Hum. D., State University, 1964. For most of his adult life, he served as the president of Atlantic Coffin and Casket Company and Heritage Design Service.