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Alice of The Hermitage

October 24, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories by William Richardson

The story of Alice Flagg of Georgetown, who became very ill and died of malaria while in boarding school at the age of 15. Alice's fiance' had given her a diamond ring, but her brother disapproved and told her to give it back. But Alice placed the ring on a ribbon and wore it around her neck. While Alice was in a coma, her brother took the ring and threw it into the creek. Alice died in her home in Murrells Inlet and was laid to rest in the All Saints Waccamaw Episcopal Church Cemetery. It is believed that she is still searching for the ring. Her last name and dates do not appear on her gravestone because her brother wanted her to be forgotten.

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