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39-year-old man killed while cutting down tree in Socastee

(Photo provided by Jarvis Small)

Wednesday afternoon, around 3:15 p.m., the Horry County Coroner's Officer was called to the scene of a man killed while cutting down a tree.

Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard confirmed Dew William Small fell from a tree he was trying to remove from the yard of a home in the Socastee area.

She said he died at the scene from injuries sustained in the fall. Small was 39 years old.

Following the announcement of Small's passing, hundreds of posts about Small were shared on social media.

Many called him a "legend" in the local community. Here's a look at some of the other posts:


Others said Small was a kind man who would give others the shirt off his back. If you were down, he would pick you up and make you laugh, they said.

Friends said Small worked for a local tree trimming company.

The ABC15 News team is working to learn more about Small and the impact he had on so many.

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