DILLON COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — The autopsy results for Sheriff Douglas ‘Humbunny’ Pernell revealed that he died from heart disease, according to Dillon County Coroner Donnie Grimsley.

Grimsley said the autopsy was performed Tuesday morning and his death was ruled a natural death.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Florence Center and parking will be located at Gate 5. The burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery in Latta. The repast will be held afterward at the South of The Border Convention Center, and the public is invited to attend.

The family has asked that they be the first ones in the building, and the public can enter shortly after.

Visitation for the late sheriff was held from noon until 7 p.m. Saturday at Manning Baptist Church in Dillon.

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Taylor Ford is a digital journalist for News13. She joined the News13 team in January 2023. Taylor is a Florence native and covers the Pee Dee out of News13’s Florence Bureau. Read more of Taylor’s work here.