James L. Dunlap, Sr., born in Star, was the first in his family to attend college. After graduating from Clemson, he rose to vice president of engineering at Sonoco Products Company in Hartsville SC. Some of the machines Mr. Dunlap designed are still in use. In retirement, Mr. Dunlap loved woodworking, growing vegetables, hunting, fishing, and family activities. He believed that people who try can get ahead.

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