The State (newspaper), Columbia, SC, 6 Feb. 1899
Special to The State
Orangeburg, Feb. 4--Mr. George Sports of the Limestone section of the county died very suddenly here today on the streets, being stricken while attending to business. He was about 60 years of age, but was in fairly good health, leaving his home this morning without any feeling to indicate the fearful and fatal attack which overcame him.
An inquest was at once held, and a verdict of death from natural causes rendered, after which his remains were taken in charge by friends.