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James Garland Herring
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La Grange-James Garland Herring, 85, of La Grange, peacefully passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018 in his home surrounded by his loving family. James was born December 19, 1932 in Lenoir County to the late Egbert Marcus Herring, Sr. and Nora Becton Herring Rhodes. His daddy who raised him, Roy T. Rhodes, also preceded James in death.

James proudly served his country in the United States Army. A simple man who loved the simple things of life, James was a lifelong farmer. Nothing was better than being on the farm in his trademark overalls with cigar in hand. James loved the land and the life of the farmer. He enjoyed riding around the community in his trademark blue Nissan truck checking out the crops and picking up cans.

Most days started out with a cold Pepsi-Cola and a pack of nabs for James. He ran Bryan’s Store at Institute for several years. He enjoyed times of good fellowship, helping solve the world’s issues with his fellow buddies and a good game of rook when at the store.

A longtime wrestling fan, Monday and Tuesday nights were always devoted to watching wrestling on television. James loved the older things and usually kept everything he collected. He enjoyed finding old Coca-Cola memorabilia, collecting coins and crushing aluminum cans.

James attended Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church. He was truly adored by his family, for whom he was a source of joy and strength. We look forward to a joyous reunion where we’re all together again.

A graveside service to celebrate the life of James G. Herring will be held Friday, February 9, 2018 at 2 p.m. from The Flatfield Cemetery.

James is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marie Price Herring, three children, James Garland “Jim” Herring, II and wife, Kim, Carol Herring Holland and husband, Bobby, and Paul Daniel Herring; six grandchildren, James Garland Herring, III and fiancé, Linda, Carly Price Herring, Braxton Holland and wife, Ashley, Stacie Holland Smith and husband, Frederick, P.J. Herring and Spencer Cole Herring; four great-grandchildren, Riley Samuel Herring, Owen Chandler Holland, Hutton Lane Smith and Holland Marie Smith; two siblings, Egbert M. Herring, Jr. and wife, Grace, and Addie Rhodes Smith and husband, Paul; special family friend, Diane Marx; his beloved canine companion, Brownie; along with a host of nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received at the Herring home and following the graveside service. Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church, 5975 US 70 East, La Grange, NC 28551. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.


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Graveside

Friday

9

Feb

2:00 PM
Flatfield Cemetery

5089 Paul's Path Road
La Grange, NC 28551

Visitation Will Follow Graveside Service

Cemetery Details

Location

Flatfield Cemetery

5089 Paul's Path Road
La Grange, NC 28551


Memorial Contribution

Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church

5975 US 70 East
La Grange, NC 28551
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