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Grace Carlyle Herring

August 10, 1928 September 22, 2018
Grace Carlyle Herring
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Grace Carlyle Herring, 90, of La Grange, slipped away to her Heavenly home on September 22, 2018. Grace was born on August 10, 1928, in Lenoir County, to the late Levi and Effie Grady Carlyle.

Grace loved life as a farmer’s wife. While her husband was in the field working, Grace was tending to the garden and caring for her household. She shared the fruits of her labor with those who sat at her table. From fresh beans to cucumbers and tomatoes, Grace would harvest from the dirt rows in her garden for the many meals she cooked. She was a firm believer in three full meals a day, and no one made better biscuits or potato fritters. If you went to Grace’s house on an empty stomach, you were sure to leave with a full belly. She never let anyone leave her home hungry.

With a creative and crafty set of skills, Grace quilted many pieces with love and care. She was especially adept at working her crochet needles. When her children were younger, Grace would often sew many of their clothing items. Grace was always willing to sacrifice to ensure that her children had everything they needed.

Family came first to Grace, and she encouraged her whole family to always stick together. She was the family disciplinarian and would always tell it exactly like it was. Grace’s softer side lent to a joyous personality, radiant smile, and a sly sense of humor. Grace lived her life with determination, love and dedication to serving others. Grace’s bond with her family remained strong until her last moments.

Grace is survived by her husband of 70 years, Egbert M. Herring, Jr.; five children, Egbert M. Herring, III and wife Geneva, Janet Penuel and husband, Glenn, Michael Herring and wife, Deborah, Donald Herring and wife, Pam, and Karen Measley and husband, Phillip; sister, Clemmie White; 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Grace was preceded in death by a daughter, Emily Carol Herring; and 9 siblings, Mary Rouse, Joseph Carlyle, Fred Carlyle, Albert Carlyle, Virginia Arthur, Frances Edwards, William Carlyle, Inez Carlyle and Sybil Killette.

A graveside service to celebrate Grace’s life will be held Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Flatfield Cemetery.

Family and friends will be received Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home. Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, NC 27534. Online condolences may be expressed at Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.

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6:00 PM 9/25/2018 6:00:00 PM - 7:30 PM 9/25/2018 7:30:00 PM
Rouse Funeral Home

108 North Caswell Street
La Grange, NC 28551-1725

Rouse Funeral Home
108 North Caswell Street La Grange 28551-1725 NC
United States

Service Of Remembrance




11:00 AM 9/26/2018 11:00:00 AM
Flatfield Cemetery

5089 Paul's Path Road
La Grange, NC 28551

Flatfield Cemetery
5089 Paul's Path Road La Grange 28551 NC
United States

Cemetery Details


Flatfield Cemetery Final Resting Place

5089 Paul's Path Road
La Grange, NC 28551

5089 Paul's Path Road La Grange 28551 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Kitty Askins Hospice Center

107 Handley Park Court
Goldsboro, NC 27534

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