2017-10-12 / Obituaries

Viola Holden Herring


VIOLA HOLDEN HERRING VIOLA HOLDEN HERRING Mrs. Viola Holden Herring, 94, wife of the late Rev. Charles J. Her­ring, entered into rest at her home on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, at Hephzibah Baptist Church. Inter­ment followed in the church cem­etery.

Mrs. Herring, daughter of the late Emory T. Holden, Sr. and Cornelia Bounds Holden, was born in Rich­mond, Virginia on March 23, 1923. A resident of Lincolnton for over 60 years, she had been employed by Oxford Manufacturing as a su­pervisor, and had been very active at Hephzibah Baptist Church where she had served as WMU Director and on the WMU Associational Council for the Georgia Baptist Association.

In 1979, she assisted her husband, Rev. Charles J. Herring, as the first resident and program director for the newly founded Penfield Chris­tian Home. Following retirement in 1985, she had served on the Penfield Christian Home Board of Directors and Lincolnton Housing Authority. Her life spent here was an inspira­tion to everyone who knew her. She dearly loved her family and friends and will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

As a devoted Christian, she fulfilled the great commission and walked by faith until her death. Some of her greatest joys were teaching, witnessing and serving the Lord. Her dedication to Penfield Christian Home reflects today her calling “well done thou good and faithful servant.” Her desire was to live life as the Lord required of her ‘to do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with thy God.’ Micah 6:8.

In addition to her husband, and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Leon Holden, and Emory T. Holden, Jr.

She is survived by her daughters, Janet H. Goldman and husband, Jimmie, Sylvia H. McCurry, and Martha H. Evans, all of Lincolnton; five grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; seven great-great- grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to Hephzibah Baptist Church General Fund, 1750 Hephzibah Church Rd., Lincolnton, GA 30817 or Penfield Christian Home, 1061 Mercer Circle, Union Point, GA 30669.

Beggs Funeral Home, Lincolnton, was in charge of arrangements.

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