Viola Holden Herring

Born: Fri., Mar. 23, 1923
Died: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 06, 2017
Location: Beggs Funeral Home, Lincolnton

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sat., Oct. 07, 2017
Location: Hephzibah Baptist Church

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

Mrs. Herring, daughter of the late  Emory T. Holden, Sr. and Cornelia Bounds Holden, was born in Richmond, VA 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. In addition to her husband, and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Leon Holden, and Emory T. Holden, Jr.

 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

She is survived by her daughters, Janet H. Goldman and husband, Jimmie, Sylvia H. McCurry, and Martha H. Evans all of Lincolnton; 5 grandchildren; 8 great- grandchildren; 7 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.







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Vicky Holloway
   Posted Wed October 04, 2017
Ms. Viola was a sweet and Godly lady. Heaven gained a new beautiful Angel!

Cindy and Charles Chastain
   Posted Thu October 05, 2017
We are so sad to hear of your Mother's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you she will truly be missed .

Sherryll Herndon
   Posted Thu October 05, 2017
My prayers are with all of you during this time. Mrs. Herring was such a beautiful person inside and out. She loved her God and her family. Love to all of you.

Jim and Debbie Justice
   Posted Fri October 06, 2017
A precious lady that will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God wrap you in His loving arms and bring you peace during this time of sorrow.
-Debbie & Jim

Martha Jones Long
   Posted Wed October 11, 2017
Janet, Sylvia and Martha,

Your Mom was truly a wonderful role model. One of my favorite memories of her is of a trip we took to Rock Eagle as part of the YWAs. It was my longest trip driving since I'd gotten my license, but if your Mom was afraid she never showed it! How wonderful a weekend it was worshipping with other young women and leaders throughout the Association.

My prayers and thoughts are with you and yours.

Martha Jones Long

LaNelle Browne Jones
   Posted Sun October 15, 2017
Janet, Sylvia and Martha,

I am the widow of Malcolm Jones and am so sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. I used to work with her at the factory in Lincolnton. I thought very highly of her. She was such a sweet person.

May God Bless and keep you and your family during this difficult time.

LaNelle Browne Jones


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