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Obituary for Pennie Jones Herring

Pennie Jones Herring, 96, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, surrounded by her family at Kitty Askins Hospice Center after a full, dynamic life. She was born in Wayne County on June 23, 1921, one of seven children, to the late Matthew Frank Jones and Nona Williams Jones. She was married to the love of her life, Boyd Winston Herring, who preceded her in death on July 19, 1980.

Pennie retired from Sears and Roebuck in Goldsboro after many years of service and was a former member of the American Business Women’s Association. Her life was filled with humility, kindness, and a love for others that she displayed every time she smiled. Pennie dedicated her life to serving her family unselfishly and to serving her Lord. She was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church where she had an extended circle of friends as a member of the St. Luke Quilters. Pennie was always on call to give an encouraging word or helping hand. She enjoyed life especially her life with her husband, daughters, and grandchildren.

A service to celebrate Pennie’s life will be held by the graveside on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in Wayne Memorial Park with Rev. Adam Witter officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday afternoon from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Pennie’s home in Goldsboro and Monday following the graveside service at the cemetery.

Pennie is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Herring Miars of Wilmington and Patricia Herring Umstead of Goldsboro; and her grandchildren, Elizabeth Boyd Miars, William Thomas Miars IV, and Charles Allan Umstead, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Pennie’s memory to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, NC 27534.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.


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Graveside

Monday

6

Nov

1:00 PM
Wayne Memorial Park

2925 U.S. Hwy. 117 South
Dudley, NC 28333

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Wayne Memorial Park

2925 U.S. Hwy. 117 South
Dudley, NC 28333


Memorial Contribution

Kitty Askins Hospice Center

107 Handley Park Court
Goldsboro, NC 27534
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