Mary Herndon (1924 - 2016)


Mary Lee Newton Herndon, 91, formerly of 50 Herndon Haven widow of Rev. George R. Herndon passed away Sunday Nov. 20, 2016 at National Health Care in Anderson, SC.
Born Nov. 29, 1924 she was a daughter of the late Clarence L. Newton, Sr. and Sarah Caroline Thomas Newton.
Mary was a retired Customer Service representative with Park Seed Company. She was a faithful member of Union Baptist Church in Iva, SC. Mary taught the Gleaners Sunday School Class and sang in the choir as well. She had a ministry for shut-ins and nursing's homes. Mary also enjoyed gardening, cooking and was an excellent seamstress. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family.
Survivors include: four daughters Jeanne Russell (John) Abbeville, SC, Joyce Long of Anderson, SC, June Knight (Don) of Abbeville, SC and Janet Jenkins of Aiken, SC; one sister Sarah Nell Thompson of Mayesville, NC; four brothers Clarence Newton, Jr. Thomasville, Alabama, Thomas Newton, Joe Newton and Ronnie Newton all of Andrews, SC; fourteen grandchildren and twenty eight great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a son George R. Herndon, Jr. and two brothers Dan and Warren Newton.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday Nov. 22, 2016 at 3:00 PM in Union Baptist Church in Iva, SC with the Rev. Mike McMillion officiating. The burial will follow in Bells United Methodist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:30 PM Tuesday afternoon in the sanctuary at Union Baptist Church prior to services. The family is at the home of her daughter Mr. & Mrs. John Russell 12 Herndon Haven Abbeville, SC
In lieu of flowers memorials in memory of Mary may be made to Union Baptist Church Building Fund, 703 Barnes Station Rd. Iva, SC 29655.
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The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the Herndon family.
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star from Nov. 21 to Dec. 21, 2016