Mr. James Franklin "Big Boy" Herring, age 71, formerly of Bo Tuck Road, Ocean Isle Beach, NC, died Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Southeastern Hospice House in Lumberton. During his illness, he consistently reminded his family he had a full and happy life, surrounded by all the things he loved: church, family, fishing, sports, cooking and sharing takes of his mischievous childhood. "He always had a smile for everyone, a kind word and a little joke."
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A celebration of life service will be at 1 p.m., July 13, 2013 at Old Shallotte Baptist Church, 394 Longwood Road, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469 the Rev. Landis Lancaster.
We would like to express thanks and gratitude to all the friends and family who visited, called, and sent cards over the last few months. A warm and heartfelt thanks for the staff of Community Hospice and Southeastern Hospice House for giving support, comfort, and care.
Mr. Herring was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Herring; his mother, Fannie Mae Herring; his sister, Nancy Starnes and his brother-in-law, Edward Scoggins.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Herring; daughters, Michelle Floyd, Robbieshane Britt and husband, Alan, and Victoria Herring, all of Lumberton; step-children, Debbie Croom of Fayetteville and Jimmy Allen of Bunnlevel; sister, Brenda Scoggins of Lumberton; brother, Joseph Herring and wife, Lonna, of Savannah, Ga.; sister, Kathy Walters and husband, Terry, of Sunset Beach; brother-in-law, Mike Starnes of Lumberton; grandchildren, Kayla Herring, Cameron Floyd and Kaitlyn Britt; and a host of nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren.
If you wish, memorials may be made to: Southeastern Hospice House, 1100 Pine Run Drive, Lumberton, NC 28358, Old Shallotte Baptist Church, 394 Longwood Road, Ocean Isle Beach, NC, 28469 or, as he often requested, "just take a kid fishing."
Condolences may be made by visiting: www.floydmortuary.net.
Arrangements by Floyd Mortuary and Crematory, Lumberton.
Published in The Brunswick Beacon on June 28, 2013