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Moss Bluff- Marilyn Jean Herndon was born May 7, 1933 in Ocala, FL; died May 22, 2012 in Gainesville, FL. She was a Christian and loved her cat, Twinkle Toes. She was a native Floridian and graduated from Ocala High School, Class of 1952. Marilyn was an artist and her paintings were displayed with a local artist club. Early in her career she moved to Jacksonville, where she obtained a degree from Jones Business College and Jacksonville Junior College. She worked for Luther Rice Seminary and upon moving to North Carolina, she worked as a nurse's aide and also as a legal secretary. She returned to her home area to take care of her late mother, Hettie. She is survived by her sister, Carolyn Herndon of Silver Springs, FL; aunt, Pauline Wallace McMurtrey of Moss Bluff, FL; and nieces, along with many cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Hettie Herndon; and brother, Ray Herndon, Jr. Visitation will be 1/2 hour prior to service. Graveside service will be Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 2 p.m., at Moss Bluff Cemetery, Moss Bluff, FL. Arrangements entrusted with HIERS-BAXLEY FUNERAL SERVICES, Belleview 352-245-2424. Sentiments may be left online at
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from May 25 to May 26, 2012