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Douglas Marvin Herring was born in Foley on May 11, 1943, and succumbed to his illness in February 2017.

He was preceded in death by his parents Felix Herring and Bertie Bell Ainsworth; brothers, Harold Herring and Bobby Jean Thomas (Birddie May Thomas) and step-son Keith Wall. He is survived by his wife of 26 years Anna Marie Owens Herring; brother, Charles Webster Herring; son, Randy Herring; two daughters, Tina Thomas (BJ) and Mellissa Williamson; step-daughter, Donna Thompson; grandchildren, Jina Thomas Till, John Moore, Dakota Thomas, Amanda Thompson, Jason Thompson, David Wall and six great-grandchildren.

Mr. Herring was a retired state transportation employee, avid sport fan and he deeply loved his dogs. Mr. Herring attended Greenville High School and was well known throughout the community. He was a member of Buckaloo Pentecostal Holiness Church and devoted husband and friend to all. He will be greatly missed.

The funeral service to celebrate his life was held at Jenkins Chapel Methodist Church in Old Texas on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Bruce McCormick and Rev. Mark Gibson officiating and Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home directing.

Burial followed in the church cemetery with visitation occuring one hour prior to the service. Active pallbearers were Matt Johnson, Tomy Owens, James Schofield, James Hester, David Wall and Jake Chandler.

Flowers will be appreciated, and donations can be made out to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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