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Obituaries 8/26/21

Ethel Carline Herring

WATER VALLEY – Ethel Carline Herring of Water Valley died Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. She was 83.

Visitation was held Saturday, August 21 in the Gardiner Room at Seven Oaks Funeral Home. Services followed at 3 p.m. in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks with Dr. Randy Bain officiating. Burial was in Mt. Liberty Cemetery.

Carline was born September 29, 1937 to the late John and Snoda (Brooks) Ross. After graduating from high school, she started her working career at the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation in St. Louis, Mo. as a secretary. She continued her secretarial duties at the Cardox Corp. after moving to Memphis. Moving closer to home, she later went to work for Whitten Insurance agency in Batesville.

Afterwards, she and Wilbur moved to Water Valley and opened Herring Ace Hardware store on Main Street. After the store closed she went to work for Dr. Weeks as receptionist and insurance clerk, ultimately retiring from this position. Carline truly had a servant’s heart. When not making her famous fried pies or jelly, she loved serving the Lord at First Baptist Church in Water Valley where she was a member. Her service included being the treasurer for her Sunday School class, as well as working in the kitchen on Wednesday nights. She was also a member of the Gideon’s Ladies Auxiliary. Cooking was a passion, as was quilting; activities for which she won many awards. She also enjoyed raising a garden with her husband, Wilbur, and canning the fruits of their labor. When she found free time from all of her other activities, she loved to paint and host the Ross family reunions.

Carline is survived by her husband of 63 years, Wilbur Herring of Water Valley; one son, Shannon Herring (Tonya) of Jonesboro, Ark.; one daughter, Kim Kidd of Oxford; six grandchildren, Tyler Jones, Kyle Jones (Megan), Brock Kidd, Haley Hays (Jared), Dallas Herring and Cooper Herring; three great-grandchildren, Stevie Ray Hayes, Rhett Hayes and Hardin Jones; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Carline was preceded in death by three brothers, Floyd Ross, Delbert Ross and Edward Ross; and two sisters, Wanda Ross, and Lucille Wrenn.

Rosie Nell Folson Moore

WATER VALLEY – Rosie Nell Folson Moore died Friday, July 16, 2021 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She was 69. Rosie was born July 17, 1952, in Water Valley to Vera Mae Polk and the late Clement Hervey. She confessed hope in Christ at an early age and was baptized at Pleasant Green M.B. Church.

Rosie graduated from Davidson High School in 1970. She was employed at BorgWarner for 39 and one-half years. In her spare time she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, family and friends. She enjoyed making people laugh.

Visitation was held on Friday, July 23 at Serenity-Daniels Funeral Home. Services followed on Saturday, July 24, at Spring Hill North M.B. Church in Water Valley. Burial was in Pleasant Green M.B. Church Cemetery. Serenity-Daniels Funeral Home of Water Valley was in charge of arrangements.

In her homegoing, Rosie leaves many friends and family members to cherish her memories including her mother, Vera Mae Polk of Water Valley; one son, Tracy Moore of Robersonville; three daughters, Shelia (Sherman) Gooch, Okesha (Mike) Moore and Latasha (Chico) Buckley, all of Water Valley; six grandchildren, Moquinada (Jonathan) Moya, Ky’Juan Hervey, Sasha Buckley and Landon Buckley, all of Water Valley, Amunique Moore and Aldarrio Alexander, both of Jackson; two great-grandchildren, Adalyn Bobo and Ensley Sprouse, both of Water Valley; two sisters, Lottie Phillips of Water Valley and Eva (Danny) Avant of Serai Vista, Ariz.; two brothers, Charles (Mary) Henderson and Billy Ray Phillips, all of Water Valley; one step-brother, Earl (Annette) Daniels of Water Valley; two god-children, Felica Devault and Jeremiah Harris of Water Valley; special friends Josephaine Martin, Diane Luster, Cheronda McGee, Gail Cooper, Alice Henderson, Gail Daniels and Rita Harris; two special cousins, Roy Lee Phillips and Kimberly Ingram, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Rosie was preceded in death by her grandson, Ethan Buckley; one sister, Luren Phillips, one brother, Lewis Folson.

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