JEFFERSON - Louise C. Herring, 94, formerly of Manchester, passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2012.
She was the daughter of the late William Dewey and Flora Gowen Copeland of Manchester. Mrs. Herring finished Manchester High School, Bessie Tift College in Forsyth, and Draughons Business College in Atlanta. Mrs. Herring worked for the US Corps of Engineers for a number of years, traveling from Atlanta to Alaska and Canada for the building of the Alaska Highway. After returning to Georgia, she operated the family Cold Storage and Freezer Locker Plant in Manchester. In April of 1954, she married Albert (Blue) Herring of Greenville, GA. Blue was Clerk of Superior Court in Meriwether County and Louise was Deputy Clerk of Superior Court. In 1976 the courthouse caught fire. Louise helped everyone escape from her office before placing all the record books in the vault. She escaped her office just before it became engulfed in flames by breaking a window with a small record book and climbing down a ladder. After Blue died in December of 1976, Louise was elected Clerk of Superior Court, a position she held until her retirement in December of 1984. Louise was a member of Greenville Baptist Church and the Lagrange, GA Chapter of DAR.
Survivors include her sister, Ruth C. Johnson; nieces and nephews, Shirley Ruth Johnson, Dewey Johnson, his wife Robyn, their son Nathan, his wife Brittany, and their son Luke; Randy Johnson, his wife Jackie, their sons, James Thomas Johnson and daughter Flora Audrey Stell and her husband, John Stell; Laura Louise Underwood, Elijah Underwood, and his wife Amanda and their children, Samuel and Katherine. Cousins include Julia Casey Watson and Freda Copeland Hoffman and special friends Bernice Parks, Sara Ellen Hutchinson and Caregivers.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 24, at 1:30 p.m. at the graveside in the Manchester City Cemetery. Minister Tom Plank and the Rev. Jonathan Porter will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Greenville, GA, 1706 Church Street, Greenville, GA 30222, or the Galilee Christian Church, 2191 Galilee Church Road, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.