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Rachel Viola (Barber) Herring

November 26, 1935 ~ January 24, 2020 (age 84)


Rachel Viola Barber Herring, 84, of Kinston passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020 at Spring Arbor of Kinston. She was a lifelong member of the Eastern Stars and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Rachel enjoyed gardening, painting and quilting. She will also be known for as a great storyteller.

Rachel is preceded in death by her husband, C.J. Herring, Jr.; parents, Clarence and Viola Barber and sisters, Joan, Hilda and Sue.

Left to cherish her memory is her sons, Charles Herring III and wife Sharon, Randy Herring and wife Janet, David Herring and wife Holly; grandchildren, Kristal, Scott, Heather, Amanda, Justin, Savannah, Katie, Ethan, Karissa, Korinne, Karolyne, Angela Shader and Chris Outlaw; numerous great grandchildren; sister, Tinkum Thorten and husband Ernie; brother-in-laws, Sylvan Hardy and Walter Reynor.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Garner Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Kinston Ward with Bishop Jeff Howard officiating. Burial will follow the funeral at Pinelawn Memorial Park.

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January 28, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Garner Funeral Home
209 W Peyton Avenue
Kinston, NC 28501

Funeral Service
January 29, 2020

1:00 PM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Kinston Ward
3006 Carey Road
Kinston, NC 28501

Interment following funeral service
January 29, 2020

Pinelawn Memorial Park
4488 US-70
Kinston, NC 28504

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