Dora Kathryn Knight Herring of Geneva, AL passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at her home. She was 85. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 25, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church of Geneva with Rev. Bill Kidwell officiating. Burial will follow in the Geneva City Cemetery with Pittman Funeral Home of Geneva directing. The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday beginning at 1:00 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or donations can be made to First United Methodist Church of Geneva.
Mrs. Herring was born on Dec. 19, 1926 in Century, FL to Theo Knight and Arcola Johnson Knight. Upon graduation from Century High School in 1944, she went to work for the War Dept at Brookley Field in Mobile, AL as a key punch operator. On Aug 13, 1946, she married Hugh Herring, Jr and moved to Geneva, where she worked at Van Heusen, Benson Wholesale and with Civil Service at Ft Rucker, where she retired after 26 years as a senior computer operator. After retirement, she enjoyed traveling, painting, cross stitch, and Auburn football. She also enjoyed and is probably best remembered for the Christmas decorations at the Junction.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband of 62 years, Hugh Herring, Jr.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Herring McLain (Jim) of Charleston, SC and Dee Dee Herring Trudeau (Rob) of Spartanburg, SC; one son, Steven Jay Herring of Geneva; five grandchildren, Kelly Shannon (Paul) of Mechanicsville, VA, Dena Mullinax (Bill) of Charleston, SC, Ashley Powell (Robin) of Chancellor, Courtney Short (Josh) of Minneapolis, MN, Jada Herring (Steven Joel) of Geneva, eleven great-grandchildren; sister, Martha Dobbs; several nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Herbert Herring; and special friends Faye Smith and Diane Smith.