Ralph Carlton Herring, age 83, of Snellville (Centerville Community) died Tuesday, September 25, 2012. He was born November 10, 1928, in Marion County, South Carolina, the son of the late Ralph C. and Belle Bryant Herring.
Mr. Herring was a 1950 graduate of Clemson University and retired as Area Credit Manager of USS Agri-Chemicals, Div. of U.S. Steel Corporation and had lived in the Atlanta area since 1971. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War and was a retired Lt. Colonel in the Air Force Reserve.
He was an active Methodist throughout his life and was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church where he served as Lay Leader, Treasurer, member of the Finance Committee and Administrative Board. He was a member and past president of The Guiding Light Sunday School Class and a member of the Zoar Second Milers.
Surviving are his wife, Joanna Wilson Herring, one daughter, Charlotte H. Gould, 3 grandchildren, Daniel, Sarah, and Dan, two sisters, Miriam H. Brown and Jean H. Griffie, both of Marion, S.C. and two nieces and three nephews. Funeral services will be Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Zoar United Methodist Church.
Burial will be Monday, October 1, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA. The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorials to their favorite charity or The United Methodist Children’s Home, 500 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA 30030.
Condolences may be viewed or sent to www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, “A Family Company” Snellville Chapel has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.