Friday, June 18, 2010

In loving memory

June 10, 2010

Doris E. Herrington

"Nanny Doris" 
Doris Herrington was born Aug. 3, 1919, in Dallas, Texas to Margaret Sullivan and Emmett Leon Finley. She moved to Palestine in 1929 at the age of 10. She met and married Roy A. Herrington at a young age and raised four beautiful children, Roy Jr., Rush, Harriet and Gayle.

Doris worked in retail for many years and had a natural talent for fashion and interior design. Doris enjoyed her home, spending time with family, friends, and her loving pets.  Preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Roy A. Herrington; and daughter-in-law, Tex Ann Herrington.

Survivors include two sons, Roy Herrington Jr. of Anahuac, Rush Herrington and wife Freddie of Palestine; two daughters, Harriet Herrington of Palestine and Gayle Morton of Houston; half brother, Emmett Finley and wife Freddie; half sisters, Barbara Counts and Joyce Christian; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and Doris’s special friend, Neual Braly.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 13, 2010, at Herrington / Land of Memory Chapel with Jerold Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Land of Memory Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be great-grandchildren Chance Gilmartin Noble, Rush Herrington, Brad Herrington, Jake Nash, Brian Herrington and Reese Morton. Honorary pallbearers are grandsons Will Gilmartin, Cal Morton, Joel Herrington and Allen Herrington.

five generations of Herringtons


  1. I am so sorry Amber. Its so hard to lose family and I am praying for you guys! much love to you and yours

  2. Amber I am truly sorry to hear about your loss. As my mom told me, she will always be there on your shoulder, in your heart, watching over your family.


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