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Betty Marie (Cox) Herring, age 76, of Jacksonville, TX, passed away surrounded by family on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Hospice of East Texas.
Betty was born in Ponta, TX on October 11, 1940 and lived in Tyler before settling in Jacksonville where she raised her family. She loved Christmas decorations, baking and spending time with her family.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Zorabelle Cox; her beloved husband, James Herring, Sr.; her precious daughters, Jacqueline Gage and Deborah Alcorn; grandsons, Craig McClain and Travis Herring; sister, Jane Cox and husband Doug; brothers, Robert and Don; and brother-in-law, Larry Underwood.
She leaves behind a daughter, Sharon Akin and husband Jerry; sons, James Herring Jr. and Timothy Herring and wife Holly; grandchildren, Brandi McClain Taylor and husband Travis, Mary McClain Sparks and husband Justin, Trenton Herring and wife Kandace, Miranda and Heather Akin, Indie and Kowen Herring; great-grandchildren, Everett and Emmaline Taylor, Katharyn Sparks; sister, Janet Underwood; brothers, Gary Cox and wife Deborah, Andy Cox and wife Linda; and sister-in-law, Gladys Cox.
A funeral service for Betty is scheduled at 2 o'clock in the afternoon Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Rev. Andy Cox and Byron Underwood officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Herring Family Cemetery on Tol Smith Road in Jacksonville.
Visitation will begin on Saturday, March 11, 2017 and friends are cordially invited to visit with Betty's family from 5 to 7 o'clock in the evening at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
Pallbearers will be Byron Underwood, Grady Underwood, Jared Underwood, Justin Underwood, Gary Cox, Jr. and Jason Childress.
Published on March 10, 2017
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