Obit-James Herring

James Taylor Herring
December 01, 2008
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Services for James Taylor Herring, of Brookhaven, were 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel with burial in Riverwood Memorial Park.


Visitation was Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Herring, 68, died Nov. 24, 2008, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven. He was born on March 28, 1940, to Steven Herring and Nora Elliot Herring.

He attended Mississippi School for the Deaf and graduated from Kentucky School for the Deaf. He worked for several newspapers. He was a member of Easthaven Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a son, James Robert Herring; a father-in-law, Dr. W.M. Commander, and a sister-in-law, Patsy Commander Vaughan.

Survivors are his wife, Mildred Ann Commander Herring; his brothers, Robert Lee Herring and George Elliot Herring; his sisters, Elsie Herring Owens, Mattie Herring Correro and Julia Herring Hess; a mother-in-law, Sue Commander; a sister-in-law, Sue Carol Trantham and husband, Cecil; and a brother-in-law, Howard Vaughan. He was also loved by many nieces and nephews.