Mary E. Herndon

Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Herndon passed away on Feb. 12, 2017, in Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 92.

She was born on Oct. 20, 1924, in Barksdale to Robert Thomas Craig and Adelia Elizabeth (Wood) Craig.

She married William Louis Herndon in Eagle Pass on April 19, 1947. He preceded her in death in 2013.

She is survived by a son, Robert Wayne “Bob” Herndon of Columbus; grandchildren, Holly Herndon of Pearland; Ashlie Herndon of Sonora; Jason Herndon and wife, Nancy, of Cypress; and Craig Herndon and wife, Melissa, of Frisco; great-grandchildren, Payton Susann Armbrister and Thomas Herndon of Pearland, and Bronson Wayne Schenkel of Sonora; and daughter-in-law, Anne Herndon of Flower Mound.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son, Lou Herndon; two brothers, Alvin Craig and Milton Craig; and three sisters, Idella Cowan, Isabel Lowe, and Ima Perkins.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary with burial following in Hillcrest Cemetery. Mr. Ray Melton and Dr. Elmer Herndon will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Hugh Coates, Kenneth Spence, Gary Mack, Rafael Crispin, John Brown, and Don Herndon.

Beth’s family would like to express their deepest and sincerest appreciation to the following who have cared for her over these past few years: Eddie and Isabelle Lara, and Rafael and Janie Crispin.


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