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Sarah Smith Herring

Sarah Smith Herring, 88, of Russellville, passed away Feb. 16.

Our beloved “Mama Sarah” was born Jan. 28, 1934, to Clarence and Louise Scruggs Smith. She worked for BellSouth, where she retired after 30 years, and was a member at Isbell United Methodist.

She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Jessie Wayne Smith, Robert Morris Smith and Alma Jean Smith; niece, Pam Campbell; and nephews, Ronnie Smith and Jimmy Smith.

She is survived by her husband, Harold G. Herring; son, David Harold Herring; daughter-in-law, Eyvonne DeFoor Herring; granddaughters, Julie Herring McKinney (Mitch) and Jennifer Herring Young (Bradley); great-grandsons, Coleman Edward Young and Wyatt Smith McKinney; sister-in-law, Patsy Graham Smith; sister-in-law, Carolyn Epperson (Jody); nieces and nephews, Joan Smith Bolton, Patti Smith, Angie Smith, Dewayne (Buddy) Smith and Bob Smith; and many more nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A graveside service will be held Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. at Franklin Memorial Gardens in Russellville with Dewayne Smith officiating. Pallbearers will be Eddie Bolton, Brian Campbell, Bobby Campbell, Mitch McKinney, Bob Smith and Bradley Young.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. John Almirol for his many years of care and caregivers Barbara, Lucy, Rita and Teresa, Northwest Home Health, Hospice of North Alabama and the Russellville Hospital ICU staff for all the love and care you provided.