Friday, October 16, 2020

Rev. Doug Herring

Rev. Doug “Chief” Herring, 88, passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Graveside services and interment will be 4:00 p.m. Sunday, October 18 at Whitehead Cemetery with Bro. Jerry Lundy, Bruce Hosket, and Rusty McKnight officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville.
Doug was born October 20, to Harold Stanley and Willie Mae Sudduth Herring in Greenville, Mississippi. He faithfully attended Harmony Baptist Church in the Nanih Waiya Community and he was a member of the American Legion. Doug graduated from Greenville High School and Mississippi State University, and he attended Asbury Seminary in Kentucky. Bro. Doug was a minister and pastored various churches throughout his career. He also enjoyed his many missionary trips to Mexico and was founder and director of the Green Valley Boys Ranch. He answered the call of his country by serving eight years in the United States Army.

Bro. Doug is survived by his children: Marion Douglas Stoute of Jacksonville, Florida, Diana Buckner Vance and husband Danny of Coffeeville, Mississippi, and Christopher Timothy Herring and wife Marta of Louisville. One of his greatest joys was being “Granddaddy or Chief” to his five grandchildren: Christopher Owen Stoute, Christopher Hayden (Ning) Herring, Micah Timothy Herring, Sara Elizabeth Jackson, and Katherine Dale Hughes as well as his two great-grandsons Gerald Jackson and Asher Jack Herring. He also leaves behind his brother-in-law Timothy (Linda) Philhower. Bro. Doug was preceded in death by his wife Marion Wason Herring, his sisters Josie Bell Herring and Martha Herring Hutcherson, and three brothers William Keith Herring, James Harvey Herring, and Robert Russell Herring.

Serving as pallbearers are Bill Boggan, Don Hubbard, Dan Mittan, Jimmy Parkerson, Sam Paten, Clay Phillips, Jared Reeser, and Jackie Thames. Honorary pallbearers are Chris Stoute, Hayden Herring, Micah Herring, Mike Fuller, Morris Miller, Fred Nabers, Mike Whitehead, and Robert Wynn. Memorials in honor of Bro. Doug may be given to French Camp Academy Development Office, One Fine Place, French Camp, MS 39745 with a designation for missions.

Services are under the direction of Nowell Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at