Colon Herrington

Published 4:36 pm Monday, April 11, 2011

Dec. 24, 1942  –

April 9, 2011

Funeral services for Colon D. Herrington, 68, well-known businessman of Camilla, will be held Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Camilla, with Rev. Rick Williams and Rev. Danny Thomas officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be the Camilla Masonic Lodge 128, Ferg Cowan Sunday School Class, Bank of Camilla Coffee Club and former personnel of B.C. Moore’s and Peeble’s Department Store.

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Mr. Herrington was born Dec. 24, 1942, in Baxley, Ga. to the late Dewitt and Marnella McKenzie Herrington. He died April 9, 2011 in Mitchell County.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, stationed in Korea. He was manager of B.C. Moore’s and Peeble’s of Camilla for 42 years; a member of the First Baptist Church of Camilla and the Camilla Masonic Lodge 128. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and known to be hardworking and meticulous. He was also an avid sportsman and gardener.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Brewer Herrington of Camilla; daughters, Tracy Block and husband Chip of Leesburg, and Cindy Herrington; son Doug Herrington of Carrollton, Ga.; step-daughters, Charlotte Turley and husband Steve of Camilla, Beth Rix and husband Brian of Crestview, Fla. and Gina Poole and husband Scott of Evans, Ga.; brothers, Talmadge Herrington of Tybee, Ga., Russell Herrington, Roy Herrington, Johnny Herrington and Bobby Herrington, all of Baxley, Ga.; sister Eula Mae Butler of Savannah; grandchildren, Josh Herrington and wife Leigh, Daylen, Trip, Justin, Abigail, Danielle, Brandon, Johnathan, Brooke Pollock and Phillip, Brewer Turley and Brian Turley, Josh Rix, Katie Rix, Michael Rix, Robert Poole, Andrew Poole, Suzannah Poole, David Poole; one great-grandchild and three step-great-grandchildren.,

Memorials may be made to the Baptist Children’s Hospital of Baxley, Ga. or Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, 1001 Johnson Ferry Rd., N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 30342.

Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home of Camilla is in charge of the arrangements.