2017-08-16 / Obituaries

Paul Ellis Herrington

Mr. Paul Ellis Herrington, 35, of Perkins entered into rest on Thursday, August 10, 2017.

Mr. Herrington was a lifelong resident of Jenkins County. He had a love for people and life. He had a sweet smile and spirit that blessed many. Paul was known to many as “Bird”. He was a member of Green Fork Baptist Church and was a God fearing man.

Paul had a passion for life, his family, his friends, and church family. He was an active member of the Sons of

Confederate Veterans where he served as the Judge Advocate,

Sergeant at Arms, as well as the Assistant Chaplain.

Paul enjoyed working in his shop building bird houses and wooden crosses. He worked as a Volunteer at Regency

Hospice where he enjoyed spending time with patients. One of his greatest joys was being known as Uncle Pe Pe the “Fun Uncle” to his nieces and nephews.

On Friday nights you would see him during football season cheering for the Burke County Bears from the sidelines and on Saturday for the Georgia Bulldogs. Paul was a light, a blessing in passing, and a listening ear to many.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, John Thomas Herrington Sr., maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William P. Jones Sr. and uncle, William Paul Jones Jr.

Visitation was held will be Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 1-2 p.m. at Green Fork Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday. August 13, 2017 at Green Fork Baptist Church with the Revs. Kevin Farmer and Mike Dann officiating.

Interment followed in the church cemetery.

He is survived by his parents, John T. Herrington, Jr. and Paula Jones Herrington; sister Celissa H Knight (Bill); brother, John T. Herrington III (Anna); paternal grandmother, Myra Saxon Herrington; two aunts, Gail H. Todd (Lewis) and Susan Jones Hooks; uncle, Dwayne Herrington (Tracey); nieces and nephews, William A. “Bill” Knight Jr., Cynthia Marilyn “Marley” Knight, Lillian Frances “Lilly” Herrington, and Ellis Griffin Herrington. He also had several cousins that he loved very much.

Active pallbearers were Bill Knight Jr., Josh Bazemore, Derek Flakes, Charlie Snook, Mark Joyner, Neil Dickey, Lee Ogden, Brett Jenkins, J. R. Schwonke, and Jason Boynton.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Memorials may be made to the Paul Herrington Scholarship Fund that will be set up at a later date.

Crowe-Fields Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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