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James E. Sr. and Velma M. PETTIT HERRINGTON

Cherokee Municipal Cemetery

Velma Marie Herrington
© Enid News and Eagle
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

CHEROKEE, Okla. - Velma Marie Herrington, 77, died Tuesday, March 29, 2005.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Lanman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Diana Pruitt and the Rev. Chleo Brown officiating. Burial will be in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery.

Mrs. Herrington was born a twin on Sept. 15, 1927, in Cheyenne County, Kan. She was a member of United Methodist Women and Good Cheer Club.

Survivors include her husband, James; a son, James E. Herrington Jr. of Amarillo, Texas; a sister, Wilma Faye Gunther of Benkelman, Neb.; two grandchildren; a stepgranddaughter; three great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to Prairie Valley United Methodist Church and may be sent to the funeral home.

James Elwin Sr. Herrington
© Enid News and Eagle
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

CHEROKEE Funeral service for James Elwin Herrington Sr., 89, will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Goodwin Funeral Home Chapel, Cherokee, with the Rev. Cleo Brown officiating.

Burial will follow in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Goodwin Funeral Home, Cherokee. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home, with family present 6-7:30 p.m., and 9 a.m. to service time on Saturday.

James was born Nov. 27, 1922, in Wichita, Kan., the son of Charles and Leona Harvey Herrington.

He lived near Cherokee all his life, except for the 31?2 years he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

He attended grade school at Lincoln Center and graduated from Lambert High School in 1941.

James and Velma M. Pettit were married Jan. 27, 1945, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Enid. They established their home near Cherokee, where they farmed and ranched.

James joined the Yewed Methodist Church in 1935 and attended there until the church closed. He joined Prairie Valley Methodist Church in 1972.

Surviving are a son, James E. Herrington Jr. and wife Gypsy L. of Amarillo, Texas; grandson, Chad B. Herrington of Phoenix, Ariz.; granddaughter, Danette Sigmon and husband Doug of Glendale, Ariz.; great-grandson, Dustin Sigmon of Glendale; two great-granddaughters, Hana Herrington of Amarillo and Allison Sigmon of Glendale; two stepgranddaughters, Allison Bohrer and husband Martin of Amarillo and Britani Bohrer and Bailey Bohrer of Amarillo; stepgrandson, Brayden Bohrer of Amarillo; sister-in-law, Barbara Herrington of Ellesworth, Maine; and four nephews and one niece.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Velma; brother, Raymond Herrington; and one nephew.

Memorials may be given in his memory to American Cancer Society of Garfield County through Goodwin Funeral Home, Cherokee.

(Submitted by family)

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