Doris Herrington, 81, of Orange, died Tuesday, July 29, 2008, in Houston. Services were Saturday, Aug. 2, from North Orange Baptist Church with the Revs. Scott McIntosh and Larry Lormand officiating. Burial was in Niblett’s Bluff Cemetery in Vinton, La., with her great nephews serving as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers.
Born Feb. 1, 1927, in Fisher, La., to Adolphus David and Ola (Savell) Adams, she was a licensed cosmetologist and an instructor of cosmetology for 30 years, 15 of those at Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School. She was a 32-year volunteer at the Oaks Nursing Home in Orange, where she would often bring her students and friends to wash, cut and style the hair of the residents. She had a special place in her heart for the elderly and was always concerned about them. Mrs. Herrington was a faithful member of North Orange Baptist Church for 50 years and a longtime Sunday school teacher.
Survivors include her husband, John H. Herrington of Orange; son, Charles P. Herrington and wife Karen of Fort Worth; daughter Evita (Herrington) Kemmer and husband Scott of Denver; grandchildren, Dusty Kemmer and wife Kristi; Anne Marie Herrington; great-grandchildren, Brittany, Dylan and Lauren Kemmer; sister, Mattie (Adams) McCord of Port Arthur; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be directed to Harbor Hospice, P.O. Box 23077, Beaumont, 77720; or to the Victoria Enmon Memorial Fund at North Orange Baptist Church, 4775 N. 16th Street, Orange, 77632.