Mrs. Herndon died on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Mills Health and Rehab Center in Mayfield.
She was born on July 2, 1919, in Lafayette to the late Roy and Roberta Carr Dawson. She was valedictorian of Trigg County High School Class of 1939, and was a graduate of Murray State College.
She was a CNA at Murray Calloway County Hospital, a sales clerk and a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Murray where she was a Sunday school teacher for 50 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Woodrow Herndon; one sister, Grace Bridges; and one grandson, Roger Herndon.
She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Whittaker (and husband Dennis) of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Elizabeth Herndon (and husband Loyren American Horse) of Murray; two sons, Woody Herndon (and wife Donna) of Murray and Bobby Herndon (and wife Jen) of Newburg, Ind.; and eight grandchildren.