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Horace Melvin Herrin

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, May 14, 2018 at Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia for Horace Melvin Herrin, 84 of Columbia, who died on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in Tylertown, MS. Interment will be at Improve Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Darel Daniels will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Hathorn Funeral Home, 167 Old Highway 98 E, Columbia, MS 39429.
Mr. Horace was a brick mason. He was married to Mae Regan Herrin for 63 years. Some of his hobbies were gardening and working in his shop. He was a hard worker and quick to give help to someone in need. He was an active member and a deacon at Improve Baptist Church where he served for many years.
He was preceded in death by his Parents, John and Juanita Herrin; one son, Byron Herrin; and one great granddaughter, Rose Taylor Herrin.
He is survived by his Wife, Mae Herrin of Columbia; one daughter, Sandy Easterling (Bruce) of Hattiesburg; one son, Neil Herrin (Amy) of Seymour, TN; daughter-in-law, Kathy Herrin; three sisters, Ruth McKenzie of Sandy Hook, Shirley Rose Dunaway (Alvin Jr.) of Rocky Branch, Charree Moore (George) of Hattiesburg; six grandchildren, April, Lacey, Christopher, Christina, Caleb, and Lauryn; and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
Pallbearers will be Hershel Anderson, Tony Morris, Gary Morris, Ed Bass, Bill Stevens, and Billy Wayne King.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Jerry Watts, Harry Williams, George Rawls, Kent Weatherford, Glen Rayborn, Coy Bell, Olen Lott, and Edward Broom.
Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at


Horace Melvin Herrin
August 5, 1933 - May 9, 2018





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