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Linda Clyde Herren

(WOODLAND) Linda C. Herren, 78, of Woodland, passed away on July 2, 2023.

A longtime resident of Randolph County, Mrs. Herren was born on March 16, 1945 in Carroll County, Ga., to the late Walter William Downs, Sr. and Linnie Lee Brown Downs. She loved her family and she loved the Lord. She was Baptist by faith and a member of Bethel East Baptist Church. She worked in the clothing industry for Lamar Manufacturing and BBI and part-time as housekeeper for Woodland Clinic until her retirement.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Merlin J. Herren; four brothers and one sister.

Survivors include her two sons, Anthony (Tammy) Herren and Tim (Patricia) Herren; her daughter, Kelly (Ryan) Fordham; five grandchildren, Allen Herren, Allison Herren, Hannah Herren, Maddie Fordham and Andy Fordham; four great-grandchildren, Bailey Herren, Hagan Herren, Samuel Walker, and Brian Walker, all of Woodland; her brothers, Herman Downs, Wayne Downs and Bobby Downs, all of Bowdon, Ga.; her sister, Minnie Lee Smith of Carrollton, Ga.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Friday, July 7, at 2 p.m. (Georgia time) at Bethel East Baptist Church. Bro. Jerry Wiggins and Bro. Styles Akins officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jay Herren, Adam Downs, Herman Herren, Ricky Herren, Nelson Britt, Russell Downs and Jackie Simmons.

Rainwater Funeral Home, Bowdon Ga.