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Mr. Claude W. "Red" Herndon
Retired GBI

THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. Claude W. "Red" Herndon, 82, of Thomson, entered into rest March 22, 2007. He was the beloved husband of Ellen Powell Herndon.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 24, 2007 at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Sue Meehan officiating. Interment followed in the Westview Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Terry Josey, Chris Mullis, Tommy Wilson, Tim Wilson and Luke Martin .

Mr. Herndon was born in Elbert County but lived in McDuffie County most of his life. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Mr. Herndon served as a Justice of the Peace, a Georgia State Trooper from 1952 until 1965, then transferred to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and retired as a Senior Agent. He was a lifelong member of the VFW Post #6672, a member of the Peace Officers Association, a campground attendant at Big Hart Campground for many years and was a member of Young Memorial United Methodist Church. Mr. Herndon's family said he was an avid fisherman.

Survivors include: wife, Ellen Powell Herndon, Thomson; sons and daughter-in -laws, Jimmy and Tara Herndon, Warrenton, Perry and Kim Herndon, Lincolnton; daughter, Len H. Brooks, Lawrenceville; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Thursday, March 29, 2007

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