Sarah Jernigan


Sarah Herring Jernigan, 86, of the Fairview Community, passed away Wednesday evening, August 2, 2017.

Born June 22, 1931, in Hart County, she was the daughter of the late Eugene Howard and  Nettie Lou Woods Herring.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Clarence Whiting, brother, Harold Hugh, Calvin, Julian, and James Herring, and sister Nathel Alewine. She was a retired from Lavonia Manufacturing  and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her husband Richard Jernigan; children, Raymond and Paulette Whiting, Kathy and Bryan Ansley, Wayne and Vivian Whiting, and Shannon and Rick Moss; nine grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Charles Herring, Howard “Red” Herring, Herman Herring, and Billy Herring.

Her wishes were to have a private graveside for close family.  The family will gather Saturday at 3pm at Franklin Memorial Gardens North with Rev. Bruce Moore and Rev. Joe Renfro officiating. Her grandchildren and brothers will serve as pallbearers.

The body is at the Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville.  The families are at their perspective homes.  They will receive friends from 6 until 8pm Friday evening at the funeral home. Condolences may be left at





  1. I know im late but I just found out today. I’m so sorry for the family. She was very sweet to me and my family. I’ll never forget all our talks and laughter. Thank you miss Sarah for being my friend. Connie and Wayne

  2. Robyn Wilson Chastine
    August 5, 2017 - 11:05 am

    So sorry to here of Sarah’s passing. I have many wonderful memories with her. Praying for you all.

  3. Carolyn Holcomb
    August 4, 2017 - 8:01 pm

    Praying for all of you. So sorry for your sadness. Love you all. God will see you through this!

  4. Rebecca Duncan
    August 4, 2017 - 4:18 pm

    So sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you!

    Kermit McGee
    Rebecca McGee Duncan

  5. Margie and Robert Shirley
    August 4, 2017 - 3:55 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss!

  6. I am so sorry for your loss. She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.

  7. Mother Nettie Lou Woods Herring

  8. Birthday 22

    Brothers deceased

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