George White Herman, 80, of McMinnville died Monday at his residence. He was a retired nurseryman and a member of the Short Mountain Church of God. The funeral was held Wednesday at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.
Charlie Stanton officiated with burial following in the Webb Cemetery.
Herman was preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Hassie Herman; step mother, Leona Herman; first wife, Bessie Marie Herman; a son, Lester Earl Herman; step son, Sam (Powell) Murphy; granddaughter, Cassandra Ann; sisters, Pearl Pittard, Daisy Herman, Clara Mai Caldwell; brothers, Elmer Herman, J.E. Herman, Hoyte Herman, and Roosevelt (Toby) Herman. Survivors include a daughter, Ann Martin of McMinnville. A son, Eddie and wife Shirley Herman of Christiana; his wife, Jenny Johnson Herman; and a step daughter, Vicky and Sam Linnear all of Smithville. A step son, Charles Murphy, Jr. of Woodbury. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren. A half-sister, Freda Jeanette and Robert Cox of McMinnville. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends also survive.
Pallbearers included: Mark Ferrell, Billy Pittard, John T. Underwood, Terry Lawson, and Roger and Ray Dale Warren.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home, Smithville, TN was in charge of the arrangements.
March 1, 2017