The Gatesville Messenger
Leaderboard - house ad


November 23, 1942 – June 23, 2016 Doris Herring, age 73, of Gatesville, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. today (Wednesday), June 29, 2016, at Scott’s Funeral Home Chapel. Private interment will follow at Ballard Cemetery. Doris was born on November 23, 1942, in Baird, Texas, to the late Oscar and Murl Dickerson Watson. She grew up in Clyde, Texas, and married John (Bill) Herring Jr. on September 19, 1960. She completed nursing school at Coryell Memorial Hospital and became an L.V.N. in 1981. She worked as a nurse at the Rotunda and Hillside Manor Nursing Home. After she retired from nursing, she began taking care of children in their home for many years. She loved quilting and flowers, whether growing or receiving them. She loved her family dearly and her church family at Gatesville Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents; father and mother-in- law, John (Bill) Herring Sr. and Dovie Herring; granddaughter, Kayla Campbell; brother, Butch Watson; sister, Faye DeSpain; brother-in-law, Floyd Herring; and sister-in-law, Helen Herring. Doris is survived by her husband of 55 years, John (Bill) Herring Jr.; daughters, Joanie Campbell and husband, Mike, and Ginger Belknap and husband, Dody; son, Doug Herring and wife, Cheryl; sisters, Nell Thomas and husband, Bob, and Helen Holman and husband, Jim; 10 grandchildren, Jason, Becca, Megan, Maeci, Kolbie, Doran, Brandy, Adreanna, Philip and David; and numerous great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to her church, the Gatesville Church of Christ, 2417 E. Main Street, Gatesville, TX 76528

Raymond Lee Maxwell, 93, of Waco, died Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Services were held Saturday, June 25, 2016, at OakCrest Funeral Home with Dr. Craig Klempnauer, ThD, officiating. Burial followed at Restland Cemetery in Gatesville. Mr. Maxwell was born Dec. 26, 1922, in Arnett to U.D. and Annie (Foust) Maxwell. He attended public schools in Turnersville and graduated from Gatesville High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy April 1, 1943. He married Minnie Olene Vannoy in March 1948, and they were married for 68 years. He was in retail sales for 47 years. He was a member of Grace Temple Baptist Church, where he became a deacon and was later elected as chairman five times. He was also superintendent of the Sunday School and in later years oversaw the church maintenance. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and brothers, Mack and Bruce Maxwell. He is survived by his daughters, Dedra (Turner) Maxwell and Melissa Kay Maxwell of Waco; son, Ronald Lee Maxwell of Waxahachie; three grandchildren; sister, Gladys Wright; and brother, Paul Maxwell.