May 21, 1936 ~ August 23, 2008

Born in: Mecklenburg Co., NC,
Resided in: Fletcher, NC

JAMES ERNEST HERREN, Jr. Fletcher~ James Ernest Herren Jr., 72, of Fletcher died Saturday, August 23, 2008 at his residence. A native of Mecklenburg County and life long resident of Fairview, he was the son of the late James Ernest Herren, Sr. and Lura Wofford McMakin Herren. James was a United States Army veteran. He is survived by his life-long companion, Linda Fite of Fletcher; three sisters, Mabel Hare of Fletcher, Betty Helford of Las Vegas, NV and Margaret Reed of Fletcher. A graveside memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, August 28, 2008 at Tweeds Chapel Cemetery with the Reverend Delmas Hare officiating. Following the graveside service, the family will receive friends at 101 Williams Road, Fletcher. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to a charity of one's choice. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is handling the arrangements.

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  1. Linda,
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    I always enjoyed calling and talking to Jim we had many good laughs together at your expense.
    I enjoyed Jim’s voice and his personality so very much.
    Love, Julia

  2. My dear Linda, Betty, Mabel, and Margaret, there aren’t words that I can write that will make you feel better. But know that I care. I have been living the past these few days, growing up with all of you…I wouldn’t take money for that. I love you all, and I will see you this afternoon. Nancy N. Haney

  3. Remembering your handsome face, beautiful eyes and smile. I also remember, with love, Uncle Ernest, Aunt Lura, Betty, Mabel and Margaret. It was also such a treat to come to your home to visit as a little girl. There was usually a wonderful cake in the pantry.

    Thinking of you with love and fond memories.

    With sympathy,
    Janice Herren Israel

  4. Linda and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We will cherish all the fun times we had with Jim. He used to come and eat breakfast with us on Sunday mornings and he was so much fun to be around. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Linda, My sincerest condolences to you and to Jim’s family. It was such a shock when the emails came from Callie & Pat telling me of Jim passing. I will never forget the good times we had with the ‘two Jims’. You are in my thoughts & prayers. My love to you.

  6. I have’t seen Jim in several years but I still think of him often. He was a good friend and we shared some special times. Linda, I think of you often and my heart goes out to you. Cotton

  7. Growing up with Jim and getting to know Mom and Pop Herren and the girls, Betty, Mabel and Margaret, and Aunt Meta was a real pleasant experience. Jim and I built several iron wheel(wheelbarrows didn’t have rubber tires back then), steerable wagons. We worked together on many of Pop’s construction projects, digging basements by hand, helping to frame houses and roofing houses on some hot summer days. Jim was a good friend in grade school, high school and after we became adults. We, (the family, Linda, and I) will miss him, but we will have the rememberances of the good times and those good memories will not let us forget the Jim that we knew.

  8. Linda- We would like to express our deepest sympathy. We last saw Jim at my father’s(Ray Winebrenner)funeral and were very fond of him. He built our home and often went fishing with Dad and Greg. He was a very genuine and insightful person and we were glad to know him and I am glad my father was able to have him as a friend.
    Charise and Greg Patton

  9. Linda, I am so sorry to hear about Jim. He was such a good friend to Sam and myself,and such a delightful person to be around. He will missed by everyone who knew and loved him.God bless you, and Jim’s family.Sincerely, Mary Jo and family.


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