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Mr. Samuel Wright (S.W.) Herndon, 83

Samuel Wright (S.W.) Herndon, 83, of Hazlehurst passed away Dec. 30 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Herndon was born Feb. 29, 1940, to the late Warren (Bud) Herndon and the late Vera Mae Long Herndon. He worked as a supervisor in the forestry industry for Continental Can and was a member of the Hazlehurst Pentecostal Church. He is preceded in death by his wife JoAnn Herndon, and brother, Warren (Buck) Herndon Jr.
Survivors include his sons, Sammy Herndon of Fort Valley, Tony Herndon of Ft Valley and Duane (Deborah) Herndon of Hazlehurst; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.
Services were held Dec. 31 at Oakland Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Davis and the Rev. Royce Hulett officiating. Interment followed in Hazlehurst City Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Cody Herndon, Cade Herndon, Chris Herndon, Jason Herndon, Steven Herndon, and Eric Herndon.
Honorary pallbearers were all family and friends in attendance.
Swain Funeral Home was in charge.

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