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Rebecca "Becky" Love Barnes Herring

Rebecca "Becky" Love Barnes Herring
  • April 23, 1934 - November 29, 2018
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
  • Rebecca B. Herring Scholarship for Accounting Majors C/O College of Charleston
    66 George Street
    Charleston, SC 29424

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“My thoughts and prayers are with the Herring family. I had the fortune of being advised and taught by Professor Herring at the College of Charleston...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Christine Smalls Brown - SC

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I had the good fortune to have her as both professor and advisor during my time at C of C in the late...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Phillip Wilson - Goose Creek, SC

“Dear Herrings,Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Becky was always so kind to me and my family. She has gone straight to heaven you can...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: donna and randy friedman - SC

“Mrs. Herring was a fabulous teacher, who truly cared about each of us. She was always interested inour learning and our futures. We we were lucky to...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Belinda Revel-Addis - FL

“Words cannot describe what an impact Mrs. Herring had on me as a student at the College of Charleston in the late 70's and early 80's. She was an...Read More »

“I was saddened this morning to read about Becky's passing. Like every student who entered her classroom, I felt that I was the most important...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Cheryll Woods-Flowers - SC

“I meet Mrs Herring once. She was working in her yard. That one brief meeting made quite an impression on me. I felt special and blessed in her...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Patricia Mathias - Lexington, SC

Rebecca "Becky" Love Barnes Herring, 84, of Charleston, South Carolina, wife of Malcolm LaRoy Herring entered into eternal rest Thursday, November 29, 2018. A Service of Thanksgiving will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018 in Holy Trinity Windermere, 95 Folly Road, at 3:00 p.m. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL. Friends are invited to visit with the family at a reception following the service in the Church Fellowship Hall.

Rebecca was born April 23, 1934 in Lucama, North Carolina, daughter of the late William B. Barnes and Lena Mae Paul Barnes. Rebecca came from a long family of educators and she was the Valedictorian graduate of Lucama High School. She received a BS Degree in Education and a Master's Degree in Education from Women's College of North Carolina (later to become UNC Greensboro). She was a retired Accounting Professor and Department Chair with the College of Charleston. She was a recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award, Distinguished Advising Award and in 2017 was inducted into the Wall of Honor for the School of Business for transformational & lasting impact on the College of Charleston. She was named the Bank of America Teaching Professor-the school's first fully endowed professorship dedicated to exemplary teaching for the 2000-2001 academic year. In appreciation of Professor Herring's outstanding contributions to the CofC, family members, former students, colleagues, friends and the Department of Accounting and Legal Studies established the Rebecca B. Herring Scholarship for Accounting Majors in 2000. Upon her retirement in 2002, Professor Herring was named Associate Professor Emeritus-honoring her three decade career with the College of Charleston. During her years teaching at CofC she worked diligently to complete her CPA certification. Rebecca attended Holy Trinity Windermere Church for the last 55 years.

She is survived by her adoring husband of 61 years, Malcolm LaRoy Herring of Charleston, SC; daughter, Julie Lynn Herring Benasutti of Charleston, SC; son, Dr. Paul Malcolm Herring and wife Noreen of Mount Pleasant, SC; four grandchildren, Kelly Rebecca Herring, William Paul Herring, Elizabeth Lynn Herring, and Emily Lynn Benasutti; along with nieces and a nephew from Whiteville, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rebecca B. Herring Scholarship for Accounting Majors C/O College of Charleston, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424.