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Lydia Anders Herndon "Penny"

July 25, 1938 June 26, 2019
Lydia Anders  Herndon "Penny"
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DURHAM: Lydia Lane Herndon “Penny”, 80, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Duke Regional Hospital. She was born in Durham, the daughter of the late Fred Coombs Anders and Lydia Lane Anders. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Weldon Herndon, Jr., “Bo”.

Mrs. Herndon is survived by daughters, Phylis H. Larkins and husband Jeff, Amy H. Hughes and husband Ray; sons, Barry Daniel Batchelor and wife Patti, Philip D. Herndon and fiancée Sarah Davis, Edgar W. Herndon, III “Tripp” and wife Lisa; grandchildren, Philip Herndon, Jr. and wife Janelle, Bo Larkins and wife Amber, Lydia Larkins, Christopher Herndon, Jennifer Herndon, Anna Hughes, Caroline Hughes, Claire Hughes, Chris Batchelor and wife Jamie, Heather Batchelor, Blake Batchelor, Peyton Batchelor; great-grandchildren, Greyson Herndon, Warner and Scarlett Larkins, Caitlyn, Gavin and Parker Batchelor; and loving companion, Bob Baker. Bob reminded us that Penny was “universally known as the sweetest woman on earth,” a feeling anyone that met her agreed with.

A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, June 30 at Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:00 to 2:15 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to

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Visitation Prior to the Service




1:00 PM 6/30/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:15 PM 6/30/2019 2:15:00 PM
Clements Funeral Home

1105 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705

Clements Funeral Home
1105 Broad St. Durham 27705 NC
United States

Funeral Service




2:30 PM 6/30/2019 2:30:00 PM
Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham
1105 Broad Street Durham 27705 NC
United States

Cemetery Details


Maplewood Cemetery Final Resting Place

1621 Duke University Road
Durham, NC 27701

1621 Duke University Road Durham 27701 NC
United States

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