Thomas V. Herndon

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Thomas V. Herndon, age 66, died Thursday at First Health Moore Regional Hospital.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends at the First Baptist Church of Carthage fellowship hall on Saturday, May 5th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
A native of Valdosta, Georgia he was the son of the late Harry C. Herndon, Sr. and Verna Allbritton Herndon. He attended Andrew College, Florida State University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary at Wake Forest. He was a devoted Baptist minister pastoring many churches during his life including: Chockoyotte Baptist Church in Roanoke Rapids, Bethlehem Baptist Church in Carthage, Hocutt Baptist Church in Clayton, Judson Baptist Church in Fayetteville and First Baptist Church in Carthage retiring in 2011. He was an avid outdoorsman and skeet shooter. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a past member of the masonic lodge.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Ann Patterson Herndon; a daughter, Kelli Calcutt and husband, Rodney Calcutt, II of Carthage; a sister in law, Kay Patterson of Carthage; two brothers, Carlton Herndon of Leesville, SC and Richard 'Dick' Herndon and wife, Kay of Avon Park, Florida; a one year old grandson, Lincoln Thomas Calcutt.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
CB# 7295, UNC at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7295; First Health Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374 or to the donor's favorite charity.
Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the family.
Online condolences may be made at

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  1. Ann and Kelli; Mr. Tom loved you two to no end. If he could read you a verse it may be II Cor. 5-7, "I am lead by faith and not by sight" Tom first taught me about faith in GOD as a young boy at Bethlehem and I have never forgot his words of kin

  2. How wonderful to know Tom is no longer in pain and is now with his Lord and reunited with loved ones in heaven. Our prayers and love for Ann, Kelli, Rodney and other family members as they begin a new journey here without their loved one. May you find com

  3. Ann, Kelli, and family,
    I am saddened at the news of Tom’s death. My prayers and thoughts are with you and will continue to be with you in the days ahead. You had a great father and husband and I hope the memories will help you as you grieve the loss

  4. This is very nice…we have been at mom’s sharing memories and believe it or not we have laughed at
    almost every memory…but that was what Tom was about..he brought happiness to every one in our family and every one that knew him here…I feel very

  5. Kelli,
    The Prim family and Iola want you to know that we are thinking of you and your Mom. I am thankful she has you to be with her. As a daughter, I know the unique hurt you feel having lost your Dad when he was so young still. But he is out of eart

  6. Ann,
    Tom,Mom, and I want you to know that we are sorrowful for Tom’s passing. We are so sad that he did not get the opportunity to enjoy his retirement with you and his grandbaby. We are thankful though for his life with us and that he is now in peac

  7. Ann & Kelli – please know that my thoughts & prayers are with you at this time. Tom was a special preacher/pastor & friend. I will always remember his great smile, laughing eyes and sweet spirit. We love you and will continue to lift you in ou

  8. Dear Ann and family,
    It’s been many years since I’ve seen you, Ann, but my memories of the times we spent together when Daddy and Lib were dating and then married are vivid. The privilege I had of visiting with Tom while I was a chaplain associate a

  9. Anne, Jane and I were so sorry when we heard of Tom’s passing. You and the family willl be remembered in our prayers. Love, Charles Hinson, Seven Lakes

  10. Ann, Kelli & family you are in our prayers. I have so many good memories with Tom when he was pastor at Chockoyotte Baptist! Had fun on our youth trips! Loved the time I got to spend with Tom & Ann. I know Tom has an extra-special place in heaven!

  11. Ann,Kelli and family- I am so sorry to learn of your loss. May god be your comfort. You will all be in our prayers.


  13. Ann and family,
    Mr. Herndon’s impacts on me began when he allowed a skinny little runt to participate in RA competitions at Bethlehem in the ’70s. Because of him, I have often been reminded that God intends for life to be more than on-the-field succe

  14. Becky, Amanda, Jonathan, and Thomas lit a candle for Thomas V. Herndon

  15. A good friend who loved sharing his love for the Lord with others. We will miss him.

  16. Mr. Herndon was a good man with a beautiful soul. He had such compassion for people and a keen sense of humor. I pray that your family and friends will give you the comfort, love, and support to help you thru this very difficult time and may God continue

  17. Ann, this is Bobby and Selmadene Tart.We love all of you, and we have so many good memories or Tom’s service with us here at Hocutt. You are always in our prayers. Love Bobby & Selmadene.

  18. Dear Mrs. Herndon,
    My deepest condolences to you and your family. Rev. Herndon fought the fight and he was very fortunate to have been so loved. You are all in my thoughts & prayers.
    Madeline, RN

  19. Dearest Ann & Family, my thoughts & prayers are with you today and going forward. You all have been through a lot. God bless you! Lyn Prickett Austin

  20. Ann and Family-It seems as though God is gathering a lot of good men from the Carthage area.I know they are rejoicing to see each other and to meet OUR SAVIOR-JESUS CHRIST in person.The families who are left behind can be comforted by this even though it

  21. Dear Ann & Kelli,
    This is Len Hatcher I was a teen at Hocutt when you all came to Clayton. I have always thought so much of Tom. I was an advant hunter and I was interested in going into law enforcement at that time. In fact, I joined the Clayton

  22. Dear Ann & Kelli,
    This is Len Hatcher I was a teen at Hocutt when you all came to Clayton. I have always thought so much of Tom. I was an advant hunter and I was interested in going into law enforcement at that time. In fact, I joined the Clayton

  23. Tom Herndon was a good friend from seminary days. We did many things together — golfing, fishing, studying, eating. Tom once had a set of golf clubs I repeatedly asked to buy. Tom wouldn’t budge. Until … later he wanted to buy a gun for deer hunting wi

  24. Preacher Herndon was a great person. He was always so uplifting when he would come in the post office while I was working at the window. My deepest sympathy to the family.

  25. To the Herndon Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I truly enjoyed my years of attendance at First Baptist Church of Carthage where Tom was my pastor and the one who baptised me. Thank you for the many years of kindness. With love and prayer

  26. Ann, Kellie and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. May yu find peace in knowing Tom is now with our Heavenly Father and free of pain and suffering. He will be sorely missed. With love and prayers, Buzz and L

  27. I will never forget when Pastor Herndon was at Bethlehem Baptist Church! It was under his ministry there that I got saved! God bless & keep u in this sad but happy time. Always know we will see him again

  28. What a delight he was to be around.Always a smile on his face and when he left there was a smile on yours.I loved to see him come through the door at Chris’.He will be greatly missed,my heart felt thoughts and prayers go out to his family.Sue Ellen Thomas

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