BAINBRIDGE -- Charlotte Dodson "ShaShu" Herring, 77, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at her residence.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Medley and Dr. Danny Shepard officiating. There will be a private interment at Beulah Thomas Baptist Church Cemetery. Ed Patterson, Jeb Brown, Trey Suber, Maclane Suber, Ward Cole, and Cole Thomas will serve as active pallbearers.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com.

Charlotte was born April 10, 1935 in Bainbridge, GA, the daughter of Winston Edward Dodson and Lillie Mae Sellars Dodson. She was a graduate of Faceville High School, Class of 1952, and married George H. Herring Jr. on May 19, 1957. She will be remembered for naming the "Bainbridge Ghetto" at Mexico Beach, and calling the gulf water "The Big Pond". ShaShu was always a "Country Girl" and enjoyed living a simple life. A blooming flower and a singing bird always made her happy. She was a dedicated daughter, wife, mother, sister, and friend.

Survivors include her husband, George H. Herring, Jr.; her daughter, Melissa H. Stewart and her husband, Roger, of Albany, GA; her sisters, Jimmie Dodson Williams and her husband, J.P., of Eldorendo, GA and Gail Mills Brown and her husband, Bud, of Dallas, TX; her grandson, Justin Stewart of Sylvester, GA; and her great-grandson, Peyton Stewart. Mrs. Herring was preceded in death by her son, Dr. George H. Herring, III; and her sister, Maxine Dodson Patterson.

Ivey Funeral Home

Bainbridge 229/246-3232