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Joan Herron

August 18, 1938 — December 25, 2022

Aiken, SC

Beloved mother and grandmother, Joan Nehoma Baggott Herron (also known as Nini), passed away at Aiken Regional Medical Center under the care of Trinity Hospice on December 25, 2022 after a long hard fight against pneumonia. Born August 18, 1938, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, the love of her life, Paul Edward Herron, who passed away 16 years ago.

A daughter of the late Wilson Baggott and Olivia Blackwell Baggott, Joan was a lifelong resident of Aiken. She was a member of Howlandville Baptist Church as a child and attended Bethel Baptist Church after marrying Paul. The members of her Sunday School Class at Bethel held a special place in her heart.

Joan worked at Owens-Corning Fiberglas for over 15  years. She loved to shag dance and her favorite song was "Old Time Rock n Roll". Joan enjoyed people. She was a feisty lady and adored her family. Christmas was her favorite time of year, all the bells and whistles, the lights, the gatherings. She absolutely enjoyed life. She enjoyed working in her yard with her flowers and feeding the hummingbirds. Known as Granny, she held a special spot in all her children and grandchildren's lives and will be missed more than words can ever express, but we know that she is back with Paul and other family members that have gone on before her. She is healed and happy and no longer in pain.

Survived by a daughter Dianne Anderson (Robert) of Bath, SC; sons, Eddie Herron (Donna) of Aiken, SC, Gene Herron (Carol) of Warrenville, SC, Jeff Herron of Trenton, SC; eight grandchildren, Hope Pryor of Columbia, Andy (Cindy) Seeby of Graniteville, TJ Herron (Erin) of Aiken, Natasha Staples (Justin) of Aiken, Genia Amon (Brandon) of Clearwater, Katie Langley, Sammie of Aiken, Zach Herron (Paige) of North Augusta, Alana Herron of Aiken, Eleven great-grands, Melissa Pryor, Drew Pryor, Saylor Seeby, Ben Herron, Wes Herron, Taylor Staples, Aubrey Staples, Wylsen Amon, Wylder Amon, Desiree Stevens, Nolan Herron and two great-great grandchildren, Kayden Carver and Bryson Carver.

Also survived by step grandchildren, Robbie Anderson (Bridget), Carrie Lippiatt (Michael), great grandchildren, Morgan Anderson, Braydon Anderson; great-great grands Amelia Lippiatt, Henry Lippiatt.

Also survived by two sisters and one brother, Helen Fisk of Martinez, Ga, Brenda Heath (Rudy) of Aiken, SC, Marty Baggott of Boone, NC and two sisters-in-law, Margie Ford of Aiken and L.V. Hatfield (Coleman) of Gilbert, SC.

A funeral service celebrating her life and legacy will be held on Thursday December 29, 2022 at Bethel Baptist Church in Aiken at 1pm with Pastor Brancie Stephens officiating. The interment will immediately follow at the Herron Family Cemetery in Aiken. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening December 28, 2022 from 6-8pm at Bethel Baptist Church. 

Pallbearers will be grandsons: TJ Herron, Andy Seeby, Zach Herron, Justin Staples, Brandon Amon and Sammie Langley. 

Napier Funeral Home has been entrusted with these arrangements. You may visit the online guestbook at

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