Carroll Alexander Herman

March 13, 1932November 27, 2018

Carroll Alexander Herman, age 86, of Hickory passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Born March 13, 1932 in Catawba County, he was the son of the late Milas Ray Herman and Leona Huffman Herman. A member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired as a machine operator in the furniture industry.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Hettie Herman; daughter, Deborah Herman; son, Leslie Carroll Herman; and brother, Ervin Herman.

Carroll is survived by his daughter, Diane Huffman and husband, Keith of Hickory; grandchildren, Deborah Herman, Christopher Huffman and wife Libby, and Mark Huffman; great-grandchildren, Duncan Huffman, Jayla and Gannon Mace; sisters, Rita Witt, Joyce Shuford, Helen Pendleton, Nola Sain, and Alma Rae Brown; and brothers, Ernest Herman and Robert Herman.

A Celebration of his life will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Our Savior Lutheran Church with Rev. Mark Seaman officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens at a later date.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2160 35th Ave Dr. NE, Hickory, NC 28601.

Condolences may be sent to the Herman family at

The Herman family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home, 940 29th Ave NE, Hickory, NC 28601.


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Al Jeffery Lail

December 5, 2018

Knew Carroll Herman as far back as I can remember. He and Hettie worked with my parents in the greenhouse business they operated on Hwy 70 between Hickory and Newton. Carroll was always upbeat, entertaining and optimistic. He endured more tragedy than anyone should ever have to but always seemed to have the strength to endure it. His wife , Hettie, was sweet, caring and humble - a rare combination of attributes that was a gift to all who knew her. They will be missed here on earth but celebrated for eternity in heaven.