Herbert Fulton Moring, 94


Herbert Fulton Moring, 94, of New Edinburg, Ark, left the cares of this earthly home January 24, 2024, reuniting in Glory with his beloved wife, Ollie, whom he married on October 18, 1952. He was born in England, Ark to the late Reverand Johnnie Columbus (Clum) Moring and Helen Pauline (Ponnie) Durden Moring on September 21, 1929.

Herbert, fondly known as Bud to his family, grew up in the cotton fields in Tomberlin in Lonoke County.  He especially loved fishing in the bayou both with a pole and by hand (noodling). He remained a fisherman all his life.  His favorite saying was “I’m going to take you fishing!”  He enjoyed reminiscing of days past, telling jokes, remaining very close throughout the years to those he grew up with, especially his nieces and nephews and their children.  He delighted in the family reunions and get-togethers.

Herbert met Ollie Thompson at the Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church in New Edinburg where his father was preaching. They made their home in the community for almost 60 years.  Providing for his family was of the utmost importance to Herbert, working at Potlatch for 32 years while continuing to farm with great pride and love in the evenings and weekends. He raised cows, cotton, peanuts, tomatoes and most importantly his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  One of his greatest pleasures was hunting deer, squirrels, coons, etc.  He was a patient mentor to many beginning hunters, instilling safety and sharing freely his knowledge and skills. 

Herbert is preceded in death by his wife; parents; his brothers; James, Johnny, Harlan, Andrew and his sisters; Mary Ella Dutton, Vivian Dutton, Flossie Dean Jensen, Wanda Sue Bratton, Winnie Thompson and two infant siblings, Horace and Helen.

He is survived by his daughter Phyllis (Wayne) Stedman of Warren and sons, Gilbert (Cheryl) and Delbert/Boo (Judy) both of New Edinburg.  Nine grandchildren:  Matt Cathey, Stacey Turner, Michelle Weaver, Nicole Harper, Daniel Dees, Dakotah Moring, Devlyn Moring, Hanna Grice and AJ Moring.  Great grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Dylan, Jay, Kade, Colby, Gauge, Brennen, Hayden, Evan, Alli, Rheagan, Paisley, Maddox, Madeline, Brooks, Maverick, Lucas, Madden and two great-great grandchildren Max and Kooper. He also leaves behind a host of friends, family and the wonderful care-givers at Chapel Woods.

Funeral service was held Sunday, January 28, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. at Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church. Burial was in Reaves Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home.