Here is what I suggest. Compare the properties of your directory with the properties of the original default apache DocumentRoot. Make sure your properties are the same.
I also suggest a less painfull editor for most all of your servers called Webmin. Download it from http://www.webmin.com
You will find it to be quit a usefull tool in which you can make changes in a graphical interface that does not destroy your conf file in the process by removing important descriptions and comments. As usual always make a .conf file backup.
Just download the rpm. and install. it is html based but does not require apache to run on your station.
By-the-way, I looked at my httpd file and right off I could not see from what you gave me any problem other than the first suggestion.