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Virginia Whitaker Strong Henson
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Birth: Jul. 12, 1918
Houston County
Alabama, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 2010
Houston County
Alabama, USA


Mrs. Virginia Strong Whitaker Henson of Dothan, passed away on Wednesday, August 4th at the Extendicare Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was 92. Funeral services for Mrs. Henson will be held at 3:00 P.M., Saturday, August 7, 2010 from the Chapel of Kent-Thornton Funeral Home. Rev. Mike Pearson and Rev. John Sanders will officiate and burial will follow in the Ashford City Cemetery with Kent-Thornton Funeral Home directing. Visitation for Mrs. Henson will be from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Friday, August 6th at Kent-Thornton Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers Mrs. Henson requested that do-nations be made to the Greystone United Methodist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 1506, Dothan, AL 36302. Born July 12, 1918 in Ashford, Mrs. Henson was the daughter of the late Daniel Dupont and Lola Sellers Strong and was the widow the late Bernard Whitaker and Victor Henson. She was a member of the Lafayette Street United Methodist Church for over 60 years where she was a member of the Mary Sunday School Class, the Flairs and Peace Club. She also taught Sunday School in the Junior Department and helped in Children's Church for over 30 years. She retired from Sears in 1983 after 20 years and was a member of the Sears Retirement Club. In 1939 Mrs. Henson had the distinction of being crowned the 2nd Miss Ashford and the 2nd National Peanut Festival Queen. She was a member of the Dothan Harmony Club for over 20 years. Survivors include her step-son: Keith Henson, and wife Pat; a sister: Ruth McCorkle, Ashford; 2 step-granddaughters: Kerri and Katherine Henson, both of Huntsville; a sister-in-law: Lillian Rice, Luverne; several cousins (including Richard Tucker, Dothan); nieces and nephews. Ask to serve as Pall-bearers are: Skip Wheelus, Blake Wheelus, Homer He-nson, Mike Culbreth, Preston Willis and Greg Lawhorn. Kent-Thornton Funeral Home (334) 699-5273, is in charge of arrangements.

Published in Dothan Eagle from August 5 to August 6, 2010
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  Bernard Whitaker (1918 - 1978)*
*Calculated relationship
Ashford City Cemetery
Houston County
Alabama, USA
Created by: Don Atwell
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56024300
Virginia Whitaker <i>Strong</i> Henson
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Virginia Whitaker <i>Strong</i> Henson
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Virginia Whitaker <i>Strong</i> Henson
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