Post by benotforgot on Aug 23, 2008 18:41:07 GMT -6
[/i] December 1955
Mrs. Edgar Henry dies Tuesday at home here
Mrs. Edgar Henry, 82, died at her home here Tuesday morning after an extended illness.
In September she had an accident that left her with a broken hip for which she underwent surgery. Later due to shock & other complications of her system she became bedridden & the long illness followed.
Mrs. Henry, as Berta Mary Sharp, was born in Houston County, Texas on 10th November 1873, the daughter of Sam & Nellie Lamar [sic] Sharp.
She married Edgar Henry & had lived in & near Rockdale for approximately sixty-one years, having in that time formed many close friendships. Her husband preceded her in death 26th June 1950.
Mrs. Henry was a member of the Baptist Church.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home. The officiating ministers were the Rev. M. M. Fulmer of First Baptist Church & Rev. Graham Pugh of First Christian Church. Burial was made at Oak Lawn cemetery with six of the grandsons serving as pallbearers.
The survivors are the following six children: George Henry, Mrs. Ruby Christian, Oscar Henry of Rockdale, Milton & Robert Henry of Sinton, Mrs. Nellie Peebles of Lexington; 18 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren & a sister, Mrs. Ida Halyard of Crockett, Texas. A son, Frank Henry, died here on 8th July 1952. [/ul] [/size][/quote]