Dillard Henson

Jan 02, 2014

1928 — 2013

CANTON — Dillard John Henson,  85, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Silver Bluff Nursing Home.

A native of Haywood County, he was a son of the late Allen Cornelius and Ollie Parris Henson.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Eugene, Dewey, Florin and Cecil Henson; and two sisters, Mabel Reece and Norabell Pless.  Dillard was a U.S. Marine veteran, having served in Korea.  He retired from Dayco International and later opened Henson’s Florist and operated for 25 years.  He was a member of First Baptist Church of Canton where he was a former deacon and choir member.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ruth Sanford Henson; one brother, William “Bill” Henson and his wife, Edith, of Canton; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Revs. Charles Dean and Jay Meadows officiating.  Burial will follow at Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., prior to the service.

For those who desire, an online memorial register is available at www.wellsfuneralhome.com.

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