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Irene Henry

Tuesday, January 4, 2005

EAST PRAIRIE - Irene Brashears Henry, 78, died at 10:55 p.m. Dec. 31, 2004, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews.

Born Aug. 29, 1926, in Bertrand, daughter of the late George Dillon and Jessie Meeks Brashears, she lived in East Prairie most of her life and was of the Baptist belief.

On May 7, 1946, she married Ulus A. "Buck" Henry who preceded her in death on Jan. 12, 1981.

Survivors include: one son, Mickey Henry of Charleston; five daughters, Patricia Riley of Wyatt and Linda Redd, Alice Riggins, Phyllis Bell and Kathy Kuykendall of East Prairie; one brother, Charles W. Brashears of Barlow, Ky.; and 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were one son, Donald A. Henry; three brothers, Ed Brashears, Fred Brashears and Joe Brashears; two sisters, Lorene Thomas and Fannie Shelby; and two grandsons.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. today at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston. Jon Archie, pastor of Elm Street Baptist Church of Charleston, officiated.

Burial followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery near Charleston.

Pallbearers were: Tony Riggins Jr., Mark Moore, Chris Kuykendall, Bobby Kuykendall, Jason Jenkins, Jacob Tripp and Daniel Bell.