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Henry, Bernice (Koch)


Bernice Koch Henry was born August 8, 1937 in Weimar, Texas and went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on May 4, 2007 at her residence in Rock Island, Texas.

Bernice is survived by her husband of 53 years, Raymond Clay Henry of Rock Island, Texas, son Clayton Jay Henry of Houston, Texas, sister Louise Francis Winton and husband Jimmy of Richmond, Texas, granddaughter Brandy Nicole Henry of Rock Island, Texas, grandsons Brandon Michael Dale Henry and Russell Clay Henry of Rock Island, Texas, and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends.

Bernice is preceded in death by her father Fritz Koch and mother Louise Koch of Weimar, Texas, sisters Tillie Mae Kuehne of Houston, Texas and Mary Glass of Shingle Springs, California, daughters Jeanie Bernice Nelson of Pasadena, Texas and Connie Fay Henry of Rock Island, Texas.

Bernice was a member of the United Methodist Church of Rock Island, Texas. She retired from Utex Industries of Weimar, Texas where she worked as a Production Supervisor for many years.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 at the United Methodist Church of Rock Island, Texas with Rev. Robert Opperude officiating and laid to rest at Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island, Texas.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home of Columbus, Texas.

Memorials may be given to Rock Island United Methodist Church, Rock Island, Texas.

Colorado County Citizen, May 9, 2007
Courtesy The Citizen

Henry, Connie Fay


Connie Fay Henry, 39 of Rock Island, passed away Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at Rice Medical Center emergency room in Eagle Lake.

She was born Nov. 12, 1964 in Halletts-ville to Bernice Koch and Raymond Clay Henry. She was a lifelong resident of Colorado County and attended Columbus schools. She had career in housekeeping and clerking for local retailers and convenience stores. She was a member of the Rock Island United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her parents; brother, Clayton "Bubba" Henry of Rock Island; niece, Brandy Henry; nephews, Brandon Henry and R.C. Henry, all of Rock Island; aunts uncles and other loved ones including her fiancé, Daniel Camacho of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Jeanie Bernice Nelson.

Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at Dulany Funeral Home chapel in Eagle Lake, with the Rev. Stacy Winton of Richmond officiating. Burial followed at Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island.

Colorado County Citizen, January 7, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen

Henry, Dick


Dick Henry, age 74, of Rock Island, passed away March 18 at the Heritage House Nursing Home in Eagle Lake following a brief illness. Born May 4, 1910 in Halletsville[sic] to John Paul Henry and Bonnie Estell Ponton Henry, residing in our area most all of his life. Married Ruth Robertson Henry on Oct. 21, 1962 in Rock Island. Veteran havinng[sic] served briefly with the US Army during WW II. Survivors include, Wife, Ruth Henry, Rock Island. Brother, Clyde Henry, San Antonio. Numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services, 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 20, at the Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island, Rev. Melburn Sibley, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Eagle Lake officiating.

Arrangements under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home, Eagle Lake.

Note; Retired after over 30 years service as an employee of Colorado County.

Colorado County Citizen, March 28, 1985, page 2

Henry, Ed

Man Walking Across Highway Killed  by Car

Ed Henry, 70, of Altair was struck and killed by a car on US Highway 90A near his home at 2:30 Monday.

He was pushing a wheelbarrow across the highway when he was struck by a westbound car driven by R. D. Tenant, 45, of El Campo.

The impact hurled Mr. Henry’s body 150 feet, Deputy Sheriff Floyd Schlichting and Highway Patrolman Joe French reported.

Mr. Tenant told the officers that a car had passed him and Mr. Henry waited for it to pass, then stepped in front of the Tenant car.

Mr. Henry had been across the road to water a cow.

Mr. Tenant, an employee of the McCullough Tool Co., was traveling alone.

Justice of the Peace Richard Schmidt of Columbus ruled the death accidental.  No charges were filed.

Mr. Henry is survived by his wife and a daughter, Mrs. L. A. Paschell, both of Altair.  [Interment in Cheetham Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, March 7, 1968, page 1
Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht

Henry, Edward Elroy

15-Year old Altair Boy Killed in Fall

Working at his first job and within the sight of his parents home, Edward Elroy Henry, 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Henry of Altair, met death at about 4:15 Friday afternoon just 5 minutes after he had fallen 15 feet from the roof of the Altair Rice Storage Bin on which he was employed by Contractor J.L. Drymalla of Columbus.

Elroy had volunteered to do an extra job after working hours and was just coming down from the roof when the accident occurred.  He fell near Mrs. Drymalla who had come to the job to pay the workers.

Funeral services were postponed until Monday morning to await the arrival of a sister, Mrs. Wallace Selph of Rapid City, S.D. Mills Funeral home of Eagle Lake was in charge and burial was in the Cheetham cemetery, near Sheridan.  Rev. L.W. Croucn, Baptist missionary of El Campo officiated. 

Pallbearers were Alfred Meyer, Alvin Pascal and George Stafford of Altair and Ottis Wilbanks, J.D. Henry and Gentle Lee Henry of Rock Island.

Elroy had attended school in Columbus since he was in the 2nd grade.  He was to have entered high school here this fall.  During the past several seasons he had been manager of the boys basketball team.  He was born in Altair on September 27, 1936.

Besides his parents and his sister from South Dakota he is survived by another sister, Mrs. Alvin Pascal, and a brother, Davis, both of Altair.

Coming from South Dakota with Mrs. Selph were her husband Staff Sgt. Selph and their 3 month-old daughter Barbara Jean.  They will remain with relatives in the county until July 27. 

Colorado County Citizen newsclipping
Contributed by Regena Williamson

Henry, Fannie (Fuller)

Mrs. Fuller's [sic] Last Rites Held in Sublime

Last rites for Mrs. Fannie Fuller Henry of Glidden were held at the grave site in the Fuller family cemetery at Sublime Saturday afternoon, Rev. W. C. James of Live Oak Baptist church officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. Columbus Funeral home was in charge.

Mrs. Henry died Friday in Columbus hospital. She was born in Lavaca county Sept. 25, 1909, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Fuller. She was married to Clyde Henry and the couple had lived at Glidden for the past 12 years. She was a member of the Baptist church.

Besides her husband she is survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. Florence Kincheloe of Lincoln, Calif. and Miss Mende Fuller of Bay City and 2 brothers, Harley Fuller and Willie Fuller of Sheridan.

Colorado County Citizen, Thursday, June 8, 1967
Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Henry, Ferly Ruth (Crites)

Funeral Services Held for Henry Jan. 3

Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 3 for Feryl Ruth Henry, 73, at First United Methodist Church of Weimar with Reverend Judith Sellers officiating. Burial was at the Masonic Cemetery.

Mrs. Henry died December 30 in Houston from an aneurysm. She was born August 22, 1922 in Burlington Jet, Missouri to Mary E. (Bearce) and Everett L. Crites.

She attended high school and nursing school and was a homemaker.

She married J. W. Henry on May 5, 1962 in Rosenberg. She had lived in the Weimar area for 15 years.

Survivors include five daughters, Linda Roffall and Mary Reyna, both of Houston, Jean Piatt of Waldo, Ohio, Diana Whittier of Victoria and Rose Lee Knisley of Hermiston, Oregon; one brother, Jim Crites of Lenexa, Kansas; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, who died November 9, 1995, one brother, Howard Crites; and one sister, Mary Lucas.
Pallbearers were Michael Roffall, Gordon G. Whittier, Andy Reyna, Aaron Reyna, Garrett Whittier, and Ron Crites.

The Weimar Mercury, October 12, 1995
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli


Henry, Garnell, Jr.

Services for Garnell Henry Jr., 31, of Weimar were held Dec. 21 at Greater Macedonia Baptist Church in Weimar with the Revs. J. W. Nelson and Larry Henry officiating.

Burial followed at Good Hope Cemetery in Weimar.

Henry died Dec. 15 on U. S. Highway 90 in Weimar as a result of a car accident.

He was born July 31, 1971, in Luling, the son of Garnell and Joyce Spencer Henry.,

Henry was united in marriage with Linda Garza in Weimar.

He was machinist at IMCO in Schulenburg.

Henry was preceded in death by his mother, sister, aunt and uncle.

Survivors include his wife and father, two sons, Jacob Henry of Weimar and Travon Henry of Houston, two sisters, Cheryl Henry and La Verne McMillian, both of Weimar, and four brothers, Roy Lee Henry of Katy, James Henry of Austin, Brian Henry of Weimar and the Rev. Larry Henry of Tomball.

Tommy E. Taylor Funeral Home Inc., La Grange, directors.

The Banner Press Newspaper, December 26, 2002

Henry, George W.

DROWNED.--About 2 o’clock last Sunday afternoon Mr. Geo. W. Henry [aka Heinrich] of Ellinger, was drowned in the river at the falls near the North bridge. He had gone in swimming with two small boys, entering the water on the north side of the river, had swam across to this side, and in returning it is believed was seized with cramps rendering him unable longer to swim, and went down in sight of the little boys, who were unable to render him assistance. His body was recovered about 6:45 o’clock, Master James Cox diving and ascertaining his whereabouts, and an inquest was held by Justice Putney. Deceased was born in this city in February, 1861, and was a quiet, industrious and good citizen. His remains were committed to the dust last Monday morning, there to await the judgment day. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, August 2, 1888, page 3

Card of Thanks,

Columbus., Texas, July 30, 1888
Editor Citizen:
I crave space in your columns to express my sincere thanks to neighbors and citizens of Columbus for their disinterested kindness in efforts to secure the body of my unfortunate brother whose untimely death occurred last Sunday Everything possible was done, and so delicately as to suggest the thought that each had suffered a personal bereavement. The memory of their kindly efforts will ever be held in grateful remembrance. Truly yours,
Chas. T. Henry.

Colorado Citizen, August 2, 1888, page 3

Henry, Gwendolyn Yvonne

Funeral for Miss Henry Held Sunday

Funeral services for Miss Gwendolyn Yvonne Henry, 21, were held Sunday, June 8, from Greater Macedonia Baptist Church here with Rev. M. L. Williams officiating.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery.

Miss Henry died Friday, June 6, in Youens Memorial Hospital.

Born August 16, 1958, in Weimar, she was a daughter of Garnell and Dorothy (Bess) Henry. She attended Weimar Public Schools and Houston Community College.

Surviving are a daughter, Gwendolyn Yvonne Delores Henry; a special friend, Tommy McGrew; her parents, Garnell and Dorothy Henry; her grandmother, Mrs. Mabel Bess; two sisters, Miss Cheryl Henry and LaVerne McMillion; five brothers, Larry, Roy, Brian, James Andrew and Garnell Henry Jr.; two nieces, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Royce McMillion, Clarence Williams Jr., Walter Williams, Ray Charles Johnson, Curtis Carter and Dennis Johnson.

Weimar Mercury, June 12, 1980

Henry, John Davis III


J.D. Henry, III, 71, of Rock Island, passed away Dec. 12 at his residence.

He was born on Sept. 6, 1932 in Wharton, to John Davis "Jake" and Cuttie Ellen (Vordick) Henry. He moved to Rock Island with his family 1938, and was a graduate of Rock Island High School Class of 1951. He and Ann Zikuhr married on Aug. 23, 1958. Mr. Henry served honorably with the U.S. Navy during the Korean and VietNam wars and was a member of VFW Post 6382 of Hallettsville. He led a career in pile driving for foundation construction on highways and office buildings and traveled throughout the United States for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Willie Mae Henry and Doris Wilbanks; and brothers, John Paul Henry and Tommy Henry.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Zikuhr Henry of Rock Island; children, Terri Tate and Gary Wayne Henry, both of Rock Island; sister, Dorothy Eunice Greak and husband, Johnny of Rock Island; Raymond Clay Henry and wife, Bernice of Rock Island, Wilburn Jay Henry and wife, Dorothy of Rock Island, Gentle Lee Henry and wife, Idella of Rock Island, and Billy Henry and wife, Agnes of Schulenburg; granddaughter, Savanna Henry, of Geneva, Fla.; grandsons, Dusty Henry, Colt Wilson and Buck Tate, all of Rock Island; and great-grandson, Kadan Henry of Rock Island.

Funeral services were conducted Dec. 15, from the Chapel of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake, with Chaplain Don A. Storey Sr. with Hospice Support Care in El Campo officiating. Interment, with military honors, followed at Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island, under the auspices of VFW Post 6382 of Hallettsville.

Pallbearers were Colt Wilson, Dusty Henry, Keith Nance, Ken Drlik, June Frnka and Norman Hooper.

Honorary Pallbearers named were Buck Tate and Terry Richter.

For those desiring, the family has requested memorials be made to the Rock Island Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 124, Rock Island, Texas 77470.

Colorado County Citizen, December 17, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen

Henry, John Paul

Rock Island Boy Killed in Action

Word has been received of the death of Pfc. John Paul Henry, 23, of Rock Island, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Henry and a brother of Miss Willie Mae Henry, nurse at the Bell Memorial hospital, of Columbus.

The War Department advised that Pfc. Henry was killed in action on Cebu Island in the Pacific June 8, after serving in that theater of operations for 20 months.

Colorado County Citizen, July 12, 1945

Body Of Rock Island Soldier Expected Home

The War Department has notified Mr. and Mrs. John D. Henry of Rock Island that the body of their son, Pfc. John Paul Henry has reached the United States and will be sent home for burial within a short time. [Reinterred in Myrtle Cemetery]

The young soldier, was born October 21, 1921 in El Campo, the son of Cutie Ellen and John D. Henry. He spent the most of his life in El Campo, residing later in Rock Island when his parents moved the family home there.

A member of the 132nd Infantry he lost his life in action on Cubu Islands in the Pacific on June 8, 1945. He enlisted on September 27, 1942.

He is survived by his parents, three sisters, Mrs. Willie Mae Barnes, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Mrs. Doris Kinler, Rock Island; six bothers, Raymond C. Henry, United States Naval Air Station, New Orleans; Wilbur, J. D. Gentle Lee, Tommie, Billy Earl, all of Rock Island.

Eagle Lake Headlight, August 20, 1948

Henry, John W.

Funeral Services Held Saturday For J. W. Henry

Funeral services for J. W. Henry, 75, of Weimar were held Saturday, November 11 at the Hubbard Funeral Home. Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery.

Mr. Henry died on November 9 of a heart attack.

Mr. Henry was born October 4, 1920 to John and Lena (Warren) Henry in Mason County. On May 5, 1962, he married Feryl Crites in Rosenberg.

He served in the U. S. Army in World War II earning an EAME Campaign Medal with three Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Ribbon and two Overseas Service Bars. He was a member of the American Legion.

He was a self-employed contractor.

Survivors include his wife; five daughters, Jean Piatt of Waldo, Ohio, Diana Whittier of Victoria, Rose Lee Knisley of Hermiston, Oregon, Linda Roffall of Houston and Mary Reyna of Houston; brothers, Fred Henry of Pleasanton, L. W. Henry of Calvert, and C. A. Henry of St. Croix, Virgin Islands; sisters, Irene Carr of Stockdale, Gladys Teague, Mildred Marlowe and Doris Griesenbeck, all of Conroe’ 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were John Piatt, Michael Roffall, Gordon G. Whittier, Andy Reyna, Garrett Whittier and Aaron Reyna.

The Weimar Mercury, November 16, 1995
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Henry, Laura Mae

Laura Mae Henry

Laura Mae Henry was born in Bonus, on January 13, 1945 to C.L. and Alma Henry, the baby of nine children.

She confessed to Christ at an early age in San Antonio, under the leadership of Rev. Belvin Steward and later she became a member of Greater Union Baptist Church.

Her parents; four sisters, Arlee, Johnnie Mae, Dora Lee and Rose; two brothers, A.C. and Lewis Henry, preceded her in death.

She leaves to mourn three sisters, Laura and Lillie Mae Hurd both of Eagle Lake and Doris Johnson of San Antonio; two sister-in-laws, Ethel Henry of Eagle Lake and Virginia Henry of Houston; a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 30 at Greater Union Baptist Church in Eagle Lake with the Rev. L.C. Robertson, officiating. Interment followed at Union Hill Cemetery in Matthews. Final arrangements entrusted to the Ben Davis Funeral Home in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Thomas Cunningham, Michael Johnson, Warren Hurd, Johnathan Shorter, Dwight Hurd, Dewayne Hurd, Shawn Hurd, and Jarrad Hurd.

Honorary pallbearers were all nephews and great nephews of Sis. Laura Mae Henry.

Sympathy is extended to their family in their loss. 

Eagle Lake Headlight, January 11th, 2007
Submitted by John Konesheck

Henry, Louis Sr.

Louis Henry Sr. Funeral Services Held Feb. 19

Mr. Louis Henry Sr., 91, died Feb. 13 at Mainland Medical Center in Texas City.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 19 at Mt. Arie Baptist Church in Weimar with the Rev. Danny Henderson, officiating.

Interment followed at Paradise Gardens Cemetery in Weimar.

Mr. Henry was born to the union of Oscar and Bessie Steward Henry on March 15, 1911 in Weimar.

He accepted Christ at an early age at Good Hope Baptist Church and was a member of Mt. Arie Baptist Church in Weimar at the time of his death.

He attended public school in Weimar. He lived his entire childhood and adult life in Weimar.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy and a current member of the American Legion Post No. 849. He retired after working many years for Brasher Motor Company in Weimar.

He was united in marriage to Leora Chandler in 1931. To this union one daughter and three sons were born.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar "Dude" and Bessie Steward; step-mother, Emma Henry; wife of 63 years, Leora Henry; infant daughter and sons, Ross Herbert Henry and Louis Henry Jr.; sister,

Viola Amos; brothers, Oscar Henry, Elmo Henry, Troy Henry, and Albera "Abner" Henry.

Mr. Henry is survived by one son, Fred Douglas Henry Sr. and wife Sharon of Texas City; daughter-in-law, Caroline Lynn Henry of San Jose, Calif.

He is also survived by grandsons, James Earl Henry of San Francisco, Calif., Fred Douglas Henry Jr. and wife Lizette of Galveston; granddaughters, Peggy Lucille Johnson of Waco, Marjorie Sue McIver of Salsa Iido, Calif., Theresa Michelle Henry of Friendswood, Erica Nicole Henry of Texas City, and Tammy Ngo of San Jose, Calif.

Great-grandchildren, Daniell Young and Christopher McIver of Salsa Iido, Calif., Aaron Henry of San Francisco, Calif., Kirstan Johnson of Waco; devoted cousin, Harvey Steward of Weimar, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, also survive him.

The Weimar Mercury, Feb 20, 2003
Transcribed by John Konesheck

Henry, Louis Sr.

Louis Henry, Sr.
October 5, 1932 - July 19, 2004

Louis Henry, Sr., passed away July 19, 2004.

Born October 5, 1932 in Eagle Lake to Mrs. Ala Cotton Henry and Mr. C. L. Henry, the seventh of ten children.

He attended the Eagle Lake Public Schools.

Louis enjoyed various professions in his lifetime - truck driver, mechanic, and a carpet salesman. He was a member of the Central Gardens Missionary Baptist Church of Houston, Rev. Gregory Cheeks is pastor.

Preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Dora, Johnnie, R. Lee, and Rose; left to mourn his passing is a devoted wife of 28 years, Mrs. Virginia Smith Henry; three sons, Leonard Faniuel Sr. (Gertrude), Michael Henry (Patricia) and Louis Henry Jr. (Thelda); two daughters, Anna Jones (Michael) and Marshene Harris; siblings, Laura and Lillie Mae Hurd, Laura Mae Henry, Doris Johnson and A. C. Henry (Ethel); 13 grandchildren, Leonard Faniuel Jr., Airman Berfit Jacobs Jr. (Rosaria Burney), Erica Faniuel, Danielle Jacobs, Christopher Moore, Noah and Louis Henry III, Michael and Ladwanna Forbes, Naaman, Y’shawaa, Deborah and Daniel Israel and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 24, at 11 a.m. from Greater Union Missionary Baptist Church in Matthews with Rev. Lawrence Robertson officiating. Interment followed in Union Hill Cemetery in Eagle Lake. Final arrangements were entrusted to Frazier-Mitchell Funeral Home in Houston.

Pallbearers were Allen, Jimmy, Rosco, Jarrod, Jeremy and Shawn Hurd, Danny Smith and John Allen Jr.

Honorary pallbearers were Louis Henry Jr. Leonard Faniuel, Louis Henry III, Christopher Moore, Michael Henry, Michael Jacobs and Berfit Jacobs.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

The Eagle Lake Headlight, August 19, 2004
Transcribed by John Konesheck

Henry, Philip Ray

Philip Henry Funeral Services Held Sept. 12

Philip Ray Henry, 68, died at his home in Weimar on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003.

He is survived by his wife Ann Ray Toman; his son Jay Henry and wife Kim; daughter, Jill Conn and husband Ken; son, Jon Henry and Ginny Glynn.

Phil is also survived by his sister Sue Jo Creager and husband Les; and his four beloved grandchildren, Paige Henry, Keaton Henry, Meg Henry and Kylie Conn and many wonderful family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Oma B. Hayes and father “Chick” Hayes.

Phil was a friend to everyone he met. To those of us who were fortunate to be a part of his family he leaves beautiful memories to cherish.

A rosary was held at Hubbard Funeral Home in Weimar on Thursday, Sept. 11. Funeral services were held at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar on Friday, Sept. 12.

Memorial contribution may be made to St. Michael School in Weimar.

The Weimar Mercury, September 18, 2003
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Henry, Ruth A. (Robertson)

Ruth A. Henry 57, of Eagle Lake died Friday, May 13, 1994 in Wharton.

Born July 19, 1936 in Love County, Okla., she was the daughter of Grady Huett and Bessie Mae (Mullins) Robertson. She had been a resident of the Eagle Lake and Rock Island area for most of her life.

Memorial services were held Monday, May 16 at the Chapel of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake, with Rev. Walter Sensat, Pastor, First Baptist Church of East Bernard, officiating. Interment followed in Masonic Cemetery, Eagle Lake.

Mrs. Henry is survived by her sister, Linda Matura of Lissie; and her brothers Mac McCage of Lake Sheridan, Bily McCage of Lubbock and David Schluter of California.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick Henry in 1985.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the charity of choice.

Colorado County Citizen, May 18, 1994, page 13

Henry, Thomas Leon


Tommie Henry, 20 of Rock Island, drowned at 5:15 last Thursday afternoon while seining for bait where Skull Creek empties into the Colorado River.

He is reported to have been a good swimmer. There is a 10-foot stepoff at the spot where he went under, and it was believed by Justice of the Peace Earl J. Frnka, coroner, that he suffered a cramp.

Henry was clad in blue jeans and heavy GI combat boots, and the boots may have added to his difficulty, Judge Frnka said.

His body was recovered about four hours after the accident when Chas. Rau and Tommie Selner, Columbus firemen found it with grappling hooks.

J. C. Trapp, on the other end of the seine when Henry went down, said both were in water up to their armpits. Henry called for help, he said, but he was unable to reach him in time.

Lester Hudson, third man in the fishing party notified the sheriff's office. Firemen, game wardens and others joined in the search, several bringing boats.

The victim leaves a widow and a child four months old. He was not regularly employed. [Interment in Myrtle Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, July 27, 1956
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Henry, Tracey Ann (Cuneo)

Tracey Ann Henry, 35, of Rock Island, passed away March 17 after a long battle with her health.

She was born Aug. 17, 1966 in New York, and later moved to Texas in 1979. She married Clayton "Bubba" Henry, Jr., on Sept. 25, 2001.

She is survived by her husband, Clayton "Bubba" Henry, Jr.; children, Tesla, Sammy, Christina, and Clint; parents, Paul Sr. and Catherine Cuneo; brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul Jr. and Rebecca Cuneo, Keven and Koula Cuneo; sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Raymond Newman; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Funeral services were held March 20 at Rock Island United Methodist Church with the Rev. Paul Beard officiating. Interment followed at Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island.

Pallbearers were Paul Cuneo, Kevin Cuneo, Granville Meyer, Jesse Lleverino, Jaun Matta, and Ray Ideaus. Honorary pallbearers were Russell (R.C.) Nelson and Kelly Hollywood.

Colorado County Citizen, March 27, 2002
Courtesy of the Citizen


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