The Akins Funeral Home of Copperhill announces the death of Grady Henry Henson, age 88, of McCaysville, GA who passed away Friday, March 4, 2011 in the North Georgia Medical Center in Ellijay, GA.Mr. Henson was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and was retired from the Cities Service Company where he had worked as a Roaster Operator. He was a Veteran of WWII having served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Mineral Bluff Lodge #483F&AM and was a member of the North Georgia Honor Guard and the Blue Ridge Chapter of the DAV. He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Duckett Henson and parents, Arthur and Mary Magnuss Henson.
He is survived by son Michael Henson of Ellijay, GA; brother, Bill Henson of McCaysville, GA; sister, Ruth Newton of Blue Ridge, GA; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, March 7th at 2:00 P.M. from the Akins of Copperhill Chapel with Rev. Bill Johnson and Rev. Doyle Davis officiating. Music will be by the A.C. Caylor family. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the North Georgia Honor Guard.
Masonic graveside service will follow by Mineral Bluff Masonic Lodge #483 F&AM. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday evening from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Henson may be made to the Blue Ridge chapter DAV, P.O. Box 1380, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Condolences to the family may be made to www.akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Copperhill is in charge of the arrangements