Rev. Herb Henderson

    Rev. Herb Henderson, 80, of Murphy, passed away Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, in Murphy Medical Center.
    He was a native of Houston County, Ala., and moved to Thomasville, Ga., in 1956 before coming to Murphy in November 1999.
    Herb served in the United States Army for six years. He was employed with the United States Postal Service, retiring in 1990.
    Also, Herb pastored churches in Brooks, Thomas and Mitchell counties in Georgia and Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Clay County.
    He was a member of Peachtree Memorial Baptist Church. Singing was his passion, and he loved to make people laugh.
    Surviving are his wife of nearly 62 years, Fran C. Henderson; a son, Victor Herbert Henderson and wife Joetta of Quitman, Ga.; a sister, Lavern Prevratil of Mary Esther, Fla.; a brother, Hubert Henderson of Sylvester, Ga.; five grandchildren, Rachel Marie Singletary, Marcael Hagar, Johnny Herron, and Brian and Becky Henderson; and six great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, in Peachtree Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris Furl, Dr. Chester Jones, Revs. Jerry Morrow and Bernie Dixon officiating. The interment was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gabriel Hembree, Trae Carson, Josh Barton, Will Tison, Bobby Barton and Canyon Lee. Honorary pallbearers were Clyde Harper, Allen Hitchcock, Larry Burgess, J.L. Coffey, Dick Godfrey, Brad Wilson, Mark Stalcup, Ed Gleason, Sam Iaquinto, Kevin Kennum, Norman Roberts, Henk Meyer, Dave Mastifino, John Bartell and members of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church.
    The family received friends from 1-2:45 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, at Peachtree Memorial Baptist Church prior to the services.
    The family requests memorials be made in memory of Rev. Herb Henderson to the N.C. Baptist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27361-0338.
    Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, was in charge of all arrangements.
    An online guest register is available at

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