Henry, Frank Whittle, Sr.

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Frank Whittle Henry, Sr., 95, of Copper Hill, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2006. He was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Ruby Hollins Henry; son, Ronnie Henry; parents, Elijah P. and Nellie Waldron Henry; son-in-law, Dwight S. Stone; brothers, Patrick Henry and Jackson Henry; sisters, Mary Marshall, Dulcie Parmele, Zula Henry, Mattie Johnson and Grace Largen.

Survivors include daughter, Elizabeth Henry Austin Stone of Copper Hill, Va.; son, Frank Henry, Jr. (Sonny) of Roanoke, Va.; granddaughters, Cheryl Austin of Roanoke, Va., Sonya Austin of Shawsville, Va.; grandsons, Ronald Austin of Dallas, Texas, Michael Henry and wife, Laura of Minneola, Fla., Scott Henry and wife, Julie of Lovettsville, Va.; great-granddaughters, Hannah Austin-Grantham (special), Alden Henry, Abby Henry, Alison Henry, Katylin Henry; great-grandsons, Matthew Henry, Christopher Henry, Ken White; sister, Aurelia Henry Caruthers of Springfield, Va.; sister-in-law, Malacia Shaver and husband, Clifford (special) of Copper Hill, Va., Elta Wilson and husband, Wayne of Copper Hill, Va., Virginia Hollins of Greensboro, N.C.; brothers-in-law, Astor Hollins of Goodview, Va., Orel Hollins and wife, Ruby of Hillsboro, N.C.; a special nephew, Bud Lorleberg of Floyd, Va.; and a special great-nephew, David Henry and wife, Judy of Chesapeake, Va.; also many other nieces, nephews and numerous friends. A special friend, Thelma Eisenlohr and her children, Mary Webb and Glenna Vest and family.

Frank was retired from American Bridge Company and after an early retirement he then did what he enjoyed most and that was farming. He was also a partner in Black & White Paving Company (now S&S Paving Company). Frank was a charter member of Faith Chapel Baptist Church and was attending Sowder’s Chapel Baptist Church at the time his health began to decline.

Funeral services will be held Friday, January 13, 2006 at 1 p.m. at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ben Whitaker officiating. Interment will follow at Copper Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at Maberry Funeral Home.

His family would like to thank the New River Valley Agency on Aging and Angie Manning for their help during his illness. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the New River Valley Agency on Aging (Respite Program) or Good Samaritan Hospice or the charity of your choice.