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 Author: Bob Marie Combs Henson Posted Date: November 1, 2014
(January 20, 1930 - November 1, 2014)

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Obituary Picture     Marie Combs Henson, 84, of Deerfield Road, Boone, and formerly of the Beaver Dam Community, passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014. Born Jan. 20, 1930 in Watauga Co, she was a daughter of Charles Newton and Viola Eller Combs. Marie was a member of Boone Baptist Church. She loved her family, her community and her church. Marie was an active farmer at the family farm in Beaver Dam since 1952, until her health began to decline. During the later years, she had time to love and enjoy her family, especially her great-grandchildren.
    Mrs. Henson is survived by her daughter, Wanda Taylor and husband, Joe, of Boone; two grandchildren, JoAnna Wayt and husband, Charles, of Lansing, and John Taylor and wife, Kimberly, of Foscoe; two great-grandchildren, Chloe Wayt of Lansing and Aaron Taylor of Foscoe; sisters, Roberta Blair and husband, Rev. A B Blair, of Benson, Az., Nora Combs of Canyon, Tx., Louise Barrett of Boone, and Barbara McGuire and husband, Wesley, of Zionville; brothers, Lewis Combs and wife, Lena, and Steve Combs and wife, Linda, all of Vilas; and sister-in-law, Jeannie Henson of Zionville. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, George Thurman Wilson; second husband, John Dana Henson; sons, infant George Wilson, Ron Henson and Harold Henson; sisters, Infant Patsy Lou Combs, Blanch Ivy and Sarah Patrick; brother, Tommy Combs; and a special friend, Howard Henson.
    Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Nov. 3, at 1 o'clock at Boone Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Kenny Newberry and Rev. A B Blair. The family will receive friends Monday afternoon from noon until 1 o'clock, one hour prior to services, at the church. Burial will follow in the Forest Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
    The family suggests memorials to Forest Grove Cemetery Fund, in care of Charles Isaacs, 775 Forest Grove Rd., Vilas, NC 28692, or to the Boone Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 2058, Boone, NC 28607.
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    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Henson family.

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