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Henderson, Charles

Charles Henderson Funeral Services held Jan. 4

Charles Henderson, 53, of Houston, died Saturday, Dec. 28 at Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 4 at Greater Macedonia Baptist Church in Weimar with Rev. L.F. Chaney officiating.

Interment followed at Paradise Gardens Cemetery in Weimar.

Mr. Henderson was born April 27, 1949 in La Grange to Willie D. Henderson and Minnie L. (Johnson) Harris.

He was employed as a carpenter.

Mr. Henderson is survived by his mother, Minnie Harris of Houston; daughters, Shirley Henderson and Joya Johnson, both of Houston; son, Charles Henderson of Houston; 11 grandchildren; one sister, Gloria J. Henderson of Houston; and brothers, Clarence Ray Henderson of Houston; Paul Williams and Douglas Williams of Weimar.

He is also survived by aunts, Augusta Scott and Jewel Williams, both of Houston, Stella Johnson and Jewel Henderson, both of Weimar, Gloria Hubbard of La Grange, and L.E. Johnson of Schulenburg; and uncles, Leroy Johnson of Schulenburg; Preston Amos of Fort Worth; Ernest Taylor of Houston; and Frank Henderson of Las Vegas, Nev.

He was preceded in death by his father and one brother.

Pallbearers were Mac Allen Scott, Leon Scott, Ronald Wesley, Charles Edward Henderson, Ernest Taylor, Douglas W. Williams, Larry Scott, Sammie Scott, Robert Scott, Mickey A. Grant, Clarence R. Henderson and Paul Williams.>

The Weimar Mercury, January 9, 2003
Transcribed by John Konesheck

Henderson, Dock

Columbus, Tex., May 1.--Dock Henderson, a negro about 30 years of age, was killed in the Southern Pacific yards at Glidden last night. He was very drunk and was lying across ___ of the rails when a freight train passed ______ about ___ [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, May 9, 1891 

Henderson, Gussie Mae (Farrow)

Sis. Gussie Mae Henderson

Sis. Gussie Mae Henderson, affectionately known as “Punkin”, was born on February 22, 1956 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Willie Mae and Clarence Farrow in Eagle Lake, where she attended E.H. Henry School and graduated from Rice High School.

The inspiration and direction of this sister began at an early age. She confessed Christ as her Savior and was baptized at White Cloud Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Joe H. James.

She was a matron in the church and a singer in a gospel group. Overall, she was a faithful worker until her health failed her.

On May 19 God dispatched his angel and took our loved one home. She was preceded in death by her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Willie Mae and Clarence Farrow.

Sis. Gussie leaves to cherish her wonderful and precious memories a son, Joshua Henderson (Jennifer); two loving sisters, Delois Farrow (John Stovall) and Carolyn Carter; a special aunt whom she called “mother”, Ruby King; two nephews, Adrian Farrow (Monica) and Corey Farrow; a best friend, Sheila Barnes; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 24 at noon at White Cloud Baptist Church with Rev. Obie Rhodes officiating. Interment will be at Rising Star Cemetery in Eagle Lake. Another life celebration by Ben Davis Funeral Home in Columbus.

Active pallbearers scheduled are Willie Cleveland, Wayne Henderson, Norman Henderson, I, Dennis Davis, Victor Davis, Joshua Henderson, Norman Henderson, II and Clodis Christal.

Honorary pallbearers are John Stovall, Adrian Farrow, Natural Henderson, Anthony Thomas, Cordis Upson, Jarrod Hurd, Rodney Parker, Donald Spears, Roy Wilson, Joseph Matthews and Allen Hurd.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, May 29th, 2008
Submitted by John Konesheck

Henderson, James T.

Mr. Jas. Henderson, son of Mr. A. N. Henderson, died last Friday night and was buried at Clear creek graveyard Saturday. He was about 18 years of age, born and reared near this place, but has resided for the last year on Crasco.

Colorado Citizen, Oct 8, 1891
Submitted by Ernest Mae Seaholm

Henderson, Joe

Columbus Citizen:
A colored boy 10 or 12 years old, named Joe Henderson, while riding on a long above the railroad bridge about 10 o’clock yesterday morning, was drowned. The log turned over with him and he sank to rise no more. At time of going to press, his body had not been recovered. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, June 25, 1898, page 8

Henderson, Larry Sr.


Larry Henderson, Sr., passed away Sunday, June 5, 2005.  He was born December 16, 1951 in Weimar, Colorado County, Texas the first of eight children born to Norman Henderson, Sr. and Maggie Williams Henderson.  Larry confessed his belief in Christ at an early age.  He served faithfully in the White Cloud Missionary Baptist Church as an usher, until he was called home.

He was united in holy matrimony to Katherine Scott on September 18, 1979 in Columbus. To this union four children were born.  Larry was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Katherine Henderson; parents, Norman and Maggie Henderson Sr. all of Altair; three sons, Kendrick Henderson and wife, Sheritha, of Houston, Larry Henderson Jr. and wife, Darilyn, of Altair, and David Henderson and wife, Adriana, of Eagle Lake, daughter, Shaundra Henderson and husband, Jeoffrey, of Houston; eight grandchildren, Jasia Cantu, Demontre Bush, Nikia Johnson, Arlesia Henderson, Dieryll Henderson, Iyanna Henderson, Larry Henderson III and Daviana Henderson; a sister, Sandra Cain and husband, Ernest, of Angleton; six brothers, Norman Henderson Jr., and wife Lillian of Rosnberg, Riley Henderson and wife, Tanya of Arlington, Gerry Henderson and wife, Alliene of Needville, Rev. Danny Henderson and wife Jackie of El Campo, David Henderson of Palestine, and Kevin Henderson and wife, Tereska, of Round Rock; and a host of uncles, aunts, Nieces, Nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11 from White Cloud Missionary Baptist Church in Eagle Lake with Rev. Obie Rhodes, pastor, officiating.  Interment followed in Rising Star Cemetery in Eagle Lake.  Final arrangements were entrusted to Tommy E. Taylor Funeral Home, Inc. of La Grange.  Pallbearers were Clyde Bankston, Raymond Cain, John Tillman Jr., Norman Henderson Jr., David Henderson and D=Sam Danvy.  Honorary pallbearers were Kendrick Henderson, Larry Henderson Jr., David Henderson, Kevin Henderson, Rev. Danny Henderson, Wayne Henderson, Oliver Thomas Jr., Joeffrey Jacobs, Jerry Brown, Willie Dancy, Norman Henderson III, and Riley Henderson.  Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

The Eagle Lake Headlight, June 23, 2005, Pg. 4
Transcribed by David Hahn

Henderson, Martha

We were sorry to learn of the death of Mrs.Martha Henderson which occurred near Rock Island last Sudnay morning. Her remains were brought to her burial plat at Clear Creek Cemetery for burial Monday. She was a resident of this section over 35 years, and at the time of her death was 82 past. She leaves a host of relatives to mourn her loss.

Colorado County Citizen, October 11, 1900
Submitted by Judy Talkington
Photo courtesy of Joyce Lucas Morris

Henderson, Nannie B. (Vick)

With sincere regret we announce the death of Mrs. Nannie B. Henderson, consort of Mr. Sam Henderson, for many years a merchant of our city.  She died at her residence in this place on Tuesday morning last of pneumonia.  Her death was a sad crushing blow to the surviving husband and five little children.  There is not a purer, better feeling that the affection of a true wife—no sentiment more lasting, and clustered around with happier memories. Its hallowed hours of happiness are emotionally and inseparably intertwined with the dearest and most sacred of human ties, the most blissful of all human recollections.  No mortal is every so read to serve in hours of adversity, to delight in one’s joys, and minister faithfully in all life’s changes.  The severance of the sacred ties [illegible] all earthly comforts, and renders life a gloomy vale of sorrows.  Especially in the case above noted is the cause of sorrow made manifest, and we sincerely condole with the afflicted husband and children in this hour of sorrow. [Interred in Columbus Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.]

Colorado Citizen, March 15, 1877, page 3
Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht

Henderson, Thomas J.

Death has called to his last resting place Col. P. [T.] J. Henderson, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of this county. He was buried on last Sunday at Clear Creek Church Grave Yard.

The Grave Yard at Clear Creek is sadly neglected. It ought to be better taken care of by the citizens and those interested.

Colorado Citizen, Feb 14, 1878
Submitted by Ernest Mae Seaholm

Henderson, unknown


A little child, about seven months old, of Mrs. West. Henderson, died Sunday evening at the residence of Mike Shiver, of this city. The poor little thing had been a continual sufferer for a long time. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, July 13, 1882, page 3

Henderson, West


Our friend, West Henderson, died at his home in the Sandy’s neighborhood, the 26th inst. He is the poor fellow that got into an unfortunate affray with J. Bradshaw last fall, in which the latter was wounded. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, June 29, 1882, page 3
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