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Mary Lou Henson
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Obituary for Mary Lou Henson

“1940 ~ 2018”

Canton – Mary Lou Henson, 77, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018 at her residence.

A native of Haywood County, she was a daughter of the late Rufus Verlin and Bessie Wooten Henson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Tracy Henson; one daughter, Karen Henson; two sisters, Hilda Mann and Mavis Henson; and two brothers, Robert and Weldon Henson.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Vanise Henson; one daughter, Kelley Tyler (Rob), of Canton; three sisters, Lillian Clark of Canton, Nancy Wilson of Candler, and Betty Henson of Canton; four grandsons, Caleb (Celenda) and Andrew (Emma) Henson, and Justin (Angelica) and Jordan (Caley) Tyler; two great-grandchildren, Landon Smathers and Molly Henson.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018 in the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Reverend Aryn Williams–Rubel officiating. Burial will follow at Bon-A-Venture Cemetery on Old Clyde Road. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Long’s United Methodist Church, 1097 Coffee Branch Road, Canton, NC 28716.

The care of Mrs. Henson has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at

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12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Wells Funeral Home - Canton

3715 Asheville Highway
Canton, NC 28716





2:00 PM
Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home

3715 Asheville Hwy.
Canton, NC 28716

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