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Dorothy M. Henry

Dorothy M. Henry, 77, of Mt. Vernon, died at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 15,
2007, at Mt. Vernon Residential Center in Mt. Vernon. She was born on
May 1, 1930, in Jefferson County, the daughter of Ed Harrison and
Stella (Jones) Harrison. Dorothy married Mack Henry in Morganfield, KY on
August 21, 1949. They were married for 53 years and he preceded her in
death on September 24, 2002. She worked at the Mt. Vernon Garment Factory
for 28 years. 

Funeral services will be held 10 am. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home with 
the Rev. Merritt Strickland and the Rev. Everett Lemay officiating. Burial 
will be in Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include two sons: Eddie Henry and wife Dawn of Mt. Vernon and
Rickey Henry and wife Carla of Glenwood; a daughter, Pat Hickey and
husband Charlie of Texico; eight grandchildren: Vickie Lee, Kimberly
England, Jennifer Henry, Brandon Henry, Dustin Henry, Jacob Henry, Jillian
Henry, and Ericka Henry; a great grandson: Peyton Michael Henry; brother:
Oren Harrison and wife Maxine of Murphysboro; several nieces and
nephews and dear friend Mae Patterson. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, three brothers: Jewell, 
Dwight and Bill Harrison and four sisters: Alita Wilson, Aline Wilson, 
Jamack Curry and Doris Stover.

Dorothy attended South Side Baptist Church, was an avid crafter, loving
mother and grandmother. 

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the St. Mary's Good Samaritan 
Hospice of Shriner’s Hospital for Children and will be accepted at the funeral 
home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, Illinois 
62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where 
you may call 242-3348 or visit for further information
and to send condolences.

Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: May 17, 2007
Submitted by Robert W. Loman 

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