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Barbara Henderson, Johnson City

Published August 30th, 2011 10:52 pm

Brabara Ruth Henderson passed away at her home on August 27, 2011.
She was born in Chattanooga, TN, on August 6, 1930. Barbara was a sports lover. She watched golf, tennis and football whenever an event was on TV. She was most particularly an avid University of Tennessee Football fan, either watching the games on TV or making the trips to Neyland Stadium in Knoxville.
Barbara loved her Thursday weekly bridge game with her friends, and enjoyed watching movies and reading novels. She was a dog lover — she always had a dog, and loved her “granddogs” when they visited. “Nanny” was insistent on having her grandchildren visit every summer.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by: Her husband of over 60 years, Ray Dean Henderson; Her loving sister Peggy Rice, of Houston, Texas; Her four children, James Clifton Henderson (Janie), Jeffrey Dean Henderson (Lisa), Jill Henderson Tester (Don), Julie Lenoir Henderson; Her five grandchildren, Ashley Henderson Boggan (Will), John Clifton Henderson (Lisa), William “Cody” Henderson, Jordan Henderson, Jayden Henderson; Her great grandchild, William “Hale” Boggan.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s honor to the Washington County Johnson City Animal Shelter, 525 Sells Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37604, or a charity of your choice.
A visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 1, at the First Christian Church in Johnson City.
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