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Wonetta Rachel Allen Henson

Wonetta Rachel Allen Henson, 86, of Ravenden Springs, Ark., passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at Five Rivers Medical Center in Pocahontas. Wonetta was born on Tuesday, October 4, 1932, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., to Clarence and Addie McGee Allen.

Wonetta was a loving wife, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, cousin, neighbor, and friend. She considered the Church of God of Prophecy on Convent Street in Pocahontas, her church home.

Wonetta is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Addie McGee Allen; husband, Charles Rolland Henson; son, Byron Henson; daughter, Brenda Vandergriff; brothers, Waymon, Tom, and Albert Allen; and grandsons, Bryon Henson, and Bobby Lynn Tate.

Wonetta is survived by two sons, Frank (Linda) Henson of Pocahontas, and Ely “Randy” (Gail) Henson of Pocahontas; two daughters, Barbara (Sam) Smith of Pocahontas, and Betty (Doug) Blevins of Newport; two brothers, Luther (Joan) Allen of Walnut Ridge, and Clenton Allen of Maynard; three sisters, Estelene Sebourn of Kensett, Evelene (Paul) Ragsdale of Hoxie, and Onetta Tunstall of O’Kean; grandchildren, Chris (Linda) Smith, Amanda (Clay) Harris, Tonya (Isaac) Haigwood, Michelle Henson, Jessie (Willie) Pinkston, Jamie Pattin, Gary (Betty) Tate, and Mark Henson; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

All services will be held in the chapel of the Fears Family Funeral Home on Friday, February 8, 2019. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Wonetta’s funeral service will immediately follow, beginning at 2:00 p.m.; Chris Smith, Isaac Haigwood, and Dan Avery officiating. Burial will follow in the Antioch Cemetery.

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The Star Herald


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