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Vernon R. Henton

Vernon R. Henton Vernon R. Henton

Vernon R. Henton, 81, Palmyra, died Tuesday, May 3, 2011.
Born Jan. 6, 1930, in Chico, Texas, he was the son of the late James W. Henton and Frankie Mowery Henton.
He was a Navy veteran, attended Freed-Hardeman College in Henderson, Tenn., served as a minister for the Church of Christ in several places in Indiana, including Seymour, Martinsburg and Palmyra, as well as in Higginsville, Mo., and Point Pleasant, W.Va., and served as a rural mail carrier first in Palmyra and then in Corydon for 21 years until his retirement in 1995. He also was an elder at Corydon Church of Christ for 25 years and volunteered with the church’s monthly food giveaway program.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters and a granddaughter.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, the former Vera L. Morris; a sister, Lavelle Leonard of Winston-Salem, N.C.; six children, Sande Barnes of Portales, N.M., Glen Henton of Enville, Tenn., Gail Henton of Tyler, Texas, Ann Collins of Midland, Texas, Susan Gray of Solsberry and Lorri Purkhiser of Salem; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Friday, May 6, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 7, after 9 a.m. at Corydon Church of Christ.
Funeral: Saturday, May 7, at 11 a.m. at the church with burial in Martinsburg Cemetery.

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