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February 11, 1936 ~ December 11, 2020 (age 84)

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Dorothy Mae McElhaney Henry, age 84, of Athens, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 11, 2020, at her earthly residence. Dorothy was born in Dayton to the late Gus and Hattie Golden McElhaney. She was preceded in death by a sister, Alma McElhaney Kile and 2 brothers, John Henry McElhaney and Joseph McElhaney.

Dorothy truly loved the Lord.She was blessed with the talent to sing and often used her voice to sing praises to the Lord. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed the art of cake decorating. Dorothy was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Dorothy is survived by her husband of 67 years, Raymond E. Henry of Athens

3 daughters, Dot Henry of Athens, Donna Henry Joyner and husband Ken of Jacksonville, FL.

Lisa Henry and Mark Smith of Temecula, CA

6 sons, Calvin R. Henry and wife Wanda of Athens, Rex Henry and wife Kathy of Chattanooga, Michael Henry of Athens, Jerry Henry of Athens, Danny Henry of Ooltewah and Frankie “Bo” Henry and Tammy Stanford of Charleston

19 grandchildren and 21 great- grandchildren

2 brothers, Mark McElhaney and wife Shirley of Riceville and Arthur McElhaney and wife Aileen of Cleveland

1 sister, Elizabeth “Betsy” Custer of Elkhart, IN

Several nieces and nephews

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the family will have a private gathering for the immediate family on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Riceville. Graveside services will follow in the Oak Grove cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Lewis officiating. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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December 15, 2020

2:00 PM
1212 COUNTY ROAD 100
ATHENS, TN 37303

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