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Donald Henthorn

Donald Henthorn

Posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 7:06 pm

 The Messenger, January 26, 2010

Completed arrangements are being announced for Donald Gene Henthorn, 66, of the Shawtown community, who died Jan. 24, 2010, at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cobbs  Chapel United Methodist Church near Hornbeak, with the Rev. Jimmy Calhoun officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Kendall, Terry Bruner, Kenneth Tubbs, Mike Alford and James Beasley.

The family will receive friends at the church from 1 p.m. until the hour of services Wednesday. Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was born March 29, 1943, in Dallas, son of Lucille Woody of Muldrow, Okla., and the late Richard William Henthorn. He was a pilot who flew helicopters for the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He received the Silver Star while in service and had also been a helicopter pilot for Air America. He formed the Air America Club for employees and families of Air America, was the owner/operator of Southern Gulf Helicopter and Henthorn Enterprises and was a Christian.

Survivors also include two sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley and Charles Henager and Brenda and Bill Patton, all of Edmond, Okla.; his brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Patti Henthorn of Los Angeles; and two half brothers, Clifton Mosier and Douglas Roaden, both of Muldrow.

To leave messages of condolence for the family, visit the funeral home Web site at www.emfuneralhome.com.

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