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Mattie E. "Sue" Henley, age 69, of Sweetwater, went to be with Jesus on Sept. 12, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Reverend Wayne Kirk officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Henley was born March 29, 1943, in Abilene, Texas. She married John H. Henley, Jr., on Aug. 24, 1967, in Abilene. Sue moved to Sweetwater 45 years and 19 days ago from Abilene. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. She worked as a Sales Clerk for Sears and Roebuck for 10 years and Walls Industries for seven years. Sue coached and managed the United Girls Softball League and loved to fish, go camping and go on cruises. She volunteered with the Ladies Hospital Auxiliary for many years. She was a much loved aunt to all her nieces and nephews and was the catalyst that held the family together.
Survivors include her husband, John H. Henley, Jr., of Sweetwater; daughter, Cindy Henley of Sweetwater; sons, William Henley and wife Margie of Shiner, Texas and John Trace Henley III of Nacogdoches, Texas; sisters, Betty Jo Sherrell of Abilene, Laverne Staton of Abilene, Sharon Reeves of Sweetwater and Ann Thompson of Abilene; brothers, A.W. Underwood, Jr. and wife Iona of Abilene, and Douglas Underwood of Abilene; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; and a multitude of nieces, nephews and special friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, A.W. Sr. and Isabelle Ayers Underwood; a daughter, Margaret Elizabeth Henley on April 23, 2010; and two brothers, Calvin Underwood and Tex Underwood.
Pallbearers will be George Underwood, Charlie Underwood, Jerry Gortney, Clyde Wagner, Larry Willman and Roger Lawrence.
Honorary pallbearers will be Clifton Carter and Charles Boiles.
Memorials may be made to First Assembly of God Church in Sweetwater, The American Cancer Society or to one's favorite charity.