Billy Ray Henson, Sr.

Billy Ray Henson, Sr. age 64, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.

Born in Hayesville, North Carolina on November 23, 1957, he was a son of Lois Jean Byers Henson of Mount Airy, Georgia & the late Carl Clinton Henson, Sr. Billy Ray retired from Wilbanks Lumber Company in Clarkesville with over 40 years of dedicated service. He was truly a hardworking man who loved his family tremendously. Billy Ray was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his children, Billy Ray, Jr. “Joe” & Christy Henson of Demorest, GA; Pam & Jeff Black of Cornelia, GA; grandchildren, Karley, Gentry, & Peyton Black all of Cornelia, GA; William Henson of Demorest, GA; great-grandson, Briggs Justice of Cornelia, GA;

sister, Sue Henson Berrong of Cleveland, GA; brothers & sisters-in-law, Carl Clinton, Jr. & Shirley Henson of Demorest, GA; Gary Lee Henson; Jacky & Louise Henson all of Mount Airy, GA; special nephew, Waylon Henson of Mount Airy, GA; many other nieces, nephews, relatives, & friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 25, 2022, at Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Bill Trotter officiating. Interment will follow in the East View Cemetery in Mount Airy.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:00 p.m. until the service hour on Friday.

An online guest registry is available for the Henson family at

Arrangements are in the care & professional direction of Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens of Clarkesville, Georgia. (706) 754-6256

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