Alton E. Henson, 63, of Paragould, AR formerly of Stewardson, passed away at 9:03 a.m. Sunday (June 13, 2010) at his daughter’s residence in Elgin, SC.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Brummerstedt Funeral Home, Stewardson. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in the Stewardson Cemetery. Following the burial there will be a gathering of family and friends at the Stewardson Community Center. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association.

He was born January 27, 1947 in Paragould, AR the son of Bob and Marie (Crockett) Henson. He married Ruth Ann Roley on March 30, 1968 in Stewardson, IL and she preceded him in death on May 6th, 2000.

He led his life as a Long Haul driver. He resided in Stewardson for 32 years, spending the last 5 years in Paragould, AR.

Surviving is daughter, Sheri L. Henson-Malone and husband, Ben; grandchildren, Jacob and Baylee Quast, Mallory and Matthew Durbin, Eric Sidwell and Myles Malone; great-grandchild, Paxton Kim; brothers, Bobby, Archie, Colonel and Gary Henson; sister, Diane Henson-Roley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son, Eric A. Henson and brother, Dorsey.