January 24, 2022

Mrs. Ann Henry


Mrs. Sylvia Ann Stephens Henry, age 81 of Franklin, Georgia passed away on Monday, October 6, 2014 at her home surrounded by loved ones.

Funeral services for Mrs. Henry were conducted on Thursday, October 9, 2014, at 2:00 P.M. from the Flat Rock Campground with the Reverends Gary Parrish, Bob Norton, and Brett Mathews officiating.

Music was provided by Joyce McLain and Bryan Owensby.

Those serving as pallbearers were Brandon Hannah, Kevin Hannah, Will Hannah, Coy Hannah, Chris Massey, and Mitchell Mason.

The interment  followed in the Franklin City Cemetery.

Mrs. Henry was born on June 24, 1933, the daughter of the late Winnie Davis Stephens and Joe Darrell Stephens, Sr. All throughout her life she remained a supporter of her family’s church Wesley Chapel but also enjoyed attending the Franklin United Methodist and took special delight when accompanied by one of her son’s and their family.

Mrs. Henry was a loved member of the community. She held a very special place in her heart for her only sibling, Joe Stephens, and joined with him in several business ventures in their home town of Franklin.

Joe and Ann’s Clothing offered a place for locals to buy the latest styles. It was their restaurant however that endeared her to the local young people. Joe and Ann’s BBQ became the favorite stop after school for all the teenagers.

Even though the food was wonderful it was “Miss Ann’s” dry wit, good sound advice, and winning smile that kept the children coming every afternoon. She especially enjoyed this venture because she was allowed the opportunity to be with her children as well as their friends.

Not only was she a business women but the care giver of both her parents in their declining years. This was a job that she did with the greatest of affection. After both their deaths she felt the need to continue her work with other shut-ins.

All those with whom she ministered to were greatly blessed. Her greatest joy in life however, was that of being the mother to her three beloved sons, and grandmother to her grandchildren, each of them a credit to her wonderful guidance, strong support, and tremendous love.

The fruits of her labor have provided the people of Heard County with fine men who protect its citizens, provide good health management, and give our children a safe environment in which they can thrive. She will long be remembered by all who knew her.

She is survived by three sons, Stanley Hannah (Scheena) of Centralhatchee, GA., Ross Henry, and John Henry (Cindy) all of Franklin, GA.; three grandchildren Brandon Hannah (Emily), Kevin Hannah, and Will Hannah; and two great-grandchildren, Coy and Camy Hannah; all of Franklin, Georgia.

Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved brother, Joe Stephens.

Flowers will be accepted however those who wish may make donations to the Flat Rock Camp Ground in Franklin, Georgia.

Memorial tributes may be written at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com.

Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.




  1. robert montgomery says


  2. Ms. Ann was a wonderful person and will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

  3. Deborah Hood says

    So sorry for your loss. Jim Gore and I were delighted to have had a brief visit with Ann while in GA. Our love and prayers to Stanley, Ross, John, your spouses, children, and grandkids. Hugs to all of Ann’s loved ones.

  4. “Joe and Ann’s BBQ became the favorite stop after school for all the teenagers.”

    This is so very true. I was a small child but we ate and listened to the JukeBox. I remember spending my dimes listening to FM music when all we had was AM in the vehicles. Three Dog Night had a hit about this time, “Joy To The World ( Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog )” was “B – 6” on that beautifully lighted JukeBox. It was a happening place in such a small town in the early – mid 1970’s. I bet Mrs. Ann and Mr. Joe are reminiscing tonight about all their accomplishments.

    My prayers to Sheriff Henry, John and Stanley, as well as the rest of the family. God blessed all of you with a truly loving matriarch.

  5. Fred & Margaret Van Horn says

    We met Mrs. Henry a number of years ago, at Flat Rock Campground, during the annual Camp Meeting in August. I knew of her even before that, through her brother and my friend, Joe Stephens. Mrs. Henry was a very sweet lady and we looked forward to seeing her and her family when visiting Flat Rock Campground. Margaret and I extend to the family and friends of Mrs. Henry our condolences and pray for God’s presence and love to be a comfort to all.

  6. Randy & Annette Wright & Family says

    We will miss seeing Mrs. Henry outside walking the dog or watering her flowers, as I pass by on my way to or from home. She always had a smile and a wave.

  7. Mrs Ann was a beautiful lady inside and out. My condolences to Ross, John and Stanley and their families. May God give you a peace that passes all understanding as only he can do. My thoughts and prayers to all of you. Sincerely Rose Marie Thrower

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