Matthew Henson, 26 - Travelers Rest

Matthew Ryan “Tater” Henson, 26, passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in Greenville County, he was the son of Wayne and Susan Martin Henson. He was cherished by his family and friends and a member of Oak Crest Baptist Church.

Along with his parents, Matthew is survived by a daughter: Lindsie Henson; sister: Amanda (Rusty) Galloway; niece: Abby Galloway; paternal grandparents: Ray and Sandra Martin; aunt: Lisa (Rick) Carpenter; uncle: Kenny Martin and cousins: Jordan, Alyssa and Jessica Carpenter

He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents: Cindy Henson and Earl and Decie Walker.

The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:30 until 8 p.m. at The Howze Mortuary.

Funeral service will be Saturday morning at 11 a.m. at The Howze Mortuary Chapel.

Burial will be at Forestville Baptist Church Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the Matthew Henson Burial Fund, c/o The Howze Mortuary, P.O. Box 369, Travelers Rest, SC 29690.

The family will be at his grandparents home, Ray and Sandra Martin, 11 Ray Martin Lane, Greenville, SC 29611.

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The Howze Mortuary, Travelers Rest is in charge of the arrangements. (864) 834-8051.