Mrs. Sara Ann Henson, 86

~~Sara Henson : The Woman Behind the Legendary Voice of First National Bank in Gainesville.
Sara Ann Barrett Henson, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away on July 10, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel. Rev. Maxie Ladd will officiate. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm- 3:00pm on Sunday, July 22, 2018
Sara was born on April 5, 1932 in Gainesville, Georgia to the late Ed Barrett and the late Blanch Poole Barrett. Sara was the first bank teller at First National Bank from 1950 – 1954. She left the bank and began working at Chemell’s Hatcheries and worked there until the birth of her first son in 1958. She returned to the First National Bank in March of 1974 and retired on March 31, 1997.
Many people in the community will remember Sara for her unique way of answering the phone, “Good Morning, First National.” You could tell by her voice that she was smiling from ear to ear.
Sara was the President, Vice President and Treasurer of HPC Club (a sponsor of Thornwell Orphanage). She was also the President, Vice President & various tournaments chairman of Chattahoochee Ladies Golf Association. Sara was a proud graduate of Viviane Woodard Cosmetology School. She loved golf, yardwork and her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years Jimmy Henson, Sr.; her parents Ed and Blanch Barrett; sister Eddie Mae Quillian.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Jimbo and Linda Henson, son and daughter-in-law Mike and Christina Henson, son and daughter-in-law Bob and Erica Henson; grandchildren Lindsey, Georgia, Julia, Jared, Nick and Nathan; and great-grandchildren Gavin and Willow.
Flowers will be appreciated, or contributions can be made to Thornwell Orphanage, 302 South Broad Street, Clinton, South Carolina 29325, or to Eagle Ranch, 5500 Union Church Road, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542.South Broad St., Clinton, SC 29325
Online condolences can be made at Memorial Park North Riverside 989 Riverside Drive, Gainesville, Georgia 30501. 770-297-6200.


Condolences 9
Bill and Janet Campbell 2018-07-11 20:08:31
So Sorry For your loss. God is always in your corner at a timeline this - and so are we.
Holly Hailey 2018-07-15 11:31:12
I knew Sarah from First National Bank of Gainesville. She was a warm, friendly woman and it was always a pleasure to see her. I am sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.
Meta Cronia 2018-07-15 15:39:18
The Cronia family is so sorry for your loss of a fun, loving, special Sara. She will be remembered by many.
Larry Nix 2018-07-17 08:37:06
I was saddened to learn of the passing of Ms Sara, She was a great friend, and a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Larry Nix
roland stroberg 2018-07-18 06:39:00
So sorry to read of Sara's passing.Jimbo,Mike and family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Farrow Peacock 2018-07-18 07:38:01
So sorry for your loss. Loved working with your mother at First National Bank way back in the 70s. I will never forget her voice "Good morning First National"
Rock Hunt 2018-07-18 10:04:04
I too am saddened to learn of Sara's passing. Myself and many from the bank send our deepest sympathies to her family. Mr. McRae fondly referred to her as "Sahara !". She was always uptone and so positive. She gave us light, laughter and was always smiling. So much fun to work with. Good night and Godspeed, Sahara! We will cherish our memories of you always.
Deborah Abercrombie Hood 2018-07-19 11:22:44
Jimmy, so sorry to hear of your precious mother's passing. She was a very special lady that I loved dearly. No one will ever forget "Good Morninig, First National." Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayer during this difficult time. She will be missed.
Ginger bennett 2018-07-20 20:58:45
I knew Sara from FNB and always loved her smiling face and sweet voice when she would answer our phones. So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.
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