Edward Dell Henne (retired), 86, of Prattville passed away November 22, 2015.
Ed was born in Pensacola, FL on December 8, 1928, the first child of William Edward Henne and his wife Mary Aline Hill Henne. He was reared in Richards Memorial Methodist Church in Pensacola. It was there that he was baptized, converted and called to preach.
Ed married Etheleen Hanks on May 13, 1953 at Liberty Methodist Church in Greenville, AL. Together they raised two children, Sharon Kay Henne Blankenship and Michael Edward Henne. Etheleen and Michael both preceded him in death.
Ed graduated from Pensacola High School in 1947. He attended Asbury College one year and graduated from Birmingham Southern College in 1951. He attended Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA and completed coursework in Counseling and Guidance at the University of South Alabama.
Ed served as a student supply pastor at Walker’s Chapel and Center Hill in the North Alabama Conference. He was received into the Alabama Conference and ordained a Deacon in 1952. He was received into Full Connection in 1954 and ordained an Elder in 1956. His extensive service includes: the Evergreen Circuit; Lisman; Pine Hill; Forest Hill, Mobile; Oakdale, Mobile; Camden; Wilmer – Tanner Williams; Eight Mile; Blountstown, Elba; Butler; Bay Minette; and Normandale, Montgomery. He retired in 1992 and became the retired supply pastor of the Hopewell Charge in the Troy District. He later served the congregation of Burkeville and finished his career in 2014 as Pastor Emeritus at First United Methodist Church in Prattville, AL.
Ed is survived by his wife of 18 years, Diane Yost Henne, his daughter Sharon Kay Henne Blankenship of Orlando, FL and stepsons Kevin Wilson of Huntsville, AL and Gary Wilson of Waipahu, HI. Ed has 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be November 25, 2015 from noon to 2PM at First United Methodist Church in Prattville followed by a memorial at 2 PM. Burial will take place immediately following the memorial service at Alabama Heritage Cemetery in Montgomery.