- [S124] Brown Funeral Home, Newport, Tennessee, (http://www.newportfunerals.com), 3 Sep 2009.
Gene Autry Henderson obituary
- [S24] The Newport Plain Talk, (http://www.newportplaintalk.com), 29 May 2012.
Three die in mobile home fire; Agencies investigating as possible triple homicide
- [S24] The Newport Plain Talk, (http://www.newportplaintalk.com), 31 May 2012.
Duo sought in fatal Hartford fire nabbed in North Carolina
- [S113] Manes Funeral Home, (http://www.manesfuneralhome.com), 27 May 2012.
(Died May 27, 2012)
Riley Gene Ellison- Terri Lynn Henderson- Ronald Sherman Ellison May 27, 2012
Riley Gene Ellison, age 2, Terri Lynn Henderson, age 38, and Ronald Sherman Ellison, age 36, died at their home in Grassy Fork, Sunday, May 27, 2012 . Riley was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gene and Francis Henderson; great grandfather, Jay Ellison; Terri was preceded in death by her parents, Gene and Francis Henderson; Ronald Sherman was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jay Ellison. Riley, Terri and Sherman are survived by Terri’s son, Timmy Henderson of Hartford and her sister, Christina Cowen of Dandridge and her aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and special friends; Ronald Sherman’s, sons, Austin and Dakota Ellison; stepsons, Shawn and Andrew Moore all of Parrottsville; mother, Brenda Ellison of Newport; sister, Kim Cortez of Newport; his nephews, Zac and Zeke Cortez; grandmother, Helen Ellison of Newport; also his aunts, uncles and cousins; his special friends, Ray Valentine, Steve Starkey, Maxine Black, Grace and Walter Freeman, Amanda and Anthony Hill all of Grassy Fork. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Manes Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held 2:00 pm Thursday, June 7, 2012 at the Henderson Cemetery with Rev. Willie Winters officiating. Family and friends may sign the guest register on line at www.manesfuneralhome.com. Manes Funeral Home in charge.
- [S24] The Newport Plain Talk, (http://www.newportplaintalk.com), 8 Jun 2012.
Saying goodbye: Triple homicide victims laid to rest
(c)2012 NPT PHOTO BY DAVID POPIEL
This toy truck was saved from the fire that destroyed the Henderson-Ellison home. It was their son's, Riley Gene Ellison, whose name is spelled out with wood play blocks.
Author: Nelson Morais
NEWPORT-More than 100 people attended the burial of three homicide victims on Thursday, June 7, on a hillside 20 miles from Newport.
The Rev. Willie Winters called the recent murder of the family of Terri Henderson, Sherman Ellison, and their two-year-old son, Riley, a "senseless tragedy" and that, from this world's perspective, "There's just not words to give you encouragement."
He added, however, that in a time of grieving by family members and friends of the Grassy Ford couple and their child, they should look to God for consolation.
"I do know this is a time to trust God," the Rev. Winters said.
The minister said he knew two characteristics of God Almighty, that, "He is the God of justice ..." and the God of mercy.