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Henry F. Claiborne

Henry F. Claiborne, 86, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Franklin. He was a resident of Franklin.

He was born Dec. 27, 1927, in Macon County, Lafayette, Tenn., to Willie Faust and Hester Bean (Hale) Claiborne.

He married Janet Kay (Phillips) Claiborne on Nov. 27, 1987. She lovingly survives in Franklin.

Other survivors include children, Diane (Rick) Freed of Fishers and Jeff (Becky) Claiborne of Franklin; stepson, Tim Zervas of Franklin; grandchildren, Brent Waltz, Jill Waltz, Brian Croucher and Michael Claiborne; great-grandchildren, Vanessa, Zack, Gabby, Tommy and Maddie; and one brother, Jerry Claiborne of Lafayette, Tenn.

He was preceded in passing by his parents; one brother, Fountain Claiborne; and two daughters, Carolyn Vance Claiborne and Deborah Croucher.

Henry attended school in Hillsdale, Tenn. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War.

He worked as a barber in Tennessee. He later was employed by Arvin Industries in Franklin, retiring after 45 years of dedicated service.

Henry was a 50-year member of the Franklin Masonic Lodge No. 107, F&AM in Franklin. He was a quarter-century member with the Arvin Credit Union.

He enjoyed gardening and working outside. He also enjoyed fishing.

A service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 N. Morton St. (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin, with a Masonic service being conducted by the Franklin Masonic Lodge No. 107, F&AM. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franlin with military honors conducted by the Franklin American Legion Post No. 205.

Online condolences may be made at www.flinnmaguire.net.

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