Longtime Bryant alderman dies Tuesday

Jerry Henson
By: 
Sarah Perry
Staff Reporter

Longtime Bryant alderman Jerry Henson passed away early Tuesday after a battle with cancer.

He had spent much of the last 18 years in a hospital, following surgery in 2001.

Last November, he began having a different pain in his stomach so he met with his doctor. He received a CT scan and doctors found six lesions and a tumor about the size of a golfball on his liver.

Even before the doctor told him the results, Henson said he knew something was wrong. He was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer.

He went through three rounds of chemotherapy, but he disease only worsened.

Henson was recently placed under hospice care.

See Tuesday's issue of The Saline Courier for more information.

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