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Selma businessman Ted Henry passes away

Native son and Selma businessman Ted M. Henry died Tuesday.

During his career at Henry Brick, the company went from manufacturing 26 million bricks in 1961 to its peak production in 2006, when 116 million bricks were made.

He is past chairman of the board of Peoples BancTrust Co. Inc. in Selma, now Trustmark, where he served as director for 40 years.

TED M. HENRY

TED M. HENRY

Henry served as chairman of the board of the Selma-Dallas County Chamber of Commerce, the Sturdivant Museum Association and the Selma-Dallas County Historical Society.

He was also an elder at the First Presbyterian Church of Selma, now Cornerstone Presbyterian.

A celebration of Henry’s life will be held at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 with the Rev. Jerry Gunnels officiating.

Check back Wednesday for more about Henry’s life and impact on Selma and Dallas County.