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Florence Henderson and Jim Nabors at Indy 500

 

Published: 11/25/16 09:12 pm EST.Updated: 11/25/16 09:17 pm EST.
INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Sports Director Dave Calabro spoke with Indy 500 mainstay Jim Nabors about the loss of Florence Henderson.

"I'm very sad," said Nabors, speaking from Hawaii.

He heard the news from a mutual friend.

"It was heartbreaking. It's been a bad week for me because I also lost my sister last week. She and I have been together all my life - 86 years. So it's been a sad week for me."
Florence was well known for bringing laughs and cheer to the Indy 500. In fact, Nabors was the one who brought her to Indianapolis.

"She and I were doing a show together up in Canada. She said, 'where you going?' I said, 'I'm going to the Indy 500.' She said, 'Oh, I've never been! You know, I'm from there.'
So Nabors invited her and a tradition was born.

"Florence was a life force. She couldn't stop. She's like...the Energizer Bunny! Two days before she died, she was at Dancing with the Stars! She knew she had heart problems - she'd had little touches of it before. Sad, sad, sad."

"She's like a sister. We were on the road together for several years. Just adored her."

------Annie Ruth Collins------

Age 88, Beloved Sister of Jim Nabors passed away on November 15, 2017 in Honolulu. She was born March 9, 1928 in Sylacauga, Alabama. She is a retired Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) who attended nursing training in Birmingham. From there she went to Duke University for graduate studies. Annie is survived by her brother Jim Nabors, daughter Susan Collins, niece Angela Danelutt, nephew Ricky Danelutt and great nephew Justin Danelutt. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Thursday, May 26 24-Hour News 8 is bringing you 24-Hours of Indy, and part of that coverage includes an exclusive interview with Jim Nabors.

Racing Analyst Derek Daly interviewed Nabors and is sharing part of the interview. Nabors discussed his retirement, health, his Hawaii home and his memories of the Indy 500.

 

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