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Unknown newspaper, Jun. 5, 1975
ALBERT THURSTON HENSLEY
HENSLEY, ALBERT THURSTON age 78 yrs. of Elkton died 30 May 1975. Born 02 Jul 1896 in Rockingham Co. s/o the late Mrs. Elvie Hensley. Married 26 Dec 1926 Blanche Shifflett. Daughters, Pauline Comer of Shenandoah, Ruth Lam of Elkton, Shirley Lawson of McGaheysville, Hilda Taylor of Charlottesville & Elvina Deale of Baltimore. Sons, Leo, Oliver & Carroll Hensley all of Elkton, Gary Lee Hensley at home, Aubrey Hensley of Dyke, Reese Hensley of Front Royal & Marion Hensley of Alexandria. 38 grandchildren & a number of great grandchildren. Burial was in Elk Run Cemetery.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Sat, Jul. 21, 2007
ALDA RUTH MEADOWS LAM HENSLEY
Mrs. Hensley was born March 22, 1919, in Rockingham County and was the daughter of the late John Wesley and Ethel Meadows. Mrs. Hensley was a lifelong Elkton area resident and attended the Church of Solsburg. She was a member of the East Rockingham Senior Citizens and attended Mount Pleasant School. Mrs. Hensley was preceded in death by two husbands, Clarence Hensley and Glenvil Lam. Also preceded her in death was one son, Calvin "Pete" Rudolph Hensley, and one daughter, Doris Jean Lam. She is survived by two sons, Teddy Hensley and wife Julia and Michael Hensley, all of Elkton; one daughter, Barbara Meadows and husband Roger of Elkton; one daughter-in-law, Vicky Hensley of Elkton; three brothers, Malcolm Meadows, Bernard Meadows and Matthew Meadows; five sisters, Della Dean, Iris Dean, Geneva Good, Vernell Baugher and Evelyn Blose; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Pastor Bob Aszbach and the Rev. Morgan Kinney will conduct the funeral service on Sunday, July 22, 2007, at 2 p.m. at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Elkton. The burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens near Harrisonburg. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home or anytime at the home of her daughter, Barbara Meadows. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Solsburg, 14699 Rockingham Pike, Elkton, Virginia 22827.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Mon, Apr. 18, 1983
ALEXANDER HENSLEY
ELKTON - Alexander "Alec" Hensley, 80, of Rt. 1, Elkton died Sunday at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient since Tuesday. Mr. Hensley was born Sept. 4, 1902, in Rockingham County and was a son of the late Parker and Sarah Dean Hensley. He was a retired farmer. In November 1972, his wife Gracie Hensley died. Surviving are two daughters, Beulah Eliott and Peal E. Hensley, both of Rt. 2, Elkton; two sons, Norman and Hershell Hensley, both of Rt. 1, Elkton; a sister, Gladys Eppard of Elkton; a half sister, Addie Meadows of Elkton; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Eastlawn Memorial Gardens near Harrisonburg by the Rev. Donald Leatherman. The body is at the Brill Funeral Home in Elkton, where the family will receive friends 7-8 tonight. Friends also may call at the Hershell Hensley home.  Note: His wife is Gracie J. Lawson granddau of Emanuel Powell and Mildred Shiflett

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Fri, Jan. 30, 2009
ALMA CHRISTINE HENSLEY
Alma Christine Hensley, 86, a resident of Sunnyside Presbyterian Retirement Community, formerly of Penn Laird, died Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 28, 2009) in the Rockingham Memorial Hospital. She was born April 21, 1922, in the Elkton area and was a daughter of the late Lee Forrest and Flora Mae Odey Huddle. She was a member of the Mount Olive Brethren Church. She was a co-founder of the MOBCYM group (Pioneers) of that church, also an assistant with the church’s Vacation Bible School. She also was a member of the East Rockingham Senior Citizens. She had been employed by the Blue Bell Plant and by Shen-Mar Poultry. On Dec. 24, 1942, she married Carl Hiser Hensley Sr., who died Sept. 27, 1996. She is survived by two sons, Marion C. Hensley or Orange and Gary W. Hensley Sr. of Penn Laird; one daughter, Debbie H. Gordon of Broadway, and one sister, Margaret Meadows of Lynchburg. Eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Carl H. “C.H.” Hensley Jr., who died Aug. 26, 1984, and Tommy Lee Hensley, who died Nov. 17, 1971. Funeral services will be conduct 12 o’clock Saturday afternoon in the Mount Olive Brethren Church by the Rev. Fredric G. Miller. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 o’clock Friday evening at the Kyger-Pence Funeral Home in McGaheysville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Olive MOBCYM, 2977 Pineville road, McGaheysville, VA 22840.

Unknown Newspaper
ANGELA KAY HENSLEY
HENSLEY, ANGELA KAY age 19 yrs. of Shenandoah died 07 Jan 1992 at Charlottesville, Va. She had been injured in an auto accident 19 Dec 1991. Her only child, Lori Ann Hensley, age 4, died in the accident. Born 28 Apr 1972 d/o Kemper V. & Brenda Lawson Shifflett of Elkton. w/o Robert Lee Hensley of Elkton. Brother, Kemper V. Shifflett III. of Elkton. Sisters, Della M. Shifflett of Elkton, Brenda A. Correa of Harrisonburg & Donna F. Shifflett, Tracey L. Roach & Jennifer E. Shifflett all of Elkton. Grandparents, Kemper V. Shifflett Sr. of Elkton & Della Lawson of Elkton. Burial in Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton, Va.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Nov. 2000
ARBUTUS HARRIET HENSLEY AREY
Arbutus Harriet Hensley Arey, age 91 yrs, of Waynesboro, died 25 Nov 2000 at the Augusta Medical Center in Fishersville. Born 11 Jun 1909 in Elkton daughter of the late John & Victoria Shifflett Hensley. Her husband, Hiram Arey preceded her in death in Apr 2000. Brothers, Nelson Hensley of Bridgewater, Dallas Hensley of Newport News & Vincent Hensley of Laurel, Md. Burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, Mar. 25, 2008
ARLENE SHIFFLETT HENSLEY
Arlene S. Hensley, 68, of Dyke, died Saturday, March 22, 2008, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. She was born September 13, 1939, in Charlottesville and was the daughter of the late Robert and Nancy Morris Shifflett. She was also preceded in death by five brothers, Frank, Ed, Ernest, Robert Lee and Richard Shifflett; and a sister, Etha Shifflett. Mrs. Hensley was retired from Siemens in Earlysville. She is survived by her husband, Gene A. Hensley; two sons, Marvin G. Hensley and fiancee', Shirley Shifflett, Bobby L. Hensley and his wife, Tammy, all of Dyke; two brothers, John Shifflett of Dyke and Hazel Scott of Charlottesville; three grandchildren, Steven, Loretta and Jeffrey Hensley, all of Dyke. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at Evergreen Church of the Brethren conducted by the Reverend C.C. Kurtz with interment at Mt. Olivet Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at the Preddy Funeral Home in Madison. The family would like to thank the daughter-in-law, Tammy Hensley and the Home Health Nurses for their care given to Arlene.

The Daily Progress Charlottesville, VA, Thu, Apr. 24, 1997
AUBREY M. HENSLEY
Aubrey M. Hensley, 79, of Dyke, died Wednesday, April 23, 1997, at a Richmond hospital. He was born April 17, 1918, in Greene County, a son of the late Albert and Minnie Crawford Hensley. His wife was the late Mattie Morris Hensley. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Albert S. Hensley and John Scott Hensley. He is survived by three sons, Gene Aubren Hensley and Virgil Jarrell Hensley of Dyke and James Stewart Hensley of Ruckersville; two daughters, Elvie Clements of Schuyler and Laverne Tooley of Stanardsville; two brothers, Reese Hensley of Front Royal, and Marion Hensley of Alexandria; a sister, Hilda Taylor of Charlottesville; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; three half-brothers, and two half-sisters. Mr. Hensley was a retired carpenter and a member of Bacon Hollow Baptist Church and was a Marine veteran of World War II. A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, at Bacon Hollow Baptist Church with interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The Rev. Malcolm Powell and the Rev. Wendell Lamb will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Ryan Funeral Home in Quinque.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Sat, Nov. 24, 2007
AUDREY HENSLEY BERRY
Audrey Hensley Berry, 92, of Elkton, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007, at Journeys Crossing in Elkton. She was born June 28, 1915, in Elkton and was the daughter of the late Warren Albert and Agnes McCoy Hensley. Mrs. Berry was a lifelong resident of this area, and had worked in the cafeteria of Elkton High School. She spent most of her time as a homemaker, and enjoyed reading, knitting and crocheting. Audrey was a long time, and very active member of the Elkton Evangelical United Methodist Church. Her husband, George Whitfield “Whit” Berry, preceded her in death. She was also preceded by four brothers, Conard, Curtis, Clyde and Eugene Hensley. Surviving are one son, Charles W. Berry and wife, Judy, of Woodbridge; one brother, Adrian Hensley and wife, Jean, of Amissville, Va.; one sister, Marguerite “Teakie” Braden of Sarver, Pa.; three sisters-in-law, Lorene, Vada and Irma Hensley; and three grandchildren, Christin Berry, Patrick Berry and Georgia, and Christopher Berry and wife, Jolene. Memorial services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday morning at the Elkton Evangelical United Methodist Church by the Rev. Patricia Riggs. Burial will be in Elk Run Cemetery. There will be a meal served in the church social hall following the service and the family will receive friends at that time. Her body will be cremated at the Kyger Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the Elkton Evangelical United Methodist Church, 513 E. Spotswood Ave., Elkton, VA 22827.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Sat, Feb. 19, 2005
BETTY MAE HENSLEY MORRIS
Mrs. Betty Mae Hensley Morris, 69, of Charlottesville, Va., formerly of Grottoes, Va., passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family and friends on Feb. 17, 2005. Mrs. Morris was born March 6, 1935, in Rockingham County. She is survived by her loving mother, Mrs. Irene Hensley Lawson and her stepfather, Preston Lawson, of Elkton, Va. She was a member of the Broadus Memorial Baptist Church. She attended Massanutten Technical Center, where she obtained her CNA certification. She was formerly employed at Camelot Nursing Home. On Oct. 23, 1954, she married Bobby L. Morris, who preceded her in death June 9, 1989. She was also loved by her three daughters and grandchildren, Linda Crist and her sons, Michael and Jason of Timberville, Va., Robin Sipe and her daughter, Andrea, of Grottoes, Va., Jessica Niziolek, widow of Mark Niziolek, and their daughters, Emily and Megan of Charlottesville, Va.; one sister, Carolyn Beam and her husband, Gerry, of Mount Crawford, Va.; two brothers, Lloyd Spitzer and his wife, Shirley, of Hopewell, Va., Benny Lawson and his wife, Nancy, of McGaheysville, Va.; numerous nieces and nephews; her "special son", Cary Niziolek; and her beloved poodle, Trey. To celebrate her life, memorial services will be held at Broadus Memorial Baptist Church on Sunday, Feb. 20, at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Betty’s memory to the Hospice of the Piedmont, 2200 Old Ivy Road, Suite 2, Charlottesville, VA 22903, or to the Broadus Memorial Baptist Church, 1525 Stoney Point Road, Charlottesville, VA 22911. Arrangements made by Kyger Funeral Home of Elkton.

The Page County News, VA
BLANCHE SHIFFLETT HENSLEY
Blanche Shifflett Hensley, age 82 yrs of Elkton died Apr. 19, 1993. She was born Oct. 18, 1910 in Rockingham County. She was the daughter of the late Arais and Nancy Eaton Shifflett. She was married Dec. 16, 1926 to Albert T. Hensley who died May 30, 1975. Surviving daughters, Pauline V. Comer and Shirley Kyger both of Shenandoah, Ruth E. Lam of Elkton, Elvina Deale of Baltimore, Md., and Hilda Taylor of Charlottesville; sons, Leo, Oliver, Carroll F. and Gary Hensley all of Elkton, Reece Hensley of Front Royal, Aubrey Hensley of Dyke and Marion Hensley of Alexandria; brother Oliver Shifflett Sr. of Elkton, half brother Onnie Shifflett of Elkton; sisters Lillie Mae Shifflett and Margaret Morris both of Elkton; half sister Reada Shifflett of York, Pa., 17 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. Burial will be in Elk Run Cemetery.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Aug. 2, 2004
BRIAN PATRICK HENSLEY
Brian Patrick Hensley, 40, of Elkton, died July 31, 2004, from injuries he sustained in a Motorcycle accident. Mr. Hensley was born August 16, 1963, in Harrisonburg and was the son of Loyce Monger Hensley of Elkton, and the late Warren Hensley. He was a graduate of Spotswood High School and a member of the Bethel United Church of Christ, the Loyal Order of the Moose and the Skyline Fraternal of the Eagles No. 4393. He was a Pipe Foreman for William A. Hazel, Inc., in Chantilly for the past fifteen years. On April 30, 1988, he married Alessa Brill Hensley who survives. Besides his mother and wife, he is survived by three sons, Patrick Wayne Dean, Brian Coby Hensley, Warren Chase Hensley, all of Elkton; three brothers, Warren (Jake) Hensley, New Market; Greg Hensley, Jeff Hensley, both of Elkton; two sisters, Sharon H. Lewis, Lee, Massachusetts; Susan H. Workman, Elkton; a maternal grandmother, Virginia A. Monger, Elkton; a special nephew, Matt Hensley, Elkton; and a number of other nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 2:00 Wednesday at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Elkton. The Rev. Wayne Wright will conduct the service. Burial will follow at the Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening 7 to 9 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the Hensley home and at the home of his mother, Loyce Hensley, at any time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrisonburg/Rockingham SPCA, 2238 Old Furnace Road, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802 or the Elkton Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 152, Elkton, Virginia 22827.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Thu, May 17, 2007
BUDDY REE HENSLEY
Buddy Ree Hensley, 64, of Elkton, died Tuesday, May 15, 2007, while hunting near Elkton. Mr. Hensley was born April 5, 1943, in Rockingham County, and was the son of Vera Elizabeth Eppard Hensley, Elkton, and the late Linwood Ree Hensley. He was a lifetime resident of the area and retired from Merck & Company near Elkton as a mechanic. He was a member of Blue Ridge Independent Church near Elkton and enjoyed hunting and horseback riding. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. He was a member of the Merck Rod & Gun Club, Massanutten Hunt Club, Virginia Bear Hunters Association and the National Rifle Association. On May 25, 1968, he married Linda Fay (Breeden) Hensley, who survives. Besides his mother and wife, Mr. Hensley is survived by a son, Jeffery Wayne Hensley and wife, Laurie, Elkton; a daughter, Shelia Kay Strickler and husband, Leroy, Elkton; two brothers, Smiley Lee Hensley and wife, Louella, and Willie Dee Hensley and wife, JoAnn, all of Elkton; four grandchildren, Whitney Kaitlin Strickler, Dakota "Cody" Strickler, Lindsey Michelle Hensley and Emily Nicole Hensley. The Rev. Gerald Meeks and the Rev. Brad Lewis will conduct the funeral service 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2007, at the Blue Ridge Independent Church near Elkton. Burial will follow in the Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7-9 at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. Friends may also call at the Hensley home at any time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkton Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 152, Elkton, VA 22827.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Tue, Jul. 7, 2009
CAROLYN MARIE HENSLEY BAUSERMAN
Carolyn Marie Hensley Bauserman, 57, of Elkton, passed away on Monday, July 6, 2009, at her residence. Mrs. Bauserman was born on June 4, 1952, in Harrisonburg, and was the daughter of Theodore and the late Rosa Florine Conley Hensley. Carolyn graduated from Montevideo High School in 1970 and worked for the Public Works Department for the City of Harrisonburg as an office manager for many years. Carolyn was a CPR instructor for 13 years and was very active with the American Red Cross. On Aug. 23, 1970, she married Callie Bauserman, who survives. In addition to her husband and father, she is survived by a son, Corrie Bauserman and wife, Kelly, of McGaheysville; a daughter, Bonnie Bauserman of Harrisonburg; two brothers, Theodore “Teddy” Hensley and wife, Kathy, of McGaheysville, and Larry W. Hensley and wife, Kathy, of Elkton; a sister, Nileen Dobscha and husband, Robert, of Elkton; and three grandchildren, Timmy J. Sapp, Taylor J. Bauserman and Tabitha J. Bauserman. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 9, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Independent Church near Elkton with the Revs. Brad Lewis and Gerald Meeks officiating. Burial will follow at the Mount Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Ridge Independent Church, 38 Independent Road, Elkton, VA 22827, or to the Elkton Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 152, Elkton, VA 22827. Online condolences may be sent to the Bauserman family by visiting www.kygers.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.

CARROLL EUGENE HENSLEY JR.
The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg VA, Mon, Jul. 16, 1973
Elkton Boy Dies In Auto Mishap
ELKTON - The funeral for a Rt. 1, Elkton youngster who died Friday night after he ran into the side of a car earlier Friday evening will be conducted 2 p.m. today at St. Peter's United Methodist Church near Elkton by the Rev. Lewis Armentrout. Burial will be in Elk Run Cemetery at Elkton. Carroll Eugene Hensley Jr., 10, son of Carroll E. and Irene Shifflett Hensley, died three hours after he ran from a private driveway near his home into the side of a car driven by Donald Ray Lam, 39, of Elkton, State Police reported. State Trooper K. W. Selfe said the mishap occurred 6:15 p.m. Friday about 3 miles north of Elkton on Va. 856. Young Hensley died of massive head injuries 10 p.m. at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, he added. No charges will be placed, the trooper said. Young Hensley's death was the 11th auto-related fatality in Rockingham County this year. Numbers 9 and 10 were the result of a gravel truck crash at Mason Motors in Timberville July 3. Young Hensley was born June 12, 1963 at Elkton. Surviving, besides his parents, are one sister, Teresa Mae Hensley, and one brother, Rodney Wayne Hensley, both at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Shifflett and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hensley, all of Elkton, and a great-grandmother of Elkton. Pallbearers will be Earl, Roy and Ricky Hensley, Gary Lucas, Ronald Lam and Garland Comer Jr. The body is at the Brill Funeral Home in Elkton. The casket will not be opened.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Fri, Aug. 14, 2009
CHARLOTTE LEE HENSLEY
Charlotte Lee Hensley, 74, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009, at her home near Elkton. Mrs. Hensley was born July 3, 1935, in Rockingham County and was a daughter of the late Myrtle Morris. Mrs. Hensley graduated from Montevideo High School and was a member of St. Stephen and the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church at Lynwood near Elkton. She had previously been employed by Sleepwear Inc. and Blue Bell Inc., both in Elkton. On Oct. 28, 1954, she married Oliver Hensley, who survives. Also surviving are four sons, Steven L. Hensley and companion, Jane, Kenneth "Kenny" R. Hensley and wife, Jackie, Roger D. Hensley and wife, Sherry and Roy A. Hensley, all of Elkton; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren and a number of nephews and nieces. She was the last survivor of her brothers and sisters. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Elkton with the Rev. Carter Dean and the Rev. Alfred Comer Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at the Elk Run Cemetery. The family will receive friends (tonight) Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home in Elkton. Friends may also call at the Hensley home at anytime. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkton Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 152, Elkton, VA 22827. Online condolences may be made to the Hensley family by visiting www.kygers.com.
See Husband Oliver's Obit

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Sat, Feb. 20, 1982
CHESTER LEE HENSLEY
Chester Lee Hensley, 46, of 1351 N. Main St., Harrisonburg died at his home late Thursday night. Mr. Hensley had been confined to a wheelchair 12 years and had been seriously ill two years. He was born Sept. 25, 1935, at Elkton and was a son of the late Edgar A. and Mary Florence Hensley Hensley. Mr. Hensley had lived at Elkton until moving to Harrisonburg three years ago. He had been a farmer and an iron worker and was a member of the United Methodist Church. On Aug. 29, 1953, he married the former Helen Shifflett, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Patsy Jean Lilly of Harrisonburg and Annette Dale Huddle of Arlington; seven sisters, Selena Fravel and Pauline Hensley, both of Harrisonburg, Eunice Joseph of Hinton, and Alice Sellers, Elizabeth Watson, Marylia Shifflett and Mildred McDaniel, all of Elkton; a brother, Eugene A. Hensley of Elkton; and two grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lindsey Harrisonburg Funeral Home by the Rev. Ralph Jenkins. Burial will be in Elk Run Cemetery at Elkton. The body is at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. today.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Mon, Mar. 16, 1998
CHRISTINE VIOLET HENSLEY
Christine Violet Hensley, 75, of McGaheysville, departed to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 14, 1998, at her home. Mrs. Hensley was born on October 4, 1922, in Elkton, VA, and was the daughter of the late Addie and Henry Dean. On January 18, 1939, she married Clyde G. “Bill” Hensley, who survives. She was known for her devotion to her Lord and Savior, her husband, family and friends. She always placed the cares and concerns of others in front of those of her own. Even during her extended illness she continued to bless others with her warm smile and undaunted faith in her Lord who had been her friend for so many years. Mrs. Hensley was a member of the Mt. Olivet Christian Church, where her work and tireless passion for her church will be forever missed. At Mt. Olivet Christian Church, she was a dedicated Sunday school teacher, treasurer of the Mt. Olivet Ladies Fellowship and was a member of the church choir for many years. She had shared her faith and love of the Lord with many and through her, many have come to know and be saved by Him. Along with her work in the church, she worked at Sancar in her early years and then worked for Sunnyside Presbyterian Home for nearly 20 years. Her work at Sunnyside was a true love of hers. She enjoyed caring for and attending to other's needs. Also surviving are five daughters, Janice and husband, Jim Shifflette; Elaine and husband, Bobby Diehl, all of McGaheysville; Doris Shifflett, Harrisonburg, Barbara and late husband, Ralph Redifer, Elkton; Judy and husband, Billy Keyser, Richmond; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Irene Shifflett and Pearl Royer, both of Grottoes and Margaret Shifflett McGaheysville; two brothers, Elwood Dean, Elkton and Earl Dean, McGaheysville. She will be joining both Ralph Redifer, son-in-law, and Brian Keyser, grandson, who have previously gone to meet the Lord. Pastor, friend and brother in the Lord, Wayne Wright, will conduct the funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday morning at the Mt. Olivet Christian Church near McGaheysville. Burial will follow at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 this evening (Monday) at the Kyger & Trobaugh Funeral Home at Elkton. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Hensley had requested that contributions be made to the Mt. Olivet Christian Church Ladies’ Fellowship, care of Rosie Hensley, Route 2, Box 307A, Elkton, VA 22827 in order that a memorial fund may be organized to recognize those loved ones who have passed on to join her and her lord.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Tue, May 27, 2014
CURTIS G. HENSLEY
The Rev. Curtis G. Hensley, 85, of Elkton, passed away May 24, 2014, at Sentara RMH Medical Center. Mr. Hensley was born Aug. 27, 1928, in the Crow Hollow area of Rockingham County, and was the son of the late Marvin G. and Emma Dean Hensley. He attended Elkton High School and served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was superintendent and construction manager for Ivy Garden LLC and a self- employed builder for many years. He was a Minister of the Gospel for over 35 years, and presently was Pastor at the Open Door Gospel Church. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta Shifflett Hensley; a son, Marty A. Hensley; infant daughter, Sharon E. Hensley; brothers, Clarence E. Hensley and Hilden B. Hensley and sisters, Hettie Breeden, Pauline Davis, Eva McDonald, Louise Fitzgerald, Reba Brown, Wilma Burke, Thelma Steele and Helen Lam. Pastor Hensley is survived by his wife, Ruth Hensley; sons, Curtis A. “Andy” Hensley and wife, Connie, and Keith W. Hensley, all of Elkton, Roy Hensley, Lee Hensley and wife, Kris, all of Shenandoah, and Ricky Hensley of McGaheysville; stepsons, Jeffrey W. Carroll and Timmy L. Carroll; daughters, Patricia Painter and husband, Roy, of Shenandoah, Lisa Wilson and husband, Matt, of Shenandoah and Sandra G. Hensley and husband, Timmy, of Elkton; stepdaughters, Tammy Redman, Sandra Gregory and Toy Sutherly; 11 grandchildren and numerous great and great- great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014, at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Harrisonburg. The Rev. Rick Robertson will conduct the service. Burial will follow in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Harrisonburg. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg. Friends may also call at the home of his daughter, Lisa Wilson, 140 Back Road in Shenandoah. Memorial gifts may be made to the Open Door Gospel Church, 940 Chicago Ave., Harrisonburg, Va 22802. Online condolences may be sent to the Hensley family by visiting www.kygers.com.
See wife Loretta's obit

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Mon, Apr. 16, 2007
CURTIS H. HENSLEY
Curtis H. Hensley, 78, of Elkton, died Saturday, April 14, 2007, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. Mr. Hensley was born Nov. 8, 1928, and was the son of the late Walter and Nellie Hensley. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Hensley; two daughters, Linda Barr of Harrisonburg and Melissa Height of Charlottesville; two sons, Darrell Hensley of Elkton and David Hensley of Harrisonburg; two sisters, Jewell Knight and Shirley Shifflett, of McGaheysville, and five grandchildren. The Rev. Wayne Wright will conduct a graveside service 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rockingham- Harrisonburg SPCA, P.O. Box 413, Harrisonburg, VA 22803. Arrangements are by Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Jun. 20, 2002
DALLAS ANDREW HENSLEY
Dallas "Dal" Andrew Hensley, 89, of Bridgewater, died Friday, June 14, 2002. Mr. Hensley was a longtime resident of Bridgewater. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and a member of the Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Department. He had lived at St. Francis Catholic Nursing Center in Newport News for the past few years. Survivors include his wife, Lottie Caricofe Hensley of Bridgewater; a son John A. Hensley of Front Royal; a brother, Nelson "Sam" Hensley of Centreville; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Oaklawn Cemetery in Bridgewater. Memorial donations may be made to the Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Department, 304 N. Main St., Bridgewater, Va., 22812.

The Valley Banner
DELLA SHIFFLETT HENSLEY
Della Shifflett Hensley, 89, of Elkton died Tuesday, May 25, 1999, at Camelot Health and Rehabilitation Center in Harrisonburg. Mrs. Hensley was born Feb. 7, 1910, in Greene County and was a daughter of the late Cornelious and Nellie Roberts Shifflett. Her husband James W. Hensley died July 14, 1980. Survivors include a son, James Hensley of Elkton; two sisters, Lena Babington of Baltimore, Md., and Ethel "Essie" Shifflett of Crozet; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. The funeral was conducted Thursday, May 27, by the Revs. Kinzy Reed and Ralph Green at Elkton Pentecostal Church. Burial was in Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton. The family said memorial contributions may be made to Elkton Pentecostal Church building fund, P.O. Box 401, Elkton. Kyger & Trobaugh Funeral Home in Elkton was in charge of services. Three grandchildren, James Carroll Hensley, Jr., Teresa Marie and Susan Faye Hensley; Seven great grandchildren, Jamey Carroll, Jennifer Renee, Joy Lynn, Eric Scott, Heather Marie, and Ashley Michelle Hensley and Adaira Leigh McInerney; Three great great grandchildren, Megan Elizabeth, Aaron Scott, Michael Eric Hensley; Granddaughter Vickie Michelle Hensley preceded her in death.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Sat, Jul. 5, 2008
DORMAN HAROLD HENSLEY
Dorman Harold Hensley, 65, of Harrisonburg, died Friday, June 27, 2008, at his home. Mr. Hensley was born April 24, 1943, in McGaheysville, and was the son of Eula Eppard Hensley of Harrisonburg and the late Harold Stephen Hensley. He graduated from Montevideo High School and retired from Shickle Machine Shop, where he was a machinist. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the AARP. In addition to his mother, he is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Pastors Wayne Wright and Gerald Meeks will conduct the funeral 2 p.m. Monday at the Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Fri, Aug. 8, 2008
DOROTHY MAE GRAY HENSLEY
Dorothy Mae Gray Hensley, 91, of Elkton, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at Dovel’s Home for Adults. Mrs. Hensley was born June 5, 1917, in Berkeley County, W.Va., and was the daughter of the late David E. and Sarah Alice Cave Gray. She moved to the area from West Virginia 77 years ago and was a member of the Blue Ridge Independent Church. She volunteered for the Elkton Area United Services and volunteered at the Republican Headquarters in Harrisonburg. On Jan. 11, 1933, she married Jefferson Whitfield Hensley Sr., who preceded her in death Jan. 24, 1995. Surviving are two sons, Jefferson W. Hensley Jr. of Elkton and Lawrence G. Hensley of Shenandoah; two daughters, Barbara Knighton and Patricia Berry, both of Elkton; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. The Rev. Brad Lewis and Pastor Gerald Meeks will conduct the funeral 2 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Ridge Independent Church in Elkton. Burial will be in Elk Run Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Friends may also call at the home of Doug and Pat Berry at any time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkton Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 152, Elkton, VA 22827. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kygers.com.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Mon, Oct. 24, 1983
EARL WILLIAM HENSLEY
ELKTON — A graveside service for Earl William Hensley, 32, of Shenandoah, who was killed in a car crash near Grottoes Friday will be held 11 a.m. today in St. Peters Church cemetery near Elkton. The service will be conducted by the Revs. David Franklin and Ralph Jenkins. Mr. Hensley was a self-employed building contractor. He was born in Rockingham County Jan. 21, 1951, and was a son of Osba E. and Ruth Shifflett Hensley of Rt. 1, Shenandoah. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, the former Gloria Jean Comer; two daughters, Marissa Rae and Dana Michele Hensley, both at home; a son, Nathan Earl Hensley, also at home; a sister, Betty Mae Hensley of Shenandoah; three brothers, Neil, Paul and Jessie Hensley, all of Shenandoah; a grandmother, Ethel Shifflett of Elkton; and a great-grandmother, Bertha Rodgers of Brownstown, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to the American Heart Association, 122 S. Main St., Harrisonburg. The body is at the Brill Funeral Home in Elkton. Friends may call at the home of his parents. The casket will be closed.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Aug. 30 2004
ELIZABETH H. HENSLEY
Elizabeth H. Hensley, 72, of the Mount Pleasant community near Elkton, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. Mrs. Hensley was born Feb. 11, 1932, in Rockingham County, near Elkton, and was a daughter of the late Edgar A. and Mary Florence Hensley. She was a homemaker and was employed at Sancar in Harrisonburg before retiring. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies’ Auxiliary Post 8613 in Shenandoah, Gooden Brothers Post 9292 in Elkton, and the Elkton Pentecostal Church. Survivors include a son, Danny Watson of Owings Mills, Md.; three daughters, Rita Ritchie of Broadway, Vanessa Gwin of Austin, Ind., and Lisa Shifflett of Elkton; a brother, Eugene "Archie" Hensley of Elkton; two sisters, Mildred McDaniel of Elkton and Pauline Hensley of Harrisonburg; 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. The Rev. Travis Hensley will conduct the funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Elkton Pentecostal Church. Burial will follow at Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 this evening at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkton Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 152, Elkton, VA 22827.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Mon, Aug. 25, 2008
ELSIE BELL HENSLEY
Elsie Bell Hensley, 98, of Greenfield Court, Charlottesville, Virginia, died Saturday, August 23, 2008, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Charlottesville, Virginia. She was born May 23, 1910, in Elkton, Virginia, the daughter of Columbus Smith and Ester Lam. She is survived by her daughter, Gerleane E. Shaver of Earlysville, Virginia; sons, Forrest Hensley and Lebert Hensley, both of Barboursville, Virginia, and Monnie Hensley of Batesville, Virginia; one brother, Erman Smith of Stony Point; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 7 until 8 p.m. Monday, August 25, 2008, at Piedmont Christian Church in Keswick, Virginia. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 26, 2008, at Piedmont Christian Church Cemetery in Stony Point Road, Keswick, Virginia, with the Reverend James Batten Jr. officiating. Valley Funeral Service, 14116 South Middle Road, Edinburg, Virginia, (540) 984-3700, is in charge of the arrangements.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Wed, Nov. 30, 2005
EUGENE LARRY HENSLEY
Eugene Larry Hensley, 85, of River Road in Elkton, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. Mr. Hensley was born Oct. 20, 1920, in Harrisonburg, and was a son of the late Warren Albert "Pet" and Aggie Florence McCoy Hensley. He retired from Westinghouse in 1982 and retired as a poultry grower in 2005. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a lifetime member of the Avis O. Comer VFW Post. Survivors include his wife, Lorene Fulk Hensley, whom he married May 1, 1949; a son, Michael Hensley of Elkton; two daughters, Susan May and Karen Hensley, both of Elkton; a brother, Adrian Hensley of Amissville; two sisters, Audrey Berry of Elkton and Marguerite "Teakie" Braden of Sarver, Pa.; and four grandchildren. The Rev. L.J. Dickie Campbell will conduct the funeral 2 p.m. Friday at the Mount Olivet Christian Church. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton or at the Hensley home at any time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkton Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 152, Elkton, VA 22827.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Sat, Jul. 31, 2004
EUGENE NORMAN HENSLEY
Eugene Norman Hensley, 60, of Elkton, died Friday, July 30, 2004, at his home. Mr. Hensley was born Oct. 10, 1943, in Rockingham County near Elkton, and was the son of Norman L. and Mary Kathleen Breeden Hensley of Elkton. He was a member of Bear Lithia Baptist Church and the Junior Order of the United American Mechanics in Elkton. He was a barber for 44 years, owning and operating Gene’s Barber Shop in Elkton until he retired earlier this year. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Joyce Davis Hensley; a son, Kevin E. Hensley of Elkton; a daughter, Mary Jane Leonard of Blackstone; a great nephew, raised in the Hensley home, Bradley Ladd of Elkton; a brother, Ricky Hensley of Elkton; two sisters, Elizabeth Merica and Shelvia Williams, both of Elkton and four grandchildren. The Rev. Donald Leatherman will conduct the funeral 11 a.m. Monday at Bear Lithia Baptist Church near Elkton. Burial will follow at the Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton. Friends may call at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton or at the Hensley home at any time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bear Lithia Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 194, Elkton, Va. 22827.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Thu, Jan. 15, 2009
EULA SIPE HENSLEY
Eula Sipe Hensley, 94, formerly of 237 Bloomer Springs Road, McGaheysville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, at Life Care Center in New Market. Mrs. Hensley was born Feb. 14, 1914, at Yancey near Elkton, and was the daughter of the late William F. and Fannie C. Burriss Sipe. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Clara Sipe Shifflett, Bessie Sipe James and Lottie Sipe Hensley, four brothers, Robert, William M., Jesse and Dorsey Sipe, a granddaughter, Debra Hensley, and a daughter-in-law, Linda Jones Hensley. She attended the St. Stephen Episcopal School at Berrytown near Elkton. She was a homemaker and was caregiver for her invalid mother, worked briefly at Casey Jones and also worked for 20 years at Virginia Egg Producers. During her lifetime she shared her joy of cooking with family and many friends. She particularly enjoyed taking her homemade coconut custard pies to the sick and shut-ins. She was a member of the Blue Ridge Independent Church, which was very important to her. On Aug. 28, 1931, she married her husband of 61 years, Murphy Vernon Hensley, who passed away on July 17, 1992. She is survived by two sons, Murphy F. Hensley of Round Hill, Va., Larry Hensley and wife, Leotta, of Stafford, Va.; a daughter, Janice Marie Spitzer and husband, Clay, of Timberville; three children reared in her home, a niece, Maxine Hedrick and husband, Junior; a great niece, Mary Jo Oddo Halstead and fiancé, Philip Morrissey; and a nephew, Jesse E. “Sonny” Sipe and wife, Frances, of Elkton; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. The Rev. Gerald Meeks and the Rev. Brad Lewis will conduct the funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at the Blue Ridge Independent Church near Elkton. Burial will follow in the Mount Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Mrs. Hensley is at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton, where friends may call. Memorial gifts may be made to the Blue Ridge Independent Church, 38 Independent Road, Elkton, VA 22827, or the Elkton Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 152, Elkton, VA 22827.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Mon, Apr. 10, 2006
FRANCES FAY MORRIS HENSLEY
Frances Fay Morris Hensley, 88, of Charlottesville died on Sunday, April 09, 2006, in a local care facility. Born March 7, 1918, in Orange County, she was the daughter of the late Empire B. Morris and Dora Brookman Morris. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William H. Hensley; a daughter-in-law, Anne Hensley; seven sisters, Ellen Southard, Myrtle Garton, Mamie Bishop, Ethel Breeden, Cornelia Corbin, Estelle Morris, and Nina Beahm; and one brother, Carl Morris. Frances was a lifetime member of Monticello Wesleyan Church where she had served on the Church Board. She retired in 1979 from Sperry Marine after 19 years of service. Surviving her are a daughter, Marian H. Haden and her husband, Sonny, of Charlottesville; three sons, William L. Hensley of Gordonsville, Bobby C. Hensley and his wife, Mary, of Shallotte, North Carolina, and Harold E. Hensley and his wife, Sarah, of Charlottesville; two sisters, Mae May of Orange County and Violet Racer of Orange County; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2006, in Monticello Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Jim Moretz officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 2006, at Hill and Wood Funeral Home. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Monticello Wesleyan Church, 2001 Earlysville Road, Earlysville, VA 22936.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Aug. 16, 2002
FRANKLIN D. HENSLEY
Franklin D. Hensley, 68, of Albemarle County, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002. Born May 30, 1934, in Albemarle County, he was the son of the late Slaughter P. and Maggie Catherine Pierce Hensley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Roy "Pete" Hensley, Elwood R. "Teeny" Hensley, and Alvin P. "Bootsie" Hensley; and a sister, Jean Hensley Hutchinson. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Police No. 5, The Blue Knights, and was retired, after 32 years of service, from Charlottesville Police Department, where he was instrumental in forming the Mounted Police Patrol. Survivors include his devoted wife, Alexis V. Hensley of Albemarle County; his children, Franklin "Bruce" Hensley and his wife, Kathy, of Charlottesville, Fulton "Lance" Hensley of McLean, Kevin Dale Hensley and his wife, Diane, of Charlottesville, and Velida Hensley Tyree and her husband, David, of Keswick; three brothers, Slaughter Hensley and his wife, Mary, Tommy Hensley, all of Charlottesville, and Haliburton Bruce "H.B." (Shug) Hensley of Harrisonburg; a sister, Bernice Hippert of Charlottesville; a brother-in-law, George "G.D." Hutchinson of Charlottesville; a sister-in-law, Barbara Hensley; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; a great-grandson; and the mother of his children, Geneva Hensley. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. this evening at Hill & Wood Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon at Covenant Church of God with Dr. Pastor Harold Bare. Entombment will follow in Riverview Mausoleum. A special thanks from his wife and family to Dr. Pritchard, Dr. Morris and their staff, Martha Jefferson Hospital and the staff on 7th South, and Hospice of the Piedmont for the care and loving support shown to the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1490 Pantops Mountain Place, Suite 200, Charlottesville, Va. 22911. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. Hill & Wood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Apr. 4, 2001
FRED LAURENCE HENSLEY
Fred Laurence Hensley, 88, of Orange, died Monday, April 2, 2001, in Orange. Born Oct. 27, 1912, in Greene County, he was a son of the late Ervin L. and Sarah Virginia Breeden Hensley. He was a retired carpenter and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Curtis Hensley and Clarence Hensley; four brothers, Howard Hensley, Ben Hensley, Floyd Hensley and Ernest Hensley; and three sisters, Alice Lewis, Edith Hall and Mamie Lam. Surviving are his wife, Tezzie Suter Hensley; two daughters, Virginia Hensley and Maude Lloyd, both of Charlottesville; two sons, Roy Hensley Sr. of Orange, and Mack Hensley of Charlottesville; two step-daughters, Barbara Timmons of Unionville, and Caroline Hoffman of Charlottesville; a step-son, William Suter Jr. of Madison; eight grandchildren, six step grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, six step great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Culpeper National Cemetery, with the Rev. Bruce Fincham officiating. Mr. Hensley will be buried with full military honors by American Legion Post 330 and VFW Post 2524, both of Culpeper. The family will receive friends anytime this evening at their residence. Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Tue, Aug. 12, 2014
GARY LEE HENSLEY
Gary Lee Hensley, 59, of Elkton, passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at his home. He was born Jan. 1, 1955, in Rockingham County, and was a son of the late Albert and Blanche Shifflett Hensley. Gary attended Elkton High School and was a carpenter by trade. He owned and operated Hensley Construction and also had been employed by Greenwood Construction in Elkton for two years. He was a member of the Shenandoah Moose Lodge No. 2176, enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding his Harley. Survivors include his son, Christopher "Chris" L. Hensley and wife, Wendy, of Elkton; daughter, Dana M. Swecker and husband, Lee, of Harrisonburg; brother, Carroll Hensley and wife, Irene, of Elkton; sister, Kathy Smith and husband, Danny, of Elkton; four grandchildren, Tyler S. Hensley, Anthony I. Shifflett, Austin L. Hensley and Aaron H. Hensley; one great-granddaughter, Layla N. Hensley; and numerous extended family. Pastor Carter Dean will conduct a funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Elkton. Burial will follow in Elk Run Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home in Elkton. Friends may also call at the home of Chris and Wendy at any time. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.kygers.com .

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Tue, Jan. 30, 2007
GERALDINE SIDNEY HENSLEY KITE
Geraldine Sidney Hensley Kite, 72, formerly of Shenandoah, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. Mrs. Kite was born Feb. 20, 1934, in Rockingham County, and was a daughter of the late Henry Walter Hensley and Nellie Dean Hensley. She lived in Shenandoah and the Elkton area all of her life and was educated in Rockingham County schools. She was a member of Mount Olivet Christian Church, where she was a nursery teacher for 19 years. On Oct. 1, 1967, she married Leo Kite, who preceded her in death May 26, 1997. Survivors include two sisters, Shirley N. Shifflett and Jewel Virginia Knight, both of McGaheysville; a brother, Curtis H. Hensley of Elkton; and a number of nieces and nephews. The Rev. Wayne Wright and Pastor Jimmy Kite will conduct the funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The casket will not be open. Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Olivet Christian Church, 38 Mount Olivet Road, Elkton, VA 22827.

The Morning Herald, Hagerstown, MD, Mon, Feb. 11, 1974
GLADYS IRENE HENSLEY GALOTTA
MARTINSBURG. W. Va. — Mrs. Gladys Irene Galotta, 63, of 118 N. Kentucky Ave., died Saturday evening at her home. Born in Rockingham County. Va., she was the daughter of John A. and Victoria H. Shifflette Hensley. She was a practical nurse in Martinsburg. She was a member of Winchester Avenue Christian Church and the Loyal Women's class of the church. She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Matthews and Mrs. Wynona Rind, both of Martinsburg and Mrs. Arbutus Arey of Waynesboro, Va.; five brothers, Dallas Hens1y and Nelson Hensley. both of Bridgewater, Va.. Frank Hensley and Vincent Hensley, both of Berlin, Md. and Lewis Hensley of Laurel. Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, Va. The Rev. Joseph P. Porterfield will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville, Va. The family will receive friends at the Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg tonight from 7 to 9 and at the Lindsey Funeral Home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

The Daily News Record, Wed, Jun. 1, 2005
GLENN DOUGLAS HENSLEY
Glenn Douglas Hensley, 74, of Harrisonburg, died Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at his home. Mr. Hensley was born March 30, 1931, in Harrisonburg, and was a son of the late Hurdle L. and Evelyn Eliza Phillips Hensley. He was a self-employed painter and was a member of Pine Grove Church of the Brethren. On March 13, 1982, he married the former Polly Ann Thompson, who survives. Also surviving are four sons, Mark D. Hensley of Elkton, Larry W. Hensley and Keith E. Hensley, both of Harrisonburg, and Lee Roy Hensley of Dayton; a brother, Galen Hensley of Kingsport, Tenn.; a half brother, Danny Hensley; a sister, Cornelia Hartman of Broadway; three half sisters, Dixie Tuling of Shenandoah, Margie Harold of Staunton and Patty Seaford; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Pastor John Jacob will conduct the funeral 2 p.m. Friday at the Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens near Harrisonburg. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may call at the Hensley home at other times.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, Mar. 8, 2005
HARRY MACK HENSLEY
Harry Mack Hensley, 69, of Charlottesville, formerly of Orange died Sunday, March 6, 2005 at his home. He was born Dec. 31, 1935, in Martinsburg, W. Va., son of the late Fred Lawrence Hensley and Sarah Beasley Hensley. He served in the United States Army at Fort Jackson, S.C., Fort Dixon in New Jersey and then a tour of duty in Germany. He worked at the American Silk Mill in Orange for 32 years. After retirement from the silk mill, he worked for Liberty Fabrics in Gordonsville for the next 10 years. Mack was an avid sports fan of Nascar, horseracing and a Dallas Cowboy football team fan. He also loved throwing horseshoes with his best friend, Doug Stanley and talking on the phone with another good friend of his, Rufus Lillard, of Orange. Mr. Hensley is survived by one brother, Roy Alton Hensley of Scottsville; two sisters, with whom he lived with, Virginia Hensley Barnett and Megan Hensley Loyd, both of Charlottesville; two aunts, Ann Dowell Boone, of Gordonsville and Clara Beasley Lamb, of Ruckersville; and had a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family and other friends. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence Wilson Hensley and Curtis Roger Hensley. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at the Preddy Funeral Chapel, Gordonsville, with interment in Maplewood Cemetery. The Pastor James Omie Shifflett will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Tue, Jan. 27, 2004
HERSHELL AMBERS HENSLEY
Hershell Ambers Hensley, age 77, of Elkton, following a lengthy stay at RMH, died on Jan. 25, 2004, after being transported to the Harrisonburg Health & Rehabilitation Center due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. Mr. Hensley was born June 12, 1926, in Elkton, Va. and was the son of the late Alec and Gracie Lawson Hensley. On March 6, 1996, he was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Lucille Rogers Hensley, whom he married on Aug. 31, 1944; a daughter, Bonnie Sue Hensley; a sister, Pearl Hensley and grandson, James L. Armentrout IV. Hershell served in the U.S. Navy. He retired from Westinghouse in 1986 and attended the Elkton Evangelical United Methodist Church. He was a loving husband and devoted father to his children. He will be remembered as a kind and generous man. Survivors include three daughters, Charlotte Hensley Koogler and husband, Glenn, Raphine, Va., Melody Hensley Branner and husband, Bob, Harrisonburg, Va., Sharon Hensley Mowbray and husband, Lenard, Elkton, Va.; a son, Sherill Ambers Hensley and wife, Donna, Elkton, Va.; one brother, Norman Hensley and wife, Kathleen; a sister, Beulah Hensley Elliott, Elkton, Va.; and five grandchildren, Jennifer A. Law, Angela Mowbray, Monica B. Mann, Myra H. Hensley and Rod S. Branner. He is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Oct. 20, 2001
HILDA M. HENSLEY TAYLOR
Hilda M. Hensley Taylor, 81, of Charlottesville died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Autumn Care of Madison. She was born Jan. 27, 1920 in Greene County to the late Albert Hensley and Minnie A. Crawford Hensley. Hilda retired as a supervisor from K-Mart after 17 years. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Charlottesville. She is survived by four children, Goldie Knight and Dorothy J. Breeden, both of Stanardsville, Frances McDaniel of Morristown, Fla., and Leon O. Taylor of Ruckersville. Additional survivors include a brother, Marion Hensley of Alexandria, a sister, Elvina Deale of Ocean City, Md., two half-brothers, Oliver and Carroll Hensley, both of Elkton, two half-sisters, Pauline Comer and Shirley Lawson, also from Elkton, 14 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James Curtis Taylor, two brothers, Aubrey and Reece Hensley, a half-brother, Leo Hensley, and a half-sister, Ruth Lamn. The family will receive friends Saturday, Oct. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ryan Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. at Ryan Funeral Home with the Rev. Malcolm Powell officiating. Interment will be held at Mt. Olivet Christian Cemetery in Dyke.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Mon, Jul. 16, 2007
HOLLIS MARION HENSLEY JR.
Hollis "Tommy" Marion Hensley Jr., 58, of Stanardsville died Saturday, July 14, 2007, at his residence. He was born in 1949 in Charlottesville and was the son of the late Hollis Marion Hensley and Ella "Jewell" Reed Hensley. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Katie Frances Hensley; an infant brother, Charles Franklin Hensley; and an infant sister, Angel Hensley. Tommy was a retired Senior Meter Servicer for Dominion Virginia Power for 38 years. He attended the Ruckersville Baptist Church and was a member of the Piedmont-Stella Masonic Lodge #50. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Lam Hensley of Stanardsville; a son, Travis Reed Hensley of Stanardsville; two stepdaughters, Crystal Jan Breeden and her loving partner, Daniel Lambert, Sarah Elizabeth Drumheller and her husband, Jeremy, all of Charlottesville; a sister, Janet Lynn Pleasants and her husband, Michael, of Waynesboro; two grandchildren, Eric Breeden and Josie Drumheller, both of Charlottesville; and devoted best friends, Marion and Teresa Sims of Stanardsville. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2007, at The Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Madison with interment in Evergreen Cemetery with Masonic rites. The Reverend Eddie Dean will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital, ACCA Temple, P.O. Box 9217, Richmond, VA 23227.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Tue, Nov. 23, 2004
IRENE HARRIET HENSLEY MONGER
Irene Harriet Hensley Monger, 90, of 580 Hermon Road, Elkton, went to be with her Lord on Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at her home. She was born Sept. 20, 1914, near Elkton, and was the daughter of William Kelley and Annie May Hensley (both deceased). Irene was a member of the Church of Solsburg, where she served as pianist, music director, choir director, Sunday school teacher, and served on the Missionary Committee. She was faithful to all the meetings of the Church until her hospitalization on Oct. 7, 2004. On June 3, 1939, she was united in marriage to Lloyd Whitney Monger, who preceded her in death on May 8, 1983. She was a homemaker and spent her entire life in the Elkton area. Irene is survived by three sons, Lloyd Whitney Monger Jr. and wife, Billie Jo, Gary Paige Monger Sr. and wife, Bobbie Rae, Roger Lee Monger and wife, Barbara; 13 grandchildren, Whitney Leeson, Alesia Talbot, Kathryn Monger, Sarah Hicks, Gary Monger, Kevin Monger, Rebecca Grefe, Janie Patterson, Dixie Monger Tanner, Mary Louise Hansbrough, Jimmy Monger, Bryan Monger, and Eve Monger; 14 great-grandchildren and a number of nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Reese and Ras Hensley. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at 2 p.m. at the Church of Solsburg by the Rev. Robert Aszbach and the Rev. Morgan Kinney. Burial will follow in Elk Run Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the viewing on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, from 7-8 p.m. at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. Memorial donations may be made to the Church of Solsburg, Building Fund, P.O. Box 282, Elkton, VA 22827.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Wed, Aug. 13, 2008
JAMES CARROLL HENSLEY
James Carroll Hensley, 72, of Elkton, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. Mr. Hensley was born Oct. 21, 1935, in Rockingham County near Elkton, and was the son of the late James Wesley and Della Shifflett Hensley. He retired from Dean’s Tree Service and was a member of the Shenandoah Moose Lodge. Survivors include his companion, Lena P. Shifflett of Elkton; a son, James C. Hensley Jr. of Shenandoah; two daughters, Teresa Hensley of Elkton and Susan Fay McInerney of Shenandoah; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three stepchildren, Calvin Shifflett and Frank Shifflett, both of Pennsylvania and Marilyn Shifflett of Shenandoah; eight stepgrandchildren and five stepgreat-grandchildren. Pastor Carter Dean will conduct a graveside service 3 p.m. today at Elk Run Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Elkton Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 146, Elkton, VA 22827. Arrangements are by Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kygers.com. Note: He was cremated and a graveside memorial was held on Wednesday.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sun, Sep. 1, 2013
JAMES STEWART HENSLEY

James "Jimmy" Stewart Hensley, 73, of Ruckersville, passed away Friday, August 30, 2013, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He was born August 9, 1940, in Charlottesville, Virginia, son of the late Aubrey Hensley and Mattie Morris Hensley. Jimmy is survived by his wife of 49 years, Jurine; his daughter, Vernell Shifflett and her husband, James; two grandchildren, Megan and Sheldon Shifflett, whom he loved dearly; one sister, LaVerne Tooley of Greensboro, North Carolina and her family. Per Jimmy's wishes, there will be no viewing and a private family service will be scheduled for a later date. The family would like to thank the Greene County Rescue Squad for their services. An online guestbook is available at www.ryanfuneral.com. Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Wed, Jan. 30, 1935
JOHN ANDREW HENSLEY
John A. Hensley Dies Near H'Burg
Aged Farmer Had Many Friends—Funeral at McGaheysville Thursday
John Andrew Hensley, aged 80, well known farmer of East Rockingham, died at his home near Harrisonburg yesterday afternoon after two weeks illness of pneumonia.  A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Benton Hensley, he was born at Elkton in 1854 and spent his entire life in East Rockingham. He was united in marriage with Miss Victoria Shacklett. Well known throughout the eastern section of the county. He has a host of friends who mourn his passing. He was a member of the United Brethren Church. Besides his wife, he is survived by a number of children, brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 p. m from the McGaheysville Methodist Church with Rev. C. Long, conducting the services. Interment will be in McGaheysville Cemetery.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Oct. 14, 2001
KATIE FRANCES TAYLOR HENSLEY
Katie Frances Hensley, 54, went to be with Jesus from her home in Stanardsville on Friday, Oct. 12, 2001. She was surrounded by family and friends who sang songs and prayed prayers, thanking God for every memory they shared with her. She is now in his loving arms and for that we are forever grateful. She was born July 1, 1947, daughter of Gladys Shifflett Taylor and the late Brooksey Taylor. She is survived by her mother, Gladys Taylor of Stanardsville; her husband of 30 years, Hollis M. "Tommy" Hensley of Stanardsville; a son, Travis Reed Hensley of Stanardsville; two brothers, Archie Taylor and his wife, Janet, of Earlysville, and Steve Taylor and his wife, Susie, of Stanardsville; a sister, Faye Lawson and her husband, Gilmer, of Stanardsville; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Roger Taylor. She was a trusted wife, loving mother, cherished sister, sweetest aunt, devoted Christian, and wonderful friend who leaves us precious memories. She changed lives and touched many hearts, and we will love her always. A funeral service will be held at 12 noon Monday at First Bible Baptist Church, with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Pastor James Woods will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at Ryan Funeral Home in Quinque. It is suggested that memorial contributions be given in her name to the Hospice of the Piedmont or the American Cancer Association. Flowers are also welcome.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Thu, Feb. 21, 2008
LEO DAVID HENSLEY
Leo David Hensley, 83, of Elkton, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008, at the home of his brother, Teddy Hensley, in Penn Laird. Mr. Hensley was born Nov. 15, 1924, in Rockingham County, and was a son of the late Teddy R. and Lottie Ellen Sampson Hensley. He was a member of Full Gospel Lighthouse Tabernacle in Elkton, where he was a Deacon. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Pacific Theatre with the 503rd Parachute Regiment and later the 11th Infantry Division in occupied Japan. He was a carpenter by trade and retired from Nielsen Construction Company in Harrisonburg. He was preceded in death by his wives, Agnes Lam Hensley on March 4, 1976, and Lillian Virginia Leake Hensley on Jan. 7, 2003. Survivors include four sons, Dennis, Donald, Robert and Noland Hensley, all of Elkton; two daughters, Merry Merica of Elkton and Sylvia Hensley of Harrisonburg; three stepdaughters, Betty Atkins of Elkton, Mary Crislip of Harrisonburg and Karen Fink of Bridgewater; two brothers, Teddy R. Hensley of Penn Laird and James "Woody" Hensley of Shenandoah; a sister, Kathi Hensley Barkdoll of Martinsburg, W.Va.; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The Revs. Homer Frazier and Ronald Spencer will conduct the funeral 11 a.m. Saturday at Full Gospel Lighthouse Tabernacle in Elkton. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens near Harrisonburg. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. Friends may also call at the home of his brother, Teddy Hensley, at any time.

The Valley Banner, VA
LEO HENSLEY
Leo Hensley, 66, of Elkton died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at home. He had been ill for the past 15 years. Mr. Hensley was born Aug. 29, 1933, at Swift Run and was a son of the late Albert and Blanche Shifflett Hensley. He was a member of Mount Olivet Christian Church where he had served as superintendent, and on the church council, Sunday school teacher and member of the choir. He was a member of Carpenter’s Local Union 388 of Richmond. He served in the Army two years. On Aug. 22, 1953, he married Betty Jean Meadows, who survives. In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Gregory Hensley of Shenandoah; a daughter, Tamara Harris of Elkton; three brothers, Oliver Hensley and Carroll Hensley, both of Elkton, and Gary Hensley of West Virginia; two sisters, Pauline Comer of McGaheysville and Shirley Kyger of Shenandoah; two half brothers and two half sisters, whose names were not released to the funeral home; and four grandchildren. The funeral was conducted Wednesday, Feb. 2, by the Rev. Wayne Wright at Mount Olivet Christian Church in McGaheysville. Burial was in Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton. The family said memorial contributions may be made to Elkton Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 152, Elkton or Mount Olivet Christian Church c/o Stephen Tate, 1201 Waterloo Mill Road, Elkton. Kyger & Trobaugh Funeral Home in Elkton was in charge of services.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Wed, Aug. 2, 2006
LEON H. HENSLEY
Leon H. Hensley, 91, of Elkton, died Monday, July 31, 2006, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. Mr. Hensley was born Jan. 24, 1915, in McGaheysville, and was the son of the late Gilbert Daniel and Josie Phene Eppard Hensley. He was a member of East Point United Methodist Church near Elkton, where he served as superintendent of the Sunday school and church treasurer for a number of years. Mr. Hensley was a former member of the Elkton Ruritan Club and the Senior Citizens Group at Cross Keys. He served in the Marine Corps and retired from Merck and Company in 1980 after 34 years of employment. Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Eula Shifflett Hensley; three sons, Ronald L. Hensley and Greg D. Hensley, both of Elkton, and Roy Lee Hensley of Shenandoah; two daughters, Doris Ann Comer of Shenandoah and S. Kay Shifflett of Elkton; six grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The Revs. Shirley Mercer and Carrie Talbott will conduct the funeral 2 p.m. Thursday at East Point United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens near Harrisonburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the East Point United Methodist Church Maintenance Fund, c/o Greg Hammer, 6439 E. Point Road, Elkton, VA 22827. Arrangements are by the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. The casket will be closed.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Sat, Aug. 6, 2005
LORETTA FRANCES SHIFFLETT HENSLEY
Loretta Frances Hensley, 72, of Rinaca’s Corner Road in Shenandoah, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005, at her home. Mrs. Hensley was born July 4, 1933, in Rockingham County, and was a daughter of the late William Howard and Ethel Rodgers Shifflett. She was a lifetime resident of this area and was employed at Blue Bell for over 30 years. She was a member of Open Door Gospel Church. On March 16, 1970, she married Rev. Curtis G. Hensley, who survives. Also surviving are three sons, Roy Hensley and Lee Hensley, both of Shenandoah, and Ricky Hensley of McGaheysville; two daughters, Sandra Hensley of Elkton, and Lisa Wilson of Shenandoah; two stepsons, Curtis "Andy" Hensley and Keith W. Hensley, both of Elkton; one stepdaughter, Patricia Hensley of Elkton; two brothers, Ralph W. Shifflett of Crimora and Randall C. Shifflett of Oklahoma; seven sisters, Dorothy Shifflett, Clarine Eppard, Reba Dean and Irene Hensley, all of Elkton, Ruth Hensley of Shenandoah, Helen Lucas of Stanley and Edna Kesner of Port Republic; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren. The Rev. Kinzy Reed will conduct the funeral 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. Burial will follow at the Cedar Grove Church Cemetery in Harrisonburg. The family will receive friends from 7-8 this evening at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the Hensley home at any time. Memorial donations may be made to RMH Hospice, 235 Cantrall Ave., Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

The Daily New Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Sat, Dec. 21, 1991
LORI ANN HENSLEY
The funeral for Lori Ann Hensley, 4, daughter of Robert Lee Hensley of Route 3, Elkton and Angela Kay Shifflett Hensley of Route 1, Shenandoah, will be held at 2 pm. Sunday at Kyger & Trobaugh Funeral Home in Elkton. The Rev. Johnny E. Hensley will conduct the service. Burial will be in Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton. She was dead upon arrival Dec. 19, 1991, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg from injuries received in an automobile accident. She was born June 29, 1987, in Harrisonburg. Surviving, in addition to her parents, are grandparents, Brenda and Kemper V. Shifflett Jr. of Route 3, Elkton; and Shirley and Henry Hensley of Route 3, Elkton; a great-grandfather, Kemper V. Shifflett Sr. of Route 3, Elkton; and great-grandmothers, Della Lawson of Route 3, Elkton, Pauline Robertson of Shenandoah and Kathleen McCalister of Elkton. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The casket will not be open.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Thu, Oct. 30, 2003
LOTTIE M. CARICOFE HENSLEY
Lottie Margaret Caricofe Hensley, 91, of Bridgewater, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, at the Bridgewater Home. Mrs. Hensley was born Sunday, Dec. 24, 1911, in Bridgewater, and was a daughter of the late Jesse Forrest and Beulah Helms Caricofe. She was a seamstress at Metro Pants and did volunteer work at the Bridgewater Home. Her husband, Dallas Hensley, preceded her in death in 2002. Survivors include a son, John A. Hensley of Front Royal; a sister, Juanita C. Wagner of Dayton; a brother, Glen Ray Caricofe of Harrisonburg; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Oaklawn Cemetery with her grandson, John A. Hensley Jr. officiating. Memorial contributions may be given to the Bridgewater Fire Department, 304 North Main St., Bridgewater, Va. 22812, or the American Diabetes Association, 1290 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville, Va. 22901. Arrangements are by Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater. The casket will be closed and there will be no visitation at the funeral home.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Wed, Jul. 19, 2006
LUCIUS GARLAND HENSLEY
Lucius Garland Hensley, 82, of Elkton, died July 18, 2006, at the Harrisonburg Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Hensley was born May 4, 1924, in Elkton, Va., son of the late Jesse G. and Katherine Shaw Hensley. He graduated from Elkton High School in 1941. He served in the United States Navy and was a WWII veteran. Mr. Hensley was a member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church, a member the VFW Post 9292 and the Jr. Order of United American Mechanics No. 149, both in Elkton. He operated Hensley’s Texaco along with his brother, John, and later Hensley’s Service Center. Mr. Hensley was retired from the Rockingham Mutual Insurance Co. and from real estate. On July 3, 1947, he married the former Marian Pence, who survives. He is also survived by one son, L. Wayne Hensley and wife, Teresa; one daughter, Ellen Hensley Martin and husband, Douglas; seven grandchildren, L.W. Hensley II and his wife, Karen, Jennifer Martin, Martha Loker and husband, Ronnie, Jeremy Martin, Jonathan Martin, Kory Hensley, and Nikki Hensley; two great-grandchildren, Melia Beam and Tristan Smith and two stepgreat-grandchildren, David Cline and Pamela Cline. He is also survived by one brother, John S. Hensley; a sister, Esther McDaniel and husband, Leonard, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Mr. Hensley was preceded in death by two sisters, Edith Anderson and Edwina Jenkins. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. in Elkton at the Evangelical United Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Alda Gunn and Rev. Patricia Riggs. Burial will follow in the Elk Run Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton on Wednesday, July 19, 2006, from 7-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018, www.pdf.org. or the Elkton Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 152, Elkton, VA 22827, or any charity of your choice.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Thu, Jul. 8, 2004
LUCIUS SHACKLETTE HENSLEY
Lucius Shacklette Hensley, 77, of McGaheysville, died Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at his home. Mr. Hensley was born April 4, 1927, in Rockingham County, and was a son of the late Henry Walter and Nellie V. Dean Hensley. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from C&W Railroad in 1987 as a section foreman. He was also a farmer and a member of Brown Memorial Community Church in McGaheysville and Gooden Brothers Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9292 in Elkton. On Aug. 6, 1977, he married Joann E. Frazier, who survives. He is also survived by a son, Jody Frazier Hensley of McGaheysville; a brother, Curtis Hensley of Elkton; three sisters, Jewell Knight and Shirley Shifflett, both of McGaheysville and Geraldine Kite of Harrisonburg and a number of nieces and nephews. The Rev. Dale Barrington will conduct a graveside service 11 a.m. Friday at Mount Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville with military honors by the VFW Post 9292. Friends may call at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton at any time. Memorial contributions may be made to Brown Memorial Community Church, 10444 McGaheysville Road, McGaheysville, Va. 22840.

The Page County News, VA, Jun. 24, 1938
MARGARET ELIZABETH SHIFFLETT HENSLEY
MARGARET ELIZABETH SHIFFLETT HENSLEY age 78 yrs died Wednesday at Elkton, VA. She is survived by her husband Solomon J. Hensley, a brother Andrew Shiflett and children Mrs. G. M. Lam, Mrs. H. V. Longley, Ashby Hensley and James R, Hensley, Mrs. F. F. Burke, Samuel Hensley and Mrs. Frank Kiblinger, 23 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Burial will be in the Elkton Cemetery.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, Aug. 22, 2008
MARIAN PENCE HENSLEY
Marian Pence Hensley, 79, of Elkton, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008, at her home. Marian was born July 24, 1929, in Rockingham County and was the daughter of the late Bernard W. and Grace Mowbray Pence. She was also preceded in death by her older brother, B. Arnold Pence. Her working career consisted of operating Hensley’s Service Center with her husband. She also worked for Haden’s Furniture Store and Dean Lumber Company, and for 18 years was secretary for her son Wayne at Hensley’s Insurance Agency, all in Elkton. She was a long time member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church in Elkton. For the past two years she volunteered at E.A.U.S. On July 3, 1947, she married Lucius G. Hensley, her husband of 59 years, who preceded her in death July 18, 2006. She is survived by one son, L. Wayne Hensley and wife, Teresa of Elkton; one daughter, Ellen Hensley Martin and husband, P. Douglas of Luray; two brothers, James Pence of Bridgewater, Gary W. Pence of Manassas; seven grandchildren, L.W. Hensley II and wife, Karen, Jennifer Martin Puffinburger and husband, Brian, Martha Hensley, Jeremy Martin, Jonathan Martin, Kory Hensley and Nikki Hensley; three great-grandchildren, Melia Beam, Tristan Smith and Devon L. Morris; two step-great-grandchildren, David Cline and Pamela Cline. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Aug. 24, 2008, at the Evangelical United Methodist Church in Elkton with the Rev. Alda Gunn, Rev. Patricia Riggs and Rev. Rob Buchanan officiating. Burial will follow in the Elk Run Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1920 H Medical Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 or the Elkton Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 152, Elkton, VA 22827.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Sat, Dec. 9, 2006
MARJORIE RUTH HENSLEY SEAL
Marjorie Ruth Hensley Seal of 20046 Red Brush Road, Elkton, Va., passed away Dec. 8, 2006, at Sunnyside Retirement Community. Marjorie was born Sept. 15, 1923, in Rockingham County, and was the daughter of the late Giles and Leila Naylor Hensley. Marjorie was an active member of the Elkton Seventh-day Adventist Church, a devoted wife and mother and a "special granny." She volunteered at the Grottoes Salvation Army. Austin F. Seal, her husband of 60 years, survives. She is also survived by four daughters, Karen Morris and husband, Bill, of Elkton, Paulette Housh and husband, Chester, of Waynesboro, Sandra Seal, Austine Roudabush and husband, John, all of Mount Solon; one sister, Jean Weakley of N. Springfield; seven grandchildren, Stephen Morris of N.C., Scott Morris of Elkton, Cassie McFarland of Ill., Stephanie Meadows of Elkton, Crystal Kollmorgen of Conn., Cybil Housh of Pa. and Benji Huddle of Mount Solon; 11 great-grandchildren, Aaron and Trevor Morris, Dylan and Alora Morris, Addison and Eleanore McFarland, Ethan and Ava Meadows, Lucille Myers, Ella Grace Kollmorgen and Kailey Henley; and numerous nieces and nephews. Marjorie was preceded in death by a sister, Eleanor Hummel, and a brother, Douglas Hensley. There will be a memorial service conducted by Pastor Roger Mace at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton on Monday, Dec. 11, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be private with immediate family only. Memorial gifts can be made to the Elkton Seventh-day Adventist Church Building Fund at 375 Blue and Gold Drive, Elkton, VA 22827, or to the Salvation Army at 185 Ashby Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA 22801. Family and friends can meet any time at the home of daughter, Karen Morris at 2626 Indian Acres Lane, Elkton.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Feb. 24, 2002
MARY ELIZABETH HANEY HENSLEY
Mary Elizabeth Haney Hensley, 92, of Gordonsville, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, in the Orange County Nursing Home. She was born Aug. 12, 1909, in Greene County and was the daughter of the late Eddie Frank Haney and Lucetta McDaniel Haney. She was married to the late Whitelow Eugene "W.E." Hensley and was a member of Somerset Christian Church. Mrs. Hensley is survived by five daughters, Thelma H. Lamb, Margie H. Hamilton and husband, Charles, Doris Morris Peyton and husband, Jimmy, Shirley Rickard Jurlando and husband, Sam, all of Gordonsville, and Darlene H. Carpenter and husband, Edward, of Reva; two sons, Maynard F. Hensley of Gordonsville, and Garvin L. "Tim" Hensley and wife, Linda, of Orange; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by one son, Wilbur Eugene Hensley, and four brothers, Maxie Haney, Elmer Haney, Sherley Haney, and Harvey Haney. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Gordonsville, with interment in Maplewood Cemetery. The Rev. Carmon Hartsfield will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gordonsville Baptist Church, Box 926, Gordonsville, Va. 22942, or to the Somerset Christian Church, Box 309, Gordonsville, Va. 22942. Preddy Funeral Home, Gordonsville, is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Thu, Feb. 17, 1977
MARY FLORENCE HENSLEY
ELKTON - Mary Florence Hensley, 80, of Rt. 1, Elkton died Wednesday at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient since Saturday. She was born Nov. 16, 1896 in Rockingham County and was a daughter of the late Vernon and Kitty Florence Baugher Hensley. She was a member of Blue Ridge Independent Church. Her husband, Edgar Hensley, died April 30, 1966. Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. Selena Dean, Mrs. Eunice Joseph and Mrs. Pauline Hensley, all of Harrisonburg, and Mrs. Alice Sellers, Mrs. Mildred McDaniel, Mrs. Marylia Shifflett and Mrs. Elizabeth Watson, all of Elkton; two sons, Eugene A. and Chester L. Hensley of Elkton; a brother, Murphy Hensley of McGaheysville; 32 grandchildren, and a number of great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday at Blue Ridge Independent Church by the Rev. Ralph Jenkins. Burial will be in Elk Run Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Brill Funeral Home in Elkton 7 — 8 p.m. today.

The Daily Progress Charlottesville, VA, Sun, Jan. 22, 1995
MATTIE MORRIS HENSLEY
Mattie W. Morris Hensley, 76, of Dyke, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 1995, in a Charlottesville hospital. She was born August 21, 1918, in Greene County a daughter of the late Mose and Chellie Morris. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Aubrey M. Hensley; three sons, Gene Aubren Hensley and Virgil Gerald Hensley of Dyke and James Stewart Hensley of Ruckersville; two daughters, Elvie Clements of Schuyler and Laverne Tooley of Stanardsville; three sisters, Minnie Bache, Nellie Shifflett and America Mawyers, all of Charlottesville; nine grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren. Mrs. Hensley was preceded in death by two sons, John Scott Hensley and Albert Smith Hensley; and five sisters, Georgia Shifflett, Maggie Wood, Leona Crawford, Lizzie Moubray, and Mary Shifflett. A funeral service will be conducted 1 p. m. Monday at Bacon Hollow Baptist Church of which she was a member, with interment in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Dyke. The Rev. Wendell lamb assisted by the Rev. Malcolm Powell will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p. m. today at Ryan Funeral Chapel in Quinque.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA
MILTON HENSLEY WATSON
Milton Hensley Watson, 49, of Harrisonburg, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003, at his home. Mr. Watson was born Oct. 11, 1953, in Washington, D.C., and was a son of Elizabeth H. Hensley and the late Dennis Jefferson Watson. He was employed at Blackrock Contracting Inc in Harrisonburg for 11 years. In addition to his mother, he is survived by two daughters, Melissa J. Watson and Amanda L. Smith, both of Singers Glen; a brother, Dennis J. Watson Jr. of Owings Mills, Md.; three sisters, Rita Ritchie of Broadway, Vanessa D. Gwin of Austin, Ind., and Lisa P. Shifflett of Elkton; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A private service will be at Samuel’s Cemetery near Elkton. Arrangements are by the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Sat, Mar. 1, 2008
NORMA JANE HENSLEY
Norma Jane "Skeeter" Hensley, 70, of McGaheysville, departed this life to be with her Lord and Savior on Feb. 29, 2008, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Hensley was born Dec. 2, 1937, in Harrisonburg, and was the daughter of the late Norman and Catherine Thacker. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Claud R. Dean Sr. and Rome Hensley Jr., and a sister, Elsie Armentrout. Norma had previously worked at Transprints USA in Harrisonburg and retired in 1997 due to declining health. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, her flowers, dancing, and had a great love for life. Norma fought many brave battles against her illnesses and was an inspiration to all those who knew her. Survivors include two sons, Claud "Robby" Dean Jr. and wife, Londia, of Elkton, and Tony Allen Dean and friend, Michele, of Mount Jackson; three daughters, Susan Michelle Rion and husband, Greg, of Elkton, Belinda Dean Sites and husband, Gary, of McGaheysville and Rhonda Lynn Gooden and husband, Robert, of Elkton; eight grandchildren, Bryan Dean Sites, Stacy Michelle Shifflett and husband, Alan, Deena Rae Rion, Robert Allen Dean, Anthony Scott Dean, Cristi Jo Sites, Brandon Michael Gooden and Heather Nicole Gooden; two great-grandchildren, Ryan Alan Shifflett and Ryleigh Malynn Shifflett; one brother, David Thacker of Timberville; and two sisters, Barbara Shoemaker of Harrisonburg and Peggy Heatwole of Pleasant Valley. The funeral service will be held on Monday, March 3, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Independent Church in Elkton with Pastors Brad Lewis and Gerald Meeks officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. Contributions may be made to the Elkton Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 152, Elkton, VA 22827.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Nov. 26, 2000
NORVIN CLINTON HENSLEY
Norvin Clinton "Jack" Hensley, 86, of Charlottesville, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, in a local hospital. Born May 25, 1914, in Albemarle County, he was the son of the late Joseph M. Hensley and Louise Marshall Hensley. He was the husband of the late Nellie Virginia Hensley, for 61 years. Mr. Hensley retired from livestock trading and the Blue Ridge Sanatorium. Surviving are his three sons, Norvin C. Hensley Jr. of Martinsburg, W.Va., William Otis Hensley and his wife, Carolyn, of Bowie, Md., and Charles Edward Hensley and his wife, Gloria, also of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one daughter, Linda G. Wibert and her husband, Bill, of Charlottesville; eight grandchildren, Deborah Shifflett, Lisa Hensley, David Hensley, Tracy Hensley, Glen Hensley, Steven Hensley, Melanie Hensley and Patricia Wibert; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the Hill & Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Kenny Barrow officiating. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Assoc., 3025 Berkmar Dr., Charlottesville, Va. 22901.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA
OLIVER HENSLEY
Oliver Hensley, 74, of Elkton, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, at his home. Mr. Hensley was born April 1, 1935, in Rockingham County and was the son of the late Albert T. and Blanch Shifflett Hensley. Oliver was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, where he served as medic. He was also a carpenter by trade and a member of the Local Carpenters Union No. 388 of Richmond. On Oct. 28, 1954, he married Charlotte Lee Morris Hensley, who preceded him in death Aug. 12, 2009. Survivors include four sons, Steven L. Hensley and companion, Jane, Kenneth (Kenny) R. Hensley and wife Jackie, Roger D. Hensley and wife Sherry, and Roy A. Hensley, all of Elkton; three brothers, Carroll E. Hensley and Gary Lee Hensley, both of Elkton, and Marion Hensley of Maryland; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by four brothers, Elwood, Leo, Billy and Shelby J. Hensley; three sisters, Pauline V. Comer, Ruth E. Lam and Shirley A. Kyger; two half brothers, Aubrey and Reese Hensley; two half sisters, Hilda Taylor and Elvina Deale; and a granddaughter. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, at the Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton with Pastor Carter Dean officiating. Military Rites by the Gooden Brothers VFW Post No. 9292. Friends may call at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Kenny and Jackie Hensley. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkton Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 152, Elkton, VA 22827, or the Elkton Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 91, Elkton, VA 22827. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.kygers.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.
See Wife Charlotte's Obit

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sat, Jul. 8, 2006
ORA MAY HANEY HENSLEY
Ora May Haney Hensley, 92, of Old Gordonsville Road, Orange, Virginia, died July 1, 2006, at the Orange County Nursing Home. Born April 12, 1914, in Greene County, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Jackson Haney and Sally James Dean Haney. She is also preceded in death by her husband, August Lee Hensley; a daughter, Charlotte Hensley; a son, Floyd Haney; three sisters, Ruby Virginia Haney Harvey, Lelia Haney Crawford and Alberta Haney Harlow. She is survived by two daughters, June O'Dare Hensley Wolfrey of Orange, Virginia, Loris Marie Hensley Sturgel of Scottsville, Virginia; one son, Arthur Lee Hensley of Chesapeake, Virginia; 19 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, July 10, 2006, at the Preddy Funeral Chapel, Orange, with interment to be held at Maplewood Cemetery, Gordonsville, Virginia, with the Rev. Daryl Harbin officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Sunday, July 9, 2006, at the Preddy Funeral Home in Orange.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Mon, Feb. 8, 1999
OSBA EARL HENSLEY
Osba Earl Hensley, 77, of Shenandoah, died February 6, 1999, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. Mr. Hensley was born December 4, 1921, in Rockingham County, and was the son of the late Sibert and Salle Dean Hensley. Mr. Hensley was a disabled American veteran of World War II, He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action. He was a member of the Gooden Brothers V.F.W. Post 9292 at Elk ton. He was a member of the St. Peters United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Shifflett Hensley; three sons, Neil Hensley, Jessie Hensley, Paul Hensley, all of Shenandoah; a daughter, Betty Hensley, Shenandoah; three brothers, Terry Hensley, Dundee, Illinois, Hobert Hensley, Maryland, Donnie Hensley, Harrisonburg four sisters, Ima Breeden, Ola Lam, Lucille Dean, Leona Lam, all of Elkton; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Mr. Hensley was preceded in death by a daughter, Gail Morris, a son, Earl Hensley, and two brothers, Ronnie Hensley, Hershel Hensley. Funeral services will be held 11:00 Wednesday at the Kyger & Trobaugh Funeral Home Chapel at Elkton. The Rev. A. D. Tice will conduct the service. Burial will be in the St. Peters Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening 7 to 8 p.m. at the Kyger & Trobaugh Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the Hensley home at any time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkton Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 152, Elkton, Virginia 22827.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Mon, May 3, 1954
PEARL M. KNIGHTEN HENSLEY
ELKTON. April 25-Mrs. Pearl M. Hensley, 36, wife of Ted R. Hensley of Elkton died early this morning at University Hospital, following a lingering illness. Mrs. Hensley is survived by her husband and two children, Junior and Wood Hensley. She also leaves two sisters and one brother, Miss Hazel Knighten and Mrs. Beatrice E. Smith and Jesse W. Knighten, all of Elkton. Funeral services will be conducted from the home of her sister, Mrs. Beatrice Smith here on Tuesday afternoon at 2:00. Pm. R. B. Proctor will have charge of the services and burial will be in the Elk Run Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Marlon Eppard, Will Dean, Forest Lam, Howard Lam, Elmer Hensley and E. C. Lam. The body will be removed from the Brill Funeral Home here to the home of her sister, Mrs. Smith, Monday afternoon at 4:00.  Note: She was the granddaughter of Zachariah Jackson Knighten and Julia Ann Shiflett

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Thu, Aug. 3, 1989
RACHEL MAE HENSLEY
ELKTON — Rachel Mae Hensley, 19, of Route 3, Elkton died Wednesday morning at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. She was born May 13, 1910, in Rockingham County and was a daughter of the late Thomas Lindsey and Josephine Shifflett Dean. She lived most of her life in Elkton and was a member of the United Methodist Church. Her husband, Jacob Ralph Hensley, died in 1977. Surviving are three children, Olivia Samuels, Elsie Shifflett and Alvin Hensley, all of Route 3, Elkton; a sister, Gracie Branham of Earlysville; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday at Elkton Evangelical United Methodist Church by the Rev. Rudy Smith. Burial will be in the Swift Run Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. today at the Lindsey Harrisonburg Funeral Home.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Sep. 4, 2001
RALPH DELMAR HENSLEY SR.
Ralph Delmar Hensley Sr., 65, Mount Crawford, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. Mr. Hensley was born May 14, 1936, in Rockingham County, and was the son of the late Ralph Howard and Verida Williams Hensley. He owned and operated his own construction company for the past 25 years and was employed at Dupont for 17 years, retiring due to poor health. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Hutchens Hensley, whom he married Nov. 13, 1954; five sons, Ralph D. Hensley Jr., Elkton, Mike A. Hensley, Allen L. Hensley, and Carl W. Hensley, all of Mount Crawford, and Dwayne C. Hensley, Harrisonburg; two sisters, Emogene Dovel of Hardy, and Bernice Good, Bridgewater; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. The Rev. Roger Smith will conduct the funeral at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Kyger & Trobaugh Funeral Home in Elkton. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 this evening at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the Hensley home at any time.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Dec. 10, 2002
RAY NELSON HENSLEY
Ray Nelson Hensley, 62, 698 McGahey Lane, McGaheysville, died Dec. 8, 2002, at his home. Mr. Hensley was born June 29, 1940, in Harrisonburg and was a son of the late Cleatus "Jack" Orva and Mae "Mick" Authella Thomas Hensley. He lived the majority of his life in the McGaheysville community. He graduated from Montevideo High School and served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a maintenance supervisor for North Anna Nuclear Power Station prior to his retirement in 1999. Mr. Hensley was a charter member of the McGaheysville Fire Co., a member of Oak Hill Council No. 83, and J.O.U.A.M. He served as a scoutmaster for 13 years and was a volunteer van driver for the Disabled American Veterans. He was also a member of the Elkton Evangelical Presbyterian Church. On April 2, 1976, he married Naomi J. "Janie" Shifflett, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Ray N. Hensley Jr. of Shenandoah and Joseph Lee Hensley of McGaheysville; a daughter, Jackie Mae Hensley of McGaheysville; a brother, John S. Hensley of McGaheysville; and a number of nieces and nephews. The Revs. Jim Martin and Robert Buchanan will conduct the funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rockingham Memorial Hospital Hospice Program, 235 Cantrell Ave., Harrisonburg, Va., 22801, or to the Elkton Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 2580 Panorama Dr., Elkton, Va., 22827.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Sat, Apr. 16, 2005
RHONDA DEANN HENSLEY GENTRY
Rhonda DeAnn Hensley Gentry, 34, of Harrisonburg, died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. Mrs. Gentry was born Aug. 28, 1970, in Charlottesville, and was a daughter of Dorothy Louise Shifflett of Elkton. She attended William Byrd High School in Vinton. She did childcare in her home and was a member of the PTA in Harrisonburg. On Dec. 8, 2000, she married Keith Allan Gentry, who survives. In addition to her mother and husband, she is also survived by her stepfather, Raymond "Bucky" Shifflett of Elkton; a son, Chase Allan Gentry; a daughter, Karleigh DeAnn Gentry, both at home; two brothers, Rondel Hensley, her twin, and Terry Hensley, both of Elkton; two sisters, Barbara Meadows and Angela Merica, both of Elkton; two nephews and two nieces. The Rev. Curtis Hensley will conduct the funeral 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Community Cemetery near Elkton. The family will receive friends from 7-8 this evening at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the Gentry home after 6:30 p.m. Sunday or at the home of her mother, 4484 Parkway North of Elkton on 340, at any time. Memorial donations may be made to Keith Gentry, 921 Northfield Court, Harrisonburg, VA 22802, to help with medical and funeral expenses.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Fri, Nov. 17, 1967
ROME BENJAMIN HENSLEY
Rome Benjamin Hensley, 61, a McGaheysville farmer and trucker, died Thursday at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. Mr. Hensley had been in falling health four years and became seriously ill Tuesday. He was born Oct. 1, 1886 near Elkton and was a son of the late John and Fannie Lam Hensley. He was married twice. His first wife, the former Minnie F. Lam, died Feb. 10, 1950. On June 24. 1964 he married the former Anna Lawson, who survives. Besides his wife, he is survived by four daughters. Mrs. Joseph Frazier of Rt. 1, Elkton, Mrs. Wilson Frazier and Mr. Charles P. Lawson, both of Rt. 2, Elkton, Mrs. Charles Kyger of Dayton and Miss Dolly Ann Hensley, at home; a son, Rome Junior Hensley of McGaheysville: a step-daughter, Mrs. Margaret Todd of McGaheysville; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, one step-granddaughter. Also surviving are one brother, G.J. Hensley of Elkton, six half-brothers, D.W. Hensley of Elkton, Dallas Hensley of Bridgewater, Frank Hensley of Berlin, Md. and Vincent, Nelson and Lewis Hensley, all of Laurel, Md., and four half-sisters, Mrs. Fred Matthews, Mrs. Gray Rind and Mrs. Gladys Galatto, all of Martinsburg. W. Va., and Mrs. Arbutus Arey of Waynesboro. Mr. Hensley was a member of the Mt. Olivet United Church of Christ. The funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lindsey Harrisonburg Funeral Home by the Rev. Ross Speicher. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens. The body is at the funeral home where the family will receive friends 7:304:30 p.m. Saturday. Relatives will meet at the funeral home 1:45 p.m. Sunday.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Sat, Jun. 12, 1982
ROME BENJAMIN HENSLEY JR.
MCGAHEYSVILLE — Rome Benjamin Hensley Jr., 55, of McGaheysville died Friday at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, where he had been admitted Wednesday.
The cause of death was not available Friday night. Mr. Hensley was a farmer and a truck driver for Dayton Transport and had worked for S. A. Morris Paving two years. He was born June 19, 1928, and was the son of the late Rome B. and Minnie Lam Hensley. He served with the Army during World War II and he was a member of Gooden Brothers VFW Post 9292 and Mount Olivet United Church of Christ near McGaheysville. On Sept. 25, 1976, he married the former Norma Jane Thacker, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Kitty Grubbs and Rosemary Hensley, both of McGaheysville; three stepdaughters, Susan Rion of Rt. 2, Elkton, Belinda Sites of Harrisonburg and Rhonda Dean, at home; two step-sons, Tony and Robbie Dean, both at home; three sisters, Irene Lawson and Norma Frazier, both of Rt. 2, Elkton, and Clara Frazier of Rt. 3. Elkton; and two grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday at Mount Olivet United Church of Christ near McGaheysville by the Rev, Wayne Wright. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. The body is at the Kyger & Trobaugh Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, where the family will receive friends 7:30-8:30 p.m. today.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Tue, Feb. 21, 2012
RONALD LEON HENSLEY
Ronald Leon Hensley, 74, of Elkton, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at his home. Mr. Hensley was born Oct. 17, 1937, in Rockingham County, and was a son of the late Leon H. and Eula Shifflett Hensley. After graduating from Elkton High School in 1956, Ron joined the U.S. Army Reserves. He attended Madison College and worked at Westinghouse in Verona. In 1993, he retired from Merck & Co. after 19 years as an operator and first-line supervisor. Since his retirement, he has enjoyed working in his vegetable garden and sharing the results of his efforts with family and friends. He loved fishing on Lake Anna and listening to bluegrass music. Ron is survived by Patricia Willson Hensley, his wife of 48 years. Also surviving are his sisters, Doris Ann Comer of Shenandoah and Sandra Kay Shifflett of Elkton; and his brothers, Roy Lee Hensley of Shenandoah and Gregory D. Hensley of Elkton. Last, but not least, he is survived by his best friend, Macie Gail. May God watch over you, Ron. Memorial gifts may be made to the Elkton Area Community Center, 20593 Blue and Gold Drive, Elkton, VA 22827. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kyger Funeral home in Elkton.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Sat, Mar. 11, 2006
ROSA FLORINE HENSLEY
Rosa Florine Hensley, 74, of McGaheysville, died Thursday, March 9, 2006, at her home. Mrs. Hensley was born Sept. 27, 1931, in the Shenandoah Valley, and was a daughter of the late Zechariah and Loretta Frazier Conley. She was a homemaker and was a member of Blue Ridge Independent Church. She enjoyed flowers and writing poetry and songs. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Theodore Parker Hensley; two sons, Theodore "Teddy" Hensley of McGaheysville and Larry W. Hensley of Elkton; two daughters, Carolyn Bauserman and Nileen Dobscha, both of Elkton; a sister, Thelma Pearl Hensley of Elkton; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The Rev. Gerald Meeks will conduct the funeral 11 a.m. Monday at Blue Ridge Independent Church in Elkton. Burial will follow at the Mount Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Sunday at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Ridge Independent Church, 38 Independent Road, Elkton, VA 22827, or the Elkton Rescue Squad, (McGaheysville Sub-station), P.O. Box 152, Elkton, VA 22827.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Thu, Nov. 2, 2006
RUBIE GOLDIE HENSLEY HANEY
Ruby Goldie Hensley Haney, 89, of Orange, died Tuesday, October 31, 2006, at the Culpeper Health and Rehab Center. Born in Madison County October 22, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Henry Sanford and Elizabeth Donald Hensley. She was wife of the late George Edward Haney Sr. Mrs. Haney was also preceded in death by a son, George Edward Haney Jr.; three brothers and five sisters. Survivors include one son, Ronald Rea Haney and his wife, Joyce, of Barboursville; two sisters, Mary Stephen and Cora Miller, both of Orange; four grandchildren, Kim Haney Buswell, Karen Haney Fralin, Kimberly D. Haney, and Cindy Haney Morgan; and five great -grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, November 4, 2006, at the Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Orange, with interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery in Culpeper. Pastor Mort Robson and Pastor Richard Griswold Jr. will officiate. The family will receive friends at the Preddy Funeral Home Chapel from 7 until 8 p.m. Friday, November 3, 2006. The family wishes to express a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Culpeper Health and Rehab Center for their loving care.

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RUTH EVELYN HENSLEY
LAM, RUTH EVELYN age 66 yrs. of Elkton died 28 Jul 1995. Born 17 Sep 1928 in Rockingham Co., daughter of the late Albert T. & Blanche Shifflett Hensley. w/o Claude F. Lam. Son, Ronald L. Lam of Elkton. Daughters, Joyce A. Williams, Janice F. Whitlock, Carolyn S. Ball, Patricia J. Jenkins & Doris E. Breeden, all of Elkton. Brothers, Leo, Oliver, Carroll & Gary Hensley, all of Elkton. Sisters, Pauline Comer & Shirley Kyger, both of Shenandoah. 15 grandchildren & 7 great grandchildren. Burial in the Comer family cemetery near Elkton.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Oct. 29, 2001
SALLIE BRANHAM HENSLEY
Sallie Branham Hensley, 82, of Orange died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, in the University of Virginia Hospital. Born Aug. 19, 1919, in Orange County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Burton Branham and Mary Estelle Wood Branham and wife of the late Benjamin Harrison Hensley Jr. She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Anita Karen Hutchinson. Mrs. Hensley was an employee of the American Silk Mill and retired from Doubleday Publishing Company in Orange. She was a member of the Zion Baptist Church at Madison Run. She is survived by a son, Kelly Lee Hensley of Charlottesville; a brother, William Branham of Atlanta, Georgia; two sisters, Margaret Breeden and Maxine McDaniel, both of Orange; fifteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at Preddy Funeral Home in Orange with interment in Graham Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. this evening at the funeral home. After the funeral service Tuesday, the family will receive friends at the Heritage Hall, 235 Spicers Mill Rd.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sep. 16, 2001
SALLIE BURNLEY HENSLEY
Sallie Burnley Hensley, 80, of Stanardsville, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, at Evergreen Nursing Home in Stanardsville. Born June 22, 1921, in Shipman, she was the daughter of the late Aron Critzer and Ruth Ann Wills Critzer. She was the wife of the late George Claude Hensley. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Harry Mitchell Burnley, a son, John V. Grizzard, four sisters, and a brother. Mrs. Hensley was a housekeeper in private homes and enjoyed sewing, visiting people, and "soap operas" on television. Survivors include her children, Hazel B. Morris of Quinque, James H. Burnley of Ruckersville, Russell F. Burnley of Charlottesville, Barbara A. Canellas of Port Deposit, Md., Carolyn Hill of Williamsburg, Jane Murphy of Petersburg, Brenda Grizzard of Branchville, and Margaret Proffit of Charlottesville; 10 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church at Alberene Cemetery, with the Rev. Jeff Cale officiating. Interment will follow in the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hill & Wood Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Sallie Burnley Hensley Memorial Fund, c/o Eddie Wood, 5241 Quality Row, North Garden, Va. 22959.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Sat, Jul. 3, 1954
SARAH CATHERINE HENSLEY
Mrs. Hensley, 94, Passes Away
Mrs. Sarah Catherine Hensley, 94, widow of Charles Brown Hensley, and a resident of Elkton, Penn Laird and Keezletown for a number of years, died at 10:30 last night at the Henton Nursing Home on South Main St., after an extended illness. Mrs. Hensley had been an invalid for the past seven years and had been a patient at several nursing homes. Her condition became serious three months ago and little hope had been held for her recovery in recent weeks. A daughter of George Baugher and Verenda Jane Maiden Baugher, she was born Aug. 18, 1859, in the Swift Run community near Elkton. On Jan. 2, 1877, she married Charles Brown Hensley. Mr. Hensley a well known Rockingham County farmer preceded her in death Sept. 21, 1938. Mrs. Hensley resided in the Elkton, Penn Laird and Keezletown communities for a number of years and was well known and loved in each community. She had been making her home with her children until several months ago when she entered the nursing home. She is survived by six children: Warren A. (Pet) Hensley, of Elkton; Joseph D. Hensley, of McGaheysville; Charles Lawrence (Larry) Hensley, of Pinehurst, N. C; Mrs. Arch (Lucy) Lawson, of Washington; Russell W. Hensley, of Sanford, N. C, and Mrs. Claude (Beatrice) Armentrout, of Linville. She also leaves a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. W. T. (Ella) Monger, of Elkton, and two brothers, Scott Baugher, of Penn Laird, and Benjamin Baugher, of Marion, and a number of nieces and nephews also survive. Five children, Mrs. Sally Edna Eppard, Georgie Benjamin Hensley, David Wilmer Hensley, Leroy Emmett Hensley and Miss Mettle Mozell Hensley preceded her in death. Mrs. Hensley possessed a kind and pleasant personality and had a host of friends. She was a former member of the Swift Run United Brethren Church and was a charter member of the Mt. Olivet Church of the Brethren at Pineville. Definite funeral arrangements had not been completed early this morning, but the funeral services will probably be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 from the chapel of the Lindsey funeral home in Harrisonburg. Burial will be in the family lot in the Keezletown cemetery. As the Daily News-Record will not publish on Monday (a holiday) friends are asked to call the members of the family or the Lindsey funeral home for the final arrangements.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Tue, Jul. 6, 1954
SARAH CATHERINE HENSLEY
Mrs. Hensley’s Funeral Held
Final rites for Mrs. Sarah Catherine Hensley, widow of Charles Brown Hensley, who died Friday evening at the Sun Haven Nursing Home were held Monday afternoon from the chapel of the Lindsey Funeral Home here. The Rev. Walstein. W. Snyder was in charge of the services, assisted by the Rev. John P. Locke and interment was in the Keezletown Cemetery. Mrs. Hensley's wide acquaintance and her loyalty to her friends was evidenced by the many relatives and friends who gathered to pay their final respects and the beautiful floral designs. A daughter of the late George Baugher and Mrs. Virenda Jane Maiden Baugher, she was born on Aug. 18, 1859, In the Swift Run community. Residing in the Elkton, Penn Laird, and Keezletown communities, Mrs. Hensley had in recent years been making her home with her children. For the past several months, she had been a patient at various nursing homes. Active pallbearers, who were grandsons, were: Fred Eppard, Leroy Hensley, George Eppard, Claxton Lawson, Curtis Hensley, Conrad Hensley, Ray Hensley, and Whit Berry. Those attending the services from a distance included: Mr. and Mrs. Maynard A. Sweet, and I. Leighton Frye, all of Washington, and Elva Armentrout, of San Francisco.

The Greene County Record, Stanardsville, VA, Apr. 4, 1974
SARA HELEN BEASLEY HENSLEY
Mrs. Sara B. Hensley
Mrs. Sara Helen Beasley Hensley, 61, of 526 Georgetown Road, died Friday, March 22, 1974 in a local hospital. Born in Greene County she was the daughter of the late Jerry and Roberta Williams Beasley, and the step-daughter of the late Rebecca Collier Beasley. Mrs. Hensley is survived by four sons, Clarence W. Hensley of Herndon, Roy A. and Curtis R. Hensley of Barboursville, and Harry M. Beasley of Orange; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Barnett and Maud M. Lloyd of Charlottesville; two brothers, George Beasley of Stanardsville and Elwood Beasley of Barboursville; seven sisters, Mrs. Geneva Wood of Charlottesville, Mrs. Caroline Gibson, Mrs. Ollie Shifflett and Mrs. Clara Lamb of Barboursville, Mrs. Katie Shifflett and Mrs. Ann Dowell of Mineral, and Mrs. Minnie Conley of Orange; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday 2 p.m. at Hill and Irving Funeral Chapel. Interment followed in Maplewood Cemetery.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Mar. 1, 2002
SELENA HENSLEY FRAVEL
Selena Hensley Fravel of Elkton, died Friday, March 1, 2002, at Harrisonburg Health and Rehabilitation Center, where she had been a resident for two days. Mrs. Fravel was born March 19, 1916, in Rockingham County, and was a daughter of the late Edgar A. and Mary Hensley. She was a housekeeping supervisor at Holiday Inn and Belle Meade Red Carpet Inn and was last employed at Dean Steel Erectors. She was a member of the Elkton Pentecostal Church, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Senior Citizens. Her husband, Vyven A. Fravel, preceded her in death on July 27, 1992. She is survived by a daughter, Clarine Hudgins of Callao; three sons, E. Charles Dean Sr., Elkton, the Rev. Kemper Dean, Waynesboro, and Willie Dean, Harrisonburg; a brother, Eugene Hensley, Elkton; four sisters, Mildred McDaniel, Elizabeth Hensley, and Alice McAllister, all of Elkton and Pauline Hensley, Harrisonburg; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. The Rev. Kinzy Reed will conduct the funeral at 11 a.m. today at the Elkton Pentecostal Church. Burial will follow at the Elk Run Cemetery. The family received friends Sunday evening at the Kyger & Trobaugh Funeral Home in Elkton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkton Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 152, Elkton, Va. 22827.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, May 3, 2003
SHIRLEY ANN HENSLEY KYGER
Shirley Ann Kyger, 63, of Shenandoah, died Friday, May 2, 2003, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. Mrs. Kyger was born June 30, 1939, in Rockingham County, and was a daughter of the late Albert and Blanche Shifflett Hensley. She was a homemaker and a member of the Episcopal Church. Her husband, Lee Austin Kyger, preceded her in death May 10, 1987. She is survived by a son, Gary Hensley of Mathias, W.Va.; three brothers, Oliver Hensley and Carroll Hensley, both of Elkton, and Marion Hensley of Alexandria; two sisters, Alvani Hensley of Alexandria and Pauline Comer of Shenandoah; two grandchildren; one stepgrandchild and three great-grandchildren. The Rev. Hudson Nuckols will conduct the funeral 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kyger Funeral Home in Shenandoah. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 this evening at the funeral home. Friends may call at the residence at other times. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shenandoah Rescue Squad, 544 Fourth St., Shenandoah, Va., 22849.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Jan. 7, 2003
THELMA HENSLEY LAMB
Thelma Hensley Lamb, 70, of Gordonsville, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003, in Front Royal. Born May 7, 1932, in Barboursville, she was a daughter of the late Eugene Hensley and Mary Elizabeth Haney Hensley. She was the wife of the late Dewey William Lamb. Mrs. Lamb was a member of the Gordonsville United Methodist Church and the Gordonsville V.F.W. Post 7638 Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by a daughter, Robin Lamb Stubbs and her husband, Stephen, of Somerset; one son, Dewey Eugene "Danny" Lamb and his wife, Brenda, of Gordonsville; two brothers, Maynard Hensley of Gordonsville, and Garvin "Tim" Hensley of Orange; four sisters, Margie Hamilton of Gordonsville, Doris Peyton of Gordonsville, Shirley Jurlando of Gordonsville and Darlene Carpenter of Reva; two grandchildren, Preston Mark Lamb of Gordonsville and Devin Stubbs of Somerset; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Gordonsville with interment to follow in Maplewood Cemetery. The Rev. Marilyn Spencer will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Preddy Funeral Home, Gordonsville, is in charge of arrangements. Note: Tombstone has birth date as May 7, 1931

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Mon, Apr 7, 2014
VARA ADELINE HENSLEY MERICA
Vara Adeline Merica, age 91, of New Bern, N.C., formerly of Elkton, passed away on April 3, 2014. She was the eldest child, born on April 10, 1922, to the late Lester and Mattie Morris Hensley. Vara was the last surviving sibling of three brothers, Oral Hensley, Lester Hensley Jr. and Darold Hensley, as well as a sister, Darlene Hensley Dean. Vara was a devout Christian and a wonderful and loved daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, friend and neighbor. She was predeceased by her husband, Willie Clarence Merica, in 1986. Vara was an extraordinary person who genuinely cared about everyone and those who met her came away with a smile. She was and is well loved by her family and friends and will be remembered fondly always. Vara was raised near Elkton and graduated from Elkton High School. She, along with her husband, relocated to Springfield, where they resided for many years. Surviving are her son, William “Bill” Merica and wife, Jin, of New Bern, N.C.; her grandson, Stephen Merica and wife, Lauren, of Virginia Beach; two great-grandchildren, Liam and Savannah Merica and several nieces and nephews. The Rev. David Vaughan will conduct the funeral service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Evangelical United Methodist Church in Elkton. Interment will follow in Elk Run Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Mon, Jan. 8, 1962
VERNON W. HENSLEY
Rites Conducted For Vernon Hensley
ELKTON — A funeral service for Vernon W. Hensley, 32, of Rt. 1, Elkton, was conducted Sunday Afternoon from the Elkton Pentecostal Church. The Rev. Ennis Dean conducted the services and burial was in the Elk Run Cemetery. Mr. Hensley was fatally injured in a two-Car crash east of Harrisonburg Friday evening, on Rt. 33. Mr. Hensley was employed at the Blue Bell plant here. Mr. Hensley is survived by his wife, Mrs. Belly Hammer Hensley; three children; Diane and Karen Hensley, both at home; Vernon Hensley at home; his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Asa Hensley of Elkton; one brother. William E., of Roanoke: one sister. Mrs. Roy Shifflett of Roanoke; his grandmother. Mrs. Nora Cook, of Elkton. Pallbearers were Loring Cook, Jennings Riddle, .Jefferson Hensley, Sr. Herbert Gooden, Manuel Riddle and De Lure Hensley.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Thu, Jul. 7, 1994
VEREDIA FRANCES HENSLEY
Veredia Frances Hensley, 84, of McGaheysville died July 6, 1994, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg after a brief illness. Mrs. Hensley was born Feb. 4, 1910, in Rockingham County and was a daughter of the late Willie and Lydia Ann Shifflett Williams. She lived her entire life in Rockingham County and was a member of the Full Gospel Assembly Church. On April 13, 1929, she married the Rev. Ralph Howard Hensley, who died Jan. 2, 1994. Surviving are two daughters, Emma Jean Dovel of Hardy and Bernice Good of Harrisonburg one son, Ralph Delmar Hensley of Mount Crawford; one sister, Pearl Prather of Martinsburg, W.Va.; 13 grandchildren; and 25 great. grandchildren. The Revs. Keith Powers and William Strickler will conduct the funeral at 2 p.m. Friday at the Full Gospel Assembly Church. Burial will be in the Mount Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the Lindsey Harn8onbUrg Funeral Home.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Fri, May 19, 2006
VIOLET LORRAINE HANGER HENSLEY
Violet Lorraine Hanger Hensley, 79, of Elkton, died Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at her home. Mrs. Hensley was born Nov. 11, 1926 in Rockingham County and was the daughter of the late rank Bismark and Laura Virginia Fadley Hanger. She was a graduate of Dayton High School and a member of the Mount Zion United Methodist Church. She had worked at Leggett Department Store in Harrisonburg and Blue Bell Inc., in Shenandoah before retiring. On Dec. 25, 1948, she married Orson R. Hensley; he survives. Also surviving are a son, Carson Hensley of Elkton; two daughters, Diana Cooper of Fulks Run and Loretta Grunewald of Shenandoah; a brother, Arthur Hanger of Harrisonburg, and a sister, Charlene Hunley of Harrisonburg. The Revs. Shirley Mercer and Don Guthrie will conduct the funeral 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Elkton. Burial will be in the East Lawn Memorial Gardens near Harrisonburg. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the home of her daughter, Loretta Grunewald in Shenandoah, at any time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkton Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 152, Elkton, VA 22827.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Thu, Nov. 10, 2005
WAVERLY PRICE HENSLEY
Waverly Price Hensley, 77, of Charlottesville, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2005, at Heritage Hall. Born in Elkton, Va., he was the son of the late Russell Hensley and Bertie Salina Hensley. Mr. Hensley is survived by his loving wife, Jean; two daughters, Lorie Spencer, of Charlottesville, Va., and Susan Noble, of Clark, Va.; one son, Greg Hensley, and his wife, Wanda, of Albemarle County, Va.; two brothers, Russell Hensley, and his wife, Nancy, of Charlottesville, Va., and Dwain Hensley, of Albemarle Co., Va.; and four grandchildren, Amanda Spencer, Samantha Spencer, Erin Noble, and Megan Noble. A service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, at the Teague Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, at the Teague Funeral Home. The family would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to Winterhaven and Heritage Hall, and special thanks goes out to the staff at both facilities for their outstanding care of Mr. Hensley. In addition, a special thanks goes out to the Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad for all of its assistance. Flowers are welcome, but the family asks that any memorial contributions be made to the Charlottesville Albemarle Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 160, Charlottesville, VA 22902. Teague Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Friends may also sign the guest book at teaguefuneralhome.com

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Sat, Jun. 5, 2007
WELTY HINKLE HENSLEY
Welty Hinkle Hensley, 82, of Elkton, died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, at Evergreene Nursing Care Center in Stanardsville, Va., of complications from diabetes and congestive heart failure. Born June 6, 1925, in Penn Laird, Va., he was the son of the late Howard Samuel and Nellie Hinkle Hensley. He graduated from Elkton High School and attended Bridgewater College. In August of 1944, Welty joined the Navy and worked as a flight simulator instructor during World War II. He achieved the rank of Seaman First Class. After leaving the Navy he worked with his father at Hensley Sales and Service, a Chevrolet dealership in Elkton. He was the Mayor of Elkton from 1966 to 1970. In 1975, Welty opened Spotswood Realty. Welty was instrumental in helping form the Rockingham League of Towns, was on the Board of Directors in 1963 for the 50th Elkton Golden Jubilee Celebration, served as President of the 75th Elkton Diamond Jubilee Celebration, served as President of the Elkton Historical Society, and was instrumental in the renovation of the historic Miller-Kite House. Welty was Chairman of the Elkton Horse Show and helped organize the event for 20 years. He was a member of the Crime Solvers of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County and served on the Board of Directors of Farmers and Merchants Bank of Timberville Inc. for 22 years. He was past President of the Lions Club and past Commander of the American Legion Post 222. He loved Elkton and was a member of Elkton Area United Services, as well as being the author of A History of Elkton in 2004. Welty was a long-time member of Elkton United Methodist Church. An active supporter, he was a past member of the Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Administrative Council, and coordinated the major 1960s renovation of the historical church. He also belonged to the Harrisonburg Elks Lodge, Elkton Masonic Lodge No. 74 A.F.&A.M., and ACCA Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. of Richmond. In July of 2007, Welty and Alice celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. He is survived by his wife, Alice Mae Rion; son, Winston Kern Hensley and wife, Carol; two granddaughters, Amy Allen and husband, Charles, of Crofton, Md., and Joy George and husband, Stuart, of Buena Vista, Va.; two great-grandsons, John Joseph Allen and Alexander Kai George. Welty lived a very happy, proud, and full life. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him. His loved ones are rejoicing that he is now in Heaven, celebrating with God in endless peace, and that he is finally free of pain. We appreciate all your visits, thoughts, and prayers during this sad, but blessed time. Friends and family will be received at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton Saturday, Jan. 5, from 3 to 5 or anytime at 406 N. Stuart Avenue in Elkton. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6, at Elkton United Methodist Church, 205 Warren Street in Elkton with the Rev. David T. Reynolds officiating. Honorary Pallbearers will be employees of Hensley Sales and Service. Burial will be at Elk Run Cemetery with Masonic Rites. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of choice or to the Elkton United Methodist Church Repair Fund, P.O. Box 82, Elkton, VA 22827.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Wed, Dec. 13, 2006
WM FARREL HENSLEY
Wm. Farrel Hensley, 78, of McGaheysville, died Monday evening, December 11, 2006 at his home. Farrel was born on April 26, 1928 in Rockingham County, and was the son of the late Reese and Lottie Sipe Hensley. He graduated Valedictorian of his class of 1945 from McGaheysville High School and attended Randolph Macon College of Richmond. He owned and operated his own tile business and set tile for over 55 years. Many of the area schools, hospitals, businesses and homes still have tile Farrel set in them. He was known to be a quiet man with few words, but had a strong drive to work hard. He loved to garden, grow fruit and flowers, feeding and watching his wild birds and squirrels. He was a member of the Mt. Olivet Christian Church. Surviving are his previous wives; Rosie Phillips Hensley of Penn Laird and Ellen Life Hensley of McGaheysville. Also surviving are two daughters; Jacklyn Hensley Skinner and husband, Eddie of Port Republic, Rosetta Hensley Shifflett of Elkton, two stepdaughters; Donna Freedman and husband, Sam of Richmond, Connie Martinez and husband, Tom of Richmond; a brother, Jack Hensley, Harrisonburg; a sister, Phyllis Leap and husband, Tom, McGaheysville; three grandchildren; Tim Skinner and wife, Tammy of Crozet, Roseanne Skinner of Grottoes, Dansby Skinner of Port Republic, three step-grandchildren; Ginell Davis of Charlottesville, Cheryl Fitzgerald of South Carolina, John Freedman of West Point, two great-grandchildren; Tyler and Sara Skinner of Lacey Spring, one step-great-grandson, Jonathan Dance of Crozet. Pastor Wayne Wright will conduct the funeral service 2:00 p.m. Sunday December 17, 2006 at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Elkton. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, before the funeral at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to a local charity of the donor’s choice. The casket will remain closed.


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