Winnie Hensley

Published 3:13 pm Thursday, March 15, 2018

Winnie Conner Hensley, 93, of Rutherfordton, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills in Landrum, South Carolina.

A native of Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Dottie Murphy Conner. She was a retired textile employee and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. 

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Ellen H. Flynn and husband Hugh of Columbus; granddaughter, Becky H. McKelvey and husband Tommy of Rutherfordton; grandson Ronnie E. Hensley and wife Renee of Rutherfordton; great – grandchildren, Michelle H. Davis of Kannapolis, North Carolina, Zachary McKelvey of Rutherfordton, Bradley K. Hensley and wife Kendra of Greensboro, North Carolna, and Courtney H. Houser and husband Clint of Rutherfordton; six great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Oneda C. Camp of East Flack Rock, North Carolina.

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In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Shot” Hensley; son, Robert “Bob” Hensley; brothers, Clyde, Claude, Sam, David, Tellis, Martin and Kay Conner; and sisters, Annie Sue Searcy, Lillian Rector and Cynthia Brenn.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 563 Pleasant Hill Church Road, Rutherfordton, with the Rev. William Swink and the Rev. John Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the Family Life Center of the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ellen H. Flynn Endowment Fund, NC Baptist Foundation, 201 Convention Drive, Cary, NC 27511 or Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.

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Crowe’s Mortuary is assisting the Hensley family.