February 16, 1920 ~ October 26, 2002

Born in: Yancey Co.,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Hall James Hensley, 82, of 434 London Road, Asheville, died Saturday, October 26, 2002, in an Asheville hospital. Mr. Hensley was born in Yancey County and was a son of the late Garfield Washington and Myrtle Duncan Hensley; He was an Army veteran of WW II and a recipient of a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was retired from DuPont and was a member of Sweeten Creek Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Elsie Marcum Hensley; two sons, Jerry Hensley of Lake Lure and Bobby Hensley of Myrtle Beach; two brothers, Waymon Hensley of Hendersonville and Paul Hensley of Fletcher; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Tuesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Pierce officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Buncombe County Veterans Council Memorial Team at Woodlawn Cemetery. His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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  1. I have been thinking about all the wonderful times I spent with Uncle Hall and Aunt Elsie as I grew up, getting to come visit with my grandparents – I always had the joy of spending the night with them, being taken care of by Aunt Elsie, going to ball games with Uncle Hall, talking and laughing, the vegtable garden, Uncle Hall’s cars, walking up on the mountain. I am blessed to have shared a life long of treasured memories.
    Love, Vicki (Judy’s oldest)

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  2. As his neighbors, we really never knew Mr. Hensley, but we’re very sorry to see him go. Our hearts and prayers are with his wife Elsie and his family.

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