June 30, 1964 ~ April 5, 2011

Born in: Fort Oglethorpe, GA.,
Resided in: Arden, NC

Arden - Mark Layne Jenkins, 46, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011. A native of North Georgia, he was the son of Dr. C. Layne Jenkins of Madison, GA and of the late Patsy Fowler Jenkins. He was a loving father and husband. He was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Emory University Law School. He had been a practicing attorney in Waynesville for 20 years. Mark is survived by his wife Sally Sharp Jenkins; three sons, Taylor Layne, Alexander Mark and Penn Stone Jenkins of the home; two sisters, Hope Bankston of Barnesville, GA and Amanda Lawson of Gray, GA. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Friday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian conducted by his uncle, the Reverend Hoyt E. Jenkins. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at 2:00 pm Saturday in the Madison City Cemetery in Madison, GA.

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  1. Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. Your family remains in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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  2. Sally and Pen,
    Please know you both will be held in my thoughts and prayers over this difficult time. I shall always remember Mark’s humility and free service while tending that sweat lodge fire.
    Sincerely,
    Eric Belsterling

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  3. He was a good friend and helped me and my family through a rough time. His family is in my prayers.

    Mike and Joy McFarland

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  4. My condolences to Mark’s family. I am very sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort and peace during this time.

    Sincerely,
    Denise Mathis

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  5. Sally, Penn, Alex and Taylor,
    My heart is sad for your loss. Mark was so humble, caring and giving. He had many wonderful qualities and helped me during a very rough time.

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  6. Mark was one of the wittiest and most erudite people I have known. I have worked with him for almost 15 years. He could made calendar call actually fun. He had not a mean bone in his body or mean thought in his head. We will miss him. The Court system is the poorer for his loss.

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  7. Sally, I am so sorry to hear about Mark and am deeply sorry for yours and your sons loss. Sending lots of love and light to you. Love, Kathy Dee

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  8. Dear Salley,
    I offer my love and prayers to you and your boys. I am very grateful for having shared part of my life with this beautiful man. His vision quest story lives on in my awareness as a deep healing medicine story that I will never ever forget.

    You go well Stonewalker, go well.
    Every Blessing,
    Kedar

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  9. Sally,
    My condolences and love go out to you and your family during this very difficult time. You were always one of my favorite people. So loving, kind, and understanding. I just wanted to tell you that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I’m sorry I couldn’t make it to the service but I am thinking of you.
    Lots of Love,
    Kallie

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  10. Dear Sally,
    May the arms of Family members encircle your grief and bolster your Spirit.
    May the light of Love illuminate your path as you step forward.
    May the bonds of friendship be the threads that weave support for you and your Loved Ones.

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  11. Dear Sally and Jenkins Family,

    Sending much love and light! Let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

    In Love,
    Shawn Gallaway
    615-390-7803

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  12. MARK WILL BE GREATLY MISSED – I HAVE SO MANY GOOD THOUGHTS TO REMEMBER HIM BY – HE WILL A JOY TO WORK WITH THRU THE CLERK OF COURTS OFFICE – MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY

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  13. Sally,

    I send you and your family my most heartfelt condolences. I am so sorry for your loss and although I know that it is so very difficult for you right now I am sure that in due time you will be able to celebrate what was and smile at the memories and love that you will retain, and indeed strenghten.

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  14. I considered Mark a good friend for
    over fifteen years and I miss him greatly. I did not know Sally, but my heart goes out to you and his three sons. May God Bless
    John C

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  15. Dear Jenkins family,
    I would like to express my deepest sympathy in your great sorrow. I used to work for the DSS and have fond memories of Mark as we used to work together. He was always a gentleman and a good friend. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely,
    Amy Huber

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  16. Dear family:

    We had only known Mark for a short period of time but we gained both a professional and personal friendship. He was a great man and may he always be remembered for that. He was a man with intestinal fortitude, strength, humility and kindness. We shall never, ever forget him and we thank God that we knew him.

    Rest in peace, Mark. You will be missed.

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  17. I got to know Mark while practicing law in Waynesville. Mark was a compassionate, intelligent, modest, and good person. I wrote a brief message in today’s Mountaineer’s opinion page, which I cut out, and affixed to my desk, so as to never forget the need to be compassionate, and understanding, even when things are not self-evident. I will miss Mark greatly.

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  18. I worked with Mark about 10 years ago and always enjoyed talking with him. He had some great stories and always had something funny to say. He will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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  19. I only knew Mark as a fellow business owner on Main St. in Waynesville. I knew Mark as a good fun and helpful individual.

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  20. I will be praying for the family during this difficult time.I enjoyed working with Mark through the years in the Haywood County Register of Deeds Office.Sincerely Amy Murray Warren
    Retired Haywood County Register of Deeds

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  21. I have your whole family in my prayers. Mark was my cousin. Sadly, I haven’t seen him in many years. I was stunned to hear of his passing. My deepest sympathies go out to Sally and their children, to Layne, Hope, and Amanda. May God hold you all close, and grant you His strength and His peace that passes all understanding.
    Love, Renee (Stone) Brown

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  22. Dearest Sally;
    Sam was texting a recent graduate and learned of your husband’s passing. We are all so sorry and feel so sad for your and your sons’ loss. Just knowing you, we know he was a special man who most likely had a very big, warm heart. As the days pass, please know that you are in our hearts and prayers, and we hope your beautiful smile will return, comforted by happy memories that bring you strength and sustenance.
    With affection- Scott and Leslie Harper, and Sam

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