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Arville Donald “Mountain Man” Hensley, age 63, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of Eula Shelton Hensley and the late Donald Hensley.
He was formerly owner and operator of C & A Lumber Co. He loved to hunt and he enjoyed his dogs, Rebel and Sassy.
In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by stepson: James Alvin Hensley; grandson: Noah Wayne Barnett and a grandmother: Rosie Shelton.
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Hensley; three daughters: Penny Aesque and husband Todd, Jonesborough, Candy Hensley and friend Tommy Reynolds, Meadowview, Va., Natosha Fowler and friend Garrett Lawson, Johnson City; two sons: Jackie Sauceman, Greeneville, Travis Fowler, Marshall, N.C.; two special step-daughters: Crystal Knight and friend Curtis, Alissia Hensley and friend Haskell Payne, Chuckey; 11 grandchildren: Melinda Vance, Roger Vance, Alisha Vance, Amber Casey, Josh Casey, Cody Casey, Autumn Knight, Madisyn Whittemore, Ian Sauceman, Chelsey Sauceman and David Sauceman; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; three brothers: James B Hensley, Flag Pond, Arnold Hensley, Fall Branch, Alvin Hensley, Unicoi; sister: Kathleen Conduff, Fall Branch.
Funeral service was conducted at noon on Friday, Jan. 25, in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. The Rev. Winfred Shelton officiated. Vocal selections were provided by the Rev. Winfred and Penny Shelton and by Dwight Arrington.
Interment followed at Shelton Mission Cemetery, Greeneville. Serving as pallbearers were Duane Fowler, Clyde “Buddy” King, Travis “Bubba” Fowler, Roger “Chester” Vance, Joshua Casey and Dakota Casey.
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Valley Funeral Home was in charge.