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Blanche “Granny” Hensley

Blanche “Granny” Hensley, age 79, of Erwin, passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Madison County, NC and a daughter of the late Bulah and Stella Shelton Johnson. Blanche was a member of Lower Higgins Creek Church of God. She loved to fish, tend to her flower garden, go yard selling and loved her grandbabies. Mrs. Hensley was a loving homemaker. In addition to her parents, Blanche is preceded in death by her husband, James Madison Hensley, infant daughter, Elouise Hensley, grandchild, Jonathan Hensley, great grandchild, Jonathan Michael Shelton, sisters, Vooney Shelton, Mami Sue Thomas, Bess Cantrell, Deli Shelton and brothers, Blaine Johnson, Deston Johnson and Manely Johnson.

Blanche “Granny” Hensley leaves behind to cherish her memories:
Daughters: Dorothy Tipton and husband, Robert
Deloris Tipton
Sons: James Madison Hensley, Jr. and wife Debera
Preston Thomas Hensley and wife Marie
Grandchildren: Bob Tipton and wife, Melissa
Kathy Richardson and husband, Mike
James Madison Hensley, III and wife, Becky
Danielle Renee Hensley
Jason Shelton and wife, Michelle
Josh Ramsey
10 Great Grandchildren
Sisters: Maryann Gilbert
Martha Gunner
A special niece Bernice Thomas and husband, David

The family requests the honor of your presence as we honor and remember the life of Blanche Hensley in a graveside service to be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Luther Hensley Cemetery, Rector Laurel Road, Flag Pond, TN. Pastor Larry “Dino” Tipton will officiate. Those serving as pallbearers will be notified by the family.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family through our website at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Blanche Hensley through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, TN, 423-743-9187.