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Mary Malinna Hensley

mary-hensleyMary Malinna Hensley, 69, of Unicoi, passed away on Friday, September 30, 2016 at her residence. She was a native of Port Arthur, TX and a daughter of Fred Hollier, Sr. and the late June Ross Hollier. Mary was a loving homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church where she had taught in the Sunday school department and played the piano. Mary enjoyed cooking, crocheting, playing the piano, going to church and spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to her mother, Ms. Hensley is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Hensley and a daughter, Chloie Collins.


In addition to her father, Mary Malinna Hensley has left behind to cherish her memories:

Son: Jake Collins and wife, Stacey of Unicoi;

Grandsons: William Collins and Colton Collins of Unicoi;

Brothers: Paul Hollier and wife, Kim of Erwin,

Fred Hollier, Jr. and wife, Sona of San Antonio, TX,

Jeff Hollier and wife, Clara of San Antonio, TX;

Sisters: JoAnna Schmidke of Port Arthur, TX,

Jan Hollier of Nashville, TN,

Jill Leal and husband, Bob of California;

Several Nieces and Nephews.


The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Mary Malinna Hensley in a committal service to be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at Evergreen Cemetery with Dr. Bob Gray officiating. Those attending will meet at Evergreen Cemetery by 1:50 PM on Tuesday.


In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial donations be made to First Baptist Church, 200 Love Street, Erwin, TN 37650.


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