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Zelta Hensley Bagby

Zelta Bagby 04062016

Zelta Hensley Bagby, age 85, Spivey Mountain Community, Erwin passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at the Center on Aging and Health. She was a li felong resident of Unicoi County. Mrs. Bagby was a daughter of the late Joe Roscoe & Lucy Tolley Hensley. She retired from Industrial Garment where she was employed as a seamstress for over twenty-five years. Mrs. Bagby was a member of Mountain Dale Freewill Baptist Church. Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Lynnwood Elbert Bagby on November 14, 1985 and one sister, Irene Tipton.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories, two sons: Lynnwood “L. J.” Bagby and wife, Kim, Carroll Reed Bagby and wife, Marsha, all of Erwin; three brothers: Kyle Hensley and wife, Carolyn, Arnold Hensley and wife, Marsha, all of Erwin, George Hensley and wife, Sharel of Green Mountain, NC; two sisters: Glasie Peterson and husband, R. L., Kathleen Cooper and husband, Wayne, all of Erwin; four grandchildren: Joe Bagby, Jill Montgomery, Melissa Edwards, Jared Bagby; three great grandchildren: Dalton Edwards, Carissa Edwards and Josie Arnold; one step-grandson, Andy Nelson. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. until the hour of service on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Gordon Lewis and Reverend Kevin Laws will officiate at the 7:00 P.M. service. Music will be provided by David and Damaris Higgins. Pallbearers will be Joe Bagby, Jared Bagby, Andy Nelson, David Edwards, Ray Chandler and Everett Hughes. Committal service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday in the Hensley Family Cemetery, Kelly Drive, Spivey Mountain Community, Erwin. Family, ministers, pallbearers and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:45 A.M. on Friday.

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Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Bagby family. (423) 743-1380.