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Ruby Hensley

Friday, July 25, 2008

RISCO -- Ruby Lee Hensley, 88, died July 23, 2008, at her home

Born April 2, 1920, in Morrilton, Ark., to the late Frederick Lewis and Synthia Emmaline Weaver Sowell, she was affiliated with the First Baptist Church in Risco.

On July 25, 1942, she married Giles Edward Hensley who preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 1966.

She was also preceded in death by two sons, James Hensley and Jeff Huggins; four brothers, Bill Sowell, Lonnie Sowell, Fletcher Sowell and Charlie Sowell; three sisters, Claudia Malone, Elzadia Caldwell and Anthonia Bradford; and one granddaughter.

Survivors include: three daughters and two sons-in-law, Mary Dordon and Beulah and Jeff Evans of Risco and Marilyn and the Rev. Johnny Meese of Broseley; six sons and five daughters-in-law, Ralph and Lillian Huggins of Malden, John and Penny Hensley and Jim Hensley of Risco, George and Lora Hensley of Tallapoosa, Dan and Jeanie Hensley of Greenville and Doug and Tammy Hensley of Gideon; two daughters-in-law, Deloris Huggins of Malden and Effie Hensley of Risco; and 23 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled at 6 p.m. today at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden where services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Gene Lancaster will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Rosewood Cemetery in Malden.