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Thelma Hensley

December 16, 1936 — August 17, 2021


Thelma Lena Lanning Hensley, age 84, passed away on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.

A native of Jackson County, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Hannah Phillips Lanning.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Brenda James; brother Tom Lanning; and grandson Rico Martinez.  Thelma enjoyed raising her sisters, brothers, children and grandchildren.

Thelma is survived by two daughters, Linda Cervantes and Glenda Hensley; three sons, Mike, Danny and Gary Hensley; sister, Barbara Golden; three brothers, Lester, George and Ned Lanning; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

A time of sharing will be from 12:00 until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville.

The care of Mrs. Hensley has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Thelma Hensley, please visit our flower store.

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Time of Sharing

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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