Caraway- Alpha Rose Reynolds Hensley, 80, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015.
She was born January 25, 1935 in Albion to the late Clarence “Dike” and Eula Davis Reynolds. Mrs. Hensley was retired from Basler Electric Company after 20 years of service. She was a homemaker and a beloved wife and mother. She loved having all the kids and grandkids over for holidays and Sundays for cooking and family time. It brought her so much joy and happiness to help raise all her grandkids and great-grandkids. She will be remembered as a loving mother who taught her family how to love and was of the Baptist belief.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, J. L. Hensley; a sister, Emmanette Harris; two brothers, Bill Reynolds and Lennis Reynolds.
She is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Barrett of Caraway and Terri Pearson of Lake City; a son, Keith Hensley and wife, Paula, of Caraway; two sisters, Peggy Oldham and Sharon Birmingham both of Batesville; seven grandchildren, Paul Barrett, Laura Smith, Amy Baker, Leah Brown, Lyndsey Pearson, Mitchell Hensley and Ben Hensley; and 12 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of her life will be 2:00 pm, Monday May 18, 2015 at Gregg Funeral Home Chapel in Monette with Rev. Andy Price officiating. Burial will follow at Caraway Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from noon until time of service Monday at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette.
Honored to serve as pallbearers are Nick Baker, Shawn Smith, Dennis Gomez, Kevin Killett, Keith Hensley and Mitchell Hensley. Honorary pallbearers are Benjamin Hensley, Paul Barrett and David Harris.