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Alta Hensley, Taylor Co., KY/Hart Co., KY native (1926-2017)

She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church which she served faithfully for many years. Alta was an elder, youth sponsor and Crusade leader for the Cumberland Presbytery. After retiring from public work she also took on the roll of Church Treasurer. Alta was always supporting others, whether it was in her many roles in her church and her community or during her 35 years as the receptionist at Fruit of the Loom; all of which had many challenges that she managed to handle with both poise and grace.
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Alta Hensley, 91, of Campbellsville, KY, died at 7:43amET, Saturday, October 21, 2017 in Campbellsville, KY.

The funeral service by Rev. Earl West will be at 10amCT/11amET, Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY. Burial will be at 1pmCT/2pmET, in Horse Cave Cemetery, Horse Cave, KY. Visitation will be 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


Alta Hensley, Taylor Co., KY/Hart Co., KY native (1926-2017)


Alta Hensley was daughter of the late Harry Adams & Ella Kessler Adams. She was born April 14, 1926 in Hart County, KY. She died Saturday, October 21, 2017 in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the age of 91 years, six months, and seven days.

She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church which she served faithfully for many years. Alta was an elder, youth sponsor and Crusade leader for the Cumberland Presbytery. After retiring from public work she also took on the roll of Church Treasurer. Alta was always supporting others, whether it was in her many roles in her church and her community or during her 35 years as the receptionist at Fruit of the Loom; all of which had many challenges that she managed to handle with both poise and grace. She united in marriage to Floyd Hensley, Jr. September 10, 1947 and it has been said that she truly was the "good woman behind the good man", as she very faithfully supported and encouraged him in all his endeavors.

He preceded her in death January 12, 2004.

Alta is survived by:
  • One sister: Virginia Baker of Campbellsville, KY

  • Two sisters-in-law: Rowena Hines of Nashville, TN; and Grace Counts of Elizabeth, CO

  • Five nieces and nephews: Kenneth Baker and wife, Kimberly; Mitzi Hensley and husband, Joe; Sanford Hensley and wife, Angie; and Kelly Hines and wife, Heather; Amy Counts Smith and husband, Brian

  • Her dear friend: Helen Vaughn of Campbellsville, KY

  • Several great nieces and nephews

  • And many other relatives and friends
She was preceded in death by one brother, T. J. Adams.

Send condolences to the family of Alta Hensley

The family requests expressions of sympathy be donations to Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church, which may be made at the funeral home.

Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, is in charge of arrangements.


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Alta Hensley, Taylor Co., KY/Hart Co., KY native (1926-2017)



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