Age: 93 Address: Horton Creek Date of Death: Friday, December 20, 2013 Arrangements: Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
Details: Ocie Hensley Penland of Horton Creek, went to be with the Lord, Friday, December 20th at Brookside Rehabilitation & Care. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Bascombe and Elvia Austin Hensley, and the wife of Charles Liston Penland who died in 1990. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter: Edna Dean Penland; a son: Charles W. Penland; a daughter: Wilma Jean Adkins; grandsons: Roderick Lee Adkins and William Michael Morrow, Jr.
Surviving are a daughter: Linda Penland of Burnsville; a daughter-in-law: Mary Penland of Gray Court SC; 5 grandchildren: Renee Adkins Richard and husband, Chad, and Deborah Lynn Adkins, both of Simpsonville, SC, Charles W. Penland, Jr. of Woodruff, SC, Robert Martin Penland of Gray Court, SC and Amanda Morrow Hensley of Burnsville; 9 great grandchildren; 2 great, great grandchildren; 2 sisters: Essie Boone of Weaverville and Nellie Thomas of Hickory; and, 2 brothers: Dan Hensley and wife, Sue, of Marion and Hartcel Hensley and wife, Sue, of Asheville.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 PM Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Elk Shoal Baptist Church on Hardscrabble Road, of which she was a member. Rev. Stacey Elkins will officiate. Burial will be in the John Metcalf Cemetery on Horton Creek.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714, or to Elk ShoalBaptist Church, 823 Langford Branch Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.