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Rev. George Henley

September 8, 1924 — September 25, 2012

The Rev. George G. Henley of Aylett, Va., departed this world to dwell in the house of the Lord on September 25, 2012. The second of five children, he was born on September 8, 1924, to the late Earle E. Henley, Sr., & Elizabeth Haddon Henley. The son of a Methodist minister, George, too, served the Va. United Methodist Church for 40 years before retiring in 1987. George was a WWII veteran, graduated from Hampden- Sydney College, and went on to Duke University where he completed Divinity School before going into the ministry.  He married Eloise Hanes of Farmville, Va., who lost her battle with cancer in 1985. They had one son, William Erwin Henley, who survies them. George was married again to Urcil S. Jacobs, Farmville, Va, who also succumbed to cancer in 2008.

George's two brothers, Earle E. Henley, Jr., and Robert O. Henley, who pre-deceased him, also responded to God's calling. They both served the Va. United Methodist Church for a number of years. Praise be to God for their service and dedication! George was also pre-deceased by a sister, Elizabeth Wright. In addition to his son, George is also survived by his sister, Lucy Drury, of Seattle, WA., sisters-in-law Sandra Henley and Juanita Basham, and eleven nieces and nephews.

Services will be held as follows: Visitation at Shorter Funeral Home, 1905 South Main St., Farmville, Va. 23901 on Saturday, September 29, 2012, from 6:00PM until 8:00PM. Funeral at Farmville United Methodist Church, 212 High Street Farmville, VA 23901, on Sunday, September 30, 2012, at 3:00PM with interment following at Westview Cemetery.
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Saturday, September 29, 2012

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Sunday, September 30, 2012

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Farmville United Methodist Church

210 High St, Farmville, VA 23901

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