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Seaver-Brown Chapel
Thursday September 30th, 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Friday October 1st, 2021

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Betty Louise Shupe Hensley


Betty Louise Shupe Hensley, age 77, passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at Smyth County Community Hospital, Marion, Va.

Miss Betty was everybody’s granny. She loved her family and friends with all her heart. Betty enjoyed making people smile. She loved her Lord and enjoyed worshipping with everyone at her church, Freedom Tabernacle. There were many things she enjoyed – reading her Bible, horseshoes, gravy biscuits, and chicken and dumplin’s. The lady who never met a stranger, met Jesus early Tuesday morning with no more pain and worry.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Shupe; daughter, Etta Lee Welsh; grandson, Alfred Lawrence “AJ” Ellison, Jr.; parents, James “Frank” and Virginia Hoback; infant brother, Jerry Lee Hoback; sister, Mary Ann Sawyers; son-in-law, Ricky Mercer; and sister-in-law, Jeanie Hoback.

Betty is survived by two daughters, Pamela Shupe Mercer of Ceres, Va. and Mary Louise Hamm of Atkins, Va.; son, George Washington “Feller” Shupe, Jr. and wife, Sonya; son-in-law, Robbie Welsh of Atkins, Va.; sister, Becky Sue Nuckolls and husband, Junior of Mount Airy, N.C.; brothers, Doug Hoback and wife, Betty Ann of Roanoke, Va., Larry Dean Hoback and wife, Rose of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Billy Joe Hoback of Wytheville, Va.; brother-in-law, Gary Sawyers of Pulaski, Va.; special grandson, Matthew Shupe; grandchildren, Shelly Ellison, Sherry Ellison, Elizabeth Hardy, Crystal Cassell, William Strouth, Jr., Robert Strouth, Jacob Strouth, Laura Daniels, Kaitlyn Marshall, and Makaela Mullins; special great-grandson, Lee Hardy; several great-grandchildren; many special friends as she loved everybody.

The family will receive friends Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 1, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Pastor Mike Sage officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Community Cemetery, Sunset River Road, Ceres, Va. Grandchildren will be pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to follow the COVID-19 Safety & Social Distancing Guidelines.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Miss Betty’s name to Freedom Tabernacle Ministries, 442 Freedom Tabernacle Lane, Atkins, Va. 24311.

To share memories of Betty Louise Shupe Hensley please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Betty’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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Mary, Robbie, & family, so sorry to see her home going...know she is a rest...with sympathy, mike & teresa...

mike snavely Sep 29 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty Shupe Hensley

mike snavely Sep 29 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Betty's passing. She was such a sweet lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Dale and Melissa Mercer, Porter Sage Sep 29 2021 12:00 AM

I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for sweet Betty's family

Vickie Cregger Sep 29 2021 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Bettys passing. She was a joy to be around and was a dear sweet friend. I have many memories of times we spent together. She is resting now with Jesus. Prayers to the family. Sis Woodward

Sis Woodward Sep 29 2021 12:00 AM

I love u granny R.I.P. I will be missed

Crystal Sep 29 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty Shupe Hensley

Crystal Sep 29 2021 12:00 AM

Pam & family, I am so sorry to hear about your mother! My heart was broken when I heard the news today. Youll be in my thoughts and prayers! Laura Lester Marion Family Pharmacy

Laura Lester Sep 28 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty Shupe Hensley

Laura Lester Sep 28 2021 12:00 AM

One of the sweetest lady's I've ever met. To top that I had the privilege of being married to one of her loving daughters. I loved her and she truly loved me the same. May all the family be comforted during this time of loss.

Robert Welsh and Katlin Marshall Sep 28 2021 12:00 AM

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