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Jewell Virginia Hensley Knight
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Birth: Aug. 27, 1932
Death: May 26, 2010

Jewell Virginia Hensley Knight, 77, of McGaheysville, passed away May 26, 2010, in Harrisonburg.

Mrs. Knight was born Aug. 27, 1932, in Rockingham County, and was a daughter of the late Walter and Nellie Dean Hensley.

Mrs. Knight graduated from McGaheysville High School and was a member of the Skyline Eagles, the Gooden Brothers VFW Post 9292 Ladies' Auxiliary in Elkton and Mount Olivet Christian Church. She last worked at Degesch America Inc. in Weyers Cave.

On Nov. 13, 1951, she married Dewey Wilson Knight, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Knight is survived by a son, David W. Knight of McGaheysville; a sister, Shirley Shifflett and husband, Isaac, of McGaheysville; granddaughter, Jennifer Wyant; and a great-grandson, Dylan Wyant. Besides her parents and husband, Mrs. Knight was preceded in death by brothers, Lucius Hensley, Ellery Hensley and Curtis Hensley and sisters, Frances Gooden and Geraldine Kite.

Pastor Wayne Wright and Pastor Carter Dean will conduct a graveside service 11 a.m. Friday, May 28, 2010, at the Mount Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Gooden Brothers VFW Post 9292, 13958 Spotswood Trail, Elkton, VA 22827 or the Skyline Eagles No. 4393, 240 Shen Elk Plaza, Elkton, VA 22827.

Online condolences may be sent to the Knight family by visiting

Arrangements entrusted to the Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

Daily News Record, Harrisonburg VA
May 27, 2010 
Family links: 
  Henry Walter Hensley (1874 - 1942)
  Nellie Virginia Dean Hensley (1901 - 1988)
  Dewey W Knight (1930 - 1976)*
  Frances Elizabeth Hensley Gooden (1922 - 2003)*
  Lucius Shacklette Hensley (1927 - 2004)*
  Curtis H. Hensley (1928 - 2007)*
  Ellery Austin Hensley (1930 - 1977)*
  Jewell Virginia Hensley Knight (1932 - 2010)
  Geraldine Sidney Hensley Kite (1934 - 2007)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Rockingham County
Virginia, USA
Created by: JMB
Record added: May 27, 2010
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