Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Sue Brassfield Henley, 93 of Manchester will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Allen Adams officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Henley died Tuesday, July 7, following an extended illness. She was born in Hillsboro, the daughter of the late Luther William Brassfield and Vena Myers Brassfield. She worked for 57 years with her husband in the family business, Henley Equipment Company, Henley Grain and the Conklin Company. She was a faithful member of Main Street Church of Christ in Manchester. Mrs. Henley enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid gardener. It was said she was the “Best Cook” in Coffee County. She was also a 4-H leader and a member of the Home Demonstration Club for many years. In 1994, she along with her husband Wilson were awarded the very first “Spirit of Conklin Award” from the Conklin Company where she and Wilson were regional sales directors.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Jessie Mae Oliver, Thursie Bynum and Pauline Camack, and by brother Speaker Brassfield. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband of 73 years, Mr. Wilson Henley of Manchester; daughter Carolyn Mitchell and her husband Steve of Taylorsville, N.C.; two sons, Carter Henley and his wife, Linda of Hillsboro, David Henley and his wife, Marcia of Hillsboro; sister, Mrs. Emma Payne of Decherd; six grandchildren, Ginger Keeling, Shane Henley, Twilla Walker, Tyler Mitchell, Jennifer Henley and Rachel Henley; and great-grandchildren.
Manchester Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) July 10, 2015