July 7, 1927 - December 2, 2019
Virginia Elizabeth Hensley Tweedy Gay, 92, of 1820 Sunset Drive, Altavista passed very peacefully Monday, December 2, 2019 at her residence. She was first married to the late Edward Coleman Tweedy and secondly to the late Harry S. Gay. She was born July 7, 1927 in Evington, a daughter of the late Robert William Hensley and Martha Roberta Hackworth Hensley. She was a member of Gospel Light Baptist Church and a retired employee of Universal Electric. Virginia taught childrens Sunday School classes for over 45 years at the Baptist Tabernacle in Altavista. She is survived by two sons, Roger Wayne Tweedy and friend Shirley and John Dennis Tweedy (Deborah); one daughter, Pamela Ella Tweedy Laughon; one step son, David S. Gay (Lisa); three step daughters, Patricia G. Dunn (Gerald), Phyllis G. Farris (Tommy) and Susan G. Shelton and friend Len; two sisters, Agnes Dowdy Anderson (William) and Christine "Peanut" Burley; two brothers, James "J.T." Hensley (Peggy) and Kenneth "Pop" Hensley (Mary); two step daughter in laws, Joyce Gay and Dottie Gay; eighteen grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; special friend, Hilda Worley Ward; Alice Rigney her home health care giver; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sons, James "Jake" Edward Tweedy and Joseph "Joe" Coleman Tweedy, Sr.; two step sons, William "Tommy" Gay and Kenneth Gay; five brothers, William "Bill" Hensley, Herbert "Joe" Hensley, Shirley "Tater" Hensley, Charles "Punch" Hensley and Clarence Ray Hensley; three sisters, Lois H. Goodman, Elsie H. Boley and Florence "Penny" Hensley and a special friend Anna Gilbert. A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 6, 2019 at Finch and Finch Chapel, Altavista by the Pastor Brian Warren and Rev. Lyle (Butch) Boley with interment to follow in Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lynch Station. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday at Finch and Finch Funeral and Cremation Service, Altavista and other times at the residence. The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider Gospel Light Baptist Church, 31 Kingston Road, Evington, VA 24550 or The Gideons International, P.O. Box 193, Altavista, VA 24517.
Virginia Elizabeth Hensley Tweedy Gay, 92, of 1820 Sunset Drive, Altavista passed very peacefully Monday, December 2, 2019 at her residence. She was first married to the late Edward Coleman Tweedy and secondly to the late Harry S. Gay. She... View Obituary & Service Information
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