Emma June Hensdell Taylor, 88, of Independence passed away April 1, 2014 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.
She was born Nov. 24, 1925 in Independence to the late Will Hensdell and Nancy Isom and was preceded in death by her husband, McWayne Taylor and grandson, Lance Testerman.
She is survived by her daughters and spouses, Betty June and Stephen Sawyers of Independence and Wanda and Jerry Testerman of Elk Creek; sisters and spouse, Hazel and Jimmy Holdaway of Independence and Ruth Burnett of Galax; brother and spouse, Jimmy and Trudy Hensdell of Tacoma, Wash.; brother-in-law and spouse, Thomas and Helen Taylor; sisters-in-law, Elsie Taylor and Ila Mae Hensdell of Independence; four grandchildren, Keith Testerman, Landon Testerman, Lori (Mitchell) Vaught and Misty (Mack) Cassell; nine great-grandchildren, Lakean Vaught, McKenzie Testerman, Crue Cassell, Brady Testerman, Holden Cassell, Abby Vaught, Isabella Testerman, Dalton Cassell and Ann Marie Testerman.
Graveside service was held Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 2 p.m. in Brush Creek Cemetery in Independence with Gayle Bolt officiating. In her memory, memorial contributions can be made to Lance Testerman Scholarship Fund, in care of Jessie Sutherland, 1095 Powder Mill Road, Elk Creek, VA 24326 or to Independence Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 607, Independence, VA 24348.
Arrangements by Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Independence.