1940 Henry 2015

Henry Hevener

March 5, 1940 — September 14, 2015

MONTEREY, VA Henry Morgan Hevener, 75, of Monterey, passed away Monday, September 14, 2015 at his farm home. The youngest of eight, he was born March 5, 1940 in Monterey a son of the late George Pinckney and Bonnie Marie (Rexrode) Hevener. A dedicated and successful farmer, Mr. Hevener raised sheep, beef cattle, bison, and was one of the first commercial poultry farmers in the county. His life-long passions, maple syrup and the family maple sugar camp, served as inspiration for the development of the Highland County Maple Festival. A member of Highland Baptist Church, he will be remembered as a humble and godly man as well as being a good steward of his land. He was preceded in death by his sister, Marie Knapp and two brothers, Thomas C. Hevener and George P. Hevener, Jr. He is survived by his wife, June (Ellsworth) Hevener, whom he married on January 12, 1991; three step-sons, Glenn Conner of Fredericksburg, Greg Conner of Monterey and Gwayne Conner of Alexandria; four grandchildren, Gillian Conner, Jennifer Meyer, John Luke Conner and Jeremiah Byerly; three great-grandchildren, Mariah Conner, Crissy Conner and Ayden Tucker and four sisters, Mary Beverage of Monterey, Thelma Bussard of Bolar, Rosa Barron and husband, Don of Triangle and Ruby Swecker and husband, Jim of Monterey. He also leaves behind nine nieces and ten nephews with whom he was very involved. A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m., Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at Highland Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Monterey Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Tommy Hevener, David Hise, Don Dowdy, J.L. Swecker, John Swecker and Greg Conner. Following the committal service, the family will receive friends and share a meal in the fellowship hall of Highland Baptist Church. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Highland Baptist Church, Building Fund, 302 Jackson River Rd, Monterey, VA 24465.

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