OBITUARY: Linda Arvin Hensley


Linda Arvin Hensley “The Lady Auctioneer”, of Mt. Juliet, TN passed peacefully at home with all her children by her side on March 31, 2024.

Linda was born in Washington, IN on October 31, 1946 to Ira & Marcella Wilson.

After a vacation to Tennessee, she made the decision to move her and her children to Tennessee and make it their forever home in 1976. She began her career as a Realtor, but then found her passion and became an Auctioneer. She was one of the first Lady Auctioneers in the state of Tennessee. Later in her career, she established the Golden Gavel Auction School. She sold and had many auctions all over the state and many states throughout the West. Her motto was “selling everything, but yesterday”! But no matter how many accomplishments she had, she considered her children as her biggest and most important.

Linda was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Tim Hensley; parents, Ira & Marcella Wilson; brother, Ira “Porky” Wilson; sister, Mary Ream; and son, Lonnie Arvin.

She is survived by her children, Tammy (Todd) Gordon, Rhonda (Kris) Gorrell, Becky (Bobby) Woods, Ronnie (Beth) Arvin, Rachel (Daniel) Cherry, Donnie (Mardine) Arvin and Timothy Hensley; brother, Ernie Evans; as well as 29 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, April 4th at 3:00 pm at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet with Pastor Greg Bell officiating. Interment will follow the service at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens with her children serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, April 3rd from 4-8 pm and Thursday, April 4th from 1 pm until time of service.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, 2229 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122, 615-758-5459, obituary line 615-758-8818,


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