Fallen Hero: PFC Casey Ferrel Henslee


Funeral Home

Newton County Funeral Home-North

9998 Hwy. 15 N. Newton, MS


Monday, November 21, 2022 at 11:30 am at Newton County Funeral Home-North, 9998 Hwy. 15 N., Newton


Graveside service, Monday, 1:00 pm, Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Newton


Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard.  “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on November 15, 2022, and has moved on to his heavenly home.  PFC Casey Ferrel Henslee, age 32,  a member of the MS Army National Guard, who had served within 1/204th ADA, has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

“Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

Obituary, visitation, and service details:  

Services celebrating the life of Casey Ferrel Henslee will begin on Monday, November 21, 2022 at 11:30 am at Newton County Funeral Home-North, 9998 Hwy. 15 N., Newton.

Graveside services will begin on Monday at 1:00 pm at the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery under the direction of the Mississippi Funeral Honor Guard.

Casey was born Tuesday, September 18, 1990 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was a graduate of Newton County High School, and enlisted in the United States Military, for the Army National Guard, where he was honorably discharged after one tour in Iraq, with the company 1/204th, HHB 1/204 ADA. He was a Christian by faith, a carpenter by trade, a clown at heart, and loved his family very much. He was a jokester, striving to always put a smile on anyone’s face. He enjoyed all genres of music, specifically, hip-hop, blues, rap and soulful. He was very intelligent, learning things and trades, easily, referenced by his family as “the brightest.” His children, were the “light of his life” and his impact on others will be remembered for generations to come. He continued to give to others, even in his death, as he was an organ donor. He passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson at the age of 32.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Gene Toomey and Albert Embrey.

Survivors include his fiancé, Jessi Yarbrough; his son, Xander Ferrel Henslee; daughter, Aubree Skye Henslee, all of Decatur; his mother, Debbie Toomey Massey (Mark) of Decatur; grandfathers, Terry Stauffer,and Ferrel Henslee; grandmothers, Barbara Toomey Embrey, Debbie Franklin and Betty Henslee; numerous aunts and uncles also survive.

Visitation will begin on Monday at 10:00 am at the funeral home.