The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


September 16, 2013

Betty Kimrey retired from Collins & Aikman

Monday, September 16, 2013 — Betty Lee Hannah Kimrey, 81 years of age, of Norwood, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2013, at her home.

Betty was born November 14, 1931, in Chesterfield County, S.C. to the late Boss Hannah and the late Nannie Teal Hannah. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Bobby, Zeb, Thomas, John Robert, Levander, Franklin and Jim Hannah; and sisters, Annie Brock, Ruth Boan and Beatrice Brock.

The family received friends from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2013, at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle.

The funeral service followed at 4 p.m. in the Hartsell Funeral Home’s Lefler Memorial Chapel with Rev. Steve Barbee officiating. The burial was in the Hudson Cemetery in Norwood following the service.

She is survived by her husband, James Eben Kimrey Sr. of the home; son, James Eben “JE” Kimrey Jr. of Norwood; daughter, Carolyn Kimrey Biles and husband Eddie of Mount Gilead; granddaughters, Jennifer Biles Carter and husband Ashley of Albemarle and Summer Biles Jolly and husband Josh of Albemarle; great-granddaughter, Ava Grace Carter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Betty retired from Collins & Aikman in Norwood as a winder operator and fixer and was a member of Gleaning Mission Church in Oakboro.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N. First St., Albemarle, NC 28001.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Kimrey family.

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