The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


February 18, 2013

Betty Hartsell

Monday, February 18, 2013 — Betty Jean Furr Hartsell, 80, of Locust, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at Liberty Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Charlotte.

Mrs. Hartsell was born May 30, 1932, in Cabarrus County to the late Dewey Dewitt Furr and Etta Francis Hall Furr. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Lafayette Hartsell Sr., in 2005.

She was a clerk for Charlotte Orthopedics.

The family received friends from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, February 17, 2013, at First Baptist Church of Locust. The funeral service was in the church sanctuary at 2 p.m. officiated by Rev. Dr. Kinney Wallace. Burial followed in the church cemetery beside her husband.

At other times, the family will meet at the home of her son.

Survivors include her son, James L. Hartsell Jr. “Sonny” of Locust; her brothers, William Brown Furr of Mint Hill and Jan Stephen Furr of Locust; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Hartsell family.

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