The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


September 6, 2013

Betty Hamilton, of Troy, dies at age 84

Thursday, September 5, 2013 — Troy – Betty Deberry Hamilton, age 84, formerly of 139 Haithcock St., Troy, died Monday, September 2, 2013, at Trinity Place, Albemarle.

Betty was born October 11, 1928, in Montgomery County, N.C., the daughter of Ray and Bertha Russell Deberry. She was a former sewing machine operator with 20 plus years of service at Capel Rug Mill of Troy.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Frank Hamilton, who passed away April 25, 2011; one son, Gary Lynn Hamilton, and two brothers, Harold Deberry and Ray Deberry.

Betty is survived by three children, Kay Medlin of Richfield, Larry Hamilton of Mt. Gilead and Sarah Dunn of Mt. Gilead; grandchildren, Gary Hamilton, Kent Medlin, Kelly Thompson, Brandy Medlin Jones, Alex Medlin, Austin Dunn and Justin Dunn and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family received friends Wednesday, September 4, 2013, from 6-8 p.m.  at Pugh-Troy Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Troy; other times at the home of Sarah Dunn, 656 Bowles Road, Mt. Gilead. The funeral was Thursday at 2 p.m. at Love Joy United Methodist Church, 1137 Substation Road, Troy, with Rev. Ron Hamilton and Rev. Kevin Thompson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Love Joy United Methodist Church, “Cemetery Fund” c/o Betty Lassiter, 1798 Love Joy Road, Troy, NC 27371.

Pugh-Troy Funeral Home is assisting the Hamilton family.

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