EARL - Pansie Blanton Elinburg Hamrick, 94, of Crow Road, died May 22, 2013, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cleveland County, she was the daughter of the late Arron and Chosie Ella Runyan Blanton.
She was a dedicated wife, involved mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Pansie was always a free spirit who brought joy to all who came into her life. Her warm smile and love of life was evidenced by her laughter. She was a lifelong and faithful member of New Hope Baptist Church where she taught the four and five-year-old Sunday School Class. Pansie truly loved her neighbors as herself by sacrificially giving to sup-port her local church and anyone in need. Pansie was the type of person who asked not to mourn her passing but to celebrate her life because she lived everyday as if it were her last. She found joy and happiness in the smallest things in life and would share her words of wisdom with all whom she encountered.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, James Edgar Elinburg; second husband, William Thomas Hamrick; son, Lyndlle King Elinburg; brother, Bill Blanton
She is survived by her loving daughter, Lucille Wright Evans of Shelby; five grandchildren, Jennifer Bartlett and husband Craig of Indian Trail, Lainee Smith and husband Toby of Rutherfordton, John Evans of Charlotte, Ike Evans of Elizabeth City and Tracy Cassarino of New York; two great-grandchildren, Ashlyn and Andrew Bartlett; Bert Crawford, who was like a son; and many other
loving extended family.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Russ Bradley officiating.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home, and other times at the home of her daughter.
Burial will be at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to New Hope Baptist Church, 2621 Blacksburg Rd., Earl, NC 28038
Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent online at www.claybarnette.com.