SHELBY- Ann Parker Hamrick, 95, was born May 6, 1917, in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. She grew up in Asheville, where she later met L.T. Hamrick, a Vanderbilt law student, who became the love of her life. Following law school graduation in 1936, they moved to Shelby which happily became their home for the rest of their lives.
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Shortly after arriving in Shelby, First Baptist Church became Ann's foundation and remained so, even through the television ministry, for the last years of her life. Gardner Webb University also played an important part in her life for many years, where she participated in and supported many of the University's enterprises and activities and loved being a loyal fan of the Bulldog Club.
Ann traveled much of the world with her beloved husband but always looked forward to returning home and to their home-away-from-home at Lake Lure where they enjoyed entertaining friends and family for many years.
Ann is survived by two daughters, Maxine H. Kennedy, and husband, Michael of Shelby; Elizabeth H. Dulaney of Charlotte; one brother, John Parker and wife, June of Asheville,; one sister, Bonnie P. Towe of Weaverville; two grandsons, Scott Kennedy, and wife, Anne, of Shelby; David Kennedy, and wife, Danielle, of Greenville, N.C. and four great grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Davis Kennedy of Shelby, and Patrick and Edward Kennedy of Greenville, N.C.
The family sincerely thanks the staff for the loving care Ann received while a resident at Sterling House for the last eight years, and more recently at Hospice Kings Mountain and White Oak Manor in Shelby.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. from 1:45 p.m. in the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Shelby
Funeral Service: 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013, First Baptist Church of Shelby
Burial: Cleveland Memorial Park, Boiling Springs
Funeral Home: Cecil M Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Hamrick family
Memorials: First Baptist Church, 120 N Lafayette St Shelby, NC 28150, Gardner-Webb University, 110 N Main St Boiling Springs, NC 28017, Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby NC 28150 or donor's choice.
CECIL M. BURTON FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY
106 CHERRYVILLE RD.
Shelby, NC 28150-4208
Published in Shelby Star on May 5, 2013