LAKE JAMES - Betty Grayson Hunt, 82, of Benfield's Landing, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Born in Cleveland County on Nov. 10, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Howard Hamby Grayson and Myrtle Belle Wellmon Grayson.
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Betty was a member of Sandy Plains Baptist Church. Along with her husband, Jim, she was an avid walleye fisherman at both Lake James and Lake Fontana. This was their favorite hobby throughout the years. They operated Benfield's Landing and Marina at Lake James since 1973, creating many years of good memories there for family and friends. She was loved by many and will be missed.
A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, Betty is survived by her sons, Scott Hunt and his wife Sherry of Lake James, Donnie Hunt of Lake James, and Steve Hunt and his wife Gilda of Polkville; grandchildren, Amy Hunt Miller and her husband Cameron, Jamie Hunt, Jennifer Street and her husband Kevin, Cory Hunt, Kayla Hunt, Patty Tripp, and Randy Spangler and his wife Jennie; great-grandchildren, Ethan Miller, Evan Miller, Trevor Webb, Ashley Webb, Toby Street, and Andrew Bruno; and a great-great-granddaughter, Ashlynn Bruno.
In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, James Lee "Jim" Hunt; a brother, Howard Grayson, Jr.; sisters, Evelyn Wilson and Virginia Grigg; and a daughter-in-law, Brenda Hunt.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 4 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial service: 4 p.m. Friday in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home
Funeral home: Sossoman Funeral Home is serving the family.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 1721 Enon Road, Valdese, NC 28690.
Online condolences: www.sossomanfuneralservice.com
Sossoman Funeral Home
1011 South Sterling Street
Morganton, NC 28655
Published in Shelby Star on Apr. 17, 2014