Betty Mae Hession

WEST POINT – Betty Mae Hession, 71, passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Aug. 9, 1941, in West Point to Willie Mae Richards and A.E. Duke Sr.

She was a member of the Egypt Baptist Church and she was retired from Artex where she was a seamstress.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today,  Aug. 7, at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with the Rev. Tony Rooks and the Rev. R.C. Bryan officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

She is survived by three sons, Eddie Hamby of Hamilton, Robert Hamby of  West Point and Michael Hamby of West Point; one sister, Hazel Camp of  West Point; nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, James Hamby, and a brother, A.E. Duke Jr.

Pallbearers will be Mike Smith, Greg Fulgham, Craig Keys, Billy Yarbrough, Jim Allen and Doug Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Gordon Hazard, Chip Atkins, Wayne Wray, Wayne Cohea and friends at PLI.

Memorials may be made to LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, 50 Dunlap St., Memphis, TN 38103.

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