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Betty S. Hines Somers

July 3, 1930 - August 30, 2016

Burial Date September 2, 2016

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Betty Jean Somers Hines, 86, of Brookneal passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Virginia Baptist Hospital after battling cancer. She was the wife of Paul Oliver Hines for 59 years.

Mrs. Hines was born in Alamance County, N.C., July 3, 1930, daughter of the late Lindsey Moore Somers and Mary Isabel Sutton Somers. She graduated from the former Women’s College of North Carolina, now University of North Carolina-Greensboro. She worked in teaching and advertising in Greensboro, N.C. and at Emory University in Georgia prior to the birth of her first child. She was a devout Christian with a great love of music, singing in church choirs as well as the Durham Choral Society. Most recently she was pianist for the Brookneal Presbyterian Church. She also enjoyed the arts, history, reading, needlecraft, word and logic puzzles. She and her husband traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad after his retirement.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Denise Hines, and Lisa Hines Lamberth; two grandsons, Michael and Nicholas Lamberth; as well as several brothers and sisters-in- law; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother, John D. Somers; and two sisters, Mary Frances Cook and Hazel Hughes.

The family would like to thank Mary “Pee Wee” Pack for her loving care and devotion during Betty’s illness.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. at Brookneal Presbyterian Church on Friday, September 2, 2016 by the Rev. Herndon Jeffreys with interment to follow in the Amelia Veterans Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 7 p.m. Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Henderson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Brookneal.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.