DATELINE: KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
Betty Champion Thornburg
Betty Champion Thornburg, 88, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on November 16, 2021 at Atrium Health Cleveland in Shelby, NC. She was born in Cleveland County, NC, daughter of the late Lyman Edmond and Gertrude Ledford Champion and was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Newell Thornburg and two sons, Rodney Dale and Alan Scott Thornburg. Betty was also preceded in death by her brother Carl Champion and a sister, Della Bell. She was a long time member of Oak Grove Baptist Church where she enjoyed playing softball with the Women's Church League. Betty retired after many years of service with the former First Union Bank of Kings Mountain. Always active, Betty enjoyed sewing, embroidering, and cooking wonderful meals. Betty had a giving heart and enjoyed helping anyone in need. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Her thoughtfulness and love will be dearly missed by her family and many friends. The family would like to thank Cathy Dellinger and the staff of Shelby Manor for their loving care.
SURVIVORS: Son: Lanny Thornburg and wife Tammy, Kings Mountain, NC
Sister: Darlene Jimison and husband Mike, Kings Mountain, NC
Grandchildren: Brian Thornburg (Crystal), Belmont, NC, Ross Ellis (Maria), Hoschton, GA, Chase Thornburg (Jennifer), Cummings, GA, and Brittney Thornburg Grigg (Tyler), Kings Mountain, NC
Great Grandchildren: Brody and Bailey Thornburg, Easton and Brooks Ellis, and Hayden and Maddox Grigg
FUNERAL SERVICE: Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Oak Grove Baptist Church with Reverend Jim Brackett officiating
VISITATION: Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM prior to the service at the church
INTERMENT: Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dream On 3, a non-profit based in Charlotte, NC providing sports-themed experiences to children with life-altering conditions. Donations can be made at www.dreamon3.org/donate-to-do3/ or can be mailed by check to Dream on 3, 4311 School House Commons Rd., Harrisburg, NC 28075. Please make donations in memory of “insert name” so that the family can send their appreciation to all donors.
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ARRANGEMENTS: HARRIS FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
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