POWELLSVILLE – Betty Rawls Lyon, age 76, of the 200 block of Commerce St., died Monday, May 24, 2010, at UHS Inpatient Hospice Facility in Greenville.
Mrs. Lyon was born in Bertie County on August 28, 1933, a daughter of the late Arthur and Sophie Jane Mizelle Rawls. She was a member of Perrytown Assembly of God Church and attended Powellsville Baptist Church. She was retired as a seamstress for Vanity Fair.
Left to cherish her memory is her daughters, Glenda Jackson and husband, Richard, Gloria Layton and husband, Ray, and Ginger Skinner and husband Carroll, all of Edenton, NC, Grace Hoggard and husband, Stan of Windsor, NC, and Gay Feher and husband, Johnny of Ahoskie, NC; sisters, Irene Jenkins and Shirley Meeker, both of Portsmouth, VA, Jane Cullipher of Chesapeake, VA, and Evy Lou Hughes of Colerain, NC. Mrs. Lyon is also survived by nine grandchildren, Ed Jackson, Justin Jackson, William Skinner and Thomas Skinner, all of Edenton, NC, Raymond Layton of New Bern, NC, Neal Hoggard of Greensboro, NC, Sarah Hoggard of Windsor, NC, and Rebecca Feher and Mary Caroline Feher of Ahoskie, NC; four great grandchildren, Ricky and Kristen Jackson of Edenton, NC and Anna and Audrey Layton of New Bern, NC; and a special friend, Sharon Privott of Winton, NC. Besides her parents, Betty was predeceased by her husbands, Oscar Hoggard, of Windsor, NC, and W. H. ‘Skinny’ Lyon of Powellsville, NC; a son Jerry Neal Hoggard; a granddaughter, Samantha Ross Hoggard; and two brothers, Rev. Willie Ralph Rawls, Sr. and Robert Harold Rawls.
A celebration of life graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 27, 2010, in the Ross Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Alex Carr and Rev. Brian Medlin officiating. The family will receive friends at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Memorial donations may be made to Samantha Ross Hoggard Scholarship Fund, c/o Basil Hoggard, 951 Bull Hill Road, Windsor, NC, 27983; or to Powellsville Fire Department, P.O. Box 142, Powellsville, NC, 27967.
Family and friends may send condolences and sign the online guestbook by visiting www.garrettjonesfh.com.