Sarah Elizabeth Hackney Urton

December 6, 1947 - February 15, 2023

12/06/1947 - 02/15/2023

Past Services

Thursday February 16, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service - Letchworth Chapel
101 West 7th Street
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
Funeral Service
Friday February 17, 2023
11:00 am
Hobgood Cemetery
Highway 125
Hobgood, NC 27843

TARBORO, NC – Sarah Elizabeth Hackney Urton, age 75, of Old County Home Road, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at her home.

Mrs. Urton was born on December 6, 1947 to Albert Hackney and Retha Hopkins Hackney in Halifax County, NC. Sarah Elizabeth was affectionately called Liz by her beloved family. She was a dedicated member of Penders Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Liz enjoyed shopping, trips to the beach, cooking and feeding people. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She loved her grandchildren dearly and enjoyed spending time with them. Liz was greatly loved by her family and friends and will be deeply missed.

Along with her parents, Liz was preceded in death by her brother, Wilson Hackney.

Liz is survived by her beloved husband, Michael; her daughter, Christy Cooke of Tarboro; her son, Jamey Cooke (Jennifer) of Tarboro; her step-sons, Bryan Urton (Vanessa) of Flagstaff, AZ and Michael Scott Urton (Amy) of Wake Forest; her sister, Margaret H. McKinney of Scotland Neck; four grandsons, Logan Nevins, Ian Urton, Kyle Cooke, and Elijah Urton; two granddaughters, Emma Urton and Adrianna Urton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2023 at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Letchworth Chapel in Scotland Neck.

A celebration of life graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 17, 2023 at Hobgood Cemetery in Hobgood, with Pastor Johnny Hendricks officiating.  The family will also receive friends after the service at lunch at Penders Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Tarboro.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Letchworth Chapel is handling arrangements for the Urton family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Patsy Daniels
1 year ago

Elizabeth was my classmate in Scotland Neck. She was a very nice girl and a friend. Sorry for your loss.

Angie & Sherman Andrews
1 year ago

Mr. Mike and Christy,
So very sorry for your loss and this time of great sorrow.
May God surround you with love from family and peace and comfort in your hearts
as you face each new day without your loved one.
Love and prayers for you and your family.

David Hairston
1 year ago

Christy and Family,

I am deeply sorry for your loss. I pray God gives the family a peace of mind, knowing your loved one is in a better place. And the strength to endure this loss.

Strong Prayers from the Hairston Family.

Shirronda Pettaway
1 year ago


I’m so sorry for your loss. May God continue to strengthen, heal and bless you and your family during this time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Chris Lucas
1 year ago

Christy and Jamey, I’m so sorry to hear of this news. I remember when you all lived on House Avenue in Scotland Neck. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kay and Scott Howard
1 year ago

Mike, Jamey, Christy and family. We are so very sad to hear that Ms. Liz has passed. Our hearts are heavy as our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ms. Liz was a good friend and side kick to our beloved Iona Scott. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do for you during this rough period in your lives. We are also sending condolences from JD Scott and Kathy as well.

Martha Scott
1 year ago

Mike, Jamey, Christy and family…..I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Ms. Liz. I have so many fond memories of her. She was such a very caring person and loved her family fiercely. I believe/hope her and Granny Scott are back together again. Prayers and hugs for all of you.

Brittany Rigsbee
1 year ago

May God bless the family in a time such as this! I always ask Christy how mama doing, when I heard of her pass away my heart drop. But I know God has his hands on the family. You all will be in my prayers!

Verlena Moss
1 year ago

I am so very sorry for your loss. I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers. And as a believer in Christ Jesus as she was, we shall see her again.

To Be Absent from the Body is to be present with the LORD.

Angela Woods
1 year ago

Praying for you and your family Christy. So sorry for your loss. If you need anything, please let me know I am here for you.