Sara Roberta Hamrick Baxter, age 90 died Tuesday January 14, 2014 at her home. Born in Cleveland County on June 12, 1923 she was the daughter of the late Samuel Robert and Harriet Emma Blanton Hamrick. Roberta was a member of Central United Methodist Church and had retired from North Carolina Department of Social Services. In addition to her parents Roberta is preceded in death by her husband, G. Blaine Blanton; siblings, Forrest Hamrick, Ryburn Hamrick, Winfred Hamrick, Verna Hamrick, Eva Hamrick Noggle, Lena Hamrick Noggle, and Herman Hamrick.
Roberta is survived by her daughter, Susan Baxter King and husband Brian of Hickory; a sister-in-law, Madeline Miney of Shelby; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held on Friday January 17, 2014 at 2:00pm in the chapel of Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory. The family will receive friends an hour before the service from 1:00pm until 2:00pm. Dr. Joe Collins will be officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby NC 28150 or Central United Methodist Church, 200 East Marion Street, Shelby NC 28150.
Cecil M Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mrs. Baxter.