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Vernie Wellmon Hamrick

Vernie Wellmon Hamrick, 94, passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at home.  A native of Cleveland County, she was the daughter of the late B.B. and Gerthie Bridges Wellmon.  She was also preceded in death by her husband W. Sam Hamrick; her daughter Wanda Hamrick; two brothers, Buford and Max Wellmon; and three sisters, Ruth Patterson, Selma Helton and Beulah Smith.  Vernie was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church where she was a devoted servant for over 41 years. She was the director of WMU and was the founder of the annual “You are a Blessing Rest Home Party”. 


Mrs. Hamrick is survived by her daughter, Freida Hamrick Pauley and husband Larry of Shelby; three grandchildren, Eddie Pauley and wife Deanna, Wendy Thrift and husband Robbie, and Cale Crotts and wife Tammy; six great grandchildren, Brittany Crotts, Zachary Thrift, Cori Thrift, Caleb Crotts, Madeline Pauley, Dawson Pauley; two great-great grandchildren; Gracie Gantt and Macey Gantt; very special caregivers and friends, Kathy Reinhardt, Paula Reynolds and Melissa Langley; and her beloved pet, Onyx.


A celebration of life service will be held at 3:00pm on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at the Chapel of Cecil M Burton Funeral and Crematory.  The Rev. Tim Trexler, Rev. Broadus Heatherly and Dr. Timothy Sims will be officiating.  Burial will follow the service in Cleveland Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 3:00pm prior to the service at the funeral home.  At other times the family will be at the home.


Memorials may be given to Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Building Fund, 1227 Mt. Sinai Church Road, Shelby, NC 28152, Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150 or the donor’s choice.


Cecil M Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mrs. Hamrick.

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