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Dorothy Oldham Williams

September 2, 1924 ~ March 11, 2019

Services will be held: March 30, 2019

Hester Rouse Garner

July 9, 1931 ~ March 19, 2019

Services will be held: March 22, 2019

Sandra Faye Collins

07/01/1947 ~ March 18, 2019

Services will be held: March 21, 2019

Pastor James L. Upchurch

September 15, 1941 ~ March 17, 2019

Services will be held: March 22, 2019

Letha Faye Etheridge

6/6/1939 ~ 3/16/2019

Services will be held: March 20, 2019

Jacob Joseph Sanok, III

10/24/1952 ~ March 17, 2019

Services will be held: March 23, 2019

Wayne Allen Taylor

1-29-1943 ~ 3-16-2019

Services will be held: March 19, 2019

Karen Keith Stewart

October 9, 1961 ~ March 7, 2019

Services will be held:

Betty Pamela Hood Hartley

07/01/1934 ~ 03/09/2018

Raleigh,NC: Betty Pamela Hood Hartley passed away Friday, March 9th. Betty was born July 1, 1934 in Cretingham, Suffolk, England, the daughter of Ernest and Daisy Hood. She met John Hartley, an American airman stationed at RAF Bentwaters, in 1952. They were married in June, 1953. In 1954, their son, John Anderson Hartley, Junior was born in England. Betty’s first trip to the United States took place in 1956: it was during this time she discovered the joys of pizza! She became a US Citizen in 1965.

Being a military family, they moved quite often, and were stationed in various locations including Charleston, South Carolina; Wunsdorf, Germany ; Fayetteville, North Carolina; and McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey. John and Betty retired to Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Betty served as Manager of the fine china department at a local department store. Her British accent charmed many potential buyers. In 1988, her granddaughter, Laura was born, and they moved to Fayetteville shortly afterward  to be closer to family . Betty loved spending time with Laura and was extremely proud of all her accomplishments.

In her retirement, she enjoyed travelling with friends and family, especially back home to England to visit her family. She also enjoyed league bowling, gardening and knitting, as well as baking English specialties for tea time. Her husband John passed away in 2004. Betty continued to enjoy her Fayetteville neighbors as well as new friends in the area. In 2013, she fulfilled a lifelong dream of visiting China and climbing the Great Wall with her son.

In 2015, Betty was diagnosed with multiple myeloma.  She moved to Raleigh to be closer to family and medical treatment at Duke Raleigh Cancer Center. She chose an apartment with a balcony at Springmoor Retirement Community. She met a wonderful group of new friends there and enjoyed exploring the Triangle area. She remained active until late 2017, continued to travel internationally, and enjoyed her granddaughter’s wedding.

She was predeceased by her husband, John; sister, Hazel Whitesides; parents, Ernest and Daisy Hood. She is survived by her son, John Anderson Hartley, Junior and his wife Susan; granddaughter Laura Hartley Murray and her husband Parker Murray; brother, Peter Hood; sister, Gladys Young; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces , grandnephews, and great grand nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 17, at 11 am at Raleigh Moravian Church, 1816 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC. The family will receive visitors after the service. A service of committal will be held in Fayetteville, NC on Monday, March 19, at 11 am at Lafayette Memorial Park, 2301 Ramsey Street.

The family wishes to express its gratitude to the staff  and residents of Springmoor Retirement Community, where she was immediately made welcome and received excellent care.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the V Foundation for Cancer Research, 14600 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513 in honor of Dr. Joseph Moore and the staff and volunteers at Duke Raleigh Cancer Center.



After the memorial service

Raleigh Moravian Church
1816 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC



11:00 am

Raleigh Moravian Church
1816 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC


  1. Deloris s williams

    So sorry for your loss.The Bible says at 1Corinthians 15:26 and the last enemy,death is to be brought to nothing.Hope reading this scripture will bring you and your family some comfort.For Bible questions please visit http://www.jw.org

  2. Kayla

    I am so sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. There is a very comforting scripture found at Isaiah 25:8. It says that soon Jehovah will swallow up death forever and that he will wipe away all of the tears. So we can look forward to a time when death will be done away with forever. I hope that this scripture can bring some comfort during this time.

  3. Brenda Pace

    Betty added grace and elegance to our family. She was loved by all. She is enjoying another family reunion now..We will always honor her memory. We lift you up in prayer.

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