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Sybil Irene (Fortner) Hamby

September 21, 1942 ~ July 4, 2019 (age 76)

Sybil Irene Hamby, 76, of Belton, passed away peacefully, at her home, in the presence of all of her family.

Sybil enjoyed QVC shopping and watching Dr. Charles Stanley and Wheel of Fortune.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Irene Fortner, her son, Jerry Lee Hamby, her grandson, Austin Kyle Griffin and three sisters, Betty Fortner, Patsy Cothran, and Merlin Sims.

Surviving are her husband, James David Hamby of the home; son, Michael Hamby (Roberta) of Williamston; daughter, Teresa Griffin (Rick) of Honea Path; brother, William Fortner (Edna) of Greenville; grandchildren, Brittani Osborne (Nik), Corey Griffin (Brooke), Hanna Mullikin (Chris) and Kylie Griffin; great grandchildren; Rainey Grossmann, Bentlee Griffin, Barlee Griffin, Ruby Osborne, and River Mullikin.

Her favorite bible verse was – John 3:16 – For God So Loved The World That He Gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever Believeth in Him Should Not Perish, But Have Everlasting Life.

Funeral service will be at Cox Funeral Home Chapel Sunday at 2pm.

Family will be at the Hamby home on Holiday Dam Rd. and will receive friends following the service from 5pm until 7pm at the home.

Cox Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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