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Originally published: 2013-12-16 09:44:59
Last modified: 2013-12-16 09:45:44

Robert Donald Hamby

Robert Donald "R.D." Hamby, 72, of Elk Park, passed away on Dec. 11, 2013, at Charles A. Cannon Memorial Hospital.
A native of Avery County, he was born Aug. 13, 1941, a son of the late John and Hazel Turbyfill Hamby.
Along with his parents, Hamby was preceded in death by his sisters, Christine Hamby, Ruby Clawson, Frankie Harmon; and brothers, Harold Dean Hamby and Kenneth Wayne Hamby.
Hamby has left to cherish his memory his sisters, Shirley Bare and her husband, Harry, of Elk Park, Barbara Townsend and her husband, Lee Roy, of Banner Elk, Wanda Hicks and her husband, Charles, of Banner Elk; brothers, JC Hamby of Newland, Ricky Hamby and his wife, Wanda, of Banner Elk, Dayton Hamby and his wife, Pansy, of Elk Park, Keith Hamby of Virginia, Buddy Joe Hamby of Elk Park; his longtime companion, Deloris Harrell of Elk Park; a host of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services for Hamby were held 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at the Taylor's Chapel Cemetery on Buck Mountain. The Rev. Doug Bare officiated.
Words of comfort and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at http://www.rsfh.net.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is serving the Hamby family.


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