Hattie Gettys Terry

  • Born: February 28, 1937
  • Died: February 6, 2019
  • Location: Ellenboro, North Carolina

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services

1251 US Highway 221A
Forest City, NC 28043

Tel. (828) 657-6383

Tribute & Message From The Family

"Proverbs Thirty-One Lady"

Message From The Family

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Hattie Gettys Terry, age 81, of Ellenboro, NC, died Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Atrium Health-Cleveland in Shelby.
Hattie was born February 28, 1937 in Rutherford County to the late Zack Gettys and Berdie Smith Gettys. She was the oldest living member of Piney Mountain Baptist Church. Hattie was the epitome of a homemaker. She cared for her family in so many ways and was a "Proverbs Thirty-One" lady. Hattie's time was spent gardening, canning, reading her Bible, listening to southern gospel music, cleaning her house and spending quality time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed working puzzles and watching old time westerns.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, David Allen Eugene Terry; an infant son, Junior Terry and daughter, Shirley Wood; two sisters, Mary Gold Gettys and Ruby Ledford and a brother, Zack Gettys.
Those left to cherish her memory include three daughters, Carolyn McDaniel (Gordon) of Ellenboro, Mary Callahan of Mooresboro and Elizabeth Terry of Ellenboro; son, Eugene Terry also of Ellenboro; sister, Christine Self of Henrietta and brother, Roy Gettys of Bostic. She is also survived by fifteen grandchildren, thirty-eight great-grandchildren, eleven great-great-grandchildren and a host of special nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Piney Mountain Baptist Church with Reverend Terry Padgett, Reverend Neil Murray and Reverend Allen Terry officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the church.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Your mother was always kind to me and had a kind spirit. She was an angel living on earth

Posted by Debra Smiley Stronach - Asheville, NC - Friend   February 09, 2019


Aunt Hattie was a wonderful and sweet woman. She will be missed by us and all who loved her. She is with Uncle Dave now, the love of her life, and Heaven surely gained a great angel. She will forever watch over her children, grands as well as great grands. She helped me know my mother, her sister, whom I lost at an early age. I will forever be thankful for all she did for me. Rest in peace sweet lady. Praying for her loving family. Love you Benny Jr. and Laurice

Posted by Benny Jr. and Laurice Gettys - Tampa, FL - family   February 08, 2019


Posted by Rebecca Pruett - Shelby, NC - Family   February 08, 2019


So Sorry For Your Loss You ARE IN OUR PRAYERS

Posted by bernice mccormick - Marion, NC - Family Friend   February 07, 2019

Praying for the family Hattie will be missed by all of us that knew her

Posted by Tammy McMahan - Ellenboro, NC - Family   February 07, 2019

Sorry for your loss maw maw will always be remembered you are all family then and now and I love you all. She's with Jesus and I can hear her praising his name.

Posted by Rebecca Reynolds - Catawba, NC - Friend   February 07, 2019

Sorry for your loss. She is now heaven's gain. Always a loving spirit.We love you all . You are in our prayers.

Posted by Gary & Pansy McCraw - Ellenboro, NC - Family Friend   February 07, 2019


She was a wonderful woman and will truly be missed. Prayers for family

Posted by margaret Taylor - BOSTIC, NC - Friend   February 07, 2019

Will always remember and cherish my memories of Aunt Hattie. Love and prayers to you all.

Posted by Leondra Martin - Lawndale, NC - Family   February 07, 2019

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