Betris Ward Melton, age 89, of 746 Stony Fork Road, Deep Gap, passed away Monday, July 8, 2019 at her residence.

Betris was born November 11, 1929, a daughter of the late Charles Floyd Ward and Dora Louise Bridges Ward.

Betris is survived by two daughters, Dollie Norris and husband Ken of Deep Gap, and Debbie Combs and husband Jack of Mills River, North Carolina, and one son, Davie Cox and wife Lois of Virginia. She is also survived by thirteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Danny Cox; three brothers, Cecil, Bob, and Eddie Ward, and one sister, Versie Spangler.

A Memorial service for Betris Ward Melton will be conducted Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 2:00 o'clock at Boone Baptist Church. The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Boone Baptist Church, PO Box 2058, Boone, North Carolina, 28607.

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