Betty Powell Henry, 78, of Perpons Street, Morganton, NC, died Monday, October 27, 2008 at the Burke Palliative Care Center in Valdese, NC. Born on August 14, 1930 in Burke County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Perry Powell and Eva Powell Powell. Betty was a member of Burkemont Baptist Church and a former employee of J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center.She is survived by her sons, Steve Henry and wife, Becky, James Douglas Henry, and Jimmy Lee Henry, all of Morganton; a daughter, Sandy Fletcher and husband, Richard, of Morganton; a sister, Margaret Baker of Conover, NC; grandchildren, Lorinda Baldwin, Jeremy Henry, and Jessica Henry; great-grandchildren, Chesnee Baldwin and Alli Henry; and a number of nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, James Junior Henry.The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 30, 2008 at Burkemont Baptist Church with Rev. Eddy Bunton and David Mills officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Sossoman Funeral Home where the body will remain until placed in the church thirty minutes prior to the funeral hour. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Burke Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., 1721 Enon Road, Valdese, NC 28690.

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