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Originally published: 2013-02-05 12:18:29
Last modified: 2013-02-05 12:18:29

Treva Hamby Brown

Treva Norris Hamby Brown, 88, of Wilkesboro, and a former resident of Watauga County, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at her home.

Born April 13, 1924, in Ashe County, she was a daughter of Thomas and Nancy Greene Norris. Mrs. Brown was a long time member and Sunday school teacher at Stony Fork Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and her hobbies were family, knitting and crocheting.

Mrs. Brown is survived by Norman Triplett, son-in-law, of Wilkesboro; and children, Daphine Townsend and husband, Buddy, of Boone, Donna Triplette and husband, Harold, of North Wilkesboro, Doyce Hamby and wife, Wanda, of Deep Gap, and Debra Vannoy and husband, Terry, of Ormond Beach, Fla.; and sister, Thelma Wagner of Elkin; ten grandchildren, Maria T. Melton, Tammy T. Nelson, Michelle T. Cox, Christy T. Hendren, Wesley Triplette, Allen Hamby, Lincoln Triplette, Susan H. Miller, Dustin Vannoy, and Darren Vannoy; and six great-grandchildren, Katelyn Cox, Tanner Hendren, Dawson Cox, Madison and Lucas Miller, and Tayton Hendren. A number of nieces, nephews and in-laws also survive.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Blan Allen Hamby and James H. Brown; two daughters, Darlene Hamby and Diane H. Triplett; and one son, Denver Hamby.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at the Stony Fork Baptist Church, officiated by the Rev. David Vannoy, the Rev. Kenny Newberry, the Rev. Chad Hendren and the Rev. Vernon Eller. The family will receive friends 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, prior to services at the church. Burial will follow at Mount Lawn Memorial Park & Gardens in Boone.

Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the Stony Fork Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, in care of Dennis Winebarger, PO Box 508, Boone, NC 28607.

Friends may call at the Brown residence in Wilkesboro at any time.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at the website

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Brown family.