Naomi Hamby, daughter of the late James Martin Copeland and LoDelia Amonett Copeland, was born on March 22, 1921 in Byrdstown, Tenn. and died on Jan. 27, 2011, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 89.
Mrs. Hamby was a homemaker, a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Dexter and a resident of Dexter.
On June 13, 1943, she was united in marriage to Thurman Glendon Hamby in Bowling Green, Ohio. Mr. Hamby preceded her in death on March 7, 1976.
She is survived by one son, Robert Hamby of Annapolis, Md.; four daughters, Margaret Ivie of Bloomfield, Brenda McMullin of Essex, Janie Ament of Peoria, Ill., and Jessie Hamby of Byrdstown, Tenn.; four brothers, Nolen Copeland of Allardt, Tenn., Norman Copeland and Norris Copeland, both of Byrdstown, Tenn., and Noah Copeland of Puxico; one sister, Noema Mathison of Byrdstown, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by two sons, J.C. Hamby and Willie Hamby; one daughter, Nancy Luna; and three brothers, Noel Copeland, Noman Copeland and Noble Copeland.
Funeral services were conducted on Friday, January 28, 2011, at 11 a.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Terry Barber officiating.
Interment followed in the Dexter Cemetery.