Betty Joan Hamlin, age 79, of Pine Knot, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at the Baptist Regional Hospital in Corbin, Kentucky.
Joan was an associate at WalMart for many years, having last worked in the home lines department. She had been a beautician in her earlier years. She was a member of the South Pine Knot Church of God. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, sewing and crafts. She enjoyed music and playing the piano and organ. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and those precious great-grandchildren.
Born in Lee County, Virginia, on January 22, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Hassie (Wallen) Bledsoe. Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her son Randall Wayne “Randy” Hamiln and granddaughter Traci Lyn Hamlin Adkins. She is also preceded in death by brothers: M.D., .H.C., Jr., Roy, Bill and Eulice Bledsoe and two sisters: Barbara Hammonds and Madge Asbury.
Surviving family include her husband Bob Hamlin of Pine Knot, whom she married February 20, 1954, daughter-in-law Lawanna Chesnut (and husband Fred) of Dothan, Alabama, two grandchildren: Michael Hamlin and Jamie Todd Hamlin (wife Tiffany), four great grandchildren: Cade, Allie, Kendall and Kolton and two that she considered grandchildren: Nina and Erica. She has one living brother: Jack Bledsoe (wife Linda) of Kingsport, Tennessee, and one sister: Sue Helton (husband Richard) of Beavercreek, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 20, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. in the chapel of Pine Knot Funeral Home with Rev. Cyrus Byrd officiating. Burial will be at the Bledsoe Cemetery in Stickleysville, Virginia on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at 1:00 p.m.
Pine Knot Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.