Floyd County school to be closed Wednesday for staff member’s funeral

Betsy Lane Elementary staff member died Friday

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Betsy Layne Elementary School in Floyd County wqill be closed Wednesday for the funeral of a staff member, schools Superintendent Anna Shepherd announced Monday.

Staff member Christine Hardin Hamilton died Friday Dec. 31, 2021, at her residence, according to the district and Nelson Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, Ky. She was 64.

Visitation will begin 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2022  at the funeral home and will continue all day Tuesday, January 4, 2022. The funeral is Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Don Fraley officiating. Burial will follow at Davidson Memorial Gardens in Ivel, Ky.

A native on Letcher County, she was the of the late Gilbert and Morine Burke Hamilton, according to her obituary. She is survived by her husband, Kennith Hamilton, a son, Kennith Ryan Hamilton; a daughter: Crystal Dawn Hamilton; grandchildren: Shane Belcher, Hunter Hamilton, Easton Hamilton, Luke Anderson and Jace Hamilton; brother and sisters, Randy Hardin, David (Angie) Hardin, Janice (the late Bobby) Lovern, Kathy (Leonard) Hughes, Linda (Chris) Hempling, Debbie Smith, Lillian Hardin & Elaine Mullins.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Gilbert Ray Hardin and Finest Hardin.

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