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Funeral services for Velta Ray Hambelton, 90, Dora, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at the Ball Church of Christ, Dora, Missouri, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hambelton died 8:58 p.m., Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the West Vue Nursing Center, West Plains, Missouri. She was born January 24, 1923 at Luna, Missouri to Thomas Arthur and Ollie Ray Pitchford Miller. On July 17, 1943, she was married at Mountain Home, Arkansas to Chad S. Hambelton who preceded her in death on April 7, 1984. Mrs. Hambelton enjoyed embroidery, cooking, raising flowers and loved spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of the Church of Christ and attended the Ball Church of Christ and Curry Street Church of Christ.

She is survived by three children, Geraldine Sanders, Fair Grove, Missouri, Sharlene Thompson and husband, Doug, Henderson, Tennessee and Otto Hambelton and wife, Geneva, Dora, Missouri; eight grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren; three sisters, Lura Faye Hambelton, Nova Bryan and Fern Beasley, all of Gainesville, Missouri; many nieces and nephews; and special friends, Leroy and Linda Collins, Sherry Shipley and Jerri Hambelton.

Her parents, husband, two grandsons, three brothers and one sister, precede her in death.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 29th at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Ball Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fair Haven Children’s Home or the Ball Cemetery and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at

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