Betty was a homemaker and loved gardening.
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Margaret Montague and Deanna Hamby; her parents, Henry and Era Hudgins; and siblings, Minnice Hensarling, Ophelia Corbin, Bertie Harrington, Gloria Dean Sanford and Walter Hudgins.
She is survived by her husband, Marvin Hamby, Sr. of Petal; five sons, Frank Hamby (Mary) of Ovett, Marvin Hamby, Jr. (Wanda) of Odessa, TX, Paul Hamby of Petal, Matt Hamby (Saundra) of Ovett and Stephen Hamby of Ovett; four daughters, Eva Taylor (Johnny) of Ovett, Leah Montgomery (Bradley) of Tumon, Guam, Melissa Hamby (Adam) of Gulfport and Joanna Hamby of Petal; six siblings, Wilma Lowry of Sanford, J.G. Hudgins (Joanne) of Moselle, Joffree Hudgins (Charlotte) of Rawls Springs, Josie Tolbert (Jimmy) of Petal, Annie Ried (Aaron) of Sunrise and Donnie O’Connel (Scott) of Atlanta; 25 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at the church.