Betty Hales Pender

Betty Hales Pender, 82, passed away Saturday afternoon at Johnston UNC Healthcare.
Betty was born in Wilson County on September 14, 1934 to the late James Perry Hales, Sr. and Pearl Hill Hales. She was a loving mother and grandmother, and will be missed by her family and friends.
Services to remember her life will be announced at a later date by the family.
Betty is survived by her daughter, Betty Jo Pender Willoughby and A.G. of Kenly,and granddaughter Rhonda Evans Mangin and Mike of Brooks, GA; and great grandchildren Lizzie Mangin and Matthew Mangin of Brooks, GA.; and a sister Janice Hales Batten of Selma.
In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by brothers James Perry Hales, Jr., Blythe Hales, Winfred Hales, Harold Hales, Leon Hales, Floyd Hales, Duke Hales; and sisters Dorothy Furr and Vara Johnson.
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