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Betty Gayle Amburn Pilson

March 11, 1941 — March 30, 2024

Stuart, VA

Betty Gayle Amburn Pilson

Betty Gayle Amburn Pilson, age 83 of Stuart, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2024, at the home of her daughter.  Betty was born on March 11, 1941, in Galax, in Carroll County, Virginia to the late Elwood and Flora Amburn.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Amburn; her grandparents; and various aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

Betty graduated from Carroll County High School in 1960.  Her first job was at Bolen’s Drug Store in Galax.   She spent the majority of her professional life as a legal secretary for various law firms.  She was an avid reader and an expert genealogist who loved to complete research and family histories for others.  She also published books on the subject.  She enjoyed organizing bus tours and taking people to various places such as Canada, Vermont, and Branson, Missouri.  She was a member of the Patrick County Music Association and a volunteer at the Patrick County Historical Museum.  She was a member of Sycamore Baptist Church in Stuart.

Betty is survived by one daughter, Marcie Mabe, of Bassett; nephew, Chris Amburn (Suzie) of Galax; niece, Kelly Amburn of Galax; special friends, Ilene Bolt, Linda Roberson, and Anne Pilson, all of Stuart, Teresa Bragg of Bassett; various cousins, friends; beloved cat, Junebug; and grand dog, Oreo.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 5, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. at Sycamore Baptist Church with Pastor Shaun Draughn officiating    The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the church.    A private burial will be held in Blue Ridge Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery in Galax.  Moody Funeral Home in Stuart is in charge of the arrangements, and online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.

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