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 Hattie <I>Crowder</I> Calton

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Hattie Crowder Calton

  • Birth 12 Jun 1903
  • Death 6 Sep 2007
  • Burial Shelby, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 36881424

Mrs. Hattie Crowder Calton, 104, of Polk County, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007, at Hospice of Forest City.

Born June 12, 1903, at Lawndale, she was the fifth child of the late William Albert Crowder and Marietta Boggs Crowder. Her husband, Aubrey L. Calton Sr., three brothers and six sisters, preceded her in death.

Mrs. Calton is survived by son Aubrey L. Calton Jr. and wife, Betty, and their children, Debra Lynn Roberts and husband, Chip, of Media, Penn., Gregory Lolan Calton of Lake Lure and Steven Lawrence Calton and wife, Leigh, of Prattville, Ala.; son William A. (Bill) Calton and wife, Elizabeth (Beth), and their children, Lizbeth Dawn Jordan and husband, Terry, of Boiling Springs, Laura Dee Sizemore and husband, Alva, of Burlington, Timothy Adam Calton and wife, Tara, of Mill Spring and Thomas Cecil Calton and wife, Evelyne, of Rutherfordton; 14 great-grandchildren, Dustin Roberts, Andrew and Kayse Calton, Jonathan, Spencer, Andrew and Kira Jordan, Joseph, Laura Beth and Chris Sizemore, Christine Calton, Tyler and Hunter Jolley and Bianca Dragle. Also, two sisters survive Mrs. Calton, Aileen McKinney of Forest City and Ruth McSwain of Wilmington.

Mrs. Calton and her husband were longtime residents of Lattimore in Cleveland County before moving to Polk County in 1969. Prior to her marriage in 1927, she attended Boiling Springs School (which later became Gardner-Webb) and Limestone College. A devoted mother and homemaker, she often traveled with her husband, helping him and supporting him in his work. She was instrumental in organizing church libraries and served as church librarian for more than 50 years for Double Springs Baptist Church in Cleveland County and Green Creek First Baptist Church in Polk County, where she has been a member since 1969. Miss Hattie is lovingly remembered for her tireless efforts as church librarian, singing as she worked, enormous Sunday dinners at a big table and her famous chocolate chip cookies. She loved people, good food, sunsets, cooking, gardening, natures beauty and being the best person she could be.

Graveside service: Cleveland Memorial Park

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  • Created by: Elizabeth Olmstead
  • Added: 8 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36881424
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Hattie Crowder Calton (12 Jun 1903–6 Sep 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36881424, citing Cleveland Memorial Park, Shelby, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Olmstead (contributor 46772820) .