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Caroline Hardiman (Betsy) Pankey

September 23, 1938 ~ March 23, 2021 (age 82)


Caroline “Betsy” Hardiman Pankey passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on March 23, 2021.  She was born September 23, 1938 in Farmville to William E. Hardiman Jr. and Caroline Davies Hardiman.  Betsy was a devoted sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years William “Buddy” A. Pankey III, daughter Jennifer Moore Pankey, granddaughter Jennifer Ainsley Bryant, and her sister in law Betty Ruth Pankey Ranson.  She is survived by her daughter Caroline “Beth” P. Bryant (Harry), granddaughters Breanne B. Allen (Tyler) and Caroline B. Reames (Austin), great grandchildren Bryant, Maebry, and Maclaine Allen, sister Peggy H. Carter, brother in law George A. Pankey (Susan), sister in law Charlotte P. Harper, and several nieces and nephews.  The family would like to extend a heartfelt appreciation to The Hospice of Virginia, Farmville Office, Faye and Wanda Bryant for their friendship and loving care, and family and friends for the calls, prayers, and cards during her illness.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 2 p.m. in First Baptist Church, Dillwyn with interment in Arvon Baptist Church Cemetery.  Family will receive friends an hour prior to service.  Memorial contributions may be made to Arvonia Volunteer Fire Dept.  or First Baptist Church, Dillwyn.

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March 26, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
First Baptist Church (Arvon Baptist Church Cemetery)

Funeral Service
March 26, 2021

2:00 PM
First Baptist Church (Arvon Baptist Church Cemetery)

Interment following funeral service
March 26, 2021

Arvon Baptist Church Cemetery


Arvonia Voluteer Fire Department
P O Box 55, Arvonia, VA 23004,

First Baptist Church
P O Box 32, Dillwyn, VA 23936, VA

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