Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Betty Addison

Betty Addison, 89, of Richfield passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017 in CHS-Stanly in Albemarle.  Her funeral service will be 10 AM Friday, July 21 in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bill Baldwin officiating.  Burial will follow in Stanly Gardens of Memory.  The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care on Thursday evening from 6 until 8 PM.

Born August, 9, 1927 in Elizabeth, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Edith Granberg Horvath.  She was a retired office clerk in the insurance business.  A member of Harvest Church, she loved putting puzzles together and loved animals, especially her two dogs Ginger and Annie.

Mrs. Addison was preceded in death by her first husband George Everette Echelberger and second husband John Henry Addison. Survivors include sons George Everette Echelberger III of Arizona, Arthur Richard Echelberger of FL, Timothy Edward Addison of FL and James Addison of FL, and daughter Carol Silk and husband Keith of Richfield, 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.  A son Michael William Echelberger and daughter Eleanor Winger preceded her in death.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Stanly County Humane Society, 2049 Badin Rd, Albemarle, NC 28001 or to the American Lung Association, 514 Daniels Street, Suite 109, Raleigh, NC 27605.


  • Linda Silk Posted July 18, 2017 5:19 pm

    You were a truly wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother. I will miss your beautiful smile but know that you are now in Gods arms and will continue to watch over your family. God has received a special angel. We love you Linda & Nikki

  • Marie Echelberger Posted July 19, 2017 12:51 am

    You are truly an amazing women who touch every life you came in contact with, with your beautiful smile and your witty sense of humor.. We love you. You will forever be missed and forever touch our hearts.

  • David and Sarah Fisher Posted July 20, 2017 5:34 pm

    Our deepest condolences and prayers to the family.

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