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Gayle D. Hamrick

January 14, 1948 - August 9, 2021

My Most Beloved Gayle, With the heaviest of hearts, we announce the passing from this life to the Eternal of our most beloved Gayle. She is re-stored anew to be with the Lord and her sweet mother Essie and niece Kristy. Gayle, born on a snowy January day lived life with so much love.

A graduate of Liberty High School she went straight to work to have a long forty-four-year career in hospitality accounting. Retiring in 2018 freed her up to full-time travel with her husband Les and their audio-visual business. Gayle was an encouragement to many as she battled over 25 years with cancer not ever losing site of her trust that God was in control.

Gayle’s great love for her family left behind include her father Rodrick L. Edwards, sisters Shela Wolford and Dana Overstreet and husband, Wayne. Brothers Roderick L (Tony) Edwards and Dennis R (Robin) Edwards. Sister In-laws Judy Edwards, Monica McCullough, Elisha Hawkes. Mother and Father In-law Johnnie Gale and David Hawkes. Nieces Nephews and Great Nieces and Nephews. Jeff Kernen, Cody Kernen, Greg Overstreet and Zack, Eli and Lani Overstreet, Tim and Sandy Overstreet and Abby and Ally Overstreet, Britain and Soloman McCullough and Ana Hawkes.

A celebration of Life and funeral service will be conducted at 10:00 am on Friday, August 13, 2021, at Tharp Funeral Chapel in Bedford with Pastor Andrew Hunt officiating. Burial will follow in Virginia Memorial Park cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00pm Thursday, August 12, 2021 also at Tharp Funeral Home Bedford. To send condolences online please visit obituaries.tharpfuneralhome.com. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford is assisting the family.

Burial Date August 13, 2021

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I'm extremely grateful to have gotten to know Gayle and Lester. What a lovely woman with a beautiful spirit. I appreciate her sweet nature, postitive outlook, and lovely smile. I am praying for comfort and peace for Gayle's family.

Posted by Terri Farley on August 12, 2021

To my sweet Gayle I will never forget the first time I met you. You invited me into your home and made me a part of your family right from the start. I always said I fell in love with the family ever before I fell in love with your brother. You will forever be in my heart and will be mu sister for eternity. Love you always. Bobbie Sue Hale

Posted by Bobbie Sue Hale on August 12, 2021

Shela, Dana & Family, We are so sorry to hear about Gayle. The times that we got to spend with all of you will always be remembered. Our thoughts and prayers will be with all of you . John ( Matt Dillon )& Vernie Beahm , & Linda Tyler

Posted by Linda Tyler on August 11, 2021

Shela, We are so saddened by the loss of your dear sister and our classmate. We were so hoping to see her and Les at our upcoming 55th high school gathering although we do know she is at an even better reunion with so many of her family, friends, and classmates who are already with her. Our prayers are with you and all of your family,

Posted by Lee & Linda Bohon on August 10, 2021

Shelia ; Sorry to hear about Gayle ; my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Posted by Diane Smelser on August 10, 2021

So sorry to hear this. So many fun memories from working with Gayle. Prayers for Les and her family.

Posted by Brenda Phillips on August 10, 2021

Our deepest sympathies to Gayle's family. She was so strong and such an inspiration. She won her battle with dignity and her reward is with Our Saviour. God has blessed us all with Gayle's friendship and love. Until we meet again . . . So long Sweetie.

Posted by Robbie & Melinda Sargent on August 10, 2021

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