Beth Hambright


Beth Hambright, 56, of Cleveland, departed this life to meet her personal Savior on Monday, March 5, 2018. 

She was born March 21, 1961, in Cleveland, the daughter of John and Maxine Hambright.  She was a devoted daughter, sister, aunt, teacher and friend. 

She had a love for children and it showed in her personal and professional life. 

After achieving her master’s degree, she moved to Athens to begin her career as a special education teacher in the McMinn County School System, most recently at E.K. Baker Elementary School.  She also spent many years as a foster parent, providing a loving home to many children during their times of need.

She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Athens, and also attended Joy Christian Fellowship in Cleveland. 
She was preceded in death by her mother, Maxine Hambright; and brother, Keith Hambright. 

Survivors include her father, John Hambright; big brother, Mike Hambright; niece, Laurie Weber and husband, Travis; nephew, Chris Hambright and wife, Tanya; and great nieces: Violet and Lily Hambright, all of Cleveland; and dear friend and caretaker, Laura Rickerson.

A Celebration of Her Life is planned for Friday, March 9, 2018, at 8 p.m. in the Cleveland chapel of Companion Funeral Home, located at 2419 Georgetown Road in Cleveland, with the Rev. Bob Zwarych and the Rev. Mike Bernard officiating.

The family will receive friends in the funeral home parlor from 6 until the 8 p.m. service time.

The interment will take place on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Hambright Cemetery in Calhoun.

You are encouraged to share a memory of Beth and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guestbook at


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