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December 10, 2023

Dena Earle Hamby

Dena Earle Hamby

Dena Earle Hamby, 56, of Gill Childers Road, Taylorsville, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 at her residence.

Mrs. Hamby was born September 21, 1961, in Sumter, South Carolina, the daughter of the late Kenneth Elijah Earle and Juanita Barber Earle.

She had worked as a CNA and was a member of Three Forks Baptist Church. Dena had a great love for animals. She especially loved to ride horses and enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing, and was a very good cook.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 27 years, Robert Lee Hamby, Jr.; a daughter, Adriane Dawn Teachout and husband Joey of Ashe County; a son, Thomas Elijah Hamby of the home; a step-daughter, Amanda Pyatte and husband Adam of Hickory; a step-son, Roger Hamby of Taylorsville; five grandchildren, Alyssa Jade, Chloe Paige, Levi Childers, Lacey Rae Pyatte, and Aliya Nicole Hamby; a sister, Katrina Dawn Poladion of Panama City Beach; a brother, Eric Bruce Earle of Raleigh; and a dog she loved dearly, Bear.
The family will conduct a private memorial service at the home at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to:

Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to be serving the Hamby Family.


  1. Eric Earle on May 21, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Rest in peace, Dena. I will miss you. You were unique and genuine. From our days in the backyard playing cowboys and indians to our good times together as adults, I have so many memories that I will cherish of you. Thank you for always saying “I love you” when we would say goodbye on the phone. May God hold you now and give you His peace.

    My warmest condolences go to Robert, Thomas, and Dawn.

    Eric Earle

  2. Matthew Miller on May 22, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    RIP Dena. Sorry to hear about your passing at such a young age. The family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Matthew Miller

  3. Katrina Poladian on June 17, 2020 at 10:31 am

    I miss you and think of you everyday. Know that your “Bear” is doing well and loved. I love you.

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