Bertha Jean Lance


Bertha Jean Lance, 94, of Brevard, died, July 6, 2008 at Tore's Home in Brevard.

She was the daughter of the late Thomas Hilliard Hampton, Jr. and Margaret Fleming Hamilton. Her brothers, Thomas H. Hampton III and Edward Hampton, preceded her in death.

"Bert," or "B.J." as she was known, was born in Brevard in 1914 and subsequently moved to Ironwood, Mich. and Nova Scotia, Canada, her mother's home province.

While in Nova Scotia, she was presented to Premier MacKenzie King and Prime Minister Baldwin of Great Britain.

She was also presented to the Royal Canadian Parliament and given an Hon...

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