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Virginia L. Hamilton, 91

Virginia L. Hamilton, 91

Virginia L. Hamilton, age 91 of Hendersonville died Friday, November 2, 2018 at Sunnybrook Assisted Living. A Henderson County native, she was born December 6, 1926, a daughter of the late Lloyd Manning and Martha Peahuff Laughter. She was also preceded in death by two brothers: Theodore Columbus “T.C.” Laughter and Lloyd Manning Laughter, Jr.; as well as one sister, Lillie Mae Laughter.

She was a graduate of Flat Rock High School and a dedicated member of Valley Hill Baptist Church. She was a “Number Please” girl at Southern Bell, then, a beautician at Raylass, later owning and operating Virginia’s Beauty Shop.

She was preceded by her husband, Thomas, and is survived by a daughter, Gayle Stepp and her husband Larry Sr., one grandson, Larry Jr. and his wife Kelly, as well as two great grandchildren: Luke and Natalie. She is also survived by her two sisters: Connie Laughter Rhymer and Ruby Laughter Pruitt, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Pleasant Hill Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 6773 Hendersonville North Carolina, 28793 or to Valley Hill Baptist Church, 118 School Street Hendersonville North Carolina, 28739.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center are in charge of the arrangements.