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Bertha C. Gilbert Laughter, 86

Bertha C. Gilbert Laughter, 86

Bertha C. Gilbert Laughter, 86, of Edneyville passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at
Life Care of Hendersonville.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County. She was preceded in death by her husband, James "Sodie" Laughter, her daughter, Janice Lynn Laughter, her granddaughter, Kelly LaRae Baldwin, her parents, Benjamin Franklin Gilbert and Ura Dalton Gilbert and six siblings.

She had retired from Taylor Instrument Company in Arden. She loved to sing, listen to old Southern gospel, work in her flower and vegetable gardens, sew and was a good cook.

She was a lifelong member of Mountain Home Baptist Church.

She is survived by two daughters and their husbands, June and Barry Mullinax of Columbia, S.C., and Deborah and Micheal Hyder of Hendersonville; eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Mountain Home Baptist Church with Rev. Dale Gilbert officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church and at other times will be at Bertha's home.

She liked her flowers or donations can be made to Mountain Home Baptist Church, PO Box 288, Edneyville, NC 28727.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the caring staff of Life Care Center and Four Seasons Compassion For Life.

Condolence cards may be sent to the family at or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.