Betty Lineberger Horton, 91, of Cleveland, N.C., passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at her residence.

She was born on August 4, 1930 in Catawba County, N.C., to the late Henry and Myrtle Dellinger Lineberger. Mrs. Horton was a retired Registered Nurse but never quit being a nurse. She spent her entire nursing career in Mooresville. Mrs. Horton was an active member of Amity Lutheran Church in Cleveland, where she was a devoted children’s Sunday School teacher. She enjoyed traveling with her husband on rural electric cooperative trips. She loved spending time with her family, especially watching her children and grandchildren’s ball games and activities. Mrs. Horton was a big Duke basketball fan and was always giving professionally and personally.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Ray Horton; sister, Joy Gabriel; and brothers, H.V. Lineberger and Bobby Lineberger.

She is survived by her children, Ray Horton, Ann Horton, and Jon Horton and wife Jenny; sister, Patsy McCall; grandchildren, Winston Horton and wife Alisa, Sydney Day and husband Sean, Brantley Horton, Mary Allison Horton, and Susannah Horton; and great grandchildren, Elliot, Charley, Emmett, and Raylynn.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 24, at Amity Lutheran Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice, 1308 Davie Avenue, Statesville, NC 28677 or Amity Lutheran Church, 1367 Ostwalt Amity Road, Cleveland, NC 27013.

The Horton family would like to thank Dr. Aubrey Calhoun, the staff of Kindred at Home, Community Hospice, and Betty’s caregivers, Carol, Bonnie, Priscilla, Caitlin, and Anna.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Horton family. Condolences may be made to the family at

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