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Carla Mae Bethel

December 21, 1950 - October 3, 2020

Carla Mae Bethel 69, earned her wings and soared into her Heavenly Father’s arms on October 3, 2020.

She was born on December 21, 1950 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, to Bob and Peggy Bethel. She was proceeded in death by her father, Bob Bethel; sister, Frances Forshey; brothers Tim, Jim, and John Bethel.

She was survived by her son, Colin Little (Theresa); daughters, Amber Little, Stacey Pendery; grandchildren, Elizabeth Wells (Shane), Bo Little (Marlee), Jasmine Selby, Kyle Little, Kyra Little and Kailey Little; and two great-grandsons; her mother, Peggy Rowe; sister, Jeannie Marshall; and brother, Michael Bethel; and longtime friend, Gil Ruff.

Carla graduated in 1969 from Jackson High School. She became an Army wife and was stationed in Germany and Panama. She retired for the Social Security Administration. Carla was considered Momma to many, through her Gil and the Gang Karaoke group. She was known to be kind, compassionate, and generous to all that knew her.

Memorial service will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home 12893 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, Virginia, 23608  on Friday October 9th from 4:00pm-7:00pm. Flowers can be sent there.

Altmeyer- Denbigh Chapel, is assisting with arrangements.

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Date: Friday, October 9, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel

12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608

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