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Bette Jean Hughes Noss

September 13, 1924 — August 13, 2021

Bette Jean Hughes Noss

Bette Jean Hughes Noss of Burlington, NC passed away August 13, 2021.  She was born in St. Paul, MN on September 13, 1924 and was 96 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Roger Hughes and the late Bessie Allen Hughes. She was married to the late Oscar Fritz Noss, Jr.


She loved doing crossword puzzles in several languages, telling stories, playing and teaching Bridge and a positive influence on everyone she met. Bette loved traveling the world with her husband and was a member of the Bamboo Circle in South Korea.  


Bette Hughes Noss is survived by:

Her Sons

Oacar Fritz “Mike” Noss and wife Barbara of Idaho

Robert Allen “Rob” Noss and wife Teresa of Halifax, VA

James Brenton “Jim” Noss of Anaheim, CA

Eleven Grandchildren

Numerous Great-Grandchildren

One Great Great-Grandchild


***Preceded in death by***

One Son

Thomas William Noss

Two Brothers

William Roger Hughes and Thomas Roger Hughes


Her remains will be interred on the family farm in Halifax County, Va.


For memorials, please consider a charity of your choice.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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