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Legrant Elwood Norris: Tabor City

1938 – 2019

     Legrant Elwood Norris of Tabor City died Monday, May 20, in Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter, Whiteville.  He was 81.

     Born April 7, 1938 in Columbus County, he was the son of the late Bradie Malcolm Norris and Burtie Lee Long Norris.

     Mr. Norris was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend.  He was a true family man that enjoyed caring for his family and was always willing to help anyone he could.  He was a farmer and owner of a gas station.  He also was the owner and operator of Elwood Norris Inc. for forty one years.

     He is survived by his wife, Willa Mae Fowler Norris of the home; one daughter, Dinah N. Thompkins and husband Donnie of Tabor City; one son, Terry Legrant Norris and wife Shyrl of Tabor City; seven grandchildren, Grant, Bradley, Holley, Jeana, Danny, Kyle, and Melissa; and seven great grandchildren.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Lynwood Norris and one sister, Frances Fowler.

     Visitation was planned from 6 to 8 p.m . Wednesday, May 22, in Inman Ward Funeral Home.

     Funeral services were planned for 4 p.m. Thursday, May 23, in the Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel, burial following in Sandy Plain Cemetery.

     A guest register is available here.