Emma Jane Norris Spivey: Tabor City

1937 – 2020

     Emma Jane Norris Spivey of Tabor City died Friday, June 12, in Liberty Commons, Whiteville. She was 82.

     Born Aug. 18, 1937 in Columbus County, she was the daughter of the late Carter Braxton Cartrette and Beaulah Sellers Cartrette and the widow of Everett Norris and Joseph Spivey.

     She is survived by two sons, Marty Norris (Sherry) of Tabor City and Jody Lee Griffin (Angela) of Chadbourn; one daughter, Emily Darryl Nobles (John) of Chadbourn; seven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.

     In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by one son, Barry Norris; three brothers, Lacy Cartrette, Dennis Cartrette, David Tyson; and five sisters, Pearl Tompkins, Reba Tompkins, Ethel Perritte, Eula Hilburn and Anna Bell Lovette.

     Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Sunday, June 14, in the Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel, burial following in Clarendon Cemetery.

     Visitation was planned for the hour preceding the service in the chapel.

     Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing will be observed and the family request that who attend wear a mask.

     A guest register is available here.