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Willa Mae Fowler Norris: Tabor City

1939 – 2021

     Willa Mae Fowler Norris of Tabor City passed away on Sunday, Oct. 31, at her home with her children by her side. She was 82.

     Born in Horry County, she was the daughter of Jettie Roscoe Fowler and Essie Mae (Lewis) Fowler and the widow of LeGrant Elwood Norris.

     She is survived by a son, Terry LeGrant (Shyrl) Norris of Tabor City; a daughter, Dinah (Donnie) Thompkins of Tabor City; a brother, Jerry Lynn Fowler of Loris; sisters Kathleen Fipps of Loris and Irene Phipps of Tabor City; seven grandchildren, Grant Norris (Nicole), Bradley Thompkins (Candace), Holley Norris (Kramer), Jeana Jernigan (Austin), Danny Vogel (Rebecca), Melissa Branagan, and Kyle Everett; and nine great-grandchildren.

     Family also expressed special thanks to all of her caregivers.

     She was preceded in death by two brothers, William Roscoe “Bud” Fowler and Charles Wayne Fowler; and a sister, Juanita Porter.

     Family planned to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, in Inman Ward Funeral Home.

     A funeral service was planned for 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Inman Ward Funeral Home with Rev. Marcus Fowler officiating, burial following in Sandy Plain Cemetery.

     A guest register is available here.