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Irene Norris Hyman: Tabor City

1937 – 2022

     Irene Norris Hyman of Tabor City passed away on Feb. 6, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach. She was 84.

     Irene was born June 19, 1937 in Loris, a daughter of the late Jettie Lee Norris and Florie Jane Fowler Norris.

     In addition to her parents, Irene was preceded in death by her first husband, Blanco Williams; her brother, Royce Norris; her granddaughter, Regina Buffkin; and her son-in-law, Jerry Buffkin.

     Irene attended schools in Tabor City and graduated from Tabor City High School. In her adult life, Irene worked as a farmer on her own farm where she raised her three children. She married her first husband, Blanco Williams, and they later divorced. She later remarried to Glennie Hyman.

     Irene was a member of Clarendon Baptist Church. Above all else, Irene was a kind, caring, and loving mother. She adored her children, grandchildren, and family and valued the time she spent with them always.

     Irene is survived by a large and loving family including her husband, Glennie Hyman of Loris; her son, Stevie Williams of Whiteville; her daughter, Gloria Buffkin of Tabor City; her son, Michael Williams of Clarendon; her brother, Harold Norris (Judy) of Tabor City; her grandchildren, Karen Buffkin, Jeremey Williams, Brandon Williams, Glenda Williams, Christy Locklear, and Jaden Williams; as well as fifteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

     A graveside service was planned for 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Tabor City, with Rev. Larry Greenwood officiating.

     A guest register is available here.