Helen Boone Norwood, 94, passed away peacefully at Unihealth PAC-Carolina Point in Durham on Wednesday,
June 5, 2013. She was born May 5, 1919 in Chatham County and graduated from Pittsboro High School.
The daughter of the late Fred L. and Ruth Eubanks Boone, she was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Max; one brother, William “Buck” Boone; three sisters, Emily Glenn, Auburn Harris and Ethel Stroud; one daughter, Barbara Norwood Clark, and son-in-law, Rufus “Buddy” Clark.
She was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in Chatham County and active in church activities as long as her health permitted. She was employed by Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. She took great pride in her family and was a friend to all who knew her. A great cook and planner of family “get togethers”, she loved gardening, doing things with Max, and her UNC Tar Heels.
Surviving are a sister, Anne Mathes of Tampa, FL; brothers, George Boone of Wichita, KS, Ernest Carmen Boone of Graham; daughters, Ruth Meeks Ralph of Sanford, Maxine Norwood of Durham; granddaughters, Helen Clark of Chapel Hill, Janet Walker Barry of Roxboro; grandson, Jonathan Meeks Erin of Raleigh; great-grandsons, Jeffrey and Will Walker of Roxboro; and many nephews, nieces, family and friends.
The family would like to thank the staff of Unihealth-PAC Carolina Point for the care they gave Helen during her stay there.
The funeral service for Mrs. Norwood will be held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon, June 10, 2013 at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church with Pastor Jim Jones presiding. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 5:00 – 7:00 pm Sunday at Hall – Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro.
Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.
Memorials may be given to either Mt. Pleasant UMC, 269 Manns Chapel Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements for Mrs. Norwood are under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.