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Jackie Hunnicutt Norton, 84

Jackie Hunnicutt Norton, 84

Jackie Hunnicutt Norton, 84, of Mills River died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Memorial Mission Hospital.

She was born in Charlotte on Sept. 13, 1929, to the late Daniel L. Hunnicutt and Mamie Trull Hunnicutt. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Larry Hunnicutt.

Mrs. Norton attended Wingate College for two years; she then attended Greensboro College and graduated with a degree in Religious Education. She was a member of the Philanthropic Educational Organization. She was a member of Mills River United Methodist Church, and has been a resident of Henderson County for over 57 years.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Howard B. Norton of the home; sons, Clifford A. Norton and wife, Rita Hoxit Norton of Mills River; daughters, Rebecca Norton Crawford and husband, Carl of Argyle, Texas, Laura Norton Fish and husband Stephen of Hendersonville, Claudia B. Norton of Eugene, Ore., Esther G. Norton of New Orleans, La.; grandchildren, Dennis Cantrell, Mark Cantrell, Christina Grubbs, Emily Houlihan, Ami Fish, Traci F. Edworthy; great-grandchildren, Dallas and Dakota Cantrell, Madison Balding and Kylie Cantrell, Gabrielle Grubbs, Isabella Edworthy; brothers, Bill Hunnicutt and wife, Joan of Charlotte, Morris Hunnicutt and wife, Martha of Edneyville; sister-in-law, Dorothy A. Norton of Winter Park, Fla.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Mills River United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ashley Crowder-Stanley and the Rev. Paige Ann Miller officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to Mills River United Methodist Church, 137 Old Turnpike Rd. Mills River, NC 28759 or Mills River Fire and Rescue, 121 Schoolhouse Rd. Mills River, NC 28759.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.