2017-10-05 / Obituaries

Ruby Kathryn Norman Walton

Graveside services for Ruby Kathryn Norman Walton, 94, of Metasville Road were held on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at Anthony Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Robert D. Adams officiating. She died Friday, September 29, at Harper’s Personal Care Home in Washington.

Mrs. Walton was born on August 6, 1923, to Leonadis C. “Lonnie” and Ella Mae Norman. On January 28, 1939, she married Albert Sims Walton and they made their home in the Lovelace Community on the Metasville Road where they raised their four children – Derwood, Marie, Larry, and Lena.

Mrs. Walton retired with more than 30 years of service at the Royal Manufacturing Plant in Washington. She was a member of Goshen Baptist Church. Following retirement, she was able to focus on her love of flowers. Her ability to make anything grow and flourish was evident by her immaculate yard.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son Derwood, and siblings Roy Norman, Charlie Norman, Myrtle Dent, Louise Crook, Lawrence Norman, and Julius Norman.

Her love of her family was evident by generations she leaves behind including daughters Marie W. Poss and Lena W. Baston and husband, Irv; a son, Larry Walton and wife, Diane; a daughter-in-law, Linda Walton; sisters Lessie Mae Young, Alicia Partridge and husband Milton, Patricia Martin and husband Gerald; a brother, Bobby Norman and wife Mary Frances; a brother-in-law, Jack Walton; grandchildren Johnny Walton and Reesie, Belinda Walton White, Tal Poss and wife Melynda; Stacey Smith and Todd, Dan Walton and wife Adrea, April Butler, Dena Gibson and husband Jody, and LeAnn O’Neill and husband Garrett; great-grandchildren Bruce Freeland Jr. and wife Andrea, Ron White, Kathryn Bergeron and husband Jaron, Adam Poss, Neeley Gibson, Cash Gibson, Carlin Gibson, Russell Gibson, Ethan Walton, Landon Smith, Jacob Smith, and Nate Butler.

Beggs Funeral Home in Lincolnton was in charge of arrangements.

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