Mary Viola "Tiny" Norman, 80, of Denton’s Chapel Rd., Morganton, NC died Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at Britthaven of Morganton. Born in Burke County, NC on September 6, 1928, she was a daughter of the late John W. and Hattie McDaniel Roper. For many years, Tiny worked at Pauline Hosiery Mill in Valdese and in 1989, she retired from Henredon Furniture Co. Following her retirement she worked part time at Wal Mart. She was a member of Nowlings Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Norman; a sister, Betty Johnson and her husband, Kelly.Surviving are her sons and their wives, Clarence Welsey Norman and Kathy, Vester Lee Norman and Janet, and Wayne Nelson Norman and Janet; a daughter, Linda Diane Norman Michaels and her husband Billy Ray; grandchildren, Tracy Oliver and her husband, Darrin, Lesley Norman, Rodney Norman and his wife, Julie, Michelle Smith and her husband, Jason, Chris Michaels and his wife, Amy, Chad Michaels and his wife, Miranda, and Kimberly Powell and her husband, Travis; great grandchildren, Lucas Oliver, Sisalynn Norman, Shaunna Norman, Stephanie Norman, Caleb Norman, Brayden Pearson, Dakota Michaels, Alora Michaels, Kinsley Michaels, Kaden Michaels, and Jack Powell; sisters, Agnes Keaton and Nancy Hipps; brothers, John Roper, Jr. and his wife, Ellen, Leroy Roper and his wife, Rose of Lake Charles, LA, Claude Roper and his wife, Verlie, and Richard Roper and his wife, Nancy; a host of nieces and nephews; and a special canine companion, Coco. All of the family except Leroy is from Morganton.The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 7, 2008 at Nowlings Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Darvy Hensley officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday at Sossoman Funeral Home where the body will remain until placed in the church thirty minutes before the funeral hour. Memorial gifts may be made to the Young at Heart Group, c/o Nowlings Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, 5827 Fisher-Davis Rd., Morganton, NC 28655.

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