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William L. "Buster" Norwood
(January 16, 1936 - February 12, 2013)

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William L. "Buster" Norwood, age 77, of 187 Shook Road, Banner Elk, passed away Tuesday evening, February 12, 2013, at Watauga Medical Center.

Mr. Norwood was born January 16, 1936 in Avery County, a son of the late Chester and Sudie Ruppard Norwood. He was a retired carpenter and builder for Shook's Construction Company. Mr. Norwood was a faithful member of Watauga Baptist Church.

Mr. Norwood is survived by his wife, Betty Shook Norwood of the home; two daughters, Linda Warren and husband Kevin of Lenoir, and Melissa Miller and husband Bobby of Banner Elk; one son, William Norwood of Banner Elk; three granddaughters, Elesha White of Whittier, California, Jessica Norwood of Gaffney, South Carolina, and Chelsey Norwood of Deep Gap; five grandsons, Jason Norwood of Gaffney, Jeffery Norwood of Spartanburg, South Carolina, Dustin Miller, Travis Miller, and Chad Miller, all of Banner Elk; his great-grandchildren, Abigail Norwood, Madison Crow, Landon Norwood, and Jacob Norwood; one sister, Lola Jean Prittchard and husband Paul of Morganton; three brothers, Junior Norwood and wife Ethel of Newland, Jimmy Norwood and his friend Jean of the Foscoe Community, and Jerry Norwood of Banner Elk; one sister-in-law, Mary Brown of Morganton, and two brothers-in-law, David Shook and wife Lucy, and Johnny Townsend, all of Banner Elk. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Ida Mae Sword.

Funeral services for William L. "Buster" Norwood will be conducted Friday afternoon, February 15, 2013, at 2:00 o'clock, at Watauga Baptist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Pastor R.D. Watson, Pastor Jeff Fox, and Reverend Billy McGuire. Burial will follow in Watauga Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening, from 6:00 until 8:00 o'clock, at Watauga Baptist Church.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to the Watauga Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, in care of David Shook, 214 Park Road, Banner Elk, North Carolina, 28604.

Online condolences may be sent to the Norwood family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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