June 13, 1927 ~ June 12, 2000

Born in: Buncombe County, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

James Curtis Norman, Sr., 72, of Pinners Cove Road, went home to be with Jesus on Monday, June 12, 2000 at his residence.

He was a lifelong resident of Buncombe County and the son of Robert Loren Norman, Sr. and Ruby Westall Norman. He is also predeceased in death by two sisters, Juanita Taylor and Elizabeth Birdsall, one brother, Robert Norman.

He was a US Navy veteran of World War II, and was retired from Precision Tools. He was a member of New Morgan Hill Baptist Church and of the Baptist Mens Association.

He is survived by his wife, Norma Jean Austin Norman; two daughters, Teresa Rothrock of Greensboro and Sharon Gragg of Charlotte; three sons, James Norman, Jr. of Asheville, Albert Norman of Arden and Steve Norman of Arden; two step-children, Pam Howard of Asheville and Art Kanupp of Arden; two sisters, Sue Jackson of Fairview and Loretta Hipp of Charlotte; two brothers, Claude Norman of Mills River and Charles Norman of Charleston, SC; eight grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the New Morgan Hill Baptist Church, with the Reverend Roy Houston officiating.

Burial will follow in the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery with Military graveside rites being conducted by The Buncombe County Veterans Council\Volunteer Memorial Team.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 8:30 pm Wednesday at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian, where the body will remain until being placed in the church 30 minutes before the service.

Memorials may be made to Mountain Area Hospice, P.O. Box 16, Asheville, NC 28802.

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  1. I have lost pretty much all contact with family since I was last in Asheville back in 1992. My mom, Juanita Taylor, died at the end of May 1992. I remember the good times visiting Uncle Jimmy and my cousins back in the 50’s & 60’s.


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