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Mrs. Carolyn Peeler Rhodes Norton

September 14, 1930 - October 28, 2018

Carolyn Peeler Rhodes Norton, 88, of Hendersonville died on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at The Gardens of Hendersonville.  A Henderson County native, she was born September 14, 1930. Daughter of the late Holly Edward and Edith Java Justus Peeler.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands: Br…read more

Carolyn Peeler Rhodes Norton, 88, of Hendersonville died on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at The Gardens of Hendersonville.  A Henderson County native, she was born September 14, 1930. Daughter of the late Holly Edward and Edith Java Justus Peeler.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands: Bruce Lewis Rhodes and James Edward Norton; two children: Kathy Lynn Rhodes and Sharon Diane Rhodes Cone and; as well as one brother, Donald Eugene Peeler.

 

Carolyn was an executive of Penny Insurance Agency for forty-nine years and continued to help the Agency part time after retiring in 2000.  She was President of the NC Association of Insurance Women (NCAIW) where she was named Woman of the Year, additionally she served as President of the Henderson Business & Professional Women’s Club (BPW).  She also served as organist for Bethel Weslyan Methodist Church for many years.  Carolyn has been a member of First United Methodist Church and enjoyed attending Alma Lee Cheves Sunday School class.

 

She is survived by her sister, Gwen Williamson, and her husband Tom of Hendersonville; her granddaughter, Stephanie McCall and her husband, Lance of Camp Hill, PA along with her great granddaughter, Kendal McCall.  Her five step children: Karen Withrow and her husband, Larry of Marion, Kevin Norton and his wife, Kim of Weechi Wachi, FL, Rhonda Larimore and her husband, Bill of Crystal River, FL, Pamela Coleman and her husband, Tom of Juno Beach, FL, and Randy Norton (Ginger Teseniar) of Kings Mountain.  She was also survived by many nieces, nephews, step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.

 

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, November 5, 2018 at Thos. Shepherd’s Church Street Chapel with the Reverend Christy Sharp officiating.   Burial will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Mrs. Norton’s memory be made to Elks Lodge #1616 Scholarship Fund, 546 North Justice Street, Hendersonville, NC 28739.

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Service Information

Date: Monday, November 5, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm

Thos. Shepherd's Church Street Chapel

125 S. Church Street
Hendersonville, NC 28793

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, November 5, 2018

Shepherd Memorial Park

5045 Asheville Highway
Hendersonville, North Carolina 28791

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