Junior David Norwood, age 81, of 1072 Hickory Nut Gap Road, Newland, passed away Wednesday morning, August 6, 2014, at Life Care Center of Banner Elk.

Mr. Norwood was born April 10, 1933 in Avery County, a son of the late Chester "Bear" Norwood and Sudie Ruppard Norwood. He was a retired truck operator and was a member of Banner Elk Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Mr. Norwood is survived by his wife, Ethel Marie Townsend Norwood of Newland; three sons, Danny Norwood and wife Lisa, Ronnie Norwood and wife Deborah, and Stevie Norwood and wife Lisa, all of Newland; three daughters, Kathy Horney and husband Jimmy and Phyllis Arnette and husband Eddie, all of Banner Elk, and Janice Norwood of Newland; two brothers, Jimmy Norwood and wife Glenda of Foscoe, and Jerry Norwood of Banner Elk, and one sister, Lola Pritchard and husband Paul of Morganton. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Steven Arnette; one brother, Buster Norwood; one sister-in-law, Ida Mae Sword, and one brother-in-law, Roy Short Sword.

Funeral services for Junior David Norwood will be conducted Friday morning, August 9, 2014, at 11:00 o'clock, at Banner Elk Seventh Day Adventist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 10:00 until 11:00 o'clock. Burial will follow in the Townsend Family Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening, from 6:00 until 8:00 o'clock, at Banner Elk Seventh Day Adventist Church. At other times, friends may call at the residence, 1072 Hickory Nut Gap Road, Newland.

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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