By: JEFFREYREYNOLDS SPORTSEDITOR
January 9, 2013
Maxie Farley Norman, of McCarr, Ky., and Huntington, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013, at her home in Huntington.
Maxie was born September 23, 1912. This past September marked a most extraordinary event as she celebrated her 100th birthday.
She was the daughter of the late Robert Farley and the late Jessie DeHart Farley.
She was preceded in death by her husband, W. P. “Dock” Norman; and a daughter, Betty Jo Norman; son-in-law, John C. Baker; grandson, Ronald Lee Vipperman; and great-granddaughter, Maddie Grace Rucker; sisters, Mae Boyd, Josephine Beckett, Fonnie Hall, Ethel Varney and Jean Farley; and brothers, Charley, Henry and R. L. Farley.
She is survived by two daughters, Emogene (Robert) Vipperman and Loretta Norman Baker; three grandchildren, Brenda Rucker, Bill Vipperman and William Norman Baker; nine great-grandchildren, Todd and Shawn Rucker, Jodi Wright, Heather Scovel, Jeremy Vipperman, Jason and Adam Vipperman, Sarah Cusack and Rebekah Baker; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister, Virginia Nichols; and one brother, Roy James Farley.
Maxie was a member of Enon Baptist Church at Blackberry City. She owned and operated Norman’s Grocery for many many years, where she serviced the many needs of others in her community. Her life has been full. She savored much, family, good friends, good times and a loved one’s touch.
Funeral services will be conducted at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home, Saturday, January 12, at 11 a.m. with Jerry McCoy officiating. Burial will follow at Anderson Hatfield Cemetery. Family will be receiving friends on Friday, January 11, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home.
Online condolences at www.rerogersfuneralhome.com.