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12/3/2021 7:43:00 PM
Norma Hewitt Pope
March 24, 1932 - November 29, 2021

CLAREMONT, N.C. - Norma Hewitt Pope, 89, of Claremont passed away on Monday, November 29, 2021 at Catawba Valley Medical Center.

She was born March 24, 1932 in Catawba County to the late Loy Austin Hewitt and Flossie Sanders Hewitt. Norma was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church in Claremont and employed with Ridgeview Hosiery in Newton. She retired from Balls Creek Elementary School where she served as teacher assistant. Norma loved her God, her family, and being a grandmother. She enjoyed crafts of all kinds.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Brice Eugene Pope; brothers, David Bandy Hewitt and Calvin Austin Hewitt; and sister, Betty Faye Hewitt Burch.

Those left to cherish her memory are daughters Dana Martin and husband Michael of Claremont, Teresa Mace of Granite Falls; grandchildren Dillon Mace, Taylor Martin and Andrew Martin; close family friend Austin Bissette; son-in-law Rick Mace of Claremont; furbaby Boots; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A service to celebrate Norma’s life was held on Friday, December 3, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Claremont. Rev. Todd Garren officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends prior to the service from 12 noon to 1:45 p.m. at Piney Grove Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Piney Grove Baptist Church, 2400 Balls Creek Rd., Claremont, NC 28610.

Condolences may be sent to the Pope family at

Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, N.C. is serving the Pope family.

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