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Walter Elbert “Sonny” Norris, 79, died Thursday morning, August 29, 2019, in his Gaston home.

Sonny was born in Halifax County on July 1, 1940, the son of Elbert Latham and Dorothy Borrell Norris.  

He got the name Sonny because he was the firstborn grandchild in the family and was considered everyones ray of sunshine.

Sonny was a retired construction superintendent from Rightmyer.  

After he retired, he worked at the Wellness Center in Jackson.

He is survived by his wife, Margie W. Norris; son Walter E. “Wally” Norris, Jr. of Durham; daughter, Amy Norris Clark of Wilmington; grandsons, Samuel and Joseph Clark; a brother, Johnnie Ray Norris and his wife Lynne; as well as nieces and nephews.

A family gathering will be held from 6:00 – 7:30 pm Tuesday evening at Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service.

Online condolences may be left at hockadayfs.com

Arrangements are under the care of Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service.