Norma Underwood

Norma Linnie Willis Underwood, 79, of Obion, formerly of Willisville, died on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 at her daughter’s home in Obion.
Funeral services for Mrs. Underwood will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home. Officiating this service will be Bro. Serge Shoemaker and Mr. Johnny Finley. Interment will follow in Zion Cemetery in Elbridge. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 2 p.m. at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Ray Stover, Tony Willis, John Tyler Willis, Richie Cherry, Paul Albright and Kenneth Lewis. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Cherry, Tallmadge Brown, Mac Sutton and Larry Albright.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Zion Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Greg Ervin,4851 Jim Carver Road, Obion, TN 38240 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 713 South Mendenhall Road, Memphis, TN 38117.
Born Monday, March 7, 1938, in Dyer County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Oscar (Mutt) Willis and the late Edith O’Quinn Willis. Mrs. Underwood was the long-time owner of the Elbridge Grocery and member of Glendale Church of Christ.
She is survived by one son, Rodney Underwood (Debbie) of Obion; one daughter, Cindy Brock (Rick) of Obion; one brother, Dulan Willis of Murfreesboro; one sister, Lavata Beatty of Newbern; seven grandchildren, Tisha Evans, Brooke Keith and Justin Brock, all of Dyersburg, Mickey Evans of Newbern and Tyler Underwood, Shane Sanford and Jeremy Sanford, all of Obion; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Keith Underwood; and three brothers, Tolbert Willis, Emmett Willis and Barnard Willis.
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