Sylvia Ann Norris

June 25, 1967November 20, 2012

Gastonia – Sylvia Ann Norris, 45, of X-Ray Drive passed away November 20, 2012 at Gaston Memorial Hospital.

A native of Gaston County, she was the daughter of the late Mitchell Talley and Ethel Barker Norris.

She is survived by her sons, David H. Messer of High Shoals and Ralph Lee Guffey Jr. of Gastonia.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her aunt, Marie Henderson and uncle, Reno Barker.

A graveside service will be held 1:30 pm at Gaston Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from noon to 1:00 pm prior to the service at Carothers Funeral Home in Gastonia.

Memorials may be made to Peak Resources, 2780 X-Ray Drive, Gastonia, NC 28054

Condolences may be made online at

Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the Norris family


  • Visitation Saturday, November 24, 2012
  • Graveside Service Saturday, November 24, 2012

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Octavia Bradsher

December 6, 2012

Me and the family will miss u.

nancie barker

November 24, 2012

will be missed

Linda Fraley

November 23, 2012

Sylvia grew up at my house. My Mom was her Moms sister and Sylvia always called her Aunt Lonie. She stayed with her while Aunt Ethel and Mitchell worked at WIx, Sylvia was very smart and always had a smile. I saw her last a couple years ago when she came to see Aunt Effie not long before Aunt Effie passed away. She was just liked I remembered laughing and talking, I never had the pleasure of meeting her sons I wish I could have. I am so sorry for your loss and I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

melissa swanson

November 23, 2012

sorry to hear of your passing sylvia. we have fond memories when we were in our younger days. we always lauhed and that smile. it was so pretty. I will always have our great memories. i love you and you will always be missed. to david n will be n my prayers. love you always..r.i.p. sylvia... you will be an angel up in heaven with my brother lilman...


November 23, 2012

We knew sylvia a while back. she was a special friend top our family. She always made you laugh and she always had that special smile. She is n Heaven now with the angels. She is there with "lilman" now. They having a good tme. We have alot of wonderful memories of Sylvia n the boys David n J.R. God Bless you and ur family. We will keep you in our prayers.
*****R.I.P. SYLVIA ******************* YOU WILL BE MISSED..

david messer

November 22, 2012

i will always love you my sweet and i aill see you againe (werewolf)

jeff watson

November 22, 2012

My best friend was love to sing and dance we had best time as kids and teenager and as a abult she will be miss , to her ur son ur mother was one of the kind she was love

Debbie Deal

November 22, 2012

She will be missed alot, We had so much fun sitting out side smoking cigarettes and listening to music.We had so much fun going out to eat and doing things in activities.We would talk alot about our families and all the trouble we used to get into we laughed alot and cried alot. She was a great friend and I will miss her greatly. My prayers are with you all, you know she would tell you all she is fine dont worry about me and give us all that beautiful big smile she had.
Debbie Deal

Borden Family

November 21, 2012

I wish I could be there but sadly cant ... We will deeply miss her and the moments on tiny chat.

sonya Tischer

November 21, 2012

We miss you dear friend may you rest in peace