Norma Burgin Hipps

July 1, 1930April 3, 2018

Waynesville-Norma Burgin Hipps, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Canton, Georgia. A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County. She was the daughter of Robert Lester Sr. and Helen McLaughlin Burgin and as married to Carroll Guy Hipps, Jr. who died in 1991. Norma graduated from Western Carolina University and retired from Haywood County School System as an elementary school teacher. She taught in Canton and Waynesville at Beaverdam and Junaluska Schools. Norma was a member of First United Methodist Church in Waynesville.

Norma is survived by her son Douglas Hipps; daughters Helen Hipps Blaine and Bonnie Hipps Parent; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 7, at Garrett Funerals and Cremations with the Reverend Alexandra Davis Hipps officiating. Burial will follow at Bon-A-Venture Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-2 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels or The Salvation Army.

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  • Visitation Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 7, 2018

Norma Burgin Hipps

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Jeanie Teague

April 12, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about Norma passing. We have been out of town and just read about it in the paper. You know I got half of my name from her. I’m sorry I was not here for the service or to speak with you. We are sorry for your loss. Bill and Jeanie Teague

Peggy Evans

April 8, 2018

My deepest condolences to your family at this difficult time. I used to come help your mom with her housework. I miss seeing her and I enjoyed helping her.
I know you all will miss her very much. May your good memories of Mrs. Hipps help with the missing of her.



Lorri Allison

April 6, 2018

Mrs. Hipps was my teacher in first and second grades, and I adored her. She was so kind and patient. I can't imagine how difficult it must have been to teach a combination class of 1st & 2nd graders, but my memories of time in her classroom are wonderful. I am so sorry for the family's loss.

Glenda Moore

April 5, 2018

So sorry to hear about Norma. She was one of my favorite customers at General Insurance. Always loved to talk to her and help with Insurance problems. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.