Norman Leroy (Roy) Winchester, 77, of the Yellowhill Community, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 at his home. A native of Swain County, he was the son of the late Wiliby and Bessie Watkins Winchester. He was preceded in death by a son Ray Winchester, one grandchild, Matthew Groenewold, two sisters, Betty Ball and Ella Mae McMahan, and one brother Troy Winchester.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Lucille Smith Winchester, two children; Leona Groenewold of Cherokee, and Benny Winchester and wife Margie of Cherokee, six grandchildren; Angel Blanton, Kimberly Winchester, Tonya Rae Winchester, Jasper Groenewold, Zack Winchester, and Gavin Groenewold, and 12 great grandchildren.
Graveside Services will be held 2pm on Thursday, Sept. 19 at Yellowhill Cemetery. Rev. Donald Ensley, Rev. James (Bo) Parris, and Ray Kinsland will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 6-9pm on Wednesday, July 18 at Crisp Funeral Home.