The Obit For Bud Heath

Norman W. Heath

Published in the Fayetteville Observer from 12/31/2008 - 1/1/2009

WHITEVILLE - Norman Wade "Bud" Heath, 83, of Whiteville, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, in Columbus Regional Healthcare System.

Mr. Heath was the son of the late Emory Heath and Flora Chaney Heath of Whiteville. He graduated from Whiteville High School and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

He played semi-pro and pro baseball in the 1940s, He then returned to Whiteville and worked with Waccamaw Electric, then National Spinning Co., for more than 30 years as an electrical supervisor until he retired in 1989.

Mr. Heath was an active member of First Baptist Church, serving through the years as deacon, youth worker and interpreter for the deaf. He was also an active member of the Whiteville Lions Club, where he served as president and was secretary for several years.

Mr. Heath is survived by his wife, Mildred Leona Garrell Heath of the home; a daughter, Norma Heath Lundy and husband Don of Fayetteville; two grandsons, Kyle and Nathan Lundy; and a sister, Mary Lois Robertson of High Point.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, in First Baptist Church in Whiteville, with the Rev. Kerry Peeler, the Rev. Dan Deaton and the Rev. Corbin Cooper officiating, with burial following in Whiteville Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 12:45p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, in the parlor of First Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 412 N. Madison St., Whiteville, NC 28472; or to any charity of your choice.

Services entrusted to McKenzie Mortuary of Whiteville.