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Norman Rufus Sorrow

Norman Rufus Sorrow, 89, resident of 310 Perry St., husband of Margaret King Sorrow passed away Monday, July 30, 2012 at Abbeville Area Medical Center.

Born in Abbeville Co. SC he, was a son of the late Fletcher D. Sorrow and Nellie Norman Sorrow.

Norman was a United States World War II Army veteran. His working career spanned over 48 years as an Engineer with the CSX Railroad until retirement. Norman had a deep religious devotion to God and his church. He was a very faithful and loyal member of the Congregational Holiness Church for over 50 years and was a Deacon and Sunday school teacher for over 45 years. He will be remembered as a very loving and dedicated husband, father, brother and grandfather and will be sorely missed by his loving family and many friends.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 70 years, Margaret King Sorrow of the home; 3 sons, Norman Fletcher Sorrow and his wife, Linda, of Abbeville, SC, Paul Terry Sorrow and his wife, Lynn, of Avon Lake, Ohio and Mark Sorrow and wife, Martha, of Greenwood, SC; 1 daughter, Sherry S. Snipes and her husband, Bennie, of Abbeville, SC; 1 sister, Flossie Gilmer of Abbeville, SC; 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday Aug. 1, 2012 at 2:30 PM at Congregational Holiness Church with the Reverend's Tye Sorrow and Marion Argo officiating. The burial will follow in Long Cane Cemetery with Military Honors.

The family will receive friends Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 until 2:30 PM at Abbeville Congregational Holiness Church prior to services. The family is at the home 310 Perry St. Abbeville, SC.

Memorials in memory of Mr. Sorrow may be made to the Congregational Holiness Church 921 South Main St. Abbeville, SC 29620.


Congregational Holiness Church
921 South Main St
Abbeville, SC  29620
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
1:00 until 2:30 PM


Congregational Holiness Church
921 South Main St
Abbeville, SC  29620
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
2:30 PM


Long Cane Cemetery
Due West Hwy
Abbeville ,  SC  29620

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Dear Sherry, so very sorry to hear about your father's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless, Judy

Judy Burdette Miller Aug 11 2012 12:00 AM

To the Sorrow Family: May the wonderful memories of Mr. Norman bring you peace and comfort during your time of grief. We're thinking of you.

Carol J and Howard Bell Aug 1 2012 12:00 AM

I am so sad to hear of Norman's passing. Will pray for your family. Love to Flossie especially

Mrs. Clyde (DelRay) Cureton Aug 1 2012 12:00 AM

our thoughts an prayers are with all of the family at this difficult time

spencer an suzanne sorrow Aug 1 2012 12:00 AM

My thoughts an Prayers are with you at this dificult time.lots of good memories listening to jack (blu-flame) an norman (big-check) talk.

Martha B. Whaley Aug 1 2012 12:00 AM

We are sorry to hear of your loss. As all of us who knew what a Godly man he was, he is now rejoicing in heaven with our Lord. You were a blessed family to have had him this long and the legacy that he leaves for each one of his family. May God hold you close in the coming days ahead.

Langdon and Sandra U Erwin Jul 31 2012 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Mr. Sorrow's passing. He was such a nice person. Loved talking to him...always had a smile on his face. Know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you all in the days to come.

Mike and Jan Evams Jul 31 2012 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Sorrow. You all are in our thoughts. What a legacy of a Godly man.

Ronny and Diane Culbreth Jul 31 2012 12:00 AM

My prayers and thoughts are with the family. God bless.

Lillian Norris Jul 31 2012 12:00 AM

Sorrow Family, I am so sorry to hear of Norman's passing. He was a very sweet and caring man. He was a true man of God. I know that there is celebrating in Heaven with his arrival. May God Comfort you at this.

Tracey Simpson Hutto Jul 31 2012 12:00 AM

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