Norwood Farthing Bender

NORWOOD FARTHING BENDER Norwood Farthing Bender, 85, of Wilmington, NC, died Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at his residence. He was born April 16, 1928, in Wilmington, NC, to the late Carl D. Bender, Sr., and Bessie Davis Bender. At the age of twelve, Norwood began working in grocery stores, eventually becoming manager and supervisor. After thirty years of service with A&P, he continued to work in the supermarket industry and retired at the age of 78. While living in New Bern, NC, Norwood was an active member and elder of West New Bern Presbyterian Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, seven brothers and one daughter-in-law, Annette. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Doris D. Bender; children, Brenda Quidley (Gary Anderson), Paul Bender, Carolyn Bender, Judy Bender and her canine kid, Macie; grandson, Jason Quidley (Kim); step-grandson, Derek King (Pam), great-grandchildren, Heather and Zachary; brother, Robert Bender (Ernestine) and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive visitors from 6-8pm, Thursday, November 14, 2013, at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 2pm, Friday, November 15, 2013, also at the funeral home, with Dr. Jim Everett officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401 or to Alzheimer's Association- Eastern North Carolina Chapter,The Cumberland Building, 3739 National Drive, Suite 110, Raleigh, NC 27612 Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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Andrews Mortuary & Crematory - Market Street Chapel
1617 MARKET ST Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 762-7788

Published in the Wilmington Star-News on Nov. 14, 2013