Mr. Norman Morris Ghent, age 73, died Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Springs Memorial Hospital. He was born January 22, 1940, in Lancaster County and was a son of the late Joseph Emanuel Ghent and Martha Ellen Cauthen Ghent. He was the husband of the late Barbara Joanne Ackerman Ghent. Mr. Ghent was vice president with Pettit Construction Co.He has served as a past master of the Jackson Masonic Lodge and was a huge South Carolina Gamecock fan and supporter. He was a member of Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church, where he had served as an elder. Mr. Ghent enjoyed spending time at Lake Wateree and with his many friends. He loved his family and his dog "Brick." Mr. Ghent is survived by two sons, Norman Joseph "Joey" Ghent and his wife, Andrea and Jeff Ghent and his wife, Jean, both of Lancaster; a daughter, Leigh Anne Ghent Neal and her husband, Brent, of Kershaw; three brothers, Wade C. "W.C." Ghent and his wife, Maureen "Sissy," of Winnsboro, Hazel E. "Manny" Ghent and his wife, Terri, of Santee and Ronald D. Ghent and his wife, Gay, of Lancaster; two sisters, Martha Jo G. Walden and her husband, Charles "Buddy," and Emily Joyce G. Cooper and her husband, Plowden, all of Lancaster; and seven grandchildren, Tyler Ghent, Lizzie Ghent, Katy Ghent, Sarah Ellen Ghent, Michael Ghent, Amy Ghent and Courtney Neal. The celebration of life funeral services for Mr. Ghent were 3 p.m. Monday, July 15, at Shiloh A.R.P. Church, officiated by the Rev. Mark Miller and Dr. Eugene Rollins, with burial in the church cemetery. The family of Mr. Ghent will received friends immediately following the service in the family life center and suggest in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Shiloh A.R.P. Church, cemetery fund, 346 Shiloh Unity Road, Lancaster, SC 29720. An online guest register is available on the obituaries page at www.hartleyburgess.com.
Hartley-Burgess Funeral Home & Crematory of Lancaster, SC cared for Mr. Ghent.