Betty Carolyn Norman Moody
1933 - 2021
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Betty Carolyn Norman Moody

Arden - A good life should be celebrated not mourned.

Betty Carolyn (Norman) Moody, 87, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at Advent Health Hospital.

A native of Marion, Betty was a daughter of the late Jefferson Clifton and Vessie Viola (Brooks) Norman. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Leonard Clinton Moody, who passed away in 2012 and 7 of her siblings.

She was a longtime member of Arden First Baptist Church, where she served many ministries singing in the choir in the early days to, perhaps her favorite activity, welcoming the members and visitors each Sunday with her "bag of candy". A deep faith in Christ was the anchor of her life. The best way to honor her life is to remember a time she welcomed you at church, served you coffee and desserts while you visited her home or comforted you in a time of need. Do the same for someone else.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Donna Arthur (Charlie), Len Moody (Susan), and Linda Cushman (Jack); grandchildren, Aaron Arthur (Michelle), Jeremy Arthur (Joy), Chelsie Nielsen (Bryan), Jordan Cushman (Kara) and Rachel Moody; great grandchildren, Joanna Arthur, Jesse Arthur, Millie Arthur, Evelyn Nielsen, Linnaea Nielsen, and Joelle Cushman; and siblings Jeanne Hensley, J.C. Norman (Connie), Loree Poteat and Elaine Kask (Larry).

Due the current pandemic restrictions and concerns, a private graveside service will be held for the family. At a later date, a celebration of life will be held for those wishing to participate.

The family requests donations in lieu of flowers can be sent to Arden First Baptist Church, 3839 Sweeten Creek Rd., Arden, NC 28704.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family and a guest register is available online at

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Published in Asheville Citizen-Times from Jan. 9 to Jan. 10, 2021.
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January 11, 2021
Betty was joyful and loved everyone. I will always think of that lovely smile and how she welcomed everyone to church. Everyone knew her as the candy lady, especially the children. She kept us laughing in Sunday bible study class. I will miss her.
Pat Isaacs
January 10, 2021
I remember Betty from years ago when she lived in Marion.Her husband,Leonard was a brother to my Uncle by marriage and I use to see them quite often.They were both sweet and loving people.I also knew Betty from her family the Normans.I pray God will give comfort,to her family,in the days ahead.
Carolyn Isom ChildersPigeonForge,TN.
January 9, 2021
A precious lady with a beautiful family.. I will have only fond memories of her and her warm, contagious smile.
Susan Storm
January 9, 2021
Betty touched many lives in a memorable way. I will remember this sweet and feisty woman always.
Beth Barkley
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