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Lorna Hatcher Norwood
  • The University of Tennessee Veterinary Teaching Hospital
    2407 River Drive
    Knoxville, TN 37996-4550
  • Young Williams Animal Shelter
    3201 Division Street
    Knoxville, TN 37919

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“My condloneces to the family. We are never prepared for the lost of love one. Please pray for the family and all of whom knew Lorna. ”
1 of 72 | Posted by: ed rice - corbin, KY

“Norwood & Hatcher Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Lorna, Lois and I were good friends in high school and after. We had a lot of good times...Read More »
2 of 72 | Posted by: Maria Perryman Ownby - Knoxville, TN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
3 of 72 | Posted by: Ray Williamson family - FL

“We wanted to express our sincere sympathy,regarding the loss of Lorna, a past president of the Akima club. Many Akima sisters were present at the...Read More »
4 of 72 | Posted by: Carol Cortese and Ray Sherrill - TN

“The Hatcher/Norwood families are in our hearts and prayers. We have all lost a sweet friend whose memory will be forever cherished. ”
5 of 72 | Posted by: Cathy Herod - Knoxville, TN

“Jimmy, Gail, & Family, Deepest sympathy and Christian love in the loss of your loved one. You are in our Prayers. ”
6 of 72 | Posted by: Charlotte Troutt & Tressa Stallings - TN

“Jim, Our thoughts are with you, as well as your entire family during this very difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for...Read More »
7 of 72 | Posted by: David & Melanie Mitchell - TN

“When I think about Lorna I think about her beauty inside as well as her beauty outside.Lorna never met a strange and was always going the extra mile...Read More »
8 of 72 | Posted by: Debbie Bowling Butcher - TN

“Lorna was a great co-worker and friend. We worked together on several projects at UT and she was always very helpful, warm, courteous and...Read More »
9 of 72 | Posted by: Fred and Diane Allen - Louisville, TN

“Jim, You and Lorna always made our family feel safe and welcome when we were together, opening your home and your hearts to us with your generous...Read More »
10 of 72 | Posted by: Greg and Cindy Galewski and your entire Galewski Family - TN

“Lorna was a true friend whose smile was infectious. My prayers are with you and may God grant you peace during this difficult time. ”
11 of 72 | Posted by: Neal Eash - Knoxville, TN

“Jim, There are no words, only the sorrow in our hearts. Please know you are in our prayers. God's Grace be with you and your family. ”
12 of 72 | Posted by: Robin and Butch Geldrich Seymour

“Jim, we were so very sorry to learn of Lorna's passing. She was truly a special person. We will always remember both of you being instrumental in...Read More »
13 of 72 | Posted by: Laurie & Mitch Halsey - Knoxville, TN

“Jim and family, I worked with Lorna in the early 90's at UT Med Ctr Marketing. She was one of the most encouraging people that I've ever had in...Read More »
14 of 72 | Posted by: Teresa Lusk - Myrtle Beach, SC

“Jim, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
15 of 72 | Posted by: Pam Nixon - Knoxville, TN

“Lorna was a professional friend-I am sorry for your extreme loss. We will miss her. ”
16 of 72 | Posted by: Frankie Gould - baton rouge, LA

“Spent a lot of time with Lorna as child. So sorry for the loss! My prayers for the famil ”
17 of 72 | Posted by: Connie Kirby Farris - Mufreesboro, TN

“I was so sad to hear of Lorna's passing.I know she will be missed by many. It's been a few years but you never forget the good times. We worked...Read More »
18 of 72 | Posted by: Toni Kopkau - Knoxville Tennessee, TN

“My prayers are with you and your family. ”
19 of 72 | Posted by: Sue French - Knoxville, TN

“Our family will be praying for peace and comfort through out this sad time. ”
20 of 72 | Posted by: Betty Lane - Knoxville, TN

“Lorna was an amazing person -- smart, professional, compassionate, sassy, hard-working, sometimes goofy, and ever so talented. Lorna was an inspiring...Read More »
21 of 72 | Posted by: Joyce York - Knoxville, TN

“My heart breaks for you all. Lorna was a special and loving person. I am so glad I got to see her at Grandma's Christmas party. She was and always...Read More »
22 of 72 | Posted by: Teresa (Terry) McMahan - TN

“Tammie and Family, I am praying for you during this difficult time. ”
23 of 72 | Posted by: Lynette Russell - Knoxville, TN

“Jim, I am so sorry for you. I am thinking of you. Lorna was beautiful inside and out. Love, Allie ”
24 of 72 | Posted by: Allison Cole - TN

“Jim, praying for you during this very difficult time. May God's peace provide you comfort. ”
25 of 72 | Posted by: Sarah Collins -Harmony - TN

“May the Lord's warm embrace be felt by all family members. Lorna was a special person and will be missed. ”
26 of 72 | Posted by: Carmen G. Burgos - Knoxville, TN

“My heart aches for everyone who was blessed to have known Lorna. She was so kind and sweet to me the few times I was fortunate enough to spend time...Read More »
27 of 72 | Posted by: Martha Ann Maynard - Knoxville, TN

“Dolly, Joann, Betty Lou, Judy, Tammie, Benny My prayers are for your family May you look to the heavenly father for strengh. Love Linda Garner Dykes ”
28 of 72 | Posted by: Linda Garner Dykes - Seymour, TN

“Dear Jim, I will always love and remember Lorna. She touched my life with her kind and gentle soul. She was a beautiful person on the outside, but...Read More »
29 of 72 | Posted by: Susan Wyatt - Knoxville, TN

“Jim, what words can be said at a time like this? I pray that God will help you through this as you well deserve. ”
30 of 72 | Posted by: John Wood - Knoxville , TN

“To all the family members, friends, and co-workers: I am so sorry for your loss. I will continue to pray for healing and peace. May fond memories...Read More »
31 of 72 | Posted by: Sharon Ann Davis - Knoxville, TN

“Having worked with Lorna at the Medical Center and now at UTIA, I am so sad. She has always been what I would strive to be – professional,...Read More »
32 of 72 | Posted by: Jane Burns - Knoxville

“Jim- My heart aches for you and your family; please know that you are loved and that prayers for stength and comfort surround you. ”
33 of 72 | Posted by: Nicole Coning - Maryville, TN

“Lorna was a good person and friend. I will miss her and her winning ways. ”
34 of 72 | Posted by: Tim Fawver - Knoxville, TN

“Dear Tammie and family, Please know that you, Tammie, and your family as well, are in my prayers. I can only imagine the grief of losing your...Read More »
35 of 72 | Posted by: Joan Roberson - Knoxville, TN

“To the family of Lorna, I was in AKIMA with Lorna and always enjoyed working with her on events. She always had a smile for everyone. Thought and...Read More »
36 of 72 | Posted by: Charlotte Thomas - Knoxville

“Judy, JoAnn, Tammie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I did not realize Lorna was your sister. She was...Read More »
37 of 72 | Posted by: Davean (Tonkery) Brown - TN

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Norwood family. Lorna was a wonderful colleague - always professional and always wearing a beautiful smile. I...Read More »
38 of 72 | Posted by: Chris Sneed - Knoxville, TN

“May the Lord wrap his arms around you and your smile light the heavens. Sending prayers of comfort to the Hatcher, Norwood and UT family. ”
39 of 72 | Posted by: Babbet Harbison - Knoxville, TN

“We send our warmest thoughts. ”
40 of 72 | Posted by: Vicky, Jeff, and Jackson Bills

“Jim, Lorna ,you, and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.You and Lorna extended a big Tennessee welcome to a young family from Kentucky 20...Read More »
41 of 72 | Posted by: Steve,Lori,Aaron,Austin,Preston,and Emma Spalding - KY

“Lorna made a tremendous differnce in my life and in my daughter's life. She will be missed by so many. You are in my thoughts and prayers Jim. ”
42 of 72 | Posted by: Pam Wolf - Maryville, TN - friend

“My deepest sympathies to Lorna's family and friends. My prayers are with you all. Such a tragic loss. ”
43 of 72 | Posted by: Robin (Newcomb) Brown

“Tanga and I were deeply saddened at the news of Lorna's death and I know I speak for Tanga too, in expressing sympathy. To Judy and the other members...Read More »
44 of 72 | Posted by: Mike McCullough - Jackson, TN

“Jim, I am so sorry for your great loss. I am praying that God will give you the comfort and strength you need during this time. Anything you need,...Read More »
45 of 72 | Posted by: Scott Kidd - Louisville, TN

“To the family of Lorna I was in Akima with Lorna and I will miss her beautiful smile and her friendship--My God give her family peace and...Read More »
46 of 72 | Posted by: Becky McBride - knox, TN - friend

“Lorna and I were best friends at Fulton High School . It was my senior year when I meet her and I believe she was in her Jr. year. She was always the...Read More »
47 of 72 | Posted by: Rebecca Kirk - Knoxville, TN

“I am so proud of the woman she became and will miss her smiling face and winning ways at our family reunions. ”
48 of 72 | Posted by: barbara - sylva, NC

“Lifting Jim and Lorna's family and friends in prayer. May God's grace comfort and strengthen you. I will always remember Lorna's bright smile and...Read More »
49 of 72 | Posted by: Sharon Pound

“I left Tennessee in 1975, and remember Lorna as the lanky, funny, teenage redhead up the street at my favorite place to hang out...the Hatchers. We...Read More »
50 of 72 | Posted by: Ted Moon - Spokane, WA

“My heart goes out to the entire family - Lorna was an amazing person and I am very blessed to have known her. Thinking and praying for all of you. ...Read More »
51 of 72 | Posted by: Robin Herin - Montague, MI

“I am sending my heartfelt condolences to Lorna's family. She was a lovely person. I met her when we went through the UT Leadership Institute together...Read More »
52 of 72 | Posted by: Denise Brandon - Knoxville, TN

“May God wrap HIs loving arms around each family member during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I was honored to work with...Read More »
53 of 72 | Posted by: Peggy - Knoxville, TN - Friend

“Jim, Just to let...Read More »
54 of 72 | Posted by: Marshall and Laurie Williams

“You will be missed! Thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time. ”
55 of 72 | Posted by: Josey Harris - Lenoir City, TN

“Tammie, it breaks my heart to know that you are experiencing so much pain, but you are loved by so many people. Your kind heart and beauty is...Read More »
56 of 72 | Posted by: Joyce Dixson - Knoxville, TN

“Jim I am so very sorry for your loss, grief, and pain. Lorna is a precious lady. I know you always said you "reached up into the cookie jar" when...Read More »
57 of 72 | Posted by: Leah McRae - Knoxville, TN

“Tammie, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
58 of 72 | Posted by: Debbie Thomas - Knoxville, TN

“Lorna will be missed by all her smile touched.... she was the highlight of Morgan Hall a wonderful person inside and out who loved people. I can't...Read More »
59 of 72 | Posted by: Tammy Garner Pass - Louisville, TN

“We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved Lorna. God bless you Jim Archie and Gail. ”
60 of 72 | Posted by: Alan & Debra Reagan

“So sorry for your loss and your family is in our thoughts and prayers. ”
61 of 72 | Posted by: Calvin & Debbie Garner - TN

“How wonderful it was to meet Lorna for the first time a little over a year ago. We had gathered a group of disparate folks together to launch a new...Read More »
62 of 72 | Posted by: Elizabeth Burman - Knoxville, TN

“I was shocked and saddened to learn of Lorna's passing. I thoroughly enjoyed my days working with her. It wasn't work, rather a labor of love. ”
63 of 72 | Posted by: Mary Albrecht - TN

“Thoughts and prayers to family members and friends. ”
64 of 72 | Posted by: Jessica Poore - Knoxville, TN

“This is just so sad. Lorna was a beautiful person, inside and out, and I really enjoyed my opportunities to work with her. We became friends in...Read More »
65 of 72 | Posted by: Karla K Gargus-Kean - Clarksville, TN

“My dear, sweet Lorna. You believed in me from the start! You were my friend and my mentor. You taught me more in five years than I have learned in my...Read More »
66 of 72 | Posted by: Connie Geddings - Knoxville, TN

“Her beautiful smile is already missed by so many!!! ”
67 of 72 | Posted by: Arlene King - Knoxville, TN

“The family, friends, and loved ones of Mrs. Norwood are in my thoughts and prayers. I didn't know her well, only had the pleasure of speaking with...Read More »
68 of 72 | Posted by: Nicole - Knoxville, TN

“A wonderful loving person, and a great spirit has left this earth. She has went home to bless the heaven's. Everytime I see the sun rise, I will...Read More »
69 of 72 | Posted by: Vickie Jones - Maryville, TN

“Surely a bright light has gone out. My prayers are with Dolly, JoAnn, Betty Lou , Judy & Benny. I'm sorry for your loss. ”
70 of 72 | Posted by: B.J. Gipson Moore - Maryville, TN

“Our family's (Weaver) thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this most difficult of days. May the beauty of Lorna's life and the blessings...Read More »
71 of 72 | Posted by: Sue Weaver Dunlap - Walland, TN

“My deepest condolences to Lorna's immediate and extended family. Those of us at UT hold you in our thoughts and prayers. A special prayer for our...Read More »
72 of 72 | Posted by: Edward Taylor - Knoxville, TN


Lorna Hatcher Norwood, passed from this life into the arms of God on December 4, 2012. She spent her life caring for others and was a blessing to all who met her. Her devastating loss will be felt by many. Lorna's earthly life transitioned into her spiritual life and she is now reunited with family members who preceded her in death, father Joe B. Hatcher and infant sister, Debbie Sue Hatcher. Lorna was a Fulton High School graduate as well as graduate of the University of Tennessee Knoxville, where she obtained her Bachelor's degree in Communications. More recently she was pursuing an advanced Master's degree. As a marketing and communications specialist, Lorna left numerous professional and personal impacts upon the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, where she served as director of the institute's Department of Marketing and Communications since 2007. At the institute, Norwood led programs in media relations, the production and distribution of print, web-based and broadcast materials, and graphic design. Through her leadership, she advanced the institute's mission and objectives, while being valued for her caring nature by employees throughout the institute's statewide workforce. Reflecting upon her professional impacts, Norwood received numerous awards from her peers. In 2008, the Volunteer Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America bestowed its Harvey I. Cobert Award of Excellence upon her in recognition of a career of achievements and service. She also received an award of quality from the society in honor of a statewide, year-long celebration she helped coordinate for the 100th anniversary of UT Extension. In March 2011, the Tennessee Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences honored her with a marketing award. Norwood joined UT from the office of Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale, where she served as deputy director in communications from January 2006 to late 2007. She worked for Leadership Knoxville in 2005, and prior to that was a 20-year employee of UT Medical Center, where she worked from 1979 to 2003, eventually serving as Director of Marketing for the hospital. The Tennessee Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations recognized her in 1998 with its Lamar Jackson Distinguished Service Award. Norwood was also a 1999 graduate of the UT Institute of Leadership Effectiveness. She also belonged to various organizations including Public Relations Society of America Volunteer Chapter and AKIMA. Though Lorna had a prosperous professional career, her life as Wife, Godmother, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Daughter-in-Law, and friend was much more illustrious and beautiful. In her home life she exuded compassion, love, and kindness, sacrificing her own needs and desires to comfort others around her. Lorna leaves behind her loving and devoted husband of 25 years, Jim Norwood; Godchildren, Ronesha and Brandon; Mother, Irene Hatcher; Mother/Father -in-Law, Gail and Archie Norwood; Siblings, JoAnn (Robert) Sims, Betty Lou (Mark) Plymale, Judy (Walt) Snow, Tammie Cole, and Benny (Judy) Hatcher; Sister/Brother-in-Law, Becky and Brian Herring; Many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and special friends. And her beloved pets Gus & Petey. A celebration of Lorna's beautiful life will be held at Smithview Pavilion & Event Center, 601 Smithview Drive, Maryville, TN 37803 from 2:00 until 4:00, Saturday, December 8, 2012. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: The University of Tennessee Veterinary Teaching Hospital, 2407 River Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996-4550 or the Young Williams Animal Shelter, 3201 Division Street, Knoxville, TN 37919. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithMaryville.com.