Harding, Norene Huffman
Norene Huffman Harding, 99, of New Castle departed this life April 29, 2012, at Heritage Hall Health and Rehab in Blacksburg. Born in Craig County at her homeplace on Feb. 19, 1913, she was a daughter of the late Luther Lake and Blanche Wallace Huffman. She was preceded in death by her husband Everett A. “Jack” Harding and an infant brother.
Mrs. Harding was a faithful member of New Bethel Christian Church in New Castle. A Lynchburg College graduate, she taught in the public schools of Craig County, Salem, and Giles County for more than 50 years.
She is survived by cousins, many friends, a host of students, kind and faithful caregivers Tobie and Phyllis Cumbee and family, also Larry Williams and Sue Wood; and her constant companions Wiggles and Fluffy, her cats.
Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday, May 2, at the Ross Cemetery in Craig County. Friends will be received at the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke, on Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. to share the memories of an unforgettable lady. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.