Norma Louise Byars, 74, had a green thumb

Norma Louise Byars, 74, passed away on Nov. 17, 2016. Norma was born in Gaston County, N.C., to the late Luther and Pearl Stroupe.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Lou Byars; daughter, Denise Yewcic and husband Randy; stepson, John Byars and wife Christina; two grandchildren, Leslie Hatley and husband Sammy, and Steven Yewcic and wife Lola; three step-grandchildren, Josh Byars, Brittney Austin and husband Steven, and Ashley Mariner and husband John; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Larry and Alan; two sisters, Judy and Patsy; and Norma’s great-granddog, Blue.

Norma loved gardening and had a true “green thumb.”

The family will receive friends at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 from 6-7 p.m. with a celebration of life service to begin at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105. Condolences may be shared with the family at

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