Ms. Norma Jean Huckaby, age 70, of Silver Creek, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at a local hospital.

                Ms. Huckaby was born in Wheeling, West Virginia on June 3, 1951, daughter of the late John Robert Hemsley, Jr. and the late Marie Marjorie Gibbons Hemsley.  She was a member of HBC Rome where she was a member of the Amazing Grace Sunday School class and taught Pre-K Sunday School for several years and was lovingly known to all as “Granny Jean”.  She received an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Floyd College and was named the Lawrence Society History Student of the Year in 1992.  Prior to retirement, Ms. Huckaby worked for Floyd Medical Center for over 30 years. 

                Survivors include a son, Gary Huckaby (Wendy), Rome; a daughter, Amber Huckaby, Silver Creek; 4 grandchildren, Kiah Huckaby, Hayden Huckaby, Kelsie Huckaby, and Avery Huckaby.

                A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 2pm at HBC Rome.  Pastor David Harper will officiate.

                The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1pm until 2pm at the church.

                Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, makes this announcement for the family.