Mrs. Sara Kate Norred — 1925-2019

Published 7:18 pm Thursday, August 29, 2019

Mrs. Sara Kate Norred, 94, of Valley, passed away on Aug. 29, at the East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika. 

Mrs. Norred was born on April 22, 1925, in Langdale to the late Ager Lane and Mary Lem Jennings Lane. She was also preceded in death by her husband, M. E. Norred, Jr.; siblings, Homer (Spott) Lane, Jim Lane, Millie Lane, Claude Lane, Benny Earl Lane, Ethel Lane, Janie Tillery, Pearl Hill, Doris (Pete) Howard and Ruth Hatchett; special niece, Joy Williams.

Mama Kate loved to laugh. Her mission was to make at least one person laugh each day. She was a very active member of the Langdale United Methodist Church and was a member of the “Kitchen Mafia” at the church.  

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She was a Girl Scout leader, President of Langdale United Methodist WSCS, member of the Fellodian Class at Langdale United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Pearl Hill circle. She truly loved her church and her church family. 

She was a room mother at LaFayette Lanier Elementary School and volunteered at the Bread Basket and Soup Kitchen for many years. 

She was a huge Auburn fan and pretended to understand everything about the game when she attended the games.  

She loved traveling where she was a coordinator and organizer of many bus tours.  

Mrs. Norred is survived by her son, Larkin (Judy) Norred; daughters, Susan (John) Caruthers and Ellen (Paul) Meadows; special niece, Kathy Hill (Jody) Edge; grandchildren, Brian (Heather) Caruthers, Ben Caruthers, Jana Caruthers (Matt) Poirier, Katie Meadows (Jonathan) Herston, Mark Meadows, Will Meadows, Daniel Meadows, Casie Norred (Weston) Dean and Sara Norred (C.J.) Crutchfield; 10 great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held on Aug. 31 at 3 p.m. EDT at the Langdale United Methodist Church with interment following in Langdale Cemetery. The Rev. Rusty Tate and the Rev. Mike Stonebreaker officiating. Her family will be receiving friends at the church on Saturday from 2 p.m. EDT until the service hour. 

The family graciously declines any flowers for her service and requests that memorial donations be made in her memory to the Langdale United Methodist Church. 

Please visit her Memorial Tribute page at to leave a condolence for her family, share a memory of Mrs. Norred, or to light a remembrance candle in her memory. 

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.