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Norman Delano

Benson, NC: Mr. Norman Bruce Delano, age 61, passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield, NC. A Memorial Service will be 5:00PM-Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Rose & Graham Funeral Chapel in Benson, NC. Rev. Billy Olsen will officiate.             Mr. Delano was born on June 21, 1959 in Johnston County to the late Ralph E. and Muriel “Mickie” Howe Delano.  He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Christopher “Chris” Lee.  Mr. Delano was the owner and operator of The County Press and longtime publisher of the Four Oaks-Benson News in Review. He was a former board member with the Benson Area Chamber of Commerce and served as chair of the Mule Days vendor committee for more than 20 years. Norman loved the UNC Tarheels and NASCAR.  In his time off he loved to play golf, spend time with others, and to help his wife with their cat rescue mission.             Surviving include his wife of 43 years, Denise Hall Delano; daughter, Letitia Lee; granddaughters, Mary Lauren Lee and Jana Brooke Lee; brother, Ralph C. Delano; sister-in-law, Faye Dixon; several nieces and nephews; special fur baby, Bonnie.               The family will receive friends following the service on Wednesday at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson, NC.               In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials to the Johnston County Animal Protection League, PO Box 607, Smithfield, NC 27577.               In accordance with NC-COVID-19 guidelines, the funeral home suggests practicing social distancing and the three W's: wait, wash, and wear a face covering. Masks are required for all services. The family appreciates your thoughts and prayers.             Arrangements by Rose and Graham Funeral Home in Benson, NC

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Prayers for the family. Was just telling grandkids about old paper use to ne in the block Princess threatre was in and I helped Norman and the Delano's put together pamphlets for something. A lot of years ago and Norman always said "hi" when ever we saw each other at like Mule Days. RIP Norman.Debbie Humbarger Payne & family

Debbie Payne Feb 27 2021 12:00 AM

I was very sorry,sad to hear of Norman's passing . I sure thought alot of him. He will be missed greatly . All my thoughts and prayers with you Denise and family at this time. Rob Stewart, Fayetteville.

Rob Stewart Feb 24 2021 12:00 AM

I remember Norman from way back when he was my senior patrol leader in scouts. So sorry for your untimely loss.

Bill Auman Feb 21 2021 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies. God bless the family.

Rhonda Raynor Feb 17 2021 12:00 AM

Denise, Letitia, Mary Lauren & Jana, we are so sorry for you loss. We are keeping you in our thoughts & prayers. Hang on to all your wonderful memories & remember he will always be in your heart

Frankie & Darlene Hobson Feb 17 2021 12:00 AM

God bless you, Norman. Our prayers are with Denise, Letitia, your grand-daughters, and the rest of your family.Mike and Cynthia Dart

Mike and Cynthia Dart Feb 17 2021 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

Wanda Johnson Feb 17 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry your loss, prayers for Norman's Family

Brenda Carroll Gregory Feb 17 2021 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Norman's family. Rest in peace Norman.

Mark & Jenny Gregory Feb 16 2021 12:00 AM

Denise, Letitia and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I learned a lot while working at the newspaper all those years. He was a good person and did enjoy those Mule Days even though there was a lot of hard work. Rest In Peace Mr Norman

Billy and Regina Ireland Feb 16 2021 12:00 AM

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