Norma Schott Paul

Norma Schott Paul, 84, of Fletcher Branch Road, Vilas, N.C., wife of William “Bill” Paul, passed away Sunday morning, February 24, 2019, at Carolinas Medical in Charlotte.

Norma was born August 19, 1934 in Westerville, Ohio, a daughter of the late Otho Edmund Schott and Ruth Gantz Schott.

She was the retired director of the Boone United Methodist Church Preschool, and a member of Grace Lutheran Church. Norma received her degree in Early Childhood Development from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, where she met her husband Bill. She completed her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Development at Appalachian State University. After some serious heart problems, Norma received a heart transplant at Carolinas Medical Center, in Charlotte, which served her well for 24 years.

Norma is survived by her husband, William “Bill” Paul of the home; two daughters, Renee Paul Clontz and husband, Tim, of Roanoke, Virginia, and Penny Hite and husband, Greg, of Richmond, Virginia; one brother, Wally Schott and wife, Jean, of Waxhaw, North Carolina; one sister, Sally Davis and husband, Bill, of Westerville, Ohio; two granddaughters, Megan Crolley and husband, Jason, of Floyd, Virginia, and April Hite of Richmond, Virginia; and three grandsons, Matthew Clontz and wife, Lauren, of Blacksburg, Virginia, Tyler Clontz and fiancee, Brittany, of Pulaski, Virginia, and Andy Hite of Clearwater, Florida.

Memorial services for Norma Schott Paul will be conducted Saturday afternoon, March 2, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., at Grace Luther Church in Boone. Officiating will be Pastor John Bollinger and Pastor Steve Troisi. Entombment will follow in the Grace Lutheran Church Columbarium.

The family will receive friends, at a reception in the church fellowship hall, following the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Smith Paul Scholarship Fund, c/o Appalachian State University College of Arts and Sciences, PO Box 32021, Boone, North Carolina, 28608.

Online condolences may be sent to the Paul family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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