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Norma Cain Hedrick Attaway

Norma Cain Hedrick Attaway
  • February 8, 1934 - April 8, 2020
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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“I knew a day would come when I checked up on you I would find your obituary. As time went by it was easier to believe you would be around forever,...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Karen - FL - family

“Dear Norma, You enriched my life and Lews by being our neighbor for over 20 years. You were never too busy to share a cup of tea and talk about...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Eileen - Friend

“I met Norma at the lomi lomi massage seminar in Harbin Springs, CA. She was delightful!! My condolences to her family. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Helen Elmer - Arlington

Hanging out at the yoga retreat every year “Norma was a dear, sweet friend. I had the privilege of meeting her unconditional love at the yoga retreat in the bahamas. We met every xmas & then...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: charu shankar - NC - Friend

“Great lady and friend and great pictures ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: ben daniel - mt pleasant, SC

“Norma loved life and the outdoors. My dog & I met Norma and Ginger by walking the same walk every morning for years. She will be missed by all that...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Ben Daniel

“I am going to miss you dear Norma. I'm so sorry we never were able to get together in recent years but I'll always cherish your friendship and our...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Lisa Weaver - Mt pleasant, SC


Norma Cain Hedrick Attaway, beloved friend and lover of life and animals, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 after a valiant battle with Leukemia/AML. Due to the recent historic events of COVID-19, a celebration of life has been postponed at this time. A future celebration of Norma's life will be held in the chapel of J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel.

Norma was born February 8, 1934 in Johnson City, TN the daughter of Calvin F. Cain and Mary Butler Cain. She is survived by her grandchildren - Calvin, Patti, Mark, and Rhys Hedrick, of Concord, California; a stepson, Hubert H. Attaway, III of Charleston and one brother, James Cain (Charlotte) of Johnson City, TN. She is pre-deceased by her husband, Lt. Colonel Hubert H. Attaway, Jr., and her son, Andre Hedrick.

Norma was a retired program analyst with the Southern Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command. Norma was very active in 12 step recovery, with 38 years of sobriety at the time of her death. She helped many women in their journey of sobriety and was loved by the rooms which she attended regularly until her death. In her retirement, she enjoyed traveling the world; Vegetarianism, Yoga, Ayurveda, and the Turtle team of Sullivan's Island, SC. She spent hours in her garden, growing vegetables, herbs, and various local flowering plants. Her sweet little three-legged rescue dog, Ginger filled her last years with joy, laughter, and walks at Pitt Street Bridge with friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Road, North Charleston, SC, 29406; www.charlestonanimalsociety.org.