Nora Shook

Nora Alice Petty Shook, 92, of Beaufort, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019, while under hospice care in Wilmington.

Her service will be held at a later date.

Carol Pigford, her dedicated caregiver, provided nurturing and loving care for the last seven months of Nora’s life. Nora was married to Wallace B. Shook, her devoted husband for 68 years before his death in 2014. Nora was born in Pittsboro Sept. 18, 1926, and was the daughter of the late Robert Franklin and Martha Elizabeth Harper Petty. She retired from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point “NADEP” with more than 30 years of service.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Beth Brookins and husband George of Beaufort; brother, Robert Petty and wife Frances of Sanford; sister, Leora Ritter and husband Joe of Baltimore, Md.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nora loved flowers, but if you choose memorial contributions, please consider the building fund at Newport Baptist Church.

Arrangements are by Wilmington Funeral & Cremation in Wilmington. Please share memories and condolences with the family at

(Paid obituary)

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