Mr. Norton died Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at his residence.
Born May 21, 1929, in Franklin County, he was a son of the late Enoch Johnson and Queen Victoria Elizabeth Cobb Norton. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Mote Norton; sisters, Ruth Scott, Clara Reed and Frances Collins; and brothers-in-law, Frank Reed, Clyde Scott, Arnold Collins and Roy Laprade.
Mr. Norton was a self-employed farmer and was a member of Community Baptist Church, where he was a deacon for several years. He was also a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War and was a Purple Heart recipient. In his spare time, Mr. Norton loved his family and enjoyed gardening and going to church.
Survivors include his son, Tommy Norton of Mt. Airy; son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Kay Norton of Mt. Airy; daughter, Glenda Norton of Mt. Airy; brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Karen Norton of Eastanollee; sister, Betty Laprade of Demorest; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
Wednesday, August 21, 2013