James Norton

Friday, February 14, 2003

LILBOURN, Mo. -- James Norton, 82, of Lilbourn died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

He was born Feb. 3, 1921, at Caruthersville, Mo., son of Irvin and Sally Neal Norton. He and Gladys Woods were married March 16, 1940.

Norton was a retired farmer, and member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Janet Wilburn and Libby Norton of Sikeston, Mo., Peggy Beeson of Advance, Mo.; four sisters, Betty Lemley, Margaret Colvin and Doris Parson of St. Louis, JoAnn Solomon of Kansas City, Mo.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at First Baptist Church from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. Bob Medlock officiating. Burial will be in Mounds Cemetery near Lilbourn.

Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.