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Ben Norton

July 25, 1937 — April 12, 2014

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Ben Walker Norton

Wrens, GA  – Ben Walker Norton, 76, entered into rest Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Gibson Health and Rehab Center in Gibson.  Memorial services will be held at 5:30PM Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at James Funeral Home with Dr. Stan Littleton officiating.  Interment will be in the family plot in Wrens Memorial Cemetery.

The eighth child born to the late Thelma Elizabeth Black Norton and Floyd Lee Norton, Ben grew up in Wrens, graduated from Wrens High School and worked in the family business until he moved to Atlanta where he spent most of his adult life.  In 2009, he moved back to his family home in Wrens.  Ben was a gifted, accomplished pianist and was well known in gospel music circles for his talent.

Ben is also preceded in death by his three brothers, Sidney Norton, David Norton and Richard Norton; and his five sisters, Gloria Craft, Nancy Norton, Frances Norton, Dorothy Norton and Jane Jones.  Survivors include his brother, Spence C. Norton (Nancy); and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from 4:00-5:30PM prior to services on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude for the loving, professional care given to Ben by his care givers, Alene Walker and Annissa Kemp, to Dr. Chris Sheppard and to the staff of Gibson Health & Rehab Center.
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Psalm 23 (KJV)

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

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