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Mildred Norton

January 9, 1932 — January 6, 2014

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Mildred McCorkle Norton

Wrens, GA  – Mildred Eugenia McCorkle Norton, 81, loving wife of the late Johnnie Norton, entered into rest Monday afternoon, January 6, 2014 at Jefferson Hospital.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM, Wednesday, January 8, 2014 in the James Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverends Tony L. Key and Jerry Pitman officiating. Interment will follow in the Woodland Baptist Church Cemetery.

One of seven children born to the late Sybil Walker McCorkle and the late Millard Rutherford “Rufus” McCorkle, Mildred was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County and was member of Woodland Baptist Church. She was a homemaker who enjoyed reading and working in her flowers.

Midlred is also preceded in death by her son, Robin R. Norton, and daughter-in-law, Debra Norton. Other survivors include her children, J. Steve Norton, Ardith A. Farmer (Roy), S. Christine Spicer (Alvin), M. Kathleen Norton and Danny D. Norton; six siblings, Orelia Oliphant (Joe), Willa Prescott (William), Janie Hale (Nickie), Wells McCorkle Sr. (Beth), Mary Ann Peeples (Richard) and Sanders “Sandy” Bailey (Dale); eleven grandchildren, Annie E. Kiene (Danny), Johnnie R. Norton, Benjamin P. Evans (Kacee), William R. “Trey” Evans III, M. Alison Doughman (Michael), Anthony J. Dukes (Ashley), Rebecca L. James (Todd), Tara R. Utley (Victor), Sierra Maddox (Daniel), Matthew Norton and Daniel Norton; twelve great grandchildren, James Kiene, Andrew Kiene, Elizabeth Kiene, B.J. Evans, Caleb Dukes, Camden Dukes, Kane Hadden, Trey Hadden, Conor Doughman, Bryce Doughman, Chloe James and Aiden Maddox; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from 6:00 – 8:00PM, Tuesday, January 7, 2014.
When I’m Gone

When I come to the end of my journey
And I travel my last weary mile,
Just forget, if you can, that I ever frowned
And only remember the smile.

Forget unkind words I have spoken;
Remember some good I have done.
Forget that I ever had heartache
And remember I’ve had loads of fun.

Forget that I’ve stumbled and blundered
And sometimes fell by the way.
Remember I have fought some hard battles
And won, ere the close of the day.

Then forget to grieve for my going,
I would not have you sad for a day,
But in summer just gather some flowers
And remember the place where I lay.

And come in the shade of evening
When the sun paints the sky in the west.
Stand for a few moments beside me
And remember only my best.

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