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Norma Lee Barton

April 5, 1931 ~ October 27, 2017 (age 86)


            Norma Lee George Barton of Matthews, North Carolina, slipped away peacefully on Friday, October 27, 2017 after a brief illness.  


            Born in Clarksburg, West Virginia, on April 5, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Alva A. George and L. Pearl Heater George.

            Following her 1949 graduation from Victory High School in Clarksburg, she began her career as a print advertising layout designer with the Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram.  Her next step was with Hartley’s in Fairmont, West Virginia.  When her family moved to Fostoria, Ohio, she worked at the Fostoria Review-Times and the Spenley Agency until relocating to Medina, Ohio.  There, she joined the staff of the Medina County Gazette from which she retired.

            In 2014, Norma moved from Medina to Charlotte, North Carolina, to join her daughter and family.

            She was a former member of the Northview United Methodist Church in Clarksburg.

            Surviving is her daughter, Rhonda Lee Barton Bell and her husband, Jay, of Matthews.  There are three grandsons: Michael Jay Bell of Greensboro, North Carolina; Nathaniel Barton Bell and his wife, Holly, of Lincolnton, North Carolina, and Corman (Corey) Lee Bell, also of Matthews.

            The light of her life was her great-granddaughter, Callie Faye Bell, of Lincolnton, who also survives, and she was looking forward to the arrival of her great-grandson, Logan Bell.

            In 2014, her husband of 63 years, Berlie L. Barton, Jr. preceded her in death.

            A love of chocolate milkshakes and delight in watching birds will be precious memories.

            Services will be held at a future date. Holland Funeral Service in Monroe, NC has been entrusted with arrangements.

           The family asks that memorial tributes be sent to Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd, Monroe, North Carolina  28110.

Holland Funeral Service & Crematory has the privilege of caring for the family.

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