Mr. Henry (Eugene) Norton, 93, formerly of Bennett Street died Thursday January 30th, 2014 at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 3rd at the First Baptist Church in Southern Pines with Dr. David Helms officiating. Burial will follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park.
Born September 9, 1920 in Scotland County he was a son of the late Henry and Lila Wright Norton and husband of the late Claytie Thrower Norton. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sue Norton.
Eugene was a US Army Veteran of WWII and a recipient of the Bronze Star, he was a former Southern Pines Police Officer and continued working for the town as a heavy equipment operator for 40 years. He was a member of the Southern Pines Masonic Lodge #484 and was a member of the First Baptist Church.
He is survived by one daughter, Judy Norton (Steve Doyle) of Apollo Beach, FL, one son, Henry Eugene Norton, Jr. of West End, and one sister, Emma Lee Newberry of Aberdeen.
The family will be receiving friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at Powell Funeral Home in Southern Pines.
Memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374 or to Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, Inc., 400 Flemington Drive, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450

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  1. We will remember Mr. Norton as a fine man and neighbor. He loved his family very much. They were often the topic of his discussions while he was well. He was proud of his surviving daughter and her professional accomplishments. He was equally proud of his

  2. Judy, my deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family during this very sorrowful time. You’re in my prayers. Sue Reynolds

  3. Please know we are praying for your family during this time and would ask that God’s peace would be upon you and His Holy Spirit would give you strength. Pat and Mary Alesandrini

  4. Judy, I am so sorry for the loss of your father.I know your family has had a lot to deal with and I want you to know that my heart and prayers are with you. Take care and I know God is with you.
    Tanya Oliva-Carroll

  5. Judy,
    Really sorry for your and your family’s loss. Fathers are very special, especially with their daughters. He most certainly was a hero for our country and a fine man. So mote it be.

  6. Judy,
    We can only imagine what Daddy is seeing and experiencing in the presence of our God. He was blessed with a long life and a loving family while here. Now he is singing praises and full of joy for eternity.

  7. Condolences to Gene Norton Jr. and his family. After working under Gene Norton Jr., I observed that he was dedicated to his father(he truly epitomized "honor thy father and mother"..He was never too busy to take care of his father. His father ca

  8. Judy,
    My deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time. I echo Bill’s sentiments that your father was part of "The Greatest Generation" and we truly thankful for his service and heroism.

  9. Gene and family, my deepest sympathies with the passing of your father. Gene I know how much you cared for your father as the time you took with him late in life. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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