Mrs. Betty Jean Dean Norton, age 78 of Thomas Road, Trion, GA passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2011 in Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Norton was born June 10, 1932 in Adairsville, GA. She was retired from Bigelow Sanford-Lyerly Plant, was a member of the Belmont Baptist Church, and the 25 Elite of Mohawk Industries.
Mrs. Norton was preceded in death by her first husband, Elgin Lee Norton; father, Rev. W. H. Dean; mother, Laura Thomas Dean; brothers, Jerry Dean and Thomas "Sonny" Dean; and second husband, Wayne Bradley.
Mrs. Norton is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Ronnie Stephens of Summerville, GA, son and fiance, Gary Norton and Dianne Jolly of Rome, GA, daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Rod Powell of Menlo, GA; sisters, Cecelia "Ce-Ce" Laney of Trion, GA and Debbie Weaver of Summerville, GA; sister-in-law, Laura Dean of Summerville, GA; step-mother, Helen Dean of Summerville, GA; sister-in-law, Eloise Norton of Summerville, GA; brother-in-law, A. L. Norton of Summerville, GA; grandchildren, Chris Stephens, Heather Trimby, Lindsay Higgins, Melissa Kennedy, and Whitney Powell; great-grandchildren, Drake Dodd, Kaylor Cumbee, Landon and Reese Higgins, and Chase Kennedy; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 12:00 pm in the Chapel of the Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home with Rev. Sanford Deberry and Rev. Scott Quinn officiating. Interment will follow in Summerville Cemetery.
Mrs. Norton will lie-in-state, Friday, April 8, 2011 at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm. Pallbearers will be Mike Dean, Grant Norton, Phil Mountain, Scott Norton, Johnny Edwards, Jeff Edwards, Vic Norton, and Andrew Flood. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Harbin Clinic Dialysis of Summerville, Dr. Hailu Demissachew, and Dr. Rita Khukana. At all other hours the family will be at the residence of a daughter, Sharon Stephens, 550 South Ridge Rd, Summerville, GA.
The Erwin Petitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.