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Edwin Taylor Norton

Edwin Taylor Norton, 87, of Cullowhee, NC passed away. Friday, June 14, 2019 surrounded by his loving children.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, June 29 at Appalachian Funeral Service, 165 Skyland Dr. Sylva, NC 28779

Ed was born May 30, 1932 in Cullowhee, NC to Frank Edwin and Wilma (Smith) Norton.

A high school graduate, he was a 23 year Air Force veteran who fought in the Vietnam War. He taught two years at Southwestern Technical College and was the Jackson County Building Inspector for 18 years. He enjoyed taking his family fishing and camping and spending time on the golf course with his friends. A big supporter of ARF, many rescued or abandoned dogs found their way into his home. Many times you would see Ed with his faithful companion “Molly” with him. He served two terms on the Jackson County Department on Aging Council where he was involved in many events such as Meals on Wheels and delivering Christmas packages to seniors. He never knew a stranger. He greeted and treated everyone as a friend.

Ed is preceded in death by his loving wife Marian Norton, his daughters Sona, Susan, and his brothers Gene and Jim. He is survived by his brother Ray Faircloth of Sylva and sister Virginia Grady of Morganton. Also surviving are his daughters, Sally Yokeley, Sharon Aust and a son Eddie Norton; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A private burial will follow the service.

A special thank you goes out to the nurses at Harris Hospice and the staff at MorningStar Assisted Living. Their dedication and compassion helped Ed remain comfortable during this time of transition.

Ed would want memory donations made to Jackson County ARF or to your favorite charity instead of flowers.

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Dear Ones, My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time. Having experienced a similar loss, I understand how you are feeling today and will feel in the days to come. Try to take some comfort in the thought that your dad and granddad now has peace and is with your mom where he longed to be. Please remember that you all are loved and cared about deeply. Always, Joey

Joey Aust Fields Jun 29 2019 12:00 AM

Ron Pressley Jun 19 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Edwin Norton

Ron Pressley Jun 19 2019 12:00 AM

Sharon, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. Mine has been gone 8 years and I still misshim so much. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love, Linda

Linda Cline Jun 18 2019 12:00 AM

he was a good friend and customer. he will be missed by many. thank god I got to know him

ernest betz Jun 18 2019 12:00 AM

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