Pastor George C.
Arden - Pastor George Carson Norton, 73, of 151 Watson Rd. went home to be with the Lord, Monday, October 21, 2013. He was a native of Madison County and son of the late Henry and Nell Burrell Norton and a US Air Force
Veteran. He was a retired driver for UPS and serving as Pastor of North Buncombe First Church of God and had previously pastored East Fork Church of God, Ivy Ridge Church of God and Blue Ridge First Church of God. He was member of Teamsters Local 61 and Ministerial Assembly of First Church of God.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Ruth Gentry Norton; daughter, Rhonda Kuykendall (Tighe); son, Mark Norton; grandchildren, Marissa Norton, Daniel Norton and Seth Kuykendall; sisters, Kathy Davis, Hazel Norton; and brother, Freddie Norton.
The funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, October 26, 2013 in Robbie Capps Memorial Chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Service. Pastors David Watson and Raymond Cantrell will officiate. Burial will follow in Ashelawn Garden of Memory. The family will receive friends 6 - 8 pm, Friday, October 25 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mary R. Norton, 151 Watson Road, Arden, NC 28704.
Online condolences may be e-mailed to the family at www.blueridgefuneralservice.org