GASTONIA - Frances Ann Moore Norton, 79, died peacefully on November 26, 2012 at The Robin Johnson Hos-pice House.
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A native of Gaston County, she was the daughter of the late Alton Pryor Moore and Hattie Bell Hodge Pearson.
The family will receive friends 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont.
A service to celebrate her life will follow at 11 a.m. Saturday at McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont Bumgardner Chapel with the Rev. Noel Sweezy officiating.
A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Sunday at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Dandridge, TN with Tony Riche officiating.
Survivors include her sons and daughters in law, Johnny and Julie Norton of Gastonia; George Terry "Butch" and Vanessa Norton of Belmont; daughter, Chung Morris of Gastonia; brother, Fred James Pearson of Gastonia; 14 grand-children and 20 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Lee Norton, son, Bobby Dean Norton and brother, Mitchem Keith Pearson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Robin Johnson Hospice House, c/o Gaston Hospice, PO Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.
Condolences may be sent online by visiting www.mcleanfuneral.com.
McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont is serving the Norton family.
McLean Funeral Directors
515 North Central Avenue
Belmont, NC 28012
Published in Gaston Gazette on Nov. 29, 2012