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Martha Gwendolyn (Collard) Norton

September 12, 1928 ~ October 21, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Martha Norton Obituary

Martha Gwendolyn Norton, age 95 of Garfield, KY passed away October 21, 2023 at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital. She was born in Big Clifty, KY on September 12, 1928, daughter of the late Nellie Ann Montgomery and Marvin Oscar Collard, Sr. Martha was a member of Freedom Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Breckinridge County Homemakers and Hardinsburg Order of Eastern Star. Many years ago, she worked as a clerk in the Kroger grocery in downtown Hardinsburg. She was a seamstress for Eleanor Beard and Galante Studios. Martha worked side by side with her husband taking care of the family farm. She enjoyed making quilts, china painting and playing the dulcimer.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband W. B. "Dub" Norton and siblings Larry, Valentine, Gerald, Bob, Anita, Deloris, Marvie and WB.

Martha is survived by her daughter Marcia Blair and her husband Matthew of Harned, KY

2 grandchildren: Mindy Bryan and Melody Clark (Joe)

7 great grandchildren: Braeden and Ian Bryan; Canaan, Liam and Evangeline Clark; Sonja Shelton and Dorey Friend

3 great great grandchildren: Piper Shelton, Ellie and Parker Friend

2 sisters: Marilyn Gedling (Donnie) of Cloverport, KY and Maxine Orrendor (Tony) of Louisville, KY

several nieces and nephews

Funeral services will be held at Freedom Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 1 PM with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday beginning at 10:30 AM. All times are central.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to Freedom Cumberland Presbyterian Church or Cemetery or the American Cancer Society.

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October 25, 2023

10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Freedom Cumberland Presbyterian Church
John Drane Lane
Harned, KY 40144

Funeral Service
October 25, 2023

1:00 PM
Freedom Cumberland Presbyterian Church
John Drane Lane
Harned, KY 40144


Freedom Cemetery
205 Brookshire Lane, Hardinsburg KY 40143

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345
Web: http://www.cancer.org/

Freedom Cumberland Presbyterian Church
John Drane Lane, Harned KY 40144


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