Dorothy Lee Norton (WRENS, Ga.)

WRENS, Ga. - After a long illness, Dorothy Lee "Miss Dotty" Norton, 82, daughter of the late Thelma Black Norton and the late Floyd Lee Norton, passed away Thursday, August 25, 2011, at Kingwood Medical Center while visiting her daughter in Texas. Celebration services will be Saturday, September 3, 2011, commencing with visitation at 9:30AM at James Funeral Home, followed by graveside services at 11:00AM with military honors in the Wrens Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Jason Burton officiating. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Francis Norton, Nancy Wren and Jane N. Jones; and four brothers, William Norton, David Norton, Richard Norton and Sydney Norton. Her survivors include three children, Norton D. Morris of Los Angeles CA, Nancy E. Morris of Kingwood TX, and Melody Morris Ailsworth of Lynchburg VA; three grandchildren-who she was affectionately known as "Dot Dot"-Bobby Ailsworth, Sam Ailswoth and Ben Ailsworth, all of Lynchburg VA; her sister, Gloria N. Craft; and two brothers, Ben Norton and Spence Norton. Miss Dotty was born in Atlanta, and attended Wrens High School, after which she attended Wesleyan Women's College for the music conservatory in Macon GA. In 1950, she graduated from Barrett's School of Nursing at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta where she wrote the school's Alma Mater. She was a lieutenant in the US Army in the Corps of Nursing at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio TX from 1951-53. Miss Dotty lived in many wonderful places with her family-Nierenberg Germany, Tripoli, Libya, Texas, Louisiana and Virginia. She practiced nursing until just a few years ago, working as Director of Nursing Homes in Louisiana and Georgia. Most recently she retired from 10 years of service from Hallmark Youth Care in Richmond VA. Working with troubled adolescents was her most rewarding job. Miss Dotty enjoyed traveling and reading. She was a clever story teller and used stories to teach life's lessons. She especially loved telling stories from her childhood in Wrens. Miss Dotty will be greatly missed by her family and many friends who loved her sense of humor and appreciate her gracious giving. Because of her generous nature, she would want memorial contributions made to your charity of choice in lieu of flowers. James Funeral Home - Wrens, GA Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-September 1, 2011