Davis ‘Elwood’ Norton

Date of Death: January 05, 2020

Rev. Davis “Elwood” Norton, 94, Harrodsburg, Kentucky, died Jan. 5, 2020, at the Thomson Hood VA Center in Wilmore, Kentucky. 

Born May 30, 1925, in Bondville, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Abraham and Zora (Hendren) Norton. He served in the Navy during World War II and spent 61 years as a Methodist Minister for numerous churches in Kentucky until his retirement in 2015.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rowena Bernice Yates Norton, in 2000.

Elwood is survived by three sons, Jerry (Darlene) Norton and Dennis (Glenna) Norton of Harrodsburg, and Glenn (Sheliah) Norton of Danville; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Besides his wife, Elwood was preceded in death by his brothers, Clifton, Marshall, A.J. and Sidney Norton; and sisters, Jesse Long, Lula B. Taylor, Virgie Curd, Minnie Curd and Ethel Sanders. 

The funeral was held Jan. 8, 2020, at Ransdell Funeral Chapel, officiated by John David Lane and Matthew Robbins. Burial followed in Hopewell Baptist Cemetery, Harrodsburg.