Massenior "Mack" Norton, 72, of Britton, died Feb. 27, 2010, at home in the presence of his loving family. He was born May 1, 1937, in Madison County, N.C., the son of Fred and Maomi (McDevitt) Norton. On May 19, 1970, he married Cynthia C. Frayer in Jelico, Tenn., and she survives.
Mack was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War. He was a member of the Adrian D.A.V. Mack enjoyed gardening, canning, and attending local flea markets and auctions. In his later years, Mack enjoyed spending time at Evans Lake with his family and his winters in Alabama. He was ready to challenge anyone in a card game. He also liked Western Style square dancing and was a member of the Maple City Swingers and Shawnee Squares.
In addition to his wife, Cynthia, he is survived by his children, Dwayne Norton of Britton, LeAnn (Marty) Hinote of Stanley, N.C., LaCinda (Tim) Rishel of Britton, and William Norton of Britton; three grandchildren, Bradley William Hinote, Amber Renee Rishel and Tiffany Marie Rishel; his sisters, Alma Lee, Gertrude, Patricia, Brenda, all of North Carolina, and Alana Kay of Virginia; two brothers, Fredrick and Dedrick both of North Carolina, numerous nieces and nephews, including Tracy Norton whom he looked upon as a son; and his first wife, Jeanette Sluder.
He was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law, Thelma Frayer, two sons, Charles Douglas in 1973 and James Dewey in 1996; a sister, Rosalee; dear brother-in-laws, D.J. Frayer, Homer Rice, Henry Chandler and Mike Grindstaff; a nephew; and two great-nephews.
Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at Grace United Methodist Church, Britton with Pastor Amy Mayo-Moyle officiating. Interment followed at Ridgeway Cemetery with military honors by the Michigan Army National Guard Honor Guard Team.