Norman Soyars Burton of Abindgon, Maryland, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. He was born in Scottsburg on Nov. 20, 1939 and was 79 years of age. He was the son of the late Jesse T. Burton and Hattie Childress Burton.

Norman is survived by his dear friend and companion, Betty “Boots” Smith; his son, Gary Burton, and wife Debra of Spring Lake, North Carolina; daughter Amy Burton of Frederick, Maryland; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He is survived by one brother, Thomas M. Burton, of Scottsburg; four sisters, Annie B. Snead and Hattie Leah B. Puckett of Scottsburg, Jackie B. Conner of Kenbridge and Gilma B. Shand of Midlothian.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jesse L. Burton and C. Alfred Burton, and three sisters, Emma B. Powell, Grace B. Talbott and Ola Mae B. Heck.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at Bethel Baptist, Scottsburg.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation, P. O. Box 510, Halifax, VA 24558.