Mrs. Elizabeth Gayle “Libby” (Bruton) Norris of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, November 27, 2021, at the Cumberland County Hospital Emergency Room in Burkesville, Kentucky, having attained the age of 76 years, 10 months, and 6 days. She was born in Glasgow (Barren County), Kentucky on Sunday, January 21, 1945, the daughter of James Nile and Ineese (Davis) Bruton. She was of the Methodist faith, member of Liberty United Methodist Church, was a member of the first Nursing Class at Western Kentucky University in 1966, was the Secretary of Cumberland Co. Hospital Board, served two terms as Chairperson of the Cumberland Co. Library Board, member of Cumberland Co. Homemakers, Member of Daughters of American Revolution, member of Womans Club, former employee of Cumberland Co. Hospital, Clinton Co. Hospital, Director of Nursing at Cumberland Valley Manor, Lake Cumberland Home Health, and worked in Nursing for thirty three years.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Dixie (Bruton) Riddle.
She is survived by her husband, William C. “Bill” Norris of Burkesville, Kentucky, whom she wed on Saturday, January 29, 1966, children, Amanda Mandy Bell of Monticello, Kentucky, Amy (& Pat) Proffitt of Burkesville, Kentucky, Jenny (& Clint) Boyett of Cookeville, Tennessee, sibling, Steve (& Bobbie) Bruton of Cookeville, Tennessee, grandchildren, Kari Proffitt, Evan Proffitt, Tori Perkins, Tanner Bell, Taylor Bell, Ryleigh Boyett, Jackson Boyett, great-grandson, Jettson Perkins, nieces, Christi (& Kelly Eckles) Riddle of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, Betsy (& Lawrence) Sheeley of Cookeville, Tennessee, nephew, Seth Bruton of Cookeville, Tennessee.
The funeral service for Mrs. Elizabeth Gayle “Libby” (Bruton) Norris was conducted on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home in Burkesville, Kentucky with Bro. Nickie Richards officiating. Casket bearers were Greg Waid, Bryson Waid, Braxton Dick, Will Huff, Seth Burton. Honorary casket bearers were Doug Butler, Odis Young, Keith Riddle, Lanny Judd, Peggy Flowers, Rick Neikirk, Slick Thurman, Billy Maxey. Burial was in the Liberty Cemetery in Cumberland County, Kentucky. In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to the Liberty Cemetery C/O Citizens Bank of Cumberland County, 209 Keen St., Burkesville, Kentucky 42717, in Mrs. Norris’s memory. Norris-New Funeral Home in Burkesville, Kentucky was honored to be in charge of the arrangements.
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