William Douglas Norton, 85, of Pelham passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at Select Specialty Hospital in Tallahassee. Due to the restrictions imposed with the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be a private family only graveside service at Meigs Sunset Cemetery. Rev. Olen Cain and Rev. Nick Snellgrove will officiate. Born April 21, 1934 in Pelham he was the son of the late Gus and Louise Thompson Norton. He was retired from Oil Dri and a member of Harmony Baptist church where he was a Deacon. He was married to Mary Frances Norton who preceded him in death and Laverne Crosby Norton for 22 years who survives of Pelham. He is survived by his daughters, Sue Beasley, Peggy Hendley, Barbara Weigand, Kathy English, Michelle Evans, Kathy Poppell and Karen Layton, 13 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Vivian Falls.