Carl W. Norton

December 7, 1933 ~ September 14, 2008

JENNINGS Funeral services for Mr. Carl Wesley Norton, Sr., 74, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 17, 2008 in the Jennings United Methodist Church with Rev. Jimmie D. Pyles officiating. Burial with Masonic Graveside Rites will be in Greenwood Cemetery under direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Jennings. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Tuesday; and 8:00 a.m. Wednesday until time of services at the Jennings United Methodist Church, 702 Cary Ave., Jennings, LA. Mr. Norton died at 3:50 a.m., Sunday, September 14, 2008 in the Jennings American Legion Hospital. Mr. Norton was a lifelong resident of Jennings. He was a graduate of Jennings High School, class of 1952. He was also a graduate of SLI, now ULL in 1956 and worked on his Masters Degree at LSU. He was a Certified Public Accountant and owner of the Carl Norton CPA Firm. Mr. Norton was a member of the Jennings United Methodist Church, Jennings Masonic Lodge #249, Jennings Rotary Club, AICPA, LCPA, Jeff Davis Business Alliance and a former member of the Opitmist Club. SURVIVORS: Wife: Lela R. Hoffpauir Norton-Jennings (3) Children: Carl Wesley Norton, Jr.-Jennings; Linda E. Norton Moonshower and husband Gary L.-Combine, TX; Craig W. Norton and wife Rhonda McClesky Norton-Keller, TX (7) Grandchildren: Carl Wesley (Tre) Norton, III, Tyler Ray Norton, Nathan G. Moonshower, Jacob A. Moonshower, Zachary A. Moonshower, Victoria R. Norton and Parker J. Norton. Special family members, Amy Beard, Ashley Broussard and Carey Broussard Preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Grouch and Martha Wild Norton. Family request donations be made to the Jennings United Methodist Church in Carls name. Words of comfort may be expressed at

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  1. God is with you in your time of sorrow. Feel the comfort from his embrace. Our prayers are with your family.

  2. We send our love and special prayers to the Norton and Moonshower families. As friends of Linda and Gary, we especially want to let you know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Barbara and Frank Zoeller

  3. Linda, I only met your dad a couple times. But I see the kind of example he lived by the life his daughter and her family live. The days ahead will be hard, but God is ever near and so are your friends. love, Momoo

  4. Lela, Wes, Linda & Craig: I am deeply saddened for your loss of such a wonderful husband, father and friend to me. Carl started me in the profession I have come to love. He showed me the wonder of numbers and how to correctly account for everything whether is was numbers or words. I only worked for him for three years but he not only taught me a lot about work but about having fun while you are working. When things needed to be serious, we were (tax season for one!) oh but the laughs we shared, especially during the times we had to print off the offset press the audits! He'd come in an start playing the "band marching" music so we could go faster. What a laugh. Always remember his laugh, it will carry you through. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. With love in God, Dolores, Mike, Victoria (Curtis), Elizabeth and Kevin Walker

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