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Billy Fay Norton Real, died in Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi, Sunday, October 4, 2020 at the age of 93. Born December 27, 1928 to the late Claude Norton and Ella Norton, she grew up in the Pine Springs community near Sulligent, AL and graduated from Sulligent High School where she was elected Homecoming Queen her senior year. She and Dexter D. Real were married June 8, 1946. They worked side-by-side on their Rolling Store, in their country store, and later in their bowling center. Later, she assisted and traveled with him, as he served as Marion County Emergency Management Director. She was a member of Hamilton First Baptist Church. She was multi-talented: a fabulous cook, decorator, hostess, clothes designer, and seamstress. She enjoyed working in her flowers, and her immaculate garden beds were proof of her devotion. She always took great pride in her appearance and loved her jewelry!

She was preceded in death by her parents: Claude Norton and Ella Norton; siblings, Avis Irvin, Grace Anderson, Louree Otts, Burlin Norton, and Paul Norton, and her husband, D.D. Real.

She is survived by her daughter, Lanetta Real Phillips, and husband, Ron Phillips of Russellville, AL, son, Kenneth Real, and wife, Brenda Hamilton Real of Hamilton, AL., grandchildren, Hannah Real of Jasper, AL. and Matthew Real and wife, Allie Lyle Real and great-grandchildren, Collyn and Rhett of Hamilton, AL, and sister-in-law: Anita Real, Hamilton, AL.. and a host of Other Relatives and Friends.

Graveside services will be held on Monday October 5, 2020, 11:00 am at Kingsville Cemetery in Detroit, AL.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Kingsville Cemetery Fund, 66042 State Highway 17, Detroit, AL. 35552.*

Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL., directing.*


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