Born 11-2-1922 -- Died 12-20-2007
Norma Allene Booker-Golightly-Blanton, 84, of Salem, Ark., died Dec. 20, 2007, in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born Nov. 2, 1922, in Headrick, Okla., the daughter of the late William R. and Lillian R. (Richardson) Booker. She graduated from Headrick High School, Headrick, Okla., on May 26, 1944. After graduation she went to work for the Altus Laundry in Altus, Okla. In September 1944, she moved to Long Beach, Calif., where she worked for Texaco Oil Company. Later she went to work at the Naval Shipyard, Long Beach, Calif. Later she opened a janitorial and laundry service where she worked until she retired in 1978. She and her husband, Paul, moved to Salem, Ark., in 1979.
She was a member of the Salem First Baptist Church and truly enjoyed helping her neighbors.
She is survived by: a daughters, Henrietta Golightly of Long Beach, Calif.; a son, William H. Golightly and wife Emila of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; a step-son, Fred Blanton and wife Kathy of Lake Wood, Calif.; grandson, John Patrick Patin, whom she raised for a number of years until she was unable to care for him; her brothers, Lavon Booker of Tipton, Calif., Don R. Booker, Sr., and wife Juanita of Henrietta, Texas, Marion Booker and wife Dana of Headrick Okla., Earl W. Booker and wife Shirley of Headrick, Okla., Kenneth L. Booker of Mountain?Home, Ark., and Jimmy F. Booker of El Reno, Okla.; a sister-in-law, Colleen Booker of Othello, Wash.; and former sister-in-law, Shirley Oliphant of Homeland, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and 36 nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband Henry B. Golightly; and husband Paul Blanton; a brother, D.L. Booker of Othello, Wash.; and sister-in-laws, Peggy Booker of El Reno, Okla.; and Peggy Booker of Aspaugh, Calif.
Services were held at the Barker Funeral Home Chapel in Salem Dec. 28 with Bro. John Hodges officiating. Burial followed at the Riverside Cemetery in Mammoth Spring.
Memorials can be made to Hospice of the Ozarks Mountain?Home, Ark., or the First Baptist Church in Salem, Ark