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Norris W. McElmurry

October 24, 1942 ~ May 4, 2020 (age 77)


Mr. Norris W. McElmurry, 77, of Burna, KY passed away Monday, May 4, 2020 at his home.

Norris was a life-long resident of Burna.  He was a self-employed painter, who loved to talk. Norris was member and deacon of North Livingston Baptist Church.  He was a bible scholar, who loved Jesus.  He was most famous for his unique talent of being able to spell any word, sentence, or paragraph backwards.  He was once contacted by the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and asked if he would fly to California to be on the show, but declined.  Dessim yltaerg eb lliw sirron.

He is survived by one nephew, Shane McElmurry of Benton; and several great nephews.

He is preceded in death by his brothers, Donnie McElmurry, Curtis McElmurry; one sister, Dorothy Thompson; step-father, Maxie Lay; and his parents, Cory and Lela Dickerson McElmurry.

In compliance with health and public safety directives, the funeral arrangements for Norris W. McElmurry will be private.

Burial will follow in Old Salem Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of, Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services.

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