Funeral services for Bobby Ruth Norfleet, a Coalgate resident, were held Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Brown’s Funeral Chapel in Coalgate with Pastor Larry Beach officiating. Burial was in Lula Cemetery with Brown’s Funeral Service of Coalgate in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Norfleet was born February 14, 1933 to Edgar and Stella (Sweat) Cross at Centrahoma, OK and passed away November 3, 2020 at Coalgate at the age of 87 years, 8 months and 20 days. She attended Lone Oak and Tupelo Schools and graduated from Tupelo High School in 1950. Bobby married Leon Norfleet and he preceded her in death on May 10, 2015. Bobby was a rancher and worked with the Tupelo Alumni for 27 years. She was a faithful member of the Gospel Lighthouse Church in Centrahoma where she served as secretary. Bobby enjoyed her cattle and being outdoors. She loved her church but her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her son, Ray Norfleet and wife Cathy of Centrahoma; granddaughters, Hanna Norfleet of Centrahoma, and Vanessa Hensley and husband Steve of Ada; grandson, Ethan Norfleet of Centrahoma; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Motes, Dayton Hensley and Amberlei Hensley, all of Ada; nieces, Patti Massey, Marsha Gibbany, both of Tulsa, OK and Carrie Norfleet of Josephine, TX; great-nephew, Eddie Massey of El Reno, OK; brother-in-law, Avon Norfleet and wife Sherry of Josephine, TX.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, David Norfleet; sister, Betty Massey; brother, JR Cross; nephews, Roger Massey and Larry Massey; niece Rhonda Smith and great-nephew, Billy Massey.
Casketbearers were Bob Cody, Steve Cody, Dane Brecheen, Allen Peck, Pat Hughes, Ethan Norfleet and Ray Norfleet. Honorary bearers were graduates of Tupelo Class of 1950 and nurses and staff of Mary Hurley Manor.
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