November 21, 2021

Pauline Hurst Dorton, 90, of Norton, passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at her home.

She was born in Pound, VA to her parents, Clyde and Blonda Craft Hurst.

Pauline was employed by the Wise County Sheriff’s Department from the 1960’s to 1970’s. She retired from the Commonwealth of Virginia Magistrate System in 1987.

Pauline was an avid reader, enjoyed sewing and quilting, embroidery and painting. She was a self-taught artist who loved working with oils and watercolor.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Thomas Hurst, Norris Hurst Ebetts and Sandra Whatley Stallard; and a son, Gerald Neil Dorton.

Surviving are her son, James Clyde Dorton and wife Jane; daughter-in-law, Doris Dorton her caregiver for the last five years; brother-in-law, Joe Ebetts and several nieces and nephews.

All services are private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Norton Rescue Squad, 1710 Main Ave. SW, Norton, VA 24273. Please visit to leave online condolences for the family.

Sturgill Funeral Home in Wise is in charge of arrangements.