Norman Sosebee

Norman Sosebee

George “Norman” Sosebee was born in Cornelia, Georgia. He moved to Canton in May of 1940, at the age of 14, when his parents opened Sosebee Funeral Home (originally located at 221 Elizabeth Street). Norman graduated from Canton High School in 1944 and entered into military service, serving as an Army Infantryman in Europe during World War II. Upon his return from Occupied Europe, Norman attended classes at North Georgia College. In 1948 he married Miss Frances Davis. Norman went on to attend and then graduate from Eckels College of Mortuary Science, thus enabling him to return to Sosebee Funeral Home to serve the community as a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. In the subsequent years, Norman would operate the Emergency Ambulance Service for Cherokee County and also be elected as Cherokee County Coroner (he would serve in this position for 28 years). Norman is an avid aviation enthusiast, having served as the former secretary of the Cherokee County Airport Authority for over 30 years. In 1972, Norman purchased the funeral home from his father and then, in 1977, he purchased the former Baker and Son Funeral Home at 191 Jarvis Street. He relocated Sosebee Funeral Home to this location - making many building additions and improvements throughout the years. Norman is a collector of World War II memorabilia and historical artifacts of Cherokee County, much of which is proudly displayed throughout the lounge area at Sosebee Funeral Home.

Norman Sosebee has dedicated his entire life to serving others, oftentimes sacrificing his personal time with family and friends in order to console and assist bereaving families. His life is an outstanding example for all of those who have had the honor of working with him throughout the years. In the spring of 2009 Norman sold Sosebee Funeral Home to Casey Guyton, a longtime employee and friend. His generosity and ability to help people smile and feel welcomed will forever be appreciated by the countless lives he has touched.

We dedicate this page in honor of Mr. Norman Sosebee; in gratitude for the many years of service he has provided to our community. THANK YOU CHIEF!