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Norma Jean Taylor, 86, Columbia, KY (1935-2021)

Norma Jean (Martin) Taylor of Columbia passed away on Monday, November 8, 2021 at her home. She was 86 years old.

Cremation has been chosen, and no public visitation or funeral will be held.

She was born January 8, 1935, in Detroit, Michigan, to the late Tony and Myrtle Eldred Martin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Taylor, one daughter, Shirley Cruz, one brother, Richard Martin, two sisters, Margaret Hanley and Judy Hanner and two great-grandchildren.

Survivors include:
  • Four daughters - Brenda (Lonnie) Maynard and Jo Ann (Odell) Smith all of Columbia, Barbara (Bill) Carlson of Michigan and Carol (Marty) Dreher of Tennessee
  • Three brothers - John Martin, Jim Martin and Roy Martin all of Michigan
  • A son-in-law - Ron Cruz
  • 15 Grandchildren
  • 34 Great-Grandchildren
  • 5 Great-Great Grandchildren
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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Norma Jean Taylor, 86, Columbia, KY (1935-2021)

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