From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (African American Women Veterans in and from Kentucky)

Norton, Clarissa "Classie" Mae Tully

(born: July 15, 1922  -  died: August 16, 2020) 

Military Branch

Women's Army Corps

Active Duty Entered

January 9, 1943

Active Duty Exit



Her online Army enlistment record is under the name Classie M. Tully, and she enlisted in Cincinnati, OH, according to her record in the National Archives, Access to Archival Databases. Clarissa Mae Tully was born in Russellville, KY, the daughter of Mollie Hardin and James Tully. The family is enumerated in the 1930 and 1940 U.S. Census.

After her military service, Clarissa M. Tully was employed as a domestic in Indianapolis, IN. She married Robert Norton on August 7, 1967. Clarissa Mae Tully Norton died in Indianapolis and she is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery.   

Sources: "Marriage licenses," The Indianapolis Star, 08/09/1967, p.30; Indiana Marriage Certificate #67 030760 in Ancestry; Kentucky Birth Index in Ancestry; see Clarissa Mae "Classie" Tully Norton at Find A Grave.

Kentucky County & Region

Read about Logan County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Kentucky Place (Town or City)

Read about Russellville, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Outside Kentucky Place Name


Cited in this Entry

NKAA Source: National Archives, Access to Archival Databases (online)
NKAA Source: Ancestry (online)
NKAA Source: Indianapolis star (newspaper)

Cite This NKAA Entry:

“Norton, Clarissa "Classie" Mae Tully,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed March 28, 2023,

Last modified: 2021-10-22 14:58:23