James Earl Norris

Published 7:05 pm Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Nov. 17, 1930 –

July 1, 2011

Funeral services for James Earl Norris, 80, of Albany, Ga., were held Tuesday, July 5, at Mathews Funeral Home with Pastor Gene Snipes officiating.

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Interment followed in Floral Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Mr. Norris was born Nov. 17, 1930, and died July 1, 2011, at his residence.

A native of Iron City, Ga., Mr. Norris lived in Albany for 18 years before moving to Worth County in 1979. He had been employed as a welder with Flour-Daniel for 20 years and was last employed with KSI Construction.

Mr. Norris was a member of East Albany Baptist Church and The Loyal Order of The Moose # 1285. Until failing health did not permit him, he was an avid quail hunter, fisherman and dog trainer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eloise Alday Norris, and a son, James Allen Norris.

Survivors include a daughter, Gail Fuller and her husband, Ronnie, of Bainbridge; two sons, Johnny Norris and his wife, Norma of Albany, and William Earl Norris and his wife, Susan Madsen, of Coleman, Ga.; a sister, Alma Humphries and her husband, Willie of Bainbridge; a daughter-in-law, Kim Norris of Savannah, Ga.; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Mathews Funeral Home in Albany was in charge of the arrangements.