Marten Eldred Norris, age 81, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Wells officiating and Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home directing. Interment will follow at Corinth Cemetery in Franklin, AL.
Mr. Norris was a resident of Camden, AL and a 1955 graduate of Wilcox County High School. He enlisted in the United States Navy on December 30, 1959 and served his country honorably until being discharged on December 18, 1961 as a Machinist Mate II. He was employed with McMillan Bloedel for 31 years. Eldred was a member of Camden Baptist Church where he enjoyed helping with Wednesday night supper.
He is preceded in death by his father, Joseph Kirkham Norris and his mother, Katie Kirkham Norris. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Hazel Norris; five children, daughter, Tina Carter (Alfred) of Monroeville, son, Darren Norris (Lisa) of Camden, daughter, Tracy Evans of Birmingham, daughter, Trixie Ortega (Jody) of Birmingham, and son, Dusty Norris (Leah) of Akron, Ohio; two sisters, Nell Jeter of Bayou La Batre and Katherine “Josephine” Mullins of Mississippi; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Active Pallbearers will be Alfred Carter, Sullivan Ortega, Cooper Ortega, Ervin McKelvey, Jody Ortega, Will Philpot, and Phil Creswell. Honorary pallbearers will be the Bykota Sunday School Class.
The family request contributions be made in his memory to St. Jude Hospital at www.stjude.org.
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