In Memory of



Obituary for William Norris

William “Bill” Hyman Norris, 79, of Franklin, went home to be with Jesus on Monday, February 7, 2022.
Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Alex and Beulah Rogers Norris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, William Neal Norris; and siblings, LT Norris, Clarence Norris, Elizabeth Phillips, Betty McCall, Jerry Norris, and Joe Norris.

Bill retired from General Motors as a line repair assembler. After returning to Franklin, he worked at the Macon County Recycling Center. He was a member of the Maiden’s Chapel United Methodist Church. He will always be remembered for using his music to share his testimony. Bill loved working around the house and gardening, especially growing potatoes with Alan Nichols and Belva Edwards.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Frances Gail Carpenter Norris; daughter, Sheila Stanfield (Manse) of Lebanon, TN; and one brother, Harry Norris of Scaly Mountain, NC. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Matthew and Sara; step grandchildren, Pandy, Stephanie, Renee, and Derick; numerous step great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Funeral Service will be at Macon Funeral Home on Friday, February 11 at 11am. Rev. Aaron Phillips will officiate. Burial will be in the Sanders Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10am to 11am, one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Macon County EMS Community Care Program, 104 E. Main St., Franklin, NC 28734, in memory of Bill Norris and in appreciation of the wonderful care given by Joey Gibson.

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Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.