Mary Katherine Norris

Apr 01, 2013

1932 — 2013

WAYNESVILLE — Mrs. Mary Katherine Norris, 81, of Waynesville, passed away at her home March 31, 2013. She was born in Haywood County to the late Johnnie James and Fannie Burr Brown Fie. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Fred Norris Jr.; a brother Johnnie Brown Fie; and a sister in law Deana Fie.

Survivors include her sons, Wayne Norris, and his wife Roxie, of Panama, Doug Norris and his wife, Marie, of Waverly, Ohio; daughter Sandra Norris, of Waynesville; granddaughters, Jessica Gwosch, and her husband Daniel, Andrea Smits, and her husband, Tony, all of Fayetteville; great-grandson, Lincoln Robert James Smits; and a special niece, Ann Stevenson, of Maggie Valley.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday April 3, in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Jerry Nelson will officiate and she will be laid to rest beside her husband at Messer Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday  at the funeral home. Garrett Funerals and Cremations is assisting the Norris Family. Visit