Louise Graham Norris


Louise Graham Norris

 Louise G. Norris passed away on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, while in Hospice Care in Nashville.

She was born on Feb. 22, 1922, in Sumrall, Miss., the youngest of 10 children born to the late Emily and Norris Graham.

She was a member of Georgetown Baptist Church and formerly Lookout Valley Baptist Church, a retired employee of Dixie Yarns, and a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. She lived in her home on a farm in Georgetown, from 1971 to December 2016, and lived in Franklin, for the last five months of her life. She was known and recognized in her church and among her friends and family as a prayer warrior and for her delicious apple cakes. She taught Sunday school classes, sang in the choir, and was a leader in women’s ministries until she could no longer travel.

 She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Olen E. Norris; and her grandson, Thomas Hannah.

 She is survived by her son, daughters and their spouses: Carlton and Joan Norris of Georgetown; daughters: Anita (Jim) Hogue of Spencer, Jane Hannah and Larry Pendergrass of Franklin, and Donna Hooks of Ringgold; grandchildren and their spouses: Wyatt (Tara) Hogue, Jason (Erin) Hogue, and Bryan (Julie) Hogue of Chattanooga, Emily (Joe) Cowles of Lexington, Ky., Kim (Kenny) Ward, Kristie (David) McElhaney of Ringgold, Julie Hannah and Dolly (Tim) Roach, all of Franklin, and Mancy Pendergrass and Alex Waite, both of Los Angeles; 22 great-grandchildren, including Jacob and Joshua Allen, Haddie, Fisher, Bowen, James, Lillian, Emerson and Brett Hogue, Walt and Charlie Cowles, Mia, Ceci and Aven Ward, Paige, Lydia and Mari Chastain and Finn Kelly, Maryn Roach, Truman Waite, and Cole and Keith McElhaney.

 The family will receive friends Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Highway 58 Chapel of Turner Funeral Home.

The funeral will be Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Revs. Earl Farris and Dan Dockery officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband at Lakewood Memory Gardens East.

Share your memories at www.turnerfamilyfuneralhome.com.


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