Jonnie "Nell" Norris, 88, of Pottsville, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home in Russellville. The daughter of Marshall and Avice (Kendrick) Jones, she was born November 2, 1928 in Pottsville. She married James A. Norris on January 15, 1946 at the First United Methodist Church in Dardanelle. She was a member of the Mars Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, taking care of Pete, and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, A.H. "Shaddock" Jones, Quentin Jones, Benton Jones, B.W. Jones; and three sisters, Ena Thompson, Hazel Maxwell, Jane Keenan.
Survivors include her husband of 71 years, James A. Norris of Pottsville; her son, Joe Norris and wife, Gail of Pottsville; two grandchildren, Cindy Belcher and husband, Dave of Atkins and Kevin Norris and wife, Dusty of Pottsville; six great-grandchildren, Jeremy Parker of Atkins, Carson Norris of Pottsville, Campbell Davis of Conway, Canton Davis of Pottsville, Adrienne Broadhead and husband, Levi of London, and Brianna Belcher of FL; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family will hold a memorial service at later date. Rev Jo Warren will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home, 220 John Babish Ln, Russellville, AR 72801.