Frances Norris

Published 9:11 am Friday, February 10, 2017

Frances Norris


Frances Jean Caton Norris, 86, of Danville, formerly of Huntsville, Alabama, died Saturday, February 4, 2017. Born April 17, 1930 in Galt, Ontario, she was the eldest daughter of the late Francis Gladwin Caton and Jean Walker MacIntosh.

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She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. She was inducted into the Madison County Hall of Fame. She coached swimming for 50 years for Space City Swim and Huntsville Swim Association and Rocket City Aquatic Club. She also coached at the national level and several Olympic athletes before she retired at age 79. She loved animals, especially cats.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John William Norris and her sister Lucille Caton Kerr.

She is survived, by a son, John Timothy (Suzanne) Norris of Huntsville, Alabama; a daughter, Karlynn Norris (Shane) White of Danville, Ky.; a brother Richard (Barbara) Caton of Peachtree City, Ga.; two grandchildren, Oliver Norris, and Alexander Norris; and nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 4-6 p.m., Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Stith Funeral Home, Danville. There will be a Celebration of Life Ceremony to be held on February 20, 2017 in Huntsville, Alabama.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society.

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