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Helen Faye Norris Helen Faye Norris
(November 25, 1927 - October 26, 2013)

Helen Faye Norris, age 85, of Hueytown, AL, formerly of DuQuoin, IL, passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at Self Healthcare and Rehab Center, Hueytown, AL.

Helen was born on November 25, 1927 in Chester, IL, a daughter to Harley and Myrtle (Rackley) Beard. On July 31, 1948, she married Harold Norris in Corinth, MS and he preceded her in death on March 12, 2012 after 63 years of marriage. Helen was a member of St. John United Church of Christ, DuQuoin, IL and Hueytown First United Methodist Church, Hueytown, AL. She loved sewing and quilting and was a member of Old DuQuoin Homemakers.

Helen is survived by two sons, Robert (Donna) Norris of Hueytown, AL and Edward (Kay) Norris of Auburn, IL; one daughter, Donna (Leo) Weis of Old DuQuoin, IL; two brothers, Charles (Anita) Beard of Marion, IL and Bobby Beard of Holtz Summit, MO; two sisters-in-law, Wanda Beard of St. Ann, MO and Katherine Norris of Du Quoin, IL; seven grandchildren, Cassandra (Darren) Cole of Burke, VA, Laura (Russel) Gibbons of Bloomington, IL, Mike (Amy) Weis of Belleville, IL, Shawn (Michelle) Norris of Bentonville, AR, Travis (Jennifer) Norris of Hueytown, AL, Trevor Norris of Hueytown, AL and Cathleen Norris of Hueytown, AL; ten great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two grandchildren in infancy; two sisters, Margaret Ward and Lillian Ward; two brothers-in-law, Ed Ward and Russel Ward; one brother, Donald Beard; one sister-in-law, Donna Beard; and one daughter-in-law, Marilyn Norris.

Funeral services will be held at Pyatt Funeral Home, DuQuoin, IL on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Harvey Sullins officiating. Interment will be in Old DuQuoin Cemetery, DuQuoin, IL.

Friends may call at Pyatt Funeral Home, DuQuoin, IL on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

Memorials may be made to Old DuQuoin Cemetery.