Clarence Norris

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

DONGOLA, Ill. -- Clarence F. "Cotton" Norris, 94, of Dongola, formerly of Anna, Ill., died Monday, June 12, 2006, at City Care Center in Anna.

He was born June 3, 1912, in Anna, son of Luther and Ora Rinehart Norris. He and Velma Albright were married Sept. 9, 1955. She died Sept. 24, 2000.

Norris retired as chief of police for the village of Dongola.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Survivors include nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

Friends may call at Crain Funeral Home in Dongola from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Lucien Bozarth officiating. Burial will be in American Legion Cemetery in Dongola.