Mary Charles Daughtry Norrell

Published 8:10 am Wednesday, January 1, 2020

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A private family service was held on Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, in the chapel of Dunklin Daniels Funeral Home for Mary Charles Daughtry Norrell, 92, of Greenville, who passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 21. David Norrell officiated.

She was born on Aug. 27, 1927, in Lee County. Following graduation from Opelika High School and Strayer Business School, she moved to Washington D.C., in 1944 and began working in Civil Service positions during WWII. She returned to Alabama and married the love of her life, Grady Norrell. They raised a family of four in Butler County.

At the time of her passing, she was president and chairman of G.W. Norrell Contracting Co., Inc., a 73-year-old bridge construction company located in Georgiana, founded by her father-in-law, George W. Norrell.

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She thoroughly enjoyed life and took great pleasure in sharing it with her family and friends.

Her parents, Lois (Rowell) and Wilbur Charles Daughtry; sisters, Doris Newell and Barbara Gosser, and husband of 60 years, Henry Grady Norrell, preceded her in death.

Survivors include, sisters, Betty Jean Walton and Inez Woodruff; daughters, Pamela Norrell Kearley, Susan (Cissi) and (Don) Jones; sons, Henry Grady (Denise) Norrell Jr., George Wilbur (Billy) and (Stephanie) Norrell; eight grandchildren, Lewis Cleveland Hightower Jr., Morgan Webb (Leigh Ann) Jones, Mary Susan (Todd) Jones Coder, Jackson Smith Norrell, Henry Grady Norrell III, George Wilbur Norrell Jr., William Bridges Norrell and Walton Allen Norrell; great grandchildren, Emily Elizabeth Jones, Anna Catherine Jones, Charles Grady Coder and Jones Allen Coder and many nieces and

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial gifts to First United Methodist Church, 112 Adams St., Greenville, AL. 36037.

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Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home directed.