Hubert Jacobs 'Pete' Norris, 89, resident of 1502 Greenville St. widower of Elizabeth 'Lib' Buice Norris passed away Sunday Nov. 2, 2008 at Abbeville Area Medical Center.
Born in Tucker, Georgia he was a son of the late Parks Devilla and Dessie Cruce Norris.
Mr. Pete was a retired Engineer with the CSX Railroad with over 40 years of service. He was very active in his community having served as a little league baseball and softball coach with the Abbeville City Recreation Dept. for over 50 years. He also served on the Abbeville Recreation Board of Directors. Mr. Pete was honored in 2006 with the naming of the new score board at Claude Simmons Complex named in his honor. Mr. Pete was an active member of the Abbeville First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and chair of the Building and Grounds Committee. Mr. Pete will be fondly remembered for his many years as a Sunday Morning Greeter at the church. He also was a member of the Abbeville Zoning Board since his appointment in 1983 until currently. He will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by his family and his many friends.
Survivors include 2 sons Harold Norris and his wife Cielo of Tucker, Georgia and Ronnie Norris and his wife Pinkey of Lincolnton, N.C.; 1 daughter Cindy Grondines and her husband Gary of Clayton, N.C.; 6 grandchildren Brandon Norris, Shannon Post, Allison Norris, Zachary Grondines, Emily Grondines and Hannah Nates; 2 great-grandchildren Rylie Norris and Alexander Post.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday Nov. 5, 2008 at 11:00 AM at Abbeville First Baptist Church with the Rev. Reiny Koschel officiating. The burial will follow in Long Cane Cemetery.
The body is at The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home where the family will recieve friends from 5:30 until 8:00 PM Tuesday evening. The family is at the home 1502 Greenville St. Abbeville, SC.
Memorials may be made to The Abbeville First Baptist Church, Building Fund PO Box 825 Abbeville, SC 29620 or to the Abbeville Youth Athletics PO Box 40 Abbeville, SC 29620.