The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


March 13, 2014

Norma Creel

— Norma Lee Creel, 81, of Florence died Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Florence Nursing and Rehab.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greenview Funeral Home in Florence with the service to follow at noon in Greenview Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Miss Creel was a member of the First Baptist Church of Athens.  She was a retired educator having taught at Athens High School and Vestavia Hills High School. In Athens she was a supporter of the Humane Society and was also an avid Alabama football fan.

She requested, in lieu of flowers, that memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Children’s Hospital in Birmingham or the Athens Humane Society.

Survivors include her brother, Connie Creel of Florence; nieces and nephews, Charles W. Prince of Birmingham, Thomas Gene Prince of Atlanta, Barbara Prince Fleace of Indiana, Joseph C. Prince of Madison, Sharon Creel Hammond of Florence, Russell Wayne Creel of Muscle Shoals and Angela Creel White of Florence; numerous great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.

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Greenview Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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