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Thelma Mae Norris
PLYMOUTH AND PITTSFIELD- Thelma Mae Norris, 82, died December 1, 2012, at the Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Stetson, February 10, 1930, the daughter of Earl and Eleanor (Dyer) Batchelder.

Thelma attended Dixmont schools and was affiliated with the N. Dixmont Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Post #105 in Newport.

She is survived by her husband of over 66 years, Alvin Lewis Norris of Pittsfield; children, Robert Norris and his wife, Melissa of Newport, Glen Norris and his wife, Marcella of Ohatchee, AL, Beverly Duplisea and her husband, Gerald of Burnham, David Norris and his wife, Marianna of Barefoot Bay, FL, Richard Norris and his wife, Marion of Pittsfield, and Rachel Robinson of New Rochelle, NY; 17 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild; siblings, Bernice Pellotte of Waterville, Thomas Batchelder of Camden, TN, Ellery Batchelder of Hermon, Effie Legere of Hartland, Theressa Batchelder of So. China, Linda Bishop of Hermon, Alan Batchelder of Winslow, and Blaine Batchelder of OH.

She was predeceased by her parents; a son, Keith Norris; siblings, Dottie White, Eva Shorey, Darrell Batchelder, and Earl Batchelder Jr.

Friends may call at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street in Newport, Tuesday, December 4, 2012, from 10 to 11:30 AM, followed by a brief service. Private burial will be in the Dixmont Corner Cemetery, in the spring.

The family would like to thank the Hospice of Eastern Maine and the staff of Sebasticook Valley Hospital for their wonderful care.

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