Howard Eugene Norris, 76, husband of Victoria Grosso Norris, died Thursday, May 18, 2017. Born in Canton, N.C., he was a son of the late Howard and Florence Norris. Gene served in the US Air Force and retired as a production manager in advertising. Gene was the first Chief of the PAIA Lower Eastern Cherokee Nation SC. Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, May 22, at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Southeast Chapel, with visitation to follow until 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 24, at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Graceland East Memorial Park. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.thomasmcafee.com.