Sunday, December 4, 2011

Elizabeth "Bessie" (SPORTS) MORRIS Obituary

Georgetown Times, March 4, 1971:

Mrs. Elizabeth Sports Morris, widow of John M. Morris, died Friday in the Georgetown County Memorial Hospital. She had been in failing health for several years and seriously ill for the past two months.

Funeral services were Sunday afternoon in the Elim Methodist Church. Officiating were the Rev. James Crowe and the Rev. Woodrow Smith. Burial followed in the churchyard under the direction of Mayer Funeral Home.

Mrs. Morris was born in Marion County on January 27, 1896, a daughter of the late Joseph E. Sports and the late Aralia Taylor Sports. She had lived most of her life in the Bloomingvale section of Williamsburg County and was a member of Elim Methodist Church and of the Women's Society of Christian Service of the Church. Recently she had made her home in Georgetown with her son.

Survivors include sons Maylon Morris, Eddie Morris, and Bobby Joe Morris, all of Andrews, Ollie Morris of Georgetown, and Laurie Morris of Hemingway; two daughters, Mrs. Lydia Gambone of Torrance, California, and Mrs. Leola Altman of Georgetown; two step-sons, John Seva Morris and William James Morris, both of Andrews; a brother, Dudley D. Sports of Georgetown; five sisters, Mrs. Anna Hanna of Florence, Mrs. Isla Crosby and Mrs. Mayme Windham, both of Walterboro, Mrs. Lena Bryan of Andrews, and Mrs. Linnie Jeffords of Brunswick, Ga.; sixteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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