Saturday, December 3, 2011

Obituary of John Marion Morris

Georgetown Times, Friday, Nov 6, 1958:

John Marion Morris, 74, retired farmer of the Elim section of Williamsburg County, died Tuesday, Oct 28, 1958, at the home of his son, Ollie Morris, 2427 Poplar St., in Maryville.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday in Elim Methodist Church, the Pastor, the Rev. R. T. Farmer, and the Rev. W. G. Newman, pastor of Wayne Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery, directed by Mayer Funeral Home.

Mr. Morris was born September 6, 1884, in the Elim Section of Williamsburg County, a son of the late Billy and Sallie Smith Morris. He attended schools of that area and engaged in farming there until his health began to fail about eight years ago. He had also worked as a guard for the Williamsburg Chaingang for a number of years. He was a member of Elim Methodist Church.

Mr. Morris was twice married, his first wife, the former Miss Mary Evans, having died a number of years ago.

Surviving are his widow, the former Miss Bessie Sports; eight sons, Seva Morris, William Morris, Eddie Morris, and Bobby Morris, all of Andrews; Marion Morris, Pine Bluff, Ark., Maylon Morris, Florence; Ollie Morris, Georgetown, and Laurie Morris, Hemingway; two daughters, Mrs. Lydia Altman, Torrance, Calif., and Mrs. Richard Altman, Georgetown; eight grandchildren; a brother, J. T. Morris, Andrews; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Thompson, Lancaster, and Mrs. Maybelle Williams, Charleston; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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