Originally created 09/18/00

Mr. William Morris



TENNILLE, Ga. - Mr. William Jessie Morris, 66, of Highway 15 South, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at First Church of the Nazarene, Sandersville, with the Revs. Jim Dunn and J. Emory Lindsey officiating. Burial will be in Zeta Cemetery.

Mr. Morris, a native of Johnson County, was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War and had retired as a teletype operator from Macon Telegraph and was a former insurance agent. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion Post 94, Georgia Sheriff's Association, Nazarene Brotherhood and First Church of the Nazarene, where he was a member of Christian Workers Sunday School Class.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille Yates Morris; a son, Harley Allen Morris, Sandersville; three daughters, Marie Utah M. McNair and Barbara Ann M. Byrne, both of Tennille, and Gloria M. Gee, Sandersville; a brother, Eugene Morris, Wrightsville; four sisters, Dessie L. Morris, Miami, Varnie M. Johnson, Harrison, Lualla M. Alley, Conyers, and Thelma Oliver, Macon; and nine grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Chris Yates, Artie Yates, Jimmy Morris, Robert Yates Sr., Robert Yates Jr., Andy Oliver, Lamar Johnson, Ricky Coleman, Horace Yates and Dell Bell.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of First Church of the Nazarene Christian Workers Sunday School Class and Brotherhood.

Memorials may be made to First Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 801, Sandersville, GA 31082.

Friends may call at the residence.

May & Smith Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

The Augusta Chronicle Sept. 18, 2000