The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, May 4, 1962
W. FRANK MORRIS
GEER - W. Frank Morris, 79, a retired farmer and merchant died yesterday at his home at Geer after a brief illness. Mr. Morris had operated a mercantile business at Geer since 1937. At the time of his retirement several years ago, his son took over the business. Born Sept. 9, 1882, in Greene County, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hyden Morris. He was a member of the Christian Church at Dyke. He is survived by one son, Galen J. Morris of Geer; one daughter, Miss Ruby Morris of Roanoke and three grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Christian Church at Dyke with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. The C.G. Miller Funeral Home at Stanardsville is in charge of arrangements. Note: Tombstone has Sept 9, 1883 as the birth date and obit has Sept. 9, 1892 as a birth date.
The Greene County Record, Greene Co., VA, Jan. 12, 1923
W. G. MORRIS
W. G. Morris, a well known and popular man of Pirkey, died Jan. 1, 1923, aged 72 years 6 months and 15 days. He had been in failing health for some time, but he bore his affliction with a good Christian spirit. He was a firm believer in a better land beyond the grave, and in one who could help in the hour of sickness by strengthening so that bodily ills were more easily borne. Mr. Morris was a man whom the people of his home community loved and respected. He set a good example as a Christian and a citizen. He was upright and straightforward, good to his family and neighborly. In his last illness everything was done for him by the doctors, his family, his relatives and his neighbors, but his time had come, and while their ministrations brought relief to his pain raked body, of course, they could not prolong the day of his final summons, and his gentle spirit has gone to the land where no tears are shed. Mr. Morris joined the Church of the Brethren 27 years ago, and was a consistent member and was staunch in the faith of his denomination to the time of his death. The deceased leaves to mourn his loss his widow who before their marriage was Delilah Shiflett, and the following children; Mr. John T. Morris of Ruth, Madison County; Mr. Samuel Morris of Burnleys; Mrs. Richard Morris of Burnleys; Mrs. Monroe Morris, of March; Mr. W. D. Morris of Nimrod; Mr. N. H. Morris and Misses Izetta and Pollie Morris at home. The funeral was conducted by Elder C. M. Driver. Mr. Morris was laid to rest in Evergreen cemetery with a host of relatives and friends present to pay him their last respect till they meet their beloved husband, father, kinsman and friend in the great beyond. The family has the greatest sympathy of the community, especially the bereaved widow, who spent so many years in peace and happiness with her late husband. The family extends its heartfelt thanks to all who helped minister to Mr. Morris and who were so helpful and thoughtful in his illness and after his death. -- A Friend
The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Mon, Nov. 8, 2014
WADE KENNETH MORRIS
Wade Kenneth Morris, 73, of Port Republic, passed away Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at his home. He was born in Lynnwood on March 2, 1941, and was a son of the late Henry Russell and Mary Frances (Shifflett) Morris. Wade retired from Dunham-Bush after 36 years of service. He was a member of Bear Lithia Springs Baptist Church and was an avid gardener and fisherman. He was united in marriage on July 2, 1961, to Delores Ann (Williams) Morris of Port Republic. Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Kim Showalter and husband, Shannon, of Keezletown; a son, Steve Morris and wife, Dana, of Port Republic; and four grandchildren, Tate Morris, Brooke Showalter, McKenzie Morris and Emily Showalter. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Merle Virginia Raines and Mary Elizabeth Landes and four brothers, Carl Morris, Ray Morris, Earl Morris and Henry Morris. A memorial service will be held at Bear Lithia Springs Baptist Church, 2145 Eastside Highway, Elkton, Va., at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, with Pastor Don Leatherman officiating. The family will receive friends following the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grottoes Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1187, Grottoes, VA 24441, or Grottoes Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 67, Grottoes, VA 24441. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnsonfs.com .
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA
WALTER JUNIOR MORRIS
Walter Junior Morris, 54, of Stanardsville died May 2, 1989, at his home. He was born March 20, 1935, in Greene County, son of the late Walter Morris and Cuttie Shifflett Morris. He is survived by his wife, Katherine Snow Morris, and a sister, Clemmie Deane of Stanardsville. He was preceded in death by a son, Calvin Morris. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. today at the Ryan Funeral Home, Quinque, with interment in the family cemetery. The Rev. Jim Woods officiated.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, Aug. 31, 1956
WALTER LEE MORRIS
STANARDSVILLE - Walter Lee Morris, 46, died yesterday after he was stricken while working near Stanardsville. He was born Sept. 25, 1909, in Greene County, and was the son of the late Smith and Lee Collier Morris. He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Etha Margaret Shifflett; four children, Jacob Smith Morris, of Gordonsville, Mrs. Lillie Elizabeth Knight, of Stanardsville, and William Lewis Morris and Miss Emily Morris, both of home; a brother, Irven Morris, of Baltimore, Md.; and four sisters, Mrs. Leah Spernick, of Pleasantville, N.J., Mrs. Anne Covington, of Halifax, Mrs. Evy Knight, of Dyke, and Mrs. Mary Crawford, of Chicago, Ill. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from Gibson Memorial Chapel at St. George, with interment in the church cemetery. The Rev. I. L. Bennet and the Rev. D.C. Loving will officiate. Note: Burial is at Evergreen Cemetery, Dyke, Greene Co., VA. Nancy H. Morris indicated to me that there are three errors in this obit. First, his name is Walter Lewis Morris NOT Walter Lee Morris and the second is my husband’s name which is Wilbur Lewis Morris NOT William Lewis Morris. The third is Leah Collier Morris NOT Lee Collier Morris.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Thu, Oct. 10, 2002
WALTON DAVIS MORRIS
Walton Davis Morris Sr., 76, of Earlysville, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, at his home. He was born Nov. 15, 1925, in Orange County, son of the late Robert and Elsie Wood Morris. After graduating from Crozet High School in 1942, he fought throughout World War II in the Pacific with the U.S. Navy and then the Marines. He was wounded several times in the Battle of Iwo Jima. He continued his military career after the war, managing regional medical laboratories in several posts and retiring from the Army after twenty years of service. He then began a business career as one of the founders of National Clinical Services Laboratories, Inc., one of the nations first automated and computerized commercial medical laboratories. Later, he raised cattle, corn, and soybeans as the owner of several farms near Scottsville. He is survived by his wife, Sophie Morris of Earlysville; one son, Walton D. Morris Jr.; one daughter, Gwynndolynn R. Berkowitz, both of Charlottesville; five grandchildren; and his brothers, Robert Morris of Crozet, and Ronald Morris of Burlington, N.C. The family wishes to express gratitude to Dr. Richard Stewart and his staff, especially nurse, Beth Fitzgerald, and to the Hospice of the Piedmont, especially Linnea Thackston and Aida Chambers, for their kind care and support. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1490 Pantops Mountain Place, Suite 200, Charlottesville, Va. 22911. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Rockgate Cemetery, Crozet. Anderson Funeral Service, Crozet, is in charge of arrangements.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, May 30, 2008
WANDA V. MORRIS
Wanda Kay Viar Morris, 38, of Charlottesville passed away on Tuesday, May 27, 2008. Born August 7, 1969, she was the daughter of Patsy J. Powell and her husband, Arlen E. Powell and Michael L. Viar and his wife, Evelyn Viar. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Russell Dodson. She is survived by her husband, Scott Morris; her daughters, Casey Huckstep and Christina Cook; her maternal grandmother, Thelma Dodson; her paternal grandmother, Liz Viar; her brothers, William H. Viar and his wife, Chastity A. Viar, Michael E. Viar, Ronald Powell, Kenny Mahunik and Ricky Mahunik; her sisters, Kimberly S. Meadows and her husband, David Meadows; and Candy Viar; her nephews, Austin Viar and Mikkey Viar, and Brent Gayhart; nieces, Amber Viar and Tiffany Hicks, Amanda Gayhart, Joyce Ann Meadows; and lots of friends, aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2008, at the chapel of the Hill and Wood Funeral Home. Friends may sign the register book at www.hillandwood.com
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA
WARREN H. MORRIS
Warren H. Morris, 60, of Route 1, Earlysville, died Friday at his home. Born in Greene County, Dec. 4, 1920, he was the son of Dilla Deane Morris of Charlottesville and the late Pete Morris. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and a carpenter. Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mary Morris; three daughters, JoAnn Dorman, Brenda Shores and Linda Riner, all of Charlottesville, three sons, Carl Morris, Warren Morris Jr. and Mitchell Morris, all of Earlysville; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Deane and Mrs. Mary Shifflett, both of Charlottesville; three brothers, Elijah Morris and Thurman Morris, both of Earlysville, and Allen R. Morris of Charlottesville; and two grandchildren. The Joseph W. Teague Funeral Home in Charlottesville is in charge of arrangements.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Mon, Jul. 26, 1993
WARREN YATES MORRIS
Warren Yates Morris, 78, of Baltimore died Thursday, July 22, 1993, in Baltimore. Born in Albemarle County on Sept. 7, 1914, he was the son of the late Charles Fillmore Morris and Mary Huff Morris. Mr. Morris was a retired plastering contractor. He is survived by two children, Ms. Gean Elizabeth Morris Cross of Richmond and Samuel Lewis Morris of Fredericksburg; four brothers, Elwood Morris and Daniel C. Morris, both of Earlysville, Charles Filmore Morris Jr., of Alexandria and Watson C. Morris of Charlottesville; two sisters, Olive Morris of Charlottesville and Vernell Deurmier of Richmond; and three grandchildren. Mr. Morris was also preceded in death by a brother, John Haley Morris and a sister, Janie May Cuicci. A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Holly memorial Gardens with Mr. Ralph Carter officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. this evening at the Hill and Wood Funeral Home.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA
Farmer Dies in Greene Accident
STANARDSVILLE - Wayman Morris, 56-year-old Greene County farmer; died yesterday enroute to University Hospital after being injured in a farm accident. He lived at Geer. Morris had unharnessed the horse he had been using to plow his garden and mounted it to ride back to the barn. The horse apparently threw him. The accident occurred about 5:30 p. m. He never regained consciousness. He is survived by his wife, the former Madie Collier of Greene County; three sons, Early Morris of Stanardsville. Edward Morris of Geer, and Wilson Morris of Baltimore, Md; four daughters, Mrs. W. H. Branham of Stanardsville, Mrs. James Shifflett of Elkton, Mrs. Cecil Collier of Free Union, and Miss Jean Morris of Greer; three brothers, Norman Morris of Stanardsville, Sam Morris of Eheart in Orange County, and Prentis Morris of Maryland; and two sisters, Mrs. Warren Dean of Elkton and Mrs. Charlie Lamb of Stanardsville. A funeral service will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Lydia Pentecostal Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Fri, Jan. 11, 2013
Wayne “Feedbag” Morris, 80, of Elkton, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. Wayne was born Jan. 24, 1932, in Elkton to the late Lloyd Yancey and Thelma Mae Breeden Morris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Nelson “Jimbo” Morris. Wayne was a lifetime resident of the Elkton area and graduated from Elkton High School and retired from Sperry Marine Division. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Gooden Brothers VFW Post 9292. He was very active in the Elkton Little League as coach and umpire. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Williams Morris; a son, Rick W. Morris and companion, Sherre Jordon, of Harrisonburg; a daughter, Debbie D. Reed and husband, David, of Harrisonburg; two grandchildren, Nicole Morris and Derrick Hess; and two great-grandchildren, Kyle Mork and Analiese Hess. In accordance to Mr. Morris’ wishes, a private graveside service will be held at Elk Run Cemetery with Pastor Don Leatherman officiating. Graveside rites will be by the Gooden Brothers VFW Post 9292. Friends may come by the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton on Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to pay their respects. The casket will remain closed. Memorial contributions in memory of Wayne may be made to the Elkton Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 152, Elkton, VA 22827.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, Sep. 18, 2007
WAYNE LEE MORRIS SR.
Wayne Lee Morris Sr., of Free Union, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2007, at his home. Wayne was born December 5, 1949, in Baltimore, Maryland. He was the son of the late Roy L. and Dorothy S. Morris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife and longtime companion, Martha Crawford; and one granddaughter, Julie Morris. He is survived by two sons, Wayne Morris Jr. of Dyke, and Michael Morris of Free Union; one daughter, Tammy McCauley also of Free Union; three brothers, Billy Morris and Roy L. Morris Jr., both of Ruckersville, and Rodney Morris of Free Union; five sisters, Virginia Ward of Fredericksburg, Peggy Shifflett and Donna Heilsup, both of Free Union, Julia Tolar of North Carolina, and Susan Duke of Ruckersville; four grandchildren, Wanda Jewel of Free Union, Adrienne Morris and Hannah Morris, both of Dyke, and Gabriel Morris also of Free Union; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great -nephews, other family members and friends. Wayne proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a retired painter. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2007, at Ryan Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 19, 2007, at the family cemetery on Wyants Mountain. Ryan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Laurel Leader, Laural, MD, Nov. 12, 2008
WAYNE MORRIS SOUDER
Wayne Morris Souder, 70, of Madison, died Nov. 1, 2008 at his home. Born June 6, 1938 in Scaggsville, he was the son of the late Amos Edward Souder II and Mildred Leona Poe Souder. He was a direct descendent of the poet and author Edgar Allan Poe. He worked for Sunshine Biscuit and owned and operated his own printing business in Laurel and then worked for Exxon, retiring in 1991. He was a member of the Cambridge Moose Lodge and the National Rifle Association. An avid outdoorsman, he liked to hunt and fish, and was also a creative craftsman. In addition to his parents, a son, Timothy Lee Souder, a brother, Larry Souder, and his stepfather, Lawrence Arnold, preceded him in death. Mr. Souder is survived by his wife of 48 years, Charlotte V. (Shifflet) Souder, of Madison; children Linda Williams and her husband, Jimmy, Wayne M. Souder II and his wife, Linda, all of Taylors Island, and Cindy Parks and her husband, Ben, of Cambridge; stepdaughter Donna Carr and her husband, Bruce; stepsons Bill Disney and his wife, Germaine, and Dale Disney and his wife, Laura; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister Barbara Ireland and her husband, Vern, of Madison; brothers Amos Souder and his wife, Charlotte, of Laurel, Craig Arnold and his wife, Sue, of Stevensville, and Wilmer Arnold and his wife, Karen, of Barclay; sister-in-law Jean Souder, of Gambrills; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A celebration of life service with military honors was held Nov. 5 at Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home in Cambridge, with his cousin, David Holder, leading the service. Inurnment will be held privately at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 1138 Parsons Road, Salisbury, MD, 21801 or Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802-1733.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sun, Sep. 25, 2016
WELLMAN N. MORRIS
Wellman N. Morris, of Earlysville, Virginia, died peacefully on the Friday, September 23, 2016, ten days after celebrating his 83rd birthday surrounded by family. Born in 1933 in Baltimore, Maryland to Sylvester and Nettie Morris and raised in Greene County, Virginia, Wellman served two years in the Army in Salzburg, Austria. He was a kind and caring husband and father who loved his family, the Charlottesville Church of the Brethren, his garden and UVA sports. He was devoted to his wife, Madeline, who preceded him in death by eight years. He is survived by son, Gary Morris; daughter, Pam Morris; granddaughter, Lindsay Morris; and two brothers, Donald Morris (Caroline) and Jimmy Morris (Betty); and many others who cared for him deeply. Dad had many caregivers that we wish to thank, starting with John Kriebel and Ted Kriebel who enabled Dad to live in the home he loved for several years. The family would also like to thank the staff and affiliated partners of The Harbor at Renaissance of Greene County for providing our father with a safe and peaceful home for the past 40 months. We are especially grateful to Paige Shifflett and Sierra Pritchett who helped to care for our Father with an abundance of kindness and grace. A graveside service will be held at 11a.m. on Monday, September 26, 2016, at the Evergreen Church of the Brethren with a reception to follow in their fellowship hall. Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's at: http://act.alz.org/goto/PamMorris
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Thu, Sep. 6, 1951
Whitfield Morris, 70, farmer and lifelong resident of Greene County died yesterday at his home near Dyke, following an extended illness. Son of the late David Morris and Louise Knight Morris, he was married twice, first to Miss Ella Knight. Three children of this union who survive are Howard Lee and Earl Morris and Miss Louise C. Morris all of Dyke. His second wife, Mrs. Susie Shifflett Morris, survives, along with three children, Mrs. Marie Marshall of Stanardsville and Miss Dorothy Morris and David W. Morris both of Dyke. Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Barbara Armentrout of Ruckersville and two brothers, Andrew and Claude Morris of Stanardsville. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Evergreen Church at Dyke, with interment in the church cemetery. The Rev. Henry Knight will conduct the services.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Dec. 22, 2001
Whitfield Morris, 78, of Crozet, died Dec. 20, 2001, in a local hospital. Born Dec. 17, 1923, the son of the late Harry Sims and Mamie Woodson Morris. Mr. Morris is survived by a number of family members including a son, H.S. "Pete" Morris; two sisters, Rosa Barnett, and Carris Farish; Denise Rosson; and seven grandchildren, including three who were very special to him, Lauran Morre, Cameron Rosson, and Gregory Rosson. The family would like to express their appreciation to the Hospice of the Piedmont for their care. A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at Saint John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Ivy with the Rev. George Woods officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1490 Pantops Mountain Place, Suite 200, Charlottesville, Va. 22911. Teague Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Jul. 22, 1971
WILL KENNY MORRIS
STANARDSVILLE - Will Kenny Morris died yesterday in a Charlottesville hospital. Born May 15, 1920, in Greene County, he was the son of Jim Morris and the late Luzelia Morris. Besides his father he is survived by three brothers, Prentice Morris of Ruckersville and Homer and George Morris of Earlysville; and three sisters. Mrs. Sarah Herring of Earlysville, Mrs. Hannah Lawson of Stanardsville and Mrs. Gracie Raines of Geer. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Nortonsville Pentecostal Church with burial in the church cemetery. Ryan Funeral Home of Stanardsville is in charge of arrangements.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sun, Feb. 12, 1978
William Morris, 78, of Stanardsville, died Friday, Feb. 10, 1978, at his home. Mr. Morris is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edna Morris of Stanardsville. Also surviving are three sons, Roy L. Morris of North Beach, Md., Sammy L. Morris of Crozet of Crozet and Dewey L. Morris of Charlottesville, six daughters, Mrs. Talley Roach, Mrs. Alex Morris and Mrs. Geraldine Shifflett, of Stanardsville, Mrs. Alvin Shifflett and Mrs. Ruth Bie, of Crozet, and Mrs. Richard Lee of Charlottesville, one brother, Jessie Morris of Stanardsville, 45 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home chapel. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Church of the Brethren in Free Union, with interment in the church cemetery. The Rev. Wayne Collier will officiate. The Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. NOTE - Ruth Bie above should be Ruth Via.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Dec. 12, 2000
WILLIAM "BASIL" MORRIS
William "Basil" Morris, 72, of Greenwood, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at his home. He will be greatly missed. Basil was born Jan. 6, 1928, son of the late Robert Kempher and Clara M. Morris. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Cecil E. Morris. He was a veteran of World War II, serving 21 months in the South Pacific, and was awarded the Oak Leaf Cluster. He was owner and operator of Morris Fruit Market in Crozet for 49 years. He also was employed by Bethlehem Steel of Baltimore for 4 years and Acme Visible Records of Crozet for 23 years. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Vernell Sandridge Morris; three daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Stewart Sprouse of Greenwood, Cheryl and Tommy Wills of Troy, and Rebecca and Darrin Whisnant of Maiden, N.C.; one son and daughter-in-law, W. Greg and Sonya Morris of Greenwood; two sisters, Doris and Frank Kirby of Baltimore, and Charlotte Adock of Charlottesville; one brother and sister-in-law, B. Kowell and Louise Morris of Baltimore, and sister-in-law, Juanita Morris of Chattanooga, Tenn.; seven grandchildren Lynn and her husband, James, Joy and her husband, Ben, Wendy, Billy, Chris, Derek and Amber; three step grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three step great-grandchildren; and a number of nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Teague Funeral Home, with the Rev. Frank Shumaker officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens in Charlottesville. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sun, Jan. 8, 2012
WILLIAM B. MORRIS
William "Bill" B. Morris, of Free Union, was born on January 28, 1929, and went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 6, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Bluey and Sally Morris. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Daisy Frazier; his brother, Otis Lee Morris; and his son, William B. Morris Jr. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Mavis Wood Morris; a son, James Robert Morris and his wife, Donna, of Ferrum, Virginia; a daughter, Shirley Fortune and her husband, Mike, of Mineral, Virginia; nine grandchildren, and 10 great- grandchildren. He retired from Albemarle County as a bus mechanic. He loved hunting, fishing, hauling produce, and to be surrounded by family. A special thanks to Hospice of the Piedmont. A graveside service will be held at 2:00pm Monday January 9, 2012 at the Free Union Church of the Brethren, in Free Union Virginia. The family will receive friends at Hill and Wood Funeral Home from 6 until 7 p.m. Sunday, January 8, 2012. Friends may send condolences to the family at www.hillandwood.com.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Mon, May 21, 2007
WILLIAM B. MORRIS JR.
William B. Morris Jr. (Junior), of Free Union, Virginia, passed away Saturday, May 19,2007, at the University of Virginia Medical Center, at the age of 50. He was born July 27, 1956, in Charlottesville, the son of William B. and Mavis Morris of Free Union. He is survived by his wife, Donna of Free Union; one daughter, Michelle and her husband, Ryan, and their kids, Brianna and Ryan Ducharme, of California; one son, William C. Morris (Rusty) and his friend, Melissa, and their daughter, Kaylee, of Earlysville; one brother, James Robert Morris and his wife, Donna, of Franklin County, Virginia; and one sister, Shirley Morris of Charlottesville, Virginia. He is also survived by numerous family and friends. Family night will be Tuesday, May 22, 2007, at Hill and Wood Funeral Home, from 7 until 8 p.m. A graveside service will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at Free Union Church of the Brethren. Friends may sign the register book at www.hillandwood.com.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, May 1973
WILLIAM BLUEY MORRIS
William Bluey Morris, 76, of Free Union, died in his home Tuesday. A native of Greene County, Mr. Morris was the son of the late Gentle and Becky Morris. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Free Union Church of the Brethren. Survivors include his widow, Sally Morris of Free Union; one daughter, Mrs. Daisy Frazier of Free union; two sons, Otis Lee and William B. Morris, both of Free Union' two half-brothers, Prentis Shifflett of Harrisonburg and Zettie Shifflett of Dyke; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services are Friday at 2:30 at the Free Union Church of the Brethren. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Preddy-Teague Funeral Home handling the arrangements.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Wed, Jan. 12, 1961
WILLIAM C. MORRIS
BALTIMORE - William C. (Kane) Morris, 65, died yesterday at a Baltimore hospital after a long illness. Death caused by cancer. Mr. Morris, a retired steel worker, moved to Baltimore about 35 years ago. Born in 1896 in Greene County, he was the son of the late Isaac and Mary Jane Morris. He married the former Louvenia Morris of Dyke, who survives. Among his survivors is a brother, David D. Morris of St. George. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Walter Dadrowski Funeral Home in Dundalk. Burial will be in Baltimore.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA
WILLIAM C. MORRIS
STANARDSVILLE - William Chapman Morris, 74, a rural mail carrier, died Sunday afternoon at his home at Ruckersville. He was a son of the late Tillie and Eliza Morris of Greene County. Surviving are his wife, the former Elizabeth Collier of Greene, six sons, Everett Morris and Vincie Morris of Ruckersville, Daniel Morris and Alvin Morris of Baltimore, Richard Morris of Grottoes, and William Morris, of Charlottesville; five daughters, Mrs. Etha Knight, Mrs. Nettie Shifflett, Mrs. Mary Morris and Miss Geneva Morris, of Baltimore, and Mrs. Hazel Snow, of Washington; four brothers, Quint Morris, of Somerset, Pa., Paudy Morris of Stanardsville, Aranias Morris, of Greenwood, and Dolph Morris, of Norfolk; six sisters, Mrs. Clemmie Holly and Mrs. Lillie Colvin, of Charlottesville, Mrs. Henrietta Collier, of Barboursville, Mrs. Flossie Collier, of Dyke, and Mrs. C.C. Denton and Mrs. J.A. Crouse, of Lynchburg; 22 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Ruckersville Christian Church with interment in the Stanardsville Cemetery. The Rev. Alvin Reynolds, of Richmond, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. T.P. Coffey.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Aug. 7, 2002
WILLIAM CHAPMAN MORRIS, JR.
William Chapman Morris Jr., 81, departed this life Monday, Aug. 5, 2002. He was born June 28, 1921, in Greenville, Md., to William C. and Elizabeth Collier Morris. He was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings, Everette Morris, Manuel Morris, Alvin Morris, Mary Morris, Etha Knight, and Nettie Shifflett. William grew up on a farm in Greene County with ten siblings. William entered the U.S. Navy in 1943 and served as a midshipman until he was injured and discharged in April of 1946. After his discharge, he attended agricultural school in Front Royal, and retired from ACME Visible Records in 1985 after 35 years of service. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Lorene Lawson Morris; their four children and spouses, Joseph B. and Laurie Morris, of Madison, Judith L. and Jim Smith, of Stanardsville, Janet L. and Tom Kraus, of Madrid, Neb., and William J. Morris of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Lisa Easton, Rodney Herndon, Chris Herndon, Mark Herndon, Tracy Herndon, Karen Hill, Chap Morris, and Amy Morris; 15 great-grandchildren; four siblings and their spouses, Richard Morris of Crimora, Ginny and Charles Faist, of Baltimore, Hazel and Harmon Snow, of Silver Spring, Md., and Venice Morris of Barboursville; and a sister-in-law, Maxene Patterson of Earlysville. He will be missed and loved by everyone he has touched. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. this evening at Hill & Wood Funeral Home. A service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning at Maple Grove Christian Church, with Roger Browning and Lindsay Ellis officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Maple Grove Christian Church Building Fund, 3210 Proffit Rd., Charlottesville, Va. 22911. Hill & Wood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sep. 1964
WILLIAM DURRETT MORRIS
William Durrett Morris, 77, died last night at a Charlottesville hospital. Born in Greene County, April 25, 1887, he was the son of the late Bulford and Agnes Shifflett Morris. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gracie Sullivan; three sons, Cecil Morris of Baltimore, Sherwood Morris of Free Union and Junior Morris of Richmond; three daughters, Mrs. Edward Haney and Mrs. Bee Gibson, both of Free Union, Mrs. Gilbert Sullivan of Earlysville; a brother, D.S. Morris, and a sister, Mrs. Wilford Shifflett, both of Boonesville; 26 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Prize Hill Church in Boonesville, with burial in the church cemetery. (Note - Bulford above should be Bluford)
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sat, May 25, 1954
WILLIAM E. MORRIS
William Edgar Morris, 59, of Dyke, died yesterday afternoon at a veterans' hospital afternoon at Roanoke, where he had been a patient for 35 years. He was born July 8, 1897, in Greene County, the son of the late George Newman and Sarah Elizabeth Shifflett Morris, and was a veteran of World War I. He leaves three sisters, Mrs. Mittie Shifflett of St. George, Mrs. Ella Morris of Somerset, Pa., and Mrs. Sarah Hunt of Alexandria; and two brothers, George F. Morris of Charlottesville, and Newman Morris of Alexandria. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday from M.C. Hill Funeral Home, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sep. 1972
WILLIAM E. MORRIS
William E. Morris, 50, of 412 Harris Road, died Saturday in a local hospital. Mr. Morris was an employee of the S. L. Williamson Construction Co., and a member of the Moorland Baptist Church. he was born in Albemarle County, June 23, 1922, a son of the late Edgar and Mary Moore Morris. Mr. Morris is survived by his wife, Ruby Dudley Morris; two daughters, Mrs. Mattie Louise Mills and Mrs. Virginia M. Thomas, of North Garden; two sons, William F. Morris of Charlottesville, and David E. Morris of Crozet; three sisters, Mrs. Ruby E. Dudley of North Garden, Mrs. Estelle V. Moore of Alexandria, and Mrs. Maggie E. Taylor of Charlottesville; three brothers, Charles A., Herbert E. and Edgar H. Morris of North Garden; and eight grandchildren. The funeral will be Monday at 3:30 p.m. in the chapel of the Preddy-Teague Funeral Home. Burial will be in Holly Memorial Gardens.
WILLIAM E. MORRIS
HANCOCK - William E. Morris, 67, of Washington Street, died Sunday, Dec. 1,  at Washington County Hospital. Born Sept. 13, 1929, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Wilbert and Lillie Snow Shifflett Morris. He retired in 1984 from U.S. Silica in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., after 38 years of service. A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army. He was of the Protestant faith. He was a life member and past commander of the Webster B. Harrison Post 26 American Legion, Hancock, where he was post adjutant for 28 years; life member of VFW Post 10502, Hancock; and a member of 40 and 8 Voiture Post 651, Hagerstown. He is survived by his wife, Delores J. Shoemaker Morris, whom he married on Aug. 3, 1946; two foster daughters, Sharon Hendershot and Deborah Reed, both of Hancock; one foster son, Jeremy Reed, at home; nieces and nephews; and two foster grandsons. He was preceded in death by one brother, Franklin Snow. Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock. The Rev. Robert D. Smith Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown, where full military graveside services will be conducted by Webster B. Harrison Post 26 American Legion and 40 and 8 Voiture Post 651. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. For convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open today from 2 to 9 p.m.
The Greene County Record, Stanardsville, VA, Feb. 7, 1974
WILLIAM EARL MORRIS
Funeral services for William Earl Morris, 48, of Rt. 7, who died Sunday, Feb. 3, 1974, in a local hospital, was held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hill and Irving Funeral Home chapel. Interment was in Monticello Memorial Park. Mr. Morris, a building contractor, was born in Elkton, the son of William and Edna Walton Morris of Stanardsville. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his widow, Lorraine Collier Morris; one son, Preston E. Morris of Charlottesville; one daughter, Miss Janice C. Morris of Rt. 7; six sisters, Mrs. Ester Lee of Charlottesville; Mrs. Ruth Via and Mrs. Ann Shifflett, both of Crozet, and Mrs. Virgie Roach, Mrs. Vernie Morris and Mrs. Geraldine Shifflett, all of Stanardsville; six brothers, Russell Morris and Samuel Morris, both of Charlottesville, Dewey Morris of Stanardsville, Talmadge Morris of Delaware, Roy Morris of Washington, D. C.; and two grandchildren.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, Jun. 30, 1978
WILLIAM EDWARD MORRIS
William Edward Morris, 60, of 114 Goodman Street died in a Charlottesville, June 19, 1978. A retired painter, Mr. Morris was born in Greene County July 7, 1907, son of the late William Fountain and Mary Ada Tennant Morris. He is survived by his wife, Ludie Shifflett Morris of Charlottesville, five daughters, Mrs. Calvin Gibson of Scottsville; Mrs. Lena Sprouse of Charlottesville; Mrs. Elizabeth M. Morris of Barboursville; Mrs. Delma Dunn of Charlottesville; one son, Malcolm Morris of Daniels, W.Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Craven and Mrs. Rebecca Marshall, both of Charlottesville; seventeen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services 11:00 a.m., Saturday at Belmont Baptist Church. Dr. Peyton Thurman officiating with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday evening at the Joseph W. Teague Funeral Home. (Note - the first sentence in the above obit was typed as it appeared in the original.)
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville VA, Jul. 24, 2002
WILLIAM EVERETTE MORRIS
William Everette Morris, 80, of Rochelle, passed away Monday, July 22, 2002. Mr. Morris was born Nov. 4, 1921, in Aylor, the son of the late John Thomas Morris and Ethel Aylor Morris. Mr. Morris was an avid farmer and especially enjoyed raising livestock, fishing, and going on short trips. William loved being around his friends and family. He had a wonderful personality and witty sense of humor and will be greatly missed. William especially liked outdoor activities and television, when he couldn't get outside. Mr. Morris is survived by two sisters, Mary Morris of Rochelle and Elsie Warlitner of Harrisonburg, two nieces and a nephew. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening at Preddy Funeral Home in Orange. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday afternoon at Preddy Funeral Home in Orange. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Methodist Church Cemetery in Aylor. Preddy Funeral Home, Orange, is in charge of arrangements.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sat, May 21, 1955
WILLIAM F. MORRIS
William Fountain Morris, of 1103 Altavista Ave., a retired city employee, died yesterday morning at the University Hospital after an illness of several months. A native of Greene County, he was the son of the late William Edward and Rebecca Jane Shifflett Morris, and was 87. He is survived by three sons, William Edward Morris, John Thomas Morris and Herbert Lewis Morris, all of Charlottesville; three daughters, Mrs. Minnie Ola Craven and Mrs. Rebecca Jane Marshall, both of Charlottesville, and Miss Patricia Virginia Morris, of Washington, D.C.; and two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Morris, of Charlottesville, and Mrs. Minnie Ola Proffitt, of Lynchburg. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday from the Hill and Irving Funeral Home chapel, followed by burial in Monticello Memorial Park. The Rev. Jack Taylor, pastor of Hinton Avenue Methodist Church, will officiate, assisted by Dr. C.S. Paschall, pastor o Belmont Baptist Church.
The Cumberland Times-News, Cumberland, MD, Apr. 1998
WILLIAM HENRY MORRIS
CLEARVILLE, Pa. - William Henry Morris, 78, of RFD 3, Box 73, Clearville, died Thursday, April 16, 1998, at his home. Born April 29, 1919, in Rockingham County, Va., he was the son of the late Ashby Morris and the late Annie Virginia (Fraizer) Morris. His wife, Nellie (Smith) Morris, preceded him in death on March 30, 1994. Mr. Morris was a retired manager and bartender for the VFW Post 7472 in Ellicott City, Md. Surviving are two daughters, Janet Altizer and husband Richard, Staunton, Va., and Joyce Seay and husband Leonard, Baltimore; four stepchildren, Betty Day, Fort Myers, Fla., Barbara Mallow, Flintstone, Md., Dale Beall, Mansfield, Ohio, and Tim Beall, Sykesville, Md.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Kenneth Morris, Shenandoah, Va., and Elmer Morris, Grottoes, Va.; and two sisters, Rachel Leap and Ennis Shifflett, McGagitsville, Va. Friends will be received at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, Md., on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in the Glendale Cemetery, Flintstone.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Dec. 4, 1986
WILLIAM HOMER MORRIS
William Homer Morris, 74, of Baltimore, Md., died Monday, Dec. 1, 1986, in a Baltimore, Maryland Hospital. Born in Greene County on April 29, 1912, he was the son of the late Monroe and Ludeia Morris. Mr. Morris was retired from Crown Cork Seal Company, Baltimore, after 32 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Geddes Morris of Baltimore; two sisters, Irene Morris of Barboursville and Altie Johnson of Gordonsville; nine nephews and four nieces. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ernest Morris and Herman Morris and one sister, Marie Feeney. A funeral service was conducted at 1 p.m. today from the Chapel of Duda Ruck Funeral Home, Baltimore, Maryland.
The Southern Maryland Online obituaries
WILLIAM J. MORRIS
Birth: in Greene County, Virginia
Residence: Prince Frederick, Maryland
Death: Saturday, August 04, 2007
Laid to Rest: Wednesday, August 08, 2007 in the Asbury Cemetery, Barstow, Maryland
William J. "Buck" Morris, 81, of Prince Frederick, Md. passed away on August 4, 2007 at his home. Born December 10,1925 in Greene County, Va. to the late Alfred and Louise Shifflett Morris. Buck served in the Army from 1945 to 1948. He received the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal. He then entered into the National Guard as a Reserve of the Army until 1956, He was a carpenter by trade. Working in the construction business until his retirement. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth A. Morris, he is survived by his sister in law, Josephine Schuster of Lothian, 44 nieces and nephews and many other relatives. The family received friend at the Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, MD on Tuesday Aug. 7th from 2-4 and 6-8 PM where services were held on Wed. Aug. 8, 2007 at 11 AM. Interment followed in Asbury Cemetery, Barstow, Md. Pallbearers were Ronnie Morris, Wayne Morris, Mike Morris, Robert Lee Shifflett, Roy Shifflett, and Charles Shifflett. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick MD 20678
The Greene County Record, Stanardsville, VA, Thu, Apr. 10, 1969
WILLIAM JACK MORRIS
William Jack Morris, 68, a long-time resident of Ruckersville, died Wednesday, April 2, 1969, at a hospital in Clarksburg, Md. Born in Greene County on September 13, 1900, he was the son of the late Sebert and Clementine Knight Morris. He was a retired highway maintenance employee. Mr. Morris is survived by five sisters: Mrs. Isabel Sullivan and Mrs. Cordelia Shifflett of Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Mary Shifflett of Clarksburg, Mrs. Edith Shifflett of Crozet and Mrs. Tritie Jones of Greenwood; and five brothers: Jess, Clayton and Elmer Morris of Clarksburg, Md., and Whitler and Henry Morris of Baltimore. A funeral service was held Saturday, April 5, at two o'clock at the Hood-Clore Funeral Home Chapel in Quinque with burial in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Ruckersville. The Rev. B.F. Tucker of Clarksburg, Md., conducted last rites. Pallbearers were Clifford Shifflett, Forest Ward, Barney Ward, George Zimmerman, Earl Shifflett and James Shifflett.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Dec. 1983
WILLIAM JACK MORRIS
William Jack Morris, 82, of Route 1, Stanardsville died Dec. 13, 1983, in a Charlottesville hospital. Born in Green County on April 17, 1901, he was the son of the late Henry and Chellie Morris. He was a retired farmer and a member of Pine Ridge Church of the Brethren. Survived by his wife, Mary Jane Knight Morris of Stanardsville; a daughter, Mrs. Joyce Taylor and his son-in-law, Dewey L. Taylor Jr. of Stanardsville; one brother, Berman Morris of Charlottesville; two grandchildren, Denise E. Gibson of Charlottesville and Vonda K. Taylor of Stanardsville. Funeral services 2 p.m. Friday at Pine Ridge Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Olen Landis and the Rev. Richard Keller officiating with interment in the Evergreen Church Cemetery, Dyke. Expressions of Sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to the Pine Ridge Church of the Brethren Building Fund or the Greene County Rescue Squad. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening at the Teague & Hawkins Funeral Home, Ivy Road, Charlottesville.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Thu, Mar. 10, 2005
WILLIAM JEFFERY MORRIS
William Jeffrey Morris, 45, passed away at his home in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on Tuesday, March 1, 2005, after a brief but intense struggle with liver disease. He was born April 20, 1959, in Charlottesville, Va., to William "Will" C. and Lorene L. [Lawson] Morris. Jeff graduated from Charlottesville High School and then attended Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla. He was a Retail Manager for Dunhill of London, Ralph Lauren and Bally and lived in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, Las Vegas and Ft. Lauderdale. Jeff was preceded in death by both of his parents, William C. and Lorene L. Morris. He is survived by three siblings and their spouses, Joseph B. Morris and Laurie of Madison, Va., Judith L. Smith and Jim of Stanardsville, Va., and Janet L. Kraus and Thomas of Madrid, Neb. He is also survived by eight nieces and nephews, their spouses and children; his aunts and uncles, Maxene Patterson of Earlysville, Va., Ginny Faist and Charles of Baltimore, Md., Hazel Snow and Harmon of Silver Springs, Md., Vencie Morris of Barboursville, Va., Richard Morris of Cremora, Va., and many cousins and friends. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his friends and family. Jeff was best known for his dynamic personality and zest for life. He touched the lives of many people throughout his short life and will be greatly missed by all. Arrangements were handled by Brooks Cremation & Funeral Services of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Burial of the remains will be announced at a later date. NOTE: Burial is at Holly Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., VA
The Osgood Funeral Home, St. Johns, MI
WILLIAM JUSDON MORRISS, JR.
William Judson “Bill” Morriss Jr. died Sunday, January 19 at Tender Care South in Lansing of pneumonia. He was 81 and had been suffering with Alzheimer’s Disease for the last few years. Morriss moved to Saint Johns in 1952 and lived with his family at 208 West State Street for almost 50 years. He was a patent attorney in private practice and taught patent law at Cooley Law School until his retirement about 10 years ago. Morriss cultivated many hobbies and interests. He loved art, Martinis, and all things French. He believed in God and the Democratic Party. He was an avid angler and sailor. He was a gifted raconteur and never let the facts get in the way of a good story. He was beloved by his family and friends for his lighthearted spirit and a well-honed sense of curiosity, which remained remarkably intact -- even as his mind was ravaged by the scourge of Alzheimer’s. Morriss was born January 4, 1922, at Harper Hospital in Detroit to William J. Morriss, Sr., and Inez Nelson Morriss. He attended Detroit public schools, graduating from Central High School around 1940. Morriss was studying to be a mining engineer at Michigan Tech in Houghton when he cut his studies short to enlist in the Army to fight in WWII. Stationed in Germany and France as a Private, First Class with the 863rd Field Artillery Battalion, he served as a forward observer and radio operator. After being discharged from the army, he wired his sweetheart, Dolores Shifflet: “Call me ‘mister,’ darling,” he wrote. They married on Groundhog’s Day -- February 2, 1946 – in Akron, Ohio. Later that same year, he took advantage of the G.I. Bill and enrolled in classes at the University of Michigan to finish his undergraduate degree. One of his elective classes was Art History, which kindled a life-long passion for the arts. After finishing his undergraduate degree, he enrolled in Law School and graduated from the U. of M. Law School in 1952. Following graduation, he moved his family to St. Johns to practice Patent Law with Dean Lawrence. Within a week of taking the State Bar Exam, Morriss was stricken with polio. He had a good recovery and within a few years he and Winston Miller left Lawrence’s Firm and formed their own law firm, Miller and Morriss in Lansing – expanding to become Miller, Morriss, Pappas and McLeod. Their office was located on West Grand River next to the Men’s City Club in downtown Lansing.
In 1955 then-Governor G. Mennen Williams appointed Morriss to fill an un-expired term as a Judge of Probate for Clinton County. Around 1967 Morriss lost a very close race to Timothy Green. While serving out his judgeship, Morriss was appointed to serve as an officer in the Salvation Army and served for years as one of the few “civilian” officers in that organization. Morriss was active in many other organizations, including: The Chief Okemos Boy Scout Council. He was awarded that organizations most prestigious Silver Beaver Award in 1965 for dedication and service.
The Masonic Temple in St. Johns.
The St. Johns Planning Board for many years.
The St. Johns Episcopal Church, serving variously as its Sunday School Superintendent, a teacher of child and adult classes, Senior Warden and as a delegate to the Diocesan Convention. He also, for many years, directed the Church Christmas Pageant, written by Hila Bross.
Morriss was one of the charter members of the St. Johns Men’s Art Group and took life-drawing classes at MSU for many, many years. He and his wife also belonged to the Crystal Lake Sailing Club.
Besides his wife, Dolores, Morriss is survived by his four children: Jane Morriss of Groton, Mass.; Carol Morriss of Milwaukee, Wis., Lee Morriss-Mueller of Atoka, Tenn., and William J. Morriss, III, (Jud) of Spring, Texas; Grandchildren: Jeremy Miller, 32, of Ohio; Jesse Simmons,21, a junior at U-Mass. Dartmouth; Heather,5, and William J. Morriss, IV, 9, of Texas; and great grandchildren: Cory, Kyle, Tyler, Travis and Nathan Miller of Hanoverton, Ohio. Morriss is pre-deceased by a sister, Margaret Morriss Gates, who lived for many years in Port Huron. Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, January 23, 2003 at St. John'sEpiscopal Church, burial at Mt. Rest Cemetery with Rev. Howard Simpson officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 P.M. Wednesday at the Osgood Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sun, Jan. 31, 2010
WILLIAM LINWOOD MORRIS
William "Willie" Linwood Morris, 65, of Stanardsville, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2010, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Willie was born January 29, 1944 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was the son of Margaret F. Morris and the late Cecil Clyde Morris. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Clyde S. Morris. He is survived by his mother, Margaret F. Morris of Stanardsville; one daughter, Lisa A. Morris of Baltimore, Maryland; one son, William Morris; one grandson, Mark Ryan Morris, also of Baltimore, Maryland; a special nephew, Stanley Morris of Madison; a special cousin, Phyllis Deane of Ruckersville; a special friend, Jesse Sheckler of Stanardsville; and numerous friends, nieces, nephews, and cousins, whom he loved. Willie proudly served as Sheriff of Greene County from 1983 until his retirement in 2003. He loved Greene County and the people of Greene County. He was a devoted son, father and grandfather. Willie enjoyed spending time with his family and watching his grandson's sporting events. Willie was an avid weight lifter. Power lifting has never had a lifter like Will Morris. He was very competitive and loved the sport like no one the family and friends has ever known. His accomplishments are among the best ever. Will, since turning 40 years old, lifted in his first ADFPA National Masters Championship in Flint, Michigan in 1984. Will won the meet earning his first National Championship. He went on to win two dozen more National Championships in three weight and age divisions. His last USAPL National Championship came last May. He worked hard to get his weight just over the 275 pound class limit at 276 pounds to lift in the Super Heavyweight class. Morris has his eye on history. At the meet in St. Louis, he set the IPF World squat record with 601 pounds. The lift not only gave him 60-69 World Record, he is the first and only man over 60 to squat 600 pounds and be drug tested. With the win, Morris made the United States World team for the eighth time. He went to Czech Republic to win his fifth IPF World title last September. His winning the Championship gave the United States of America team victory. Will won numerous state and national titles in several federations. He set World Records in NASA, IPA, WPF and 100% Raw Power lifting Federations. He won two other World title's in the last decade, one each with the IPA and WPF. His greatest and most memorable lifts came in the IPF. The world's largest power lifting federation with 45 plus nations. The lifters must be drug free and only one lifter country, per weight, and age class can lift. Will lifted all over the World. Here is the list of IPF World Championships and current records: 2002 Argentina 50-59 class World Champion; 2004 India 60-275 class World Champion; 2005 South Africa 60-69, 275 class World Champion; 2007 Czech Republic 60-69, 275 class World Champion; 2009 Czech Republic 60-69, 275 plus class World Champion; Current World Record; 60-69, 275 Class total record 1549; 60-69, 275 plus Squat 601 pounds. Will was active in power lifting. He was a promoter and put on over 50 State and local championships. At the national level he was the meet director for a dozen contests including the United States biggest drawing event the 2009 USAPL Raw Nationals. He was on the National Board of USAPL as the athlete's rep. He was to lobby on behalf of lifters who had a problem. He could be counted on to do his best in presenting the case for the lifters. As a coach, he trained dozens of lifters over the years. He was their biggest cheerleader and led many lifters to local, state and national titles. He was always more excited for them than himself when they won or hit a personal best or set a record lift. He was a National Official and would travel all over the United States at his own cost to help with a contest. Also in the early 1960's Willie was a boxer, winning 13 fights out of 14. Will, we love and will miss you, Rest In Peace. God bless. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, February 1, 2010, at the Evergreen Church of the Brethren, 645 Evergreen Church Road, Dyke, Virginia, with the Reverend C. C. Kurtz officiating. Interment to follow at the Evergreen Cemetery. Pallbearers for the service will be the Greene County Sheriff's Department Deputies including Sheriff Scott Haas, Capt. Charles Swingler, Sgt. Robert Beverage, Sgt. Rodney Snead, Cpl. Spurgeon Wade Jr. and Cpl. Billy Wade III. The family will receive friends from 3 until 5 p.m. Sunday, January 31, 2010, at the Ryan Funeral Home, 12819 Spotswood Trail, Ruckersville, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to the American Tinnitus Association (ata.org) or the Evergreen Church of the Brethren, 10740 Dyke Road, Stanardsville, VA 22973. Ryan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA
WILLIAM ROBERT MORRIS
William Robert Morris, 84, of Afton died Wednesday, March 4, 1998, in a Lovingston nursing home. Born Dec. 30, 1913, in Greene County, he was the son of the late Luther and Lonie Morris. He was retired from Post Mill. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Lillian Virginia Morris; a son, John Henry Morris Sr. of Nellysford, four sisters, Helen Hogue of Charlottesville, Ruth Shifflett of Charlottesville, Hazel Riggs of Richmond and Lillie Batton of Dyke; two grandchildren; John H. Morris, Jr. of Portsmouth and Dwayne Allen Morris, U. S. Army in Korea; one great-grandchild, John Clinton Morris of Portsmouth; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and several special friends. Mr. Morris was predeceased by two sisters, Jean and Loraine; and seven brothers, Samuel, Lonnie, Carl, Raymond, Roy, Edward Earl, and Lloyd Earl. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p. m. Saturday at Evergreen Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Curtis Morris and the Rev. David Brunk officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may visit the Morris family at their home at any time. Friends may pay their respects at Teague Funeral Home from 11 a. m. to 8 p. m. today.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, Feb. 7, 2012
WILLIAM SCOTT MORRIS
William Scott Morris, 69, of Montevista Avenue, Orange, Virginia, died at his residence on Saturday, February 4, 2012. He was born March 10, 1942, in Greene County, Virginia, the son of the late William Lewis Morris and Gladys Morris. Scott is survived by his wife, Shelby Jean Morris of Orange; two daughters, Donna Knighting and her husband, Dennis, of Orange, and Wendy Oldaker of Orange; one son, William Scott "Scotty" Morris Jr. and his wife, Corrie, of Orange; three grandchildren, Dallas Ray Knighting, Tessa Renee Oldaker, and Kyah McCoy Morris; one brother, John Charles Morris and his wife, Tilda, of Harrisonburg. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at the Madison Memorial Gardens, Pratts, Virginia. Pastor David Austin will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at the Preddy Funeral Home, 250 West Main Street, Orange, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Rapidan, P.O. Box 1715, Culpeper, VA 22701.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sat, Aug. 24, 1963
WILLIE FRANK MORRIS
Willie Frank Morris of Crozet died yesterday at a local nursing home. He was 78. Born Feb. 22, 1885, he was the son of the late Willie F. and Cornelia Shifflett Morris. His wife was the late Annie Thomas Morris. Mr. Morris was a member of the Crozet Baptist Church. He is survived by a brother, David Morris of Craigsville; three sisters, Mrs. Oscar Bruce of Ill., Mrs. Rosie Shifflett of Augusta Springs and Mrs. Neily Wood of Crozet. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Crozet Baptist Church with burial in the Morris family cemetery near Brown's Cove.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, Feb. 17, 1953
WILLIE LEE MORRIS
Willie Lee Morris, of the Old Scottsville Road, died last night in a local hospital following an extended illness. An auto mechanic, he was a corporal in the Army in World War II. He was a native of Greene County, the son of Mrs. Bessie Morris, of Rio, and the late Samuel Lewis Morris, and was 35 years old. Mr. Morris married Miss Virginia Dudley, of Albemarle County, who survives with five children, Betty Ann, Katherine Gail, Lacy Randolph, Carl Anthony and Willie Lee Jr. He also leaves three sisters, Mrs. Vander Thomas of Rio, Mrs. John Wheeler, of Keene, and Mrs. Wayne Morris, of Charlottesville, and three brothers, Clarence Edward and Louis Morris, both of Rio, and Fred Morris, USN, stationed at San Diego, Calif., and one half-brother, Bennie Morris, of Charlottesville. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Mon, May 13, 1985
Willie Morris, 78, of Gordonsville, and formerly of Dyke, died May 12, 1985 in a local hospital. Born in Greene Co., on Oct. 1, 1906, he was the son of the late Daniel and Elvanda Morris. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Elanor Herring of Dyke and Mrs. Lille Herring of Crozet; one brother, Lloyd Morris of Lorton, Va,; and a number of nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Teague & Hawkins Chapel, with the Rev. Herman L. Hudson officiating. Interment will be in Gentry's United Methodist Church Cemetery, Boonesville. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home, 2260 Ivy Road.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sep. 1, 2002
WILMER E. MORRIS, SR.
Wilmer E. "Bill" Morris Sr., 75, of Reisterstown, Md., departed this life Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at the Northwest Hospital Center of Randallstown, Md. He was born March 12, 1927, in Greene County. He is survived by his two sons, Ronald L. Morris and his wife, Doris, of Frederick, Md., and Wilmer E. "Earl" Morris Jr. and his wife, Becky, of Reisterstown, Md.; a granddaughter, Katelynn M. Morris; four sisters, Lois Collins, Dorothy Dunn, Shirley Currier, and Irene Shifflett; a brother, Everett Morris; and many nieces, nephews, and special friends. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Rhonda L. Morris, and a sister, Geraldine Owen. Mr. Morris served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday evening at the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon at the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Mountain Plain Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. David Collyer will officiate. Anderson Funeral Service, Crozet, is in charge of arrangements.
The Greene County Record, Greene Co., VA, Thu, Jan. 16, 1975
WILMER J. MORRIS
Wilmer J. Morris, 30, died at his home in Stanardsville, Saturday, January 11, 1975. Born in Greene County, he was the son of Brinton and Martha Roach Morris of Stanardsville. Other survivors include his wife, Louise Shifflett Morris, of Stanardsville; three sons, Dwayne Morris, Wilmer J. Morris, Jr., and James Morris, all of Stanardsville; a brother, Edward Morris of Earlysville, and a sister, Mrs. Louise Shifflett of Charlottesville. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Joseph Teague Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Holly Memorial Gardens.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, 1983
WILMER L. "BUCK" MORRIS
Wilmer L. "Buck" Morris, 56, of 8 Brook Road, Broomley Farm, died Friday at his home. He was the farm manager for Broomley Farm. Born in Greene County on Aug 30, 1927, he was the son of the late Lewis D. and Addie Shifflett Morris. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth M. Morris of Charlottesville; one son, Philip W. Morris of Charlottesville; two sisters, Della M. Sprouse and Everine Harper, both of Richmond; and three brothers, Ollie Edward Morris, Elmer Mason Morris and John Henry Morris, all of Richmond. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mavis M. Morris. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Monday at the Free Union Church of the Brethren with the Rev. C. C. Kurtz officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 at the Teague & Hawkins Funeral Home, Ivy Road.
The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Sat, Nov. 13, 1993
WILMER MORRIS SHIFFLETT
Wilmer Morris “Ike” Shifflett, 77, of Route 3, Elkton, died November 12, 1993, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg where he had been a patient since October 16. Mr. Shifflett was born December 19, 1915, in Rockingham County and was the son of the late William Robert and Jeannette Morris Shifflett. He served in the U. S. Army during WWII and retired from the Virginia Highway Department as a foreman. He is survived by one sister, Marie Doyle of Craigsville, and a niece, with whom he lived, Bernice Shifflett of Route 4, Elkton. The Rev. Harold H. Lahman will conduct the funeral at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Beldor Mennonite Church. Burial will be in Elk Run Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. today at the Kyger & Trobaugh Funeral Home in Elkton.
The Kyger Funeral Home
WINFORD LEE MORRIS
Winford Lee Morris, 69, of Elkton, passed away July 10, 2010, at his home. Mr. Morris was born July 29, 1940, in Greene County, and was a son of the late John Ed and Lottie Shifflett Morris. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He retired from James Madison University after 35 years of service. On April 25, 1960, he married Nioka (Dean) Morris, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Winston Morris and wife, Sharon, Kenny Morris and wife, Angie, and Richard Morris and wife, Amy, all of Elkton; a daughter, Diane Morris Hammer of Elkton; brothers, John Morris and wife, Shirley, Junior Morris and wife, Shirley, all of Elkton; grandchildren, Jennifer Breeden, April Campbell, Michael Hammer, Jeremy Morris, Nathan Morris, Jonathan Morris, James Kisling, Tony Morris, Chancellor Morris and Cortland Morris; and great-grandchildren, Samantha Hammer, Brittany Breeden, Gabby Campbell, Bud Campbell, Olivia Morris and Jada Brooke Kisling. Besides his parents, Mr. Morris was preceded in death by sisters, Alice Lucas and Addie White. The Rev. Nona Allen and the Rev. Fuzzy Cardin will conduct the funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at the Furnace United Methodist Church on Naked Creek. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens near Harrisonburg. The family will receive friends today (Monday) from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Elkton. Friends may also call at the Morris home at any time. Memorial donations may be made to the Furnace United Methodist Church General Fund, P.O. Box 34, Elkton, VA 22827. Online condolences may be sent to the Morris family by visiting.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Nov. 16, 2000
WINSTON EARL MORRIS
Winston Earl Morris, 75, of Dyke, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at his home. He was born May 3, 1925, a son of the late Hezikiah and Vergie Shifflett Morris. He also was preceded in death by three brothers, Elmer, Cecil and Elbert Morris; and a sister, Lorine Morris. He is survived by eight sisters, Edith Morris of Free Union, Thelma Shout of Kensington, Md., Iler Morris and her husband, Johnny, of Dyke, Linnie Shifflett and her husband, Charlie, Lula Garrison and her husband, Herbert, of Baltimore, Lucille Shifflett and her husband, Harmon of Ruckersville, Corine Kincer and her husband, Jerry, of Apapka, Fla., and Murial Simpson of Waynesboro; a special friend, who was like a sister, Peggy Hudson; a very special nephew, Tommy Morris and his wife, Betty; two extra special nieces, Kim and Amy; and a number of nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Evergreen Church of the Brethren, with interment in the Wyatt Mountain Cemetery. The Rev. David Brunk will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at the Ryan Funeral Chapel of Quinque. The family suggests memorial contributions in his name be given to the Hospice of the Piedmont, who made it possible for him to spend his remaining days at home.
WINSTON KEITH MORRIS
Winston Keith Morris, 40, of Charlottesville, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000 in Charlottesville. He was born Sept. 9, 1959, in Charlottesville, son of James E. and Mary M. Morris of Charlottesville. He is survived by two sons, Joshua K. Morris and Jason S. Morris of Gordonsville; aunts and uncles, Dorothy Collier, Ruth and Olen Morris, Eldon and Mary Morris, Jenny and James Perkins, Betty and Joe Nosar, Judy and Jim Morris, and Larry Morris; and 14 cousins. Mr. Morris was preceded in death by a brother, Grandville Morris. He was a member of Belmont Baptist Church and was a truck driver for Ron Martin. A funeral service will be held at 1 p. m. Thursday at Ryan Funeral Chapel, Quinque, with interment in Chestnut Grove Cemetery. The Rev. Ben Houchens will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p. m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sun, Apr. 22, 1990
WOODROW WILSON MORRIS
Woodrow Wilson Morris, 72, formerly of Scottsville, died Friday April 20, 1990, in a local nursing home. Born March 24, 1918, in Albemarle County, he was the son of the late Thomas Edgar and Alverta M. Morris. He was a World War II veteran, winning the Combat Infantry Badge during the Normandy campaign. He also worked for 25 years fo S.L. Williams Co. Inc. Before his retirement in 1979. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Christine H. Morris of Charlottesville; his son, Stephen W. Morris of Scottsville; two daughters, Caroline Shifflett of Charlottesville and Betty Marsh of Las Vega, Nev.; a sister, Irene Staton of Covesville; a brother, Edward Morris of Charlottesville; his stepmother, Mrs. Lillian Morris; a stepsister, Francis Davis; two stepbrothers, Roy Lamb and Beverly Lamb; six grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Teague Chapel by the Rev. Edwin Leake. Interment will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Contributions are suggested to the Scottsville Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 33, Scottsville 24590
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Mon, Mar. 16, 1959
Zeddie Morris of Mission Home died today at his home. A joint funeral service for Mr. Morris and his wife, who died Saturday, will be held later this week.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Mon, May 10, 1982
ZELIA G. MORRIS
Zelia Gentry Morris, 76, of Ruckersville died Saturday in a Charlottesville hospital. Born April 25, 1906 in Greene County, she was the daughter of the late Mannis and Melvina Morris Gentry. Her husband was the late Russell G. Morris. She is survived by a son, Leroy M. Morris of Ruckersville; two sisters, Susie Snow of Dyke and Pearl Chapman of Stanardsville; three brothers, Ernest Gentry of Vienna, Earl Gentry of Earlysville and Robert Gentry of Charlottesville; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was a member of the Cedar Grove Church of the Brethren of Ruckersville. Funeral will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Cedar Grove Church of the Brethren, Ruckersville with interment in the Evergreen Cemetery, Dyke. The Rev. Daniel Gerster will officiate. Family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ryan Funeral Home in Quinque. Family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Greene County Rescue Squad.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sat, Oct. 18, 1997
ZENA MAY SHIFFLETT MORRIS
Zena May Morris, 91, of Earlysville, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 1997, at a Charlottesville hospital. She was born March 3, 1906, in Greene County, a daughter of the late Paulus and Sarah Morris Shifflett. Her husband was the late Layton Morris. She was also preceded in death by four sisters, Mittie Madison, Pearl Shifflett, Alma S. Davis and Lucy Lamb; and four brothers, Kell Shifflett, Manis Shifflett, Salis Shifflett and henry Shifflett. She is survived by a daughter, Delores Wenzel of Earlysville; a special niece, Elois Branham; and a number of nieces and nephews. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ryan Funeral Chapel, Quinque, with interment at Everegreen Cemetery. The Rev. Paul Davis, Jr. will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
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