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Emma Frances Morris

April 1, 1934 - July 29, 2020
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Emma Frances Morris, age 86 of Fayetteville, Tennessee passed away on July 29, 2020. Frances was born on April 1, 1934 in Sumter, South Carolina, the daughter of Everett Lee Morris and Goldie Jarrell Morris. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 50 years, Thomas Douthard Morris; her son Thomas “Alan” Morris; brothers Everett Lee Morris, Jr., Frank Othellis Morris, Homer Louis Morris, and a sister Vera Morris Goody.

Frances is survived by several nieces and nephews:  Arcadia Lynn “Katy” Greenawalt, Everett “Lee” Morris III, David Michael “Mike” Morris, Elaine Morris-Moxness, Wendell LeVern Morris, Barry Lynn Morris, Leslie Cassandra Morris Bruce, Thomas Dale Morris, and many great-nieces and great-nephews. She is also survived by her “adopted” grandsons, Jason and Nathan Daugherty; sister-in-law Nellie and husband LC Daugherty; brother-in-law Bill and wife Peggy Ward and daughter, Lisa Stroh; and loving and faithful friends, Evelyn Smith and Barbara Patten, who surrounded her with love throughout her illness.

Frances was a member of the Lincoln County Piecemakers Quilt Guild and an outstanding quilter. She won several Best of Show Ribbons at the Lincoln County Fair and the Golden Needle Ribbon Award at the Tennessee Association of Fairs. Frances had a lifelong passion for baseball and was an ardent fan of the Atlanta Braves. Spring and summer she watched Braves games every night on TV, knew all the players’ names and endless statistics, and also attended many games in Atlanta with friends and family. Frances was a wonderful cook and baker, world-famous for her strawberry and coconut cakes. She worked at Serbin Fashions Inc. in Fayetteville for many years before retiring.

Frances was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church in Moore County where she was dearly and deeply loved and respected. She was very active in her Service to the Lord. Frances was a Godly woman and known as the Rock for all that knew her. She was a devoted and constant friend to all and was loved by many folks all across the United States. Frances will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Graveside Service will be held on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Waggoner Cemetery adjacent to Friendship Methodist Church at 2934 Booneville Highway, Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334 (located within Metro Lynchburg city limits) with Reverend David Adams officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friendship United Methodist Church or to Waggoner Cemetery c/o Harlan Sanders, 805 Fayetteville Hwy, Lynchburg TN 37352.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Emma Frances Morris.

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Schedule of Services
  • Service Location
  • Wagoner Cemetery
  • Service
  • Date: August 9, 2020
    Time: 2:00pm