Henry Forney Morris and Lela Ellen Ellis Morris
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Funeral services for Mrs. Lela Ellen Morris were held Friday, September 15. Mrs. Morris, who was born November 23, 1881, moved to this county in 1918. She was married to H.F. Morris on June 7, 1897.

At the age of 11, Mrs. Morris became a member of the Baptist Church.

Honorary pallbearers were: Charlie Harris, John Burr, Rex Carlisle, Reuben Waddell, Bert Robinette and Doyle Hinson. Pallbearers were: G.B. Martin, H.F. Morris, Pete Lancaster, A.T. Hill, Marion Jordan and H.U. Butts.

Flower bearers were Louise Hill, Mabel Middleton, Eddyth Witt, Marritt Morris, Mildred Crump and Juanita Master.

Survivors include her husband and children: Joe of Houston; J.C., Dallas; Mrs. Henry Harris, McAdoo; Pauline Robinett, Kalgary; K., U.S. Army, overseas; Ellis, Ft. Worth; Grady, U.S. Army. Brothers and sisters: T.E. Ellis, Coleman; J.E. Ellis, Crane; Bryan, Ft. Worth; Mrs. G.B. Morris, Spur; Mrs. Maude Hervin, Dublin; Mrs. Altha Langtry, Ft. Worth; Mrs. Hattie Lancaster, Slaton; and Mrs. Ruby Lorenz, Ft. Worth.

©The Texas Spur, September 21, 1944
From the records of Lillian Grace Nay, Spur Museum, transcribed by B. Hodges, August 2004

Rites for Henry Forney Morris were held July 13 at 2:00 p.m. The service was conducted in the First Baptist Church in Spur with Rev. H.L. Burnham officiating, assisted by Rev. A.L. Pate of McAdoo.

Mr. Morris was born in Alabama on April 7, 1880 and died July 14, 1955.

He came to Texas in 1893 to Erath County. He was converted at the age of 19 and joined the Baptist Church.

Miss Lela Ellis became the bride of Henry Morris in 1897 in a ceremony held in Comanche, Texas which was the couples first home.

To this union were born five sons, Joe of Houston; Jobe of Irving; K. of Tulia and Ellis and Grady of Dallas; and two daughters, Mrs. Henry Harris of McAdoo and Mrs. Homer Robinette of Kalgary.

Survivors other than his children include his wife, Mrs. Morris, one brother, Noah Morris of Houston; four sisters, Mrs. Mattie Moss of Houston, Mrs. Walter Jordon of O´Donnell and Mrs. Bessie Walker of Stephenville; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Johnnie Woolley, Charles Harris, Waldo Haens, Rex Carlisle, Arion Jordon and John Willis.

Interment was in Spur cemetery with Campbell´s Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

©The Texas Spur, July 14, 1955


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