William Lee "Billy" Morris


William Lee “Billy” Morris, 84, husband of Margie Elizabeth Lyles Morris, died Mon. Feb. 26 at his home.

Born Jan. 12, 1934, in Alcolu, he was a son of the late Andrew Franklin Morris and the late Mamie Cutter Morris. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was the owner and operator of Morris & Sons Electrical Corporation and he was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Alcolu.

He is survived by his wife of Manning; three sons, William Anthony “Tony” Morris of Manning, Rocky Morris of Alcolu and Cleve Scott Morris (Christina) of Manning; two daughters, Ava Maria Morris Rose and Debra Morris Perkins, both of Manning; a sister, Ava Rea Justice of Manning; ten grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Fri. March 2 at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Carol Holladay officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Terry Lyles, Rob Morris, Bruce Kemmerlin, Jody James, Darrell Newman and Ricky Morris.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Morris, Joey Morris, Kenneth Justice and David Morris.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thurs. March 1 at Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the residence, 1370 Plummer Circle, Manning.

Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church Street, Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179. www.stephensfuneralhome.org


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