Oct. 31, 2012 Blackshear Pierce County Georgia, USA
Name: Ralph Derrell Morris
Dates: Birth date: December 18, 1926 Death date: October 31, 2012
Obituary: Mr. Ralph Derrell Morris, 85 of Blackshear, passed away late Wednesday evening, October 31, 2012, at the Pierce County Nursing Home.
Born in Odum, GA on December 18, 1926, he had lived in Atlanta for many years before moving to Patterson in the late ‘90's. Mr. Morris was a World War II veteran and was a retired Real Estate Broker. He was a member of Patterson United Methodist Church and loved remodeling homes, gardening and social events.
Mr. Morris was a son of the late Ralph Howard & Nora Lee Morris. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Lee Ester McMillan, and two brothers, Julian Jehu Morris and Wilfred Morris.
Survivors include two sisters and a brother-in-law, Norene Morris Dukes of Augusta and Fern & Ed Riddle of Baxley; a brother, Ellis Morris of Blackshear; and several nieces, nephews & other relatives.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Patterson United Methodist Church, PO Box 8, Patterson, GA 31557.
Service: A private service will be held at a later date.
UPDATE Jan 2013: Services will be held February 2, 2013 at 11 am at Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Blackshear.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home 659 Main Street | Blackshear, GA 31516 Phone: (912) 449-6626 firstname.lastname@example.org
1930 United States Federal Census Name: Darrell Morris Home in 1930: Bristol, Pierce Co, Georgia Age: 3 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1927 Relation to Head of House: Son Father's Name: Ralph Morris (age 37) Mother's Name: Nora Morris (age 34) Race: White
U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1 Name: Ralph D Morris Birth Date: 18 Dec 1926 Address: 4 Latimer Rd, Cartersville, GA, 30121-2204 (1993)
U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1 Name: Ralph D Morris Birth Date: 18 Dec 1926 Address: 2638 Dogwood Ter NE, Atlanta, GA, 30319-3242 (1995)
U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 Ralph D Morris Birth Year: 1926 Race: White, Citizen (White) Nativity State or Country: Georgia State of Residence: Georgia County or City: Pierce Enlistment Date: 13 Mar 1945 Enlistment State: Georgia Enlistment City: Fort Mcpherson Atlanta Branch: No branch assignment Branch Code: No branch assignment Grade: Private Grade Code: Private Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men) Source: Civil Life Education: 4 years of high school Civil Occupation: Skilled welders and flame cutters Marital Status: Single, without dependents Height: 00 Weight: 100
California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1893-1957 Name: Ralph D Morris Arrival Date: 7 Sep 1951 Age: 24 Birth Date: abt 1927 Birthplace: Screven, Georgia, United States Gender: Male Ship Name: General A E Anderson Port of Arrival: San Francisco, California Port of Departure: Yokohama, Japan Archive information (series:roll number): M1410:418