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Nellie Kate Murchison Morris

Speed, Coosa County, Alabama, USA
Death 15 Jan 2017 (aged 99)
Elmore County, Alabama, USA
Burial Buyck, Elmore County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 175483734 · View Source
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Nellie Kate Murchison Morris, was born on December 22, 1917 to William Nahum Murchison and Mamie Lee Bonds Murchison in Speed, Coosa County, Alabama, and passed away on January 15, 2017 at the age of 99 at the residence of her daughter, Jo Ann Morris Johnson in Elmore County, Alabama.

She was married to William Grady Morris from 1926-1997 at which time he passed away.

She is survived by a sister, Etta Jo Murchison Bass of Irmo, South Carolina; a step-sister Margaret Ann Murchison Shaner of Lompoc, California; daughters Jo Ann Morris Johnson of Elmore County, Alabama and Mary Nell Morris Larrabee (Edward) of West Bath, Maine; a son, William Grady Morris, Jr. (Pranee) of Winton, California; grandchildren, Linda Morris, Cynthia Peluso, Angela (Robert) Ozanich, Stephen Larrabee, Katherine Larrabee, Carolyn Gale McAliley and Bonnie McAliley; great grandchildren, Asia Steele, Noah and Benjamin Freemerman, Cheyenne and Victor Peluso, Ashley McCabe and Robbie Ozanich.

She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and other close relatives.

Mrs. Morris was preceded in death by her parents, William Nahum Murchison and Mamie Lee Bonds Murchison; her step-mother, Cynthia Heath Murchison; her husband, William Grady Morris; a brother, Gerald Wayne Murchison, Sr., and grandchildren, Gary Morris McAliley and Deborah Annette Paseornek; two sons-in law, James H. McAliley and John D. Johnson.

Mrs. Morris loved her Savior, Jesus Christ, her family, the church she attended for many years, New Home Baptist Church in Titus where she served as church historian and as a Sunday School teacher.

She was very interested in genealogy, proud of her Scottish family heritage and being a Historical Society member.

She loved her job as a nurse aide at Elmore Community Hospital for 11 years, loved feeding birds, gardening, "remembering" older fun times, looking at photos, sewing, making beautiful dolls, cooking, especially homemade yeast rolls, reading "The Coosa County News", "Guideposts", especially writing down positive thoughts, the adult coloring books, especially those with Scripture, and coloring flowers red and leaves green, chocolate, buttermilk and cornbread, growing "Seven Sisters" roses which she was told were the kind which covered her mother's grave in 1924, when her mother passed away when Nellie Kate was only 7 years old.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 23, 2017, at New Home Baptist Church, Titus, Alabama at 3:00 p.m.

Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to funeral services.

Interment will be at the church cemetery. Rev. Gerald Wood will officiate and congregational singing will be led by Rev. Brad Chandler.

Abbie Stubbs will serve as pianist. Donations can be made to New Home Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

Nellie Kate was a very special lady and will be missed by so very many who knew and loved her.

Wetumpka Memorial Funeral Home directing 1/18/2017

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Nellie Kate Murchison Morris (22 Dec 1917–15 Jan 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175483734, citing New Home Baptist Church Cemetery, Buyck, Elmore County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Rick & Kat (contributor 47170017) .