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 Homer Franklin Morris

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Homer Franklin Morris

Birth
Draketown, Haralson County, Georgia, USA
Death 25 Jan 1955 (aged 79)
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 190496239 View Source

Last rites for Homer Franklin Morris, age 79, eldest son of the late W. T. and Mary Morris, of Brooksville, were held at the Poole Funeral Chapel in Dallas, Texas, on January 27. He died in the Stephens Memorial Hospital in Dallas, on January 25.
Mr. Morris was well known for his interest in and promotion of gospel music. He was a composer of many books, one of which is "Favorite Songs and Hymns." This book alone had a sale of over four million copies. His most popular song composition was "Won't it be Wonderful There" and was sung at his funeral by the Stamps Quartet. For several years he was connected with the late T.B. Moseley of Boaz and the well known singing teacher, Prof. A.J. Showalter. He lived several years in Atlanta, and was co-owner with Morris-Henson Song Book Co. He later moved to Texas and became associated with the Stamps Baxter Music Co., in Dallas until his retirement in 1950. He then moved to Alabama and returned to Texas in May 1952.
He was a member of the Baptist church and Rev. Buel R Crouch, pastor of Grace Temple Baptist in Dallas, conducted his funeral. He was stricken while sitting in his favorite chair assorting books to begin to compile another book.
He is survived by his wife; five sons, Gerald of Dallas, Emmitt, Hollis, Herman and Lowell of Atlanta; five daughters, Mildred of Dallas, and the former Misses Ruby, Carol, Evolyn, and Irma Morris, of Atlanta. Three step-sons also survive him: William Waites, Greenville, Ohio, James Waites, Denver, Colorado, and Russell Waites, Dallas; two brothers, H. C. Morris, Bloutsville, Ernest Morris, Liberty, and Mrs. John R. Greer, of Gadsden.
His first wife was the former Miss Lizzie Kirk, Georgia. {Margaret Elizabeth Kirk Morris in Paulding County 1 Apr 1898.}

The Southern Democrat; Oneonta, Alabama; 03 Feb 1955, Thu; Page 1


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