Alfred Manuel “Pete” Morris, 81, of 663 Williamson Road, Tallapoosa, died May 7, 2007.
Mr. Morris was born Aug. 26, 1925, in Cleburne County, Ala., to the late John Richard and Ella Amanda White Morris. He was retired from Goodyear, served in the United States Navy during World War II and was a member of Muscadine Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepson, Timmy Lanier; sister, Ola Walker; and brothers, Milton Morris, Manson Morris and William Morris.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Depew Morris, of Tallapoosa; daughter, Judy (Pee Wee) McCrary, of Fruithurst, Ala.; stepdaughters, Carolyn Robinson of Dallas, Wanda Parrish, of Marietta, and Delores and David Wages, of Deer Park, Texas; son, Peanut (Susan) Morris, of Bowdon; stepsons, Michael (Janice) Heaton, of Atlanta, Michael Robinson, of Kingsport, Tenn. and Rocky (Lois) Robinson, of Flag Pond, Tenn.; six grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 14 step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be May 10 at 2 p.m. from Muscadine Baptist Church with the Revs. Homer Hulsey and James Owens officiating. The body will lie at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Music will be by Brenda and Donnie Johnson and Angela Moore. Pallbearers will be Pee Wee McCrary, Zack Stone, David Hutcheson, Joe Hulsey, Lonnie Vaughn and Wayne Williams. Burial will follow in Fruithurst City Cemetery.
Miller Funeral Home, Tallapoosa.
Rev. Julian Murphy
Rev. Julian A. Murphy, 75, of Newell, Ala., died May 8, 2007.
Rev. Murphy was born May 6, 1932, to Joe Lee and Lila A. Cosper Murphy. He was a member of Jordan’s Chapel Congregational Methodist Church, a textile mechanic, a member of the Graham Masonic Lodge and a minister for 43 years at Upper Cane Creek Methodist, Beal Methodist and Jordan’s Chapel Methodist Churches.
Rev. Murphy was preceded in death by one sister, Clarea Allen, and two brothers, Theron and Robert Milton Murphy.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Betty Ayres Murphy, of Newell; daughter and son-in-law, Anita and Phillip Chasse, of Newell; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Patresa Murphy, of Newell; four grandchildren; sisters, Carolyn McWhorter, of Marietta, and Ann Bagley, of Anniston, Ala.; and brothers, Rev. Leron Murphy and Franklin Murphy, both of Newell, Billy Joe Murphy, of Woodland, Ala., and Bryant Murphy, of Eastaboga, Ala.
Funeral services will be held May 10 at 2 p.m. at Jordan’s Chapel Congregational Methodist Church with Rev. Brian Moore, Rev. Benny Cosper and Rev. Chris Mitchell officiating. The body will lie at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in the adjoining church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dustin Chasse, Kip Chasse, Bill Hancock, Owen Henderson, Phillip Murphy, Mark Murphy, Billy Ayres, Ricky Murphy. Honorary pallbearers will be Grady Daniel, Edward Hulsey and William Moore.
Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Jordan’s Chapel Church Building Fund.
Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee, Ala.
Oscar Deane Billy Nunn, 67, of 208A Thomas Homes, Carrollton, died April 30, 2007.
Mr. Nunn was born Sept. 11, 1940, in Randolph County to the late Lucy Prothro Kidd Nunn and the late Norman Nunn.
He was also preceded in death by his brothers Guy Amos Nunn and John Kidd and sisters Mary Lee Prothro, Alice Lee Boyd and Augustine Nunn.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Peggy Nunn, of Carrollton; daughter, Linda Jean Chapman (Jesse), of Macon; sons, Jimmy Lee Nunn, of Carrollton and Alex Todd Nunn, of Atlanta; brother, Robert Kidd, of Buffalo, N.Y.; sister, Annie Ruth Jackson, of Oxford, Ala.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted May 10 at 1 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home Chapel in Carrollton. Burial will follow in the Carrollton City Cemetery.
Ray Patrick Jr.
Ray Albert Patrick Jr., 75, of E. McIntosh Circle, Whitesburg, died May 8, 2007.
Mr. Patrick was born Oct. 26, 1931, in Lucas County, Ohio, to the late Dorothy Davis Patrick and Ray Albert Patrick. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in the Korean War and was a retired credit manager for Devilbiss Air Comp Company.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen MacLeod.
Survivors include his wife, Susan Patrick; daughters and a son-in-law, Amy and Balazs Csuri, of College Park, Md., and Sherri Thornton, of Swanton, Ohio; a son, Ray Patrick III, of Whitesburg; a sister, Donna Apling, of Adrian, Mich.; a brother, Allen Patrick, of Columbus, Ohio; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. In accordance with the family’s wishes, the body was cremated.
Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.martin-hightower.com
Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel, Carrollton.