CORNELIA – James Allen Morris, 95, died Wednesday, July 1, 2009.
Born in Toccoa on January 14, 1914, he was the son of the late Amos Allen and Mollie Ruth Jackson. A veteran of the United States Navy, he had been in business in Habersham County since 1955. He was the owner of Baldwin Produce, Cornelia Produce and Grocery, the Panorama Restaurant, and a pillow factory. Mr. Morris was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Fay Wood Morris; and brothers, CY “Tubby” Morris and Bill Morris.
Survivors include a daughter, Arnetta M. Goss, Cornelia; son and daughter-in-law, Mack and Janice Morris, Lula; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Cathy and Eddie Pruitt; grandson, Jamie Goss; great-grandchildren, Jason Dodson, John Dodson, Conner Allen Goss and Blake Pruitt; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 4, at 11 a.m., at Whitfield Funeral Home with the Rev. Darvin Slaton officiating. Burial will be in the Yonah Memorial Gardens with full military honors provided by the Rabun County DAV Chapter #15, American Legion Post #84, and the Grant Reeves VFW Post #7720. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, July 2, from 7 to 9 p.m., and again on Friday, July 3, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, is in charge of arrangements.