The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


January 10, 2014

Sarah Morris

Friday, January 10, 2014 — Sarah Frances Small Morris, 80 years of age, of Albemarle, passed away Monday, January 6, 2014 at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast in Concord.

Sarah was born September 4, 1933 in McColl, S.C. to the late Hoyt Small and the late Georgeanna Skipper Small. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Pauline Small; and brothers, Watie Hoyt Small, Phil Douglas Small, and Jack Herman Small.

The family received friends from 12-2 p.m., Thursday, January 9, 2014 at West Albemarle Baptist Church in the Family Life Center. A celebration of her life of selfless love and devotion to family and the church followed at 2 p.m. in the church sanctuary officiated by Rev. Adam Hatley. At other times the family will be gathering at the home of her son, Charles Morris, 704 Springfield Dr. NE in Concord.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, William Bennett Morris of Albemarle; sons, Charles Morris and wife Regina of Concord, and William “Chick” Morris and wife Deborah of Charlotte; six grandchildren, Brian James Morris of Concord, Cassity Stroud of Virginia, Jessica Pabon of Waxhaw, Nathanael Samonds of Charlotte, Caitlin Dover of Charlotte, Elise Weyersburg of Denver; 14 great-grandchildren; nephew, Phil Douglas Small, Jr. of Concord; and niece, Sue Darlene Williams of Kannapolis.

Memorials may be made to West Albemarle Baptist Church, 336 Church St., Albemarle, NC 28001.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Morris family.

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