Whitesburg KY

Ethel Mae Morris dies at 78



Ethel Mae Morris, 78, of Shelbyville, died Tuesday, April 10.

A native of Lee County, she was a daughter of the late Herman and Lydia Powell.

Mrs. Morris was an honorary Kentucky Colonel and member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Shelbyville. She was graduated from Lee County High School.

She had served on the boards of numerous organizations including Beta Sigma Phi, Quicksand Area Homemakers Association and the Letcher County Homemakers Association. She also enjoyed years of service as a Sunday School Teacher and 4-H leader.

Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Paul Morris; a daughter, Mary Ann Gramig and husband Keith; a son, Adam Morris and wife Kimberly; seven grandchildren, Kyle, Katherine, Brian, John Paul, Annemarie, Abraham and Adam Clay; and two great-granddaughters, Ashlynn and Emma.

Memorial services for Mrs. Morris were held April 13 at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Shelbyville, with Webb Funeral Home in charge of services, and on April 14 at the Newnam Funeral Home in Beattyville. Burial was in the Little Stamper Cemetery at Greys Bend in Beattyville.

Memorial donations in memory of Mrs. Morris may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be expressed at www.webbfuneralhome.com.

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