GREENWOOD, S.C. - Dr. Phillip Eugene Morris, 65, resident of 402 Colonial Drive, husband of Mary Ann Smith Morris, died March 20, 2014, at his home. Born January 9, 1949, in Washington, GA, he was a son of Verma Beasley Morris and the late Aubrey Morris. He was a graduate of Holmes Bible College and held a Doctor of Theology from the Columbia Theological Seminary. He was a minister with the International Pentecostal Holiness Church having served many pastorates in the region and formerly served in the South African mission field. Surviving in addition to his wife of the home and mother of Thomson, GA, are a sister, Judith Benson; a brother, Keith (Kathy) Morris; an aunt, Joyce Thigpen, all of Thomson, GA; three nieces, Virginia (Adam), Alicia and Audra; a nephew, Jeff (Brooke) Benson; a great niece, Alabama; two great nephews, Pate and Pearson Blue; two sisters-in-law, Betty (Rev. Ernest) Barr of Travelers Rest, and Jane Smith of Roanoke Rapids, NC; a nephew, Thad (Stacie) Barr of Oklahoma; a niece, Angel (Dennis) Capps of Hendersonville, NC; great nieces and nephews, Will, Jonathan, Peyton, Meredith (Chad), Morgan and Tommy. He was preceded in death by his father, and a sister, Marsha Morris Owens. Memorial services will be conducted at 2:00 pm Sunday at the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ernest Barr and Chaplain Capt. Jessie Tate, US Army, officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. The family is at the home in Belle Meade and will receive friends at the funeral home immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holmes Bible College, Old Buncombe Road, Greenville, SC; First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, or to a Hospice of one's choice. The family would like to express a special thanks to Dr. Heidi Rodillo and Jeanette for their care and devotion.
Blyth Funeral Home
1425 Montague Avenue Extension Greenwood, SC 29649
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Mar. 22, 2014