June Wooten Morrow
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June Morrow went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, December 5, 2013. Her funeral will be today at 2 p.m. at the Arab Church of Christ. Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in Arab Memorial Cemetery.
A former resident of Arab, Mrs. Morrow died at Riverside Senior Living in Decatur.
Mrs. Morrow was born on June 30, 1927, in Hulaco, Ala. to Nellie and Walker Wooten. She attended and graduated from Arab High School in 1945. She married the love of her life, Clyde Morrow when he returned home from World War II. They made their home on a farm in the Hulaco community. After the death of her husband in 1980, she moved to Arab. She remained in Arab until 2008, when she moved to Decatur to be near her niece, Sherry Bagwell Elliott.
She was employed at the Bank of Arab and worked there until she retired. Mrs. Morrow came out of retirement and worked for several more years as a bookkeeper at Arab High School. She worked there from the early 1980's until she retired permanently to care for her mother. June served as her loving caregiver until her mother passed away. While living in Arab, June worshipped at the Arab Church of Christ. She had a soft soprano voice and especially loved to sing. She rarely missed the opportunity to gather with her brothers and sisters in Christ to worship her Lord. By her quiet example she led her husband to Christ. They enjoyed worshipping together until his death.
An avid gardener, she was eager to share her love for gardening with others. She was equally at home in her kitchen and enjoyed cooking and collecting recipes.
After moving to Decatur she longed to return home to Arab, to come back to her home church and to be surrounded by her lifelong friends.
Mrs. Morrow was proceeded in death by her mother and father, Nellie and Walker Wooten; her elder sister, Grace Dick and her younger sister, Carolyn Bagwell.
She is survived by her younger sisters, Erma Wright of Alpharetta, Ga. and Margaret Ellenburg of Cocoa, Fla.; and her brother W. L. Wooten of Decatur.
While dementia robbed her of her memory and most of her ability to communicate, it never robbed her of her grace, her love for music and her love for her Lord.
Although her soft chuckle and warm hugs will be sorely missed by the next generation of nieces and nephews, we rejoice that she has finally been reunited with the loved ones whom have gone before.
Published in the Decatur Daily on Dec. 7, 2013