Billy V. Morris Sr.

VANCEBORO - Mr. Billy V. "Bill" Morris Sr., 70, died Monday, March 4, 2013.

The funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in Juniper Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Celestial Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Morris, a native of Craven County, was a lifelong resident of the Piney Neck community, and a graduate of Farm Life High School. He was the owner and operator of Morris One Stop and Logging Company, retiring in 2008. He was a member of Juniper Chapel FWB Church and served as Trustee.

Mr. Morris was preceded in death by his parents, James Earl and Annette Wiggins Morris; brother, Elmer E. "Bum" Morris; and a nephew, Keith Earl Morris.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Connie G. Morris; son, Billy V. Morris and wife, Kathy, of Vanceboro; and grandsons, Caleb and Ethan Morris; a special young lady, Emily Smith.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home, Vanceboro.

Special thanks to Sabrina Gaskins of Community Hospice of New Bern.

Memorial contributions may be made to Juniper Chapel FWB Church, 655 Piney Neck Road, Vanceboro, NC 28586.

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Published in Sun Journal from Mar. 6 to Mar. 9, 2013