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MORRIS, Aubrey MR. AUBREY R. MORRIS Mr. Aubrey R. Morris, 88, a native of Roswell, GA, entered into rest on April 13, 2010 with his loving family by his side. He was a respected and noted journalist who graduated the University of Georgia, College of Journalism in 1945. He began an outstanding career by serving the Atlanta Journal Constitution from 1945 through 1957, then serving WSB Radio from 1957 through 1988 when he retired. He is remembered from several years of dedicated service and for interviewing several Presidents of the United States. He is survived by his devoted wife of 60 years, Tera Morris, whom he married in 1949; daughters, Rebecca (Robert) Fricton, of Alpharetta, Rhoda (Rev. Paul) Owens, of Minnesott Beach, NC and Susan (Kent) Moe, of Snellville, GA; grandchildren, Daniel (Vanessa) Owens, of Cumming, Anne (Justin) Reynolds, of Woodstock, Kurt (Amber) Fricton, of Dawsonville, Nathan Moe, Benjamin Moe and Sarah Moe, all of Snellville; brother, Barnard (Willora) Morris, of Alpharetta; sisters, Grace Collett, of Dawsonville and Jean (Travis) Marks, of Alpharetta; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M., Thursday, April 15, 2010 at Roswell Funeral Home, 950 Mansell Rd., Roswell, GA 30076, 770 993-4811. The family will receive friends also from 11 A.M. - 12 Noon and the funeral service will be at 12 Noon, Friday, April 16, 2010 BOTH at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, 13560 Cogburn Rd., Alpharetta, GA, 30004. Following the funeral service, burial will be at Green Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Morris' honor to St. Aidan's Episcopal Church or the Compassionate Hospice of North Georgia.

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April 30, 2010
Here is another pic from our watermelon eating day!!! Aubrey was a FUN man full of stories!!!
Pat Ferebee
April 30, 2010
Sitting our back eating watermelon with friends
Such a nice Southern man who LOVED to tell stories!! I am so glad I was in town during this time. Thanks for taking time to come by in the middle of your sad time. Audrey and Mom are up there talking non-stop and causing TROUBLE while drinking sweet tea---of course!
Pat Ferebee
April 25, 2010
Rest in Peace always said "You're cool Gal" when you saw me. Thanks for the hugs when you greeted me.
Dwana Horner
April 21, 2010
Tera, Aubrey was a special friend to me when I joined WSB-TV in 1963. I will never forget the superb job he did everyday reporting the news for WSB Radio 750. He was a beacon shining the light of truth over the 750 airwaves. We will miss you old friend but you will always be remembered in our hearts and minds forever. Our prayers go out to the Morris family. Elaine and John Furman (Marietta, GA)
April 19, 2010
I had the privilege of working with Aubrey when I was joined Cox in the '70s. He was so kind and helpful to this 'kid,' always willing to help and treating me with such professional respect. My thoughts are with his family. Gayle Peeples, Atlanta
April 17, 2010
Tera and Family: I have been out of town and just read the notice of Aubrey's death. Oh, Tera, I know Aubrey and Dan are already trading stories up there. You and Aubrey meant so very much to Dan and me, from our "formative" years at the Journal when Aubrey taught Dan so very much on the Police "beat". I am still using the spatula that Aubrey gave us when we were married, along with other kitchen utensils that were godsends to starving young reporters. Although I haven't seen as much of ya'll as I would have liked in these years that passed so quickly, I have thought of you often with love. My deepest condolences to you and your loved ones.
Tally Sweat
April 17, 2010
Aubrey was a true role model and will be remembered for his devotion to family, good humor and friendship. He will certainly be missed. We especially thank him for the extensive research he did on our Imes family background. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Aubrey's family & friends. RIP, dear cousin.
Walt & Carole Imes
April 17, 2010
When I started in sales at WSB in the early 1970' was so special to get to know Atlanta from this wonderful man.
A true broadcast legend and such a proud Atlantan. My best wishes to the family.
April 16, 2010
Remembering Aubrey
through our heritage kinship,
our similar viewpoints,
and our enduring friendship.
Alice Hughes
April 16, 2010
Dear Mrs. Morris, Becky, Rhoda and Susie,
So sorry to hear about Aubrey. As a long time Atlanta resident I can remember my mother listening to him on WSB since I was a young child all the way through college and well into the '80s.

He leaves behind a wonderful legacy in his children and grandchildren.

You all are in our prayers during this difficult time.
Steve & Shelly Fusi
April 16, 2010
As a young journalist Aubrey Morris was my boss and a mentor at WSB Radio. He inspired in his team a sense of accuracy, fairness and commitment to full reporting. He was a gentle man and a gentleman. May you all find peace in your wonderful memories of the life he lived so well.
Sandra Allen Walker
April 16, 2010
Dear Mrs. Morris, Becky, Rhoda and Susie,
You are in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve over the loss of your loved one. What a great man your husband and dad was. He accomplished so much in life and influenced so many people! Jean Bridges and I were facebooking each other just yesterday about what I great place Lorell Terrace was to grow up. Your family was a big part of our terrific childhood.
Kathy Brown Seamen
April 16, 2010
Tera, I was so sorry to hear about Aubrey. I remember when you stayed at out house so you could go out with Aubrey. I thought the two of you were such a beautiful couple. And thru the years you continued to be. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
Shirley Leavens
April 16, 2010
Tera and Family, Eric and I were so sorry to hear of Aubrey's death. He was truly an amazing man. I always enjoyed listening to his stories. I can see him in his hat puttering around the garden like it was yesterday. You are in our prayers. Love, Eric and Tricia Heard
Tricia Heard
April 15, 2010
Mrs. Morris and family: My heartfelt sympathy to you all in the passing
of your dear husband, father, grandfather and brother. Barry Mansell,
Aubrey and I spent a day last year at Emory University doing research
on our family. How I enjoyed that day! His mind was still so sharp,
his stories memorable and his gracious spirit -- a treasure.
With love and fond remembrances, Linda Mansell Martin
Linda Martin
April 15, 2010
Tera, Becky, Rhoda & Suzie,
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Tera, you and Aubrey and Suzie were always there for my mom and dad. Thank you for that. I know he will be greatly missed.
God be with you.
Debbie Leach Kemp
April 15, 2010
Dear Tera and Family,
How lucky Pug and I are to have known Aubrey Morris. For Pug, he has lost a long-time friend and even though i have not had the privilege of knowing Aubrey as long as Pug, I too have lost a dear friend. I had the wonderful opportunity of sharing many many stories with him over the past 15 years as he would come and go from the Cultural Arts Center as a volunteer with the Roswell Historical Library and Archives. He would stop in my office on his way upstairs and tell me what he was currently working on and always share a story or two. I have missed his wonderful stories and I will always remember him as a dear dear man of great character.
Our love and condolences to all of you,
Pug and Sandra Mabry
April 15, 2010
Tera and Family,
My condolences to you on the loss of Aubrey. He wa certainly one of a kind, and took me under his wing when I went to work at WSB. I join all the others who worked with him in saying we will miss him.
King Elliott
April 15, 2010
To the Morris Family,
Aubrey was a pioneer, professor and educator for those of us in the news business around here. I thank him for teaching so many of us the slogan we still live by over at WSB today "Depend on it."
Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Capt Herb and Karen
April 15, 2010
Tera, My thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

Judy Cawthon, Milton GA
Judy Cawthon
April 15, 2010
Dear Morris family,
The world was a better place because of Mr. Aubrey. What a wonderful man God blessed us with. My heart aches for your loss. May God bless you and keep you and offer his peace and comfort in your time of need.
Angela Fox Lawrenceville Ga.
Angela Fox
April 15, 2010
To: The family of Aubrey Morris, May God Be with you and the Holy Spirit comfort you. Mr. Aubrey was THE VOICE of THE SOUTH for WSB Radio 750 on the AM dial as I grew up in Georgia from 1948 to 1966. Let us all prepare to see him one day in our everlasting LIFE!

Brown Edwards
April 15, 2010
Becky and Family,
Our love and sympathy go out to all of you at this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you always.
Georgette, Donald, Montrell, Jordynn
April 15, 2010
What wonderful memories we have of our association with
Aubrey and the Morris family - in Sandy Springs and
later in historical meetings and events. Aubrey and Tera
have been involved with us in so many meaningful
occasions. Our love and sympathy to each of you!
Edith and Earl Cook - Cookie Davis & Marilyn Schwenk
Earl & Edith Cook
April 15, 2010
Aubrey's death is such a great loss to the family. His love of family and it's history will never be forgotten. He was such a gentle man and a true Southern Gentleman. We has truely lost one of the great voices in radio history. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Jessie Moss, Donna and Bud Cloud
April 15, 2010
Aubrey was such a pleasure to work with and always the professional! He will be dearly missed!

Mary Law
Mary Law
April 15, 2010
God Bless all of Mr. Aubrey Morris' family members. I didn't know him personally but I found he had written a book about his and my ancestors-Haygoods. May the LORD comfort all of his family,Amen, and Amen!

Steve Epps of Upson County,Ga.
Steven Epps
April 14, 2010
Tera,Becky,Rhoda and Susie, You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I know you have many fond memories.Love to you all. Diane Clarke Green, New Windsor, Maryland
April 14, 2010
What a wonderful man Aubrey was. I appreciated his keen mind, his love of family, his dedication to his work and anything he pursued. He was a leader among men and will be missed so very much. The world has lost a special, special man. Heaven has gained one.

Love and prayers,
Joy McDonald (cousin)
Alpharetta, GA
April 14, 2010
"Our love and prayers for comfort goes to the Morris Family during this departure time." God Bless you all. Judy and Ted Walker and Ralph Dangar, Alpharetta, Ga.
Judy Dangar Walker
April 14, 2010
Aubrey was a true gentleman. He made a huge impact on the Atlanta metro area and we all were fortunate to have had the privilege to know him and to learn from him. His magnificent, distinctive voice will never be forgotten nor will his words of wisdom. God bless his family.
Linda and Ben Statham (Alpharetta)
April 14, 2010
April 14, 2010
I loved Aubrey's enthusiasm and stories and never tired hearing them. We have lost a wonderful person and historian. May God keep you and bless you and your family.
JoAnne Schuetze
April 14, 2010
Love, thoughts, and prayers for the Morris family from all the members of The Georgia Radio Hall of Fame.
John Long
April 14, 2010
Becky and Family,
John and I are so sorry to hear of your loss of your precious father. I know how much you loved him and we pray a hedge of protection around your family during this time. Friendship doubles your joy and devides your pain. Your friends, John and Gail (Hayes) Caldwell
John and Gail (Hayes) Caldwell
April 14, 2010
Tera, Becky, Suzy, Rhoda and Family
My sympathy and love go out to you at this sad time. May your memories be a source of comfort.
Mary Overstreet
April 14, 2010
When I think of Aubrey, I think Integrity and Heart. Such a fine gentleman as well as an exceptional professional. He touched my life, influenced my career and left a lasting place in my heart.

My prayers and well wishes are with all of his family.
Lynne Hoffman Keating
April 14, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with Becky (Morris) Fricton and her family during the loss of her father.
Ron Thomas
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