Morris, Robert “Bob” Eligha (2008)

Obituary of Robert “Bob” Eligha Morris ~ 2008

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Robert “Bob” Eligha Morris, 84, of Marion went to be with the Lord Tuesday November 4, 2008 at the Hospice House in Forest City, NC. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He was born January 4, 1924 to the late Archie Morris and Nannie Belle Arrowood Morris. Mr. Morris was a WWII veteran of the United States Navy and he retired from Baxter Health Care as a Warehouse Supervisor. He was a charter member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church for 46 years where he was an active participant in the Methodist Men’s Club.

Left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 64 years, Clella Mae Mainer Morris of the home; three daughters, Regina Morris Burgess and husband Jim of Lakewood, IL, Janice Morris Blankenship and husband Bob of Old Fort and Cindy Morris Suttle of Marion; one brother W.F. Morris and wife Helen of Marion; four grandchildren, Keith Burgess and wife Kim, Jason Burgess and wife Jenny, Mendy Blankenship and Jennifer Blankenship; and six great grandchildren, Kyle Burgess, Kevin Burgess, Karsyn Rose Burgess, Jarrett Burgess, Joshua Burgess and Caylie Blankenship.

Services were held at 1:00 PM on Saturday November 8, 2008 at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church with Rev. Richelle Sampl and Rev. John Davis officiating. Burial followed at McDowell Memorial Park. The family received friends two hours prior to the service at the church. Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to: St. Mark’s United Methodist Church Building Fund 3149 US Hwy. 70 West Marion, NC 28752 or Hospice of Rutherford County 372 Hudlow Rd. Forest City, NC 28043.

Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family. Words of comfort may be shared with the Morris family at

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday November 12, 2008 Volume 14 # 45