Black, Ethel Zina Morgan (2009)

Obituary of Ethel Zina Morgan Black ~ 2009

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Ethel Zina Morgan Black, 95, of Marion, NC, passed away Wednesday March 11, 2009 at St. Joseph Campus in Asheville, NC.  She was born, October 3, 1913 to the late Flemming Morgan and Elizabeth Mosteller Morgan.  Ms. Black was a devout Christian.

In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband Glenn Black; one brother Floyd Morgan; and one sister Clara Harris.

Surviving are one son Ray Morgan and wife Louise of Marion; one brother Gene Morgan and wife of Marion; three sisters, Eva Shirlen, Esther Lawing and Gurthie Hunter all of Marion; two grandchildren, Bill Morgan of Rutherfordton and Brenda Vaughn and husband Bobby Joe of Marion; seven step-grandchildren, Vanessa Bartlett and husband Rick, Anita Smith and husband Avery, Robert Kirby, Teresa Pal and husband Chris, Bryan Kirby, Donald Kirby and wife Tammy and Kim Braswell; thirty great-grandchildren; thirteen great-great-grandchildren; and several special friends.

Services were held at 11:00 AM on Saturday March 14, 2009 in McCall Memorial Chapel at Kirksey Funeral Home, Marion with Rev. Jimmy Upton, Rev. Douglas Carpenter and Rev. Randy Stevens officiating.  Burial followed at Nealsville Church of God Cemetery.

The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family.  Words of comfort may be shared with the Black family at

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday March 18, 2008 Volume 15 # 11