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Bessie Lee Morris

Bessie Lee “Jackie” Morris, 95 died April 27, 2012, in Hugo, Okla.

She was born July 21, 1916, in Soper, Okla., to Henry and Bessie (Smith) Bryan. She moved to Potwin in 1939 and lived there a few years before returning to Boswell, Okla. In 1944, she moved to Peabody, where she worked as a medication aid until retiring in 1981 and returning to Boswell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Morris, in 1988; a daughter, Dorothy Louise Morris, two sons, Thomas Morris and Ronald Morris; three brothers; and three sisters.

She is survived by three sons, Frank Woodruff of Peabody, James Morris of Newton, and Sam Morris of Boswell; two daughters, Virginia Pariseau of Fairfield, Calif., and Sandie Skinner of Westport, Tenn.; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-great-granddaughter.

Graveside services were Tuesday at Restland Cemetery with the Rev. Eugene Ledford officiating, with burial following.

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Last modified May 3, 2012