Vivian Geraldine Avery Morris, 88, of Newberry, widow of Dudley Morgan “D.M.” Morris, Jr., died Friday, October 30, 2020, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.
Born on March 16, 1932, in Laurens, she was a daughter of the late Ludie Frank Avery, Sr. and Lucille Metts Avery. She was retired from Greenwood Mills, Joanna Plant and had worked at Smith Cleaning and the Newberry Observer. Mrs. Morris was a member of Smyrna Presbyterian Church and the Eastern Star Chapter # 226 where she had served a Past Worthy Matron on two occasions.
She is survived by a son, Ricky Craig (Selina) Morris of Newberry; a daughter, Vivian (Gregg) Glymph of Newberry; a granddaughter, Telina (Tyler Durham) Morris of Newberry; sisters, Virginia Nelson of Clinton and Lynda (Larry) Penland of Laurens; brothers, George “Buddy” Avery and Jimmy (Jenny) Avery both of Clinton; an aunt, Doris Metts of Laurens and a sister-in-law, Polly Avery of Laurens; Allen (Leala) Avery and many other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Joseph Avery, Ludie Frank Avery, Jr., Curtis “Doug” Avery, Bobby A. Avery and McArthur Avery.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Newberry Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Dan Ratchford, Rev. Bobby Morris and Terry Hundley. Eastern Star Rites will be held. Memorials may be made to the Eastern Star Chapter # 226, c/o Betty Lester at 1304 Caldwell Street, Newberry, SC 29108. The family will receive family and friends following the service at the graveside.
Due to COVID 19 everyone is reminded of the social distancing requirements and masks are strongly encouraged.