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Sylvia Rowland Morris

d. September 4, 2021

Sylvia Rowland Morris

Mrs. Sylvia Rowland Morris, aged 88, passed away early Saturday morning. She was a lifetime resident of Gordon County, and is preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Jack Morris.

Sylvia was born on March 9, 1933 to George Leon Rowland and Alice Hooper Rowland in Gordon County. She is preceded in death by her husband Jack Morris, her four sisters: Elizabeth Crowley, Gene Roach, Barbara Overton, and Carter Rogers and two brothers: Darrel Rowland and George Rowland, Jr.

Survivors include one son, Leonard "Eric" Morris and his wife Angel. Three grandchildren, Jackson W. Morris, Chandler T. Morris, and Morgan A. Morris. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Sylvia was loved by all she met; she was a talented and beautiful lady who sang in church choirs at Echota Baptist Church and at the First Baptist Church of Calhoun. She was a thoughtful Sunday School teacher and youth leader in the church. Sylvia also was talented in arts and crafts; she enjoyed crocheting and cross stitching.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2pm Tuesday September 7th from the chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Rev. Daniel Worley officiating. Reva and Chet Utz will provide the music. Following the funeral, Sylvia will be buried in Gordon Memorial Gardens next to her husband Jack.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 12 noon until the funeral hour.

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