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Gertrude "Tood" Whitson Morris


January 23, 2017

Gertrude “Tood” Whitson Morris, 93, of Etowah, passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.

She was a daughter of the late Willard Rex Whitson and Ada Mitchell Whitson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 74 years, Straley Howard “Boots” Morris, who died in 2014; three brothers, Paul, Earl and Buster Whitson and one sister, Polly Bowen.

She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Turner, of Etowah; two sons, Charles Morris, of Etowah and Harold Morris and wife, Bernice, of Glenwood, N.C .; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 24, 2017, at Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory in Pisgah Forest, with Rev. Don Mitchell and Rev. Bill Mitchell officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28712.

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Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations is caring for the family.


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