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Curtis Kay Morris, 75, Russell County/Wayne Co., KY native (1943-2018)

He was a retired teacher and coach. He was born in Monticello, KY, and was a resident of Russell Springs, KY, at the time of his death. He was the son of the the late James Ellis & Evalee Morris. His wife, Rhonda Morris, survives. He leaves nine direct living descendants. His final resting place will be in Elk Spring Cemetery, Monticello, KY.
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Curtis Kay Morris, 75, of Russell Springs, KY, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the Russell County Hospital Hospice Unit.

Funeral service for Curtis Kay Morris will be 1pmCT. Monday January 15, 2018 at the Jamestown Christian Church, 65 S Main Street, Jamestown, KY, with Bro. Wendell Roberts and Bro. David Coffey officiating. Visitation will be 3pm to 9pmCT, Sunday, January 14, 2018, at the church and after 8amCT on Monday. Interment in the Elk Spring Cemetery in Monticello, KY.

Pallbearers: Darryl McGaha, Nick Hazel, Joe Silvers, Sam Brown Rick Miles, Kerry Harris, Larry Hatfield, and Kenny Pickett.

Curtis Kay Morris, 75, Russell County/Wayne Co., KY native (1943-2018)

Curtis was born on December 20, 1942 in Monticello, Wayne County, KY. He was the son of the late James Ellis & Evalee Morris. He died Wednesday, January 10, 2018, in Russell Springs, Russell County, KY, at the age of 75 years, 21 days.

He was a retired teacher and coach.

  • Wife: Rhonda Morris, Russell Springs, KY

  • Four children: Alisha Morris, Frankfort, KY; Courtney (Ryan) Richardson, Russell Springs, KY; Brian (Amy) Shirley, Russell Springs, KY; Chasity Shirley, Russell Springs, KY

  • Five grandchildren: Tate, Elly, and Riggs Richardson of Russell Springs, KY; Justin Shirley, Russell Springs, KY; Matthew (Chrissy) Rippetoe, Savannah, GA

  • Father and mother-in-law: James & Shirley Tarter, Russell Springs, KY

  • Sister-in-law: Barbara Smith, Russell Springs, KY

  • Brother-in-law: Ronald (Patty) Tarter, Russell Springs, KY

  • Three brothers: Robert (Susan) Morris, Sylacauga, AL; Don (Dodie) Morris, North Vernon, IN; Jim Morris, Roanoake, VA

  • A host of nieces, nephews, family and friends
Send condolences to the family of Curtis Kay Morris.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Kosairs Children's Hospital, which can be made through Bernard Funeral Home.

Bernard Funeral Home, is in charge of arrangements

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Curtis Kay Morris, 75, Russell County/Wayne Co., KY native (1943-2018)

2018-01-10 - 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY - Photo from Bernard Funeral Home.

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