Katherine Morgan

Obituary of Katherine Morgan

Katherine Smith Morgan (1935-2018) Katherine Marie Smith Morgan, “Ma” or “Mert” age 82 of Hillsboro, TN departed this life at 3:20 AM on April 26, 2018, while at St. Thomas Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN to be with the love of her life Revice Eugene Morgan Sr. She was born to Edgar Lavoid and Evelyn Weitz Smith in Tullahoma, TN on May 26, 1935. Services will be held at Central Funeral Home in Manchester TN. Visitation with the family will be Sunday, April 29, from 3:00 to 9:00 and Monday, April 30, from 11:00 to 1:30. Services will following immediate at 2:00 with burial at the Prairie Plains Church of Christ, Prairie Plains, TN. Service will be officiated by Ray Marcrom and Bro. Billy Robinson with singing by Tommy Marcrom.   

Katherine is survived by: Patricia and Charles Owen (Sister), Winchester, TN Bobbie Stanley (Sister), Lake Mary, FL Thomas Rufus “Rouk” Morgan (Son) and Deanna Perry, Hillsboro, TN., Revice Eugene and Pam Morgan (Son), Hillsboro, TN., Charlotte and Jimmy Bush (Daughter), Wayne, MI., Donna and Phil T. Fletcher (Daughter), Manchester, TN., Sharon Spears (Daughter), Hillsboro, TN., Jamie Eugene Bush and Christi, (Grandson), Livonia, MI., William Vance Bush and Sharon, (Grandson), Wayne, MI Revice Eugene “Trey” Morgan III, (Grandson), Hillsboro, TN., Dalton James Morgan, (Grandson), Hillsboro, TN., Jamie Brazelton, Granddaughter), Gum Creek, TN., Jon Michael and Cheri Spears, (Grandson), Tullahoma, TN., John Revice Fletcher and Ellen, (Grandson), Manchester, TN., Christopher Fletcher, (Grandson), Manchester, TN., Gunner Kelly, (Grandson), Hillsboro, TN., Jacey Perry, (Granddaughter), Hillsboro, TN., Jane Ellen Fletcher, (Great-Granddaughter), Manchester, TN., Terry Dane Fletcher, (Great-Grandson), Manchester, TN ., Morgen Elizabeth Spears, (Great-Granddaughter), Manchester, TN., Hatcher Hart, (Great-Grandson), Manchester, TN., Shelby McGlynn, (Great-Granddaughter), Livonia, MI., Jacob McGlynn, (Great-Granddaughter), Livonia, MI., Gracie Hart, (Great-Granddaughter), Hillsboro, TN., Ryan Martin, (Great-Grandson), Gum Creek, TN., Kim and Tim Woodard, (Niece), Franklin, TN., Jeff and Sherri Owens, (Nephew), Winchester, TN., Felicia and Troy Martin, (Niece), Winchester,TN., Chandle and Mario Gutierrez, (Niece), Lake Mary, FL., Ray and Jane Marcrom, (Nephew), Manchester, TN., Tom and Elaine Marcrom, (Nephew), Manchester, TN., Mary and Jerry Stephens, (Niece), Kitts Hill, OH., Bobby and Linda Ledford, (Nephew), Fairhope, AL., Sue and Gerald Hager, (Niece), Adrian, MI., Sally and Bruce Probst, (Niece) Grand Rapids, MI., Patti and Bob Rutledge, (Niece), Hickory, NC., Jane Ledford McCullough, (First Cousin) Nashville, TN., Hazel and Harold Liner, (First Cousin), Tullahoma, TN., Joy Bock, (First Cousin), FL., She was preceded in death by: Edgar Lavoid and Evelyn Elizabeth Weitz Smith, (Parents) Revice Eugene Morgan, Sr. (Husband) Harold Spears, Jr. (Son-in-Law) Bill Stanley, (Brother-in-Law) Randy Stanley, (Nephew) Agnes and H.D. Marcrom, (Sister-in-Law), Sammie and Shirley Ledford, (Sister-in-Law), Chrystene and Richard Matych, (Sister-in-Law), Bessie and Raymond Bobo, (Sister-in-Law), Clyde Morgan, (Brother-in-Law), Ann and Connell Taylor, (Niece), Louise and Aubrey Ledford, (Aunt)

Special Family/Friends Vance Creek, Carolyn, Jennie, Frank, Tracy and Jenna Garrettson, Jenn Keele Nogodula, Lisa Bell, Stephen Fletcher, Rebecca Clay, Benji Holt, Ro Adams, Christina Haithcoth, Diane Gray, Teresa Roberts Reynolds, Dexter and Barry Roberts, Wayne, Sally, Bubba and Brian Steele. Katherine “Ma” or “Mert” is also survived by numerous other family and friends that she loved dearly.

Katherine worked alongside Revice on the family farm as well as caring for her children and their home She was an active volunteer with various activities for the Hillsboro School over the years from preparing chilli for the Hillsboro School Booth at the Coffee County Fair to the days of the Hillsboro Homecoming. She was left to care for their youngest child “Rouk” in 1976 after the death of Revice. She provided childcare in her home for several children in the community. Brittney Nichols, Amie McCormick Keele, Todd McCormick, Colleen Freeman Morton, Gabe Freeman, Shawn and Greg Sizemore, and Kristi Davis Huskey are some of her special little ones. Katherine enjoyed cooking, sewing and caring for others, her favorite flowers were roses, and her favorite color is red. She loved anything old and county. Hee Haw and  the Grand Ole Opry were some of her favorite things. “Ma” was very proud of her family and would tell them so, she enjoyed talking to anybody and made everybody feel special. In 2002, Katherine started working as the first site-director of the Hillsboro Extended School Program for the Coffee County School System. She worked in that capacity for twelve years. Her next work-related activities revolved around businesses that she and Rouk purchased, the Phillips 66 Pit Stop, the Video Corner and the 41 Drive-In.