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Funeral service for Clariece Fay Morris, 90, will be at the
Craddock Memorial Chapel in Ardmore, OK, Friday, December 29, 2017
at 10:00 am with Elder Ricky Harcrow, Elder Mike Hughes and Elder Mike Montgomery officiating. Family visitation will be Thursday, December 28, 2017 from 6-7pm at the funeral home.
The daughter of Cecil & Hazle Martin, born
March 15, 1927 in Chickasha, OK and passed from this life December 24, 2017.
Clariece married the love of her life, Douglas Morris, July 28, 1949.
Her childhood life was spent on the family farm near Chickasha, OK.
She was a graduate of Pioneer High School and Oklahoma
College for Women, Grady County, OK. Clarience spent many years teaching fourth grade and retired from Ardmore City Schools in 1986. She was a member of the Oklahoma Retired Teachers Association and The Carter County Retired Teachers Association.
Clariece was an avid bible reader, and a long time member of the Primitive Baptist Church, and enjoyed attending many special church meetings in numerous states. Her favorite Bible Verses were: John-Chapter 14- verses one thru four.
The couple loved traveling in most of the Continental U.S, plus some of Canada & Mexico. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and will be missed by many. Clariece was a talented seamstress and quilt maker and made quilts and clothes for her children, and for herself. She was also an outstanding cook.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Douglas Morris, parents, Cecil & Hazle Martin, and her brother, Lelan Kim Martin.
Survivors include her daughter, Pamela Bates, Ocean Spring, MS, son, Terry W. Morris and his wife, Belinda, Lone Grove, OK, two grandsons, Clayton Bates of Mobile, AL, and Tyler Morris, Denver, CO, one granddaughter, Crystal Mazza and husband, David, Sunbury, Ohio. Two great-grandsons, Davie Mazza, Oakley Mazza, Sunbury, Ohio. Two Nephews, Hal Martin, Jay Martin, and a niece, Kela Lindsay.
Serving as Pallbearer, Tyler Morris, Hal Martin, Jay Martin, David Hull, Daniel Hull, Greg Winchester, Terry Morris
Honorary Pallbearers, Clayton Bates and Hal Martin
Interment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Ardmore, OK
In lieu of flowers condolences may be made to Cross Timbers Hospice, 207 C Street NW, Ardmore Okla. 73401, or to an organization of your choice.
Online condolences may be made to craddockfuneralhome.com
Published on December 28, 2017
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