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James Otto Morris, 83, of Newberry, died Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home.

Born on September 17, 1932, in Newberry County, he was a son of the late Pinckney Otto and Ruth Evelyn Sligh Morris. He was retired after 20 years of service from the U.S. Air Force and was a member of Glenn Street Baptist Church.

Mr. Morris is survived by his wife, Marvoureen Farmer Morris; daughters, Kay M. Harmon and Sandra M. Tucker, both of Newberry; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Motes Morris; grandchildren, Heather Harmon Colberg and Matthew D. Harmon; seven great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren and one step-great-great-granddaughter. He was predeceased by a son, James Timothy Morris, and a sister, Betty Morris Brown.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, May 6, 2016, at Glenn Street Baptist Church by the Rev. Michael Whitesides. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens.The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Glenn Street Baptist Church, 300 Glenn Street, Newberry, SC 29108 or to J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home, 1330 Kinard Street, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers will be Pete Simpson, Mitchell Ruff, Jimmie Harmon, John Tucker, Matt Harmon and Del Kibler.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Fisher's of Men Sunday School Class and Deacons of Glenn Street Baptist Church, staff of Tri-County Hospice and the staff, nurses and CNA's of Unit 3 at J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home.

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#17 Jean Counts 2016-05-30 15:14
Marvoureen and Family:
I was sorry to learn of Otto's passing. Please know that our Mollohon roots go deep and you have been in my thoughts and prayers.
#16 Kelly Warren, 2016-05-06 14:11
Ms. Marvoureen, Kay and Sandy:
Thank you so much for letting us help you care for Mr. Otto even though it was for a short time. Thank you for mentioning us as honorary pallbearers. Your love for Mr. Otto was present in his room. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. We apologize that we were unable to attend his funeral. If you need anything please do not hesitate to call. Kelly Warren and Alene Hurst-Hospice Care of Tri-County
#15 Myrtie Mallach 2016-05-06 13:33
Sandy and Kay,
We are sorry to hear about the loss of your father. May you both find comfort in the days ahead knowing that others care.Cherish the wonderful memories that you all have made over the years until you meet again.

Mark & Myrtie Mallach
#14 Alice Shealy Boozer 2016-05-06 09:35
Marvoureen and family, I am so sorry to hear about your lost. I remember Otto when I was a child. You had just got married. He was so handsome in his Air Force uniform and you were such a pretty new bride. Brice and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family in your loss. Keep the memories that you both shared close until you meet again.
#13 Mary 2016-05-06 08:13
Sorry about the loss of your love one. Please take comfort from God's Word, the Bible. John 5: 28,29 states there will be a resurrection of the dead.
#12 Alice Hamby Turner 2016-05-05 17:31
Ms. Marvoureen,Sand , Kay & family,

Sorry to hear about Mr. Otto. May the Lord wrap you all in his loving arms and carry you through the difficult days ahead.

With heartfelt sympathy and prayers, Alice
#11 Anita O. Kinard 2016-05-05 10:08
Kay and Family, We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Otto! Keeping you all in thought and prayer! GOD Bless! Danny, Anita & Family and Mrs. Jenny Ochiltree
#10 David & Carol Parnel 2016-05-05 07:11
Otto was one of the gentlest individuals and will be missed by numerous people. May he rest now where we who knew him knows where he is.
#9 Joan & Mike 2016-05-05 06:22
Sandy and sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
#8 Mollie D Graham 2016-05-05 05:59
Dear Marvoureen,so very sorry to hear about Otto.Just remembering about our bus trips with Kat,We had lots of fun,didnt we.You take care.Love and blessings Mollie Graham
#7 Frances FarmerTraver 2016-05-04 21:37
Dear Marvoureen and Kay and family, I was so sorry to read of Otto passing. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Frances Farmer Summers Traver
#6 Christy Bouknight 2016-05-04 18:12
You are in our thoughts and prayers. James and Zadean Bouknight
#5 Debbie Danque 2016-05-04 17:48
#4 Mark & Karen Farmer 2016-05-04 17:27
Uncle Otto was a man of great character. He cherished his family and his friends and was always ready with a smile and a laugh for all. Often, he could be the best part of your day. His legacy can be measured in the people he's leaving behind, he enriched each of us. I'm sure he is already laughing with Mom and Dad.
#3 Martha & Tommy Glenn 2016-05-04 10:53
Kay and family. Tommy and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your daddy. Cherish the memories and lean on our Savior for strength at this sad time. May God bless you and yours. Love, Martha Glenn
#2 David & Karen Hughes 2016-05-04 07:46
Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you all during this time. We give God the glory for Mr. Otto and the servant of Christ he was.
#1 Brandi Graham 2016-05-04 05:26
Mr Otto was a great man! The love in his heart for his family and people was evident by the smile he always had on his face! Such wonderful memories you guys have to cherish until you meet again! I am praying for you all! Love you!