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Madison Fairview Cemetery


Paul Anthony Morris was born March 8, 1964 in Madison to Hattie Mae Davis and McArthur King. God called His faithful servant home Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital surrounded by his family.

He was educated in the Morgan County School system, where he received his diploma with the Class of 1982. Wearing  23 on his jersey he was a force to be reckoned with as a running back and safety for the Morgan County Bulldogs. He was a power lifter and has been known to have bench pressed as much as 350 pounds and was exciting to watch. He believed in physical fitness and would spend time helping others improve their football and weightlifting skills. His love for football didn’t end with high school, he was a die-hard Georgia Bulldog Fan and an Atlanta Falcons Fanatic and would watch football as much as possible.

He was a member of Holland Springs Baptist Church where he served on the Ministerial Staff as a Licensed Minister. He read the Bible daily and shared his love for and knowledge of the Lord with anyone who needed a word or wanted to listen.

Paul’s quiet and sweet spirit will be missed and his memories will live on in the hearts of his family.


He is survived by two sons; Mario Morris (Atlanta) and Shervarius Morris (Covington), Mother Hattie Mae Davis, Father McArthur King, two brothers Henry Davis Jr. (Angeline), Thomas Davis; four sisters: Jennifer Morris Morgan (Otis) Belinda Morris (Kelly), Vernester Davis Griffin (Carl) and LaTysha Jackson Weaver (Tyrone); great aunt Mary Ellen Adams; four nieces and six nephews; God-brothers Ricky and Mike Jones and his Holland Springs Family and a host of cousins, family and friends.

Funeral service for Mr. Morris was held Saturday, Dec, 30 at 1 p.m. at Holland Springs Baptist Church. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery, Madison.

Watts Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

From:The Morgan County Citizen January 4, 2018

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