January 10, 1930 ~ August 28, 2020

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Mary Elizabeth Lanham Morris, 90, of Owensboro passed away Friday, August 28, 2020 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born in Daviess County on January 10, 1930 to the late James Albert and Ida Mae Girten Lanham. Mary was a homemaker. She loved her family, supported St. Jude’s Hospital, and participated in church at Lifeline Revival Center.

Along with her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Thomas “Poppy” Morris, in 2002; her son, Arthur Thomas Morris, Jr., in 2016; and her grandson, Brandon Lee Cooper, in 2002.

Mary is survived by her children, Mary Grace Morris Whitney, Nancy Elizabeth Morris, Margaret Cerise Noffsinger, Charles William Morris, James Douglas Morris, Celia Mae Cooper, Janice Marie Wootton, Michael Vincent Morris, Tammy Roseanne Clary, and Tina Marie Morris; and gobs of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services for Mary will take place at a later date.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Morris. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Mary Elizabeth Lanham Morris and sign his virtual guest book by going to

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  1. To Tammy, Margaret, Tina and all if the family…. you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Mary was a sweet person.

    • To My Family
      This is very heartbreaking time , but a joyful time.
      Our family as big . The good times we had growing up. Wonderful memories.
      Sad and hurtful we don’t have our loved ones with us. But we rejoice, for our loved ones don’t hurt anymore or in pain. I rejoice for the coming of Jesus!
      Keep loving and praying for us all.
      I love and keep all of you in my heart and prayers.

  2. Marne,
    I know you are in Heaven smiling down, no longer in any pain, with Jesus and Poppy and Uncle Tommy. I will miss you and forever hold you in my heart. I love you so so much!

    Love always,

  3. Dear Tammy, Celia, Tina, the Grandchildren and all,

    Your mother was a strong, beautiful and sweet little lady. I know you all love and miss her. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Kathy and Willie

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