Wednesday, March 28, 2018


A couple of reminders, actually:

  1.  Our Maundy Thursday service beginning at 6:30 pm on 3/29/2018.
  2.  Our cookie drive for the fire departments will be this Saturday beginning at 10:30 am at Judy Ware's office. Email me or Judy if you need directions @ or Remember we will be providing goodies for 13 fire stations so keep that number in mind when you're preparing your food items.
  3. And of course, probably the most important celebration in the life of Christians, we will observe Easter Sunday at our regular church location and time.

Friday, March 23, 2018


Lorie Morris asked that I share this with you all:

James Edward “Ed” Morris, 74, of Morganton, went home to be with our Lord on Monday, March 19, 2018 with the comfort of his wife and some family by his side. Ed was born to the late William Garland Morris and Laura Louise Edwards Morris on Thursday, September 23, 1943 in McDowell County. He was preceded in death by his brother Robert William Morris.

Those left behind to cherish Ed’s memory include his wife of 33 years, Sherri Morris of the home; his daughter Marguerite Holby of Pitcairn, PA; his son James “Jim” Morris, Jr. of Lake Wiley, SC; his daughter Lorie Morris of Cumming, GA; his son Chris Eastman of De Pere WI; granddaughter Erika Eng of Trafford , PA; granddaughter Jayde Eng of Wilmerding, PA; grandson Jake Short of Cumming, GA; granddaughter Ever Morris of Lake Wylie, SC; great grandson Max Scott of Wilmerding, PA; sister-in-law Bertha Morris of Union Mills, NC; and niece Tori Crawford of Chesapeake, VA.

Ed received his high school diploma in 1960 from Mount Vernon School, Rutherford County. Ed started his career as a pipefitter at Newport News Shipbuilding Apprenticeship School in Newport News, VA. After graduation, he became staff supervisor over the pipefitting department. He then went on to work for ITT Grinnell as a pipefitter in Kernersville, NC; Westinghouse on an offshore nuclear floating power plant in Jacksonville, FL; then on to nuclear power plants with Westinghouse in Krsko, Yugoslavia (now called Slovenia), Philippine Nuclear power plant on Bataan Peninsula, nuclear power plant near Kaoshiung, Taiwan, and one in Shanghai, China. He retired in Morganton, not very far from Cane Creek Community in McDowell County, where he was born.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Cane Creek Baptist Church with Pastor Paul Carlson officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday evening at Kirksey Funeral Home.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Lorie Morris's Father

Lorie Morris' father, Ed Morris, passed away last night at around 9pm. Lorie and Jake were on their way back to North Carolina, when he passed. So thankful she had time with him last week. Please remember this family as they adjust to life without their loved one.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Immediate prayer need

Lorie Morris' father. Ed Morris, was rushed to the hospital this afternoon. He was unresponsive and had quit breathing. He has since been revived and he's aware that Lorie is with him. Please pray for this sweet family. Lorie, in particular, has been through a serious surgery on her stepfather and now her biological father is in dire need.

This is his status as of 3pm this afternoon.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018


Move your clocks forward one hour when you go to bed on Saturday night -UGH