Durward Malcolm “Dude” Morris, 91, of Etta, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany.
He was born in Union County on Jan. 17, 1921, to Johnny Glover and Myrtle Tidwell Morris. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church and a retired cattleman and farmer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II. He was a member of the Cattlemans Association and the American Legion.
Services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 at Glenfield Funeral Home in New Albany with the Rev. Kyle Ivy officiating. Interment was in Salem Cemetery. Glenfield Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his son, Danny Morris (Debbie) of Etta; his daughter, Susan Rakestraw (Tim) of Fulton; two sisters, Faye Raines of Batesville, and Sue Long of Memphis; six grandchildren, Amy Willard (Mike), Richard Morris, Abby Bright (C.J.), Starla Ruth (Jason), Skyla Rakestraw and Sunni Rakestraw; and 10 great-grandchildren, Zoee Rakestraw, Reese Ruth, Kylee Hutchens, Ryder Willard, Luke Willard, Cole Morris Willard, Joe Quay Willard, Richard Malley Morris, Trace Chism and Annie Bine Bright.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Obine Long Morris; and two sisters, Doris Churchill and Lurleen Sullivan.
Pallbearers were Malcolm Sullivan, James Sullivan, Randy Churchill, Tony Cain, Donnie Long and Richard Morris.
Memorials may be made to the Salem Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.