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Earnest Delane Morris

December 31, 1951 ~ June 21, 2021 (age 69)


Earnest Delane Morris was born in Benham, Kentucky on December 31, 1951. Father, grandfather, avid golfer, bowler, and to his family “King” fisherman, passed away on Monday, June 21, 2021 at Community Howard Hospital in Kokomo, Indiana.

Earnest resided at 147 E 800 S, Bunker Hill, Indiana. He is survived by his sister Caroline Ingram, brother-in-law Harold Lewis; his children Christopher Morris, Brian (wife) Lucinda Morris, Earnest “Ernie” Morris and Elizabeth (husband) Nick Purcell; and grandchildren Bryant Morris, Holly Morris, Taylor Morris, Jordan Purcell and Brayton Purcell.

He was preceded in death by father Orville Morris, mother Bonnie Back, stepfather Burchess Back, brother Orville Rogers Morris, sister Veronica Ollen Ingram, and sister Verla Lynn Lewis.

Viewing will be held from 3pm – 7pm on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at Allen Funeral Home, 136 S Elm St, Bunker Hill, Indiana.  Funeral services will be held at 11am on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at Tri City Funeral Home in Benham, Kentucky.  Burial will take place at Westlawn Cemetery in Cumberland, Kentucky.

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June 24, 2021

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Allen Funeral Home
136 South Elm Street
Bunker Hill, IN 46914

Funeral Service
June 26, 2021

11:00 AM
Tri-City Funeral Home
506 Holly St
Benham, KY 40807

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