ROAN MOUNTAIN — Mrs. Blanche Morgan, 87, of Roan Mountain, passed away peacefully, beside her husband, on Wednesday, August 17, 2011.
She was the daughter of the late Clifton and Matilda Lewis Hoss and was born in Shell Creek.
In addition to her parents and grandparents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Patsy Ann Morgan; three adult sisters, Roberta (Bertie) Hoss Gardner, Ruby Hoss Cable, Hazel Hoss Palmer; an adult brother, William (Bill) Hoss; and three siblings who died at an early age, James Henry Hoss, Mary Gladys Hoss and Louise Hoss.
Mrs. Morgan was a homemaker who loved cooking, sewing, and quilting for her family and friends. She was a member of Lower Shell Creek Christian Church.
She is survived by her husband of seventy years whom she married on June 26, 1941, Edward Morgan; a daughter and son-in-law, Judy Anne Gardner and her husband, Acie, Fayetteville, NC; a son and daughter-in-law, Donald E. Morgan and his wife, Edna, Roan Mountain, TN; six grandchildren, John Gardner and his wife, Sitka, Abilene, TX, Brian Gardner and his wife, Suzanne, Charlotte, NC; Michael Gardner, Burlington, NC; Scott Morgan and his wife, Aleta; Brad Morgan and his wife, Karma, Roan Mountain; Kristina Hinshaw and her husband, Hunter, Archdale, NC; ten great-grandchildren, Adam Gardner, Anika Gardner, both of Abilene, TX; Madisen Gardner, Burlington, NC; Brandon Gardner, Natalie Gardner, Charlotte, NC; Collin Morgan, Eli Morgan, Kaylin Morgan and Hannah Morgan, all of Roan Mountain and Annabelle Hinshaw, Archdale, NC. Two sisters, Nell Shell, Roan Mountain, and Freddie Jo Loven, Kingsport, a sister-in-law, Polly Morgan Hutchins, and a special niece, Louise Shell also survive.
The Celebration of Life Service for Mrs. Morgan will be conducted on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 2:00 PM at the Lower Shell Creek Christian Church with Mr. Gerald Holly, Minister, and Mr. Clay Bailey, Minister officiating. Music will be under the direction of Joel Crisp and Gerald and Gloria Holly.
The family will receive friends from Noon to 2:00 PM Saturday at the church prior to the service or at the residence at other times Interment will follow the service in the Cordell Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be John Gardner, Brian Gardner, Michael Gardner, Hunter Hinshaw, Scott Morgan and Brad Morgan. Honorary pallbearers will be Dan Winters, Richard Winters, Bob Ferguson, Lenny Taylor, Lanny White, Phil Schull and the men of Lower Shell Creek Christian Church.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Lower Shell Creek Christian Church, P.O. Box 127, Roan Mountain, TN 37687.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax 423-542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the family. Office 423-542-2232, Obituary line 543-4917.