Published On: Mon, Oct 17th, 2016

Hattie Giles Morris – obituary


Hattie Giles Morris went to her heavenly home on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016.

Hattie was born on Oct. 10, 1918 in Polk County, North Carolina; the fifth daughter of Nathaniel Giles and Addie Lee Walker.  Hattie wrote down her thoughts about how she wanted to be remembered and this is what she wanted everyone to know.

First and foremost, she was thankful to have been a part of the Cherokee community and the Cherokee Baptist Church for 60 years. She became a Christian at age 12 and was a graduate of Berea College in 1939. During her adult life, Hattie had many jobs including Sunday school teacher; training union teacher; school teacher Lake Lure 1939-41; U.S. Government worker, Washington D.C.  1941-43; Air Force Rest Center, Lake Lure, 1943-45; teacher Edneyville High School 1946; gift shop owner Chimney Rock 1947 to early 1950s; school teacher at the old Cherokee High School in the early 1960s; gift shop owner Cherokee  from 1950s till 2009. Hattie was a trustee at Southwestern Community College in the 1980s.

Hattie was preceded in death by her mother and father; husband, James Logan Morris Junior; and her sons, Robert Lee and James Logan Morris III.  Surviving family include her beloved daughter-in-law Carolyn Morris (Jimmy); granddaughters, Teri Lynn Morris of Cherokee and Melissa Morris Ogle (Scott) of Whittier, grandchildren, Logan Scott Ogle (Carson) and Emily Ann Ogle; great-great granddaughter, Caroline Ogle; many nieces and nephews that she loved; and special friends, Martha and Les McGuire.

Services will be held Monday, Oct. 17 at Cherokee Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends from 6-7pm. The funeral service will begin at 7pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cherokee Baptist Church, Cherokee Boys Club, or Chimney Rock Baptist Church Cemetery fund.