09/06/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Westa Talton Morris

Westa Eloise Talton Morris
(4 Sept 2008)

Newport News High School Class of June 1947

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   The sad news continues to arrive.  Westa Talton Morris, Class of June 1947, widow of the late Lloyd Morris (June '45), passed away in Newport News on Thursday, September 4, 2008 at the age of 78.

     From Fred Field (June '45) of CA to NNHS June '45 Classmates Kent Miller, Bill Smith, Charles Wicke - 09/06/08 - "NNHS Obit.":

 The Daily Press today has an obit. for Westa Talton Morris, NNHS Class of  Feb. '47, wife of our June '45 Classmate, the late Lloyd Morris. 
Stay alive, Fred

   Thank you so much for letting me know, Fred. I'm very sorry to hear this, and I did not pick up on it. 

From the Daily Press - 09/06/08:  

          Westa Talton Morris

  NEWPORT NEWS - Westa Eloise Talton Morris, 78, died in Newport News on Thursday, Sept. 4.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard Wade and Luetta Woodard Talton, who brought her to Virginia from Johnston County, N.C., when she was 7-days-old. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Lloyd O. Morris Sr., and her brothers Ralph Aaron Talton and Jerry Oscar Talton.

As a lifelong resident of Newport News, Westa was very active in community service. In her early 30s, she was proud to work in the Newport News City Manager's Office. She served as an officer in the Newport News Women's Clubs and was a member of many historical and genealogical societies, as well as participating in public library and other innumerable committees for the betterment of Newport News.

She took up golf in her early 40s and became active in several women's golf organizations, as well as the Junior Golf Program at James River Country Club. The highlight of her golf career occurred on Oct. 24, 1984, when she made a hole-in-one.

She was also an active member in several national organizations including the Comte de Grasse Chapter of the National Daughters of the American Revolution, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Bethel #185, and Emera Chapter #31 Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her son, Lloyd O. (Lou) Morris, his wife, Allison, and her two grandchildren, Sarah Cole and Lloyd O. (Trey) Morris III of Matthews, N.C., and her daughter, S. Leigh Morris and her husband, John Henze of Fredericksburg, Va., as well as numerous nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces; and her two sisters-in-law, Janice Smith Talton and Melva Morris Lines.

The family will receive friends at from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 at W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. Afterwards a memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 45 Main Street, Newport News, with the Rev. Richard Holley officiating. Burial will be private.

Westa's family wishes to express its deepest gratitude to the nurses and staff of The Gardens at Warwick Forrest for making Westa comfortable during her final days.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to charitable organizations of ones choice.

Arrangements by W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at ailypress.com/guestbooks .

Guest Book



Saturday, September 06, 2008

Westa was a very special person. Your family is in our hearts and prayers. Love,
Debbie and Bill Vaccarelli, Danny's Deli, Newport News, Virginia Contact Me

Saturday, September 06, 2008

My thought and prayers go out to the family. As a prior employee at Urology of Virginia, I would love to sit and talk with Westa while she waited for her Doctor. She was truly a one of a find lady. She always had a story to tell. I especially loved her hats.
Kathy Howard
Kathy Howard, Newport News, Virginia



   Our deepest condolences are extended to the Morris family and their friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol


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