Hattie Giles Morris

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Cherokee North Carolina- Hattie Giles Morris went to her heavenly home on October 13, 2016.

Hattie was born on October 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 1939-1941, U.S. Government worker, Washington D.C.  1941-1943, Air Force Rest Center, Lake Lure, NC 1943-1945, teacher Edneyville High School 1946, Gift Shop owner Chimney Rock 1947 to early 1950’s, school teacher at the old Cherokee High School in the early 1960’s,Gift shop owner Cherokee  from 1950’s till 2009. Hattie was a trustee at Southwestern Community College in the 1980’s.

Hattie was preceded in death by her mother, father, husband James Logan Morris Junior, son’s 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.  Special friends Martha and Les McGuire.

Services were held Monday October 17, 2016 at Cherokee Baptist Church.  The family received friends from 6:00pm till 7:00pm. The funeral service began at 7:00pm.

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

Smoky Mountain Times

Mailing Address:
PO Box 730
1 River Street
Bryson City, NC 28713 
Phone: 828-488-2189
Fax: 828-488-0315