Barney Worth Morris
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Barney Worth Morris
  • June 3, 1928 - November 3, 2017
  • Murfreesboro, Mississippi

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Barney Worth Morris, 89, formerly of Corinth, MS passed away peacefully at the St Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN on November 3, 2017. He was born June 3, 1928 to Tom Henry and Estille (Dilworth) Morris in Biggersville, MS.

Barney and Mary Ethelee (King) Morris were married February 9, 1951 and lived as husband and wife only a short time before he was deployed to Korea. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1952 at which time he was honorably discharged. While serving in Korea, he earned entitlement to the following awards/medals: Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Army of Occupation Medal with Japan Clasp, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, and the United Nations Service Medal. Once returning from active duty, he and Mary moved to Crown Point, IN where he worked and retired from Ford Motor Company. After retiring, he and Mary moved back to Corinth, where he worked for the Coca-Cola company for many years. After retiring from Coca-Cola, he was elected County Court Judge serving the Alcorn Country Area for one term.

Being active in social and community groups was very important to Barney. He was active in the Order of Purple Heart Organization, Shriners, American Legion, Disabled Veterans of America Organization, and a song leader at the Clear Creek Church of Christ Church. He enjoyed going to the work out center, water aerobics, and visiting daily with his coffee group friends.
Barney is survived by his wife, Mary Ethelee; daughters Patricia Reiplinger (Tim) and Dana Morris; son Jeff Morris; grandchildren Tim Reiplinger (Kristy), Jason Reiplinger (Laurie), Ryan Reiplinger (Amanda), Christy Bath (Aaron), Jamie Morris, Maggie Buckanaga; sisters Imagene Moore and Ruth Byrd; numerous great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Barney was preceded in death by his parents, Tom Henry and Estille; his brothers Gifford and Albert; and his sisters Arnell Maddox and Anita Savage.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 12, 2017 at McPeter's Funeral Home. The family viewing will be from 11-12 p.m. with a public viewing from 12-2 p.m. and a service to follow. A reception will follow the service at the American Legion. Barney will have a military burial Monday, November 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the National Cemetery in Corinth, MS. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriners Organization or the Disabled Veterans of America (DAV).