Airis Louise Morris, daughter of the late Forrest A. Holmes and the late Martha A. Golden Holmes, was born in Jasper, Ala. on April 9, 1929 and died Friday, Dec. 23, 2005 at Malden Nursing and Rehab in Malden at the age of 76.
Airis was united in marriage to Dennis Morris on Aug. 20, 1949 in Piggott, Ark.. He preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 2002. Also preceding her in death were one son, Frankie M orris; four sisters: Florence Youngerman, Rosie Vandergriff, Gracie Cullum and Vernie McCarthy; four brothers: William Holmes,Houston Holmes, Rosevelt Holmes and Amos Holmes.
She was a member of the Voice of Zion Church in Malden.
Survivors include three daughters: Rita Ann Gibbs of Mountain View, Mo.; Lottie Cannady of Malden, Mo. and Patricia Gee of Dexter, Mo.; three sons: Dennis Morris of Mountain View, Mo.; Todd Morris of Campbell, Mo. and Darrell Morris of Campbell, Mo.; 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will take place beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26, 2005 at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden The funeral service will take place at the chapel of Bradshaw Funeral Home at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005 with Rev. Roger Fowler officiating.
Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden