Mrs. Ruth Morris, 82, of 213 Pine Circle Drive, Rockingham, died Monday, May 9, 2011, at Sandhills Regional Medical Center in Hamlet. She was born May 29, 1928 in Richmond County, a daughter of the late Nancy Pittman Ormsby and William Dewitt Ormsby, a former sheriff of Richmond County.
Mrs. Morris was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Morris will be conducted 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Trinity United Methodist Church with Rev. Matt Seals officiating. Interment will follow in Eastside cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Watson-King Funeral Home in Rockingham.
Mrs. Morris is survived by her husband of sixty six years, Arnold Morris; daughter, Kathy Leandro and husband, John of Raeford; grandson, Scott Leandro and wife, Jennifer and their children, Reagan and Tucker, all of Raleigh; grandson, Robb Leandro and wife, Jill and their daughter, Juliana, all of Raleigh; adopted son, David Burr and wife Joyce of Wadesboro; three nephews and one niece; Mrs. Morris’ constant companion, her dog, Buddy; and many close friends.
Mrs. Morris was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Elizabeth McGee and Mildred Crenshaw.
Memorials may be made to the Richmond County Humane Society, PO Box 2064, Rockingham, NC 28380.
Watson-King Funeral Home in Rockingham is assisting the Morris family. Condolences may be sent online to www.watson-kingfuneralhome.com.