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Morris Mathis, 81
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McMinnville resident and Warren County native Morris Mathis, 81, was born Dec. 19, 1931 and died Feb. 8 at Raintree Manor Nursing Home following an extended illness.A retired employee of Powermatic and member of Ivy Bluff Church of Christ where he served as an elder for 30 plus years, he was the son of the late Ellis Homer and Lela Frances Jennings Mathis.He was married April 9, 1955 to Beatrice Campbell Mathis of McMinnville. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Howard and Geraldine Mathis of McMinnville, David and Marlee Mathis of Rochester, Mn., and Robert and Sherie Mathis of the Centertown community; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and James Winnett of McMinnville; brother and sister-in-law, Perry and Karen Mathis of McMinnville; sister and brother-in-law, Willene and Jimmy Ford of McMinnville; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews, and aunt Macon Todd of Woodbury.Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in High’s Chapel with Marion West officiating. Burial will follow at Ivy Bluff Cemetery.