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Billy Morris

Billy Leon "Lee" Morris

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
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All funeral arrangements for the families we serve are being handled now from one location, the historic and restored Hunter Allen Myhand Building, 506 Hill Street, LaGrange, Georgia, 30240.

Higgins Funeral Home at Hunter Allen Myhand

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Mr. Billy Leon "Lee" Morris, age 79, of Valley, Alabama, passed away on June 23, 2020 at the WellStar West Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Morris was born on March 2, 1941 in LaGrange to the late Albert Dewitt Morris and Winnie Hunt Herndon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Joan Allen and Marion “Jitt” Winters and a son, Larry Wayne Fulghum. He was a self-employed Musician for most of his life. Lee was a Nashville recording artist and also a very successful song writer. His songs were recorded by musicians such as Waylon Jennings, Jerry Lee and Mickey Gilley. Many of these recordings went Gold. Lee was the President of The Sound Lab Recording Studio in Nashville on Music Row. He was a record producer and was signed with the famous Tree Publishing as a staff writer by Buddy Killen. Tree is now owned by Sony Records. Lee was also signed with ASCAP Publishing. With many songs that he had written and recorded, he still had hundreds sitting on a table, in a box, on a laptop and at his studio. A true legend before his time.

Survivors include his children, Vicki Maxwell, Diane Morris, Teresa Martin, Chris Morris (Reagan) and Danette Lott (David); sister, Linda Wood; life-time companion, Lemerle Fulghum; grandchildren, Tim Siggers (DeeDee), Matthew Buchanan (Mryiha), Tiffany Michelle, Brittany Morris, Ashley Thomas, Kyleigh Morris, Bailey Morris and Whitney Lott; numerous great-grandchildren; his former wife, Pearl Garrett Morgan and their children; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Higgins Funeral Home at Hunter Allen Myhand, 506 Hill Street in LaGrange with Rev. Alex Montgomery and Rev. Robert Longshore officiating. Family will receive friends on Saturday at the funeral home from 10:00 am until service hour. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memory Gardens with social distancing honored at each event. Pallbearers for the service will be Michael Gay, Jason Wallace, Jim Roberts, Gary Maxwell, James Jabley and Jeffery Driver. Honorary pallbearers will be Dean Winters, Ritchie Alves, Ken Hatley and Pat Holt. In addition to the times listed above, the family will be at the home of his daughter, Diane Morris, 139 Cedar Ridge Drive, LaGrange, Georgia, 30241. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.higginslagangechapel.com.

Higgins Funeral Home at Hunter Allen Myhand in charge of arrangements, 506 Hill Street, LaGrange, 30240. 706-884-5626.
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Service Details

  • Interment

    Saturday, June 27, 2020 |
    When
    Saturday, June 27, 2020
    Location
    Restlawn Memory Gardens
    Address
    2098 Mooty Bridge Rd,
    LaGrange, Georgia 30240
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 27, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, June 27, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Higgins Funeral Home at Hunter Allen Myhand, 506 Hill Street, LaGrange
    Address
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  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, June 27, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, June 27, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Higgins Funeral Home at Hunter Allen Myhand, 506 Hill Street, LaGrange
    Address
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George G. Daniel

Posted at 09:56pm
Lee was a super nice guy and great musician. I was lucky to know him. I am sure he will be missed by many including myself. George G. Daniel
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Gaylen Wrape

Posted at 01:38pm
I want to clear up something I said my band. Lee hired me to play in his band. First band I played in.
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Gaylen Wrape

Posted at 01:24pm
Love ya Lee. I wish I could have spent more time with you. Played in in my band. He taught me a lot about music.

Rest In Peace Buddy.
Gaylen

Praying for the family.
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Tim and Maria Robinson

Posted at 05:35pm
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Glen Vaughn

Posted at 01:54pm
My deepest Sympathy Vicki, Dianne, Teresa and for all of Lees Family. I pray that God will touch each of you with His Comfort and Peace.
Glen Vaughn Nashville, Tn

KJV JOHN 14; 27-- PEACE I LEAVE WITH YOU , MY PEACE I GIVE UNTO YOU, NOT AS THE WORLD GIVETH, GIVE I UNTO YOU .
LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED NEITHER LET IT BE AFRAID.
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