Myrtice (Polly) Morris DeSmidt, 75, died Thursday, March 15, 2012 in the Specialty Hospital in Jacksonville, FL. Polly was born in Appling County and had resided in Jacksonville, FL for the last 35 years. She was retired and before her retirement she was employed with Moose Lodge #42 in Jacksonville, FL. She was the daughter of the late Charles Morris and the late Ellie Holland Morris. In addition to her parents, a son, Chuck Edenfield, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include two sons, Karl (wife, Francis) Leister of Jacksonville, FL and Kenneth Carrol Edenfield of Jacksonville, FL; one grandson, Kenneth Carrol Edenfield of Butler, FL; one granddaughter, Casie Karsandra Leister of Brandon, FL; one step-granddaughter, Amanda Sacco of Jesup; one daughter-in-law, Linda Edenfield; one sister, Susan Paul of Florida; one brother, Cecil Morris of Baxley and one brother-in-law, Roger the Jokster.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at Memorial Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Amos McMillan officiating. Interment followed in church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Johnny Morris, Tom Morris, Brandon Morris, Robbie Morris, James Carter and Marlow Waters.
Musical selections were rendered by Freda Jones.
Arrangements were under the direction of David E. Miles Funeral Home.