James Cuthbert (Dink) Morris, 87, of Valdosta, died Monday, August 6, 2012 at Langdale Hospice House. He was born in Appling County, on May 25, 1925 to the late Benjamin James (B.J.) and Leone Dunn Morris and had lived in Lowndes County for many years. Morris was a member of the Benevolence Baptist Church and a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II. He was retired from Owens-Illinois in 1986 after thirty-one years of service and loved farming, raising cattle and tending to his cats. Morris was a compassionate man who loved people and was always willing to help anyone in need.
Survivors include his four children and their spouses, Connie and Ronnie Williams, Vicki and Allen Crump, Ben and Lisa Morris, all of Valdosta, Julie and David Chotiner of Mills River, N.C.; eight grandchildren, Ron Morris Williams of Valdosta, Beth (Brian) Payne of Albany, Ann (Tim) Brady, Jason (Meraris) Morris, Jared Morris, Elena Strickland, all of Valdosta, Natalie Helen Chotiner of Alexandria, VA and Jessica Yetta Chotiner of Mills River, N.C.; his great grandchildren, Steven Russell, Shad Mays, Hunter Reed, Jamie Stalvey, Katia Strickland, Halia Strickland, Luke Morris and Conrad Morris.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Scott Morris, a brother, Carroll Quinton Morris and two infant sisters.
Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 9 at Friendship Cemetery, 6571 Union Road, Hahira, GA 31632. The family received friends on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Carson McLane Funeral Home, 2215 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, GA 31602.