Carthage, NC

Joseph Gentry Morgan, age 84, of Carthage died Saturday, March 23, 2013 after a brief period of declining health.

Graveside services will be conducted by Rev. Archie Stevens at 4:00 PM Thursday, at Cross Hill Cemetery in Carthage.

A native of Moore County, Gentry was the son of the late Nealie Jackson and Martha Jane Caddell Morgan. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, Gentry attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and worked with the N.C. Department of Transportation until his retirement. He enjoyed traveling throughout the United States always stopping at the National Parks. He had a lifelong interest in history and literature.

He is survived by: a brother Jack Morgan and wife Betty of Vass; nephew Bruce Morgan and wife Cynthia of Vass, nephew David Morgan and wife Glenda of Cameron, niece Martha McAninch and husband John of Whispering Pines, and nephew Neil Morgan of Vass.

The family will receive friends at Fry and Prickett Wednesday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

Gentry was a gentleman to the end and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Before his death, he requested that any memorials be made in honor of his parents, Nealie and Janie Morgan to Carthage First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 824, Carthage, NC 28327.


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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you grieve the loss of your loved one, Mr. Morgan. The Lord will give you strength to continue on your Journey of Grief.
    God’s Peace,
    Staff and Pat Brown, Aftercare Director
    Pines Fu

  2. I am so very Sorry for the Loss of your Loved One and Please know you are in my Prayers and Thoughts.
    Gerri "Moore Co. Reasearcher"

  3. We are very sorry about the loss of Gentry. We worked with him at NCDOT. He was a pleasure to work with and was a friend to all. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Friends from NCDOT Reid and Karen Rich, Asheboro NC

  4. Mr. Morgan was a DOT fellow worker and friend for many years. He was always kind, considerate of other and certainly a gentleman. He has a special place in my heart.
    I feel really bad that I did not know in time to attend his service, but your famil

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