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- Name: Lucy Jane Morris
- Born: February 9, 1896
- Location: Butler, Tennessee - Johnson County
- 1) July 4, 1922 - Albert Thomas Carey
- Location: Butler, Johnson County Tennessee
- Died: July 27, 1993
- Buried: Maple Lawn Cemetery, Jonesborough, Tennessee
- 1) Albert Thomas Carey, Jr.
- 2) Charles Benjamin Carey
- 3) William David Carey
- Obituary: Johnson
City Press-Chronicle, Wed,. July 28, 1993
Mrs. Lucy Morris Carey, 97, Asbury Center, formerly of West.
Main St., Jonesborough, died Monday, July 26, 1993, at North
Side Hospital after a brief illness.
She was a Johnson County native and a daughter of the late [Charles]
Hamby and Nancy Jane Dugger Morris. She was a member of West
Hills Baptist Church, Jonesborough, and the Womens Christian
- West Hills Baptist Church Membership Rool (July 30, 1961-November
"On Sunday, July 2, 1961, 61 persons gathered at the old
Jonesborough Elementary school for the formation of a new Baptist
church in Jonesborough. On Sunday, July 19, 1961, the group "voted
to purchase the proposed 3.2 acre lot near Freeman's Corner.
Also voted to change our name to West Hills Baptist Church."
Mrs. Lucy Carey is listed as a charter member and is number 18
on the list.
- Although Albert was Methodist and Lucy was Baptist, the children
were raised as Brethern, possibly because there was a church
next door (across the street, to the left when facing the house).
The children were born at the house. (see Albert
Thomas Carey page for more house information.)
- Lucy recalled many aspects of her life in a taped interview
with her granddaughters Cynthia and Vickie. She shared stories
of her childhood, including the abilities of her family to sing
hymns on their front porch every Sunday. Their singing was so
well received, that neighbors would come sit on their front lawn
and picnic during the concert. She recalled the first family
radio, car and TV. The one thing she would not discuss was the
death of her son Charles who was killed in Action while serving
- Within weeks of her marriage to Albert, he took her to the
local voters registration site where she registered. She voted
in very presidential election until her death.
- She was more than just an avid gardener. She canned, baked
and often cooked and then froze 90% of her vegetables from the
back yard garden. She made "runny" jellies that were
a favorite with most of her family. Her sweet pickles were an
especial favorite of her granddaughter Vickie.
- She rarely traveled outside Tennessee. She did visit her
son David and his family in Virginia on a few occasions. But
preferred to be at home.
- She lived alone after the death of her husband and her children
left to have families of their own. She never thought of dating
or remarrying. She was very independent and often outspoken.
She read the newspaper daily, keeping current on national and
- Her home had cathedral ceilings, with ceiling lights in the
center of each room. One day she climbed a very tall ladder to
change a light bulb in the front family room. She fell and broke
her hip. She crawled to the front door and unlocked it. Then
crawled to the front bedroom where the telephone was located
and called 911. While the ambulance was on the way, she called
her son A.T. to meet her at the hospital. (She was a tough old
- A few years later she was placed in a Johnson City Nursing
home, where she developed pneumonia and died.
- Black hair
- - Small and petite
- Hearing loss by 65 years old.