Mr. Morgan, Sr.
James C. Morgan, Sr., 88 of LaFayette, Alabama died Thursday June 2, 2016 at the East Alabama Medical Center. He was born in Tallapoosa County, Alabama August 4, 1927 to the late Henry Bertha Morgan and the late Mary Bell Preer Morgan. He had worked in the cotton mill, in the pulpwood business, he was a mechanic, and was a milkman delivering milk door to door before he started his law enforcement career, he had been chief of police in Camp Hill, Alabama, he was chief of police in LaFayette from 1965 until 1971, when he ran for sheriff of Chambers County where he served for 24 years from 1971 until 1995. He also taught at the Montgomery Police Academy, he was a member of the LaFayette First Baptist Church, was a mason for over 59 years he was a member of the Solomon Lodge #74 F.&A.M., he was a member of the Alcazar Shrine Temple in Montgomery, a 33rd degree Scottish Rite,, a member of the Alabama Sheriff’s Association, The FOP Lodge #20, the Alabama Peace Officers Association, was active with the Boy Scouts and a Navy veteran of WWII. Funeral services were held at the Valley Sportsplex in Valley, Alabama on Sunday June 5, 2016 at 2PM (CT) 3PM (ET) with the Rev. Bill Hand and the Rev. Jimmy Allen officiating. Burial followed in the LaFayette City Cemetery with Police Honors and Masonic Rites.
Survivors are his wife Louise Morgan of LaFayette, Al., 5 children James C. (Glenda) Morgan, Jr. of Opelika, Al., Faye (Don) Ford of Opelika, Al., Randy (Emmy) Morgan of LaFayette, Al., Pam (Jeff) Hadaway of LaFayette, Al., Russell (Tanya) Morgan of Greensboro, Ga., brother Walter Lee (Betty) Morgan of Camp Hill, Al., sister Mary Joyce Reeves of Tallassee, Al. Five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a great grandson Benjy Ferrell. Donations may be made to the Alabama Sheriff’s Girls Ranch, Valley Haven School or to Shriners Hospital for Children or to the First Baptist Church of LaFayette. On line condolences may be sent to jeffjonesfuneralhome.com Jeff Jones Funeral Home, LaFayette, Al.
Cathy Jackson, 63 of LaFayette, Alabama died Tuesday May 31, 2016 at the Golden Living Center in Lanett, Alabama. She was born in Roanoke, Alabama September 20, 1952 to the late John Wyatt Jackson, Jr., and the late Laura Vinson Jackson. She was a member of the LaFayette Heights Baptist Church. Graveside services were held Saturday June 4, 2016 at 11AM (CT) 12 Noon (ET) at the Rock Springs Christian Church Cemetery in Roanoke, Alabama with the Rev. Darren White and the Rev. Paul Howard officiating. She is survived by her son John Phillip Herndon of Avondale Estates, Ga., brothers Tim Jackson of Wedowee, Al., Bo Jackson of LaFayette, Al., grandson John Phillip Herndon, Jr. of Avondale Estates, Ga., cousin Suzanne Chandler of LaGrange, Ga. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Atlanta Speech School Kathryn Hamm Center or to Life Choice Hospice. On line condolences may be sent to jeffjonesfuneralhome.com
Jeff Jones Funeral Home, LaFayette, Al.