Person:Lucy Morris (3)

Watchers
m. 20 Dec 1891
  1. Lucy Jane Morris1896 - 1993
  2. William Dudley Hobson Morris1898 - 1967
m. 4 Jul 1922
  1. Jr. Albert Thomas Carey1874 - 1948
  2. Charles Benjamin Carey1925 - 1945
  3. William David Carey1928 - 2004
Facts and Events
Name Lucy Jane Morris
Gender Female
Birth[1] 9 Feb 1896 Butler, Johnson, Tennessee, United States
Marriage 4 Jul 1922 Butler, Johnson Co., TN to Albert Thomas Carey, Sr.
Death[2] 27 Jul 1993 North Side Hospital, Johnson City, Washington Co., TN

The 19th Amendment to the Constitution giving women the right to vote was passed in 1920. Lucy was an exceptional participant since she voted in every election from the time she was married in 1922 until her death in 1993. Lucy was also an election volunteer for many years in Jonesboro.

  She was also very involved in church activities.  Although Albert was Methodist and Lucy was Baptist, the children were raised as Brethern, possibly because there was a Brethern church next door (across the street, to the left when facing the house).  According to family stories, Albert and Lucy had several "discussions" about religion and did not see eye-to-eye in that regard. Sometime after Albert's death in 1948, she returned to her roots and attended the First Baptist Church at the end of Main Street (a distance of about 1/2 a mile from her house.  After a few years, however, there was a falling out among the congregation and the church split up.  In July 1961, Lucy followed the group which estalished and built a new church called West Hills Baptist Church 


She did not like liquor. In fact, she would turn the television down when a commercial about liquor came on...she would have turned it off but TVs of that era required a longer time to "warm up" than computers take today to "boot up". She lost her hearing around age 65 but she refused to get a hearing aid until the last two weeks of her life. She was always very decided in her opinions.

At one point (in the early 1980s) before she left her home on Main Street for a nursing home, her granddaughters came to visit. After a brief conversation, she announced in a stern voice, “Now, a young man will be calling on me shortly.” Since it had been nearly 50 years since her husband had died, there was nothing to prohibit a young man calling even if she was over 80 by that time so we assured her that we could go out while he was “calling” on her. Unfortunately, she did not quite hear the joke but she did see that we were laughing. Once she understood, she assured us that the young man was coming to collect her contribution to her church and that we should behave ourselves. I’m sure the young man was quite puzzled by the extra effort at courtesy and the big smiles of the three young women who were visiting their grandmother.


West Hills Baptist Church Membership Roll (July 30, 1961-November 9, 1980)

  "On Sunday, July 2, 1961, 61 persons gathered at the old Jonesboro Elementary school for the formation of a new baptist church in Jonesboro....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.

--Ruhi19 12:14, 27 August 2007 (EDT)

References
  1. Lucy Jane Morris Carey
    letter , Sunday (c 1985).
  2. Obituary
    Jul 28 1993.

    Mrs. Lucy M. Carey Obit, Johnson City Press-Chronicle, Wed,. July 28, 1993
    Mrs. Lucy Morris Carey, 97, Asbury Center, formerly of 408 W. 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 Temperance Movement.
    Mrs. Carey was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Carey, in 1948 and one son.
    Survivors include two sons, A.T. Carey Jr., Johnson City and David Carey, Springfield, VA; three granddaughters, Cynthia McDaniel, Pam Boaz and Vickie Carey, all of Springfield; and five great-grandchildren.
    Dillow-Taylor, Jonesborough (753-3821).