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Sally Maness Morris

December 3, 1947 ~ January 17, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Sally Morris Obituary

Sally Maness Morris, 76, of Troy, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.

A service to celebrate Sally's life will be held Sunday, February 4, 2024, 3 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Troy, officiated by Rev. Danny Vuncannon. Interment will follow at Forks of Little River Baptist Church Cemetery.

Sally was the youngest child of Lula and Tommie Maness of Troy. Born in 1947, Sally was one of four children, including Roy, Sadie and Gene in the small community of Okeewemee, Sally returned to the family homeplace, following the death of her parents, where she lived until her passing.

Sally was a graduate of the West Montgomery High School Class of 1966. She stayed close with many of her classmates over the years, with several in attendance at her recent birthday party. Sally's professional life was spent serving the people of Montgomery County as Register of Deeds from 1984 until 2000 and then serving as a county commissioner for the next eight years. Sally also worked at FirstHealth Montgomery Memorial Hospital for 10 years. 

Sally's greatest love was her husband of 28 years, Dalton. The two shared a devotion to animals, with a soft spot for strays. This love led to many years of dedicated time and energy in caring for those unwanted animals. She nursed many back to health and cared for them until she found just the right home for them. 

Sally was instrumental in establishing the spay and neuter program for the county, which has benefited many animals in this county. In 2000, the county officially opened the Sally and Dalton Morris Adoption Center in recognition of their work through the years.

Sally was a staunch Elvis fan and spent many evenings at Elvis impersonator events. Sally loved Elvis’s music, and she always came away with a performance scarf from Elvis. She cherished those times and always had an Elvis trip planned, including one at the time her passing. 

She is survived by her brother, Roy Maness (Wanda) of Troy; sister, Sadie Cox of Ramsuer; numerous loving nieces and nephews, and her special fur baby, Louy. In addition to her parents and husband, Dalton, Sally was predeceased by her brother, Gene Maness.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice, 251 Campground Rd., Pinehurst, NC, 27376 and Forks of Little River Baptist Church, 2356 Okeewemee Star Rd, Troy, NC 27371.

Bumgarner Family Funeral Service is serving the Morris family.


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Celebration of Life
February 4, 2024

3:00 PM
First Baptist Church
401 E. Main Street
Troy, NC 27371

Interment following funeral service
February 4, 2024

Forks of Little River Baptist Church Cemetery
2356 Okeewemee Star Rd.
Troy, NC 27371


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