Fronia Odell Morris

December 14, 1917January 14, 2013

Fronia Chadwell Whitaker Morris age 95 of New Tazewell, TN went to be with the Lord on Monday January 14, 2013 at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Virginia after a short illness. She was a daughter of the late Dalsey and Artie Mishe Chadwell. She had lived in Claiborne County, Tennessee most of her life and was a member of Cave Springs Baptist Church. She also was a member of the Dogwood Home Demonstration Club. She was a homemaker and a farmer’s wife. Her other careers included hairdresser, nurse and flee market vendor. Fronia loved to read. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her first husband, Cecil Whitaker; her second husband, Lew Morris; a sister, Sylvia Massengill and her husband, Tip; son-in-law, Bob Gentry and a grand son-in-law, Mike Collier. She is survived by three Daughters: Velma W. Gentry of Portland, TN Linda W. Garrett of Damascus, Virginia Carmen W. Pits and her husband, Ken of Seymour, TN Six Grandchildren: Rhonda Haynes and her husband, Terry of Gallatin, TV Veronica Cleveland and her husband, Jon of Madison, TN Bobby Gentry and Vanessa Allbright and her friend, Earnest Anderson all of Portland, TN Matthew Garrett and Michelle Woodson and her husband, Adam all of Damascus, Virginia Five great Grandchildren: Colt Collier and his wife, Kassie; Josh Gentry and his wife, Lexie; Scarlett Collier, Caroline Woodson and Henry Woodson Three Great Great Grandchildren: Dawson Gentry, Jackson Collier and Deacon Collier Special Friends and Neighbors: Paul and Barbara Taylor And several loving nieces and nephews. In Lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions may be sent to the American Lung Association, the American Heart Associaton or to the charity of one’s choice. The visitation will be from 5 until 6:45 P.M. Saturday January 19, 2013 at Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell, TN. The funeral service will follow at 7:00 P.M. Saturday night in the Coffey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dennis Fox officiating. The committal service and interment will be at 1:30 P.M. Sunday January 20, 2013 in the Cave Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers: Bobby Gentry, Josh Gentry, Colt Collier, Matthew Garrett, Adam Woodson, Terry Haynes and Jon Cleveland Coffey Funeral Home in charge. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting or


  • FUNERAL SERVICE Saturday, January 19, 2013
  • VISITATION Saturday, January 19, 2013

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Bobby Jo McCracken

January 29, 2013

Fronia was truly a wonderful lady she treated our family like we were her own children. My children would like to send their prayers to Fronia's daughters and all of her family. We will her and I know she is in a much better place with no pain. She is smiling down on us all ,I never seen Fronia in a bad mood nor mean or nasty to anyone. I lost my own mother this past Aug. 2012 and I know it hurts to be with your mother. May God be with you and your families. God Bless you Fronia

Jon H. McCracken

January 26, 2013

From the very first trip down to meet my
new in-laws I was treated like I'd been a
member of the family for years. Fronia
had a great sense of humor and until I'd
met her, I'd never eaten 3 cooked meals
per day in my whole life. We always had
a great time on the visits we could make
and all her friends and relatives were
as gracious as she was. Rest in peace.

mary clark

January 23, 2013

Mrs fronia was a special lady always frendly

Rose Kiser

January 23, 2013

So sorry for your loss, but can't help but smile when we think back to all those years ago when we were much younger. What special memories and friendships that have lasted all these years. Your family will remain close to our hearts. God Bless you and love to all, Bernice Fultz Cook, Lawrence and Rose

Diane Lambert Day

January 20, 2013

Sorry to hear about Fronia

Skylar Bishop

January 20, 2013

I miss you very much Aunt Fronia and will always remember you and keep you in my heart.

margaret (Seals) Bull

January 20, 2013

To: Family of Fronia Morris: I think this is the same Fronia that went to the Tazewell Senior Citizen with my mother, Mary (McAfee) Seals, who died in January 2001. May the peace and love of God be felt by you during this time of grief, with deepest sympathy,
Margaret Seals Bull

Mary Ellen Pendleton Hensley

January 20, 2013

I am sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. May God be with you

Phyllis Moyers

January 19, 2013

I am very sorry for your loss. I cherish the memories of our younger days and of your wonderful mother and her hospitality.