James Lester Morrow, 79, of Colbert, died Saturday, December 13, 2008, at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens.

A native of Taliaferro County, he was the son of the late Will Tom and Nora Bell Chapman Morrow and was a member of the Colbert United Methodist Church. He was a shoe repairman for more than 60 years at Alps Road Shoe Repair and owning Lester’s Shoe Repair in Elberton and Colbert. Mr. Morrow was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma McCarty Morrow.

Survivors include children, Lester Gene and Tammy Morrow, Arcade, Brenda and Ahmed Abdel-Hafez, Hull, Charlie Weatherford, Susie Outz, Marian Vaughn, Wanda Lemmonds, Cheryl Weatherford, Charlene Stewart; grandchildren, Darren Palmer, Greg Palmer, Wayne McCarty, Lance McCarty, Steven Morrow, Chris Morrow, Cindy Leake, Mandy Leake, Michael Morrow, Samantha Morrow; and great-grandchildren, Vince Damiano, Parker Morrow, Sabrina Free, Joni Anderson, Zachary Palmer, Jonathan Palmer, Will Graves, Lanie Beth McCarty, Landon McCarty and Summer McCarty.

Funeral services were held Monday, December 15, at the Colbert United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Haralson officiating. Burial was in the Colbert Cemetery. Pallbearers were Steven Morrow, Chris Morrow, Michael Morrow, Greg Palmer, Lance McCarty and Wayne McCarty.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Colbert United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 317, Colbert, Ga. 30628, or to the National Emphysema Foundation, 128 East Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851.

Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.

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