Mildred Pauline Morgan, 84, of Dove Place – Claytor Lake in Dublin, formerly of Princeton, W.Va., entered into eternal peace early Thursday morning, Jan. 3, 2013, at home with her family by her side.
Born Oct. 16, 1928 in Bluefield, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Paris B. and Emma Nicewonder Bowling of Princeton, W.Va. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 51 years, Ula Morgan, in 2000, of Dublin; great-granddaughter, Olivia Grace Covey, of Pulaski, and siblings, Roy A. Bowling, Evelyn Jean Larue and husband, Garland, Paul B. Bowling and wife, Violet, James Donald Bowling, Lois Grey Bowling, and Roscoe Wayne Bowling and wife, Debra.
Mildred worked at the Celanese plant in Narrows until a layoff and didn’t know what direction her life would take; but she met Ula on a blind date June 11, 1949. They dated for three months and were married. They moved to Matheny, W.Va., where Ula worked in the coal mines for 31 years and Mildred was a homemaker. Because of health reasons, Ula retired and moved his family to Princeton, W.Va., where they together built and operated Morgan’s Drive-Inn and Cafeteria on the Beckley Road for nine years. Again, because of health issues, they sold the restaurant in 1971 and moved to Dublin where she has resided for the past 42 years.
Mildred loved and cherished her family very much, liked to travel with her family, and has visited 44 states including Canada. Other interests included canning, cooking, crocheting, quilting, reading and talking to her friends and family on the phone. Mildred has been a member of First Church of God movement (Anderson) in Oceana-Princeton, W.Va., and Dublin.
She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her daughter, Patricia “Patty” and husband, Ralph Johnston, of Dublin; son, Ronald and wife, Marjorie Morgan, of Riner; stepson, Bobby and wife, Sonya Morgan, of Akron, Ind.; grandchildren, Jennifer Johnston, Cheryl Covey, Rhonda Nottingham, Jamie Finley, Brandy Fizzano, Barry Morgan and Kimberly Gerdon; great-grandchildren, Emma and Sarah Ritter, and Jade Carter; sisters; Phyllis Phillips and husband, Jimmy, Mary Alice Bishop and husband, Jack, all of Princeton, W.Va.; sister-in-law, Mary Sexton Bowling, of Meherrin, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services to celebrate the life of Mildred Morgan will be held Monday, Jan. 7, 11 a.m., at Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on Athens Road in Princeton,W.Va., with Pastors Don Niece, Edward Smith and Donn Sunshine officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton, W.Va.
Friends may visit with the family Monday from 10 a.m. until the service hour at the funeral home. Those wishing to share memories and thoughts with the family can share them via HYPERLINK “http://www.memorialfd.com/”www.memorialfd.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of God Building Fund, 6330 Courtney Lane, Dublin, VA 24084.
The Morgan family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on Athens Road in Princeton, W.Va.