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Saturday June 25th, 2022
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Elaine Tibbs Morris



Elaine Tibbs Morris, age 80, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at Ballad Health Hospice House, Bristol, Tenn.


Elaine held many roles in the Marion community. She may have taken your money for a movie ticket at the old Lincoln Theatre on Main Street. She may have sold you a Coke when she was running the old canteen snack bar at Southwestern State Hospital. Or you may have seen her proudly wearing her uniform while she served as a guard at Marion Correctional Center. Family members knew her as the one who remembered all the stories, all the birthdays, and all the recipes. Because she married a little later than traditional age, nieces and nephews all tell tales of going with her on dates and being treated to ice cream at the Dairyland Drive-In or Dip Dog in Marion. She was a favorite babysitter. She married Carl Morris in 1976 and while the duo never had children of their own, they served as bonus parents to all the kids in the family. She will be missed for many reasons…not the least of which is the way she made everyone feel welcome, for shelves filled with home-canned green beans and pickled beets, and for her famous stuffing patties.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Foy and Ruth Tibbs; sister, Lona Hoel; brothers, James Tibbs and Joe Tibbs; infant brother; great-nephew, Blake Dunavan, who she loved like a son; and niece, Pattie Stanley. 


Elaine is survived by her husband of 46 years, Carl Morris; brother Bill Tibbs and wife, Mary; nieces and nephews, Darrell Tibbs, MJ Tibbs Dunavan, Chris Tibbs, Monica Hoel, Kim Tibbs-Sturgill, Eddie Tibbs and Linda Jo Stanley; and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.


The family will receive friends Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 1 until 3 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Funeral services will begin at 3 p.m. with the Reverend Bill McCollian officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Marion, Va.


To share memories of Elaine Tibbs Morris, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Elaine’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.


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So very sorry for your loss. David worked with Elaine at MCTC & thought so much of her! Prayers for comfort & peace!

David & Suzanne Archer Jun 25 2022 3:17 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Elaine Morris

Kim Coe Jun 24 2022 6:49 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Elaine's passing. I worked with her at MCTC and was always impressed by her professionalism and friendliness.

Lydia Wilson Jun 24 2022 9:02 AM

My sympathy and prayers

Helen Heffinger Jun 24 2022 8:38 AM

Elaine and Carl, you were such a joy to visit with. Elaine your contagious smile was always present. I’m thankful to have shared part of of your journey.

Charlie Walker Jun 24 2022 8:11 AM

Sympathy and prayers to all the family. Elaine was a wonderful lady and connected to so many mutual friends and family. May God give peace and comfort to all of her family and friends. Love and Prayers Ruby Counts,and Teresa Counts Tignor and Cliff Counts

Teresa Tignor Jun 24 2022 7:34 AM

Elaine was a special lady; I loved working with her. My condolences to the family. She will be missed

Pamela shumate Jun 24 2022 2:06 AM

My sympathy to all the family in your loss. I remember Elaine as a very sweet and beautiful lady. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

Helen Vernon Jun 23 2022 9:16 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Elaine Morris

Dana Yvonne Runyon Jun 23 2022 7:50 PM

Dear Family
Sorry to hear of the passing of Elaine
She was a very special lady
May God surround you all with His peace comfort and strength
God Bless
Lonnie and Patsy Thomas

Patsy Thomas Jun 23 2022 4:48 PM