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James Morse

Wednesday, December 31, 2003

DORSEY, Ill. -- James C. Morse, 74, died Dec. 28, 2003, at his home.

Born May 25, 1929, at Powe, Mo., son of the late Allen and Myrtle Whitehead Morse, he owned and operated the Morse Auction Company with his wife for 37 years. A veteran of the Army Air Force in World War II, he was a 30-year member of Bethalto Lodge 406 and a member of the Ainad Shrine Temple.

On Sept. 4, 1960, at Wood River, he married Norma Holshouser who survives of the home.

Other survivors include: two brothers, Larry Morse of Belleville and Dennis Morse of Doniphan, Mo.; and by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Delores Worley and Carolyn Black; and one brother, Victor Morse.

Visitation is from 9 a.m. Saturday until time for a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, Mo. The Rev. Phil Warren will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Bethany Cemetery near Campbell, Mo.