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Ms. Mary Alice Morris Kirkland, 86

Ms. Mary Alice Morris Kirkland, 86, of Hazlehurst, died June 8 at Community Hospice House in Vidalia.
Ms. Kirkland was born Jan. 16, 1932, in Appling County to the late Daniel Morris and the late Alice Morris. She was a housewife and member of Grace Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Leon Kirkland, daughters, Mary Ann Kirkland and Susan Kirkland, sons, Wayne Kirkland and David Kirkland and brothers, Alton Morris and Verlon Morris.
Survivors include daughters, Jeanette Jones of Baxley and Betty Tanner of McRae; sons, Jimmy Kirkland of Milan, Johnny Kirkland and Stevie Kirkland of Hazlehurst and Ricky Kirkland of Ocala, Fla.; brother, Jack Morris of Hazlehurst; 13 grandchildren, Anita Spicher, Joey Kirkland, Angie Braddock, Tammy Wildes, David Collins, Lee Kirkland, Kristie Greer, Ashley Mitchell, Shelly Best, Ricky Kirkland, Joshua Kirkland, Amber Copenhaver, Kellie Bowen, Heather Kirkland and Bryan Kirkland; 36 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Services were held June 10 at Oakview Baptist Church with the Rev. Eddis Dale Kirkland officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Josh Braddock, Jason Braddock, Joey Kirkland, Ricky Lytle, David Spicker and William Kilgore.
Musical selections were rendered by Terry Hester.
Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home was in charge.

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