Piggott Mayor Morris Dies Suddenly

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Gerald Morris

The City of Piggott, and much of the region, is in mourning today following the news of the sudden death of Mayor Gerald Morris. According to city officials Morris, 80, died just before 9 a.m. Thursday, June 26, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.

As a result, all City of Piggott offices closed on Thursday, and will remain closed today, Friday, June 27, with only essential personnel on duty.

Morris had recently been hospitalized as he battled a lung ailment, but an unofficial update during Monday night's city council meeting indicated he had been in good spirits and enjoying a number of visitors.

Visitation and services will be held Saturday, June 28, at the First General Baptist Church of Piggott. The visitation will be held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. with services to follow at 3:00.

The church is located on South Taylor Street in Piggott.

The arrangements are being handled by Hoggard and Son's Funeral Home of Piggott.

The complete obituary may be found elsewhere on this website.

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