January 14, 2015
Date of Service: January 17, 2015
Interment Location: Mausoleum of Peace
Dr. Ben Allen Morrell, Sr., age 67, of NHC Healthcare of Johnson City, formerly of Elizabethton, passed away on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Mr. Morrell was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Howard James and Carrie Bernice Allen Morrell.
Mr. Morrell was a graduate of Elizabethton High School, class of 1965, attended East Tennessee State University and graduated University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in 1971. He was a former employee of Allen Taylor Pharmacy and also worked at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center as a pharmacist. He was a member of Boones Creek Christian Church and was a fly fisherman and a sports fan. He loved spending time with his family and was a faithful follower of Christ.
Survivors include a daughter, Kelly Witten and husband Ryan, Piney Flats, TN; two sons, Benji Morrell and wife Millie Ann, Dallas, GA, and Danny Morrell and wife Jaime, Knoxville,TN; grandson, Jackson Morrell, Dallas, GA, granddaughter, Morgan Morrell, Dallas, GA, and granddaughter, Alex Morrell, Knoxville, TN; the mother of his children, Deborah Nidiffer Bishop, Mountain City, TN; a sister, Dyanne Frazier and husband Dr. Arnold Frazier, Cornelius, NC; and three nephews, also survive.
A committal and entombment service to honor the life of Dr. Ben Allen Morrell, Sr. will be conducted at 1:30 on Saturday, January 17, 2015 in the Chapel of the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Mr. Dick Morris, minister and Rev. Harold McNabb, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Rev. McNabb. Active pallbearers will be Benji Morrell, Danny Morrell, Ryan Witten, Jim Bishop, Bill Carter, Tony Hardin, and Charlie Allen. Honorary pallbearers will be Hugh Reed, John Allen and Dr. Arnold Frazier. Everyone will meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton at 1:00 PM on Saturday, to go in procession.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, prior to the service.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Boones Creek Christian Church for their Christian Fellowship and faithful support. Also, to the doctors and staff of NHC Healthcare for all the special love extended to Ben and his family over the many years.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to The Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax 423 542-9499. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is proudly serving the Morrell family. Office 423 542-2232, Obituary line 543-4917.