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Services for Geraldine Mae (Allen) Morse, 57, of Knoxville, who died Nov. 14, 1990, at the Knoxville Area Community Hospital, were held Nov. 17 at the First United Methodist Church. Arrangements were handled by Evans-McCleery Funeral Home.

Interment was in Graceland Cemetery. Rev. Raymond Moore officiated at the services. Music was provided by vocalist Katie Davis. Pallbearers were Larry Morse, Mike Morse, Randy Morse, and Jeff Morse. Jerry was born on Sept. 11, 1933, in Monroe, the daughter of Samuel and Ruby Bailey Allen.

She graduated from Knoxville High School in 1952.
She married Ron Morse on July 17, 1952, at the Little Brown Church in, Nashua. Jerry worked for several years as a nurse’s aide at Collins Hospital and for the past 27 years, she has owned and operated Jerry’s Pizza in Knoxville. She was preceded in death by her father.

She is survived by four sons: Larry, Randy, Mike and Jeff all of Knoxville; her mother of Knoxville, two brothers:  JerryAllen 2Bob Allen of Ft. Myers, Fla. and Jack Allen of Des Moines; four sisters: Darlene Bishop and Donna Park, both of Knoxville, Patty Laymon of Plano, Tex. and Sammy Smith of Eddyville; five grandchildren: Jeremy, Darren, Kyle, Dylan and Emily, and many other relatives and friends.

Memorials have been established for the Knoxville City Fire Department, the Knoxville Rural Fire Department, and the Knoxville Rescue Unit.