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Nellie S. Morgan

Nellie S. Morgan (Pikeville, Tennessee), 99, passed away Thursday, September 9, 2021, at Brookdale Rock Springs Assisted Living in Kingsport, Tennessee.

Nellie was born and raised in Pikeville, Tennessee where she lived until she was 91 years old before she moved to Kingsport, Tennessee to be near her daughter, Helen Wilmoth.

She graduated from Bledsoe County High School as Valedictorian of the Class of 1940. She was employed at various businesses as a bookkeeper. She also worked at The Atomic Energy facility at Oak Ridge, Tennessee during WWII.

She and husband, Cecil, founded and owned Morgan Pallet Company until retiring in 1984. After retiring, they travelled extensively, visiting 49 of the 50 United States. She also served for 19 years as Secretary-Treasurer on the Board of Directors of the Bledsoe Telephone Co-op.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Cecil C. Morgan whom she was married to for 50 years, and T. Mike Greene for 15 years; one daughter, Shirley Jean Morgan; stepdaughter, Sue Semencar; parents, James D. (Jim) and Cleasy A. Sullivan; four brothers, Connard, Howard, Buford, and Harold (Pap) Sullivan; two sisters, Marie Dodson and Thelma (Cricket) Miller.

She is survived by her daughters, Helen (Kenneth) Wilmoth of Kingsport, Tennessee and A. Jane (Mark) Perrin of Richardson, Texas; three grandchildren, Steve (Melissa) Wilmoth of Kingsport, Kendra (Bart) Harrold of Jonesborough, and D. Scott (Buffy) Wilmoth of Carmel, Indiana; five step-grandchildren, Vanessa Perrin, Justin (April) Perrin of Richardson Texas, David Semencar, Diane (Chris) Wilson of Oakmont, Pennsylvania and Danny (Sadie) Semencar of Menifee, California; seven great-grandchildren, Haverly (Evan) Spence of Knoxville, Foster and Auburn Wilmoth of Carmel, Indiana, Morgan, Grant, Parker and Chris Wilmoth of Kingsport; many step great-grandchildren and step great-great-grandchildren; one very special friend, Lola (Reed) Sells; all of her family of Pikeville; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of beloved friends.

A celebration of her life was held at First Southern Baptist Church in Pikeville on Saturday, September 11, at 4:00 p.m. Burial was in Pikeville Cemetery. Donations can be made in her memory to First Southern Baptist Church (Bldg. Fund), PO Box 338, Pikeville, TN  37367. She was a charter member of the church.

Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements are by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, 1171 Main Street, Pikeville.

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