Purchased in 1970 by John V. and Cecilia I. Morris from the late David L. Davies, Funeral Director, this location has served as the family’s branch facility for almost four decades. It was originally owned by the partner of the late Percy A. Brown, a well-known downtown merchant as a private residence. In the 1950s, David L. Davies moved his funeral establishment here from the former East Market Street, now on the site of the Heights-Murray Elementary School. In the late 1970s, Charles J. Leagus, a well-established Lithuanian funeral director on East South Street, asked the Morris family for their assistance and inquired if he could operate his funeral business from this facility due to his advanced age. They welcomed the Leagus family and were proud to perpetuate his name upon his death, as requested by his late wife.
The Morris family has continually upgraded their facilities over the years in both aesthetics and functionality. They have initiated many renovations to make their facility as warm and home-like as possible, while still catering to the needs of all our citizens, able-bodied and disabled alike. We likewise welcome you to call and arrange an appointment to inspect our funeral home. We trust you will feel a sense of genuine family care and concern for your needs in an atmosphere of modern elegance.