Ernest R. Morgan

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Ernest Roy Morgan, 86, of Rolling Hills Manor, Millmont, formerly of Valley View, died Friday, Oct. 19, at Rolling Hills Manor.

He was born on Friday, June 4, 1926, in Valley View, a son of the late Roy and Lillie Shaffer Morgan.

He served in the US Army in Germany and France during World War II.

Ernest was a co-owner of a coal mine with his father and brother; and had also worked in several area coal mines. He retired at the age of 52 after a mine accident nearly took his life, but did claim the life of his youngest son. Because of his mining knowledge, he was offered a State Mine Inspector position, but turned down the position, unable to go back to the mines following the accident.

He was a member of Friedens United Church of Christ, Hegins.

He was also a member of the Valley View Fire Company and VFW Post 8237, Valley View.

His wife Joyce L. Kissinger Morgan died in 2011. He was also preceded in death by a son, Dennis L. Morgan; a brother, Clayton Morgan; and a sister, Marian Motter.

He is survived by a son, Larry E. Morgan and his wife Louise of Ashland; a daughter, Brenda J. Terrell and her husband Peter of Lewisburg; three brothers, Chester Morgan of Hegins, Richard Morgan of Valley View, and Ronald Morgan of Millersburg; two sisters ,Beulah Hoy of Sunbury and Alice Erdman of North Carolina; nine grandchildren; four step grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; five step great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. at the Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, on Monday, Oct. 29, with Rev. John Dromazos officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. There will be no viewing. Burial with Military Honors will be made in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29.

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