Dewey  Morgan

Dewey Morgan

Mr. Dewey Winton Morgan, of Buford, GA, died on December 15, 2010 at the age of 87 due to complications from COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Dewey is preceded in death by his wife, Jan Gravitt Morgan, of Buford, GA and his parents, Guerry Winton Morgan and Evelyn Hughes Morgan, of Buford, GA, and his sister, Eloise Morgan Kennedy, of Buford, GA. He is survived by his daughter and only child, Joanie Morgan of Buford, GA, his sister, Mildred Puckett and husband Carl Puckett, of Buford, GA, sister, Claudean Garrett, of Buford, GA, and brother, Dr. Harold C. Morgan, of Columbia, SC. Dewey was born and raised in Buford. He was the top sales person at Drake Furniture Company, and then Pruitt Furniture Company on Main Street in Buford for 36 years. He prided himself in taking care of his customers, assuring they received quality furniture and appliances at the best possible price. Every year on Christmas Eve he would not leave the store until everyone's Christmas purchase was delivered. Dewey also sold real estate for a number of years. He was a fixture on Main Street. He knew everyone and they knew him as being a genuinely good and honest person. Dewey was a proud World War II veteran. He was Sergeant in the 1st Army, Battalion Headquarters and Headquarters Company 555 Signal Air Warning Battalion, also known as the "Triple Nickel". Dewey crossed the English Channel on a Liberty Ship and was put on a landing craft that reached Omaha Beach in Normandy, France 1 day after D-Day. He fought in several battles the best known of which were the Battle of the Bulge, and the Breakthrough at St. Lo where over 40, 000 American soldiers lost their lives. He earned 5 Battle Stars throughout his service to his country. Dewey was a Christian and a member of New Prospect United Methodist Church in Buford where in his younger years served as Sunday School Superintendent and on multiple church committees. Dewey was a devoted and loving husband and father. His family always came first. He was proud to take care of them and loved to show them off. Dewey was from the era where people were raised to have morals, values and integrity; to be honest and genuine; to be respectful and respected; to help your family, friends and neighbors in time of need; where a good reputation was most important in being successful in life; where God is most present in life, schools, community and government; and knowing if you weren't saving a dollar you were going in the hole. Dewey lived his life just the way he was raised. Dewey will be greatly missed by his daughter, family and friends. Many thanks and much gratitude goes to Sandi Gurley, Dewey's caretaker for over 31/2 years. Sandi didn't just take care of him; she loved him dearly and put his care first and foremost in her life. Thank you to Sandi's daughter, Vanessa Harless and grandson, David Weed, who were Dewey's 2nd and 3rd shift caretakers. They were a wonderful family team. Many thanks also goes to his family and friends for all their prayers, love and support, and also to Brookside Senior Living for his most recent weeks of care. Funeral service will be held on Friday, December 17, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Dr. Charles Walls and Pastor Steve Barnum officiating. Interment will follow in New Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. If you would like to make a donation in his memory in lieu of flowers, please make your donation to the "New Prospect Cemetery Charitable Trust" and mail to Harold C. Morgan at 3 LeGare Lane, Columbia, SC 29204. The Trust was formed to provide for the maintenance and preservation of New Prospect Cemetery where Dewey will be buried beside his wife and among his many relatives. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com .