Lucine Benefi eld Morris


Lucine Benefield Morris, 91, of Center, Texas, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017, in Nacogdoches, Texas. Funeral services were held, August 26, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas with Bro. Jim Moss officiating. Graveside services followed at New Ramah Cemetery in Haynesville, Louisiana. Mrs. Morris was born November 19, 1925, in Magnolia, Arkansas, to Ed Nations and Lily Bailey Nations. She was a caregiver at Methodist Children’s Home in Ruston, Louisiana for many years. Mrs. Morris was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of New Ramah Baptist Church in Haynesville, Louisiana. She is survived by Sons: Bob Benefi eld and wife, Lilla, of Logansport, Louisiana, Fred Benefield of Kilgore, Texas, 12 Grandchildren, a number of Great Grandchildren, Sisters: Margie Benefield of Ruston, Louisiana, Patsy Pirtle of Prescott, Arkansas, Brothers: Billy Nations of Texarkana, Arkansas, Jimmy Nations of Lewisville, Arkansas, and Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by Husband: Herbert Benefield, Husband: John T. Morris, Daughter: Barbara Gilbert, Step Son: Charles Glenn Morris and wife, Beverly, Parents: Ed Nations and Lily Bailey Nations, Brothers: Joe Nations, Dewayne Nations, and Sister: Lanoma Gibson. Online condolences & tributes can be sent at

The Light and Champion

137 San Augustine St.
Center TX 75935