Ben A. Butterworth Morris
1926 - 2018
Ben A. Butterworth Morris, age 91, passed away November 15th at her home in Nashville surrounded by her loved ones.
The memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 20th at 2:00 pm at Calvary United Methodist Church, 3701 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, Tennessee. The family will greet friends between 1:00 – 2:00 pm. (Services will be held in the chapel or main sanctuary pending confirmation).
She was born in Bruceton, Tennessee on December 6, 1926 to the late Ben and Beulah Arnold and grew up in Camden. While attending Murray State University she met her husband, Joe Butterworth. They returned to her hometown to set up a medical practice and raise their four children. There she was actively involved in many community organizations and First United Methodist Church. She was also a successful business owner of The Gettin’ Place and The Train Station.
After life changes, her adventurous spirit took her to Houston, Texas to start a new career where she met and married John Morris. Following the sale of their business they moved to Nashville to enjoy their retirement with family and friends.
In Nashville they regularly attended and were involved with Calvary United Methodist Church. However, she maintained her membership with Camden United Methodist Church because it held a special place in her heart. She had been a member since being on the cradle roll in 1926.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and nourished those around her with love, faith and joy.
Ben is survived by her husband John W. Morris, her three daughters: Toni (Robert) Caldwell, Sharon (Jeff) Latendresse, and Annette (Mike) Crout, her stepdaughter, Kimberly Morris and stepson, Lamar (Tammy) Morris, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Stephen M. Butterworth, brother Marion “Buddy” Arnold, and sister Larrie A. Odle.
The family asks in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made through a donation to the American Cancer Society.