Allen Morse

Funeral service for Allen Morse, 86 of St. Joseph were held Friday, May 25, 2018 at 2 PM in First United Methodist Church in St. Joseph with Rev. Johnny Wilkins officiating. Interment followed in Wesley Cemetery near St. Joseph under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home of Winnsboro. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-8 PM at the church. He was born to the union of John Dave and Myrtle Upton Morse on March 2, 1932 in Winnfield and passed from this life Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in Franklin Medical Center in Winnsboro. Mr. Morse was a member of First United Methodist Church in St. Joseph and a United States Navy Veteran. He married Claudine Stinson on March 23, 1957 in Nashville, TN. He retired from Tensas Parish School Board as a graphic artist and from Tensas Gazette having worked there for nearly 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; son Mel Morse; two brothers Alton and John Morse; and a sister Cammilla McCartney. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Claudine Stinson Morse of St. Joseph; four children: Lane Allen Morse and wife Janie of Cheneyville, Ruth Morse Powell and husband Mike of Newellton, Paul Morse of St. Joseph and Phillip Morse and wife Jude of Coppell, TX; a brother Billy Morse of Georgetown; a sister Kathryn Morse of El Dorado, AR; 14 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Pallbearers were Donald Barraza, Matt Mills, Jared Morse, Noah Morse, Sam Morse, Sammy Morse, Russell Robinson and Kenny Roeten. Online condolences may be made at

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