Barbara Benge Morris
Barbara Jean Waddell Benge Morris, age 56, of Hillsboro, died Thursday, October 15, 1998, in Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Morris was a seamstress and cook.
Born at Roaring River, North Carolina, on December 31, 1941, she was the daughter of Jessie Jane Poplin Waddell and the late William Grant Waddell.
Her husband, Clyde R. Benge, is deceased.
Surviving her are her mother, of Roaring River; two daughters, Rosalie Morris and Beth Auldridge, both of Hillsboro; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Pardue, of Lexington, North Carolina; two brothers, James Carlton Waddell, of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, and William Burton Waddell, of Sumter, South Carolina; and three grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday at White Plains Baptist Church, Roaring River, by the Rev. Carlton Waddell, the Rev. John Foster, and the Rev. Jerry Gentry. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
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Gene E. Geiger
Gene Ellett Geiger, 55, of Monticello, Florida, died September 8, 1998, in Tallahassee, Florida, Memorial Hospital.
He was the son of Raymond and Rose Pater Geiger.
He had been pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church, of Monticello, since January 1998. Previously, Rev. Geiger was an investigator for the Leon County Sheriff's Office and a Family Church Planter. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army.
Rev. Geiger had BS and MS degrees from Florida State Uni- versity, a Master of Divinity from Liberty Baptist Seminary, Lynchburg, Virginia, and a Doctor of Theology degree from Anderson Baptist Seminary, Camilla, Georgia.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Geiger; two sons, Gene Ellet Geiger II, of Denver, Colorado, and William Vaughn Geiger, of Tallahassee; a daughter, Patricia Rose Geiger, of Tallahassee; and a brother, Raymond K. Geiger, of Tallahassee.
Funeral service was held on September 9 at the Calvary Baptist Church.
Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 241 John Knox Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303, or Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308.
Rev. Geiger was a grandson and step-grandson of Mamie and Ellet Higgins.