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Family, friends mourn Chapel Hill man killed in storm

Posted March 13, 2014

William "Randy" Morris, of Chapel Hill, died March 12, 2014, when he was hit by a falling tree during a thunderstorm.

— Friends and family gathered Thursday at the Chapel Hill home where William Randolph Morris was killed during a powerful thunderstorm the night before.

The father of two, known as Randy, died when high winds sent a tree crashing down on him as he stood on his back porch.

Morris, 55, was a retired Navy commander who served in the Iraq war. His family described him as a faithful husband and loving dad.

The line of storms that moved quickly across the state also took the life of a Winston Salem man. Justin Cardwell died when a pine tree fell on his car. His passenger was injured but survived.

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  • Forthe Newssite Mar 14, 2014
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    So sad.

    freak accident for sure. Condolences to those who loved him