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Vigil planned for missing Granville mother

Posted October 23, 2008
Updated October 24, 2008

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— The family of a missing Granville County mother will hold a vigil Friday night in the parking lot of the First Baptist Church in Creedmoor.

Kelly Morris, 28, was last seen the night of Sept. 3 by her husband, Scott Morris, and two children at their home at 3220 Tump Wilkins Road in Stem. The home caught on fire the next day, and police found Morris' car, keys, purse and cell phone in an undeveloped subdivision.

The vigil will be held at 7 p.m.

Supporters gathered last month at the church to light candles and pray for Morris.

The fire at Morris' home has been classified as arson, and Granville County Sheriff David Smith has named Morris' husband, Scott, a person of interest in her disappearance.

At the time of the fire, there was no sign that Morris was in the home, Scott Morris was at work and the couples' two children were at school, investigators said.

Wanda Hollis, Morris' mother, said that her daughter's marriage was strained and that she had considered leaving her husband.

Family members are also asking for volunteers to continue the search for Morris this weekend.


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  • nealsgirl Oct 24, 2008

    Mom & I just left the vigil, it was beautiful, they released lavender balloons and prayed for Pat, Wanda and all their family. The Whites sang a lovely note with lots of POWER! They asked that we keep this going with the News and on the search. God Bless all of you who came tonight and who were there in our prayers. Hey all out there, lets keep Kelly's family in our hearts by keeping this post going @ #1 til she's found!!!

  • tarheelblue919 Oct 24, 2008

    couldnt be at the vigil, but still praying for some answers. there are SO many people that have kelly and everyone involved in their prayers and thoughts, daily.

  • carolina blue sky Oct 24, 2008

    Pebbles... I think the issue with BC losing his kids is the fact that her family feels he is mentally unstable due to past suicide attempts. Correct me someone if I am wrong....

    Still praying everyday for this family and community!!

  • packfan21 Oct 24, 2008

    Morris only has one child which was his and Kelly's together the other girl is with her father

  • Justin T. Oct 24, 2008

    I think it is a nice thing the posters and voters are doing to keep this story at the top. It is extremely sad that she vanished and I'm glad to see everyone hasn't given up.

  • pebbles262004 Oct 24, 2008

    Morris is a person of interest , but doesn't he still have his kids. BC is not a person of interest and has loss his...I am right on this?

  • dtwfrog82 Oct 24, 2008

    has anyone else noticed the similarities in this case and the Nancy Cooper case.

    2 children,fairly young, strained marriage (wife thinking of leaving husband), etc.

    just a thought...

  • thinkingofothers Oct 24, 2008

    I wonder if they have searched local graveyards, My mom and I were talking on the way to work yesterday and she said a book she read said people hide bodies in fresh graves because no one would think to look there. It’s an interesting concept. I tried to contact the phone number on the signs but they always transfer me to a voicemail with no returns. I hope if someone that knows something can get a live person on the phone. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  • tarheelblue919 Oct 24, 2008

    at this point they have nothing to lose really with using a psychic. i just hope they find her and SOON. right now they have the advantage of the texas team helping them so getting tips right now would be very helpful. someone has to know something....hopefully they can find the courage to come forward. pat and leo have said you can remain anonymous, those babies need answers....and so does her family and friends!

  • fanoftheheels Oct 24, 2008

    Has anyone heard anything from a Psychic??
    I know it was mentioned a while back that they were going to hire one, I have heard a few things around town about it.

    You heard anything??