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Country singer Carroll to headline local domestic violence benefit

Posted February 4, 2013 5:49 p.m. EST
Updated February 4, 2013 7:24 p.m. EST

— The family of a Stem woman who was murdered by her husband more than four years ago is helping to plan a benefit concert, starring country singer Jason Michael Carroll, this Saturday to help raise awareness for domestic violence.

Kelly Currin Morris' skeletal remains were found in a fox pen in southern Granville County on Nov. 16, 2009, more than a year after she disappeared. Her husband, Scott Morris, pleaded guilty in 2011 to second-degree murder and is serving a 16-year sentence in prison.

"This is something that you never recover from," Juanita Currin, Kelly Morris' stepmother, said Monday. "We live with it every day."

Currin is on the board of directors for Families Living Violence Free, a nonprofit in Granville County that raises awareness and helps victims of domestic violence.

The nonprofit is the recipient of proceeds from Saturday's concert at 7:30 p.m. at South Granville High School in Creedmoor. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased on FLVF's website.

"Over the past year, we've been brainstorming about what things we could do to raise money so that we can support the needs of the community, and this concert has kind of developed," Currin said.

Carroll, who grew up in Youngsville, is known for such singles as "Livin' Our Love Song," "Hurry Home" and "Numbers."