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Vigil planned for missing Granville mother

Posted October 23, 2008 1:47 p.m. EDT
Updated October 24, 2008 5:41 a.m. EDT

— 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.