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James Vernon Morgan

December 25, 1957 - September 28, 2017

James Vernon Morgan, 59, son of Vernon Bright Morgan and Carolyn T. Bailey, passed to be with the Lord on September 27, 2017 in Wilmington, N.C. after a long illness.  Retired businessman, avid hunter and fisherman, he was born in Conway, S.C. and was a longtime resident of Wilmington, N.C.

He was a lifetime member of the NRA and member of the Buccaneer Gun Club, he was recognized by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission for his work on preservation of wildlife resources.  He was published in multiple hunting and fishing magazines.

He is survived by his wife Emma Joy Morgan; stepchildren Shannon Hooks and Barry Spencer, Jr.; and sister Sara Margaret Morgan of Aberdeen, WA. He will be missed by his nieces and nephews, C. Conoley Blake, Timm Taylor Blake Jr., Elliott Blake, E. Benjamin Todd, Amanda C. Garcio, and Mary Ellen Todd and many cousins and friends.

Together with his parents he was predeceased by his brother Timm Taylor Blake.

In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to be dedicated to the NRA or the American Diabetes Association.

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