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Max D. Morgan 77 Of North Carolina Dies Saturday

ASHEBORO, NC, Oct. 28 -Max Dempsey Morgan, 77, of Asheboro, NC, died Saturday, October 25, 2003.

Mr. Morgan was a native of Randolph County, a member of First United Methodist Church and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a graduate of Asheboro High School, where he was an All Star football player.

After graduating from High Point University, he taught and coached at Randleman High School until 1954. In 1960, Mr. Morgan began teaching and coaching at Asheboro High School where he served in numerous coaching positions including head football coach from 1967 until 1974. In 1974 he became the Athletic Director and retired in 1988. Coach Morgan was a member of the NC High School Athletic Association and received in 1989 the Region 5 Director of the Year Award.

He is survived by his wife, Hilda Brown Morgan; two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Walter Jessup of Fountain, NC and Barbara and Michael Walters of Fairmont, NC; four granddaughters, Lindsay Jessup, Morgan Walters, Mary Page Walters and Beth Walters; one brother, Hiatt Morgan of Asheboro, NC and one sister, J. Add Lea Morgan of Asheboro, NC. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Turah Morgan and his brothers, Cameron and Charles Morgan.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. today (Tuesday) at First United Methodist Church with Interment in Oaklawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 224 North Fayetteville St., Asheboro, NC 27203 or the American Cancer Society, Randolph Unit, PO Box 515, Asheboro, NC 27204.

Pugh Funeral Home, Asheboro, NC, was in charge of arrangements.

Local announcement by Doyne-Burger-Davis Funeral Home, Farmville