ASHLAND and GRAND ISLAND, Fla. – Francis Charles Morris, 79, died March 20, 2004, at Hospice House in Summerfield, Fla. He was born July 3, 1924 in Portage. He was the son of the late Frank and Dora (Young) Morris. Francis served with the 1st Marine Division in the South Pacific during World War II where he was wounded in Okinawa in June of 1945, and became the recipient of the Purple Heart. He was also a life member of the LeBlanc-Junkins VFW Post 9699 of Ashland. He is survived by seven children, Wendell Morris of Umatilla, Fla., Wesley Morris of Arcade, N.Y., Joan (Tim) Clayton of Grand Island, Fla., Loretta (Stephen) Macholz of Lancaster, N.Y., Christine (Lanty) Gray of Clarksville, Tenn., Tanya (John) Palmer of Bangor, and Erika Mazerolle of Fort Fairfield; a brother, Arnold Morris of Manchester, Conn.; a sister, Shirley Chalou of Portage; 17 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews, and ex-wife, Shirley Morris of Etna. He was predeceased by his first wife, Barbara; son, Errol, daughter, Alisha, brothers, Frank, Orren, Earl, and Eugene, and sisters, Margaret, Josephine, Pauline, and Grace. Sevices were conducted on March 23rd in Grand Island, Fla.