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Morgan Ruth Peters, 12, of Rockwood, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2012, in East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville.
She was a member of Post Oak Christian Church in Rockwood, where she was a member of the youth group. A sixth-grade student at Rockwood Middle School, she was a percussionist in the middle school band. She had a sweet spirit that would make a mood go from bad to good with just a smile or hug. She helped to save the lives of others by being an organ donor.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Frank and Bonnie Peters; and two uncles, Pat Waldo and Wayne Bryant.
She leaves to cherish her memory her parents, Andy and Amanda Peters, Rockwood; two sisters, Emily Peters and Hannah Peters, Rockwood; her grandparents, David Waldo, Rockwood, and Joy and Jack Jenkins, Spring City; her great-grandmother, Kathleen Price, Rockwood; several aunts, uncles and cousins; her best friends, Kristen O’Dell, Triston Sander, Amira Cofer and Sara Cofer; a host of friends; and a large church family.
Visitation and funeral services will be on Wednesday, May 9, in Rockwood First Baptist Church, 309 N. Chamberlain Ave., Rockwood. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church; funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. with Bro. Patrick McMullen officiating. Graveside services and burial will be at noon Thursday, May 10, at Glen Alice Cemetery in Rockwood. Evans Mortuary, Rockwood, is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to either Rockwood Middle School Band, 512 W. Rockwood St., Rockwood, TN 37854; East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, firstname.lastname@example.org; Ronald McDonald House, 1705 W. Clinch Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916; or the Morgan Peters Fund at Y-12 Federal Credit Union in Kingston.
An online register is available at www.evansmortuary.biz.