DAYTON Julene Purser Morgan, 63, died Friday, March 23, 2012, at her home following a 20-month battle with leukemia.As a lifelong resident of Rhea County, Mrs. Morgan served as the Rhea County Property Assessor for 16 years and was an employer of the county government for more than 35 years. She was a member of the New Union Baptist Church, Julene was known for her personality, work ethic and fair mindedness. She was preceded in death by her father, Mack Mathis, and her first husband of 35 years, Ken Purser.Survivors include her mother, Jeanette Mathis, of Evensville; her loving husband, Mack Morgan, of Dayton; two sons, Jeff (Mae) Purser and Lebron (Rachel) Purser, both of Dayton; two sisters, Brenda Davis and Maxine Mathis, of Spring City; four stepchildren, Daniel Morgan, Adam ( Carla ) Sims and Heather Gentry, all of Dayton; and Allison Walsh of Roanoke, Va.; one grandson, Nolan Purser, of Dayton; and four stepgrandchildren, Slade Sims, Tyler Gentry and Madison Gentry, of Dayton; and Alex Walsh of Roanoke, Va. Mrs. Morgan was a tireless worker in her Church congregation during her lifetime and was an avid card sender. Known for her caring and compassion, Julene had friends throughout Southeast Tennessee. She was a 1967 graduate of Rhea Central High School. She went to work in the County trustees office in 1976 until she was elected Property Assessor in 1996. She was reelected in 2000, 2004 and 2008. Mrs. Morgan was also involved in a number of non- profit organizations in the Rhea County community over her thirty six year career. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lymphoma Society, the American Diabetes Association, Gideons International, the Rhea Medical Healthcare Foundation, the Rhea Education foundation or the New Union Baptist Church Building Fund. The pallbearers for the funeral service will include the husbands of Mrs. Morgans five nieces, Wes (Dana) Gilbert, Chris (Hailey) Gross, Marty (Alisha) Hughes, Terry (Pam) Keylon and Billy (Jessica) Mooneyham. First cousin Randy Holden will also serve as a pallbearer.In addition, the employees of the Rhea County Property Assessor's office will serve as honorary pallbearers.Visitation will be held at the funeral home today, March 25 from 4-9 p.m.The funeral will take place at New Union Baptist Church on Monday, March 26, at 11 a.m. Dr. Danny Ruehling will officiate while the Rev. Clyde Fitzgerald will conduct the graveside service. Julene's son, Lebron Purser will deliver the eulogy. Burial will take place in Spence Cemetery.Please visit www.coultergarrisonfuneralhome.com to share condolences.Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.