The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


September 13, 2013

Deana Leigh Morton dies at 39

Friday, September 13, 2013 — Deana Leigh Morton, 39 years of age, of Albemarle, passed away Monday, September 9, 2013, at Stanly Regional Medical Center in Albemarle.

Deana was born October 11, 1973, in Stanly County to the late James Floyd Gregory and Delores Ann Gregory of Albemarle.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, September 12, 2013, at Hartsell Funeral Home in Albemarle. The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Steve Barbee, will be at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 13, 2013, at Gleaning Mission Church in Oakboro. Burial will follow at Stanly Gardens of Memory in Albemarle.

She is survived by her mother, Ann Gregory of Albemarle; spouse, Michael Hunt of Albemarle; daughters, Sara, Katelin and Chloe; and son, Chance Hunt, all of Albemarle; brother, Christopher Gregory of Albemarle; sister, Heather Barbee and husband Phillip of Oakboro; maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Sanders of Albemarle; two nieces, Savanna Barbee and Raven Hunt; three nephews, Luke Barbee, Jaxon Barbee and Dale Smith; and in-laws, Linda and Jerry Harward of New London.

Memorials may be made to Pulmonary Hypertension Association, 801 Roeder Road, Suite 1000, Silver Springs, MD 20910.

Hartsell Funeral Home is serving the family.

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