The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

April 10, 2013

Helen Hartsell


Wednesday, April 10, 2013 — Helen Ruth Hartsell, 91, of New London, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Trinity Place in Albemarle.

Mrs. Hartsell was born December 16, 1921, to the late James Hampton Morton Sr. and the late Sarah Jane Lowder Morton. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Homer Alexander Hartsell; brothers, James Morton and Vance Morton; and sisters, Esther Davis, Zola Tarlton and Florence Hathcock.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, from 1-2 p.m. at Mill Grove United Methodist Church, Midland, N.C. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. in the church santuary. Rev. Arvil Rushing and Dr. Bob Sturge will officiate and the burial will follow in the church cemetery.

She is survived by her daughters, Sherry Kelly and her husband Bobby of Catawba and Andrea Morgan and her husband Bobby of New London, N.C.; grandson, Alex C. Francis of Charlotte, N.C.; granddaughters, Kelley M. Whitley of Oakboro, N.C. and Morgan Kelly; great-grandchildren, Blythe Whitley and Braxton Whitley.

She loved to sew, bake and cook and enjoyed having family, especially the greatgrandchildren visits.

Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081 or Mill Grove United Methodist Church, PO Box 84, Midland, NC 28107.

Hartsell Funeral Home is serving the Hartsell family.

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