The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


September 23, 2013

Tommy Morton Sr., 79, retired employee of The Stanly News & Press, was avid fisherman, hunter

Sunday, September 22, 2013 — Tommy Jerrell Morton Sr., 79, of Albemarle, passed away Monday, September 16, 2013, at Stanly Regional Medical Center.  

His funeral service was at 2 p.m. Monday, September 23, 2013, in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel, Albemarle, with Rev. Joe Smith officiating. Burial followed in Stanly Gardens of Memory, Albemarle. The family received friends at Stanly Funeral Home from 12:30-1:30 p.m., prior to the hour of the service.

Born August 22, 1934, he was the son of the late Homer Morton and Croner Poplin Morton.

He was a retired Job Printer with The Stanly News and Press. A member of the Baptist Faith, Mr. Morton was also a former member of the Stanly County Bass Club. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.  

Mr. Morton was married to the late Janet H. Morton, who passed away on September 20, 2013. A son, Tommy Jerrell Morton Jr., preceded him in death in 2002.

Two brothers, Terrell Morton and Homer Morton Jr.; and two sisters, Aline Hinson and Oudia McAnulty, all also preceded him in death.  

Survivors include nephew, Gene Hinson of Albemarle and special friend and canine companion, Dakota.

Stanly Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

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