The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


May 8, 2014

Funeral services for Emma Morton, 83, of Albemarle, will be at 1 p.m. May 12, 2014

Thursday, May 8, 2014 — Emma Alma Lefler Morton, 83 years of age, of Albemarle, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Trinity Place in Albemarle.

Emma, born June 11, 1930, in Stanly County, was the daughter of the late Jonas Pierce “J.P.” Lefler and Emma Alma Lowder Lefler. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ezra McAllen Morton, in 1979.

The family will receive friends from 12-1 p.m. on Monday, May 12, at Hartsell Funeral Home in Albemarle. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m., Monday, May 12, 2014, in Hartsell Funeral Home’s Lefler Memorial Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Ron Honeycutt. Burial will follow at Fairview Memorial Park, 1425 E. Main St., Albemarle.

Survivors include daughters, Jane (Jerry) Myers and Peggy (Tony) Furr, all of Albemarle; three grandchildren, Brigette Marie Myers, Allen (Jenny) Furr and Justin (Katie) Furr; and three great-grandchildren, Addison, Eli and Emerson Furr.

Emma received her CNA associate degree from Stanly Community College and retired from Bethany Woods.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N. First St., Albemarle, NC and Trinity Place, 24724 S. Business 52, Albemarle, NC.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Morton family.

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