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Wayne Morton, Sr.

LILESVILLE Mr. William Wayne Morton, Sr., 76, died Monday, June 25, 2018 at his home. Funeral services will be 2:00pm Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at Fall Branch Baptist Church with Rev. Arnold Jackson and Rev. Tony Hancock officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will greet friends from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the funeral home and other times at the home. Wayne was born June 2, 1942 in Anson County, NC a son of the late Floyd Morton and the late Addie Bumgarner Morton. He was a graduate of Anson High School, had worked with W.R. Bonsal in Lilesville for 28 years and later owned and operated Wayne Morton Trucking. He was a member of Fall Branch Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. His great-grandfather, Rev. Patrick Seago started Fall Branch Church in 1915. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Martha Burr Morton; his sons, William Wayne Morton, Jr. (Erica) of Lilesville and Curtis Robert Morton (Linda) of Fork, SC; his grandchildren, Courtney Morton, Amber Morton and Austin Morton all of Lilesville and Laython Morton of Fork, SC; his brother and sisters, Tommy Morton (Teresa) and Sue McElroy both of Lilesville, Barbara (Bill) Thantham of Clyde and Doris Mauldin of Norwood; a special niece, Angie Martin of Lilesville and Elizabeth Morton of Lilesville who Wayne loved like a daughter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Threadgill Also surviving are his Burr family, M.A. Burr (Evelyn) of Easley, SC, L.W. Burr of Lexington, David "Tad" Burr and Lillie Morton (Roy Steeler) both of Lilesville, Frank Burr (Carolyn) of Burlington and Mary Evans of Wadesboro. Among Wayne's favorite pastimes was racing, fishing and old cars. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fall Branch Baptist Church, 2248 Ingram Mountain Rd., Lilesville, NC 28091. The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.leavittfh.com

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Funeral Home Owner Jan 21 2020 12:00 AM

I was so sad to hear the news. I love Wayne and Martha when i was growing up. We always had a good time down on the river so many years ago. Robert was the best water skier the Pee Dee ever seen always showing off , Wayne would pull him by the old boat landing Robert would let go and ski right up to the bank. Afterward we would go back to Wayne and Marthas to shoot pool and cook. I remember their house was the first place i ever ate tacos made at home. Thru the years our families getting together while my grandparents were alive were to many to count. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Seems like the best of Lilesville are all leaving one by one it will never be the same. Sherry Jones Flinchum

Sherry Jones Flinchum Jan 15 2019 12:00 AM

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Anne Watts McCormick Jul 4 2018 12:00 AM

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Anne Watts McCormick Jul 4 2018 12:00 AM

Wayne, I'm so very sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. I know that he is with our Lord & Saviour & I hope that fact will bring you & your family the peace & comfort needed to get through this time of sorrow. Stay strong & lean on the Lord. You are all in our thoughts & prayers.

Debbie & Bob Bowers Jul 4 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Wayne Morton, Sr.

Debbie & Bob Bowers Jul 4 2018 12:00 AM

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Marty and Pam Marsh Jun 28 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Wayne Morton, Sr.

Marty and Pam Marsh Jun 28 2018 12:00 AM

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Peggy Dean Coble Jun 27 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Wayne Morton, Sr.

Peggy Dean Coble Jun 27 2018 12:00 AM

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