Anne M. Morton, died Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Pardee Hospital with her daughter by her side, after a summer of declining health. She let go of her daughter’s hand and reached for the hand of Jesus.
Anne was a North Carolina native who had lived in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. for 65 years as a hotel and restaurant owner and moved back “home” to Carolina Village in 2012. Her sense of humor was always evident when she tried to explain to people that she was a Morton who married a Morton (no relation), and never had to change her name.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elsie Poole Morton and J.O. Morton; sisters, Minnie Ward, Vivian Congleton and Marian McAdams; and husband Chesley V. Morton.
A life-long member of Beta Sigma Phi and a Methodist, Anne enjoyed the fellowship of many friends at Carolina Village, and her lunch groups in town.
She is survived by one brother, J.O. (Jim) Morton (Becky) of New Bern, NC; daughter Glenda Jenkins Liese (Fred) of Hendersonville, NC; sons Chesley V. Morton, Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., S. Alan Morton of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; three grandchildren, Trevor Jenkins (Rebecca), Cristen Jenkins Watson (Josh) and Tamara Gayle Morton; and three great- grandchildren, Lily Kate Watson, Delaney Watson and Nolan Jenkins.
A memorial reception will be held in the Village Hall at Carolina Village on Saturday, October 12th at 2:00pm. Rev. John Rymer and Glenda Liese will officiate. Burial will take place at 11:00am on Monday in the Daniel/Morton Family Cemetery (Tranquility) in Granville County, NC.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Endowment Fund at Carolina Village, 600 Carolina Village Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792.
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm
The Village Hall of Carolina Village
Date: Monday, October 14, 2019
Time: 11:00 am
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