Troy – Ruth Marie Blalock Morton, 86, of Sunset Drive, Troy, N.C. died Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at Autumn Care of Biscoe.
A celebration of life and home-going service will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 2 pm at Troy Pentecostal Holiness Church, where she was a member, Pastor Richard Lynthacum will be officiating. Interment will be in Lovejoy United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Morton was born to Clyde Kelly Blalock and Rona Dennis Blalock on January 17, 1931. She worked at the Smitherman Cotton Mill, Capel's and Cletus Forest Hosiery. She enjoyed visits with her family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Ray Morton, brother Robert Blalock, sister Edna Moore; her son Larry Morton; her daughters Ann Morton and Brenda Beane; her grandchildren Christy Morton, Greg Morton and Martha Morton; and her great grandchild Jackson Fields.
Surviving are her daughters, Ila (William) Hogan of Candor; Carolyn (James) Taylor of Hamlet, Linda (Richard Carter) of Hamlet; sons, Frankie Morton of Asheboro, Jerry Morton of Troy; Johnny (Lois) Morton of Troy; and Dennis (Laura) Morton of Troy; brothers Ronnie (Susan) Blalock of Albemarle, and Clyde Kelly Blalock of Albemarle; 19 grandchildren (Delores, Felicia, Brian, Benji, Brandon, Rhonda, Jennifer, Jeffery, Jerry Ray, Alex, Beth, Junior, John, Wanda, Karrie Ann, Valerie, John, Jessica, John; 33 great grandchildren; and 12 great great grandchildren; and a host of friends.
The family will receive friends prior to the service from noon until 1:45 pm at Troy Pentecostal Holiness Church, Bilhen St., Troy; other times at the fellowship hall at Mercy Chapel Church of God, 398 Shiloh Road, Troy, NC
Mrs. Morton will be greatly missed.
Pugh-Troy Funeral Home is serving the Morton Family.