Richard Morton

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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Graveside Services for Mr. Richard T. Morton, 77, of North Augusta, SC, who entered into rest September 12, 2015, will be conducted Thursday morning at 11 o'clock in the Grandview Cemetery, Maryville, Tennessee. Pastor Robert F. Humphries officiating. Veterans Honors will be rendered by the US Air Force. Mr. Morton was a native of Maryville, Tennessee, having made North Augusta his home for the past 20 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of North Augusta a 1957 graduate of Maryville High School, attended East Tennessee State University and was a US Air Force Veteran. Mr. Morton was the former owner of Morton Oil Company of Maryville and retired from retail sales. He was preceded in death by his parents, C.B. "Beanie" and Nellie Caldwell Morton. Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Geraldine Morton; two sons, LTC Richard (Kimberly) Morton, US Army, Fort Benning, Georgia and Gerri Morton, North Augusta; a daughter, Traci Morton, Edgefield, SC; five grandchildren, Taylor Morton, Jacqueline Morton, Jessica Morton, Terrance Morton and Eric Morton; two brothers, Dr. David (Betty) Morton, Clarksville, TN and Charles (Sue) Morton, Centennial, CO; former wife, Lynda Stapleton, Maryville, TN; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends at the graveside following the service. Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803-278-1181). Visit the registry at

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