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Kathryn June Pye Morton (b. Aug. 8, 1933), loving mother and grandmother, died peacefully on November 10th, 2014. During the Great Depression, her parents Clifford Pye and Eva Johnson of Ellaville, Ga. struggled financially and relocated several times, moving from Montgomery, Alabama (where Kathryn was born) to several towns in North and South Carolina, including Tryon and Charlotte. The first in her family to attend college, she earned a degree from Winthrop College in 1954 under a scholarship, majoring in fine art and English. She taught school for one year in rural North Carolina before moving again to Charlotte, where she married David L. Morton (1923-1998) in 1955 and worked for the Duke Power Co. She and her husband were active in the Republican Party organization beginning in the late 1950s, supporting the presidential campaigns of Goldwater and Nixon along with state and local candidates including her husband, who ran unsuccessfully for NC Secretary of State in 1960. With David Morton, she has two children: Mary (b. 1960) and David (b. 1964). Kathryn was a longtime member of Clairmont Presbyterian Church in Decatur, Ga., joining shortly after the family's relocation from Charlotte to Atlanta in 1968. A gifted Bible teacher, she taught her PW Circle and Sunday School for many years. Kathryn was also a longtime Chancel Choir member, a Stephen Ministry Leader, PW Circle Moderator, and an Elder during her years of service at Clairmont Presbyterian. During the 1980s, Kathryn returned to college and received an MBA degree from Georgia State University. She worked in information technology, accounting, and office administration until retiring in the early 2000s from Excalibur Home Management, LLC. After retiring, she began painting again, producing many beautiful landscapes and portraits. Kathryn will be remembered for her kindness, her gentleness, and her ability to see beauty in people and God's creation. Survivors also include her son-in-law Mike Nelson, grandsons Mike Nelson, Jr. and his wife Faith Nelson, Dan Nelson, and Matt Nelson. She was interred with her parents near Tryon, NC on November 13th. A memorial service will be held November 21th at Ingram Funeral Home in Cumming, GA at 2:00pm, with visitation from 12 noon to 2 pm.
Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be made at www.ingramfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Forsyth County News from Nov. 14 to Nov. 17, 2014