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Alfred "a.e." Moreton III

1934 - 2016
Alfred Elliott Moreton, III


Alfred Elliott Moreton, III, 81, died Monday, January 18, 2016, in Simpson County, MS as the result of an automobile accident. A funeral service will be held Saturday, January 23, 2016, at 3:00 P.M. at Oxford-University United Methodist Church with Rev. Eddie Rester and Rev. Warren Black officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m. Burial will take place Monday, January 25, 2016 at Oxford Memorial Cemetery. The graveside ceremony will held at 12:45 p.m. All friends and family are invited to gather at Oxford-University United Methodist Church at 11:45 a.m. to walk to the cemetery for the ceremony, in memory of the daily walks that the Moreton's made around Oxford. The walk may be joined at any point on the route, or at the graveside. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Born in New Orleans, LA to the late, Alfred E. "Mike" and Mamie Mullins Moreton. Mr. Moreton served in the United States Navy from 1952 to 1956 as a quartermaster's mate on the U.S.S. Hawk (AMS-17). He attended Millsaps College and the University of Mississippi, receiving his degree in law in 1961 from the University of Mississippi Law School. He was the Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi from 1962 to 1963 and 1969 to 2004. In his first months on the job, he prosecuted rioters who were trying to block the integration of the University of Mississippi by James Meredith. He attended Oxford-University United Methodist Church.

Mr. Moreton married Bethany Rebecca Larche in 1959. He is survived by a daughter, Bethany Ellen Moreton; and her partner, Pamela Voekel of Fairlee, VT; a son, Alfred Elliott Moreton and partner, Jennifer Smith of Carrboro, North Carolina. A grandchild is expected in May. Additional survivors include two sisters, Catherine Saucier and Shirley Parker, both of Gulfport, MS; and a brother, Julian Edward Moreton and his wife, Helen of Baltimore, MD.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Moreton's memory may be made to plant trees in his beloved Oxford via the CREATE Foundation/Loft for the Oxford re-leaf project, P.O. Box 1053, Tupelo, MS 38802, (specifying the Moretons in the instructions).

In memory of Mr. Moreton's service to his country the flag of the United States Navy will be flown at Waller Funeral Home.

For additional information or to sign an online guestbook, visit our website at or call 662-234-7971.

Published in Clarion Ledger on Jan. 22, 2016
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