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James Roy Morton

July 17, 1943 ~ October 23, 2017 (age 74)

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            Mr. James Roy Morton, 74, of Garfield passed away Monday morning, October 23, 2017 at his residence following a brief illness.

            Mr. Morton was born July 17, 1943 in Morehead City, N.C. to the late Walter Morton and Daisy Morton. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Doug Morton; sister, Bonnie Bird; step-daughter, Nancy NeSmith. Mr. Morton was a Contract Driver working for Pony Express and Ruth Salads, retiring in 1997. He loved fishing, playing with his pet Samson, and especially loved his family, and precious grandchildren. Mr. Morton was a member of Freewill Baptist Church where he taught Adult Sunday School in the late 80’s.

            Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Martha Kimball Morton of Garfield; son, Chris J. Morton (Jeannie) of Garfield; stepchildren, Charline Crowe (Glenn) of Gainesville, Ronnie NeSmith of Portal, and Angie Yike of Daytona; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and friends.

            Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of Chapman Funeral Home 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 27, 2017 with Reverends George Archer officiating.

           Interment will follow in the Hebron Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

           The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Chapman Funeral Home.

            Pallbearers are Jason Morton, Matthew Way, Roy Henry, Sr., Mike Godbee, Bobby Kimball, and Lewis Kimball.

Condolences may be expressed at

            Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. James Roy Morton , 74, of Garfield.

 Service Information

October 26, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Chapman Funeral Home
427 North Main St.
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401

Funeral Service
October 27, 2017

2:00 PM
Chapel of Chapman Funeral Home
427 N. Main St.
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401

October 27, 2017

3:30 PM
Hebron Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery

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