2011-10-20 / Obituaries


Cecil Benjamin Morton Jr., 70, of Jackson died Oct. 23, 2011 at Springhill Memorial Hospital in Mobile.
He was born Sept. 11, 1941. He was a native of Mobile. He attended First United Methodist Church of Jackson. He was a member of the Jackson Golf Association. He was a retired technical service representative with Boise Paper Mill.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Morton, Jackson; one son, Mike (Danielle) Morton, Jackson; one daughter, Laurie Morton (Shane) Sullivan, Mobile; four grandchildren, Anna Katherine "Katie" Sullivan, Benjamin Hampton Morton, Margaret Ellen "Maggie" Sullivan, Laurel Caroline Morton.
He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil B. Morton Sr., his mother, Daisy Wilson Morton Johnson and a sister, Sue Morton Jones.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Lathan Funeral Home Chapel in Jackson. The service will be Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Jackson with Rev. Jim DuFriend officiating. He will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Pine Crest Cemetery in Jackson.
An online guest book may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhomes.com.
Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson will direct.

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