Arab, died May 8, 2014, at Shepherd’s Cove, Albertville. Born in Blount County, he was a retired fork lift operator with General Motors in Chicago. Parents Josh and Hixie Teague Morton, grandson Donald Ward, and nine siblings predeceased him.

Surviving are wife Willodean Morton; daughter Donna Ward, Cullman; stepchildren Sky Gresham, Albertville, Stoney Gresham, Arab, Brenda Morton, Guntersville, Judy (Marty) Hall, Arab, Jo (Steven) Jones, Grant, Teresa (Dennis) Simmons, Albertville; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

John Carriker and Gary Harvell officiated the 4 p.m. service held May 9 at Blountsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Brooksville Cemetery with Blake Johnson, Bryan Ward, Devin Hayes, Logan Walker, Trey Click, Josh Gresham, and Casey Wood serving as pallbearers.