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Demetris (Brown) Morton

December 5, 1928 ~ January 1, 2015 (age 86)

Demetris (Dee) Brown Morton, age 87, of Eatonton, GA died January 1, 2015 at her home unexpectedly.  She was born on Dec. 5, 1927, in Lunita, Louisiana (near DeQuincy) to the late Martin Brown and Ola Bean Brown.  She married Charles Morton on Oct. 3, 1948 and they had one son, Charles Hugh Morton.  Demetris was baptized in the Pentecostal faith at a young age.  She lived in Lake Charles, LA until 2007 at which time she moved to Eatonton, GA to be near her son and his family.

Demetris graduated from DeQuincy High School and continued her education, receiving her Bachelor’s Degree and Master of Education degree plus an additional thirty hours from McNeese State University.  She was a classroom teacher for many years and a supervisor of student teachers from McNeese State University.  She spent the last twenty years of her career as an educational diagnostician.  Demetris retired from the Calcasieu Parish School System after thirty years of service.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Ola Brown, and all of her siblings, Edward Brown, Cecil Brown, Arnold Brown, Harold Brown and Vara Brown Douglas.  She leaves behind her beloved husband of 66 years, Charles Morton, her son (Charles) Hugh Morton (wife Valinda Davidson Morton), two grandsons, Brett Morton and Chad Morton (wife Whitney) and one great grandson, Kallen, She is also survived by her sister-in-law, JoyLynne Smith Baker, and several nieces and nephews who she loved dearly.

Funeral Services will be held, Monday, January 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Lakepoint Community Church, 940 Harmony Road, Eatonton, GA 31024 with Pastor Rob Raynor officiating.  Interment will follow in Baldwin Memorial Gardens, 2896 N. Columbia Street, Milledgeville, GA 31061. Serving as pallbearers are Chad Morton, Brett Morton, Thad Kimball, Jacob Kimball, Kevin Magness, and Danny Harrell.  The family will receive friends Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time for the service at the church.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that any memorials be made to Lakepoint Community Church Building Fund, 940 Harmony Road, Eatonton, Georgia 31024.   McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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