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Eloise Morgan Horton, 87, of Nantahala Community died Sunday, June 16, 2013 in Murphy Medical Center. She was a native of Macon County. She had worked for 30 years with the Macon and Pearson County Schools and after retirement in 1981, Eloise moved back to Nantahala. She loved traveling, camping, and reading. She was a member of Bethel Hill Baptist Church.


She was the daughter of the late Fred and Lexie Mashburn Morgan and the wife of 48 years of the late Thomas Upton Horton, who died March 19, 2003. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ruby Jacobs and Evelyn Woods.


Surviving are a sister, Jessie Bateman of Topton; a brother, Gerald Morgan and wife, Judy of Topton; and several nieces and nephews.


Funeral services were held at 7:30 PM Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in the Bethel Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Eugene Taylor, Tommy Helms, and Darrell Dockery officiating. Interment was held at 11:00 AM Thursday, June 20 in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Howell, James, and Justin Jacobs, Ronnie and Robbie Bateman, Carl LeQuire, Cody Roberts, and Mike Matheson.


The family received friends from 5:30 – 7:15 Wednesday evening at the Bethel Hill Baptist Church prior to the services.


Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews in charge of all arrangements.


#4 Margaret M. Burnette 2013-06-26 08:38
May God comfort each of you and help you adjust to life without your loved one. My mother Ada Coffey Mashburn (Mrs. Earl) spoke highly of Eloise because they had worked together many years ago at Wellco in Waynesville. I admired Eloise for getting an education later in life and for being a teacher for 30 years. She was a sweet, friendly, kind cousin.
#3 Vickie Sanford Beck 2013-06-20 16:53
Jessie, Judy, Gerald and family...our family was sorry to hear of Eloise's passing. She was a very nice lady. Thinking of you all...from the Patsy Troutman Sanford Family
#2 Libby Cope Huffman 2013-06-20 07:52
What a wonderful lady, who touched so many lives. She will be missed by all who ever knew her. She was a great school teacher and cared for all her students. My sympathy to all her family.
#1 NormaJean and Bob Ki 2013-06-19 09:51
For the family of Elosie I would love to know more about her and the family. I am Normajean, my mother and dad was Emma Jeanette( Ammons) Dills and my dad was Richard Carl Dills, we moved from there when I was 8 and I hope that explains why I knew so little of all of you. My heart is always heavy for ones that has loved ones that go on to their Final Home, yet just imagine the happiness they are now. Never forget to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord, Peace for you all at this time especially. Normajean
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