The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

December 18, 2012

Mary Louise Scull Morton

Palestine Herald-Press

— Graveside services for Mary Louise Scull Morton, 94, of Lufkin, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at the Evergreen Cemetery in Odem, Texas.

Mrs. Morton was born May 29, 1918 near Odem in San Patricio County, Texas to the late William Flournoy and Blanche (Routt) Scull. She passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 in Lufkin.

Mrs. Morton was devoted to her family, and she loved her friends. She was an excellent cook, seamstress and dominos player. Her positive outlook and sunny disposition were an inspiration to all who knew her. She was a wonderful wife, mom, and “Nanny” to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Morton enjoyed meeting the public, and she held a number of retail jobs over the years, beginning in Odem when she worked for her family’s grocery business starting before she was a teenager. She worked for Foley’s Department Store in Houston for 13 years beginning in the 1960s. In the late 1970s, she moved to Lufkin, where she worked for many years for her daughter, Joann Roquemore, at Wishing Well Antiques & Gifts.

She is survived by her daughters, Randa Watson of Grapevine, Joann and husband Abb Roquemore of Lufkin, and Marikay and husband Ken Bean of Weston; daughter-in-law, Pam Morton of Humble; grandchildren and spouses, T.C. “Cal” Morton III, Melody Morton and Scott Buckleair, all of Houston, Romy Roquemore and Carl Ray Polk of Lufkin, Abb “Rocky” Roquemore IV of Austin, Michael Averitte of Houston, Amanda Averitte and Todd Tracy of South Lake, Lincoln Watson of Kilgore, Reverend Dawson and Shanna Bean of Martinsville, Tenn., and Tom Bean of Weston; great-grandchildren, Reese Morton, Luke Morton, Sarah Morton, Will Buckleair, Elliott Buckleair, David Buckleair, Andrew Culton Polk, Preston Roquemore Polk, Mary Grace Polk, Jordyn Averitte, Alexandra Tracy, Grayson Tracy, Joshua Stephen Bean, Caleb Dru Bean, and Mary Elizabeth Bean; beloved sister-in-law, Mrs. Emmett (Patsy) Scull of Odem; and many extended family members.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her beloved husband, Thelton Calvert “Speedy” Morton Sr.; son, T.C. Morton Jr.; sisters, Alice Inez Scull and Adelaide Eads; brothers, Wayman D. Scull, William Robert “Bill” Scull and Emmett Scull; and son-in-law, Mike Averitte.

Pallbearers were Mrs. Morton’s grandsons and great-grandsons.

The family wishes to thank all the staffs at PineCrest Retirement Community and Memorial Health System for the loving care shown to Mary.

Mrs. Morton was a cancer survivor and the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75904, or a charity of your choice.

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