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Paul Rector Morefield, age 74, of 3060 Sugar Creek Road, Laurel Bloomery, TN passed away Friday, August 9, 2013 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, VA following an extended illness. He was born in Laurel Bloomery, TN on June 21, 1939 to the late Elmer Morefield and Lucy Able Morefield. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, John Paul Morefield; eight brothers and one sister. Paul was a U.S. Army Veteran having served during Vietnam. He was a Brick Mason, cattle buyer, a 3rd Degree Master Mason and a member of the Taylorsville Masonic Lodge # 243 F&AM.
Paul loved meeting all of his friends at Silver Lake.
Survivors include: his beloved wife of 52 years, Rose Potter Morefield, of the home; daughter: Sandra Blakenship of Charlotte, NC; sister; Ruth Martin and husband Charlie of Laurel Bloomery, TN; two sisters-in-law: Carolyn Moody, Mountain City, TN and Violet Morefield, of Laurel Bloomery, TN; two grandchildren: Drew Blakenship, of Charlotte, NC and John Beau Morefield, of Lionshead, WVA. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral service for Paul Rector Morefield was held on Sunday, August 11, 2013 from the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of Hux Lipford Funeral Home at 7 pm with Rev. Steven Spencer officiating. The family received friends from 5 until 7 pm prior the funeral service. Military graveside service accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard was conducted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 11 am in the Stateline Cemetery in Laurel Bloomery, TN. Active pallbearers were Morefield nephews. Honorary pallbearers were Mike Wills, Jim Stanley, Jim Moody, Derrick Knight and Ethan Roop.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 57231
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Friends may call on the family at the residence of his sister-in-law, Carolyn Moody, at 3110 Cold Springs Road, Mountain City, TN.
For additional information you may call our recorded obituary line at 727-6842.
As requested by the family, arrangements for Paul Rector Morefield are in the care of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home.