Buren retired after 35 years of service at Burlington Industries, 10 years at Freightliner, Mt. Holly Plant and 15 years at Gaston County Recycling Center.
He was a faithful member of Friendship Baptist Church where he worked with children who loved him very much. He also served as an usher.
He was known as the Mayor of New Hope and was loved by the whole community.
He never met a stranger. Buren brought laughter to everyone who was blessed to have known him.
Those who are left to cherish his memory are his wife of 68 years, Edna; daughters, Irene Brown (Jerry); Helen West (widow of Mike) of Concord; son, Mel Morgan (Cathy) of Belmont; grandchildren, Scott, Kym, Jennifer, Lindsey and Mark; great-grandchildren, Tyler Jay, Tyler McLain, Gavan, Brendon and Reagan; sister, Dot Guffey of Franklin.
Visitation was held from 2-4:30 p.m., Sunday, May 25, at Friendship Baptist Church, Belmont.
A Celebration of Life Service followed visitation at 5 p.m. at the church with Revs. Lee Cooper and Buck Harper officiating.
Interment followed in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Gaston Hospice, c/o of Robin Johnson Hospice House, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.
Condolence messages may be sent online at McLeanFuneral.com.
McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont served the family of Mr. Buren Morgan.
Sheila Elaine Morgan
Sheila Elaine Morgan, 65, of Topton, died Friday, May 23, 2014. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 25, at Bethel Hill Baptist Church, with Rev. Eugene Taylor and Rev. Darrell Dockery officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.